More glitter makeup looks! 😀 I’ve featured Lit Cosmetics Champagne Wishes glitter before (and will keep featuring it) because it’s the quintessential glitter that everyone should own. It has multi-colored glitter, purple, green, and yellow, over micro beige glitter. So it’s fun but also “neutral”. Since the glitter is very tiny, it only covers the lid partially so it transforms depending on whatever eyeshadow is beneath it (which can’t be said for chunkier glitters).
Weird zoom, but I wanted to show how the glitter reflects.
1. Mary Kay Foundation Primer 2. NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab 3. Inglot Blush in #20 4. Ben Nye Banana Powder 5. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer 6. OCC Creme Colour Concentrate in Pleasure Model 7. NYX Hot Single Eyeshadow in Butterscotch 8. NYX Hot Single Eyeshadow in Sunglow 9. Inglot Eyeshadow in #327 10. Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Latte 11. MAC Eyeshadow in Orb 12. Lit Cosmetics Glitter Base 13. Too Faced Shadow Insurance 14. Lit Cosmetics Champagne Wishes Glitter
I’ve used Champagne Wishes over yellow, gold, and green eyeshadow. I really want to try it over purple to see how it turns out. If you have any suggestions let me know below. Which eyeshadow colors would look nice with Champagne Wishes?
Prize: NARS Blush in ‘New Attitude’ (limited edition)
And what better way to end this post than with a sweet surprise giveaway! 😀 So before I get into the prize and the rules, let me explain the reason why I’m holding this. First of all, I adore giveaways. I love holding them and entering them. I’ve won some blog giveaways in the past and it’s extremely fun to have free makeup delivered to your door. What beauty lover doesn’t enjoy that? I also love holding them. It’s really rewarding as a blogger to give back to people who read and support your blog. There are so many people that comment on my blog regularly and who have been doing so for a long time. I really appreciate that! It does not go unnoticed. Thank you so much for that!!
Now here comes the big but… I usually hold my giveaways via Rafflecopter widget. After holding several giveaways this way, I’ve decided to test out a different method. Why? Because sometimes holding giveaways leaves me very dissatisfied. Rafflecopter attracts SO many freebie hoarders and serial giveaway enterers. Who are these people? People who google the word “giveaway” and enter each and every one they find. People who frequent freebie forums where giveaways are constantly posted. People who follow you in order to enter the giveaway and then unfollow you after its over. People who enter several times using fake accounts. People who don’t even read your blog. People who don’t even want the prize, they just want to win it in order to hoard stuff or sell it online later. I’ve become very frustrated moderating Rafflecopter giveaway entries in the past. I do check them and delete as much fake entries as I can, but I kid you not, there are hundreds (sometimes thousands) of entries with dummy accounts. Moderating that many entries is just too hard and time consuming.
I don’t think it’s fair for people who actually read my blog to have to compete with these people (since the more entries there are, the lower the odds of winning for each individual). I don’t mind if you find my blog via a giveaway tweet or just follow to enter the giveaway, I’ve done that myself. BUT I do it with fashion/lifestyle/beauty blogs which are blogs I genuinely read. And I follow using my real active social media accounts, not dummy giveaway-entering ones. Another thing: I enter giveaways that have prizes that I actually want to win. When I win a giveaway, I’m extremely grateful and thank the giveaway holder and usually share the prize on my social media or review it on my blog once I have received the prize. I’ve sent giveaway prizes to many lovely gracious people in the past, but I’ve also had opposite experiences. People who are demanding or people who never notify me once their prize arrives. I have to check up on them to see if they received their prize and then get a “Yeah, got it a long time ago. Thanks.” :/ I’m holding these giveaways because I want to. I don’t expect anyone to kiss my bum just because they won, obviously. But I would think people would be excited after winning. This is not the majority, though. Like I said, most of my giveaway winners have been very sweet and gracious. 🙂
This has been building up for a while, it was not just one catalyst event (as you can tell from my long rant). My intention isn’t having less readers enter my giveaway. It’s preventing a bunch of fake entries that lessen the chances of winning for real readers. I apologize that this method requires more effort on your part. Rafflecopter is very easy and convenient for both parties, but it doesn’t actually verify if people have met the rules and requirements. Plus it attracts those fake undesirable entries. I usually pay for the prizes and the shipping with my own money (unless it’s a sponsored giveaway) so I would love to have a genuine reader win it.
Phew! Rant over. Without further ado, here are the rules:
1- Open internationally. Be mindful of your country’s regulations regarding mailing cosmetics so it doesn’t get sent back in customs.
2 – For the sake of disclosure: I didn’t purchase this prize myself, I received this blush from NARS cosmetics. It was not a P.R. sample meant to be reviewed on my blog. It was part of a customer/blogger appreciation gift bundle. I have enough NARS blushes already and enough pink blushes in my collection. I wanted to pass this on to someone who would use it and appreciate it.
3 – The only mandatory entry is following The Beauty Milk on Bloglovin’. The rest will earn you extra entries. You will earn extra entries if:
You follow on Twitter, follow me on Instagram, like my blog’s Facebook Page, follow me on Pinterest, follow me on Tumblr, subscribe to my Youtube (I’m going to be switching channels so if you were follow before you’ll have to refollow this new profile, sorry), follow my blog via Google Friend Connect.
4 – Fill this form with your entries and post it in a comment below.
Bloglovin’ username or URL:
5- This giveaway ends on July 2, 2014.
I will then take all the entries and extra entries, write them in small pieces of paper, put them in a bowl, and pick out a winner manually. Yep, the old fashioned way. Good luck!