A Stinkin’ Cute Winner for The Stinkin’ Cute Giveaway

The winner is Ashley  of tiernanashley.blogspot.com.

Do check out her precious blog.  She is keeping it real, aka authentic.

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Whoa, that’s a lot of entries to filter through.  Guess what I have done for the past, accumulated hours?!  I was surprised, but there were only 10 disqualified entries. 70% of them because they didn’t give me their email addy. :(
I’m going to email Miss Ashley and send off her cute stuff right away.  Congrats, Miss Ashley!!!!!  :D
And thank you everyone else.  I’m really happy to have this blog to share my fun and hobby with.  I have made new Internet friends and am having a BALL!  If you are thinking about doing something like this, I so encourage you to do so.  There are lots of others that are looking to share and make friends with you.  
Look forward to my St. Valentine’s Day giveaway too!  Can you guess which holiday Libby’s Pink Vanity ADORES!!!!!!
Brother Sebastian is waiting for his favorite show: QVC.  lol
Note the 12′ brown wrapping paper.  This is Libby’s favorite toy.  Sebastian knows to not even lie on it.  
(I want a big screen TV too! Look at that ancient thing!)
 

The Giveaway is Closed****Time to Tabulate

Hi, dear readers!

I think the Stinkin’ Cute Giveaway has been a real success!  I have lots of entries to tabulate PLUS, everyone BEFORE the giveaway started got an entry just for being a follower!  That was 473 followers right there.

The winner will be announced, hopefully, tomorrow.  I think this is going to be a large undertaking!  But I’m happy to do that because it’s fun to share and have these giveaways.  I can’t believe that I have the next 4, and now I’m working on #5, giveaways already lined up!  I hope that entices you to continue to follow Libby’s blog. :)  She’s thrilled to have you all as followers.  No, really!!

Can You Help A Blogger?

You may know that I am a freelance merchandiser. I work on various projects for different companies. I have a total of 4 major companies I work for that are permanent contracts. That means they go on continuously.

One of the companies I do work for is The 11 Agency. They were actually the first company I started with when I untethered myself from the office cubicle. They are having a contest and I’d love to win.

They are giving the person that can get the most ‘likes’ on their Facebook fan page a HD webcam. Oh yea…I can so get this with everyone’s help. It will be great for YouTube tutorials!!! :D

Click here and like their page. And then, let me know you did so as I need to send in a list for their verification.

Also, if you are looking for part-time merchandising work, you can check their fan page for opportunities in your area. I can vouch that this is a great company to work with. I have done 3 other projects for them other than my ‘forever’ contract and it has been fun.

I thank you BUNCHES for helping me out. :DDD Let me know what name you use for Facebook too. You can certainly email me privately at libbyspinkvanity(at)gmail.com to let me know too.

Click here and ‘like’.

Garnier: Skincare Without Breaking the Bank

I like fresh starts…most of the time.  However, when that fresh start involves a computer and trying to recover data…well, let’s say, not so fresh words are coming out of my mouth.

Something I am working on is a 14 Day Valentine’s Day Manicure Marathon.  I want to do 14 days straight of manicures for the Holiday of Love.  I think my first few manicures for this are saved on my camera.  Thanks, Cupid Angel!

So while I work on gearing up for that, here’s a beauty product review.

Garnier has got to me.  All the lush commercials, the little samples in my magazines and coupons for products that are not as expensive as a spending spree at Tiffany’s, Garnier is rockin’ my skincare regimen.

Here are two I’m using and loving right now…

I started out with just the Moisture Rescue.  I was out of the cleansing lotion I had and wanted to try something else.  Getting a coupon made this transition easy.  I find it to be super rich and moisturizing.  More moisturizing than I would have expected.  This is very good news on my face.  I am drying out.  Becoming a raisin!!!  But, not without a viscous fight.

Moisture Rescue is very creamy and leaves my skin almost baby soft.  Washes away my super-duper mascara quite easily too.  I’ve been using through 2 tubes and I can say I will continue using Moisture Rescue.

