Thursday, May 24, 2012

Umm....it's time for a giveaway!

Big huge oversight on my part: AS OF RIGHT NOW, THIS GIVEAWAY IS UNITED STATES ONLY! I am so sorry I left out this glaring detail. I am between jobs right now, and have really limited 'extra' funds. Please let me know if you already entered and are located outside the US. You can comment, or email me at TheGlitterJitters@gmail.com I am so sorry I forgot about this.

Thanks to the magical awesomeness of word of mouth and friendly people liking on their own accord, I've gotten over 100 likes on Facebook and over 50 followers on the blog! As promised, here's the giveaways.

I'm sorry if the prizes are common polishes (I know Rainbow in the Sky-lie is common, but the other's I haven't seen swatched a lot!) but I am buying my own polishes, this includes giveaways. I hope everyone is happy with my first selections, and rest assured I have something FABULOUS in the works for a later giveaway. There will be TWO winners, and each will receive TWO polishes and probably some goodies!

Before the widget, I would like to say I hope everyone isn't 'liking' and following the blog just for giveaways. I really am trying to be a serious blogger here, with something to add to the community. I don't have the prettiest, longest most immaculate nails (Trace Face, I'm looking at you and your perfect nails!) and my cuticles are always awful and I don't post every day, but I have such a passion for this, and I am doing my very best! I support our indie sellers, and try to stockpile the karma bank by helping out fellow Glitter Junkies whenever I can.

Thank you all so much for coming with me this far, I hope I don't let you all down with another mundane nail blog. Good luck to all of you with the giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

EDIT: Please note, leaving a comment is now OPTIONAL, but if you submit those entires, please actually leave a comment. I will be cross checking and removing entries that don't have a correlating comment. I don't want to be a stickler, but if you're banking entries, stick with the rules. I want this to be fair for everyone! Thanks guys :)

EDIT II: Here's some swatches! I'm having a movie marathon with my mom (Showing her Iron Man for the first time!) so it's quick and dirty all at once, but it's better than nothing. All swatches are naked nail, no base coat, no top coat.

This is one medium coat of 'A Million Sparkles' Sky blue bar and small hex glitters, gold hexes and thicker pink holo bar glitters. I LOVE BAR GLITTER!

Two medium coats of 'Rainbow in the Sky-lie', a veritable rainbow of small hexes, and a smattering of larger ones, in a crystal clear base. I absolutely love this glitter.


One medium coat of 'Fabulous is my Middle Name'. Red, pink, gold, and dark blue fine string glitter suspended in clear base with silver micro-hexes. I searched high and low for this, and bought the very last one I've seen for months, until today when I snagged the one for the giveaway!

Each of the giveaway polishes, from L to R: A Million Sparkles, Fabulous is my Middle Name, and Rainbow in the Sky-lie.

 
 For comparison to Rainbow in the Skylie (above) shown here on the  is two medium coats of Confetti Nail Polish's 'Tasmanian Devil' (AWFUL picture, I didn't realize how blurry it was until I uploaded everything) same color scheme as Rainbow in the sky-lie, except with micro AB glitters, and square glitters. On the right is one medium coat of Milani Gems v.1, this and Rainbow in the Sky-lie are very very close, but the size of the glitters definitely are not the same.

On the left is Gems, on the right is Rainbow in the Sky-lie. The color schemes are similar, Gems just has larger glitter.

Hope you enjoyed the swatches! Pardon the slathering of Lansinoh on my cuticles, I had to do something about them...

66 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to be one of the 100!

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    1. I'm happy you were too SamiJ! Thanks for entering!

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  2. Love nail art, swatches & dupe comparisions!
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    1. Oh gosh, dupes! I don't own many dupes, I try not to have too many of the same shade. If I ever come across any I will DEFINITELY post them. I'm also experimenting with stamping, eagerly awaiting Bundle Monsters new plates, woo! Thanks for entering Kari!

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  3. Congrats on building your following! I love to see swatches of all kinds, but especially indies.

    Melissa

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    1. Thanks so much Melissa! I definitely have a soft spot for our indie sellers, even though it can be a little frustrating. I think it's half the fun though!

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  4. Rest assured I will keep following even after the giveaway or even if there's not a giveaway.

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    1. You're a sweetheart, thank you so much! Good luck!

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  5. I'd like to see more nail art, i love tutorials and any tips/tricks :)

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    1. I have a few people asking for this, I guess I better brush up on it! I have a whole bunch of stamping plates and have a pretty steady hand with a brush, it's the creativity I lack! haha

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  6. Congratulations on all the followers! I love swatches & nail art. :)

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    1. Aww thanks Kirstin (you're one of them after all!)! I'll keep the swatches coming, and will try my best to post some worthy, fun nail art! Good luck!

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  7. I would like to see more indie polish swatches.

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    1. I have a very respectable indie collection, and I plan on swatching a lot of them in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout! Good luck Daneisha!

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  8. I actually love your nails. They look a lot like mine. It is nice to see swatches on nails that look like mine, I can make a better decision about how the polish will look on me. The best part, I've already found a couple of new mani ideas looking around. Thanks! Twisted over Royal! I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm always paranoid about my short wonky nails, it's nice to hear someone relates. I am SO glad you liked Royal and Twisted, it's one of my favorite manis ever! Good luck Nadine!

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  9. I love shorter nails! I think they look hella classy ;) I'd love to see comparison swatches! Helps narrow down the choices!

