November Giveaway – Ickle Bockles
When I went to Girona earlier in September, I was determined to travel with hand luggage only. If you know me a little bit, you would probably guess that a occurance like this happens almost *never*. But I tried really hard, and I succeeded. I was very proud of myself. So so proud, that I decided to take a photo to prove it and sent out a little tweet.
Immediately after I sent it, I got a tweet back from Ickle Bockles, who asked if I was using their products. I wasn’t but I have to say I was intrigued. When I got back, we kept in touch and I really really liked what this small company, based in the North of the UK, has developed.
I love the idea of supporting new brands, but what I really liked was how we got talking, finding out how and why this brand was set up and was delighted to try their products, which are really really good.
Cath and her husband Dean, who is a hairdresser and has owned hairdressing salons for the past 25 years, have founded Ickle Bockles. Over the years, his clients repeatedly requested smaller bottles of salon professional shampoos and conditioners to take on holiday. Apart from the occasional promotion, the salon shampoos and conditioners were only available in standard size bottles, as we all know!
Subsequently, when the airlines reduced the amount of liquids that could be carried onto plans to 100ml in light of events of 9/11, Dean decided to source some good quality screw top 100ml bottles to sell within his salon. Such was the success of the 100ml bottles that Dean quickly expanded the range to include flip top, lotion pump and spray bottles in 60ml and 125ml sizes, 30ml pots and his ‘Bockle Bank’ kits containing all the bottles you need to take on holiday.
The range includes airline compliant 30ml pots and 60ml & 100ml bottles with a variety of interchangeable closures so you can pump, spritz, flip or just simply pour. Each bottle has a waterproof, writeable label so you don’t confuse your shampoo with your moisturiser!
To make carry-on even easier, Ickle Bockles have put together a selection of their airline compliant bottles and pots in a clear vinyl washbag. Choosing the Flight Friendly Selection ‘Ickle Bockle Bank’ means you need never be caught out at airport security again!
For those who don’t wish to decant, Ickle Bockles provide a range of 100% natural toiletries available in hand-luggage friendly 100ml size bottles. The shampoos, conditioners and shower gels contain no artificial colours, preservatives, parabens or SLS. They are fully biodegradeable, not tested on animals and made in the UK.
Ickle Bockles also stock a range of travel accessories including travel pillows, eye masks, travel toothbrush & paste sets, wipes etc all specifically designed to keep you fresh and in good spirits during those long haul flights.
We have all seen variations of this type of products, but nothing that looks so good as this, hence why I decided to have Icckle Bockles sponsor my first giveaway of November.
I bet you want to know what the prizes are… they are fab!
I am great believer that images are better than words, so have a look for yourself:
To take part in this draw, you just need to:
- subscribe by email to this blog (very simple!). There is a subscribe box on the right hand-size of this page (you will receive a verification email – just confirm its reception). Winners will be announced on November 12th 2012 and contacted by email.
- respond to this question by commenting below: “What 5 things, except passport and money/cards can’t you travel without?”
This competition is now closed. Winners have been notified by email. Thank you so much for taking part!
For more information about Ickle Bockles:
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