Giveaway Time! – CLOSED

One year ago, I started this blog. My first blog post was on December 16, 2011; how many of you have read it? (Pssst…go read it here if you’re interested.) I can’t even begin to explain what this blog means to me and how grateful I am to all of you, my readers, who have stuck with me through this venture. Whether you regularly comment, send me encouraging messages or just read when you can–thank you! I’ve been debating about what I would like this blog to be in the future, and I still don’t really know. What I do know is that I am one fortunate gal to have met so many wonderful people thanks to this blog.

So in order to thank all of you for your continued support, I am holding my last giveaway of 2012!

OPI Skyfall Minis Nail Polish Giveaway

Prize #1 A Set Of Mini OPI Skyfall Polishes

China Glaze Seche Vite Giveaway

Prize #2: Seche Vite, China Glaze Channelesque and China Glaze Who’s Wearing What

(Quick note about these CG polishes. They are not 3-free in case that is a concern for you. These are old HTF and discontinued colors.)

Sation Nail Polish Giveaway

 Prize #3: Sation Seriously Slate, Hot 4 Teacher and Miss Emo Shun All

Nail Art Supplies Giveaway

Prize #4: Nail Art Package

Prize #5: Jessica Cosmetics Spicy Dream Collection

(The amazing people over at Jessica Cosmetics just sent me a brand new set of their Spicy Dream Collection polishes to share with all of you. This is such an amazing collection that I previously reviewed here.)


Prize #6: Essence Break Through, Chic Reloaded, Fame Fatal and Grey To Be Here

(These polishes were kindly provided by the awesome people at Essence.)

To enter, just use the handy dandy Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open worldwide, but please make sure that you know the customs regulations of your country before entering. The only mandatory entry is to be an e-mail blog subscriber and to leave a comment. Everything else is optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you all continue to enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing it and here is to a wonderful 2013 for us all!



459 thoughts on “Giveaway Time! – CLOSED

  1. I think your blog has a really great balance. I don’t know if there’s anything specific I’d like to see more or less of. Keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂 I love the swatches too! 🙂

  2. Yay for giveaways! I am most excited about the China Glaze & Seche kit! I love your blog and think you should keep doing what you’re doing. More pictures would be nice but yours are already very good quality.
    Congrats on your one year blogiversery!

  3. I really love the first one the most. I also like #2 and #3. I am glad that I was recommended to add your Facebook page to find out more about your blog. Congrats on one year!

  4. I Love Prize #2: Seche Vite, China Glaze Channelesque and China Glaze Who’s Wearing What
    Happy Anniversary! Xo

  5. Hi Cynthia!
    Still LOVING your blog! Congrats on the year!!!
    I’m most excited about prize 2 because I’m looking for more diversity to add to my collection. 🙂

  6. Congrats on having your blog for 1 year! That’s so cool, I may not comment as much but I ALWAYS look at your posts, your pictures are on point. love everything! Prize 1 & 4 look awesome hehe! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  7. I don’t know if there is anything I would like to see more or less of on your blog… In my opinion, the blog is awesome!)

  8. My email got a typo! gmail, not hmail!! whoops!!

    and I want to see more stamping on your blog since I think you do a great job of stamping and it inspires me!

  9. I love it when you post delicious foods that you’ve picked up or made. I really would like to get some of ur recipes 🙂

  10. I enjoy seeing your beautiful nails! Especially when it’s done with a brand that’s easily accessible & a current color.

  11. i dont care which prize, i like all of them! i guess if i had to pick id go with #three because i am running out of black and dont have a sufficient red! haha 🙂 i would like to see more stamping on here becasuse from the stamping ive seen youre very good at it!!!

  12. I love #1 and #3 the most, but they are all awesome!!!! 🙂 The gold in #1 is awesome and I love all of them in #3! 🙂

  13. Hmm…either prize #2 or #3, I can never have enough Seche and I still don’t have any Stations. Congrats on your one year, its a feat isn’t it?? I’m going to read your first blog post now…. 🙂
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  14. All the gifts are so wonderful, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but the colors on the China Glaze polishes are really Ooooooh pretty.

