Friday, June 26, 2015

Ida Nails It Summer Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Today brings a special blog post. I have had this giveaway in the works for quite some time now. It was originally meant to be a blog anniversary giveaway. My previous blog anniversary was in August 2014. Yup, I have had these polishes for almost an entire year! I KNOW. I apologize for the much MUCH belated-ness of this. So this instead of a blog anniversary giveaway, this is more of a Hurray! SUMMER IS HERE AND IT'S AWESOME! type of giveaway. 

Thank you to Crows Toes, Darling Diva Polish, and Elevation Polish for generously donating the prizes. These are brands I have represented proudly and who have become friends to me as well. They are just wonderful and if you read this blog you probably have seen their polishes and even more likely, have purchased from them. 

And a great big THANK YOU to all my readers and viewers. Whether you just were looking for a swatch photo and stumbled upon my blog or read each and every single line, this blog would not have gotten this far without you. ALL THE HUGS FOR YOU!!






Now, without further ado, let's see what the prize polishes are!

Crows Toes Ingrounded
Three coats
Aqua blue jelly base with blue/purple color shifting glass fleck shimmer, blue iridecence and shimmer and sparks of holo super-fine micro-glitter
This is one that was recently released in Crows Toes Nitty Gritty Collection. It's a aquatic beauty to be sure. A lot complexity and sparkle. 




(Direct Sunlight)


Darling Diva Polish Rouge
Two coats
Rouge red linear holographic
A deep and vampy classic red. Gorgeous in natural lighting and just outstanding in the sun. This is a custom named polish, though for those who don't end up winning, Darling Diva Polish Grand Rite is super close in color. 




(Direct Sunlight)


Elevation Polish Cactus Flower
Two coats
Coral creme low density linear holographic
A creamy and dreamy coral pink. It's just a tad dusky in coloring and the holo sparkle gives it some extra oomph. This was originally released as a part of Elevation Polish's Annual Charity Auction in 2014




(Direct Sunlight)



GIVEAWAY RULES & INFO:

There will be four winners, each receiving a bottle Crows Toes Ingrounded, Darling Diva Polish Rouge, and Elevation Polish Cactus Flower.

The prize packages will be open internationally. 

Once packages leave me, whether they are to an international or US winner, I am not responsible for the package. I will do my best to pack everything well and provide tracking numbers but lost or broken packages can not be replaced. 

The giveaway is open as of today until midnight July 10th CST. The winners have 48 hours to answer my email and claim their prize. If there is not a reply after that time, I will select a new winner

You MUST be 18 years or older to enter. 

Giveaway or spam accounts will not be acceptable. Winning entries will be verified. Also please don't follow to enter and then unfollow after this ends. If I see that happen, you will not be allowed to win any future giveaways. 

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97 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have to admit that I am not a loyal follower of your blog but I have been following your fb page with mine for some time.

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  2. I love your blog as it is. It's one of the few blogs I still follow. Keep up the good work! :-)

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  3. Definitely new to the world of bloggers and yours is my first to follow. The opportunity to win these amazing colors is great but I am excited to start following bloggers and see more amazing polishes.

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  4. I would die for Cactus Flower, it is so gorgeous! And I just absolutely love your blog, you knock it out of the park EVERY TIME! Your posts are stellar and your photography is totally on point!

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  5. Not only do you have beautiful pics, I love your descriptions of the polishes.

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  6. Your swatches are the best true-to-life swatches out there, hands down. Keep on keepin' on!

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  7. I like reading your blog because you show awesome swatches of collections I am thinking of buy. I have based a lot of my purchased on your swatches so that's a very good thing (and a bad thing for my wallet lol)

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  8. Love all your posts, I follow via Bloglovin to make sure I don't miss anything! Awesome giveaway! :)

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  9. SpasByStarla - ChristinaJune 26, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    I enjoy your swatches! especially look forward to the CTs! :)

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  10. I started reading your blog after seeing you in outer CT minion group and seeing your beautiful swatches. This is so awesome of you and the indies that donated to this awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to try these beauties.

