A Big Thank You Giveaway : 500k Views

A Big Thank You Giveaway : 500k Views

I don’t tend to pay too much attention to my views that regularly any more, things seem to tick over and I try not to concern myself too much over views day to day. But when I came to update my Media pack last month after months of neglecting to keep it up to date, I noticed that a particular milestone was about to be met. Half a million all time page views.  

*she gulped loudly*

To start it was 20,000 views away and it seemed like it would take ages to get there, but within about a month I was counting down the final few thousand views, and I became to feel a bit nervous. A feeling that I get rarely and doesn’t sit well with me at all. That milestone feels really daunting, half a million pages have been clicked through and judged over the past four and a half years. I finally hit that milestone on the 25th August whilst I was on holiday.

 This holiday was well and truly needed as the start of this year has been exhausting as will the next few months.  Within the next month we should finally be moving and with that time will slip away whilst we get settled into our new pad. I want to start bringing new areas of content into my blog, primarily interiors content as our house will be a facelift project from 50 shades of beige over time (whist we won’t be turning each room inside out immediately). I will finally have a home office/blog room to store all my stuff and have a permanent space for taking photos which should in time streamline and make things easier, but as with all good things it will take time to get there. Not only that but actually committing to an idea as to how I want to decorate that room is proving hard.

I’d love for you to let me know of any types of content you’d love to see, from baking to DIY upcycling projects to maybe full on makeup tutorials and SEO guides – there’s so much more I’d like to give than just reviews, but finding time for those over the past six months have been really hard! I decided to take the last week off and give myself a proper break whilst away, going mostly makeup free and letting my skin soak up the Welsh seaside air. As a result I also have nothing prepared for this week other than this post and with probably the last few boxes which need packing up things will be a bit slower for the next month or so whilst I get back to testing products again and my camera also needs to go off for repair.

Anyway, this is all getting off track, but all this post was really here to say was thank you for joining me on my blog adventure so far and I hope that you’ll stick around for the next part of the journey.

As a celebratory milestone achievement I’ve put together a giveaway to celebrate. I’ve tried to pick a few items that I think reflect big moments on my blog with posts I’ve loved writing, types of posts I’ve become synonymous with and picked universally friendly colours I think anyone who may winshould love.

As usual my giveaway is international and it’s opened across four platforms and each will count as one entry, so you can gain up to four entries by doing them all if you choose. This giveaway will end in a month on 30/09/2018 at 23.59GMT. A random will be drawn and given two weeks to respond before being redrawn.

Giveaway Prize Collectively is worth over £200 and includes a full size Glamglow Tinglemud mask, Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeshadow Palette, Mini Stila Magnificent Metal in Smouldering Satin, Sleek Blush by Three in Lace, MAC Ginger Rose Liptensity Lipstick, Cover FX Custom Glow Drops in Halo, Ultrasun Face SPF30, Thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Benefit Roller Lash Mini, NARS Lip Gloss Pencil in More and Polaar Hand Cream.


To enter via my blog you must be following me via wordpress, email or Bloglovin’.
Make sure it’s clear I know how to contact you if you win (e.g Bloglovin’ – make sure you leave a method of contacting you)
Leave me a comment telling me which of the items you’d be most interested to try or what kind of posts you’d like to see from me in future.


Follow me on twitter and RT this tweet.


Like my Facebook Page.
Like this post & leave a comment letting me know which item you’d like to try most


Follow me on Instagram.
Like this post & leave a comment tagging a friend/s who might share some of the goodies with you.
Bonus entry for sharing on your stories and tagging my account @helplesswhilstdrying in it too

From the bottom of my heart again, thank you and good luck if you are entering.


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  1. September 3, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    Can I just be excited for all of it? Lol.

    • September 3, 2018 / 2:09 pm

      And congratulations! That’s a huge milestone.

