Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time To Enter The Mega Blog Hop Giveaway




Today I’ve joined up with 34 other beauty bloggers to do a Mega Beauty Blog Hop GIVEAWAY! If you are unfamiliar what a blog hop is, it’s pretty simple. Each lady in the hop is giving away something beauty related. All of the prizes are from cruelty-free brands. You can click through from one blog to another, entering the giveaways as you go. I recommend that you keep track of your entries by paying attention to the numbered list. You do not need to enter all in a single sitting. Come back and complete all entries by October 31st.

You can enter 1, 10, 20 etc. or all of the individual giveaways that are linked below. If you enter all 35 of these individual giveaways, then you’ll be eligible to enter to win the grand prize of $350 Paypal Cash. Think of the things you could buy with that!

The Grand Prize entry form is on every one of the participating blogs, so you only need to enter once at the blog that you end on. All entries will be verified once the giveaway is over, so please give us a few days to announce the winners. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won’t be disqualified! This blog hop giveaway will run for 2 weeks, ending on October 31st at 11:59pm EST and is open to all.

In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you for your patience!

Ready to start hopping? Well, first things first — you’ve gotta enter my giveaway!

The prize on my blog is 1 TooFaced Cosmetics Chocolate Bon Bon Eyeshadow Palette which I purchased for giveaway.

To participate, fill out my Rafflecopter Giveaway form, and then go to the Mega Blog Hop Giveaway widget to enter to win the grand prize.  Good luck!

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  1. Makeup Obsessed Mom
  2. Notes from My Dressing Table
  3. Thefabzilla
  4. The Feminine Files
  5. Beauty and Fashion Tech
  6. Portrait of Mai
  7. Realizing Beauty
  8. Style, Decor & More
  9. NorahLovesMakeup
  10. I Like to Talk A Lot
  11. My Beauty Bunny
  12. Beauty Info Zone
  13. Collective Beauty
  14. Geniabeme

  15. Phyrra
  16. The Plastic Diaries
  17. Ahleessa 4 Realz
  18. HashtagFabLife
  19. My Highest Self
  20. Polarbelle

  21. Just Tiki
  22. Brighter, Darling
  23. Haus of Hounds
  24. XO, Noelle
  25. Kate Loves Makeup
  26. ColorSutraa
  27. The Daily Nail
  28. Glam and Uncensored
  29. Keely's Nails
  30. From My Vanity
  31. Beaumiroir

  32. We Heart This
  33. Prime Beauty
  34. Chick Lit Plus
  35. PolishGalore
  36. And now for the GRAND PRIZE entry!! Do not enter until you have completed ALL 35 beauty blogger giveaways. All entries will be verified. Good Luck!
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Friday, September 29, 2017

This Week In Polarbelle's Beauty World

Where did this week go?  For that matter, where did September go?  It just flew by at such a pace, it made my head spin!!!  This week, I have three youtube videos that went live and if you missed them, they'll be below.  I don't want you to miss out on anything you may have wanted to know in these areas, or the associated giveaways and how to find them.   Also, please visit Jamie of The Beauty Of Life today where I am honored to have been interviewed and featured today.  Jamie has helped me through difficult times and I'm really very honored that she chose to feature me today.

We started the week with my full Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Matte Longwear Foundation thoughts and review.  It was a little difficult for me to find the right color because of skintone and undertones.  I have settled on 230, just for an FYI.  Can you wear it if you have dry skin?  Watch to find out.


My Ipsy Glam Bag seems to be on a new schedule arriving much later in the month than usual.  And my Sephora Play box came the same day.  Logic dictates that's the time to do an unboxing video.  Check and see what I received.  I'm also curious if you received the same or different.


If that's not enough to keep you busy this week, I have reviewed the Lorac LA Experience Face and Eye palettes....well, four out of five anyway.  These will be all sold out soon as the price was slashed in half at Ulta.  At the end of the video, I introduce a new giveaway taking place on my Instagram account.  The giveaway is for the highly popular Colourpop Yes, Please eyeshadow palette.  I wanted to pick something special to thank my Instagram followers, so if you are one, please enter.  If not, well, what are you waiting for??  Won't you join in the fun?


