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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Steph's Closet One Year Anniversary Giveaway

First Place Prize Winner

Good morning all!  December's a special month for me and not because of the Christmas Holiday.  Last year at this time I can remember sitting with my husband at the Las Vegas conference center listening to Matt Cutt from Google and Craig from Craig's List and other successful bloggers speak.  At that exact moment, I knew blogging was for me, but didn't realize what I was getting into.

I'm not going to bore ya'll with all the geeky details, but I plan on writing a pretty lengthy post on my first year of blogging.  Anyhoo, on to the good stuff.

This has been a beyond excellent year for me and my blog at Steph's Closet.  Since the beginning, my traffic is 50 times the amount it once was and it's all thanks to my awesome readers.

 How do I enter:
  • Simple!  Just post a comment.  Anyone that has a email address can post a comment on Steph's Closet.  Please make sure email address is current for contacting reasons only!  Email addresses are NEVER displayed or given out at anytime. 
  • Must be a U.S. or Canda mailing address
  • Only one entry per person
  • Winner(s) will be picked randomly and announced mid to end Janurary

All items are brand new and unused.  1st prize details: Chanel Sublimage Eye .14, Strivectin SD Eye Creme 1 oz, bliss body butter 1 oz, Rescue Beauty Lounge mini sample kit - lotions, body wash, mini opi metal file, amazing graze buffing wash, glitter files

All full size and unsed Nail Polishes: SH emerald city (green), Nicole Show you Care (dark purple shimmer), China Glaze Ruby Pumps (gorg red glitter), CQ Chocolate Plum (brown plum), Revlon Berry Jeweled (magenta shimmer) , Rimmel Pop Quiz (peach glitter) and Scene Stealer (brown glitter), Loreal B. Impulsive (blurple glitter).

Second Place Prize Winner

 OPI Blue Lagoon (blue holographic), mini manicure set, blue glitter file.

Third Place Prize Winners

Revlon Plum Flip (duochome plum), Berry Jeweled (magenta shimmer), glitter file and mini manicure set.

The winners are announced!

Tags: giveaway, one year

Posted by Steph at 11:11:am
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(94) Comments

katee said on Dec 16th, 2008 11:19 am
Congrats Steph!

<3 vans said on Dec 16th, 2008 11:47 am
wow!! thats alot of yummy prizes!!!

violetjasmine said on Dec 16th, 2008 12:06 pm
Happy Anniversary!!!

kia said on Dec 16th, 2008 12:21 pm
great giveaways! congrats on your first year of blogging!

Gayle said on Dec 16th, 2008 12:23 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE Stephs Closet! I check your website first thing every morning and look forward to seeing all your lovely swatches. Happy Anniversery and many more to come!

Claire said on Dec 16th, 2008 12:47 pm
Your daily nail polish pics are so fun. this is my fav beauty/fashion blog! Happy Holidays

Lola said on Dec 16th, 2008 1:13 am
Just found your blog a few months ago, wish I'd found it sooner! Love your commentary and your pics are awesome! Great giveaway!!

LeiAn Gainey said on Dec 16th, 2008 1:27 am
Congrats on the anniversary. I just started a blog myself and am looking forward to the adventure. Your prizes look great!!

Vampy Varnish said on Dec 16th, 2008 1:52 am
Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!

Tessi said on Dec 16th, 2008 2:03 am
Happy 1st Anniversary, love your blog. I am a nail polish nut too!

L said on Dec 16th, 2008 3:18 am
Wow, the prizes are awesome!

Natalia said on Dec 16th, 2008 3:20 am
Congrats Steph! So nice prizes! Really would love to win some...! Thank you!

Kathleen said on Dec 16th, 2008 6:13 am
*wipes drool* Thanks for the contest :) Congrats on your 1 yr anniversary!

kara said on Dec 16th, 2008 6:23 am
Happy new year! stephs closet is the best!

Ashley said on Dec 16th, 2008 6:53 am
Congratulations! You've done a great job and your blog is a pleasure to read!

Mo said on Dec 16th, 2008 7:43 am
Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to your future posts!

rmarief said on Dec 16th, 2008 7:46 am
Happy 1 Year Anniversary =)

Mariah said on Dec 16th, 2008 11:06 am
Commenting!! :D Happy Anniversary!

Janis said on Dec 17th, 2008 1:07 am
Love your great posts, keep it up!

noisNkz said on Dec 17th, 2008 2:34 am
CONGRATS on one year!!! Hoping for many more to come! I am addicted to this site, have gotten great advice on almost every polish I've gotten in the past couple of months! ^_^

Bianca said on Dec 17th, 2008 3:59 am
I love your blog and congratulations!

auroragyps said on Dec 17th, 2008 7:23 am
Happy Anniversary!!!

LJ said on Dec 17th, 2008 8:48 am
Happy Anniversary!

Janet said on Dec 17th, 2008 12:46 pm
Wonderful blog! I check it daily. Happy Anniversary and here's to hoping you have many more.

