4th Bloggiversary Giveaway!

Floral bouquet happy bloggiversary shinythoughts!

touching a bouquet of carnations

Wahay ShinyThoughts is a big 4 years old! – Blimey, what an oldie! I really can’t see this colourful space on the internet struggling with a zimmerframe any time soon so I’ll continue to plough energy into snapping and posting during my evenings and weekends, for love is what keeps it alive! Thank you so very much to those of you who may have been following for the last couple of years, those who follow via Bloglovin and Facebook or those of you who occasionally pop along when you’ve seen a link somewhere  – you all count very much indeed.

SO! To thank you all, here’s a fat giveaway – two bags of little goodies, yum yum. To enter, see the bottom of the post!

Mi-Pac Rucksack

I love my leopard print Mi-Pac rucksack so the lovely peeps have agreed to kindly give one of their classic unisex, sturdy rucksacks to one of you. Inside, I’ve popped a Casemate glitter iphone case, some nail varnishes, ASOS and Claire’s jewellery and a rather neat Pizza Express voucher worth £20 so that you can have a celebratory dinner on me!

Mi-pac backpack in burgundy paisley

what's in my bag

blogging giveaway bag of stuff

debenhams flowers arrangement in a pretty yellow vase

Lazy Oaf Shirt

If you’ve read my blog for almost any length of time, you’ll know that Lazy Oaf is one of my favourite ever brands! Wearing their T-shirts over the last  4 years of ShinyThoughts, they’re the kind of indie brand that I love every single collection from. They’ve very kindly let me giveaway my favourite shirt from their latest collection (I picked it up the day it hit the shops!) which is an even more crazy version of my favourite stickers shirt.

Win it inside this Cath Kidston tote bag along with a Stylight Blogging diary, beauty bits and bobs, a Case Mate elephant iPhone case and heart shaped sunnies! Both winners will also receive a cute ShinyThoughts birthday card by Printed.com!

lazy oaf cans stickers shirt

blogging essentials giveaway

cath kidston tote bag filled with goodies giveaway

Comment to Win!

Just comment below answering the questions hidden at the bottom of my last few posts! Here are the posts for you to click through:

1 – How to Get Dressed, 2 – Girly in the Garden and 3 – Howdy Gaudi. Scroll to the bottom of the posts to find questions 1,2 and 3 plus answer this last question:

Question no. 4: Which bag would you most like to win?

So here would be my answers if I was to enter: No. 1 – Some shiny Call it Spring heels. No. 2 – Starting to wear some of my autumnal shoes! No. 3 – All the possible social channels! No.4 – The Mi-Pac bag.

The competition is open to all ShinyThoughts readers around the world and based on answering all the questions. There will be two winners, one will the Mi-pac bag and the other the Cath Kidston bag based on their reply to question 1. The competition closes on Sunday 8th September and winners will be announced in a post thereafter. Please ensure that you leave an active email address or blog link when you write your comment.

Good luck!

P.s – To celebrate my bloggiversary, Debenhams Flowers sweetly sent me a beautiful bouquet from their birthday flowers range, they’re so pretty! They’ve offered ShinyThoughts readers 15% off any of their birthday flowers until the 8th September with the code SHINY15!


37 Replies to “4th Bloggiversary Giveaway!”

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! This is such a lovely giveaway. 🙂

    1. Off the top of my head, black ankle boots. They would be great for my upcoming trip to NYC in October.
    2. That it’s just a month away from October! I live in a tropical country, so I’m excited to be spending autumn somewhere that actually has four seasons.
    3. I follow your blog with Bloglovin.
    4. The Mi-Pack rucksack, definitely. I’m being SO repetitive here, but it would be just the thing to tote my travel essentials in.

    Keeping my fingers crossed! x

  2. Happy Bloggiversary! Your blog is absolutely amazing.

    1. I have been lusting after a pair of Ash studded biker boots but they are just too expensive so I’m currently wearing a cheaper version.
    2. I love september because then we finally get some cooler temperatures and I can start to wear fall colors on my nails again!
    3. I use The Old Reader (I love it!)
    4. The Mi-Pack Rucksack, it’s gorgeous.

    Thank you for the giveaway xx

  3. yay congratulations on your anniversary!