There are a couple of days left on my Pixi Beauty giveaway.  You can enter via my blog or my channel.  I'm giving these items away to someone.  It may as well be you.

There's a lot coming up in the next few months.  I've been scrambling for pictures, visiting with the wild ponies down the street, and mapping out what's coming up, so please check back often.  We're just one week out from my Blogoversary day, and you know we'll be having another giveaway or two.

I had a hard time adjusting to the idea of fall.  And now the brush is growing in the desert making my favorite wild horse watching places a little more difficult.   I know it's the favorite season for so many people, so I'm trying to adjust my attitude and get into it.  What is your favorite thing about or to do in fall?

Monday, May 29, 2017

New Color Correction Options From Hard Candy Plus Giveaway!


Do you have redness or sallowness of the skin that your foundation doesn't quite cover?  Do your deep under eyes shine with color despite your concealer?  Color correcting products go quite a long way to even out those areas that we feel are flaws.  When combined with a makeup base, they can even skin tones and hide a multitude of unpleasant hues.  No company has a wider variety of color correcting products than Hard Candy, (sold at Walmart).  I have a few to show you today and at the end of the post, we have a giveaway for 5 people to each win the four items I am showing in this post.


Hard Candy has provided a full range of correcting colors as well as a variety of delivery systems.  There are creams, drops, brush-ons, palettes and sticks.


Hard Candy has a scale of colors for the following benefits:

Green - Neutralizes redness from rosacea, acne, uneven pigmentation and sunburn.
Yellow - Neutralizes and brightens mild skin redness.
Pink - Neutralizes dullness and sallowness in fair to light skintones.
Lavender - Neutralizes dullness and sallowness in medium to dark skintones.
Peach - Neutralizes dark circles and spots in fair to light skintones.
Orange - Neutralizes dark circles and spots in medium to dark skintones.

The first two I want to show you today are two of the Color Correct Expert Sticks, ($5).  These are creamy jumbo style pastel stick concealers.  They are soft retractable pencils so that you never need to sharpen them.   I have the yellow and the lavender.  These are easy to work with and precise in application.   I often use the yellow to brighten my undereye area.


The Color Correct Cushion Wonder, ($6), is my favorite of the items I received for testing.  The color correcting serum is squeezed out of the tube onto a cushion tip.  I use this just about every day in Peach to color correct before I apply concealer.  The applicator has a twist on and off.  Once in the on position, you can squeeze the product into the cushion.


The first time I used it, I squeezed a little hard and scared myself with how much had come out.


It blends really beautifully with it's lightweight formula.  I was quite surprised at how easily it blends.  Sorry for the poor quality, but I took these pictures on Snapchat of my first use and then saved them from Snap.


I blended it up onto my naturally red eyelids, too, and it worked for them as well.  After color correcting, I'd be free to apply my concealer, foundation and the rest of my makeup.  I often just powder this color correcter and put on foundation.  I don't really need to put a concealer on top because it matches my skintone so well.

The fourth product I received is this Color Correct Expert Creme Wand, ($5), in the color orange.  The wand has a brush tip applicator that is easy to get into all those contours, even to the inner eye.  It has a bling-y handle which makes it uber cool.



 I will often use the orange and blend it out on my under eye circles.  For me, this acts to cancel the color under my eyes and needs to be followed up with a skin toned concealer.

I have swatches on my arm of each product and below the swatches, I have them blended a little so that you can get an idea of what they might look like in use.


The Hard Candy color correcting items that I have in my possession are really good products.  It's almost hard to believe that you can purchase such nice products for so little cash.  They're definitely worth checking out.  Because I have such dry skin, both liquid products are the ones that I personally prefer.

You can purchase Hard Candy products at Walmart.  Visit them on their website and follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.  They are on Snapchat as HeresHardCandy.

For the giveaway:  Five people will be chosen at random to each receive the items I have featured.  Once I have contacted the winners, when they respond with their addresses, the items will be shipped from Hard Candy to the winners.  Just enter to win via the gadget below.  The competition ends at 11:59 pm on June 6th, 2017.


Hard Candy Color Correct Set of 4 - 5 Winners


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag Unboxing Best Ever!


