Monday, March 01, 2010

Steff's Aesthetically Pleasing GIVEAWAY

Happy March! Rabbit, rabbit! You know what March means? It means that spring is coming. We are one month closer to lilacs and green grass and...well, rain. But that's okay! At least it's not snow.

Now for the good stuff. For some reason EVERYONE is doing a giveaway right now. I'm throwing my hat in the ring in honor of March. Without further ado, my Aesthetically Pleasing GIVEAWAY...

THE LOOT: A plethora of aesthetically pleasing loveliness. Yes, you'll notice that it's all, as Michael Kors would say, matchy-matchy. Isn't it pretty? The answer is yes.
1. Two pretty substantially sized samples of my perfume love of the moment, Dior Addict
2. China Glaze For Audrey
3. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green
4. Sinful Colors Surf'n Blue
5. Essie Mint Candy Apple
6. Wet n Wild eyeshadow sextet in Pride

Here's your unopened, safety sealed for your protection Pride palette. I have my own one of these, and let me tell you...I love it. The matte shades are uber-pigmented, all the shades are super blendable, and the white in the upper righthand corner is the perfect highlight; I've used almost all of my sparkly white, and I never hit pan on anything.

See? Look at the pretty (swatched from my own palette, of course).

You want these, don't you? I know you dooooo...

You will probably notice that a.) this bottle of Mint Candy Apple needs a good shakin' (this is why you must win it--to show it the love that I just cannot) and b.) that the For Audrey bottle's label is coming off. The bottle had an unfortunate run-in with a remover-soaked cotton ball. If you win the GIVEAWAY and you'd prefer not to adopt this For Audrey because of its jankity label, just let me know.

1. You must be a follower. I will be checking, so don't think you can pull a fast one. It's really easy. Just click "Follow." That's it.
2. To enter, leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. In the comment please include your favorite band or song, just for funsies. That's fun, right?
3. For an extra entry just blog about my Aesthetically Pleasing GIVEAWAY and include the link in your comment.
4. Enter by Friday March 12th, 11:59pm eastern standard time. Open to everyone, international readers as well.

That's it. Easy enough, isn't it? This GIVEAWAY isn't really about reaching a follower milestone or anything. It's mostly because, since I've started this blog, I feel like I've made a lot of great friends. I have some loyal readers and I love that. I thought I would share the love. This blog started as something just kind of fun to occupy my time, but for me, it has since turned into much more than that. A big thank you to those of you who have been so sweet to me, and you know who you are.

And now for yesterday's nails of the day, just so you have something pretty to look at. Although the pretty on this one is debatable.

no flash


So here's China Glaze C-C-Courage, which Ange-Marie so graciously gifted to me. The unfortunate thing is that I love, love, love the color, but the finish to say this...gross. I can accept the fact that it's a frost, a topic I posted about here. I can accept the fact that there is glitter. What I cannot accept is that the combination of frost and glitter yields an extremely gritty texture. I don't like it. I feel like it just looks bad. It's too bad, though, because this color is just divine.

See what I mean? It doesn't just feel bumpy, it looks bumpy. No bueno.

C-C-Courage is of course from China Glaze's re-release of the Wizard of Ooh Ahz Collection, originally released in 2001. Most of the finishes are akin to C-C-Courage and Good Witch?, the only two from the collection I've tried out. Eww. That's too bad. Sigh.

Alright, that's all for today. Please remember to enter my Aesthetically Pleasing GIVEAWAY by March 12th. I will remind you to enter in every post I do up to the 12th. As always, thank you bunches for reading :D


  1. Great contest, thanks!

    Enter me please.

    My fave song right now is Your Love is My Drug by Ke$ha. She's so addictive!

  2. Love the color that nails ><
    enter me please

    my fav song : dont leave me please - pink
    because i love the lyrics .. XD

  3. i just put your link on my side bar :


  4. Awesome giveaway!
    I'm already a follower [:

    Oh man, my favorite song changes all the time. My favorite band is Great Big Sea, but right now my favorite song is Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong by Martina McBride.

  5. Hahahahaha I knew I wasn't crazy and that C-c-courage was a devil in disguise! I second you're opinion (or did I first it?). Anyhoo, I'm not gonna participate in the giveaway, since I have all the polish except the sinful one, but I AM gonna tell you my favey-fave song as of right now. Kasey Chambers' Rattlin' Bones. Actually, its been a favey-fave for a year, so I think it goes in my top ten.
    Kick ass giveaway, though!

