Competition: Win a YEAR’S supply of apricot scrub from St Ives

A little go I was challenged by St Ives to capture an image of natural beauty. What did naturally beautiful mean to me and how was I going to capture this in a single image, especially considering my lack of photography skills? There was only one place to look and that place was with my Nan. You may have seen my image in a previous post, but essentially it was a very natural pose that captured by Grandmother’s inner strength and external beauty. I’m pleased to say that it was chosen as runner-up in the St Ives competition, only second to a truly stunning image crafted by Adorn Girl (who is currently giving away an fantastic camera in celebration) which I would have totally picked as my winner too. St Ives aren’t doing this just for the hell of it though, oh no… This is all to celebrate how St Ives apricot scrub can help reveal your inner natural beauty after only 7 days of trialing it. I’ve used this on and off for years, turning to St Ives when I need a bit of deep cleansing after a particularity messy weekend or festival adventure. I love how simple the products are and how they smell like summer, especially suitable for when you need a little pick-me-up during your morning shower. My prize as part of this mini adventure was a year’s supply of St Ives skin and body scrub, and because I’m just so darn lovely I’ve decided to give it to one of you lovely lot so you can put it to the test yourself. All you have to do is leave a comment below with your name and email/twitter handle so I can get in touch! Good luck and happy scrubbing…

T&Cs: Competition open to UK
residents only. Closes 11.59pm 18th May 2013. Only one entry per person.
Winner chosen at random and notified within 48hrs. Winner must respond
and claim their prize within 48hrs or an alternative winner will be
chosen. LBQ is not responsible for the delivery of the prize. Contents
of the prize may change depending on availability.



  1. Ashleigh
    May 9, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Congratulations, the photo is beautiful!It's so nice of you to give away your prize too!My Twitter is @AshiTheseDays

  2. TheCasualChromosomes
    May 9, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    St Ives is one of those beauty brands that I've always known about but never tried would you believe it? I might have to pick something up when I'm next in town?Charlotte O'G x@SongChromosomes

  3. Leigh Stronach
    May 9, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    Well done for coming second you really did deserve it. The picture is gorgeous and I love it even more because I have a westie of my own and obsessed with them so really made me smile! My email is – Leighstronach_x@hotmail.comTwitter – @lilpbeautyLeighxx

  4. Becca Louise
    May 9, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    Love the picture! Nana's are the best! Congrats on the win, beccalouise, @wonderrcolour 🙂

  5. Laura Jarvis
    May 9, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Laura Jarvis@lauraajarvisbeautiful picture!

  6. Zoe Davies
    May 9, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I'd love to win this fab prize…..St Ives apricot scrub is great :-)

  7. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    Nadia begum@nadiiiaaaaaaaWould love to try this, have been recomended by so many friends 🙂 goodluck to all x

  8. Anna Maria
    May 9, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    Great competition, thank you! @StilettoLady

  9. Claire
    May 9, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Lovely photo! I would love to try the Apricot scrub out. Email is and my twitter is @despblogwifeClaire xx

  10. Lianne Grace Turton
    May 9, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    Would love this, ciuld do with s treat for just me! @GHDqueen X

  11. molly rogers
    May 9, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    Such a great giveaway! molly rogers@mollyhoperogers

  12. mummy24
    May 9, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Fab prize@ashlallan

  13. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 / 6:35 pm

    I love St Ives' products!Ammaarah VH (twitter: clic_cliq ue)

  14. Helen Gray
    May 9, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Loved St Ives since I was a wee little

  15. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Ooh! Love St Ives! could do with a good scrub!! this would be great! 🙂 x @MadameWeiss

  16. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    Oops! My name is Emma! (@MadameWeiss) 🙂

  17. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Tanya@teamsilvastoneWould mean the world to me if I won, as my skin is looking horrendous and I just feel so out of place all the time 🙁 this may work a treat and hopefully make me feel better in my skin! Xx

  18. Alison
    May 9, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    Great giveaway!alison_tu@msn.comAlison Tu

  19. Mia Fergusson
    May 9, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    I would LOVE to try this ! Please enter me into your competition , my email address is and my name is Mia Fergusson.

  20. Samantha
    May 10, 2013 / 1:01 am

    Samantha twitter: srmwilliamsLove this brand, have you tried the microdermobrasion or the warming scrub.

  21. Valerie B
    May 10, 2013 / 5:38 am

    Lovely photo – your Nan looks so beautiful :-)

  22. Anonymous
    May 10, 2013 / 8:10 am

    I love St Ives, would love to win this!

  23. GW78
    May 10, 2013 / 9:09 am

    I love St Ives' products, especially their apricot scrub. It makes my skin feel so lovely and soft.

