Sunday, July 22, 2012

NARS Beach Lover Giveaway Contest

NARS Beach Lover ($49) is a five-piece, travel-sized set for eyes, lips, and cheeks. I have one of these beauties to give away.

The set includes iconic NARS shades for an idyllic summer glow, including a limited-edition shade of Laguna lip gloss. I actually purchased this for myself, but decided I have too much new makeup and need to share - even this - with my readers.

The set contains the following nicely sized items.
  • 2 x 0.085 oz Blush Duo in Hungry Heart, Orgasm (gold ivory/ peachy pink with golden shimmer) 
  • 0.07 oz Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios (iridescent copper) 
  • 0.14 oz Lip Gloss in Laguna (bronze) 
  • 0.57 oz Illuminator in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)
I'd really like to see the Laguna Lip Gloss. I hope that we can get a photo from the winner!

How can you enter to win this Shimmer Brick contest (technically a sweepstakes)? 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 (the contest address, not my "personal" e-mail) 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). Please make sure I have your e-mail. If I can't notify you, you can't win - even if your number is drawn. I can't believe the number of entrants I haven't been able to find in the past.

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 will tweet the contest this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, July 28, at midnight. The next 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.

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

Photo courtesy of Sephora

164 comments:

Susan said...

What a sweet summer giveaway, thanks!

I subscribe through GFC and Google Reader, both.

sus333 @ gmail dot [com]

Nida Moughal said...

I so want this =)
email subby
moughalnida@gmail.com

Nida Moughal said...

I follow via GFC: Nida Moughal
moughalnida@gmail.com

Nida Moughal said...

have retweeted your tweet =)

AnnaZed said...

What a terrific little contest, and I love your blog; it's so 'real' (real person, real observations).

AnnaZed said...

I follow you via RSS to Google Reader

Dovey said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I follow with GFC and my gmail is cuteandmundane!

AnneD said...

Thanks CG, great giveaway! I follow you through email.

anne dot rains at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this seems absolutely lovely! My email is verampcoelho at gmail com

Glogirl said...

I'd love to try the lip gloss in this set! Looks like a pretty summer shade.

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glogirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed in a Google Reader.

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Glogirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/227136355216527360

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa Brown said...

Thank you for another great giveaway!
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

Follow GFC: smurfette
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/227137334813016065
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

CJB said...

you are a lovely lady..thank you for the giveaway..

Lori J said...

You're so sweet to do these giveaways!

I subscribe thru Google reader.

loribethjenkins at gmail dot com

Karlene Shamir said...

how exciting !

xyoulovekarlene at gmail dot com

Karlene Shamir said...

following on gfc

xyoulovekarlene at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

This is a beautiful set! Perfect for summer :)
vac 924 at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

I follow with GFC/LilyBiscuit, email, and twitter @dragonfly777
Thanks!
vac 924 at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

I just retweeted your contest tweet.
@dragonfly777
vac 924 at gmail dot com

tinagirl said...

I follow you as an email subscriber
treneebarker at hotmail dot com

carole said...

love to win this for my vacation!

carole said...

email subscriber

carole said...

gfc follower(gram122)

Marie said...

Oh I'm totally in love with NARS products!
Thanks for this summer contest!
I follow this blog by e-mail subscription.
ptitemarie33(@)hotmail(.)fr

Marie
(from France)

S said...

Such a lovely giveaway as usual! Thank you so much for hosting this my dear!!

I follow via email: sukie (at) s-bitsandbobs (dot) com

Thank you very much again!

tinagirl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/warp65/status/227146496582230017

Jennifer P said...

I dont have any NARS brand make-up. This would be a great place to start!
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

I follow on google friend connect. Jennifer Pellicone
I receive you e-mail.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jennifer P said...

TWEET! https://twitter.com/Yvonne5987/status/227148479695290368
cspmom at gmail dot com

Kitty said...

folowed on GFC: Kitty Liu

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

I wanted this kit so bad! Thanks for the great giveaway CG!

GFC: The Beauty Sample
email: becca@mybeautysample.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBeautySample/status/227153214833836032

Bengaltiger said...

Fabulous contest, would love to win!

vpi AT tripbargains. COM

BooBooNinja said...

This is an amazing giveaway!
I acquired my first NARS product (Gilda blush) through a blog sale and it is wonderful. I'm crossing my fingers for the draw.

GFC: BooBooNinja
email: hermano dot buster dot bluth at gmail dot com
I follow by twitter and RT'd your tweet. I will email you that info.

Thanks, CG!

svetahenry said...