  15. Thanks sooo much for offering this giveaway! If I’m lucky enough to win, I would absolutely love Prize #4 to bulk up my few nail art supplies, but I love Prize #1 too 🙂

  16. I think your blog has a great balance…I always love it when people pull out their rare and discontinued polishes, though! I like living vicariously.

  17. Congrats on the anniversary!! Today is my anniversary with my hubby too (8 years). I most want to win Prize #2.

  18. I would not mind getting Prize #1! But I would be a happy camper with any of them.
    I love your blog and I really enjoy reading your posts, you are a very dedicated blogger 😀
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  19. You and your AWESOME giveaways!! I have only seen station polishes ONCE around here, so those would be cool to try…but the skyfall set is so pretty…and the CG polishes I would never be able to find… :-p

  20. I think you perfectly balance your blog. Not too much of one thing or another and you generally stick to your theme! You rock!

  21. CONGRATS chicky!! That’s a pretty awesome milestone, can’t wait until I get there!! I love love love those CG colors, but would be happy if I won any of these amazaball prizes! I don’t think you need to change anything about your blog, although I do wish I could see your pictures in my blog reader, but that’s not your fault!!
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  22. Oh gosh… I don’t know?
    You know I love China Glaze as there is no stockist near me (yet, apparently)
    But that Nail art package… package number 4… I got my eye on him daddy!!! :)~ LMAO!!!

    APART from that… I rely a lot on your blog and Nicole’s for inspiration lately. It’s like a beauty magazine to me so I’m glad I found you and I’m glad you post regularly and always inspire me!!!!
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  23. Your Question: “What would you like to see more or less of on my blog?”

    My answer:
    Nothing. Why? Because your swatches keep me up to date with what’s hot and how it looks ON one’s nails so I think you’ve got all the good stuff happening already. Don’t fix what aint broke mmmkay 😉
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  24. Oh, congratulations for your first anniversary!!!

    I love the 4th prize. I always tend to be creative on my nails so it will rock it! But I will be reaaaaaally happy with any of them because the colours are way too beautiful.

    Thank you for having this giveaway!!

    1. I forgot to answer the question above.

      I would love to see more about nail art (gems applications and this kind of things) and also more about stamping. I’m sooo bad at it!!

  25. I would love prize 2. I love the lavender in the CG and I already have the Skyfall collection. tomorrow never dies is my fav! I would never change a thing about your blog. i have 3 fav blogs and you are one of the 3!

  26. “Prize #2: Seche Vite, China Glaze Channelesque and China Glaze Who’s Wearing What”
    I’ve looked for that Seche Vite polish a long time now and I can’t get it in my country so that prize would be so awesome! Found your blog a few months ago and it’s a really good place to catch inspiration, love to look at others works to improve my own! (: My best wishes for you!
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  27. I only recently started getting into nail art or anything nail related. Once the bug bit I had to find tons more inspiration and your blog is one of the big ones. Keep it up. and Thank you!!!

    I can’t choose which prize I would love more as I would love all of them. The China Glaze and Seche one is probably tops but followed very closely by OPI. And the Sation, And the nail art package 😛
    Michelle recently posted..What I think of: Essence Nail Art DUO StylistMy Profile

  28. hmm I like them all actually lol but if I had to pick it’d be 2 or 1.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, your whole blog set up and the quality of your pics is one of the main things that has inspired me to create a blog too, I need a camera though but it’s coming 🙂

  29. Honestly I like everything you blog about, but if I had to give a direct answer of what I would like to see more of it would be nail challenges (because your designs are pretty ^.^) and swatches.

  30. I can’t decide if I’m most excited about the China Glazes or the Nail Art prize, but they’re all lovely. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    I like your blog as it is now. If I have to pick something, I always like seeing nail art tutorials.

  31. I’d like to win Prize #1 all the Opi fabulous mini’s.

    In the future I’d like to see more nail tutorials for the snail learner like me.

    Happy Annual!

  32. I like the nail art prize, super cute! My favorite posts to see are easy nail art tutorials, I love to jazz my nails up but lack a steady hand or hours of patience. Happy 1 year!

  33. Prize #2: Seche Vite, China Glaze Channelesque and China Glaze Who’s Wearing What
    is the prize I am most excited about.

