TLL Giving Back Giveaway

December 15, 2016

TLL Giving Back Giveaway

Tis the season of giving (cheesey I know), and I am beyond the moon thankful for all of the amazing opportunities that I’ve been given this year. As a thank you for everyone’s ongoing support, I wanted to give back to my wonderful readers that have basically allowed me to get to where I am today. Without you, my blog and Instagram are nothing. And it’s safe to say that I feel like we’ve built an amazing community here on The Lust Listt.

Since Christmas is literally my favourite time of the year, I want to give back with 12 days of giveaways! I know that I might be a little late to the game (hey, I’ve been traveling like crazy for the past week and a half), but it’s better late than never right? So to kick it off, here’s what I’ll be giving away today!


Giveaway Rules

  1. To enter, all you have to comment on this post with the date that you are entering along with your answer to the question (when commenting, make sure to register with an e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win!).
    Ex. Day 1: I love sitting down for dinner with my family.
  2. Like my Facebook page.

All giveaways will be open till 11:59PM EST the day of and the winner of each day directly below each date.

The giveaway is open to all residents in North America who are 18 years and older. If you are younger than 18, please ask for permission from your legal guardian.


Day 12 (12/26): NYX – Vivid Brights, Dream Catcher Palette,Β  Micro Brow Pencil

Q: Will you be shopping on Boxing Day?

Winner: Aryzha

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Day 11 (12/25): NYX – Gloss, Pro Lip Creme Palette

Q: How many people did you have on your shopping list this year?

Winner: Michelle Le

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Day 10 (12/24): BITE Beauty x Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo & Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Q: What is your favourite Christmas carol?

Winner: Melissa Luong

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Day 9 (12/23): Shu Uemura x Takashi Murukami – Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

Q: How far ahead do you begin Christmas shopping?

Winner: Naima

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Day 8 (12/22): Marc Jacobs – Decadence Travel Set Trio

Q: What is your favourite Christmas movie?

Winner: Christina T

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Day 7 (12/21): Vita Liberata – Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask, Self Tanning Anti Age Serum

Q: Are you planning on going away for the holidays?

Winner: Gladys

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Day 6 (12/20): NYX – Pro Foundation Mixer, Illuminator, Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

Q: Are you finished shopping for all of your gifts?

Winner: Charlotte Poon

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Day 5 (12/19): Bite Beauty – Holiday 2016 Mini Lipstick Set

Q: Have you ever secretly re-gifted a present?

Winner: Sandra F.

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Day 4 (12/18): Cargo – Eye Contour Eyeshadow Palette

Q: Do you have any holiday traditions, and what are they?

Winner: Kim Vo

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Day 3 (12/17): NYX – Intense Butter Gloss & Soft Matte Lip Cream

Q: Who is the hardest person to shop for?’

Winner: Jessica Cayadi

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Day 2 (12/16): Shu Uemura x Takashi Murakami Cosmic Blossom Eye & Cheek Palette

Q: What is the most meaningful gift that you’ve ever received?

Winner: Donna Pham

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Day 1 (12/15): Benefit – Best.Night.Ever kit

Q: What’s your favourite way to celebrate the holidays?

Winner: Michelle Mendoza

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  • Gladys December 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Getting together with my immediate and extended family. It’s usually over 30-4o people and it’s a blast!

  • Michelle Le December 15, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Day 1: I love getting to spend time with all my friends and family, especially those that left the city for uni but come back for the holidays

  • Aryzha December 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Day 1: I like to eat ALL the things.

  • Michelle Mendoza December 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Day 1: Drinking eggnog and putting up Christmas decorations. Wrapping presents while Love Actually plays in the background.

  • Kim Vo December 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Day 1: love to eat and sleep πŸ˜› Shopping never hurt either!

  • Micaela December 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Day 1: Finally having the chance to go home from school and spend time with my family and friends!

  • Donna Pham December 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Day 1: Spending time with my friends and family that I do not get to see throughout the year!

