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Zoya Contest: Belle Needs Your Help

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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  1. Liz says:

    I tried to vote for you, but the vote capability didn't load on IE or Firefox. Did others have that problem?

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  2. Kate says:

    Done! Belle, thanks for all your hard work…and hope your readers help put you over the top!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  3. L says:

    Will vote when I get home tonight!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  4. R says:

    Voted!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  5. b23 says:

    I'm a brand new reader, and I really like your blog, so I voted!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  6. Belle says:

    Liz: Try this link: https://www.facebook.com/BirchboxMonthly?v=app_177914495580579&rest=1

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  7. J says:

    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

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  8. Belle says:

    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 ­čśë

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  9. LPU says:

    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 …

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  10. B says:

    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.

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  11. Meg says:

    Done and happy to help support you Belle !Note, I opened in Chrome… it just took a few minutes to load.

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  12. Aunt_Pete says:

    I had some trouble, but finally got my vote in!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  13. Kelly says:

    Can you vote more than once?!?!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  14. Belle says:

    Kelly: Once per day.

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  15. CR says:

    Done!

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  16. R says:

    It took a LONG time to load up for me too. Safari on my Mac (10.5.8)

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  17. Shannon says:

    I had trouble yesterday on my work computer, but have now voted! And will keep voting:)

    February 8, 2012/Reply
  18. RS says:

    Done!

    February 9, 2012/Reply
  19. Crystal says:

    Only 90 votes from third place now!! We can do it!

    February 9, 2012/Reply
  20. St.L says:

    de-lurking to say, voted! Thanks for all the good blog work you do!

    February 9, 2012/Reply