Friday, 17 May 2013

One year blogiversary giveaway and nail art competition!

The competition is closed now, thanks to everyone who entered! To see who the winners were, go here.

Today marks one year since I made my first post on Nailed it NZ! It was just called "Nailed it" then, and I was just playing around with some pretty colours. Over the last year so many things have happened, to both me and my blog! 

Personally, I've graduated from university, made new friends, caught up with old ones, gone to hospital and had something that was causing me a lot of pain fixed, moved house and really just grown as a person.
In regards to my blog, my page views have gone from 0 to just about 150,000, I'm coming close to 600 GFC followers, my Facebook has a whopping 7000+ fans and my instagram, Tumblr and We Heart It are all coming up to the 2000 mark. And naturally, my nail art skill has improved significantly! Here's an example!

Tribal nail art done in June 2012
Tribal nail art done in April 2013

I've also recently signed a new advertising contract which I'm very happy with - see that little video to the right - that's it! I'm focusing on growing my YouTube, and have many wild, crazy dreams! My love of nail art has inspired me to do a nail technician course, which I plan to start next year. I'm so happy and excited about my future doing something that I love.

So this giveaway is to say THANK YOU! I'm so happy I found nail art and blogging, and I love all the wonderful comments and feedback I receive. I've gotten quite a few lovely emails lately, asking for advice, giving compliments, showing their recreations of my nail designs - I love it! Interaction with followers make the blogging experience so much better :).

Anyway, I'll move past the mushy stuff and on to the exciting bit!
I'm having both a giveaway and a nail art competition - so even if nail art isn't your thing you can still enter to win something!


THE GIVEAWAY

This for a nail art starter kit that I've put together from Born Pretty Store. It has just about everything you need to start making your own pretty designs! There are dotting tools, nail art brushes, rhinestones, studs and wax pencils to help maneuver those last two. You can click on the pictures to go see them at the store.



THE NAIL ART COMPETITION

This is for any six of China Glaze's Sunsational collection - see the whole collection in the picture below, or you can see close-up swatches on The PolishAholic's blog here! These polishes are a gorgeous bunch of cremes and jellies - I want some myself! It's important to note that the nail competition has a theme - "Me, Myself and I" - see more in the rules section further down.

Credit: The PolishAholic

The Rules! Yep, the boring but oh-so-important part - so give them a read!

GIVEAWAY RULES

- This is an international giveaway! As long as Born Pretty Store can send to you, you can enter.
- I will be buying the prizes from there and getting them sent directly to you - New Zealand's postal regulations are very strict! Unfortunately this means I can't present them nicely - but I wish I could wrap them in pink and send the winners a nice card!
- No cheating! This means do not say you've done one of the options when you haven't. Eg, if you haven't liked me on Facebook, don't say you have - I'll be checking and double checking the winner's entries and if any are fake then their entries will be discarded and I'll pick a new winner.
- You only need to give me your name and email address to enter (through the Rafflecopter widget) - the rest of the options are just for extra entries. They're worth doing though, almost every giveaway winner I've had in the past has won through these extra entries! Each additional entry has a points value next to it, so you know how many extra entries you've earned.

NAIL ART COMPETITION RULES:

- The theme is "Me, Myself and I." Make sure your manicure tells me something about you - I'm interested! This could be as simple as "I like leopard print" or as complicated as some detailed Game of Thrones nails! Whatever you like - I like reading, so feel free to tell me a story about how your nails relate to you!
- You can enter up to three different designs.
- You can enter with old designs, but new designs are preferred!
- Nail art must have been done by you, on you. No fake nails! You can recreate someone elses design though, if you want. You can use anything you want (studs, rhinestones, stamping etc) but be sure to tell me how you created it when you enter.
- It's international! As long as Head2Toe can ship to you (I think they ship everywhere).
- My husband and I will be judging the entries - and just so you know, I love things that are original, well-done and hand-painted!
- Again - you can NOT use someone else's picture of nail art to enter! I'm sure none of you will do this, but I've heard of it happening in the past so I have to clarify. I know a lot of different nail artists and what their hands, designs and watermarks look like, so I can tell!

That's it! Now, how to enter:

Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter app below! Remember, this giveaway is for my followers, so you need to be following me in some form or another!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter the nail art competition by emailing me a clear picture of your "Me, Myself and I" nails (try take the photo in natural light, then maybe crop it using picasa). Send the email to naileditnztutorials@gmail.com. I'll reply to every design I get sent, so you'll know that I received it. If you have a blog entry about your design, feel free to include it in your email. I'll update this page with pictures of the entries on a weekly basis :).



Both the giveaway and nail art competition will run for five weeks, closing on the 21st June 2013. This gives me time to save up so I can afford to buy them, haha.

Good luck!

