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#winning | GHD & nails inc

#winning – coined by Charlie Sheen but should be re-appropriated by yours truly or in the words of DJ Khaled “all I do is win” {if you don’t know that song, where were you in 2010?} … you see I have always been someone who has the attitude that: a) someone HAS to win the lotto and b) you can’t win if you don’t enter, that being said I enter most competitions that interest me if the prize doesn’t interest me or isn’t something I would like to have then I won’t take the chance away from someone who truly wants the prize ya feel me?

Ok back on topic, 3 years ago Beauty Bulletin had a GHD competition that I entered and was determined to make the BEST video ever and give my mom the prize if I won because she has never owned a GHD and I could never afford to just buy her one (she had about 3 braun straighteners from clicks, 1 in use and 2 for back up. Yip the frizz struggle is real) loooooooooooooooooong story short I won with this rip off of old spice video:

and I gave the prize to my mom, we made this little thank you video:

Fast forward to 2014 and 15 Limited Edition GHD’s to giveaway I decided to enter again, after seeing my friend Hayley’s entry (VIEW IT HERE) I just knew that I had to come up with something verrrrrrrrrrrry different and so the idea using a Wes Anderson feel was born this was after many failed ideas and almost giving up! It then all came together when my boyfriend (you can view his work here: TAUNYANE) was roped into helping me bring the idea to life. With many crazy stares and hugs (what?!) on the road whilst filming and many many re-takes we created this winning video:

annnnnnnd this is what I won, the lovely Limited Edition Rose Gold GHD hair straightner:

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As mentioned at the beginning of this post #winning has been re-appropriated by me because the prizes did not end there! I see many competitions on Instagram but I enter very few a) I don’t want to lose followers (instagram have already re-appropriated over 900 of my followers Crying face) and b) a lot of the time I am not so interested in what is in said giveaway however when my newsfeed was flooded with nails inc crackers reposted from Kiss Blush and Tell I was verrry intrigued because I have been coverting two shades – ok lets be honest most girls are and I’m sure you can guess the shades I am about to say ….. BAKERS STREET and KENGSINGTON HIGHSTREET
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So back on point my feed was full of entries and being the busiest time of year for work I just forgot to enter until the very last minute literally it was 11.45 and the giveaway ended at 12.00 I don’t know if it was my tired brain or pun about it being a cracker of a giveaway and be being punny (yes I actually used that word!) but I WON! whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!
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Six beautiful nails inc london polishes two of which are the shades I have been wanting. What more is the packaging each polish was beautifully packaged in a cracker with glittery paper and wait for it… a quote in each one, yes I am being for real

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BACK ROW L-R: marylebone (special effects),  kings road (foil),  trafalgar crescent  (galaxy),

mayfair mews (fibre optic), bakers street,  and kensington high street

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My favorites:
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m Possible” Audrey Hepburn 
“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others” Anna Wintour
“Well behaved women rarely make history” Eleanor Roosevelt

One could say Christmas came early for me but seeing as I don’t celebrate Christmas or Hannukah, a happy and excited heart came early 🙂

A Big thank you to GHD and Beauty Bulletin as well as Kiss Blush and Tell and nailsinc