Burt’s Bees to the rescue plus GIVEAWAY

A while I ago I sent out a plea to my readers asking for help with my terrible nails (you can read it here).  Well, the lovely people at Burt’s Bees heard my cries for help.

I have been using their Coconut Foot Crème for about a year and have had great compliments from my Podiatrist as to how well maintained my feet are Smile

And it is not just because she is a great Podiatrist!!

Through my search for a solution to my nail dilemma I have learnt that one of the ways to maintain your nails is to ensure that your nails and cuticles are well moisturised.  This is supposed to help prevent the splitting, cracking and chipping.

So with this in mind, Burt’s Bees decided that their Almond Milk hand crème and Lemon butter cuticle cream could be the answer to my pleas.

Burt’s Bees have some wonderful packs that they have released for Christmas so they sent me

Treats for my sweet RRP $19.95 (valued at $41.85)



The pack contains:

• Almond Milk Hand Crème 57g
• Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème 17g
• Pomegranate Lip Balm 4.25g
• BONUS Geneine Honey nail file


I am so excited to try these in the hope that they go some way towards fixing my sad hands.

I will be sure to let you know how it goes.



Burt’s Bees are feeling extra festive so have given me the wonderful Bee Good pack for one of my lucky readers.



This wonderful pack Bee Good has an RRP of $29.95 (valued at $59.80) and includes:

• Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butter Body Lotion 170g
• Shea Butter Hand Cream 50g
• Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 17g
• Mango Lip Balm 4.25g

All you need to do is enter the competition via Rafflecopter below.  Open to Australian residents only as listed in the terms and conditions.

Good luck and thanks for entering

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. says

    I love being a secret santa 🙂 My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas so I love being able to give gifts to people at work and to my friends. I’m the biggest shopaholic and I’m always trying to be on a shopping ban but shopping for other people doesn’t count 😛
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  2. Andrea Furtado says

    Christmas Eve! The Anticipation and excitement just before Christmas, the solemnity of the church services make it my favourite part of Christmas.

    • says

      I agree about the solemnity of the church services. Over many years I have sung at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. It is my favourite part of Christmas (that is until I have to get up really early after a really late night!!)

  3. catn2kittens says

    I love waiting until the kids go to bed, and being Santa Claus! Last year I collected a big bag of kangaroo poo from my local golf course and scattered it on the front lawn along with munched up carrots and sleigh tracks, lol, it was brilliant!

  4. says

    I love buying gifts for my family and friends, but my favourite part is just spending time with my loved ones and having a nice break!

    • says

      I agree Karina. Spending time with loved ones and having a break is fabulous. I am having my first Christmas break in over 20 years this year – can’t wait!!

  5. says

    Family! I don’t usually see my extended family throughout the year, so it’s great how we all catch up a over the festive season

  6. Basmah says

    I love how everyone really gets in the spirit and decorates their houses! It’s such a beautiful sight to look at!

  7. Elizabeth says

    I’m not religious so the holidays are a great excuse to spend A LOT of time with my family. Barbecues, road trips, barbecues, holiday, barbecues.

    Oh, and the beauty/skincare/etc. gift packs are often AMAZING, like the Burt’s Bees one you’re giving away. Thanks to you and Burt’s Bees 🙂

    Stay golden xo.

    • says

      I love Christmas pudding aswell. My Mum makes the most amazing pudding every year. She has had to alter her recipe for me now that I am gluten free but it tastes just as good.

  8. katshepsutt says

    Lol Cat you crack me up with the things you get up to – the picture this conjures up in my head is something else again, not to mention the aroma ha ha.

    Ah Kate hon, what a fabulous giveaway! I’m so thrilled that your blog is so popular and attracting the attention of major players in the industry. You’re definitely a natural and I wish you even more success as the new year unfolds. Merry Christmas to you and family my dear and may good health and happiness be yours in abundance 🙂

  9. katshepsutt says

    Sorry Kate hon, should have read the question first! As a child, my parents used to drive us kiddiewinks around the neighbourhood once it was dark so we could see all the pretty lights and Christmas displays on the houses. To this day I STILL make it a point to cruise around to enjoy all the decorations, plus I try to head into the city to see the fairy lights in Hyde Park – so incredibly atmospheric, and gets me into a festive mood 🙂

  10. Jody says

    I love putting up the Christmas tree, spending time with family and friends and giving people gifts! I actually love most things about the festive season, it’s probably one of my favourite times of the year!! (: x

    • says

      I love the gift giving aswell Jody. If only I knew what to get my husband!! After 23 years together he pretty much has everything that he wants 🙂

  11. Jasmine1485 says

    I love decorating my house and doing Christmas crafts like making an advent calendar and a lolly wreath!

