Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ultraflesh Shinebox Highlight and Shimmer Collection Giveaway Contest

Congratulations to Carrie!
I love the Ultraflesh multipurpose Shinebox Highlight and Shimmer Collection ($39) so much, I decided to do a giveaway contest for Christmas. I think Ultraflesh is one of the most exciting new brands that entered my life this year. This compact for the eyes, lips, and cheeks is exquisite.

"Now every angle is your perfect angle - day or night - with this chic and versatile compact that can be used to create a variety of looks. Formulated with an emollient cream-to-powder formulation, the shades hold up for maximum wear without ever creasing." Each of the five colors in the collection can be used anywhere the face.

The top level of the large fan-out compact is an "enhancer," or highlighting powder. The shade appears to be a golden pink in the compact, but on my skin, it's gold and gorgeous. The middle level contains two cream shimmers, sheer gold and sheer rose gold. Every time I apply one, I'm struck by their elegance; everything about these cream shimmers is divine.

The lower level houses two Secret Shimmer pencil highlighters/eyeliners. The shades are rose gold and platinum. These little pencils are the cat's meow. They are so creamy, I want to have them in lager sizes. I hope Ultraflesh is working on that. Surely they know that they have created some of the most heavenly pencils I've ever used! I've been shouting my love for this collection. Seriously, it's that good - the reason I want one of you to have one.

I took my swatch photos in full sun back in May (with my old camera, so they aren't great). I applied the pencils at the bottom of my arm directly from the pencil tips, but I applied all other shades with a sponge-tipped applicator - even the creams. The shades shimmer more in the sun than they do indoors, but they are highlighting shades.

The top swatch is the golden top-level enhancer. The two shades below are the sheer gold and rose gold cream shimmers. The two creamy pencil shades - rose gold and platinum - are at the bottom. Have you ever seen a compact with so many ways to shine?

Each time I have written about Ultraflesh, I have struggled to find enough superlatives to describe the shades. Shimmering, stunning, gorgeous, divine, extraordinary, exquisite - they all work. I'm sure I could use a thesaurus and find more adjectives to apply to the shades in the Shinebox Highlight and Shimmer Collection.

Ultraflesh is sold exclusively by Sephora, where I purchased this giveaway gift during Friends & Family. We are going to do a quick contest, open just four days. So, if you are headed out of town, enter now before you get swept up by holiday festivities.

How can you enter the contest? Just leave a comment on this feature (not in another BTiB post). After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing an e-mail address you care about on a blog, so feel free to follow this step (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment).

You can earn extra entries. Follow this blog (through an e-mail subscription, GFC, or though one of the many Google readers - see sidebar at right) to earn a second entry. If you are a follower, it would help me tally entries if you tell me in your comment how you follow. You don't have to follow to enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to reward my followers. I must be able to track this entry.

You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. You must include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest title in your tweet. Remember, tweet the contest title - if you don't, that entry won't count. I tweeted the contest, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day, at midnight. Monday morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday morning. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder - when the contest ends.

This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. I will carefully pack and ship the prize (as I always do). I cannot insure the prize for overseas shipment - it's amazingly expensive to do so because of the way I have to send insured mail. If it's lost or stolen in transit, I may not be able to replace it with another prize just like it. I'll do my best on this end; let's see if your mail service does right by you on the other end if we have an overseas winner. Lately, my shipping luck has improved significantly.

For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. Good luck!

Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty

73 comments:

Bunny Masseuse said...

Google Follower - BunnyMasseuse

my email is:
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Never tried the brand, looks like a great set!

Renata said...
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Renata said...

Thank you! renatamanuel at gmail dot com

gillybeancandyjar said...

those are beautiful shimmer colours :)

GFC: gillybean604
re-tweeted: @gillybean604

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Carrie Meredith said...

omg, what an exciting giveaway! Do you have any new info on the release of the Gold Box yet? I keep checking Sephora online, but nothing yet. Thanks for hosting such a great contest!

[I follow this blog through GFC and follow you on Twitter and have tweeted this contest]

jam said...

I just discovered the joys of highlighting; now I hope I don't over-do it. Thanks

grlnxdor said...

Would love to win this. I follow your blog daily.

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Tania said...

Very pretty shimmery colors

LuvJ said...

My dull, parched skin could sure use a perk-me-up with these highlighters!

LauraJ said...

Beautiful!
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mlle.epatant said...

lovely :)

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xx

Bebe said...

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katekata said...

Hi!
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Alta Infante said...

Hope to win this!!

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Alta Infante said...

GFC name: Alta Infante
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Liz said...

You find the most gorgeous stuff to give away! I follow by email, GFC, and Twitter.

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LilyBiscuit said...

