Thursday, 12 February 2015

Happy Birthday LouLouLand - Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 - A Review And Giveaway


It wouldn't be a birthday without a cake so thanks Mummy Lou for this sweetie covered special, shame I couldn't find the birthday candles and it's a bought one from Tesco crammed full of wheat and gluten, never mind I'm sure a tiny bit won't hurt :)

As well as cake it wouldn't be a birthday without presents and recently I broke away from my budget make up obsession and bought myself a few higher end things, a sort of a present to myself ha ha. I'm going to sure you a few things in tomorrows post but for reasons that will become apparent I thought I'd show you something that I bought and that I've been loving.

I don't know how many times I've said but I'm just not a matte eyeshadow fan, or at least I wasn't. So many times I've been disappointed with matte eye shadows, and their useless chalky, payoff but things have changed and brands such as Make Up Revolution have upped the ante when it comes to matte shadows, and recently I've started to appreciate the subtle, warm and natural look that you can get from a matte eyeshadow.


Since I wanted to treat myself to a little bit of something a little bit high end, I headed to Debenhams and had a little look at the Urban Decay counter. As much as I love Naked 3 I can't justify yet another shimmery nude palette, so I took the plunge, had a swatch and bought Urban Decay Naked Basics 2.


A lot smaller than it's shimmery cousins, the 2 Naked Basics palettes are all about the matte. More geared towards cooler nudes, and skin tones like my own, Naked Basics 2 comes in a small slightly rubberised, compact complete with a full sized mirror.


The compact contains 6 exclusive shades, that don't appear anywhere else in the Urban Decay range. Although this is very much a matte palette the first shade Skimp, is actually a demi matte and has a tiny, tiny bit of shimmer making an ideal highlight shade. The rest of the shades from left to right are Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal and Undone.



These shadows are silky soft and so creamy, and as you can see the pigmentation is excellent. Despite the hype I never ever thought that I would buy a totally matte eyeshadow palette but I have to admit that I'm now a convert, and I've used this palette pretty much everyday since I got it. As you would expect from Urban Decay this palette isn't cheap but if your a matte eyeshadow fan you need it and if you still need to be convinced about matte eye shadows, this is definitely a one to try.Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 retails at £23 and is available from various retailers including Debenhams, House Of Fraser, Urban Decay, and  FeelUnique x

As I said at the beginning though it's all about presents and to celebrate my blogs 8th birthday I want to give one of you, my lovely readers, a present. So for your chance to win your very own Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette all you need to do is be a follower of my blog and fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open worldwide and will end on the 15th March 2015.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks again for reading and if you have any questions please leave me a comment x

149 comments:

  1. I searched for beauty blogs to read & you came up xxx

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  2. Congratulations on the 8 years! I came across it through twitter :)

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  3. I seen your blog posted on my time line for the first time

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  4. Congrats on 8 years blogging lovely! You were one of the blogs I read before I started blogging myself and I think I found one of your posts through a comment you left on a blog and ever since then was reading! :) x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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  5. Whilst looking for beauty blogs!

    Ashleigh

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  6. Happy Blogiversary. I found you in my bloglovin feed

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  7. I don't know exactly when I heard about your blog, but I know that was through a giveaway.

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  8. Happy birthday Loulouland! :-D
    I saw your blog in a share link from a friend on Twitter.

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  9. Happy Birthday! Here's to many more! I really can't remember where I first heard about it.

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  10. Congratulations :) I found you via Google :D x

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  11. Through fashionbaggers I think. Kiki R

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  12. I found you listed from running a competition.

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  13. I written wrong in Rafflecopter my name on instagram is @nicoletalexandra93
    Thank you and sorry again!

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  14. Congratulations! I can't really remember how I found your blog, it would have probably been from another beauty blog some time ago...

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  15. Congrats on your blogging anniversary. I hope you enjoyed your cake. :)

    www.pyaribeauty.com

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  16. P.S I can't remember where I first came across your blog as I've been reading since 2011. x

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  17. Happy Birthday LouLouLand! I first found you through Twitter. I was instantly drawn to your blog because I'm a fellow ME sufferer.

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  18. Happy Birthday, I came across you on bloglovin.

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  19. Wow, congratulations on so many years! I hope there will be many more to come :)
    I found your blog when I saw a saved post on one of the blogs I follow on Bloglovin :)

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  20. Happy birthday! Been following you for a while so not quite sure how I found you. :)

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  21. Happy Birthday!!!
    I hear about you from my Twitter friend...

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  22. I searched for beauty blogs to read

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  23. I heard about it on blogger!

