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

10 comments:

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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.

    :)

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  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

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

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