Friday, 27 December 2013

Lab Muffin's 2nd Anniversary Giveaway!


When I first started blogging, I didn't think I'd stick with it for long, but the last two years have gone by so quickly! Lab Muffin officially turned 2 at the beginning of December. Two years ago I would never have thought that I'd make the friends I have, or have so many people care about my thoughts on beauty.

To show my appreciation, I decided to host a giveaway, with an awesome prize full of brands and products that I love and want to share with my readers! Here's what's in the prize pack:


Naturally I had to include a handful of amazing polishes from excellent Australian brands!

1. Gloss 'n Sparkle The Huntress* - Kindly donated by Angela of Gloss 'n Sparkle, this is a gorgeous mix of purple, gold and green glitter in a green jelly base. I own a bottle of this beauty too, and will be posting swatches very soon!

2. Peita's Polish Space Oddity - I ordered this custom matte dust polish just for this giveaway - it's a purple version of Smarty Pants. Thanks to Jen for the colour combo!



3. Face of Austalia Disco Inferno - Face of Australia is one of my favourite Australian drugstore brands, with budget-friendly and high quality products. Their polish releases are always exciting and surprisingly up-to-date (their recent texture collection, for instance), and I can never resist picking up some of their lippies!

4. piCture pOlish Ultra Violence* - I had to include a bottle of my piCture pOlish collaboration shade! Swatches here.

5. Pretty Serious BSOD - I was wearing this stunning microglitter when my laptop started getting the Blue Screen of Death, right in the middle of thesis-writing! Luckily I didn't lose much work at all. I hope the curse doesn't come with this giveaway bottle, but if it does, I take no responsibility...



6. Benefit They're Real Mascara - I've been using this a lot recently - this cult product gives vavavoom lashes!


7. Gloss 'n Sparkle Cuticle Balm* - This handy tube of cuticle balm smells of vanilla and honey, and is great for your cuticles. It also works for your lips in a pinch!

8. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm - One of my favourite lip balms, one of my desert island products.


9. Models Prefer Moisture Lust Glossy Lip Tint in Tutti Frutti - Models Prefer is another of my favourite Aussie drugstore brands. Their lip tints are subtle but pretty, and easy to apply.

10. Models Prefer Infinite Lip Liner in Clearly Sealed - Clear lip liner is absolute genius! This is one of my must-have products.


11. Pretty Serious Eyeshadow in Morning Java - This eyeshadow is beautiful but suitable for everyday wear. The shimmer is stunning!




12. Gloss 'n Sparkle Soy Wax Melts in Singapore Orchid - I've harped on about my candle addiction here before, but I recently discovered wax melts, which are little nuggets of scent that you can put in an oil burner. If you have an electric burner, this is a great way of getting all the happiness of nice smells, without any of the soot or fire hazard issues! Unfortunately soy melts aren't that commonplace in Australia yet, but Gloss 'n Sparkle have a range on offer, so I've included Singapore Orchid in this prize pack.


13. Polish jewellery ring - I went through a phase of making polish jewellery, and this is one of my favourite creations - a grey base with iridescent glitter.


Products marked * were kindly donated for this giveaway, the rest were purchased with my own money.

This giveaway is open internationally, and ends January 22nd.

To enter, use the widget below - good luck! :)



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88 comments:

  1. Congratulations on two years of successful blogging.
    I usually don't know what I'd like to learn about until you have already written about it. I do, however, enjoy every post about science behind cosmetics you do.

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  2. Happy blog anniversary - and thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!!

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    1. Thank you, my fellow Wednesday Artist!

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  3. I would LOVE to know if any of the products that claim to be able to, can actually get rid of hyperpigmentation! Tried so many and it's still there :(

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    1. That's a great suggestion, thank you! I have problems with hyperpigmentation myself, and being Asian, I think between my friends and family, they've tried everything, from DIY recipes to cosmetic surgery :)

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  4. I have enjoyed all of your topics and Im sure would enjoy anything you decide to write about. Maybe myths and facts?