    • says

      I leave the decorating to my 19 year old daughter as she absolutely loves doing it. She is going for a silver theme this year so I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I love the idea of a lolly wreath 🙂

  12. Sarah M says

    My favourite part of Christmas is giving gifts to the people I love and spending time with them.. It’s so relaxing and fulfilling.

  13. Tony A says

    I love the way the festive season can bring out the best in people, we have a huge box set up where I work for the staff to donate to a charity, and it always amazes me the wonderful gifts that people donate.

  14. Rachel T says

    Normally it’s Christmas Lunch. We sit down with the whole family and have turkey. And everyone laughs and gets along and watches the kiddies playing with their presents… This year is a little different though. This year, for the first time in three years I haven’t been pregnant, breastfeeding or looking after a little one. Why is that so important? This year I can finally have some alcohol on Christmas Day!!!

  15. Emma says

    My favourite part of the festive season is spending time with my family! We don’t get to see each other anywhere near as much as we’d like, and Christmas is always my favourite time of the year, simply because I get to spend it with them.

  16. Alice Mitchell says

    Christmas Day with the whole family, it’s the only time of year that we all come together and it’s wonderful

  17. Rebecca Baker says

    My fave part of the festive season,
    Is giving homemade sweets to the homeless.
    This is something i have done every year now and its the best part of christams for me. Nothing is more perfect then bringing a smile to the face of someone that is less fortunate

    • says

      There really is nothing like seeing Christmas through a child eyes. My children are now 19 and 16 so I get great delight in watching my nieces and nephews as they are still really excited by the visit from Father Christmas.

  18. Liz says

    I love the joy of picking presents that I think my loved ones will enjoy, as well as our annual Christmas midnight gift-opening that I do with the extended family. It’s such a wonderful tradition!

  19. Melissa Jones says

    My favourite part of the Festive Season, to be honest, is that I can receive beautiful gifts from family and friends 😀

    • says

      I love the giving of gifts more than the receiving. I love seeing the reaction on my recipients face – especially when I choose just the right thing 🙂

  20. sakina says

    I love the christmas spirit, the happiness it brings to people around us. The beautiful lights and love gifting my loved ones.

    • says

      Now that I am out of retail I am enjoying the lead up to Christmas much more. It is easier to have Christmas spirit when you are not having to deal with stressed out customers! I am also looking forward to not having to work straight after Christmas. I am having from the 221st of December off until the 7th of January. I haven’t had this much time off around the festive season for more than 20 years!

  21. Stacey Shailer says

    Playing Santa to my little boy – I love the whole gift-giving experience again thanks to him!

    • says

      Christmas really is for the kids isn’t it Stacey. Sadly mine are past putting the biscuits and milk out for Father Christmas. I have to wait for Grandchildren – I just hope that is a while away!!

  22. Anna M says

    I very much love Christmas and enjoy the entire thing.
    I cant help myself and turn into the cooking fool..that starts on Christmas Eve and goes through to Christmas Day Dinner. I end up feeling exhausted but very happy. And there is always plenty if extras pop in…i love that.

    • says

      Yes it is really easy to end up exhausted after all of the Christmas preparations. But I definitely agree that it is worth it. Have a lovely Christmas. xx

  23. dorme says

    I love the season in general! I love spending time with family and Christmas is brilliant fun with my little brother, he still believes in Santa and it is all so much fun! Every year we go together to get Santa photos (me, 20, my sister who is 19 and our little brother who is 7), so much fun!

    • says

      There really is nothing like seeing Christmas through the little ones in our lives 🙂 Enjoy it with your family – especially your little brother x

  24. Simone Tang says

    I enjoy checking out all the Christmas decorations on other people’s houses in the lead up to Christmas. It’s such a nice time of year to go for a stroll, and the colours and lights add such good cheer. It’s great fun.

