Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nubar California Dreamin' Giveaway Winner!

Hello ladies,

The time arrived to select a winner for the Nubar California Dreamin' Giveaway. My loyal helper was ready to assist in the process.
Meet Max: a white, purebred German Shepherd. He is also affectionately known as 'Mixie' and 'Fluffy Bunny'.

Above are 955 hand written contest entries gathered on a decorative plate. To appeal to our judge, we placed two hot dogs cut into rounds beneath the entries.
Max is rather intent to begin the judging.
Max begins to inspect the entries.
And is willing to taste test for authenticity if required.

He puts himself to the task.
He is willing to chew on an idea for awhile.
He distributes the papers to inspect every entry.
The last tidbit of his treat reveals the winner.
The winner is caramel cutie! Congratulations!
Max knows the importance of tenacity.
Are you ready for the final bite, Max?
He is up for the challenge.
The work of the day is complete!
Good boy, Max!

Caramel cutie has a blog called Style and Everything in Between. She has been working on a thirty day challenge to explore her favorite things. I do that painted Lady fingers as well, which results in many posts about nail polish.

A special thanks to my sister Claire and her daughters, Julianna and Shannon. My niece Shannon assisted by sitting with me and cutting the contest entries into thin strips. She also prepared the hot dogs for Max. Julianna helped wrangle the other animals so Max could have the spotlight and the hot dogs.

Many thanks to Nubar for sponsoring this giveaway. The California Dreamin' Collection and 2010 flakie glitter topcoat can be purchased at

I will be doing the Diamond Cosmetics giveaway drawing in the next week. Be sure to check out the Pick Your Plates at Chez-Delaney Giveaway for a chance to win eight nail art stamping plates of your choice. The contest ends on August 14. I will be posting the last two giveaways for the Anniversary event within the week.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. OMG :) Your dog is beautiful!!! :) congrats to the winner :)

  2. Thanks so much, Alice! My sister has always had German Shepherds. Max is quite striking. He's sweet too. <3

  3. Oh wow, Max is a gorgeous guy! Haha, such a cute idea for the drawing. Congratulations to Caramel Cutie! I hope you're doing well, Diana. I have been thinking about you and your sister. ♥

  4. Aww, I love your ways of choosing the winner! Congrats to the winner!

  5. Oh wow! Your dog is adorable! What a way to pick a winner! Love it!

    Congrats to the winner! :)

  6. Congrats to the winner! And oh my gosh I've never seen a white German Shepherd before he is simply beautiful!

  7. Congrats to the winner!!
    "fluffy bunny" :-D

  8. Max is a beauty. I had a German Shepherd growing up. His name was Dustin. My Mom named him after the actor Dustin Hoffman. You can tell how long ago that was. We'd just seen Midnight Cowboy. I always wanted a total black and total white Shepherd. They are just such wonderful dogs. Thoroughly enjoyed the choosing of the winner. It's almost as fun as the giveaway. Many coongrats to Caramel Cutie.

  9. Hi congrats to the winner :)
    Your dog is very beautiful =)


  10. Congrats to Caramel!!

    I used to have a white German shepherd too. When he was a pup he looked like the Coca-cola polar bear cups. Thus, he was called Polar. More energy in that dog than you can ever imagine. He was soooo beautiful.

    Max is a beauty too.

  11. I totally fell in love with Mellow Yellow when you showed it. It is now mine!!! I love it!
    I enjoy all the different ways you pick winners, I really look forward to seeing what animal guest will be helping you. I enjoy it so much I am never disappointed about not winning. :)

  12. Aww, I hope that means that your sister is getting better now that you've returned to blogging! :)

  13. What an adorable German Shepard! They are my favourite breed of dogs.

  14. congratulations!

    check my blog :)

  15. Max is adorable! My mom had German Shepherds when she was young, I myself found my love for Shih-Tzus, a completely different breed ;) they are much smaller than a German Shepherd, but they don't think that matters, they have the heart and self-confidence of little lions ;) my Timmy's biggest love was a big black labrador-girl called Fancy. It was amazing when those two ran over the meadows and fields, Timmy needing to do 2 hops when Fancy made one long stride ;)

  16. hi! nice blog you got there :)
    I'm a follower now:)!

    Maybe you can check my blog out as well and become a follower?

  17. Congratulations to the winner! What a wonderful, whimsical way to choose the winner! And Max is a charmeur of the ages! <3

  18. Congratulations to the winner !
    Your dog Max is adorable <3


    I still can't believe that I won!..this is the best giveaway I've seen so far (especially since I'm sooo into my nails now lol) so I'm ecstatic to have won!

    Thanks Diana for the giveaway and thanks Max for picking me! =)

  20. Diana, I came back to tell you that I tagged you with a Sweet Friend award:

  21. congratss for the winnerr :D
    and those hair pins soo adorable :)

  22. I've never seen a white German Shepherd before!! What a beauty! And, um, I've also tagged you with a Sweet Friend award, like a couple other folks:

  23. Congrats Caramel! Max is adoreable :)

  24. Oh my goodness, Max is so adorable and so helpful! This may be the cutest way to pick a winner I've seen yet! And congrats, CaramelCutie, this is a great prize to win! :D

  25. hahaha, too funny! What a beautiful dog! And congrats to the winner!


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