It’s My Birthday Party At The Pink Vanity Giveaway!

Sample Sunday is taking a break today. And I’m going to be chillin’ and treating myself right all week. Why? Why, it’s my birthday on Tuesday! And I want to giveaway presents!!

This is a really good because it is actually GIVEAWAYS!! Let’s take a look at what I have for you.

First up, Nailene’s Professional UV Gel Kit AND the UV Lamp!

Nailene and I, both, are sponsoring this giveaway. I have been using this system and it is awesome! It helps my nails stay strong. I haven’t used it with any gel colors, just the clear base, since I change my polish almost every day. But Nailene as a ton of color gel polishes out there for you to use.

Next is a bottle of Cult Nail’s ‘Iconic’…

I can’t tell you that this is my favorite Cult Nails shade and that’s only because I love every single one that I own! There’s nothing like ‘Iconic’. It’s just about as sassy as you can get! This shade is a maroon with a golden shimmer and magenta flakies. Maria, owner of Cult Nails, is sponsoring this prize.

Have you ever wished there was a book on how to create that smokey eye look, or maybe a flattering neutral eye? How about THREE books…

These books are actually palettes of shadow and an eyeliner with directions on creating a look. These ‘beautybooks’ are made by elf and they are: Smoky Eye Edition, Eye Brights Edition, and Neutral Eye Edition. Take a look inside…

This giveaway prize is sponsored by me.

This next prize, a naughty little polish, is also sponsored by me…

Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics don’t hold back on naming their shades. Let’s just state that this is a very vampy red and you don’t have to tell anyone what the name is. 😉

Last, but still fun, is a set of polishes from Risk…

This set is called ‘Some Like It Rich’. And here are 4 of the richest shades. There’s a red, greenish gold, a metallic pink and then a pewter shade. This set is sponsored by me.

Five total prizes. Five different winners. Let’s begin:

The UV gel and light prize is for US followers. I’m sorry about that. The rest are available to all.

Click on the comments line at the top to bring down the entries. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sample Saturday: Jergens Body Lotion

In my Target swag bag, a few months back, I got a sample pouch of Jergens body lotion. I like body lotion samples as it is about the only way I’ll take a chance on a new brand of lotion. I was really impressed with Jergens.

 That led me to purchase Jergens Ultra Healing in the full size bottle. I just finished that and got the Shea Butter lotion. Just what my skin needs…

Even though I liked the sample of Jergens original, and I really liked the Ultra Healing lotion, I’m loving the Shea Butter lotion. The fragrances are great and the lotions absorb into my skin very well. Yet, this Shea Butter is something my skin soaks up and makes it so smooth. I’m extra dry during the winter months. And when my skin gets dry, I feel itchy. Jergens lotion really is healing as it soothes my skin and makes it feel supple. The price is decent and if you watch for coupons, I do see Jergens products often.

Here’s why I’m such a fan of Shea butter. I did a review on raw Shea Butter here and went on about how much I loved it.

At the same time I purchased the Shea Butter, I got some African Black Soap. I had heard so much about it, I wanted to see for myself if it was all that. I reviewed the soap here.

Two organic, raw, unrefined beauty products. It doesn’t get more organic that this!

Interestingly enough, I got an extra set of the Butter and the Soap. And I’m curious as to whom would like to try this out for themselves.

How about a quickie giveaway? This is going to be fast and furious. Leave me a comment on which one you’d like to win. I’ll draw for two separate winners; I’ll draw one for the butter and another one for the soap. But, you only get to request one or the other; not both. Leave a comment along with your email contact and I’ll draw the winner on March 1, 8 PM EST. Open to everyone who is a follower.

It’s important to follow the rules or you’ll get disqualified. One entry telling me which you would like to get: Butter or Soap. Leave me a contact email so I can send you a notice if your name is drawn. You must be a follower of my blog so let me know how you follow. That’s just three things!

**CLOSED**Double Glitter Bomb Giveaways

Happy New Year and all my very best to you!

I’m ending/starting things off on a fun note: A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!
And not just any giveaway, but with my favorite type of polish: GLITTER! Two prizes to be given away.

First Prize: Ice Baby Collection from Wet ‘n Wild

I want to make this very, very clear: FIRST PRIZE IS FOR ONE SET OF THE ICE BABY COLLECTION. (That’s a total of 8 bottles.) That second set is mine. 🙂 (Shoot me an email if you don’t understand or have questions. When you enter this giveaway, it is understood that you know this is for just one set.)

Second Prize:  Color Craze Glitter Brights from L A Colors

This set, as well as the Ice Baby Collection, are all brand new, never opened. I purchased these myself and want to share with my readers. (You are a reader, right?)

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1) You must be a follower (MANDATORY). In the comments, let me know how you follow my blog and the name you use.

2) In that same comment, give me an email address so I can email you if you are a winner. If the address isn’t valid, I’ll draw another entry.

3) (OPTIONAL) One extra entry if you post this giveaway on Facebook. Put the site location in the same comment as your email addy. (Invalid entries are disqualified.)

4) Giveaway is international. WooT!

