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Monday, May 21, 2012

Lynnderella Connect the Dots Giveaway!

I'm extremely happy to be able to give my readers a chance to win Lynderella's Connect the Dots! 

I know this one has been a hard one to get ahold of, and I'm hoping this will go to someone who has been admiring it. I had been lusting after it for a long time, but finally got my hands on Cover Band's Sticks N Stones version of it; when Connect the Dots finally arrived via the Llarowe wish list system, I decided I didn't really need both of them... What better opportunity could I have to share the love? Therefore, this unopened bottle of Lynnderella's Connect the Dots will go to one lucky reader.

These are the rules for entering the contest (don't worry- I'm not going to make you jump through hoops... well, not that many, anyways):

1) Be a public follower of my blog via GFC (this is simply the easiest way for me to keep track of readers who want to enter).

2) Leave a comment on this post and give me your GFC name, along with an email address at which I can reach you (if you'd rather not publicly leave your email, you can also email me at thelacquertracker@gmail.com to let me know what address I can use to contact you). If you should win, then I will email you and you will have 48 hours to accept your prize.

Information regarding extra entries:

Admittedly I'm a little sceptical when it comes to this extra entries business that a lot of blog contests incorporate... mostly it seems to entail following a blog via a bazillion different social media platforms (most of them which I don't even have) and blogging about the contest on your own blog (which until I started a blog of my own I always felt was a little bit unfair to non-bloggers). So, these are MY rules regarding extra entries:

1) Write me a haiku (the formula is 5 / 7 / 5, by the way!). It can be about anything: nail polish, your summer vacation plans, how you currently feel about your job, or pretty much whatever comes to mind! This makes tallying all the entries more enjoyable for me, therefore I'll award you an extra entry.

These final two ways to earn extra entries are actually already decided. They are:

2) If you were a follower previous to the announcement of this giveaway, you'll gain an extra entry. While I'm excited at the prospect of new followers who will hopefully enjoy my blog, I also want to reward the readers who have been with me since before I decided to do this contest.

3) If you're a regular or semi-regular commenter on my blog, you'll gain an extra entry. This will be at my discretion, and I won't confirm wether or not you got an extra entry, but if I've seen your name pop up here or there, you'll probably be getting one.

This contest is open internationally, and will end on June 21st, 2012, at 11:59 PM (CST). A winner will be announced the next day, sent an email, and be given 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!


  1. HI! I follow by GFC and I've been following for a little bit now! Love your blog and thank you for such a generous giveaway!

    here's a fun haiku for you

    Nail polish is fun
    Sometimes I paint my fingers
    And sometimes my toes

    my email is its.tami@yahoo.com

    1. Thanks for entering Tami! The haiku was pretty cute!

  2. Ohhhhhhhh, great giveaway. Connect the Dots seems to have reached Holy Grail status ;)

    you can always reach me at: andaluz.adriana@gmail.com

    1. I'm already excited to see who will win! Thanks, ahhhdri!

  3. awesome giveaway! i follow you under gnarly gnails - my email is missymrobinson@gmail.com
    i used to love haiku in grade school but so could not write one now!

    1. Entered! Thanks! And you can always add a haiku later, if you like. ;)

  4. This is pretty much the coolest giveaway ever since these polishes are so IMPOSSIBLE to get a hold of! I am a long time reader but I just realised I wasn't following through GFC :o just bloglovin'! I am now following and my GFC name is SuperficialSydney - my email address is superficialsydney@yahoo.com

  5. Yay! Do I need to leave anything to enter this giveaway? -=D

    1. I think I should leave it just in case LOL

      GFC - Cee
      Email - Absolutelycee@gmail.com


    2. Haha, thanks Cee! Maybe you'll be the lucky winner for the second time? ;)

  6. I know I haven't been here long, but your blog is one of my favorites to follow :)

    GFC: sandipalien
    Email: sandipalien@gmail.com

    I suck at writing
    But I want Connect the Dots

    I hope the haiku doesn't have to have a theme ;)

    1. Thanks so much, Sandi! And I loved the haiku! Especially the last line, rofl!

  7. I want Connect The Dots
    so, so badly that it really hurts
    I really hope to win

    OK, have no idea if the 5/7/5 means number of words, I hope it does LOL
    And you have my details :)

    1. Hahaha, the haiku formula actually goes by syllables. But I thoroughly enjoyed your poem nonetheless! Don't worry, I'm not strict about haiku format. ;)

  8. My budget is not large enough for all the polishes you post! Maybe buying will-power would be cheaper...

    GFC: christa
    email: csnyder827@gmail.com

    Nail polish, J'adore.
    Come to me, Lynnderella.
    Now for a sandwich.