  6. Ooh I love those colors. My favorite band is the Beatles, and if I had to pick a favorite of their songs I'd have to say "Here Comes the Sun." Awesome giveaway!

  7. I'm a folllower!
    I posted your giveaway here:

    My fav song atm is This is a Way by David Choi

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I'm a follower through blogger. ;)
    flavietta.g [at] gmail [dot] com

    My favourite song is probably Bleed Like Me by Garbage.

  9. I'm a follower.
    Cool giveaway.

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  11. Great giveaway!

    I'm a follower.

    My favorite song at the moment is Sex Therapy by Robin Thicke. ;)

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  12. I'm a follower.

    My favorite song at the moment is Photographs by Rihanna.

  13. I am a follower and I love the "blue/green" themed giveaway! I LOVE blue polish..keep up the great work on an awesome blog!

    My favorite song for the moment is by E.S. Posthumus "Varuna" !

  14. I'm not a follower, I lie. I don't know you. I'm just a greedy shark who wants the prize, mwahahaha!!! Nah, seriously I'm embedded somewhere among the people following you like the messiah.

    You offer samples of the perfume I wear since 2003. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dior Addict and even if I wanted, I couldn't wear anything else because anytime I wear an other perfume, I wish I'd wear this one. So we smell the same?

    Oh and yes a song or an artist... I own nearly 2000 records so it's hard to tell, ah ah. Let's say Depeche Mode is the band of my life. But I love so much more things. Electronic, ambiant, library music, ... I'm a music nerd. I love Dominique A. too. Ok let's stop and let's state "Clean" by Depeche Mode as my favorite song ever.

    blog.jellynat - gmail dot com

    Kiss Steph, I hope you feel great. :)

  15. Hurrayyyyy giveaway!! I love the blues and greens. want.

    And my favorite band is The Hush Sound =) They rock. And by rock I mean indie. lol


  16. Great give away! =O

  17. Hi there! Please enter me for your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog.

    My email is

    Thank you!

  18. Cute giveaway! For Audrey is so beautifull!

    I posted your giveaway on my blog. Here is the link :

    My favourite song is Hey there Delilah by Plain White T's because my boyfriend always sings this song to put a smile on my face.

    And my email is :

    Good luck with chosing a winner! =)

  19. follower peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
    geez i'm old
    enter me to win all the preety greens and blues please

  20. Hello! Awsome giveaway! :)
    My fav song right now is Ziggy-need to tell you this
    I blogged about your giveaway here and added you to my blogroll


  21. Great giveaway!
    Count me in!

    My email is colourvictim(@)gmail(.)com

    and my favourite song this moment is A night like this from Caro Emerald, nice listening

  22. What aa awesome giveaway! I LOVE blues and greens. My favourite band right now is Agalloch and my favourite song is Falling Snow.

    Email: Skulda.blackheart(at)

    Blog for extra entry:

    too bad that C-C-Courage looked lumpy, it's such a beautiful colour!

  23. Hello!
    This giveaway is awesome!
    I'm a follower =)
    I can't tell you what's my favorite band or song, because I love a lot of songs and bands xD I'm just leaving here a song that I really like: Stone Sour - Through the glass

    I'm spreading the word in my blog's sidebar:

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  24. hi!! i'm a follower via GOogle Friend connect :)
    tryme.imtoxic (at) gmail (dott) com

    enter me please! I have a lot of favourite songs its hard to pick one, but an all-time favourite will be Madonna's Hung Up.

    I posted about your giveaway:

  25. i've had you bookmarked for a long time, but for some reason, i never think to follow now it's official!

    jessica.decarlo at

    favourite song or band is SO hard for me! i'm a music junkie! but i LOVE silverchair and the fray. but there's so many more...

  26. I'm a follower. Thank you for the giveaway.

  27. 1) following with the ID Quinnrz (RZ LI)
    2) rzrz{at}ymail{dot}com fav band is greenday :D

  28. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I am really into Rammstein.

  29. I am a follower already shaim
    Enter me please !

    I love King of sorrow - Sade her voice like magic you have to hear it

    Blog about it

  30. I'm a follower through Google! :)

    My favorite band will always be The Beatles, and right now "I Want To Hold Your Hand" because this giveaway is AWESOME.

