Monday, July 7, 2014

Stuff's 3rd Birthday Giveaway!

It's so funny to think that this blog officially turns three today! Three years ago, I hit the "publish" button on Stuff's first blog post and shared some pictures of Chanel Riva, but I wasn't expecting to spend as much time (or money) on this outlet as I actually have. As someone who has a great deal of difficulty following through with things that aren't related to work, reaching my third blogaversary is kind of a big deal. (I think the correct word is "blogiversary," but that poor i looks so out of place to me. Anyone else?)

I've learned so much about blogging in the past three years, acquired polishes I never dreamed I would, and have formed solid friendships with some really wonderful ladies -- all because I like to share cell phone photos of my nail polish collection. That's pretty fucking wild. And AWESOME.

Let's celebrate these three years with a giveaway, shall we?

Here's what you're winning! I have no pictures of anything now because real life got the best of me this weekend and some of the polishes haven't arrived yet, but I'll add pictures to this post later.


You'll win 6 of my favorite polishes in the past year. If you already have one, some, or all of these, then I think you'll agree they're quite worthy of back-ups:
  • OPI All Sparkly and Gold
  • Sally Hansen CSM Summer Lovin'
  • NOPI Yoga-then-Yogurt
  • Zoya Liberty
  • China Glaze White Cap
  • Orly Saturated  

Aaaaaaaand of course you're going to need something to put on while you're polishing so I'm also including the first season DVD of "Friday Night Lights," one of my favorite shows. Don't worry. I got it for between $8-$9 on Black Friday, which is practically robbery, considering how wonderful this show is.

Don't worry, international friends. I have something for you, too.

[INTERNATIONAL READERS ONLY] One $30 USD e-gift card to Sephora. (Please make sure Sephora delivers in/to your country!)

  1. You must be a public Google Friend Connect follower. Have you been lurking? Now would be a great opportunity to make it official! (Also, 300 followers on my third blogaversary would thrill me to death.)
  2. This giveaway is open until Friday, August 1 at 12:00 a.m. EST. I will announce two randomly-selected winners later that same day. I will email both winners, who will have 2 days to respond to claim their prizes. If one or neither of those original winners respond, new ones will be chosen and then given 2 days to claim their prizes.
  3. Please fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below and follow its instructions. You MUST leave me your GFC username AND your email address, plus the prize pack you want to win + a comment to this blog post. Should you decide to go for extra entries via Twitter and Instagram, please (a) use the hashtag #stuffs3rdbirthdaygiveaway with a link back to this post, and (c) use the cupcake photo from the beginning of this post!
  4. Get excited.

Good luck! Thank you for reading Stuff and spending a few minutes of your day with me. Here's to everything great that's happened here in the past three years, and to all good things ahead. <3


  1. Favorite polish so far this year...Pahlish The Ghost Shift. Favorite movie so far...Captain America The Winter Soldier. I don't think I have worn enough polish or seen enough movies yet this year.

  2. I like the gel polishes from Avon and so far this year I don't think I have a favorite movie.

  3. Favorite polish so far this year has been Revlon Spidey Sense. Too pretty! My favorite movie that I've seen this year (because I rarely go to the theater) is Frozen (#lame) or The Butler.

  4. My favorite polish this year? It's a tie between Orly Hot Tropics and Orly Ablaze. Favorite movie? Gah we see so many I can't remember what I've seen. I guess the one that stands out the most was the new Captain America movie.

  5. This might sound really boring but I fell in love with Deborah Lippmann La Vie en Rose. I've hardly seen any new movies this year. I did see X-Men: Days of Future Past and I loved it! Congrats on 3 years!! This weekend I am celebrating my blog's first birthday. And yes, I am spelling it "blogiversary". I know it looks weird, but whatevs. :)

  6. Favorite polish this year, so far, has been Deborah Lippmann's Cosmic Love. It's my favorite Florence and the Machine song.
    Favorite movie so far this year was probably Maleficent. Such a great retelling!

  7. Ugh picking a favorite polish is the worst, but this year I've been loving love. Angel. Music. Baby. By opi. The new xmen movie is probably my favorite so far this year!

  8. I'm in love with CBL Aliens and Outlaws and loved Maleficent ~ Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. Favorite Polish: SOPI - Read My Palm (perfect jade green)
    Favorite Movie this year: X-Men: Days of Future Past (awesome movie)

  10. Favorite polish from this year is a tie between OPI You Are so outta lime and OPI Green on the Runway and my favorite movie is the new x men one.

  11. My favorite nail polish this year is L.A.M.B. from OPI and my favorite movie so far is The Lego Movie.

  12. Zoya Liberty is my favorite polish, and fave movie so far is X-Men Days of Future Past!

  13. Favorite polish this year would have to be Zoya's Awaken collection. I LOVE Cole. Favorite movie? Haven't seen many, but I really enjoyed Maleficent.

  14. Fave polish this year, hmmm, that's a tough one. Not sure I can pick. I think the Finger Paints Poolside collection was my favorite so far this year, so one of those for sure. Fave movie? I enjoyed Divergent (but of course, not as much as the book!)

  15. Favorite polish of the year goes to ILNP's Sirene. I've gotten so addicted to that brand! Off the top of my head, my favorite movie so far is How to Train Your Dragon 2. The newest Captain America was pretty good as well.

  16. The mint nail polish from essie and fault in our stars for the movie. :)

  17. MY favorite polish would have to be either Orly Tropical Pop or China Glaze Be More Pacific :) I love brights. Favorite movie would be Divergent or The Fault in Our Stars! :) I'm never good at picking just 1!

  18. I definitely think Orly Saturated is worth a backup! It's one of my favorite so far along with Orly Hot Tropics. I've just REALLY been liking Orly this year. As for movies it's a little embarrassing, but the Muppets Most Wanted just really hit the nail on the head for me... I can't resist cheesy musical numbers.

  19. One of my favorite polishes of this year is China Glaze Spring in my Step, it's the perfect pink! I've only been watching shows this year so no favorite movie yet lol
    Thank you for the giveaway xx

  20. I love the Blue Cross polish you featured, the lilac one. So far my favourite movie this year is The Other Woman.

  21. I'm horrible at picking favorites of anything, but right now I've got OPI Coca Cola Red on my toes and it's amazing (I don't usually even like reds on me), so I'll go with that. For favorite movie, probably either X-Men: Days of Future Past or Muppets Most Wanted.


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