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  11. What a lovely giveaway!!! Have been a huge fan and follower for ages. Like I've said before, your blog is one of my go-to spots to review any polish before I buy. Please don't ever quit!

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  12. OMG what a fantastic giveaway Ida - thank you!!! And yes there is a reason I follow your blog - just that you have the best swatches ever!! I love your lighting, the shape of your nails, length of nail beds, uniformity of poses, descriptions and the types of brands you swatch - all of that combined makes you one of my top nail/nail swatch blogs. Yours are also some of the most color accurate swatches out there - I know with you I am not looking at false advertising or overly shopped swatches. And btw I would DIEEE for Cactus Flower, what a perfect polish! Thanks again :)

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  13. I love your blog since you review brands I love :o) Also love your comp posts and the variety of light/views you take pics in!

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  14. I love your descriptions, hand poses, and swatches. Thank you for having this giveaway!

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  15. Melissa Mims DiBonaJune 26, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Thank you for the opportunity! I always check out your swatches. :) Always gorgeous!

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  16. You always have such lovely swatches! Thanks for the opportunity and happy very belated blogoversary!

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  17. beautiful swatches and the first one I saw for Elevation's new July "China" collection

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  18. Ari Del CastilloJune 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Eeee I remember narrowly losing out on this beauty in the auctions last Oct. Here's my second shot haha

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  19. I'm always happy when reviewing your swatches. They are really true to color consistently. Not only are they beautiful to look at but they are a big help when purchasing.

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  20. I love to check out your swatches! And I completely understand falling behind from time to time, lol! Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful polishes!

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  21. Thank you so much for this great giveaway!! :)

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  22. Your swatches are always so lovely and I feel like I get an accurate view of what a polish might be like.

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  23. Yours has always been one of my favorite blogs. Great swatches, does them of brands I'm a fan of, and appreciate the information given on the ones swatched!!

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  24. Your blog is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I love these. Hard. And I love the procrastination ;)

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  26. I've always loved your swatches since before you started the blog officially! <3

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  27. Great swatches and fun commentary!!

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  28. Love your reviews and swatches :)

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  29. Great swatches! :)

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  30. Great giveaway!

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  31. A reason I read your blog? YES, because you make me want to buy all the nail polishes!!! lol XD LOVE your swatches so much <3

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  32. Charlotte T. VongkhamchanhJune 27, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    Thank you for this giveaway ! All of them are so pretty ! Good luck everyone !

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  33. Thank you for this awesome giveaway Ida! YAY Summer! I don't own any of these indies yet (technically I got my first Elevation Polish this week so that's not entirely true but whatevs) so I'm definitely entering! LOVE every single polish here!

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  34. Thanks for nice giveaway :). I read Your blog regularly - You have a good and reliable swatches.

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  35. Love your blog. And the giveaway! Thanks!

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  36. I read your blog because I really like the way you swatch and you don't overdo it with the photoshop!

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  37. Constanza Oller de MooreJune 27, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    I loveyour swatches and how close is always the color to the polish in real life,.

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  38. What a great giveaway! 2 brands I haven't tried yet though you are pushing those Elevations really good - I think an order will happen somewhere this month. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. Oooh such pretty polishes and swatches!

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  40. Thank you for the great giveaway, and for letting us internationals play :D Your swatches are always my favorite!

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  41. What an awesome giveaway! !

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  42. These polishes are so beautiful!

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  43. Love your blog Ida! You have the most amazing swatches ever! :)

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  44. Thank you for the giveaway! I have been a huge fan of your blog for a long time! Your swatches are very accurate and very swoon-worthy!

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  45. dorofte alexandraJune 29, 2015 at 7:01 AM

    Your swatches are always so lovely

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Lovely polishes, I have my fingers crossed!! Love your blog, your swatches are always so beautiful!!

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  47. I love your swatches - they make me drool every time !

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  48. Marion von HagenJune 29, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Thanks fo the giveaway! Such gorgeous colors!
    May the oddsbe in my favor!

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  49. Hey cool dang, sweet giveaway. Thanks gal!