Hi, a very sweet giveaway.
I follow to you via e-mail
svetaoni (at)gmail dot com
And i've retwitted your twit, I'm SvitlanaHenry

Anonymous said...

what a lovely set! thanks forthe opportunity!
melmeum[at]orcon[dot]net[dot]nz

The Beauty Godmother said...

What a great giveaway! I never had any NARS makeup, and always wanted to try "Orgasm" blush - I follow you via GFC as "The Beauty Godmother" and via e-mail as xenamcr at gmail dot com - thanks so much - Maria Carmela Renna

@mand1can3 said...

just tweeted this too: my one weakness @BTiBeauty NARS Beach Lover Giveaway Contest - such a pity we can't get this set in NZ!

Unknown said...

Follow your blog by email
g annacarto at comcast dot
net

Unknown said...

Tweeted

The Blossom Shed said...

Beautiful giveaway as always! I follow on GFC as The Blossom Shed and via email as theblossomshed at gmail dot com.

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Set up a goodle account (i think - i'm so bad at this stuff)

Roshana said...

would love to win .
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Roshana said...

gfc follower and email too....
stigre3atyahoodotcom

Cynthia57 said...

I would love to win NARS Beach Lover travel sized set.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Thanks for your generosity!

Daisy
kydchiu(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cathy said...

Wonderful Giveaway! Thank You!
cathnev at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

GFC: Cathy
cathnev at gmail dot com

MoonRae said...

These colors sound very nice for my coloring....thanks for the opportunity darlin'
~Sharon~
lunrei at yahoo dot com

MoonRae said...

GFC follower MoonRae
sub via email

lunrei at yahoo dot com

sunnyItaly said...

Simply beautiful like all yoru giveways!
Bye
Sunny Italy (rachel)

follow through google reader and email subscription.

Erica K. said...

that illuminator!! <3

erica_kempf at yahoo dot com

i also follow via google reader

Hana said...

i love going to the beach!

i subscribe by email

mamavalveeta03 said...

These colors were made for me! I have had my eye on several of the NARS kits for summer, and they're all good.
valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

mamavalveeta03 said...

I follow you:
1. on email: valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com
2. Twitter: @mamavalveeta03
3. Facebook: Valerie Pease Hoffmann
4. GFC: Valerie Hoffmann

mamavalveeta03 said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/mamavalveeta03/status/227183090357895168

Liz Fahy Scott said...

That set is just stunning! Thanks for another fantastic giveaway. I follow by email, twitter, gfc, etc.

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a great celebration of summer! I don't know about you, but I sometimes suffer from separation anxiety when I can't find a lipstick I know I didn't lose. You must have nerves of STEEL to give stuff away you've purchased for yourself :) I follow you via email (bari face athot maildot com) and also on twitter (@ sales with a smile)

Happy Sunday!

Tania G said...

This looks wonderful. Another great giveaway. Thank you! I am an email subscriber.

arra said...

GFC: arra
Tweeted too: https://twitter.com/NakedArra/status/227206752951746560

Arra Morta
naked_cannibal@yahoo.com

grlnxdor said...

Oh I'd love to win this. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

tjbladl at charter dot net

SanjaFika said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful (and daily at that) read! I've never won anything before but winning makeup would be 1000x more exciting lol My address is whaleprincess19@hotmail.com

sbearever said...

I love your blog. I follow via e-mail. I have wanted to post a comment in the past. I have been wanting to buy this Nars set from Sephora. This is a great giveaway!! My email is sbearever@gmail.com

abbygal said...

I've had this on my wish list!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful give away- I follow your posts through emails subscription

liliana_diaconescu@yahoo.com

Whimsical Glam said...

GFC: Whimsical Glam
email: em.thomson at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is wonderful giveaway contest. Pls enter me, many thanks! Alica - alica at cleis dot net

Rebby said...

LOVE Nars! Thank you for the giveaway dahlin!
rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

Rebby said...

I follow with GFC! (Rebby)
rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

Rebby said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/RebTheCatSitter/status/227256355445153793
rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

Poundlounge said...

Help me get my "glow" on. Pretty please. ;)

Judith DM said...

Very beautiful! I have been cautious about Nars, I know it is a wonderful line, but the color is overwhelming, just looking at the counter. As a more mature customer, I shy away from too much glitter, glitz and strong colors. This, however, seems very fresh, natural and yes, glowing! I follow you on fb, and via email, and never fail to read! You are so very generous! Lucky will be the one who gets this wonderful package!

Terri said...

This looks like a great set!
I follow through e-mail.
tlg13 at hotmail dot com

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

I want this!

jamielovesweeping@gmail.com

Kim D. said...

