Saturday, October 22, 2011

Starlight Radiance's Grand Opening Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Starlight Radiance's Grand Opening Giveaway! As you all know, I am in love with nail polish! But what I've been planning on sharing with everyone recently is that I have started a new hobby making jewelry that combines my love for nail polish! I decided to open up a Starlight Radiance shop on Facebook where I can sell necklaces made with some of my favorite polishes (now I finally have an outlet for my creativity needs)! So, to get the word out there, I thought that a Grand Opening giveaway would be a wonderful idea!

These two necklaces are the Chameleon Necklace, made with Nubar - 2010 and Pure Ice - Black Rage, and the Passion Necklace, made with Zoya - Sarah. (I love that this polish shares my name - it is so beautiful!)

Look at how beautiful they are! As many of you know with Nubar - 2010, it shifts color from a striking orange to greens and sometimes blues.

There will be two winners! Now check out the rest of the goodies that go along with the necklaces! All cosmetics are brand new, never used. The Kiss products in this giveaway are a few that I received from their Fall Into Kiss giveaway that I wanted to share with some of my readers, and The Color Workshop products are all ones that I bought by me.

Prize #1

Prize #1 includes the Chameleon Necklace, Kiss Brush On Lip Gloss in Lust, The Color Workshop Eye Pencil in Brown, Kiss Striper Polish in Pearl Black, Kiss flower nail art stickers, The Color Workshop Lip Gloss and Blush Palette, and Kiss Everlasting French Petites Glue On nails.

Prize #2

Prize #2 includes the Passion Necklace, Kiss Brush On Lip Gloss in Cherry Burst, The Color Workshop Eye Pencil in Black, Kiss Striper Polish in Rock Star, Kiss flower nail art stickers, The Color Workshop Lip Gloss and Blush Palette, and Kiss Stick On French Manicure nails.

Starlight Radiance's Grand Opening Giveaway

The giveaway ends November 11, 2011 at 11:11pm EST (11/11/11, 11:11). Fill out the form below to enter! (I couldn't help myself, it seemed like an awesome day to choose!)
Open to US residents only. (Just because this is my first giveaway, I don't want to have to worry about international shipping. I will have international giveaways in the future!)
The winners will be picked using
Winners will have 48 hours to get back to me once I have notified them. If they do not respond by that time, I will choose new winners.

Mandatory Entries (these give you 2 entries)
Be a follower on GFC - New followers are welcome; just click "Join this site" under followers on the right.
Give me your email address - so that I can contact you.
Like Starlight Radiance on Facebook - because I am celebrating the grand opening of my store, after all!

Extra Entries
Write on the Starlight Radiance Facebook wall saying which necklace you like the most (+3)
Reblog this giveaway (+2) (can be in your sidebar, an overall giveaway post, or a dedicated post)
Post this giveaway on Facebook (+1) (this needs to be public so I can check it)
Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (+1)
Add Starlight Radiance to your blogroll (+1)
Leave a comment on one of my other blog posts (+1)

This leaves a total of 11 entries per person if you want to complete all the entries! The giveaway ends 11/11/11 at 11:11 pm EST. Good luck and thanks for joining me!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Kiss Giveaway Winnings (VERY pic heavy)

Hello everyone! I found out a few days ago that I won a Kiss gift basket of goodies from their Facebook Fall into Kiss Giveaway and I got my package yesterday! It is gigantic! Will answered the door when UPS delivered it and was like "Sarah... What did you order?!?" It was in a GIGANTIC BOX. Here's a picture of the basket o goodies!

A very cute little basket! Full of straw, fall leaves, and of course, Kiss goodies!

Ooooh... Pretty...

Of course, Icarus took an interest in it.

And he had to get a closer look... In order to grab some straw.

I'm pretty sure he thought he had won a prize too. Toys! Silly Icarus.

But onto the list of goodies Kiss sent me!

Catwalk Nails, Everlasting French Petites, Stick On Nails, Luxury Nail Kit, and Everlasting French Nails. All of them are glue on for 7-day wear except for the Stick Ons, which are for 1-day wear.

Nail tools! A 2-Way Nail Shaper, Cuticle Nipper (I don't think I'll be using these!), Essential Travel Kit, and  Nail Clipper with catcher and Precision Tweezers (in pink!).

Nail art goodies! French Manicure Kit, Nail Artist Pens in Pink and Silver, Nail Artist 3D Stickers, Nail Artist Pens in Black and White, and Nail Artist Striper Polishes in Rock Star, Yellow, and Pearl Black.

Close-up of the stickers. There are lots of flowers, hearts and butterflies!

False lashes! I've never gotten any of these for myself before, so I'm psyched to try them out! Eyelash adhesive, two i-Envy lash sets in Hollywood and Juicy Volume, i-Envy Individual Lashes, and two lash sets with applicator strings. Exciting!

Lip stuff! Three Brush On Lipglosses in Like Venus, Cherry Burst, and Lust, and four Color Shock Glosses in Femme Fatale, I'm a Celebrity, Addicted to Love, and Nude Seduction.

Brow pencils! Brow Wax and Pencil Duo and a Brow Pencil in Spiked with a brush on the end.

Eye liners! Five Luxury Eye Liners in Electrifying Silver, Seductive Bronze, Intensifying Brown, Blackest Black, and Classic Black; an Easy Liner Felt Tip Liquid Eye Pen in Black; and a Dead Sexy Pen Liner in Very Black.

More eye goodies! Volum' n Define Mascara in Very Black, Bold n' Long Mascara in Very Black, and an applicator for applying the false lashes.

All of these wonderful goodies and two coupons for Kiss products. However, in the letter they sent me, it said that there was one of their brand new Silicone Protexion Flat Irons, and I checked the entire basket and even in the box and there wasn't one anywhere to be found! I'm going to email them to see what's up with that though.

Wow. So much stuff. So much stuff in fact that I'll be adding a few of these goodies to the giveaway I was already planning. No need not to share the love! Hopefully I will have the giveaway posted by tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 3: Yellow - Sally Hansen - Lightening and Some Fiery Nail Art

Hi there! I hope everyone is doing well as the weather gets a little cooler. My boyfriend has gotten a little sick and now my throat is a bit scratchy - I hope it doesn't stay that way for long. I've got a cruise to go on!

Anywho - here is my day 3 post for the 31 Day Challenge - Yellow! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lightening. This was two thick coats. Please excuse the super nasty spillage (I was a bit tipsy when I was painting my nails - hehe!).

I'm not really sure what it was about this polish, but I just couldn't stand looking at it on my nails and I just felt like it was a bad color for me, so I decided to add a bit of nail art. So what could I do with yellow? FIRE!

I sponged on Zoya - Sarah 1/3 the way up my nail and then sponged Zoya - Tiffany 2/3 the way up. Pretty! Then I outlined the flames and filled in the black areas with Kiss - Black striper polish. It was actually very hard to work with and ended up getting all goopy and bubbled because it was so thick that I couldn't spread it well. Sad.

And this is the final result!

Nice fiery nails that I wore for about four days before it started chipping! Woohoo!

And all the lovelies that helped make this possible: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Lightening, Zoya - Sarah, Zoya - Tiffany, and Kiss - Black. This was the first time in a while that I got to do some nail art, and it was quite fun, but I think in retrospect I would have used tape for the flames instead of using the striper polish to prevent the thickness and bubbling. Live and learn!

I hope you enjoyed the nail art! Happy painting!