Wednesday, September 16, 2009

100+ followers giveaway: Painted Halloween Lady

Hello ladies,

I am so excited to be bringing news of another giveaway! I feel so lucky you all stop by my blog. I love being able to offer treats in gratitude. This time we are celebrating the hundred plus ladies who gather here in love of nail polish. Since we are nearing the Halloween season, I have two very special offerings for you. 

The first is a new bottle of the discontinued and much sought after Essie St. Martin Mint. The color fits in beautifully with the pale green trend this fall season. I also think the shade would make a fabulous base for spooky or magical nail art. The bottle you will be receiving is an unused back up bottle. My nails were painted using my own bottle of St. Martin Mint.

The second and most wondrous prize is an original Halloween painting by Sarada. To celebrate the season with whimsy, she created an image of a witch beautifying her nails with green polish. As a reader of painted Lady fingers, she knows about the fascination with owls many of us have. What better companion could this pretty witch have than an owl observing her nail care regimen? Even the Moon gazes earthward in the love of nail polish! The jack-o-lantern bottles fitted with witch hat applicators are so delightful!

This painting would make a lively decoration for Halloween. She would look festive by the door when trick-or-treaters arrive. It would also be a nice treat for the Harry Potter reader. I could readily imagine this witch at Hogworts. Sarada's acrylic painting measures six by eight inches on canvas board.

Sarada was kind to partner with me for this contest. Please visit her artist blog and her etsy shop. She offers custom paintings, prints, photography and ACEOs. 

The last contest was great fun. I did notice that some entrants who didn't have a blog were vocal about wanting more options for chances to win. I expanded the ways that you can enter in response to these requests. 

Ways to enter the giveaway:

1) Become a follower or e-mail subscriber of painted Lady fingers.  If you are currently a follower or subscriber, that counts too! Since this is a celebratory contest for followers, it's essential to be a follower or subscriber to enter.  Please let me know in the comments which option you choose for keeping up with painted Lady fingers. 1 entry

The rest of the entries are optional.

2) Tell me what you love about Halloween or share a favorite Halloween memory. If Halloween isn't celebrated in your country, let me know what intrigues you about the holiday. 1 entry

3) Have painted Lady fingers on your blogroll. Please post a link unless I comment regularly on your blog. In any case, please remind me. 1 entry

4) Create a post about this giveaway or mention it on your blog. Please provide a link. 2 entries.

5) Become a follower or e-mail subscriber of artbysarada.  Please let me know which way you decide to keep up with her blog. 1 entry

6) Add artbysarada to your etsy favorites. 1 entry

7) Tweet about the giveaway. Please provide a link. 1 entry

I hope I provided you ladies with enough options for entry this time. I do always check the links you post for contest entries and verify the follower/subscriber lists. I appreciate the time you take to enter so I respectfully keep track for fairness and good feeling. Please leave your entries in the comments. You can do one comment with all your entries or return and add more comments as you complete the entries. Whatever works for you, I am game! My Virgo self can keep track. 

Please include your e-mail in the comments so I can reach you if you win. 

The contest is open internationally. It runs through October 1st. Good luck, ladies! Thank you so much for all of your support and positivity. 


  1. congrats on your 100+ followers! :D you must be so excited! love reading your blog. you give such good and very useful info! i have been a follower for a little while now, but love going back to read previous entries. and what i love about halloween is everything! the candy, the spookiness, the vampy movies, being able to dress however you want and not getting (as many) weird looks :) and more importantly, the colors!

  2. YAYYYY congratz hun im s0o happy 4 u,i hope u get many many more followers cause ur nailz and posts are GREAT.

  3. congrats! I follow you as MoLo

    What I love most about Halloween is the sense that anything natural or supernatural could happen on that spooky night :D

  4. wow!! congratz on ur 100+ followers...ur blogs are so great & very informative..i love reading ur blogs...weeeeeee... im entering again to ur contest...what i love most about halloween are the candies, weird costumes, the halloween party in the club, weird cocktail drinks & finger foods...& im gonna miss them all.. coz here in abu dhabi they dont celebrate halloween =(
    ur already in my blogroll..anyways.. keep safe!! more followers to come..