      • September 3, 2018 / 5:34 pm

        I just love everything about makeup and skincare. I feel like it’s Christmas every time I go hunting at Marshall’s. lol. I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and although I don’t comment a ton, I really love your posts. I enjoy your 10 Empties posts a lot and it is such a unique concept when the rest of us our doing monthly empties.

  2. Paulina Ríos
    September 3, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    This is amazing! So many goodies! Ohh I would love to try the Glamglow Tinglemud Mask and also the Stila mini metal eyeshadow!! Following vía Bloglovin:Paulina Ríos/ @paulinarios5
    Good luck to all!

  3. September 3, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    wow that’s such a generous giveaway!! I am so participating and I would actually love to receive the Stila liquid eyeshadows but I love all of the products you chose to giveaway!!

  4. September 3, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Congrats that is a huge milestone! I would be most excited to try the Stila liquid shadow and the Cover f/x drops.

  5. twolittleowlsblog
    September 3, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Congrats! Would love to try the stila liquid metals eyeshadow after hearing how much you love them! Chloe

  6. September 3, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Wow what a Fantastic achievement!! Well done – love your blog so well deserved x

  7. September 3, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Congratulations on the milestone! 😀 I am so excited to try the Tarte Sex Kitten eyeshadow palette 😍 Thanks for this generous giveaway ❤
    I follow on Bloglovin (Coline T.) / Facebook: Touil Ladja Coline / Instagram: coline_touil / Twitter: @colinetouil

  8. September 3, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Congratulations! I would love to see makeup tutorials, baking and cooking, home décor and DIY, and of course nail polish!

  9. September 3, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    I forgot to tell you how I follow you: Bloglovin’ but email too!

  10. Tracy
    September 4, 2018 / 12:19 am

    Congrats! I’ve had my eye on the Stila Magnificent Metals for some time so would love to try that! Good luck with your move, am looking forward to seeing how the interior decorating goes x

  11. September 4, 2018 / 7:06 am

    Before I get into my entries I want to say the biggest congratulations to you! Half a million views is amazing and you are such a genuinely lovely, hardworking blogger! I follow your blog here on WordPress and if I win you can contact me through the email address on my blog contact page. The product I am most excited to try is the Stila Magnificent Metal as I’ve seen so many bloggers talk about them and I’d also love to try Roller Lash as I’ve never used anything from Benefit before!

    I’ve also RT’d your tweet and entered through Facebook as well 🙂 x

    Good luck everyone!

  12. September 4, 2018 / 10:38 am

    Major congratulations on such an amazing milestone! Such a fab and generous giveaway! xxx

  13. September 4, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Congrats on 500k!! What a great giveaway to celebrate for your readers. I follow on Bloglovin and would love to try the ‘This Works Pillow Spray’.

  14. September 4, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    How amazing! Congrats!!! <3
    I'd love to read about DIYs and baking… and whatever else (vacations, dogs, etc)
    Not entering the giveaway as you know I have TOO much stuff! 😉

    • September 5, 2018 / 10:35 am

      I keep meaning to do an update on how the dogs are getting along now – almost 2 and a half years down the line!

  15. brianabeautyblog
    September 4, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I would love to try everything! I really enjoy seeing natural or glowy makeup tutorials! Congrats on hitting a big milestone! 😊💕

  16. September 4, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Congrats Rachael that’s an amazing amount of views. Wow! I’d be most excited for Roller Lash and the Stila eyeshadow x

  17. September 5, 2018 / 3:42 am

    Huge congrats!!! You are such a hard-working blogger :]]]

    I would be most excited about the Glamglow, but also… everything else! So generous!!! I am following you on WordPress, so you can reach me that way.

  18. September 6, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Congratulations!! I found you via twitter and I’m so glad I did – your blog looks amazing! I’d love to try out the roller lash mini and the deep sleep spray!!

  19. sarahwithani
    September 7, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Honestly all of it looks amazing. My sleep schedule has been very off lately so maybe the pillow spray would help! Congrats on your huge milestone! Can’t wait til I get there someday. Instagram-my_neon_thoughts twitter- sarahwithani95

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