Posts Tagged ‘contest’

THE SNAIL BRAID CHALLENGE

photos + post designed by Kristin Ess

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 30th.

Practice, practice, practice! The best way to learn new braids is to just TRY them! A lot of times we look at photos of braided hairstyles and say “I could never do that!”, but a lot of our favorite braids have been total accidents… like this, this and this. You just start braiding and weaving and see what happens. The best part about braids is there are no rules. These snail braids are no exception! Below, we’ve illustrated how the pattern of a snail braid, but everyone’s hair (and head shape/size) is going to be different, so the customizing the style is up to you. We would love to see you gorgeous gals (and guys?) give this hairstyle your best shot. Here’s the challenge: (more…)

GIVEAWAY WINNERS…

photo: Camilla Akrans, photo styled by Kristin Ess

We’re so happy to announce our TBD+Beso.com giveaway winners! After filtering through almost 1,000 entries, the faves have been chosen. Thanks to everyone who entered. If your collection is listed below, you will be contacted by the lovely people at beso.com, so look out for the email! Be sure to keep your accounts open because we’ll be doing it all again– with MAKEUP for the Grammys!!

  1. Grand prize winner: taniaacuna $1000
  2. Runner up: lindseypie $500
  3. Runner up: tvlove $500
  4. Runner up: auryxoxo $500
  5. Runner up: Scandalacious $500

WE HEART TARTE

post by amy nadine/photos + design by kristin ess

By now you must know how much we love Tarte. And surely you’re also aware of how much we love doing giveaways, so this post is double the excitement! Tarte is generously sponsoring an exclusive giveaway with their new “Puttin’ on the Glitz” Color Collection clutch by gifting them to FIVE readers! Here’s why this thing is so rad — it’s like a portfolio of makeup. It comes with 3 palettes that you can swap in & out, and it can fully replace your purse when traveling light.

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BLACK + GOLD

photos by Grace Niu and post designed by Eunice Chun

BLACK + GOLD for the win! Congratulations to Grace Niu who is the winner of our most recent “Guest Post” contest. We absolutely loved her holiday eye makeup tutorial. We received so many great tutorials and it was really difficult to pick just one. But we thought Grace’s tutorial was seasonally appropriate and will look great on any eye shape or color. Plus– we’re suckers for sparkle. Here’s how Grace gets this look:

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