How's everyone doing? Im still in NHCG blog anniversary celebration mode! You see in life there are two sets of people, those who can't be bothered to celebrate anything even their birthdays and people like me who look for every chance to celebrate something *wide grin*.
Unfortunately I have been super busy preparing for my trip and what not to celebrate as well as I wanted to! Remember my plans for a hair meet up in June? That was going to be on the 8th-the blog's anniversary date and I am soooo bummed that I couldn't pull it off thanks to other pressing issues going on in my life right now and I hate shabby celebrations, I rather wait till I can go all out and all out I will go in December God willing...till then I decided to do a lil somethin' Somethin' for 3 of my darling readers that have been with me here giving me reason to blog everyday!
Before I announce what I am doing, I just want to recap blog achievements and lessons learnt over the past year!
1. SHOP NHCG! This has got to be my biggest blog achievement for the year!! It literally was an idea that popped into my head after a trial successful shop promo when I travelled in September last year-HERE
I chewed on the thought, examined all scenarios and took my time to formulate NHCG Hair kits I thought would help ladies out the most but I also wanted ladies here to get their hands on good quality hair products from the US, products of their preference with my guidance but not my imposition. So I got to work, figuring out a way ladies could do the deciding and the NHCG IMPORT WINDOWS were born!!
The import windows have been a major success because of you all, it's not been easy especially this past month, the logistics involved is crazy because it involves getting exactly what a particular reader wants and not just any random product but it's always so exciting and rewarding when the products are delivered and I have a happy NHCG reader mailing back!! Thanks ladies for the patronage, the patience and understanding when there have been delays and for the all round support!!
2. NHCG kept me inspired! It's such a creative outlet for me, I come here and I feel like I am talking to friends, simply gisting about hair! I have been lucky to not attract negativity in this space, thank God! You go on some blogs and the venom you read in the comment bars are like wow! Really someone wrote that?!
You see, for me blogging really is a past time, my mind is sick when it's idle so I find ways to keep it busy with my favorite things! If I am free, its either a blog post just pops in my head, I find some recipe to bake(love baking- hate the added pounds) or I sprawl through interior decor blogs and mags( my other past time love-(even thought of starting an interior decor blog, still chewing on it)! So I'm constantly thinking about something but when I look back on the number of posts I have written on here I am shocked!! When I started the blog after 2 weeks of writing I was like Oh dear, I think I have exhausted this topic o!! But then each time I sat to put words down, a topic will just pop in my head and viola another post! Your comments, mails and questions have also been a great source of inspiration for me so in short I am saying thanks ladies for keeping me inspired!!
On the backdrop of these two major achievements I will be handing out 3 NHCG goody bags to three readers of this blog! First what's in the goody bag; A few of my favorite things :)
A NHCG T-SHIRT
A NHCG WHIPPED SHEA BUTTER MIX
A BOTTLE OF 4OZ GRAPESEED OIL
TRIAL SIZE OF HAIR TRIGGER GROWTH ELIXIR VANILLA POUND CAKE SCENT
A PACK OF HENNA POWDER(NOT PICTURED)
A BOTTLE OF CASTOR OIL
AN EMPTY MIST SPRAY BOTTLE(FOR CONCOCTIONS)
Sooooo who are the lucky winners- 3 NHCG Readers will get the goody bag above, the lucky readers are for the following categories;
MOST FREQUENT NHCG COMMENTER; I went through all 1057 comments and counted the regular commenters with strokes(primary school style ) and found a winner... DRUM ROLL PLEASE
With 35 Comments, JAMBUDU !!!
The second lucky winner is the NHCG Reader that has patronized SHOP NHCG the most since its inception! Before I announce the winner, let me say I truly appreciate everyone who has patronized the SHOP, wether its been just once or you bought just a comb, thanks and thanks for your patronage but the winner not only has ordered the most number of times in a row but has bought the most stuff and I feel she needs a reward.
The winner is...MARIYA IBRAHIM !!!
The third and final goody bag I decided will be NHCG's most INSPIRING mail sent in! As you all know I love getting mails from readers about how this blog has helped them out and I appreciate all the mails I have recieved but the winner of this goody bag sent in a mail that just made me soo inspired and I loved it so much I shared it HERE...
The winner is...IZEHIUWA !!!
Will be mailing you winners to conclude delivery arrangements for the goody bags :)
To all other readers, thanks for the support from day 1...stay tuned for another lil somethin' somethin' in my next post...remember all week we are celebrating here!!