Great giveaway, thank you for the chance!
mom22girlz at ymail dot com

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Following via GFC - Jamie Martin jamielovesweeping@gmail.com

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

https://twitter.com/WAHWithJL/status/227278287657897984

Kim D. said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/227278238160936960

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

I retweeted your tweet; I'm @wahwithjl

Kim D. said...

I follow with GFC: Kim

Iva said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I am dying to try Nars as I don't have it in my country!

Christy said...

Thanks so much for a great giveaway. Please enter me. Loving your blog... I think we have very similar tastes, judging by the products you buy and enjoy.

Christy

christy@bigstargraphics.com

ioanna said...

thanks so much for the giveaway!
gfc:ioanna
i.kardakou@hotmail(dot)com

Anahita said...

I'd love to win the contest but I never seem to ever win at these things. I guess there is a first time for everything right?

Anahita
abalsara@aol.com

radmilamila said...

hi, great giveaway!
- i follow by email (rada76@mail.ru)and GFC (name Ramdila U)
- i tweeted https://twitter.com/radmilamilamila/status/227362122462539776
Radmila,rada76@mail.ru

DESPINA said...

Amazing giveaway, thank you!!

DESPINA
deb_oro at yahoo.gr

DESPINA said...

I follow via GFC as deb_oro
and via email

DESPINA
deb_oro at yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

I would love this prize!!!!!!!

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

Email follower


Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Suchi K said...

aah! perfect makeup kit for the tropical weather at my place!
i am subscribed to your newsletters by email and also follow on twitter.
my email: crzysuchi4u[at]yahoo[dot]com

tweet: https://twitter.com/BTiBeauty/status/227125462697123840

total 3 entries :)

Vanessa said...

I love everything NARS! :)

I follow with Bloglovin

vanessa__09 at hotmail dot com

Virginie said...

Hello, thank you for this giveaway! I follow you thru bloglovin
existencevs at yahoo dot fr
thanks!

b.clay1 said...

i've had this on my wishlist! thanks for the great giveaway!

GFC name b.clay1
b.clay1@yahoo.com

Misa said...

Love NARS!
Thanks for the chance
I follow via email
buttersbackroom(at)gmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

I've had my eye on this set for awhile. Thanks for the give away!
kristenao (at) gmail (dot) com

escritora said...

Fantastic giveaway, as always :)
1. sylwia(dot)kozien(at)gmail(dot)com
2. I follow you via email

Benita said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance.



bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Email subscriber.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! I follow you through twitter. I've retweeted your contest!

Soni said...

Once again, another FABULOUS giveaway. Thank you so much!!!

I follow via GFC.

sondrac3(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary said...

What a BEAUTIFUL giveaway! Thanks for the chance at winning such fabulous products!

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Mary said...

Faithful Email Subscriber!

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Nonnanina3 said...

Neat Nars giveaway contest. Their products are sublime!!

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Marie said...

That's Marie (from France) ... again!
I've just created my twitter account (as Marie_S here: https://twitter.com/Marie_Sola) and retweeted your tweet ;) I thought you'd like to know ^^

Marie

Tina:) said...

I'd love to win a bit of Nars!
my email is kooky-tina at hotmail dot co dot uk
and i follow via email and gfc - tina:)
thanks so much !

DRTVrMoi said...

Nars is always at its best in the summer. Thank you for the contest.

happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

DRTVrMoi said...

I follow you via email.

happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

SG said...

Would love some new makeup for summer!
sunshine dot gudlaugson at hotmail.com

Charlestongirl said...

The Domestic Goddess (Care) was unable to post a comment today. I have no idea what Google was doing to her. I'm posting her entry for her. Hope this isn't happening to others!

Studdedbows said...

Nars has become a favorite! I just followed through GFC "studdedbows".

studdedbows at gmail dot com

thanks for the contest!

PinkCheetah said...

What a perfect collection of goodies for summer! Thanks for sharing this one!

(I follow via email and will send you a follow-up email.)

Sherry said...

As a melanoma survivor, I can't really afford to become bronzed in the traditional way, but I'd love to own this beautiful kit so that I could get the look. Thank you, CG! Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sherry said...

GFC: Sherry Brooks

Fb: Lynn Brooks

Bloglovin': Sherry Brooks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
Sunny
sunnyleigh20 at hotmail dot com

JMay said...

I'd love to try these products!
email: jmay1223 at gmail dot com
I follow you through an email subscription and bloglovin

Isla said...

