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Win! A personalised portrait by Roxwell Press

There's nothing as encouraging as fan art, so you can imagine our joy in the office when we were sent this beautiful watercolour in celebration of our Letters issue by Michelle Evans of Roxwell Press. So thrilled were we, that Michelle's painting went straight onto the pages of our latest issue, with the promise of a competition to win some of her work. So, here it is…

 Illustration: Lady of Letters by Michelle Evans of Roxwell Press

Illustration: Lady of Letters by Michelle Evans of Roxwell Press

Continuing along the lines of the Lady of Letters, Michelle has offered the prize of a personalised portrait for one lucky reader. "I'd love to paint a woman in her element, doing something she loves to do," says Michelle. "Whether it's being absorbed in a book with her feet in the grass, riding through the city on her bike, or sitting in a coffee shop writing in her journal."

Alternatively, you could choose a loved one and give the prize as a gift. It'll be a one-off, unique painting (size approx 10 x 12")  in the full vibrant colours of opaque watercolour.

Simply click here and answer the question to enter. Closing date 18.11.16 at midnight GMT. Good luck! 

Win £500 to spend at Anthropologie

Win £500 to spend at ANTHROPOLOGIE

Anthropologie is a one-of-a-kind shopping destination, drawing inspiration from the worlds of art, design, fashion and entertaining. It offers an aspirational assortment of unique clothing, accessories and home décor, peppered with exclusive collaborations with renowned and emerging designers and artists.

This season, Anthropologie turns its attention to helping you create a summer-ready wardrobe that reflects your individual style. Paying special attention to wearable silhouettes and refined detail, its collection brims with hand-dyed and embroidered yarns, day-to night staples and accessories to treasure forever.

In the home, Anthropologie combines artistic flourishes with everyday items to witty effect.  Individually-painted ceramics make no two table settings the same, hand-crafted rugs transform floors into art installations and statement additions for every room abound.

Anthropologie.com  

We have one £500 voucher for Anthropologie to give away. All you have to do is click on the link and answer a simple question. Enter before 9th August 2016.

The winner will be selected at random from all completed entries. An e-voucher will be emailed to the winner. It can be redeemed in store or online and can be spent on clothes or homeware. You can see Oh Comely’s full terms and conditions at ohcomely.co.uk/comprules

*Winner selected at random from all completed entries. An e-voucher will be emailed to the winner and can be redeemed in store and online.

 

Giveaway: Nathalie Bond Organics

For me, few things beat a good soak in the tub - lighting a candle and leaving the city bustle behind me is a slice of heaven. So when I spoke to Nat of Nathalie Bond Organics my heart melted as smoothly as their lemongrass candles. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, one lucky person can win the whole range of products to pamper their mum (or maybe just themselves!).

When Nat fell pregnant her everyday beauty brands just stopped working for her; so she did some digging and found that on average, women apply 168 chemicals to their body every single day!

Nat, what are these chemicals? There are all sorts from synthetic perfumes to the chemical making soap foam, then there is alcohol and even water can be a challenging ingredient for sensitive skin. That’s why all of our products are oil based.

Do you have a favourite product? I just love the Peppermint and Eucalyptus Scrub, it’s a two-in-one product, because it has lots of lovely oils in it, I don’t need to moisturise! I really want to simplify beauty, our products are versatile, they don’t have one set use. Body oils can be used in the hair or for massaging -- it really is whatever you want it to be.

What’s on the cards for this year? One of our biggest dreams long term is that one day we would be able to own a farm on the edge of the city where we can grow our own ingredients and continue to employ local people.

And where can I get my hands on your products? Of course you can get everything online, but we do stock in a handful of places across the UK. The best thing to do is email and ask, that way we can let you know what products they stock too.

Every single delightful organic item is handmade, labelled and shipped from a tiny workshop in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The range includes handmade soap, lip salves, balms, body oils, scrubs, bath salts and essential oil candles.

For your chance to win over £100 worth of organic loveliness head over to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and give both @ohcomelymag and @nathaliebond a follow and tell us why you should win with the #OCOrganic.