Competition: WIN Galaxy Chocolate!

With the cold nights drawing in and the winter coats coming out, there’s no better excuse than to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of Galaxy chocolate. Autumn is the one time of year when I don’t feel pressured to be out and about all the time, mainly because the appeal of X Factor, Strictly and Downton is far too strong. A little bar of chocolate can make the evening so much sweeter, especially when you’re wrapped up in a blanket having a little perv on Gary Barlow. If you’ve been reading my Galaxy Essential Upgrades posts over the last few months you’ll know I’ve been partnering with Galaxy chocolate to bring you simple little ideas to upgrade your looks, wardrobes and makeup bags – I’ve covered statement lips, hair accessories, my love of jewellery, perfume and much more. Now it’s time to give a little something extra to you lovely lot in the form of a nice bulging box of Galaxy chocolate to get you through the winter nights. Fancy winning? All you have to do is leave me a comment below/tweet @LBQblog and @GalaxyChocolate with what your favourite ‘upgrade’ is and why. It could be anything from your favourite winter outfit additions to the best ways to lift your mood in winter – I’d love to find out your ideas!

T&Cs: One entry per person; must be a GFC follower of LBQ and leave valid contact details (email or twitter handle) Competition open until 11.59pm 7th November 2012; prize provided by Galaxy chocolate and LBQ is not responsible for delivery. No alternative available. Winner chosen at random and judges decision is final. 

Prize contains: 3x bags of Minstrels, 5x Ripples, 5x sharing bars of Galaxy



  1. Jayne
    November 2, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    Make up is always my go to 'upgrade' a new lippie or nail polish always makes me smile and is in my mind the simplest way to update your look. You know who I am, @JayneJRead on Twitter. Please give me free chocolate. 🙂

  2. Kelly
    November 2, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    For me it's definitely new shoes, or an item of clothing. Especially for a night out, certainly picks up your mood.That excitement when you rip open the packaging and see inside. Much like opening a chocolate bar. ;)x(@KLGHair)

  3. rudedoodle
    November 2, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    Hot chocolate!

  4. Computergirl
    November 2, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Hm I love an attitude organiszation upgrade. Getting inspired to change something- be it organized makeup collection, organised room or organizing my life or being healthy. Normally I do this by keeping an agenda with lists of tings to get done and a picture to inspire the end result. Ticking off the tasks is great- real motivation 🙂 Being on a health kick, i probably shouldn't enter this giveaway, but maybe its a reward of such!@computergirl200

  5. elisaw
    November 3, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I always find doing something different with your hair, even just changing your parting can be a great easy way to "upgrade"

  6. maci234
    November 3, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    new boots , following you on gfc ianmaciver

  7. lorraine
    November 3, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    My "Upgrade" tip has to be the activities that only winter can bring you, sented candles when it starts to go dark, lighting a real fire (or flame effect fire) the ambiance of a warm relaxed room, the people to share it with must lift the mood but not be too giddy as to make the time stressed. Watching a good film especially christmas films gives off that extra warm feeling. Most importantly the ability to have that little bit of extra chocolate luxury because "well it is cold outside so extra intake is ok" That baggy jumper that only goes on in the winter and its old and comfy and may even have seen better days but its yours and its comfy and its snuggly. Most importantly its a time to enjoy having friends around for a cosy meal or a drink, the weather is irrelevant because outside its cold so inside make your home Cosy, warm and secure.

  8. Maya Russell
    November 3, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    My favourite upgrade is a good haircut. There's nothing like leaving a salon with sleek, shiny, wonderfully styled hair.

  9. The Yorkshire Mum
    November 3, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    I like upgrading shoes and boots – just bought come suade / furry ones – great!

    November 3, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    My upgrade would be a new hairstyle. I have had the same shade and style for years now ~ it is time for a change but I don't know what to change to

  11. ClaytonClayton
    November 4, 2012 / 10:00 am

    My best upgrade was leaving a well paid job that I absolutely hated, to begin work in Mental Health, which I adore. Since this move 2 years ago, I have loved going to work almost every day. Life's what you make it!!

  12. clairew137
    November 4, 2012 / 10:26 am

    My upgrade would be winning a competition. It's great when post man comes and brings you a surprise.

