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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Blogiversary: Steph's Closet Turns Two

Happy BlogiversaryHappy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday dear Steph's Closet, Happy Birthday to Me! From good friends and true, From old friends to new, May good luck go with you and happiness too! 

Today, Steph's Closet turns two!

It's been an amazing journey beyond my wildest dreams and it's all thanks to you all - my readers, friends and sponsors. Without you, I couldn't make this happen! A huge Thank You!

To get this party started and to show my appreciation, I've asked some Sponsors to contribute to make this an awesome birthday experience. 

Instead of having one massive giveaway, I'm hosting a 30 day giveaway to give everyone a chance to win. Starting on Tuesday, December 15th I'll be randomly choosing one winner from Twitter, YouTube and/or my Subscribers on Steph's Closet. Check out all the deets.

Rules and Restrictions

1. Each day, starting Tuesday, December 15th a winner will be randomly selected from my followers on Twitter, YouTube Channel or Steph's Closet Subscribers. Make sure you're following me or subscribed to my channels. Also to increase your chances, comment on this post.

2. The Giveaway is open to all US and International readers.

3. I will be contacting all winners via email. Please make sure all email addresses are updated and current. If I don't get a response within 2-3 days, I will be forced to pick another name, Sorry!

While I'm still getting a handle on the prizes, here's a small preview: Fortune Teller, Glad to be Green, Opulent Cloud, Massini Glitters, Molten Metal, Dorothy Who, C-C-Courage, Snowman Polishes and much more! The first giveaway will be picked from my twitter followers and will win a bottle of Opulent Cloud.

In other News...I've been undergoing a new site design with Steph's Closet tech guru, Scott (my hubby). We've hit some minor road blocks along the way, but should be up and running with a new layout in a month or two. Regular posting should resume next week.

Did you know Steph's Closet has a Photo Gallery? We build a gallery back in Sept of 08' and just added a feed for the section. Make sure you check it out. I plan to upload all my nail pics over the next 6 months. 

Full Disclosure: All prizes provided by Steph's Closet, China Glaze, Barielle, Nubar, and Color Club.

A huge thanks to China Glaze, Barielle, Color Club and Nubar.

Tags: giveaways, contests, updates, anniversary

Posted by Steph at 04:50:pm
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(49) Comments

rijaH said on Dec 8th, 2009 4:59 pm
Congratulations! :D Looking forward to seeing your new design to :) And what a nice giveaway! :D

Virginia said on Dec 8th, 2009 6:13 pm
Congratulations! Your blog is one of my favorites and I always look forward to seeing your swatches!

Susie said on Dec 8th, 2009 6:36 pm
Congratulations on the two years. I just found you this week. :) Nice giveaway. Susie

mary said on Dec 8th, 2009 6:48 pm
Congratulations on 2 years of fantastic blog!

Tami said on Dec 8th, 2009 7:11 pm
Congrats on turning two!!!!! That's awesome that you have your giveaway going on for 30 days.

kisskiss98 said on Dec 8th, 2009 7:47 pm
Happy Birthday! I am so glad you are here to show us your wonderful nail swatches. I love, love, love your blog!

Mariah said on Dec 9th, 2009 12:53 am
OMG!! This is so exciting!! I hope I can get a chance at one! An opportunity to get Fortune Teller?! Sign me up!! :D

rhea said on Dec 9th, 2009 5:39 am
cool giveaway!

Musicalhouses said on Dec 9th, 2009 9:36 am
Congrats! 2 is a long time in blog years! :) And I'm so excited for the new blog design! :)

Sandy said on Dec 9th, 2009 10:22 am
Happy Birthday and Congratulations! Can't wait to see your new site! What a wonderful birthday treat!

Min said on Dec 9th, 2009 11:05 am
Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

ananthy said on Dec 9th, 2009 11:13 am

Tabula Rasa said on Dec 9th, 2009 12:28 pm
Happy Birthday Steph! I love your current design, but look forward to what you have in store for us readers :)

Jackie S said on Dec 9th, 2009 12:38 pm
Happy 2nd birthday!

Allison said on Dec 9th, 2009 1:54 pm
Very exciting!

m@di said on Dec 9th, 2009 2:31 pm
Congrats Steph!! So happy for you. I'm always checkin my email and hopin there's an update from you. You always have the best reviews. I've bought most of my colors after seeing them on your blog. I'll be looking forward to the new site. Congrats again. Aloha from HAWAII!!

