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I’m In A Book! And A GIVEAWAY

By on May 28, 2014
in Giveaway, OPI

Nails - The Story of the Modern Manicure Giveaway

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Looking for a great summer read? This one is perfect for all us nail fanatics! Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro documents the evolution of nails throughout the centuries. It’s beautifully written with gorgeous photography and imagery to tell the tale of how nail adornment began and its impact on culture.

A personally thrilling moment was when Suzanne asked to include All Lacquered Up in the book. She contacted me over a year ago so I’m even more excited to see the finished product and be a part of it. And now you have a chance to win a copy of your very own, along with a limited edition nail polish created to celebrate the launch, OPI Switchboard Starlet.

Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure

On page 130, representing one of the 35,000 nail blogs that Nails Magazine estimates are in existence, you’ll find me!

Nails - The Story of the Modern Manicure

ALU in Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure

Outside of the fascinating stories and facts in the book, you’ll also find colorful and interesting images from pop culture, advertising and fashion. And the photo essays at the back, including an inside look at OPI, are not to be missed.
Nails - The Story of the Modern Manicure


It was during her visit to OPI to create the photo essay mentioned above that OPI Switchboard Starlet came to fruition. A 1,000-bottle, limited edition run, Switchboard Starlet is a semi-sheer red jelly inspired by the nails of the 30′s and 40′s. If you remember the OPI Texas sorbet shades, this is similar.

And now you have a chance to win a bottle of your very own, along with a copy of Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure.

Nails - The Story of the Modern Manicure and OPI Switchboard Starlet

Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure and OPI Switchboard Starlet

How To Enter

Entering is simple. Just sign up for the All Lacquered Up newsletter and indicate whether you are a US or International subscriber. By signing up, you’ll receive ALU updates directly to your inbox so you never miss out on the latest reviews, news and giveaways. If you already subscribe, you’re already entered!

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  • Open to all readers 18 or older (or an adult based on your local laws).
  • International winner will receive the book but not the polish, due to shipping regulations.
  • In the case of an International winner, a runner-up US winner will be drawn to receive OPI Switchboard Starlet.
  • Must be a current newsletter subscriber at the time of the prize drawing.
  • Giveaway ends Sunday, June 1st at Midnight EST.
  • Winners have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

To snag a copy of Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure, head to The flexible hardcover book retails for $22.51 on Amazon.

Also, visit the Nails Facebook page for updates on events, book signings and more. Like the signing and nail product swap happening next week in Brooklyn.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Nails. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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There Are 20 Brilliant Comments

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    That’s so cool to see you in the book. Thanks for the giveaway too!

  2. Danielle says:

    I have this on my amazon wishlist for a couple weeks now!! I am so happy to see you are in there!

  3. Abbi says:

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting!

  4. Ren says:

    Would love to win the book :) Already subscribed to your newsletter so fingers crossed ;-)

  5. Kat says:

    Yay! Grats for being included in the book. The polish is gorgeous!

  6. Bite Buff says:

    Very cool, my famous friend!

  7. Sw says:

    Congratulations on being in the book! That’s huge!

  8. Deanna Mancini says:

    A BIG CONGRATS!!!!! :)

  9. Erin Ellis says:

    How fantastic! Congratulations! This would be so fabulous to read. I’m a US subscriber.

  10. all the pretties says:

    I would love to get and read this book! Especially since I am trying to get in all my pleasurable reading in before starting grad school in the fall, when it will be all serious reading!!

  11. Gones says:

    Congrats on being in the book! How exciting that must be.

  12. Julia says:

    I am going to the book store to buy the book. I want it to have a place on my bookcase.

  13. Amanda says:

    super exciting stuff!

  14. Carissa Hensley says:

    So exciting! Fabulous, so thrilled for you and can’t wait to snag a copy of this book! Congratulations, it is well earned!

  15. Susan says:

    Congratulations! This looks like a great summer read. Right up my alley as I love nail polish and history books with lot of pictures. So cool. Can’t wait to get it.

  16. Linda says:

    Congrats Michelle! How exciting!!

  17. Congratulations. .. what an amazing book for us nail lovers :) and ty for giving us opportunity to win it :*

  18. jacquelyng56 says:

    Awh this is amazing that your featured! I really want a copy now! Xx

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  20. Medusa says:

    Congratulations on being chosen to be in this great book! That’s awesome! Today I signed up for your e-mail list.