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Saturday, December 18, 2010

What I've Won Lately


There's been no wins in sight lately, probably because I haven't entered much! After this months-long drought, I've won two competitions this week. Both prizes were makeup, which of course I'm swimming in already. No matter -- it's Christmas time, so they'll make excellent presents!


The first prize was a Napoleon Perdis lip lacquer in Lolita Lilac won from a scratchie attached to Shop Til You Drop magazine. I sent in my card and, I must admit, never expected to receive my prize (I'm pretty skeptical about this sort of promotion, having been burnt in the past). But hooray, it arrived this week and in a very pretty colour too. Joy to the world! : )

I also received some luxurious Dior goodies (pictured below). There's a funny story behind this actually. I'm a huge Scrooge when it comes to makeup. Most of it I get for free from a competition or magazine or it cost me about $5. Several months ago a Diorshow mascara lobbed onto one of my magazines and I absolutely adored it. Once it ran out I decided to splash out and actually buy myself one (at $52 a pop. Ouch!). When I went to the store, the hip-pocket blow was softened slightly by (a) a 10% discount that day at Myer and (b) the mascara being in Christmas box set with a makeup remover and eyeliner at no extra cost. Feeling pretty chuffed about this, I was even more ecstatic to learn they were running a raffle. And the rest is history. I won the raffle and received...

  • A Dior Backstage Makeup kit, including Diorshow mascara, Skinflash radiance booster pen, makeup bag and mirror
  • Dior Vernis Pink Porcelain nail lacquer
  • 5-colour iridescent eyeshadow in Smoky Crystal
  • Little Luxuries perfume set, including mini versions of J'adore, Miss Dior Cherie, Hypnotic Poison and Dior Addict 2

Santa and the elves will be delivering some fabulousness this Christmas!


28 comments:

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    Share holiday traditions while Hoppin’ from blog to blog

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  2. Merry Christmas!
    I'm your new follower =9
    Would love a follow back, and a follow on Bloglovin' if possible =D

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  3. Stopped by to follow your blog from the F.M.B.T. Tuesday blog hop... do comment/follow me back :-)
    Have a Happy Holiday Season!
    Best,
    Elizabeth
    Positive Kismet Blog

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  4. I love the makeup! I love winning stuff I will actually use (which makes me wonder why I enter in some giveaways!)

    Sam
    http://thegiveawayqueen.blogspot.com/

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  5. I found you via FMBT and am your newest follower Rae T.

    I'd love if you could follow me back at my blog: There's a Contest for That

    Have a great day! :)

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  8. Hi!
    I am your newest follower and would love a follow back! And check out my giveaways and enter a few! Also check out my hop!
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  9. I found you from Follow me Back Tuesday - I know I'm a little behind - but you should check out my blog for some great giveaways I just found.

    A complete Viking kitchen is one giveaway that is open until Dec 31st - no that would be a sweet prize.

    Hope to see you there.

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  10. Very nice!! I'm stopping by from WSW...I already follow you!

    Kristin :)
    Keenly Kristin

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  11. following you now. Thanks so much for participating in my Wednesday Blog Hop!

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  12. I'm following you from the Retail Therapy Lounge blog hop. I would love it if you'd follow me too--I just started my blog yesterday, so I can use all the followers I can get! ;)

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  14. Thanks for linking up on the blog hop! I am now following you.
    That Dior kit looks lovely!

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  16. Hi All,

    Thanks for stopping by -- I've now visited you all back and am following your blogs if I wasn't already.

    It was great to have a couple of wins to round off last year. Hope there'll be many more for 2011!

    xx
    Becks

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  17. http://www.realmomreviews.net
    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be awesome too!!
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    Thanks for your time!
    Skye

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  19. I love the name of your blog :))

    If you love giveaways, mine are high end for the ladies and moms. I found you on a blog hop and I'm now following you.

    Would love a follow back.

    Happy New Year and Happy Winning!
    Deb

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    Have any tips on how to win the HGTV Dream Home? ;)

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  21. You have better luck than I do!!! I have never won anything... yet! Stopping by from Totally Tuesday Blog Hop! Happy to have found your blog!!!

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  24. Hi! I'm a new blog follower from the Tuesday blog hop. Hope you'll check out my blog and follow back!

    -DP
    Hip Chick's Guide to PMS, Pregnancy, and Babies

    www.twitter.com/hipchickblog
    My Facebook Fan Page

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  25. Hi All,

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I am now following you all back. : )

    BabyDealsDujour, I checked out the HGTV Dream Home competition. Since it's a random draw to decide the winner, the best I can suggest is to enter as many times as possible. I noticed you can enter twice per day -- once on each web site: HGTV.com and FrontDoor.com. Hopefully you are doing that to give yourself the best possible chance. Good luck!

    xx
    Becks

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  28. Congrats on all your Winnings! Thanks for stopping by Frugal Plus and joining in the TTT Tuesday Blog Hop :) I now Follow you via GFC :)

    ~ Jill
    http://frugalplus.com/

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