My One Year Blogiversary!

Who would believe... 
Today I am celebrating exactly one year since I started this little blog! During this year I have learned so much and it all came from you! So I want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who read my posts or even just look at the pictures. A special THANK YOU to those of you who even comment and add your own remarks. I read every comment and I appreciate them greatly.
Ok, enough with the blah-blah. Let's move to the fun stuff - the Party!
      1. The prizes to win
      2. The Nail Art Contest
      3. The Rafflecopter
In addition to the traditional Rafflecopter Giveaway, I decided to make a little nail art contest. If you send  your entry to the contest, you can get a 10 points bonus to the giveaway, plus - you get to participate in the contest itself. That's much higher chance of winning! Of course, the same person cannot win twice. But the contest prize will be available to the contest entrants only, and the giveaway prize will be open for everyone!

There will be two prizes. The 2nd prize is Essence - Breaking Dawn (LE) collection of four polishes:
Essence - Breaking Dawn (LE) collection
Essence - Breaking Dawn (LE). A Piece Of Forever, Jacob's Protection, Edward's Love and Alice Had A Vision - Again.
The 1st prize is Mood Swings - A color-changing nail polish collection made by... me.
Mood Swings Collection Superficially Colorful
Mood Swings - A color-changing nail polish collection. Provocative, Daring, Fascinated, Impulsive and Goggly.
These polishes change their color at body temperature. When your hands are cold - you can see the dark colors. When they are warm - you can see the light color, and in most cases you will see some sort of in-between gradient. Here are some swatches that I made quickly, using hot and cold water to dip my hands in.
Do note that these pictures show the most "extreme" difference between the cold-color and the warm-color of each polish. By regular use you will definitely see the change! But perhaps not as extreme as these pictures, unless - of course - you too will dip your nails into cold or warm water :-)

Provocative: a blackish dark purple with purple and blue mini flakie-shimmer that changes to lilac.
This is two coats. Index and ring with top coat, middle and pinky - without top coat.
Mood Swings Collection Superficially Colorful Provocative

Daring: an orange polish with gold and red shimmer that changes to bright yellow. A personal favorite of mine. These are three coats. Index and Ring without top coat, middle and pinky - with top coat.
Mood Swings Collection Superficially Colorful Daring

Fascinated. Bluish dark purple with blue and pink shimmer that changes to periwinkle blue. two coats. Top photo with no top coat, middle and bottom show top coat on the index and ring and no top on middle and pinky.
Mood Swings Collection Superficially Colorful Fascinated

Impulsive: Blue-based green with lot's of gold flakie-shimmer that changes to bright light lime color. This one is shown in two coats and without top coat.
Mood Swings Collection Superficially Colorful Impulsive

 Last is Giggly, a purple polish with pink/red shimmer that changes to sweet bright pink. Picture shows three coats. Index and ring with top coat, middle and pinky without.
Mood Swings Collection Superficially Colorful Giggly
So...! These are the prizes to be won and I have two sets of each! So two winners of the giveaway will win these, and two winners of the nail art contest will win these too.

The Nail Art Contest information and rules:
- The theme for your entries is FUN! Your nail art should make those who look at it to feel the fun. It shouldn't be complicated or out of this world. It only has to give this fun feeling to everyone looking!
- Your nail art should not be very complicated. What the judges will be looking at is creativity and fun.
- Your nail art should be made on your nails attached to your fingers. That is if you have built nails that are on your fingers and you cannot take them off just for the same of decoration - it is allowed. But if you use glue-able tips that you paint when not on your fingers - that is not allowed. Painting on other people's hands also is not allowed.
- You can use stamping, as long as you use it in a creative way. You cannot use stickers or decals of any sort (even not your own made, as it misses the idea of doing it on your hand)
- You can use nail polish, acrylic paints, glitter.
- You can use foil as long as it is not the only cover of your nail. It should be combined with any of the other allowed materials and it should be used in a creative way.

Your entry should be emailed to me at jinjit@superficiallycolorful.com
Please allow 48 hours processing time and then expect a confirmation email. If you did not get any confirmation to your entry after 48 hours, please make sure I received your mail by either re-sending, emailing or sending me a message on my Facebook page.

The last day to send your nail art photos is the same day the giveaway ends - April 7, just before midnight (EST time). Do remember though - if you entered the nail art contest and you want to fill the rafflecopter with your entry name, don't forget to do it on time! ;-)

There will be five judges. Four of them are not in the field of nails or beauty in general. The fifth judge would be me. After all - it is my party :-)

And If there is anything I forgot - feel free to ask!

