Giveaway Winners & Thoughts

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Hey lovelies,

Thank you so much to all who entered this round of giveaways. Please check the Rafflecopter forms below to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

I've been thinking about this batch of giveaways. It's something that I really wanted to do for my readers and as I mentioned, new followers are always welcome. But it quickly got quite disheartening to see so many giveaway accounts in it just for the free stuff rather than newbies interested in the content, writing comments that were irrelevant to the blog or almost identical to previous comments.

If that was a bit of a downer, it was downright infuriating seeing other people attempt to enter multiple times under aliases. That's just not fair on anybody. Those same people ignored the 'NZ only' restriction on some giveaways and entered anyway, which meant a whole lot of disqualifying trying to find an actual NZ winner.

I was incredibly lucky to have 14 of the 16 prize packs provided by my awesome sponsors - thank you to every single one of you who made this possible. What the people who spoil the giveaways don't realise (or don't care) is that it costs money for these businesses to provide prizes and for me to ship them. Last time I ran international giveaways it cost me upwards of $40 to post prizes (per prize pack), this time it'll be significantly higher.

All this is not to say I won't run further giveaways, because I definitely will. But with stricter conditions, certainly, to keep things fairer. Sorry for the grumpy post, folks. I really do appreciate everyone who played fairly, they are what make giveaways worthwhile. If you follow me on Instagram you will see that I do still have more prizes stashed so keep checking back.

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Lani

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14 comments

  1. Thank you Lani, and thanks for your sponsors. I'm really excited to have won a giveaway. I tried to make sure that my comments were genuine.

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    1. Thanks, Lena! I hope you love your polish.

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  2. Congrats to all the winners! :D

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  3. yayyy, thank you very much Lani, thx for your generousity, and i'm so excited to win one of your giveaway.
    you dont know, i am very very happy.
    i'm wondering, how to claim my prize? should i mail you or what?? (sorry, bacause its my first time to win any giveaway)

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    1. Hi Ersa, thanks so much for entering! I've emailed you on the email address you provided on Rafflecopter :) If you didn't get it, you can email me at lanilovesblog@gmail.com :)

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  4. Thank you so much for your generosity on your Birthday :D and thank you very much to Happy Polish too! I can't wait to receive my pretty prize ;)

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    1. Thank you for being one of my awesome sponsors! Hope you love your prize!

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  5. Congrats to all the lucky winners!
    Well done!

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  6. Hi! I just want to congratulate all of the winners!! I'm sorry that people tried to be unfair. :(. I'm so glad to have found your blog & look forward to your fun posts & maybe even future giveaways. Thank-you for the chance on these generous giveaways!!

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