Monday, 15 April 2013

My First Giveaway!! **WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!**


So ive been patiently waiting for my followers to hit 50.  It hasnt happened, sadly :(
It may not seem a big step, but for me it is.  I dont plug my blog everywhere.  Theres only 2 groups on Facebook i post my posts to.

Im happy as i see the page views is really high, so its nice to know that people are looking at my blog and enjoying what they read even if they dont add themselves to follow me.
So instead its a 10,000 pageviews giveaway!

**PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is only available to those residing in the UK. Apologies, but we still have the ban of sending out nail polishes**

SO.. on to the giveaway.
I wanted to have a prize that is true to the blog "Penny For Them..."  So nail items and beauty items.

With this in mind i decided to do 2 winners.
The first winner will recieve:
Catrice Nail Polish bundle including new bottles of:
Dirty Berry
Steel My Soul
Steel My Heart
Goldfinger
Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans

photo credits go to:
steel my heart - http://shineeyeshinynails.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/catrice-900-steel-my-heart.html
Steel My Soul - http://vengeancecosmetics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/catrice-ultimate-nail-lacquer-905-steel.html
Goldfinger - http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/day-1-in-summer-challenge-house.html
Dirty Berry - http://mariasnailpolishblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/catrice-dirty-berry-swatches-review.html
Hip Queens... - http://the-lacquerista.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/catrice-new-nail-polish-collection-2011_27.html

The second winner will recieve:
A bit of a mixture!
The Beauty parlour T Zone Oil Control Mattyfying Moisturiser 100ml
Neals yard Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser 45ml
Catrice Colour Show Lip Gloss in OohLaLaVendar
Sue Moxley Famous Lip Addict (Shade 4 Pillow Talk)
I Love....Raspberry & Blackberry Shimmer & Shine Lip Gloss
Model Co Black Extension Mascara (with mirror on the side!)




What i dont want to happen is people just joining to do the giveaway, so i will be making a note of who stops following afterwards, and any future giveaways, they will be exempt from. YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED!

Also, as its happened to me and i was gutted and no replacement was offered, i dont want your prizes to get lost, so i will be sending them recorded to make double sure you get them!

ok, so onto the giveaway! First time using Rafflecopter, which was an adventure in itself...
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and any comments that have been made previously and in the future. I only started on 1st January this year, and im pleased with the page views!

Good luck with the competition!
Just wanted to add, its running for so long as im going away in the middle of it, and wanted to be able to give it my full attention, so it finishes a short while after i get back! But, hey, on the plus side, it gives you a chance to get a few more points in!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

congratulations to the winners!! They have been sent an email to confirm theyre in the UK and ill be posting out soon!

A BIG thank you to everyone who took part in my first giveaway! Keep an eye out, theres another one coming up soon!

63 comments:

  1. Yay, I'm your first entry! Congratulations Hun!
    I love all your nail polish reviews, and hearing from brands I've never heard of before. :) xxx

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  2. Hey. Fab comp and im sure you'll hit your goals soon! I would love to see shadow swatchea and plenty of them x

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  3. Great blog! My first visit...I will be back I love it so far!!
    I'd like to see more of the beauty tips!!
    Fab giveaway! Thanks :)

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  4. Hi hun. Just keep doing what ur doing although me being nosey like i am i want to see more pics of stuff that u have and ur collections etc

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  5. i love your blog you have loads of variety hun!

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  6. haha!! Wendy -you seem to know me well!!!
    Ahh Jo you can see the collection any time hun ;)

    hiya Kerry -thank you for the tip -its one thing i havent actually done, and it hadnt occured to me, so thank you!
    And welcome Kim! Always nice to have a new visitor, thank you!
    Thanks girls :)
    xxx

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  7. Love the prizes and always have a read of your blog x

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  8. Hi hun,
    Fab giveaway! Congrats on your followers :)
    I really like your freebies and magazine posts. I don't think you need to change anything really :)
    Ax

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  9. Awww arent you girlies lovely!!!
    Thank you!! :)

    feel free to spread the word!! ;)
    heheee
    xx

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  10. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog however I had a look to other posts and I have to say I like them. I'd like to see more reviews about different kinds of products like skincare or make-up.
    Great giveaway!

    Ioanna
    xxxx

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  11. Hi hunni great giveaway :D

    I am fairly new to beauty at the ripe old age of 29 (hugely low self worth issues) and I would really like to see posts about skin care and make up removal. I love putting it on but always seem to wake up with Panda eyes regardless of how I took it off!!

    Jenna
    xxx

    http://whatjennathought.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Hi Jenna, welcome!!
    Youre never too old to find beauty! I only discovered it last year (at 32!!), and the same issues as you! i think i do nail polish, as my nails arent too bad and i dont have to put pics of my ugly mug up!! ;)
    Panda eyes are a problem for me too
    -i tell you what are fantastic for getting make up off -even waterproof mascara...simply -waitrose face wipes (any sort)...youd be amazed at how well they work!! My mum got me onto them, and good value too!!
    Good luck! :)
    xx

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  13. Hello Claire!
    Lovely give away, I have entered

    http://wondergirlsbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  14. Lovely giveaway Claire :) I love the range of brands you feature on your blog, from budget to high end, because it means I can get tips on things which suit my budget whether I'm looking to treat myself or trying to save a bit of money :)
    Love the indie brands too :)
    xx

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  15. thats really nice of you to say, thank you Rachel!!
    Good luck! :)
    xx

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  16. Hi
    Great giveaway & blog
    i would love to see more skincare reviews and posts on your routine
    follow you via gfc yasminec9
    follow you on pinterest & bloglovin
    thank you

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love seeing nail art!