I got another coupon for a Garnier cleanser and this time I picked up ‘Skin Renew.’  This is three products in one.  And this is DA BOMB!  It cleanses and does a great job of it.  It scrubs the dead cells off the surface so that the glowing skin below shines through.  And third, it detoxifies as a mask.  If you have ever used a clay mask, you have an idea of how ‘Skin Renew’ feels and works.  And, since my skin isn’t very thick, the exfoliating scrub isn’t overly abrasive.  The corn starch may be the scrubbing ingredient.  However, it’s the only ingredient listed that I think is the abrasive.  I do know that I get a very good, deep cleanse with this product.

The Moisture Rescue I use 4 to 5 times a week.  I will use the Skin Renew the other nights when I wash up.    The two main reasons I will continue to use Garnier is that one, it respects my skin and the moisture it needs and two, the very reasonable cost.  The drugstore price on both of these are around $8.  $1 off coupons are easy to come by too.

Recommendations, yes if you have dry and/or blackhead prone skin.  If you have oil, the kaolin clay in the Skin Renew will make a nice mask for your face.  If you avoid sodium laureth/lauryl sulphate, as well as methlyparaben, you will not want to use these two products.

Got any Garnier recommendations you can make?

I’m Working on a 14 Days to Valentine’s Day Marathon

I ended up with a virus on my computer last night.  It blocks every function except the one to purchase their anti-virus/spyware program.  Since I will not be forced into purchasing something I do not want or have no need for (wait…why didn’t the virus protecters I have not catch this???), this incidious malware now connects me to porn.

So I’m laid up, so to speak.  My hubs has ‘generously’ allowed me to ‘borrow’ time on his computer.  But since I got a virus on mine, he is very leary (even more so) to allow me on his computer.  The only reason I’ve been able to use his computer is because of all the football this weekend.  *sigh*

Anyhoo, on to the subject of this blog.  :)  I’m working on a 14 Day Marathon of Valentine’s Day inspired manicures.  I did race up to Ulta today and get the 4-pack mini’s of Katy Perry’s OPI collection along with a Shatter.  I’m looking forward to adding in a Shatter look with at least one of these upcoming pinks.

Next weekend ends my Stinkin’ Cute giveaway.  And there will be another one right on the heels of that one!  Stay tuned!

A Deal With the Devil And I Win!

The Stinkin’ Cute Giveaway is still running until 1/29/11.  Skip over here and enter.

I picked up this polish a couple of months ago at a cheap beauty store.  You know the ones that sell hair and wigs.  I go in to look at the makeup and polish.  I found this one there…

This is Ruby Kisses’ ‘Deal With The Devil.’  I love that name because this is a seductive, inky blue, so dark you’d think, at first glance, it is black.

This was a shock to me; this polish went on like a dream!  And it was a buck!!!  And…get this, this is just 2 coats!

I have 2 coats of Seche Clear and the final coat of Vite.  This polish wore quite well.  The brush is just the normal, skinny one.  But I like that the bottle is oblong; easy to hold.   I found my pleasant surprise at that beauty store.  I must go back!

If you like inky colors, what one do you like best?  Do you have any off brand polishes that you love?

GingerKitty’s Shatter Polish Jewelry Giveaway

I like jewelry.  I like it a lot and, I have a lot.  That doesn’t mean I don’t want to continue to add to my collection either.

Check out this website owned by Tracey called ‘GingerKitty Designs.’ 

This very generous sweetie is hosting a giveaway of one of her creations.  See, she makes jewelry out of nail polishes.  It’s a trade secret how she creates this magic, but it’s freakin’ amazing!!!

Looky….

Want to see more of her creations?  Go to her Esty store.

I’m so going to get something, I just can’t pick which one.  OK…I’ll get more than one.  My jewelry collection can’t be complete without at least one of these pretties by my friend, Tracey.

