Giveaway & Update

December 27, 2016

*** GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED ***

Winner has been notified. Thank you all for entering and stay tuned for more giveaways in the future.

Hello beauties!!! I hope you’re all well! I cannot explain how happy and relieved I am to be writing this post right now. Last two weeks have possibly been the most stressful and frustrating time in the 3+ years that I’ve had this site.

In a nutshell, I woke up one morning and my site was gone! (enter crickets singing here). If during the down time, you attempted to visit the site, you’ve probably seen a big “Can’t access this site” sign plastered on your screen. It was offline for 10 days! In cyber world that almost equals a whole month; and to me…it felt like a whole year!

Without getting into technical jargon, my now “ex” hosting company has let me down big time! With no proper support, assistance and clearly no regard for me or my site as a client, they’ve subjected me to an unacceptable ordeal I never want to go through again.

I always feel I have a responsibility towards all of you (and the companies I associate with) to be as professional as possible. I built this site from scratch myself, with sweat and tears. I work extremely hard to bring honest, good quality and helpful content. Being forced into circumstances beyond my control, especially in a manner which totally clashes with my personal work ethics has been the hardest part to deal with.

Fast forward to today, I’m happy to announce I’ve changed hosting companies and back in business – hopefully never to go through such an unpleasant and embarrassing ordeal again.

I truly apologise to every single one of you for any inconvenience caused within this time period. Thank you all for still being here, your understanding, patience and loyalty. I really appreciate it.

Note: I don’t want this post to be a smear campaign against my previous hosting company, however, if any of you are considering starting a website, or changing hosts, feel free to email me at info@beautypointofview.com and I’ll be happy to give you more details.

NOW…THE FUN PART!

Because of the down-time, I missed my annual time frame of doing an end of year giveaway. I’m hoping the saying “better late than never” is good enough to hold the giveaway now – to ring you into 2017 with some new goodies.

I’m giving away the below ‘sold out’ limited edition sets from Tarte to one lucky winner. I was so impressed with these sets when I received my personal order, that I went back and placed another order for the giveaway so you can enjoy them too.

Tarte Limited Edition Pretty Paintbox Makeup Set x Tarte Limited Edition Amazonian Clay Blush Color Wheel

HOW TO ENTER

Given the recent website issue, where my only form of communication was via social media; all you have to do to enter the giveaway is:

  • follow me on one (or more) of my social media accounts – all links are in the header above (@Sarahbeautypov for IG & Twitter)
  • Come back to the comments here and let me know which social media account(s) you’re following me on
  • Make sure the email address you enter in the comments box is correct. *Email addresses are only visible to me

OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES

  1. Giveaway ends Friday, January 6th, 2017 – 12pm PST
  2. Giveaway is for 1 x Tarte Limited Edition Pretty Paintbox Makeup Set & 1 x Tarte Limited Edition Blush Color Wheel 
  3. Giveaway is open Internationally – additional taxes or custom fees incurred in different countries are winner’s responsibility
  4. One winner will be chosen via automated Random.org and winner will be notified via the email address they provide during entry
  5. Email address of each entrant is private and confidential; and only visible to Beauty Point Of View administrators
  6. Only one entry is required per entrant and no purchase is necessary 
  7. This giveaway is not sponsored nor affiliated with Tarte Cosmetics or any other brands or social media organizations

Good luck and I’ll see you in the next post!

 

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27 comments

Dominika January 6, 2017 - 10:50 pm

I am following you on IG (@yenneferd)– email is: niedziela82@gmail.com

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Raeanne Mazziotti January 6, 2017 - 4:44 pm

I followed you on IG and thank you for being so kind to all of us!! Love your blogs

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Ellen January 5, 2017 - 10:16 pm

I am following you on IG – email is: lnchune@gmail.com

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Colleen Boudreau January 5, 2017 - 8:04 pm

I follow you on Twitter (@collifornia)
Thank you! :)

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Kerry January 4, 2017 - 11:53 pm

Sorry you had to go through that! good to see you’re back online. Just want to say I love your product and skincare series! following you on instagram Xx

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Aisha Salasa January 4, 2017 - 10:28 am

Hi Sarah! Im so sorry you’ve been through such a terrible ordeal. Been subscribed to your blog for almost a year and I absolutely love it so much. Your products series is my fav! I’ve followed you on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This is an amzing giveaway. Fingers crossed. Xx
P.S. Happy New Year!

