Tuesday, March 8, 2011

1st Blogversary Giveaway Announcement

As I had posted the other day, on March 3rd it was our 1st Blogversary. In honor of this, Mai and I decided to do a small giveaway to 3 people. I wanted to wait until I heard back from those whose names were drawn before doing the announcement.

As is pretty much tradition on this blog, we usually don't announce giveaways (I did do one that was announced) and instead prefer to do it with whoever is our current public followers at the time of the drawing. We've been blessed to have had 86 followers at the time of the drawing, some who we actively interact with and some who we don't. For all who are public and private followers, we do appreciate each and every one of you.

Thanks to Hime chan who was in a particularly cooperative mood, these are the winners and the prizes. In case you are wondering, Hime chan was the one who had picked out the names.
EDIT: Jennifer asked and I realized that I forgot to mention how Hime chan picked the names. I had all of the names on individual small, folded pieces of papers. I gathered it all together in a pile and was swirling it around. Hime chan came and pulled out a paper and ran away. I had to chase her to get the name that she drew. We did this two more times to get our three winners.

First place prize is an Eco-Tools makeup bag, Stila eyeshadow palette, Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blush, NYX Black LabellLipstick, NYX lipgloss pot, Beaute de Kose Body Cream mini, a MBD eye mask and my favorite MBD Natto masks.

And the winner is: Ashura of  The Clover Beauty Inn.

Second place prize is a metallic gold makeup bag, NYX eyeshadow palette, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips blush, NYX lip lacquer pot, NYX lipgloss pot, MBD eye mask and MBD Natto mask.

And the winner is: heartbreaker of  A Daily Dose of Anything.

Third place prize is a Wet 'N Wild eyeshadow palette, Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Smudge Pen, NYX lipgloss pot, MBD eye mask and MBD Natto mask.

And the winner is: Haru of  Rouge Deluxe.

Hime chan after the hard work of picking the winners:

Congratulations to the winners of our little giveaway!

It's going to be a tough year for us since we're both trying to limit our spending due to some major expenses this year but we hope to hold a couple more giveaways through out this next year.

Since this drawing, I've noticed we have a few more new followers. Thank you so much for following us!



sugar sugar said...

awwwww hime chan is so cute! :3
congrats to the winners! =)

Steph said...

congrats to the winners <3

OMGGGGG hime chan is BEAUTIFUL~~~
loving his/her pattern && FLUFF

heartbreaker said...

HIME CHAN is so cuteee!! Its a she right?>.< sorry if I missed out on its gender,but its so cute,how old is hime chan? :D anyway thank you so much for the giveaway,totally unexpected,thanks!can't wait to try the blush ^^

Miss Kei Kei said...

Congrats! I want to steal Hime-Chan right now! Shes gorgeous! My Tiger-Lilly is a long haired tabby. x

rhaindropz said...

congrats pretties

Jennifer said...

oh whoa what a surprise :D congrats to the winners! and Hime Chan is so cute <3 how did you make it pick the winners?

ShimmerDreamz said...

Hime-Chan's awesome! I love cats with attitudes :D

Great prizes too - all stuff I'm yearning to try but can't since it's so much more expensive in the UK. Nice that you're having 3 winners rather than one!

Cassie, ShimmerDreamz

galpal.hi said...

@sugar sugar--Thank you! We think she's cute too. A brat but a cute brat!


galpal.hi said...

@Steph--Hime chan is a girl and she's part Himalayan, which explains her fluff. Thank you for the compliment. Don't know if I should tell her what everyone's saying. I don't want her to get a bigger head than she already has. LOL!


galpal.hi said...

@heartbreaker--Congratulations again! Hime chan is a girl and she'll be one year old this month. I should go and find her adoption papers to find out what her estimated birth date is. (We were lucky enough to able to adopt her from the shelter.)


galpal.hi said...

@Kei Kei--I'd love to see your Tiger-Lily! She sounds adorable! I love long-haired cats although they seem to shed more fur all over the place. Hime chan is part Himalayan. Her underside is really furry while the rest of her body isn't quite as fuzzy. She does have a fluffy tail too.


galpal.hi said...

@rhaindropz--Thank you and good luck next time!


galpal.hi said...

@Jennifer--Thank you! Hime chan is going to act more like a Hime sama after hearing all of these comments about her. I realized after reading your comment that I forgot to put in how she picked out the winners. I edited and wrote how she picked the winners. She's basically a real brat and likes to take away things that I'm using.


galpal.hi said...

@ShimmerDreamz--Thank you! Hime chan certainly has attitude! She matches her name very well. Good luck when we do our next drawing.


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Jian said...

Aww you guys are far too sweet! Congratulations to the winner, and GOOD WORK HIME-CHAN! =D Gosh, she's beautiful!

galpal.hi said...

@Jian--Thank you so much! Hime chan thanks you too.


ashura said...

Hey we have already interacted through email... but I still must say... I am so lucky and honoured to be picked as the winner!! Thank you so much =)