I'm pleased to announce that Bonnie C. won the Collection Essentielle de Chanel Lumière Romantique giveaway contest. Congratulations, Bonnie!
Tallying the entries took some time this morning (there were so many!) before I could use random.org to select a winner. I was a little shaken from the storm overnight. Irene left me awake most of the early morning hours, fearing the worst. As transformers blew and things went boom in the night, I had visions of disasters. I'm still exhausted from the fitful "sleep."
I'm always eager to find out who won, and I'm always excited for each and every contest winner. Today's winner gave me a special joy for a couple of reasons.
Bonnie C. is a long-time reader of Best Things in Beauty. She may not realize it, but she's a best thing in beauty - a beautiful person inside and out. Bonnie suffers from a debilitating illness that's probably not a secret since she's on Facebook and has inspired thousands. Despite that, she has a joie de vivre that's infectious. She and I have exchanged e-mails over a few years, and I've said more than a few prayers for Bonnie as she has broken bones from a fall, had surgery, and bravely battled an illness that's unrelenting. That's why I was particularly excited when random.org selected her entry. She'll have a blast with this palette, and she really deserves to have some excitement in her life.
Bonnie calls me her fairy godmother. Bonnie, your fairy godmother will be sending this palette your way with love.
I loved reading your entries. Some of them left me laughing out loud.
If you're interested, I have a soul available that I'll sell you for this.
This is the perfect way to start an obsession with Chanel cosmetics.
What an awesome stash of goodies. I would definitely find time to use them.
Yes, I was a ditz to put this palette away for another day! When I found it, though, I knew almost instantly what I needed to do with it. Giveaways are my way to thank everyone for reading Best Things in Beauty. You keep me going - the reason we will start another exciting giveaway later today. I think you'll like it.
Come back this afternoon or evening. I'll have recovered from Irene's fury and will post the contest. Don't forget, we started a Hurricane Irene contest from AVEENO yesterday for U.S. readers. Make sure to enter!
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