Celebrating the Thousands! *CLOSED*

WHEEE! It's time for another round of celebrations! :party

Sometime last week, we've reached 100,000 pageviews (and nearing 900 followers) on blogger!!  I can hardly believe this! :o
To top it all off, I've also recently reached 3000 followers on Instagram (@thepolishwell) after just three months! :L
Thank you ALL so much for your support!!! :k

To express our heartfelt gratitude, we've decided to hold a two-part celebration so that there is fun for everyone! :e 

Part 1: The Giveaway!


As per the usual TPW tradition, we've decided to hold a giveaway where the winners will be allowed to choose colors of their choice from a selection of polishes. Where's the fun in receiving colors that you don't like, right?

This time round, winners may choose their prizes from any of these 2012 collections:
  • OPI Germany Collection (swatches part 1 and part 2)
  • China Glaze On Safari Collection (swatches)
  • China Glaze Bohemian Collection (duochromes said to be released in July)
  • Orly Flash Glam FX (although not fully released yet, it is said to have 22 awesome glitters which you can view here *drools*)
Cremes, shimmers, duochromes and glitters! Definitely something for every lacquerhead, don't you agree? ;)

The Rules:
  • Open to all my followers on any of these platforms: Blogger, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ (I hope I didn't leave out any this time round!)
  • This is will be open internationally.
  • There will be 2 winners 
    • The first winner may pick up to 3 polishes from any of the above collections.
    • The second winner may pick 2 polishes of his/her choice.
  • Giveaway will be held from 1 July 2012 until 31 July midnight EST.
  • All entries will be verified and winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter within a week of the closing date.
  • All polishes are brand new and will only be purchased after the winners have indicated their preferences.
As a special thank you to those who comment regularly on IG and Blogger (you know who you are), we will be giving you an extra 2 entries each. There will be no need for any actions on your part. Thank you so much for making our blogging experience such a wonderful one! <3

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Part 2: The Nail Art Contest!



As you may have already known, I've been bitten by the nail art bug with all the nail art contests going on recently. To share all the fun I've had, we will be hosting our very own nail art contest! ^_^

In order to make this fun and simple for everyone, the theme for this contest shall be...

Fashion!

Prints, pattern, colors... you name it! Just deck your nails out with any design inspired by your favorite style, clothes, shoes, accessory, brand, etc. Let your inner fashionista run wild!

The Rules:
  • Contest is open internationally to all my followers.
  • Entries will be accepted on both this blog and Instagram but contestants need only enter their entries on one platform.
  • There is no entry limit - you may submit as many entries as you want.
  • Design must be done on your own nails.
  • No stickers, decals, foils or wraps. Stamping is strongly discouraged but not prohibited. 
  • Pictures should be clear and display a handwritten note that says "#tpwfashioncontest" in the same frame as the nail art. Yes, that does mean you will have to submit a design done specifically for this contest. 
  • Contest will also end on 31st July at midnight.
  • 10 finalists will be chosen from all the entries (on blogger & IG) based on originality, creativity and execution.
  • The shortlisted entries will be posted on both Facebook and Instagram on 2nd August for public voting.
  • Each person is entitled to vote once on each platform and voting will end on the 4th August. 
  • All the votes will be tallied by 5th August and the finalist with the highest total number of votes will be the winner.
  • Entry into the nail art contest does not prohibit you from entering the giveaway above.
The Prizes:

Ok, now, the exciting part! I had wanted to make this contest extra special for all participants so after much deliberation, I've decided to put together the following prize pack:

I've received some positive comments and even some inquiries about my frankens so I thought it would be great if I could share them with you. Unfortunately, I have very limited supplies of the polishes I'd used so I could not make them in large quantities for sale as of now. Instead, I've decided to include a precious bottle of each in the prize pack up for grabs. Although they may not be as pretty/popular as the polishes from other indie brands, each franken is special and carefully hand-mixed with much pride and love.

