Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nail Blogging and Giveaway! *Closed*

Thanks everyone for being so patient while I took a bit of a blogging break.  I'm back and refreshed!  Read on for information on my 200+ follower giveaway.

I think most nail bloggers will agree that the driving motivation is the love of nail polish, we enjoy sharing a new polish, or a new design with our readers and it opens up the opportunity to make new friends with similar interests.  I mean really, if you were to gush over the latest collections by OPI or China Glaze at work the way we do here, we'd get some mighty strange looks.  Here, everyone gets us.
Sinful Colors See You Soon & L.A. Girl Rock Star in Supernova

I often envy the big bloggers that get items sent to them for review, how I wish I could put that wonderful little disclaimer at the bottom of my posts, and hey, who doesn't love free polish!  But, I have to remember that even the big bloggers didn't start off that way, they started off just like the rest of us, out of pocket with a few spare moments here and there and most of them have been doing it for quite a while.
China Glaze Urban Night & Brownstone, Green Lightbeams nail foils with adhesive and Job nail art stickers

I'm pretty darn proud of my little nail blog.  It's taken me longer than most maybe to get all of my lovely followers, but I'm ok with that.   In fact, I'm thrilled because I've finally reached 200+ followers!  Yay Me!!  Ok, you know what this means, yes folks, it's time for a giveaway!
Ulta Jaded & Hard Candy Sweet P
As much press as you get when you say tweet this, facebook that blah blah blah, I learned that I prefer to keep things simple.  This will be open only to individuals who follow my blog but new followers are welcome, and everyone gets two chances to win. 
OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name* & Tease-y Does It

One. Comment on this post, tell me how you follow, and  something interesting about yourself, why you blog (if you do), your favorite polish, whatever, just something to let me get to know you my reader.

Two. Mention this giveaway in a blog post (sidebars won't count) and come back and leave a second comment with the link to that post.

If you are set as a No Reply (meaning I can't respond to your comments via email) then you must leave a way of contacting you should your name be chosen.Easy peasy right?

* fine print*
 I will be verifying whether or not you follow or blogged.
I'm going to open this up internationally, but I state here and now that I will ship via the least expensive method possible, and my responsibility for the package ends the moment it gets dropped off at the post office (I will notify you when I do).  I will not be responsible for lost, stolen, broken or customs confiscated items. 
This giveaway will run from now until the end of January with the winner being announced February 1st.  I will then use random generator to pull the winning name and send them an email notifying them.  That person will need to respond to me no later than February 5th or a new name will be pulled.
Finally, if you haven't caught on to what you win yet... Those pictures you've been looking at, those are the prizes although I may throw in a few extras.

*All of the polishes are new and never been opened save for the OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name which I did not notice had possibly been opened until after I had purchased it.


  1. Congratulations!!! :D 200+ followers is amazing! :D I just reached over 100 today, and I am so happy!!! ^-^
    I love blogging as it gives me a chance to express myself, and I love having a supportive community to inspire my efforts. :D

    I follow you on GFC and you are also on my blogroll.

    GFC: Ashesela

    Thank you for having this giveaway, and best of luck to everyone! ^-^

  2. Hi! Happy new year to you! I follow via GFC as Kat...and one thing interesting about me---well, I am giving birth on March! So it's been a long time I haven't worn polish, but I sure am ready to do that once the baby arrives!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  3. Happy New Year!

    GFC: Melody Johnson
    email: melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Congrats!!!
    Thank you for this giveaway!!
    I follow you as rock-ot-not
    rock-or-not (at) hotmail dot fr
    I don't have a favorite polish because it depends on my mood of the day ^^
    I don't have a blog because I really don't have time enough to do so )=
    Thank you!!

  5. Congrats on reaching 200+ followers :)

    I follow you through gfc - Sharon
    Email: polishinfatuated at gmail dot com

    I first started blogging because I wanted to have somewhere to just talk about my obsession with nail polish :P And well...also a compilation of the manis I do hehe.

  6. I follow you with GFC as katygmorris.

    Let's see... I don't blog but I sure to admire those who do. I find it so inspiring reading nail blogs like yours! Right now something interesting about me might be that I'm a freelance writer working out of my home. I'm currently in LOVE with all of Wet N Wild's Ice Baby collection!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  7. Heya there :)
    I follow with Blogger as All Things Shiny.
    Email is- miss_moon_child at hotmail dot com
    I have only started blogging, but have been reading nailpolish blogs for well over a year now. But my love for polish won out and am so glad i decided to join the blogger community. It makes me really happy to be a part of something where we all have this crazy love for the same thing. Everyone is just so supportive of eachother. Beautiful thing to be a part of :)

  8. Hi!! I follow with GFC as Rachael. I just started my own polish blog this past week. It's been great fun already and now I have an excuse to keep buying polish!! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, and congrats on your 200+ followers!

  9. Congrats on 200+ followers :). I remember when I had 200 followers, I was counting one by one until I got there. And I still count sometimes :). I love blogging because I write about things that I really love, and it's nice to know that somewhere there are people who actually read that.
    Anyway, I follow via GFC : Nails From Fairy Tale. And my email is

  10. Hi there!
    Just found your blog and it's just delighful! Congrats on the followers! Having a nail polish blog is one of the best choices I've ever made. It's a great way to keep track of your nail polish as well as sharing your passion with others, as well as gaining inspiration. Ever since discovering the amazing world of nail polish blogs I have always loved holos. Oh and as a random fact about me...I have a lizard. :)
    I follow you with GFC: Olivia B

  11. Oh and I put your giveaway in my giveaway tab on my blog:

  12. GFC: ChromaCraze (email:
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I have never thrown a polish away (or given away). I looove nail art!