  • Marcia December 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Day 1: Because I go away for school, my best way to celebrate the holidays is just to be at home with my family and relax as much as possible before I have to go back to school. Law school can be tough so I try to cleanse my mind and enjoy being around the people I love!

  • Nicolette Archambault December 15, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Day 1: I love to decorate my apartment, listen to the perfect christmas soundtrack, and drink peppermint hot chocolates!

  • Wendy Wei December 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Favourite way to spend the holidays is reuniting with old friends from home who come back! Always great catchign up and exchanging gifts.

  • Ruya December 16, 2016 at 12:59 am

    12/16 — The most meaningful gift I’ve received was a hairclip from Kenya.

  • Kim December 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Day 2: my boyfriend got my a wooden photo album carved with our initials and a tree with all of out pictures in it 😻

  • patricia December 16, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Day 2: the most meaningful gift I ever received was from my parents last year — they got me a pair of gold earrings that I wanted from Portugal. I had mentioned it 2 years ago on our trip there and when they went back they got them and gave them to me. The meaning was that they are ‘queen’ style earring and they told me that I’m a queen and should have them. My parents are not thoughtful in any way and I felt so special that finally they got me a gift and not money.

  • patricia December 16, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Day 2: my parents last year got me a pair of earrings that I saw when I was in Portugal a couple of years back. Now my parents are not gift givers, they are money givers. They went back to Portugal last year and they had purchased the earrings I asked for and when they gave them to me told me I am a princess and deserved them. The earring in Portuguese are ‘queen’ style earrings so it was so cute that my parents finally got me a gift instead of money and cuz I always think I’m a princess made it very special.

  • Donna Pham December 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Day 2: The most meaningful gift that I have received was from my colleague. She gave me a picture frame with a photo of us and the frame was all decorated.

  • Patricia Ribeiro December 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    day 2: i love to hike and be outdoors and i dont really have loved one that enjoy that with me. So last year for christmas my best friend gave me a gift certificate for me to take her on a 2 hour nature walk in the winter. Best gift ever. Quality time!

  • Sandra Pui December 17, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Day 3: a tea set and a giant bag of tea from a friend who understood my tea obsession ^^

  • Donna Pham December 17, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Day 3: The hardest person to shop for definitely has to be my boyfriend because he never gives hints to what he wants and every holiday I always have to get it out of him.

  • Kim December 17, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Day 3: the hardest person to shop for is my dad because I never know what he’ll need! 😫

  • Jessica Cayadi December 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Day 3: the hardest person to shop for is my boyfriend because he’s just so picky!

  • Janik December 17, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Day 2: this gorgeous Chinese tea set from my husband two years ago! He knew I had wanted one for ages.

  • Janik December 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Day 3: my husband’s best friend/my best friend’s boyfriend (they’re the same person). He’s a straight forward simple guy obsessed with the gym but so precise about what gym gear he uses so that’s off the list. He never gives ideas either! Still deciding what to get him πŸ™‚

  • Gladys December 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Day 3: The hardest person to shop for is my husband. I would ideally like to surprise him with the perfect gift but it’s very difficult to guess what he would like so I usually just ask for ideas. πŸ™‚

  • Patricia Ribeiro December 18, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Day 3: probably my brother. He has everything and everytime he wants something he just gets it for himself so i always have to start thinking of things long before the Holidays or discover a new brand or store he doesnt know.

  • Melisa Luong December 18, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Day 4: Board games and ugly Christmas sweaters!

  • Lauren Hough December 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Day 4: My family watches A Christmas Story together on Christmas Eve and we each bring an appetizer to share while we watch!

  • Gladys December 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Day 4: My favorite holidays traditions are decorating the tree as a family and second, meeting up with the whole extended family to catch up and have good times!

