Thursday, June 03, 2010


Good morning, guys. How is everyone? I couldn't help but notice yesterday that Short 'n Chic has somehow garnered 400 followers. 400! That's incredible. I'm so thankful for all of you guys. I know that I just had a giveaway for 300 followers (that seems like such a short time ago already) but I'm going to have another little one to celebrate 400. I just can't help myself. I love giving my stuff away :)

If you win this giveaway you'll win a bottle of Sally Hansen Salon Hidden Treasure, a polish which needs no introduction.

Here are a couple examples of the things I have done with Hidden Treasure since I got it, just to whet your appetites.

Over OPI What's With the Cattitude?

Over Essie Cute As A Button

Over OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui

Over Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter

Hidden Treasure is such a versatile little polish, isn't it? Don't you want to win it? You do? Okay, here's what you have to do. The rules are simple. Well, kind of. This giveaway is a little different.

1. You must be a follower through blogger to enter. There is a follow button on the righthand sidebar. Click that button and follow this blog. Easy enough, yes?
2. You must comment on this post and leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if I choose you.

There's a third thing too, and this is how you can win. Does everyone know what a haiku is? It's a short poem consisting of three lines. The first line contains five syllables, the second line contains seven syllables, and the third line contains five syllables again (5-7-5). If you're unclear here's the Wikipedia article. In order to win my extra (unused) bottle of Hidden Treasure I am requiring you to write a haiku about the polish. Now, I know that when bloggers have extra stuff you have to do to enter giveaways I usually don't enter. I'm not really anticipating a lot of participation, but I think this will be fun. If one person enters, that person gets the Hidden Treasure. Pretty simple. However, I will not be choosing the winner randomly. I will be choosing the haiku that amuses me the most or that I like the best. That's right; this is completely subjective.

Want an example? Here's my Hidden Treasure haiku:
Difficult to find
Like a hungry lioness
I hunted you down

Pretty simple, yet kind of cute. Can you write a better one? I know you all can. TO REITERATE: In order to enter this giveaway you are required to be a follower, to write a haiku and to leave it in the comments on THIS POST with your e-mail address so I can contact you if I like yours best. You've got until FRIDAY JUNE 11th to enter. That's all.

Happy writing, you guys! I hope you all enter :) I promise it'll be funsies!


  1. Sparkles and a flake
    Alludes the best of bloggers
    Need that hidden one

    enter me! I love haiku....
    I'm a follower and just added you to my giveaway sidebar.

    tiffani1 [at] hughes DOT net

  2. Hi, I'm jen.

    Your splendour concealed
    Innocence in a bottle
    Rich and highly prized

  3. Hidden Treasure Search Haiku:

    Need a treasure map
    and a ship with cannons too
    or just Short 'N Chic

    great giveaway. yeah. i find that when you ask people to do just a little bit more than 'enter me' they're less likely to bother. ...or read the rules/instructions. ...oi.

    my email is: miss80million AT hotmail DOT com.

    if you're a youtuber too, you should check out my channel. i'm holding a contest and giveaway there too :)

    thanks for the giveaway! <3

  4. Wow it was so much fun trying to find a haiku.

    Bottle of rainbow
    For it I could sell my soul
    I kid? Not at all

    I'm a follower (rebie59)
    and my email is mesvernisamoi (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Lovely to the eye
    Its sparkly I can Not deny
    This has to be mine

    and I follow of course!

  6. Oh Sally Hansen
    you are such dirty ho,
    you hate Canada!

    total follower

    kittingrrl at gmail dot com

  7. Congratulation Steph - the 400 followers are more than deserved. (you'll get nearly 500 with that giveaway - trussssst me) Anyway, I never told you but you have a fabulous blog - an obligatory daily reading of mine. :)

    I'm a follower obviously:
    blog.jellynat - gmaildotcom

    Oh and I suck at that kind of things but here's my haiku:

    On a treasure quest
    I'm an amazon hunting
    Rainbows of colors

    (PS. I have a giveaway too, Steph)

  8. Like wise Rainbow Fish
    Steph shares iridescent flakes
    For us all to sea!

    In case my allusion was not clear, your hidden treasure giveaway reminded me of the children's book "The Rainbow Fish"! For those who don't know, Rainbow fish is the most beautiful fish in the ocean with iridescent scales. At first he is too proud of his beauty and refuses to share his scales---- but he later finds that by sharing his pretty scales with everyone, he is truly happy! Thanks for the giveaway Steph!

    My email is the same as my blogspot site (just add instead!)

  9. Aargh!! Where be treasure?
    An unsuccessful pirate.
    That is what I am.

    That's my entry, but I also came up with another one, just for fun and wanted to share it. This one's Yoda-style!

    Fruitless is your search.
    Live in Canada, you do.
    No treasure for you!

    Ahahahaaa, what an awesome idea for a giveaway. I wish more bloggers chose a format like this. Thanks so much; I had fun with entering this giveaway.

    I'm a follower by Google Connect, as "Vandal". My email is

  10. Im a follower :)

    Im not great at haiku's but here's my attempt:

    Oh hidden treasure
    I love your colourful shine
    Please be on my nails

    :) Haha that was fun

  11. "Bitch get on my nails
    although you cause car crashes
    I can't not love you."


    kelsealaurel at aol

  12. rofl at Kelsealaurel's! "bitch get on my nails" rofl. priiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiceless

  13. You are beautiful
    Think it's a frost? Not so fast!
    Hidden treasure.Love.

  14. Translucent has too
    many syllables. So does
    'syllables'. Oh crap.

    Poem is done before
    it's begun. Wanted to say
    something about glints.

