Saturday, September 8, 2012

I won Essence polishes!

I was so incredible lucky to win Maria's giveaway recently! I won Essence's "Ready for Boarding" collection: Five different polishes. Amazing, huh? 

Look how pretty they are:


Exits on your right, Destination Sunshine, Beauty on Tour, Sending you Kisses, Via Airmail

I don't think I would have bought this collection myself, but I was really happy to win it. Sometimes it's nice when other people "force" you out of your comfort zone, and Maria sure did that with these. 

I decided to try two of them right away. I went for the yellow, which I would definitely not have picked myself, since it's both yellow and pastel, and the orange, which is actually a pretty cool orange! 

I know I wouldn't be able to rock the yellow by itself, so I made a gradient:


Do you wonder where the label of the bottle went? Well, the yellow polish was suddenly all over the place,so I had to wipe the bottle with acetone - and whoops - the label was gone too! :|

I like this! Those two colours just look fantastic together! 

But! Something's missing - let's add some glittah! 

I applied a coat of Alix Avien number 164. I love that glitter, I'm going to use it on as many manis as I can, LOL!!



Now we're getting there. It's like a shiny sunrise! And here comes the sun!!



This stamp comes from Bundlemonster's plate BM01 and the polish is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri "Wined Up".  And it is on purpose that the suns are stamped on randomly :) 

So hurray for my new polishes, and a million thanks to sweet Maria! ♥

32 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new polishes!
    This gradient looks really pretty, but with the suns added it is even more beautiful =)

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    1. Thank you so much, I really enjoy the look of the little suns on my nails! :)

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  2. Stort tillykke... Heldige asen :) det er en utrolig flot mani, og selvfølgelig skulle der glitter på :)

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    1. Der er intet som glitter, til at få en dag til at lyse op! :)
      Og tak, jeg er vildt glad over at have vundet! :)

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  3. Congrats on the win! Lovely combo!

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  4. Congrats! I love the gradient and combo you've made :)

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  6. Oh, congrats for winning! :D You won great polishes. I didn't buy any of these but I realized I want the blue one. Maybe I will find one somewhere.
    I love the gradient with the sun and a glitter. You did a great job again :D

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    1. Thank you so much :) I cross my fingers that you'll find the blue soon :)

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  7. Wow, lucky you... :) Loved the polishes... And loved your gradient... :)

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    1. I feel *so* lucky! :) Thank you sooo much! :)

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  8. Yay! Congrats on winning and I love what you've done with them here. The gradient with the sun stamping is so fun!

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    1. Thank you. I must admit that I think I got away with it pretty well! :)

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  9. Oh, the finished result was amazing! <3 And these colors are out of my comfort zone too, but playing with them makes manicures unique and very fun to wear and look at! You did a great job! =))

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    1. And congrats, ofcourse, Maria's great! =))

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    2. Thank you so much! <3
      It's nice to be torn out of the comfort zone once in a while. And I love Essence polishes, so it was a great win for me :)

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  10. Congrats! And what a beautiful manicure!

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    1. Thank you so much, I am so pleased you think so :)

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  11. Yay congrats on your winnings! Those are some pretty colors. :D
    That's a lovely mani. I like the color combination and the design you stamped is very fun!

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, I was thrilled when I found out that I had actually won. Yay!! :D

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  12. omg what a beautiful manicure- congrats!

    /Hugs

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  13. Aww, I didn't see this post - sorry about that - but I'm happy you liked them :)

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    1. Ah, not to worry! I like them very much! (I'm still bouncing over the fact that I actually WON!) :D

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