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Six Fabulous Giveaways

We have some terrific prizes up for grabs..

Get wedding ready with eSalon

Get wedding ready with eSalon eSalon takes the stress out of colouring your hair and allows women to achieve salon-quality hair happiness at home. eSalon is the first and only custom at-home hair colour shipped direct to your door with everything you need to colour at home, including personalised instructions and access to a licensed colourist.  

The process couldn't be easier you create a Colour Profile online by filling out an easy questionnaire about your hair colour history, hair colour goals, grey percentage, hair length, etc. From there, eSalon colourists craft your unique formula. You can always adjust the custom formula, down to a quarter of a shade difference by contacting your own colourist via email or phone. eSalon also offers how-to application videos and tutorials online should any clients need additional help at home.  

eSalon don't only offer hair colour but also an amazing range of hair care products, including new to the UK Pre-Colour Balancer, which is like a makeup primer for your hair and the Conceal & Cover Root Powder, which deals with pesky regrowth. No just limited to women, men can also tackle greys with eSalon's partner brand, Colorsmith.

The eSalon team have partnered with County Weddings to offer readers the chance to win your own personalised hair colour with eSalon, the first and only custom at-home hair colour, plus a selection of gorgeous hair products from their extensive range.    

PRIZE DETAILS
Custom Hair Colour Set
Made-to-order custom hair colour, individually crafted by a colourist to achieve the ultimate colour goal. Includes a unique colour, personalised instructions and everything needed to colour at home. The kit includes:
·        Custom Colour
·        Developer & 2 pairs of Non-Latex Gloves 
·        Tint Brush for professional application
·        Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Packettes
·        Stain Guard & Stain Remover
·        Personalised Instructions
·        Access to a personal colourist  

Colouring Tools
Complete home colouring set including four professional-grade tools for easy home hair colour application.  

Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Duo
Gentle everyday shampoo that boosts shine and manageability for healthy, vibrant hair. This everyday cleanser removes dirt and buildup while maintaining your colour with a sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)-free formula. Gentle but effective, this essential shampoo is fortified with silk amino acids that moisturise whilst wheat proteins leave hair soft and supple.  

Gentle conditioner that detangles and provides daily hydration for an ultra-soft finish. This conditioner is your go-to for tangle-free tresses on a regular basis. Enriched with panthenol and quinoa known for adding hydration and shine, this nourishing essential helps to keep strands soft and your colour vibrant. It's called a “classic” for a reason.

Colour pro pre-colour balancer
The Pre-Colour Balancer is like a makeup primer for your hair that binds to weak areas in your cuticles and fills in the blanks, for even colour application and incredible shine.

Conceal & Cover Root Powder
This mess-free root concealing powder hides away your greys and makes hair appear thicker with a flick of the wrist. This pigmented powder comes in a wide range of shades to seamlessly match your hair colour. Plus, it conveniently fits in your bag.  

Weekly Retreat
Moisturising weekly mask that deeply hydrates, softens and provides radiant shine.

Velvet Primer is a frizz-fighting, smoothing balm designed to be used before heat styling or air drying. Its enriching and lightweight formula, with Abyssinian oil, hydrates and softens tendrils for a glossy, tangle-free finish.

Triple Prep 3-in1-Protectant provides stress-free styling by reducing the drying time and providing incredible shine. Packed with ultra-conditioning Allantoin and Chamomile Extract, this expertly crafted product strengthens and softens the hair while shielding from heat styling up to 450 degrees.

For your chance to win, tick the box marked ‘eSalon prize package’ on the giveaway form.

Closing date: Friday, 30 September 2022.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Events and Publishing.
  • The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
  • The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not transferable and has no monetary value and no alternative will be offered.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
  • Prize must be claimed within one month of the closing date.
  • Prize must be taken within twelve month of the closing date.
  • By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party.
  • The prize is not available for eSalon employees or Representatives.
  • eSalon reserves the right to cancel, amend or withdraw this prize at any time.
  • This prize has no cash value.
  • This competition entitles the winner to 1(one) Free Custom Hair Colour Set, Colouring Tools Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Duo, Colour pro balancer, Conceal and Cover root powder, Weekly Retreat, Velvet Primer and Triple prep.

Accessorise and shine

Accessorise and shine Award-winning British contemporary jewellery designer and silversmith Lucy Quartermaine has had a passion for designing and creating jewellery from a young age, having been inspired by her grandmother's craft and skill.

Loved by A-list celebrities in the UK and around the world, Lucy's brand is renowned for stylish designs and luxury aesthetics.

What's more, for every piece of jewellery purchased a tree is planted meaning eco-concious consumers can rest assured their purchases are sustainable.

With elegant jewellery and accessories perfect for the big day, County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Lucy Quartermaine to offer readers the chance to win an Art Deco Oval Pendant worth £95. The 925 sterling silver with rhodium overlay pendant is inset with white topaz gemstones and can be worn at a 16 or 20-inch length.

Visit www.lucyqdesigns.co.uk

For your chance to win, tick the box marked ‘Lucy Quartermaine’ on the giveaway form.

Closing date: Friday, 14 October 2022.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Events and Publishing.
  • The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
  • The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not transferable and has no monetary value and no alternative will be offered.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
  • Prize must be claimed within one month of the closing date.
  • Prize must be taken within twelve month of the closing date.
  • By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party.

Win a Colchester Zoo Animal Experience

Win a Colchester Zoo Animal Experience Take time away from those wedding plans thanks to Colchester Zoo, who've teamed up with An Essex Wedding to offer a Perfect Moments Animal Experience for two!

