Win pampering beauty treats

May 6, 2011

It’s been a long old week (well not really, obviously, but it’s at least three weeks until the next bank holiday), and I’m ready for some serious pampering this weekend.

I’m loving the Oskia skincare range right now – gorgeous natural skincare, it smells heavenly and I love the packaging, too.

So, because I know you’re all in need of a treat as well, I’m going to give one of you the chance to win two fabulous products: the radiance-boosting Nutri-Active Day Cream, and the fabulous Eye Wonder eye serum, which reduces puffiness and dark circles.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning these fabulous pampering beauty treats is leave your response to the following question by next Friday. Please note that usual The Mum Blog rules apply and any duplicated comments will be deleted.

Q: Why are you in need of a pampering treat?

Good luck! x

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  • Claire, Cheshire Mum May 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I’m a working mum, we are moving house and my childcare just went kaput. Argh!

  • HonieBuk (HonieMummy) May 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Well doing the usual looking after 3 children of different ages and needs: 4 yrs, 12 yrs & 11 yrs with disability.

    But this week it’s also my 40th Birthday, so a good old pampering for a good old gal wouldn’t go a miss ;o

  • Liz Jarvis May 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you to everyone who entered this competition – it seems like we could all do with a lovely treat, and I wish I had more to go around!

    The winner is….

    Nicki Cawood. Nicki if you’d like to email me your details I’ll arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

    • Nicki Cawood May 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Oh that’s brilliant! Thanks so much. Much needed too I have to say 🙂

  • Elaine Powell May 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    oops too late. Typical just get to sit down 🙂

  • Elaine Powell May 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Full time work, two hormonal boys (8 and 5) and a husband who is having a mid life crisis cause he is hitting 40 – god what a week !

  • Liz May 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks to everyone who entered – this competition is now closed and I’ll be announcing the winner later.

  • nikki May 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Because I’m going throught the new baby, sleepless night stage, naughty toddler,toilet training stage all at the same time….Ok it’s with my new puppy, but I’ve still got my normal Mummy duties to do on top and I am a wreck!!

  • Belinda Matthews May 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I deserve a good pamper session because I have and am continuing to have a had time, i need something to cheer me up

  • Pauline Appleton May 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I Have just had my 47th birthday so im feeling old and have needed a good eye serum that will really help with puffiness
    My skin could really do with a boost as its looking washed out
    these fab products sound just like what i am in need of

  • michelle hammond May 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    because my 18 year old colleague asked me if other people thought I was her mum when we go out together. I’m 27

  • Amanda Rose May 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I need it as I my skin is terrible with the weather changes and I start my new job!!

  • Annemieke Troost May 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    4 weeks to go hopefully and then i will be the proud mum of a lovely baby girl, Iff i still want to look half human after all the short nights coming i need some pampering products desperately…

  • Allan May 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I need some present for my girlfriend so this would do lovely.

  • Jane May 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I am in need of pampering treat because my skin has lately been showing first signs of ageing and I would love to keep my youthful look.

  • Kelly Hooper May 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Because I became seriously ill 2 years ago and havent been well enough to pamper myself at all, most days couldnt even do my hair let alone creams/lotions etc! Still not well but it would be nice to actually look human for once :O

  • talor pickering May 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    i deserve a treat because im a single mum with a beautiful 11 month old daughter who has only just started gettin teeth and is refusing to sleep so i think i deserve a lil pampering!

  • Clementina May 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I need to post my BEFORE and AFTER exercise programme picture so need pampering first lol

  • Georgie Warsop May 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I would give it to my mum as she deserves it the most, especially since my dad died and my nan had a major fall just before Christmas.

  • hazel rush May 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    i need some pampering because all i ever seem to do is work and havnt had a holiday for almost 3 years!

  • Emma Smith May 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    because I have been running around like a Loon for the past few weeks and I need some me time!

  • Sarah Rees May 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I deserve this because with two kids, hubby, 2 cats, 1 hamster, 12 fish, a horse, a business and everything else that goes on I never find a spare minute for me and if I do i feel guilty and wonder what else I should be doing.

  • Ruth Grover May 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I have two gorgeous grandsons, Jaret 7 and Kris 3, Kris makes sure i join in every game!! I am sat with a nice cuppa after having Kris this morning and will get him from Nursery at 3pm…in order for me not to turn into a wreck..please Pamper Me!!!!

  • Susannah Glover May 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Because I make dogs bark and small children cry.

  • Sarah Page May 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Because my sixteen month old baby has decided that sleep is for the weak and that food can only be eaten if you have a nappy/hoover/mop in the other hand!

  • Andrena Harrison May 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Because my husband told me I smelt like an old slept in sweaty bed this morning!!!

