Saturday, May 21, 2011

1st Blogiversary Giveaway Winners

As usual for my contests, I used to choose the winners of my 1st Blogiversary Giveaway. But first I had to do a little tweaking. In the case of duplicate entries, I kept the latest one, unless an e-mail exchange with the person in question or a comment left on the entry caused me to do otherwise. In the cases where the number of tickets put into the various prize buckets did not add up the number of tickets the entrant was eligible for, I allocated the correct number in the same proportion as the tickets entered.

The most popular prize was the Milani holos, followed by the Smoky Purples and the Essies. The Spring Sampler, Revlons, and Ulta cremes were the bottom three (but all still had hundreds of tickets voted for them).

The winners:

Prize #1: Hoof Hands Spring Minis Gabriela from Con B de Belleza.

Prize #2: Ulta Cremes Gwenn from Sweet Sugar. (She's having a giveaway, too; it ends today, so go enter if you haven't already.)

Prize #3: Spring Sampler Jennifer from Lacquer Lover. (You can enter her giveaway until June 1st.)

Prize #4: Essie Une Ruxi à Paris from, not surprisingly, Une Ruxi à Paris. (Her giveaway also ends June 1st; you can enter here.)

Prize #5: Milani Holos winner never got back to me, so I had to pick another.

Prize #6: Revlons everythingsdiamond, who tweets as @Somecrazylady.

Prize #7: Essence Fairytale Elena from Endless Summer.

Prize #8: China Glaze Tronica Kitty from California.

Prize #9: Claire's Mood Polish OohLadyBeGood, who blogs here.

Prize #10: LA Splash Glitter Marietta from Maine.

Prize #11: China Glaze Crackle Patricia from Spain.

Prize #12: Smoky Purples from Cult Nails and Butter London Silence is Loud from Silence is Loud.

Thanks to all of you who entered! I especially appreciated the sweet comments that many of you added to your entry forms.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners! And to Karen for having such a great giveaway!

  2. Thanx so much. I have been looking for essie chincilly for ages.Kisses!!

  3. Congratulations winners!

    ... and especially thank you so much for hosting such a grand giveaway :)

  4. Snif!! Snif!!! i did not won. Congratulations for the lucky winners:)

  5. thank you very much for organising the give-away Karen!!

    congrats to all winners!!!

  6. Congrats to ALL the winners! Lucky, lucky girls.

  7. Congratulations to all the winners!

  8. Congratulations to the lucky winners ! ^^

  9. thank you for having this contest. Its my first win!

  10. congrats to everyone! and to karen for having such a fantastic blog in the first place!

  11. Yesssssss!!!! i'm heree!!!!! i hope win today Fernando Alonso =) (F1) Thanks you so much :*

  12. Congrats to the winners and a big Wow to Karen....I can't even imagine the work involved in this contest!!! Congrats on one year!

  13. Congratulations to the winners! You have such neat giveaways, Karen. :)

  14. Polishes arrived in great shape. Thank you again

  15. EverythingsDiamond--wow, that was fast, not even 24 hours from when I dropped them off at the P.O. Maybe we should buy lottery tickets with that kind of luck going for us. :)

  16. oh I hope that winner who's never get in touch to you wasn't me, I sometimes have problems with incoming mails.

    1. I went back to my spreadsheet to check--it wasn't you, so you didn't miss anything. :)

    2. Oh I am glad to hear that :) thanks


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