Friday, October 19, 2012

Cutie-cles' First Birthday Giveaway!

Hello everyone! The day has finally arrived when I get to present to you all the giveaway I've been planning since August! As some of you may know, Cutie-cles turned one this past September and to celebrate one entire year of blogging I wanted to do something special for all my readers. I have collected an assortment of polishes that I really hope you guys like! If you're anxious to enter, scroll on down to the bottom of this long post.
Let's take a look at the prizes:
Prize 01: Lynnderella When the Moon was a Star, Fantasy Makers Go with the Glow, mini bottle of Glimmer by Erica Gioielli
Prize 02: Fantasy Makers Once Upon a Time, Glimmer by Erica Gioielli, Joe Fresh Twilight
Prize 03: Sassy Lacquer Ashes & Embers, CrowsToes Absolum - your potions master, mini bottle of Glimmer by Erica Gioielli

What's that? You don't recognize some of these polishes? That's because I had two very special indie polish makers create custom polishes that are exclusive to this giveaway at Cutie-cles! 
I contacted Erica from Glimmer by Erica quite a while ago and she generously agreed to make me a gorgeous custom glitter bomb. Gioielli means jewels in Italian, and that's exactly what this reminds me of. There are two different sizes of hex glitters, square glitters, and diamond glitter in holographic gold, gold, purple, red, and green. Erica and I noticed that Gioielli (pronounced joy-ellie) is similar to a polish in her permanent line Treasure Chest, which you should check out if you fall in love with this as much as I have. Erica was sweet enough to sponsor this giveaway and provide me with three bottles of Gioielli to give away, one full size and two minis! She let me in on a secret that she had a couple of bottles left over which she's planning to sell in her etsy stop..so check that out! Glimmer by Erica polishes sell for $10 USD and she ships internationally for an additional cost.
In order to show off this polish, I have layered one coat over China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le.
I must emphasize that this is one thin coat, you could definitely build this up.


Erica was such a pleasure to work with, we had great communication and she is such a sweetheart.


Here's a gorgeous bottle shot, doesn't this just remind you of emeralds, rubies, sapphires and gold? I think this polish is fit for a queen.

The second indie-polish-goddess was Carrie from Sassy Lacquer, who listened to what I wanted and created me exactly what I had envisioned. I told her I wanted a polish in a milky white base that reminded me of Ashes & Embers, which turns out to be the name of the polish. This polish features three different sizes of hex glitter and one size of square glitter in white, black, gunmetal gray, orange, and red. Sassy Lacquer polishes sell for $9 USD but she only ships within the US and now to Canada. If you like her page on facebook she is always putting up new deals, it is definitely worth a look. Carrie was generous enough to provide one full size bottle of my creation for this giveaway, and I bought my own bottle because I could not resist.
To showcase the beauty of this polish I have layered it over one coat of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used two coats of Ashes & Embers for these photos. I had no problems with the glitter, in fact, there was much more glitter on each brushstroke than I was expecting!
I am completely in love with this polish, what do you think of it?

Next time, I think I'll layer it over gray. The white base isn't too opaque, and I haven't tried it on its own yet, so I'm not sure if there is VNL. 


Here is a bottle shot showing you all the types of glitter in this masterpiece!

The rest of the polishes included in this giveaway should be familiar, or at least easy to google. Just in case, here are some links to gorgeous photos of them: Lynnderella When the Moon was a StarFantasy Makers Once Upon a TimeJoe Fresh TwilightFantasy Makers Go with the Glow*, and CrowsToes Absolum - your potions master. I know that some of these are "Halloween" polishes, but I am excited to have glow in the dark polish any time of the year. Unfortunately due to how slow Canada Post can be, I just got the last prize in the mail yesterday, but I hope those of you who win Fantasy Maker polishes will be okay with having them a little "out of season."

*This actually shows the 2011 version of a Fantasy Makers glow in the dark polish, but it should be the same.