  • Kim Vo December 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Day 4: Always going to each family members house for a different party! Everyone always makes their best dish πŸ˜‹

  • Clarissa Roque December 19, 2016 at 2:16 am

    day 4: Going through a different movie marathon each year and having a big Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends then doing nothing the following day (:

  • patricia December 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Day 5: I have never!!! I don’t like that idea and think you should take the time to get something special for the people you are shopping for – regardless if they do the same for you.

  • Melisa Luong December 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Day 5: Surprisingly no lol πŸ˜‡

  • Amelia December 19, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Day 5: I don’t think I’ve ever re-gifted, but I’ve definitely given things away!

  • Sarah December 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Day 5: I regifted a set of mixing bowls to the person that originally gifted to me 😳 In my defense they were going on and on about wanting those bowls. I made up for it during their birthday and gave them a huge celebration with lots of gifts!

  • Kim Vo December 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Day 5: No, my friends and family usually get me something practical I can find some use for! πŸ˜…

  • Gladys December 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Day 5: No, I haven’t regifted items but I have donated them.

  • Aryzha December 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Day 5: I’ve re-gifted generic stocking stuffers like scented candles and hand creams but for the most part I’ve been lucky to receive very thoughtful, personalized presents.

  • Sandra F. December 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Day 5: No, I haven’t regifted gifts, but I certainly have not used them as much as I should, so I just keep them for sentimental purposes! πŸ™‚

  • Christina Truong December 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Day 5: (12/19) Yes I have ! Haha I get so many things from Bath & Body works every year when a) I am sensitive to really strong smelling stuff so I can’t use them on myself otherwise I’ll get a headache and b) no one needs 5 full bottles of body lotions lying around when I’ve been working on my pre existing one for almost a year!

  • Theresa Le Chau Tran December 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Day 5: no I don’t regift. I think that gifts are really personal so I always try putting a lot of thought in what to get the person.

  • Michelle Le December 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Day 5: I’ve definitely re-gifted some generic presents like body soaps and scented stuff simply because I have a really sensitive nose and would never be able to use them. I always feel bad every time though but it’s better than the stuff just getting thrown out eventually cause I would never be able to use them.

  • Ashley E December 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Day 5: I have before, but mostly just the generic stuff I get at the office (wine, champagne, chocolate gift baskets, Starbucks gift cards). I’m lucky to have great gift givers in my life!

  • Khyati G December 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Day 5: haha yes guilty! I have definately re-gifted but mainly gift cards; sometimes they pile up and they can make the perfect gift for someone else! πŸ™‚ p.s. love your blog!

  • Khyati December 19, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Day 5: haha guilty! I definitely have as well but mainly gift cards; sometimes they pile up and can make the perfect gift for someone else! πŸ™‚ p.s. love your blog!

  • Maria Doubova December 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    No, I actually haven’t now that I think back on it. I guess I have been lucky to get very useful gifts !

  • Naima Nadeem December 20, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Day 6 (December 20th)

    I’m all done. I stress shop and well last week was finals. Needless to say my stress shopping proved helpful to more than just my mental health!

  • Michelle Le December 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Day 6: Haha no not even close, still have one more final to go before I can start.

  • Charlotte Poon December 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Day 6: So not done shopping or ready for the holidays! It’ll be a lot of last minute shopping for me!

    Charlotte
    http://www.deconstrut.blogspot.ca

  • Theresa Le Chau Tran December 20, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Day 6: No not even close and I’m stressing really hard : (

  • Janik Bastide (Jackie Ji) December 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Day 6: yes finally! The last two gifts I ordered are ready for me to be picked up. I’m sure I’ll be tempted by extra stocking stuffers along the way.

  • Christina Truong December 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Day 6: Nope not yet :C not looking forward to the crowd

  • Gladys December 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Day 6: I am almost done, thank goodness for online shopping!! πŸ™‚ I have a few that I need to complete in the next couple of days.

  • patricia ribeiro December 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Day 6: I went to Sherway yesterday, little note cards for all the gifts i had to buy with ideas and ready to make these purchases. I left there with 1 sweater for myself πŸ™ So in short, not even close to done πŸ™ #lastminuteshopperhere

  • Melisa Luong December 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Noooooope πŸ™ almost done.

