Thursday, November 1, 2012

My First Giveaway!

Before getting to the good stuff, I'd like to give a really big thank you to all of you.
Not too long ago I hit 200 followers which was a big milestone for me. I remember when I first started and for the first few weeks I stayed at 3-10 followers and feeling like it'd take forever to even get to 20 and each new one got me and still gets me so excited! It seems like time has flown by and I've loved every second of it. I've loved meeting so many different talented people and personalities, the different blogs and opinions. There hasn't been even one second where I've regretted starting a blog and I give that credit to you guys for making what I do worth it.
I love every single follow, comment, like, you name it.

Also, a huge thank you to those of you who continue to read my blog, every new post, always commenting and supporting me in every way you can. I appreciate that more than I can explain. It really means the world to me!

And now.. 

*All prizes are new and bought with my own money unless stated otherwise*
Smith Farms Marshmallow Face Cream 
I am absolutely 100% in love with this moisturizer/face cream. It's the best I've ever tried and I will continue to use it for as long as I can get my hands on it! This product is a definite favorite because not only does it leave my skin soft and moisturized, I notice a decrease in redness and blemishes by morning! It's not greasy or oily at all, it feels so light and smells wonderful. I'm so glad I am able to include this in my giveaway since that is initially how I came to love it.
(See my review here)

*This product was sent to me for the purpose of this giveaway*
Almay One Coat Dial Up Mascara (Blackest Black)
I wasn't expecting much from this mascara when I first tried it but it actually surprised me. I usually stick to the #1 setting because it gives me really natural and pretty looking lashes but still adds length and some volume. I don't like clumpy mascaras at all which is what really landed this mascara as a favorite since it doesn't smudge, clump, or "bleed".

5pc Dotting Tool Set
Whether you're into nail art or not, you really need to have a dotting tool set. Why not a cute and colorful one? I love how easy dotting tools make designs and I had to include this set in this giveaway since it provides such a nice variety of sizes.

elf Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
This was actually the first elf product I've ever tried and like the Almay mascara, I wasn't expecting much. I switched from a Maybelline eyeliner that would always transfer so I figured hey, why not? This eyeliner, for me, holds up pretty darn well. I don't have any smudges, transferring to my lid, or bleeding. With that being said, I always wear eye primer and the results I got were results wearing it over UDPP. I wanted to include this because I feel it's a really good eyeliner for the price of it and it was just an extra favorite to throw in! (Unfortunately, I couldn't get my hands on my current favorite eyeliner. This was my previous!)



China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
Ever since I received this color from Traci (well, even before!) I've been obsessed with it! It's such a gorgeous neon and applies so nicely with full opacity in two coats. I really love this polish and I'm sure most of you already have it but I had to include it! Who couldn't use a back up, right?


China Glaze I'm Not Lion
This polish is another absolute favorite. It's such a gorgeous glitter! I did my best to get an accurate swatch of it on camera but it's beauty far surpasses what I ended up with. It's a gold colored glitter polish with holographic glitters, it looks incredible in sunlight and indoors!



inm Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat
If you read here often, it goes without being said that OTD is my favorite top coat. I don't even consider trying any others because there isn't anything more I could expect from a top coat.
I can apply this shortly after a manicure without smudging/smearing happening, the dry time is almost instant, and it's not a sticky or gooey texture. This top coat gives incredible shine, no shrinkage, and keeps my manicures lasting for days. I don't even remember a time when I've had chips while wearing this. (I change my nails quite often, though.)
  • This giveaway is open to United States and Canada residents only.
  • Must be publicly following via GFC. *I need to be able to see your name*
  • Must be 18+ or have parental / legal guardian(s) permission. 
  • Any incomplete and/or invalid entries will be discarded *Please pay attention to what you fill out!*
  • If I do not receive a reply within 48 hours of sending the winning email, another winner will be chosen.
  • Once the prizes are mailed out, I am no longer responsible for them or any damages that may happen during transit.


