Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chanel Brun-Express Silky Eyeshadow Duo Giveaway Contest

Congratulations to Isla!
Sometimes, I get a little wild and crazy, buying gorgeous makeup and then forgetting about it. Such was the case with Chanel's Brun-Express Eyeshadow Duo (#30). It got tucked away last December when I was getting ready for my knee surgery, and it stayed tucked away until this week, when I rescued it from the makeup "graveyard" in Savannah's room.

Brun-Express was very popular with celebrities. Penelope Cruz wore it to the Golden Globes one year, courtesy of makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. Google it, and you'll find pages of results. It's a great shadow duo for everyone. Who can't wear ivory and brown? You can apply it lightly for an everyday look or more dramatically for a stunning smoky eye. It comes with two little sponge-tipped applicators, and the compact is packed in the traditional Chanel velveteen pouch within the box.

Anyhow, I need to share some of my treasures, so Brun-Express is this week's giveaway contest prize. How can you enter to win? All you really have to do is leave a comment on this feature. Just don't tell me I'm crazy, please.

After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com 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, GFC, or though one of the many Google readers - see sidebar at right) to earn a second entry. If you are a follower, it would help me tally entries if you tell me in your comment how you follow. You don't have to follow to enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to reward my followers. I must be able to track this entry.

You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. You must include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest title in your tweet. I will tweet the contest this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, November 12, 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 may not be able to replace it with another prize just like it. 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. Lately, my shipping luck has improved significantly.

Good luck!

Legal notice: Apparently, there are "legalities" related to sweepstakes (yes, this is a sweepstakes, not a contest), contests in which the winner is drawn at random. The law requires many official rules, and the legalese on blog giveaways must include them. For those who love too much information, here are more rules for this "contest" - those that aren't stated above. In the future, I will probably publish a page just for sweepstakes rules. Until I find time to do that...
  • No purchase is necessary - you can't buy things here anyhow!
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • This prize is worth approximately $42 plus the costs of shipping.
  • The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.
  • Should one occur, a dispute or mistake will be handled to ensure the winner is reasonably happy.
  • I will publish the name the winner used in the comment required to enter. Full names not disclosed in the comment will not be publicized.
  • The winner releases Best Things in Beauty for all liability by providing a mailing address. That means you can't blame me if you don't like it or you break your leg getting it out of your mailbox.
  • You can always find Charlestongirl by e-mail at bestthingsinbeauty@gmail.com.
  • This contest is regulated in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Can you even believe my need to publish all these rules?
Photo by Best Things in Beauty

101 comments:

Sharon said...

This shadow duo has the two exact colors that are my all-time favorites! I'd love to win it and I thank you for all these great giveaways!

Sharon said...

I am one of your email subscribers.

Sharon said...

I tweeted with post title and @BTiBeauty http://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/133278399841058816

Hana said...

Love these two colors! =)
i subscribe via email
aznhanavira at gmail dot com

Isla said...

Ooh, a lovely highlight and contour duo...I would love to try it!

ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

Isla said...
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Isla said...

I subscribe through email and GFC.

mybeadifullife said...

love beautiful, easy makeup! i would love to win. my email is mybeadifullife at gmail dot com

Celia R said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This looks very pretty :) I follow by email subscription: Celia_1925 at yahoo dot com. Also, follow on Twitter: Celi1925.

The Blossom Shed said...

Ooh very lovely, and very generous of you to share it! I follow via GFC, The Blossom Shed, though I might also be subscribed via email, not sure!

http://www.theblossomshed.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

You're making ME crazy by showing me all these gorgeous makeup and perfume products that I'm drooling over! Please enter me and thanks again, CG.

peniam said...

Hello my dear :)
You are perfectly fine in my opinion :)
GFC: peniam
mpeczka(@)gmail(.)com
Thank you!!

Sherry said...

Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Leigh said...

Two lovely and simple colors! I follow your blog via Google. By the way, next Saturday is my birthday, so winning this would be a great surprise present! :-)

Belinda W. said...

All my gosh! Those are beautiful eye shadows colors that I love. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Sherry said...

GFC name and email: Sherry Brooks
ElisMom1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzy said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

DORIS said...

Thank you for offering this. Sure would love to win it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love to win for my wife so she won't buy so much makeup -ha ha

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

yummy- put me down for two entries- as i am one of your 700!!!!! email subbies. Can you believe it 700- you are almost to 1000!!!!!!!
love love love Chanel- the shadows are simply divine. I know they will blend well, be buildable and still smooth enough for a sheer wash of color.
fabulous!

