Sunday, August 15, 2010

Four Prizes - Four Winners

We had four prizes to give away this week, and we have four winners. Congratulations, ladies! You have all been notified by e-mail.

The LORAC On Screen Duo didn't seem to be a hot ticket - probably because by the time I put up the contest, the price had dropped to $7 at the LORAC site. Oh well, it's still free, and Nightowl and Victoria will each receive one (along with two nice Armani samples). drew Nightowl's number first, so she will receive the Champagne & Caviar duo. Victoria gets Fame & Fortune.

After did its work on LORAC, it set to work on the Armani Beauty Lip Shimmers. Liberty_Belle said in her entry that she would eventually win a prize. She must have had special influence with the random number generator! She won #63. Cara won #59. Both are fabulous shades.

Winners, please make sure to send me your address within 48 hours. Twice in the recent past, a winner has not responded. That's why I have now adopted the 48-hour rule. I had wondered why so many beauty bloggers had a response time deadline. Now, I know.

Once again, I want to thank my friends on the Armani Beauty Team at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase, Maryland, for their generosity to Best Things in Beauty readers. We love you!

Many thanks to everyone who entered for your sweet comments and e-mails. I love hearing from you. If you haven't won a contest yet, keep entering. The odds are pretty good that you will win someday.

You may have noticed that I haven't posted the latest contests at Free!Grechen. I love Grechen, but she had to start charging for the service (understandably - I'm sure maintenance can add up). I really can't afford to pay the charge right now because the postage and the prizes add up to a lot of money. On top of that, I splurged on an iPad last month, so my credit card bill is grim. I will try to use Twitter to publicize all the contests for awhile, so make sure to visit the blog or check Twitter each week. For other contests, please visit Free!Grechen. She does a great job. As soon as I win the lottery (eat your heart out, Kelly - I'll share), I can go back.

Makeup Lovers: Our next giveaway starts later today, and I think you are going to like it. See you then!

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nightowl said...

Thanks for the great prize! Sent you my info already.

Charlestongirl said...

Wow...there's another "early bird" out there. Congratulations, and thanks for the fast response.

MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone) said...

I'm experimenting with Free Grechen for the next three months to see if it makes a difference. We're still a new blog so we want to pump it up! She has a great site and I encourage others to look at it too.

Charlestongirl said...

Free!Grechen has a large readership, and she will bring you many readers, Marcia. I love her and her site.

There are some other good contest sites. Some have been charging all along. I'm sure the cost for commercial types is chump change.