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5 Year Blogiversary Celebration – China Glaze Capitol Colours Giveaway

By on February 21, 2012
in China Glaze, Giveaway

To help celebrate ALU’s fifth birthday the awesome people at China Glaze are giving you the gift of polish. Hunger Games nail polish!! That’s right, two lucky readers will win the ENTIRE China Glaze Capitol Colours nail polish collection. Are you excited??

Keep reading for the official rules and how to enter…

Use the form below to enter. Answering the question will earn you two entries into the giveaway. Entering the giveaway using Facebook and Twitter will earn you up to an additional five entries. May the odds be ever in your favor!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The approximate value of the prize is $84.00. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. All Lacquered Up reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from February 21st, 2012 through February 27th, 2012 at 12:01AM EST.


This contest is open to US residents only unless prohibited by their local state. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

How to Win

Two (2) winners will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes. In the event that the original winners do not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before February 27th, 2012 at 12:01AM EST. The winners will be notified via e-mail or message (as applicable). Winners will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected.

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  1. Amanda Appiah says:

    Love your website

  2. Catlyn says:

    Such a wonderful giveaway! :-)

  3. aaminahs mom says:

    Love the new Layout & Masthead!

  4. Donna Cruze says:

    Love these colors, but I don’t see a question.

  5. Tally says:


  6. Tally says:

    I mean… ‘awesome!’ haha

  7. Kristinius says:

    This is such an exciting giveaway! This collection combines two of my obsessions and I’m dying to get my hands on it. Hopefully the odds are in my favor! =]

  8. Cheryl says:


  9. Sass says:

    Agro for sure!

  10. Indra says:

    Are we sent an e-mail upon notification? So excited!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      This is my first time using rafflecopter so I don’t believe they send an email confirmation but you will receive an email if your entry is chosen.

  11. MariJo says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!! That’s amazing!!

  12. I just finished Catching Fire this weekend and started Mockingjay (I read the first book two weeks ago).

    I’m obsessed.

    Also – now I’m EVEN MORE obsessed with the collection – there are at least 4 I feel like I MUST have (Luxe and Lush, and Smoke and Ashes being the MOST important) – I can’t wait for these to come out! I know your previous post said they come out mid-march – did you get an exact date yet? :) Just in case I don’t win the giveaway – I need to know when i should camp outside of Ulta ;P

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Yay! My mom is on the last book now. She didn’t want to take my copy on vacation for fear of getting it wet, ha!

      I’ve been told stores will start selling them next week but I’m sure it depends on the chain. I would ask at ULTA next week. They should know when they plan to put the set out.

  13. sarah says:

    omg i die this is the best giveaway EVER … im in the middle of book 2 and im OBSESSED – its amazing (im a HUGE reader – theres nothing better than a good book) AND i have a not so secret obsession with polish (i always look to your site to see swatches as early as possible before sprinting to the stores to get my own) …. eeeek I HOPE I WIN!!!

  14. DWJ says:

    I’ve even got my mom excited about these polishes. LOL We’ve all read the books, so excited for the movie!

  15. Kristen says:

    Awesome giveaway!!!

  16. quinn smith says:

    Happy Bloggiversary!!!

  17. Jen D. says:

    Happy blogiversary! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! My favorite is Riveting.

  18. Carolina says:

    Oh my goodness! What an awesome giveaway! I just wish my work computer would let me into the rafflecopter form. :/ Guess I’ll just wait until I get home. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win these most coveted polishes.

  19. Khalei says:

    This is amazing! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  20. Thea says:

    Congrats on the Blogiversary!! And Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway!! :D

  21. TieDye64 says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Fantastic giveaway.

  22. Elisquared says:

    OH MY GOD!!

    This is such an amazing, awesome,”I cant believe it” giveaway!!!!! Thank you!

    I’ve been obsessing over the collection ever since you put up your first preview! It really looks fantastic, and so in-line with the districts!

  23. Nikki K says:

    Great giveaway!!!

  24. Michelle says:

    I can hardly wait for the movie, but Hunger Games-themed nail polish is definitely the next best thing. Great giveaway!

  25. Brenda says:

    I really hope the odds are in my favor.

  26. Suzanne says:

    I cannot wait for these polishes to come out and I can’t wait for the movie. Ahhhhh the movie!!!!

  27. Jennifer says:

    I saw these colors before I read the book and liked most of them, then I read the book and now I want all of them X) I shouldn’t have gone and read the book!

  28. Nina says:

    US residents only :(

  29. Lacey says:

    I couldn’t put my URL for the tweet for twitter. I don’t know how to do it on a IPad.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Sorry, I don’t have an iPad so I’m not sure how to help. Can you try from a computer?

    • Nikki says:

      From the app? Tap to open up just your tweet and the last box underneath should be copy link to tweet. Then you can go back and paste it. Hope that helps.

  30. diann says:


  31. Ulmiel says:

    Hey, I’m sorry I entered – I didn’t see it was only for the USA. :( I went to filling in the form before reading the instructions, what a rookie mistake. :/ Anyway, happy blogiversary!

