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Race 4 Life : Run for a good cause!

As many of you would know, yesterday was the day I ran for Breast Cancer. It was my first time running for more than just myself, and it felt good!

The race wasn’t quite as big scaled as runs such as Run Melbourne or City to Bay, but the turn out was still good. Organized by the South Australian Road Runners Club, the number of people who turned up in pink gear or wearing pink ribbons was really heartwarming to see!

I was rather happy to see that the cancer council was there to support us as well and equally pleased to see many who took the threat of skin cancer seriously and were over at the cancer council stand slapping on sunscreen. Me included, as I had conveniently forgotten my tube of sunscreen back at home. Smart move.

My pink running shoes! I really quite like them but they don’t support my feet right so I end up with injuries after. But that’s not really the point here.

7.55am – folks were starting to gather around the starting line. Seeing as our route was actually along the River Torrens, this was going to be one scenic run!

Long story short: I finished my run. I no longer question the probability of me finishing runs anymore as I know I am capable of finishing them. I clocked in at 41:31 minutes, which is around 6 minutes faster than my last 5km timing so I’m chuffed!

Taking even 1-2 minutes off would have been amazing, but 6 minutes? That’s amazing. I want to train more so I can hit 5km under 30 minutes now!!

My final results were: 16 in my age group (25-29), 106 in my gender group and 139 overall.

Not too shabby, considering I really only started running in July. How far I’ve came since then. *marvels*

But even though the race is over, the race to fundraise isn’t yet!

So click on the banner and do your bit for the cause, and if you can’t spare a dollar then head on over to the current giveaway that Estee Lauder is sponsoring and do your bit and stand a chance to win $500 worth of products too!

Would you consider running for a cause?

Celeste Runs. You win. – Estée Lauder is onboard as well!

Hello, it’s Friday!

And in Pinktober, that means it’s time for another amazing giveaway. The first #pinktober giveaway was won by Michelle from Eat Paint.Sniff Glue. Congrats, miss! I’m ever so pleased!

I’ve left the biggest giveaway for the most important week – this weekend is D DAY! In which I will be running my 5km Race4life in support of breast cancer awareness in Adelaide!

So far, for all my efforts, I’ve managed to raise… $90 (it will appear on the site once I have finished collecting all the entries for all the giveaways) which means I’m about 45% of the way there to my goal of $200! Come on, ladies, let’s all work together towards this goal, shall we?

Please remember that :

For every entry I get on the giveaway, I will be donating $1 to the South Australian Cancer Council in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.*

*Capped at $500 to ensure the survival of Celeste and her tummy.

Many of the products you see here are limited edition and possibly not on counters anymore! Thank you to Estée Lauder for being so supportive and jumping on board to support a great cause!

Winning this is easy. All you need to do is:


Tell me your favourite makeup story.
It can be about your first makeup memory, your favourite makeup product, or even about a makeup that you are dreaming about!

And for an extra entry, donate $1 or more on my fundraising page!
Remember to comment with the tax receipt number!

Don’t forget to read the rules and regulation to find out how you can obtain even more entries to win this amazing prize pack!

Rules and Regulations

1. Contest Period. The giveaway starts at 10:00 am AEST on Oct 21, 2011, and concludes at 9:00 am AEST on Oct 28, 2011. This giveaway is sponsored by Estée Lauder, in co-operation with Becoming Beautiful.

2. Eligibility. This giveaway is open to both international and local participants.

3. How to Participate.

    Single entry: Entrants post a comment answering the question posed in the above blog post. Entries must contain the entrant’s name, and a valid e-mail address.
    Multiple entries: Participants can qualify for up to three additional entries by making a donation of $1.00 or more to Becoming Beautiful’s fundraising page, and providing the generated tax receipt number in a comment below.

4. Prize Awarding. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 72 hours of the conclusion of the giveaway. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond within the 48 hour window will result in a new winner being picked.

Think of me this Sunday at 8am when I will start the race, okay? I haven’t done so well in the training department recently so I’m slightly nervous and not too sure how I will fare, but let’s hope for the best, shall we?

Celeste Runs, You win – Fundraise with Bobbi Brown and Becoming Beautiful!

Hooray, the first Pinktober giveaway is officially close! The winner will be drawn in the next 72 hours and an email will be sent out to you. If you don’t reply to that email within 48 hours then a new winner is picked, so watch that inbox if you are especially keen to win!

And while that excitement is going on behind the scenes, the fundraising campaign continues at Becoming Beautiful. This week, we shine the spotlight on Bobbi Brown who has been an amazing pillar of support for this blog from its early days. I am a huge Bobbi Brown fan, and her philosophies are quite similar to mine so I really do adore her. One day, I hope to meet her in person!

Please remember that :

For every entry I get on the giveaway, I will be donating $1 to the South Australian Cancer Council in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.*

*Capped at $500 to ensure the survival of Celeste and her tummy.

Meanwhile, thanks to the generosity of her PR represents in Australia, Bobbi Brown has kindly donated a gift pack to the value of $200 in order to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness! So what can you win..?

I want to win these!! But I can’t win my own giveaway. Sigh.

