tirsdag den 17. januar 2012

Thoughts on giveaways and what blog sales can lead to...

It is funny how I always enter giveaways with some disheartening thoughts, never more so when I enter those amazing ones that Traci hosts over at TheTraceFacePhiles.

I think I started following her back in September where she had 1800 followers with a couple of giveaways already running. Within a very short time she hosted giveaways for every new 100 followers. I remember entering most of them up to 2200 and thinking with that many followers chances were very slim to say the least to actually win one of them.

I had almost forgotten which ones I had entered, and what prizes I had chosen in those that had several winners.

And then it turns out that I was one of the winners of her 1900 follower giveaway - and I won the Color Club Foiled set, which made me giddy for several hours. I of course contacted Traci immediately - I wasn't going to loose that lovely prize.

It took some time to get that special package, which is due to the overall awesomeness of Traci. She really is an International Polish Fairy. I'll return to that in a moment.

You see, here in Denmark it can at times be difficult to be a polish addict. We don't have all those great cheap drugstore brands and generally nail polish is expensive, even the cheap ones cost around four times as much as the really cheap ones in America. Besides that, a lot of the e-tailers in America don't ship internationally, so we have to do our shopping at ebay when we want brands like Finger Paints, Santee, Klean Color, Barielle, Jordana and I could go on and on.

So this is where blog sales get interesting for someone like me, because then you don't have to pay extortionate prises for your nail polish :D. Furthermore, you get to know some really great women who really understand your addiction.

Well back to Traci...Prior to my win I had bought some polishes in her blog sale so I thought I could very politely ask if she could do me a favour. I am glitter crazy but that also means I go through top coat like there is no tomorrow. But on several blogs I had read about Gelous and I wanted to try it but it wasn't available internationally. So the favour was for her to purchase a couple of bottles for me to send with my giveaway prize - and she graciously accepted my request!!

So she had to buy these on my behalf before she could ship my prize and then we hit christmas and then USPS had a back log that seemed to last forever. But in early January this was in my mail:

I really look forward to trying all these beauties but with all my haulage lately I might not get around to these right away.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Yay! Congrats on your win :)
    Traci is such a great person!

  2. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I FEEL THE LOVE!!!!!!!

    Congrats on your win!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you enjoy them and the Gelous(es) haha!!!

    Lotsa love!!! <3 Traci