Thursday, November 8, 2012's Halloween Giveaway Win!

 I was recently chosen as the winner in's Halloween Giveaway, which was for a collection of beauty products worth over $500! I had no idea what was going to be in it, but it came today, and all I can say is WOW! I never expected so many items, and definitely not so many that I could actually use! They went above and beyond with this prize, and it was almost like they knew what I needed the most - I can't find one thing in the collection of prizes that I wouldn't use.

The gifts included everything from lotion, body wash, face creams, serum, lip gloss, nail polish, cosmetics, and so much more! Here's a closer look at all the goodies:

Zoya Surf Nail Polish Sampler - A great collection of 6 gorgeous colors - a $48 value! I've been wanting to try Zoya polishes, as they're Tolune, Formaldehyde and Dibuyl Phthalate Free! 
Laura Geller Bright Lids, Big City Trio of Eyeshadows - These are amazing colors and I can't wait to incorporate them into my night-on-the-town looks. They are baked eyeshadows, which I haven't tried. I do love my baked blush though, so I'm interested in how these perform. They're a $39 value!
It Cosmetics No-Tug Silk Anti-Aging Waterproof Eyeliner in Plum - I don't go anywhere without eyeliner, and having green eyes, plum is a perfect color for me. It came with a sharpener too! $12 value

It Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain in Rose Glow - Wow this stuff sounds and looks awesome! Poreless Finish HD Micro-blush with Hydro-collogen, silk and vitamins K, A, C, & E. It's a shimmery rose powder, like a mineral makeup. A $24 value
Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss in Passion - An amazing red shimmer gloss. And oh my goodness - the wand LIGHTS UP! I can see that coming in handy for quick touchups in the car at night! haha! Seriously though, I had to go try it out, and it's a great color that complements my natural lip color well, is not sticky like some glosses, and doesn't clash at all with my intensely red hair. That rocks! It's a $16 value.
Senna Lip Lacquer Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Gorgeous - Mmm a vanilla flavored high shine gloss in a pale rose shimmer - love it! $20 value
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray - An award winning makeup setting spray that helps keep color vibrant and prevents fading for up to 16 hours. This has rave reviews online and I've been looking for a good finishing spray, so this will definitely be used daily! $29 value

Nuance Salma Hayek Walnut Facial Scrub - A gentle exfoliant designed to smooth complexion and boost radiance. This too has rave reviews online, and I can't wait to try it. I love facial scrubs! $8 value
Likewise Everyday Skincare Face + Body Wash - This product sounds interesting. I like that it can be used on the face or body, and has Malic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids for gentle exfoliation along with a blend of Amino Acids for moisturization. It has a light citrus scent. $35 value!
Pevonia Botanica Enzymo-spherides Peeling Cream - I am super excited about this! I tried another peeling cream and really enjoyed the results, so it will be nice to try a similar product. Basically you massage it into damp skin, and it helps remove all the dead skin cells and anything clogging up your skin. $42 value!
Pevonia Botanica Radiance Lightening Gel - This is for lightening hyperpigmentation, which I do have a problem with, so again, I am really looking forward to trying this. It's a $51 value!

Apotherderm Firming Serum - This sounds like an all-in-one serum! Not only does it tighten and firm, it reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, moisturizes and hydrates, and brightens and refine skin texture. Sounds wonderful! - It's a $75 value!
Stages of Beauty Radiance Antioxidant Serum with Red Tea - Extremely minimal ingredients, and improves skin tone and texture, while soothing inflammation and irritation. I'm looking forward to trying it as part of my daily skincare routine. It's a $75 value also!
Pevonia Bontanica Phyto-Gel Cleanser - Claims to foam away impurities and is safe for all skin types. It's non-drying and contains extracts of Ivy, Lemon, Basil, Sage and others. A $30 value.
Lather AHA Facial Therapy with Copper & Borage Extract - A non-greasy cream that will re-texturize skin,  moisturize and promote collagen production. It's a night cream that helps slough off dead skin cells and even out skin tone. Looks interesting! A $24 value!
Restrospect Hand & Nail Reconstructor - A anti-aging treatment for hands and nails. Helps strengthen nails and soften hands. I'm in! A $36 value.

Malin+Goetz Chamomile Treatment Oil - Another great product! You can use it on your Face, body or hair! How cool is that?! You can use it to soothe, calm, and protect dry irritated  or sensitive skin, use it as a facial moisturizer, an after-shower or after-sun body oil, a soaking bath oil, body massage oil, or hair and scalp oil! It says it's beneficial for dry scalp and seborrheic conditions too. This is a $68 value!
Zents Ore Shea Butter Lotion - This smells divine! It's intensely hydrating, and is nurturing with chamomile, St. John's wort, and sage. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins while being free of parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and dyes. It's a $28 value.
And samples of Boost Pink Lemonade and Acai Pomegranate - I haven't tried these flavors, but love Boost! It's a great vitamin and mineral fizzy drink mix that gives you a boost!

Now comes the hard part, deciding which products to use first! And adding it up, this wonderful prize collection from was worth closer to $700 (going by online retail prices that I found!) Check out and then visit them on Facebook to enter their current giveaway. Good luck! 

I was not compensated for this post by anyone or any company, but did receive the products shown in the's Halloween sweepstakes. The information posted was information from product packaging and retail websites. Any added opinions are completely my own.