Monday, January 04, 2010


GIVEAWAY! Oh, sorry. I got excited. I feel like GIVEAWAY just has to be in all-caps because I'm annoying that way. Here's the deal.

1. Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Color in Opulent Cloud (to fulfill that hard-to-find lemming)
2. OPI Shorts Story (to brighten up your winter blues)
3. OPI Shim-merry Chic (in case you missed it in stores)
4. Sinful Colors San Francisco (a favey-fave of the drug store variety)
5. Lay It On Thick body lotion (distributed through Bath and Body Works, the perfect size for your purse!)
6. Avon Bubble Bath in Hot Apple Pie (a HUGE bottle that smells amazing)
7. A ridiculously cute nail file (I know you're supposed to use a crystal file, but how cute is this? Very fucking cute is the answer)

1. You must be a follower.
2. For one entry, leave a comment on this post telling me one of your current lemmings, just for funsies. Make sure to leave me your e-mail address, as well.
3. For a second entry, blog about this post and leave the link in your comment.
4. You have until midnight on Monday, January 11th to enter, at which time I'll randomly pick a winner. Tell your friends! I will remind you to enter in every post I do up until the 11th.
That's it! Easy enough, right?

And here's a close-up of the pretties. Do you want them? I know you do. These are all unused, and this probably goes without saying, but the bubble bath and the lotion are unused as well. This GIVEAWAY is to celebrate having 50+ followers, which is exciting. I really wanted to thank you guys and give you the opportunity to win my cool shit.

Now that that's out of the way, I'm going to share with you my obsession with the color peach/cantaloupe/....basically, whatever color RBL Starfish Patrick is. I picked up an old OPI this weekend, Melon of Troy, and I was kind of worried I wouldn't like it because it's kind of a frost (which is a finish I don't love at all).

Um...I love this. LOVE IT. I painted my nails on Saturday afternoon, and I'm still wearing this.

I have a painting in my bathroom that's just big circles of color, and one of them matches my obsession color really well.

Melon of Troy was part of the Greek Isles collection and is still pretty readily available along with another fan favorite, Don't Socra-Tease Me! By the way, those names are epic. Get it? Epic? As in awesome, but also as in epic poetry? Haha? Okay, sorry. Anyway, this was three coats and I still have a little VNL, but I don't care. I just love this color so much. I love it so much that I can't tell whether or not it's an old person color. The formula is perfect and I've had no chipping issues. Do you guys know all the mythology behind the Trojan War? One of my favorite myths is the Judgement of Paris, where Paris had to decide which goddess was the most beautiful and give her a golden apple. He chose, of course, Aphrodite, who had promised him "the most beautiful woman in the world," Helen of Troy. Here's a picture one of my friends took, themed the Judgement of Paris. I'm in the background in soft focus, right in the middle. Pretty photograph, isn't it? She's a great artist.

That's all for today. Thanks for lookin', as always, and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY. Have a great Monday :)


  1. Steph, you are way adorable. Just so you know you have inspired me to have funky bright nail colors as one of my "weirdo substitute teacher" traits. The other traits will be be adorably confused about certain aspects of math, etc.

    I have no idea if I count as one of your followers... I subscribe to the RSS feed, does that count? I also have a huge list of China Glaze polishes I want now (also thanks to you), and Re-Fresh Mint and OMG are high up there. I MUST FIND THEM.

  2. I'm totes a follower :) and right now I'm lemming the Nubar prisms, but 60$ for a set? eff that! I'm also lemming a topcoat that doesn't suck balls, because I'm having a very drawn out argument with Seche right now. She's being a bish, and I'm sick of her diva way. I'll blog abt your contest today :) That melon color is hottness. the.end.

  3. I'm a follower (and surprised no one followed you after me! :o)
    I'm lemming some elf mineral lipsticks. I love their formula and they're making good to my lips!

    Beside, I LOVE the shape of that bottle of Avon. Back in the middle of the 70's, my mum was purchasing Avon stuff and I remember the same shaped bottle but in pink near the bathtub. It was empty but still there. Sweet memories!

    blog.jellynat (at) gmail dot com

  4. Lovely hands. Lovely nails. Lovely colour.
    I'd love Starfish P but I'm not paying RBL prices. No thanks.
    OPI is expensive in the UK and I'm not going to get Melon either but I do love them both.

  5. Wow, that is an awesome LOOT! WHOOT!

    I'm a follower...
    On my blog!!