Laine said on Dec 9th, 2009 5:35 pm
Congrats Steph! I love your blog. I follow your blog with google friend connect/blogger so i dont know if that counts as subscribed. but i do follow via twitter too! luv Elaine

Berry T said on Dec 9th, 2009 8:15 pm
Lurker de-lurking/ Thanks for the giveaways! Happy 2 years anni!

EvilAngel said on Dec 9th, 2009 9:07 pm
Happy blogiversary!

Mimsy said on Dec 9th, 2009 10:37 pm
Happy Blogiversary!! I can't wait to see the new layout and I'm super excited about the giveaways.

ananthy said on Dec 9th, 2009 11:30 pm

Luna W said on Dec 10th, 2009 12:33 am
Happy anniversary to your piece of the blogosphere!

luvhautecouture said on Dec 10th, 2009 5:50 pm
Love your blog! Happy anniversary! Looking forward to so many new swatches :)

Inbal said on Dec 10th, 2009 5:55 pm
congrats steph! thanks for the great giveaways... :-)

catrina said on Dec 11th, 2009 4:13 am
Congratulations! Thank you for the amazing giveaways!

Abby said on Dec 11th, 2009 8:05 am
Ohh I love your blog and pics

Kate said on Dec 11th, 2009 10:12 am
Happy Anniversary! Great blog & I really appreciate your gallery!

Tessi said on Dec 11th, 2009 10:55 am
Happy 2nd Anniversary Steph! Your blog is my favorite.

Katie said on Dec 11th, 2009 12:57 pm
Happy Anniversary! I came over to your blog from contests and such, but I think I\'ll be sticking around... it looks great!

kelliegonzo said on Dec 11th, 2009 1:19 pm
congratulations! happy anniversary steph, that is a real accomplishment. i really love your unique nail shape and amazing sun pictures. and of course, you are the polka dot queen ;)

Stacie said on Dec 12th, 2009 1:21 pm
Happy Birthday Stephs Closet =D, I've always enjoyed your clear and perfect pics, cant wait for more in the years to come! Congrats on your success =)

Katrina said on Dec 12th, 2009 5:42 pm
Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the great articles and swatches.

Niralaya said on Dec 12th, 2009 6:29 pm
Happy Birthday! Love your blog.

chocaddict said on Dec 13th, 2009 9:16 am
congrats on your second blogiversary :)

Sarie said on Dec 13th, 2009 10:58 am
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary - love your blog.

technopathetic said on Dec 14th, 2009 2:00 am
Happy Anniversary :] I love your swatches, I recently got into painting my nails and I always check out your swatches before I buy nail polish. Thank you for your helpful swatches :] - Laura

Arrianne said on Dec 14th, 2009 6:36 am
What a great thing! Congratulations on your great blog. Love your swatches.

melvel said on Dec 14th, 2009 6:54 am
This is one of my favorite nail polish websites! Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm crossing my fingers I win, hopefully Fortune Teller. God, I've been scorned so far in my attempts to get that polish!

Melia said on Dec 14th, 2009 1:36 pm
Congratulations!! Thank you for all the beautiful swatches!

Mixty said on Dec 14th, 2009 3:53 pm
Congratulations!!!! Thank you for the chance. I follow you on Twitter (username: ConBdeBelleza) and I also a Steph's Closet Subscriber.

Susie said on Dec 15th, 2009 7:41 pm
Congratulations on your two years. :)

lacquerholic said on Dec 16th, 2009 6:11 pm

Jennifer said on Dec 18th, 2009 11:49 am
Happy B-Day!! Thanks for posting all the awesome nail polish swatches. I love your reviews! Makes my shopping experience so much more pleasurable.

Elizabeth said on Dec 20th, 2009 7:09 am
Grats on 2 years! this is a great site. :D

JessieS said on Dec 20th, 2009 3:32 pm
Aww what a nice giveaway. Congrats on the blogoversary!

Lachelle said on Dec 20th, 2009 10:39 pm
Congratulations! What a great giveaway!

Sherly said on Dec 24th, 2009 2:13 am
What a sweet giveaway! Awesome stuff.

jellynat said on Dec 24th, 2009 1:36 pm
Happy 2! I was reading your blog for a long while but never subscribed before I get a blog myself. It's now all done. Keep on the good job. :)

Jenn said on Jan 14th, 2010 7:39 pm
congratulations!! It must feel so good to be 2, I just started my blog and I now understand the pride one feels for it. Good on you, girl! ...and look at how many people love you. heehee!

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