    Thank you ! xoxox

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  24. Happy blog birthday! We met at an event and I checked out your blog afterwards :D xxx

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  25. Happy Birthday!!!Trough bloglovin!

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  26. Happy Birthday Louise !
    I found your lovely blog through random surfing at my favorite sites & blogs platform - Bloglovin !
    I really love your giveaways, one by one, they are just incredible ♥♥♥

    Thank you !
    Miri Weiss
    Email : snow_white100@walla.co.il

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  27. To be honest, I think it was a search on google for a product that you had reviewed, but I can't be sure :-( Sorry

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  28. Happy blog birthday!! I think I found your blog on twitter but I'm not sure! xx

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  29. Happy blog birthday! It was a long time ago when I found you, so I don't remember how... but I'm glad I did :D

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  30. I would it thru my Rss feed; thanks you for the chance and happy birthday :)

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  31. Yours was one of the first beauty blogs I started reading,several years ago. Think I found it from another blog I read at the time which has now disappeared!

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  32. I found your blog while I was searching for beauty inspirations. You've helped me a lot with your great product reviews :-)

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  33. Happy birthday!!!! It was a long time... i don't remember, sorry :( but your blog is amazing

    the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com

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  34. Hi lovely, Happy blog bday :) (my birthday was yesterday! lol) I found your blog whilst browing blogs online for various bits and bobs - really hope to have a naked palette as I don't have any!!
    Good luck to all x

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog

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  35. found on twitter:)

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  36. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I first heardof your blog on Bloglovin feeds!

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  37. I actually found your blog on Bloglovin! Looks pretty neat. Happy Blog Birthday! Hey, we're also having a Valentines giveaway for our beauty brands Aphrodite Perfume Mist and I wanted to invite you to enter & follow along on my new blog. :) Come on over and say hello! www.cherrylipsblondecurls.com

    Regina / Head Glam Girl at Margarita Bloom
    Margarita Bloom | Retro Vintage Skincare & Beauty
    http://www.margarita-bloom.com/
    Blog: http://www.cherrylipsblondecurls.com
    Twitter: @mbglamourville @margaritabloom
    Instagram: @margaritabloom

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  38. Happy birthday sweety!
    I found your blog though a post shared on FB.
    Commented here: http://www.loulouland.co.uk/2015/02/a-little-fashion-and-accessories-haul.html
    Thank you for this lovely giveaway! :)
    e-mail: floryfrancy(at)inwind(dot)it

    Finger crossed! ;)

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  39. I first heard about your blog on twitter!

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  40. Happy Birthday ♥
    I first heard about LouLouLand thanks to a friend of mine who shared on Facebook the link of the Make Up Revolution palette's giveaway :)

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  41. my friend told me about the blog

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  42. I came across it via a Google search for beauty blogs.

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  43. Happy birthday, just heard of it today

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  44. I did a search for beauty blogs and have been around ever since :)

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  45. Happy Birthday! I saw someone mention your blog on twitter.

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  46. Happy Birthday and here's to many more years of great blogging! :) I came across it on Twitter

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  47. I believe that I found you from a giveaway I participated in

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  48. Congrats on 8 years of blogging. I'm very happy to have found you on twitter :)

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  49. Congrats. ;) I found you through another facebook page and blog I was reading :)

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  50. I found you through twitter posts :)

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  51. I know your blog from International giveaway's blog. Nice to know you. You have many reviews too and your blog photos are really inspiring me. I love your blog

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  52. Happy Birthday :) I found you through Twitter competition post.

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  53. Your blog came up in suggested blogs on Bloglovin.

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  54. Happy Blogiversary. I found you on Bloglovin.

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  55. Happy birthday and thanks for such a generous giveaway!! I first came across your blog through the make up revolution site and so glad I did now - loving all your post's so far - keep up the great work ^_^

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  56. I found your blog when I was googling for make-up reviews!

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  57. I found your blog on twitter when i was looking for beauty blogs!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  58. Happy Birthday!!!
    I hear about you from my facebook friends!

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  59. I found you through a bloglovin post :)

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  60. I found you thru a giveaway linky.

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  61. found you through bloglovin! :)

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  62. Feliz cumpleaños!!!!
    Te conocí por un post que compartío una amiga en facebook

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  63. Bloglovin sent me a message saying that i may be interest to follow you,so i did :)

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  64. I found you via bloglovin :)

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  65. Hi! Happy Birthday! :) I find your blog through Google! I love your reciepes as well, I can not to wait to try them :)

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  66. On of my friends tweeted out an I found your blog that way!

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  67. I found it via a homepage with international giveaways :)

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  68. I came across you on bloglovin xD
    Rafflecopter:gemma

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  69. I came across through Facebook !