    I am new to your blog but going through the old post is what I usually do when I find new blogs to read. Everything looks good on your blog so far so just keep doing what you do best. I always thought that having a blog is something you want to show others, not what others want from u. Be yourself and I guess that’s the true spirit of being a blogger. hehe
    Happy 1st year anniversary and looking forward to many more good years~!

    Have a good Holiday Cynthia and keep that smile on always.


  34. Wow, #1 and #4 are SUPER awesome, but I really like #2 and #3 as well! I’d be happy with anything lol. I need more nail polishes in my life! 🙂
    Congrats on making it so far- and making fabulous posts as you went!

  35. Wow!! I can’t believe it’s been a year since you started this blog, seems just like yesterday. I can say that I’ve truly enjoyed your swatches and nail designs. I even enjoy the food porn. 🙂

    I hope that this blog has been beneficial to you as you journey through some of life’s challenges…it helps to know that you’re not along in the struggle.

    Can’t wait to see what year 2 holds for you/us. 🙂

  36. I would love to see more of your nail art, especially now that you’re doing more free hand work. I enjoy your stamping too. You’ve very creative.

  37. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I am going to do a mani in your blog’s honor this weekend. I’ll either do the black half moon/Butter London Wallis one I want to copy or I’ll bust out a Sation for its first try!
    I just read your first post. Man, are we kindred spirits. I LOVE THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND. And Catcher in the Rye. And Hamlet. I also read Island of the Blue Dolphins, Romeo & Juliet, and Le Petit Prince. Ah, memories…

    1. Yay! I can’t wait to see it. Hehe…we really are. I don’t think I’ve ever talked to anyone who remembers The Witch Of Blackbird Pond! I was a complete terror that year so my English teacher hated me. I mean, she probably went home and wished death upon me. I was going through a phase. But anyway, I would not admit how much I loved that book to her. I was such a turd…it makes me sad now that I was such a troublemaker.

  38. I can’t tell you how to change the your blog to improve it, but I will say that I love the personal stories that you put into your posts. I look forward to reading about you. 🙂

  39. I love every single prize, but especially the little OPI set, because it’s really hard to get in my country. Thanks for this giveaway ! 🙂

  40. I don’t think you should change anything on your blog, it already is so much fun to read and to see all the pretty pictures! 😉

  41. What a great giveaway! I think I’d most like to win prize #2 or prize #5, although all the prizes are amazing!

    1. so sorry, I mean #5 the Jessica collection – influenced by your review, thes shimmery colour sare amazing and perfect for Holiday events*_*- thank You and sorry again!

  42. I like all of them, but if I had a preference I would choose #5 because I don’t have any Jessica polish and I love dark colors 😉

  43. Happy blogiversary to you! All prizes look great but the first one would be my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome prizes! Wishing many more blogiversaries ahead!

  44. Oh, so hard to choose…they are all great prizes! If I were to choose though, the prize I’d like to win most is Prize #2… or #1 🙂

  45. Happy Blogaversary! This giveaway is awesome! I think 1/3/5 would all be equally ‘favored’ in my book! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! <3

    1. after having perused your site, i don’t think there is anything to change, i think it’s great just the way it is! 🙂 you have LOVELY nails!!!

  46. I just started following your blog not too long ago, so I don’t have a good opinion of things I would like to see more or less of. I know personally I have a hard time figuring out how to do designs or how to get those little rhinestone things on properly. Maybe video of these things being done??

  47. could you have a follower request once a month and may interview the follower about the concept of the design chosen.

  48. I would like to see more stamping combinations with different colors and more of your awesome freestyle nail art!! I love your blog and I love your choice of colors!!!

    Prize #2

  49. I have 5 boys and pampering my nails is about the only “me” time I get!! I would LOVE to win the Jessica Cosmetics Spicy Dream Collection!!!

  50. Any prize would be amazing.
    But i really like the OPI collection prize and the China glaze Prize.
    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway.