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  5. Like mel j writes, I'd love to read more about beauty/nail care myths and facts.

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  6. maybe some reviews/recommendations on korean paper masks?

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  7. I'd love a post about ingredients to avoid/look out for in indie cosmetics!

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  8. Congratulations! I found you via Polish or Perish and I'm so glad I did- you fill a beauty blogging niche that I don't think anyone else does. So I hope you stick around for lots more years :D

    Regarding something I'd like you to SCIENCE for us: I'd love to learn more about makeup brushes, and why some kinds of fibers work better than others. Also polish cleanup brushes! I can never seem to make mine last more than a dozen or so manis before they get frayed beyond use, and if you could explain why (or maybe even suggest how to avoid it) that would be awesome.

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  9. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway. I too would like to know more about the beauty/polish myths :)

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  10. The polish myths sounds very interesting

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  11. congrats on your two years of blogging! I'd like to know more about the indie polishes; how do they do it, ingredients etc. also why some polishes dry more quickly than others (is it a good thing or not?)..

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  12. Happy blogversary! And I would love to read your opinion on big3 topic

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  13. Congratulations on two years of blogging!! I would like to see something about eczema- causes, treatments, etc.

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  14. I always find your posts where you talk about the science of beauty products so interesting. I would be interested to know the effects of using nail polish thinner on a 3 free polish.Like when I use Seche restore on a OPI or Zoya. Does it damage the polish, does it make it into a polish that my 12 year old should not use? Are the "big 5" really all that bad?

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  15. Ooh congrats and thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

    I'd like to know how stuff like Botox and fillers work!

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    1. Oh and that mascara is the best!! Since I tried it, it's all I use anymore!

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  16. I'd love to learn more about at home DIY facial and lip scrubs...I'd love to make my own.

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  17. Congrats on 2 years! I've really enjoyed reading about the science of things I do every day. I'll read whatever you post with glee, but have you done anything on perfume and why it interacts with people in different ways?

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway, and happy Bloganniversary :) I want to know about polish-myths and facts :)

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  19. Happy Bloganniversary and thank you for the giveaway. :) I want to know about nailpolish! :)

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  20. Congratulations on getting to 2 years! I have a keen interest in cruelty free makeup and the whys and alternatives to animal testing. :)

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  21. Congrates! I would love makeup tips for us who are covered in Freckles

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  22. Congratulations! Subjects: anything science! I really like these articles. And maybe some articles on good/bad ingredients and irritants in cosmetics, eg in your review-articles on products, as I am (and a lot of ladies out there) highly sensitive.

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  23. I would like to know how holo nail polishes work... I mean, there are some polishes with holo little glitter that shine and all, but don't form a rainbow pattern in the nails. I don't understand the difference with "real" holo nail polishes.
    perhaps the explanation is really dumb, haha. I'm wondering if light physics has something to do with it or not.

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  24. I'm so glad you've made it to two years as your mixture of both beauty and chemistry knowledge make this blog something different to anything else i've seen and makes itself really interesting. I always find myself checking this blog to see what new content or explanations you have :)

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  25. I'd love to learn about the science of textured polishes like OPI's liquid sand line

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  26. Your "how stuff works" posts are amazing! I'd love you to explain, what creams and/vs serums really are able to do to skin, how different types of mascara work, what are those "expanding" root lifting hair sprays doing (like big sexy hair backcomb in a bottle -not sure about the name..) and well... basically anythig!

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  27. I would love to see what really works. All these companies make claims about their products but do they work?

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  28. I would love to see what really works all these compNies make claims but do they work

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  29. Science ofTextured Polishes :)
    email: the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com
    Laura Azevevo xx

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  30. Congrats Michelle! I am interested in the science behind primers - do they really work, and how?