Guys!! Today I have my youtube unboxing of the Ipsy Glam Bag for May 2017. This is my best Glam Bag yet!!  You have to see what I received.  I can't wait to use it all.  Let me know what you got in the comments below.  I'd love to compare.  


Don't forget, you have until May 25th at 11:59 pm to enter my giveaway for a Becca Cosmetics X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette.  You can enter on my blog or my TheBeachwaver and giveaway video.  Good luck to all and I hope you enjoy exploring my May Ipsy Glam Bag unboxing!!



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beachy Waves With The Beachwaver + Becca Cosmetics X Chrissy Teigen Palette Giveaway


Sarah Protempo created The Beachwaver iron to use backstage on the Victoria's Secret Angels.  You know those pretty airy beachy waves they wear?  Yes, thank Sarah's team and The Beachwaver.  I am demonstrating the 1" and .75" irons in use in my video.  In conjunction with the video is a giveaway for the Becca Cosmetics X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette.  Everyone is welcome to enter.


Follow The Beachwaver on Instagram to see more.  These irons retail for $129 and can be found at Ulta and Kohls.  They are really terrific items.  I hope you'll watch to see how to use them as well as what all the buttons are for.

My giveaway is open until 11:59pm on May 25th, 2017.

Becca Cosmetics X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette Giveaway


Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

JulieG Nail Polish Spring Trio Special For Jesse's Girl Cosmetics PLUS a Giveaway!


If you've been reading me for awhile, you'll know that Julie G is a beauty influencer and youtube personality who became a nail polish designer for Jesse's Girl Cosmetics.  The JulieG nail polishes retail for $3.99 each which makes the spring special three packs an awesome deal at $10.00 for each set.  This special trio deal goes through 5-31-17.  All Jesse's Girl Cosmetics and JullieG nail polishes are cruelty free.  Let's take a look at the sets.


Set Number 1 contains the neon coral-pink color called Bikini.  It dries to a matte finish and can easily become shiny with JulieG's Jet Set Quick-Dry Top Coat.  This is an excellent top coat which dries quickly and has no shrinking!  It is best to use three light coats with this neon.  I applied this over a base coat, not over a white polish like people often do with neons.  I think the color comes across beautifully.  I did have a little trouble with it showing every nail flaw but I think a light fourth coat would have taken care of that issue.   These polishes, especially the neons, dry really quickly and it makes multiple coats a breeze rather than an all-nighter.


Tropical is a beautiful nearly neon turquoise cream.  The third color in the set is a beautiful light purple called Dream In Pretty.



Set Number 2 contains  three cream colors.  The first is Santorini, a medium sky blue.


Julie's Fave, a nice creamy orange, is pictured in the middle and  Rio de Janiero is a beautiful plum that leans a little fuchsia.


From this set, I have worn Santorini as a manicure.  It applied beautifully, was self-leveling, and made me happy to look at.  It's a really great blue for this time of year.


The third Spring Set also contains beautiful colors; two neons and a bright blue.


Fierce & Fab is a bright neon purple.  It dries matte and has no application trouble at all.  The same is true with the neon hot pink Om Em Gee.  The gorgeous blue on the end is called Cabana Boy.  Here are the swatches:



These sets are on the special Spring event until May 31, 2017. You can purchase JulieG nail polishes and Jesse's Girl Cosmetics at their website, Amazon.com, and Rite-Aid.  Don't overlook this brand.  They have some of my favorite nail polishes and lipglosses, too.  Be sure to keep up with them on social media thru Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest and now on Snapchat as well.

And now for the giveaway!!!! Four winners determined at random through the rafflecopter widget will win a three pack of their choice from these three cool sets. The giveaway is hosted by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics and runs April 27 through May 4, 2017. Good luck!!!

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\Which set would you pick out of these three if you were one of the winners?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

My Top 10 Eyeshadow Palettes of 2016 PLUS GIVEAWAY


In my newest youtube video, you'll find my favorite eyeshadow palettes that I used in 2016. There is also a giveaway of a Too Faced Cosmetics Sweet Peach shadow palette. Grrrrrrrrl, enter to win....don't miss out. And please don't purchase a counterfeit palette from China. Anyway, take a look.