Are you guys anxious to just fill in the Rafflecopter widget already? Sorry about all the talking, but I'm sure you wanted to know what you were entering to win!
All the information about eligibility is in the disclaimer on the Rafflecopter widget, but just because I know it will be asked at least once, YES! This giveaway is open internationally!
Don't forget that of these options, tweeting the giveaway is something you can do once per day for extra entries!







a Rafflecopter giveaway

EDIT: I did a little tweaking on the widget as I realized that my options for sharing the giveaway were limited mostly to bloggers, I've added an option to share the giveaway wherever you like: facebook, Google +, you name it!

I'm so excited about my first giveaway! One final thank you to the sponsors for my giveaway, Glimmer by Erica and Sassy Lacquer, you definitely need to check their shops out. Thanks so much for following us at Cutie-cles, and best of luck to all entrants!

173 comments:

  1. I love the indies! I'm usually not a big fan of most indies, but these are cute! Great job on the blog and congrats on your giveaway!

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  2. Lynnderella When the Moon was a star

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  3. Congratulations and Happy 1st Blog Birthday! And what a great way to celebrate ♥

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  4. I'd loooove to win the first prize. I really like the look of Lynnderellas, but the price :(

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  5. This is a great giveaway! I am in love with The Fantasy Makers colors!

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  6. the first prize becaues of the lynn :)

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  7. Congrats! These custom indies are gorgeoussssss!! Love Amber and Ashes :)

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  8. I love the custom Glimmer, the Lynn and Sassy Lacquer! Thank you for the giveaway!! Happy 1st blog birthday!!! <3

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  9. I'd love to win Prize 1 just to try a Lynnderella. :-) Yet I adore all indie polishes; they're all sooooo gorgeous! Mahalo nui for this giveaway. :-)

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  10. Would love to win some Indies! Prize 03 please :)

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  11. I love Ashes and Embers! In fact I have some indie dyed yarn that matches it perfectly. Of course I would have to knit the yarn into a cute cowl or something to wear at the same time as the polish. I hope Sassy Lacquer lists some in her store at the same time I have money. ha!

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    1. This is a custom I can make again if Nicole allows it since it is hers technically...and if she does, just place your order whenever! Or contact me via e-mail!

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  12. I really love the look of that Lynn polish! Just discovered your blog today, I really like it. Congrats on the anniversary.

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  13. Prize 1! And you're so creative with these polish ideas...almost like you should start your own line ;)

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  14. I would love Prize 3, the Sassy Lacquer custom is awesome!

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  15. Id really love to have 3 but mainly because I already have the fantasy makers :D

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  16. prize #1!!!!!!! And WOW! these indies are GORGEOUS!!! Would loke to get my little hands on all of them:)

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  17. The Ashes and Embers looks so nice on you!!

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    1. Thanks Carrie, it's exactly what I wanted, you did such an amazing job!

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  18. I would love to win any of these prizes. Those custom polishes are great!

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  19. I would love to finally have my hands on a Lynderella polish! I love indie polishes, my favourites are NerdLacquer, Hungry Asian and Pretty and Polished! Great giveaway!

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  20. Oh Prize #1 looks amazing...the Lynnderella, of course, steals the show. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. The customs are great! I would love to win any of these polishes.

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  22. I love thr third prize.....custom indie polishes are just fab :)

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  23. I would be stoked to win ANY of them, but I am most giddy about the Lynn and ashes&embers!

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  24. I love prize 1. I didn't use indie polish until now...

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  25. I would love to win Prize 01 because the custom nail polish is really amazing and I would also like a glow in the dark polish! All of the prizes are wonderful though. Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

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  26. I would love to win any of them, but particularly the CrowsToes Absolum - your potions master, because my surname is Snape :)

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  27. I would love any of these prizes, but 2 is my fave!

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  28. I wish more indies were willing to ship to Asia. That said, the shipping costs add up to so much that it usually costs more than the polish itself. I live vicariously through bloggers who swatch indies and I would totally love to own some of them :)

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  29. I think the jewel polish is absolutely goooorgeous!!!!! :D I'd love to win it! :D

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  30. I really love these indies; I think it's amazing that even though dozens of indie brands and probably hundreds of polishes appeared in the last few months, the originality and innovation is incredible. And I think it's amazing that Sassy Lacquer did a polish especially for you.

