WIN a Spring Inspired Package from Korea

The weather over the past few days has been absolutely delightful (it's the final days of summer and I know this means we are in for a very cold winter here in Korea). It really has felt like Spring, and to celebrate I'm giving away this very pretty package of stationery and beauty products from some of my favourite stores here.

Happy Friday everyone! The weather here in Korea has been feeling very much like Spring and to celebrate I am giving...

Posted by CityGirl Searching on Thursday, 10 September 2015

I've got face masks, nail polish, pencils, writing paper, and lots of other pretty goodies. All you have to do is head over to my Facebook page and comment & share the photo. This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be drawn on Tuesday 15th September.

Good luck!


Introducing TJ Stationery {and a GIVEAWAY}

Today I want to introduce you to tj stationery & gifts, an Australian based gift and stationery store that celebrates the simple pleasures in life. 

"Meet Jenny, a simple girl with an appreciation for all the little things in life. She lives in a humble Sydney apartment with her partner and bunny. One day, out of desire to do something that truly made her happy, she decided to start her own online store - combining her love for drawing and obsession with stationery. tj stationery & gifts is her creative outlet, a place where she can express her ideals of happiness, in the hope of spreading happiness to others".

You can find tj stationery & gifts on Instagram and Facebook, as well as in their Etsy store where they stock all kinds of pretty things to brighten up your day.

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{Giveaway}

Jenny is giving away this lovely set of 6 letterpress cards for you to spread a little love to those around you. Perhaps someone you know needs a little cheering up, or maybe you want to say a little thank you to the lady next door who sporadically gives you fresh veggies. Whatever it is, use them to celebrate the simple pleasures in life.

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This giveaway is open worldwide!

Just use the entry form thingy below (all you have to do is find us both (@CityGirlSearching & @tjstationerygifts) on Facebook and tweet about the giveaway...it's super easy!)

Winners will be announced on Thursday 4th September.

Good luck everyone!

Korean Stationery Giveaway!

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It's my birthday month, and to celebrate I want to give away some of my absolute favourite things from South Korea. I want to thank you for all your comments, tweets, likes and love for my little blog and I thought these cute goodies would do the trick.

Here's a little list of what will be inside your pretty package:

A collection of cute socks

A variety of stickers (some in the form of sticker stamps, puppies and other decorative stickers)

2 rolls of beautiful, high quality washi tape in mint green and gold

Avocado Leave-in Hair Fluid -My absolute favourite hair treatment from SkinFood

Mango Seed Lip Butter from The Face Shop

a few surprise extra's

To enter, just use the easy entering system below. If you have any problems with it, first try refreshing your bowser, or pop me an email (citygirlsearching-at-gmail-dot-com). You should be able to enter from your mobile device too!

Good Luck!

*Entries close on July 29th at midnight.

*This giveaway is open worldwide, in other words open to everyone, wherever you may be in the world

Motex giveaway in celebration of National Stationery Week!

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I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Monday marks the start of National Stationery Week in the UK and to celebrate this wonderful occasion, (and because I have a love for all things stationery!) I'm going to be giving away a pretty pink Motex labeler, as well as an extra roll of lime green tape. I have loved my labeler and have gone a little crazy labeling everything I can get my hands on (all in the name if organizing...or so I tell Farmboy). If you're not sure what a Motex labeler is, it's basically a label embosser which uses a click wheel to  literally 'punch' your desired letters or symbols onto sticky backed label paper. You can click here for some pretty pictures of what people have used their labelers to decorate. They have been around for years, but have started gaining popularity again especially within the crafty, snail mail circles of people who use them to make their packages look extra special.

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This pink labeler comes with 4 text disks (English uppercase, English lowercase, Korean and another one with symbols I'n not sure the origins of) as well as two rolls of sticky backed tape (one pink and one lime green). The reason for the Korean disk is that the Motex labeler is made right here in Korea.

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If you would like to win simply use the giveaway entry system below. I'd also love to know what you plan on labeling first if you win, let me know in the comments section below.

Give me a shout if you have any problems with the entry system (it sometimes acts up in certain internet browsers). You can get multiple entries by doing different things, so just follow the instructions for more info. 

You can also gain another entry by sharing the top image on Instagram and using the following hashtag (so I can track your entry) #citygirlsearching and my username @roxyhutton.