  13. Alice
    November 4, 2012 / 12:09 pm

    My upgrade would have to be nail varnish. It's such a cheap way to make you feel like you're wearing something new :)@AliceRichardson

  14. Beverley
    November 4, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    A new hairstyle – I'm thinking about dip dying purple over my blonde but have yet to pluck up courage!

  15. Beverley
    November 4, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    A new hair colour – trying to pluck up courage to dip dye purple over my blonde!

  16. Isabel O'Brien
    November 4, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Something in a really bright colour, like red shoes, a green coat, a butterfly hair clip.@yyesidolikecake

  17. Alex
    November 4, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    It's getting colder so you need a few things:A man, plenty of warmth and a bucket load of chocolate to share with friends to help you get through the winter months.

  18. Mairaj
    November 5, 2012 / 7:42 am

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  19. Sonya Cisco
    November 5, 2012 / 8:41 am

    I have upgraded my body- just lost a stone, so if I win and eat the chocolate I will put it all back on again. Hmmm. Luckily I have three greedy kids who will ensure I get merely a sniff if I was to win! @sonyacisco on twitter x

  20. Nicky123
    November 5, 2012 / 10:22 am

    I always think that a hot chocolate in winter can be a great pick-me-up.

  21. Fiona Matters
    November 5, 2012 / 11:57 am

    My upgrade is generally a new piece of jewellery. I don't mean anything expensive but I do love my necklaces!

  22. sheridarby
    November 5, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    My upgrade would be more energy – powered by chocolate – twitter @sheridarby

  23. Anonymous
    November 5, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    My favourite upgrade is finding something new to wear that I really love and feel comfortable in. No matter how much you like a piece of clothing it will never look really good unless you feel truly comfortable in it.Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  24. Keeley Atkinson
    November 6, 2012 / 1:33 am

    My "mood upgrade" is to put some music on. Loudly of course ;)I can't help but dance to it. Dancing is exercise, exercise releases endorphins (happy hormones).Best uplift EVER!

  25. amelia_avossa
    November 6, 2012 / 11:56 am

    @ami4leviMy Fave Upgrade is…Changing my hair colour! changing your hair colour can transform your entire self…u can wear different clothes/colours different makeup and even change your personality 😉

  26. Lisa
    November 6, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    Clothes clothes and more clothes. If I ever need an uplift…then I hit the shops or go online and buy a new outfit :-))) x

  27. holl
    November 6, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    For me its very simple, its all in the mind! Positive thinking, push those negative thoughts out, does wonders 🙂

  28. zeenie
    November 6, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    i love upgrading my dress collection. theres nothing better than buying a new dress and then having to go out somewhere nice so that i can wear it!@zeniebeenie

  29. spike1
    November 6, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    I'd have to second the "winning a competition". Nothing like that knock on the door and the postie handing you a parcel.

  30. diana
    November 6, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    My upgrade tip would be do a good turn. make it something you enjoy, i like knitting and cross stitching so i knit items for charity like scarves and hats for the homeless or prem items for maternity hospitals. it gives you something to do on cold winter evenings teaches you a skill and gives you a good feeling because you have helped someone.

  31. Hannah
    November 6, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    I love jewellery so my upgradei is always a sparkly necklace!

  32. stellabella
    November 6, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    a nice hot bath cheers me up every time

  33. Kim
    November 6, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    My fave upgrade is changing my hair colour!….Red at the moment…Thinking of going purple soon 🙂

  34. mattc
    November 6, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    Having PMA(positive mental attitude) is best way to upgrade yourself

  35. Anna Aird
    November 6, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Decluttering my wardrobe, usually finding something fab I've totally forgotten about, and make lots of room for all those January sales bargains!@annieanna24

  36. Micky Ricketts
    November 6, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    My winter upgrade is adding hat, scarf and gloves, not forgeting my fur lined boots to make me all snuggly in the winter. Feeling snug and warm makes me smile

  37. Ellen Stafford
    November 6, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    For me a new gadget always excites me 🙂 (doesn't happen very often though)

  38. bloomers
    November 6, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    My fave upgrade is when I have the time to stick on some false eyelashes, it always makes me feel better but having two young sons means I don't always find the time!Email – robertfox24[at]aol[dot]comTwitter – @bloomingfox

  39. BeX
    November 6, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    Trading up chocolate to chocolate with caramel!