5) Giveaway ends Sunday, 01/08/12, 8 PM EST. (Hey, it starts right now; what are you waiting for!!?)

Good luck!!!

*CLOSED* Digital Scrapebooking Software Giveaway

Are you a ‘scrapbooker’? Have you ever wanted to start scrapbooking or thought about doing a scrapbook of your blog? How about being able to make scrapbook layouts, photo books, cards, videos, you make it! Seriously, you can do these things!

Not long ago, I was contacted by regarding hosting a giveaway at the vanity. has scrapbook software to create all sorts of fun things like the few I listed above. Using ‘My Memories Suite’ will put all these creative tools right on your own computer. And you can get a chance to win a free copy of their Digital Scrapbooking Software for yourself. 🙂

Take a look: Here is the first thing I made; our Christmas card!

I didn’t just plug in my photo and print (though you can do this as well); I created this with a template. I cropped my photo to the size I wanted, adjusted the scrolling design where I wanted it, and picked the font, the colors and the words I wanted to put on it. Remember, this is my very first attempt and I’m using it right now!

So, let me tell you about this super-duper cool giveaway. The drawing is for one complete and up-to-date Digital Scrapbooking Software by (They just updated the software so you’ll get the newest version.) The winner will be given a code that they will be able to use at to download the scrapbook software, free!

We are going to give you LOTS of chances for entries, so here it goes:

(1) You can put all entries into one comment or one for each, either way will count.

(2) Be a follower of Libby’s Pink Vanity and let me know how you follow and the name you use. (MANDATORY)

(3) Visit and pick out your favorite digital paper pack or layout and comment on which one. (MANDATORY)

(4) Follow Blog.

(5) “LIKE” Libby’s Pink Vanity on Facebook.

(6) “LIKE” My Memories on Facebook.

(7) Comment on what you will use My Memories Suite to make.

(8) Give me your email addy so I can contact you. (MANDATORY)

That’s a total of 8 entries you can get.

OK, I don’t want to overwhelm you too much because this is truly a grand prize! So click here and check out My Memories YouTube channel.

Because this giveaway is a download software, it is open to everyone. Please do note: Some countries will not allow download software. I suggest you check with your Internet provider to find out if there are any restrictions.

Giveaway starts right now! It will end on December 18, 2011, Sunday at 8 PM EST.

**ENDED** Super Flash Giveaway; Incoco Manicure Strips

This flash giveaway is gonna be super fast! I have to get these to you so you’ll have your Christmas manicure all done for the BIG DAY!

Super Christmas-y!!!

Says ‘Passion’ but it should say ‘PRESENTS!’

Don’t wait to enter on this one! It ends Saturday, 12/10 at 8 PM, EST.

Here’s whatcha gotta do:

*The drawing is for a set of Incoco Nail Strips.
*You must be a follower of Libby’s Pink Vanity to enter and list how you follow and with your name you use.
*Only one entry, please. 
*You must give me a valid email address to notify you if you win.
*It’s open to everybody!!!!
*Giveaway starts right now and ends Saturday, 12/10/11 at 8 PM, EST.

I checked Santa’s ‘Nice’ list and I see a lot of names on there. The elves are working overtime to make more giveaways.

**CLOSED**Hair Romance and a FLASH Giveaway

As a faithful reader, you know that I live in a sweltering swamp called Orlando. And sitting here at ehmmm…middle age, let me say that these two truths do not mix.

My hair is long and I like it. I have had enough bad haircuts to know that I do NOT like my hair short!
Currently, long…

Past, short, very bad hair cut…

You might not be able to tell, but I had been crying my eyes out. Two years ago, I went to get my hair cut just to the bottom of my collar bone. This is what I ended up with. I came home and put some mousse in my hair, messed it up and got this. Not so bad but, I NEVER got it to look like this again. 🙁

Since I like my long hair, during the summer, I wear it up, usually in a bun with a claw or a high ponytail. I get bored with these two styles so I googled blogs on hair styles. When I came across Hair Romance I noticed that her hair was similar to mine in length (at the beginning of this past summer), texture and color.

During the time that I began to follow Hair Romance, Christina, the blog owner, was showcasing a 30 days of up-dos. Perfect! Then I noticed that she was coming out with an e-book on all 30 styles showing step-by-step how to create them. 😀

I think I was first in line when her e-book, ‘30 Days of Twist and Pin Hairstyles‘ went live. And I didn’t have one boring day of up-dos all summer long!

Take a look at Hair Romance blog and read about all things hairstyles, trends, head scarves and more. And, of course, the ‘30 Days of Twist & Pin Hairstyles.’

Since I spoke with Christina about how her book made styling my hair so easy and fun, I asked her if I could share this wonderful book as a giveaway. Christina is delighted to sponsor one winner her own e-book!

This is a FLASH giveaway….quick and easy. Don’t hesitate to enter!

The drawing is for one copy of the e-book ‘30 Days of Twist & Pin Hairstyles.’
*You must be a follower of Libby’s Pink Vanity to enter and list how you follow and with your name you use.
*Only one entry, please. 
*You must give me a valid email address to notify you if you win and where to send the pin number to access your e-book copy.
*Since this is all electronic, it’s open to everybody!!!!
*Giveaway starts right now and ends Sunday, 12/11/11 at 5 PM, EST.

