Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 23rd March 2014

This week, I’ve been loving…

Nail wraps

I’ve been aware of nail wraps for quite a while, but up until recently I’d never been that fussed about giving them a try. To be honest, I thought they might just be some sort of phase that sounded better than it really was. Plus, all the ones I’d seen weren’t that cheap and I didn’t want to splash out on something that I thought wouldn’t really work. However, a couple of months ago I was flicking through our latest Avon catalogue and came across a page of nail wraps, all at half price. There were so many pretty designs that I couldn’t resist treating myself to a few, especially with them being half price! This week I decided to give them a try and was actually pleasantly surprised. They were relatively easy to apply (although my shaky hands didn’t really help!) and have so far lasted very well. The only place I’ve been out to this week is my doctor’s surgery, but I got some great comments about them from the nurse and the receptionist! I think I may have been converted!

The finished product! Would you be interested in a step-by-step post for how to apply nail wraps?

The power of social media

I’ve been using social media for as long as I can remember. It started with Yahoo Messenger, then Bebo, MySpace and MSN, followed by Facebook and now Twitter and Instagram. There have always been various campaigns on social media sites, from petitions to sign to coded messages that were supposed to raise awareness of a particular cause. This week brought with it the no-make-up selfie, with people trying to raise awareness and money for cancer charities. From what I have heard, it didn’t actually come from a cancer charity and has had criticism from some people, saying it has nothing to do with cancer and is simply about vanity. I admit, to begin with I was a little sceptical as I wasn’t sure how a selfie was going to help do much at all, apart from generating comments from friends about how lovely and beautiful the person looks. But, yet again, I’ve been proved wrong! The campaign has spread like wildfire and an amazing £2m has been raised so far for cancer charities. I know some people are still unsure of this crusade but surely anything that helps to raise that much awareness and money is positive? I thought I’d share my no-make-up selfie with you and encourage you to donate to a cancer charity of your choice.

Competition wins

I’ve always enjoyed entering competitions. The thought of winning something exciting always draws me in, even though at the back of my mind I know that the likelihood of me winning is pretty slim. Since I’ve been ill and have had a bit more time on my hands, I’ve been entering a few more competitions, usually on Facebook and Twitter, or through e-mails I’ve received. I never really expected to win anything – I just thought I might as well give it a go to pass some time. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised, as over the last couple of weeks I seem to have been pretty lucky! My winning list so far consists of some Imperial Leather Foam Burst, a necklace from Claire’s Accessories, 2 tickets for the Ideal Homes Show, a mug from Clipper (yet to arrive) and a treat for a friend from Marks and Spencer. I think, for now, I’ll keep on entering competitions and see how long my winning streak will last!

Competition wins so far

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

P.S – Just to let you know, Ramblings of a Jaffa Cat now has its very own Facebook page! Please check it out here, like the group and share with everyone you know. Also, if you don’t already, please do follow me on Bloglovin’

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