It just so happens I was planning to do a "Thanksgiving Giveaway," and obviously I have so much to be grateful for! So here goes:
My office holiday party is actually a rather swanky event (lucky me!).
In my first year at the company (back when I was a Twilight geek), I copped Bella's prom look right down to the jeweled cardigan and royal blue halter dress. Of course I didn't copy the cast, leggings, or shoes; I had nude boots. I wore a subtly smokey eye look just like hers in the first Twilight movie, and a MLBB lipstick.
|Sorry I'm using doll photos, I just think they're kinda funny|
The second year, I went out and bought Bella's birthday dress replica (no worries, I sold it on eBay and recouped 90% of the cost, SWEET!). In case you're not familiar, it was a dark green taffeta number with black velvet flowers embossed right into the fabric. I added a black velvet shrunken blazer because the dress was a sleeveless tank. The dress shape was sort of 1950's with a full skirt. Honestly I can't remember the makeup I did because this was two years ago... I think I used the Twilight Beauty Bella Palette because the line had debuted by then. So, another natural look.
|The blush in this palette is great on fair-to-medium skin (though powdery), I have owned three of these and hit pan on all of them!|
|I wore nicer shoes, I promise!|
My dress options include a black chiffon knee-length goddess dress, a floor-length (but lowww neckline) matte cranberry jersey dress that I'm concerned I won't fit into, and a low-back black matte jersey dress that is slightly more forgiving but still would show a gut. I hope to be able to show these dresses in a future post :)
Basically, I'm likely to wear a black dress this year. Red eyeshadow? Nude lip (like Viva Glam Gaga II)? Something not immediately related to a specific winter holiday, like rich purple?
I just can't decide!
Do you have any dress-up events for the holidays? What are you planning for your look?
Anyways, I decided to turn this solicitation for help into a contest and giveaway!
Please choose a dress from the three mentioned above and recommend complimentary makeup colors in as much or as little detail as you would like in the comments below. You can mention specific products or their dupes for clarification. You can even mention what you would wear! I will choose winners at random, but these are the conditions for entry. Please help me come up with something lovely!
(Giveaway Prize and Rules)
There will be FOUR prizes available to win! They are all worth approximately $70 each. They are loosely based on the looks I've worn above and the four elements (because I'm cheesy and I love themes).
Prize Fire: Based on my red dress look above DRAWING ON NOVEMBER 9th
Prize Earth: Based on the Bella's birthday dress look DRAWING ON NOVEMBER 16th
Prize Air: Based on purples, because I haven't done a purples look yet! DRAWING ON NOVEMBER 23rd
Prize Water: Based on Bella's prom dress look DRAWING ON NOVEMBER 30th
You only have to enter once to be eligible for ALL drawings, but the sooner you enter, the smaller the pool of entrants and the better your odds to win!
- Open to ALL internationally!
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- Leave a comment below this post with your email address in order to be contacted, as well as a dress choice and some makeup colors that complement
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- For an extra 2 entries (+2) write a post about this giveaway (3 entries maximum per person)
- Giveaways end November 30th, 2011
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The approximate value of each prize is $70.00. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Beauty Vigilante reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery. Beauty Vigilante is not responsible for lost/damaged/stolen items in the mail.
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No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from November 1st, 2011 through November 30th, 2011 at 12:01AM EST.
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Thanks for your help in designing my holiday party look, and thanks SO much for reading!