Tuesday, April 26, 2011

GOSH Miss Sweety and a giveaway


This is from the annals of 'colours I loved in the bottle, and hated on me'. In the bottle it had such promise - a lovely peachy tan nude, just a little darker than my skintone. I had it in mind as a potential go-to neutral, for the occasions - conferences, meetings and the like - when my usual manicures are a little de trop. I think it would probably look nice on someone with a tan (i.e. not me, at least not if it keeps raining), but I just can't wrap my head around what's wrong with the colour - too 1980s? Too sickly? Too dark? I'm not sure.
Aside from the colour, the application was a pig. This is three thick coats and the first two were streak city. The third evened it out, but after whacking on some seche vite and waiting half an hour trying not to mush it, I managed to completely melt one nail getting dinner out of the oven. Four. Hours. Later. Then I buggered another nail in the bath six hours after application. Crazy. Needless to say, I won't be reaching for this for a while.

Anyway! Following that rather negative review, I do have a positive. I bought 6 GOSH polishes on three-for-two and managed in the process to buy two exact dupes for polishes I already have. It appears I know what I like and forget what I own. This is...what, dupe number four for OPI hot & spicy that I've accidentally bought? Oops. This tendency also accounts for the number of largely identical pairs of purple high heels I own.

So, rather than hog the dupes, I will be giving them away. I will post them anywhere, so if you can't get GOSH in your country this is for you! To enter, please leave a comment on THIS post, tell me what things you can't help yourself from buying 'repeats' of.

RULES:
- one entry per person
- anyone can enter
- closes May 2nd midnight GMT
- I will announce the winner the following day; you have 7 days to contact me before I select another winner.

Enjoy!


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122 comments:

Ya Gotta Hand It To Me said...

Greens! I'm conscious of this, though, and I work very hard NOT to end up with dupes.

jaljen said...

Dammit. I nearly bought this today. I love the colour. Please may I enter the giveaway?

cilucia said...

I bought a lot of teals over and over again. It's a sickness, A SICKNESS! :)

Barb said...

Since I'm not sure what info you want here is the normal info.
Please enter me!
I follow your blog via GFC as Barb. My email is bonjourcocoandaudrey@gmail.com
I cannot help myself from buying dupes of nail polish and eyeshadow. I have so many that I am constantly forgetting what I've bought and buy dupes.
Thanks!
bonjourbeauty.blogspot.com

Honey_lili said...

Green polish ! Since the day I told myself ''dammit I don't have (enough) green polish'' I always end up with...guess what ?! Green polish !
Enter me please, I need more non-green polish ;)
honey_lili@msn.com

Take care

han-uhh said...

Reds and mints! I always find a reason to get a new one, even if it's a really lame reason like there's more glitter in this bottle than one i already have :)

Kinza said...

I am constantly trying to buy more greens, expecially the khaki, grey/green variety. Also recently buying many nudes, all similar.
Both these polishes look fantastic.

Musings from Manhattan said...

purples and corals...I'm always in search of the perfect coral with the right balance of pink and orange

Megan Harmeyer said...

I'm always buying medium purple cremes and pink with shimmer or blue flash. I have a ton of those dang things!

Monticka said...

My repeat is: Every green nail polish I see out there, I get massive lemming feelings out of it! :D
Then there's the holo cravings.. It's getting bigger and bigger and harder to control!

anyseason said...

i can't stop buying purple/green duochromes and cherry reds!

paintedbluestars said...

I am sooo many blues, especially if it has some shimmer to it! love them!

Helena said...

For some reason I've got, Zoya Mitzi, China Glaze Electric Pineapple, and Sinful Colors Innocent and Essie Midnight Cami and Zoya Ibiza. All within the last two weeks.
And just in case: GFC: helena and meholmquist@gmail.com

Rachel said...

My nail polish stash hasn't quite gotten big enough for dupes. However, I did buy an Ulta polish that is a close match for Jade is the New Black. I love taupes and browns so I think that will end up being my dupey downfall.