Casey said on Dec 17th, 2008 3:51 am

Katy Howell said on Dec 17th, 2008 11:26 am
Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog so much, it's one of my favorites!!

maddie said on Dec 17th, 2008 11:36 am
Happy Anniversary & thanks for all the wonderful posts and pictures!

productaddict said on Dec 17th, 2008 11:55 am
I just found you blog, but it has become daily reading :) Congrats on one year!

Sarah Tea said on Dec 18th, 2008 5:13 am
I just found your website and I ADORE it! Happy Anniversary! Your blog has been bookmarked on my pc. You have another loyal reader right here! :) P.S. Thank you for the Chanel Spring Vendetta pics! (I am a purple fanatic to the ninth degree- I just ordered one and don't even have it yet and am seriously wondering if I need a back-up for it due to your pics!).

Candi said on Dec 18th, 2008 6:35 am
Congrats on the first year...may the second be even better!

Steph said on Dec 18th, 2008 8:41 am
Hi Guys! I'm going to try address everyone with one comment, lol! First off, thanks so much for all your kind words. It really means alot to me. My readers are my inspiration that helps me stay motivated to keep on, keepin on!! Blogging has been so fun this year and really hope to continue it for a long long time! To all my new readers - Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm surely glad you found your way to my blog :) And, if anyone should ever have any questions - feel free to drop me an email or leave a comment :)

Theresa N said on Dec 18th, 2008 8:51 am
congratulations on the anniversary!!

Adina said on Dec 18th, 2008 3:10 am
I love your site! This is a fantastic giveaway!!

Sue said on Dec 18th, 2008 5:23 am
Congrats on the anniversary! I love your nail polish reviews; they make my day. I take your advice, too. :]

Alejandra said on Dec 18th, 2008 7:10 am
Congrats on the 1st anniversary!! Your blog is one of my favorites because you do such a wide array of brands!! (Other blogs are a lot more "stuck-up" and will only do the "fancy" polishes, but you look out for us gals on a budget!!)

Lydia said on Dec 19th, 2008 1:20 am
I love this site so much here's to one full year and to many more!

alana said on Dec 19th, 2008 2:02 am
Congratumentations!!! Great site :)

Atomica said on Dec 19th, 2008 10:43 am
Your website is so much fun to visit. Love all the pictures and comments. Really helps me decide if nail polishes are right for me or not. Keep up the great work! :)

kmck said on Dec 20th, 2008 11:02 am
Happy anniversary! I love nails and I love your blog. Always looking forward to your posts and hopefully more giveaways!

Jacie said on Dec 22nd, 2008 3:10 am
Happy Anniversary! awesome contest :)

Ninisa said on Dec 22nd, 2008 8:53 am

Nicole said on Dec 22nd, 2008 9:09 am
wow congrats steph! yay for your one year! i hope my blog is just as great in one year!

Kate said on Dec 22nd, 2008 9:09 am
just wanted to say that you have a great blog and I really enjoy reading your reviews! so congrats!

melvel said on Dec 22nd, 2008 9:20 am
I love your swatches! Hope I win this time!

Ally H said on Dec 23rd, 2008 1:54 am
Wow! These nail shades are gorgeous! Great job on your anniversary!!

Lizzy Mae said on Dec 23rd, 2008 5:24 am
I just stumbled upon this website and I love it! Honestly, reviews usually bore me, but I just spent the last 45 minutes reading through everything I could get my hands on. Great job!

Renee said on Dec 25th, 2008 1:12 am
hey! love the site, soooo cool!! <3 happy holidays girl

Sasha said on Dec 25th, 2008 11:24 am
How fun! Congrats on your anniversary!

Jocelyn said on Dec 28th, 2008 1:28 am
Congrats on your first year of blogging, and thanks for running this contest!

Lizzy Mae said on Dec 28th, 2008 9:39 am
Awesome! I love the site.

Aisha said on Dec 29th, 2008 6:55 am
Happy anniversary! love your site, its super helpful.

Honey said on Dec 30th, 2008 2:20 am
Love your blog!

Mable said on Dec 31st, 2008 12:51 pm
Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!!

Mich said on Jan 1st, 2009 5:06 am
Thanks so much for the fantastic polish photos. I love your blog!

topaz13 said on Jan 3rd, 2009 4:15 am
Congrats and I look forward to continue reading your site! :)

auroragyps said on Jan 4th, 2009 10:46 am
A Happy New Year & Anniversary to you. What a generous way to share the joy.

momo216 said on Jan 4th, 2009 1:53 am
Happy Anniversary....prize #2's nail polish looks great!!!

Lucy said on Jan 4th, 2009 2:19 am
Happy New Year and happy anniversary to you. Please enter me in your contest. Very generous gifts. Thank you.

sheo said on Jan 4th, 2009 3:22 am
Great giveaway! Love your blog. Have a great New Year!

