Monday, August 16, 2010

I won a giveaway from DaintyDarlingDigits! Who knew?

Giveaways- we all know them, and lots of us participate in them. But does anyone really win the shiny packages of happy we see referenced on these blogs? Well, thanks to the Going Green giveaway at Dainty Darling Digits, I can honestly say that Yes!! People win!! I won!!

Opening this box was so incredibly exciting. I don't think I've been this giddy in ages! Each little bit was carefully wrapped, so it was like unwrapping Christmas presents! There was entirely too much squeeing and giggling, and my husband just shook his head and laughed at me. It was a lot of fun!

Also, if you look carefully, you'll notice there's quite a few more items in this picture than there are in the photos in the giveaway entry. That's because of all the extra goodies the blog mistress put in!

There are travel-sized bottles of Cetaphil cleanser, Avojuice lotion, and Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner. I haven't tested those out yet, but I have used the EcoTools hand cream. This stuff smells phenomenal! It's got a very clean scent, and it absorbs into my hands like a dream. I'm really happy with it!

I was a bit concerned about the hand cream. I'm really sensitive to smells, and lots of lotions and hand creams get passed on to friends or just not used because of their scents. This one is really refreshing, though, so I'm a happy Laynie!

Then there are the polishes! Holy WOW, the polishes! All of the colors in this box suit my skin tone as if they'd been picked out for me! I really enjoy the selection of neutral colors. There's a nude, a beige/tan, a plummy brown that's absolutely gorgeous, and a mushroomy taupe that's got just a hint of violet to it. GORGEOUS!! Then the pinks... oh my goodness, the pinks. The two Maybelline pinks are insanely shimmery-glittery, and are sheer enough to go over deep colors as well! That's quite a show-stopper, honestly. I put a coat of Maybelline Golden Plum (the deeper pink of the two) over a coat of OPI Suzi Loves Sydney, and the result is simply stunning. Who knew?

Finally, the canes. I haven't been brave enough to slice them up, even though I was a polymer clay freak years ago. I was even tempted to make canes for sale to nail people once upon a time! Isn't it interesting how things cycle around...

Anyway, these canes are so adorable. I really like the purple hibiscus, it's so cute and graphic! The lavender flower is sweet as well. Now, if only I can use them well enough to not feel like I'm wasting them!

So that's what was in the box of goodies! Isn't it fun? So remember- keep entering the giveaways. You might be the next one with the giant box of nail mail, just waiting for you to open it and squee like a child!

Until next time, my lovelies!