NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY GIVE-AWAY
I realize this might be an odd year to celebrate National Lipstick Day for the first time ever, when all the good and normal people among us are hiding our lips with masks while in public. But I figure there’s no better time to get ready for when our faces can be seen in all their beauty once again. Even though no one outside our homes is catching sight of our lips these days, we have to prepare for the glorious day when this pandemic will be behind us.
So, to have our pouts ready, and because we all need some positivity in our lives right now, INAM is teaming-up with Gerard Cosmetics to celebrate the day by giving away $25. gift cards for my favorite lipsticks in the whole world! The only problem for the winners will be just which of their fabulous products they should choose!
First of all, because we all hate the year 2020 so much, and I am loathe to have that number associated with only bad things, we’re choosing 20 winners, to help that integer now have a happy ring to it for a bit.
Before I tell you more about how the give-away will work, let me first whet your appetite. Gerard Cosmetics features such a variety of lip products! I’ve used many of them over the years, so I can tell you some of my fave choices in each category. (But you have to figure-out what would look best with your own face and coloring.)
I think perhaps their most popular category is their Color Your Smile Lip Gloss. These wands have a little light on them that turns-on when you take it out, and I believe there’s a mirror on the back of the tube, as well, so you’ll always have perfect applications. (Just don’t try to do it in a theatre while the show is still going on!) Lyrica Anderson (from the TV show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,) has even curated a collection of these glosses that are perfect for deep skin tones.
In the MetalMatte Liquid Lipstick collection, my pals and I have fought over Dreamweaver, which seems to us to work just right on all lips. But if it’s super sparkle your lips are craving, go for Gerard’s Glitter Lipstick in Hollywood Blvd! You’ll be the star of your crowd every time.
If all those are too much for you, and you’re just a basic lipstick kind of gal, (or guy—no judgment here,) there’s that category on the site, as well. A bunch of us love French Toast, although just thinking about it is making me hungry! And you cannot ever go wrong with their Lip Pencils, especially in universal Nude.
If I was allowed to be one of the winners, (which, of course I am not,) I would opt for either their Lip Plumper or Supreme Lip Crème this time. I think those are the only two Gerard Cosmetics products I’ve never tried!
But, as the title of this e-zine states, it’s not about me—it’s all about you guys this time! So have fun and go for it!
By the way—not a fan of lipstick? No worries. The winners can use their gift cards for any of Gerard Cosmetics’ items! They have great teeth whiteners and all kinds of face and eye cosmetics, as well. You can even use part of the gift cards for the shipping, if you like.
Okay, so here are the rules:
Go to www.gerardcosmetics.com and peruse the site. (That way, you’ll know what you’d like to order if you’re one of the twenty winners.) Then come back here, and leave a comment, (which may or may not be seen, so keep that in mind,) in the Comments section below this column. You have to say something good about one or more of the Gerard Cosmetics products, or the site, in general. (And something nice about me or this e-zine wouldn’t hurt.) Go crazy and be creative! Length doesn’t matter. (In this case, anyway.)
Since I’m aware that some of you wait until the week-end to catch-up on all my INAM columns, we’re giving you some extra time, until this coming Monday night, August 3, 2020 at 11:59PST, to enter. Then my team (made up of essential personnel) will judge them, and choose the top twenty entries. If we choose more than twenty entries to be fabulous, we’ll put those names in a hat, and choose the winners randomly.
We’ll feature some of them in the Comments section below as we go along, just for fun. (But if yours gets published, please do not get excited yet—it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a winner; just that you’re in the running.) [Privacy notice—even though this site requires that you give us an email address when you leave a comment, we never publish those, of course. Just your name and comment appear in this e-zine. And, in this case, we need the email addresses to give to Gerard Cosmetics so they can send out the e-cards.]
We’ll notify the winners on or about Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and the gift cards will be emailed to them shortly after that.
And that is it!
But here’s a bonus for all of you reading this, even the non-winners: Gerard Cosmetics is celebrating National Lipstick Day on their own, as well! So, for now through this Friday, July 31st, all their lip products are on sale for just…$10 each!!! So you can stock-up now, and then the winners can use their gift cards at a later date; they never expire!
So, Happy National Lipstick Day! And happy entering our contest! May the best lips win!