  5. omg i'm not gonna lie, i wouldn't care if you gave away a half used bottle of st. martin mint as long as i got my stubby fingers on it!! i have a major lemming for it :D

    i follow you my dear diana :D

    you are on my blogroll <3

  6. Hi I'm a new blogger and a new follower. Congrats on your blossoming blog! Love that soft moon-like manicure :)

  7. Congratz on your many followers :) im a follower from the google friend connect thingy ;)

  8. well, I am entering again! :D

    1) Already an email subscriber here, of course
    2) signed up at Sarada's page as an email subscriber
    3) added her as a favorite shop on Etsy
    4) tweeting about this is hard... not enough space to fit it all in! but I did my best:
    5) My best Halloween memory is when I was in 11th grade. As a kid, I wasn't allowed to celebrate (THE DEVIL!!). I even had to sit in the hallway at school when I was really little if they did anything Halloween related in class! but in 11th grade I went out on my first ever Trick or Treating adventure. It was so much fun! I was Raggedy Ann. LOL.
    email: eviltemptressdq AT :)


  9. i've also tweeted about the giveaway:

  10. Well!
    1 - I'm a follower
    2 - I love the fun of Halloween. The spookiness of a haunted hay ride. The dressed lil kiddies that knock on my door for candy. I love candy corn. And Halloween nail art! I love that witches and ghouls have their own holiday.
    3 - You are on my blogroll :)
    4 - I Tweeted!
    So far, four entries for me :) This is a great giveaway - I couldn't wait to see the art and it's gorgeous!

  11. Awesome giveaway!
    Well I am already a follower.
    My favorite Halloween tradition has always been carving pumpkins.

  12. OMG, I've been wanting that green forever! Ok, here we go:
    1. I'm a new follower :)
    2. I LOVE Halloween because I wasn't allowed to celebrate or go trick or treating (ever!) as a kid. Dressing up and going to parties to make up for lost childhood makes me happy!
    Thanks for holding this giveaway!

  13. 1)I'm a follower
    2)I love halloween because it means i can go totally crazy with my hair ,makeup and nails and i don't have to worry what people think.I get to dress up and collect lots of candy (whats not to love about that?),plus i can talk about magic and the like non-stop at this time of year without getting people looking at me like i'm insane :)

  14. Hi Lady D, DanaCerise here.
    Love the manicure you did with St. Martin Mint! It looks like key lime custard. Mmmmm.
    Please enter me in the contest: danaenfi at yahoo dot com

    1)I'm an email subcriber.

    2)One halloween memory is the first year my brother and I went trick-or-treating. My mother took us. We lived out in the country in the Florida panhandle. It really seemed spooky that night since there was no moon. It seemed like every dog in the area was running loose! We spent the evening running from dogs chasing us. I told my bro (who was a year younger and was afraid of the dark) that the dogs were werewolves.

    **Bonus halloween memory!
    I didn't wear a costume to school in first grade. My family didn't have much money (and we couldn't afford to cut up a spare sheet). I went wearing a white overall dress with little red & pink roses on it that my grandma made (My grandma made a handful of dresses for me--which I look back on and think: wow, those were cool!--and those dresses and church sale clothes were all I wore).
    In between the lines of flowers were printed the words "Rosy, Posey." I wore it that day because it was clean. Many kids picked on me because I was the only one who didn't have a costume.
    So I was in line for lunch in the hallway, staring at the floor and feeling self-conscious. A beaming teacher came up to me and said, "Wow, I love your costume!" I blinked up at her, "But I'm not wearing a costume."
    She looked confused and said: "But you've dressed up as beautiful doll." She took my hand and walked with me to the front of the lunch line.


