Celebrate Good Times! – Giveaway

As some of you may know, I have been going through some pretty intensive training for my new job these last 4 weeks. My employment actually depended on passing training successfully so I’ve been really stressed out lately thinking that I might be unemployed again. Well, today I finally got the news that I have passed my training and will be starting my job in the coming week. More than 50% of the people that started with me in training either dropped out or were let go so I’m still shocked that I’ve made it through. I know that I was down on my job a couple of weeks ago because it seemed so difficult to get the hang of everything, but I have started to feel a little more confident in my abilities. I just wish I could get to a point where the sound of the phone ringing at my desk won’t make me want to shit my pants. (Ok, that’s disgusting but I know some of you know what I’m talking about!)

Besides being happy about having landed this job AND passing the training, I am also really excited about reaching some milestones–namely 1,000 likes on my Facebook page. I am also very close to reaching 1,000 Twitter followers and my blog  isn’t that far behind. I just want to thank all of you and my favorite way to give back is to give you pretty polishes! I decided to pick up an extra 6 bottles from the China Glaze Avant Garden Collection to give away to one lucky reader.


I know I’ve said it before, but I want to remind everyone to confirm your subscription to my blog via email in order to be eligible for this and all my giveaways. I was so bummed out when I was trying to pick a winner for my Euro Centrale Minis giveaway, and so many people who entered were NOT showing up as subscribers so I had to disregard their entries and move on. The only mandatory entry is to be a blog email subscriber, and all other activities are optional. As always, this giveaway is open worldwide but PLEASE make sure that you know what the customs restrictions are in your country before entering.

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I am on an unofficial swatching break right now since I nubbed my nails last week AND my hands are still recovering from the unfortunate chemical damage that I inflicted on myself during my last cleaning binge. I have also been super stressed because of work so I’ve been lagging on swatching, catching up on my favorite blogs and even more shameful: responding to comments on my own blog. Let me just say that even if I haven’t responded YET, I do read every single comment. I love to hear what you all have to say so I feel like such a turd for not responding in a more timely manner.

I currently have a crazy backlog of swatching which includes:

China Glaze Avant Garden Collection

Nubar Sweet Escape Collection

OPI Oz Collection

Venique Goes To Hollywood Collection

Jindie Nails lovelies

Jade Holos

Oy vey! When am I going to get all of this done?I think that I am going to have a very interesting weekend. Now that I will have my permanent schedule at work, I think I will be able to schedule things better. I also want to thank all of you who sent me incredibly encouraging emails and private messages on Facebook when I was struggling with work.  It meant so much to me and it helped me stay positive despite feeling overwhelmed.

I am very fortunate to have so many things to celebrate right now! Thank you for your continued support.


34 thoughts on “Celebrate Good Times! – Giveaway

  1. 18 February, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    YAy.. I am so glad that you made the final cut!

    Well.. I’m sure you’re just going to be great! I wish you the best!
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  2. MissWendolin
    18 February, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Congratulations on getting the job, the passing the training AND the 1.000 followers on Facebook! Very awesome give-away! Sharing the love on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

  3. 18 February, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Congratulations on passing the training!! Thank you so much for another giveaway ^^
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  4. MissWendolin
    18 February, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Congratulations on getting the job, passing the training AND the 1.000 followers on Facebook! Very awesome give-away! Sharing the love on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

  5. 18 February, 2013 at 8:09 pm
  6. Rebecca
    18 February, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    You will become comfortable with your phone ringing, even when there are days when you are sick of it.

  7. Nicole
    18 February, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Huge congrats to you on the job, that’s super super impressive!!

  8. Angie
    18 February, 2013 at 9:38 pm


  9. GiotaMK
    18 February, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    congratulations for your accomplishments! Hope you will recover soon!

  10. Jeanette D.
    18 February, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Congrats! thanks for this amazing giveaway!! xx

  11. 19 February, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Congrats on making it, that’s great news!
    I’m sure as you’ll get used to it the phone panic will subside too 😉
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  12. 19 February, 2013 at 12:36 am

    congrats on all the amazing things happening in your life
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  13. Irina G.
    19 February, 2013 at 1:11 am


  14. 19 February, 2013 at 1:26 am

    What a cool giveaway! I would love to win all those gorgeous colors (like all the other ladies I guess ;))

    Congratulations of getting so many readers and for landing the job! 🙂

    I’m looking forwards for your swatches, maybe especially the Jindie ones, because some of the ones I’ve seen have looked amazing.
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  15. Gina
    19 February, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations on your new job, you must be thrilled!! 🙂

    I’m having trouble entering your giveaways 🙁 I signed up to the blog by email but I haven’t got a confirmation email to reply to! Does this happen often, should I wait?

    1. 19 February, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Same thing happened to me! Waiting for teh email.

  16. 19 February, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I like it!! Good luck!!

  17. AMALIA
    19 February, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Congratulations for the job!!!! 🙂 i always read your blog and i’m super happy you finally passed the training!
    i absolutely love this new collection! I hope the staff of china glaze bring this collection to Argentina, cause that’s where i live and sometimes this kind of polish are really hard to find! otherwise i would love to win these!!!
    (i’m sorry if my english is not too well, we speak spanish in here! LOL)

  18. Heather
    19 February, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations on your job and 1,000 followers! And thanks for the giveaway!

  19. GK
    19 February, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I’m very happy for you, congrats! Can’t wait to see your swatches. Do what’s comfortable for your timeline.

  20. 19 February, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Thank U for another awesome giveaway! I hope you will enter mine, btw that’s not the same Seche Vite mini I won from you lol. Target had them on clearance, lots of OPI on clearance too!
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    1. 19 February, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Totally will! I just sent you an email.

  21. 20 February, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Oh, love all of your giveaways 🙂 Really hope I have confirmed your subscription, know that it was one that just didn’t let me to :/
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  22. 21 February, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Congrats on all the new followers and fans!
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  23. Leticia Ansaldi
    21 February, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I’m happy that you got the job. Congratulations. And thanks for the giveaway.I’ve already sent you an email

  24. Cindi
    23 February, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Congrats on making it through the gauntlet! And for your blogging achievements too!

  25. 25 February, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Yay! I’m so stoked that you passed!
    I did tweet you congratulations but in case you didn’t get it, it’s now in your comments!!

  26. 26 February, 2013 at 5:09 am

    lovely giveaway!!
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  27. 1 March, 2013 at 9:06 am

    yayyy so happy for you!!!! <3
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  28. Lesley
    1 March, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Celebrate good times, c’mon! That song always reminds me of 8th grade graduation, haha.
    Congratulations on passing the training and on all your blog-related successes!
    Looking forward to the new swatches!

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