This giveaway is open from 11/01/12 to 12/01/12.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


P.S! XOXO Alexis Leigh is hosting a giveaway for LVX's Fall/Winter Collection on her blog!
Go check it out! (:

64 comments:

  1. oo that's a tough question! favorite products... i can't name specific brands right now (there's too many) but i wear eyeliner and lipstick/lipgloss almost everyday.

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean! It gets tough to pinpoint ones exactly. That's awesome!

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  2. First of all, thanks for this giveaway. I'm kinda dying to try this mascara instead of having a lot of them for different purposes. Also thanks for the reviews.

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for joining it. (:
      It's pretty awesome in my opinion! ♥

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  3. Wow, great prizes!! FFF <3 one of my favourite polish colours hands down!
    Other fave products? Benefit Yes They're real, Smashbox HD foundation and smashbox OGloss

    ;)

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  4. An all-time favorite is Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation. Love this stuff.. sadly, it was discontinued. It's one of the only foundations that aren't heavy and look like makeup. Also really loving Garnier Moisture Renew Refreshing Gel-Cream and Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara <3

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  5. Aw this is awesome, Christa! It's so cool how you used your favorites for this giveaway! So exciting! I am so glad we met in this blogging world hehe <3
    I think I'm excited about the Smith Farms Marshmallow face cream since both you and Jayne love it! :D

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    1. Oh I almost forgot...a few of my favorite products are...Maybelline's Great Lash mascara, China Glaze FFF (hehe), and Too Faced Sun Bunny bronzer :D

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  6. I love love love nail polish (china glaze).

    Kaitlyn (:

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  7. I love Urban decay naked 2 palette ;)

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  8. My favorite products of all time? L'Oreal Waterproof False Fiber Lashes-it's like wearing fake eyelashes!

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  9. Awwww, yayyyyyy!!! Now you're almost at 300! Congratulations!! You're so sweet and you deserve all of these amazing things that are happening to you. Muah!
    My favourite products? Um, nail polish!! Lip gloss, lip balm is also a very close second and third and I love fun eye shadows!

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    1. Hehe, yay! Thank you so much, Jayne! That means so much!! <3
      Haha, I agree with all of those!

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  10. I love the flip flop fantasy polish had my eye on it ALL summer never went ahead with it though! Beautiful!!

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  11. I love nail polish, body care products and lip color.

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  12. Badger Cuticle Care (great stuff, works better than Burt's Bees Cuticle Balm for me), Julep The Best Pedi Creme Ever (HUGE improvement in only one night), Organix shampoo (my hair is less dry, softer, and healthier; not a lot of chemicals either), Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (got back-ups), and Alba Botanica Natural Even Advanced Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel (got back-ups). As for nail polish, OPI and Sally Hansen. Never fails me!

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  13. I would say lip balm from a variety of brands (I can't go without lip balm). I also love the Tarte Amazonian clay blushes.

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  14. I love lipsticks! I can't leave the house without wearing them, and nail polish comes a close second :) Congrats on your blog's success!

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  15. Great giveaway chica!

    Fave product.. Probably lip gloss and dark eyeliner, I love the winged eye look ;)

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  16. Without a doubt, polish would be at the top of my list, but I love products that moisturize my skin. Right now, I swear by the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Gel Body Oil -- the smell is fabulous and I can't even tell you how many compliments I get about how soft my skin is (and I have eczema!). For my lips, it's definitely a toss up between good old Aquaphor (which works wonders as a night face cream for my dry, sensitive skin) and EOS lip balms. I've been going through one a week of those :/

    Wonderful giveaway and I'm so happy to have now found a new blog to follow. I'm so thrilled that Traci at Drink Citra linked you!!

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  17. Thanks for this great giveaway! Some of my favorite products right now are Bare Escentuals Cleanser, China Glaze Immortal and so many hand creams! My hands are so dry! One of my favorites is BBW Shea Cashmere.

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  18. Oh darn I can't enter. Any way congrats on your milestone, I know what it feels like since i'm stuck on about 19. Only started blogging this year. Check out my blog
    http://justforfunnails.blogspot.com/.... Thanks :)

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  19. Hi Christa :) Congrats on reaching 200 and now almost 300 followers!! :) That's huge!
    I also nominated you for the Laine Blogger Award (details on my blog) :) I don't know if you did it already but I enjoy your blog quite a lot so yeah! :)

    Congrats again! :D

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  20. I love Josie Maran products. Her Argan oil moisturizer and shimmer blush are fantastic. And she uses socially and environmentally friendly products too.