  51. oh what a lovely giveaway!!!
    Happy bloganiversary! ^___^ I bet is really exciting for you, my blog only have 5 months and I absolutely love it so I can only imagine how happy you are : )
    I would like to see more (yes moree hehehe) nail swatches of incoming collections! I love nail polish!! 😀
    Big hug <3

  52. I want to win too.. Amazing prices and fun that there so many of them. I guess I like Jessica the most of them, the colors there seemed great even though everything is fine! 😀 The OPIS I’ve got already though. 😀
    Gelic’ nail art recently posted..GiweawayMy Profile

  53. I’d love more beginner nail art, and I really suck at knowing what polishes can be layered over, so I’d love some posts on that!

  54. I have just started following all of these various nail polish blogs and redditlaqueristas – I never realized just how much you can do with nail polish.

    Personally, I like #2 and #1 in that order.

  55. I’ve literally had the Jessica spicy dream collection on my wishlist for AGES! I haven’t ever won one of these blog giveaways, but if the nail polish gods are looking upon me they should know I NEED to win the Spicy dream collection!

  56. Wow! you have tons of followers! I would love to win the set from Jessica! Thank you so much for the giveaway and congratulations!

  57. I would really love to see more in depth reviews on what happens after the removal of polishes (did they stain? how long did you wear the polish for? chipping?) and also some more side by side comparisons of similar colours in your collection. Thanks for the great photos and the giveaway!

  58. I Just Have to say I Love your Blog, Your Nail art has to be the best ive ever seen, so creative and inspiring! Your swatches make me wanna go out and Buy the colors and Try your designs, Big Fan

  59. I’d LOVE the Set Of Mini OPI Skyfall Polishes.
    About your blog… I like it the way it is, but I would like to see more OPI or China Glaze polish swatches (I love both brands)

  60. I’m new to your blog so I don’t know what you can do better – from the few posts I’ve seen I can say it’s perfect the way it is 😀 !!

  61. Thank you for writing the blog, I really like it for a long time, keep up this great work 🙂

    prize #1 and #2 are my favourites , but all the colours are gorgeous!

  62. All your giveaway prizes look amazing but the Opi Skyfall collection has been on my wishlist for ages now and I do love anything by Jessicanails! Decisions decisions. Congratulations too btw xxx

  63. Hi !

    One word; A M A Z I N G give away!
    Your blog is so nice !
    Thank you that you do this for us!
    I’m in love with price 1 SKYFALL, and price 2, CHINA GLAZE !

    xxx 😀

  64. What would I like to see more/less of: I actually just like exactly how your blog is. You have a winning combo of nail art/swatches/etc to draw people in and personal stuff to connect with us. I think I need to change my format a bit and do more personal writing instead of just this is how I did these, done. I just don’t take enough time doing the actual blogging, I mostly just like the painting. I think I should maybe stop blogging altogether and just do tumblr/instagram/twitter. Anway, yours is great, I honestly can’t think of anything I’d change.

    My favorite prize… although I’d love more Sation and the nail art stuff intrigues me, I think I’ll have to go with the Jessica Spicy Dream collection even though that name conjures up some horrible thoughts in my head. 🙂 Thanks for having such a great giveaway!! 🙂
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  65. Stumbled onto your blog thanks to Reddit. Love it! I’m always excited to see more nail art ideas. Love the Sation and Skyfall sets!!!

  66. I’m a really big fan of prize #1 (I’ve never had OPI polishes), but I also really like #5. I’m having a hard time picking between them…

  67. I’d love to see more cool contests like this and I’d love to see more post about how you care your nails and how you store your polishes!


  68. I adore this blog and it’s one of the few go-to’s for nail art and swatches. 😀

    I’d love prize 2 or 3, but any of them would be fine (although I already own most of the Skyfall collection!)

  69. As far as what I’d like to see more/less of, I feel like your blog is very well rounded regarding nail art. I think you’re doing awesomely!

  70. I’m a relatively new follower but to be honest I don’t think you should change anything about your blog, it’s perfect!!!

  71. I keep trying to choose… I think 2 may be my favorite. Or 1? Or… Oh, I don’t know, I really would lovelove to win any of them.
    Thank you so much for doing this. It is wonderful. And fun.
    Happy anniversary, and happy holidays!

  72. Happy Anniversary and congratulations! I’d like the Jessica nail polish because I don’t have any of those yet. Thanks for the chance!

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