    1. Fantastic haiku
      Made me hungry for sandwich
      You have been entered


  9. awesome prize, thanks for the chance to win it :-D
    gfc name: nail crazy
    email: nailcrazy69@gmail.com

  10. This is such a fantastic giveaway! I just started following as Katherine on GFC, and my email is kchorn (at) gm@il dot c0m.

    My haiku is:

    I've seen this polish
    And been lusting from afar
    My fingers are crossed!

    1. Thanks, Katherine! Hopefully you won't have to lust from afar much longer! Good luck to you. :D

  11. What a lovely prize! Thanks for offering it to us followers.

    GFC: Kaz of ParisianBlueSky
    Email: kazborne@gmail.com

    Lynnderella is
    Hard to find, please can I make
    This great polish mine

  12. Woohoo, I'm so psyched about this giveaway! I've been pining for this polish forever! GFC name - Passion for Polish and my email is passionforpolish@gmx.com. Thanks so much and good luck everyone!

    1. I'm glad you're excited! I've entered you in the contest- good luck!

  13. GAH... *drowns in pool of polish-induced drool* amazing competition, thanks for giving us the opportunity to win an HG polish! Here is my haiku:

    I've irrational
    Lust for connect the dots and
    Taylor Lautner...YUM!

    GFC: I THINK it's Bar1 ... not down with the kids on GFC though so it may just be Nell :P
    email: lwa09eg (@) shef.ac.uk minus the spaces and brackets

    1. Hey Nell! I have you here under "Bar1". Thanks for the haiku- good luck!!

  14. Lacquer Tracker has
    an insatiable desire
    for polish...me too!

    For the record, I can't beat the sandwich or the hippo haikus, those are tough acts to follow!

    I'm GFC Kari, and my email is brenenda at gmail dot com.

    :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Haha, I can certainly appreciate your haiku- it speaks the truth. ;) Thanks for entering!

  15. Oh, cool! You're giving away Connect the Dots. Awesome :)

    gfc: starification
    email: shimmering_madness(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. You're very welcome- thanks for entering! Good luck!

  16. GFC Bethany Taylor

    Lovely nail polish
    Thank you for the giveaway
    Yay Lynnderella

    1. Thanks for entering, Bethany! And thanks for the lovely haiku. :D

  17. Please do enter me
    Into your sweet giveaway
    You are very kind!

    ilexica (at) aol (dot) com.

    1. You got it! Thanks for entering. Good luck! :)

    2. Thanks - I just realised I wasn't a follower! D'oh. I am now. I never actually use GFC - I have all my favourite blogs in a bookmark file in my toolbar. I'm old school like that!

    3. Huh, I actually have you down as a follower! For a little while now. Maybe you weren't logged in?

      I actually do the same thing as you- I keep track of all my favourites through bookmarks! It just seems easier.

    4. I know, I thought I'd started following a couple of months ago. But when I clicked through just now it didn't seem to have me listed - maybe it's the infamous blogger followers bug! Sorry about that in any case. ;)

  18. Hi. Please enter me. I'm already a follower, and I believe I followed as GirlieBloggerSeattle.

    Here is my email: thegirlieblog(dot)author@gmail(dot)com

  19. omg Connect the Dots! I can't afford Lynnderella's nor do I want to deal with the drama, even if she makes pretty polishes, so this is awesome :)

    GFC: Moobelle
    Email: candylandbarbiedoll@gmail.com

    Hmm a haiku? Let's see. . .

    Drug that is polish
    Jellies, Creams, Glitter, Flakies
    A nail addict's life

    That's the best I have xD

    1. Yeah, I hear you on the Lynnderella drama... I got my Lynn polishes through the Llarowe waiting list, which took awhile, but worked out in the end.

      Thanks for entering, Moobelle- and thank you for sharing a haiku! It was fun to read.

