Sunday, April 11, 2010

✿ Blogaversary Giveaway ✿

Today is my blog's 1 year birthday! Exactly a year ago on April 11, 2009, I published my first post on this blog. At the time, my interest in makeup/skincare had only started to grow. Getting to know Diana -- my birthday twin through winning her birthday contest was the starting point of my blog, it was her who encouraged me to start writing, and so I did :)

It has been such a wonderful year and I feel lucky to be a part of this friendly and welcoming beauty blogger community. I am grateful for all the awesome friends I've made through blogging, Twitter, and emails/snail mails! So to appreciate everyone of my lovely followers for reading through my posts, and supporting me throughout the past year, I wanted to host a small giveaway to show my appreciation!

The prizes for this giveaway consist of some of my favorite things, many of which I have reviewed or mentioned before. I will include mystery prizes in the package as well, but I am not telling you what they are just yet :)

To enter this giveaway is simple:

❀The giveaway will be open from now (April 11th, 2010) till my birthday, April 17th, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.
❀You must be a public follower of my blog.  
❀Please leave me a comment in this post, sharing with me what are your favorite things? It doesn't have to be makeup/skincare related, I'd like to hear it all and get to know you a little better :)

As a token of appreciation for being a reader of my blog, one winner will receive:

♡ Essie mini nail polish in Midnight Cami
♡ Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion
♡ Suzuran Attirer Puff cotton pads (review)
♡ Hello Kitty pen
♡ Samples of Skin MD lotions (review)
♡ Silk Whitia Anti-Oxidation Whitening Mask (review)
♡ LUSH Sakura Solid Perfume
♡ Korres Guava Body Butter (review)
♡ SoftLips Pure Organic Lip Conditioner in Honeydew (review)
♡ necklace and earrings set
♡ Silk Oil blotting Paper (review)
♡ Mystery prizes :)
→12 prizes for the past 12 months of a great year! ☺

Thank you! ◕‿◕
xoxo, Lulu


  1. my favorite things are dolphin accessories..i love anything with dolphin in it

  2. my favorite things as of now are vintage accessories like earrings and cardigans!!

  3. Hi Lulu,

    Congratulations on blogging for one year! It's a great milestone so you should be proud. I'm so glad that we became friends through blogger. I remember being really surprised and happy to find out you went to the same school. :)

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. Please enter me in your giveaway. My favorite things are good food, good people, and my baby Brody. ^^

  4. first, i would like to say CONGRATZ!! i am a relatively new follower (though... i was creepy and went through your older posts >.>) but i'm so glad you stuck with blogging! i'm happy for your experiences and i hope nothing for the best in the year to come :] :]

    i would like to say that one of my most favorite things in the world is AQUAPHOR. hahaha!! aquaphor does everything! soothes chapped lips! helps cracked skin! helps dry skin become amazingly soft overnight! soothes cuts! i think i'd slap some aquaphor on a stab wound!!! haha jk jk, the label actually tells you not to put it on deep puncture wounds...

    anyway, one of my favorite things to do is to be able to talk to someone for hours on end, late into the night and still have them love you in the morning even after all the weirdness that came out of your mouth. it just gives me such hope for humanity and gives me faith in other people :]

    have fun with your contest, it's a cute one!!

  5. My favorite things are my 3 furry children, Shiseido mascara base and smores cupcakes from Cako!

  6. I like cats, because according to YOU, I'm a crazy cat lady. HMPT

  7. I love food. I think if I had to choose between makeup and food I'd still go for food, even though I'm a huge makeup junkie. I think my favourite foods are all Asian, like Japanese or Korean. I seriously DROOL at just the thought of food *drool*. haha

    Congrats on one year!! I can't wait to see more of you over the next many many years =)

  8. Congrats on your blog-anniversary! Mine's approaching soon too.

    One of my favourite things is books. I love reading all types of books. I also love pictures & capturing different memorable moments. My favourite type of pictures would have to be candid photos because they truly capture a moment & what was going on at the time - they don't have to be perfect. I feel that perfect pictures with decided poses are the ones you tend to forget after a while, but candid photos really stand out whether it's in an album or in your memory!

