I have a confession. I buy more beauty products than I can use. 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). I am cleaning up my house, trying to make lots of room for myself when I get my knee replaced, 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'm not sorry, although I may be someday. I love being surrounded by beautiful things.
How...ever, I realized it might be a good time to have a mystery giveaway contest. Two winners 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. All unused, they will likely remain unused unless I give them away. If you win, you might get a blusher, lipstick, or eye shadow, or three. It will depend on what I can fit in the box. The brands are only the best, including Armani, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, 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 so that I can try to select something that will work for you. After you comment, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
The deadline for entries will be Saturday, December 18, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winners. I will e-mail the winners at that time. The winners will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, a prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Fortunately, I haven't had a no-show in months!
This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. I will carefully pack and ship the prizes (as I always do). I cannot insure any prize for overseas shipment - it's amazingly expensive to do so. If it's lost or stolen in transit, I won't be able to replace it for an overseas winner. I've had unfortunate loss and damage issues, on occasion, when I've shipped overseas - the packages to the U.S. and Canada always arrive without incident. I'll do my best on this end; let's see if your mail services do right by you on the other end if we have an overseas winner.
Update 12/15: Wow...such interest! I am going to have to deliver - big time. :) I don't know what GFC is (duh!), but to get the follower credit, you need to follow directly from the blog (RSS or e-mail). If someone adept with GFC can explain to me how I can track GFC followers, I would appreciate it.
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