This giveaway is open to everyone (local and international) and the winner will be drawn on Friday evening.

Good luck everyone! 

X

Meet Miss Milly & a {Giveaway}

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Today I am really happy to introduce you all to a lovely lady, business owner and new blogger; Theresa from MissMilly.

Theresa is from South Africa (yay for local talent) and is the brains behind her creative craft business called Miss Milly. 

Miss Milly is about
birds and the beauty of vintage
craft and being happy
washi tape and wood
hearts and handmade
pastel and pretty
owls and foxes

It's all about {pink} ice cream!
And above all God.

For prices you can visit her Facebook page (click here) which has all her current stock. And to contact Theresa directly you can pop her an email on missmillysa{at}gmail{dot}com.

You can visit MissMilly at the following places:

Blog

Facebook & Store

Pinterest

CityGirlSearching & MissMilly Be Your Own Valentine Giveaway

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To introduce you all to her products, MissMilly is giving away some beautiful hand crafted washi taped goodies; a pretty heart brooch, matching earrings and a matching bobby pin. All you have to do is use the fancy Punchtab giveaway thingymagiggy below. You can enter in a variety of different ways (a few of the mandatory but most of them are extra's) and each way earns you another entry {please let me know if you have any problems, I know the entry system has given people hassles in the past when using Internet Explorer. If you are having issues, try refreshing your browser, or if you are able to, try visiting my blog again using Google Chrome}.

*Giveaway ends on Friday 31st January at 11pm (South African time).

*This giveaway is only open to South African readers.

Good Luck!

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And the winner is...

And the winner of a very pretty package of stationery is..

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Well done Jowhara! Please get in touch with your postal address, and I will send your package off to you very soon.

And to every single one of the 151 people out there who entered my giveaway, THANK YOU for entering.

My online store will be up and running {SOON} and then you too can have a slice of pretty-ness. I am fighting with the postal service in South Africa (that is the holdup) everything else is up and ready to go. As soon as I win the battle, you will all be the first to know.

Have a wonderful weekend!

x

An{other} update & a GIVEAWAY!

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Dear readers,
Is inevitable that when starting your own business there will be many bumps and hiccups along the way. I have had lots of computer trouble lately (and not the small kind either, I'm talking the hundreds of dollars or thousands of rands kind of trouble) and I am still without my glorious machine.
And, I have run into a few issues with the South African postal service too.
BUT I am still determined to get my site and shop launched soon, so please do bear with me. I want it to be perfect :)

So, to say thank you for your patience, I am hosting a giveaway! Yippee!

But, this giveaway is going to a surprise of sorts, think of me as your Secret Santa (not so secret as you do know who I am, but secret as you don't know exactly what I am going to be giving).

I WILL tell that you that it will be filled with {pretty-ness} and could contain any of the below:

To enter  simply use the fabulously easy entering system below.
The winner will be drawn on the Friday 22nd November. This giveaway is open to international entries too!

CGS Online Stationery Store {An Update}

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Dear readers,

I have mentioned on various social media platforms that I will soon be launching my new website, and my new stationery store. I have had a few hiccups along the way, the main one being the postal system in South Africa. I want to make sure that I have an absolute sure way of getting you your lovely goodies before I launch.

Please bear with me while I do my best to figure out all the nitty gritty logistics on this exciting new venture.

In the mean time, I am leaving you with some images to get you excited for what is to come soon.

P.S As a thank you for being so patient, I will soon be hosting a giveaway next week of some of these delightful goodies! So keep your eyes peeled!

x

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Hosting a Giveaway using Punchtab

Recently I hosted a giveaway here on the blog with the sweet Sarah of Polkadot & Stripes. It was wildly successful. Why? Part of the reason was the wonderful goodies up for grabs, but I think what made it so successful was my choice of giveaway platform.

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I tried out PunchTab, which I found to be super easy (and free!) to set up, and even easier for my readers to enter. You can upgrade on the site by paying a fee, but I found my basic account to be more than adequate.

There are a number of other platforms out there which offer a similar service (such as Rafflecopter and Wildfire). I haven'r tried out these two platforms, but from the research I did, PunchTab seems to have impressed a lot of people. 