  20. Great giveaway, thanks! I have been thinking about CTD, Lynnderella is so hard to get a hold of.

  21. My GFC name is Nicole and my contact email is conceptsandcommodities@gmail.com
    I came across your blog just now in my wild search of nail polish blogs! Glad to add you via GFC. Here is a haiku for you:
    Polish is so great
    Wear it on fingers and toes
    Thank you for the chance!

    1. I'm glad you found my blog! I hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks for sharing a haiku, and good luck!

  22. GFC is Liz D

    Email is lizdehart at yahoo dot com

    My daughter is obsessed with nail polish. Thank you!

  23. Oooo oooo me too! Because a contest is the only way I'll ever get a Lynnderella lol.

    GFC: Kelly Valentine
    Email: kawaiikagura@gmail.com

    And now I share with you my favorite haiku of all time which is about a cat:

    You must scratch me there!
    Yes, above my tail! Behold,
    elevator butt.

    1. Ahahaha, that haiku is killing me. LOL, "elevator butt". It's so accurate. Thanks for sharing! Good luck!

    2. I'm sorry, I just had to respond to this. This haiku was HILARIOUS!!! I love it!

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  25. Awesome giveaway!! I love that you don't make your followers jump through hoops. I feel the same way and I never do it because it's unfair to those who may not use those sites.

    GFC: MariJo
    Email: marijonails@gmail.com

    When I'm in Vegas
    I'll be there next week for work
    I'm getting polish!!!

    1. Thanks for entering Mari Jo! It's nice to hear that you agree with the giveaway rules... it just seems more fair this way. And I like any haiku that ends with the promise of nail lacquer (not to mention Vegas). ;)

  26. Omg love this! Been drooling over this for a while!

    GFC: Ashley Ray

    Email: ray.ashley123@gmail.com

  27. GFC: Brianna
    Email: bbutler1222@gmail.com

    I like how you don't have to follow you on twitter, or blog, or like or anything else. All giveaways should be this straightfoward.

    My nails are painted
    With shades of red and pink
    But which is better?

  28. Hi! Just started following on GFC after seeing your guest post on Varnished Valkyries!
    GFC: Lizajane1776
    email: dsd1776 at icqmail dot com

    Haiku? Thank you!

    Thirty day challenge?
    Only if I can stretch it-
    no daily changes.

    Thanks for the giveaway?

    1. Thanks for following me- and for sharing a haiku! Good luck. :)

  29. i just saw your post on varnished Valkyries and i LOVE your blog! i follow now with GFC

    I love nail polish
    glitters catch the sunlight
    but never come off

    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! I'm glad I found your blog, too- I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. And your haiku is very accurate! ;)

  30. I've been wanting this since I saw swatches of it! I just love black and white glitter. It surprises me that major brands haven't released any!

    GFC deja vu
    Email amrpr2010 at gmail dot com


    Obsessed with it all
    Glittering, shimmering, dazzling
    How I love it all!

    2) I was a follower previous to this giveaway.

    1. I'm a little surprised that major brands haven't caught onto it, either!

      Thanks for entering! Good luck. :)

  31. Just started following, love your blog! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway I have wanting to get my hands on that polish for a while.
    -Kelsie Rogers (GFC name)

  32. What a generous giveaway.

    Following by GFC. :)

    email is stormandstars at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks for entering! Just curious, but are you following by the name "Storm" on GFC? It isn't showing up for me yet, but I'm sure it will. :)

  33. I really appreciate the fun giveaway, especially since you made it international! Please consider my hand raised to be included among the hopefuls. ^_^

    Elizabeth on GFC // didmynails at gmail dot com

    Reading blogs all night
    Sun is rising in Hong Kong
    My foot is asleep

    1. I adore your haiku, Elizabeth! It's great. Thanks for entering!

  34. I have been a follower through gfc: beautyscraps

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  35. What a wonderful giveaway. Very generous of you. Thank you!!

    Yay Connect the Dots
    So many dupes are out there
    This is the real shiz

    1. Haha, your haiku made me laugh! Thanks for entering. :)

  36. So sorry. Forgot my email for post above:

    lasalzy @gmail.com

  37. Giveaway is now closed! Good luck to all who entered. I'll draw and announce a winner tomorrow! I'm so excited to see who will win! :D