Stylish Blogger Award or, Self-Promotion

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I have awarded myself the Stylish Blogger Award!!!  No, I’m so not a stylish blog.  I can talk about style but my style isn’t what I’d call trendy.  In fact, I feel I have to work really hard to not settle into a soccer-mom style.  Nothing wrong with that look, just not the one I, personally, want.
So these are the rules to the Award:
1. Thank and link the person who gave it to you
She didn’t give it to me; I’m sort of borrowing it. ;) This is That’s SO Fresh.  She does create some fun nail art.  And, she has a giveaway going on of her own.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself
1.  I have a Sixth Sense that scares other people and amuses me. (No, I don’t see dead people.)
2.  I am into Kettlebells.  This is a great total body/total cardio workout.
3.  One of the jobs that I do takes me into 2 different county jails. I am always escorted so I feel totally safe.  But it is an experience.
4.  I have a bestie that lives in Indiana.  I have known her for over 8 years.  But I have never actually seen her or talked with her.  It’s been all through emails.
5.  I love to paint rooms.  I find it relaxing.  That’s really curious.
6.  Kinuko Craft is one of my favorite artist.  This painting is the one I have over my bed.
7.  I love reading the ‘actual’ stories by the Brothers Grimm.  They are way different than the watered down versions we grew up with as kids.                                                                            


3. Give the Award to 15 other bloggers and let them know about it
I’m going to cheat.  I’ve seen this award on other blogs that I follow.  So, if you have read this, haven’t been awarded this, and have a blog, you are IT!  Take it and share with your followers.  Have fun. :)

Two New Wet ‘N Wild Polish Swatches

Ahhhh…I think it’s a stinkin’ cute giveaway.  I picked up fun stuff that you may not splurge on yourself but would like to have.  Check it out here and enter.

Wet ‘N Wild Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands.  One, they are usually easily found at Walgreens.  And two, they are affordable.

They just released a new promotion and it’s selling out as fast as Wags can get them.
Here’s a couple of polishes I picked up…

Slickly named after well-known television shows, this one is called ‘Hannah Pinktana.’  A medium purple that has pink and purple micro-glitter.

Here in the sunny window.

Here outside.  A really nice sunny morning.

Here’s the downside: this is EIGHT coats of polish!!!!  I was set on going as many as needed to get my nails to look like the color in the bottle.  S-O-U-P-Y.  Now, it wasn’t gritty but it took a lot to get it to opaque. 

Other than that, I love this one.

Then I tried “Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire.”

Same sparkles but in blue this time.  These sparkles look iridescent.

In the sunlight you can see how thin the polish shows up on my nails.  This is 4 coats.  I did top off with 2 coats of Seche Clear and 1 Seche Vite.  Way too thin and soupy for me.  I think I would have needed 8 coats of ‘Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire’ to get it to the same opaqueness as ‘Hannah Pinktana.’

So, I’m more than a bit disappointed in these polishes performance.  I love the colors though.  Maybe next time I’ll play with different colors underneath and see if I can find something that will make these pop.

What color and/or polish would be good to use underneath either of these?  Did you get these and what do you think about the depth of the coats?

A Stinkin’ Cute Giveaway

You know what’s cute?

But you know what’s really cute?

That would be Libby’s pinky lips.

But, you want to know what’s STINKIN’ CUTE???

These are.

So are these.

And these are as well.

When I told my hubs I was thinking of a ‘stinkin’ cute’ giveaway, he thought I should ‘test’ out that label as someone might be offended by it.  I said ‘so what.’  If it offends anyone, they just don’t have to enter.  How simple is that!?  But ‘stinkin’ cute’ is meant as a term of endearment, seriously.  And that’s what I feel about my followers; you are all so cute!

Everything here is new, purchased by me and all to one prize winner.  But you got to enter.

MANDATORY (1 SINGLE ENTRY)
*1)  You must be a follower of my blog.  Note this in your comment and what name you use.  You must have your email address on every entry you make. 

EXTRA ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES
*2)  Tweet about it, with a link back to here, and let me know.  1 extra entry
*3)  Post about this on your Facebook, with a link back to here, let me know.  1 extra entry
*4)  Post this on your blog; put on the sidebar, on your listing giveaways, anyway is good, as long as you have it somewhere visible on your blog. Have your post link back to here and let me know your link.  3 extra entries on this one.

*5) If you are a follower of my blog already, you automatically get an entry.  1 extra entry

Giveaway is international.  You can do all entries on one comment or each individually, just make sure you put your email address on each entry.  Any entry that doesn’t have an email address, gets removed from the entries.  If you have won with me before, you can still enter!  I’ll notify the winner by email after the drawing and the winner needs to respond back to me within 48 hours or, we will draw another entry.

This giveaway closes on Saturday, 1/29/11, at 9 PM EST.