  24. Victoria Eales
    May 10, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Hi, fabulous image. I was lucky enough to attend this event and see the picture in place. Hopefully I'll be posting about the event tonight and if so I'll link to your generous giveaway.Victoria

  25. Lois
    May 10, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    Congratulations! I too have used Apricot Scrub on & off for years! I would love to win a year's supply!! @poniesnrainbows simplyremy@hotmail.comLois xx

  26. Jane Willis
    May 10, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Congratulations, your photo is beautiful. My twitter name is @janesgrapevine

  27. ALICE
    May 10, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    Arw that's lovely!Alice – @allyx

  28. Anonymous
    May 10, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    What a great prize and very generous@claireharr

  29. Helen Dickinson
    May 10, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Wow, a lovely giveaway! Thank you!!I would love to win – @mummytothemax or knightwooodroad(at)

  30. Raven
    May 10, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    I have used St Ives since I was 13 and riddled with acne. Absolutely love it! Luckily everyone in my family knows how much I love it so I get a years supply over my birthday and Christmas presents, so I don't want to enter, just wanted to say how fabulous it is 🙂 Good luck everyone!

  31. Garen
    May 11, 2013 / 12:46 am

    st ives apricot scrub has saved my skin from… everything! It's especially good in the sensitive formulation; still effective, but not too strong.And I'm not surprised you won with that photo at all; it's really

  32. Arganought
    May 11, 2013 / 8:19 am

    Are you sure that you can find beauty in London? You have to come to Australia for that.Come to think of it…that's only if your favourite scenery is made up of different shades of brown…at least we do have blue skies.Just kidding – I enjoyed my various visits to London.

  33. Anonymous
    May 11, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Hiya!!!!!! Would love to try it! Twitter-@LM_DW_Fan!!!!! xxxxxxxxx Luv u loads!

  34. Anonymous
    May 11, 2013 / 10:38 am

    Amazing!! @SomewhatBlonde 🙂

  35. Anonymous
    May 11, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    Absolutely love St Ives products, can't live without the body scrub! @thisishaphazard great comp 🙂

  36. Devon Kay Allen
    May 11, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    Congratulations on winning!AppleCrumble_20 – twitterx

  37. Laura
    May 11, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Ooh just run out am am using a much inferior product so this would come in handy!

  38. Reena
    May 11, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    Here goes!!@reena_s29

  39. Sue Foster
    May 11, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    St Ives products are great, and I would love to introduce my 14 year old daughter to them. I feel starting a good skin care routine in your teens is something you then carry through for the rest of your life. Thank you for offering your winnings as a prize 🙂 From Sue Foster

  40. Katherine
    May 11, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    I haven't used St. Ives products in a few years, I'd love to win this and try them again! Katherine @Tweetiekaz 🙂

  41. beano54
    May 11, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Congratulations great photo!!a fab prizewould love to try this i know people love this but never tried itemail is yasminec9@aol.comgfc yasminec9twitter @yasminec9thank you

  42. Alice
    May 12, 2013 / 10:53 am

    Such a lovely photo! Twitter @alicerichardson

  43. Anna
    May 12, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    This is so generous of you! I love St. Ives – it works wonders on my acne-prone, very very dry skin!My email is, my twitter is @annathairs 🙂

  44. Anonymous
    May 12, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    I would have to hide this from my teen! @msedollyp xx

  45. Jean Bolsover
    May 12, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway!@jeanbolsover

  46. Anonymous
    May 12, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Wow congratulations!! A really lovely photo 🙂 Thank you for the generous competition. I have my fingers crossed!Twitter handle: @charlottelou_xo xx

  47. Kirsty Lemare
    May 12, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Oooh you are generous – how nice of you to share your bounty! I would love to be considered – twitter handle @VeryChicGeek 🙂

  48. Sam Hutchinson
    May 12, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    Sam Hutchinson – @samlikesjam 🙂 xxx

  49. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 11:03 am

    Lauren Owen – lauren_owen01(at) xx

  50. Lauren Galligan
    May 13, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    That's very generous of you to give away your prize 🙂 I've not tried this brand before but would love to try it as I still haven't found my perfect scrub. I'm using a Body Shop scrub at the moment but I wouldn't say it's anything special so I'm looking for something new :)Lauren GalliganTwitter: @Lauren_Galligan

  51. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    Oh that giveaway sounds amazing! my email is and my twitter is @yousentmeflyin xx

  52. kerrie mckay
    May 15, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Fantastic idea for a competition. Love to be considered. Will share the prize with my mum. Fingers crossed. :-D. @kerriemckay1 for twitter or for email.

  53. Jo
    May 17, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    Oh wow,well done,your photo is stunning,I care for and live with my grandmother and I am trying to capture a good picture of her. Thanks

  54. Sadi
    May 18, 2013 / 7:32 am

    Woww thats amazing !!I love St Ives, thats my favourite brand, GFC : Sadiemail: sadia.latif10@gmail.comTwitter : Sad20fulThankss alot for this chance

  55. Jacqui S
    May 18, 2013 / 10:19 am

    Well done on your win.Your Nan and her Westie really rock!Twitter – JS0600

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