Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12 Days of Holiday Cheer Giveaway Day 10: Lancome Festive Soirée Gift in Classic
Holiday Cheer Giveaway Fail! I was so busy yesterday I just realized that Day 9 of the Giveaway didn't publish! Let me get back to that one and I'll try it again after I get Day 10 up so I don't get myself too confused.
Winner Announcement for Days 7 and 8: The winner (via Random.org) of Day 7 is JenD! The Question of the Day was Do you enjoy the wrapping phase of the whole gift-giving experience? Jen responded I am not crazy about the wrapping, i am TERRIBLE at it! She will receive the Nicole by OPI Merry Minis set. The winner of Day 8 is Rachel. She answered the Question of the Day, which was Tell us a favorite or an eventful Christmas/Holiday memory--something that stands out from other years past, with When I was six years old, I really, really wanted a Felicity doll (American Girl dolls). I prayed and prayed for one. My parents couldn't afford it, but an aunt randomly decided to buy us a gift that year. Christmas morning, God answered my prayers and she was under the tree! Her prize will be the the celebrity fragrance gift sets from Coty.
Day 10 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer Giveaway features something that I just love, and the minute I saw it, I knew I had to have one. I actually picked up both of the colors they had available, Classic, and a purple-themed one called Sulty. I thought it would make a great prize, so I picked up a third one for the giveaway! This is the Lancome Festive Soirée Gift, which is currently available at my Lancome counter. I saw it in the Carson's sale paper this week, but I don't see it on their site, nor do I see it available anywhere else. I'm not sure if it's exclusive to Carson's, but it's $34.50 with any Lancome purchase. I've recently rediscovered Lancome, and I'm loving some of their skin care and color cosmetics, so I had no problem deciding on some items to meet their "with any Lancome purchase" criteria! Here's a reminder of the rules: Just answer the day's question (below) and leave your eMail in the comments (or check back to see if you've won if you don't feel comfortable leaving your address. You can then eMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org). U.S. residents only, Followers only (includes Google Friend Connect, subscribers, social media followers).
Happy Holidays, from me, to you!
The photo above is the cover of the box, but I wanted to take another photo of the actual products, mainly to show you the bag. My photo below comes nowhere near capturing how pretty it is. I've been looking for a small sparkly bag for a couple of Holiday parties I have coming up, so this is perfect. It's a dark charcoal grey that boasts some major sparkle! It looks black or grey, depending on the light. There's a lot of room in it for a little clutch, so I love the bag as much as the products.
The products in the Classic color selection include a mini bottle of their new La vie est belle Eau de Parfum (0.14 fl. oz), which I love the smell of, Vernis in Love nail lacquer in Madame Tulipe (0.21 fl. oz.), Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Red Stiletto (full sized), Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Taupe Craze (these are smaller than their standard Color Design palettes), and Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black (0.135 fl. oz.).
Here's a closer look at the Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette...sparkly taupes, golds and browns. My collection of these in the full-sized version is growing because they keep introducing such pretty shades, and I like how nicely they apply and wear. I haven't swatched the lip stick yet, but it looks very glamorous and vibrant--a blue-based red, my favorite! The nail color is described as a dark bordeaux red, and it looks like it could have a jelly finish.
12 Days of Holiday Cheer Question Day 10: Holiday parties...love 'em, or not so much?
My Answer: Well, I would say I mostly enjoy them. There's one we go to every year that is always a class act and very enjoyable. It's always at a different restaurant, and the host goes all out with every aspect of it. It's work-related for my husband, but it's a very fun group of people. There are some other parties that usually make for good stories later and embarassing pictures show up on social media sites to confirm those stories...none of myself that I've ever seen though! Let's just say we've gotten more selective about which ones we attend. So yes, some parties are fun and I look forward to them, while some of the other gatherings I could probably skip and not feel like I missed too much.
(note: I personally celebrate the Christmas Holiday, but I hope my questions are able to be interpreted for whatever Holiday you celebrate, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.).
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