Let me know what your favorite eyeshadow palette that you used last year is. Also, what palette is your current favorite?

*** Thank you to everyone who entered.  The winner is Paula K.  Keep checking back.  I love to do giveaways to bring cheer to my readers, so there will be more in the future.  ***

Monday, March 6, 2017

My Highlighters of the Year for 2016 - Best In Beauty - Plus a Giveaway!

Hi everyone.  I've had a lot of questions about my favorite highlighters in 2016.  I videoed it on my youtube channel and included a sweet giveaway that you can enter as well.  As I recorded this, I thought of so many of you and wondered what your favorite of 2016 was.  I would love for you to tell me.  I'd love that so much!!!  Thank you for viewing, please subscribe and enter.


and leave a comment telling me your favorite highlighter, blush, contour or bronzer for 2016!

You can enter my giveaway on my youtube channel or here: Wet N Wild Highlighter Giveaway

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Two Winner Giveaway! Enter Now!

Have you had a chance to breath since our last giveaway? lol This one has a lot of room for entries on all types of social media platforms, so you'll probably find your favorite.  For a lot of the entries, you'll have to click on it to see who you're following...has something to do with how Gleam hosts giveaways.  Onto the show:

 I’ve teamed up with a group of awesome bloggers to bring you a FABULOUS giveaway! This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! It will have TWO winners, and the winner will get a $300 gift card to either Sephora or Target (Winner’s Choice). All you need to do is enter below for a chance to win!

INTERNATIONAL, 18+, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW

GIVEAWAY ENDS 3/21 12:59 PM EST

Winner's Choice (2 Winners) $300 Sephora or Target Gift Card


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Revlon Hair Products Review AND Valentine Blog Hop Giveaway Plus A Suprise!



I'd like to invite you to join a Valentine's Blog Hop set of giveaways by the Beauty Blog Coalition.  The links to them will load at the bottom of this list after my Rafflecopter widget.   For my giveaway, I have a set of Revlon hair care items.  They sent me a set to try out and tell you about as well as a set for a giveaway!!  Very nice of them, AND they told me about the One Step Blow Dryer and Stying Tool, which I bought as soon as it came out.  I'm indebted to Revlon forever for telling me about this tool/blow dryer because it has truly changed my life.  You can read about that in the previous link.

One lucky winner will get the following from my giveaway.  I'm so sorry but due to size and weight, I must keep the entrants to Canadian and US shipping locattions only.  :(  However, if you do the manatory entries on each blog, worldwide entrants are eligible to win the grand prize.

Lorac Champagne Dreams palette

Oh wait!!  There's a Lorac Champagne Dreams palette!!!  I put that in the giveaway so that you'll be able to fix your hair and your face up for all your date nights...or everyday wear.

I had a Revlon brush, kind of similar to the one in the middle, all through the 70s and 80s.  We moved and I lost it somewhere in the process.  It styled my hair like nobody's business!  I'd been looking for something that I liked ever since.  I've bought fancy brushes and I've bought cheaper brushes.  I'd use them and toss them out of frustration.   But, for some reason, I thought I had to find the right brush in a salon.  It should have been so simple for me to think of trying another Revlon brush.  Anyway, fast forward to now and enter the Revlon Scalp Sensations Styling Brushes.

The big paddle brush on the bottom is my favorite.  All the brushes are ionic for less frizz, and have nice nylon bristles with little bulbs to be soothing to your scalp.


The brushes are extra gentle, suitable for all ages, and retail for less than $10 each!!!  It's a steal.  Here are the other two.


Whatever your brushing preferences, there is a shape for you.  The other Revlon items will be an answer to prayer, especially if you have thick hair.  This is what you're dreamed of!!  (I have thick curly hair which I straighten).


XL elastics for hair!!!!  If you know the struggle of "2x isn't enough, 3 is too tight", you'll love these!  You can actually get these around your hair and have a secure hold!!

You also receive a striped headband...and look at this thick haired people!  Clips with grips!!!!  It can be so hard to get a clip to stay in thick hair!!


You can find these Revlon items at Target or any other drugstore that you choose.  And check out the new blow dryer.  It's changed my world!!!!!!!!!