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  31. I love the custom indies! I think they're amazing

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  32. I'm most excited about the Sassy Lacquer polish, it's SO cool!

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  33. I love the first prize!
    The custom indies are very pretty!

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  34. Congratulations and happy blog birthday! This is such a great giveaway. I love the custom indies, they're beautiful and so unique! All of the prizes are great, but Prize #1 is the one that is calling to me the most :D

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  35. I like all these nail polishes from the giveaway but I would love prize 03 the most. In my country we don't have a big selection of nail polishes and customs don't exist at all here :(

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  36. I'd love to win prize 03 the most :)

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  37. I would love to win my very first Lynnderella :)

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  38. It says I need a Google Friend Connect to enter, but I don't have one, and it won't let me make one because it says GFC is retired. I don't have a facebook. Can you make it so that you can enter without a GFC please? <:( *wants polishes*

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  39. I'd love to win CrowsToes Absolum's 'Your Potions Master' it's gorgeous!

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, and happy blogiversary! :)

    I'd love to win prize #2 because I'd rather have the full size of Glimmer (my favorite of all the polishes shown, for sure!), and Twilight looks so unique and interesting.

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  41. If there were a prize pack with the Lynnderella When the Moon was a Star, Fantasy Makers Go with the Glow, and Joe Fresh Twilight, I would probably die. That said, I love Prize #1 because I've never owned a Lynnderella before!

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  42. this CrowsToes Absolum - your potions master looks gorgeous!!!!
    love indie polihes because they made from ppl vreativity and from heart :) love that they're always shimmery, sparkly ,full of colourful glitters!!

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  43. Congrats! Gotta love indies. They are very unique. Never owned a Lynn.

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  44. Gioielli is BeaUTIful! I have a serious weakness for Indies!

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  45. i'd love the lynnderella, it would be my first one! thanks for the giveaway, all of the prizes are lovely :)

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  46. Prize 2 & that full size glimmer!

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  47. Prize 2 & that full size glimmer!

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  48. All of the prizes look awesome. I've never tried any of these indies! The customs are so cool, I really like ashes and embers!

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  49. All of them are awesome and I'd be super excited if I won any of the prizes! :) And I love the idea of custom indie polishes. What's so great and special about indies (versus mainstream) is that you can actually get request these kinds of custom polishes! Amazing!

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  50. I would love to win Sassy Lacquer Ashes & Embers, I love indies with a white base x

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  51. All the prizes looks good and I would love to win Sassy Lacquer. Indies are awesome and it is creation of individual creativity..

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  52. Im dying to win the 3rd prize! They are gorg!!!

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  53. Thanks for the givaway, I love prize 2 :)

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  54. Amazing giveaway!I love nailpolish!:-D

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  55. I'd love the Lynn or the CrowsToes! I think the special indies are beautiful, I'm a big fan of multi-colored glitters!!

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  56. i'd love to win the CrowsToes! i think they are so pretty and glittery...just what i LOVE! thank you for offering these goodies up and happy blog b-day :)

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  57. I am dying to win Lynderella's When The Moon Was A Star! :D Thanks for hosting this giveaway and giving us all a chance <3

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  58. I am dying to win the prize 2! it's my fav xD
    Congrats! hope i can see some nail art tutrial <3

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

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  59. would love to win prize 1 because of the Lynn! but also love the other indies too!

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  60. I'd love to own a glow in the dark polish! Also ;When The Moon Was A Star' looks amazing.
    GFC: Rachael G

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  61. I'd be happy with any of them! They're all gorgeous! I wished I could afford indies. Thank you!

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  62. Sassy Lacquer Ashes & Embers (Exclusive, 15 mL).this indies are perfect!!

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  63. Carrie from Sassy Lacquer I really like it!!

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  64. lots of great prizes! I think the one I would wear the most would be the sassy lacquer - I don't really have anything like it.

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  65. Everything is sooo pretty! But I crave Lynnderella the most. ;)

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  66. im excited for prize three! i dunnae! i love those colors!