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  70. I hear about you from my facebook friends!

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  71. I found you through blogloving

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  72. true,i saw the giveaway and i applied,haven't seen it before

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  73. I was looking for beauty blogs on Bloglovin' and I found you!

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  74. I heard about your blog from my friend :)

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  75. Happy blog-birthday!
    Honestly, I don't remember :/ I was probably searching for a review about some products,since I do that a lot,and I bump into you blog :)

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  76. Congrats on 8 years blogging!
    Great giveaway, thank you!
    I found your blog long time ago through a giveaway.

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  77. Telling Me Where You First Heard About LouLouLand? in International Giveaways blog.

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  78. I found you on Twitter. :) So glad I did because I love your blog. :)

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  79. Hi! I found out about this and found you on here bloglovin feed (:

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  80. Happy Birthday! I found you via twitter - I believed someone I follow tweeted a post of yours!

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  81. I love browsing beauty blogs and yours came up as a suggestion after I followed another blog.

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  82. I found you via google and blogspot :)
    Thank you so much for this beautiful giveaway<3

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  83. Happy blog birthday!!! :) and thanks for the awesome giveaway XOXO

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  84. Happy Birthday Loulouland, and congrats Louise, you're a fantastic bloggah!! <3 xoxo- Ayesha Jamal

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  85. I found you through bloglovin!

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  86. Happy Blogiversary <3 I found you on twitter! :)

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  87. Em Mahr - Prior to reading your post, I had never heard of LouLouLand

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  88. I found you through an email.

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  89. Happy b`day :)
    I found you through bloglovin. I`m so glad I have the chence to win this. So excited :)
    Thanks for this chance
    x

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  90. I can't really remember, but I think I noticed you on Bloglovin...

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  91. I first heard about you from my International Giveaway Blog.

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  92. My friend is a makeup geek , she knows all abt the beauty related things , she suggested me ur blog

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  93. I find you through blogger. ))

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  94. Congrats!
    I found you through bloglovin.

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  95. Happy blogiversary! I found you through Facebook and Bloglovin :)

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  96. Happy B-day :D

    I've found your fb page, and so, you blog :)

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  97. I found you from searching makeup giveaways. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  98. i know from ur last giveaways....

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  99. Happy birthday sweet girl <3 <3 <3
    I love this giweaway such a amazing i wish to win and your birthday is my luck :)

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  100. I found it on google! Happy bday!

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  101. On Bloglovin when I was searching for beauty blogs.

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  102. I saw you listed on twitter and your giveaway came up when I was searching for this palette!

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  103. I found you in a google search!

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  104. Browsing the web most definitely - shaunie

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  105. Hope to win in this giveaway!
    I really need it with this coming graduation ball!
    and thanks for the lovely giveaway!
    have a nice day!

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  106. I found your blog on http://international-giveaways.blogspot.pt and I actually really like it!! XOXO <3

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    http://toomanybiases.blogspot.pt/

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  107. I found it through this site http://mukhangpera.com/2015/03/urban-decay-naked-basics-2-giveaway/

    Thanks for the giveaway and goodluck to everyone. :)

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  108. Seen it from another blogger

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  109. I found it on google! Habby bday LouLouLand!

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  110. I came to your blog from it being listed on the International Blog Giveaway blog for this giveaway. I will say though that I continue following after the giveaway so that I can learn more about products and everything besuty related. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  111. I was surfing the net and clickedon a link that led me here! :)

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  112. I found your blog on international-giveaways and I came here x

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  113. I found you on Bloglovin while searching for Urban Decay palettes! :)

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  114. Happy Blogiversary. I've found you on Bloglovin.

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  115. I think I found your blog via twitter.

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  116. It seems my comment hast gone through! Anyway, I saw your blog on bloglovin's suggestions :D
    congrats again for your blogversary!

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  117. Via the International Giveaway Blog !

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  118. I found you by searching up blogs to read!

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  119. Found your blog via twitter.

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  120. In 2013 I think.
    sara rai
    legendlives12@hotmail.com

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  121. Looked up beauty blogs and ta-da!

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  122. Congratulations!
    I love reading your reviews.

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  123. I found you on a contest page I don't remember which one

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  124. I think I saw a link on some other blog

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  125. Stumbled across it while looking for reviews of the Naked Chocolate Palette!

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  126. I found your blog on bloglovin suggestions :D

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  127. I found your blog on a giveaway listing site.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  128. Happy Birthday! :) I found your blog when I was searching for a product review on google. :)
    Great giveaway.<3

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  129. I was surfing beauty blogs from all over the world!

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  130. Happy Blogiversary! I saw a link to your blog a few years ago on some giveaway blog

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