Nail art competition entries - updated every weekend! 
Remember you can enter up to three times! If you've sent your picture in before that and you don't see it here, check that the email address is right and try again :). It should be naileditnztutorials@gmail.com.
Pictures are roughly in the order I received them. Some have links to the artist's social media account, so don't forget to check them out!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/InseparableJB



Tumblr: http://sandblastedandsetfree.tumblr.com/

Faceboook: http://www.facebook.com/FisNailArt

Blog: http://wind-atree.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/playing-with-my-first-lioele-nail-color.html







Blog: http://nailartnovice.blogspot.co.nz



Blog: http://serrasnails.blogspot.co.nz



Blog: http://eraumavezumagata.blogspot.pt/





Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nailed-It/385240208234939

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nailed-It/385240208234939

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nailed-It/385240208234939











Blog: http://justnailin.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/c-is-for-cookie.html
Blog post: http://deluxedigits.com/post/37867506448/a-more-ladylike-photo-of-my-double-plaidinum

Blog post: http://deluxedigits.com/post/51608252896/nails-did-for-the-jodyhighroller-show-tonight

Blog post: http://deluxedigits.com/post/33399519164/graffiti-inspired-nail-art-a-closer-look

http://www.paintthosepiggies.blogspot.co.nz/

http://glam-madam.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/my-nailed-it-nz-blog-iversary-entry.html


http://nailsandfreckles.blogspot.co.nz/

http://nailartnovice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/abc-challenge-w-is-for-wibbly-wobbly.html
http://nailsandfreckles.blogspot.co.nz/

http://thenailartshow.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/deadly-sins-challenge-day-14-pride-lord.html

http://thenailartshow.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/ikat-nails-tutorial.html
Blog: http://celinedoesnails.tumblr.com/

http://evasnagelart.blogspot.nl/

77 comments:

  1. Happy blogiversary!! =D

    I'm just entering on the giveaway!I'm dying to use studs on the nails +.+

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  2. Congratulations on your blogiversary and all your success =)

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  3. hey! i'm thinking about entering the nail art contest as well, although like i said on my tumblr post about the giveaway i'll be entering through my other blog (if thats possible, i haven't read that far down yet!) i'd love to win the giveaway and share the stuff with my little sister who also has a developing interest in nail art! thanks for this opportunity! i love your blog!

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  4. I'm planning on entering both! I would really like to win the Born Pretty starter kit, but I won't be too upset if I win the China Glaze polishes instead ;)

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  5. Congrats on reaching this milestone! It's amazing to see how much you've accomplished in only a year! I've entered the giveaway, but I'll definitely try to enter the nail art contest as well :) Love those China Glaze colours!

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  6. Hey, I just want to enter the giveaway. Thanks!

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  7. Im entering just the giveaway im not very good at it but i think the prize is a perfect excuse to practice more and be better! Im most excited about the rhinestones, the brushes and the dotting tools. Thank you!

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  8. So do we have to use those China Glaze polishes? Dont have any and dont have a fb so dont think I can enter... Congrats on your blogiversary though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :P

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  9. Never mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just read it properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I am entering just the giveaway and the prize I like most are the brushes. A girl can never have too many brushes. :)

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  11. SO exciting! I'll probably be doing both! :D
    I love those China Glaze colours! SO pretty!

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  12. I hope I'll manage to enter the nail art competition too. It's a really interesting theme, so I'm glad you left plenty of time for us to think about it! I'd probably like to win the polishes best, since they're not something I necessarily could/would get for myself.

    More importantly, congratulations on all your successes! I'm sure there will be many more to come.

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  13. Congrats on your Blogiversary! I'm just entering the give-away, for now. :)

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  14. I'm entering the giveaway only :)
    I don't have the material for the contest yet :D

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  15. Hi! I'm Carla :) Congratulations on your Blog-iversary! I'm from Argentina, I'm 23 years old, and I dieeeeee for flowers and ombré look: I actually have my hair done with the ombré look, also, and I LOVE it on my nails :) Hope you like it :) Thanks for all the tutorials, I really love them and they are inspiring! If you ask me, I'd like to win the China Glaze polishes as in Argentina they are not sold, I should buy them from abroad but there are some restrictions :S Thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  16. Hi! I'm Carla, I'm 23 years old, and I dieee for flowers and ombré nails; actually, I even had my hair dyed with the ombré look and I love it too! :) Congrats on your Blog-iversary!! :D If you ask me, I'd rather receive the China Glaze polishes, as they're not available in Argentina and it is pretty expensive to purchase them from abroad :S Thank you for your tutorials, they are really inspiring! :D

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  17. By the way, I'm entering both the giveaway and the nail art competition!:D

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  18. Entered the giveaway. will get on with the nail art competition soon! x

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    1. I'll make it a maximum of three designs - I'll edit the info now :)

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  20. Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! I am entering the giveaway. I would like the rhinestones! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  21. Great giveaway!!! And congrats on your success! Your blog has grown fast, I have had mine for years & I still haven't been able to crack 600 followers, lol.

