Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dior Holiday Collection Makeup Palette for the Eyes Giveaway Contest

Look what I found in my treasure trove - shrink-wrapped and forgotten! Dior's Collection Makeup Palette for the Eyes was a Sephora exclusive. I purchased it because the colors were gorgeous. So, why did I toss it and forget it? I plead insanity.

If you write a beauty blog, you'll understand that the latest bauble can displace one that's only a month old. Suddenly, as you focus on the latest thing your readers want to see, that month becomes two months, and two months stretch to six. At that point, to make your house livable, you find yourself throwing nice things into boxes to create room for new baubles. Those boxes can hold buried treasure.

I nearly died this weekend when I unearthed this palette while petting Savannah. I had the inclination to rip into it and wear it when it dawned on me that it was more deserving of a giveaway than my fickle fingers. So, it remains shrink-wrapped and is ready to send to one of you. I'm sure any passage of time will not have affected it. Unopened powder makeup lasts forever. Just between us, opened powder makeup that has been used lasts forever if you don't contaminate it. I have no idea what I paid for it, so I cannot give you a value. I suspect it was between $40 and $50.

How can you enter to win this giveaway contest (technically a sweepstakes)? Just leave a comment on this feature (not in another BTiB post). After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com (the contest address, not my "personal" e-mail) 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). Please make sure I have your e-mail. If I can't notify you, you can't win - even if your number is drawn. I can't believe the number of entrants I haven't been able to find in the past.

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. Remember, tweet the contest title - if you don't, that entry won't count. I will tweet the contest early this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, September 29, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday morning. 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.

The winner must be able to provide me with a "mailable address," meaning the U.S. Post Office recognizes it or its street, province, and other "elements" the way the winner provides them. I've had some trouble with both U.S. and international addresses lately.

For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. Good luck!

Photo courtesy of Sephora; I found I had one saved

148 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Thank you!
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Lisa Brown said...

GFC: smurfette
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Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/249911338007134208
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solanace said...

Thank's for the giveaway! I can only say beauty blogging must be amazing :-)

Heather said...

Wow, very pretty palette! I'd love to win! decembeir at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I follow you via GoogleReader! decembeir at gmail dot com

taliready said...

I love the palette, thank you !
taliready at gmail dot com.
I also follow the blog by email.

Dana said...

looks absolutely gorgeous!!
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Caroline said...

Sweet find!! I follow with Google feed reader.

1carolineroyal at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway. Thanks. I've really loved your recent reviews of Le Metier de Beaute products. They're not available anywhere near where I live, but I might try ordering some of the products. I love the cases for the eye and lip kits.

julhol at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I remember this from last year! Great giveaway - thanks!
anknight_us at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Haven't tried anything "Dior"...would love to!

Thanks you!

I follow on GFC!

Pam @perfmem54@yahoo.com

Annick said...

Oh my gosh, what a beauty!!

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Annick said...

Oh and I follow you through GFC! :)

Polish Me Up! said...

I follow you via GFC: CaCaNails

caca.polish@gmail.com

thank you!

BlackAsphodel said...

*Enters giveaway*

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BlackAsphodel said...

I follow you via GFC as Black Asphodel

BlackAsphodel said...

https://twitter.com/BlackAsphodel/status/249955444993437697

Biz Morris Haselwandter said...

Gorgeous! Such a lucky find for your readers....

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Virginie said...

Even if you had this object of beauty in your drawer for a year, I would still take it!!!!!!!
Thanks again!!!!
I follow you through Bloglovin
and my email is existencevs at yahoo dot fr

AZ said...

Once again, great giveaway.. you rock!

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Claudia said...

Generous lady...beautiful colors, would go wonderful with my blue eyes :)

meredith said...

oh you know I'm a Dior fangirl....this is drool-worthy

Anonymous said...

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Melanie said...

Love your blog! This is very kind of you!

Dlori said...

