Friday, August 20, 2010

The Results Are In!


After what seems like a zillion hours or counting and deliberating, I've got the contest results. One person in the competition was unfortunately disqualified to do two reasons, one being that she doctored her nail design in Photoshop (or other photo manipulation program), which was the main reason, but to add insult to injury, she was 'buying' votes by offering extra entries to her giveaway. I have to say that next time I will actually OPEN the photos before posting them next time, because the photo manipulating was quite obvious. Sorry to that entrant, but you should have known better.

This was TOTALLY not in the spirit of the blog or the contest, and to say I'm disappointed and irritated is a serious understatement. Giveaways on blogs (especially with this many entries) are a HUGE undertaking, and the time and money spent getting them up and running is considerable. The next giveaway will not utilize ANY voting by peers of entrants/readers due to the experience of this contest.

Sorry to be a party pooper with all that. On to the results!

The only votes that were counted (as stated in a later post) were votes from registered Google or OpenID accounts.

The winners!

First and second place are divided by just 2 VOTES!!

First place goes to....

THIFA!!


Second place goes to...

LINDSEY!!


Third Place goes to...

NALUMA!!


Thank you all for the great entries!!

Winners, please email me your mailing information to thedailynail@gmail.com!!


39 comments:

  1. Oo good!
    Congratulations!
    Kisses!

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  2. congrats everyone!!!!

    I'm glad to see vindication and that even though there was controversy, some really good designs won.


    (PSST I'm having a giveaway too, on my site ForYourNailsOnly.blogspot.com, but if ya'll pull the crapola you did on here, I'll be really mad....)

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  3. All 3 are amazing! Very cool!

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  4. Wow. Seriously people! Anyway, congrats to the winners. You had some great entries.

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  5. Yay! I really liked Thifa's design. Congrats to all of the winners!

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  6. I went through and tried to find the photoshopped one but obviously I'm horrible at identifying the doctoring of photos because I couldn't find it. Oh well. I like Lindsey's the best but they all rock.

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  7. congrats to the winners! all the entries looked great! lindsey's did make me pretty hungry, though. :D

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  8. Congratulations! They are so beautiful =D

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  9. congratz to the winners!!
    I agree with Melissa this nail art contest should be for fun not for anything else...
    I think its not the prize that we should count most its the idea and creativity of every other participant...
    more power to ur blog melissa!!
    xoxo

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  10. I can't figure out which one is photoshopped either. I'm thinking the one with the palm trees & moonlight. It just looks too perfect to be real but I could be wrong!

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  11. I'm just going to come out and say it since we're all thinking it - it was in the comments before that maryya's was photoshopped- and she gave other people entries to her blog giveaway for voting for her. i saw it myself.

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  12. congrats to the winners!! tlking about those that did wrong only gives them more attn than the ones that deserve it!! good job everyone!! thanks for taking the time to figure out ppl were cheating!!

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  14. congrats! to the winner! they are all really nice! I had so much fun doing my design.. even though it wasn't the 'best' or whatever.. haha.. too bad about the disqualification.. human nature.. i guess. oh wells.. but i'm glad that one of my fav designs got a chance. I photoshopped my watermark in.. but that's all.. it feels bare/weird without my pic marked by me.. i don't want pic floating around.. without someone knowing who did it.. lol

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  15. Is the first winner brazilian?? I loved her brazilian nail ;-D
    The palm trees & moonlight are perfect, congrats!

    And congrats for ur blog too, girl. Luv ur posts :-)

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  16. @Thaisa, yesss! I'm a Brazilian living abroad who misses home to no end! :)

    I'm glad my two favorites got into the first places too. I really like the cookies (reminds of my grandma) and Naluma's for being just sooo well done! Did you use a pen, Naluma?

    Congrats, girls! And thanks!

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  17. Congrats to the winners! So glad Lindsey got to the final three, love those cookies!

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  18. YAY! Im so exited I got 2nd! Many of the girls had beautiful nail designs. Im glad many of you liked my cookies. :)

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  19. Yaaaay my favorite won! Brazilian flag is wonderful!!!

    congratz!!!

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  20. Thanks, Géee! :* I had some practice on the flag during the world cup []

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  21. Love the Brazil flag nail.

    http://fashion-rocks-idreamtomodel.blogspot.com/

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  22. Congratulations, Thifa!!! The nail art is so perfect!! I'm brazillian, so I loved the flag.

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  23. Pretty- don't feel bad about putting your watermark on your photo, that's totally ok. What's not ok is when someone draws in lines that weren't actually in the picture, making her nail art look better than it does in RL. *frowns*

    It's nail polish, people... it's supposed to be about having fun, not crushing your competition. If that's all you're here for, maybe you should find another hobby?

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  24. Fiquei muito feliz por estar em meio as vencedoras. O que lembrava meu lar, transformei em pintura. O gatinho que pintei, era meu há 6 anos, mas faleceu. Fica aqui minha homenagem a ele.
    Obrigada a quem votou em mim.
    Bjus!
    Naira Marques (Naluma)

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  25. Thanks for having this contest. Sorry it was a bit stressful for you, but I had fun participating. Thanks to the few who voted for me!

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  26. I sorta get the feeling the one with the moonlight and beach was 'shopped. It looked a tad fake.

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  27. Yay ! Brazilian girls rocking the blog ! :D
    Congratulations, everyone !

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  28. Congrats to the winners!

    Thanks to those who voted for my nail art design. I truly appreciate it. :)

    To Melissa, thank you for this challenge. I had a really nice time doing it.

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  29. I'm brazilian and I loved the brazilian nail *-*. It's really nice :) but I also loved naluma's nail :)

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  30. nossa esse e o mais lindo de tds,a bandeira do brasil!
    beautiful!!

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  31. Ameeii! I'm brazilian, I like it! Brasil, Brasil, Brasil!

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  32. i am brazilian! and i no speak english, por isso vou falar em portugues mesmo! eu nao gostei, eu amei! amo o seu trabalho, parabens!!

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  33. Love the brazil nails <3

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  34. oh, great! I loved your blog. I am Brazilian and I and my colleagues love to paint my nails and now I knew your blog have many tips! bye!

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  35. The Flag of Brazil *-----------*

    LOL o/

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