Monday, 8 September 2014

My 1st Blogiversary! And my very first giveaway!

Hey there!  I interrupt the 31 Day Challenge to say...I did it!  I've been blogging for a whole year!  I started this blog as a way to share my love of nail polish and nail art with all of you out in cyberspace but I didn't realize that I'd be getting love in return.  So thank you guys for taking time to read my blog/check out my Facebook or Instagram or however you came to be here.  It honestly makes my heart warm.  This blog has really helped keep me happy over the past year and I don't know if I wouldn't stayed with it if not for you guys :-)

To celebrate my first blogiversary and to say thank you I've put together a little giveaway.  I've never done a giveaway before so if you notice any glitches, please let me know.  This might seem like a really random assortment of polishes, etc. but I decided that the best prize I could come up with would be a collection of a bunch of my personal favourite polishes and products.


Here's the list of products I'm giving away.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

A England Saint George
Emily de Molly Cosmic Forces
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat
ILNP Nostalgia 
Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple
Indigo Bananas cuticle balm (chai tea scented...yummy!)
MoYou London Pro XL Collection 05 stamping plate
(which includes the large version of the peacock image used here)
Nail Vinyls (mini chevrons 100 count)
OPI This Gown Needs A Crown
Picture Polish Bridget (I don't have this exact polish but I absolutely adore its predecessor).
Winstonia "Hunter's Life" stamping plate
Serum No. 5 Flashing Lights and Neon Glow In The Darks 
(I Gleam In Pink, Infrared, Krypton-Brite, Orange You Sunny and Solar Power)
Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (original formula) 
(I may have collected a few of these when the nail polish world heard about it's formula change and thought it'd be nice to share one - but I forgot it when I took the photo)

I have to give a big thanks to Serum No. 5 for indirectly providing the Serum No. 5 polishes in this giveaway.  I had ordered these this summer and USPS accidentally sent them to Brazil so Victoria was sweet enough to replace my package.  And then this week the original package magically appeared and Victoria said, instead of returning them, that I could include them in the giveaway!  Please give her some love here.

And FINALLY here's the Rafflecopter Giveaway widget.  The only mandatory entry is leaving your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner (though, really, you're all winners in my book).

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now I want to reminisce a little so I re-did the exact manicure that I posted for my first blog post.  Here's a comparison between then and now.  I'm so glad I figured out how to use my DSLR!

September 2013
September 2014



I still really love this manicure.  I even entered it into a MoYou London Facebook contest shortly after I started my blog and I won!  I won 11 MoYou London plates which have come in very handy since I do so love using their plates. 

I was going to make this post way longer but I think it's best if I keep my memory lane strolling to myself because I've babbled on enough for one day.  Except that I'll be babbling even more later on today when I continue on with the 31 Day Challenge.  

Thank you again for checking me out!  

'Til next time...