Beauty News + Giveaway – The ESSIEntial Diaries

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Happy Monday guys! I hope you don’t have the Monday blues, but if you do I am here to shake them off with an amazeballs giveaway! I so badly want to keep the prize to myself because it’s any girls dream (Please Christine? Please? Okay fine…)! Ever wondered “What If” in your life? What would have happened if you went out that one night instead of staying home? Which way your life would have gone? Okay maybe not soo dramatic, but every decision in our life’s leads to another one. Just like Newton said- for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. Or as men say, for every male action there is an equal and opposite female overreaction 😉
Essie Nail polish recently released a series of videos onto their pages that are called the “ESSIEntial Diaries”. It’s a very fun weekly video-story of 15-20 seconds, where every time the heroine of the story, Christina, picks a nail polish colour, it takes her a different route. There are always two options which lead to two different stories. For example this first video asks if Christina’s choices will leave her to be a Damsel in Distress or will her choices leave her in Fishnet Stockings? The end of the first episode is almost over and here is how it all went down.

Dressed in Oh One One clothing, Christina decides to grab a MOCHACHINO which leaves her IN STITCHES. The guy she runs into onto the street after falling down is CUTE AS A BUTTON. She receives a note from a stranger inviting her out for dinner and she decided to be DEVILS ADVOCATE and wants to MEET HIM AT SUNSET. Christina thinks that the date he planned IS GENIUS and has some IMPORTED BUBBLY. It JAMAICAS HER CRAZY which leads to the finale of this SECRET STORY. Now the final episode should be aired today, and we can finally find out who is her mysterious red-roses lover is and will it leave her as a DAMSEL IN DISTRESS or in FISHNET Stockings? I have linked all of the webisodes for you so you can watch the story yourself, and here is the SECRET STORY clip for you to guess what happens 🙂

And then there is a whole different story based on if she decided to CARRY ON instead of grabbing a MOCHACHINO, but I have no idea what it is yet! All I know are the colours involved, and I am interested to see where this girl ends up. Very Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors. Keep an eye out on the Essie Facebook and Instagram page to see what happens next!

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Hamper Numero Uno

So in order to celebrate the ESSIEntial Diaries, I am giving away 2 fabulous hampers filled with Essie nail polish! The first hamper contains 10(yes 10!) Essie nail polish colours and they are the ones featured in the webisodes. The second hamper contains 4 colours, so you have a bigger chance of winning since there are 2 prizes up for grabs. I love my Essie nail polish, and this is such a spoil!

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Hamper Numero Dos

So come on, get entering beauties ! There are a few options to enter, so get your entries in 🙂
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  • Reply Rayne October 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

    OH. MYY. GOSH. These prizes are perfection 😀

  • Reply Tina Pieterse October 27, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Holy cow!!!! Holding thumbs This is amazing

  • Reply Simone Cameron October 27, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Nicola Meyer October 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hi Irina! Great nail polish #swoon. Please remove my Instagram entry as I unfortunately don’t have Instagram 🙁

  • Reply Sam Swanepoel October 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Wow. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  • Reply Lorraine October 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Awesome! Love the prize! Fingers crossed!

  • Reply candysmakeup October 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Such an amazing giveaway!! Entered whoop

  • Reply Kirsten Delport October 27, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Trying to follow @essiepolishsa on instagram but not winning for some reason. I can find the tag #essiepolishsa but not the user.

    • Reply Kirsten Delport October 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Finally got it right 🙂

  • Reply Telma October 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Wow Irina, do make my NAILS dream come true by having a taste of what Essie nail polishes feel like:) I entered this lovely giveaway and have my fingers crossed!! 😀

  • Reply Dominique Whitman October 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Such a beautiful array of colours to suit EVERY occasion!! LOVE.

  • Reply D October 30, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Done and entered!

  • Reply Amy Baker October 30, 2014 at 6:17 am

    This is my (and many girls) DREAM prize!! 🙂 Thanks for this competition, will share as much as I can!

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  • Reply momofthisgirl November 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Как ты там сказала? Конфликт интересов? Ну и ладно. Приеду к тебе и вся покрашусь этими лаками!

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