  25. Maria says

    Routine goes out the window and sleeping in, eggs and toast for dinner, long days at the beach, lazy days reading and watching DVDs come in!

    • says

      I do too although I am finding it a little difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year. I had better hop to it or else no-one will be getting anything!

    • says

      I don’t like the crowds that are gathering at shopping centres though. I like my shopping to be nice and peaceful!

  26. Ally Lee says

    I love watching the kids have a BLAST! I also love that it’s tradition to pull out the West Coast Coolers! They always taste like Christmas to me!

  27. Cynthia says

    Family time and good food, I love that we have plenty of time to bake yummy things and relax as a family

    • says

      I love the Christmas cooking too. I am having my first Christmas where I am not in retail so can’t wait to take my time cooking yummy food for everyone instead of having to ask people to bring food because I haven’t had time to even shop for the ingredients.

  28. Jacky says

    Receiving christmas cards from friends & family & hearing how they are & what they’ve been doing this year, it brings them closer.

    • says

      I also love hearing what everyone has been up to throughout the year. I have found that people are not sending Christmas cards as often nowadays – it is more an email or a Facebook message 🙂

  29. Jennifer B. says

    With Christmas coinciding with the mango season, I love the open season on eating them neat whenever you want!… And making mango icecream!!!

  30. Catherine says

    I love thinking about all of my friend and family and reflecting on the year we’ve had. The kids love writing cards as do I, it could be old fashioned but its still lovely to think of the people close to your heart and send them cards by snail mail.
    Sometimes Christmas shopping can be a bit of a drag but I am thankful I have people I want to buy gifts for. I love seeing the delight on everyones faces. It’s such a cheerful and fun time x

    • says

      It is really obvious in your writing that you really do love Christmas. I hope you have a lovely time with your loved ones 🙂

  31. says

    I love spoiling my children at Christmas.
    For the first time my girls will get to spend time with their Australian grandmother and cousin who are flying in from the eastern states.
    We have rented a beach house down in Margaret River for the Christmas break.
    It will be a Christmas full of sun sand and laughter.

    • says

      A Christmas at Margaret River sounds absolutely divine. I hope that you have a brilliant time and that the children have a Christmas to remember 🙂

    • says

      I used to leave the wrapping to Christmas Eve and would regularly be up until midnight doing it, but now that my children are older and don’t get as many presents it is not so bad! I know what you mean about trying to be quiet. That was the worst part – worrying that you were making too much noise and that the children would suddenly appear!

    • says

      Driving around the neighbourhood looking at Christmas lights is one of our favourite things to do at this time of the year 🙂

  32. Bec says

    I just love how excited the kids get, the way their little faces light up! And for weeks after finding little bits of escaped wrapping paper around the house, it reminds me of Christmas morning all over again 🙂

  33. Sarah White says

    I love getting up at 5 am on Christmas morning – running through the house yelling “Santas been, Santas been”!!! Now that my children are in their early 20’s they usually like a sleep in. Ha ha – not a chance in my house!!! The magic of gift giving and being together is always amazing every year! 🙂

    • says

      I actually laughed out loud when I read this comment. I am definitely thinking of following your lead and doing this this year!!

  34. Lee Marsden says

    I love all the food and social events that come with the festive season, I admit I’m the one that says ‘come to our house, don’t bring a thing…’ and then I get stressed about getting it all done!

    • says

      You sound exactly like me. My husband is continually telling me to relax. He doesn’t quite get how much has to be prepared for the Christmas lunch. Hope you have a lovely one and that you are not stressed this year 🙂

    • says

      My 19 year old daughter loves watching Christmas movies. We haven’t started the marathon yet but I am sure that next week we will see at least 5 in the lead up to Christmas day.

  35. Clair says

    I love it when you recieve a lovely, thoughtful card. It always makes my year just that much more Christmassy!

    • says

      The art of sending cards seems to have gone with more and more people sending emails. I agree Clair that it is lovely to receive cards to put up around the house.

    • says

      Yes there is a reason they call it the ‘silly season’ 🙂 It never ceases to amaze me watching the people with overflowing shopping trolleys who look like the shops are never going to open again! The most that they are shut is a couple of days and I am sure they could get by with what is in their freezer etc but it always looks like armageddon is coming and they will never be able to buy anything ever again.