ZOYA — FREE 3 Polish Giveaway (ends Wednesday 011412 @ 11:59 p.m. ET!)

ZOYA, an all-natural nail polish company, is giving away three FREE full-size shades of nail polish. Any colors you want. To each and every customer. Thought that sounded too good to be true? Well you also get three mini bottles of mystery shades. For FREE.

Click the pic to head to Zoya's website to learn all about the promotion and, of course, BROWSE!

That’s right. You don’t need to buy X amount of bottles, sign away your firstborn, or provide any exceedingly intimate details. All you need to know is the secret code: (NYNH) and pay for shipping & handling. That is one pretty sweet deal.

If you end up treating yourself, come back and tell me what colors you ordered in the comments! I'm excited to see which shades you choose. :) I'm still deciding...

ClickclickBOOM, Francesca

Congrats! A Trio of Selena Gomez Duo Winners

  selena gomez duos

It occurred to me that some of you may be waiting on tenterhooks for news about the Selena Gomez winners! I usually announce them but this time I just reached out to the winners themselves. Didn't mean to leave you hangin'!

Congrats to:

selena gomez winners_polishment

The rest of y'all, stay tuned because I have a few more giveaways up my sleeve. I'm thinking... a The New Black / Digital Underground Kit. That sounds like fun, doesn't it?

"Picture me paired with your Spring wardrobe." — Seine: The New Black / Digital Underground

xxo, Francesca

Nicole by OPI — Selena Gomez Collection, Part Two

The two I had to try ASAP; Stars at Night and Heavenly Angel. Look at these two beauties!

I was particularly excited to try out Stars at Night, a silver holographic bar glitter in a clear base. My friend Laura (who's guest posted here before) once painted a similar glitter by Sally Hansen over bare nails. The bar glitter would flash out in little bursts of holo, but the overall effect was far from bling-in-a-bad-way. It was more of an effortless sparkle. I loved it and was dying to recreate it. I used a cream-colored polish from a Digital Underground / The New Black set I had on hand and applied one coat of Stars at Night.



Struggling to capture the sparkle here...

Imagine me waving my hand wildly to get the glow caught on film.

Can you see some hyper-holo action there?

I rarely ever make this comment about glitter but... Stars at Night had way too much glitter and not enough base for me. Usually it's the other way around! The coverage was more complete than I expected. The next time I use this, I think I'll choose a light gray or metallic silver base so that the bars of glitter are less obvious.

And here's my favorite kind of bon bon.

The second polish I had to try ASAP was Heavenly Angel. It's a clear base filled with iridescent chunks; not flakies. Do not confuse these with flakies. These are thicker, coarser, very sparkly chunks. I realize "chunks" is not the most flattering descriptor, but let's call it like it is! Chunks!

I put this on over a gorgeous deep emerald cream by Illamasqua called Kink. It was a gift from my friend Alison, so it made this manicure even more fun to wear. (Thanks, AliCat!) I wanted to make sure that the chunks would stand out, so I chose a dark base color for contrast; it looked awesome. No complaints on this one, I'd just caution you guys to be careful with the chunks, because sometimes one will get wayward and stick up, or even hang off of your nail. You'll want to watch out for rascally ones like that before you apply a top coat.

Selena G and Green_3

Selena G and Green_1 Selena G and Green_2

I know this has already been an action-packed post, but I have one more thing to say, and that is: I'm giving away three pairs of Selena Gomez polishes!

From left: PAIR ONE, Mi Fantasia & Kissed at Midnight; PAIR TWO Pretty in Plum & Inner Sparkle; PAIR THREE Scarlett & Confetti Fun.

Entering for your chance to win is easy — just leave a comment on this post! No duplicate entries, please.

The cutoff for entries is 11:59pm Pacific time on Thursday, March 7th. The three winners will be randomly selected through Random.org and announced on Friday, March 8th. For this giveaway, only winners with U.S. shipping addresses are eligible. (Sorry for the inconvenience, worldwide readers!) For the nitty gritty details, click here.

letthegamesbegin, Francesca

selena_comment to win_lineup

What a gorgeous shot, eh?

Congrats, Erika! You've Won The New Black / The Digital Underground by Madeline Poole!

Aaand we have ourselves a winner! madeline poole_nile

This giveaway was for Polishment followers only, and it thrills me to say that Erika's been a follower for quite a while. It means a lot to me that Lady Luck smiled upon her and I'm able to say thanks.

This is one awesome polish set (that Riviera blue! Ferrari red! and that multi glitter, omgggg) so I know you'll have a blast.

xxo, Francesca

Giveaway — The New Black / The Digital Underground by Madeline Poole

Are awesome nails of your Christmas Wish List? Then read on... It's that time of year! The season where you skulk around the mall finding all the best sweaters and gift sets and trinkets and baubles... and purchase them for someone else to enjoy.

They say 'tis better to give than to receive, I know, I know. And I can only imagine all of the selfless holiday purchases my Polishment pals have been making... That's why I want to send one of you a special Christmas treat!

The New Black collaborated with Los Angeles-based nail artist Madeline Poole. Aren't familiar with Poole? I've included some of her handiwork below; she's one of the best nail painters in Hollywood. Click the pics to explore Madeline Poole's website. Or better yet, follow her on Twitter!

madeline pool_blonde madeline pole_blue madeline_varsity

As you can see, Madeline has quite the eye for color and is no stranger to nail art. She designed three sets for the The Digital Underground collection. You can buy them here at Sephora for $24... or enter below for your chance to win "Nile" from yours truly.

madeline poole_nile

Entering for your chance to win is easy — all you need to do is make sure you're a Polishment follower!

how to follow

The cutoff is 11:59pm Pacific time on Sunday, December 16th. The winner will be randomly selected through Random.org. For this giveaway, only winners with U.S. shipping addresses are eligible. (Sorry for the inconvenience!) For the amateurish legal details, click here.

meowychristmas!!! Francesca