“Skittlette” CONTEST TIME!

Hello Lovely Ladies,


You all know my love for the skittlette manicure… and now I want to see YOUR best SKITTLETTE! πŸ˜‰


* TWO $25.00 shopping sprees for the Born Pretty Store! (generously sponsored by the Born Pretty Store)

* Brand New Gals “Fairy” stamping plate set (I reviewed my set here)

* Brand New Gals “Princess” stamping plate set (I reviewed my set here)

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Rules and How To Enter!

Skitt * lette : a manicure consisting of two, or three, different accent nails on each hand.

EDIT: Contest IS open internationally! πŸ˜€

* Create your own, not previously posted, Skittlette manicure (on at least four of your own nails – no nail-wheels, nail-aids allowed)

* You may use stamps, dotting tools, fimo, rhinestones, acrylic paint, striping tape, studs, water decals etc.Β  Basically, as long as you do not use full nail appliques on ALL of your nails (on one or two it is ok), your entry is good πŸ˜€

Email your submission before DECEMBER 18, 2012 to me at marta@chitchatnails(dot)com and include:

* Your name (and blog URL if you have one)

* Photo of your skittlette manicure (if you normally watermark your photo please send a watermarked version.Β  I will be posting all of the entries on the blog and I want to make sure your work is protected πŸ˜‰ ).

* Your choice of prize (BornPrettyStore, Gals Fairy, Gals Princess).Β  While I cannot guarantee you will win your first choice, I will do my best

(I will reply to your email, confirming that I got your entry.Β  If you do not receive a confirmation email from me,… try sending your email again)

Β Judges:

This time around, instead of opening up the entries for public voting, I haveΒ  a panel of THREE personally hand-picked judges πŸ˜‰

These three ladies are near and dear to my heart; I pester them with my nail-hobby (uhem, obsession) on a daily basis.Β  They have all agreed to pick a favorite and combined they will put their brilliant minds together to pick one more winner πŸ˜‰Β  (four winners total).Β  They will then rank them from first place to fourth (first place will get their pick of all the prizes, then second etc.)

Get to know your Judges?

Karolina: my younger sister.Β Β Β  She is a mommy of two and a Family Doctor by profession.Β  Karolina pays attention to detail, is precise, and is one creative spirit (she can crotchet, knit, and cook a gourmet meal).Β  I expect her to look for fine detail and that artistic touch.

Magda: my best friend (or twin…?).Β  Magda is also a mommy of two,Β  speaks multiple languages fluently, and did I mention she is also a makeup artist?Β  Magda is one trendy momma!Β  Magda knows all of the runway trends, and can put together an outfit like no other.Β  She has a knack for putting together outfits that match in color/hue/ and texture – I expect this to play a role in her judging.

Shannon: my brother’s girlfriend and great friend to me.Β  Shannon is a student who studied fashion and is now continuing her studies in nursing.Β  While I am reminded of just how old I am when I’m around her πŸ˜‰ , Shannon is uber trendy, knows her patterns by name (and ‘era’), and can make anything look hip.Β  She is young, and hip and is not afraid to push the fashion envelope, she will be a fresh and fun voice in this contest.

I will stand back- the winners will be solely decided by the Judges.




  • Christine Steiner

    I am so exited!!! You got my brain spinning πŸ˜‰ – is the contest internationally open? Oh bother I will contribute anyhow πŸ˜‰

    • YES!!!!
      I have edited the post to include this, but yes, internationally open πŸ˜€

      And because I am not the judge πŸ˜‰ I look forward to just sitting back and enjoying all of the entries

  • Is that contest internationally opened ? πŸ˜€

  • Oh my god, this is my favorite contest!! I’m so in!! πŸ˜€

    • Awesome, I was so excited to read that you would be entering on Twitter πŸ˜€ I look forward to your entry

      • Haha, yeeaah. I got excited. Could you tell?

