I’ve been so busy lately I just haven’t had the time or motivation to post anything. I hope I haven’t disappointed anyone! I was planning on finally getting something up in a couple weeks after I celebrate my birthday, but Conscious Box contacted me with a giveaway I just didn’t want you all to miss out on!
Conscious Box is relaunching their website with some very cool new features! You can now rate the products you received in your box and get points to use for discounts on your favorite products. You can also level up to different “characters” when you earn more points. You start off as a “Seedling”- how cute!
This giveaway is for a 3 month subscription to Conscious Box- a $59 value! Make sure you get all your entries in by March 10th, I will announce a winner on the 11th.
In the meantime, if you just can’t wait to get your hands on the super cool newest edition, they are offering 50% off a Conscious Box subscription with the code: GOCONSCIOUS. This offer is only good for the first 100 people that use it so hurry over and get it before it’s gone!
The lucky winner of the super special December Conscious Box is…..drum roll, please….. Debbie!
Congratulations, Debbie!! Please check your email.
For everyone else, I just want to take a minute and say THANK YOU! Thank you for reading my humble thoughts. I truly love interacting with all of you, so if there is ever anything I can do for you, any questions you would like me to answer, please feel free to drop me a line and I will do my best to help you out.
I wish you all a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones!
I’ve run the numbers on random.org, and we have a winner! Congratulations to SARA!
Sara, please send me your mailing address at email@example.com and I will get your prize out to you!
For all the other ladies that entered, Amanda, Rondah, Heather, Havilah and Debbie- I have a little surprise for you, too. ‘Tis the season of giving and I have samples that I would like to share with you! Some are from Sweet Libertine and some are from other companies like Etniq Minerals, The All Natural Face and a couple others.
So, if you are interested please send me your mailing address and color preference (like tan, green, blue, etc. Not specific eye shadow names, I might not have them ) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see what I’ve got for you!
On to the GIVEAWAY…
Conscious Box has done it again. They have offered to send one of you their extra special December Conscious Box!
To get your hands on this super popular sample box here’s what you need to do:
1: Go over and like the Conscious Box FB page. While you’re there, thank them, tell them I sent you or just say Hi!
2: Leave a comment here that you did it and tell me what you would do if you won. Share with friends and family, give as a gift or keep it all to your self? What kind of goodies are you hoping to see in the box?
You have until next Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12pm Pacific time to get your entries in. Open to US residents.
I have a problem. It’s pretty serious….
I have an addiction to pretty eye shadow. I need it, I want, it, I have to have it! In every color! I may only wear a color a few times after I buy it, but it makes me feel better knowing it’s in my stash.
Over the past year or so, I have acquired a small collection from a company called Sweet Libertine Cosmetics. Maybe you’ve heard of it?
Between the awesome sales, winning a few contests and my wonderful Mom buying me a 6 month subscription to their Eye Shadow of the Month club, I have a pretty decent selection. I was also sent some gorgeous colors free of charge for this review in addition to a special surprise for one of you- my super cool readers!
Sweet Libertine has tons of beautiful shimmery colors to choose from. All with fun names like Striptease, Freakshow and Bitchin’ Rock Star From Mars. The above photo just doesn’t do justice to the depth and beauty of these colors. Envy is a smoky green, but it also has shimmery gold in it. All the colors look different depending on what type of light you are in and the angle you are looking from.
As with all mineral eye shadows, I did need a primer to keep it on my lids. I have oily lids and if I don’t use something to counteract that, the shadow literally slides right off. With a primer, I am good to go for the day. Especially if I apply the color wet, like I did with Envy in the photo.
With prices from $5 up to $8 for eye shadow and even less for their pretty blushes, you really can’t go wrong. You can also buy a pack of random samples to jump start your own addiction! They have gift sets, lip glosses and balms. And if you head over and like the Sweet Libertine FB page, you will be able to keep up to date with any flash sales and holiday sales they have. Right now they are doing a 30% off sale, which makes some of the eye shadows as low as $3.50!