Madita said...

Awesome giveaway! I keep buying red lipstick, though in different shades of red (one can never have too much red lipstick). And mint green polish. God, I own way too much mint green. And most of it doesn't even look too hot on me. I'm hopeless.

As I've seen others do this as well.. My GFC: Madita ; email: cosmeticfix@gmail.com

NailNewbie said...

Not nail related, but I always buy the same DVD more than once. I don't even buy that many DVD's, I just see something and think "ooh I haven't seen that", buy it, go home and put it in the DVD drawer where sure enough there's one already there waiting to be watched...I think I had three copies the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at one point!
Hx
helen_louise_is@yahoo.co.uk

Samantha said...

Purples, I see them in the store and feel like I must have them, then get home and realize that I just bought a repeat -.-

Aliciapie said...

my only accidental dupes have been green polishes. I get too excited for sparklie greens.

alicialbaird@gmail.com

PolishedToTheNines said...

Medium purples along the lines of ChG Grape Pop, OPI Funkey Dunkey, Zoya Mira... oops. :-)

Miss Blue said...

I always buy blues--any kind of blue--light, dark, medium. I really love blue.

mividaaburrida [at] gmail.com

MrsPetruschka said...

Reds and Violetts, I love these Colors so much.

MrsPetruschka@gmail.com

jhoannz said...

hi, i always ended up buying purples. jhoannz28(@)gmail(dot)com.

jul1eanne said...

i`m apparently addicted to purple polishes. i find myself picking them up in the store then forcing myself to put them back down by telling myself i already have way too much purple and i`m sure this bottle is similar if not identical to one i already have at home. lol.

hermetic said...

very nice :)
I can't seem to get enough of pinky nude lipsticks, I have over 20 that are extremely similar yet whenever I see a new one I buy it instantly.
I follow as hermetic, my email is hermetic2003 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I'm always searching the perfect coral and turquoise nail polishes... husband always tells me they're all the same but I don't believe him.

michelegraboski@yahoo.com
Brazil

Meg said...

I can't help buying the same top over and over. Scoop neck cotton lycra. Any sleeve length. Seems to be all I ever wear. I look with suspicion on any kind of detailing or prints...
I also have a ridiculous habit of buying nail polish dupes on the same day. I guess I get a bee in my bonnet about the colour that I am after and just keep buying it.
margie80 at gmail

Keke said...

Purple everything...polish, shirts, eyeshadow. I have about 6 versions of medium purple creme (think China Glaze Grape Pop) from various brands.

Genny said...

I just put on Gigabyte from the Sally Hansen HD collection (couple of years ago). Figured it would be a nice color for interviews and such...looks completely horrible with my pale skin color.

I think the nail color doesn't work on you because of the same reason. It looks pretty in the bottle, but on certain skin colors, it probably washes the skin coloring out like Gigabyte does to me.

Telesilla said...

I'm a total sucker for blue leaning teal shimmers, which sounds specific, but there are a lot of them out there and I seem to have most of them in my stash. :)

PD said...

I'm always attracted to blues and purples even though they make up most of my collection already! I've also been keeping up with the greige trend and have a few of those in my stash.

Hayley said...

I can't help buying deep purples with glitter, and mints! oooh how I love mints!!! :)

justkeepcalmandcarryon@gmail.com ;)

Jennifer said...

I have at least three turquoise colours, like Nicole OPI My Lifesaver, Essie Turquoise and Caicos, China Glaze For Audrey... I've been trying hard not to buy any of these colours but they are so pretty!

Would love to win these guys though! Thanks for the giveaway!

terry said...

Lol HOLOS!! Haha. Especially Gosh Holographic, since I know it's being discontinued... I follow through GFC as terry and my email is chowyuktingterry@gmail.com!

Carissa Anderson said...

