Urban Decay “Showers to Flowers” Tally

May 1, 2008 at 8:55 am 5 comments

This morning, I tallied all the different favorite flowers mentioned, and read through all 125 entries for April’s Urban Decay Showers to Flowers contest.  Each entry was simply delightful.  If you have some time, scroll through the comments from this contest.  What an incredible group of individuals you all are! 

I will be announcing a winner in the next 24 hours, and because of the overwhelming response, am offering a 2nd and 3rd place price as well.  So three of you will be winning some incredibly fabulous Urban Decay Loose Pigments!  Best luck to all.

#1 Flower Favorite:  LILACS, 23 votes

Lilacs – I love all the spring flowers, but lilacs are my spring favorite! (Peonies are a summer flower round these parts.)

I always try to make it up to the Lilac Festival at the Boston Arboretum. I wander around like a happy dork burying my nose in every bunch of blossoms in the park, getting muddy and stung by bees and drunk on the scent of lilacs! I could sleep on a pile of the things. I’m crazy for the smell.C Abrams

Fragrant, Hypnotizing, and purple! Lilacs are the harbangers of summer and the smell fills the air with the most luscious aroma. Inside the house they permeate the entire room; bringing the outside in. They are astonishing and beautiful markers of the warmth coming to fill the place of our cold winters. – Janene Grace

Lilacs. Oh, lilacs. Sweet, sweet crowns of billowing blossoms, Lilacs!tracy m

#2 Flower Favorite:  Tulips, 20 Votes

Perhaps this is a little bit cliche, but Tulips will forever be my favorite flower. Never could you call my mother a vain flower. She never wanted expensive jewelry or fancy clothes. She would always have rather my dad gave her the same money so she could order 400 tulip bubls from Dutch Gardens. March every year, we had the prettiest yard on the block! No contest! And now as my senior year ends, my lovely University of Mississippi is in bloom with Azaleas, Chinese Cherry Trees, and of course tons and tons of tulips. I also got a great arrangment for my birthday a few weeks ago from the boyfriend. Tulips are only happy memories to me! – kate2004rock

One day me and my mother were sitting on our deck patio, it was the end of spring and the flowers were dying. We were discussing my grandma (who had died a couple years before this), and i looked over at the garden and there was one single yellow tulip left, my grandama’s favorite. It was such a sweet moment, but that is the reason why the tulip has such a special place in my heart,,,plus they are just so pretty! Brandi

#3 Favorite Flower:  Daffodils, 11 Votes

Daffodils. They are spring’s sweet smile.LuLu

The first flowers out here every year are our daffodils. We had a huge crop of them this year, which blossomed earlier than usual due to an unseasonably warm spell in March. Then they all promptly died off when temperatures returned to normal. Fortunately, there was a second “crop” that emerged at the regular spring warm-up time, so we got to enjoy them again. – Suzanne Peters

I gotta go with daffodils. The classic early sign of spring when they begin to bloom! And I’d absolutely LOVE to win the UD Pigments to brighten up myself for spring!Kelli

Daffodils are so pretty and cheerful! They’re one of the earliest bloomers and come in so many shapes and colors now. A true sign of spring! – Lisa Burns

I could go on for many pages, but still wanted to include all the other honorable mention favorite flowers:

Lavendar (2), Wisteria (1), Orchids (1), Mimosa (1), Roses (4), Calla Lillies (2), Lillies (4), Snowdrop (1), Cherry Blossoms (2), Azaleas (1), Crocus (5), Johnny-Jump-Up (1), Honeysuckle (1), Lilly of Valley (3), Jasmine (1), Violets (1), Freesia (1), Baby’s Breath (1), Buttercups (2), Dandelions (1), Texas Bluebonnets (2), Daisies (9), Peonies (3), Poppies (2), Purple Clover (1), Hyacinth (3), Iris (3), and Jack in the Pulpit (1).

Favorite Flower:  Gardenias, 3 votes (Gardenia’s were my wedding flower and my 17th anniversary is this weekend)!

Gardenias ~ even when you can’t see them, they bring joy with their calming, sweet smell. A single bloom floating in water says more than three dozen roses and smell better since roses don’t seem to have the aroma they once had. Then, when it’s faded, just cut a new bloom off the pretty plant.

Though I would love to win your make up, I would love even more having a twenty year old face to put it on. A younger, prettier face deserves your wonderful products and I know whoever you give them to will enjoy. – Debbie Ann

Favorite Flower:  Fireweed, 2 Votes

Thank you for the reminder of why I love you so dearly Jared…

Fireweed is a lovely plant that grows all over the place in my home state of Alaska. It’s way better than daffodils.  – mo mommy

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jami  |  May 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I love that everyone’s flowers were so varied! Great job tallying them all up, MBB. That must’ve been a TON of work. We appreciate you! 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. mo mommy  |  May 1, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Wow! What an amazing response to this month’s giveaway! It feels so good to have you all here and participating! Good Luck all!

    Jen, I looked at your list before scrolling down and thought “Where the heck is the fireweed?! I’ve just been snubbed!” Thanks for extra nod at the bottom!

    Reply
  • 3. jen38  |  May 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    How could I have forgotten such a wonderful tribute to Curious!?

    Thanks so much. These entries were incredibly inspiring.

    Reply
  • 4. tracy m  |  May 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    And I look like a poetic sap… does that increase my odds of winning? Cause I have no pride… really. 🙂

    Reply
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