25 August, 2014

Samsung Blogger Challenge

Last week I told you some exciting things were happening and this is one of them. I'm a finalist in the 3rd Samsung Blogger Challenge. For each challenge 10 finalists will receive a Samsung device to review. We will be given 3 challenges over 3 weeks. At the end the winner will receive the Samsung product specific to the challenge they participated in. At the end of the year the winners from all the challenges will compete in the Grand Finale.

The 3rd Challenge was open to food and lifestyle bloggers and is all about the Samsung Smart Microwave Oven. It's so much more than just a microwave, it's also a convection oven and has many interesting features, such as the Slim Fry and Auto Fermentation features. I'm very excited to try all the settings. We received the first challenge today so you can expect my first post later this week.

You can read more about the challenge here and check out the other finalists on Twitter here. You can follow the action by searching #missionsamsung on Twitter.

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22 August, 2014

Diva Desle giveaway prize

Just a quick post to show you the awesome prize I won in a Diva Desle giveaway. I found out I was the winner right after coming out of my wisdom teeth surgery and it was a great pick-me-up. She included so many extras that I wasn't expecting in the package.

Thank you again Desle, it's been fun trying all the new products.

PS. So many exciting things are happening next week, but I'm going to wait until everything is finalised to share it with you guys.

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12 August, 2014

May Love in a Box swap

This was the last round of the Love in a Box swap. I was paired with Brittney from Quirky Britches. I love her fashion style, so I was pretty sure that I'd love whatever she sent me. I was right. Check out the necklace I sent her here.

The wrapping paper and notecard has matching polka dots, such a cute touch.

Brittney says this bracelet was made in South Africa from flip flops. I can't figure out how they do it, it's so thin and nothing like flip flops. I've never seen this here in South Africa.

Two cool products that aren't available in South Africa. Brittney mentioned the Friction Block on her blog and I told her that we don't have it here. My feet are very sensitive and I often get blisters from new shoes, so this is going to help me so much. I haven't seen any products like this over here yet.

Every beauty blogger seems to have the eos lip balm and now I have one too. I've already had someone ask me about it after using it in public. I love the minty flavour

When I read the word giraffe in Brittney's letter, I was imagining something similar to what we get in curio shops here. But instead I found this gorgeous notepad from Rifle Paper Co.

I adore zip pouches and this is one of the cutest I've seen. I'm storing my lip balms in here and this had made me realise how many I have. Whenever I want to buy a new lip balm now, I remind myself of this pouch.

You can read my previous Love in a Box posts here and here.
Thank you again Brittney.

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My name is Natasha. I live in a beautiful coastal town in South African with my little human/dog family. I love cooking and share new recipes I've tried here. Sometimes I even create my own recipes. I spend way too much time on Pinterest and blogs, but I'd like to be a neat, productive person one day. We're also starting a new business. You can read more about that at terrapinandtoad.com

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