This exclusive encounter provides you and your loved one with the chance to meet your favourite animal, all the while creating memories together that will last a lifetime. This amazing package, worth £200, includes a private 30-minute, close-up VIP experience where you can meet either the aardvarks, giraffes, lemurs, penguins, tigers, tortoises, mandrills, spotted hyena, meerkats, forest dwellers, armadillo or even the white rhino!

You'll also enjoy a two-course, table service meal in at Penguini's pizza and pasta restaurant, and take home a souvenir gift to remind you of this amazing day.
The package also gains you entry into Colchester Zoo where you will have the chance to explore over 60 acres of parkland and lakes packed with animals.

Visit www.colchester-zoo.com for more info.

For your chance to win, tick the box marked ‘Colchester Zoo’ on the giveaway form.

Closing date: Monday, 31 October 2022.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Events and Publishing.
  • The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
  • The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
  • By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party.
  • Perfect Moments Animal Experience only (excludes Meet the elephants)
  • Winner will be contacted by our Experiences Team to arrange their Perfect Moments Animal Experience.
  • The Perfect Moments Animal Experience must be booked within 3 months of being contacted, however the experience may take place after the 3 months.
  • Experience is non-transferable, and no cash alternative is available.
  • Any personal data relating to the winner will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to any third parties.
  • Perfect Moments Animal Experiences are only open to participants aged 8 years and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 who is also taking part in the experience. There cannot be two under 18s participating in this experience.
  • The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at www.colchester-zoo.com/data-privacy-policy.
  • Standard entry terms and conditions and Animal Experience terms and conditions apply.

Win Magic Selfie Mirror Hire

Win Magic Selfie Mirror Hire Want to look back at an array of hilarious selfies on your big day? Be sure to enter this competition from Shoeburyness-based May Violet Events, who are offering their Magic Mirror Vegas Package, worth £365, to one lucky winner!

Their Magic Selfie Mirror comes with a stylish Hollywood frame, red carpet and silver posts, complete with red rope barrier for the ultimate VIP experience. The Vegas package means you'll receive three hours of visits plus unlimited prints, meaning you and your guests can take as many snaps as you like! You'll have backdrops and props to match your wedding day, as well as a uniformed attendant to help if needed. You'll receive a personalised guest book, giving friends and family the opportunity to stick a copy of their photo strip alongside their message of congratulations – and you'll also be given a USB stick with each photo taken as an additional keepsake.

Visit www.mayvioletevents.co.uk to fi nd out more about their wedding hire packages.

For your chance to win, tick the box marked ‘Magic Selfie Mirror Hire’ on the giveaway form.

Closing date: Monday, 31 October 2022.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Events and Publishing.
  • The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
  • The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not transferable and has no monetary.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
  • Prize must be claimed within three month of the closing date.
  • Prize must be taken within 18 month of the closing date.
  • By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party.
  • Wedding must be within 30 miles of Southend or delivery charges may apply.
  • If mirror booked out on day required, alternative prize to the value will be offered.

Shine bright like a...

Shine bright like a... Award-winning Danish brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery is renowned for creating modern, luxurious designs with an affordable price tag.

The jewellery is made of rhodium, 18k rose gold or yellow gold plated 925 sterling silver, featuring high-quality zirconia stones that create a sophisticated and dramatic expression often featured in Sif Jakobs' collections.

County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Sif Jakobs Jewellery to give readers the chance to win this necklace and earring set worth £158 from the coveted Belluno collection. Made with 925 sterling silver and the highest quality cubic zirconia, all jewellery is handcrafted and carefully inspected to ensure perfection.

Visit https://sifjakobs.com

For your chance to win, tick the box marked ‘Sif Jakobs Jewellery’ on the giveaway form.

Closing date: Monday, 31 October 2022.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Events and Publishing.
  • The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
  • The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not transferable and has no monetary value and no alternative will be offered.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
  • Prize must be claimed within one month of the closing date.
  • By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party.

Get that bridal glow with That'so Skincare

Get that bridal glow with That'so Skincare That'so Skincare and Tanning are giving one lucky bride to be the chance to win a beautiful bundle of skincare and tanning products to get your skin looking and feeling fabulous in the lead up to the big day or for your upcoming hen do.

The prize beauty bundle includes three of That'so's most popular products, which have also won a number of beauty awards – a Tan Extender Scrub, an exfoliating gel for face and body that helps to remove impurities and dead skin cells, whilst leaving the skin soft, smooth and purified, a Gradual Tanning Moisturiser to give you an instant and delicate touch of tan whilst also ultra-moisturising your skin thanks to the Aloe Vera, Pineapple Extract and Vitamin E in the product AND a Glowy Gold Shimmering Dry Oil, a moisturising, light and luminous oil that can be used on the face, body and hair to add radiance and luminosity. All products can be used separately or together to help you achieve flawless looking skin.

What's more, all products are also vegan, cruelty cruelty free, paraben free, oxybenzone free (free from the oxybenzone ingredient that harms the oceans delicate ecoysystem) and are also nickel tested and dermatologically tested.

For your chance to win, tick the box marked ‘That'so Skincare’ on the giveaway form.

Closing date: Friday, 11 November 2022.

Click here to view the Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions are not open to employees (or their immediate families) of KD Events and Publishing.
  • The competition closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The winner(s) will be notified in writing.
  • The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not transferable and has no monetary value and no alternative will be offered.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and there is no charge to enter via the website.
  • Prize must be claimed within three month of the closing date.
  • Prize must be taken within three month of the closing date.
  • By entering you agree to your details being shared with the prize provider for their own marketing purposes only, not to be disclosed to a third party.
  • Open to UK entrants only.
  • Prize is to win a That’so Tan Extender Scrub, Gradual Tanning Moisturiser and Glowy Dry Shimmering Oil only and the products cannot be exchanged or any other products within the That’so range.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
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