  • Sarah Mills May 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    third day with same headache, so feeling very sorry for myself, this win would relief the pain…whoh is me ;(

  • marina frow May 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

    pregnant and suffering from horrible morning sickness 🙁

  • margherita May 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Because I got married to Prince William and…well that was stressful!! 🙂

  • Jennifer Turnbull May 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I deserve pampering treats because I have just turned 60 (bad enough!) I’ve got a torn Biceps tendon (did that at work) a torn ligament in my ankle (fell down the stairs) Just had cataract surgery on both eyes and one has gone wrong ( more surgery to come) Haha thats what turning 60 does for you!

  • suzie May 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I need some time just to chill an pamper myself, all i seem to do is work,work, work and run the house and be mum to my young family, never enough hours in the day left for me just to soak and make myself beautiful.

  • Natalie Brammer May 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I am in need of a pampering treat… to share with my best friends!

    A few of us have just had second babies and I am planning a girly evening – cue a bottle of wine, face masks, nail polish plus two Oskia skincare treats if I win!

    Much more of a treat if you share!

  • yasmine chodhry May 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I have just had a baby, and am getting no sleep due to her having a illness, so this would be great as make me look human and not look worse, as i look lifeless and awful

  • eileen haveron May 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Where do I start? I’m currently working over 40hrs a week, running a house singlehandedly, looking after a 9yr old boy, doing a degree, buying a new house, trying to diet, suffering insomnia, my 15yr old car has a scary new light on the dashboard, been single for 3yrs, and suffering from stress as my Superwoman cape seems to have frayed a wee bit. OH and i found my first grey hair…. IN MY SODDING EYEBROW.

    oh god, i’ve just ranted at you……

  • Jane Willis May 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My skin is gorgeous, flawless and radiant – until I put my glasses on! I need something to put the “glamorous” into “granny”

  • Lori Darling May 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I’m in need of a pamper session as it seems at times that my husband is a bigger kid than the children – aaarrrggghhhhh

  • Emma Oldfield May 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Because I haven’t had a good nights sleep in 6 months.

  • claire green May 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I’m in need of a pampering treat because this month, has been a month from hell…laptop broke twice, car is in for service and mot, just hoping it doesn’t fail on anything and pay day isn’t for another 3 weeks and I have peanuts in the bank =(

  • Rory Campion May 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I’m not, but my other half is. She has other people’s kids all day (childminder), is 36 weeks preganant AND she has to put up with me!

  • D K Pedlow May 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    My daughter was rushed to hospital because she couldn’t breathe. She has been on steriods and inhalers ever since. It has left me physically and emotionally shattered and I could do with some pampering.

  • andi May 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I am a single mum to two under 11’s, have just started new medication for my bipolar, and my father who is my only relative (apart from the kids), has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I;m sorry this is so miserable but I really could do with a de-stress to recharge my batteries.

  • Cathy James May 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    the year started badly with death of friend and my nan, i turned 40 without much celebration. I dont have much time to have a rest as daughter has busy training schedule

  • Julie Cook May 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    My 2 year old has started waking at 4am to start the day, I have a baby and my 12 yr old daughter doesnt go to bed till 9pm – I need a treat!

  • Lisa Collins May 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    After reading all the above comments I feel very humbled so I’m going to nick Cheryl Coles line.
    ‘Because I’m worth it’

  • Louise Strachan May 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Because i am worth it! And because I don’t look after myself very well and need a lovely treat so this looks ideal…. @Bobbity666

  • Lesley Dobson May 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I could do with some pampering after my nine-year-old’s three-day birthday celebrations, the loo seat breaking (those two aren’t related), a parking ticket (didn’t have my binoculars with me to see the resident’s permit only sign half way down the street), and foxes pooping on my front door step.

  • Hayley williams May 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

    i need pampering because my new baby isnt sleeping and im really tired! 🙂

  • Eliza May 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I need pampering because my little sister discovered and picked out (in public!!!!) a whole bunch of white hairs. I was in denial. Now I’m in shock.

  • Cheryl May 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Because I’m trying so hard to cope with my ailing mother, a very ill dog, impending redundancy, aqnd generally trying to keep myself together when I’m actually falling apart.

  • Carole Hallett Mobbs May 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I desperately need pampering please, because in the past 3 months I’ve been in the 4th largest earthquake EVER, had my daughter off school for 2 months, moved from Tokyo to Berlin… and am completely frazzled by life in general.

    My looks are now resembling my mother’s…

  • Heather Shaw May 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    We all need a bit of pampering every now and then. My turn is NOW! (please)

  • Anne T May 9, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Because at the moment I’m chanelling Worzel Gummidge. Straw hair – check, weatherbeaten complexion – check, grimy nails – check.