    My lemming: Everything from nfu! But especially Nfu Oh 120

  6. I'm a follower, enter me please!

    I've been looking high and low for China Glaze Awaken but it's really hard to find China Glaze in Canada.

    Great contest, thanks!


  7. Ahh!! can i enter? I feel guilty. No I'm not entering!!! But I wanted to comment. hehe. I love that pictures. And oh man "melon of troy" lol OPI comes up with the greatest names. At least this one makes sense. Heads up, CVS is having 75% off! I bet some nail polishes are discounted. :)

  8. I am a new follower. I don't know how your blog escaped me until now since it's named after me and all! lol

    Current lemming...just one....Nubar Recclaim!

    I posted in my sidebar in my Contest/Giveaway box!

    camiller714 at yahoo dot com

  9. I'm a new follower.
    I'm lemming ALL the China Glazes. LOL!

  10. HI! What a great giveaway!! A couple current lemmings are Nubar Wildlife and Chocolate Caramel.

    I posted about your giveaway here.

  11. Hi! I am a follower... Currently lemming RBL Scrangie, Nubar Reclaim, and a few others i am sure! I blogged about your contest at

    Congrats on the followers!

  12. Awesome giveaway!!! I frikken LOVE shim-merry chic, I only bought the tiny bottle and I really want the full sized one! Stupid me! As you probably know, I'm a follower. Also, I have a serious lemming for China Glaze Channelesque, and a thousand trillion others. I think I have a problem. =)


  13. I am a new follower and I'm glad I found this blog!!!

    Mmmmm lemmings....well the entire China Glaze Up & Away collection! And the Poolside (I think that's what it's called!) collection they have coming out.

  14. 1. I'm a new follower!
    2. My current lemming is the entire China Glaze Up and Away Collection lol
    3. I made a blogpost on your giveaway here:

    Great giveaway! Opulent cloud looks awesome! I've been dying to try that one.

  15. Fab giveaway! PS, I love Melon of Troy too!
    1/3. I am a follower and I blogged about the giveaway here:
    2. I am lemming OPI Jade is the New Black, it looks so pretty! I can't wait for it to come out!

  16. You know you really like the colour when you don't change your mani for 3 days +.... hehe.

    I'm a follower and would LOVE to be part/enter this giveaway.

    I'm lemming OPI Kiss on the Chic. Gotta find it. Seems like THE perfect nude/pink for a french.

  17. I'm a new follower :]
    I like the Melon of Troy color, it looks really pretty on you.
    I'm lemming RBL no more war but it's way too expensive and I'm also lemming all the new collections from OPI, China Glaze and essie :P

  18. I'm a new follower!

    My current lemming is China Glaze's Up & Away collection. Unfortunately, I can't find any stores that carry China Glaze in my area =[

  19. I also blogged here:

  20. I'm a new follower. :) I'm currently lemming RBL Opaque Nude, it looks like the perfect nude for my skin tone.

    My e-mail is andiegirl at gmail dot com

  21. I'm a follower and I'm lemming OPI Sapphire in the Snow and OPI Extravagance.

    email address is:

  22. Hi,
    Iam a follower
    I'm currently lemming OPI's nail lacquer in Black Onyx
    I blog about it here

  23. Hi, i'm a follower great giveaway =D
    I'm lemming China Glaze China Glaze's Up & Away collection i love it.

    You can email me at

  24. Wow, this is cool! Love the bubble bath ;)
    Lemmings... Nubar Jewel and Treasure, a purple creme that looks exactly like violets, Clarins 230 and anything black with bright colourful shimmer! (Is there a true black, not dark grey or charcoal, holo out there? I want that, too!)
    I'm a follower, and you're in the "Giveaways" section in the sidebar of my blog^^

    Have a nice day!

  25. Hello :) I'm a new follower, and i'd like to enter please!

    My current lemmings oh my, well there certainly are alot of them ;) I'm really really craving the entire China Glaze Up & Away collection, and i'm also really craving holos!

    email :

    xo Caitlin

  26. I'm a follower and my current lemming is MAC's creme d' nude lipstick

    I also posted your giveaway here:


  27. Hi! I'm a google friend connect follower (Fee)! I really want to try out the Yummie Tummie body shaper. They look super comfortable but I don't feel like spending 70$ on a strappy shirt. XD

    orangeinsanity at hotmail dot com

  28. blogged:


    orangeinsanity at hotmail dot com

  29. Hi Stephanie :)
    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    I'm a follower and I blogged about your giveaway here:
    These days I'm lemming Nfu-Oh flakies ;)
    my email is: moncoinamoua(at)hotmail(dot)com