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    1. oh yea, I love too many nail polishes to pick just one brand :)

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  21. Congratulations! That china glaze nail polish looks amazing!

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  22. My Naked palette, All nighter setting spray, and my 24/7 liner in zero... >_> Wow, I'm kinda an Urban Decay whore...! haha! Oh, and Revlon balm stains!

    Thanks for the giveaway, those polishes look amazing!

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  23. I love the polishes! Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite product currently is my EOS balm, simple, but great for the winter time!

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  24. My favorite products are my EOS balms (which I needed in every flavor, right? right!) and any of my nail products are near and dear to my heart :)

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  25. Nail polishes are probably some of my favorite products. Essie has some of the prettiest colors I've ever seen.

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  26. I love the polishes the most!

    jaragabrielle1018@gmail.com

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  27. I love the polishes & dotting tools

    http://www.beautythugs.blogspot.com

    check out my blog and tell me what you think!

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  28. Dang, this is a hard question since I have a loooong list of favorite products ;D but my all time favorite product is Maybelline's The Falsies mascara, works like a charm on my lashes! Thank you for the giveaway!:)

    Lizzy
    lizzieness07.blogspot.com

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  29. Thank you for the giveaway! One of my fav products is the ELF Face Primer, I just purchased it recently and am already in love!
    glitzglambudget@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I really like China Glaze polishes :)

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  31. Thank you so much for this giveaway...the e.l.f. products are fabulous.

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  32. My favorite products? Nail polish! Also Lush Lemony flutter...it's really truly amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Nice giveaway. I've been DYING to try the Smith Farms moisturizer!!
    My favourite product is my Skinfood Good Morning BB cream. Smells like tea :)

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  34. Favorite products of the moment... Orly Bonder, OTD, Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation, Lancome Mascara, EOS lip balm :)

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  35. I am obsessed with nail polish and mascara!!!!

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  36. I like china glaze polishes and dotting tools!

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  37. Everything Urban Decay :) thank you for the giveaway!!

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  38. Everything Urban Decay :) thank you for the giveaway!!

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  39. Great giveaway! Fingers crossed! Been wanting these CG colors! :o) My favorite is nail polish. More specific, Cult Nails polishes. :o)

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  40. I love nail polish and lip products the most.

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  41. My favorite products are nail polishes! I was a hardcore Zoya lover for a while (and still am), but recently I've fallen for Barielle, and I'm starting to branch into indies!

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  42. Spearmint chapstick, pantene shampoo and conditioner, Almay eye shadow, cutex polish remover in the green bottle

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  43. Anything dove love there products and almay

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  44. Nail polish is my favorite beauty product! The options are endless :)

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  45. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. I love Bare Minerals foundation, Pangea Organics lip balm, Zoya and Essie nail polish, Burt's Bees GUD in Orange Petalooza, and Aveeno lotion.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I'm your newest follower! Found you thru cosmetic proof! Thanks for the giveaway. My fav products are skincare and nail polish.
    Would love if you could check out my blog
    http://industrialdimestoremagic.blogspot.ca

    :) chelsey

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  47. I have a billion favorite products...but my absolute must haves this month: Shea Terra Rose Hips Black SOap, Starlooks Monographic eyeshadow palette, and Cargo colorstick in Maui. :)

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  48. Congrats on all of your followers ;~; i can't wait to get there. it's so sweet of you to hold a giveaway. ^o^ best of luck to all

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  49. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I'm obsessed with lip products, preferably lipsticks. One of my current fave lip product at the moment is Revlon' Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in SMITTEN.



    Thank you so much for the chance! :)



    --- Nicole O.



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  50. Thank you so much for this giveaway. My favorite products are nail polish and eye shadow.

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  51. I'm loving Cult Nails and Girly Bits right now.

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  52. I love china glaze and can't wait to try smith farms.

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