So the surprise part of the giveaway is the Lorac Champagne Dreams palette that I added.  It's so pretty.


Enter my giveaway via Rafflecopter.  There are two items that are mandatory, as you'll see, and then many other options to build points toward winning.  Then hit up the blogs in the link as well to be eligible to win those items.  Have fun!

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For this super-awesome Valentine's-themed blog hop, 38 fabulous bloggers have teamed up to give away some epic prizes, all beauty-related, of course! If you've been wanting to splurge on some fun items for yourself...you're in the right place!

Here’s How it Works: Each of the blogs participating are giving away their own prize on their blog. Yes, you heard that right — this blog hop has 38 separate giveaways that you have a chance to win! So after you’ve entered my giveaway, make sure you hop to all the other blogs (linked below) for more beauty products that you could win!

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Because we like to spice it up a bit, we didn't stop at 38 giveaways...we wanted to make it a nice, round 40 with an epic grand prize that you could win! So, if you go around the blog hop and enter all the giveaways, you’re eligible to enter to win a $400 eGiftcard to Sephora or Ulta (winners choice!). If you live in a country that Sephora or Ulta doesn’t ship to, no worries! You’ll be given the money via PayPal to use at whatever beauty store you have nearby!

International Readers: There are some blogs who do not have their giveaway open worldwide, but you can still enter to win the grand prize giveaway! Here's how that will work -- for all the blogs in this hop that do not have their giveaway open worldwide, all you have to do is check out their giveaway, complete the required entry, and leave them a comment on their giveaway post letting them know you’re international but still did the required entry so that you can have a chance to win the grand prize! Then click the link below that will take you directly to where you can fill out the form to enter the grand prize giveaway.

You got all that? Any questions, just ask below! Let’s get into this hop!



In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you for your patience!




Thursday, December 3, 2015

Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette Giveaway - Beauty Blog Coalition Holiday Blog Hop

We're having a blog hop giveaway today.  Wait for the Rafflecopter to load to enter to win an Urban Decay Naked On The Run palette.  Once you've done that, hop around to the other blogs that are linked and enter to win some other great prizes!!   My giveaway is open internationally.

Edited to add:  I am really enjoying reading all your blog comments and holiday plans!!




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A total of 35 fabulous beauty bloggers have all teamed up to give away "A Few of Our Favorite BEAUTY Things!" to our readers! It was created to be a fun blog hop to give back to you -- our readers -- and hopefully help you discover new beauty blogs and makeup lovers along the way!

A total of 35 fabulous beauty bloggers have all teamed up to give away "A Few of Our Favorite BEAUTY Things!" to our readers! It was created to be a fun blog hop to give back to you -- our readers -- and hopefully help you discover new beauty blogs and makeup lovers along the way!

A Few of Our Favorite Beauty Things // Holiday Giveaway // Blog Hop // #holidaygiveaway #giveawayHere's How it Works: Each of the 35 blogs participating in this blog hop are giving away their own bundle of beauty items on their blog. Yes, you heard that right -- 35 separate giveaways that you have a chance to win! So after you've entered my giveaway, make sure you hop to all the other blogs (linked below) for more beauty products that you could win!
It Gets Better: As if that wasn't awesome enough...we've added a little something to make the giveaway even sweeter! For those gals who can't pass up on the chance to win beauty products...if you enter into all the giveaways in the blog hop than you're eligible to enter to win a $200 eGiftcard to Sephora or Ulta (winners choice!). If you live somewhere where Sephora or Ulta doesn't ship, no worries! You'll be given the $200 via PayPal to use at whatever beauty store you have in your country!
International Readers: There are a few blogs who do not have their giveaway open worldwide, but you can still enter to win the grand prize giveaway! For all the blogs in this hop that do not have their giveaway open worldwide, all you have to do is check out their giveaway, complete the one required entry, and leave them a comment on their giveaway post letting them know you're international but still did the required entry so that you can have a chance to win the grand prize!
You got all that? Any questions, just ask below! Let's get into this hop!



In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you for your patience!