  30. Hi!

    I'm lemming all the China Glazes ;)

    my email is: luciana[.]gaspar[@]sapo[.]pt

  31. Hey!
    I love your giveaway!
    I'm a follower and I blogged about your giveaway:

    What I'm lemming now.... hmmmmmmmmmm Ruby Red Lip Stain... I have no idea what the brand is, but I got it when I was in Japan and it was brilliant red and I loved it!!! It also moisturized! I can't find it in Canada though TT-TT

  32. Great giveaway!
    I'm lemming for some OCC lip tars and Sigma brushes!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  33. Wow, what a beautiful giveaway !

    I'm a follower of your blog (that I have just discover, thanks to choca).. And i'm not sure to understand the word "lemming". So, i would like to say that i'm lemming all the nubar's going green collection. ^^

    Oh, & my e-mail adress is hirilefinmor at hotmail dot com

  34. I'm a follower

  35. hey

    I am lemming China Glaze :)
    I am follower;)

  36. such a great giveaway :)
    right now im lemming for those sigma brushes and some more barrym lipsticks

  37. amazing giveaway!

    right now i'm lemming some revlon lacquers and this giveaway ofcourse=]

    i'm a follower

  38. Please include me in your giveaway. I'm definitely a Follower! My current lemming is Essie's Mint Candy Apple, Illamasqua's Hectic, and the new China Glaze Up & Away collection. Thanks for this exciting giveaway.

  39. Hello!
    New follower here! =D
    I'm lemming MAC mineralize satinfinish, but it's so expensive here in Portugal x(

    I'm spreading the word about your giveaway on my blog's sidebar:

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  40. What a luxurious giveaway! I could really pamper myself with these goodies! Thanks for hosting... you have a new follower! :)
    Happy day!

  41. Hi there hope you are having a great yr so far:) love that nail color so pretty on you. I am new followr and i'm lemming Sigma Brushes would love to have some:)

  42. follower, yahoo!
    lemming anything MAC!
    posted here!!!

    thanks for the chance!

  43. hi

    right now i'm lemming for china glaze ruby pumps but everytime i tried to order it it was out of stock

    i'm a follower


  44. je suis francaise et je Voudrais savoir si je peux participer?
    et bonne année à toi!

  45. Oui, vous pouvez participer, Samra. Merci!

  46. Hey there, I am a new follower. I would *really* prefer a way to subscribe by email though since i don't check google reader.

    I am lemming the RBL bloggers collection


  47. I'm a follower. My lemming is China Glaze Up & Away
    zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com

  48. waouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    je suis contente de pouvoir participer j'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites!
    voici mon adresse mail

  49. I'm a follower!
    I'm lemming Urban Decay Ammo Palette!

  50. Enter me please ;)
    I'm a follower and posted about it here:
    One of my current lemmings is Urban Decay palettes.

  51. Followin' ya. And my current lemming is Opulent Cloud, actually. What kills me is I saw it in stores last month, but I didn't bother to get it. But now that I can't have it, I want it. Lol.

  52. Oh, I'm such a dope, I forgot to leave my email.

  53. hi!

    I'm a follower. I'm lemming all china glaze and del sol.

    thank you for the giveaway
    my mail:

  54. Opulent Cloud! :D Love your blog dear <3 I've been following through FeedDemon! imcarvalho[at]

  55. Hi!I'm a new follower!!
    I'm lemming MAC mineralize satinfinish...
    Amazing giveway!

  56. Hi, what a generous giveaway. I'm currently lemming Essie's Sag Harbor and Mint Candy Apple. Blog post here:

  57. Great colors!

    I am lemming for the entire China Glaze Up and Away! love them =D

    posted on my blog:

  58. Hi!I'm a new follower!!!
    I'm lemming anything MAC!

  59. I'm a follower!! and right now, I have a lemming for China Glaze Recycle more than anything!!

  60. I'm a follower & I'm lemming CG Joy.

  61. oooh pretty colors and i need a san francisco back up ha ha
    new follower peripatetic 33 what a nice blog
    peripatetic 33 at hot mail dot com
    current lemmings jade is the new black and diddy mow

  62. I love your blog and I follow it on google reader. I really want American Apparel Mouse and Hassid and Zoya Adina and Reece.


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