Sunday, 30 October 2011

My first blogging anniversary: GIVEAWAY-NOW CLOSED!!!

Oh my goodness! I cannot believe that I missed my first year anniversary (01/10/10)!

When I started my blog, I was trying to grow out some damage that I had sustained through wearing acrylic wraps.  There is nothing wrong with wearing acrylics but when they make your nails look like this...not cool.

 In retrospect, it wasn't even the acrylic. It was the e-files that they like to use in salons that did this damage.

This was before I soaked off the acrylics and went au natural. 

I started to make progress a month or so can still see the damage on the tip of my ring fingernail.

After a while it became less noticeable.

I began to experiment with things I had seen other blogger's doing... well as doing my first tutorials and being quite proud of them.

I experimented with polish I had never heard of. I had never, EVER, seen a holo before!

Here is my favourite most recent manicure:
After a year I'm now more knowledgeable, heavily polish laden and truely blessed to have such lovely readers.

I really do appreciate your visits, comments and emails. I may not get a chance to answer to every comment, but please know that it puts a smile on my face to know that I have cyber-chums and chumlets just as obsessed with nails as I am!

As a thank you for your support and to celebrate a year of my blog, I'm going to run an international giveaway!

There are TWO prizes.

First prize - water decals, lace stickers, polish, fimo canes, stamper/craper, image plates and earrings!

Second prize: Polish, fimo canes, water decals, nail sticker, lip gloss (got from a blogging event but unused/swatched) and earrings.

TWO people will be chosen with Random.Org and allocated either the first or the second prize.

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply to me - failure to do so will mean I have to chose another winner.
To enter:
  • You MUST BE A FOLLOWER. Please leave your Google Friend Connect screen name in the comments box - Compulsory (2 entries)
  • For extra entries you can blog about this giveaway and leave the link in the comments box so I can see (1 entry)
  • Put a picture of the first giveaway prize in your side bar - leave the link in the comments box (1 entry)
  • Leave your email address so I can contact you if you win - I won't publish it!
Don't worry if you don't see your comments after you enter. I won't publish comments with email addresses in them. Unfortunately, I will not be able to acknowledge everyone's entry personally as I could before - if you have left a comment, I WILL see it.

Closing date is 30th November 2011 at 12:00am GMT. The winners will be drawn shortly afterwards
Good luck and thank you so much for your support over the last year :)


  1. Jeeya and Sylvia - thank you :)

  2. Hi Melissa, Blogerettejoelle, ptitemeve, Kirshten and Sophie x

  3. Hey Zorbs - I need your email address!

  4. Lumi, Lexa and Ducky - I see you! x

  5. Hi Daniela from Moldova:)

    Michelle and Anibani, thank you!

  6. Hey love, saw this and I since I was planning to fllow your blog anyway, this just made it the icing on the cake
    - Epiphannie

  7. I have been a follower from the beginning! Congratulations on reaching your first year! X

  8. If you were wondering why I wasn't publishing your comments...I don't want to put your email addresses out there so people can spam you and tell you how much money you have won and need to claim...

    Thank you all for your amazing responses I only wish I could give away more.

    Maybe I might?

  9. @Anon - I KNOW! One of the very first followers.Thank you :)
    Not entering?

  10. I'll consider this your entry then Bailey? Lol x

  11. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!! Happy one year blogiversary!!

  12. hi :) i just found your blog & i'm already loving it! your recent lace mani is so beautiful! if possible, i would love to see your mani's w/ rhinestones & lace again. also, congrats on making it through your one year! mine was also recently!

  13. Finally found the time to get back to one of my favorite past times of mani/pedis myself. Love this site and the 31 day challenge is a great idea! Look forward to seeing your creations.

  14. Did you receive an entry from me?

  15. @FrugallyMe, I certainly did, thank you :)

    I currently have a LOT of entries to get through *breaks a sweat*

  16. Thank you to everyone who has entered so far and hi to my new readers! Good luck all :)

  17. did you receive my comment? somehow blogger showed that I wasn't following you even though I am ...

  18. Hi Ash,
    I am totally amazed by your generosity.You not only have a giveaway you actually reply to all the queries and comments with a big smile.Totally loving you, your blog, your posts and of course your giveaway ^_6...I entered sometime back :D Hope my entry also got registered ^_^

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  20. Hi from Spain!!

    Enter me please ^_^

    GFC name: bambaki83
    Email: mimica69(at)hotmail(dot)com

    I have the public profile. but these days blogger is giving me problems and change it to private, please do not disqualify me, I can send a screenshot or something.


  21. Hey everyone. Thanks for your entries and thank you for you lovely comments xx

  22. I remember I entered, did you receive it? Thank you!

  23. I see you Damla, don't worry :)

  24. It is Shaashii. I have had approx 200 entrants so I can't publish an acknowledgement after each entry although I would like to.

    To everyone, I'm not publishing your comments because you have your email addresses in them...I don't want you all getting spammed xx

  25. Oh thanks a lot for acknowledging my entry :) i know u'll b havin loadsss of entries... even though u replied my msg , m so happy and thankful :) :) xoxoxo

  26. Now closed! Thank you all for your entries and support. I will plough through all of the entries and check links. I hope to reveal the winner some time next week!