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  50. I love your swatches because the colors are true to life and your descriptions are spot on!

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  51. What a great giveaway! I read your blog because I like how you write and you have good pictures.

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  52. I love Beauty & Nail Polish

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  53. Such a great giveaway! Your swatches are my go-to for Elevation Polish. You always end up making me want more than I initially think haha.

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  54. Thanks for the great giveaway! Your swatches are beautiful!!

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  56. I came to this blog first time today for this international giveaway. And I sure would come back for another one if any.

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  57. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  58. The Crows Toes Ingrounded polish is just beautiful! Now I need to look up more of thier polishes!

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  59. Thank you for the giveaway chance! Cactus Flower is so pretty! I love your swatches!

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  60. Your pretty pictures on IG drew me in, but reading your blog has kept me a fan. I really like your swatches, yay sunlight, rock on!

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  61. The Crows Toes is amazing. Your swatches are always so beautiful!

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  62. Idaaaa!! I heart you and hope you always keep on keeping when it comes to swatching because your swatches are the best. A good percentage of my buying decisions come from your swatches haha. Happy happiest of summers!!

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  63. Your nails are so gorgeous!! Keep up the good work! Thank you for such an amazing giveaway! Darling Diva is my favorite indie :D

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  64. You always have such great pictures of everything! I love how you make me want everything you swatch! <3

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  65. Love your blog! And I love Crows Toes! <3 <3 <3 Always good to see swatches and reviews, and you do it right!

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  66. I agree with everyone else...Love the swatches!

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  67. Hey Ida! I love your swatches and nail shape/length. I feel like I always get a pretty accurate idea of what a polish will look like when I see your swatches!

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  68. Holy mackerel! Ingrounded was my fave from CrowsToes latest collection. And Cactus Flower is stunning for summer. Thank you for your giveaway and generosity! :)

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  69. Michaela (The Mani CafJuly 3, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Hi Ida! Thanks for the giveaway! I love your swatches, especially Elevation every month and also your simple but striking nail art designs, like dots and stripes!

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  70. Your swatches! OMG! You make me want to BUY ALL THE POLISH!

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  71. You consistently have such gorgeous swatches Miss Ida Rose!

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  72. Love all your swatches! They are way too encouraging when it comes time to buy new pretties!!

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  73. Irina Dubinskaya-GnatiukJuly 5, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love your swatches!

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  74. I love your blog! Your nails are beautiful and always perfectly polished and swatched. :) And I love your Elevation Polish and Pahlish posts and Hare Polish posts. I recently looked through 3 (?) years of your Pahlish posts and it was amazing and so helpful (thank you for labeling your posts). You do a wonderful job! Thank you so much for the giveaway too. Beautiful polishes!

    Katie B.

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  75. The colors you are giving away, are amazing!!

    I have been following your blog through bloglovin' for ages (just no idea under what name....)

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  76. I love your reviews and the amazing swatch photography!

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  77. Cristina PopescuJuly 6, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Great giveaway, thanks! I will love to win!

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  78. Your swatches of Ingrounded made my heart stop the first time I saw them- what am I saying, it happens every time. Too beautiful!!

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  79. I love your nail art

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  80. Always beautiful swatches! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. hey thank you Ida and congrats for your blog and your lovelies swach (lovelies ? correct ?)

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  82. Mariah JonckheereJuly 9, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Love me some Elevation and Darling Diva so thank you for this! :) <3

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  83. I read for your amazing reviews and swatches!!

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  84. Love that Elevation! (and that is so not a color I would normally lust after!)

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  85. Your swatches are always amazing & I am in love with Ingrounded!

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  86. Thank you for the giveaway! I love your blog (though my wallet doesn't!) Just about everything you swatch ends up in my collection or on my wishlist!

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  87. I look forward to seeing your swatches, they are amazing!

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  88. You have the most gorgeous nails & awesome swatches!!!

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  89. I wasn't sure how to add the URL for the shared post, so I just put in the URL for my Facebook page. Sorry about that!

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  90. Oh wow! Great giveaway and I've always loved your blog! Thank you for this giveaway!

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