Friday, January 14, 2011

014: all i do is win

Just before Christmas, I found a new love-- entering facebook & twitter contests! I read somewhere that twitter is basically the best place to win super-easy contests & I thought-- what the HELL. Why am I not entering everything? For most twitter contests, they just choose a random tweeter, which depends on your luck.... but for most facebook contests, pages like to make you "vote".

So in December, I entered Andy Hall's contest to win anyyything from her store. I had actually met her previously, at The Clothing Show (read my post about the show here) and we chatted for a bit about fashion & nail stamps. lol. Anyways, I got the most referrals of fans to her fanpage & ended up winning the greatest hooded cardigan ever.

I suspect we have the same fabric supplier in Toronto, because it's made with the best french fleece :). It features a huuuuuge cloak hood that always garners a ton of stares-- it's so bad ass... in a hogwarts sorta way. The coolest part is that it has a section of grey fabric along the back from the hood to hem that is so carefully pleated and tacked down. KUDOS to the soul who had the patience for that. This cardi even has side seam pockets & is otherwise slim-fitted. I adore it soo much & can't thank Natalie enough for having such an awesome giveaway! It came to me just a couple days before Christmas, so it was an amazing surprise gift! Please check out the awesome designs of Andy Hall. Thanks Natalie!!













| hooded cardigan by andy hall | bandage leggings from lipglossandblack.com | tank from ub | rings from lipglossandblack.com and f21 | shoes by jeffrey campbell |
my apologies for not doing this piece its full justice. I steamed it, but I didn't iron out all the wrinkles along the pleats. *lazyyyy*


Another contest we entered was the Treesje Facebook free handbag giveaway. I just had to put a photo of Sam up & get our friends to "like" it. She won on Christmas Day & her new purse came in today! I was told to just send our address (we didn't get to choose a particular bag) so we expected a small clutch or something cheaper... but today this MASSIVE box was on our doorstep.




Apparently it's called the Avalon Mini in Grey, but it's no longer on the website.
It's a gorgeous soft leather &... perhaps I'm wishing that I had entered for myself instead of so generously entering for Sam ... >_> <_< >_>. lol

So, I'm continuing on this free-stuff streak and trying to enter new giveaways all the time. For both of these though, we didn't rely on luck, we pestered our dear facebook friends to vote for us. Thank god we have such patient friends who don't un-friend us for the annoyingness. THANK YOU FRIENDS! ♥.

What do you think about contests? Do you not bother because you assume you don't have a chance... or do you enter everything you possibly can?

xoxo

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11 comments:

  1. I enter a lot of giveaways but only for the things I really want. Somehow I feel like my giveaway karma will make it so I win less of the giveaways that I want if I enter for giveaways that I don't want.

    As it is, it's a really effective advertising campaign to get a brand name out there especially since twitter and facebook are a good medium for PR

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  2. Yeah, I totally do that too! I figure if I don't REALLY want the prizes, I shouldn't take it from those who are dying for it. I am definitely determined to win an ipad in 2011 though. LOL, is that too lofty of a goal? ;)

    Yes! Everyone knows (including us) that it's invaluable to get your products out there & get some good ol' word-of-mouth advertising. With so many bloggers out there, giving the right products to the right people could really get your sales going :)

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  3. That really is the most amazing hooded cardi ever! I think I'm going to check out the rest of those designs.

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  4. hi! :)

    those are some awesome prizes! you are a lucky girl.

    in other news...you ladies are doing so amazing with lipgloss & black...not related to prize winning but i wanted to say it anyways, haha. you're awesome :)

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  5. I'm a contest maniac.
    But I quite prefer giveaways where the winner is chosen using "random.org" LOL
    I won 2 giveaways in about uhm...5 months LOL
    I won a pair of We Love Colors tights in the splash color I prefered, plus I'm waiting to receive a shopping bag with a secret gift from one of my fav bloggers (Styledevil.com) <3
    but, as we say in Italy "lucky in games, unlucky in love" yep, that's fucking true .___.'
    -Nico-

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  6. Elycia! HI!!! I've just started following more blogs & caught up on yours, congrats to you & Ivan! I can't wait for all your Saturday Wedding posts :) Did you know that Suzanne got engaged as well? It's got me in full swing wedding fever-- I love reading bridal blogs now. haha
    Thank you! we're doing ooookay, but there's always room to grow ;)

    Nico, I've never heard that saying! It's so cute, hahaah. Let's hope that your luck balances though. ♥

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  7. Wow. that is BADASS! I want one now haha..

    Didn't you recently win The Wedding Show contest? Or was that another Sylvia Wong?

    and i LOVE online contests. :D That's how I won my Mac book.. AND YOUR AWESOME LIPGLOSS & BLACK $50 credit

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  8. YOU WINNER. ahah, congrats on everything of course!! love that outfit. i don't comment on each post, but please know that i honestly check this place errday (especially since you guys update so late, i check it before bed and i'm always so happy for a new post LOL). that bag for sam is so adorable! you can always borrow it ;)

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  9. Loey, HOW DO YOU WIN A MACBOOK?! WHAT THE? I swear, I need to win an ipad this year. haha
    Yeah, I won the tickets to the wedding show for my friends! Usually when contests are by merit & not picked through random.org, I have better chances. lol

    Carrie, LOVE YOU. Thanks for keeping up with us :) Yeah, the bag isn't just cute either, it's really high quality! I guess I'm used to having cheaper bags, but this one has little pockets made of leather and good hardware in there too. love it!

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  10. YOU WINNER. ahah, congrats on everything of course!! love that outfit. i don't comment on each post, but please know that i honestly check this place errday (especially since you guys update so late, i check it before bed and i'm always so happy for a new post LOL). that bag for sam is so adorable! you can always borrow it ;)

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  11. Wow. that is BADASS! I want one now haha..

    Didn't you recently win The Wedding Show contest? Or was that another Sylvia Wong?

    and i LOVE online contests. :D That's how I won my Mac book.. AND YOUR AWESOME LIPGLOSS & BLACK $50 credit

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