Unlike the traditional method of people commenting on your blog post to enter, with PunchTab, users have a variety of methods with which to enter. The more ways they enter, the more entries they get. You get to customize exaclty what you would like your readers to do (tweet about the giveaway, answer a question, like you on facebook etc). And the best part, you don't have to manually count and enter each entry into another server like RandomOrg to choose a winner. As soon as the giveaway is over, with the click of one button, PunchTab automatically picks a random winner. Its so easy! You can also choose to download a list of emails that your readers used to enter your giveaway to add to your monthly newsletter or to send out thank you emails etc. 

Here are some stats I thought would be worth mentioning about the giveaway I ran a little while ago:

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For my little blog, my readers churned out a total of 631 entries. Ok, the total number of people who entered was 112 but that means that they each must have entered at least 2 or 3 times. The reason they were able to was because I made it easy for them. 

There's nothing more frustrating than a complicated list of instructions for entering a giveaway. Help your readers out and make it easy for them. And save yourself a lot of time in tallying up all the entries too!

Have you tried PunchTab before? Can you recommend any other platforms that have worked well for you in the past? Drop me a line below, I'd love to hear from you!

Giveaway {Winner}

Oh my goodness! 

I was completely overwhelmed at the response for the WashiTape Giveaway

held last week with Sarah from Polkadot Stripes. For those of you who took the time to enter, thank you. Thank you for the tremendous support you've shown this little ol' blog of mine. 

The winner of 5 rolls of lovely washi tape and a gorgeous wooden washi tape dispenser is....

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Well done lovely lady! I will be popping you an email shortly, and Sarah will be in touch with you soon to get these goodies sent to you.

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Thank you again to everyone who entered. I have some more exciting things in the pipeline as far as stationery goes (follow my Instagram feed for more lovely stationery inspiration!) so stay tuned.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

x

Washi Tape {Giveaway} CLOSED

As hinted last week, I am very excited to be hosting a giveaway today of lovely washi tape goodies from Sarah at Polkadot & Stripe

There are literally hundreds of different ways to use washi tape, and here is your chance to get crafty with your own supply of 5 pretty rolls of washi tape and a lovely wooden washi tape dispenser.

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To enter, use the giveaway button below. You can enter through a variety of methods to make things easy for you, and each method is another entry. Good luck!

{I am using trying out a new giveaway platform called Punchtab for this giveaway. Please let me know if you are having any problems with it. There are many ways to gain extra entries ie leaving a comment/following me on facebook/sharing with your friends. It should walk you through each step and be very user friendly. Please do let me know if you have any problems!)

Good luck!

x

Competition closes Friday 30th August. 

{Please note this giveaway is only open to South African readers}

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1. Cake Bunting // 2. Power Adaptor // 3. Journals // 4. Glass decal // 5. Tea light candles // 6. Cookies

Stationary Giveaway {WINNER}

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And the winner of a gorgeous collection of South Korean stationery bits and pieces hand picked by me is...

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Well done Nicola! Please drop me a tweet/email/comment below with your postal address and I will get your goodies off to you right away!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

xxx

{I'm back!}

Farmboy and I arrived back in KZN late yesterday afternoon after a wonderful road trip through the Western and Eastern Cape. Here is a little glimpse into the beauty we past along the way...

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I'm going to be picking a winner for the {stationery giveaway} I'm running! All you have to do is like RoxyPictures CityGirlSearching

on Facebook, and then tweet me (@RoxyPearce) to let me you have done so...

Good luck!

x

Stationery *Giveaway!* {CLOSED}

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As promised on Facebook Twitter last week I am opening up a giveaway of some very special and lovely pieces of stationery from South Korea. Farmboy and I are planning on heading back there later this year (if all goes according to plan) so I am having to be ruthless with all the stuff we have. So, I thought a giveaway would be the best way to deal with some of the stationery I have left over. 

Every single item was handpicked by me in Korea, and I'm sure the winner will love using it.

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I will be choosing a winner on Sunday 12 May so make sure to get your 'likes' and shares in before then!

So, to enter, like CityGirlSearching on Facebook RoxyPictures on Facebook

& tweet (@roxypearce) /blog about this giveaway to gain more entries

Good luck everyone!

xxx

{giveaway only open to SA residents}