MAC Retro Matte & MAC Indulge Giveaway

MAC Retro Matte Fall 2013

This giveaway is closed, thanks for Melissa who won!

Today is a good day to giveaway a little MAC Retro Matte Lipstick and a few MAC Indulge!

Wanna win?


The Sparkle Factory The Design and Craft of Tarina’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Giveaway

Congrats congrats @Kris_Golightly who won via a Twitter entry!

The Sparkle Factory The Design and Craft of Tarina's Fashion Jewelry and Accessories

You might know Tarina Tarantino from her uber fabulous jewelry or her gorgeous makeup collection and now you can add author to the list too with the new The Sparkle Factory: The Design and Craft of Tarina’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories book that recently released.

Tarina owns and operates her famous jewelry, accessory, and cosmetic line in California and she now invites you into her creative and sparkly universe to show you her world and how she makes and wears her inspirational fashion jewelry collection. The book contains over 20 different essential tips, tricks, and know how to create jewelry pieces including earrings, rings, bracelets, and even spectacles.

Tarina’s the type of woman you look at thing GIRL POWER! She runs her own business, she’s a mom, she has creative energy just flowing out of her….she’s def the type of sister can all hope to aspire to be like. I love that her book reflects her personality and brings us an easy way to create custom jewelry with dollar store and thrift shop finds!

I’m not really a DIYer…too much of a mess maker for that…but this colorful book has dozens and dozens of photos to inspired even the most uncreative of persons out there.

Tarina Tarantino a very special friend of Musings of a Muse and jewelry maker extraordinaire teamed up with me to create a very special giveaway for you guys today!

So I’m proud to offer you a copy of her new book, The Sparkle Factory: The Design and Craft of Tarina’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories plus Tarina handpicked one of her new Sparkle Factory ReadyMade Spectacles! I LOVE THEM! So whoever wins you better give me custody on the weekends! You can wear them on the week and I’ll rock them on the weekends deal? Plus hey did I mentioned the book is signed by Tarina!?

Sparkle Factory ReadyMade Spectacles

To win use the widget below. Please be sure you’re a US resident and 18 years of age. You can gain over 10 different entries using the widget below so the more entries you have the greater your chances are of winning.

Good Luck!

And thanks to Tarina and her amazing PR team for making this giveaway happen!

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QVC Giveaway featuring the Clarisonic Mia!

Congrats Pramudita for winning this giveaway!


Non beauty babblings and a giveaway ahead…!

Today we took the ferry to the Royal Naval Dockyard to take advantage of endless amounts of Rum Cake samples at the Bermuda Rum Cake Company. Basically you can sit around and taste test every flavor under the sun while getting a slight buzz on from the rum soaked cake. They have any flavor you can think up including traditional, chocolate, or my favorite Swizzle (brace yourself as Swizzle is probably the worst offender when it comes to tasting the alcohol in the cake). One year I visited and had shipped back Rum Cakes to family and friends and they FREAKING NEVER ARRIVED! Needless to say the cake company really was nice about it and I ended up with more cake than I knew what to do with. I ended throwing a taster party with it all, fun was had by all that night.

The real reason I wanted to visit the dockyard today though is to see Flaming Damon aka Damon Simons who creates blown glass frogs, ladybugs, and other bits and bobs using a propane burner. Oh yeah and there happens to be a killer pharmacy right next to the Clocktower Mall which has a plenty of British goodies to indulge in. We’ll also be swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest as well. It’s one of my favorite places in Bermuda and it never really gets old no matter how many times you visit and do it. It’s just magical!

The west end is kinda smallish when you’re comparing it to Hamilton and St George’s but there is still plenty to do and see.

Anyway…I typically don’t do these types of personal posts so on with the BEAUTY! That’s why you come here after all :)

To celebrate the QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards I’m having a giveaway featuring three of my favorite products from the 36 different categories. You can vote for all your very favorite beauty products today through August 24th and winners will be announced on October 17th! They’ll also be 25 hours of endless beauty starting August 23 at 11PM EST on QVC so be sure to tune in as there are NEW and exciting launches that will be available during the shows. The polls are open and ready for your votes at

QVC kindly handed me the reins to their look book for all the choices that would be available during the voting and asked me to pick my favorites to give to one lucky winner.

I decided on the following beauty goodies (remember if you win you get ALL three of the products below):

These are products I absolutely adore, use daily, and really wanted to share with ALL of you!

To enter to win use the widget below. The giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. When the giveaway ends the winner will be randomly selected and alerted via e-mail requesting their name and address for shipment. Please respond promptly or the prize will be rewarded to the next winner in line. Each task completed using the widget below acts as an entry so you can obtain over 12 entries and the more entries you have the better your chances are of winning!

Good Luck to you all!

Happy Weekend! And all of you seeing World’s End, Mortal Instruments, or the Grandmaster this weekend count me very jealous! I’ll have to wait until next week to catch them!

See you bright and early Monday morning when I get home (but not for long because next weekend I’m off the Seattle for PAX Prime. I’ll sleep soon just not this month!

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Benefit Rockateur Giveaway!

Benefit Rockateur

Congrats Allison for winning this giveaway!

Happy Weekend! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend. I’m off the Atlantic City for the weekend and I’m leaving in about an hour so trying hard to get my desk cleared off right quick! Whatever you’re doing this weekend I hope it’s something fun! Austenland and Jobs is out so that’s two great movie options that are available for weekend fun!

No weekend is complete without an awesome giveaway so how about Benefit Rockateur?


Pond’s BB Cream Giveaway!

Pond's Luminous Finish BB Cream

Happy Weekend (almost)! Time for a Pond’s BB Cream Giveaway! This week I reviewed for the new Pond’s Luminous Finish BB Cream and I thought about how all of you wanted to try it so today I have a selection of both shades to giveaway.

Two lucky winners will get both the Light and Medium versions of the Pond’s Luminous Finish BB Cream just use the widget below to enter.

P.S. Hope you have a fab weekend. It was a rainy week but the humidity is back! Hopefully it remains somewhat nice weather as I’m headed to the Renaissance Faire tomorrow! Anyone going? Come on over and say hi if you see me!