Thursday, November 8, 2012

First Blogiversary: Marbling Contest, plus Giveaway!

Hello again to all my lovely readers!!  I am so sorry for not being around much lately, we have once again been in the process of moving (within Stockholm this time).  But, we are now in our new apartment which we will be staying in for at least 6 months, yay!  (That seems like such a long time now that we have been somewhat nomadic since July.)  So, I should be able to get back to my regular posting once again.  I've got some Shimmer Polish swatches coming up for you next week, so keep a look out for those!  Now, on to the good stuff...

Today is a very exciting day for me!  I started my blog one year ago today.  I am so glad that I did it.  I have improved my photography skills, and my nail art, and best of all, made so many amazing new friends through it.

To celebrate, I have decided to host a nail art contest with some prizes that I hope you will all be really excited about!  I am also doing a giveaway, which you can enter at the bottom of this post.  (Details about how the prizes for the giveaway will be chosen in the prizes section.)

THE THEME:
Of course if you follow my blog you know that I loooove to water marble!  So I thought it would be fun to host a marbling contest so I can admire everyone else's fabulous designs.  I have decided to allow dry marbling entries as well, since I know not everyone can get water marbling to work for them and I'd like more people to be able to participate.



THE RULES:
  • One entry per person.
  • Your design must be submitted through the inlinkz tool below.  It does not have to be on a blog, you can submit any url to a photo. (via Flickr, Tumblr, Facebook, whatever you want!)
  • All nails must be marbled. Marbling can be water marble or dry marbling (needle, etc).
  • They must be your own design done on your own nails, no nail sets or wheels please!
  • Stamping, decals, etc. are not allowed.
  • Acrylic paint is not allowed.
  • Entries must be submitted by November 22nd, 7:59 am GMT +1.
  • This contest is open internationally.


JUDGING:
Entries will be judged based on execution and overall aesthetics.  Myself and a small panel of judges chosen by me will pick the winners.

THE PRIZES:
I have several prizes up for grabs!  I am going to choose two winners from the entries, 1st and 2nd place.  The first place winner will have their choice of the four prizes available.  The second place winner will have their choice of whatever is left after that.  I am also hosting a giveaway for the remaining prizes, and those will be given away in the same manner (1st winner drawn will choose from the two remaining prizes, 2nd winner drawn will get whichever is left).

The prizes in no particular order are:

Essie Summer Collection 2011 Mini Set, including Smooth Sailing, Braziliant, Super Bossa Nova, and Meet Me At Sunset.

Nailventurous Lacquers in Floam and Swamp Princess.

Alter Ego Nail Enamels with nail brush, in Desert Storm Trigger Puller, Vintner (which I am tempted to keep for myself because it looks gorgeous!), and $ Store Diva.

The complete Take Wing collection from Color Club.  (Used to do the water marble featured above!)

ENTER HERE:

GIVEAWAY ENTRIES HERE a Rafflecopter giveaway

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary :D

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  2. Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  3. Congratulations!!!Thanks for the giveaway ;.)

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  4. Congrats!!! Were all jealous of your water marbles :oP....at least I know I am!

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  5. Wow, just one year? You seem like an old pro. ;P Just wanted to leave a note to say how much I've enjoyed your blog all this time!
    Also, I was in the mood to do a water marble next week! So, I might be able to enter your contest. I have a question, though. Is the marble design allowed to be enhanced? Obviously not with stamping or anything that would obscure the pattern, but with stones or glitter? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rochelle! Please do enter, I want to see as many marbles as possible in here. I don't see any reason to not allow stone or glitter enhancement, so feel free to do that.

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    2. Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be a last-minute entry, but I am SO including my water marble in your contest! My blog post will be going up this afternoon, so I'll include my link some time tonight. It's only the second water marble I've ever worn, but I'm very happy with it! Thanks for having this contest and giving me a little extra motivation to keep practicing. ^-^

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  6. Congratulations Love!! Thank you for all the wonderful manicures!!

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  7. I entered your contest, but this is actually the very first time i managed to get this wonderful marbeling work for me - bare with me ;)

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    1. Thanks for entering, they look great for a first try!

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  8. Congratulations! I have not done a watermarble in ages. But I entered the Giveaway part. I have to see if I can do a watermarble soon and get that in. If I win you would not have to post the prize ;)
    Thank you!

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  9. Oh and what e-mail was my enteries submitted under? Was it ida-pie @... or something else? Because I don't look at the other email as much, it's just my gamers account.

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    1. It was not the ida-pie email. I will be sure to let you know if you have won. :)

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    2. Thank you! I have to up my chances by doing a watermarble :)

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  10. Great idea for a contest!!All the entries are gorgeous!!!Congrats and hope I'll win:)))

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  11. Congrats on your one year blogiversary!
    I would love to participate in the contest, just have a question - is it allowed using sponging for the base coat before the marbling?

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    1. Sure Natalie! That sounds like it would be a really interesting base!

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    2. Thank you! I will make submit my mani within the next few days :)

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  12. Can I use an old manicure if it turned out better than the one I just attempted?

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  13. Congratulations on one year!! I have my water marbled fingers crossed! I'm not sure I entered correctly though, there's an x by the picture of my mani (#16). Did I mess up? Thanks for having this fabulous giveaway!!

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    1. Nope, you didn't mess up! Yours works just fine. Thanks for entering!

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  14. Cingratulation for your blogiversary :D !!
    Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I can win... :)

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  15. Hello!! im here!! you are a great artist!! Skeleton nails ;-)

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