  31. Hello, i follow you at google reader :)

    I really like matisyahu, especially his song Jerusalem :)

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  32. Hi!
    Great giveaway!
    I'm a follower and I like the Arcade Fire :)

  33. I'm follower and I love old 70s groups like Earth Wind and Fire and Frankie Beverly and Maze.


  34. Hello :]
    I'm a follower, awesome giveaway
    Right now my favorite song is Tik Tok by Kesha, the lyrics are bad but the song is really catchy lol.

    my e-mail: kitty1342005[at]

  35. great nail blog! i just stumbled upon it today and decided to follow :) thanks for hosting!

    pianistwithanaccent at gmail dot com

    the song running through my head right now is hey there delilah :D

    reposted in top banner (upcoming)

    - angie


    LoL personally I'm actually not a blue eyeshadow wearer due to my... More conservative nature but man... If I win... Just for the sake of the giveaway I'll freakin wear them. No joke.

    Haha anyways. (I know it's by random. I know. I just... asdfjpoiewfj FREAK OUT. Especially Sinful Colours, since I've never tried them.) My current favourite song would probably be either Ice Box by Omarion or My Love by The Bird and The Bee. It's leaning towards The Bird and The Bee but... Omarion is just so hot when he dances...

    Ok! Back on topic! My email's chichi.cherry33 at gmail dot com. (And either way thanks so much for this giveaway. If you can't tell already your prizes are awesome.)

  37. That's a good giveaway! Double mint, green and blue polish? Oh my.
    I am listed on Google as a follower but to be honest, I read your blog through Bloglines, which is a lot easier...but granted, it doesn't show support as Google follower does.

    Favorite song? Tough call between Strychnine by the Sonics and denim demon by Turbonegro. And yeah, both titles would make excellent names for polishes.
    (lisa @

  38. I am a follower via Google Friend Connect :)
    E-mail address:

    I blogged about your giveaway jus check the giveaway tab on the top :)

  39. Hi, I am a follower :)

    email: ilovevanessasomuch at
    my favorite band is Paramore. they're so cool

    I blogged

    thanks ^^

  40. Hi! I'm a new follower through Google Friend Connect. I love the prizes you've chosen for your giveaway!

    Lately, I've listening non-stop to the soundtrack of the TV show Glee. Love most of their versions of popular songs!

    PS. My email is svlara(at)gmail(dot)com

  41. I'm a follower :)
    Right now I'm listening to Lady Gaga's Pokerface!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  42. Posted on my blog

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  43. is that what i think it is? givaway that based on my favorite colors?
    enter me! (argaman_1234)
    favorite band: the mamas and the papas. gooo old school.

  44. oh, yeah, and i got c-c-courage, and it's such a lovly color!

  45. hooray! give-aways are the best :P

    I am a follower, you're on my (humble little) blog roll, & here's my email:


  46. my mail: anchyka(at)

    favourite song at the moment: Daniel Merriweather - Red.

    I really like the scented polish and I wish I would own one like that =) they are sadly not available in our country :(

  47. OMG, this giveaway is awesome, it's got me drooling! I love songs by Tata Young and JB.

    You really chose great goodies for us =)
    I would love to try those brands as they are not available in India :(

  48. Greetings!

    Already a follower ---> Hyanne

    My favorite band...? Bon Jovi & Westlife..yay me!
    Songs...It's my Life (whew all of Bon Jovi's songs and same with Westlife but WHY DO I LOVE YOU the top most...(corny me)

  49. Posted the giveaway here on my blog-->

  50. I'm follower!Great giveaway! Enter me please!

    My fav song actually is Tik Tok by Kesha!

    Andrea Ferreira

  51. Thanks for the awesome contest!!! Yea! I love the palette and I'm dying for essie's Mint Candy Apple. I certainly would show it some love! :)

    I'm a follower and my favorite musician right now is Beck! I couldn't pick just one song of his, though, sorry! They're all so awesome.

    kmorris at wildcatdiscovery dot com

  52. I really like the colors you've chosen for the giveaway. Thanks for doing this! I'm a follower via google reader. My favorite bands (they're tied) are A Perfect Circle, and Radiohead. :)

    tape dot queen at gmail dot com :)

  53. Hey! I just found you but now I'm a follower. :) I love old No Doubt cicra Tragic Kingdom and before. Annnd my e*mail address is Thanks!

