October 29th, 2006

Forever blowing bubbles

Seasonal Artspark prize draw

I am going to have a prize draw for everyone who has posted in artspark this year.  Prizes yet to be determined - but anyone who posts before 21 December is eligible.  I haven't yet decided whether or not to weight the draw according to how many posts people have made.  

I am going to post a poll to see what people think about prizes, and about the weighting.


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Poll #855634 Artspark prize draw

What should the prize for the artspark prize draw be?

A LJ gift voucher
An Amazon gift voucher
Some other voucher (specify in comments)
A mystery parcel of goodies
Something else (specify in comments)

Should I weight the draw according to how many times people have posted in artspark?

Yes, give the people who've posted most more of a chance
No, give everyone the same chance.

The nice people at Lush

madame_urushiol had been wondering what the Demon in the Dark soap from Lush was like, so I called in there earlier today to check it out.  The problem with sniffing at products in Lush is that there are so many competing scents that it's hard to pick one out from the rest, so I thought I'd buy some tortry it if I could get a small piece. (The precut pieces were about 200g, rather more than I wanted if I didn't like it!)  I asked the assistant if she could cut a smaller piece, and explained that I was trying to found out what it smelled like for a friend.  She said that they didn't sell pieces smaller than 100g, and I was just about to buy a piece that size when she said  "But I can cut you a sample to try."  Fair enough, I thought, expecting a tiny, one hand-wash sliver.  She cut and packaged a chunk which must have been a good 40-50g, with a cheerful smile and no suggestion that I might want to purchase something while I was there. (I did - I was almost out of Flying Fox shower gel - but I didn't feel obliged to.)

Oh, and how did it smell?  Fresh, clean - not toothpastey, though the mint was there, and the cloves.  I liked it, and will probably get more once I've used up my generous sample :)

I am really tired tonight - I have been feeling as if I were tranquillised, and not in a good way - an effort to move and especially to think coherently.  This seems to be happening too much for my liking lately, and I may have to mention it to my GP next time I see her.