Monday, October 22, 2012

GIVEAWAY: 100 Posts & 50 Followers // My Fabulous First Giveaway

phew, we made it!! 

welcome to my very first giveaway, celebrating my 100th post and 50 lovely followers. 
thank you so much for your support - i love logging in everyday to find new posts from fellow bloggers or comments from readers. i thoroughly enjoy the blogging community and here's a little something i'd like to give back to you guys :)

the prizes are:

* Balmshell Lip Gloss in "Curse of the Purse" (sheer peachy cream) - comes with a keychain that you can attach the lip gloss to!
* Quo Eye and Cheek Palette in "Natural Attraction" (Fall 2012's Pretty Fierce Collection) - 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush and 2 applicators
* L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in "305 Dating Coral" (Summer 2012's Miss Candy Collection)
* Essence Make-Up Bag in "01 Carry Me Home!" (Summer 2012's Ready for Boarding Collection)
all items purchased by me and with my own money. 


i tried to include a variety of items here which i actually started purchasing well before even reaching the milestones mentioned above - totally "counting my chickens before they hatched" but i was too excited! i haven't tried any of the items i purchased for this giveaway but they are all items i would've wanted to keep for myself so really... i hope you enjoy them! :)
i am also sorry for not posting in a while - it took me some time to figure out Rafflecopter and other giveaway details. i was also hoping to take the pictures in daylight but the sun has been going down too early these days!
anyway, please enter below using Rafflecopter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

some more info:
- i am probably going to throw some more goodies in there ;) i hope the winner likes surprises!
- open to residents of Canada or the United States - sorry for the restriction...
- i am still figuring out shipping costs and all that - bloggers who have experience in this area, please advise me on what is the most cost-effective and efficient way of shipping - i'd really appreciate some help in this area!
- contest starts October 22, 2012 and ends November 14, 2012 (at midnight EST).
- the winner will be announced and contacted November 15 - he/she will have 72 hours to respond.
- please do NOT unfollow me after you have entered the giveaway - i will be checking names and it saddens me that people may do this. 

thank you and good luck! <3

p.s. speaking of giveaways, i actually got my package from Gen after winning one of her giveaways :) i will post more about that later. thanks Gen - the soaps smell SO good!!

p.p.s. as for Topbox, they are holding a Stila Giveaway! sign up here!

56 comments:

  1. Hello Helen ! Congrats !! I really enjoy reading your blog :D I too am struggling to find time to write these days... Anyway it's really nice of you to host this great giveaway !

    I haven't thought about my Christmas wishlist yet, but I'll probably be asking for some goodies from Sephora !

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    1. hi lili! thanks for the comment - i am hopefully going to catch up on some posts these next few days :)
      i went by Sephora today and there is soo much to look at! the gift sets are always so tempting.

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  2. Great giveaway Helen!
    I have nooooo idea what is on my christmas wishlist but I would love one of those Canada Goose Parka's :0

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    1. ahh we had our first major snowfall today and a parka would've been lovely!!

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  3. Congratulations Helen! I still remember the first blog post I read of yours! I think it was the Glymm Box from last year! I didn't comment, but that was the first! Now it's almost a year later!! Wow!

    I don't know what my boy and I are dressing up as...last year we were matching Minecraft blocks ;-) This year we were thinking of Dexter plus victim which gives me a chance to wear a mini dress made out of saran wrap. My only concern is how I would pee...

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    1. hi jayne! it has almost been a year :) thanks for all your support! i definitely remember you as being one of the first few who commented and continued to comment to this day - it means a lot to me! thanks :)

      and the dexter idea is so awesome!! haha i would be concerned about the pee issue too.. :) do you always dress up together? me and my boyfriend have done it a couple times too - once we went as John Lennon and Yoko Ono and last year we were Mortal Kombat characters.

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  4. thanks! New follower from the blog hop :) Can't wait to catch up on your posts!

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  5. Wow! Congrats on having more than 50 followers. Im now your newest follower!

    xoxo

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  6. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :) I love your blog.

    Halloween really IS coming soon and I still don't know what I will dress up as but the kids have their's figured out. My 5 year old will be a baby and my baby will be a duck. I will probably be a clown or a Pierrot, some sort of cute-like clown.

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    1. thank you candice
      oh that sounds great! are you just taking your children out trick or treating or do you have a celebration of your own?

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  7. Congrats girl! I've been following for a few months now and really do enjoy checking out new posts :) Keep up the good work!