With some things, there's only a few ways you can respond to it's beauty, that is with a "WOWWEE" or "AHHHHHHH". This palette surely fits that category. This palette is amazingly gorgeous and I can just envision in my mind how gorgeous it would look on the eyes. This is an incredibly special giveaway as all your giveaways are. However, I can't seem to take my eyes off of it. These colors would look absolutely gorgeous on you. Are you sure you want to give it away?

Anyway, thank you for another generous and fun giveaway and Good Luck To EVERYONE!

Dlori
kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Dlori said...

I follow your blog via:
email- kleimanlaw at aol dot com
GFC- Diane Kleiman
Twitter- @DianeLori

Dlori
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lovethescents said...

You're SO generous! This is really beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity <3

Anonymous said...

Very pretty eye colors. Have Ben wanting to try Dior but can't afford it right now. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Anonymous said...

I follow faithfully by email! This is a lovely palette and so are you for doing the giveaway! Happy Fall.

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Dlori said...

I tweeted this contest on my twitter page, username is @DianeLori, and the link is:

https://twitter.com/DianeLori/status/249976951832457216

Thanks again.

Dlori
kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Kaori said...

Love it :-) Good thing you rediscovered it! ;-) I'm a follower via e-mail nd twitter :-D
kaori_elle at yahoo dot com

Erica K. said...

i love finding things ive forgotten about!
erica_kempf at yahoo dot com
<3

i also follow via google reader

Cathy said...

Beautiful palette! Thank You!
cathnev at gmail dot com
GFC: Cathy

Kitty said...

Would love this palettte! watelrilyflower3@yahoo dot com

AnneD said...

Ooo, ooo, ooo, would love this! Look for more forgotten items CG!

I follow through email.
anne dot rains at hotmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I'm very glad you and Savannah were hanging out near your makeup stash! The colors look fantastic. I would love to own this!
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I follow on google friend connect. Jennifer Pellicone
and I receive you e-mail.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

beautiful!

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I also follow via bloglovin

Tatyana Konovalova said...

wow
im your email follower
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Kim said...

Such a lovely giveaway!

kimpettinger at gmail dot com

Kim said...
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LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

another gorgeous giveaway. i wanna come to your house for a treasure hunt!

Lisa D. said...

Such a gorgeous palette! It would be so fun to win it.

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Lisa D. said...

Thank you for another wonderful giveaway!

I follow your blog via email.

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Anonymous said...

Lovely!

I follow you via email.

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thanks!

Anonymous said...

wow, Christmas comes early this year with this giveaway!

daisy
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Dee said...

Thank you so much for the chance! I love Dior beauty products! :)

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Dee said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/250008316309286912

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Dee said...

I subscribe via email.

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lov2read68 said...

Oh my goodness - your self-control is more than I think I could have mustered!
I follow you via email - kristicrabtree at hotmail dot com & via twitter - @lov2read68.
And I retweeted your tweet!

BooBooNinja said...

This is incredible! You have such a generous heart. :)
I follow via GFC and Twitter & tweeted. My email is to follow.

hermano dot buster dot bluth at gmail dot com

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

I would love to add this to my makeup bag !!

andrealurie at gmail dot com

CherylN said...

This palette is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.
I follow you from:
cherfp@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I always try all the Dior make up when I go to Sephora. I'm a broke student with great taste,lol.
jaanem193@live.com

Mary said...

Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous set!

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Mary said...

Loyal Email Subscriber!

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mamavalveeta03 said...

One of those things that is so gorgeous it's almost hard to use!
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Maggie said...

What a gorgeous palette!

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mamavalveeta03 said...

I follow you on GFC: Valerie Hoffmann
Twitter: @mamavalveeta03
FB: Valerie Pease Hoffmann
email: valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

mamavalveeta03 said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/mamavalveeta03/status/250036661524779008

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Christy said...

Swoon! Thanks for the chance.

christy@bigstargraphics.com

I follow vis NetNewsWire

thanks, xxxxxxx

Bethany C. said...

