15th February, 2012
All of what you see above I won in the past month! I’ve had a very very lucky streak, I was lucky enough to win three giveaways and be one of the lucky 1000 to receive a set of make-up through a Facebook contest. I’ve never won a lot of giveaways in the past, only about two or three, and then all of a sudden there’s four things at once! I guess with things like this you really do have to be lucky! I by no means want to brag by posting this giveaway, I just want to hugely thank everyone for the opportunity and for being so kind!
The first thing I won was a $50 gift certificate from Too Faced which I won from the lovely Soo who owns the blog MU-Tokki. I urge you to check out her beauty blog, she does some of the most stunning photography I have seen in a long time and she is a total sweetheart! With some help from her I chose the Smokey Eyeshadow palette and the Perfect Eyes waterproof eyeliner pencil in Perfect Black.
I’ve been so impressed with both items, the eyeshadow palette is really gorgeous, I had been looking for a dark blue matte eyeshadow and Smolder is such a beautiful colour, exactly what I was looking for! The quality of the shadows impressed me a lot, I actually like them a lot better than my Urban Decay shadows. The eyeliner pencil is also really wonderful, it gives off so much pigment! Finally an eyeliner pencil that doesn’t hurt my eyes or smudge.
Her giveaway was US-only which I only saw after I entered so I tweeted her to let her know she could discard my entry, she said she would send it to me if I won and as luck would have it, I did. So I am very grateful of her kindness! She also threw in a lot of samples for me to try which you can see in the image above next to the eyeshadow palette. Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance, Argan Oil, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate and a perfume sample from Michael Kors. Thanks a million Soo, you are the best!
The second giveaway I won was one of the Dazzling Days giveaways at Suzanne’s blog, DeltaCephei. I won one of the Deborah Milano mascaras! It’s a brand that is unfamiliar to me so I’m very excited to try it. I really love the packaging. I’ve only been able to try it once very quickly as it arrived today but it looks very promising! In any case a huge thanks to Suzanne for doing so many awesome giveaways, she made so many people happy during the Dazzling Days! You’re the best! If you are from Belgium or the Netherlands check out her blog if you don’t know it already.
Remember my ikat nails? If yes the design of these nail wraps should look very familiar as this is THE original design I based my ikat nails on! NCLA, the company that does them found my blogpost and sent me such nice comments through Facebook and Twitter. I had been following them for a little while when they tweeted about a quick giveaway they were doing, giving away a set of their Secession Strike nail wraps to 10 lucky followers so I jumped in! I cannot wait to try them, they look absolutely gorgeous! I was really surprised to see so many too, I’ve tried nail wraps before and usually you only get 20 odd nail wraps but NCLA includes 44 which gives you so much value for money. It also came with one of the best emery board files I have tried, it’s already become my go-to nail shaping file! Thanks NCLA!
A friend on facebook, Ilke, shared a link to the Bourjois Facebook-page. They were doing a contest where you had to get 10 unique likes from friends to be one of 1000 lucky winners to receive one of four different sets of make-up! When I saw the prizes I got so excited since Bourjois is usually on the pricier side of the scale at the drugstore and they were giving away four items in each set. It looked too good to be true but I decided to join in anyway! I chose the smoky set and received these items about two weeks later. I absolutely love them! My favourite item is the lipstick, it’s the perfect colour for me! It’s one of those, “your lips but better” type of colour which I love. The mascara is really great too, the first coat isn’t that impressive but once you put on a second coat – amazing lashes! The eyeshadow palette I haven’t been able to try yet, the eyeshadows are absolutely tiny (1cm diameter) but I look forward to trying them. Thanks so much Bourjois for this great contest!
Have you ever won any giveaways? If yes what did you win? Let me know in the comments!