This looks so pretty!
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LilyBiscuit said...

I follow with GFC and by email.
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LilyBiscuit said...

I retweeted your contest tweet from this morning.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Snjohnson10 said...

Hello! Every time you write about Ultraflesh products I am SO intrigued but have never been able to try them...
Thank you for keeping us all up to date on new and inventive products!
Stacy
SNJohnson10@me.com

Jules said...

wow, that looks really cool! I've never tried that brand, but would LOVE to! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Wow, it would be nice to win! Thx - Alica - alica@cleis.net

Kate said...

I am excited about this giveaway based on your praises of this line.

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I also follow your blog on Bloglovin as kopsincs at gmail dot com.

Michelle Jadaa said...

Every girl needs a little shimmer:)

colleen boudreau said...

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Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/collifornia/status/149939667242975232

Kim said...

These are gorgeous!!!

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Hana said...

Nice giveaway!
i follow on GFC
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ne-knopka said...

Would love to win

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ne-knopka said...

Iam blog follower via GFC.twitter
Subscriber via email

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ne-knopka said...

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LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

there is a fine art to sculpting and highlighting. i am still a novice. based on your recommendation- i would love to try this palette.

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

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Roshana said...

the prettiest shadow...
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Roshana said...

email/ gfc follower..
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Mary said...

Great giveaway! Merry Christmas, Charlestongirl!!!


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Mary said...

Loyal Email Subscriber!

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mamavalveeta03 said...

Funny, but at first I read it as "Smashbox" and thought, "Oh, that's new packaging for them!" But this sounds really great. Thanks for the chance! valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

mamavalveeta03 said...

I subscribe via email: valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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MommyFausnaugh said...

This is such a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to try new products! I'm loving your blog!
Thanks, Mommyfausnaugh :)

Isla said...

Wow, another giveaway? Those swatches are to drool over!

Isla said...

I subscribe with this email too:
ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

and my GFC is Isla

Isla said...

I tweeted here:
https://twitter.com/#!/ladyisla123/status/150085609858416640

Jess said...

Hi,

thanks for the giveaway!

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I follow GFC under Jess

Thanks!

Belinda W. said...

I love the rose gold color, so pretty~
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arra said...

joining!

gfc: arra(old follower)
twitted: https://twitter.com/#!/NakedArra/status/150116563817742337

Lulu said...

Nice colors...
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Lulu said...

I'm a follower via subscription:
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Lulu said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/150164825593495552
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The Beauty Bug said...

Oh very pretty colors -- Happy Holidays!

beeden said...

Cool! I love your blog!
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beeden said...

Also signed up for the blog!

Benita said...

I never heard of Ultraflesh. I'd love to give it a try.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Kristin M said...

This looks gorgeous.

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Kristin M said...

I follow you via email

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Michelle said...

waterlilyflower3 at yahoo dot com. Im a GFC follower Michlle Yan!

Dlori said...

Wow, I think I actually missed one of your giveaway contests. Must be because I'll be alone for the holidays this year. This is becoming a little too familiar for my taste. How many holidays does one have to spend alone to be classified a spinster? Anyway, this is a gorgeous product and looks very versatile. Thank you for another great giveaway. Happy Holidays and Good Luck To All!!!!!

Dlori
kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Dlori said...

I follow you on google, email and twitter (@DianeLori)

Dlori
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Dlori said...

I tweeted this contest on my twitter page, @DianeLori, and the link is as follows:

https://twitter.com/#!/DianeLori/status/150419491984125952


Dlori
kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Elizabeth said...

Yay! Thanks for another great giveaway. I actually also want to thank you for featuring Ultraflesh on your blog: because of your reviews, I've purchased and absolutely love their tinted moisturizer. Elizabeth: e (dot) helen (dot) robinson (at) gmail (dot) com.

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you, CG, and Happy Holidays!
GFC; Sherry Brooks-email is ElisMom1 at) gmail (dot) com
Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sadi said...

wowww lovely !!!

I follow via GFC : Sadi

follow on Twitter : Sad20ful

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I Tweeted here : https://twitter.com/#!/Sad20ful/status/150621809740484608

thankss

hofken said...

I had not heard of Ultraflesh, but it sounds like a kit that I really need. Thanks!

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Subscriber

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hofken said...

Tweeted
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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!

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grace32187 said...

P.s. I also follow your blog by email, just signed up! Thanks

Grace333 here again :)

Laura T said...

It looks beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!


I am:

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I also follow you on twitter
@trittipoe
and re-tweeted!

Heather said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway! decembeir at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I follow you on Google reader! decembeir at gmail dot com

Sangeeta said...

I am following you via GFC, and subscribed to your posts via email & google reader

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