  15. Congrats to you sweetie! That's wonderful for you. Thanks so much for having this giveaway. I am a follower of your blog. I'm also a follower of artbysarada. I love Halloween. I have nothing but good memories of this holiday. My Mother made costumes for me. I had beautiful costumes made with beautiful materials. She made me a gypsy costume which was made out of silk and satin. Beautiful bright colors. I had a long skirt, a silk blouse and a bolero. The next year I had a beautiful Dutch girl outfit. My Mother looked up the outfit in the encyclopedia. I had another gorgeous skirt, blouse and vest with a Dutch cap. I didn't have any wooden shoes. I had a really beautiful Little Bo Peep costume. My favorite with a long pink dress with a white underskirt. It was gathered up all around the skirt. I had a beautiful bonnet and a staff wrapped in pink ribbon. She was wonderful. I have 3 entries for the giveaway.

  16. 1) subscribed by email []

    2) My favorite Halloween memory is going to this house that gave away a huge candy bar + $1!

    3 & 4) No blog, sorry.

    5) I subscribed by email.

    6) No etsy account.


  17. Oh and i have blogged about your giveaway to ;)

  18. Hi!

    1. I am a follower!
    2. We never celebrated Halloween, but I sure do love the costume part about it! I want to dress up this year ;(
    3. Blogroll, check.

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  20. I love halloween!! I had a big party last year and wish I could again this year. I still trick or treat..even though im a little old by about 20 years. I'm short, so I put on a mask and go with my cousins:0)

  21. You're on my blog roll


  22. entry 1 for bloggin:

  23. I follow artbysarada


  24. tweet

  25. Ifollow your blog now:)
    I celebrate Kadri and Mardipäev - it's very similarto halloween, but in Estonia we have two different day and bit different traditions

  26. Congrats on so many followers!
    1)I follow your blog of course!
    2)The best thing about Halloween to me is how creative you can be! I spend a lot of time coming up with my costume and sustomizing every detail of it. In fact last Halloween was the reason for my interest in nail polish. I bought SC bronze and I loved it and started buying more and wearing it!
    3)You are on my blogroll!
    4)I posted about this giveaway! You can check to see that you are on my blogroll through this link too!

  27. Hi, congrats on the followers!

    1. I`m a follower.
    2. I love to design and to prepare my costume for Halloween.

  28. Congrats! I just became your follower (also using google reader). Here's link to my post about this giveaway, but it's in finnish:

    We don't quite celebrate Halloween in Finland, but I do like the holiday. I thinks it's fun in America, but doesn't fit in to the finnish mentality :D The basic Halloween colours are lovely; orange and black makes a good combo on nailspolishes too!

  29. Hi! I'm Lauren and am excited to be following your blog now! :)

    What I love about Halloween: carving pumpkins, cool perfect weather (in Michigan, where I grew up), and chocolate candy!! I used to love dressing up to go trick-or-treating but haven't done that in years. Oh and I will for sure be loving Halloween nails this year!!

  30. 1) i am now following your fabulous blog!

    2) Can I share two? When I was little I went trick-or-treating with ym cousin Laura but unfortunately I don't really remember it. I wish I did because it was during a remission phase of her leukemia and she died a year later. But I still treasure the picture and keep it hanging on my 'pictures wall'. My other favourite is from 8th grade. Probably silly but it was just me and my new group of best girlfriends, we were all just starting to click together as a large group of friends and we went over to one of the girls house to trick-or-treat. I was excited because although i'd been with laura i didn't remeber it and now I could finally go and remember the process! My mom didn't celebrate it or believe in trick-or-treating so it was this amazing time of new friendships and eating lots of candy and being silly

    3) Have painted Lady fingers on your blogroll.

    4) Create a post about this giveaway or mention it on your blog.

    5) Become a follower or e-mail subscriber of artbysarada. I am now a follower
    6) Add artbysarada to your etsy favorites. Definitely favourited now!

    7) Tweet about the giveaway. Please provide a link.

    it's my most recent tweet but my tweets are protected.

  31. I love Halloween because I can dress up crazy for one night. I usually go to church and help the little kids out, and it's a lot of fun!

  32. I'm following by rss feed. :)

    I love that Halloween is such a fun, laid back holiday. Candy and costumes... no pressure to do anything but have fun.