    1. The shiny thing that is on my wishlist at the moment is a mac book pro (I know aim high!). My trusty macbook air is slowly nearing the end of its life so I’m hoping to save up and buy a pro for when I move away for uni
    2. In september I’m looking most forward to my favourite bands arctic monkeys and haim releasing new albums! I can’t wait for AM, the monkeys fifth effort to be on repeat on my ipod as well as the LA trio Haims debut ‘Days are gone’.
    3. I follow shiny thoughts manually, I have a folder for blogs in my safari menu which I scroll through daily
    4. I love the lazy oaf shirt, they’re one of my favourite brands too!

  4. hi lucy! i’ve been following your blog for almost three years now. time flies by! congratulations!!!

    1. most of all i wish for a big, clear crystal necklace that sparkles when i’m out dancing in the weekends. not the flashy ones with gold and tons of small stones, but one of those with a big geometrical stone hanging on your chest from a long silver chain. still searching for the perfect one!

    2. i can already smell the early autumn in oslo. the best thing i know about september is getting reunited with my wool shawls and socks from the back of my closet, and of course drinking tons of ginger lemon honey tea. i love it when that spicy, sweet and sour scent spreads all over the apartment after hours of boiling.

    3. i discovered shiny thoughts thru carrie’s wish wish wish, that i found thru mariell’s hjartesmil. and for a couple of years now, i’ve had you girls lined up next to each other in my bookmarks as “l” for lucy, “c” for carrie and “m” for mariell. every week i read your blogs for inspiration and admiration-

    4. the lazy oaf-bag, definetely!

  5. Congrats on the big 4 years, that’s excellent. You’re blog is definitely one of the best I’ve come, across, your images are always perfecto! I won’t enter cos it’s a girly one but just wanted to say well done. Ace shirt for a giveaway that.

  6. This giveaway is incredible, congratulations on your 4 years- your blog is the first one I fell in love with and is still one of my favourites to check up on! My answers are-
    1- I’ve been after a raincoat for months, especially because rain seems to be my town’s favourite thing! This one from Asos is extremely shiny, which makes it that much more adorable.
    2- Definitely starting my first year of sixth form- I am really looking forward to making new friends and studying the four subjects I am really passionate about! It’s also great that I’m being granted more freedom for my uniform as I can now feel confident in what I’m wearing and enjoy putting together an outfit in the mornings instead of putting on the same old, traditional, restrictive black and white uniform. I am also excited about wearing autumn colours such as navy blue, orange and mustard yellow as they have always been my favourite! Oh and wearing oversized, comfy, knitted jumpers- I have been wearing bandeaus and camis for too long!
    3- I’m really old fashioned and have you saved into my favourites- I’m just starting to go with the times and follow all of my favourite blogs on Bloglovin so I’m now following you on that!
    4- I would love to win the Cath Kidston bag and Lazy Oaf shirt! I love both brands, but unfortunately I am yet to own anything from the latter. The colours and pattern on the bag are just my thing and I am starting to get into brighter colours, so the shirt would be an amazing addition to my wardrobe, as would the sunglasses!
    Now for the lame e-mail address I made when I was twelve- alexbtotally@hotmail.com
    Thanks and congratulations again!xx

  7. Great giveaway! My answers are as follows:
    1. Some shiny yellow pointy heels are definitely on my current wishlist!
    2. In September I am really looking ward to moving across the world (I live in Ireland– am moving to Oregon, USA) for uni!
    3. I follow Shiny Thoughts by bookmarking it onto my web browser 🙂
    4. I would love the Cath Kidson tote bag!

    Thanks so much!

  8. Uuuuh that’s a really shiny giveaway
    My answers are:
    1. the skylab rabbit brooch and the Tinsel Heart brooch by Tatty Devine (I’ve never used to wear brooch until those cute pieces were released in the A/W 2013 collection of my fav brand)
    2. this coming September I would like to dress more in Emerald one of my 3 fav colours (Burgundy and Mint are the others), I would love to learn tailoring and I’m going to restart my portfolio to try entering a fashion design university course this next year
    3. I bookmarked the page in my topsides and I’m following the page on Facebook
    4. they’re both adorable but I think The Cath tote is the right one for me (I adore those heart shaped shades) <3 <3