  15. I got a little carried away and wrote two... Is that allowed? If not, I understand. It was just such a fun little idea, I couldn't resist! Here they are:

    Oh Rainbow Flaky
    Such a cruel Mistress is thee!
    Treasure, not for me!

    Sally Hansen, why?
    Hide treasure so thoroughly
    You're a flake-y!

    My email address is kate.barrington(a)

    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!


    I have been searching
    For that damn Hidden Treasure
    Why can't I find it?!

    LOL that is the truth and I can't believe it worked as a Haiku!

  17. peripatetic33 google follower
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com

    shifting visions of
    pink green purple blue silver
    pearl irridescence

  18. oooh, haiku's are awesome :D

    i bang my head hard
    onto my white bedroom walls
    at the thought of you.

    ^ hehehe, i do that because i simply cannot find this polish anywhere! :(

  19. OMG these haikus are awesome! Hahaha! Not entering - but CONGRATULATIONS STEPH! You totally deserve it, because you rock. ♥

  20. Try 2! I am having too much fun!

    Yo ho ho! X Marks
    the Spot. I hope the treasure
    comes with Johnny Depp.

  21. enter me in, thank you!

    i will hunt you down
    you precious little one
    flaky sparkly treasure

    email: hueandme.jan at

  22. Congrats on your 400 followers!

    My name is pronounced (ee-mah-nee) so the haiku rhymes too....

    Polish so pretty
    It would give my nails such style
    Pick me! Imani :)

  23. Beautiful flakies
    Hidden Treasure is full of.
    Adore it, I do!

    chen22 [at] hotmail dot com

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  25. Hi

    my name is li lian and I would love to be part of your giveaway. I am a follower under google friend connect name li lian.

    My haiku is titled: I’m not Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris doesn’t
    need to find hidden treasure,
    It searches for him

  26. I'm already a follower through gfc called you nailed it!

    This here looks so cute
    like hidden treasures so good
    please rainbow find me!

  27. I too I'm a nail polish newbie though I've loved it for long. It's my new obsession, too!

    My nails would love it
    in Italy they'd sure be
    the smartest ever

    I had a lot of fun making up the haiku. Thanks for the opportunity.
    My mail is: and I'm Macca.

  28. i am a follower
    my id is
    here are my haikus:

    poor nails all alone
    crying out for a gorgeous date,
    h.t. i am waiting for thee..

    loneliness is hard
    with someone so pretty around,
    h.t! you are alluring

  29. I'm a follower! :)

    My email address is

    And my haiku:
    Lives up to its name;
    it's impossible to find!
    I'm going out my mind.


  30. I follow you as Grace Wong!
    Here's my haiku:

    Rainbow perfection,
    you make my nails go berserk...
    MUAHAHA it's mine!

    loll! xD


  31. I'm a follower :)
    My haiku, I titled it Dive for Hidden Treasure (I'm a bit tacky lol)

    Reflective like seas
    Mirroring the sun like waves
    Depth like the oceans

    My email is pandagrrl101 at yahoo . com

  32. OMG!!! this takes me back to highschool!!! We had a girl who wud perform every talent show as "Haiku Girl" she was really funny!!! I on the other hand feel, I will butcher it!!! lol

    i am a follower on GFC under Raven Glass-Johnson

    my addy is

    Here we go:
    Like a perfect man
    This polish is hard to find
    I need it to live.

    BOOYAH!!!!!!!!! lol enjoy!!

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  34. By the way, my compatriot Ping was too embarrassed but she also did a haiku! lool

    Dear hidden treasure,
    I want you real real badly.
    Lost without you, Ping.

    I dunno how badly she wants it, considering she won't comment =p

  35. I'm a follower.
    I tweeted:

    Sometimes the sun doesn't shine
    My feelings out of line
    but I can't help to cry

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  38. you are hidden
    from the shelves
    of Singapore,

    Jamie, wax_lyrical on google friend connect

  39. Hey, I'm a follower!

  40. There Will Be Blood for
    nails need oil slick Treasure
    polish over black.


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  42. Not found where I live
    Canada you dissapoint
    I wish you were mine.

    Followed :)
    Victoria -

  43. Is Hidden Treasure
    Treasures i'm longing for you
    Please come to mama!!! haiku...goodness =)

    i'm a follower
    yokemun -
    and congrats on getting 400 followers!!!

  44. goes nothin`

    Here Hidden Treasure
    It`s been a long time to us
    We Shall Reunite then turns out odd!

    XOXO, Ditha

  45. huaiannt (at) gmail (dot) com

    Let's see...

    Searching all over
    For bottle of liquid gold
    Sellers want first born!


  46. Hi! My email is and here are my haikus:

    Your flaky goodness
    Has me all hot and bothered
    I need you tonight.

    Sweet Hidden Treasure
    I've got you under my skin
    But not on my nails.

    Your flakes call to me
    I have just one request- Please
    be my nail dandruff.

  47. I am a current follower

    Let manicure
    Reminds you about this blog
    Where "lacquer life"

    lusizova (at)

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  49. How did I miss this contest before, I love writing haikus! I wrote 2.

    Can't get you in the UK,
    I wish you were mine,
    Love your flakes and how they shine.

    While I'm eating mac and cheese,
    Staring at the flakes,
    I just want to own it now!

    I'm a follower through google friend connect, my email is

  50. I've missed this contest,
    What a pest. Coz winning this
    would have been the best. :)


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