  32. Tiffany C. says:

    Happy 5th anniversary!!

  33. Laura says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Too bad I don’t live in the US ;)

  34. Jessica B. says:

    Amazing giveaway! I was a huge fan of the Hunger Games.

  35. Jenna says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Too bad this isn’t an international giveway though :( Guess its back to Plan A; stalk Sally’s for the polishes!

  36. Aww I’m so sad it’s only for US residents!! I love the trilogy and I’m really looking forward to see the movie, too!
    Happy 5th birthday anyway!!

  37. Alyssa Kaeding says:

    How generous!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  38. Ingrid Johansen says:

    I entered, but I’m not an US resident. Sorry, didn’t read the “terms of agreement”. Those who say they did, are lying! :P Haha, I’ll just buy them myself. I absolutely adore the “the hunger games”-books, and ALL of the nail polishes.

    Happy fifth blog-birthday (blorthday?) btw :)

  39. Oh crap, just read the US only part, sorry!

  40. Ellie says:

    This is a great site!! Super informative, and keeps me updated on the latest trends!

  41. Erin Does Nails says:

    Wow-so cool-good luck to everyone! : )

  42. DoubleR says:

    So much fun! Love these shades!

  43. Manda says:

    I’m so excited for these to come out! I’m such a Hunger Games geek! Anytime someone mention the nail polish or the movie my heart beats faster and I get all excited!

    I finally got around to reading the books, and then once I finished the first one, I loved the series so much that I read the last two books in less than two days! I can’t wait to get this collection! I’m most excited for Smoke and Ashes :D

  44. sonia says:

    Congrats!!! Love your blog!!! Thanks for the awesome giveway!

  45. Amy says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!

  46. Darlene says:

    Good luck to all!!! ;)

  47. Janicevip says:

    thank u 4 this cool giveaway :)


  48. Karen says:

    Dammit, I need to learn to scroll down to read all the rules before I enter. I’m in Canada; please disqualify my entry. :(

  49. CupK8 says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Holy cow, amazing.

    Happy Blogoversary!! What a way to celebrate!

  50. April says:

    What an exciting giveaway!!

  51. Maurynna says:

    Awsome giveaway!!!

    So sad, that i’m living in Germany :o(((

  52. Sophie says:

    I’m sure you have just as many international readers as US ones, if not more, so it sucks to leave us out of it. Oh well..

  53. TygerKitty says:

    Congratulations! I love your blog the mostestestest!

  54. Mollie says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Grats on 5 years!

  55. ANA says:

    The brouhaha over the China Glaze polishes is what brought this book series to my attention, lol! When I finished the last book I cried. I wasn’t happy or sad, I wasn’t sure how to feel, but crying seemed appropriate and cathartic after finishing the series. My husband thought I was crazy! I can’t believe you’re giving away the entire collection! Thanks so much for the opportunity! ^_^

  56. Sophie Crowe says:

    I’m so hoping this will be me! We don’t sell China Glaze where I live, so I’m so excited :3. Good luck to everyone though! x

  57. Patti D says:

    Hi…My name is Patti & I am now fully addicted to nail polish! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Blogiversary!

  58. Aylene says:

    oh poop! When I saw this contest I couldn’t WAIT to enter! Entered without reading the rules…open to US only! Dang, I’m from Canada. :(

  59. Briana says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Love the blog and the always up date collection previews and foot in the door perspective you give us mere mortals.

  60. Ada says:

    Sweet. China glaze is beginning to take over OPI in my heart!

  61. mary clay says:

    would love to win this great giveaway!

  62. marie says:

    Happy “blogiversary”! I so enjoy your site, it is my guilty pleasure to check out your site when I get into work in the morning :)

  63. Julie says:

    Oh poop, I’m sorry. I go excited and entered, and THEN read that it’s for US citizens only. Happy 5 year blogiversary though :)

  64. Joanna says:

    Love your blog so much it’s part of my Google homepage! Can’t wait get my hands on this collection. All of the colors are fab!

  65. maysa blu says:

    happy anni on your blog! woooohooo!!

  66. Blaine A. says:

    I want!

  67. marcela says:

    awww ao sad it

  68. Deborah says:

    Woops.. started with the entries, then checked if it was even open internationally. You can delete my entries!

  69. Kimmie says:

    Thank you for such a great giveaway; I just started following you and I love your blog already, so much great information and swatch pics. I hope I win I’m a big fan of the books :)

  70. Ang says:

    Although I’m BEYOND super excited about the movie coming out, I’m almost as equally excited to see these polishes in person!

  71. luckytart says:

    Love every single color in this collection!

  72. I love this blog, and this is an amazing giveaway! Thank you!

  73. Rebecca says:

    Awesome, thanks for this giveaway and congrats on 5 years :D

  74. Charlotte says:

    So excited about this, thanks!