  9. First of all congratulation for four years of amazing technicolour and colorful-ness, you bright up my days ♥ (I’m the girl who favorite’s all your pictures on flickr)

    now for the questions :
    Question No.1 – What shiny thing is at the top of your wishlist at the moment?
    this fabulous skirt from river island ”skater style” is on the top of my wishlist : http://www.riverisland.com/women/skirts/skater-skirts/Silver-skater-skirt-639972

    Question No.2 – What are you most looking forward to about September this year?
    I really look forward to going apple picking, have autumn leaves fights, wear jumpers and scarves and feeling cozy .:)

    Question No.3 – How do you follow Shiny Thoughts?
    I favorited on google chrome, on the top bar, your flickr, your facebook as well as your blog:)

    Question no. 4: Which bag would you most like to win?
    Both bags are wonderful and so well put together but the Cath Kidston bag reall cought my eye, it is very very splendid, and those heart shaped sunglasses remind me of Neon Trees (the band), also that lazy oaf shirt is fab c:

    keep brightening our days up with your magnificent pictures

  10. What a lovely giveaway!
    Here are my answers:
    Question 1 – These shiny brogues from Dune are currently at the top of my wishlist – http://www.asos.com/Dune/Dune-Lustrous-Silver-Metallic-Flat-Brogue-Shoes/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3237535&cid=4172&Rf947=4106&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Silvermetallic

    Question 2 – September I’m looking forward to my friends getting married. It’s going to be a brilliant celebration!

    Question 3 – I follow your blog on bloglovin

    Question 4 – Cath Kidston bag is super cute and I love the lazy oaf shirt!

    Love K xx

    1. This is truly fantastic! Congratulations on your amazing 4 years and your beautifully put together blog. Now for some answers.

      1. If you haven’t heard of Vera Meat, the gospel of her jewelry, I just can’t stop telling folks about her stuff, but she’s got this quirky & lovely http://www.verameat.com/collections/neck/products/pegacorn-unicorn-pegasus necklace that I’ve been waiting for. It sort of reminds me of my childhood favorites Sailor Moon & The Last Unicorn and I just love how unique it is. I would love to pair it with a Peter Pan collar’d shirt to sort of draw out the whimsy of it!
      2. Unfortunately, I’m going through a rough patch and so I’m hoping September will be a mouth of courage and change! I look forward to new scenery and taking new risks; maybe even making new friends.
      3. ‘ve always bookmarked blogs, your blog, to read them and click on them, but I was wondering what people did now that google readers gone and this is really interesting to me! I think I will try feedly now!
      4. Gosh, both are so wonderful and uniquely packed. I think I gravitate towards the Cath tote, cause it’s adorable and also because the red heart sunnies remind me of the film Lolita and I love that.

  11. Ahh I love your blog and this is such a lovely give away, happy birthday to your blog!!!

    Question 1. I am desperate for a Vivienne Westwood skeleton necklace, it’s adorable: http://www.asos.com/Vivienne-Westwood/Vivienne-Westwood-Skeleton-Necklace/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2962450&cid=15210&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Rose+gold

    Question 2. I’m most looking forward to September so I can crack out the big jumpers and thick woolly tights and finally have an excuse to wear my bowler hat, I want to pair these with new boots and A new vintage fringed jacket I’ve bought. It’s all about the layers for me!

    Question 3. I follow shiny thoughts through having it bookmarked and also on Bloglovin.

    Question 4. The Mi-Pac Rucksack, it would be so perfect for school and I’ve fallen in love with it!

    Thank you, your blog always makes me happy with it’s colours and beautiful photos xxxx

  12. Happy Birthday Shiny thoughts!!
    No.1 A shiny Marc by Marc jacobs bangle in pink.
    No.2 Buying a new season coat to go with my satchel for that back to school feel.
    No.3 Bloglovin’
    No.4 The cath kidston tote

  13. Such a cute giveaway post! Here are my answers…
    No.1 – The shiny thing I really REALLY want is a KitchenAid artisan mixer. Really really! http://www.kitchenaid.co.uk/catalogue/small-domestic-appliances-stand-mixers/4-8-l-artisan-stand-mixer-5ksm150ps-859700015270/product-en.htm?or=4574624055
    No.2 – I’m most excited for my upcoming trip to Dorset. We’re attending the Monkey World Sleepover to see the chimps!
    No.3 – I follow through Bloglovin
    No. 4 – The Mi-Pac bag is my favourite!
    Jen x

  14. yay for 4 years!