The Giveaway!
Sorry for this long long post... but I did place some easy-access links on top ;-)
Anyway, this is the shortest section - the rafflecopter! There are three mandatory entries. The rest will show up once you answer those.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Happy One Year Blogiversary to me - Good Luck To you!!



86 comments :

Janay said...

any textured nail polish

Ashesela K said...

Congratulations on your blogversary!!!! :D Amazing giveaway!

Emily Rose said...

Maybe add in a textured polish for an honorable mention? :)

Charlotte Vandervoort said...

More Essences:)

Connie West said...

Congratulations on your first year Jin! I wish you continued success with your wonderful blog. You're such a sweet person and awesome blogger. Any polish you added would be great! Much love sweet friend!

Irina G. said...

Congratulations!
I would like to see any textured nail polish.

Aleta Colucci said...

I love these polishes! :)

Tishana said...

That's so awesome you made color changing polishes!!!

Michelle Rouhier said...

Quite frankly, I just want yours! So if you added another polish, I would hope for Fascinated!

The Silverinator said...

Happy one year blogiversary, my sweet Jin! Congratulations and thank you for such an awesome giveaway <3

The Silverinator said...

I would love one of Nail Junkie's pastels!

Amy Starke said...

Happy blogiversary! I would love to see the new sand-looking polishes as a part of this giveaway :) thanks for the giveaway!

Cin O said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love Fascinated. That is by far my favorite. These are such fun looking polishes, and gorgeous with top coat.

Lusty For Lacquer said...

Textured polish...seems like the general consensus

Nail Polish Anon said...

Congrats!!!!! Honourable mention would be nice because there are always too many great entries for only one winner! Maybe a brand of polish you can get locally but is htf for most people?

Jennifer Tesauro said...

Add one of the holos that are so awesome that you can get there!!

Teresa Koedyker said...

I would like to see any textured nail polish. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

Panacea Thomas said...

Thank you for the giveawy! Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary !

coeur.de.verre said...

Anything would be a nice honorable mention prize. something fun and bright?

Наталья said...

Any textured nail polish!

Sofinela said...

hi!! Any polish you added would be great! :D bisou from France

kati_kz said...

textured nail polish :)

Cathy said...

Any kind of polish available to you locally that isn't available everywhere. It's always neat to try new stuff like that.

Happy blogiversary!

Iris :) said...

I love any polish so anything will do for me! Haha :) Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!!

Marianne said...

Textured polish!! :D

Happy "One Year Blogiversary" ;D

Ashley Haddock said...

I think another one of YOUR polishes would be best. ;) Congrats on one year and thanks! ♥

Janet D. said...

Congratulations on your blogversary!!!!I would like to see any textured nail polish. Thanks for this amazing giveaway xx

Laura said...

I think some new HOLO nail polish would be cool

SWEET GIRL said...

Congratulations :)
I think another Textured polish :)

Chameleon Stampede said...

I agree on texture polish... it's really fun right now :)

Jen said...

I'd love to see one of your beauties added as a prize!! I hope I win! :) TY for a great giveaway and congrats!!!

Munia's Nails said...

Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to see holos :)

momsgonecrazy said...

Textures!

Leah Roggmann said...

Thank you for the opportunity and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! I would love to see holos or textured!!

Tanya said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Any glitterbomb or texture polish :)

Devin said...

Please Please Please make your mood polishes available to the public!! I am dying over here :D

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

Yay much congrats on your one year!! Best wishes for many more years of awesome blogging! <3
Hmmm one polish you say? I will put forth my biggest lemming: Aqua Lily :-)

~ Yun

Marissa Aizprua said...

some pretty holo perhaps? congrats!!

Kim Petrusak said...

Anything you want to add would be amazing!

Hoang Anh Nguyen said...

Hello!
Happy blogiversary to you =D
Thank you for that awesome giveaway and contest!
I LOVE your changing color polish.
If you add prize, I think another polish you make will be fantastic!

I like what you do ^^
Wish you to have 2nd, 3rd, 10th blogiversary and more =D !!!

Good luck everyone ^^

Gosia said...

Man what an awesome giveaway!!!! Happy Blogiversary!!! Can't believe it's been a whole year!! I'm so glad I got to know you :))))
I don't have time to enter the contest wuaaah :(((. I look forward to seeing who won after I come back though!!!!

Rachel H said...

Congrats!!!

Criminal Nails said...

