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Every time you complete certain tasks (each campaign asks for different things), you receive a badge. Badge winners are usually entered into a drawing to eligible to win a prize. When I earned my Sally Hansen badge for the Airbrushed Legs campaign, I automatically won a prize. The prize is usually valuable when only a small number of people win. For this campaign, the gift was not valuable, but everyone won!
I do not know if everyone got the same prize, but I would guess that the only variation is in the color.
I collect nail polish, so I am happy with my gift. The 0.4oz Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 445 Violet Voltage is a beautiful violet shade. It is full-size and retails for $2.79 at Drugstore.com (when it is not on sale, as it is now).
I love purple, so I am extremely pleased with this. Granted, I love all colors when it comes to nail polish, so they could not have sent me an off-color. Even the oddest color can make a great accent to a design. This is a polish I am already familiar with, so I know it is good. When I was younger, I purchased from the Hard as Nails line often. They really help in preventing brittle nails from breaking and do not chip too fast when using a base and top coat. Those polishes are long gone, so this is the only Hard as Nails item in my current collection. Compare this to my other purple polishes.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.