Last night, I logged onto Facebook and confronted the horror. In 24 hours, my entry in the Zoya + Birchbox nail polish contest had fallen from a comfortable second place to an also-ran fourth place, 400 votes behind third place and my shot at designing my own nail polish color.
So let me lay the guilt trip on you (why be subtle in such dire times?):
I work hard on this blog. I bleed and I toil trying to make Capitol Hill and workplaces everywhere more fashionable. I give up sleep, free time and occasionally my tenuous grasp on my sanity to provide you with three posts per day. I buy giveaway items, offer career advice and personally respond to 80% of the emails I receive (Sorry other 20%, I’m working on it). And I love writing this blog, so I hope it isn’t too much to ask for a small favor in return.
I desperately want to open my Birchbox in April and discover my special nail polish shade hiding under the hot pink tissue paper. I want to send my Mother a bottle and watch her paint her enviably long fingernails with it. I want to be able to give bottles away to my readers, and see the coppery-coral on some Staffer’s nails and think, “Oh my God, she’s wearing my shade!”
So please, gentlemen and ladies, go to Facebook and vote for Belle’s Blushing Penny as one of Zoya’s spring colors for Birchbox. You first need to like Birchbox to proceed, but you can always unlike them later. We may be 400 votes down as of midnight, but I hope you’ll help me stage an epic comeback.
I always tell people that I have the best readers, because I do. You have been so supportive of this site and of me, and I just hope that you’ll take a minute to go vote. And remember, you can vote once per day, so if you already voted, please vote again.
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I tried to vote for you, but the vote capability didn't load on IE or Firefox. Did others have that problem?
Done! Belle, thanks for all your hard work…and hope your readers help put you over the top!
Will vote when I get home tonight!
I'm a brand new reader, and I really like your blog, so I voted!
Liz: Try this link: https://www.facebook.com/BirchboxMonthly?v=app_177914495580579&rest=1
I've tried to vote the past few days and when i click on vote it wont load in IE or Chrome…i think the system is just overwhelmed
J: I'm sorry to hear that. Please keep trying. I'll even stop logging in every five minutes to check my vote count if it'll give the system a break 😉
Hey Belle – I just voted & it said 'Vote Failed'. I think there's a greater issue going on. Hopefully someone at Birchbox fixes it so we can start voting …
I just voted and had no problem. but it took a REAAAALLY long time to load up- like 5 minutes.. I let it finish uploading while i sent a couple emails.
Done and happy to help support you Belle !Note, I opened in Chrome… it just took a few minutes to load.
I had some trouble, but finally got my vote in!
Can you vote more than once?!?!
Kelly: Once per day.
It took a LONG time to load up for me too. Safari on my Mac (10.5.8)
I had trouble yesterday on my work computer, but have now voted! And will keep voting:)
Only 90 votes from third place now!! We can do it!
de-lurking to say, voted! Thanks for all the good blog work you do!