Thank you for deciding to give it away!
gfc follower Bethany C.

b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tania G said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway. I've been wanting a Dior's eye palette for so long. One of these days I will own one :) I am an email subscriber.

EllenB said...

This Dior palette is to die for! Thank you for another lovely giveaway contest!

eboonie@hotmail.com

EllenB said...

I am also a faithful email subscriber!

eboonie at hotmail dot com

grlnxdor said...

Oh I'd love to win eyeshadow from Dior! Thanks Charlestongirl for such a generous giveaway!

tjbladl at charter dot net

Paiges4boys said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous pallet.

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Thanks!

Liz Fahy Scott said...

Stunning! That would amke a really lovely smoky eye! I follow by email, Twitter, and GFC.

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

PANNA said...

Great giveaway as usual! Thanks, CC!

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PANNA said...

I follow you via email subscription!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, these colors are very nice. Be it me who wins............... :-)
Alica - alica at cleis dot net

Tj and Amy said...

that palette looks gorgeous. thanks for the chance. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com

https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/250101729985712128

Lulu said...

The palette is absolutely gorgeous! Your prizes are awesome each week:)
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Lulu said...

I am a subscriber via email:
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Lulu said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LuluFleg/status/250146113389199360
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radmilamila said...

hi, yes, the colors are georgeous!
I am your subscriber by email and GFC (name Radmila U).
I also tweeted https://twitter.com/radmilamilamila/status/250150615349612544
Thanks, Radmila, rada76@Mail.ru

DESPINA said...

Amazing palette, I love it!!

DESPINA
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Joanna-Gloria said...

I follow via GFC as deb_oro and via email


DESPINA
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Joanna-Gloria said...

Thank you for picking for us only the very best!!!!!!!!
<3 <3

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Zelle Vs said...

This is a Great Giveaway, thank you. I follow you since some time now via.email but also feeds and I just added.you to my twittet account but my entries are not public. My email is zelle dot vs at gmail dot com. Whenever I can I read.your blog. It is always a fresh and beautiful way to start the day in colors!

Sarah_Beautime said...

Beautiful set, I will send you an e-mail and I tweed the contest just a second ago. I am also a subscriber of this channel.

NeenaJ said...

It's really lovely!
I follow through email as well.
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Neny said...

Great giveaway!!
I follow you via GFC
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sania akbar said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
I am a new follower of your blog :)

GFC: Sania
Email Subscriber: sania_1611@yahoo.com

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/saniaakbar/status/250232048806133761

Jennifer P said...

TWEET!
https://twitter.com/Yvonne5987/status/250240402513338369
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Francivusk said...

Thank you SO much for this giveaway. :)

Francesca
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Gabby said...

I love finding makeup that I forgot about! I do this with nail polish all of the time.

(gabbyriggio at gmail dot com)

escritora said...

Beautiful!

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I follow you via email
I retweeted your tweet (escritora_silva)

Celia VM said...

Thanks for the giveaway, the palette is gorgeous!!!
celiavm(at)gmail(dot)com
I follow via GFC, nickname Celia VM

Good luck to everyone!

cjb said...

ooh this one is mine..fingers crossed

Soni said...

I can only imagine how many beautiful items you have in your possession. It must be heaven! (and a little bit of hell) :)

I follow via email & GFC
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Sondra Christensen

regina said...

very lovely, as usual! :)

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hegles said...

eneter me please!
gfc hegles
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Rene Groyer said...

Nice giveaway as always from you !
Have tweeted @ReneGroyer
I am an e mail subscriber.
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Alexiel Grim said...

that's a lovely gift!
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tomatefarcie said...

Dior eyeshadows are the best!

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email subscriber

Rosemary said...

Well I suppose I'll throw my hat in the ring. This is really lovely.

rosemary stevens author at yahoo dot com

I follow you via email and twitter.

sunnyItaly said...

to die for!
thanks for the chance.
rachel sunnyitaly (email subscription and google reader)

Susan said...

