Sunday, May 6, 2012

My First Giveaway!

I've been blogging for over a month now, and I have over 25 followers and over 1,000 page views, and to celebrate, I'm having my first giveaway!  I am not publicizing this giveaway much because I want my first few followers to have a better chance of winning.  You don't need to be a follower to enter my giveaway, although I would love to have more followers, so hopefully you will like my blog enough to follow it.  I also have a Facebook page here, but you don't have to like it in order to enter this giveaway, although I would appreciate a few more likes.  All you need to do to enter the giveaway is to follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below and add a comment to this blog post letting me know what your favorite polish color and favorite polish finish are.

The giveaway prize is two bottles of Finger Paints Special Effects flakie top coats (Asylum and Motley) and one bottle of Essie's Shine of the Times flakie top coat.  These bottles are brand new and have never been used or swatched. I bought them myself, and I bought them specifically for this giveaway.  I have no association with Finger Paints, Sally Beauty Supply Stores, or Essie.

The Finger Paints Special Effects polishes were only sold at Sally Beauty Supply Stores and not online, and they sold out quickly.  You can no longer find them in stores.  Asylum has red and blue flakies.  Motley, a favorite flakie of mine, has green and blue flakies and looks amazing over dark green polishes like China Glaze Glittering Garland.

Essie Shine of the Times is a multi-colored flakie that over a dark polish flashes some beautiful gold and green colors.  I especially like it over Essie Little Brown Dress.  It looks like fall in a manicure that way.


From left to right:  Finger Paints Asylum, Essie Shine of the Times, and Finger Paints Motley.

At number 14 on the nail wheel is Finger Paints Asylum over Wet N Wild Black Creme.   At number 15 on the nail wheel is Finger Paints Motley over Wet N Wild Black Creme.  At number 17 on the nail wheel is Essie Shine of the Times over Wet N Wild Black Creme.

The giveaway is open to those people in the continental United States only.  I had to educate myself on the post office's laws with regard to nail polish.  In summary, I can ship the nail polish by ground transportation only, not by air, so I'm keeping things simple by limiting the giveaway to the continental United States.  In the future, I will try to figure out international shipping rules, but right now, for my very first little giveaway, I don't want to have to worry about customs forms and customs taxes for internationally shipped products.  If you are outside the continental United States but can provide an address in the continental United States, for example if you can use a friend's or a relative's address, then by all means enter my giveaway!

I will do my best to package the polish securely, and I will get a tracking number.  However, I cannot replace the polish if it gets lost or stolen or breaks in transit because I don't have more bottles of these hard-to-find Finger Paints Special Effects polishes to give away.

This giveaway ends on May 31, 2012.  I will notify the winner by posting the winner's name (the name that shows up with their blog comment below) here on this page and also on a separate post once the giveaway is over, and I will post the winner's name on my Facebook page.  If I don't receive an e-mail from the winner (with their mailing address where I can ship their prize) within 72 hours, I will have to pick another winner.

You can enter my giveaway by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Please give Rafflecopter a few seconds to fully load before you start your entry.  Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

29 comments:

  1. I love Essie's Tart Deco and also Sally Hansen's Cinderella finish!

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  2. I haven't found a favorite yet :( But I am loving the flakies and holographics right now!
    Thank you for this giveaway! The Finger Paints have definitely been on my lemming list for awhile!
    Mega Nailattude

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    1. Good luck! I would love for the Finger Paints to go to someone who's been wanting them for a while!

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  3. OOH yay! I love blue/green teals! They are my absolute favorite!! Im partial to anything shingy lols So any type of top coat that's shiny is good in my book!

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  4. I love China Glaze Ruby Pumps. My favorite finish is shimmer.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love Sinful Colors - Cinderella!

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  6. Oh, that's tough! Currently I've been in love with Revlon's Minted. As far as finishes go, I usually just go fora glossy coat of Seche Vite. Sometimes glitter or my only flakie - Zoya's Maisie :)

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  7. I'm obsessed with anything matte- currently CG Stone Cold :D

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  8. I love anything with glitter. I just love how it sparkles!.....the only thing I dislike about glitter is removing it, such a pain!

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  9. My favorite finish is HOLO! My favorite polish is Nubar Reclaim, though I have a couple of China Glaze OMGs that are *gasp* still in my untrieds and battle for that title. ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  10. All giveaways should be written up by a lawyer! All the details nice and clear! I live in Canada, but I'm proud to be a fan!

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    1. Shannon-Lee, I can't find your e-mail address, and I want to send you a message. Would you send me an e-mail then? My e-mail address is lacquerlovinglawyer@comcast.net

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  11. Flakie finishes! My favourite polish now is Nicole by OPI Kendall on the Katwalk

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  12. I'm rediscovering nail polish for the first time in years, so there are so many great new choices out there! It's so hard to choose just one. I love what I've seen of the flakies though, and these look beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. i love DL EDGE OF GLORY SET!!

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  14. Congrats on the followers and on your blog in general! Thank you for the chance at a very generous giveaway! <3

    My signature is anything BRIGHT and shiney or glittery.

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  15. Hefesto- holo
    or twilight- flakie :)

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  16. I love anything glitter or flake! I think adding Essie's Matte About You to a flake mani makes it even more pretty! :)

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  17. I really love Butter London All Hail the Queen. It is a neutral with a little bit of shimmer and could be worn with anything and all year round. I do like creams though. There just is not room for one nail polish in my life!

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  18. i like glitter and shimmer nail polishes .. pink and nude shades

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  19. Oooh! Flakies, Awesome giveaway! I love Purples and holos!

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  20. Right now i'm wearing Lacey Lilac by Sally Hansen

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  21. I like holo's just like any polish lover. I'm also nuts about glitters and other effect polishes. I have a bottle of Koh Platinum Silver that I call my cd-polish. It's wildly holographic and so beautiful!

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  22. I love anything bright and fun right now! Like Essie Poppy-Razzi Collection, and the new China Glaze Neons! My favorite finish is a creme, but I also love holos and jellies!

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