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  22. Entering only the giveaway..unless I manage to create some nail art which I think is competition worthy! ^^
    Hoping for the nail art starter kit though!

    Congrats on the 1 year!

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  23. Super-sparkly congrats!
    I'm just entering the amazing giveaway .that would be awesome ,too!

    thanks

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  24. Entering just the giveaway, unless my nails grow in time! Thanks for this! :)

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  25. entering the giveaway, and waiting my nail to grow up to entering the contect too :) i love to win starter kid especially the brush :) thanks

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  26. Happy Blogiversary!! Thank you so much for celebrating with us! I have entered the giveaway, would also like to enter the contest! The prize is just amazing! Hopefully I'd be able to come up with something decent enough for this. Thanks again!

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  27. I entered the giveaway, if I feel inspired I will probably enter the contest. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Congrats on one year!!
    Just entering the giveaway. =)

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  29. Well, I stink at nail art so I'll just be entering the giveaway, thank you! The Born Pretty goodies are lovely!

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  30. I am horrible at nail art so i am just entering the giveaway..LOL. I love me some rhinestones though....i am great at glueing stuff to my nails :-)

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  31. Just the giveaway. I am too ashamed to try and post up pictures of my nail art. I need to practice more. I would love the gold studs though! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  32. I'm entering just the giveaway and I am most excited about the rhinestones! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! x

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  33. Just the giveaway--I have zero nail art tools, so I think the dotting tools will help me get in the nail art game!

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  34. Happy blogiversary! I wish you many many years of successful blogging and always new ideas and new beautiful manicures! :-)

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  35. I'm just entering on the giveaway:)

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  36. Today I'm entering only the giveaway, but I really hope to have some free time to make some interesting manicure and enter also the nail art competition :-)

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  37. I'm entering the giveaway today, but I'm thinking of a good way to enter the competion too.

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  38. My nail art skills are still quite awkward, so I'm only entering the giveaway now.

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  39. both :). i love polishes beautiful colors

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  40. Hope you get my entry , I have yet to receive a confirmation email:(

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  41. Both =) I love the polishes hehe but all of it is great

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  42. yay! thanks for the comp, i love your original designs and creavitity

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  43. I'm entering just the giveaway, my favorite prize is the brush set!

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  44. I'm entering just the giveaway, and my favorite prize is the brush set!

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  45. Happy blog bday! thanks for inspiring me!

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  46. i'm entering in two , i love the gold sutds :D

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  47. Just the giveaway, I really need dotting tools and brushes.

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  48. I just joined the giveaway and over the next week am going to try my best to create something fitting the theme for the competition - I'd do anything for China Glaze nail polish, it is so expensive in Malaysia!

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  49. Just the giveaway. The nail art brushes is my favourite prize!
    Filipa

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  50. Im going to enter both, I would love the polishes, beautiful colours!

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  51. wow, some ppl are seriously skilled with the free-hand stuff!

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  52. thank for this giveaway :d i hope i can win *pray*

    i'm just entering the giveaway :)

    Which prize do you want most? Square, gold studs :)

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  53. btw where is your GFC button??? i can't see it on the side bar :(

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    1. It's just below the Facebook Like widget - did you find it?

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  54. Congrats on reaching this lovely milestone :) I have entered the giveaway and will mail you the nail art pic soon :) So I am participating in both. I would love to win the China Glaze's Sunsational collection :)

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  55. I'm dead terrible at painting, especially if i had to use my non-dominant hand, so I'm just sticking to the giveaway. You designs are gorgeous!

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  56. I think I'm going to enter both :) I would love to win either but I really have my eye on the polishes :)

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  57. Just to confirm, are we or are not allowed to use fake nails in this comp (eg acrylic overlays as the base). Thanks

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    1. If you want to have acrylics on so you have a bigger canvas that's fine, just as long as you're not painting them first then sticking them on. Makes it too easy!

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  58. I'm just entering on the giveaway! :*

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  59. I'm just entering on the giveaway! :*

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  60. I'm just entering on the giveaway! :*

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  61. Hello! firstly congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. You inspired me to have a go at creating my own blog! I am entering the giveaway and hopefully the Polish comp too! Everyone's designs look amazing :)xx

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  62. Hello !!!
    I am entering only the giveaway. I would like allot the nail art brush kit

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  63. I have entered both, I hope you like my nail art!

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  64. Just the giveaway and I would love the nail art brushes!

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  65. I'm entering only the giveway. I hop you like my nails :) Thanks!

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  66. Hello! I'm entering teh giveaway. I hope you like my nails! ♥

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  67. Hey, thanks for the giveaway. I am entering both , the challenge and the rafflecopter.
    After seeing all the entries, I feel out of place with my novice nails but I hope you and your husband like them!!

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  68. Sent you an email to Me, Myself and I Competition.

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