That title is pretty awesome, right? Well, so are you. Yes, you, whoever is reading this right now. Your responses about why you read my blog in the last giveaway had me very touched, and I recently hit over 1,000 subscribers on bloglovin’ (yay!) and 3,000 on instagram so I wanted to do another giveaway for you guys! You may remember when I recently swatched Literary Lacquers Luggage For Your Journey, which was a limited edition charity polish. I picked up an extra bottle to help the charity and have held onto it for a special giveaway, which you can enter via the rafflecopter widget below. 🙂
I also wanted to share some of the responses from the last giveaway like I’d previously done here. I like being able to go back and read them easier, and you guys are the. best. There were over 300 responses this time so it was quite hard to narrow these down, but truly I appreciate every single one of you who wrote an answer.
I don’t think I’ve really talked about it much on the blog but I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety my entire life (I have clear memories of wanting to kill myself at age 8- awkward!) and it’s been pretty bad the past couple of years. This blog has been a great creative outlet for me this past year but often when things become overwhelming I do feel like quitting or disappearing sometimes. But reading these kind of responses from you guys has been so, so helpful and reminds me why I put so much time and effort into this. So, from Mugen & I….thank you! 🙂
Why do you read my blog?
–You have nice swatch photos and real reviews of the polish.
–honeslty i read your blog because you have amazing swatches of new polishes from indie makers that are so pretty that i wouldntk now of and its a great community here everyone is so nice and
friendly plus you feel like a friend to me 🙂
-I love Mugen! But seriously, I enjoy the variety of brands you swatch, you offer great nail art ideas and your swatches look very real and natural. 🙂
-I like your “voice”, you have a very honest, appealing tone in your reviews.
-Caffeine induced silliness that pops up in some posts
-Your photos and nail art are always real good quality, and your writing style is fun and friendly
-My favorite things on your blog are the comparisons ( loved the recent topcoat comp) and, above all, your gorgeous Zoya swatches. I always look for a swatch by you before I order from Zoya. Often times I will make a list of polishes that I like and then look for your swatches. I usually like the same colors as you, so if you like it, I usually do too.
-I enjoy your blog because you are fun and witty, and you do great reviews! And you have a cute little mermaid in teal! 🙂
-I started following you from the SA forum, now I follow you because your swatches are truthful and awesome.
-Cause you’re the bee’s knees! <3 Love your attitude and creativity! 🙂
-You give honest reviews and have awesome and neat swatches
-You seem honest in your reviews 🙂
-I love your sense of style when painting manicures, I love the way you write (with a good mix of seriousness but sometimes humorous!), because of your awesome Instagram (FAIRY DUST ALL THE THINGS!!!), and MUGEN!!! 🙂
-You are honest, funny, and FAST!
-Because you’re honest, have a wicked sense of humor, and because Mugen is so sassy. :-p
-I love your reviews and nail art. The first post I read was the famous fairy dust and laughed so hard
-A few reasons. I really love that your swatches aren’t super photoshopped looking, they look natural, you always can see good detail in the polish/colors. I also love that you keep your nails pretty short, I find talons, stiletto nails distracting and a little tacky!
-I like how down to earth you are. You call it as you see it and you don’t always get that.
-Cuz you’re the Enabler Queen!
-Because you are honest and give the best reviews. Because of you I have tried several indie brands I would not have tried either. Wait a minute….maybe I shouldn’t be following you. You are bad for my checkbook. 🙂
-I came for the Fairy dust and stay for Mugen!! Seriously though, I love your swatches and your honest reviews!
-You do swatches from a lot of indie brands that I don’t know about, which is always fun since I like finding good new indies to try. And your reviews always seem honest to me, cannot stand blogs that are only positive only to buy a recommended polish and find out it’s super terrible. Also, Mugen!
-I love your no nonsense writing style along with the infusion of some humor. Your polish descriptions and swatch pictures are great.
-I like to see your swatches to decide whether I want to buy a polish or not and I LOVE your honesty about them.
-For swatches and reviews. I trust your opinion. 🙂
-Honestly, you’re my shopping list. I use your swatches to figure out which brands and polishes I want to try. 🙂
-I love that you are honest, even though it’s very apparent that you don’t enjoy having to say critical things. Also, your pictures and stamping abilities are fricking magical.
-I’ve been using you as inspiration for my own blog. I really like your writing style and your open honesty!
-I love your style of writing – you are very likeable and relatable 🙂 I also love how you format your reviews, and your photos. All around, you’re a terrific blogger, and a huge inspiration for me, as I am trying to sprout in the blogger world 😛
-Because I can always trust you’ll be honest and you always give good tips. And you’re super likeable! 😉
-You are my favorite blogger! I am 44 and just started doing my own nails last year, believe it or not. I found you through your “Fairy Dust All the Things!” post because Fairy Dust is my favorite thing in.the.world. I even Fairy Dusted my keys after I saw your post. I love your personality, your name, your swatches, and I love that you introduced me to the amazing world of Indie polishes! I love Mugen too. 🙂
-I discovered your blog because of Fairy Dust All The Things! I like that you can be tongue-in-cheek like that, a little silly, with a daily dose of Mugen; but that you’ll also be very honest in reviews, and you also explain about your blogging process. I really enjoy how you run things! Well done!
-you give very honest opinions and I think that’s great and we get to see Mugen too, hes so cute!
-I love your honest reviews, and your polish tastes match mine well. I love most of the indie brands you review, and you do somewhat simple nail art that I have a hope of replicating!
-I’m in it for Mugen! 🙂 And your gorgeous swatches and achievable nail art.
One full-sized bottle of Literary Lacquers Luggage For Your Journey
-The giveaway is open to US only, sorry! If you live outside the US but have someone here willing to forward the prize to you, you can enter using their US address. I apologize for this in advance but I just cannot afford the extra shipping and it can be tough to get polish through customs in certain countries.
-The giveaway will run from today until midnight on Monday, November 24th. The winners will have only 48 hours to respond to my email with their shipping address, after that a new winner will be selected.
-You must be 18 or older to enter.
-No giveaway-only, empty or spam accounts, those entries will be disqualified. All winning entries will be verified.
–No following and unfollowing once the giveaway ends. Unfollowers will be banned from future giveaways.