Yup, this is the big announcement! AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU WAITED??
For two weeks, I had been anticipating a huge milestone, which was reached last Sunday: Nerdily hit 100+ followers. Isn’t that crazy? This site started as a term-long project in one of my college classes, and look how far it has come since then. I’m absolutely blown away. Even though I’ve graduated college, and I’m working two jobs, the one constant in my life is coming to the site each day to write, share, and connect with all of you wonderful people. If you read last week’s post on what I was thankful for, you’ll know by now how grateful I am for this community, and the opportunity I have to truly do something that I love.
That being said, I decided the best thing to do was to host a giveaway, because it’s the holidays and I’m sentimental.
Are you ready? Are you sure?
Yes, “prizes,” as in plural. I’m giving away TWO mini-bundles just because I can. And guess what: they’re Star Wars-themed!
Prize #1: CoverGirl Star Wars Make-up Set
The first bundle you could win is a set of CoverGirl items from their Star Wars collection: a tube of mascara and a lipstick. The lipstick is shade #20, which is a shimmery lavender color. The mascara tube says on one side, “May the Force be with you.” And, as an added bonus, I’m throwing in an exclusive hand-painted ornament, which is created by me.
This bundle would make a great gift for any Star Wars fan, or you can horde it for yourself. Hey, I don’t judge.
Prize #2: Hand-painted set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ornaments
If you’re not into make-up, then you have a chance to win this beautiful set of hand-painted holiday ornaments created by, once again, yours truly. These are one-of-a-kind pieces, and the only ones in existence, as of right now. They feature the faces of BB-8 and Captain Phasma, and the tag line, “In a galaxy far, far away.” Set of three in this bundle.
I decided to do something fun for this giveaway, so I went with a photo contest of sorts. It’s super easy, I promise.
Next, you must post a picture of some nerdy holiday swag that you own. This can be an ugly Christmas sweater, and ornament, a stocking, a themed menorah, anything! If you have a nerdy piece of holiday swag that you put out each year, I want to see it.
If you don’t have anything nerdy-themed, you can post a picture or a description of your dream item from your wishlist.
Either way, when you post, MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAG ME IN THE PICTURE OR DESCRIPTION. Also, PLEASE USE THIS HASHTAG ON ALL POSTS: #nerdilygiveaway. This will be very helpful to me, especially on Instagram. If you’re participating in the contest via the Facebook page, please feel free to post directly to the page. If you’re going the Twitter route, you can tweet me directly. But you must make sure that Nerdily is tagged in some way, and that your picture or post contains #nerdilygiveaway in the description.
All posts must be entered by December 18th, 2015. One submission per participant, please!
Two winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday December 23rd. I will contact the two winners through their social media pages in a private message to get their contact information. The first randomly chosen winner will win Prize #1, and the second winner will receive Prize #2.
I’m doing the contest in this way to make it as fair as possible. Also, I wanted to let anyone who participates have as even of an advantage as possible. Also, I thought a photo contest would be fun. This allows pretty much anyone to enter, so no one gets left out.
If you have any questions, please ask! And have fun, Nerds!
Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for ?