Can you believe that my little blog, Chimocollate, is turning a year old?!

Since I began blogging I have met and interacted with some of the most amazing, inspirational and supportive readers.

I am extremely thankful to all of you. Your kindness, support and encouragement have meant so much to me and I feel so blessed to have such amazing readers.

As a thank you, I have put together some of my favourite things for a blog birthday giveaway to a lucky reader. I honestly wish that I could give away something to each and everyone of you! So, make sure you enter!

What can you win?

  • Avène Gentle eye make-up remover
  • Freeman Revitalizing pomegranate Peel-off mask
  • Essie Nail polish
  • T-Zone Charcoal and Bamboo Peel Off Mask
  • Bio-Oil
  • Clinique liquid eye liner
  • Catrice liquid waterproof eye liner
  • Essence Nailpolish
  • Essence Blush Brush
  • Essence Kabuki brush
  • Eyelure eyelash kit
  • Skin Republic Hyaluronic acid and Collagen sheet mask

*Kindly note that these are not sponsored and have all been purchased by me of my own account.

How to enter:

1) Follow my blog CHIMOCOLLATE on Twitter. (@chimocollate)

2) Follow my blog CHIMOCOLLATE on Instagram. (@chimocollate)

3) Like my blog CHIMOCOLLATE on Facebook. (@chimocollate)

4) Retweet the pinned competition post /or share this post and remember to tag @chimocollate with the hashtag #chimocollatebday so that I can track your entries.

5) Tweet the following “It’s Chimocollate blog’s 1st birthday and I want to win a fabulous hamper with @chimocollate! #chimocollatebday ”

4) Comment below which of the above you have done, each counts as an entry.


Open to South African residents only.

Do one or all the steps above.

Each step counts as an entry.

Entries will be verified.

This giveaway is not associated with, nor sponsored by any of the product brands.

Giveaway closes 7 June 2018.


Much love

Vina ❤


Monday Motivation

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”― Eckhart Tolle

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