  • OH MY GOD thank you so much for this opportunity! <3
    I'd also like to say that I DO still read your blog frequently, I'm just sooo stuffed with everything I never have time to write a proper comment. But I do read your blog every day in Google Reader πŸ˜‰ (and I know it's a bad time to be saying this – I swear I'm not writing this because of the giveaway!)

    • Hi Nusa,
      It is so good to hear from you. I am happy to know that you are busy living/enjoying life. I know that you continue to be a huge fan of my blog and whether you leave a comment or not, that doesn’t change my knowledge of that.

      I hope you find a moment to enter a skittlette manicure πŸ˜€


  • Guest

    Another wonderful contest idea & I’m drooling over the prizes Marta! I’m so excited for this and now my nail wheels are turning, working for ideas! With a skittlette mani the possibilities & combinations are even more endless! Yay ok time to go sketch out some ideas hehe

  • Jacquelyn Jones

    *aka* (jackiejo22 from IG =P)

    Another wonderful contest idea & I’m drooling over the prizes Marta! I’m so excited for this and now my nail wheels are turning, working for ideas! With a skittlette mani the possibilities & combinations are even more endless! Yay ok time to go sketch out some ideas hehe

    • I would love to see a skittlette manicure on your long and slender nails πŸ˜‰
      *turn wheels turn πŸ˜‰ *

  • this looks like so much fun! πŸ™‚

    • I’m so pleased at how well received this contest is! I hope you enter

  • Jamie Willett

    This is awesome!! What a fun idea!!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€
      I hope you will find a few spare moments to enter!? πŸ˜€

  • vvwolfe

    I’ve never done this type of manicure really I cant wait to give it a try πŸ™‚

    • I’m very happy that this might be your “push” to try a look like this. I look forward to your entry πŸ˜€

  • Anya_WackyLaki

    I love the theme! I’m no good at skittle or skittlette manis, but I’ll give it my best shot! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ I hope you find a moment to enter. I will look forward to your submission πŸ˜€

  • Esther Clayton

    have you realized how much you use black in your manicures?

    • Now that you point it out… yes, black tends to be a staple in my fall/winter manicures πŸ˜€

  • Sonal

    I am scared to do this, but will give a try

    • Don’t be scared! πŸ˜€ It is so much fun- you can’t go wrong. I look forward to seeing your entry

  • Pryanka Arora

    I’m a new-ish commenter to your blog but I’ve been steadfastly following for several months now!! You give polishes so much attention rather than just showing them off in 2 pictures and moving on! I’m looking forward to seeing all the entries to this πŸ˜€ I hope we’ll get a chance to see em all, not just the winners.

    • Thank you for your sweet comment. I enjoy swatching polishes but when I show a look that I wore for a few days I tend to get so excited and want to share it stylized etc πŸ˜€

      I will CERTAINLY be posting all of the entries… and then the winners, so I will share all the talent with all of you. πŸ˜€

  • Oh Martha what a great challenge! I’ve never did a skittelette but maybe I’ll surprize you.

    • I love surprises πŸ˜‰ I hope you do enter! Thank you for considering it πŸ˜€

  • I love nail art challenges! I was mapping a manicure in my mind for this challenge and came up with something that I quite like like, so thank you, Marta.

  • Okay decided today I will enter too. πŸ™‚ Mapping out a fun design in my mind πŸ™‚

  • Irena

    I just send you my picture…it was the first time, that i made this kind of manicure and i must say that it was very fun doing it πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for this opportunity…have a great time πŸ™‚

  • Raquel Mason

    Thanks for hosting the contest & I had fun doing the skitlette. I really enjoy reading your blog & the photos are beautiful.

  • I would love to participate πŸ™‚

  • Lillibit NAW

    IΒ΄ve just sent you the pictures! IΒ΄m so happy and excited to paticipate and I hope you like the manicure IΒ΄ve done. Thanks for this lovely contest! Love, Lillibit