Saturday, July 10, 2010

Painted Lady fingers Anniversary Celebration

Hello ladies,

It's been almost a year since my first post on July 24, 2009. I admit to feeling a little wistful when I look at the tiny beetles stamped over Zoya Ki. That was the first day I had ever used a digital camera. I was standing on a walking bridge overlooking the Wissahickon and my friend David kept cautioning me repeatedly not to drop my new camera into the river.

It amazes me all of the friendships I have made on-line and how my local friends and their pets have supported my blogging initiatives. Thank you all so much! I am very happy here. I hope you are too!

Let's take a moment and enjoy some flora and fauna and we will proceed with news of the event!

How I decided to celebrate is through offering some amazing giveaways for you ladies. These will begin either Sunday night or Monday depending on the weather.

There is lots to look forward to over the next month! Much of what is coming is based on my love of ladies' choice.

I'm going to be previewing the Diamond Cosmetics Fall Collection. There is no release date for these polishes yet. I will tell you there is a really nice dark green creme in the collection as well as an on trend deep terra cotta shade. Those are my top picks. You won't be seeing reviews of these anywhere else for a little while, but you will have a chance to win the entire Fall Collection of five colors before it's released. The winner will also get to choose seven other shades from the core line plus a treatment product.

Bathory Diabolique is going to be showcasing their wonderful handmade bath products at painted Lady fingers with a giveaway. One of the owners custom blends the scents in their entire line of scrubs, fizzies, parfaits, bath bombs and cupcakes. The winner will get to select whatever scent entices her for each of the products offered. It's a truly decadent experience.

A lucky reader will have a chance to choose an item from SerendityLicious. The creator makes amazing Gothic style pendants. For those with lighter hearts, there are also some beautiful nature inspired pieces in her etsy shop.

Art Club is going to be showing new additions to their Sprinkles line as well as offering a couple of classic nail art kits.

Chez-Delaney will be letting the winner select her choice of nail art stamping plates from in stock items.

Overall Beauty will be featuring some shades of BB Couture polishes.

Reviva Labs is offering a generous assortment of skin care items for the winner.

Some of the giveaway items will be grouped. There will be five different contests with five winners total. If you have won contests in the past, you are still welcome to enter. If good fortune is on your side, I am happy to convey it's message with nail polish and beauty items.

Are you excited? What parts of the event have you the most intrigued? Do tell.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. Wooooooooooowwwwwwweeeeeeee. Those contests sound awesome! I'm most intrigued by the Diamond Cosmetics Collection because I haven't tried them yet. But the Chez Delaney spree also sounds like a lot fun!

    Thanks in advance for these great giveaways. You've come so far in only a years time. Happy Anniversary!

  2. Yay! Happy Anniversary & congrats on your first year! =D

    Your giveaways sound just too wonderful for words... I simply can't wait! ^-^

    Nail polish & bath goodies... ah, how glorious! I'll be looking forward to your posts! ^-^

  3. Ooh...I'm most interested by the Diamond Cosmetics collection because I've never had the chance to try any of their polishes. They all sound wonderful, though - I can't wait!

  4. I'm most interested in the Diamond Cosmetics because I never tried their polishes before and all the swatches make them tempting! :) I'm very excited for your giveaway.

  5. Wow, it's only been a year? You are so popular, and it's always been clear why! With your wonderful swatches, amazing previews, generous giveaways and friends from the garden, no wonder everyone in blogosphere loves you! :)

    I'm definitely excited about the Diamond Cosmetics np! 12 colours?!?! Yippee! Happy almost birthday, by the way. :D

  6. Sounds amazing! I just started reading your blog about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I enjoy it a lot.

    The Diamond Cosmetics part is my favourite. I have been wanting to try their nail polish out for awhile and I love how affordable they are.

  7. Congrats on your blogiversary! Hard to believe it's only been a year - I can't imagine the blogosphere without all your whimsical posts & wonderful natural props =)

  8. Happy Anniversary dearie!
    I've been following your blog for quite a while already and I really love the whimsical way you do your giveaways and all those flora and fauna!
    Hopefully you'll have more good times blogging!

  9. Wow, congrats! I always love your posts and the gorgeous flora and fauna pics. I don't have a camera of my own so I like to live vicariously through you. Can't wait to find out more about the contests. They sound fab!

  10. Just one year? I thought you were an "older" blogger ;-) when I started reading you, this winter, you make such amazing manis and pics.
    I'm really excited about this event (mostly about polishes and a beautiful pair of victorian earrings I saw on SerendipityLicious's shop)

  11. Sounds fun! Congrats on your (almost) one year old blog! :D

  12. congratulations on your anniversary!!

  13. Yay! I can't believe its only been a year I would have swore you've been around longer than that! Congratulations!

  14. SerendityLicious has my attention wow really some beautiful stuff there I have to share the page with a few of my friends they will love it thanks!!!

  15. Congrats!!! You take some amazing pictures

  16. Happy Anniversary and carry on with the goodies and I'm not just talking about giveaways! Stunning photography there I must say.

  17. I can't believe it's already been a year, Diana! Congratulations on an amazing year - I've learned so much from you and enjoyed your posts - and drooled over your arts!

  18. Your photography skills, while very good as a beginner, have really developed (no pun!) in the past year!! I hope I can follow suit.

    Because of the stunning beauty of the bugs and flowers in your photos, plus the gorgeous creations with your nails, I always look forward to reading your posts.

    That's some giveaway! I'd like to try that Reviva as you have talked about how wonderful it is in many posts. It's something I'd like to try out.

    I see you have the giveaway post up. Gonna hop over there and sign up!

  19. wonderful gift! details are wonderful, and your blog is my daily stop for months

  20. Time sure does fly doesn't it? I can't believe it's been a year already! I can't wait until you post the Bathory Diabolique giveaway!! I've been using some of their products for a few weeks now and I can't wait to tell your readers how awesome the products are. The scrubs are to die for!

  21. nice shot of the moth looking butterfly on the zinnia

  22. congratulations on one year
    like many of your readers i just assumed you had been blogging for way longer than that because your blog is just so special

    I am most interested in overall beauty because I love BB Couture like no tommorrow and Chez-Delaney because I want to try stamping but haven't yet (every time i think about the investment in something that i may not be able to master i decide to buy more polishes instead)

  23. Yay, I'm excited! The CC collection sounds nice.

  24. Oooh pretty flowers!!! Congrats one your one year on your blog!!

  25. It hardly seems like a year. I feel like you've been here forever. Congratulations to you. Your a tremendous blogger. Wonderful photos and text. It's like every post is a wonderful storybook. Thank you so much.


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