Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Essentials Multi-Blogger Giveaway -- 23 Winners!

Spring Essentials Multi-Blogger Giveaway
Special thanks go out to Destany for putting together this graphic!

Here is the giveaway I told you all about yesterday.  There will be 23 winners!  I want to thank Alexis Leigh for spearheading this and for allowing me to be a part of it.  I feel very privileged to be a part of such a wonderful group of talented bloggers.  I am just getting my toes wet in the blogging world and am excited about this giveaway!  Good luck!

Here are all the prizes!  Aren't they fabulous!?!?  One winner gets one prize, selected randomly.  

From L-R here is a list of the blog names (corresponding to the prizes): XOXO Alexis Leigh, Lipgloss Break, LozLosa, Manicurity, InTruBeauty, Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom, Harajuku Girl FL, Lani Loves, Justina's Gems, (POREfessional) Beauty Info Zone, 10 Fickle Fingers, Polish Etc., The Fabzilla, Manicurator, Rachel's Makeup and Skincare, Sincerely Stephanie, Beyond Beauty Lounge, Lisa's Nail Obsession, Valiantly Varnished, Darling Girl Cosmetics, Midnight Manicures, Beauty and Fashion Tech, Beauty With a Twist.

Here is a photo of what I purchased to give away.  It is all from Cover Girl.  There are two Intense Shadow Blast Primer + Eye Shadow tubes.  One is in Blue Bomb and one is in Extreme Green.  There's also a pack of 3 Makeup Masters Sponge Puffs.  The Cheekers blush shade is in Natural Twinkle and the lipstick is Eternal.  I hope it's a nice selection for the winner!

Here is a breakdown of how you can win one of the great prizes.  Feel free to follow the lovely bloggers in other ways once you visit their blogs!  The more forms of entry you complete, the more chances you'll have. Enter via the Rafflecopter below the chart.

Forms of Entry
Sugarpill – Lumi
LVX Cerulean
Covergirl Prize Pack
Sephora+Pantone Universe Precious Metals Shadow Palette
Benefit POREfessional
4 Urban Outfitters polishes
Mac Eyeshadows
Wet n Wild prize pack of palettes and lipsticks
Darling Girl Cosmetics Cute De Grace Set
indie eyeshadow, nail art, makeup brush, small mua palette, UD santa tanita
Revolution Organics Freedom Gloss in Truth
Benefit eyeshadow
$20.00 Voucher to Llarowe
Sally Hansen Salon Effects 2 colors of Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Sally Hansen Xtremewear Hard as Nails
3 polishes from CG Glitz Bitz 'n GlitterColletion
$25.00 Etsy Gift Certificate
Dior Vernis Lime
BL All Hail the Queen, A-England Lady of the Lake, SH Gem Crush Big Money
$25 Gift Card to OverAll Beauty
Nail art supplies (foils, studs, decals, glitter) and 1-2 polishes
Lush Products
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream
Stila Lip Glaze Set (3 pcs) + Pashmina-style shawl (teal)
Milani Texture Collection

Before you visit the Rafflecopter widget, please read the rules.  This giveaway is open March 21, 2013 until April 4, 2013 at 12midnight EST.  It is open to US residents only.  You must be 18 years old or older (or have legal guardian's permission).  Must input your email address into the Rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

An Update and Things to Come

Sorry for my lack of attention to the blog.  I would like to tell you all about my life away from the computer so maybe you will understand a little better.

I am a wife and mother.  I handle all finances and pay all bills.  I wash all the dishes in the house.  I wash all the clothes, too.  I am the one who vacuums and shampoos carpets.  I do all the cleaning and cooking.  Imagine living with three more of you and only one of you does anything in the house.  That is me.  However, I do sometimes get help taking out the trash. 

My husband is disabled and can not do much for himself.  Imagine your significant other being able to use his or her left hand and arm only 1% to 5% of the range s/he should be able to.  Imagine your significant other being able to use his or her right hand and arm only 5% to 10% of the range s/he should be able to.  Imagine not being able to wear pants or jeans that have buttons and/or zippers because you can't button or zip them.  Imagine one side of your body being 1/2 the size of the other side of your body.  Imagine taking thousands of milligrams of anti-seizure medications per day.  Imagine taking dozens of pills per day period.  If my husband wants or needs to wear jeans or pants, I need to fasten them for him.  If we want haircuts and face shaves to be free, I have to do them for him.  I have to portion out my husband's medications because he is on so many for so many different maladies that any average person would get confused.  When he has to take his medications with him to a doctor's office, his bottles have to go in a box with us.  He can't drive, needless to say, so I must do it all.  I fill many roles when it comes to my husband....nurse, maid, mother, wife, personal assistant, chauffeur, chef and so much more.

Our children are 16 and 14.  The 16 year old has no interest in driving yet so I am his taxi.  We have just one vehicle anyway so it's probably for the best.  We have two dogs, also.  I think they need the least amount of work and attention in this household.

I am not telling you all this so you'll feel sorry for me.  I am telling you all this so you will understand why I don't blog as much as others in the blogging world.  I do hope with all my heart and soul that I'll blog more often.  By the time I have time to paint my nails, it is late at night and I am so worn out that sleep is all I think of.  I take pictures the next day and you've already seen what my day entails.  If I am awake and in my house, I am busy doing something that is not for me, generally.

I will be posting a giveaway tomorrow so be sure to look out for that.  I am part of a multi-blogger giveaway and am excited about that.  The hostess put a lot of work into it and she surely deserves some praise.  I decided to have my prize be cosmetics.  I know we all have different tastes in nail polishes, clothes, cosmetics and more.  I decided maybe the cosmetics were the least varied and would be the safest to give away.  I hope the new followers (if there are any) will give me incentive to make more time for blogging!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Blog Lovin'

I have joined Blog Lovin. I feel Google Friend Connect will come to an end when Google Reader does, or shortly thereafter.

Please join me on Blog Lovin. You can either do it here from the link in the sidebar on the right or you can go directly to Blog Lovin for my blog at

I will do more polish related posts soon! Thanks for liking and following.