Full Info On My Upcoming Giveaways

If you haven’t watched the video about this giveaway, start there:

Here’s what I’ll be looking for when I select an Instagram photo, a tweet or a YouTube video:


  • Must be following me (@alina_roche)
  • Must “like” the post
  • Must comment on the post (an actual comment, not just emojis, not just random letters)


  • Must be following me (@alina_roche)
  • Must retweet the tweet


Additional rules:

  • All giveaways are open internationally.
  • Must be 18 and over to participate (or have parental permission).
  • Winners will be selected using an online random selector.
  • Winner of each giveaway will be announced via snapchat and Instagram stories in addition to announcing which photo, tweet or video was used for that giveaway.
  • Winner of each giveaway will be contacted via method of entry (i.e. if it’s a tweet selected then they will be contact via Twitter DM, etc.) and will have 24 hours to reply.
  • Prizes will be shipped out once per month and winners will be notified when they have shipped.
  • I’m not responsible for any prizes lost or damaged in transit and will be unable to replace them.
  • Giveaway is not at all sponsored by Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.
  • There is no limit to the number of these giveaways you can win.
  • Prizes will vary in value depending on the prize selected for that giveaway.

Things that will get you disqualified:

Sending DMs, tweets, comments, etc. asking when I’m doing another giveaway, asking who won the giveaway, saying why you should win, complaining about prizes, fairness, etc. etc.

This is supposed to be fun!

Good luck everyone!

Giveaway Time!

Hi everyone!

I know I’ve been missing from my blog but that’s because I’ve been vlogging. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to daily vlog for 2017 and I’ve kept up with it! You can keep up with everything going on with my life from Hugo’s chemo to my most recent microblading endeavor.

I’ve been collecting giveaway items since my last few giveaways and I couldn’t wait any longer! 🙂

The Gleam widget is only for entry for the makeup. To enter the giveaway for the Sephora gift card you need to follow the directions on the Instagram post. For full giveaway rules and information just click on “terms and conditions” on the Gleam widget.

*winner for Instagram part (the $50 Sephora gift card) is:

Alina's Instagram Giveaway - March

***edit*** as I mentioned on my vlogs, the original winner for the makeup never replied so I had to use gleam’s random selector to pick a new winner. ***

I will reach out to the winners within 72 hours and they have 24 hours to respond. DO NOT REACH OUT TO ME AS IT WILL DISQUALIFY YOU. Just be patient please.



You may not be aware…

I’ve had a few people complain that I wasn’t approving their comments in a timely fashion. I agree with them.

Do I feel bad about it? Not really.

For the people that truly enjoy my content and follow my life, they know that my sister had a baby in early December. They know that the baby was in the NICU for 10 days. They know that I spent a lot of time there helping her out, all while still keeping up with my VLOGMAS commitment. They also know that just before Christmas, my dog had to be rushed to the emergency vet and was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma). They know how much my life changed in just those 12 hours.

They also know that I’ve started a new job, on top of everything else I’m doing. They know that I’ve committed to daily vlogging in 2017. They may not have ever vlogged before, but they can understand that it’s time-consuming and they appreciate the dedication.

No, I’m not “ignoring” you. No, I’m not just choosing not to approve your comments.

I’m just focused on not drowning. Not drowning in debt from my dog’s treatments, not drowning in work, not drowning when it comes to keeping my life in order.

I’m writing this to remind you guys that there is a person, a human being on the other side of this screen. Someone who hurts, who cries, who laughs and smiles, just as you do. I’m not a robot. My life gets difficult too.

That’s all.

If you want to help, consider donating to Hugo’s GoFundMe. If not, then at the very least take a pause before coming at me for not approving your comments quickly enough.

For those of you that support me and care about me, thank you so much.