  40. straysuzi
    November 6, 2012 / 11:32 pm

    i have tweeted – I had my monthly upgrade tonight feel so much better for it too (shh its a secret but i & bleach my hair & cover the grey)

  41. Angie Hoggett
    November 7, 2012 / 12:01 am

    my upgrade is the house redecorated, it's in dire need!twitter: @angiehoggettGFC: angieh

  42. Angie-Cupcake
    November 7, 2012 / 12:34 am

    My favourite upgrade has to be seeing my mom and dad.. no matter how rubbish a day or week i've had they always make me smile and made me feel lucky for what i have got 🙂

  43. Vicky Robinson
    November 7, 2012 / 2:37 am

    My favourite upgrade is to wear accessories in my hair! I do it every day as it makes me feel smarter & better turned out!

  44. Crystal Mse
    November 7, 2012 / 7:35 am

    My upgrade is a bold and bright nail polish . It lifts the mood and completes outfits ! We're now chums on GFC (kelbee44) and I'm @CRYSTALmse on Twitter . Thanks for your delish competish !x

  45. emma
    November 7, 2012 / 9:54 am

    my upgrade would be a snuggly warm jumper!!

  46. Stewart Green
    November 7, 2012 / 10:59 am

    My upgrade would be a new pair of hiking boots now that winter is upon us. I need new ones mine are worn out on the soul and Im slipping about can't keep my feet. Icould break my legs.

  47. Severe Rambler
    November 7, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    When I am feeling the winter chill I tend to overbuy on nail varnishes. They are a cheap and quick pick me up to make me feel better.

  48. Severe Rambler
    November 7, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    My ultimate winter perk me up or upgrade is nail varnish. I tend to buy quite a lot during the chilly months. It is a quick and cheap way to make me feel better 🙂

  49. HGrout
    November 7, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    A brand new sledge all waxed & ready for the slopes!

  50. Cheeky
    November 7, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Trying out a new hairstyle for me – it doesn't have to be a fancy salon appointment, just trying (and sometimes failing) to copy a style from a magazine can be enough of a change to lift my mood!@cheekychicken24 on

  51. 7hippopotamus
    November 7, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    My best upgrade is a new coat and some winter boots.

  52. Anonymous
    November 7, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    my fave upgrade is booking a nice summer holiday thinking about it helps me get through the cold months@tigerfanjane

    November 7, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    new make up, especially when you change it for the changing seasons!!!

  54. Anonymous
    November 7, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    its got to be a new hair style nothing else makes you feel as good, whatever the weather.

  55. Hayley Todd
    November 7, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    My favourite upgrade sounds really sad, but it is new, fleecy snuggly warm pyjamas for the cold winter weather that I can wear and snuggle up on my sofa wearing, watching my favourite t.v. shows and nibbling on choccie! I'm easily pleased lol !

  56. ninja-kanga-den
    November 7, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    I always upgrade by buying new winter accessories e.g. scarves, gloves, hats and boots

  57. Laura
    November 7, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    My upgrade would be a big warm furry hat and big fluffy boots and a big thick fur coat with some furry gloves to keep me warm this winter………….. Yep! I will look like a big loony bear, so I think I should re think this one………………@SaladScofferLaura Williams.Thank you! Galaxy chocolate is heavenly, whether it in solid or liquid form.. Mmmmmmm! 😀

  58. Anonymous
    November 7, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    makeup and a new hair colour

  59. andrealm
    November 7, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    Buying warm, winter clothes and eating chocolate, with a hot up of tea. Listening to good music or a favourite TV show is also good.

  60. kelandab
    November 7, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    Paint…on my wallsOr on my face (well make up really)! Or just anything that changes runs my life a tiny bit can perk me up!

  61. Petra Hora
    November 8, 2012 / 9:29 am

    hello, This might be a bit weird but my favourite upgrade it business class upgrade on plane! I love it!

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