  75. Megan says:

    Really great giveaway. Congrats on 5yrs… that is quite an accomplishment. A lot of people get tired of running a blog after a year, so 5yrs is impressive. :)

  76. Jane Chu says:


  77. JoElla says:

    My kids loved the books, and we are all excited to see the movie!

    Congrats on 5 years!

  78. Nicole says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Happy blogiversary!!!

  79. Nicole says:

    Oh and PS: I like the new blog design!! I was surprised when it opened and looked different! Looks very nice. :)

  80. Ashley says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’m so pumped for this giveaway, I desperately want this collection!!

  81. Michelle L. says:

    Happy blogiversary! What a great giveaway. I can’t believed I have yet to read the books, considering the amount of publicity revolves around hunter games right now. But these color, must have! Thanks for the last 5 years of great nail post, looking forward to many more.

  82. Megami says:

    happy blogiversary, may the god of polish send you lots of “unicorn pee” ^^

  83. Donna says:

    Congrats on your Blogiversary!!! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  84. Maddie says:

    Absolutely LOVE your website, China Glaze, AND The Hunger Games. This cannot be more perfect. Happy Blogiversary, and many more to come! :)

  85. Suvi says:

    Meh, I got excited and did the questionnaire before reading that it’s US only. :( Sorry for that.

  86. says:

    Everything Hunger Games is fantastic!!!

  87. aimee says:

    They’re sold out for the preorders on! :( so I hope i win your contest!!

  88. Caitlin says:

    Happy Blogiversary :)

  89. Sherri K says:

    Happy 5th Anniversary!

  90. Alisa says:

    I entered, but realized I really wanted them all and ordered them on Sally’s online :P Luxe and Lush and Smoke and Ashes were shown as 0 qty on my shipment confirmation, so I’ll still be hunting those two… ^_^

  91. Rhi says:

    No international entries? :(

  92. Rita says:

    Happy 5 Year Blogiversary!
    I admire and appreciate your work!
    You’re amazing. Your blog is amazing. Keep up with this incredible job!

  93. Megan says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m LOVING the Agro color and would love to add all of these to my nail art kit :)

  94. Lanie says:

    Omg!! Cant wait to buy some!!!

  95. Bunnylover says:

    i swear if i dont win, ill die for sure!! I cant afford to loose! Well if i loose the only thing that will happen is that i will get really upset!

  96. Splatter128 says:

    Plz plz plzzzzzz choose me to win!! I really REALLY want this! I have never won ANYTHING before and it would be great to win something as simple as nail polish!!

  97. Anne says:

    Good luck, everybody. :)

  98. Lily says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! <333

  99. Christina S. says:

    Happy 5 Year Blogiversary! =)

  100. Happy 5th blogiversary!! I haven’t read the books yet – I’ve been keeping an eye on sales at my local bookseller. I realize that I love books, but I shop so very much online…! Need to shake that habit up just a little bit.

  101. Tina T. says:

    Happy 5 year Blogiversary! :) Thanks for offering the giveaway to your followers.

  102. Ash says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! Great giveaway! Unfortunately I’m in Canada ~_~ But good luck to those who enter!

  103. Casey says:

    How awesome! And I guess if I don’t win, I’ll just be buying the polishes once we get them unpacked at my beauty supply job (not Sally’s, but owned by BSG). XD

  104. I am just finding your blog and loving it all… My nail polish addiction is about to be off the charts!! <3

  105. Waxwhiterose says:

    Happy 5th blogbirthday :)
    But I’m a bit sad that it’s only open for US citizen though…

  106. holly says:

    happy blogiversary! amazing giveaway thank you so much!

  107. Lichi says:


  108. Jenny says:

    What plugin did you use to run this giveaway? Love this collection BTW!

  109. Laura says:

    So excited for this collection! The colors are great and I love these books! Happy blogiversary and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  110. Michelle says:

    Love this! My fingers are crossed :)

  111. Jarhead22 says:

    My wife loves the hunger games and your website As a marine we don’t have much extra income it would be amazing to win this sweepstakes for my wife!

  112. MissDoll says:

    Too bad that this is only Us residents :(

  113. Erica Morris says:

    This is an awesome giveaway, thanks!!

  114. Rochelle Ramos says:

    Your WEbsite rocks! thanks for the giveaway!:D

  115. Tha Contar says:

    Participating with all 7 chances :)

    And Happy 5th for your blog!!

  116. Lisa says:

    Happy 5 years! Love the tutorials! Did all the entries. Super excited. Thanks!

  117. this collection is gorgeous

  118. Julia says:

    First, I want to say I love this site! I will be 75 this coming April and you do not know an old lady that loves nail polish like I do. I ordered the collection but could only get 11 of the colors…so I went to Sally’s and bought the one that had sold out, Riveting. I have it on and LOVE IT!!! Ladies enjoy your selections. Love you all.

  119. Liz says:

    LOVE this collection.

  120. Bearsmama says:

    Wow-Happy 5 years! And the collection is so cool!

  121. Bobbie says:

    Happy Blogiversary! My very fave blog for seeing what new colors look like on!

  122. Bobbie says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Stunning collection, thank’s!