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Sunday, March 13, 2011

How About An End-of-Hiatus Giveaway?

Hello my lovelies!!
To make it up to you, gentle reader, for being absent for so long (October 15th was my last entry) I am having a GIVEAWAY!!!!!  I discovered this new nail color from Sinful Colors that is a...wait for it....FLAKIE!!  It's called "Green Ocean" and it is frikkin gorgeous.  So I bought extra so I could giveaway one, and started going thru my accumulated new & unused beauty products.  I gathered several selections plus the Green Ocean & came up with, what I think is, an awesome collection of prizes!!  Check out the pics!!
This giveaway includes the following items:
  • Of course, the Sinful Colors "Green Ocean" nail polish
  • Bath & Body Works Scentportable Clip in a daisy sort of print
  • Bath & Body Works Scentportable Refills in Pineapple Orchid
  • Two HIP Color Presso lip glosses in 182-Trendy & 680-Spunky
  • HIP Jelly Balm pot in 420-Savory
  • Blush Cosmetic Brush Set containing 4 brushes, 1 sponge-tip applicator & one dual side lash/brow brush
  • Sephora Tropical Jasmine Body Wash 2.5 fl. oz.
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP
  • Two Bath & Body Works Liplicious lip glosses in Blue Colada & Forever Sunshine
  • Three Meow Cosmetics eye shadow samples from the "Glacial Grove" Collection:
    • Permafrost
    • Wild
    • Icebound
  • Eight Aromaleigh eye shadow samples (these are VERY generous samples made by me) from various collections:
    • Pure Drama Liner in Copper
    • Pure Hue in Antique Green
    • Gothic Lolita in Burnt Roses
    • Valentine 2005 in Call Me!
    • Drama Queen Liner in Topaz
    • Opulent Lustre in Tapestry
    • Rocks! in Downward Spiral & Spaceoddity
I may be inspired to add a few bits & bobbles every few days until the end of the contest.  A full size Philosophy shower gel?  A sugar scrub or bath bomb or soap from Lush?  Some additional eye shadow samples??  I'll post pics of the additional items as I add them :-}  OH!!  Just to assure you, all of the items pictured & being given away are brand-new, unused & untested.

Now, for the rules:
  1. You must leave a comment on this post with the following information:
    • You must be a follower of my blog (whether a brand-new follower or you've been with my blog for a while) & indicate such in your post with your "follower" name; 
    • Your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner;
    • Your favorite item from the giveaway & why;
    • Something you are grateful for
  2. You can earn (1) additional entry for Tweeting about this giveaway ~ send me the link to your tweet
  3. You can earn (1) additional entry for posting about this giveaway on Facebook ~ send me the link to your post.
  4. You can earn (1) additional entry for posting about this giveaway on your blog - send me the link to your post.
All told, you could have (4) entries!!!  The only required entry is the comment on this post. Contest will end on March 20th at 9pm PDT.  I will enter all of the entries into to come up with the winner.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email or I will have to choose another winner.  Keep checking back to see what I've added ~ each day could bring a new little (or big!) surprise addition!!
So, good luck everyone!  And thanks for sticking with me...  

Since I went back to work in October, it seems as though I haven't had time to do anything.  The Fibromyalgia is still with me, and it's a daily battle, but I love my job again and that matters to me so much.  We moved to a new building and with the move came a renewed sense of teamwork & positivity.  And bigger desks!!  Going to work has been a joy....

Please enter my giveaway & ask your friends to become followers and enter my giveaway.  I Love doing stuff like this & want to let you know how much I appreciate each & every one of you!!!  My lovely readers!!



  1. OMG the hunt for the nail polish begins, now!

  2. It's Jesse!
    LOVE those pink brushes!!!! They are so retro & girly!
    I am blessed with the most amazing friends & sister in the whole wide world!

  3. I read your blog thought i was a follower but guess i was just linking over :( sorry about that follower name is Mrs. Stephens.
    My favorite item is the bath and body works forever sunshine lipgloss cause thats really the only item im familiar with lol sad i know but everything looks lovely :) I am grateful for the wonderful friends and family i have been blessed with and the experiences good or bad that god puts me through to build me up into a better and stronger person.
    dont know ho to link to fb post so i messaged it to you on FB :)
    Hope you get some pain free days Fibro is something that people who do not have it dont understand. Im keeping you in my heart and prayers. <3

  4. Tabbatha thank you for entering honey!!

  5. Jess aren't those brushes too cute?! I knew as soon as I saw them they would be perfect for this giveaway. You're entered sweets.

  6. Paley, I got mine at Walgreens....they were near the beauty counter in a St Patty's Day display. OR you could enter my giveaway & win the one here!!

  7. Blog follower! Heather Sebastian

    My favorite item from the giveaway is the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP!

    I'm thankful for my kiddos and husband!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  8. Tweet!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  9. Posted on Facebook!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  10. Heather, honey, thank you sooooo much for entering!! I've got you down for three!!