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  31. I'd love to know if/how scar and stretch mark creams work and also how nail polish is made. :)

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  32. Happy blogiversary Dr Muffin :D
    I'd love to know the science behind the fascinating Baby Foot!

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  33. Congratulations - I only started reading your blog this year, but the inner nerd loves the science behind the products and I really enjoy those posts.

    I would like to know what are the common allergens on lip balms and other lip products. There's one particular brand that I have to avoid because I always get a red rash and then peeling lips! Related, is petrochemicals really that bad or is it just bad PR? I'm just as liable to react to the "organic" and "natural" stuff.

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  34. I really enjoyed learning about how thermal nail polishes worked...anything breaking down the science of how nail polishes are put together - suspensions, holos, the actual chemical process of creating a polish - would be great! Also I don't know if you're into scents as much, but anything breaking down the molecular elements of scent - despite the fact we don't know how we really smell! - would be interesting too.

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  35. i'd like to know how wrinkle creams work :) also how acne creams work, that sounds neat too

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  36. I'd like to know how moisturisers really work :)

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  37. Happy anniversary Michelle! I love your science posts, it really makes a difference actually knowing how stuff works, so more of those!

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  38. Congrats on hitting 2 years!! I was talking to a friend about different base coats the other day and I was trying to explain using aqua base for holo polishes! I literally said to her "I have no idea how it works, I bet Michelle could explain the science behind it!" So maybe a post on different base coats (aqua, sticky, smooth etc) and what types of polishes they match and why!

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  39. Natural ingredients to permanently remove hair

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to know how different serums work:)

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  41. congratulations on two years and thank you for the wonderful giveaway! i'd love to see more reviews and some more natural/vegan products.

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  42. Congratulations on your anniversary and keep up the good work! I would really be interested in making wrinkles go away - I mean things that REALLY work and have been proven to work - products, routines, etc. Thanks!

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  43. I'd be interested in learning more about DIY physical sunscreen and DIY treatments that really work to get rid of pimples.

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  44. Happy 2nd Bloggiversary! Thank you for always sharing and educating us on beauty products as well as tips and tricks! Been enjoying your posts and the science behind it. :) Would love to know more about nail polishes' quick dry drops. If these are as they claim to be. What the ingredients are and is the element contributing to the 'aiding in faster drying time'.

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  45. Happy nd blogversary1 :) I want more about fave products (like drugstore fave, fave from a brand), hot or not products, overrated producs, DIY tutorial and tips and tricks :D

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  46. I just thought of another thing I'd like to know more about... nail polish drying drops/sprays etc. How do they work? Do they adversely affect the polish, shrink it, change the surface? If it's drying the polish, what is it doing to my cuticles?? :) Thanks!

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  47. Congrats!
    I love seeing favourite products. :)

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  48. Congrats!

    I would like to know more about how crackle and textured nail polishes work.

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  49. I would love to know more about nail varnish removers and how the different 'types' work. How harmful are they, the conditioning ones, strengthening ones etc.

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  50. I enjoy your blog. Thank you. I would love to win for the lovely nail polish alone.

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  51. lol I can't seem to stop from coming back.... How about cuticle removers? I have always wondered about them too. :)

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  52. A recipe for DIY quick dry drops. I want to refill my spray bottle :)

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  53. Congrats on reaching 2 years!
    I would love to know more about dark circles and effect treatments! :)

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  54. Thank you for this great giveaway and congratulations on turning 2! I'd like to know a lot about pros/cons about polishing your nails and what products damage and benefit the skin/nails :) thank you!!

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  55. I thought of another question

    Why does a polish peel off for my sister when it doesn't for me? The old swipe with nail polish remover before painting made no difference!

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  56. I'd love to read more about hair care products

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  57. Perfumes and scents - lots of artificial scents give me headaches; i've been blaming artificial musk, but i don't know if that's just me being silly.

