Monday, July 13, 2009

Fairy Tale Nail Polish and a Giveaway

Yes, SurLaLune is having its first giveaway. See the bottom of this entry for more information.

I'm allergic to most makeup and therefore don't use much of it. However, I am a fan of color and thus love nail polish.

Over the years, there have been a few special collections from various nail polish companies with fairy tale themes. One collection by China Glaze is no longer in production although it can still be found online. I will write more about it on Wednesday. Also, for Fall 2009 Orly has released a six color collection called, Once Upon a Time. I'll show images of this collection tomorrow.

What is probably my favorite fairy tale nail polish collection has been out for a short while and is still very much available. It's the Fairy Tale Collection by BB Couture, an excellent but not well-known nail polish company.

The BB Couture Fairy Tale collection polish names are most heavily influenced by Sleeping Beauty--with a slight Disney influence--although there is also a nod to Snow White with Poisoned Apple.

Prince Charming Blue
Dragon's Breath
Maleficent Magenta
Poisoned Apple
Kiss of True Love
Briar Rose

While these six polishes comprised the official set, several other polishes by BB Couture use fairy tale and fantasy themes such as Fairy Tale Romance, Fairy Blood, and Pixie Dust. The all-time bestselling color is Poison Ivy which was originally slated for the Fairy Tale Collection, but ended up with a different name as a stand-alone instead. It's one of my favorites, too. It might not have been as popular with a name like Beanstalk or Frog Prince, but I like to think it would have.

The BB Couture polishes are not readily available through brick and mortar stores, but they can be ordered from their website. I usually order my polishes from Overall Beauty, a licensed distributor for BB Couture. When I placed my most recent order, I added a comment about SurLaLune to Kim, the store's owner. Kim kindly added three polishes from the collection to my order to give away to SurLaLune's visitors: Prince Charming Blue, Kiss of True Love and Poisoned Apple. I am going to give away one polish every Friday in August. I will give away a bottle of BB Couture on the first three Fridays in August on the 7th, 14th and 21st. Then on August 28th I will give away a bottle of Orly's Enchanted Forest from the new Once Upon a Time Collection.

Additional Giveaway Rules:

You may only enter once and your name will stay in the giveaway for the entire month unless you win. Winners are limited to winning once a month.

If you win, I will contact you by email and ask for your mailing address. If I do not receive your mailing address within three days, I will pick another winner.

Unfortunately, this SurLaLune giveaway is limited to the United States. I know SurLaLune has a large international audience, but nail polishes are considered hazardous materials and are thus difficult to ship to many other countries. If you find you must own these polishes, Overall Beauty does ship internationally.

Don't worry, I will have other giveaways in the coming months that will be open to my international readers such as books and other materials.

Thanks to Kim at Overall Beauty for her donation to SurLaLune!


  1. I just found your site and I'm super excited. I'm a huge fairytale buff. I can't wait to get my teeth into your website and really explore.
    Please enter me into the drawing! Thanks