Sunday, August 21, 2011

50 Follower Giveaway!

Hello my dearest readers! We did it! I'm up to 50 followers and I'm so happy :) Thank you all for your support, comments, and for following! To celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway for my followers. Here are the rules:
  1. The giveaway is open to all followers in the United States and Canada (sorry international readers, but every time I've sent a package overseas it's caused a lot of trouble for the recipient, and I don't want to have you guys paying taxes on it!)
  2. Entries must be received by September 9th just before midnight, and the winner will be announced that weekend. (This will give me time to verify all entries, so, yes, I will be checking and duplicates/false entries will be disqualified) They will be organized in the order they were received and I will use to choose a random number for the winner. The winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
  3. Entries should be submitted as a comment on this post. Comments on other posts will not count.
  4. Entrants must be 18 years or older or have express permission from their parent/guardian to participate.
  5. Here's what you can do to win:
  • One entry for your Google Friend Connect (GFC) username. This entry is mandatory. Please also include your email address so I can contact the winner. New followers are welcome!
  • One (optional) entry for tweeting about this giveaway and following me on twitter at Amanda_NPE. Include a link to the tweet (click on the time it was posted and it will give you the direct page to that tweet)
  • One (optional) entry for posting about this on your blog, in your sidebar, or adding me to your blog roll (include a link for which one you did)
  • One (optional) entry for telling me your favorite post on my blog so far and why. (You don't need to include the link, just a description of the mani or the name of the post is fine)
So you will have a maximum of four entries, minimum of one (obviously) to enter. And now for the important stuff: what can you win?!

 Kleancolors: Kiss Goodbye, Twinkly Love, and Midnight Seduction.
 Deborah Milano Knock Out Violet and Love at First Sight.

 Love and Beauty glitter turquoise, Love and Beauty fuschia/magenta glitter, and Golden Rose Holographic 108 (gray).

 OPI Designer Series (DS) Mystery (a deep purple with gold glitter).

And some nail art supplies: iridescent heart nail sprinkles, black glitter, and laser lace.

I've been adding things here and there so the winner is likely to win some other stuff as well as I stumble upon things before the giveaway ends.

Best of luck to all of you and please feel free to ask me any questions at amanda_npe on Twitter or by emailing at



Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!!!!

Google Friend Connect (GFC) name: imfeelingnail-venturous

Name: Amy

No twitter account, but I did post a link to your giveaway on my Facebook page. Does that count? Here is the link:

I did add you to my blogroll, but my blogroll only shows the 25 most recently updated blogs. So your blog will move to the top of the list when you have the most recent post! here is the link:

I also posted your giveaway on my blog. Here is the link:

My favorite post of yours:Your July 31 post with your first splatter manicure!!! I love the colors.... It looks sooo great!

KawaiiBarbie said...

Hi! I'm a new follwer ^_^

GFC: Kawaii Barbie

Beanie said...

hiii! new follower here



you're on my giveaways page

and i LOVE your Mardi Gras post! definitely my fave!

PrncessSarah02 said...

Awesome giveaway love the glitters!!!

GFC is PrncessSarah02

added you on twitter as SarahMitchellBarnes/PrncessSarah02

&& I love ur holo post im obsessed right now!!!

AllisonL said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

GFC name: Allison Lanier

I see that the person above said her favorite one of your posts was the one about your first splatter mani, and that happens to be my fav, too! I just love splatter manis--they turn out so cool. It's always interesting to see what colors people combine. :)

AllisonL said...

I'm sorry if this comment shows up twice--something strange happened when I submitted the first one. Anyway, here's my info:

GFC: Allison Lanier

Like the person who commented before me, my fav one of your posts was your 1st splatter mani. I LOVE splatter manis--it's always so interesting to see what colors people use! : )

Kirshten said...

Awesome Giveaway! There's so many prizes!!

Google Friend Connect (GFC) name: Kirshten

Name: Kirshten

I added you to my blog roll. At
And also posted about your giveaway here

My favorite post of yours:I love all your posts! lol But I have to say my favorite is your Mardi Gras post I loved all the colors and I love Mardi Gras!

duhnay23 said...

Hey Amanda! My turn! :P

GFC: duhnay 23

I'll retweet your give a way!

One of my fave posts was the Milani Gems vs Claire's Bedazzled I love rainblow glitter like you and I hadn't seen the Claire's Bedazzled yet!



duhnay23 said...

Oh, and you're already on my blogroll, girl!

Jenn said...

Wonderful giveaway! Good luck everyone!

GFC: Jenn
email: seasongdragon[at]

I love the Nfu Oh 63 mani. It's HOLO, how could I NOT love it? ^o^

Susan said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

GFC: Susan
Fave post: "Pink Wednesday: NFU OH 63 AND YES IT REQUIRES ALL CAPS". LOVED that colour! Gorgeous!

tmcdonnell90 said...

GFC: tmcdonnell90


twitter link:!/tmcdonnell90/status/105362394217328641

twitter name: tmcdonnell90

blog sidebar:

favorite post: i love all of your boyfriend picks..that is a great idea!!

Sara said...

Awesome giveaway!

gfc: Sara H.

I blogged about your giveaway here:
(hopefully I did it right. I'm new to all this)

My fav mani of yours was the 1st splatter you did. Awesome!

Jacki said...

GFC: Jacki

You are on my blogroll:

I think my favorite post was your holographic skittle nails. so pretty!

thalie @ Glazed Talons said...

Hello,Amanda. New follower.

GCF thalie@GlazedTalons

email glazedtalons(at)gmail(dot)com


I added your giveaway to my giveaway page here:

My favorite post was your Kleancolor Swatch Spam because I found out about blog while googling for Kleancolor polish.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Lucy said...