Cheryl said...

Love this shadow duo.

cvierck at gmail dot com

Isla said...

Retweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/ladyisla123/status/133298634937745408

lovethescents said...

Oh, so exciting! I'd love this :-) Fingers crossed :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow what fantastic colors.They are so versatile.Please enter me in the giveaway.I subcribe to your blog via e mail.Good luck all
reneeg@discoverymail.co.za

My Beauty Québec said...

Hello my dear!
I am a Chanel fan and I love those colors, these are my everyday shades! This contest is made for me :)
THANK YOU!!!
I follow you with GFC (My Beauty Quebec)
I retweeted : http://twitter.com/#!/BTiBeauty/status/133294054246068224
My email : mybeautyquebec at gmail dot com

Roshana said...

so pretty!..
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Roshana said...

gfc follower too....

Miss N said...

Great giveaway as always! I would love to win this duo. Thank you!

Benita said...

What a perfect duo!


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Benita said...

Email subscriber.


bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mard said...

This is a great giveaway.

taschian said...

Oh my goodness-- this is a GORGEOUS eye shadow duo!! I would squeal with glee if I won this shadow!!!

I love your blog!!

I follow you via email at:

htaschian at sbcglobal dot net

Mackenzie said...

What a lovely natural duo, and i love me some chanel ;)

mmerk at live dot com

jaleey said...

This palette is gorgeous! I've never tried these colors & would love to :) Thanks for this giveaway!
justine_s_lee at yahoo dot com
also subscribing to you via Google Reader!

Aleena said...

Beautiful colors! I can`t believe I missed them when they came out.

paula said...

Gfc & email follower tweeted @yeolderockchick

Love to win,Ive never owned anything Chanel.too poor :)

mamavalveeta03 said...

You're not crazy, btw!! I love the colors and I've been searching for a new brown, so this would be perfect.

mamavalveeta03 said...

I subscribe via email (valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com)
twitter (@mamavalveeta03)
and like you on Facebook.

Kristina said...

You're not crazy! I adore you and those shadows

mamavalveeta03 said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mamavalveeta03/status/133368975911419904

Kristina said...

Oops...

I get you through RSS at MoniqueHasana at hotmail dot com
GFC as Monique
and Tweeter as Jesusismygrace
my email is moniquehasana at hotmail dot com
thanks

Lisa said...

I would love to try this!!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog via email.

cristina said...

I love Chanel! The interlocking C's are my initials!

Thanks!
Cristina
bellacee246@aol.com

cristina said...

i'm email subbed!

Thanks!
Cristina
bellacee246@aol.com

cristina said...

i tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/mumzymum/status/133396960819425280

Thanks!
Cristina
bellacee246@aol.com

Erin said...

Awesome Giveaway!! erinhankins1 at yahoo dot com

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!! I am a google follower and subscribe via email.

Liz said...

I can't see how you could go wrong with those colors. Pretty!

I follow by email and GFC.

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

KiuKiu said...

That shadow is pretty! I am a subscriber through google reader and my email is paulinebchoi at gmail dot com. Thank you!

windycindy said...

I don't own anything Chanel and would
love to win your lovely giveaway!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am an email subscriber to your blog.
Again, many thanks to you!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/#!/cmh512/status/133408403551813632.
Thanks bunches!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Losing track of a yet-to-be-used palette is hardly craziness. The only way I can remember everything I have in my smallish (by perfumista standards) perfume collection is to use a spreadsheet. Samples, especially, would just disappear into various nooks and crannies, never to be missed.

Please put me down for one entry into this giveaway contest. Thanks.
rchawork (at) yahoo (dot) com

-- Lindaloo

Holly said...

Thanks for hosting yet another fab giveaway.

Hah116 at vt dot edu

Rads said...

A Chanel giveaway...I so hope I win!! I have been following you via Google connect for a while now.

The rules..sighh..guess it's better to write all the rules and cover the legal aspects just in case :)

My email id is myweekendramblings at gmail dot com.

Jesselyn said...

Great wearable everyday palette

I subscribe via google reader too

jesselynlim at hotmail dot com

Farah said...

