LET’S TAKE A MOMENT [REPOST]

I’d like to take a moment to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Not only was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the pinnacle of non-violent activism for the civil rights movement; he is a keystone pillar of equal rights even when times like the present don’t seem like it’s getting any better. His words are still inspiring, his “I Have A Dream” speech rings clearly through everyone’s ears in times of valor, sadness and even in unrest. I know as an African American I would not be where I am today without the roads that were paved by the nonsovereign times of those before me. Today isn’t just about having the day off or work or celebrating some sale that is being bolstered in the media. It’s about reflection and recognition of the past and trying to figure out in these trying times how not to repeat it…or continue living in it.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or The King Holiday, check out the thekingcent

GRAND PRIZE SNEAK PEEK

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OPI’s Malaga Wine may have topped my polish list for 2015, yet there are so many fun colors to try out to see what fits your fancy. So I am proud to preview this amazing OPI All Stars 10-Mini set is part of the large grand prize giveaway.

If this doesn’t entice you, stay tuned this week for more amazing previews from the giveaway!

CLICK BELOW TO ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

VARNISHTA GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

xx – varnishta

VARNISHTA GRAND PRIZE MYSTERY GIVEAWAY

 

It’s our anniversary, Varnishtas.

I’m so glad to be here celebrating with you all. So I decided to do a HUGE giveaway to put an exclamation point to the end of Happy Nail Year.

And why do something small when I can kick things off with a  MYSTERY GRAND PRIZE.

 What will it be? A limited edition polish? An exclusive color or shade? How about I give you a little bit of a hint.

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VARNISHTA ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

A 75 piece Varnishta curated care package celebrating Varnishta’s first active year.

You read that right. 75 pieces. 

And I can tell you that about 90% of that is going to be polish. There is a mix of mini polishes, full size polishes, nail wraps, nail care products and more that make this amazing grand prize worth over $100. 

Throughout this week, I will be giving teasers to the various products you will find in the grand prize!  Plus, stick around until next week to learn about BIG CHANGES happening with Varnishta this year!

So enough talk!  Lets get down to the nitty gritty- how do you enter?

GIVEAWAY  DURATION:

  • START: SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH, 2016 AT 9:00PM EST
  • END: SATURDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2016 AT 9:00PM EST.
  • WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED ON SUNDAY JANUARY 24TH, 2016, 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. All winners and former applicants are open to this giveaway!

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 GRAND PRIZE ENTRY
      2. Name & Date of Birth 
      3. Name of your Blog: [so I can verify you follow Varnishta]
      4. Answer the following question:
        1. What do you love about Varnishta?
        2. What is one thing that our site can improve upon?

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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.

HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, VARNISHTA

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HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, VARNISHTAS!

One year ago today I made made my first posts kicking off Varnishta. One year later I am proud to say that we are 390 posts, 2,332 visitors, 3, 976 views and 170 Varnishtas in total. That may not be a lot in the grand scheme of things- but it means a lot to me. For the first year I wanted to get my feet wet with Varnishta and see if I could really dedicate myself to a blog of a certain passion- polish. And I did. Varnishta has become more than I ever thought it could be and I’d like to thank you all for that. I love interacting with all of you and learning about new polishes and people I would have never known a year ago.

So thank you to you all.

xx – varnishta

YEAR 1 RECAP – FAVORITE GIVEAWAY

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FAVORITE GIVEAWAY- SINFUL COLORS 

The SinfulColors giveaway had to be one of my favorites. I know for this one I didn’t give away tons of polish like the previous giveaways. However, I loved the fab feedback that I got once I shipped off the Flirt With Hearts Collection. 

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Above we have February winner Haley S. with her mom enjoying the awesome SinfulColors collection that she won. This probably made my day because I get to actually see my Varnishtas really getting into Happy Nail Year. I love to see you all enjoying the giveaways that I do and really having fun with it. The giveaways are my favorite part so I spend all month curating them in hopes that it will satisfy the lovely winner’s varnish vibes!

Welp, the recap has winded down to the end and tomorrow will officially be the anniversary of Varnishta- which means I have an EPIC giveaway coming your way!

What has been your favorite giveaway from Varnishta in the last year?

xx – varnishta 

YEAR 1 RECAP: FAVORITE NAIL MOMENT

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FAVORITE NAIL MOMENT – NAIL SALON HORROR STORY [7/14/15]

If you weren’t able to read over my Nail Polish Horror Story from last July, click on the title above to do so. It was cringe inducing, yet I was able to get this wonderful manicure out of it. Word to the wise, don’t get a manicure done in a salon that has half rusted tools and cobwebs all over the place.

What has been a Nail Salon Horror Story moment for you? 

xx – varnishta

YEAR 1 RECAP: FAVORITE VARNISH WISH LIST

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FAVORITE VARNISH WISH LIST – CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN NAIL POLISH [4/8/15]

These will still be in my varnish wish list collection because I just can’t possibly afford the at the moment. However, the Christian Louboutin Nail Polish Collection will always be a sight for sore eyes and a covet for any varnishta. The bottles are what make this brand because why not have a polish that replicates your favorite stilettos? 

What nail polish is on your “must have” list?

xx – varnishta

YEAR 1 RECAP: FAVORITE VARNISHTAISM

FAVORITE VARNISHTAISM – SUMMER DESERT INSPIRATION [8/28/15]

I have had many favorite varnishtaism moments, but this particular one was special because I got to share with you all my passion for filmmaking. I edited this feature for one of my friends’ travel blogs and found so many colors that matched the SinfulColors “A Class Act” collection. I love sharing the different things I get into with you all so this premiere was special to me. It was fun picking out the colors and showing how they each reminded me of the beautiful colors in Dubai.

What is your passion and how do you express it? 

xx – varnishta