Hey Amanda!

GFC: acolourfulsoul (Lucy)

And you know I follow you! :)

Blog entry:

My favourite post of yours has got to be the Zoya purplish duochrome you showed us! :) That just might be the fact that I love duochromes and wish I had them!

Congrats on the followers! And thank you for the giveaway! :) <3

Lucy said...

Oh, and my email is! Sorry I forgot to mention it! :D

Sarah said...

GFC: Sarah Crawford

My favorite posts are the haul ones, just because I like seeing what other people buy :)

Anne-Marie T said...

GFC follower (Anne-Marie T)


Anne-Marie T said...

Following you on twitter as @amt946 and tweeted!/amt946/status/105501817076584448


Lailaa R. said...

Congrats on making it to 50 followers! Your blog give me hope that a newbie like me could make it in the blog world (once I finally start one : ) Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!

GFC Name: Lailaa R.


Twitter post:!/Yasmeen226/status/105520489182666753

My favorite post of yours is the one from your birthday when you wore BL "No More Waity Katie" We both love that polish for many of the same reasons : )

Thanks Again!

Anonymous said...

Lovely giveaway :)
gfc: xyoulovekarlene
favorite post so far: NFU OH 63 (it looks AMAZING!)

Maria said...

Hi :)

GFC: forever-maria
email: mhp52 at

My favorite post would be... oh, I can't decide between the water marble skittle and the 4th of July one! I hope this counts for an entry still :)

Comme3Pommes said...

New Follower :)

GFC Comme3pommes


Shared your giveaway on my blog:

Thanks :)

Jamie G said...

Hi. Im a new follower ;)
Gfc: mnymngrl16

Visual-addiction said...

GFC: Visual-addiction
my fave post would have to be a tie between the Kleancolor swatch spam because I want almost all of the kleancolor polishes to be a part of my collection and the nail art for dummies, all the links and just simple instructions on how to use the products are great!!

thanks for the giveaway and congrats on 50 followers!

Visual-addiction said...

Oh and I guess I should add my name :P it's Caitlin haha

Joy said...

GFC: joy - sendmailtojoy [at] gmail [dot] come
Favorite blog entry: "It's My Birthday and I'll Blog If I Want To!"
hah i just love the title, and i love that polish.. so so much..

Great giveaway, thanks!

Kristal said...

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! I'm a new follower (actually I've been reading your blog for a while but guess I never actually hit the follower button).

GFC: Kristal
My fav post was the Kleancolor swatch spam. The colors all look so nice that it makes me want to buy them all!

Anonymous said...

GFC: whimsical.glam
email: emmabubbygirl (@) hotmail (.) com
I posted about you on my giveaway page:

my favourite (recent) post has to be: Pink Wednesday: NFU OH 63 AND YES IT REQUIRES ALL CAPS

cideon said...

This is a spectacular giveaway, and I must toss in my name with high hopes:D

Google Friend Connect (GFC) username: cideon


For favorite post, I thought the black crackle comparison Aug 4th was very helpful, since black crackles do seem a dime a dozen, so your swatches help us figure which one to go for :]

PennyForYourThoughts said...

GFC username is PennyForYourThoughts

tweeted at!/thoughtsofpenny/status/106855236571901952

Following Amanda_NPE (I am thoughtsofpenny on twitter)


jess//hello, polish! said...

GFC: shortiroc86


blog mention:

For favorite post, it has to be the comparisons of all the of the glitter polishes similar to Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday. I just picked up a bottle of the W&W Party of Five glitter today on my lunch break, then boom! I read that post! lol

déjà vu said...

GFC: deja vu
e-mail: amrpr2010 at

You're on my blogroll:

My fav post is your first splatter manicure (I liked the color combo) and the glitter comparison, which is how i found your blog. I love looking for/reading about dupes.

Missy Pratt said...

GFC is Missy.

Email is

I just found your blog, but I really enjoyed the Kleancolor swatch post, because I've been dithering about ordering some of these.


frenchiee said...

GFC: frenchiee

Pinkbeauty_love said...

following your twitter with:@Pinkbeauty_love
Tweeted about giveaway:!/Pinkbeauty_love/status/108696618546626560
Sidebar link:
I like your post on glitter nail polish on how you compare the almost same once and write about how they are.

Kurisutiina said...

Hello! My name is Christina, and I just discovered your blog today, and I'm already loving it. Thanks for the opportunity with this giveaway! Tons of fun new polishes, I see!

GFC name: Kurisutiina

I have you on my blog roll (though my blog is still pretty young and basic at this point). You're one of my four "followed ones"
You can see it here:

As for my favorite of your posts, I really like the Holo Haul Skittle Swatches post. Holographic nail polishes are my favorite, and those NFU Oh! polishes are intriguing to me since none of them are named. Plus, I've never heard of the Magnetic nail polish brand before. Where can you buy those?

Well thanks for your time! And congrats on all your followers and getting to your 100th post!


slanea01 said...

Hi. Great giveaway.

GFC: slanea01


Twitter name: iamsweetshu
Tweeted here about your blog:!/iamsweetshu

Favorite post: Favorites stash
I like to see what polishes bloggers own and what brands are their favorites. I may add them to my wishlist and try them out myself.

Heather Seymour said...


GFC name: Heather2seymour


Twitter acct: polishedheather

Thanks :)

NailsByCourteney said...

GFC: NailsbyCourteney
I shared your giveaway in my sidebar at

thanks for the giveaway!

thenailaholic said...

GFC: thenailaholic EMAIL:
Adding you to my giveaway sidebar on :
Following you on twitter as thenailaholic, tweeted here:!/thenailaholic/status/110491414466539520
My favorite post is your Favorites Stash post. I love stashes :)

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