Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Birthday Week Giveaway Winners

It's finally time to announce the winners of my birthday giveaway—past time, really, as most of the prize packages got dropped off at the post office on my way home from work last night. But first, a few bits of trivia. The most popular choice of prize was #6, the Layla holos; I can't argue with that—they are great. #13, Dior Waterlily, took second in the popularity contest, with #4, Finger Paints Gumdrops & Lollipops, very close on its heels. The number of prize packages wasn't significant, but the total number of bottles was—there were 51 in all, because it was my 51st birthday. Most days I don't feel that old, and I like to think I don't look it, but it's true, and I'm not going to lie about it. I am going to keep dying my hair, though. I'm curious what I'll look like full grey, but I think that can wait 'til I'm retired. Enough about that, on to the winners...

Prize 1: Wet 'n' Wild Megalast Bloom Collection was won by Abigail in Connecticut.

Prize 2: Borghese Torta Dolce Minis are joining the stash of Sonya in Pennsylvania.

Prize 3: Wet 'n' Wild ColorIcon Be Jeweled Collection belong to someone with an email that starts with "bewitchingbr" and ends with "24@yahoo.com". If that's you, check your spam folder because I still need your mailing address.

Prize 4: Finger Paints Gumdrops & Lollipops Collection has started its journey to Aros in Hungary.

Prize 5: Roses from Claire's are going to Elizabeth L. in Wisconsin.

Prize 6: Layla Hologram Effect Duo was won by Tamarah in New Mexico, who told me these will be her first holos. Exciting!

Prize 7: Nicole by OPI Selena Sampler are on their way to South Carolina to live with Anne B.

Prize 8: Forever 21 Flowers are heading all the way to the Czech Republic to join Luci, who blogs at Lover of Accessories.

Prize 9: Sinful Colors Cool Pastels were won by Kelli, my neighbor to the west in Michigan, who posts nails and other looks at beautylish.

Prize 10: Sally Hansen Elegant Pastels are going to be experiencing Spain with Beatriz.

Prize 11: Sally Hansen Tropical Brights will be heading to NailsIT as soon as I get her address.

Prize 12: Studio M Spring Fling get to travel to beautiful Hawaii to be with Courtney of Courtney's Mind Grapes.

Prize 13: Karen's Spring Favorites are heading to Saskatoon in Canada to join Tara, the creative force behind the Pirate Polish etsy store.

Prize 14: Christian Dior Waterlily is on its way to Argentina to join Daniela T.'s stash. Her bilingual nail blog is Why only for parties?

Thanks to all of you who entered! I especially appreciated that so many of you included birthday wishes and other notes when you filled out the form—I love hearing from you, whether in comments or email or on Google+ or Facebook.

If you made it this far, here are some sock monkeys as a reward (I bought myself the birthday monkey as a present; I bought the other two to keep him company):


  1. Congrats to all the lucky winners!

  2. The sock monkeys are adorable!

  3. Congrats to all! Haha those monkeys are too cute =)

  4. Congrats everyone! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  5. Aww, what a sweet comfort reward to make the non-winners happy LOL
    Congrats to the lucky winners!

  6. congrats to all :D cute monkeys :D
    keep dying your hair and polish those nails ;)

  7. I didn't win; but I'm very happy for all those who did. Also; love the sock monkeys.

  8. Congrats to all the winners! I love how you list them :D

  9. The sock monkeys are too cute!

  10. Congrats to the winners, and I hope you had a great birthday. I know you've been busy with work & your mom & the blog and whatnot. Enjoy your day!

  11. Congratulations to the winner. So cute the monkeys :)

  12. Hey Karen, posting the colors and links to your blog on the sites I use! We are pretty close neighbors noticed when I got my 3 AWESOME polishes in the mail! Thank you again and giving away things for your birthday...that's admirable! Here's a pic thanks again!

  13. Congrats to the super lucky winners!!!!
    The monkeys are so cute :D


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