Happy blogiversary! :D Yaaaaaay ^^ Party!

Now the handmade collection is such a great prize! Wow, I am already jealous of the lady who will own it!

Raggio di Luna said...

Happy blogiversary! :-) I'd like to see another orange polish... Oooops... Did I say "orange"? :-) :-) I'd like to say another blue polish (yours, textured, holo...), I never have enough of them! :-)

Sui Ling Kwong said...

Quite honestly any prize would be fab!! Congrats on your blogiversary :) here's to many more :D

Donna Smith said...

I am in LOVE with your color changing polish.....I will be crossing all my fingers that I win!! Also, happy blogiversary to you...it's awesome that you are celebrating with a giveaway and a nail art contest!!!!!

Kris Wils said...

How about adding a holo

Donna Smith said...

I forgot to add what polish I'd like to see....my personal favorites are holos, they are my weak point!! I always choose holos!

spunkster said...

Happy blogiversary!

An addition of a mint green would be awesome!

Shannon @ So You Think You Can Paint said...

Any Essence! Happy blogiversary!

Rebecca Brewer said...

Someone mentioned a holo, that would be cool. Or another or yours! Super cool!!

Gwen Sexton said...

I love holo polishes but I haven't seen a good duochrome in a long time, I think that would make a good runner up prize :)

Elmarie Venter said...

I love glittery or textured nail polish! Great giveaway!

Shelly said...

Happy blogiversary Jin!!! a holo added would be awesome, holos are always a good thing. :) I have to say I am in LOVE with Fascinated, like seriously I need it in my life!! Please make it available to the public.. or if you want to just make one for me that would be ok too. ;) ;)

zimmy_b said...

hmm idk, it's all good stuff. I love holos, but people seem to like textured polishes, so I would want the Zoya or Julie G most.

Gini@Sassy Paints said...

Happy blogiversary!!! Any polish that can't be found in the states would be awesome! Your mood changers are amazing!!!!!

Toria Mason said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!

I think any polish would be great, it's so hard to choose just one, when you can never have too many polishes. :)

Lena Payne said...

Sorry, I am not sure if this is going through. Congrats! And any polish is fine with me, I love them all. ;)

Jo Gallifrey said...

An awesome holo polish, NFU-OH or Nubar :)

onemused said...

Any of the new spring/summer collections! :) -Olivia F.

Miskate said...

A textured polish would be awesome!

Maxine said...

Spring colors :) Happy blogiversary!

Laurie said...

I'm quite partial to Fascinated!!!!!

nancy said...

something holo!

Casey King said...

How many times can we enter the contest? Only once, or can we submit more than one design?

Jin Jit said...

Once only. But if you want to change an entry after you sent it in - that's cool with me! :-)

Casey King said...

Holos are always good!

Denise F said...

And holo would make me happy! :)

Big Cat Angel said...

A texture or a holo would be nice! Thank you!

Slađana Sušilović said...

I would like to see any textured nail polish.

blew415 said...

Textured polish- like zoya

winda said...

julep maybe?

Srna kulik said...

Ciate polish would be good :)

Marina said...

It would be beautiful seeing some indi brand (like the one of the colour-changing polishes) wich chunks of glitter on it.

vwolfe said...

I really love color change polishes
but im pretty happy if its not bar glitter or yellow hahaha

Natasha K said...

ciate polish!

Irish Nail Addict said...

juleps - i dont see enough of them blogged!

Lesley Metheny said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Any bright, fun, summery color would be an awesome "honorable mention" polish prize! :)

thefingertipfactory said...

I can't believe you are only one year young, sweet Jin! I've been following for a couple of months now and honestly I thought you were much more experienced. Wow. Happy 1st birthday to you and your blog and hopefully you'll have many more joyful years to come =) Lots of love from Copenhagen <3 Derya

Helena / Lacky Corner said...

Thanks for an amazing Giveaway! I would like to see Jade Uau! as the nonorable mention prize.

Amanda Lawson said...

Happy One Year! Ohhh, textures are lovely to mention. <3

JenD said...

I'd say add a holo prize, like one of the new china glaze ones

Mel4972 said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great giveaway!!

Heather Conn said...

Happy 1yr <3 awesome giveaway :D Thank you <3

Karen said...

I would love to see a bright and fun colour added, to kind of keep in tune with the them of the giveaway. Congrats my friend! and thanks for hosting this lovely give-away

vwolfe said...

Oh I wish you could buy those color change polishes so pretty I want

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