  54. Daiane Negretti
    follower: Daya, muito prazer...

    my fav band is Rammstein

  55. polishandbpal(at)

    My favorite band is Yö :o)

  56. I'm a follower. My favorite group is Wonder Girls!

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  58. Hii! ENTER ME pls~~
    My Email:

    1. I'm your follower :)
    2. I've link your giveaway to my blog sidebar (
    3. I've post about your blog giveaway in my blog too (
    4. My fav band is ARCTIC MONKEYS. I anything indie-rock stuff. :)

    Hope I'll win~
    Crossing my fingers now^^

  59. New follower here!
    I added your giveaway to my "intl giveaway area", right sidebar of my nailblog
    At present my favourite song is
    Un grande sole (a big sun?) sung by Giuliano Palma and the Bluebeaters
    sorry it's in italian...but it makes me wanna dance and sing!
    In the '90 my favourite band was Smashing Pumpkins, people change!
    my e-mail: maisenzasmalto(at)gmail(dot)com

  60. Following! Love both of your nails!
    My email is seedchan [at] gmail [dot] com.
    Favourite Band is so hard to choose >:
    Favourite song right now is Anxiety by the Black Eyed peas featuring Papa Roach

    Thanks for the contest!

  61. Love the contest prizes! Blues & greens! =)
    I'm a follower.

    Current fave song: Lady Antebellum "Need you know" it's just such a nice song!

    Reposted in my sidebar:


  62. 1) im following =)
    2) email;
    fave band: 2PM :D
    3) i posted about your giveaway on my blog too;


  63. I'm following. :)
    My email:
    My favorite band: Jonas Brothers <3
    & I posted about your giveaway on my

  64. Hey :)
    I don't have a blogspot, so I follow your blog via my twitter! My username on there is: vickiixtinhy.

    I also re-posted your contest on my blog as well!

    My e-mail is

  65. oops, I forgot to add that currently my fav band is B2ST ;)

  66. Hey, Stephanie! I'm a new follower (just found your blog) and I'd like to join in!
    My fave song? Oh, there are so many...but my recently favorite is Speechless by Lady Gaga.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    amerseksasa at hotmail dot com

  67. I'm a follower (a new one, I thought I followed you since you've been on my blog roll for quite some time, but no-no?)
    Anyway , now I follow you properly as well.

    My favorite song, such a hard question! Maybe Life On Mars by David Bowie, I loved this song for 20 years at least.

    I blogged about your giveaway in my sidebar here:


  68. I follow (follower name is Damla). My favorite bands are Nightwish, After Forever, Lacuna Coil and Epica.

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  69. Awesome giveaway. My fave singer at the mo is Lady Gaga - all her songs! I'm a follower.

  70. Hi!
    I'm a new follower.
    nachtfee. zlobko
    I have so many favourite artists..I just dicovered a finnish band Villieläin, so they are my favourite band this week :)

  71. I´m a follower!

    My all-time favourite band which I sometimes abbandon but always go back to are The Ramones!

    Thanks for reminding me!


  72. I´m blogging




    fave band: Depeche Mode


  74. I follow you, of course.

    At this moment my favorite song is Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy.

  75. Hi! enter me pls! :) thanks for having this giveaway!

    fav song at the moment: Trademark - Only Love


  76. I'm a follower!!

    I like U2 and the Rolling Stones

  77. I’m one of your new followers :) My favourite band is Snow Patrol!

    I mentioned your giveaway on my blog here:


  78. hi.. enter me please.. you can contact me

    My favorite song for this moment is Vanilla Twilight by Owl City.. I love the part of lyric 'coz the spaces between my finger are right where yours fit perfectly'..

    Super Sweet!! :D


    My favorite song right now is probably "New Slang" by The Shins. I know it's an older song, but it's a continual favorite. It has the ability to be very calming, without making me fall asleep. :)

    I really love this giveaway pack, so I also posted about it in my blog for a second entry. :)

  80. I'm a follower.

    Don't have a favorite band or song, but I have been listening to Wat Pomp by Die Antwoord over and over lately.

    I blogged.

    Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your blog!

  81. Hi Stephanie,

    I'm a new follower...thanks for offering this GREAT giveaway!