Wow, you always have such great giveaways! How do you do it?! :)

ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

Isla said...

I follow with email ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

Isla said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/ladyisla123/status/227762860443459584

Colleen Boudreau said...

I would love to win! :)
holliister at gmail dot com

Colleen Boudreau said...

I follow via GFC (Collifornia)
holliister at gmail dot com

Colleen Boudreau said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/collifornia/status/227888749705584640
holliister at gmail dot com

nightowl said...

I would love to have these NARS products.
winit6 at hotmail dot com

nightowl said...

email subscriber of yours

winit6 at hotmail dot com

christeel said...

these products look so fun for summer. I would love to try them.
chestnut christine at gmail dot com

Amz said...

This is an amazing giveaway.
I subscribed through GFC, and am a email subby.
amiimatthews1996@ hotmail dot co uk

Erykah~C said...

^.^
I follow you Gfc : Erykah~C
Email : staystrongfrank@gmail.com
I've heard great things about Nars and I'd love to try these products

Mrs. No-No said...

sah-weet!!! (:
Thanks!
Carla
mrsnonoknows at gmail dot com

Mrs. No-No said...

TWEET!!
https://twitter.com/MrsNoNoKnows/status/228272268525056000
mrsnonoknows at gmail dot come

mie-arsi.blogspot.com said...

wow i love it,awesome giveaway :)
Email: miarsiku@gmail.com

mie-arsi.blogspot.com said...

GFC : miarsi ningsih
Twitt User: @miarsiku
Subscribe email to
Email: miarsiku@gmail.com

mie-arsi.blogspot.com said...

Tweteed: https://twitter.com/miarsiku/status/228488323180670977
Email: miarsiku@gmail.com

Anniina said...

Lovely giveaway!

I'm an email subscriber.

anniinast at gmail dot com

ne-knopka said...

Amazing giveaway!
I love to try this set

Anna

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

ne-knopka said...

Iam blog follower via gfc
and twitter

Cynthia Richardson said...

I love Nars! Thank you!

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Cynthia Richardson said...

Email subscriber

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Cynthia Richardson said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/hofken/status/228579016670597120

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

ItsthaTOP said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway once again!
ItsthaTOP@gmail.com

ItsthaTOP said...

I subscribe to your blog through email. Thanks!
ItsthaTOP@gmail.com

Amber said...

Oooh such a cute set! I love NARS :) Thanks so much.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I follow on GFC.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/228677850910314496

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Lena said...

Sweet giveaway!
I follow by email

MJ Moore said...

What a generous giveaway! That Laguna lip gloss looks amazing!

butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

MJ Moore said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/butterflyrouge/status/228893538354614272

butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

MJ Moore said...

GFC follower- MJ Moore

butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

Madhu Duneja said...

would love to win the giveaway

madhuduneja@gmail.com

p.s .. firtstimer to your blog but love reviews i read.

Sadi said...

Such a lovely giveaway as usual!

Thank you so much for hosting this my dear!!


I follow via gfc as Sadi

email: sadia.latif10@gmail.com

I follow u on twitter @Sad20ful

I tweeted here : https://twitter.com/Sad20ful/status/229245312194183168

Thank you very much again!

Maria Ivanova said...

Oh what a great giveaway! I am so in! :D

email is: ciardis09 at yahoo dot com

Maria Ivanova said...

sorry should be

ciardis09 at yahoo dot se

Susan O'Bryant said...

Such an unbelievable giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

susanobryant at gmail dot com

Susan O'Bryant said...

I follow via GFC (Susan Audrey)

susanobryant at gmail dot com

Susan O'Bryant said...

Tweeted about this giveaway here: https://twitter.com/susanaudrey/status/229394203073970177

Thanks!
susanobryant at gmail dot com

nightowl said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/winsome6/status/229403028388720640
winit6 at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

Here is my mandatory entry comment :-) Thank you!

lemdancin4hv at gmail dot com

Laura said...

Entry #2: I follow you via GFC as Laura Milan.

lemdancin4hv at gmail dot com

Laura said...

Entry #3: Here's my tweet! https://twitter.com/lmilan3vt/status/229424237008539648

lemdancin4hv at gmail dot com

cool said...

amazing giveaway )))))
GFC - Daria cool
email: dariacool@gmail.com

Levin said...

This is awesome!

ilevinjoy at gmail dot com

Lorna said...

Amazing giveaway! loving these products
dupy80 at yahoo dot com dot ar

Lorna said...

Follow you on GFC as Lorna
dupy80 at yahoo dot com dot ar

Lorna said...

I RT your tweet (@LornaBB)
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