10 Jul 2011

Did you win my blog's birthday giveaway?

I ran a little giveaway to win a mac lipstick or lipgloss of your choice to celebrate my blog's second birthday!  I wanted to make sure it was people who actually read and follow my blog who entered, so I specified that you had to tell me your favourite thing about my blog / your favourite post.  I received some truly amazing comments - you're all so lovely =) 

I had 57 valid entries, which is only just over 10% of my followers - can anyone give me an indication of why that is?  Are giveaways over?  Was the prize rubbish?  Did I make the rules too difficult?  

Anyway, before I get on to the winner, I want to mention the blogs of some people who left me particularly sweet comments - some of you even said I inspired you to start blogging, which literally blew me away - I never expected that and I'm so pleased!  

You all left me amazing compliments, but I particularly want to mention these super furry lovely bloggers 

Louise - auburn lights 

Sophie Lou - a hint of sparkle

Madame Gourmand - Madame Gourmand

Tinkerbelldani - Tink's tales

I picked the winner in the customary way and it was....

entry number 13 - Sophie

Sophie: The Writer

Congratulations Sophie, I'll send you a tweet to find out which lip product you'd like

Thank you to everyone who entered and all of you have supported my blog over the last two years - you've made writing it so much fun for me =)

Who's going to "the only way is blogging" event in London on Saturday?  I am, so leave me a comment to let me know if you are, I'll be less nervous knowing which friendly faces I can look out for!

If you don't know about the event, check it out here on facebook - it's open to everyone



  1. Thank you Gem! That's so amazing, thanks so much xxx

  2. Im going to TOWIB!! Look forward to seeing you there! Bit nervous to as I've not met any other bloggers before! X

  3. The prize was not rubbish at all, it was perfect for those of us who have a constant wish list :) I reckon people are too lazy to hunt around to decide which liptick they would like if they haven't already got one in mind. Bigger fool them.

    Not going to TOWIB :( will be in London but at Lovebox festival so can't complain!

    Congrats Sophie xx

  4. Well done to Sophie! And the prize was fab! I think some people get quite lazy about giveaways. I'm not entirely sure though! Have a great time at TOWIB..I'm not going as I'm at a gig but let us know how it goes :) xx


  5. I really can't understand why more people did not enter?

    I'm not going to TOWIB, it's too far for me but I hope you all have a fab time! Thank you for the mention sweetie xx

  6. aww your such a sweetie :) I cant understand either, I suppose some people write enter me and their email without really having to think!! I think it was a lovely give-away and more meaningful with what everyone loves about your blog :)..btw had a go at the chocolate marshmallows :) there proper yummy,mentioned it in my post hope you don't mind :) xx

  7. Congratulations Sophie. Thank so much for the mention Gem. Jude xxx @jadlgw

  8. Congratulations Sophie.

    I love your blog and I hope you can come and check out mine! I have a giveaway on at the moment where you can win an 88 Metal Mania palette.


  9. congrats :) :) :)

    Thank you so much for the mention :) i loved the give-away, i do not own any mac make up so i was really looking forward to the announcment :) keep up the fab work on your blog! all your readers love your blog :) lots of love xox

  10. Hi Gem i have awarded you over on my blog if you'd like to take a look xx


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