Winning this is easy. All you need to do is:


Subscribe to the site via Google Friend Connect and tell me what your username is.

And for an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway!
Remember to comment with the link to the tweet!

Don’t forget to read the rules and regulation to find out how you can obtain even more entries to win this amazing prize pack!

Rules and Regulations

1. Contest Period. The giveaway starts at 10:00 am AEST on Oct 14, 2011, and concludes at 9:00 am AEST on Oct 21, 2011. This giveaway is sponsored by Bobbi Brown, in co-operation with Becoming Beautiful.

2. Eligibility. This giveaway is open to both international and local participants.

3. How to Participate.

    Single entry: Entrants post a comment answering the question posed in the above blog post. Entries must contain the entrant’s name, and a valid e-mail address.
    Multiple entries: Participants can qualify for up to three additional entries by making a donation of $1.00 or more to Becoming Beautiful’s fundraising page, and providing the generated tax receipt number in a comment below.

4. Prize Awarding. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 72 hours of the conclusion of the giveaway. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond within the 48 hour window will result in a new winner being picked.

Remember!! For every entry I get on the giveaway, I will be donating $1 to the South Australian Cancer Council in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.

So what are you waiting for? Get Moving!!

Celeste Runs. You Win. – A giveaway with a difference.

I’ve been yammering on and on about my upcoming run. For no other reason than the fact that I’m excited and it is also my first fundraising race. I’m a ball of nervous energy!

But it’s not just any old race, and you know that. Unless you haven’t been reading. It’s a race to celebrate pinktober and a race to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. So with that in mind, for the next few weeks on Friday, I will be putting up a new giveaway. Because what better way to get into the spirit of things than to win things right?

This week’s giveaway is courtesy of Clinique. As I’ve discussed this week, Clinique is a fairly new brand to me. And while I’ve not found much love in their cleansing range, I have definitely found love in their colour range. But the best part of all, Clinique has a big heart and have agreed to sponsor this prize pack for one of you lucky readers.

But here’s the thing. This isn’t just any old giveaway. This giveaway (and the next few giveaways) is actually very special. Why?

Because…

for every entry I get on the giveaway, I will be donating $1 to the South Australian Cancer Council in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.

But because I’m merely a poor civil servant, I unfortunately have to cap this at $500 aud because I still need to make sure I can eat after this month…

So on to the giveaway itself – I know you are dying to see what the prize is!

Winning is easy! Just answer this question:


If you win this prize pack,
which Clinique product are you most keen to try out?

Don’t forget to read the rules and regulation to find out how you can obtain multiple entries to win this amazing prize pack!

Rules and Regulations

1. Contest Period. The giveaway starts at 10:00 am AEST on Oct 7, 2011, and concludes at 9:00 am AEST on Oct 14, 2011. This giveaway is sponsored by Clinique, in co-operation with Becoming Beautiful.

2. Eligibility. This giveaway is open to both international and local participants.

3. How to Participate.

    Single entry: Entrants post a comment answering the question posed in the above blog post. Entries must contain the entrant’s name, and a valid e-mail address.
    Multiple entries: Participants can qualify for up to three additional entries by making a donation of $1.00 or more to Becoming Beautiful’s fundraising page, and providing the generated tax receipt number in a comment below.

4. Prize Awarding. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 72 hours of the conclusion of the giveaway. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond within the 48 hour window will result in a new winner being picked.


What are you waiting for?
Go win your Clinique!

Pink is the new black in October.

I’m back! Or at least, I hope to be. I’m still sick, you see. I have some kind of insane ultra strong flu strand that is still sticking around after 2 weeks. I think it might be one that is also called exhaustion.

But forget that. I can’t promise the regular twice daily posts for awhile yet since I’m still under the weather, but I’m going to try my darndest because I miss blogging!

In October, there’s actually going to be quite a lot of rather exciting things going on. For one, I have decided that I’d like to take up running long distance as a permanent hobby. That means, I’m going to be training to be able to run consistently and will be participating in runs as often as I can. Why is this blog-worthy? Because running is healthy and a form of exercise, the other is that I will be dedicating each run I do to a worthy cause and will be fundraising as much as possible for each run.

And seeing as October is also breast cancer awareness month, it seemed well-fitting to do Race 4 Life, which is a run based in Adelaide to raise awareness for breast cancer.

I am raising funds for the cancer council and you can find my fundraising page here. My goal is $200 for the run, and I’m highly nervous as I’m not sure if I’ll even be able to fundraise $10 let alone $200! But I’m going to be trying anyways, so if you have some spare cash laying around, please consider donating it to a good cause. Plus, it will keep me running!!

I will be putting up a progress bar on the side bar to show my fundraising progress – here’s hoping I get somewhere with it!

I normally do Frocktober but because I am already fundraising for Race4life, I won’t be actively pushing Frocktober as well. But if you do feel like supporting dresses instead of the pinks, then please head over to Frocktober’s website and follow the links to donate.

I won’t give too much away, but I have lots of activities lined up for the blog in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, so hang on to your hats and don’t forget to donate!