Oh how gorgeous!
Love it.
Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
:)
I follow through GFC [Sus] and also via Google Reader.
sus333(at)gmail(dot)com

Bengaltiger said...

Love it!
I follow your blog
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catherine said...

That pallette is perfect for my hair (prematurely grey) and blue eyes. Its gorgeous.
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Katarina said...

you always have a beautiful giveaways.
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Katarina said...

GFC: Katarina
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Katarina said...

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Cindy said...

It was my lucky day to find you about 9 months ago. we have our morning coffee together everyday. Never miss a day. Thank you for your generousity! I follow you through email:

cindy dot beth at cox dot net

xo

mie-arsi.blogspot.com said...

realy great giveaway :)
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mie-arsi.blogspot.com said...

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Camelia Andrasescu said...

Hi,
Amazing giveaway , thank you !
GFC : Camelia Andrasescu
Subscribed by email : andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com
Follow on twitter : @cameliaadriana
I tweeted : https://twitter.com/cameliaadriana/status/250617091474980864
Email : andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

JMay said...

Lovely palette!
email: jmay1223 at gmail dot com
I follow you through an email subscription and bloglovin

ne-knopka said...

gorgeous palette!

Anna

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ne-knopka said...

blog follower via gfc
-ne-knopka


Anna


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ne-knopka said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/AnnaKulu1/status/250958451407216640

Sereniityy said...

GFC: Sereniityy
email: viv-lu(at)hotmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Love to win

Unknown said...

tweeted and follow you by email

princess teri said...

Gorgeous eye color says Princess Teri! See my email.

Sadi said...

Hi,
Amazing giveaway , wat a gorgeous set :)

thank you for this chance !

GFC : Sadi

Follow on twitter : @Sad20ful

I tweeted here : https://twitter.com/Sad20ful/status/251276215778934784

Email : sadia.latif10@gmail.com

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

email subbie :)

Winyan said...

lovely!

Svetlana Henry said...

Thanks for the giveaway! It would be so great to have it!

I follow you via GFC - Svetlana Henry,
I'm your e-mail subscriber svetaoni (at) gmail dot com
Follow you via twitter - SvitlanaHenry

Cynthia Richardson said...

Dior eyeshadows - the best!

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Cynthia Richardson said...

Email subscriber

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Cynthia Richardson said...

Tweeted
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LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

retweeted 9/28/12

https://twitter.com/BTiBeauty/status/250002372452044802

HOPE said...

gorgeous! gorgeous!
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Augusta GA said...

If I won..... Oh how grateful I would be!
Grovetax at hotmail dot com
Love this blog!

Augusta GA said...

I follow this blog by email.
Grovetax at hotmail dot com

Dovey said...

Hi Charlestongirl, What a beautiful item to find tucked away :) Thank you for the generous giveaway! I follow with GFC + my gmail is cuteandmundane

Bonny G said...

Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for making this happen

Lorna said...

Amazing! I've never had anything from Dior.
Thanks for the opportunity :)
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Lorna said...

Follow you on GFC as Lorna
Email: dupy80(at)yahoo.com.ar

Lorna said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/LornaBB/status/252023756476788736
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tytynette said...

Hello

I haven't commented in a while, but I keep on following you and I'd love to win this

GFC: tytynette
katyshine@hotmail.fr

Kai said...

Really enjoy your blog, thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I remember seeing this on the Sephora website and wanting it, but I never did purchase...

laura.schmaltz@gmail.com

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous prize to find tucked away and forgotten, CG;I would have been jumping up and down in joy! Thank you, once again, for another fabulous giveaway.

GFC: Sherry Brooks

Bloglovin': Sherry Brooks

Sherry said...

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

Loren F said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win!

Loren F said...

I follow you via Google Reader! lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Loren F said...

Tweeted your giveaway! lfior0022 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

oowwww, I'd love to try this gorgeous palette!!! kenneth.and.karenrose at gmail dot com

Karen said...

i follow your blog in google reader!!!

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