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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!


  1. Hi there! Found your fun blog through blog hop!

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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

  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!
    Positive Kismet Blog

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


  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! :)

  6. Congrats!!!

    Hi! We're happily following you via FMBT! We would love for you to follow us if you like what we've got goin' on :)

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    following you from the blog hop.

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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!

  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.

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

    Kristin :)
    Keenly Kristin

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

  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! ;)

  13. Thank you for linking up with Ring in 2011 blog hop! I am now following you.

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

    Following your blog!
    Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be great!
    The Dad!

  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!


    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be awesome too!!
    Thanks for your time!

  18. Following from the Retail Therapy Lounge...ifn you have a moment...please stop by my place and take a look around - Mad Moose Mama - htpp:// Have a groovy day...peaces...xoxo

  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!

  20. Now following from

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

  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!!!

    Anna, The Pilot's Wife
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  22. Hey! Love your blog! I'm Spanish but I have a blog in English, take a look!

  23. I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

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

    Hip Chick's Guide to PMS, Pregnancy, and Babies
    My Facebook Fan Page

  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: and Hopefully you are doing that to give yourself the best possible chance. Good luck!


  26. Winning always feels good!

  27. Hello! Happy Monday!
    I'm so happy that I found your
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    I'm following you now.
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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