    1) these shiny (and also sparkly) lazy oaf kickers. kind of want to eat them.


    2) i’m super duper excited for college, lame but my lovely mum got me a marvy accessorize bag and i can’t wait to show it off!;)

    3) I still follow via gfc, and I might follow via bloglovin too. I’ll go check and follow if i don’t.

    4) The cath kidston, i think. lazy oaf shirt seals the deal. omg love it. xo

    leah at Amour, la fille

  15. -I’d love a metallic bronze circle skirt… Anyone know where to find one?
    -I’m really looking forward to a date I’ve got planned with my boyfriend, seeing ghostbusters on the roof of a building next to St Paul’s!! Hopefully it’ll be cold enough to start wearing some of my oversized patterned knits again…
    -I’ve moved over to Feedly
    -I think i’d go with the Cath Kidstone bag, it would go with my blue hawaiin 60’s style dress:)

    Thank’s for such an amazing giveaway!! Your shiny thoughts are always making me smile 🙂

  16. 1. These metallic brogues with a chunky heel caught my eye! they are soo shiny *-*
    2. I’m looking forward for fashion week to see the trends that will be around next year but I’m also very excited to wear more layers on my outfits 🙂
    3- I follow your blog via Bloglovin’
    4- I love the Mi-Pack Rucksack, the pocket print is really cool! but I don’t think I would use the Pizza Express card because we don’t have that restaurant in my country and I haven’t planned any trip to England in the following months (too bad because pizza is my favorite food!), so I will go with the Cath Kidston tote bag, it will remind me of summer while I’m in class 😀

    Fashionably Sparkly

  17. This giveaway is as colourful as your blog- love it. Congratulations.
    Q. 1 I am looking for some statement jewellry to show off outfits this A/W.
    Q. 2 A new start to life- Hopefully a place at uni but if not a new job.
    Q. 3 I’ve used bloglovin since I discovered blogging
    Q. 4 The Cath Kidston is my favorite- love all her prints!

  18. This is a fantastic giveaway! Happy birthday!

    1. I’ve recently redecorated my bedroom to turn it into a proper little retreat – these shiny things are at the top of my wishlist so I can string them around my new bed frame 🙂 http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/discoverattic/product/string-of-pin-lights
    2. With September coming up, I’m most looking forward to meeting up with my best friends from university after what feels like an absolute age. And of course dressing cosier; I feel much more at home in tights and jumpers!
    3. I follow Shiny Thoughts the old fashioned way, via the Blogger reading list 🙂
    4. Definitely the Mi-Pac bag. It’s so versatile and the goodies inside will make for the perfect day of indulgence.

  19. 1. A Pair of Miu Miu glitter dorthy Heels from f/w 11
    2. Getting To wear my favorite denim jacket from the 70’s/ also bringing back my fall palette (basically wearing mustard yellow and navy a lot)
    3. Bloglovin!
    4. The lazy oaf shirt!

  20. Truly speechless over how absolutely INCREDIBLE this giveaway is – oh my goodness! All the goodies you included look like such a dream come true – I’ll be crossing my fingers extra tight! *__*

    No.1 – What shiny thing is at the top of your wishlist at the moment?
    Right now I am positively smitten with Benefit Cosemetics and their creaseless cream shadow in “Always a Bride” – it’s metallic lilac heaven!

    No.2 – What are you most looking forward to about September this year?
    To be honest I don’t have much coming up (darn my boring life ~_~), but I agree with what you said! Though I’m sad to see time is slipping by so quickly (it seems like it was the beginning of summer not that long ago!), the promise of wearing comfy oversized sweaters and boots is keeping me positive!

    No.3 – How do you follow Shiny Thoughts?
    I’m following you on twitter (your tweets always make me smile!) and I *thought* I was following you on Google Reader or Google Friend Connect (whatever it’s called!?) but that doesn’t seem to be the case – I’ve followed you on bloglovin’ (my preferred following platform) to fix this unfortunate oversight! ;__;

    No. 4: Which bag would you most like to win?
    I would absolutely love to win the Cath Kidston bag as I’ve been obsessed with Lazy Oaf since I’ve been seeing you rocking their stuff on Shiny Thoughts – I even bought one of their crop tops and it’s one of my very favorite pieces in my wardrobe!

