Contest: Anastasia Beverly Hills Wish You Were Here Contest Thursday 29 December, 2011

Anastasia Beverly Hills Wish You Were Here Contest Giveaway Trip

I’m from California—Valencia, to be exact. Valencia, the home of “Wally World” (well…Six Flags Magic Mountain, but it will always be National Lampoon’s Vacation “Wally World” to me); the setting for Weeds‘ fictional ticky tacky box-filled Agrestic; the place where 110 degrees during the day could drop to a very chilly 66 degrees at night—such […]

I’m from California—Valencia, to be exact. Valencia, the home of “Wally World” (well…Six Flags Magic Mountain, but it will always be National Lampoon’s Vacation “Wally World” to me); the setting for Weeds‘ fictional ticky tacky box-filled Agrestic; the place where 110 degrees during the day could drop to a very chilly 66 degrees at night—such a severe temperature shift that changing your outfit twice a day could be considered the norm. And I loved it. I love Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, West Hollywood…I even love parts of the Valley. There is nowhere in this world like Southern California. To say I miss it would be an understatement.

If you haven’t been to Cali, brow aficionada Anastasia Soare may have your Westward-bound ticket. The Romanian “arch” avenger has her own nostalgia for California: “I grew up in Romania and made my way to California as a  young woman, feeling that it was my calling,” she recalls. “I can remember being drawn to Los Angeles and was excited about the kind of life I could discover and build there for myself. Twenty years later, I realize that there was absolutely no way I could have imagined the people I would meet, the things I would do, and the beauitufl places I would savor. I long to share my experience with you. Quite simply, I wish  you were here.”

 Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 Eyeshadow Palette Pacific Coast

Bottling her love of Cali into what she does best—beauty—she’s releasing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Wish You Were Here Kit, which contains all the sunny beauty items a beach-y glamazon could want: HydraFull Gloss in Guava, Clear Brow Gel and, my favorite, Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette in Pacific Coast (the blue hues are to-die-for). And, to coincide, she’s launching the Anastasia Beverly Hills Wish You Were Here Contest. Which is where you come in.

If you have wanderlust, as well as an insatiable need to be made over by one of the most sought-after beautifiers in the world, this one’s for you. All you have to do is:

* Take a postcard-worthy photo of yourself in front of your favorite local landmark (not too hard to pull off with all the awesome photo apps out there—hello, Instagram!).

* Post your picture on Facebook and tag Anastasia Beverly Hills.

* …OR: Email your name, home address and that awesome photo you took to wishyouwerehere@anastasia.net.

The winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles, a two-night stay at a LA hotel, a brow appointment with Anastasia herself (major!), a hair and makeup makeover (using the Wish You Were Here Kit, natch!) at the famed Anastasia Beverly Hills Salon, and a PHOTO SHOOT with the ABH team!

So, what are you waiting for? The contest starts January 1—a great way to start off the New Year! See anastasia.net/wishyouwerehere for complete contest rules and details. (And pick up a Wish You Were Here Kit, available exclusively at Sephora.)

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