Get ready to learn some easy and quick up dos!!!

October Pink Giveaway-CLOSED**

If you have been a follower of my blog for a while, you know that I LOVE giveaways! The thrill and delight to be a winner, even if it is something as wonderful as a lemming polish, just makes my day. And it’s a wonderful feeling to host the giveaways too.

So…you want to see what October’s giveaway is? Of course you do!!!

This is a wristlet/makeup bag that has a little mini bag to match. More on that later. Let’s look at the goodies inside…

A mini triplet of pink polishes from Forever 21/love & beauty. A palette of 4 pink and brown shadows with a complimenting pink lip gloss. It’s from Forever 21 as well.

Here is the little bag for coins, cards or what have you. These bags came from Avon. The (very) compact mirror is from Ulta.

No show socks in pink and black with white skull and crossbones. Love!!!

A pink rhinestone heart pendant with a chain. Part of the sales for this necklace went to the Breast Cancer Awareness Charity.

Not only is a winner going to get some cute stuff, but I get the pleasure of both a giveaway and giving to a charity.

The rules are simple:

1) You must be a follower. In the comments, let me know how you follow my blog and the name you use.

2) In that same comment, give me an email address so I can email you if you are a winner. Last giveaway, I had a surprise 2nd place gift and the winner didn’t give me a valid address. Bummer!!!!

3) One entry only. If you want to Tweet or Facebook or share it on your Blog, I am grateful. However, do know that it isn’t necessary.

4) I’m opening this one up internationally. WooT!

5) Giveaway ends Sunday, 10/30/11, 7 PM EST. (It has to be before ‘Walking Dead’ comes on!)

Good luck!!!

September Giveaway: Cult Nails Polish

Everyone should have some new Fall polishes. I got mine and I swatched them here and here. I <3 my Cult Nails polishes!! Check out this ‘peacock’ set…

 ‘In A Trance’

I adore these two polishes. I adore them so much, I want to giveaway a set to you!
Maria, at Cult Nails, is sponsoring this giveaway for LPV. And, you have a chance to win your own set of ‘In a Trance’ and ‘Awakening.’

They are packaged up so cute….like tamales. And I LOVE tamales!!! 

The giveaway is for 2 Cult Nails polishes, ‘In A Trance’ and ‘Awakening.’ This random giveaway starts right now and will end Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 PM, EST. My sincere apologies, this is for North American followers only.

Simple, mandatory rules:

*You must be a follower, so leave me your GFC, or other means, name.
*You must leave me an email address in your comment as to how I can let you know if you are the winner.
*Do not spam with your own giveaway or link to your blog in your comments. That will disqualify you.
*Once I draw the winner and contact you, please respond in 36 hours to claim your prize. (I haven’t had a problem with this ever…followers want to WIN!)

Thanks to Maria at Cult Nails for sponsoring this giveaway. Check out her blog to see all the fantastic polishes she offers.

Giveaway: CLOSED Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice


Stay tuned…at the end of this message, we will show you how you can get this look, yourself!

Just a little while back, I purchased, at Walgreens, this polish from the new display by Sally Hansen. I photographed ‘Pumpkin Spice’ while in the store. I just couldn’t get past the thought of buying Halloween stuff when the back to school stuff is still out. Hell, most schools haven’t started back.

Then I saw some ‘Pumpkin Spice’ swatches and I was terribly smittened.



 This looks like embers smoldering in a campfire. And to achieve this total look, I used Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear ‘Black Out.’ “Pumpkin Spice’ can’t truly stand alone and get this hot look.

I can’t say that this is ‘just in time for Halloween’, however, I will say that this will, more than likely, NOT be around for Halloween. I could be wrong but I wouldn’t chance it.

And I have had more than just a couple of Tweet friends say that ‘Pumpkin Spice’ is hard to find. Well, that won’t do! So…I’m having a giveaway. And not just one set of ‘Pumpkin Spice’ and ‘Black Out’, but two prizes of this set. Wheeeeee!
I’m strict with my rules. So, please read carefully. There will be TWO winners. Each will get one set of ‘Pumpkin Spice’ and ‘Black Out’. Here’s what ya gotta do to enter:
* Leave a post letting me know how you follow this blog, what name you use AND an email address I how I can contact you. Only one entry per follower. So, this means you must be a follower of my blog.   This counts as one entry. 

Get Some Bonus Entries
* Tweet about this giveaway and use this link to this post: ‘Pumpkin Spice Giveaways, click on link to enter @KimberlyIsHere’
   ‘  Leave in the comments below, the link to your tweet, for verification. You can do this once per day. And, as mentioned in the Mandatory rule, you must be a follower, and you must leave your address in the post. This counts as two entries per day. 

That’s it!

This giveaway is one internationally. If you have won with me in the past, you are still invited to enter.

The giveaway ends Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 10 AM, EST.

Got any questions…just email me.