Monday, June 17, 2013
I Won a Giveaway! Woot, Woot!
Hey there! As you may have deduced from the title of this post, I won a giveaway! Even better than winning a giveaway is the fact that I won a Lynnderella giveaway! Even better than winning a Lynnderella giveaway is the fact that the giveaway was for one bottle of my choice of polish, however, when the package arrived in the mail, I found not only my choice of polish, but an extra free bottle! Ok, that was a lot of "even betters" and exclamation points but I'm pretty darn excited. Lynnderella polish is something I covet greatly, but not something I'm able to afford on my budget. So owning not one but two bottles of my very own is awesome.
The giveaway was hosted by Love Lynnderella on facebook a little over a week ago. As I mentioned, the prize I won was my choice of one bottle of Lynnderella's current line. I ended up spending about 2 solid hours pouring through their site and bothering my boyfriend for his opinion before I decided on Chocolatta Love. I did swatch CL but was unable to get any good pics of it so I've linked Manicure Addict's swatches instead because they really show off how lovely CL is. The second bonus bottle I received I DID manage to get some decent shots of (I hope!).
Earth Sign is a glitter topper that is not for the faint of heart. There are so many glitters in this bottle in such a unique combination I'm not sure where to start! Here's a macro shot of the bottle:
There are hexes in burgundy, teal, bright green, and red; teal squares and large dots; and blue stars and bars all packed into an iridescent shifting base. ES really needs to be seen in person to be appreciated...there's just so much going on here! I've layered 2 coats of ES over 2 coats of O.P.I. in Starry-Eyed, a light silvery blue sheer. In retrospect, a darker blue or teal base polish might have been a better combo. Oh, darn, I guess I'll have to try that next ;)
Anyway, the moral of this story is ALWAYS enter giveaways! It only takes a few minutes, but you can win some pretty awesome stuff. If you're looking for a good source for giveaways, try out Lace & Lacquers blog. Every Monday, Lacey does her Manic-ure Giveaways post in which she compiles a list of the week's giveaways. It's a great way to find and enter as many giveaways as you can!
Thanks so much for reading!