    My favorite band is HEDLEY :)

    jeepgirlrach (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  82. Great giveaway! Thanks for making it international for everyone! :)
    My fav band is Queen. I have "Queen" tattooed on my left wrist and I've been listening them since I was 7 so I'm a hard core fan xD

  83. Oh the photos are so beautiful!! So here we are:
    +1 I'm a follower, and my email is Also my favorite band right now is Fall Out Boy but it changes around once a week :-P
    +1 I posted your giveaway on my sidebar right here:

  84. Just found your blog! Nice colors. I am in love with pastel greens at the moment so I'd love to try the mint!
    peggy_m_lin [at] yahoo [dot]com

  85. My favorite song at the moment is probably I'll make a man out of you-- from mulan :)
    I follow

  86. I am a follower.
    My favorite song: The Nicest Thing - Kate Nash

  87. 1. I follow.
    2. I have a lot of favorite music, but right now I'm loving Rob Zombie.
    3. I added your giveaway to my Contests/Giveaways page at Hope this counts! ☺
    Thanks! walkerjs7920(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. Great memories from our family last year has my whole family still loving Duffy's Mercy

    A more recent favourite for me is Wiley's Never Be Your Woman

    I follow[@]gmail[.]com

  89. I'm a follower :)
    My fav band at the moment is The Owl City..just can't get enough of their "Fireflies" !!


  90. hello
    mny name is Li Lian and I am a dollower.

    my email is:

    I blogged about your entry here:

    thanks for the contest

  91. Hi!
    I'm a new follower
    my favourite song is
    io penso positivo - Jovanotti
    it's an italian song


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  93. Great giveaway ;)

    I'm a follower.

    One of my favourite bands, at the moment, is Black Eyed Peas.

    I've linked your giveaway on my blog sidebar:

    My e-mail:

  94. Enter me please! marjoriewinter(at)

  95. Cool giveaway!

    I follow through Google Friend Connect as Jenny$1983 and my email address is jennys1983(at)

    My favourite song ever is Sunshine On Leith by The Proclaimers, but my favourite band is The Smiths (and my favourite song by them is Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now).

    Thanks! :)

  96. great contest, love the matchy-matchy!

    i am a follower!

  97. Awesome giveaway :D Please enter moi:

    I've made a link to your giveaway on my blogs sidebar too:

    My favourite band of the moment is Cansei de ser sexy (Tired of being sexy :P) - a really cool Brazillian Band.

  98. I follow through google friend. My favorite band would probably be Bon Jovi. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  99. I am going to enter, but if you don't think that is fair since I won your last one, that is okay. : ) My favorite song right now is "Uprising" by Muse, but I don't know if I can pick a favorite band... hmmm... Violent Femmes today, maybe. Tomorrow it may be the Beatles ( I am crazy like that!)

  100. I'd like to enter your giveaway!

    Im a follower using google connect.


    My favorite song at theee moment is telephone by lady gaga & beyonce....but i dont think i have a favorite band, i listen to alot of different music so i cant really choose.

    Thanks! ^_^

  101. Follower

  102. Following!

    Thanks for the chance.

    I like Beyonce's Halo.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  103. I am following you as shiki

    I like Il Divo. Not actually a band, but a group no less

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

  104. What a lovely giveaway!

    Follower? Yes.
    Email? witoxicity8 at gmail dot com
    Fave band? Coldplay

    Thanks! :D

  105. Hi!

    Oh God! I'm a music addict so I don't know if I can choose just one band.
    Well, but I'm gonna pick a portuguese singer: David Fonseca.
    I love his music! Check his website if you want.
    I went to a concert last week and I'm still on cloud nine. :D

    My blog post:

    Big kiss

  106. hi!
    my fav song is Electrical storm by U2 ^^

  107. HIHI I'm a follower and added this contest to my sidebar at


    my email is zoe dot waterhouse @ gmail dot com
    My fave band is The Devin Townsend Project. Crazyness.

  108. I'm a follower
    My favorite singer's beyonce

    my email is :

  109. I'm following
    My favorite artist is Ben Folds.
    dumei42 gmail com

  110. Hi!!! I'm following you :-)

    Favorite band is the Beatles
    However, favorite song is "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners.

  111. Awesome giveaway!
    I'm following you - Sorry I didn't do it sooner I thought I was already following you. silly me!

    My favorite Singer is Aretha Franklin!!!!!

  112. Wonderful giveaway!
    I'm a follower.
    Favorite song: Halo by Beyonce.

  113. blog post:
    email: feeyonachan @

    favourite band: paramore
    favourite song: world behind my wall (atm) by tokio hotel

  114. love the giveaway :)

    I am follower ;D


    favourite song: celine dion, titanic

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com


  116. enter me please! :)
    i'm a follower here.


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