Sunday, July 15, 2012

1 Year Blogiversary Giveway and Nail Art Competition!

This giveaway is now closed!
Exactly one year ago today I started Pretty Purple Polish. If you are interested in seeing my first swatch photos here they are (you might want to shield your eyes). I wasn't sure if I would be able to keep this up for a year but I'm so glad I have. I'd like to thank everyone for their comments and interactions on social media. If it wasn't for you I probably wouldn't stopped blogging by now. So to celebrate my first blogiversary I'm going to hold a giveaway and a nail art competition.

There are three (3) prizes in total. The prizes are gift vouchers for Born Pretty Store. These vouchers were purchased with my own money. Born pretty store has a range of polish related things such as:
Nail polish
Stamping polish
Stamping plates
Nail glitter
Studs and rhinestones
Fimo canes
Striping tape
And more! Born Pretty Store has free shipping so if you win you can use the whole voucher amount on goodies! I also have a 10% off Born Pretty Store code that anyone can use:

Follower Giveaway:

This is a giveaway for my followers, to enter use the Rafflecopter widget below (you might need to wait for it to load). If you were a follower before this giveaway was announced  you get extra entries. Don't pretend to be a pre-giveaway follower. I've taken a screen shot of my followers list and I will be checking. The winner will randomly selected using Rafflecopter.

$10 Born Pretty Store gift voucher.

  1. Open internationally.
  2. The giveaway ends 12:01am 5th August 2012 EST.
  3. You must enter using the Rafflecopter widget.  Please don't leave a comment on this post saying "enter me" because I won't enter you. If you are a follower and want to enter the giveaway you have to use the Raffle Copter widget, end of story!
  4. You must be a public follower via Google Friend Connect.
  5. You must include your email address. This will only be used to contact you if you are the winner.
  6. You can get extra entries for following me on Facebook and Twitter.
  7. You can get extra entries for sharing the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter. You can do this once per day.
  8. You can get extra entries if you were a follower before this giveaway was announced. Please don't lie, I will be checking this.
  9. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If the winner fails to respond within that time a new winner will be chosen.
  10. By entering this giveaway you agree to the above rules.

Nail Art Competition:

We all know my favourite colour is purple so I want to see some purple nail art! To enter the nail art competition create some nail art that includes the colour purple. You can do an all purple design or use different colours as long as there is some purple in there somewhere.

There will be two (2) winners. I will choose ten (10) of my favourite designs and randomly select one (1) entry to win a $30 Born Pretty Store gift voucher. I will randomly select one (1) entry from all of the remaining entries to win a $20 Born Pretty Store gift voucher. The $20 gift voucher draw will include the nine (9) entries that missed out on the $30 gift voucher. If you win the $30 gift voucher you will be excluded from the draw to win the $20 gift voucher.

$30 Born Pretty Store gift voucher.
$20 Born Pretty Store gift voucher.

  1. Open internationally.
  2. Nail art design must include the colour purple.
  3. All types of nail art will be accepted. Stamping, freehand, 3D, tape, tattoo, rhinestones, studs, water marbling, stickers, sponging, dotting, striping, etc.
  4. Minimum nail art area is four (4) nails.
  5. Nail art must be photographed on your nails. You can use false nails as long as they are applied to your nails and photographed. No nail wheel or nail stick photos.
  6. The nail art design must be new and not previously shown on your blog, social media account, photo account or anywhere else online. After submitting your entry you may share your design online but do you really want everyone to see your design before the competition is over?
  7. Only one (1) nail art design may be submitted per person.
  8. Only one (1) photo may be submitted for your entry.
  9. Email your photo to I will send you a confirmation email so that you know I have received it. The email address you submit your entry from will be used to contact you if you win.
  10. You must email your photo to me by 11:59pm on Sunday 5 August 2012. If your email is recieved before 11:59pm on Sunday 5 August 2012 anywhere in the world I will accept it.
  11. If you are happy for your name and/or blog link to appear next to the photo include that in the email.
  12. All entries will be posted on my blog for you to look at after the competition closes.
  13. There will be no public voting. Entries will by judged by myself.
  14. I have permission to use your photo on my blog. Watermarked photos are fine.
  15. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If the winner/s fails to respond within that time a new winner/s will be chosen.
  16. By entering this competition you agree to the above rules.

Extra info:
Yes, you can enter both the follower giveaway and the nail art competition.
If you have any questions use the comment section below. 

Good luck everyone!


  1. Massive giveaway!! Thanks!! I'd love to enter the nail art comp, but I more than suck at nail art, so I don't think I'll try, but can't wait to see the entries :) Congrats on 1 year!!!

    1. Thanks, I hope you change your mind and enter, everyone has a chance to win. :)

  2. Felicidades por el aniversario!! y gracias por el sorteo!! ^_^ Suerte chicas!!

  3. Congratulations!) I like your blog and I hope it'll be even more successful in future)

  4. oooooh how exciting! I'm torn between working on some nail art tomorrow or waiting until the last minute to enter because I need all the time I can get to practice first :P

    1. Well I can't wait to see what you come up with either way! :)

  5. Happy 1st blogiversary! I really like your blog. :)

  6. Happy 1st blogiversary! I really like your blog. :)

  7. What an exciting contest! Congrats on 1 year!

  8. Congrats on your first blogiversary! Now to think of a design... >.<

  9. is the nail art contest still open? :)

  10. is the nail art contest still open? :)


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