14.1.13

Born under a lucky star, i.e. my prizes

HELLO! As usual, long time no see. I gave my best but life unexpectedly appeared and once again put a spoke in my wheel. Still, as promised today's post is finally about the prizes and awards I won in the end of last year but in the first place I definitely want to thank you, my responsive readers who kindly shared their exciting and witty stories about peeping between security gates. I was truly surprised by the amount of those "lucky" ladies who felt my so-called pain.

However, my awards! I'm starting with my fangirlish set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 bracelets and earrings I won once in November 2012 through a Facebook competition. The 3 pack of earrings is called "Edward" and those bracelets are Cullen Crest jelly bangles. I'm pleased with the quality and even my mom loved the earrings (those pretty blue hearts in particular).


Moving on, Liis (her blog Beauty from Liz) held Small & Sweet giveaway in her blog and on the 10th of December 2012 I won The Body Shop Limited Edition Vanilla Bliss lip balm.
+ It's just enough shimmering, its rich vanilla scent is heavenly and the limited-edition dome is very comfortable to use.
- It's not moisturizing enough for my lips (at least during cold and decently drying winter time) and its flavour is slightly too artificial.
All in all an average product: I quite like it because of the smell but the taste is aggravating and I can't help it.


Anyway, Liis hosted another giveaway that was called Warm & Soft giveaway. Believe it or not but on the 20th of December 2012 I found out I had won again! A pair of bright pink mittens from fresh Estonian knitwear brand Mithio. I wore those cuties for the first time last Saturday and of course I have photos waiting to be posted since it was an exceptionally sunny day in our capital Tallinn. By the way, my new mittens were warm enough in Tallinn but my hometown Jõgeva (also the capital of cold) was a tough nut to crack. After all Jõgeva is known as the coldest place in Estonia with the lowest temperature of -43,5°C (-46°F). It's quite crazy, isn't it?


But now about two international giveaways that produced me entirely FIVE special bracelets. For a start on the 16th of December 2012 I won a giveaway held by dear Kayleigh Jean (her blog Kayleigh Jean) who is one very talented fashion designer and jewellery maker. Check out her asos marketplace! 
My prize - a set of 4 precious stone charm bracelets made of amethyst, howlite, quartz and sodalite natural stones and refined with Eiffel Tower, leaf and owl charms. All four look flawless together and I already can't wait for spring to come to show them off properly!


Secondly and last but certainly not least I won a delightful Digidi bracelet through Elisabeth's (her blog Dragonfly) bracelet competition (in conjunction with Finnish web shop Shopista) again on the 20th of December 2012. I didn't own too many bracelets before all those splendid winnings but now I sense an ideal arm party because the vastly blue Digidi bracelet clubs perfectly together with the foursome created by Kayleigh Jean.


It sure was an odd and unexpected (I had practically never won any giveaways before) burst of luck in the end of 2012. What about your luck when it comes to blog giveaways, lotto, anything like that?
Additionally I hope you enjoyed the photos and certainly let me know what you think because I love hearing from you :)

59 comments:

  1. Congrats! They're so lovely! I'm so unlucky that I'm even antilucky :D so I never won anything :)

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  2. Looks like you have had extremely good fortunate for these gifts. The Digidi bracelet is very pretty.

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  3. I thought I am quite lucky with giveaways but noop, you are WAY more lucky! :D Love especially those rock braceletes!!
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  4. You are the luckiest girl I know! Congrats on winning so much great stuff! I love those pink mittens! I never win anything. I could be the only person entered or playing and I still wouldn't win lol!!

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  5. vot tõeline twilighti fänn :D aga need käevõrud sellest Kayleigh blogist on nii toredad mu meelest - eriti see öökulli ripatsiga :)

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    1. ma ei tea nüüd, kui tõeline ma olen, aga särk ja need kulinad on olemas küll :D kuigi Twilight ju enam midagi uut tõenäoliselt ei tooda.. ei teagi nüüd, kust leida uus põhjus kord aastas kino külastada :D

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  6. No tere tali, ma olen elu jooksul reaalselt kahe kampaaniaga võitnud ja sul nõnda veab. Ebaaus lausa :D
    Tegelikult, palju õnne! :)

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    1. :D ma arvan, et see oli lihtsalt üks õnnelik juhus, mis tasakaalustas muidu üpris nõmedat aega mu elus. igatahes oli mis ta oli, aga rõõmu valmistas küll. ja tänud ka! ;)

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  7. Wow! You were lucky in the end of the year XD hope your luck goes on in 2013!
    All gift are amazing but I particularly like the bracelets =)

    My Own Project

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  8. wow lucky you!!! love all the bracelets! theyre so cute and pretty! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  9. oh my wow maiken! you got so many nice things. you were definitely on a winning streak. you know i've won a few blog giveaways 6 total, but i could be mistaken. ;)

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  10. Wow, you had some amazing luck! The pair of raw gemstone bracelets are so pretty, unpolished and uncut gemstones are so fun and pretty! (And the little charms are so sweet, the owl one is adorable! I can't wait to see how you style those!)
    The Twilight earrings are really fun as well, I did realize that they had merchandise like that, the little button ones are really cute!

