Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Essie Strawberry Acai from the Jello/Redbook Contest

Above & Below: Essie's LE polish in Strawberry Acai. This plant started blooming Sunday and I was wondering which polish to pose with it, so this arrived just in time.
Below: Indoors with no flash. The gloss is so intense on this one that all of the flash pictures I took didn't turn out, so this is a bit dark. Such a cute little certificate that came with it!
Today's mail brought me an unfamiliar package from Hearst Publications. I didn't recall ordering anything, but when I felt a nail polish bottle inside the padded envelope, I remembered about the contest that I shared with you several months back, sponsored by Jello and Redbook. I am happy to have won one of these not only because they are limited edition (they only made 1,000 in this color and 1,000 in the other shade that is also only available through this contest, called Raspberry Goji), but because I've been trying to add to my Essie collection, having only about 12-15 in this line. It's a beautiful shade of deep cherry red, a creme, and it applied nicely after 3 thin coats. I am awed by the high gloss of this polish with no top coat. I think I'm going to go make some Jello now!

18 comments:

  1. beautiful and shiny red! congrats on winning it!

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  2. I love it! I entered that contest and I hope I win too. Congrats!

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  3. That is a gorgeous shade of red!! Congrats on winning!!

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  4. Yay! Always nice to win a prize. And no top coat?? Wow!

    The word "acai" drives me mad now, I must get about 50 spam emails a day in my work account raving about the wonders of acai berries. Grr!

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  5. Wow! I can't stop staring at that glossy red. Congrats Mary! That's really neat!!! Very hot.

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  6. congratz mary,and the polish is gorjuzzzzzz super shinny.Looks great mmmmm jelo =p

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  7. That is a stunning red, so glossy! Your flowers are beautiful as always, thanks for showing us! Yay for contests, grats!

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  8. That is such a gorgeous red! It looks so glossy.

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  9. How nice that you won the polish. Are you planting flowers to match your polishes? That is a beautiful flower and the color is amazing. That Essie polish looks lovely on you. It's so nice and shiny also.

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  10. Congrats! So interesting it was a contest from Jello and the polish has a shiny jelly finish. Essie got that one perfect! I think you have a garden full of flowers that are dupes to polishes. :)

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  11. it's a gorgeous red :) and the shiny finish is amazing
    you seem to have a really lovely garden too, with all the beautiful flowers you show us everyday

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  12. Congrats on winning! That's a very pretty red! And oh my! I love how it's so shiny even with no top coat! : )

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  13. Oh wow, congratulations on winning one, it really is a lovely shade of red.

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  14. I can FINALLY get on your site again! yeah!!!!

    Congrats on your win!!! That does look like a really gorgeous color, love it!

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  15. Congrats Mary, this is an absolutely gorgeous red, you're lucky :)

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  16. That's pretty awesome. Did they include jello too? :)

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  17. Thanks for all of your comments! I'm playing catch-up with everything...but yes, I love this one and again, I'm totally amazed by the shine. And no, there was no Jello with it Flinty :)

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  18. Congratulations! Love this red!

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