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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Dior Airflash Matte Touch Long Lasting Airy Powder Review & Swatches

Dior Airflash Matte Touch Long Lasting Airy Powder

Ok, so Dior Airflash Matte Touch is possibly the most unique, interesting, and fun product I’ve run across this year. Essentially Dior Airflash Matte Touch Long-Lasting Airy Powder is simply a spray powder. I actually expected this to be some sort of mattifying spray kinda like Urban Decay De-Slick or even one of Skindinavia facial mists. Of course, I expected it to be a finer mist….what I didn’t expect is a face powder, in a can, that I can mist, on my face.

Dude…the coolness!


Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair CC Cream Review & Swatches

Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair CC Cream

Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair CC Cream ($15.99) recently became available in two shade selections just in time for Fall 2013. The CC Cream rage is just starting to pick up here in the US and I’m quite excited to test out many of these offerings.

For me CC Cream is an obviously great pick as I have fairly ok skin that doesn’t need a ton of coverage. I rely on BB Creams to brighten up duller skin and keep my skin hydrated through the day but they do run quite pigmented. CC Cream is the next greatest solution as they typically run lighter and have more perfecting abilities but don’t necessarily have the coverage of a BB Cream.

In my case I’m looking for a CC Cream to brighten, keep my skin moistened, and even my skin tone with a formula that’s lightweight and breathable.

I think Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair CC Cream gets some of this down but it could be a little disappointing in some aspects.

Take a look!


Benefit Rockateur Review & Swatches

Benefit Rockateur Sneak Peek

Benefit Rockateur ($28) is an exciting release for Fall 2013 and the next in a full range of box of powder blushes from Benefit. Benefit Rockateur is the 7th blush released from the brand and I can’t help but ask the older beauty junkies, remember when it was only Hoola?

Hopefully at some point Benefit releases an Ultra Plush Gloss to pair up with the blush, don’t lie, I know you were thinking this too!

How’d I feel about Rockateur?


E.L.F. Studio HD Lifting Concealer Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Studio HD Lifting Concealer

I’ve heard some great things about the new E.L.F. Studio HD Lifting Concealer and being the concealer junkie I am I decided to haul a few shades. At $3 I think it would be rather great if this turned into some sort of HG (holy grail) concealer. Seriously, where can you get three dollar concealer that performs well?

They got some of it correct with the formula so you might be surprised but in the end…