I can't seem to resist good purples and I'm always on the lookout for the perfect nude, which means that I have about 10 "not quite perfect" nudes! My email is
caranderson454[at]gmail.com

S.B said...

Even though they are both core anytime I need 'an extra' for a B1G1 sale or whatever I pick up another Ruby Pumps or Dorothy Who?...pretty sure I've got 3-4 back-ups of each now!

JessieB said...

I seem to be unable to stay away from pink with gold shimmer!

Kaley said...

mlbb type lipsticks, purple nail polishs and black wedges..I can say I unintentionally have bought multiples of each of those.
Email : princesskaley13@gmail.com

Meg said...

I'm completely addicted to purple polish. Even if I know it's a dupe for one I already have, I still have to buy it!

Melissa said...

Well one thing I usually by the same of are black shirts, it's very gothy of me to have such a large collection of black shirts, a lot of times in the same style.

Lillie said...

Striped t's, metallic sandals, white-pink polish and purple eyeshadow!

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
i keep falling for mint greens, pastel teal creams and chocolate browns that i already have close dupes to, i should do nail wheels so i see how many i have already and how close they are to each other so i don't get more

BMR said...

I can't stop buying blues. Specifically royal or dark blues. My eyes go to those first and I always end up spending my money on them. Haven't found one yet that I didn't like. :)

adrienne said...

I can't help buying a ton of chapsticks :) I literally have over 25 that I stash in random places, and even though I haven't finished any of them yet, I keep buying more because I am terrified of having super chapped lips and no escape, haha :D

a traveller said...

I can't HELP but buy silvers. I have way too many already, but I can't resist. Also, bright reds. I already have Essie Pepperoni, Color so Hot it Berns, and some Sally Hansen red that are all three practially dupes , and I don't even wear red on my fingers! Silver's my go-to color, but the reds? What's my problem?!

(♥♥♥♥♥) Minty said...

I cannot stop buying metallics. Metallic blues, pinks, silvers, purples--every color of the rainbow. I try to stop myself but I really cannot control it!

Dani said...

pinks with a golden shimmer/duochrome. I seriously can't stop myself.

Dianna said...

I can't stop buying mint green/blues. Every time I see one, I WANT it, even though I have about 4 variations of nearly the same colour :)

maetea. said...

I always end up buying purples and blues. No matter what store I'm in, the purples and blues always attract me. I have sooo many variations of this one specific shade of purple that even my brother has noticed my slight obsession with the color! Now I'm trying to limit my purples and blue purchases.

Kirsten G said...

i always find myself resisting to buy purple/blue/greys. for example: SH grey area (i have 3 bottles, idk how that happen), zoya kelly, and a couple miscelaneous drug store dupes. i also have to stop myself from getting shimmers/frosts/duochromes. i'm craving mattes now and it's only recently come to me that i have very few bright colored mattes.

Hannah said...

Peachy-pinks and corals. I can't not do it!!! I see one and I HAVE to have it. It got to the point where I'd buy one, put it on my toes, find another and put it on my fingers two days later and THEY'D BE DUPES. I just want all the pink-orange forever!

Daria said...

I can't help but repeatingly buying food I didn't like :D "Maybe this time I will"
aand not to be outta topic, it also is my bunch of midnight blue shimmer lacquers!
doublemint at live dot ru
thank you!

Ari said...

I will and can never stop buying pinks, I pretty much like any shades of pink but perfer the lighter tones.

GFC: Ari
email: hotgimmick12@yahoo.com

Priscilla said...

I have a habit of eying/buying similar shades of turquoise colors (like Misa Dirty Sexy Money) and light blue greys (like ChG Sea Spray). Fortunately, I have an excel sheet of all the polishes I'm interested in so I can check for dupes! (:

sum2erflake(at)hotmail(dot)com

Katy said...

Purple-leaning pink nail polish, shirts with nautical stripes, and cutesy animal earrings from Claire's.