This looks like the perfect everyday eyeshadow duo. :) I follow you through blogger!

coronafarah at gmail dot com

sensina said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!
nadia_leonova at hotmail dot com
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MiLulu said...

I love this shadow duo! The colors are exactly what I use mostly
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MiLulu said...

I'm subscriber via email
redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com
and follow with GFC: MiLulu

MiLulu said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/133494332962512896
redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alta Infante said...

Thank you again for this giveaway! :)
I also subscribed your blog via email.
:)

Alta Infante said...

Followed you via GFC.
GFC name: Alta Infante
email: alta.infante(at)yahoo.com

Walls said...

I would LOVE to win this Chanel shadow duo. I keep crossing my fingers, hoping one of these days I will win a contest of yours. Thank you for the opportunity!

PANNA said...

Great colors, what a wonderful giveaway!

pannaidowu (at) gmail (dot) com

PANNA said...

I follow you via email subscription!

pannaidowu (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Hi Charelestongirl,

You are not crazy but generous!

Thanks.

Daisy
kydchiu(at)yahoo(dot)com

Byrdgal12 said...

these are goregoous colors! Would be perfect to win for my bday this week!!

Pam said...

Just a gorgeous duo!
Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

perfmem54@yahoo.com

Pam said...

I follow on Google Friends Connect.

perfmem54@yahoo.com

Risu said...

Hi! I am subscribing via Google reader and I have also retweeted this contest!

Misa said...

Another great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I follow via email
buttersbackroom (at) g {mail} dot com

Anonymous said...

i was never fond of eyeshadow bc i thought i could never pull off bold colors. But this duo looks amazingly natural! ;)

cpr876 at gmail dot com

katekata said...

Hi!
My gfc name is Katarina
email: katekata at net dot hr
and i am one of your email subscribers. And i tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/katarina0149/status/133667371394138112

NeenaJ said...

Gorgeous duo! I follow your blog via email subscription. I am
jpreciose at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

If Audrey Hepburn were alive today, I think she'd wear this gorgeous eyeshadow!

Tanya said...

Love these colors, right up my alley.

Anonymous said...

I love this shadow duo! Neutral colors are my favorite :) Thanks for the giveaway.
sttandun at yahoo dot com

Sadi said...

Hi :)

You are perfectly fine in my opinion :)
Love this eyeshadow :)
GFC: Sadi
email : sadia.latif10@gmail.com

Follow on twitter @Sad20ful

Retweeted ur giveaway tweet @Sad20ful here :
http://twitter.com/#!/BTiBeauty/status/133294054246068224

Thankss you

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for another lovely giveaway!!

GFC: Sarah Crawford
Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/sarahcrawford14/status/134209807744909312

sarahandmike@hellokitty.com

ne-knopka said...

Love these!

Anna

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

ne-knopka said...

blog follower via GFC

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

ne-knopka said...

http://twitter.com/#!/AnnaKul/status/134236361363439616

meleftie said...

What a gorgeous duo, as you stated who can go wrong with these colors!
mgabbard9 at yahoo dot com

Mariza said...

I do the same thing...just discovered some blush from a year ago!

fatema said...

awesome giveaway!
i wish i win!

GFC: fatema

email: fatimagill at live dot com

https://twitter.com/#!/FatemaGill/status/134576652515676160

hofken said...

I would love to try Chanel eyeshadows - beautiful colors.

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Email subscriber

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/hofken/status/134712707000713217

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Ladytink_534 said...

I could use some new eyeshadow!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a GFC follower: Ladytink_534
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/Ladytink_534/status/135028296793595904

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Taffy said...

Ah, Chanel. This is a such a gorgeous duo! Thank you for such a great prize.

Anonymous said...

Colors are beautiful!
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Anonymous said...

What a lovely duo :)

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mlle.epatant said...

I <3 CHANEL.

GFC: mlle.epatant

mlle.epatant@gmail.com

Thanks for this giveaway! xx

TGIF Malaysia said...

Enter me please!
GFC: TGIF Malaysia
email: jcjoannecheah@gmail.com
twitter name: #TGIFMalaysia1

Followed and retweeted

tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/TGIFMalaysia1/status/135529072951443456

Mango said...

Pls enter me!
loayza.janet(at)gmail(dot)com
thank u 4 this cool giveaway :)
best regards

Mango said...

I follow u via GFC as Mango
:)

Mango said...

Giveaway tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/JaniceVip/status/135570206536908800
:)
kisses