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Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Polish Problem's First Birthday Giveaway!

To celebrate A Polish Problem's first birthday/my first bloggiversary, I've put together (what I consider to be) a great giveaway.  You may recall a few weeks ago, I asked for opinions about whether or not to break this up into multiple gifts, and in all honesty, that's what I wanted to do.  However, I also know I have a tendency to flake out on stuff, so I decided to do one giveaway and do it well, rather than half-assing 4 little giveaways.

The theme of this giveaway is "my favorite things".  Think of it like Oprah's Favorite Things, only on a much smaller and nail-polish-themed scale.  :P

  • NARS Dovima - pretty much, my favorite red.  It's a perfect, tomato red that isn't too orange, so it looks great on any skintone.  I took it out of the box to photograph it, but it will come boxed.
  • Essie Viva La Vespa - my favorite purple.  This is a gorgeous tyrian purple shimmer.  This is a HTF, long d/c'd polish (though I think Essie brought it back in LE, along with SSN, a few years back), so it's OF.
  • ChG Emerald Sparkle - my favorite green, and probably one of my top 5 polishes.  ES is a deep green jelly packed with tons of emerald green glitter.  This one was released in 2008 and re-released for Holiday 2009.  This the original color, but from the 2009 release.
  • ChG Sky High Top - my favorite medium blue.  It's a cerulean blue shimmer.  It's included in this giveaway (along with the nail art decals), as I used it to create of my favorite manis from 2009 (please ignore the long glue-ons).  I never thought I would like this color of blue on my nails, but lemme tell you, it's what completed my blue-love conversion.  LOL.
  • Cina 3-D Nail Art decals in Daisies - my favorite nail art decals.  These look great with the blue of Sky High Top, but they are a great accent for a myriad of colors.  I really like this with a warm pink, like OPI ElePhantastic Pink. 
  • OPI Absolutely Alice - You know, when VH1 or E! has those "countdown" shows, and the #1 pick is a relatively new movie/TV show/star/scandal?  I hate it when they do that, and that's what I feel like I'm doing here.  LOL.  However, AA is definitely deserving to be in a list of "my favorite things".  It's my favorite glitter (even over my much lemmed and loved RBL Locavore), and my early pick of best OPI of 2010.  I know Mad as a Hatter from AiW got the most press and love, but AA blows it out of the water.  I love it so much, I bought back-ups, my first ever.
  • ASP Manicure Saving Claw - this is one of my top products.  I don't know how I'd ever live without it.  I use it mainly for konadding, but this would be perfect for redoing your pedi when you didn't want to screw up your mani. 
  • Ruby Stone Crystal Nail File - I really like this file.  It's pretty cheap in price, but I have no problems with quality, and I love that it's in it's own sheath.  My husband calls it Excala-file.  :P

(all products are new)
I was going to use a contest generator to keep track of my entries, but it looks like the one I used in the past is offline now, so I'll just do this manually.  Oh well, at least this way, I can offer extra entries.  :)

  • I ask that everyone that enters be a follower of my blog (new followers are just fine).
  • Giveaway is open to US and International followers.
  • To enter, please reply to this post.  If you don't have your contact email in your profile, please include it in the reply or send it to me in an email (apolishproblem@gmail.com).
  • You can obtain 1 extra entry (for each) by...
    • following me on Twitter
    • tweeting about my giveaway (please include link in your reply)
    • mentioning this giveaway on your blog (please include link in your reply)
    • adding me to your blog roll
  • For the extra entries, simply mention in your reply that you tweeted/blogged about this, are following me on Twitter, and/or you've added me to your blog roll.  Each reply can receive up to 5 entries.
  • I will close the contest on 2/15/10 (a week and a day from now).
  • I should contact and post the winner by 2/18/10.

Whew, I think that's it.  LOL!  If you have any questions, please email me.  I'm pretty new at the giveaway thing (I had a previous one that I had to retract due to finances), so bear with me.  :)


Michelle said...


Kirsten (The Dutch Nail Blog) said...

Congrats on the blogaversairy!

1. I'm a follower and would like to enter. dutchnailblog at gmail dot com

2. I follow you on twitter
3. Iretweeted your contest here: http://twitter.com/DutchNailBlog/status/8772724434
4. You are on my blogroll
5. I posted about your giveaway in my sidebar.

syila slakers said...

Hi, you may want to check out http://www.random.org/ to select your winners.

my email - pink.fabulush@gmail.com

Great giveaway! Enter me please.

lovemy3girls said...



Unknown said...


Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

Congratulations!!Awesome giveaway!

