Monday, February 1, 2010

February Contest~My 1st Anniversary!

The first prize in our 'virtual' prize basket for my February 1st Anniversary Contest comes from the ever-helpful and top customer service provider, Kim at Overall Beauty. For those of you who have dealt with her, you know what I mean! Kim will send the winner 3 BB Couture polishes in your choice of shades, along with the Magic Lash Eyelash Enhancer & Black Magic Mascara gift set (total prize value $55.00). I say 'virtual' prize basket, because some products will be sent directly to the winner from the company, while others will be donated and sent by myself, so there is no real basket! Read more below about my February Contest.
I can't believe it's been a year this month that I started my blog 'just for fun'! And what fun it has been! Thinking back to how thrilled I was when I received my first comment and my first follower, I was just happy that someone--anyone--was reading my blog. In recognition of those of you who take time out of your day to spend a little time with me here, and of some of the companies who have been so supportive of my efforts, this month I'll have one big prize that combines our love of nail polish, cosmetics, and the like from some of our favorite brands. I'm still working on the contents of the prize package, so I'll be adding more all month and highlighting the individual products as we go. One lucky winner will receive prizes valued at over $400.00! I've placed a little box in the upper right hand corner with the Anniversary Prize Sponsors, so that may give you some idea of what's included.

RULES: If you'd like to enter, just send me an eMail with the words "Happy Anniversary" in the subject line. This is for followers only, and International followers are, as always, welcome! You can follow/subscribe via Twitter (there's a box in the left column), the follower box (in the right column), and so on. Entry deadline is 2/28/10.

Feel free to leave me any comments or suggestions in your eMail, although that's certainly not mandatory for your entry. I posted the contest box last night and I've got to tell you, the entries I've received so far have been really enjoyable to read, so thank you for that. I truly enjoy working on my blog and I thank you all for being a part of it. Your comments (although sadly, I have gotten terribly behind in answering them) and eMails give me encouragement and inspiration, and I look forward to continuing into my second year.

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You really rock! To many more years and many more swatches and reviews:)

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  2. Ow congratulations with the 1st year Mary! :D So nice of you to have this contest and for the companies to help out with it to ;D

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  3. YAY! Congrats on your first year and I hope to enjoy many, many more!

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  4. Congrats, my dear! I do enjoy reading your blog!

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  5. Congratulations! A year already, I must say in the time I've been reading that I love your blog! I love all the makeup/skincare/nail polish and the dogs!

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  6. Happy blogger birthday! A year already!
    I hope you will continue for many more wonderful years.

    On a side note: I notice I'm on your blogroll (thank you so much!) but my blog name and url have changed from "Een Minder Mutsig Nagelblog" to the easier to find and remember "The Dutch Nail Blog".
    My new url is: http://thedutchnailblog.blogspot.com
    Would you mind changing it? Thanks!

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  7. Congratulations! Thank you! For your blog, for the contest and for giving me a new lemming at least once a week. :)

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  8. I just came across your nail blog a week or two ago, started reading from then - backwards, & subscribed via RSS feed within an hour! I'm so glad I found it; now I have 8 more months past to go through, and of course the coming months too.

    Happy 1-year anniversary, and many, MANY returns!

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  9. I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past few months and it has inspired me to step my game up and build up my blog about my love for beauty products. I wish you all the best and you are the best blogger I have seen thus far.

    Congrats!

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  10. Happy Anniversary sweetie! I can't believe it's only been one year. It seems like you've been blogging forever. Yours is one of the first blogs that I read each day. Always informative and up to the minute. You have beautiful photos of the latest polishes. Thank you for all of your hard work. Your one of the sweetest ladies I know. Bless you.

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  11. Congrats Mary! Be sure to check out my blog since I mentioned you with a nomination :)

    http://aquilah.com/?p=751

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  12. Aww, how wonderful! Congratulations Mary. You work so hard on this, and you do a fabulous job. ♥

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  13. Oh my gosh, a year. That IS exciting! Wonderful wonderful giveaway for a wonderful wonderful blog.

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  14. Happy Anniversary, and congratulations!! Your blog is a must-read,and it seems you are having such fun doing it, too!!

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  15. Thank you all for such nice comments! Glad you're enjoying my blog--I certainly get a lot of enjoyment out of it also!

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  16. love your giveaway! and congratulations too!

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  17. Congratulations on your one year Blog Anniversary, Mary :) I (like so many others!) love coming to read your blog. You do a great job and you really care about your readers. I'm glad you enjoy it as much as we do! Congratulations and I'm looking forward to the next year! :D

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  18. Congratulations!! I am so happy that both you and your blog exist! I've hsd so much enjoyment from getting to know you and admiring your collection over the past year. Long may it continue!

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  19. Happy Anniversary, and congratulations!!!Lovely giveaway!
    deamarina@gmail.com

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  20. Happy Birthday!
    I love your blog, it is one of my "must read everything" blogs.
    Great reviews and pictures.
    I hope to continue reading for many years to come :-)

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  21. Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Yours is the very first blog, of any type, that I began following. Congratulations on your first anniversary, and thank you for it :)

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  23. happy anniversary!!

    i just a new follower of your blog

    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  24. follow u in twitter



    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  25. I just followed you .. congrats on your first year!

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  26. I really love your blog! Happy Anniversary! Here is to another year of great polish!

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  27. Congratulations on your 1st blog-versary!

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  28. Congratulations on your 1st year!!

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  29. happy 1 year anniversary!! you are always so kind and generous to your followers with all the wonderful gifts you give away. i hope you have many more blogging years to come! thanks for all the swatches, advice, and fun you've given. xo

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  30. I've sent an email, and I'm pretty sure I added a comment here, but I can't remember whether or not I did. I also posted about this giveaway here. You're also on my blog roll. Thank you for your generosity.

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  31. Congratulations ... long live...

    twitted this and followed you on twitter ... vernz13

    Followed you via google connect.

    blogged it here:
    http://vernzfreestuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/body-and-soul-1st-anniversary-giveaway.html


    http://vernzfreestuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/body-and-soul-1st-anniversary-giveaway.html

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  32. wow so many comments. scrolling down with my laptop pad took forever ^^ happy anniversary dear. xx

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  33. You are 1 of a kind!!! Your reviews are wonderful and I always look forward to reading them!!! You Rock!!

    Have a Happy Anniversary!!
    Love ya!!!

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  34. appreciate what u do for us :)

    happy anniversary

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  35. Congratulations!!! Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

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  36. Congrates once moreee
    and such a great prize pack <3333

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  37. Congratulations And Happy Anniversary !!!

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