Thursday, October 22, 2015

$200 Sephora Giftcard Giveaway - Instagram Giveaway From The Beauty Blogazons

We have a cool giveaway from the Blogazons this week via Instagram.  Be sure to check all the entries and one lucky person will win a $200 Sephora Giftcard for your spending joy!!  Have you seen all the new holiday stuff that's come to Sephora lately?!?  oh my bob, have fun entering and spending!!!

Wait for the widget to load!!

Halloween Blogazons Giveaway

Monday, October 6, 2014

One Direction Midnight Memories Makeup Collection Review AND Autographed 1D Collector's Set Giveaway!!!





One Direction, or 1D as referred to by their loyal fans, have created quite a stir with their music that spans age groups, their good looks, sparkling personalities and now the release of their makeup collections. There are three different collectible sets in The Looks Collection and the one I have to review for you today is called Midnight Memories. Hang in there and wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load to enter to win your own Midnight Memories Collection that is personally autographed by the members of 1D. That's right, the winner recieves this collectible makeup set autographed by group members Harry Stiles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne. Is there any better collectible and useful item for a One Direction fan? Let's do this!!!


Introducing the One Direction Midnight Memories Makeup Collection


Look Collection, autograph, giveaway, eyeshadow, lipstick

Each of the three available sets in the Look Collection are in a collectible metal box with a hinged lid.  Above you see everything that is housed in the tin.  In the picture below, opening the tin will reveal the makeup and suggestions for different looks on the inner lid.

One Direction, collectible, autographs, nail polish, Look Collection

Each collection contains an eye and body pencil, an eyeshadow quintet, a lipgloss, a lipstick, mascara, a coordinating nail polish and a package of stencils.  You can use the stencils for body or nail art!!

eyeshadow, nail polish, lipgloss, lipstick, stencils, autograph, Harry Stiles

Onto the makeup products!!!!  First let me tell you about the eyeshadow palette.  The one I received in the Midnight Memories Collection is just awesome!!!!!!!  I apologize that I don't have pictures before swatching.  I thought I did, but ooops, my bad, I was wrong.

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It's so pretty that I wanted to include two pictures as the light hits the colors slightly differently in each picture.  If you click on them, you can view them larger.

The palette containes a light satin grey, the prettiest shimmery pinky peach I've ever seen, a shimmering gunmetal grey and a deeper dark satin greyed black.  In the middle of the palette is a creme grey shade that can be either patted in the middle of the eye for shine or used with the stencils for body art.

The picture below shows swatches of the shadow palette plus the Better Than Words black body and eye crayon.  I used the crayon and the grey creme shade with the stencils to put lightening bolts on my hand on the left side.  It's really a pretty color of nearly holographic grey/silver.

eyeshadow palette, Blacker than Black eye and body pencil, stencils

I won't lie to you.  They all applied very smoothly.  The black pencil set up fairly well, but my stencil using it was a bit thick and as I worked throughout the night, I eventually had a little smudging.  Honestly, I expected more.  It really help up pretty well.  I had two teenaged young men with me and begged them to be my stencil models, but alas, I was on my own.  It's not easy to stencil a hand by yourself.  It's much easier to do it on your face.  :)

black eye pencil, swatches, giveaway, autograph

The set also contains Little Black Dress, a black volumizing mascara.  You can see the wand below.

Midnight Memories makeup collection, giveaway, autograph

Best Song Ever is a wonderful crimson red creme lipstick.  SO PRETTY!!!  It's the perfect red!

red lipstick, Midnight Memories Collection, Look Collecction

All of the items in the One Direction makeup kit have accents that look like brick, which matches the tins that they are sold in.  Check out the lid to the lipstick!

Midnight Memories Collection, autograph, Harry Stiles, giveaway

The lipgloss in the set is named Through The Dark.  It is called a "Liquilights Glow Gloss - Electric glitter poppy lipgloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light".  Cool!

electric, glitter, neon, red-orange, Midnight Memories Makeup Collection

Below, (and as seen on my hand above), are the swatches of the lip colors.

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Finally, I am arriving at the nail polish.  Right Now is described as a liquified metallic steel nail polish.  That's pretty accurate.  I'm wearing two coats in the picture, but I could easily have gotten away with one.

The polish is smooth and self-leveling.  It has flecks of shimmer.  It's just really really pretty.  I like it.