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  11. Oh my goodness, you really did have a very lucky end of the year! It looks like you won a lot of beautiful prizes that we might just get to see in your upcoming outfits :) I have to admit, I just love the bright pink mitts... it snowed here in Paris finally and all I have on my mind right now is staying warm!
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. Neid käpikuid vaadates käib küll südame alt väike kadeduseuss läbi - osalesin ka nende loosimisel aga kohe kuidagi ei vedanud. Kuid Jõgeva külmad on Võru ja Tartu külmade kõrval ilmselt kökimöki, nii et läksid õigesse kohta. Väga õnneks periood sul 2012. lõpp. Kusjuures mul oli ka selline periood eelmisel aastal veidi enne maid-juunit - võitsin siis korraga kolm loosimist paarinädalaste vahedega. Fortuuna on vist tõesti tsükliline :)

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    1. sa vist mõtlesid seda külmade lauset kuidagi teistpidi, hehe. aga korralikud käpikud tulid kasuks küll, kuna olen tihtipeale täielik külmkäsi ja näiteks autoklaasilt jääd kraapida mingite nikatsitega ei saa, lõhub käed ära. ja muide, ma ei viitsinudki enam loosimistest väga osa võtta, sest olin lootuse täiesti kaotanud. ma lihtsalt ei võitud mitte kunagi mitte midagi olenemata tõenäosusteooriast! aga võib-olla saabus maailmalõpuga seoses mingi õnnelaine, sest põhimõtteliselt võitsin vist enam-vähem kõik loosimised, millest üldse osa võtsin :D

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    2. Sattus jah kogemata lause esimese ja teise poole mõte vahetusse. Häbi. Loosimiste kohta kehtib selline lause - kes osa ei võta see midagi ei võida ka. Proovida ikka võib :)

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  13. I've had my share of luck in giveaways - enough that I'll usually enter when I see a blogger holding a giveaway for something I like. But wow, this was certainly a burst of luck! What an amazing way to ring in the new year ;)

    Trendy Teal

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  14. :D your post has put the biggest smile on my face,I love the photos you toke of the items I sent you,and what you said was lovely,and that other bracelet is gorgeous,lovely colour that will match perfect with the ones I made :D
    You certainly had a lot of luck,so many wins! I was waiting to see those twilight goodies,as you mentioned them a little while ago,I love the little charms on the braclets,and I agree with your mum those blue hearts certainly are beautiful.
    I do have some luck sometimes,one of the luckiest things that happend,was a couple years ago,mine and my boyfriends lotto numbers came up and we won £500! which entirely paid for our holiday to Tenerife!

    I'd love to share your lovely post/link on my blog,in a next post,on my facebook page to share your your kind words,and giveaway win x let me know if this is ok,if not,dont worry :)
    Hope your well x

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  15. Oooo I love that crystal sham balla bracelet. You won some great items and I really love those gloves, they look super warm just perfect on a day like today. We are expecting a ign of mid 20f.....eeek.

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  16. You are one lucky girl!:) I never win anything:) But I'm truly happy for you that you could score such nice presents. I will be hosting a give-away on my blog in a coming couple of weeks. So stay turned.
    I absolutely love all the pieces you won but especially the last 4 bracelets with the beautiful charms! they are so sweet and stylish!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks so much Maiken,I'd love to share this,Im still smiling :) I wish my nails would last that long,look forward to seeing your nails,when you get them done?
    Hope you have a lovely week a head of you x

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  18. Hello you lucky lucky gal!

    This post made me want to enter more competitions.. Sometimes I don't enter because I don't think I'll win! Your post allowed me to live through you, maybe you can pass some luck onto me ;)

    I really like those bracelets!

    Warmly,
    Amy
    amyflyingakite.com
    ✿◕‿◕✿

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  19. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
    http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
    xoxo Gloria

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  20. you are so lucky girl! love the photos of your prizes btw!


    thanks for paying a visit on my blog!

    czarina♥
    paint it stripes

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  21. They have Breaking Dawn jewelry? How fun! Love that little owl charm :)

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  22. Look at all these cute goodies you got! I LOVE that owl charm bracelet, it's so cute. And I love the pink mittens!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. The colour of the Digidi bracelet is beautiful and the 'Eward' jewelery are fun too! As I recently informed you about my url problem here is another update. I'm back to my old url: me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com You subscribed to my new url right? Would like to desubscribe that and, perhaps, subscribe again to my old url? I am really sorry that I put you through all this trouble!

    xx
    bree
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

    P.S.
    I just posted a new post. Did you receive this one?