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  8. oh, PS - I don't know if I follow under GFC as Wyzkastly or Samantha. It's always confusing >.<

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    1. thanks Samantha - yes it is a bit confusing but i got it! :) thanks for reading

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  9. Congrats, Helen! And thanks for a great giveaway! Yours was actually one of the first blogs I was reading before I started, so in a way, you inspired me :D

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    1. aww gen! that made me smile :) thank you so much!

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  10. Congrats on 100 posts and 50 (now 60) followers! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Hi there! I am a new follower, but happy to be here. Congrats on this milestone.

    I don't have any plans for Halloween, although at work they want use to dress up. We'll see.... :)

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    1. hi rebecca, thanks for the comment - it's always fun when work encourages a little fun ;)

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  12. This year for Christmas I'm asking for stuff for my own apartment. I need dishes, towels, etc. thanks for the giveaway! And congrats on some great milestones!

    :) chelsey
    My beauty full adventure
    Http://industrialdimestoremagic.blogspot.ca

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    1. oooh it's good to get stuff you can actually use :) did you move recently? and thanks for dropping by chelsey!

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  13. Congrats on reaching 50+ followers and on your 100th post. I am happy that I stumbled upon your blog. Wishing you much success on achieving future milestones.

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  14. Congratulations!
    Your blog was one of the first that I started to follow when I jumped on the beauty box wagon. I loved the report cards that you did.

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    1. thanks for the comment Tara! i spent a bit of time on those report cards so i am glad you enjoyed them! thanks for reading my blog - i appreciate it!

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  15. congrats lovely <3 Here is to many, many more followers!

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  16. Thank you so much for this giveaway! Congrats on your continuing Success <3
    Continue to inspire fellow bloggers , your doing a fantastic job <3
    Much love!
    xx

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    1. why thanks meg! that's a really nice thing to say :)

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  17. is it weird i cannot think of anything for my christmas wishlist? :( i wanted an ipad then i just decided i didn't all of a sudden :(

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    1. haha that's ok - you still have plenty of time to think about it! and why do you not want the ipad anymore?

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  18. Congrats!!! What a cool giveaway - I've got my eye on that Quo palette!

    For Halloween, I am going to go all-out 80's and my outfit is inspired by the movie Flashdance. Yes I've got the legwarmers!

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    1. thanks! i contemplated keeping that palette for myself but you guys deserve it more! haha
      80s - that sounds fun! are you going for the huge curly hair too?

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  19. Happy to have come across your blog and look forward to catching up on your older posts

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  20. Congrats!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    what is on your Christmas wishlist this year?
    Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
    A Coach purse
    thats about it.. whatever I get I will be happy!
    Being with friends & family is really what matters.

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    1. hi! thanks for commenting - did you actually see that they released a Holiday version of Wonderstruck? i think it was called Enchanted...

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    2. Yes.. I have seen them at SDM :)
      Maybe Christmas gift to me

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    3. I always keep my bottle as a collection to what I wore or used to wear back in the day.

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    4. nice! i keep most of mine too. my collection's not huge though. i go through a rotation of like 3 different perfumes at a time and this has lasted me aaaaaages.

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  21. I plan to dress up while I take my son trick or treating but I am not sure what as! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  22. I found your blog through my searches for beauty box spoilers! I am now subscribed and am entering your awesome giveaway. Congrats - and have to add that makeup bag is sooooooo cute!

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  23. Forgot to add that I am dressing up as a Barbie Styling Head for Halloween. I did this last year also and it was a HUGE hit - fortunately for me I moved to a different city this year and get to do a repeat :)

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    1. hi kim! thanks for the comments.
      and a Barbie Styling Head?? wow that's so creative! i'd like to see some pictures of that!

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  24. I had to work on Halloween so my costume was tame - I was a martian, lol :)

    I don't do much for Christmas as I usually have to work (I work at a nursing facility).

    New blog hop follower, and thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. hi! thanks for dropping by.
      you're so hardworking - i hope you still had fun :)

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  25. How did I not see this earlier? Congrats on your 50 (now 50+) followers and 100+ posts! You know I love reading your blog =) Keep it up girl!

    XOXO
    Steph

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    1. haha that's ok steph! good thing you saw it in time ;)
      thanks for your lovely comment! :)

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  26. A TV is on my Christmas wishlist!
    p.s. I'm Kellybee in the Rafflecopter widget xoxo

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have a fantastic day :)

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