Look Collection, Midnight Memories Collection, giveaway

I leave you with one last look at this whole great set.   For more tips an information about One Direction Makeup, check out the official Facebook page.    The three collectible 1D Makeup Collections can be purchased at Macy's, Dillards and Lord And Taylor.

Enter to win an autographed set from this group of good looking guys!!

autograph giveaway, lipstick, eyeshadow, lipgloss, mascara, nail polish,

a Rafflecopter giveaway



(One Direction makeup is a product of Markwins International.)






Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Enter To Win A Year's Supply Of Butter London Nail Lacquer

nail lacquer

Do you like the pretty picture?  I know I do!!!!  But guess what?  Butter London has a Year Of Lacquer giveaway that has just started.  Wouldn't you love to win?  ME TOO!!!!  The giveaway goes until the end of July and you can win a full year's supply of nail polish, a $775 value!!!  Holy whopping lacquer, Butter London!!!!!

What are you waiting for?  Go now and ENTER!  But first.....tell me your favorite Butter London polish color.

Friday, June 27, 2014

BA Star Tropical Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review, Giveaway - Plus Body Shimmer Base Review


If you're at all like me, you may have eyeballed some of the neon and bright eyeshadow palettes that have made their splash on the makeup scene recently. Oh how I longed for a couple of them...and yet the prices stopped me because they were just a want and not a basic need. If you hoped for a great pigmented bright eyeshadow palette that was really affordable with high quality, look no further than the BA Star Tropical Eyeshadow Palette, a mere $8.75 for five coordinated cruelty-free eyeshadows!!!

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Check it out in the direct sunshine.  Pretty!!  You can really see some of the shimmer when the light hits.

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Would you like to see some swatches? Well, I'll show you but first I have to tell you, each color is wonderfully pigmented. You won't find cheap makeup in this palette. BA Star was formulated for performers and cheerleaders, in particular, so you know it has to have rich color and be long lasting, wearing thru sweat, movement, and for long periods of time. I don't have a face of the day, (FOTD), to show you, but when I applied the swatches below on my arm, (no shadow base under them), they stayed all night through my sleep and I still had color on my arm in the morning. Wow.  I'd say they pass the wear test!!

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Closer up:

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The eye palette comes with a brush that has a small nylon brush on one side and a sponge type applicator on the other. Go ahead and use the sponge but the nylon brush has got to go! Don't use it. It won't get you anywhere.

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With my eyeshadow palette, I received a tube of Body Shimmer Base. This is something that I don't see on their website but because it came with the palette, I am guessing it's the Glitter Glue and Eyeshadow Base.  I'm going to clarify with the company, but I know that's what my friend Sheila received if you look at her review and gorgeous makeup application here.  I would really urge you to view her post because she did a really fun application.

The Body Shimmer Base looks just like what Sheila received.

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These are the directions and ingredients:


Now I assumed I had a highlighter. And I swatched it on my skin. It wasn't until the night before I am writing this review that I saw the one on Painted Ladies and thought maybe this was a base for the eyeshadow. Notice the nice highlight on bare skin.  The first picture shows it swatched on part of the back of my hand.


And the next picture shows it swatched on the base of my thumb.  See, just a nice shimmer that would show as a gentle highlight when the light hits it.  I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!!

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So...then to write this post, I didn't have time to contact the company first, but I thought I would try this as an eyeshadow base on my arm and see how much difference it made. It made the shadows somewhat denser, but it's not dramatic or remarkable.  Just in case it's not easily seen, the Body Shimmer Base was applied under the top swatches.


This is my bottom line honest opinion:  Let's all run, not walk, to the BA Star website and get us some eyeshadow!!!!!!!  This stuff is awesome!!

And don't be scared of brights.  You can wear them heavy, light or as accents.  I will do some fotd's in the future using this palette and show some of my interpretations.

Before the giveaway:  BA Star is running a special just for you readers.   You will recieve a 50% discount when you use the code 50TROPIC at checkout.  This code is valid until July 4th, 2014.

GIVEAWAY:   Two lucky readers will each receive a free BA Star eyeshadow palette and the glue.  Go enter.  Tell you friends because we have room for TWO WINNERS!!!


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