Michelle said on Jan 4th, 2009 4:08 am
Happy New Year & Anniversary!!

Paulina said on Jan 4th, 2009 9:27 am
thank you for all your hard work! i love your blog :-)

Patcy said on Jan 4th, 2009 11:32 am
Happy aniversary! i'm a big fan of you and your blog. Keep doing this great job here. thank you so much! xoxo

Candace117 said on Jan 5th, 2009 10:25 am
Thanks for doing such a great job! Beauty is so much fun to talk about...!

Pam said on Jan 6th, 2009 2:44 am
I love your blog! Happy Anniversary and I enjoy coming hear and reading!

picsbyrachel said on Jan 6th, 2009 3:38 am
Happy one year anniversary!!! You have done a wonderful job with your blog! I hope you have many more wonderful years blogging :)

Dee said on Jan 7th, 2009 12:21 pm
Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!

Adriana said on Jan 7th, 2009 11:05 am
Wow!!! This is awesome!! Congratulations on your blog! This is the first time I´m in, and trust me, you´re beyond many people! For example, I used to log every 1-2 days to all laquered up, but they hardly update their info, instead you, I´ve been reading your news for the last 2 hours!!! Thanks and happy 2009!

Closets said on Jan 8th, 2009 3:41 am
Hi, First of all Congratulations for celebrating the One year anniversary ..... And All the best for your future projects. I really enjoyed to look at your blog. This is really wonderful. I love this post!!!. Thank you Nancy.

ticagirl said on Jan 8th, 2009 7:56 am
Congratulations!! You have an amazing blog!! It´s so complete, dont´need to go anywhere else. Here I found all the news I want, in real time. Thanks for doing such a great blog!!

Eralk Fang said on Jan 8th, 2009 8:23 am
Happy anniversary! I'm fairly new to your blog, but every time I see something awesome from here, I just want to go on an archive binge. It's lovely!

christina said on Jan 9th, 2009 1:04 am
love the blog! congrats on one year

tammy said on Jan 9th, 2009 8:38 am
I really want to try these... I can't find them anywhere, not even walgreens.

Steph said on Jan 9th, 2009 9:06 am
Hi Tammy, Are you talking about the Nail Art Pens? Some Walgreens take alot longer than others...Def keep your eyes out :)

Harris said on Jan 9th, 2009 9:28 am
My co-worker and I LOVE your site! we check it almost daily! Thank you!

Jinnzor said on Jan 10th, 2009 3:01 am
Almost missed this :) Love your blog. So glad you decided to start it!

Iviza said on Jan 13th, 2009 9:08 am
Happy Anniversary!

Lilly said on Jan 16th, 2009 6:10 am
Happy Anniversary love your blog

healthy nutrition said on Jan 17th, 2009 10:11 am
Congrats on your one year mark. I cannot wait to get to that level. Keep up the great work here. Visit my blog sometime for useful health articles.

Katie said on Jan 17th, 2009 10:36 am
I'm coming to your site basically daily now =) Thanks for a great blog -- keep the posts coming!

Marianna said on Jan 17th, 2009 3:20 am
I just recently discovered your cite and I really like it. Keep it up, especially all the great nail polish posts!

Sher said on Jan 17th, 2009 6:15 am
hey there! I looove your blog, I should comment more :) Thanks for having this contest!

Brittni said on Jan 17th, 2009 6:32 am
Happy Anniversary!!! :)

Yani said on Jan 19th, 2009 4:17 am
Congrats and I love your blog!!!

Katy Morris said on Jan 21st, 2009 4:54 am
Happy Anniversary! I'm new to your blog...but I'm really enjoying it! Love your Nail Polish of the Day posts! Thanks for the awesome blog and fun giveaway!!! :)

ash said on Jan 22nd, 2009 12:41 pm
those mini mani sets are adorable!

Shayna said on Jan 24th, 2009 12:01 pm
I love your blog SO much. I just discovered it last night and am hooked already!!! :) Congrats on your anniversary!!

olivia said on Jan 24th, 2009 6:51 am

8pril said on Jan 25th, 2009 2:06 am
I love your blog!!

heidi said on Jan 25th, 2009 1:28 am
Just discovered your site this morning when I was trying to find CK's 'Steel' nail polish. Haven't done anything but look at the amazing "Polish of the Day" history you have. Very impressive! Excellent photos. I will definitely use your site as a resource for my nail polish addiction. Keep up the great work, Steph, and Congratulations on you One Year Anniversary!

Lisa said on Jan 25th, 2009 2:44 am
Yay for your anniversary from a new reader!

Jennifer said on Jan 25th, 2009 7:48 am
Uwah! I love this! :] Congrats on YEAR 1!

Rebecca said on Jan 26th, 2009 10:09 am
congrats :)

Allie said on Jun 4th, 2009 5:02 am
Congrats on 1 year!!! Awesome blog!

kelsey said on Jul 8th, 2009 2:02 am

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