Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Emerald & Ash Stubble Jumper and a giveaway!!

Today is a very special post. When I started this blog I decided that when I reached 100 Facebook followers I would hold a giveaway. Well, the "share the love" campaign happened and that number sky-rocketed. I also knew that I really wanted to include a custom polish in my giveaway so I started working with Ashley of Emerald & Ash to bring my vision to life. I wanted the polish to represent something that was special to me and, being a life-long prairie girl, I knew that would be my inspiration. I sent Ashley a picture and she got to work. As she tweaked things she sent me prototype pictures and to say I was excited was an understatement.

Today is the day that I am finally able to share Stubble Jumper with you and I really hope you love it as much as I do. Today is also the perfect day to share this with you because two years ago today my dad passed away and he is the one who taught me the word stubble jumper. I thought everyone from Saskatchewan would get it but maybe not. :)

Stubble jumper refers to a person or farmer who has to jump over the wheat "stubble" as they walk across the fields. That stuff is stiff and sharp and I spent many a childhood summer hopping over it. The colour was inspired by wide open prairie sky, trees, and wheat fields and I think Ashley nailed it.

Stubble Jumper is a teal crelly that sparkles with blue shimmer and yellow and green/gold micro-flakies. Shown here is three coats along with one coat of CND Stickey base coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.

Emerald & Ash Stubble Jumper swatch
Emerald & Ash Stubble Jumper swatch
Emerald & Ash Stubble Jumper swatch
Emerald & Ash Stubble Jumper swatch
Emerald & Ash Stubble Jumper swatch

Ashley made five bottles of this polish and three of them are part of the giveaway!

There will be three prizes... three winners... open internationally (unless your country prohibits the import of nail polish)... closes Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.

* Unless otherwise indicated, prizes were purchased by me.

 Prize #1 includes:

- Red Shift & Boot Season from Emerald & Ash
- Stubble Jumper from Emerald & Ash
- *Raspberry Mud Pie from Eat. Sleep. Polish (* provided by Caterina of Eat. Sleep. Polish.)
- lavender nail oil from Emerald & Ash
- HK Girl Quick Dry top coat from Glisten & Glow
- 4-sided nail tool

 Prize #2 includes:

- Strawberry Jam & Dipping Chocolate from Model City Polish
- Stubble Jumper from Emerald & Ash
- *Raspberry Mud Pie from Eat. Sleep. Polish. (* provided by Caterina from Eat. Sleep. Polish.)
- *chocolate nail oil from Model City Polish and *glass nail file (*provided by Nina from Model City Polish)
- Poshé quick dry topcoat

Prize #3 includes:

- Bewitched and Love Spell from Two Gypsies Lacquer
- Stubble Jumper from Emerald & Ash
- *Raspberry Mud Pie from Eat. Sleep. Polish. (* provided by Caterina from Eat. Sleep. Polish.)
- basil sage mint nail oil from Emerald & Ash
- Poshé quick dry topcoat
- *nail file (* provided by Michelle of Two Gypsies Lacquer)


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52 comments:

  1. Love you and your blog and these amazing prizes!!!

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  2. Love you and your blog and these amazing prizes!!!

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  3. Your swatches are always SO gorgeous!! And these prize packs are amazeballs!! <3

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  4. Stubble Jumper is beautiful! Do you know the story behind the name?

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    1. Aside from what I grew up knowing, no. Is there a story? I'd be really interested in it. :)

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  5. Such prizes and a gorgeous custom!

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  6. That custom is absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Iiieeeeee, it's adorable! Great job!

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  8. Welp, I love your blog. You should know that. :) Your swatches are beautiful. I think you're doing a marvelous job!

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  9. These are ALL brands I want to try!! And LOVE your blog...your swatches NAIL IT every time (there's your pun, Hun!).

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  10. Awesome indie posts is what I love to see!

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  11. Looking forward to some fun, I just joined a lot of things XD

    One thing, though. the Twitter follow @treclit didn't work. Is it a typo?

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    1. Sorry, you were correct. Durr... I should know my own Twitter handle, right? :)

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  12. Keep doing what you're doing! ... and yes, I love puns.

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  13. I wants it so much! Red shift is already mine and I love it.

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  14. Stubble Jumper is exactly a polish I would buy if given the opportunity. You nailed that color. I just received an Emerald and Ash delivery which included Red Shift. My Hubble Collection is now complete.

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  15. Ran across your blog via reddit. I'm looking through it now, and you've definitely just gained yourself a regular reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Absolutely love Stubble Jumper!! It is Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  17. I love a good pun, too. I enjoy the pun seche-ions on reddit, but alas my skills are not so poshe. I'm a little ruffian around the edges, if you will. Maybe others will have some cute-icle ones. Gradient idea, though.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing :-( Stubble Jumper is a gorgeous polish and I love the story behind this!! Here's a pun for you: You nailed it with this giveaway! Ba-dum tisss ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind thoughts.

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  19. Love your blog. Thanks for having such a great giveaway. <3

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  20. EEEEEEE three amazing brands made by three amazing ladies! I want to jump around and maybe make a lap or two around my desk...but that would probably be frowned upon...

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  21. Awesome contest, thanks so much! Love any swatches and nail art :)

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  22. Thank you SO MUCH for hosting this super generous giveaway!

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  23. Stubble Jumper is beautiful - what photo did you send as inspiration, if you don't mind me asking?

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    1. I did some searching in archived conversations and found it! http://www.stare.ca/images/alberta_field.jpg :)

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  24. I love this color so much! :) what a fun giveaway!

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  25. More nail art! This polish is really pretty! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    1. My nail art would NEVER be as good as yours. But I should try more. :)

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  26. Your swatches are all gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!!

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  27. I love your blog and your swatching is terrific! :)

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  28. Beautiful swatches! I love swatches, reviews and tutorials. =)

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    1. What sort of tutorials would you like to see?

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  29. Thanx for the opportunity!
    A dog gave birth to a litter of puppies near the road and was cited for littering...bah da bum!

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  30. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

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    1. What sort of tutorials would you like to see?

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  32. Manicure tips.
    What do you call a mean Ancient Egyptian leader? Un-fair-oh.

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    1. What sort of tips would you like to see?

      That was a great pun!

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  33. tutorials..thanks for the giveaway !

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