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Feb 19 2014

THANK YOU – My Five-Year Bloggiversary Giveaway

Disclaimer: Some items are from PR, some purchased by me. See below.

my giveaway

I can’t believe that today marks my FIVE-YEAR BLOGGIVERSARY!

It seems like just yesterday, I sat down at the computer with just an idea of giving myself an outlet, a place to point to when a family member or friend asked me for some kind of beauty advice. I never imagined that I would build so many friendships, make so many connections, and learn so much in the last five years.

I never imagined I would cover New York Fashion Week or a number of trade shows, meet Suzi from OPI, or write a regular beauty column in a daily newspaper.

I never imagined I would get better at applying my eye makeup, or grooming my eyebrows.

I never imagined I would meet so many amazing men and women – fellow bloggers, makeup artists, brand reps, celebrities – because of my blog.

I never imagined I would have my eyes opened up to a world of products and experiences I never even knew existed.

I never imagined that running a beauty blog – that creating my brand, really, of “BeautyJudy” – would be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

And thank you, too.

I never expected anyone outside my friends or family would really read or look at my blog. But you do. And you make this an amazing experience. That’s why I wanted to coordinate so many giveaways this week. To celebrate YOU!

I am very humbled that brands helped me provide you with so many amazing things, but I am excited to do my own giveaway, too. Some of the items were samples, yes, but some were purchased by me or are duplicates. Here’s what I’m giving away:

  • Chrome Girl Nail Polish in Pillow Talk
  • Gelish Mini Lamp and Starter Kit
  • Seche Recondition
  • Nail Art Society California Dreaming and I Love Stud kits
  • Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner
  • Poshe AHA Cuticle Care
  • Purse-friendly crystal nail file
  • Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Red My Lips
  • NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Lipstick in Fig
  • Wet n’ Wild Lipsticks in Dollhouse Pink and Cherry Bomb
  • Bath and Body Works Body Lotion in Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • Jessica Nail Polish in Gingersnap and Cinnamon Kiss
  • Gel Coat and Pink Gel Coat Strengthening products from Perfect Formula
  • Maybelline Color Show Fashion Print Nail Stickers in the LE Platinum NYC design
  • Little Egg Harbor Soap Company Oil-free Sugar Scrub in Jersey Girl

Some of these items I have bought over time and am so excited to share – like the Jersey Girl scrub … well … I’m a Jersey Girl and I think this smells amazing! LEH Soap Company is a local business, and I want to share them with you! I bought this extra one for you when I went shopping in historic Smithville, NJ, with my mom in December!

Anyway. I know a lot of folks who come by and read and don’t make a comment and that’s OK! I do that too with a lot of blogs I read. But today, I’d LOVE to hear from you. even if you just post a simple “hi!”

SO here are the rules for the giveaway!!:

  • Must be 18 or older to enter.
  • Open to USA readers/followers (due to nail polish prizes)
  • Speaking of which, you must be a BeautyJudy.com reader/follower (ie, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email subscriber)
  • Open from Wednesday February 19, Midnight, until Wednesday, March 5, at Midnight – all EST time zone.
  • Once the giveaway closes, I will choose a winner via Rafflecopter, then verify entry. If the winner falsified entry, or did not do the mandatory entry, a new winner will be chosen.
  • I will then reach out via email to the winner, and the winner will have 48 hours to reply and accept.
  • If they do not reply, I will choose another winner.
  • Prize will be mailed out by the brand, and I will provide the winner’s address to them.
  • BeautyJudy is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes.
  • Finally – follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter link below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Some of the items came from the PR Firm/Manufacturer, and some were purchased by me. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://oldersladieslikecolortoo.blogspot.com/ Angela Scott

    I like to read everything! :) Although my blog has been live for a bit over a year, I still consider myself a newbie and love learning about as much as I can about beauty.

    Congrats on 5 years! That is quite an accomplishment. I hope you decide to stay around for another 5. :)

  • Mona R.

    Nail art, nail polish swatches, product reviews & comparisons :)

  • anissa

    i love product comparisons, esp. a drug-store “dupe” for a high-end product. or nail polish color comparisons, those are always SO helpful!

  • nia mendonza

    I love to read beauty tutorials

  • Samantha Hill

    I love nail tutorials!

  • dystini

    Nail polish swatches and art. Tutorials are even better.

  • Carrie Jenkins

    I am kinda new to the blog world. So far a would say product comparisons. And broken down tutorials. Thank you

  • Jossimary Gutierrez

    great giveaway

  • Carrie Hughes Copeland

    My fav thing to read or watch on blogs is NAIL ART TUTORIALS!!! =D Im a nail art junkie heeeeheee =D

  • Jess H

    I love the skin care products reviews! I’m always looking for something good.

  • M. Battles

    I love when they discuss how to do decorative designs by hand

  • Jennifer Keeton

    I am more interested in nails about love hair info too.