Adrianna said...

I buy repeats of v-necks, lip smackers, and American Apparel polish.

Breigh said...

I'm too new and my stash is too pitiful for me to have dupes yet! haha I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

GFC: Breigh
Email: Tammy.Soldaat@gmail.com

iri_snoerkelini said...

for some reason i have so many blue polishes - even the shimmery ones i don't even like that much... :D
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!
e-mail: iri-k@hotmail.de

meipinggg said...

hmm, i think that i'd usually end up with coral nail polishes )': i have like 3 nearly identical ones? AND THEY DONT EVEN LOOK GOOD WITH MY SKIN COLOUR D:

mei.saranghae@gmail.com

Katie said...

Purples! I can never have enough purple! Also blues and greens....let's just put it this way: if it's cool-toned, I tend to have a lot of it. :)

Ruthy said...

I can never have enough blue eyeshadows, it seems. I also appear to have a problem with anything green, but so far I don't think anything I've bought is an exact dupe. ps I've never tried GOSH polishes and I'm curious x

Fiona said...

I have a tendancy to buy the same looking green shade over and over which has resulted in dupes in my stash. Its a sickness!!

bambaki83 said...

Hi from Spain!!

Enter me please ^_^

GFC name: bambaki83
Email: mimica69(at)hotmail(dot)com

- I´d love blue polishes, always I buy the same tone, maybe I have 6 similar polishes!! :D

thanks,

Chelsea said...

Definitely turquoise along the lines of CG For Audrey... I have the same color in all types of finish!

neeta said...

greens! Especially the blue-green teal kind. It's like a pokemon game, gotta catch 'em all!

Silva said...

Any blue or green polishes. Or blue-green polishes. I really have too much of them...

nekosan said...

I keep on buying blue/green shimmery polishes, and deep blue polish with lots of sparkle. Every time i think "Oh, so pretty, i don't have anything like this!", then i go home and add a swatch to my nail wheel and find out that i do. *headdesk*

Jenelle said...

I have so many light pink nudes I could probably paint a small room in my house...but even though I know it, I still keep purchasing!

Laura said...

I keep buying blue and teal polishes. And I have soo many of them :P

lauraarvonen@hotmail.com

Sia said...

I love GOSH nail polish, it always looks so great. x

Skulda said...

I would like to enter please!
I can't help myself from buying dupes of green colours and neutrals that work with my skintone. I bought two extra jars of Aromaleigh eyeshadow in Concrete Jungle because Aromaleigh is now CLOSED and Concrete Jungle is my go-to colour for lazy makeup days at work. (almost every day)
my contact is skulda.blackheart (at) gmail (dot) com

Deana said...

Greens and blues are taking over my nail polish bin, for sure. Other than np, I can't help buying dupes of yarn, so much yarn!

Olivia Frescura said...

I ALWAYS buy repeats of lavenders and mint green colors now....it's becoming a problem. lol.

KarinhaMel said...

I usually buy dupes when I have amnesia and forget which shades I already have ;)

Jane said...

I don't buy dupes of any special shade, i just happen to fall head over heels in love with "THAT special polish, i've never seen that color before".....yeah right, until i come home, and see that i've fallen in love with that excact polish before....mhm....i just quietly give my dupes to my niese....lol

Hugs from Jane in Norway

Meg S said...

I buy the same reds all the time. Need to stop!!

sabrina said...

hi!
my name is Sabrina and I'm following as Tw1lightdelight
my email: sabrina.guincho@hotmail.com
repeats?? well apart from purple polishes (light, dark, lighter dark and darker...) I also buy a lot of tops...if I think that one looks good on me I buy the same one in (almost) all colors...yeah I know lame...
xo

SX said...

I can't help buy repeats of custard tarts. I really don't need them on my hips & thighs but there is one store that sells them next to where I work and they Taste. So. Good!

My other repeat purchases are nail polishes, of course!

ritterbraten said...