  9. Hey lulu!

    Congrats congrats! :) My favourite thing would be cosmetics i guess.. or, i think i love shopping more :P Always help me destress and make me happy :D

    Cant wait to see more of your posts later on! :)

    PS. Happy to know you through twitter n blogger :P

  10. First, I wanna congrats on your blog anniversary. I know it means a lot for a blogger, just like I do. haha

    One of my favourite food is steamboat and Korean BBQ. I love them, they are the best food in the world. lol, I wouldn't mind to eat them everyday.

    Talking about skincare and cosmetics, my favourite of all time would be the Skinfood Peach Sake essence, I love peach, peach... Whereas for nail polish I love Etude House Nail polish... hehe, they are cheap and cute.

    I hope to see more reviews and nice pictures in your blogs in the future

    Love and Hugs~

  11. hey lulu congrats :D

    my favourite is cosmetics and I love shopping for them. I even help my mom to put on makeup :D

    I blogged

    I am follower :D

  12. Ah, congrats Lulu!!! :D :D :D

    And wow. My favorite things. It's hard to come up with a list like that for me! I'd have to go with all the jewelry SO's bought me and my Giant Microbes Leukocytes. They're named Phil and Luke. (For neutrophil and leukocyte.) I'm a giant nerd lol.

  13. Great giveaway!

    My favorite thing is hanging out with my friends and boyfriend and eating good food! :D

  14. My favorite things are dresses! I simply cannot say no to a dress, EVER! I also love gifts with purchase! :p Nothing like big sample items for the junkie in me :D

    Happy one year anniversary to your blog! I recently started my blog not too long ago and it's been a fun adventure so far. I love every minute of reading people's latest crazes! :D

  15. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I'm so glad I got to meet you through your blog!!

    My favorite things...
    Skincare - Oil based makeup removers. They've seriously changed my life!

    Makeup - Mascara!!! Especially American drugstore brands!

    Store - Target!!! I'm SO excited to learn about a Target in NY!

    Thing to do - Meeting new people. I LOVE meeting new people and getting to know them. I hope I can meet up with you soon!!!

  16. wow a year already! congrats lulu

    my favorite things are strawberry, makeup, cake and of course money. hehe. anyway thanks for the giveaway

  17. happy blogaversary!! Im so happy for u!! favorite things are disneyland, warm california weather, mac n cheese, peiking duck, ylbb lipsticks and glosses, and you!! Haha

  18. congratulations!! my favorite things are my makeups, letters from my loved ones, gifts from my students and books :)

  19. Congrats, one year already :p

    My favourite things : video games ! I absolutely love the FF series and I worship Sony :p

  20. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

    My favourite thing is sharing good food with the people I love and care for.

  21. Hi lulu! Congratulations :)

    My favorite stuff is anything girly like dresses and high heels. :)

  22. Congratulations to your blogaversary, Lulu!
    My favorite things are definitely good food, having the time to travel, and of course skincare and makeup, hehe...

    Thank you for holding such a great giveaway!

  23. Happy Blogaversary!!

    My favorite things are cute things, Japanese snacks, makeup and my family! :)

  24. Congratulations on the 1 year mark~~
    Hmm...I have so many favourite things to choose from, but if I had to choose I think it would be traveling and my friends and family.

  25. Congrats, Lulu...YAY!! =D My fave things: family, friends, and food.

  26. Congrats Lulu!!! One year is a big accomplishment and I hope you make it to two! My favorite things include office supplies, cute necklaces and earrings, my family, summer dresses, and your blog ;)

  27. Woo hoo! Can't believe it's already been 1 year! Geez, I need to see when my first post was! Congrats dear! :)

    My favorite things are eating and sleeping. Specific HG foods: noodle soup, wonton noodle soup, buffalo wings, pepper/salt wings, yogurt, and persimmons, figs, Ruffles potato chips in Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese. I enjoy sleeping early, and waking up late.

    And my all-time, HG writing tool - the Uni-Ball JetStream pens! Best pens for the price, IMO. Writes smooth, fast, and doesn't bleed.

  28. My favorite things are... Clothes from Hollister! =D lol.

  29. happy blog birthday! and happy early birthday! I want to also say Thank You for making a blog and it was nice to meet you in person even though it was short lived, maybe another blogger meetup?