  13. Hi! I follow your blog tru Google+
    My GFC ID is Meera Ali
    My email is

    My Favorite Nail Polish is Color Club because of it's amazing Finish! I Love OPI but in my country (Trinidad & Tobago) it's really expensive ($55/bttle)

    Any Ways I love Nail Polish and this is coming from a former Tom Boy :D

  14. GFC: Nicole

    I blog because it opens up a whole new world for me- I got to know so many other lacquerheads and I've honestly never met such lovely women before. I just love nail polish!

  15. I love Congeniality Is My Middle Name, so happy for a chance to own it. traceysnails(at)yahoodotcom

  16. Hi! Thanks for this great opportunity!
    I am a black belt and I won several karate competition a few years ago :)
    My fav polish is .... all purple shades (lol)

  17. Congrats on all the followers! I have just started blogging and i like to do it because i want to make people want the nail polishes like i do lol. It's an unhealthy obsession, but I know i'm not alone! :)
    gfc: lfisher8509

  18. Hi Anita, I'm a new follower and blogger! :) I follow you via GFC now as Nicole and my email address is
    I like your giveaway - I too like to keep things pretty simple, I've taken to doing things that way myself.
    I like blogging for many reasons, but the biggest is the reason you've mentioned - almost no one understands my little "obsession" - I call it a passion - and so it's nice to have a corner of the world, or net, where people come by to chat with me and actually think I'm normal. Hah!

  19. Hi,

    My GFC is Yasinisi

    I am a novice blogger from Poland, and I am totally in love with nail polishes and nail art. I am only learning it but it gives me so much joy :)

    I will mention your giveaway in my post tomorrow. Will be back to give you link :)

    Thank you.

    1. I mention the giveaway at the end of this post

  20. I follow with GFC as Cindy-y
    I started blogging because I found a 52 week challenge! It seemed less stressful than an every day challenge, and I can't do my nails too often because my parents hate nail polish fumes..bummer :(

    1. oh, and the best way to contact me is indyhaw at gmail ! thanks :)

  21. GFC: Sarah Crawford
    I started blogging just to share my interests and passion for polish. Not many people I know in real life are interested in the newest collections coming out! lol.

  22. GFC Glam Polish

    I started blogging last year I was going through a rough time and was very anxious painting my nails and blogging was a great way for me relax I have made so many new friends through blogging it is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time :D

  23. Great Giveaway! ♥

    I follow via GFC: Ruth

    I'm not a blogger although I have already thought about starting a blog but right now I just don't have time for it :-( I do paint my nails every 2-3 days :-) My favorite polish right now is OPI It's my Year.

    Thank you!

  24. I follow via GFC: MidniteEcho75

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    I am seriously addicted to nail polish and polish blogs. I started a blog of my attempts at nail art, but my camera broke and I wasn't able to get a new one yet. That on top of becoming the main income of my household, raising my son, and going back to college kinda put my blog on hold. I hope to get back to it soon though. :P

  25. GFC: mytokidaze

    Congrats on hitting "The Big 200"! :) and thankies for hosting this awesome giveaway!
    I don't blog, but I sure love reading polish blogs! I admire you guys for your time and dedication. Running a blog seems like a full time job! Also, I don't have a favorite polish color, how could I ever pick just one?!??!!! o_O

  26. Congrats! :-)

    GFC: gaby

    I don't blog, yet, but I will start probably, seems interesting! My faves are OPI's!


  27. Following you through GFC as Domniki Chatzaki

    I don't blog but I am already getting ready to begin since I have discovered how much I love spending time in blogs and how much I love anything about beauty and cosmetics.
    Good luck with your blog from a friend from Greece ;)

  28. Okay, here we go!

    My name is Marlee, I follow you on GFC as Marlee (I know, not creative.) An interesting fact about me is that I'm afraid of small dead fish. Not big ones, only small ones. I don't have a nail blog (YET) because first I was waiting for my camera, and now my nails are all uneven and my cuticles are dead from the weather, so I don't really want to show off my hands right now :P. But I love reading nail blogs! It's an addiction, I get made fun of for it all the time. I don't know what my favorite nail polish is, I tend to choose my nails based upon my mood that day!

    Oh, and in case the reply button doesn't work for some reason, here's my email:

  29. GFC: Glamo Nails


    I want: China Glaze set

    Thank you for being a loyal blogarista!

  30. I follow with GFC: Tiffany
    I started blogging doing makeup tutorials, then figured I'd add some reviews here or there. I need to start doing posts more regularly, but I'll get there :)

    Congrats on reaching 200 followers.
    aullaboutyou7 [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. congrats girl :)
    i follow through GFC:Anibani

    I started blogging because I always wanted to be a journalist so this was a nice way of doing something I like and writing about makeup and beauty products :)

  32. hello!!

    something about myself: I love shoes, clothes makeup and nail polishes, f i ha d a lot of money i would definitely spent them on these things and...on traveling. Looove to travel, although I did not go to many countries, but there is still time, no?:)

  33. gfc: Calli
    email: geminicalli at yahoo dot com

    I love to write. I love fashion and beauty, but also reviewing fantasy novels.

  34. Hi! I follow via GFC as irina and my email address is
    I always loved to paint my nails, but I truly became obsessed when I started to follow nail blogs. Needless to say, my collection tripled in a matter of months, and I am still waiting on a ton of polish I ordered online to arrive. I am a hopeless addict now, but I enjoy my addiction every single moment.


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