Can't stop buying dusty purple shades. Lately I can't keep myself away from turquoise colours as well.. :)

Yurika said...

OOooohhhh so pretty!
I really can't stop buying turquoise nail polish and packs and packs of dried mangoes. Don't ask me why, I am crazy like that!

GFC: nakiruy
email: nakiruy (at) yahoo (dot) com

תמר said...

i keep on wanting more grays\taupe even though i have enough!
Tamar

Ali said...

I buy excessive amounts of purple...
Awesome giveaway, by the way!

lisherbean.stirrup.pants @gmail.com

Tulip said...

Reds or Blues, considering Red is my favorite color but Blue just always calls out to me. Also, that GOSH looks amazing! Being nicely tan and also hoping to get even more bronze this summer it would look absolutely lovely on my nails. I'll have to try to find something like it.

tulipsinyourwindow@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

I always end up loving similar shades of pink-they're all so pretty! And a lot of them look similar in the bottle but apply differently!

ekrotchko@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I tend to pick up repeats of pinks! I always think that it's going to be different, but they're very similar!

Chrissy said...

For some reason I have a bad habit of buying the same color eye shadows, I see it and think o that's a nice set. Ans I must have 5 light pinks LOL!!!

nailutopia(at)gmail(dot)com

Allyson said...

I have a hard time passing up a good teal or aqua polish. To avoid buying actual dupes, I keep an updated spreadsheet that I can access on my phone when I'm shopping.

Aly said...

I am the same way about duping myself. It's always a reddish coral. I love how Hot & Spicy looks in this pic!

lulu said...

Great giveaway - thanks!
I am always buying the same bright magenta/red with pink/purple shimmer...All different brands too. I think I'm up to 5 bottles now (i.e. Revlon Strawberry Electric).
GFC: lulu Email: lulu@earthling.net
Cheers =)

Lauren W. said...

Lately, it's been bright corals and oranges... I can't get enough!

Brenda said...

I know it's weird but I buy magazines that I already have, then get home only to find I already had it.
email - starbabyfive(at)yahoo(dot)com

agirlinthebasementwith5cats said...

Blues and shatters..I just ordered a bunch of blues in the Zoya exchange and ordered Dorthy Who? too..Shatters are another downfall..I'd rather pay the scalpers on Ebay for the silver shatter than try to track it down in my local Ulta "around the 8th" (as they told me this morning). I even bought the shaters I do have off of Amazon b/c I was unable to find them in my local stores.

email: eros.psyche@gmail.com

Mariana said...

Purples. Especially glittery purples. I can't get enough of them!

marianaer(at)msn(dot)com

Jewly said...

I can't stop buying greys! Dark, light, medium, shimmer, creme...

Jo said...

Definitely purple duochromes! I have... wow, just too many similar ones now. Oi vay.

jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

Deanna said...

Nice giveaway! :) I follow thru GFC under the name Deanna. My email is lorrainenails [at] gmail.com.

I can't help but buy repeats of blues, greens, and purples. Mostly purples. I can't get enough of them! For some reason they are my favorite polish colors.

Thanks! :D

Kayla101 said...

I constantly buy the same purples and pinks! lol
my gfc is kayla101

Indoor Kitty said...

Purple cremes! By some strange contrast issue they all look essentially the same... But the next one might be the one that pulls a little in the dusty direction.*keeps trying*

Katherine Lin said...

i can't find GOSH anywhere except online :( i can't stop buying neon pinks haha :) they're soo much fun to wear! my GFC is Katherine Lin and my email is KLWorld123[at]gmail[dot]com

Lucy said...

I hate when I buy dupes. I was looking for a polish last night when I discovered I bought two of the same Illamasqua polish. I'm to tired to think which one right now. Brain dead from lack of sleep and royal wedding! I also want to throw up when I find I've bought dupes. I don't even want to put all my greens together to see if I have dupes of them. I shudder to think of how many minty greens I have. Yet I still buy them. Thanks!

cakebaker said...

i have recently developed a nail polish obsession, addiction..whichever. :o) these would be welcomed additions to my slow but sure, growing collection! adding that i've never even heard of GOSH...i have a lot to learn.