    If you need to contact me, my email address is:

    Thank you for such an incredible giveaway!

  21. Such a lovely giveaway:’) You’re spoiling us!;) And Happy Birthday!
    1. The topshop gold chain necklace is definitely at the top of my wishlist! It’s my birthday soon, so I’ve put it at the top of my list, haha!
    2. I’m most looking forward to my birthday and a/w styling in september!
    3. I follow you on bloglovin’, twitter, facebook and pinterest!
    4. The Mi-Pack Rucksack, because it looks like it would be perfect for school!
    Tallulah xoxo

  22. Am a recent newcomer to your blog and I’m totally hooked!
    1. The ASOS Music metallic flats (http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-MUSIC-Metallic-Flat-Shoes/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2536063) – bring on winter…
    2. Seeing off the summer with a long weekend in Zurich: lots of lazy brunches and sunning/splashing around the lakes. And then moving in with two of my best mates: I’m almost (but not quite) ready to swap park bbqs for old-school DVD nights with plenty of pizza.
    3. Bloglovin!
    4. The mi-Pac bag, please! I’ve had my saggy black backpack for yonks and am desp for an update xxx

  23. Congrats, may you blog many more years 🙂
    What a lovely giveaway! Wow!

    1. A galaxy print jacket. I used to lust after this one: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=66994401 but when I got around to getting it was sold out.
    2. Moving to London for my uni. It’s scary but exciting and I will learn so many new things. Also wearing sweaters.
    3. I’m following you through Blogger and Bloglovin 🙂
    4. Though question but I will go with Cath Kidston, it’s more my style and it’s so so cute. Also the Lazy Oaf shirt is to die for.

  24. Congratulations on your bloggiversary!
    1. Lazy Oaf X Kickers Kick Lazy Glitter – Multi : They are just the most epic shoes, and will be perfect for staying shiny in Autumn…
    2. Getting started on plans for Christmas – it’s never too early 🙂
    3. Blogger.com (and it’s in my favourites, of course)
    4. The Cath Kidston Bag, because Cath Kidston, Lazy Oaf and The Body Shop are my three fave brands! 🙂

  25. I actually have no.1 already – a pair of silver Office brogues that I found for £7(!) when our local Office shut down – I can’t take them off my feet! I’m going to a dear friend’s wedding in September so that’s top of my list, I follow you via Bloglovin and the bag I’d most like to win is the Cath Kidston one – I love the idea of a blogger diary and the shirt/sunglasses are divine. I just celebrated my 4th bloggerversary too so it would make a cracking present. xx

  26. Amazing giveaway 🙂 my answers are:
    1. Nude heels- I’ve yet to find the perfect pair!
    2. Wearing my leather jacket again
    3. I’m following on bloglovin & twitter
    4. The mi-PAC bag.

  27. Happy birthday to your wonderful, colorful blog!

    1: I am wanting to add this Tassel Garland, from Confetti System, to my new apartment! http://www.confettisystem.bigcartel.com/product/new-tassel-garland-limon

    2: I lam so excited for cooler weather, apple picking, hot apple cider, and pretty orange leaves. I live for the fall.

    3: I follow Shiny Thoughts with Bloglovin, but I also like to follow you on Twitter. That’s how i’ve been keeping track of most bloggers. I also have this site book marked!

    4: I would like to win the Cath Kidson Bag!

  28. What an absolutely fab give away! and a very Happy Birthday to your blog 🙂 Your posts always make me smile 🙂

    Here are my answers to your questions:
    1. http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/shoes/flats/patent-blucher-c269196p1293860.html these Zara shiny silver shoes are at the very top of my shiny wishlist, they’re so awesome!
    2. I’m looking forward to going back to uni and seeing my friends, leading up to graduation.
    3. I follow Shiny Thoughts via bloglovin’
    4. Such a hard choice, but think it’d be the Cath Kidston tote 😀

    Here’s to many more posts 🙂 xxx

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