  33. I’m a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  34. I love Halloween because I can go trick-and-treating!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  35. Added you to my blogroll.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  36. Follower of artbysarada.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  37. I hearted artbysarada. (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  38. I tweeted about this giveaway.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  39. Hey, tahnx for this giveaway. Anyways I just subscribed via being a followe to you and artbysarada. I also added artbysarada, to my etsy favorites, I go by Shahela on etsy, and here is my twitter link, it's a public twitter and the very first tweet is about you, and here is the link to my blog, my first post is about you!! and you are also added to my blogroll.

    My favorite memories of halloween are always when I made pumpkin seeds and pie with the leftover remain of the carved pumpkins. It was a an amazing family gathering.

    Please contact me via if I am a winner. Thank you so much for this contest.

  40. 1) I'm a follower of this blog
    2) I've always been a big fan of horror stories and movies, and Halloween is a perfect excuse to watch favourite horror films and to wear dark makeup!

  41. 1)I'm a new subscriber by email and loving your blog.

    2)I love halloween because I love to see all the little kids dressed up when they come round trick or treating.

  42. First of all thank you for the contest! E-mail is

    1. I'm a new follower
    2. My favorite thing about Halloween is all the movies on tv during this time of the year, like Casper, Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus!
    3. You are on my bloglist:
    4. Post on my blog:
    5. I'm a follower of Artbysarada
    6. Art by Sarada is on my etsy favorites, I'm xrosario on etsy
    7. Tweet:

  43. Thank you for this wonderful contest. :)

    1. I am a new follower
    2. My favorite things about Halloween are all of the scary movies, all of the candy, being able to decorate my nails with cute things!
    5. I am a follower of artbysarada
    6. I added artbysarada to my etsy favorites (user name- sassy77)

  44. Great contest! I love the mint green polish!
    I'm a new follower
    The best thing about Halloween is dressing up. I haven't missed a Halloween without dressing up in a new costume!
    subscribed via email to artbysarada (
    faved artbysarada on etsy (gidgie11)


  45. I already follow your blog, I'm both a follower and an e-mail subscriber so I don't miss a word you write ;-)

    In my country we don't celebrate Halloween, but a long time ago, I was a young exchange student in the US for one year. I spent a fantastically haunting and exciting day (and night) that year. A group of teenagers (with aid of grown ups) created a "haunted house" in an abandoned building. We played up small acts in each room of the building, inviting the younger kids that was "trick or treating" to go through the house and be scared by us. It was hilarious and very kind-hearted, and at the end of the tour all the kids got a bag of sweets. The activity was early evening and then everybody was supposed to go home.

    The small town I lived in had a local rule that forbade people under 18 to be outside without parental guiding after 10 pm, but that night I broke the rule. I actually climbed out of my bed room window to meet with some of the friends from the "ghost house". One of my friends had a car, and we went to a cematary at the outskirts of town, just to hang out. Maybe I was kissed there as the clock struck midnight, or maybe not.. ;-)

    You are already on my blog roll:

    I'm a e-mail subscriber to Artbysarada (as of right in a minute)

  46. Congrats on a well-deserved following! I'm not sure if I'm eligible, but with all of these wonderful giveaways, including the one-of-a-kind artwork, how could I not try?

    I'm a follower, and I've long since had you on my blogroll :) One of my favorite Halloween memories is an American Indian "princess" dress my aunt sewed for me when I was about nine years old. I remember us going to fabric stores and picking out the beading she would attach. I loved that dress so much I wore it for the next couple of years!

  47. I have an annual pumpkin carving party every year at my house. Can't wait for this one!

  48. Here is my post linking to your lovely giveaway.

  49. I follow your blog.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  50. My favorite thing about Halloween is of course the candy. My kids are very generous, they always share their candy with me.

  51. Just discovered your blog, and love it! I'm such a layer-er, I love adding glitters over my cremes! And seriously, who doesn't love the excuse to wear BRIGHT ORANGE POLISH!! Can't wait until halloween!

  52. 1. I am already a subscriber (by e-mail) of your blog.

    2. I love Halloween because decorating my home for this holiday is so much fun! I also love all of the candy choices at this time of year!

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