HAPPY NAIL YEAR GIVEAWAY – NOVEMBER

The year is winding down and you’re coming off of that post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday stress fest! Why not kick off the beginning of December right with the Happy Nail Year Giveaway for the month of November. All this month I have been raving about Essie polish- but on top of that, I have been boasting of my favorite place in the world.

MARSHALLS!

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photo from google images

 

 

$20 MARSHALLS GIFT CARD

It’s my polish pit stop and it’s where I get all of my bottles for a discounted price! So why not let you all experience the joys of shopping here as well for Happy Nail Year? That’s why I’ve decided to give the ultimate gift for those of you who love Marshalls just as much as I do- or just want to try it out for yourself.

P.S. Marshalls is also under TJ Maxx & Home Goods, so this gift card can be used at those shops as well. 

Now lets get to the giveaway rules below:

GIVEAWAY  DURATION:

  • START: TUESDAY DECEMBER 1ST, 2015 AT 12:00AM EST
  • END: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2015 AT 12:00AM EST.
  • WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 10TH, 2015, VIA EMAIL.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE RULES SECTION.

RULES

  1. You must be a Varnishta- that means you must be follower of my blog.
    1. If you are not following my blog your entries will be invalid.
  2. Answer the questions/tasks below by sending it to the Varnishta email with you name and date of birth!
  3. If you have won the PREVIOUS MONTH’S GIVEAWAY, you are ineligible to enter for this month due to fairness to other entrants. (This will be explained in depth to the winner.)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • This is a United States ONLY giveaway. I apologize in advance to all my international followers! It’ll be a pain trying to send these polishes oversees.
  • You must be 13+ to enter this giveaway.
  • The winner will have 2 days from the time I email you to respond back to the confirmation email.
    •  If I do not receive an email back in 2 days, I will pick a secondary winner. 

Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you all love about Essie!

  • HOW TO ENTER

    1. FOLLOW VARNISTA.WORDPRESS.COM (You must be a follower to win)
    2. EMAIL VARNISHTA@GMAIL.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
      1. Subject Title: HAPPY NAIL YEAR DECEMBER ENTRY
      2. Name & Date of Birth 
      3. Name of your Blog: [so I can verify you follow Varnishta]
      4. Answer the following question:
        1. Which Essie polish in on your must have list?
        2. Link your favorite post from this month on Varnishta! Make sure to put why you liked it.

xx-varnishta

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a sponsored giveaway! All products were purchased with my own money as a gift to all of my wonderful Varnishtas. Once again, this blog is for leisure and is based on personal opinion.

ESSIE MONTH IN REVIEW

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HAPPY NAIL YEAR NOVEMBER MONTH IN REVIEW – ESSIE

  • Ballet Slippers (A) – This polish is one of my all time favorites from Essie, so of course it made the list for my top this month. It’s an Essie classic that goes with just about everything- plus you can’t go wrong with a perfect pale pink.
  • Bordeaux (B+) – The sexiest red from Essie in my opinion. Now the texture I used on the photo makes it look darker than it actually is, but this is one that needs to be part of your collection. Does it beat my OPI O’Hare and Nails Look Great or Malaga Wine? No- but for Essie it’s a beautiful statement polish that can really pull a look together.
  • Smokin’ Hot (B) – I am in love with these darker shades for the winter and this polish definitely hits the mark. It’s a grey tone purple that will keep you warm on even the coldest days and dare I say- it does look good in a selfie.
  • Wicked (A+) – My favorite polish this month. Hands down. It’s dark and sexy and it just gets you in the mood for mischief. I loved this shade so much I rocked it for longer than usual- mainly because it has a lasting power that most polished do not. It is thick and paints on smooth, plus it dies evenly and all you need is a touch up here and there. Go get this polish- better yet, don’t. That will leave more bottles for me!
  • Essie All In One (B) – I got this All-In-One after I ran out of my Sally Hansen base coat that I have been using. I haven’t had this one very long, but I do enjoy this so far. Once I get more use out of it, I will definitely give you an update.

xx – varnishta

HANDBAG MUST HAVE – VASELINE NAIL LOTION

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photo from drugstore.com

 

VASELINE – INTENSIVE CARE HAND AND NAIL LOTION

I have become invested in finding great hand and nail lotions lately just for the health and upkeep of your nails. Plus, it is a great way to encourage nail growth without putting on layers of polish to make it happen. The Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hands Stronger Nails lotion is great for this purpose alone. The keratin helps with the nail growth plus the Vaseline brand with vitamin E has been a staple in skin care for years. Check your local drugstores for this brand but I ordered mine from drugstore.com– which has a variety of brands at the click of a button delivered right to your home.

xx – varnishta

NAIL ENVY – BORDEAUX

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photo from essie.com

 

ESSIE – BORDEAUX

This manicure caught my attention while I was scrolling through the Essie website. It’s a deep striking red that will keep the ladies talking for hours on end. It even comes with a manicure guide to help you recreate the look. Take a walk on the wild side and experience Bordeaux for yourself. I think I’ve found my Thanksgiving shade!

 

xx – varnishta

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xx – varnishta

TOWN HALL – THANKSGIVING SHADES

What are some polish colors that truly show the spirit of Thanksgiving?

It could be crisp fall colors or ones that are warm and remind you of home. I was just wondering what are other people’s go-to shades besides orange.

Comment below with your suggestions!

xx – varnishta