So, now that every polish brand is coming out with a matte collection, some much more expensive than others, in these tough economic times, what’s a polish junkie to do?
Enter my first giveaway– that’s what! (But, hurry, it ends Wednesday, June 3rd at 11:59pm PST.)
I was lucky enough to go on a polish shopping spree with the lovely Kathleen, owner of OC Nail Art, and her youngest daughter, Anna, but to top off a wonderful afternoon, at our last stop, we found these long discontinued Orly Satin Hues.
Now although these are not perfectly matte, that is, without shine whatsoever, they are very unique. The shades with a strong flash are unlike any of the mattes currently available, and from what I can tell from the promotional images, nothing like the mattes about to be released, either.
They most closely resemble the finish of the ManGlaze line, in that they have a bit of a sheen, but the best part is that they can be transformed with the addition of a topcoat. (I was testing the wear as a matte without topcoat, so I will have to update later with those results.)
satin gala– a deep burgundy
satin luxury– a plum
satin perfection– cornflower blue
satin society– pearl white
satin vision– a terra-cotta shade w/ slight shimmer (thought it was brown)
satin elite– a sheer peach w/ pink shimmer
satin attitude– a golden neutral w/ beige shimmer
abstract satin– an off-white w/ gold shimmer
satin finesse– deep cool-toned purple w/ purple shimmer
uniquely satin– a dusty blue w/ violet shimmer
satin illusion– a dusty blue w/ antique green shimmer
nouveau satin– a dusty purple w/ pink shimmer
natural light- this seems to represent both colors in a bluer tone. You can really see the muted shine in this pic, not completely matte, but definitely not glossy.
Now, since these are discontinued, they are a bit hard to find, even on ebay. I just grabbed colors I thought I might like, but there were several more in shades of pink and coral, if I remember correctly.
Good neighbor giveaway
With the way the economy has gone, I know not everyone can afford to pick up the newest collection by this brand or that, and I want to do my little part to make someone’s day a bit brighter.
I would like to know if there is someone out there, someone you know who could use a pick-me-up. Someone who for whatever reason, is having a hard time, whether it be financially, emotionally, physically, you name it, and would just love to get a bottle of one of these discontinued colors.
If you wouldn’t mind telling me their story in the comment section, I would love hear it and to send the lucky winner a bottle of Satin Hues (in their choice of what colors are available) and the reader who refers the winner will also get their choice of color. (If you do not feel comfortable sharing in the comment section, please send me an email at wixology (at) gmail (dot) com.)
(My initial thought was to offer the Satin Finesse purple, but even I realize that purple is not everyone’s favorite, as evidenced by the number of bottles of that particular color available.)
To enter, tell me the story of someone you know who would love nothing more than to own a bottle of this hard-to-find, discontinued polish, but can’t justify that expense, for whatever reason.
Make sure to leave your email address, so I can contact you to get the mailing address of the winner and your own address, as well as the color choices for the both of you.
I would be thrilled to hear from my international readers also, and am happy to include all our friends from across either “pond.”
Thanks for your entry!
I look forward to hearing from you by Wednesday, June 3rd!
Stay tuned for next week’s post on two HTF MAC polish I received from my sister for my birthday!