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

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


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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.  :)

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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.


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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!!

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(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

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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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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Majestical.com Jewelry Review and Giveaway!!

When I was contacted by Majestical Jewelry and asked if I'd like to check out what they have and run a giveaway for them, I thought, "well, this could be interesting!"  Little did I know they would send me a set to play with that I would absolutely ADORE and be able to wear with 1000 different outfits.  I LOVE THIS SET!!!!  Love it!!!!


As you can see, there is a pendant necklace that is a hammered gold tone with a faceted turquoise piece in the middle.  What I really love about the styling of this necklace is that the pendant sits on a chain that is actually four chains together!!  The necklace has a creative movement to it in the four chains that are doubled up to the first clasp and create a depth to the necklace that only adds interest to the pendant.  Love it!!

The pendant piece is 2.5" across and the chain is an 18" piece of art with an extender so that you can wear the pendant at 18" length or a 20" chain length.  It's versatile.  The earrings mirror with pendant with the same hammered gold and faceted turquoise interior.  They are on wires and are 1" across each...the perfect size to be seen in my long hair.  Anything smaller and they just fade against the background of my hair.



In the following pictures, I am wearing the jewelry with a casual outfit of a grey and white striped jersey skirt, an embroided white top and a denim vest.  I dressed the jewelry in a casual way for the pictures.  Unfortunately, it didn't occur to me until right now to include dressy photos as well.  You can totally wear this set dressy and I have the perfect tee styled LBD to wear it with!  (I was playing with a picture editing program on my phone on the right hand picture below - ten years younger!!).


Turquoise is the perfect accent to my pink and purple hair, don't you think???


Before I sign off, I want to introduce you to the giveaway.  Be sure to let the Rafflecopter widget load so that you can enter.  I have been given two gift cards for two lucky winners to receive $10 off each on Majestical.com.



There are so many more beautiful items of jewelry on Majestic.com, you just have to go look and prepare your wish list.  You can find all the links to their social media accounts in the Rafflecopter giveaway widget or on Majestical Jewelry's website.

Now, before I go, don't you think my husband needs to take pictures with reader glasses? Things seemed a little blurry? (I'm really half this size, lol!)

(Jewelry and gift cards for giveaway both provided by Majestical Jewelry.  All opinions are strictly my own honest evaluation.)

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