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  58. Oh How i want to WIN THIS!!! I blog about it all the time, im constantly checking back to see if there's any other way to add entries and more. I love Lab Muffin and this would be so wonderful to win! Plus with my birthday coming soon, this would make the BESTEST B-DAY GIFT EVER~!~!~ Sigh, we shall see.

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    1. I would like more info on the sudsyness (made up word), or surfactants really work. Benefits of food ingredients on skin etc.

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  59. Oops! I think I submitted the "blog about the giveaway" option twice - if so please delete my repeated entry.

    I always enjoy all your science-y topics, but if I could request one... Basecoats! What ingredients do they contain that actually make them behave differently? I'd love to know if there is something in particular that can prevent stainage, and which ingredients to look for better performance in adhesion, nail hydration, etc. =)

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  60. I really enjoy reading your science related posts. I'd like to know what the difference is between topcoats and normal nail polish and what we should look for in a good topcoat?

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  61. I've seen a lot about stem cell therapy in skin care and I would love to know more about that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway I would like to know the science behind all the different polish types

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  63. Happy blog anniversary <3
    I would love to know how to remove blackheads without making my nose red like a clown,,hehehe

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  64. Happy blog anniversary! ^^

    would love to know how to make face look flawless ^^

    thank you for this amazing giveaway!:D

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  65. Congrats on 2 years of blogging!!! Would like to know your opinion on indie polish vs store bought polishes!!!

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  66. Happy bloggiversary! I think it would be awesome to see a post about why chromaflair and spectraflair can be bad for you. I have had a few conversations about this recently as I bought some online to make polishes, but apparently it's illegal in the UK... Thank you and good luck to all who entered. x

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  67. (oops, I forgot that I put "themisspw" as my username for the rafflecopter entry, but the google account ID that will show up is going to be something else.... sorry for the confusion, hope I don't get disqualified!

    I'd love to know about nail polish - "3 Free" "5 Free" claims - is it really true? Can they remove these dangerous chemicals and make nail polish "safe"? I'm super interested in nail polish health effects in general - does breathing in too much nail polish fumes cause damage to the lungs? brain cells? What does nail polish actually do to your nails? Is it that bad for you? Thanks for the giveaway, and for the information found on your blog!!!

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  68. I love all the "science" behind the products. I would like to know about the different anti-aging serums and if they really work.

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  69. I'm always a fan of myths being confirmed or busted -D

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  70. I would like to know more about the beauty/polish myths

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  71. I would like to know more about natural/healthy choice cosmetics and nail polish

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  72. What a great giveaway! I love all your science-y posts so much! Maybe about dry shampoos and conditioners. Are some better than others etc and why. Also love beauty myths etc.

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    1. Ooo also I was editing my entry for bloglovin' and pressed enter while editing and I can't change it now. I do follow you on bloglovin' of course (user - pinpointpolish@gmail.com)

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  73. More reviews and how to maintain my clean up and nail art brushes. I ruin them quite frequently. Happy 2nd birthday! Love your blog��

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    1. Also I'm curious to know why white polish stains so bad. And why some base coats prevent staining better than others, is there an ingredient I should be looking for? Thanks again xx

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  74. Congratulations on 2 years!! :)
    I guess the science I'd like to know more about are the ingredients in beauty products - what they do, and if they do more harm than good. I see you've done a few, which is great (and I've read them all - thank you!!). I've tried to do some research for myself on ingredients, but I'm not very scientifically-minded, so I draw a blank on most of the terminology. Your articles are great, because they have the science content, but they're not full of the jargon that nobody would understand except those in a laboratory! :)

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  75. What a great giveaway! I love your blog, esp science-y posts on skincare and moisturizing, so more of those are always welcome! Also, it might be neat to know how different finishes of nail polish are achieved - matte, metallic/chrome, texture, jelly, etc...
    And congrats on finishing your PhD! Want to finish mine for me?! ;)

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  76. I'd also like to see myths and facts!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to see more about the different kind of polishes there are and also make up tutorials for beginners!

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