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  24. Everything you've won are so adorable ! ^^ Especially love the armorial bearings-earrings and all the bracelets .. AND the card you got from Kayleigh is just precious.

    Thank you for all the comments ! ^^ I'm loving all the new pieces I've got. (I have golden sweater too, from H&M sale.) Have a happy week!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  25. Girl lucky you for winning so many things in 2012! hope the luck continues this year.

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  26. OMG you won so many things! Congrats on all of the wins! That's awesome are you got very lucky last year! The Twilight earrings are so funny!
    :)
    Allison

    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy, and get free domestic shipping with code FREESHIP

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  27. Congrats! Looks like you some great things!

    Sara

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  28. love the bracelet but what I love the most are the twilight earrings gosh I'm a twilight freak and lover I have won so bracelet and necklaces as well the last year so happy for you that you have won so much
    www.preppyfashionist.com

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  29. The charm bracelets are absolutely lovely :). I'm sorry that you didn't get on well with the lip balm though. I once won an asos competition and then the next day won some gift vouchers from Boots, I think that was my luckiest week haha :) xx

    Almost Delightful

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  30. Ooo you won so many cool things! I especially like the Twilight earrings, i'm a big fan too :) And wow so many pretty bracelets! I haven't won anything recently but during the summer time, I won a few giveaways in the span of like two weeks so that was pretty cool.

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  31. Congrats!! lovin your bracelets! :D

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  32. Your so lucky!!!! I dont think I've ever won a thing in my life!!!!!!! I love the stone bracelets, they are so cute! especially the charms!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much Love
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xoxo

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  33. You're really lucky!! I never won before last december. I was lucky to win a voucher to shop jewelry. I was really happy about that ;)

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}
    www.hideinsugar.com

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  34. Pretty accessories! Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

    GIVEAWAY with Choies!!!50 WINNERS!!!
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  35. What a lucky girl! Those hot pink mittens are the perfect thing to brighten up a winter day. And the Eiffel Tower bracelet is so charming.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

    P.S. There was no occasion, unfortunately. I never do anything fancy, but I guess I live vicariously through my wardrobe.

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  36. Wow, breaking dawn jewellery? Thats just taking it to another level!


    @Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  37. Hello dear, Your blog really awesome! Love it! <3
    Btw, wanna follow each other via GFC? Let me know ;)

    sausanhanifah.blogspot.com

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  38. Whoa, you won a lot girl! Nice! I am digging those bracelets you got. I love me a good arm party. I especially adore those four stone charm bracelets.

    By the way, I saw photos of your home and it's look so lovely. Seriously, great job!

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy 2013. :)

    - B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    TWEET | ADD | LIKE

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  39. Love your blog, would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin and GFC??

    Let me know and will follow straight back,

    http://www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly
    xoxox

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  40. You are lucky!!! I love the swarovski bracelet, so gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  41. Wow you got some pretty amazing stuff! I've never been that lucky, I won only 3 giveaways in my life and unlucky me the first time I did not receive my prize, the second time the item was too small (it was a bra) but the third time I got the shirt. I must have a bad luck when it comes to that :/

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  42. Thanks ♥
    Wow you were really lucky ! I only won once, I wish I had your luck!

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  43. Ohsa, Sul ikka vedas ;) Sul on väga vinge blogi!

    Keitlyn,
    http://kikufashion.blogspot.com/

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  44. Täiega vedand ikka:) Kust lehelt facebookis sa need Twilight teemalised ehted võitsid kui öelda raatsid? :)

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    1. ikka raatsin :) see oli ACME Film Eesti lehekülg. eelmisel aastal võitsin sama lehe kaudu ühe soundtracki, aga ei mäleta praegu, milline Videviku film see täpsemalt oli :P

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  45. How lovely that you won all these gorgeous prizes! Aren't you a lucky girl? Last year was my lucky year too in some ways because I acquired quite a few prizes from various competitions. Isn't it such a good feeling? My favourite of yours is the hot pink knit - they would brighten up any dreary winter outfit!


    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  46. You are really lucky to have a nice natural hair color - you don't need to color it :). My real color is horrid, I don't really like getting mistaken to a mouse ;)

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  47. ooooh goodies! I am obsessed with fun jewelry of every kind. nice accessories!


    The House of Shoes

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  48. pretty goodies! so gorgeous! :)

    Ps. love ur dainty blog, i just followed you via GFC,
    hope you'll follow me too! <3

    XOXO

    http://sunkissedvixen.blogspot.com

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  49. Too bad that lip balm is artificial-tasting! Congrats on all your fun goodies :)

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  50. I am quite the Twilight fan myself :) cool prizes!

    Couture Caddy x

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  51. Wow it's so amazing to see the bracelet and my postcard on your blog! A little piece of Helsinki on your blog <3 I hope the bracelet will bring you as much happiness as mine has brought me!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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