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Jessica January 3, 2017 - 1:31 pm

I really enjoy your blog, especially the in depth and honest reviews. I follow you on Insta, Twitter and Bloglovin. Thank you for still holding the giveaway after all that happened with the site :) xo

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Victoria Hart January 3, 2017 - 6:52 am

I can’t even imagine the stress you went through. My bf has a blog so I know how the smallest glitches can damage the rankings and traffic. You made the right decision switching to a different host. I’m a long time fan of your blog. I follow on Facebook, pinterest and ig.

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Tina Tina January 3, 2017 - 5:58 am

Hey Sarah good riddance to your ex hosting company. there job is to keep your site running and sounds like youre much better off without them. Happy to see the site back up. I follow you on all social media. fb, ig, twitter, pinterest and bloglovin cos I love your site! thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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Kory January 2, 2017 - 6:31 am

Hi I just found your site and I am very happy! What great information you give. I follow you on Instagram and Facebook. Facebook was a little harder to find. I cant wait to see what information you have next. Have a Happy New Year.
Kory

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Charlene January 1, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Sorry you had such a hard time with your hosting company. Glad to see you back up and running. I follow you on Instagram.

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Charlene January 1, 2017 - 1:53 pm

I wanted those palettes so bad but they sold out before I could get them. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Hopefully all the site stresses will be gone now.

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Nicole January 1, 2017 - 11:43 am

Hi Sarah, glad that youre back online! I follow you on instagram, and recently found your page as I was searching reviews of the Cover FX custom drops, your makeup was flawless I just had to find you on insta! Thank you for doing such amazing product reviews, and for being so generous to give away such incredible products x

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Sandie December 30, 2016 - 10:59 am

Glad you were able to get everything back up and running! I follow on both twitter and insta.

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Kim December 29, 2016 - 5:48 pm

Hi Sarah, I really enjoy reading your blog, and happy to hear you were able to overcome your internet crisis! I follow you on Facebook and IG :)

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Lisa Mays December 29, 2016 - 6:44 am

Sorry to hear about the stress you went through. I used to have a blog and I know it’s hard work. I really admire the work you put into this website. It shows on every post. I follow you on facebook, twitter and pinterest. Thank you for these gorgeous products!! xx

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Erin A. December 29, 2016 - 5:47 am

I saw your review of these products and fell in love but they were all sold out! I’m excited about this give away now. I follow you on twitter and pinterest (:

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Erin A. December 29, 2016 - 5:49 am

oh and sorry you had a terrible experience with your site. It’s a good move to change hosting companies. That’s not right how they had you off line for all that time.

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Jackie December 28, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Hi Sarah I follow you on Instagram and Bloglovin. I love this blog; happy to have it back online again :)

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Bianca Miller December 28, 2016 - 2:52 pm

Hi Sarah, firstly I’m glad the site is back now. I saw your Twitter update but didn’t realise they had you down for 10 days! That’s crazy. I follow you on Twitter and IG.

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Kristen December 28, 2016 - 2:46 pm

OMG Sarah! What a nightmare! And yes I tried to visit the site and thought it was strange getting that no access message. I’m happy to have you back. This site is like my beauty bible LOL
I follow you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest. Thanks for another generous give away!!

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Sam December 28, 2016 - 4:00 am

Worth the wait and glad you got it all sorted. I follow you on IG and FB x

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Bronwyn Sargeant December 28, 2016 - 3:54 am

What a bad time to be stuffed around, it’s terrible. At least you are rid of them now and moving on. I’m following you on Instagram

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Winnie December 28, 2016 - 3:21 am

Sorry you went through that ordeal. Yoi are a perfectionist and your website clearly shows that
I am overjoyed to hear you are back baby.
I follow you on facebook

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Michelle December 27, 2016 - 10:23 pm

What a pain! I’m glad you got it worked out, though. Moving on and going forward! I follow on twitter.

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Josie December 27, 2016 - 10:13 pm

Sounds like a mess! I’m following you on IG now. :)

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Laurie December 27, 2016 - 7:54 pm

So sorry about your ordeal! I can only imagine how frustrating and upsetting that was. I’m following you on Insta!

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