  • chemicallyfeline

    i love reviews so i know what products are worth my money, (or not), and swatches so i know what the colors of lipstick, polish etc. really look like. i also love makeup looks, so i can get ideas and get inspired to get creative with my makeup :)

  • MissMidnightBlue

    I love to read anything , nails, beauty, make up or even a little about the blogger them self. :) Thanks for this. :)

  • sentssaver

    I love to read beauty tutorials and hair tutorials, also love makeup reviews!!

  • Guest

    I love to read beauty tutorials and hair tutorials, also love makeup reviews.

  • menguin

    Hi there just discovered your blog & am shamelessly entering your giveaway:) my fav would be the nailpolish- colors, new brands especially indie brands & nail art ideas … That’s why I cruise beauty blogs:) cheers & congrats on 5 years!!!

  • Judy

    My favorite thing is nail art!

  • http://tumblr.com/whateveramber whateveramber

    My favorite things are swatches of lippies and nail polishes, and posts with eye shadow looks. Also, I like reading about the newest (mostly drugstore) products.

  • http://alittlepolish.blogspot.com/ A Little Polish

    My favorite thing to read is about products to help oily skin (i unfortunately have it!)

  • funatyourfingertips

    i love the pictorials, i really enjoy honoring my favorite nail artists via recreation. i also like it when a blog feels more personal rather than just heres this polish it has this consistancy. i like to see some personality as well.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    Tutorials and reviews on beauty items that are “different”….DIY type items

  • Color Me So Crazy

    I love to see and read tutorials. I always learn something new.

  • Tricia

    I love the nail art, especially the tutorials!!

  • Jennifer Greene

    I love see new nail art ideas.

  • Amanda Lawson

    Tutorials, swatches, spottings, reviews!

  • Jayden H

    I love reading about beauty techniques and new ways to do my eye shadow!

  • latanya t

    I love seeing swatches and tutorials

  • CindyAiton

    I love reading simple makeup tutorials, curly hair tips, reviews and reccomendations.

  • Sarah

    Reviews, tutorials and life outside beauty/ make up things.

  • Erica P.

    I love to read makeup reviews…Thank you so much for the giveaway and congrats!!

  • Lisa W.

    I’ve been following you for a couple of years and have really enjoyed the range of topics you cover with a good mix of personality thrown in. I especially like to see swatches and read reviews of new products!

  • Ruth

    Congrats!! My favorite things to read are product reviews (with swatches) and tutorials!

  • lexacd

    Congrats! And my favorite is nail tutorials and reviews! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kendra W.

    My favorite thing to read on beauty blogs are all about nail polishes! I especially love seeing swatches and reviews on polishes! I also love nail tutorials!

  • http://kelsiesnailfiles.com/ Kelsie Rogers

    Congratulations on 5 years blogging!! I’ve been following you for about a year now and I love your beauty advice and anything nail related :) I’m totally bummed your giveaway is only open to a USA reader, but congrats to whoever wins this amazing giveaway :)

  • Beth

    My favorite thing to read about on beauty blogs is nail polish. I was always a nail biter, and then for professional reasons I was able to stop that about 8 years ago. It wasn’t until I became engaged 2 years ago that I started painting my nails . . . and the rest is history! Now I am obsessed and can’t stop reading about/buying/trying new nail polish! It’s definitely an obsession.

  • Natalie Carlson Brown

    Congratulations!!! My favorite reads on blogs are tutorials and hits & misses on products. I know people don’t like to do negative reviews but they really are helpful. Thank-you!

  • Niki T.

    Congrats and thank you for having the giveaway!! Tutorials and product reviews are pretty tied. I like finding out about the product and having ideas on what to do with it. =)

  • Erin Ortiz

    My favorite things to read about on beauty blogs are nail polish and makeup and most importantly, honest reviews. Happy blogiversary!

  • http://catoluck.tumblr.com/ Cheryl Free

    I like to read about new products.

  • Ray Ray Cartucci

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love anything to do with nail polish….nail art….love it!

  • Tabitha

    I love to read honest reviews!

  • Heather ツ

    I love to read about new product releases and swatches.

  • Jenny M

    I love reading reviews, all of them. I can make an informed decision on whether or not I want to even bother with an item. I appreciate all the time and effort it takes to keep me informed.

  • ManicureAddict

    Congrats on hitting the 5 year mark Judy!! it’s always good when a passion sticks and is rewarding!! Here’s to another 5 years plus many more!!

  • Kat D

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!! I personally love reading about each individual’s experiences….especially when I’m looking to buy a certain product. Things work differently on everyone so it’s nice to see different perspectives!

  • Elise C.

    Happy Bloggiversary, my beautiful friend! So proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished over the past five years. Keep up the good work! xoxoxo

  • Lynn C

    My favorite thing to read on my beauty blogs that I follow are the small personal updates that are embedded in the text. I like to know the people I follow are in a good place! <3

  • Kristen Maria

    I think my fave things to read about on beauty blogs are reviews and comparissons. I also love looking at swatches. :) You beauty gurus always seem to find the coolest things and I get the best recommendations from beauty blogs. It’s a great way to break into the make-up world. It was for me at least. I have tried sooo many things I would have never looked twice at and now I love make-up more than I ever have, thanks to you and all the other gurus. Thank you. :)