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OPI – Burlesque Glitter Givewaway

Monday, 8 November, 2010

Congrats to Jessica v Polish – the winner of this contest.

Keep an eye out because on December 1, I will be having another giveaway – this time for China Glaze’s Holiday Collection.

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED — THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

Winner will be announced on Monday.

It’s my mother’s birthday this Friday…so in honor of her, I decided to stage this giveaway that ends on her birthday.

Why did I choose glitter as the giveaway? Well…my mother and I have this crazy love for anything that glitters and shines. The glitter loving apple doesn’t fall far from the glitter loving tree!

Yes, you are reading correctly.

Yes, I am giving away these 6 awesome OPI Burlesque Glitters. See the prettiness on me in this blog entry.

How do you score a chance at winning them? You have 3 ways to enter, so that means 3 shots at winning!

But before I go on, here are necessary details you must know.

Contest ends on November 12, 2010, at 11:59PM (23:59) PST. Any entries time stamped after that will not be considered.

Now, how do you enter, you ask…

1) Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect to the right of this entry.

2) Follow me on Twitter: carinaeletoile then Tweet the following: @carinaeletoile is giving away the glitters from OPI’s Burlesque collection – enter for a chance to win!  http://wp.me/pUcSL-Ah

3) Reply to this entry with your name – please make sure you have an email address attached to your name when you post a reply.

4) BONUS ENTRY! If you’re a member of Yelp, add me as a friend – http://carinam.yelp.com

Final notes:

If I reach over 100 followers on my blog and over 100 followers on Twitter, I’ll be tossing in an extra something something along with the prize. You never know what it will be, but I guarantee you you will be surprised in a good way. Not a scary way. I promise! *pinkie swear*

This contest is open internationally as well as domestically.

Good luck and let’s hope I reach 100+

Swatches

OPI – Burlesque Part I, Holiday 2010

Thursday, 14 October, 2010

For some reason, I was so enamored with these glitters, knowing full well I hate glitters…yet I just had to have them. They’re a pain to remove, no matter how much foil you use. I’m a sloppy glitter remover. I get frustrated using foil and I end up with the sparkle explosion all over my fingers, as you will see in the pictures.

The formula was easy to use. It dried quickly – yay! No clunky, clumpy glitter. I did two coats of every color. My only regret is that I didn’t do three coats to get the full on glitter effect.

I am going to be doing a blog give-away of these 6 colors. They’ve been swatched once, but I just really don’t want any extra glitter in my collection unless absolutely necessary. So keep watching for the giveaway.

I do like how these glitters look – they’re dense and it’s glitter that’s suspended in clear lacquer. I am generally not a fan of that, but it definitely makes the glitter sparkle and pop. I’ve done some comparisons to OPI’s Absolutely Alice and Mad As A Hatter for a point of reference.

Warning: This is image heavy…you have been warned!

 

I thought this was really close to Absolutely Alice, but it seems I was wrong. So wrong. The glitter in AA is more fine and dense.  The color is also far more popping. Simmer & Shimmer is a bit more subtle…well, as subtle as this whole collection of glitters can get. 🙂

 

I feel like the colorful glitter in here is the same – filled with red, purple and a plethora of other colors. However, the one big difference is the base glitter they used. Mad As A Hatter is silver based whereas Sparkle-icious is gold.

 

I’ve been on a purple kick lately. What appeals to me about this particular color/glitter is that it’s not quite purple and it’s not quite pink. Several years ago I was on a purple and pink design sprees for my jewelry. It sold quite well. I guess I wasn’t the only person who loves purple and pink together.

 

I love this green. It reminded me of the super tiny limes I used to see in India. It’s not the rind, but the inside of the lime…and I always said I wanted a creme in that color. Instead, I’m looking at the sparkling version of it. LOVE IT!

 

Currently wearing this on my nails and on me, it looks more salmon colored than orange. This mercifully is not a crazy Halloween orange, but a nice rich burnt orange. The gold glitter thrown in is absolutely fabulous.

 

How pretty is this? I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of glitter, but this one really made me consider liking gold in general.