Friday, December 17, 2010

Mystery Box Giveaway Contest - Round 2

Congratulations to Pam! She won Mystery Box 2!
I posted a mystery box giveaway contest last weekend, and the number of entries has been staggering. So, let's start a second one - even before the deadline for the first!

As a beauty blogger, I am always scouting the counters for the latest and greatest, and if I like it, I buy it (assuming I can afford it). That means I buy a lot of beautiful makeup. I have been cleaning up my house, trying to make lots of room for myself to stumble around after my knee replacement surgery, and I was blown away by the number of pretty things I have bought in the last year - and not used, photographed, or featured on my blog. They appealed to me, and I bought them. I love being surrounded by beautiful things, but I also love giving things away.

The Mystery Box Giveaway Contest Round 2 will have one winner who will receive a mystery beauty box, with a couple of makeup items or a palette that carried me away this year. The prizes were not sent to me by beauty companies for review. If you win, you might get a blusher, lipstick, or eye shadow, or three. It will depend on what I can fit in your box. The brands are only the best, including Armani, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Laura Mercier, YSL. You get the drift.

To enter to win this week's giveaway contest, just leave a comment here once. Tell me in the comment about your skin tone (e.g., light, medium, or dark and yellow or pink undertones) so that I can try to select something that will work for you. After you comment, feel free to e-mail bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing your e-mail address on a blog, so I would follow this second step if I were you (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment).

You can "earn" a second entry by tweeting this contest. Just make sure to include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) in your tweet. I will tweet the contest soon, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry. You can earn a third entry by following the blog - either here or on Twitter (any entrant who is already a follower will automatically earn the follower point). I can't track followers through a third-party service, so you need to be on Google's list for me to verify the entry.

This contest will have a short run so that I can get your box off before Christmas. The deadline for entries will be Tuesday, December 21, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner at that time. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 24 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail that day - and look in your spam folder.

Unlike the first mystery box contest, which ends tomorrow, this contest is open to U. S. and Canadian residents only.

Good Luck!

Update 12/22: I ended this contest a few hours earlier than I had originally announced. Entries had slowed, and I realized I wouldn't be able to get the winner's box off if I went another day. I'll do another mystery box contest early in January, so if you were "timing" your entry, there will be another chance.

Photo courtesy of lifeworthliving.com

73 comments:

MFS said...

My skintone is very light and I'm not sure what my undertones are!

Anonymous said...

Barb, my skin tone is fair with kind of copper undertones. Have lots of freclkes and red hair with blue eyes also.

Nina said...

I am an NC 30 in MAC foundations, fair/medium complexion with yellow undertones. Dark brown hair. :D

irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

lmc1971 said...

Hi there,
wWat a lovely giveaway! I have a medium skintone, with yellow undertones...brunette with dark eyes.

Thanks & Happy Holidays!
Best, Lisa
lmc1971

Erica K. said...

im a lighty <3

erica_kempf at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway! My skintone is light-medium, neutral to slightly warm undertones - for reference, I wear Bobbi Brown in Sand, Armani LSF in #5.
Cheers!
sus333 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jules said...

This is so cool of you to have another mystery box contest! My skintone is very light (w/pink undertones!)

Benita said...

This is so generous of you. Thanks so very much.

I have fair skin. I'm a definite autumn.

Have a great holiday season.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

LilyBiscuit said...

Hi!
Happy Holidays! My skin is fair with cool undertones. Thanks.
vac924 at gmail dot com

Soni said...

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!
Another very exciting and generous giveaway. Thank you!!

I'm fair w/slight pink undertones. (brunette/light green eyes)

Hana said...

i am medium with yellow undertones
i subscribe via email
aznhanavira at gmail dot com

The Beauty Bug said...

my skintone is medium with way to much red in it.

luv2smilexo said...

my skin is light and warm toned. This is so fun :)

Sharon said...

I'm blonde, fair skinned ....not sallow but not pink-toned either. :)

(LOL! Hope that helps! ....and I thank you for the entry!)

Donna said...

My skintone is light and neutral/cool toned ie MAC NW20.

dburrington at hotmail dot com

Lucy said...

My skintone is light/yellow undertones. MAC NC/15. Thanks!

KathyT said...

How generous of you! My skintone is light, neutral MACNW20/25, Bobbi Brown Sand.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

scarter305 said...

Thanks, the surprize part is fun. I have medium skin w/ yellow undertones.

scarter305 at aol dot com

P said...

Awesome giveaway - thanks so much for it.

I have very light skin tone, with pink undertones. I'm one of those "no tanning b/c I turn bright pink" people.

peggylikesstuff at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have medium olive skin, yellow undertones. Thanks!

jesselynlim at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Thank you for giving us the chance to win such a generous gift. :)

I am light/fair with cool undertones, dark brown hair and eyes.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

mamavalveeta03 said...

I have light to med. skintone with golden/warm undertones. I have hazel eyes and medium brown hair with auburn/caramel highlights. Thanks! valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

J. Su said...

I'm light-medium skintone (approx NC 20/25)

redasianbeauty[at]yahoo[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Happy Holidays!" What a fun and fabulous Mystery Box Giveaway...
I have light skin with slight
yellow undertones.
Many thanks to you!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/15998266155995136.
Again, many thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow you on Twitter.
Merci, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com
cmh512

alvira said...

