Thursday, February 7, 2013

I won my first giveaway - uh, no wait, I won three!

Picture this: tired and bleary eyed after a drive back from ten days at the beach, I log into my emails in the hopes that I have remembered my password correctly and sift through the spam emails cluttering up my inbox. An email catches my eye...I've won a giveaway. After a minute or so of squealing, frantic clicking and hyperventilating I discover that it is in fact true - I have won my first giveaway. Oh my goodness. After the excitement died down (what am I talking about, the excitement never died down...) I log into my blog account and patiently waiting on my dashboard are a heap of comments. Smiling at all the comments left by you lovely people, my eyes are caught yet another time. Did I read that correctly? Have I just won another giveaway? Is this a joke?


It turns out that yes, I had won another giveaway and no, it was not a joke. I was excited beyond anything - what a welcome into the new year!

Then, about one and a half weeks later I open up a post revealing the winners of another giveaway and, scanning the list, see my name and email. Wait, what? Now this is actually ridiculous, this can't possibly be happening!

In fact it was happening, third time lucky!

I won the makeup prize pack from Sophie's giveaway at Born to Buy, prize pack 2 from Dawn's giveaway at See it, Love it, Swatch it and one of the prizes from Jen's giveaway at The Shopping Queen.  I couldn't believe it considering there were 6641 entries in Sophie's giveaway, 4345 in Dawn's and 6120 entries in Jen's! Oh my goodness!

Dawn wrapped up all her goodies!
Anyone who has won a giveaway, no matter how big or small, knows how exciting it is and how you cross your fingers each morning in the hopes that the postie will be knocking on your door. When they finally came I could barely contain myself.

Here is what I have won, I can't believe my eyes. I will be posting reviews on these over the next couple of months, but if you have anything that catches your eye that you would like me to get onto ASAP then let me know!

The products I am most excited about trying are:


Dawn's giveaway
-
Burt's bees cuticle cream
- MUA products!

Sophie's Giveaway
- MAC lipglass (MAC!!!)
- Nude by nature illuminator

Jen's Giveaway
- Urban Decay eyeliner (Hello, it's Urban Decay we're talking about!)

So as you can see I have been so so so lucky and that this little haul of goodies will last me a very long time! These prizes are why I have restricted my spending a little (not purchasing anything from the Essence Cheery blossom collection was oh-so difficult!) because there is just so much!

I'm sure that you all understand that I am not trying to brag or make anyone feel bad or anything of the sorts, I am merely trying to show my appreciation and excitement in regards to these incredible prizes from Dawn , Sophie and Jen and the unbelievable luck I've had of late.

Sophie wrapped up all her goodies too!
Also, I would be really appreciative if you could check out their blogs (though I imagine a large portion of you would already be following these girls!). You can find Dawn here, Sophie here and Jen here.

I am so very appreciative of the girls holding these giveaways and I am very grateful for the luck I have had. I would encourage everyone to get involved in giveaways no matter how little chance you feel you have (obviously crazy things do happen!) because not only is it enjoyable for the entrants, but it spreads the word about amazing blogs too!

26 comments:

  1. So lucky! What are the chances of 3?! Congrats :D


    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  2. Wowee lucky you! You definitely deserve it! :)
    Enjoy your goodies Candice!
    xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I certainly will enjoy them!
      xx

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  3. YAY! That's really awesome, congrats! There's so much cool stuff in there and I'd love to hear what you think about the MAC lipglass, the NBN illuminator, Essence Sun Club palette and all the MUA products, especially the intense gloss (so basically everything, haha).

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    1. Thanks so much for the requests! I will do my best to review them before the others! :)
      xx

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  4. You lucky duck! I wish I could win a giveaway, let alone 3! Haha!

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    1. I know, it was an incredible surprise!
      xx

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  5. Thanks so much for blogging about this, Candice! I'm so glad you liked the contents and I'm looking forward to hearing what you think. Enjoy that MAC Lipglass. It's my favourite. x

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    1. Not a problem, I am so excited and have been LOVING all the products I was so blessed to receive.
      xx

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  6. Congrats, you are so lucky!!! No wins for me yet this year...but hopefully soon... Enjoy all your goodies!

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    1. Thanks, luck was certainly on my side, that is for sure! Hopefully you get some soon too!
      xx

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  7. Ohmygoodness congratulations girl!!! All those giveaways had amazing prizes!

    I remember I had a giveaway streak last year and it certainly was an amzing feeling when all my life, I hadn't really won anything until then :)

    Enjoy your goodies, can't wait to see plenty of reviews!

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    1. You are not wrong - the giveaway prizes are all incredible, all 3 of them!

      I'm so excited about writing the reviews on all these cool things!
      xx

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  8. Congrats :) I've never won anything ever but I love running giveaways! Hope to see lots of reviews :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jen, I hope that you win something soon! I can't get over how gorgeous the packaging of the Urban Decay eyeliner is. Holy moly! :)
      xx

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  9. wow 3?? you are so lucky!! you got many nice items!!

    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, totally in luck! Looks like this year is gonna be your lucky year :D
    I never won anything three times in a row like that, well I rarely won anything anyway.. ;p

    COngrats on your winnings!


    YURI
    Check out my Fashion & Beauty blog:
    http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

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    1. I think this is going to be a lucky year! :)

      xx

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  11. Oh dear!!! Why don't you let us help you by taking some away again!!! LOL

    Congratulations!! This is in galore! Good luck to you. Hope you win again.
    Btw, do review them soon and show us more photos! products in clusters are always like a treat!

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    1. Hehe, I think I could probably manage to use them all myself! :)

      I shall get onto the reviews ASAP!

      xx

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  12. What a lucky girl you are, winning not one or two, but THREE giveaways! Definitely looking forward to reviews of these products :) I love the Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream (haha which I just happened to have reviewed recently) so I hope you find that it is great! So many MUA products too :)

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    1. I know, I nearly died when the third one came up! I have been using the Cuticle cream regularly and I love it too - the scent is lovely!
      xx

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Congrats on the wins. I love how cute all the wrapping was. That makes it so much fun to open.

    I am just getting started in the Blogging Fun. This was so great to read. Thanks!!!

    I just won two Fourteen-Forty stationary sets from Umba Box and fell in love with that feeling.

    influenstarreview.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Erica! The wrapping was adorable, and you are right in saying that it made it so much fun to open!

      Oooh lucky girl! Enjoy your winnings!

      xx

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