    Some of my favorite things that go beyond my love for fashion and makeup stuff include traveling (though I wish I could do it more often), eating good food esp Burmese food right now, and cute things like japanese/sanrio stationary featuring those cute cartoon characters

  30. Hi Lulu Happy blogaversary! :D My favorite things are frozen yogurt, Starbuck's Peppermint/Frappucino & the sunset :D

  31. happy blogaversary!! i think all of us readers are really happy to share this awesome day with you!

    some of my favorite things are:

    pan fried zucchini in coconut oil
    green & black dark chocolate
    suave daily clarifying shampoo (it's the BEST)
    mac fluidline in dipdown
    red velvet cupcakes <--it's an addiction :(

  32. heyy congrats on reaching the one year mark! My favorite things are snow, drinking coffee on cold winter days, waking up late without the annoying sound of an alarm clock, and lip balm

  33. Happy Blogaversary Lulu!!! I am so glad I started blogging and was fortunate enough to discover your lovely blog and get to know such a sweet blog girl like yourself! :)

    My favorite things to do right now when I'm feeling down is to go buy my favorite drink at starbucks, go eat some really good food, or go make up shopping! haha notice how all my favorite things all require money :D

  34. Kawaii layout! :)
    Happy anniversary!

    Some of my favourite things atm are mint nail polishes, Arby's roast beef sandwich, light spring pastels, and comfy high heels!

  35. Oh I have too many favorite things..a sampling of them are:

    cats and dogs, laughing babies, peanut butter cups, diamond rings, the perfect bra and Coach bags lol

    Congrats on your one year babe!

  36. Congrats on 1 year of blogging! {*WOO!} I'm really happy you kept blogging because I was able to meet you through your blog. =]

    I hope that I'll be able to write about my one year of blogging. I don't know how you do it. You have such a busy schedule yet you find time to make new posts and maintain this blog. Impressive!

    As to my favorite things... currently my favorite thing to do is spending time with my friends, family and boyfriend. I really look forward to going out with the girls when the weekend comes around. We don't need guys to have fun. We entertain ourselves. I love gossiping with them and just talking about anything and everything that is on our minds.
    Another thing I've been enjoying a lot recently.. I guess you could say my favorite thing to do when I have free time is blogging and writing emails. I love meeting new people and building friendships. <3s.
    My favorite makeup product of the moment is my Fiberwig! {*YAY} for your $8 find! I probably should stock up soon before that price changes. I love the length and how it makes my lashes darker.

    That's a few of my favorites at the moment. =] I could keep going on and on but... that would get boring.

    <3 Serena.

  37. Happy anniversary!

    I'm a follower.

    Chocolate bread, Facebook, Plurk, texting, sleeping and eating. :)



  38. Happy Blogaversary! :D

    My favorite things: I have shallow happiness. I get happy with small things. For example, I get to read a good book, that usually make me happy the entire week or even a month. I also love to collect hello kitty things from eraser to blanket. I also love doodling. When I'm inspired, I like to doodle or just write down on my post it notes some things that make me happy and keep it so next time I feel sad, I just read them and it will make me smile :)

  39. my favorite is cookie's and cream,lip gloss, facebook and eat and eat

    heres my email

  40. Congrats on your blog-anniversary!

    My favorite things:I love my camera because it captures my happy moments with people who are dearest to me, my laptop because i can easily surf the internet, and lastly, food!lol..i just love and very appreciative with food!^^

  41. Happy Blogaversary!

    My favorite is lip gloss, lip stick...

  42. Yay!!!for giveaways.......Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to my lovely friend...

    and so my favorite things.....but probably my current fave is my Dad's old watch which I wear all the time....

  43. Yay! for April Babies! I had no idea you were born on the 17th.. Wow, i know so many people on that day including my lil sis. I'm born just a few days after. Anyways, my favorite things are Shopping, Bags/Purse, Wallets, Chips, and anything Pink!