  11. Yay! I am a brand new blog follower "Jules"

    Fav item: Aromaleigh samples b/c I've always wanted to try that company's products and only always hear good things!

    I am grateful for my amazing son and family!

    julesbarb [at] gmail dot com

  12. I follow your blog under KimmieKarmaLove
    My fave item is the Benefit cream shadow, I would love to win that!
    I am grateful for my job and my wonderful hubby!

  13. I tweeted:!/KimmieKarmaLove/status/49553078663380992

  14. Facebook:!/kimmiekarmalove/posts/198422190181314

  15. Hi love!

    My favorite items of the giveaway are the sinful color nail polish (GORGEOUS) color & perfect for spring & summer which are right around the corner & i love the brush set its polka dot how cute even if they arent mac they are cute! Im grateful to have a wonderful & supportive mother who backs up all my choices.
    Im a follower on here, twit & facebook of course haha under lovenlipstick or ashley combs.
    email is
    thanks again!

  16. Heres my twitter tweet under lovenlipstick2

    Fab giveaway with sweet prizes!! Enter here:

  17. New blog follower under Vixie B

    I'm excited about the Sinful Polish! I've been eyeing it up in the store!
    I am grateful for the roof over my head and my husband.


    Blog Post:

  18. Let's see if it works this time!

    ~Erin is my Google name and I totally follow....;)
    I VERY much like the Green Ocean polish and I KNOW my chile's will really love it!

    I am grateful for my husband...that he gives so much so that others can live their lives in this great country!

  19. Thanks Shayne! They really are adorable!

  20. Hi! I'm a new follower. I follow you as doroffee. I'm most excited about the L'oreal hip Color Presso glosses... and I'm grateful for the number of GREAT theaters nearby (where I live)... I'm a theatre freak :).

  21. Followed via GFC as Saroun
    My email is
    My favorite is the Sinful color nail polish I have been trying to find it but no luck. =[
    I am grateful that you are having this giveaway and give me the opportunity to read another good blog.

    I shared your giveaway on facebook -

  22. Hi, I'm a follower (GFC: Jinz) and I really love the look of those pigments. Definitely my faves of the giveaway (and the lip-glosses too lol)

    Sorry to hear about the Fibro. My thoughts are with you hun! *hugz*

  23. Hi, I am a new follower, loving your blog :)

    GFC: Charlene

    Favorite item: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP. I have Sippin 'n Dippin and I love their consistency :)

    I'm thankful for my health and my family I would be lost without them xxx

    Charlene xxxx

  24. My follower name is Elizabeth James. My email address is My favorite thing in the giveaway has to be the black and pink polka dot brushes! They are too cute and I just love anything with polka dots! I am grateful for the amazing women in my life who daily encourage and uplift me.

  25. Enter me please :)

    GFC : Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover
    E-mail :

    My favorite thing from this giveaway is the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow, I've heard so many good things about them :)
    I'm grateful for being healthy and for having around me people, who love me :)

    Blog sidebar post :

    Total entries : 2

    How can you see if I've posted something on facebook? My profile is private, only friends can see it.

    Thank you ;) x

  26. I'm a follower! :)

  27. I'm a follower!

    Sarah Michelle

    the creaseless cream shadow/ liner from Benefit

    and I'm thankful for my family staying afloat in this recession. :)

  28. Great giveaway! I'd love to participate :)
    I follow via GFC as kla505
    My email is kla505[at]hotmail[dot]com

    My favourite thing would be the eyeshadow sample.. the colours are beautiful! :)

    I'm grateful for the smile of my nephews :)

  29. I tweeted here!/kla505/status/51994259749998592

  30. What a fab giveaway, I am a follower, and my favourite item of the lot would be the sinful colour varnish because I just want to get flakies in all colours now that I have tried the Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure !
    I am grateful for my life. It's probably not the most exciting, but it's a fulfilling one :)
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Lorraine x
    Martiandelights at

  31. Following as CastingPearls. Real name:Elaine Banno Horonick. Email addy:

    Just found this blog, so yeah I'm new but I love the design, the music, the words, the makeup, the everything and my birthday is April 25th so I want it all. All of it. But I'll take 'some' as opposed to 'all' even though I want it all. LOL Linking you to my wall too....hugs

    Hi I am Ferfer or not sure which but that covers both. To be honest I really like the makeup made by you. I love to try new things and its always great to see what other people are capable of.

    April 5, 2011 5:31 PM

  33. hey enter me plz :)
    new follower as:szkjan
    product i love from the giveaway are the eyeshadow samples they are soo preety colors i wud love to try them =)
    i m grateful to my Mother who has taken care of me soo much in my life even after my marraige she is always helping me with every thing my daughter's birth n life in general i m grateful to God for such a caring Mother ..
    thnx for this giveaway!!

  34. enter me please :)

    name: naville torres

    email: navillet @ gmail . com

    thank you :)