1) primandpolished@gmail.com I follow the blog.
2) I follow you on twitter @primandpolished
3) I tweeted about the giveaway www.twitter.com/primandpolished
4)You're on my blogroll www.primandpolished.blogspot.com


Get Nailed said...

Great giveaway! I follow your blog and have you in my blog roll. I'm also a follower on twitter!


Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Putting this here to show myself who I've entered into my spreadsheet thus far.

And to say thanks! :)

Unknown said...

GREAT GIVEAWAY!! I LOVE how this is a favorite things giveaway, a la Oprah! Very cool. That was what I wanted to do for mine... and I started with my favorite things and then just started adding other stuff! lol. I actually don't have a SINGLE ONE of your favorite polishes! crazy. Although I have been listing after Absolutely Alice and Emerald Sparkle. I've never tried NARS Dovima but it looks AMAZING and the Essie is gorgeous. This is a really cute idea :)

My email is: BlogBabblingBrooke
I follow you on Twitter!
Off to Tweet away about your giveaway :)
and you're on my blogroll!!

Yippee!! I can't wait :) and CONGRATS!! Happy Blog-aversary :D

ada90 said...

Happy bloggiversary!
I'm a follower.
I tweeted about your giveaway:http://twitter.com/sonya1211/status/8776145409
I follow you on twitter(@sonya1211)
My e-mail:adryana_90r@yahoo.com

Cyan said...

Congratulations on the blog-iversary! Thank you for the giveaway (I love the polishes you're giving away)!

I'm a follower.
Email: bluetapenails@gmail.com

You're on my blogroll:

Fernanda Trapp said...

Congrats! A year is a lot!
Please enter me in this tasteful giveaway!!!!

Unknown said...

I'm a follower - great giveaway! :)

indieamazonprincess at yahoo dot com


TipsToToes said...


You're on my blogroll

peripatetic33 said...

oh how fun those are all pretty ones i have not tried and emerald sparkle is on my purchase someday list

following as peripatetic 33 (at hot male dot com)

Happy Anniversary

Anneli said...


I'm a follower and my e-mail is andiegirl at gmail dot com

Lucys Stash said...

Hello, I would like to join this giveaway :)

1) I am a follower
2) I'm a follower on Twitter
3) I wrote about your giveaway on my blog http://lucysstash.blogspot.com/
4) You are also in my blog roll :)

email: lucisek.beluha@googlemail.com

Caitlin said...

I love this pacjage you put together. I follow you here and my email is rockstarcaitie@yahoo.com

Never Enough Nails said...

Nice giveaway! I LOVE Absolutely Alice too! I'd love to win a back-up!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Please throw me in too!

You are part of my blog roll.


What a great giveaway!

silvinhak said...

What a great giveaway Megan!

Here my entries:
- I'm your follower
- I'm following on twitter
- I'm tweet about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/silvinha_k

My email is: s.kawati(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Congrats and thanks!


Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

another marker to myself

k(h)ara said...

thanks so much for the fantastic opportunity!


ciaivelisse said...

I'd love to enter! (:

im following using google.

email: ciaivelisse@aol.com

im also following you on twitter & i tweeted about your giveaway. (@ciaivelisse)

Thank you! ^-^

Irides said...

Wow, congratulations!

I'm a follower, and you're on my blog roll. :)

e-mail: irides@gmail.com

Unknown said...

i am a follower! :)

email: holli_cut3_sparks@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

congrats! i am a novice in nail polishes :)
i absolutely luv absolutely alice :) i want!!!

Anček said...

my mail: anchyka(at)myself.com

Wandering Daughter said...

Happy First!

I'm a follower :-)

MaraJedi (at) gmail.com

Laura said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Great give a way!



Jessie Lynn said...

Hooray first birthday! =D

I follow you on Twitter, too.

XOXO Jessie xjessieATgmail.com

Alisa said...

What a generous contest, thanks!


Jessica D. said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! Must say, loving your favourite things!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I am a follower and would love to enter (danceswifhooves@yahoo.com).

THANK YOU for the opportunity and best wishes for happy blogging in 2010!

schmut said...

what a nice giveaway! I've been eyening that Essie polish for quite some time.
I'm a follower here as well as on twitter, and you're on my bloglines blogroll.

lisa @ schmut.net

Katy said...

Congratulations! I love your blog! I'm a follower (as katygmorris) and I now follow you on Twitter too and just Tweeted about your giveaway! :)

kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

Unknown said...

I just found your blog! I am now a follower. I will add you to my blogroll as well.


Shaima812 said...

count me please
*Iam a follower shaim
o follower on Twitter shaimapassion
o tweet about your giveaway


Andrea Ferreira said...

