Okay, you don’t actually have to reinvent yourself to enter this giveaway. Entry is as easy as always. I change decades when the decades change, so I thought it would be fun to enter the new year with a positive attitude. I’ve gathered some things I’d like to give one lucky winner as a New Year’s present from me. My items are 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ($32), which is the last one, Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream Camellia & Geranium Blossom ($49), Moroccan Gold Series Leave-In Mask ($39), MakeUp Eraser in Original Pink ($20), and colourpop flexitarian super shock highlighter ($8). Click the links to see how I came by each one. I just got the highlighter in December, but I did not write an article.
My nail polish collection is large. Polishes kept in good condition (away from heat or light) can last a long time, longer than the two years many people quote. A good thinner (I use Seche Vite) can also revive them. I have tossed polishes when thinner cannot save them or they have obviously gone bad, but it is rare. When I started collecting polishes again, I tossed all polishes older than the summer of 2013. To avoid ordering duplicates, I created a spreadsheet. Swatching them with these spoons I purchased from Amazon will help me compare the colors, finishes, and overall quality. All polishes only have one coat, because I wanted to spot the difference between my sheer and opaque polishes. We’ve all seen polishes that look dark in the bottle only to need 3-4 coats for opaqueness. No polishes have base or top coats either, because that can change the way the polish looks.