I Didn’t Win Something! (Essie Canada)


After getting this in my email yesterday, I just received this:

No big deal, since I already own half the shades in that collection!

I’m glad to be entered into the grand draw, but I hope it’s some kind of separate draw. It seems like it’d be kind of unfair to those who already made it into the grand draw.

Well, thanks anyway, Essie!

I Won Something! (Essie Canada)

[Images: essie.com]

Well, I almost never win anything (though I suppose you can’t win if you don’t play, right?), but I just got this in my inbox:

Of course, I totally forgot that I entered this contest and I actually bought half the collection already (Loot the Booty, Tribal Text-Styles, and Viva Antigua!). I hope that the other half is in this prize…not that I’m ungrateful, as I’m so excited about this, and about the grand prize, too!

Thank you, Essie!


Zoya + Redbook nail polish naming contest, 2015

Zoya + Redbook Nail Polish Naming Contest — Winners Announced & Available

Collection: Zoya 2015 Winter, Redbook

The winners of the Zoya + Redbook nail polish naming contest have been announced, and are now available online with a code for free shipping!

The code is RBXZ, and I believe it is valid for the US and Canada, only. (Canadians do have to pay an additional international processing fee.)

Zoya and Redbook Magazine have teamed up to bring you a super exclusive, never-before-seen holiday trio! Each of the three custom shades were named by Redbook readers who submitted stories of an inspirational woman in their life. The winners have been selected and we’re happy to announce the names for these gorgeous shades – Renee (red), Cindy (gold glitter) and Marjorie (plum glitter)!

The offer runs through November 18, 2015.

Congrats to the three winning entries!

Zoya new polishes for Redbook, August 2015

Zoya + Redbook Nail Polish Naming Contest (US & Canada Only)

Zoya and Redbook have teamed up with a set of three new nail colors. A contest is being held to find names for each shade. The companies are asking you to honor a girl or woman you know by submitting her name into the contest. Presumably, you’ll want to choose someone who doesn’t already share her name with a Zoya polish!

Enter here, and good luck!

Zoya + Redbook nail polish naming contest, August 2015
Image: zoya.com

[EDIT 2015-08-22. BEWARE: I submitted an entry and got automatically subscribed to Redbook Magazine, despite the contest page saying “no purchase necessary”. So I have asked Redbook to cancel the subscription. We’ll see what happens. Not cool, Redbook.]

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New Release: Illamasqua — Earth Collection (Fall 2015)

Collection: Illamasqua 2015 Fall, Earth

Next week, Illamasqua will be releasing their new Fall collection, Earth.

One nail polish, Element, is being introduced in the collection. It appears to be a shimmery (frosty? metallic?) taupe grey.

I think that olive/rust/cream/pewter eyeshadow quad is the showstopper piece, though!

Also, you can sign up on Illamasqua’s website for a chance to win the whole collection.

[Image: illamasqua.com]

butter London + stella & dot Summer Giveaway (US only)

Stella & Dot and butter LONDON are holding a giveaway valued at $1,000. The prize is $500 to spend at StellaDot.com and $500 to spend at butterLONDON.com.

The draw is open to residents of the US.

Stella & Dot | butter LONDON giveaway sweepstakes summer June 2015

Contest — Zoya’s Halloween 2014 Color Laboratory

Zoya, one of my favorite nail polish brands, is celebrating Halloween with a Color Laboratory. On Halloween, they’ll pick a winner and “animate” it!

I’ve submitted “Wilhelmina” (Cursed by Dracula, Mina is a pink-cheeked carnation red teeming with blackened crimson glitter).
Zoya - Wilhelmina (contest submission)

What have you frankened up? Cheers to Zoya for running such a fun contest! (Although it’s US-only.)