  44. My favourite things have got to be the gifts I get from my bf XD Cheesy I know! BUT I find them to be very sentimental and I love getting random things from him, shows to me that he's thinking of me. My room is filled here and there with his gifts =D
    Another favourite thing of mine personally would be the resulting photos that I capture with a camera. I have my Nikon D90 that I still have to learn on.. but honestly, I have a ton of photos I love that I took with digital cams before I got my DSLR.
    And lastly for my answer on here, I ADORE bags and skincare haha! My dream bag is the LV Tivoli PM, I want to get my grubby little hands on it. And of course, I am a total skincare fanatic!
    I think I've said more than enough ><

  45. i love teddy bears =) congrats on your one year blogging =) keep on posting =)

  46. congrats on the blog anniversary and happy birthday!!
    my favourite things would be my camera,my cosmetics and also my SHOES lolx

  47. Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary!

    Anyhoo, ,my fave things are my netbook because I'm always online, camera coz I love taking pictures, make-up because I always wanted to learn how to do it right and lastly my books!

  48. CONGRATS on a year of blogging, what a great blog it is.
    My favourite thing is the internet, without it I wouldn't be able to blog, meet new interesting people, find amazing fashions to buy online and lots more.

  49. A year of bloging WOW I hope I'm still blogging in a year.
    I absolutely love cooking, fashion, make up and reading magazines.

  50. Hi Lulu,
    I just found and followed your blog. I love Ole Henriksen skin care.

    Congrats on 1 year of blogging!

  51. happy blogiversary! I'm so glad that you're 1) my birthday twin :) 2) still blogging a year later and meeting lots of new friends through beauty blogging 3) hopefully going to continue blogging for years to come!

    hmm...favorite things...right now I would totally have to say that my little kitten is one of my favorite things :D he's such a character and it makes my heart melt when he flops on MG or me for a cuddle, haha. Other faves? lip balm, nail polish, tiny earrings (I'm somewhat obsessed lately), butterflies, warm baguettes where the outside is crispy and the inside is doughy and airy, discovering the joys of cleansing oils to take off all my makeup, and awesome ladies like yourself that blog/tweet and help me get through the day :)

    birthday in 4 days!!! any big plans?

  52. Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary!!

    hmm my favourite things are some of my books!(yeah i'm a closet bookworm hehe), i love dangling earrings, esp tensha ones!, bb cream!! my fav haha..and smith rosebud lip balm! and love dogs! although i dun have one. oh and the little ginger tabby below my block! and handmade things!

  53. thanks for the giveaway! My favorite things are spending time with friends and family, and enjoying good food, good company, good movies, etc.

  54. Thanks for the great giveaway! And happy anniversary.
    My favorite thing is to sit outside on a sunny day with my puppy.

  55. wow nice..Happy Anniversary... my fave things is spending every moment of my life with my hub. He is truly the love of my life.

    What about you? What's your favorite thing you like to do?

  56. Hi there,
    Happy 1 year blogaversary (Creative words by the way)...

    My favorite things to do is watch 'Friends' or read

  57. ooo, congrats on the 1 year anniversary! (:

    My favourite thing is online shopping , ie become addicted!! haha


  58. hi! ive been a follower for a while now=] one of my favorite songs is Dido-white flag. and thanks for having a giveaway =]

  59. Congrats on the blog anniversary!!! :)
    My name is Andrea and i'm a new follower...I'm from Brazil and here we use a lot of sunscreen, it is essential. I love makeup, especially in the eyes...And i really love Shopping...
    Lulu, thanks for the giveaway!
    Beijos e Parabéns por um ano de Blog!!!

  60. I don't think I've entered yet? Congrats on the one year bloggoversary!! =D

    It's hard for me to pinpoint my favourite thing, but something that definitely makes me happy is walking hand in hand down a path with my boyfriend when it's a lovely day and the birds are chirping away.

  61. Happy bloggoversaryyyyy!!!
    My favourite things are my shiny lipglosses, my teddybear I've had for 23 years, the feeling I get at a spring afternoon when the sun comes down and I'm with friends just talking about nothings, the fact that I have people I can count on and people who know that can count on me...and soooo many more :D

  62. Wow, talk about last minute :D My favorite things are: DOGS, FRIENDS, FAMILY, LOVE and HOPE and HAPPINESS :D

    Those are the things I don't think I can live without.

  63. My favorite things: nail polishes, chocolate, sport shorts :)