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    1. I try to maintain my nails as much as I can, unfortunately that is because they break a LOT, and I'm forced to keep them pretty short. I'm flattered you like them, haha. I'll try to do more comparisons. Do you mean between similar colors or just colors in a certain collection/brand?

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  10. Nail art - can never go wrong with more nail art! :) Thank you for a great giveaway! :)

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    1. I have heard the voice of the people, nail art will be featured more!

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  11. I'd like to see more nail art too :) I love having new things to do to my nails & get inspiration from someone else! :)

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    1. I actually have a really amazing 'inspiration' list from another blogger that I plan on sharing with her permission. It's a super extensive list of nail art themes that is out of this world!

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  12. I always like to see nail art

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    1. This is the leading comment, I think I'll be doing more nail art!

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  13. I would love to see brand comparisons. But the blog is already awesome :)

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    1. Thanks Mary Jane! I know your a blogger, I've seen your icon picture somewhere before! Good luck!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to see more swatches of Zoya! I love their colors

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    1. Mmmmm...I love me some Zoya too. They have the best brush, but then again, I've never been a fan of the really wide OPI, NOPI etc brushes. I have a few, I plan on getting more.

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  15. Nail art! I love your nail art and the fact that you manage to do such pretty nail art even though your nails are shorter than most nail bloggers!

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    1. Yeesh, I know! Did you see my iron man nails. THOSE were hard with tiny little nails.

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    2. Hey, I just saw ur comment about the giveaway limited to the US only. I unfortunately live in Malaysia :(

      But anyways, Congrats on the milestone and I am looking to more of your 'adventures' with nail polishes!

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    3. Send me an email at TheGlitterJitters@Gmail.com with your Blogger name, any existing international entries are being given extra entries for my international giveaway when it happens! Thanks for being understanding!

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  16. I'd be happy seeing anything.

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  17. how about nail polish history? like...i'm very interested in lynn from lynderella. what's her story? love glitter polish, thanks for this giveaway!

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    1. This is a FABULOUS request. I'll see what I can do! I have a few interviews planned, in my head at least.

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  18. I'd love to see how you organize your stash!

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    1. I'll do that in the next few days! I've been rearranging it for like a week now.

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  19. Nail Art for short nails and Dupe comparisons! I have 2 little girls and they always complain about no kids sections on the nail blogs ^^

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    1. Kids section! I have a 12 year old niece that might really enjoy an occasional spot on the blog! She goes nuts whenever she comes over and gets to play with my polish. I will definitely ask her if she wants to do something like that!

      As for dupe comparisons, I really really don't have many dupes, at least not intentionally. I don't have a huge polish budget and I'm not exactly getting things to review from companies just yet. If I ever come across any, I will definitely pass them on. Also, something I might look into is sharing posts of fellow bloggers about dupes.

      Thanks for the idea on the kids section, I'm excited!

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  20. I love seeing nail polish comparisons and nail art. Plus swatches of less common polishes or from brands that i haven't hard of before.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I will definitely try to do more comparisons, as my budget allows. Nail art I can definitely do. Thanks for entering, good luck!

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  21. I would love to see swatches of Sinful Colors, any indie brands. I just love swatches.

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    1. WOO! I have your polishes! Citadel is like my favorite small multi glitter EVER! Thanks so much for entering, I feel like a celebrity has visited my blog, haha. Good luck darling, if you win, I'll also make another purchase from your shop! (I'll be making one anyways, but we'll say it'll be sooner if you win!)

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    2. I've never thought of myself as a celebrity, so thank you. I'm glad to hear you're loving your polishes.

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  22. I love to know what nail polishes you leave on and are sad to take off, I know a lot of bloggers only wear their polishes for a day so they can get through their huge collections, but there must be some you just don't want to take off or you go back to over and over. :)

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    1. This is an AMAZING topic. I will definitely be pondering this, and doing some swatches of my favorites. Thanks for the suggestion, and good luck!

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  23. Swatches are so helpful!! I've bought so many polishes and hated the coverage, dry color, ect.

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    1. Coverage is my biggest pet peeve. I was devastated when my essie marshmallow was streaky and hard to apply. I am definitely won over by the OPI ballet collection as a replacement. I'm trying to come up with a standard grading scale for my swatches, for things like coverage, formula, longevity etc. Thanks for the insight, and good luck!

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  24. I would love more posts about indie polishes, especially newer sellers. I can't get enough of them

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    1. Me neither! I've become over stimulated by all the amazing indies, and regular brands rarely do it for me anymore.

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  25. I am new to indie polishes but falling, HARD. I love it, and will continue to follow bloggers who share the same passions.

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    1. btw, ^ not international. i live in CA :P

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  26. I'd love posts that have swatches of new low end collections, like the wet n wild glitters, etc.

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    1. I can definitely do drugstore collections, if they come to my neck of the woods. I'm eagerly awaiting the WnW Sparks and Stripes collection!

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  27. I'm addicted to indie polishes, so swatches galore of those, as well as any tips and tricks you have for anything nail related...I'm always looking for new information! :)

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    1. I have LOTS of indie polishes, I will definitely share the love!

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  28. dupes, comparisons, and tons of swatches!! :)

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    1. I try not to intentionally buy dupe colors, its not in my budget, but I will share if I come across any!

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  29. nail art tutorials and indie polishes

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  30. Just want to let you know I'm in Canada but I have a friend in the States that I get stuff sent to :)

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  31. Dupe comparisons would be cool =]!

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  32. Comparisons would be awesome :D

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