1st Birthday Giveaway!

I can’t believe it, but it’s been exactly a year since I started!

It was my New Years Resolution for 2014, something I’d been meaning to do for ages. Since starting the blog, I have managed to navigate my way around WordPress, met some fabulous people both online and in person, got to work with some very talented photographers and showcase lots of gorgeous goodies from sponsors.

It’s come so far, I am so proud of what I have built and the content I have created. Honestly, when I look back at all 161 posts I’ve done, I wonder where the heck I’ve found the time for it all! 2014 sure has been a busy year but when you love something, you’ll always make time for it. I was also very excited to yesterday have hit 200,000 views… I don’t know what other similar blogs get traffic-wise but it feels like a huge achievement for the first year!

2015 is set to be another fantastic year and I’m so excited to take the blog further … so without further ado, I would like to announce a celebratory giveaway!

One lucky winner will get to have their hair and makeup styled by me, pick out a dress of their choice from Rita Sue Clothing and then have the full experience with Elizabeth J Photography in a shoot of their own… including a minimum of 10 edited images! (most likely more!)

If you are a regular reader, then you’ll know how much Elizabeth J Photography has played a significant role in the last 6 months of the blog. Liz has time and time again produced incredible shots for my blog posts, helping me showcase what I’m wearing and make the blog post extra beautiful. Always cheery, Liz is a dream to work with and offers a variety of photoshoots to the Auckland area from weddings, family shoots, maternity, birth and glamour.

Rita Sue Clothing is another fabulously supportive business and I’m always looking for a excuse to visit the shop in St Kevins Arcade. The owner Rachael has become a great friend and I was so excited when she said she would sponsor a dress for this Giveaway!

Entering the draw is super easy! Just click on this link which will take you to the Rafflecopter page- a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions listed below and on the Rafflecopter page before entering,

Good luck to all entries, I can’t wait to meet the winner and see the stunning photos I know will be produced! Thank you to everyone’s continued support, you make the whole blogging experience so much more rewarding!

x Miss Victory Violet

Terms and Conditions

Competition opens NZT10am January 1st 2015 and ends NZT10am January 22nd 2015. Winner announced by NZT6pm January 22nd 2015. Open to New Zealand Residents only. The winner will be contacted via the email address provided. The winner will receive hairstyling (updo only, no cut/colours) and makeup application by Miss Victory Violet, a dress of their choice from Rita Sue Clothing (value up to NZ$200) and a full glamour photoshoot with Elizabeth J Photography. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. The winner must contact Miss Victory Violet to claim their prize within 14 days or the prize will be redrawn. The winner may pick out their dress at any time during Rita Sue Clothing opening hours with proof of ID and once the photoshoot has been booked. The hair and makeup/photoshoot date can be organised with Miss Victory Violet and Elizabeth J Photography. Date is subject to availability but we will do our best to accommodate your preferred date and time, Saturday is the only day that is not available. Hair and makeup will either be on location or at Killer Hair in Newton. Photoshoot and Hair/Makeup session must take place on the same day and be booked before March 15th 2015. Voucher expires June 1st 2014. Photoshoot must take place in the vicinity of Auckland, locations can be discussed with Elizabeth J Photography. The winner will need to sign a contract with Elizabeth J Photography with her T&C’s before the photoshoot. Photoshoot package is all inclusive with a minimum of 1o edited images but usually more. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive final edited images from Elizabeth J Photography. Edited images will be available for immediate download via Dropbox. Hard copy prints can be ordered for a additional cost. All travel expenses and/or accommodation costs are the responsibility of the prize winner. In case of the winner needing to reschedule, we require 48 hours notice or the prize will be cancelled. By entering this competition, the winner agrees to all parties (Miss Victory Violet, Elizabeth J Photography & Rita Sue Clothing) sharing photos from the photoshoot on social media/websites. Any questions please contact

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21 replies »

  1. Reading the T&C thinking that I would totally be willing to fly from Queensland to NZ to claim the prize, then saw that it is only open to NZ Residents. 🙁

  2. I’m not a NZ resident, so I won’t enter, but I wanted to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS on your blog’s birthday! I’ve become a dedicated reader, and just love when I see the updates appear in my Inbox.
    I think you’re a real star, and I am so looking forward to reading another year’s worth of posts over 2015.
    All the best to you, and to your family, for the year ahead.

  3. Congratulations on another really cool achievement! It has been so wonderful following your blog, I always look forward to that email saying there’s a new post.
    I just have a quick question about the giveaway, I know it says NZ residents only but I’m just across the ditch in Australia, if I was happy to travel over would that be ok?

    Sarah xo

    • Hi Sarah! Thank you so much! Yes, if you are able to meet the terms ans conditions then you can definitely enter! We just put the New Zealand only thing to prevent people entering just to claim the dress 🙂 xxz

      • That’s completely understandable.
        Just wondering before I take up an entry, booking must be done before March 15 but can the actual date that is booked be after this date?
        Thanks 🙂

  4. Congratulations! Wish I could participate in the contest, but I live in Canada. I enjoy your blog and Facebook posts. Love the Snow White outfits.

  5. Congratulations, wow what a year it has been for you. You are a talented young lady and I thank you for everything that you share on your blog etc. It has given me more confidence in enjoying dressing and being more “vintage” on a day to day basis. Keep up the great work x

  6. Congratulations on your 1st fantastic year, I wish you many more.
    This is my first time on your website and I love it, a day of glamour with you would be just what I need to fall in love with the pin up girl style.
    Thank you Joanna x

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