Tuesday, April 26, 2011

1st Blogiversary Giveaway

One year ago today, I posted an announcement that I'd decided to turn this dormant space into a nail blog. At the time, I had no idea how much fun it would be or that I'd still be posting regularly a year later, long after the initial "yay, new project!" enthusiasm had worn off. Thanks to everyone who has supported me in this past year by reading, commenting, linking, e-mailing, following, swapping, or some combination of the above.

To celebrate this milestone, I'm having a giveaway with 12 prizes, one for each month I've been blogging here. All of the polishes are new from the store. Because I'm in the mood for spring, I chose mostly pastels and bright colors to match the flowers I hope to see more and more of as the weather gets warmer around here.

Prize #1: Hoof Hands Spring Minis
As seen in the lap of Easter sock monkey.

Prize #2: Ulta Cremes
Double Mint, Celebutante, Bam-blue-zled.

Prize #3: Spring Sampler
Finger Paints Carnation Creation, Studio M On the Hunt, Wet 'n' Wild Collecting Pollen, Finger Paints Chrysante-mum's the Word.

Prize #4: Essie
Neo Whimsical, Chinchilly, Borrowed & Blue.

Prize #5: Milani Holos
Complete set of six: 3D, Hi-Tech, Digital, Hi-Res, Cyberspace, HD.

Prize #6: Revlons
Lily, Minted, Not So Blueberry (scented).

Prize #7: Essence Fairytale
Complete set of six: Once Upon a Time, Welcome to Wonderland, Tinka's Dress, Fairy Berry, Pixie Dust, Humpty Dumpty.

Prize #8: China Glaze Tronica
Virtual Violet, Hologram, Techno Teal.

Prize #9: Claire's Mood Polish
Complete set of first release: Fabulous/Funky, Daring/Innocent, Calm/Wild, Peaceful/Confident, Happy/Earthy.

Prize #10: LA Splash Glitter
Golden Seahorse, Pretty Jellyfish, Sweet Violet (as seen on Wheel L1.

Prize #11: China Glaze Crackle
Broken Hearted, Lightening Bolt, Crushed Candy.

Prize #12: Smoky Purples from Cult Nails and Butter London
Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid and Butter London No More Waity, Katie (which I'll be sharing on Friday).

Same as my last big contest, this will work like a raffle. Everyone who enters gets 10 "tickets" or chances. You can put all your tickets in for one prize, put one ticket in for each of your 10 favorite prizes, or anywhere in between. Depending on the luck of the draw at random.org, a single person could win more than one prize.

If you're a public follower with Google Friend Connect, you'll get five additional tickets to put in for prizes. If you link to this entry from Twitter or your blog, you'll get five additional tickets as well. So, if you follow OR tweet/blog, you get 15 chances total; if you follow AND tweet/blog, you get 20.

I'll be closing the contest at midnight in the Eastern U.S. time zone on May 17, 2011.

To enter, just fill out the form. Don't worry overmuch about the math as far as the number of chances goes; I'm a trained accountant and computer programmer, so I'll get the data aligned before I do the drawing. International entries are welcome. Good luck, and thanks for reading!

Edited to add an image with all the prizes together in case any of you would like to use it on your own blogs when you link.