There are perks for buying from Sweet Libertine. You can join the Lusty Strumpet Society and earn free makeup! With every 10 full-size eye shadows you buy, you can claim a free eye shadow.
The Eye Shadow of the Month club is $10 a month and you get an exclusive eye shadow that isn’t sold in the regular online shop.
I do wish that there were some matte colors in the collection. I just don’t always want to be shimmery. But I think I remember hearing a rumor that matte colors might be on the way soon?
Are you excited about eye shadow yet? Are you ready to hear about the giveaway? Well, here it is…
I have a set of 3 – that’s right, 3! – beautiful shimmery colors for one of you lucky people!
Top: Smoking Gun, smokey grey/silver with a blue/green shimmer
Bottom left: Absurdity, sparkly dirty gold
Bottom right: Cafe Au Lait, tan with peach shimmer
These colors would be perfect for the holidays- especially New Year’s Eve!
I also have some samples that will come along with the full-size shadows.
To enter, leave me a comment telling me what your favorite eye shadow color is, if you would hoard these all to your self or share them with a friend if you won, or anything else you feel like sharing.
Well, anything within reason. Let’s keep it relatively clean, ok?
This giveaway will close on Monday December 10, 2012 at 12pm Pacific time, so make sure you get your entry in!
I am personally sending these out, so this is open to residents of the US. If you live outside the US, I will have to ask you to pay for the shipping costs. If that is ok with you feel free to enter.
As always, if you like the prize enough to enter, it would be nice of you to go and like Sweet Libertine’s FB page. If you feel so inclined, say thanks and tell Sarah I sent you!
A big thank you goes to Sarah for sending eye shadows for me and for this giveaway!
Has it been a while or what? I’ve missed you guys! I’ve been busy making all sorts of things, enjoying spending time with my hubby while he had a little time off and basically just living life. I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! If you didn’t know, the hubby and I have adopted a vegan diet, so we made some delicious veggie tamales, refried beans and the best mexican rice I’ve ever tasted for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was great! No lethargic, overly full feeling when we were done stuffing our faces and we didn’t pass out in front of the tv. We also didn’t gain any holiday weight- in fact we have been steadily losing. I am 6 pounds away from my original goal!
Now I have to tell you about this great company I stumbled across on Facebook- Eliza Fragrances and Cosmetics. This company makes vintage inspired makeup and perfumes at an awesome price. Most of the products are under $10!
There are lip rouges, lipsticks, eye shadows and new lip glosses. A holiday lip palette is also in the works with brand new shades. Most of the colors are named after classic Hollywood actresses like Marilyn, Ava and Grace. I was lucky enough to try out 2 of the lipsticks, Bette and Paulette.
I don’t know if you are aware, but I have been searching for the perfect pink lipstick for a long time. I’m talking in terms of years here people. I wanted something in a lighter pink. None of this neon, hot pink, you-can-see-my-lips-from-space crap. Not too light, most of those look white on me. Not shimmery, not glittery. We all know how hard it is to find something without shimmer!
Bette IS that perfect pink! It looks great with my skin tone, it’s not shimmery, it’s almost a semi-matte? Very light shine. Though if you want more shine just layer a gloss on top and you’re good to go. It’s moisturizing and lasts a long time, even through eating. I’ve even received compliments on how pretty this lipstick is, and that’s not something people normally comment on. For me, Bette is the perfect everyday lip color!
Paulette is a gorgeous raspberry color. It’s great for when I want something a little more dramatic. And, of course, it has all the same wonderful qualities as Bette.
These lipsticks are all handmade with: Jojoba oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides, lemon oil, orange oil, glycerin, allantoin. The price for these? $6.50. When was the last time you bought a lipstick for under $10 that you loved? I even have lipsticks that cost $20 or more and I don’t love them as much as I love these.
If you need a new lipstick (and really, what woman doesn’t need a new lipstick?) or know anyone who wears makeup- I recommend checking out Eliza Fragrances and Cosmetics. You can order through the FB page.
BONUS: All purchases are 20% off from now until Christmas!
A big thank you to Tia for sending me these gorgeous lipsticks!
Full disclosure: I received these lipsticks free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.