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Giveaway Time!

Wednesday, 4 May, 2011

It’s time for me to have a giveaway…and really, it’s been long overdue!

Remember this beauty? I wrote about her earlier!

Well, I’m having a giveaway of this gorgeous gal! A million thanks to Kim at Overall Beauty for making this possible. Also thanks to Saints of Ruin‘s Ruby Ruin for hatching this bitchin’ bad ass color.

RULES

Here’s how you can win this pretty little shade called Glampyre…You can have a total of ten (10) chances to win this color.

1. Follow me on Twitter and re-tweet this: Follow @carinaeletoile on Twitter and RT to win BB Couture’s Saints of Ruin Glampyre http://wp.me/pUcSL-K7 (+1 with a maximum of +3 for up to 3 tweets only. If I don’t see it in my timeline, it doesn’t get counted.)

2. Follow me on GFC (if you’re already a follower, you’ve got an entry!) (+3)

3. If you can, be my friend on Yelp! carinam.yelp.com (+1)

4. Leave a creative, funny, yet non-offensive comment on this entry on why you want to win this color. (+1)

5. Add me to your blogroll and blog about this giveaway – please email me and provide a link to your blog to qualify. (+2)

6 Last but not least, this is open to any and all who are over the age of 18.

7. This is an international giveaway! Woo hoo!!!

8. Finally, contest ends on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 11:59pm PST.

Good luck!

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BB Couture – Glampyre and Overall Beauty – Baby Me

Monday, 25 April, 2011

I happened to catch a tweet from Kim at Overall Beauty about some samples. Like any girl out there, I’m a freak over samples. When I was in Paris and I’d go to Sephora, I’d totally live for the samples of shampoos, conditioners, face creams, etc they’d put in the bag when you’d purchase things. I’m so bummed the Sephora here in the US doesn’t do that, but the fact that we have Sephora at all is a good thing…

Anyway, Kim from Overall Beauty sent me this package and said I should get it in a few days…try the next day! All hail USPS that can haul butt like that. 😉

I literally squeed with glee when I opened the package: a full sized bottle of  a color that was created for a band called Saints of Ruin (www.saintsofruin.com) commemorating the release of their new album due out soon called Glampyre. Incidentally, that is also the color name of the polish, too! Their lead singer, Ruby Ruin, helped create this color that I love wearing. I’m a dark nail polish kind of gal. I googled them and they were described as a Bay Area goth band…and the long dead goth girl in me did a happy dance. I’m a huge supporter of all things Bay Area and especially if they’re good. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to their music, please give them a shot – you won’t be disappointed.

Check out the pretty things I got from Kim at Overall Beauty – www.overallbeauty.com

Nail polish!

Eye shadow!

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BB Couture – Midnight Malibu

Thursday, 2 September, 2010

I fell hard for this color on the site. Thought it was gorgeous! And it is. My only complaint is is that the glitter in it is super lumpy – you can see it in the sunlight shot. Formula dried fast but the lumpiness, even with a top coat, made me not like this formula that much.

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BB Couture – Daisy Dweller

Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

This shade is prime example of why I should never even attempt to wear yellow…yellow girls and yellow nail polish don’t mix. Let me be more specific, yellow girls who have my skin tone/shade really have no business wearing yellow polish of any kind. That’s my opinion.

I bought this (and I normally would never willingly buy yellow polish, by the way) because it was such a pretty yellow in the bottle. It still is. However, someway, somehow my skin tone has managed to mangle and make this color look so pathetically awful on me.

Formula: a bit on the runny side so I tried to make up for it to get an opaque shade…using 3 very heavy handed coats. It’s why you will see bubbling on the ring finger. Oops. My bad. I love how BB Couture’s polish dries quickly and this was no exception – barring my ring finger, of course. 😉

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BB Couture For Men – Drive Shaft

Thursday, 5 August, 2010

This color looks a bit coppery, a bit peach, a bit pink and a bit bronze on me – all around awesome sauce. It does lean slightly towards the warmer side so I have to be careful about what I wear with this.

BB Couture has, once again, nailed it with their formula. Two applications and this didn’t bubble. If only all polishes could be like this. Polish brush isn’t jacked up like that-company-that-shall-not-be-named. 😉

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BB Couture – Signs of Spring

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

Another BB Couture polish – yay! 🙂

I love shades of blue like this. This particular one is a creme with some very fine glitter in it thrown for good measure. I’ve received a bulk of nail polish from BB Couture and I find I am never really happy with their glitter polishes. I don’t know what it is and I can’t put my finger on it, but it bothers me. I don’t want to make them sound like amateurs, but I definitely prefer their cremes and their shimmers but not the glitter. Sorry for all the BB Couture fans out there. I don’t mean to upset you.