  • Alison May 9, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I work, I look after my kids, I cook, I clean, I garden, I need some time for me!

  • jane mercer May 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    well where do i start i have a three year old thats just started nursery and finding it hard when he cries for me,also he’s started with night terrors which are really awful,i’ve just had a baby boy by emergency c section had to have a blood transfusion and now have i’d love this to put a smile on my face

  • Liz Owen May 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    OK – we ALL need treats, and if this stuff makes me look like Geogie Cleeve (founder), who surely can’t be older than 12, then I insist I win! Now please! The formula should kick in before my 40th in July…

  • Morag Thomson May 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I have a 10 month baby and a 3 year old and I’m just returning to self emoloyment after maternity leave while trying to work out how to run my household. aaaarrrrrgggghhh

  • natalie tod May 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I have a 10 week old and a 3 year old i think thats a good enough reason. hehe

  • Lucy May 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I don’t deserve it any more than anyone else, or any less, I just deserve it (and I can’t even afford milk some weeks, so this would be total LUXURY!)

  • Cheryll H May 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I’m in need of a pampering treat because despite the fact that I have an amazing family and loving OH, there comes a point when you just need some me time! Especially when you’re 8 mths pregnant! G’luck all =)

  • Harpal Kaur May 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    because I am nearly six months pregnant, work full time and then come home to a 3 year old and two year old and feel very worn out!

  • Crystal Jigsaw May 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    After the last 6 weeks of lambing, my eyes look like they have two heavy-duty black bin bags under them. In fact, I could be in the World Record book for the biggest bags!!

    CJ xx

  • wifeofbold May 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Wow how do i compete with all those very deserving mums? Well i don’t really but at 28 with massive under eye bags and crows feet from screaming at my four girls i need something to make me look half human – failing winning this i might have to resort to botox and you wouldn’t want that on your consience would you haha?

  • Victoria Gossage May 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Because I am due to have my second baby in August and need pampering to set me up for this.

  • SADIE SCOTT May 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

    because i am a mam and never have time for myself

  • Kelly Koya May 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Cos I’m getting near my sell-by-date,
    And Oskia helps me rejuvenate!

  • Joanne Baldwin May 8, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Because I need to switch off from the job search and money worries!

  • tracey scott May 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    because i am stressed and need to be pampered to destress. my husband has just been in hospital with a fractured skull as a result of an assault and i am worried about the long term effects of this. a bit pampering will help me relax for a change.

  • Sarah Ballantyne May 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    This week I have been turned down for my dream job, caught a horrible virus and discovered a leak in the bathroom. I don’t know whether I deserve some pampering but I definitely feel in need of it!

  • NICOLA HARTLEY May 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I can’t say that I deserve pampering more than any other mum, we all deserve to be pampered no matter what our circumstances!!! I would love to be pampered as I am a single mum, who has worked full time whilst studying fulltime to get my degree and now i’m on my teacher training course so I have little time or money to be pampered.

  • Anna May 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    gosh, after reading all the comments above I no longer feel deserving at all. Sounds like all mums need something like this!

  • nicola May 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Because I am 6 months pregnant with a 2 year old, a 4 year old and worst of all….a snoring partner! I’m soooo tired I definitely need the wonder eye serum and day cream!! Thank you!

  • FionaLynne Edwards May 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’d love a pampering treat as my daughter’s going away on her first school field trip – time for me – at last x

  • Rebecca Ring May 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Because not only am I a busy mum to three boys aged between 7 and 22mths, Im a childminder and look after 3 young children as well as helping out at my local children’s centre

  • Sarah Anguish May 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Trying to recover after the school Easter Holidays in time for the next half term

  • Denice May 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Been raising my children over the last 20 years and this would be great for de stressing and us girls could have a brilliant pamper night

  • RACHEL MURRAY May 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Inbetween doing 2 college courses and looking after the house, I’m running around with my children 4yrs & 7yrs and I always put EVERYTHING before myself.

    My husband always moans at me because I never buy things for me, it’s always for the kids, him or the house.

    I need to relax more, but a mothers work is never done 🙂

  • Angela Sandhu May 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I have been off work with depression for 5 months but it is an invisible illness which I get no sympathy or help for from my family. I need a break. My 7 year old is my angel!

  • laura elizabeth hayes May 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    i think i deserve to win as im a mum of 4 and 1 on the way, ive been in and out of hospital with this pregnancy as i have a rare pregnancy condition, this little treat would cheer me up no end X

  • rosie May 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Stressy time of the year for school teacher in y6- Worked so hard to prepare the children for next week (SATs). Knowing that they are ready to fly as they stretch towards secondary school. I need to be calm to keep them- and worried parents, focused through this jittery time. By Friday I will be shattered, having carried the weight of the world on my shoulders balancing their needs and the demands of my own three children.
    A pampering treat at the end of the week will help charge my batteries before we launch headlong preparing for ‘Lion King’ end of term production!

