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Great news! I am happy and excited to finally announce my Christmas Giveaway!!
I selected 5 brushes from my favourites, now that the 5 are here and ready to be shipped to the winner, it’s time to play!
I started using high end brushes more than 5 years ago, I started with MAC, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Sigma, of course there was also Chanel and other brands like the Sue Devitt, Paula Dorf, Bare Minerals, Rae Morris or Trish McEvoy, they weren’t always that super insane soft but still very efficient tools. Then came Hakuhodo, Koyudo, Tanseido, Chikuhodo, Suqqu and many many more. Today we have the amazing Wayne Goss or the very functional Kumano Fude Select Shop, so many fantastic brands to explore and… I do have quite a few!
Even when I did not like a brush very much I kept it and experimented with different products or applications, I just never seem to get bored and that won’t happen any time soon!
My collection grew a lot, two years ago I thought I would count them just out of curiosity but I would have to face that it just got out of control, at the end it wasn’t such a bad idea to keep them since it’s the major reason why I am here today and I wouldn’t change anything.
I needed some motivation to find the required courage to start counting, including a giveaway in the process would be the final push. Then my sweet friend Sarah was here a few days ago and she offered her help, at the end she did all the work 😀 SUPERVISED (just kidding 😀 ) not even supervised, well just a bit…. BIG thanks to her for her precious help!!! Today, all my drawers have post-its with the number of brushes inside them, also my vanity, my containers, she didn’t even let me take some with me without counting them first!!! 😀
Whoever guesses the total number of brushes I own in my collection, wins! Just enter your estimation below this post. If nobody guesses the exact number, I will pick the closest no matter if it’s higher or lower, just the closest number.
Only one entry per person. If two entries are made with the same number by two different people, only the first entry will be accepted. If two people enter an estimation below or higher with the same difference to the correct number, the lower estimation will take priority.
The contest is open internationally, only open on this blog and only to my subscribers, you can only participate here in the comments, not on Facebook, not on Instagram or anywhere else. Just here below this post, this will ensure I don’t miss any of your entries and we don’t get duplicates. If the winner is also an Instagram follower (since I post a lot on Instagram), I will add a nice bonus to the prize.
If you have any questions regarding this giveaway, please leave your question below in the comments! thank you 🙂
The winner will get 5 excellent brushes that are part of my favourites, in the featured pic above there are my brushes on the left and the brushes for the winner in their packaging on the right, these are:
- Hakuhodo SJ104 (129$), more details about this brush in this review. I truly deeply love this giant, it’s the absolute quintessence of luxury.
- Wayne Goss Air Brush (35$), more details about this brush here, I was given one by Wayne but I just had to purchase another for the giveaway! It’s worth much more than its price, so I thought such an opportunity should not be missed!
- Hakuhodo G511 (44$), it’s the new one with the new mix, review and more details here. It’s a wonderful little versatile brush.
- Kumano Fude Select Shop SS4-1 (3400JPY), more details here. Who said a squirrel blender could not be efficient? this one is!! I use it almost every day!
- Rae Morris 9.1 Pencil point shader (29$) I don’t have a review yet because I am preparing it and just wish I had more time to write!! It’s 100% squirrel, not the same grade as the Suqqu S but still a very nice pencil that I enjoy using.
I am neither paid to promote these brushes nor am I sponsored and I paid for them myself.
There will be only 1 winner!
You can start participating now and the notification to the winner will be done on the 24th of December 2016 at 3PM CET Swiss Time. I will contact the winner by email and post here his or her name with the exact final number with pics of the post-its 😀
I hope you will love this giveaway and thank you for participating and giving me the final motivation … now I know how many fluffies I have, I thought I had more than that but it still is A HUGE LOT.
I cannot wait to read your comments and to finally announce the winner!
I have to manually click and approve the comments so you will have a delay in seeing them because I am not always in front of my computer or phone. It’s just a formality but due to spam or robot entries I prefer to just approve.
I advise you to just check the day after or sometime after that your comment appears below the post, sometimes spam filtering can block them too so better be safe 🙂
UPDATE 24th of December 2016
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND THE GIVEAWAY WINNER AND RESULT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SHORTLY!
It’s time to confess… My friend Sarah counted each drawer and each corner of the room, put nice bright green post-its all over the place…
… and then summarised all in one! she reached 1077 but she told me not to forget the ones I received before this giveaway was on so we have to add the new Chikuhodo Noel set, the Koyudo Noel and the 3 Kumano Fude Select shop, which takes the grand total to
1089 (highlighted in pink below).
and puts Phoebe with a guess of 1098 to the top of the guess list, and I am now checking that the rules and conditions apply 🙂
UPDATE 27th of December 2016
Unfortunately the rules and conditions did not apply for the closest winner so I will have to jump to the next valid winner! By valid I mean: who has only participated once and who is a subscriber of the blog as mentioned in the rules above! Otherwise it would not be fair for the ones who followed those rules 🙂
Thank you to Phoebe and the next winner for their understanding!
Next closest valid winner will be notified by email and his or her name will be announced here 🙂
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UPDATE 29th of December 2016
Finally I have a winner with a valid entry!
Unfortunately I had to jump to the next valid entry that belongs to a current subscriber. Sadly we had to disqualify 4 entries that did not comply with the rules but I have offered a consolation prize, so I hope it helps a bit 🙂
The winner is… Lilliane! with a guess of 1113 brushes.
Please stay tuned as there will be very soon an absolutely amazing giveaway sponsored by Beautylish !!
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I thank you all for your kind and funny comments, it was great reading what was on your minds, but I will be honest with you, I had no idea of the total number myself and thought it would be scarier than that! I even thought it would be 3x the final number!!! It’s still a huge number but I probably wouldn’t have collected so many if I didn’t had this blog! I am glad if I was able to help some of you with comparison pics and my posts! Today I have explored quite a lot of brands, shapes, materials or techniques and I am still very much in love not only with the artisans who make them but also with the people who use them.