I am a follower:Andrea Ferreira
I am a follower on Twitter: @dreamari
I tweeted:http://twitter.com/dreamari/status/8854640341


Lara said...

Congrats on your anniversay! I think you've managed to gather really nice prizes.

I'm a new follower and my email is in my profile.


Unknown said...

Aww happy (way belated) blog birthday. And also thanks so much for doing this.

I'm one of your secret surfer followers. xD

Unknown said...

Enter me please! =D


I'm following and I'm spreading the word about your giveaway in my blog's sidebar: http://lets-talk-about-beauty.blogspot.com/

Thank you for this opportunity!

מורן (Moran) said...

WOW what a givaway!!!
your blog birthday is also mine:-)

any how, you have a nice blog and i'm a follower:-)

my mail: must84@gmail.com

jaljen said...

Great giveaway. Very generous of you to extend the offer to those of us overseas.

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

marker to myself. all above have been entered.

thank you so much to those that have entered my giveaway. i'm keeping it running until Monday.

Unknown said...

I am a new follower, but have been subscribed to your blog through Bloglines for quite a while. Wonderful giveaway you are having!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower, you're on my blogroll and in the "Giveaways" list in the sidebar of my blog ;)

mail: kachihadashi@ymail.com

Lucky Finds said...

I follow your blog enter me please


Lucky Finds said...

I have added you to my blogroll (lower right hand corner) http://luckyfinds-sharepic.blogspot.com


Perles & Paillettes said...

Thanks for this great giveaway :) Please let me enter it ^^

- I'm a follower :)
- My email is ayuumi(at)hotmail(dot)fr
- I follow you on Twitter as Ayuumi and tweeted about the giveaway (http://twitter.com/Ayuumi)
- I made a link on my blog sidebar (http://ayuumi.blogspot.com)
- You're already in my blogroll ^^

Thanks :)

Inbaluly said...

congrats on your blogiversarry :-)

I'm a follower here
and on twitter
twitted about this giveaway:
you are on my blogroll:

my email: tamar_s2001 @ walla.com

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Saori said...

Hi, I am a follower : Saori, my mail : saori.nail@gmail.com

Great giveaway & great blog too.

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
follower: Daya, muito prazer...

Agnes said...

I’m a follower of your blog and follow you on twitter as well (artsyimage is my username there) I mentioned your contest in my blog (http://beautyvibes.blogspot.com/2010/02/interesting-giveaway.html)

My email address is Sweetfantasystar@hotmail.com

Silvergirl said...

wow this a great giveaway!! Congrats dear!!

I'm a new follower!!

silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

Silvergirl said...

I'm a follower of your twitter:


and i tweeted it :)

silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

409cope said...
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409cope said...

I follow through google friend and am a bit of a nail polish junkie. cardshark42(at)htomail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow on twitter as 409cope. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Öykü said...

Great giveaway!

jlpennington said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! What an awesome give away! I currently follow you on my Google reader.


Huguette En said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

I'm a new follower.
I'm a new follower on twitter - henglish
Tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/9055747545


autoxchica said...

love your blog, and I'm a follower. Your nails are growing in beautifully btw. I follow you on twitter too, and you can see my tweet at http://twitter.com/autoxchica. Would it be rude to say I hope I win? :)

Fearless Fuchsia said...

Awesome prize! :)

My e-mail: fearlessfuchsia@gmail.com

Patrícia Xará said...


I'm a follower.
I'm following you on twitter as pnxara.
My tweet: http://twitter.com/pnxara/status/9104548456
There's a link to this giveaway on my sidebar.
And you're on my blogroll:


Damla said...

I follow (follower name is Damla).
Follow you on twitter: https://twitter.com/sweepstakelover
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/9106906901
Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/02/polish-problems-first-birthday-giveaway.html

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

nirfreak03 said...

congrats! i would like to join this giveaway please :) i am a follower through google reader

nirfreak03 @ aol.com

Ginny said...

What a fun giveaway, I need some new polish!

- said...

Happy birthday! :D

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Okay, everyone. It's 9:40 EST and while it's on my mind, I'm going to close the giveaway. Everyone entered before this point will be included in my spreadsheet. The winner will be chosen using random.org, and I should be contacting you by Wednesday. You'll have 48 hrs to respond with your info, and then I'll announce the winner on here, hopefully by Friday. If I don't get a response within 48 hrs, I'll pick another name. I will send out the prize by USPS after Friday (hopefully that day or Saturday). If anyone has any questions, just shoot me an email. :)

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