I've also included the small Lynnderella as a way to share a little of what I was lucky to get before the recent change of events. Instead of selfishly sitting on my Lynnderella stash (till death do us part), I've decided it is much more meaningful to share it with those who did not have a chance to get the Lynnderella they wanted. Believe me, it was a difficult decision to part with some of my favorite polishes but sharing is one of the reasons why we've started this blog in the first place, right? *nods*


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So that's all I have to say for now! I really hope you like the prizes that we've chosen!
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email us, we will try to get back to you asap! 



xoxo,
mich

47 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for giveaway to stars :) CONGRATULATIONS!

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  2. For the nail art entries, do we upload the picture to our blog and then give you the link to our blog post?

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  3. Thank you! The giveaway just went live! Good luck to you! ^_^

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  4. Yup! You create a blogpost with the pictures and submit the link using the button above :)

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  5. Wow, congratulations, Mich! That's an awesome achievement, and what a great way to celebrate. I'd love to enter the nail art contest but I suck at nail art ;p So I'm just going to cheer everyone on :D

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  6. Thank you Camila! <3
    Aww.. You should give nail art a go! It would be fun! If you are unsure, you can stick to a simpler design - they can look really stunning too! ^_^

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  7. Lacqueerisa SaysJuly 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Congrats!! Wow, i like how interactive this give a way is! Will be giving a the nail art contest a go! =D

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  8. Congrats!!! You deserve it!

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  9. Thank you! I'm glad you like it! I'm looking forward to seeing your entry! ^_^

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  10. Lacqueerisa SaysJuly 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    oh the handwritten note, do i write exactly "#tpwfashioncontest" or does "#" represent number?

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  11. Is there anywhere we can view nail art entries that people have already submitted?

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  12. Entered :D I hope I win.... *crosses fingers*

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  13. The submissions will appear in the post above when they submit the links :)

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  14. Lacqueerisa SaysJuly 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    wee submitted =D

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  15. I hope you like my entry! I've only been painting my nails for almost a month now. I began doing it because I saw China Glaze For Audrey on Pinterest and this design just popped into my head!

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  16. It looks wonderful! Thank you for participating! ^_^

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  17. Thank you for participating! ^_^

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  18. how do i see instagram entries?

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  19. i found out how - i'm new to instagram, so it took me a bit.

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  20. So sorry I wasn't clear about that. Glad you managed to find them! ^_^

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  21. Can we enter both of our hands or just one?

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  22. Sure feel free to enter both! There is no limit on that :)

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  23. Oh my gosh this is amazing, I always miss the nail art contests, time to get the thinking cap on!! x Congratulations btw!

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  24. Thank you! Glad you are entering! ^_^

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  25. i really really love your franken Ira/Wrath... Can i handwritten #tpwfasioncontest via "Paint"? a bit too late to submit a "hardcopy" handwritten one.. :(

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  26. Thank you Audrey! I'm really sorry but I need a 'hardcopy' handwritten note because I wanted the design to be done for this contest. Perhaps you can have a go with another nail art? You still have about 9 days to come up with something! ^_^ Hope to see your entry! <3

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  27. oh then will u help mi to remove my entry?? i'll resubmit again!! but .. nails not as perfect already as had grown longer quite abit.. really love that Ira/Wrath franken!!

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  28. i saw on instagram.. u have many great entries.. love sooo many of them!! :D :D

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  29. Ok! I've just removed them. Look forward to your submission! ^_^

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  30. hey i submitted my link but it's not getting onto ur post! an i supposed to wait or sumthing for it to show, or is there something wrong?

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  31. I can see your entry! No worries :)

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  32. I hope you like my design... it was kind of hard to do, and the pictures don't give it justice. Tiny dresses on nails wasn't exactly my best idea

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  33. lol thanks :)

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  34. i can't wait to see the top ten for the contest! such a great giveaway as well. nice ooone n__n

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  35. Thank you! I think I will have a difficult time choosing from so many great entries! lol!

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  36. Do you have a winner for the giveaway? I'm curious about who won...

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  37. I'm still in the process of verifying the entries! Should be able to announce the winners of both the giveaway and nail art contest by 5th aug! :)

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