Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend: Contest Winners

Words cannot express how amazing all the contest entries were & how hard i found it to wittle it down to a handful of finalists.
Each and everyone of you had clearly put alot of thought and effort into your entries so thankyou!

Okay, so i've had many a helper when it came to deciding the mum has been sat with me for what seemed like hours umming and ahhing.
I also raked Mike Bailey into helping me decide as it was just too damn hard. (for those of you who dont know who that is, he played the character Sid in the UK programme Skins - knows very little about makeup but very good at judging)

If i had it my way, i would have picked everybody, if i was rich enough i would send you all a prize, sadly im not though..i did have to add another runner up into the competition though as it was too hard to pick between two...(i knew this would happen haha)

1st Runner up


Loved the creativity in this one..we especially liked where you placed the diamantes. They look fab, i would actually consider wearing this on a night you know! :)
Well done lovely!
To see Georgie's blogpost on this look & all her inspiration click HERE

2nd Runner Up

We loved the colours and the blending in this have skill girl! Also love the glitter liner under your eye and the dusting of glitter on the side. You look a million dollars! (as diamonds are ;))
See what Shirley used & how she created this look on her blog HERE

International Winner

I love how glamourous you look :) Also love the gems & glitter and your eyes look FAB! Love the fake bottom lashes too! Well done lovely :)
Follow her blog HERE

UK Winner

This must have taken you aggges Faye! It's so intricate, feminine & delicate and so so pretty. I love that it's so glittery yet subtle at the same time. My mum also added that if there was an advert for "diamonds are a girls best friend" this would be a perfect promo image, and it really would :)
See how Faye created this look HERE

To all winners: Please email me with address details & if you are a runner up let me know which of the two earrings you'd like :)
Well done to all of you who entered, i really enjoyed seeing everything you came up with, there are some extremely talented girls out there.
Just a note to say this was one of the hardest things i had to do for a while haha
I'm too nice & just wanted you all to be winners.
Please no bitterness or snidey comments, it's all a bit of light hearted fun at the end of the day, and i'm pleased that im able to give some of you something back :)
I think i will do a simply giveaway next time, only because i just hate judging so much haha.

Thankyou once more to all the gorgeous girlies who entered.
I'll be very cheesy now & say you are all diamonds! *puke* hehe


  1. Congratulations to the winners (: ! They all look breath taking xxx

  2. Congratulations! WOW fayes look is amazinng!

  3. I couldn't even begin to imagine how much time went into these entries. All well deserving winners and such inspiration talent! Well done :)

  4. Omg, I literally popped on to check my email and wow, I can't believe I made it to runner up! Thank you so, so much Zo! Will email you now *speechless*.


  5. wow! They all look so good, congrats to all the winners :) xx

  6. Beautiful contest I love them all Congratualtions to the inners they deserve it <3

  7. Congratulations girls, you all look gorgeous! Faye's could definitely be a promo image. Wow xx

  8. you know mike bailey? :O get you :P
    and congratulations to the winners :)

  9. They all look fab, well done girls!! :) xxx

  10. Congrats to the winners, they all look gorgeous!!

  11. OMG OMG OMG! Thank you soo much Zoe!
    I'm sooo excited! :D

    I'll drop one in your inbox in a moment! Yay! haha



  13. Congrats to the winners. They all looked amazing! Well done :)

  14. All of these entries are so gorgeous- well done to all the winners and thanks for coming up with such a sparkling competition idea Zoe!

    Also- Sid from Skins! I love him!x

  15. There all so good! No wonder you found it hard to decide. Well done girls :)

  16. Congrats to the winners! All of them look fabulous! X

  17. all gorgeous! congrats!
    i love the sparkles (i kind of want to see everyone's entries!) :)

  18. Congratulations to the winners! They definitely deserved to win, they all look amazing!
    Omg Sid from Skins is so hot! lol Him and Cassie are gorgeous, thats cool that you know him!

  19. That's so crazy! I live in the US and my friend is in Love with the show Skins. We were going to watch an episode today but had to skip it. It sounds really good.

    Also, do you listen to Florence + The Machine? Is she touring in your area? I'm waiting for her to hit the states!

  20. yayyy! :D I loved fayes look when she tweeted it. She looks gorgeous!!

    Congratulations everyone :) xx

  21. Congratulations to the winners! You all look stunning! xoxo

  22. Wauw, i can't belive it, weeeh <3
    Thanks Zoe, you're the best!

  23. Congratulations to all the winners, they all look soo gorgeous! I think Faye's shots look professional, stunning! x

  24. Thank you so much :) i am deeply honored hahaaa! xxxx

  25. Well deserved winners - they all look so stunning

  26. These are all so pretty.... I love the concept~!

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