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  67. They are all amazing! I would love to finally own an Indie polish!

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  68. Would love to win prize one or three!! Ashes and embers is gorgeous!!! Definitely would purchase that if I could!! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!!

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  69. I love all these prozes. I hope i can win one :)

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  70. I love all the prizes. The one by erica would look awesome on black!

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  71. The custom indies are absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with all the prizes, particularly the customs, and that Lynnderella.

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  72. I'd love to win Prize 2! I adore custom indies:)

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  73. Any prize would be lovey because I don't have indie brands here in Portugal but I'm dying to try the polish that glows in the dark from prize 1 :P eheheh

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  74. The indies look great!!!!! I was undecided between prizes 2 and 3, but I think I like three just a tad more :) I'd love to win any though, as I don't have any indie polishes yet!!!

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  75. I like a not nail art... swatches are also great :)

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  76. I love them all!!! Prize 2 is more for me!!! Lovely giveaway!!!

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  77. I would love to win prize number 01, but all of them are great!! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!!

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  78. Love the 3rd prize, really pretty glitters and I want more Indies!!!!

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  79. PRİZE 1 AND I WANT MORE JULEPS

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  80. Your potions master and glimmer

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  81. I LOVE Prize 1 and 3- so much pretty!! Thank you!!

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  82. I would love prize 3! Crows Toes has some gorgeous polishes out! :)

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  83. I loved the first prize! I vote for Lynnderellas!!

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  84. The Lynn...I don't have any and would LOVE to try one!

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  85. All the polishes are amazing!!! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  86. I really want the red glitter Fantasy Makers AND Joe Fresh! I loooove flakies. :)

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  87. I would love to win the Crows Toes. I've been lemming after that particular shade for some time now!

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  88. I'm dying to win When The Moon Was A Star or Absolum. The customs are awesome too. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  89. I would love to win a Lynn but I love ALL indies! Awesome giveaway and congrats!

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  90. I love the sassy laquers... but wouldn't mind seeing what all the Lynn hype is about

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  91. i love all the indies in prize 3!! wow :o they are to die for!

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  92. Thank you so much for the Giveaway!

    Definitely Prize 3!! I've been lemming Crowstoes for ages!!

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  93. I would love to win prize 2 to get the full size of Glimmer by Erica. That polish is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love it!! I love Indie polishes! Especially Glimmer by Erica. Her polishes are amazing!! Happy blog Birthday and thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  94. Awesome giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  95. I am most excited for Lynnderella When the Moon was a Star!

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  96. I'd love to win Prize # 2 :D

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  97. Im really excited for the Wet N Wilds actually, every store has been sold out of all of them!

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  98. prize 1 this indies polishes are awesome!!!

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  99. would love to win some indies as I don't have any yet and these look awesom

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  100. Id love to win prize 1 then 3 then 2. Thanks so much!

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  101. I'd love prize 3 -- been meaning to try Crow's Toes for a while. :)

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  102. I've always wanted to own a Crows Toes polish. I think Absolum is very pretty.

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  103. I would love to win prize No.2! All the indie polishes in your giveaway are GORGEOUS!!! :)

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  104. I would love to win prize No 1! It's so cute =)

    GFC Francesca Scirpoli

    piukina81@gmail.com

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  105. dying for number 2, love indies these look great

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  106. I Love the custom Polishes!!!! I really want the Lynn but I also really want potions master!!!!!

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  107. I like the indies!
    And would like to win the Fantasy Makers Once Upon a Time.

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  108. I would really really like to win prize #2 because I just love those colors and I really like indies and those are amazing :)

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  109. I looooove the Fall polish from Sassy, and the Lynderella :D

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  110. I'm new to the indie world and am in complete adoration! Glimmer looks like the top of the gorgeous mountain to me!!

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  111. I'm a sucker for packaging so as cheezy as it is, I am excited about the wet n wild fantasy makers! I don't have much experience with indies but would love to try them :)

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  112. Prizes 1 and 2 are awesome!!!! Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations!!!