Melia said...

I keep on buying dupes of the same coral-red jellies, blackend blues and nudes nail polishes. It depends on what I'm looking for, but I seem to buy about 3-4 dupes every time till I stop myself. My GFC is Kalli Melia and my e-mail is kmelia13 at gmail dot com.

Jenny said...

I tend to buy DVDs that I already have... occasionally books as well. My collection seems to still be small enough that I do not often buy dupes of polish, but I do have quite a few similar shades of pink from when I was looking for "the perfect one" :)

Junerose said...

I buy blues over and over again. I just can't resist them. The thing is, I don't wear them that often :(

Karlene A. said...

Oh my goodness. So many!
I have 3 navy blue sweaters
5 neon orange nail polishes
4 cheetah print bows
I buy a lot of teals too. gah -_-

xyoulovekarlene@gmail.com

heartNAT said...

I don't believe I have any dupes, but I can't help myself from buying polishes in the same collection. I feel incomplete if I buy one, but not the rest. GFC: heartnat email: heartnat24@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Please enter me! I'm following as Cheryl on GFC and my email is cherylcherylcheryl(at)gmail(dot)com. I love pinks, so I do end up with some dupes, but I usually franken those!

Iro said...

hello !
thanks for this giveaway !
i follow you via GFC, my mail is ingrid.robert.augustin@gmail.com
i love holos !
thanks again

laurawire said...

The number of indentikit brown leather handbags in my wardrobe is so far past the amusing point that I'm beginning to wonder how many I need to have to open a store. Or get sectioned. One of the two.

VERMILION ART said...
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VERMILION ART said...

Wow!! You're so sweet.. I've been lemming for a GOSH for as long as I know.. :D Thank you so much!! I can't help myself from buying repeats of Orange or Green Polish. My favorite colors are Orange and Green :D
I follow via-
GFC: Vermilion Art
Email: vermilion@live.in

Love n Kisses from India :D

Irina said...

I simply can't stop buying blues and pinks. It's a really serious addiction, that can be treated only with more polish in these colors:P

Mai said...

I can't help but try to buy holographic polishes! I own China Glaze OMG and am on the lookout for more linear holos!

Olivia said...

I'm addicted to purples. I have every other colour too, but just so many more purples! :) I can't get GOSH polishes near me, so great giveaway! x

Stickers said...

I'm one of those that can't get Gosh in my country :(

I can't stop buying mint green polishes. I have at least six or seven dupes, but I can't get rid of them, no way! :) I also can't stop buying different beer cans, since I collect them for 7 years and my whole room is full of them. I guess this doesn't belong here, but I had to say it...

Alanna said...

I own too many pinks for my own good. And they're mostly the blue-based bubblegum looking ones.

Andy said...

For me purples are the thing I get dupes of - I see them, and love them, buy them, bring them home, and spot one just like it sitting in the stash...

Tinny said...

im on the hunt for holo's and glitters..

but alas they are hard to find.. so i end up looking at grey/blues alot for some reason... it works well with my skin colour :)

tinny
tee.i.n.k at gmail dot com

Kitten said...

Grassy greens and bright blues. I don't know why I do. I can't wear them to work. But I buy them anyway!

iconnu at gmail dot com

Hoot said...

I seem to have a thing about buying blue nail polishes. They always look different then I take them home. At home they look the same. :-(

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

romipo said...

hi!! enter me please!!!
and i dont know why i always buy violet, redo or pinf nail polishes :) even tho i have too much i love them!
crazy4nailpolishes@hotmail[dot]com

ilexica said...

This is now closed, thanks to everyone who entered! I'll be picking a winner very shortly :)

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