You know you've hoarded too much makeup when you find a perfectly lovely Chanel multi-use makeup palette for face, lips, and eyes that you bought, but never tried. This Collection Essentielle de Chanel Lumière Romantique was tucked away in a bag with things I had squirreled away for the day I needed them. I'm sure the bag has been sitting here for a couple of years, but the makeup is no worse for wear.
When I found it, I had an instant desire to use it. Sanity prevailed, and I decided to give it away. Surely, I thought, someone might enjoy it more than I would!
Inside the Chanel box, the winner of this contest will find a velveteen pouch with a fold-over flap that opens to reveal three tools: a blush brush, an eye shadow brush, and a sponge-tipped applicator. The Fard à Lèvres, Blush Joues, and Poudres Douceur Yeux shades are all soft and pretty. They should look good on anyone.
Interested? Here's the "fine print" for the contest.
There are a few simple steps to enter. First, all you really have to do is leave a comment on this feature. After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing an e-mail address you care about on a blog, so feel free to follow this step (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment).
You can earn extra entries. Follow this blog (through an e-mail subscription or though one of the many Google readers - see sidebar at right) to earn a second entry. You don't have to follow to enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to reward my followers.
You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. Just make sure to include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest in your tweet. I will tweet the contest this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry. Only one tweet will be counted as an entry. I appreciate multiple tweets, but it's not necessary.
The deadline for entries will be Saturday, August 27, at midnight. The next day, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder - when the contest ends.
This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. I will carefully pack and ship the prize (as I always do). I cannot insure the prize for overseas shipment - it's amazingly expensive to do so because of the way I have to send insured mail. If it's lost or stolen in transit, I won't be able to replace it with another. I'll do my best on this end; let's see if your mail service does right by you on the other end if we have an overseas winner.
Photo by Best Things in Beauty, taken right before it started raining