  • Liz Burton May 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve had a really crappy week to be honest.

    In hospital to check out chest pains and got to go back for more tests :0(

    Could do with some cheering up and pampering, x

  • jemma price May 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    my son has been pretty ill after his operation and i am expecting another one in september. Love to win the prize.

  • Jen Rogers May 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Wardrobe empty, finances chronic – lovely treat, PERFECT TONIC!

  • Jo Young May 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I really need a treat as my daughter has been ill this week so I’ve been looking after her and cleaning and washing loads!

  • liz denial May 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I’ve been dieting now for over a year & lost 8 stone so far though it’s not been easy as I’ve had to stop the diet every time I’ve been ill which has been quite a few as I suffer from fibromyalgia & rheumatoid arthritis & my medication compromises my immune system so I get very poorly if I get even a slight cold. I’ve just recovered from a very bad chest infection which kept me inside away from all this beautiful sunshine so I think I deserve a bit of pampering as I’m single, live alone, no family around me so if I’m going to get pampered I have to do it myself

  • nicci cowdell-murray May 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

    i have rheumatoid arthritis really bad, and looking after 2 kids, one of which has ADHD is hard work. id love a little treat

  • bonnie williams May 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Because my second child is due today (no sign of him/her though) my 15 month old has taken to early morning waking and I now have extremely large suitcases under my eyes rather than my usual ‘bags’!!…

  • linda curtis May 7, 2011 at 10:06 am

    as i ahve just come back from a break at Alton Towers with my daughter and grandson and im shattered all week i have been feeling like i have no energy and really need some me time and a bit of pampering x

  • Alice Hindley May 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Because crows feet have rested on my face which need a lot of tlc

  • chrissyb55 May 7, 2011 at 9:23 am

    just what i need so stressed with life at the moment looking after everyone else

  • helen mcdonald May 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

    i have chronic fatigue syndrome, this would be a fab boost

  • nadia May 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Because I feel so tired and this is just the thing to liven me up!

  • Natelle Arnold May 7, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I am a busy working Mum, I work full time 8-6 5 days and every other Saturday half day, 5 kids from age 1 to 8, ballet for one , football for the other – sometimes I wonder how I dont end up with my Pants on my head Im that run off my feet – would love a little pamper – I rarely spend money on myself there never seems any spare 🙁 xxx

  • kendra florence May 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Between visiting my mum who has been in hospital for the past four weeks and working full time with a family I seriously need a ittle me tme and a pamper so please please pick me.

  • katherine grieve May 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    its always others that get pampered not me, would be so nice to have a pamper myself for a change

  • Tracy Nixon May 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I am a single mum to for children ,aged 7, 6, 5 and 3! I am only 36 and have been recently diagnosed as suffering from brittle bones so I have to take it easy. I feel quite low about this just now o could do with a pamper xxx

  • Emma Button May 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    because I’m about to go on holiday and I look like a tramp and somehow I don’t think the glam ladies in the south of france are going to approve of me. Bah to them.

  • would like to be a yummy mummy May 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Because I have been working hard looking after a poorly toddler, a teething baby and a sick husband so could do with a little treat for myself!

  • Tara May 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Because I have a 5 year old who thought my last serum was something which she should use to ‘make a potion’ with while in the bath. Sob

  • English Mum May 6, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I have skin like a wizened old crow due to having two teenagers (one doing exams), moving house, and owning a cat that wants to kill me.

  • I Heart Motherhood May 6, 2011 at 10:29 am

    i am sooo in need of a pampering treat, 8 weeks to go until baby number two arrives and I’m feeling heavy and huge! A little pick me up is just what I need. 😉

  • Ellen Arnison May 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Because it’s either that or resorting to gin… again.

  • Kara Guppy May 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

    For being a nurse, taxi, chef, cleaner, decorator, counsellor and teacher all rolled into one!! Mum to 5 gorgeous kids ages ranging from 3 months to 17 years! ?

  • Nicki Cawood May 6, 2011 at 8:50 am

    To reward me for losing 19lb so far and because Kieran had me up at 3.50am redecorating his room exorcist style! 🙂

  • Nickie May 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

    To primp myself ready for Cybermummy. I’d scare you looking the way I do at the moment!!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway – great prize!

  • Elaine Livingstone May 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

    to get me ready for my tv debut!!

  • Erica Price May 6, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Had a busy week looking after 3 boys between 4-6 yrs.