Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Sharing the Fun, Sharing the Love


This is a heads up for all the lovely ladies who have joined me on my journey of beauty awakening. To all of you who’ve been following my progress so far, I thank you for keeping me company on this journey that has so far turned out to be a lot more colourful than I had expected. If you’ve ever read my early posts, you would know that I was inspired to make a foray into the quirky world of beauty blogging after coming third in a contest held by the beautiful and talented Gail of oogle makeup. I honestly believe that if it wasn’t for this turn of events, I would not be sitting here writing this!

It is ironic that I myself have never held a giveaway for you before but that, ladies, is about to change. As my way of showing my appreciation to all those who are taking this journey with me (um, Blogger prefers to call you followers), I will be starting a giveaway of my own very soon. To be more specific, I will be holding little giveaways every now and then. It isn’t exactly for the holiday season as it will be on an ongoing basis.

There will be times when the giveaway will be a straight-out giveaway which you would be able to tell from the title. That needs no further explanation as it’s the norm of the norm, right?

However, sometimes, the giveaway would be coupled to a post, which could mean that you may not know about it unless you read the whole post (and no, I don’t mean simply scrolling down) because I may not announce it in the title (let’s do something different here!). Seriously, I think if you take the trouble to read my posts, you could then be rewarded with a chance of winning something that is written about in that post! However, I know, I know, we all lead busy lives and we need reminders. So I will make sure to include a little reminder somewhere on the homepage.

The premise is simple. These little giveaways will cover a range of products, anything from drugstore and upwards. Some will be Dutch brands and some not. Some are for fun, and some are huge loves of mine. I’m also aware that there are makeup products that are not available outside of the Netherlands, so I thought it would be great to sometimes feature these items in my giveaways. I will be christening these giveaways Sharing the Fun and/or Sharing the Love because that is essentially what it’s all about!

Oh, by the way, the winners will be picked randomly but I won’t be using random.org as my number generator. This may sound odd to you, but I’ve asked my darling mother to be my random number generator and even odder still, she has actually agreed (Thanks, Mum!). My mum doesn’t live within a half hour’s drive from me but she is just a phone call away. I won’t be able to show you the number(s) she picks by way of a photo or a screen shot of the number generation, but hey, would I lie about my mother?!

Thank you very much for your support and for reading this post right to the end. So, do keep your eyes peeled. You have been forewarned, my lovely companions!

21 comments:

M :) said...

Yay! I'm planning to do a give away soon too! But I don't know how it works. *hug*

Your blog is just wonderful! <3

tris1978ton said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing such wonderful things!

The Diva's Polish said...

Sneaky but brilliant. I love it! Will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled ;) xx

Shop N' Chomp said...

Having Mom choose is a brilliant idea! :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

wow, it sounds fun! your mum is so sweet to agree of doing it for you :)

Golden said...

Yay for the giveaway!

Lots of love,

witoxicity said...

@M :)
Aww, thank you! Ha ha, I'm new to this too, so I'd have to figure my way around as well. :D

@tris1978ton
You're welcome! I'm pleased you approve of this. :D

@The Diva's Polish
I'm so glad you like this idea! Yes, perhaps it's a bit sneaky, but lovely companions like you would have no trouble spotting it, I'm sure! :D

@Shop N' Chomp
Heh heh! She did laugh very hard before agreeing to it though. :D

@Dina
Yeah, that was really sweet of her to say yes. She just wants to join in the fun! :D

@Golden
I'm very happy that you're enthusiastic about it too! :D

The Beautifier said...

Ah sounds so fun! you are such a sweetheart! Thabks for sharing the love girlie! xoxo

witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
The pleasure's all mine! :)

Emilie Delance said...

uhh sounds great! I'm excited :D

xoxo

Carine said...

that's really generous of you ^^

Gail said...

oh YAY!!! I am so proud of how this blog lark has taken off at such an accelerated pace (-I am not sure if I am more proud of myself for discovering you, or you doing it hahaha) Thank you so much for mentioning me! And I am very excited for the contests you'll be running, what a lovely thing to do for us followers xxxxxxx

Jennifer said...

Hey! thanks for dropping by my blog <3 your blog is cute! I'm a follower now haha! Do you live in the Netherlands? I'm coming to Denmark for 6 months, maybe I will visit Netherlands too ^^!

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Haha..very interesting! Cool that yr mom will be the no. generator :)) and why not! U know what it actually makes sense not to write it in the title coz pple shouldn't just rush to yr blog coz they want something..haha.. :D
Excited to see yr giveaways.
♥XX♥

witoxicity said...

@Emilie
I'm so glad that you'll be looking forward to it! :)

@Carine
Well, I'm really only doing these little giveaways in the spirit of sharing the fun and the love. :)

@Gail
Oh, I'm so happy that Guru Gail has read this! ;D This post wouldn't be complete without mentioning you. You kick-started it all and thank you for your support right from the very beginning! [big hug]

I would be so honoured to see you participating in my little giveaways! :)

@Jennifer
It's lovely of you to come by! Yes, I am based in the Netherlands. Wow, six months in Denmark! I'm so envious! I'm sure you will have a super time there. Be sure to share with us your experiences, OK? :D

witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
I'm really pleased that you are behind me on my idea. I just thought a mixture of 'announced' giveaways and 'hidden' ones would make a nice change. The method of number generation simply adds to the fun factor. I'll be looking forward to your participation!! :D

mart and lu said...

oh i could sure use that heart pillow right now....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! lovely blog!

Manju said...

lol sneaky sneaky ;)
anyway, thanks for entering my giveaway ^_^

witoxicity said...

@mart and lu
Errrr, thanks.

@Manju
Yes, sneaky seems to be the keyword here but really, I'm not that mean. ;D

Natalie Nguyen said...

Sneaky sneaky indeed!

witoxicity said...

@Natalie
I just think it's more fun if I sometimes do it this way. :D