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  113. Prize 3 is the one for me!!!!All three look stunning,it's very hard to choose only one but N.3 is WOW!!!Love these indies and it's so sad I still haven't got them on my rack:)))

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  114. i love prize 1 and I love the indies! ^^


    Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  115. I love the Sassy/Glimmer/Crows Toes Prize. These Indies are so awesome! Wish I could have them all!

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  116. I think all the prizes are amazing!

    Thank you for the giveaway xx

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  117. I really like the first prize because of that blue lynderella

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  118. Prize number 3, that blue glitter one looks amazing!

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  119. prize number 1! I love the glow in the dark

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  120. I love indies and custom ones are amazing, then you know that someone else wont have the same unique polish you created!

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  121. oh lovely! i have never owned glow in the dark polishes!

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  122. I love the indies, I would like to win prize 02

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  123. All the indies are great! I'd really like to get that Lynn! I love and hate the drama honestly. I will never buy onebut I would so love to win one!

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  124. happy birtdayyy:)
    i like Lynnderella, look so nice, i think the indies very awesome because it represent the creativity :)

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  125. I love the indies that were created, they are original and sooo pretty

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  126. i would just die if i won prize 2. the Glimmer by Erica Gioielli is gorgeous!!!!

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  127. I would love Prize 1! I love a good indie polish!

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  128. Since I don't have many indies I would be beyond thrilled with any of these!! But...the bottle of Lynderella, Sassy Paints & CrowsToes Absolum - Your Potions Master all look esp pretty to me!!! Thank You sooo much for the chance, it's greatly appreciated :)

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  129. I especially love the brand Gioielli,because it means jewelry in Italian.I love all INdies though!

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  130. I'm really hoping I win prize 02. I'm a nail polish addict so I love store bought and indie polished equally.

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  131. I *HAVE* to have Ashes and Embers! Absolutely HAVE TO!!!!!

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  132. My favorite prize is probably Absolum - your potions master. I think both custom indies are amazing! Ashes and Embers reminds me of Halloween and Gioielli reminds me of confetti!

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  133. I would love to have Sassy Lacquer's Ashes & Embers.

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  134. Swatches!

    I have no preference as to whether they are from an Indie or Established Brand as long as I have something pretty to look at! =D

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  135. Prize 03 because of that Crowstoes! I thought I only needed Bunny Slope, but I've been slowly collecting more of her polishes.

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  136. All the prizes are awesome but I would love #1. The indies are awesome

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  137. I love Prize 1 especially the Lynderella! I don't own any indie polish yet so it would really be great to win any of these prizes :)

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  138. I'm dying to win Prize 1!! Just cause I've been wanting to try out Lynderella and you threw in a glow in the dark polish in there toooooo :D

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  139. I love prize 03. So very pretty. I'm a huge fan of all indies

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  140. All of those glitters are gorgeous!

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  141. Prize 1. I hope some day I can actually own a Lynn.
    The indies look awesome.
    Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  142. I woul like to win prize 2, The Fantasy Makers seems to look awesome!

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  143. I woul like to win prize 3, The Fantasy Makers seems to look awesome!

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  144. Anyone of these peizes are great! Great giveaway---I wish some luck comes to Portugal
    xoxox

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  145. Yay for international giveaways! They're much appreciated, believe me :)

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  146. I'm dying to win When the Moon was a Star!

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  148. I love the second prize!
    The custom indies are very pretty!

    Greetings from sLOVEnia!

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  149. wow they're gorgeous! thank you for this :)

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  150. I'd love to win Prize 2! I adore custom indies:)

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  151. great prizes. I would love to win the Crows Toes

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  152. i like this one the best Sassy Lacquer Ashes & Embers, CrowsToes Absolum, it doesnt matter after this one i will take either

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  153. I'm dying to have Lynderella's polish! Wow! Thanks!

    I love Carrie from Sassy Lacquer, too- super polish!

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  154. I am dying for CrowsToes Absolum - your potions master. I really really love this one. :)

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  155. The first prize looks so awesome! And the indies really do look special.

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  156. I'm dying to win prize #1 I love lynnderella!

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