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  18. Would love to get those polishes, very excited! xxx

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  19. Hey I've just started following you from British Nail Bloggers - glad to see you got your 50 followers! (I'm still waiting for that to happen on mine..) Nice giveaway as well and I look forward to seeing more of your blog x

    bathelennails.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Gosh i dunno what too suggest i think youve pretty much everything im interested covered :)

    http://beautyandrose.blogspot.ie/
    xx

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  21. I'm a fairly new follower, but everything looks great!

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    1. Hi Cerian!
      Welcome, thank you for the kind words! :)
      I hope you pop in from time to time, and i hope you carry on liking!
      Thank you!
      xx

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    2. oooh been to your blog hun, its fabby!!
      Have put your button onto my button page above :)
      xx

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  22. More polish - you can never have too much lol. Keep doing what you're doing, your blog is great :D

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  23. Great Blog my first time here but I will certainly be visiting again

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  24. More beauty secrets please!

    LAURA HARRIS

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  25. more competitions please :) x

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  26. More reviews and Competitions :) But I love your blog! xx

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  27. Hello! Just found your blog and signed up to follow. I'd like to see plenty of nail varnish, I love seeing what effects other people come up with and how they do it! I had a go at marbling after seeing a blog post pop up on my facebook newsfeed! Messy fun!
    Hilda Wright @WrightyH

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  28. I'd love to see more great giveaways like this one. Just found your blog - really interesting, well done!

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  29. I would love to see more reviews!

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  30. Lovely blog, always looking for new nail inspirations :)

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  31. I like you blog its really varied which I love more pics would be great tho as im nosy!

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  32. Move reviews

    Lynsey Buchanan
    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  33. Lifestyle posts are always well recieved.

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  34. More competitions and giveaways ;)

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  35. I'd love to see more eye make up stuff, it's one area I really struggle with!

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  36. Hello :) I would love to see any reviews of DIY nail varnish brands, I'm always really interested in seeing unique shades. Other than that I think your blog is great! :D xx

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  37. hi guys!

    A huge thank you for your comments here, im taking all of them in and planning to try and add ones suggested!
    The blog has been on hold for the last 3 weeks as i went on holiday (yay!) but if youd like to look around theres plenty to be seen.

    For those asking for nail things there is a full section called "ALL ABOUT NAILS" which has oodles of posts in there! I adore Indie polishes so you will find alot of those being NOTD - as well as the more commercialised ones.

    Im going to try and do more personal posts - i tend to think that people dont really want to read my moaing or what have you, but i know where youre coming from - i enjoy reading those on other peoples blogs too!

    In response to the more giveways - again ive now had to make a new section purely for them with the (obvious!) title of "Giveaways". I try to do as many as i can, but my blog is only 6 months old, so most of the giveaways are out of my own pocket, so i need to have spare pennies for that one! There are several book giveaways as part of my role as Tour Host for books, and ill be sure to be keeping an eye out for great items to add as more giveaways!

    For those who found me through MSE, i would be delighted if you stayed around to have a nosey, and not just join up for this giveaway - i try to be a rounded blog, so i hope you find something of interest!

    Thanks again guys - just 10 days left on this first giveaway, and im bowled over by the responses, thank you! :)
    Claire xx

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  38. I'm new to your blog but am enjoying reading it so far! I like the beauty reviews and random ramblings so more of those please! :)

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  39. give me more nail varnish blogs....love them!

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  40. Great blog! Don't need to change anything but I would love more giveaways similar to this one! :)

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  41. I love it as it is! It's a great & well developed blog, look forward to reading loads more from you xxxxxxxx

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  42. This is my first visit to your blog, but won't be my last. I love new product reviews, have a nail-varnish fetish, and am partial to a giveaway too! :D x

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  43. First visit, just getting the hang of following blogs, but i especially love finding out what people think of new or different make up items. I'm a bit useless at knowing what to buy! keep doing what your doing!

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  44. beauty tips and recommendations, i love to try new products that help

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  45. I'd like to see more nail posts. :)

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  46. i would love to see more reviews x

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  47. Your blog is lovely as it is :) always welcome beauty tips, reviews on products and of course competitions! :)

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  48. Great blog, lots of lovely pictures (those nail polishes are really special)! Hints and tips and new product information please!

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  49. I like looking at make up tutorials online, like step by step with pictures and things like that (as I'm rubbish at make up) so seeing more of that sort of thing would be good for me.

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  50. I'm enjoying what you put on your blog as it is, the only thing I can think of is more reviews as its always nice to read what someone thinks of a product.

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  51. think its a great blog as it it :O)

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  52. Definitely reviews, i love reading your thoughts on products!

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  53. Ah shucks, I was too late! x

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