Wow another mystery box giveaway you are very generous :)
Enter me please I have fair/medium complexion with yellow undertones like most of asians
My email:alvira_rashk@yahoo.com
Thanks

Melissa said...

Yay, another giveaway!

Very light with pink undertones.

melissa.c.drake at gmail dot com

Corina B. said...

I'm NC20 with grey eyes and blonde hair.
cobran12 at gmail dot com

Thanks! :)

Amber D. said...

I have medium skin sort of beige with blue undertones. penguinlover_23 at yahoo dot com

sparklehead said...

Light skin - Diorskin Nude 020, MAC NC15-20 :)

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! A second mystery box. My skin tone is light to medium with neutral undertones.

ioanna said...

amazing! i love surprises! my skin is light/medium with pink undertones.
i.kardakou at hotmail dot com

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I have light skin with pink understones. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/16092120758624256
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

Andrea said...

my skin tone is light-medium. I have melasma so I try to cover that up which is really hard

Nicky said...

WOW!!!!What another nice contest. I'm light with yellow undertones.

lostpinto@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

bseis

I am pale with pink undertones. Thank you so much - love the chance for the giveaways!!

Abby said...

My skintone is light with pink undertones. So nice of you to do another one of these!

Laura said...

How generous, thank you for the opportunity to win a second box! I have fair skin with yellow undertones. Red hair.
laura [dot] f [dot] nv [dot] junk at gmail dot com.

Stephanie said...

Another one -- awesome.

I have fair skin with neutral undertones -- can wear cool and warm shades. I have light brown hair and green eyes. Thanks!

Pam said...

Merry Christmas! Will be praying for speedy knee recovery.
Skintone is medium w/ pink undertones.
While you are recovering, check out a new Christmas carol..."When the Christmas Baby Cries"...it's on YouTube. Just beautiful.

My Beauty said...

Hello! How lucky will the winner be! (I cross my fingers, maybe this could be me!) My skin tone is really light, and often goes red (on windy and cold days, when it's too hot...I easily blush).
Thank you!
MyBeautyQuebec at gmail dot com

Anna said...

another mystery box :) i am fair with pink undertones

seton said...

I am NC35/C4, BB Natural, LM TM in sand.

lindaseton at aol.com

Anonymous said...

My skintone is MUFE 117 (light) with slight yellow undertones

Anonymous said...

I am a light with some yellow undertones with dark brown hair and eyes. Thanks for this mystery box contest--cool idea.

squid900@hotmail.com

Mai said...

I'm yellow toned, around a MAC NC 30ish with brown eyes :)

I'm also a follower via Twitter as Maimaimaiii

juliapi said...

Happy Holiday's! My skintone is fair/medium. I wear Armani LSF #5 or MAC NW 20. Understones are neutral.

Polarbelle said...

I am a medium, I guess, on the lighter scale of medium but the lights are too light for me. I am like NW25 most of the time. I am straight up beige, not yellow or pink, although if I had to pick undertones I'd go with pink or slightly olive.

I'm your biggest fan. No really. I follow you on Twitter, etc, but I really enjoy your tweets.

my 04 heart at yahoo dot com

Firesnatcher said...

I'm light/medium with yellow undertones (but I have some mild rosacea that I have to deal with).

Liz said...

My skin wobbles around between light and medium with decidedly blue-pink undertones. If hair color helps, it's natural dark blonde with a very generous sprinkling of white "highlights".

These mystery boxes are fun! Kind of like Beautyfix before they let you pick your own stuff.

Glogirl said...

I have light skin with pink undertones.
Thanks for another great giveaway!

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glogirl said...

I retweeted your giveaway:
https://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/16667331568603136

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glogirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed and follow you on Twitter @glogirl3

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mommy V. said...

Great giveaway!
I am fair skinned, a MAC NC 20.
Not sure what my undertones are, but I have green eyes, dark brown hair with a pale complexion.

Thanks!
vira(underscore)reda(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mommy V. said...
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Mommy V. said...

tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/vira25/status/16697128961187840

malkatz said...

My skintone is very light- porcelain/translucent. I have slight yellow undertones and a bubblegum pink flush.

I have dark brown hair and greyish-greenish blue eyes. :)


fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

Mommy V. said...

I follow you on Twitter
@vira25

vira(underscore)reda(at)hotmail(dot)com

malkatz said...

I follow you on Twitter!

fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

SK said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!
I have light to medium skin with yellow undertones... brunette with dark eyes.
s underscore karachun at hotmail

Victoria said...

wow! What another great give away....I'm super pale with pink undertones!

vmbiehle@gmail.com

Dee said...

This is wonderful and very generous! :) I am a fairly light tone with a pink undertone :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...
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Dee said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/17100220303147008

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

I follow you on twitter @deegee13 and on your blog via gfc as DG

deeg131 at gmail dot com

jbrobeck said...

*fingers crossed* I have light/light-medium with neutral undertones... LM nude!

I follow you on twitter!
polish insom niac at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

light with pink undetones.

ladyboarder9669@yahoo.com

MarciaF said...

Light and cool undertones. Dark hair, dark eyes.
Good luck with your surgery by the way

Mary said...

My skintone is light with yellow undertones. Usually I'm the palest beige of any line. I have medium brown hair and eyes.

web2meb@live.com

Lynn said...

Fun giveaway! I love surprises!
My skin tone is between light and medium with yellow undertones.
My shade in Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer is Bisque.
http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P109936&categoryId=B70

Thanks so much!
rawrms at gmail dot com