  • Naima December 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Day 7; I wish! I’d love to go to California!

  • Janik Bastide (Jackie Jii) December 21, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Day 7: I’ll be staying here this Christmas in Ottawa! I was living in Ireland for two years and didn’t get to see my parents and brother in December so I’m happy to be home. It will be my husband’s second Canadian Christmas so he’s happy to celebrate with all the snow around us!

  • Gladys December 22, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Day 7: I am staying local, no traveling. We have a lot of family near us so we all get together, catch up and eat lots of food!

  • Naima December 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Day 8, how the grinch stole Christmas!

  • Charlotte Poon December 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Day 8: The kid in me still loves Frosty the Snowman and also the animated Grinch movie.

  • Gladys December 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Day 8: Charlie Brown Christmas! And we have introduced it now to our kids and they love it too! πŸ™‚

  • Christina T December 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Day 8: Home alone

  • Wendy Wei December 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Day 8: The Polar Express! Tear jerker, but never fails to leave us with a warm feeling.

  • Jessica Cayadi December 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Day 9: as early as Black Friday! Isn’t it better when you can purchase Christmas presents at a discount as well?!

  • Gladys December 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Day 9: I started on Black Friday/Cyber Monday to score some deals especially on toys for our young nieces and nephews. A good deal always makes me happy! πŸ™‚

  • Christina T December 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Day 9: The last few days before christmas πŸ˜›

  • Michelle Le December 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Day 9: Sadly, I’m definitely more of a last minute Christmas gift shopper. I always seem to push it off until I realize I have almost no more time

  • Naima December 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Day 9; a few weeks. I do my best shopping under stress (aka during finals)

  • Aryzha December 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Day 8: Home Alone. It’s a Christmas tradition!

  • Aryzha December 24, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Day 9: My Christmas shopping is a year-long procedure. I’m literally always on the look out.

  • Charlotte Poon December 24, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Day 10: All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey edition is a guilty pleasure

  • Michelle Le December 25, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Day 10: It’s definitely “All I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey (the original version). I honestly thought for the longest time that it was one of the classic Christmas songs like Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls

  • Melisa Luong December 25, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Day 9: I tend to start my Christmas shopping the last week of November. It’s best to shop earlier than later to avoid the crazy parking and last minute shoppers at the mall.

  • Melisa Luong December 25, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Day 10: my favourite Christmas carol has to be “Santa Claus is coming to town”

  • Naima December 25, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Day 10: Im not sure this counts but “Baby its cold outside”, if that doesn’t then “Deck the halls”! its hardto resist singing the “FALALALALAAA LA LA LA LA” part πŸ˜‚

  • Gladys December 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Day 10: It’s “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey. I always have to sing it out loud whenever it’s on! πŸ™‚

  • Gladys December 26, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Day 11: I had more than 20 people on my list because I do the shopping in our family for all of our young nieces and nephews. πŸ™‚ I love wrapping the presents too!

  • Christina T December 26, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Day 11: Had approx 10-20 people on my list this year

  • Christina T December 26, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Day 12: Yes! Woke up at 5:40 am to head to the sporting life at Hillcrest mall (the first 100 gets a $50 gift card) and we were probably the 200th in line as soon as we got there 😭 People don’t play. But got some goodies from VS and Express at markville mall after πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

  • Naima December 27, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Day 12: you bet! Went to the mall and spent half an hour trying to find parking. I was pretty disappointed though since the sales were mediocre :/

  • Naima December 27, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Day 11; 3. My mum, my dad, and my brother! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Le December 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Day 11: The fam plus some friends, not too many I think it was around 5

  • Aryzha December 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Day 11: I had to do 4 secret santas this year, but that’s all.

  • Aryzha December 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Day 12: yes, yes, yes, it was madness!!