29 June 2012

Diamond & Dollars Giveaway Event!

 
 If the words diamond and dollars didn't get your attention, I'm not sure what will! 

 Starting July 14th, This Mama Knows and Sweet Little Bits along with some blogger friends, will be hosting a Diamond & Dollars Giveaway. We will be giving away a Diamond Candle and $50 in cash! 

Diamond Candles are these really cool earth-friendly soy candles that are made in the USA and contain a surprise in them. You see, in each candle there is a ring worth anything from $10 to $5,000! That's right, you could have a diamond ring worth $5,000 inside of your candle!

 So mark your calendars, you don't want to miss it!

 If you are a blogger and want to participate in this event and potentially earn thousands of new followers, you can sign up HERE.

FREE Blogger Sign-ups! (Kindle Fire & Diamond Candles-Giveaway)

NOTE: This is not the actual giveaway.  This is a Blogger Sign-up Event, but stay-tuned for the giveaway soon!

Diamond Candles are really hot these days and you can see the great reception it’s getting from all the reviews and giveaways on the web! And why not? You can get a ring worth $10 to $5,000 with every candle! And of course, Kindle Fire is still the leading Android tablet in the market!

And since Bay Area Mommy will be celebrating its 1st year anniversary on July 27, we’re gonna have a Kindle Fire & Diamond Candles giveaway with 2 winners!!!

Giveaway Dates: July 25 – August 15
Signup Fee: FREE for 1st link,
$3 for each additional link
Open worldwide. If the winner is not from the US, he/she will get the cash equivalent.

When asked for "Who referred you?", please answer SWEET LITTLE BITS. :)

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SIGN-UP, 
CLICK HERE.

Happy blogging! :)

25 June 2012

Caronia Tropical Doll Collection

Hello, sweeties!

If you've been reading my blog lately, you would know that I was chosen as one of the winners in Caronia's May Promotion: Flores de Mayo-inspired nail design contest. 


And yes, part of the prize package I got was this Caronia Tropical Doll Collection!
I have been eyeing for Kiwi ever since they published a teaser for the collection, but I dunno why I chose Blueberry to try out first. Here's a photo of my nails wearing Blueberry:

(sorry, I just took this photo a week after I actually applied the polish,
so you can see my nails growing out of the polish already)
Pretty, right? I really like how vibrant and so beachy it looked! And I just couldn't wait for another week, and another week, to be able to blog about Tangerine and Blueberry, so I asked my blogger friends Momo and Aimee of Charmed if I could use their nails as "canvas" for the rest of my Tropical Doll polishes. They gladly agreed! :)

Aimee for Kiwi, Me for Blueberry, and Momo for Tangerine



I just soooooo love the colors! They're vibrant, catchy, and totally brighten up anyone's day! Plus, I think the hues are really made for Tropical gals, because they perfectly suit tropical complexion. Know what I mean? Well, I'm medium-skinned and that's a big factor in my nail color choices. Most often, bright-colored polishes don't suit me well; but these colors impressively do! Really LOVEEEEET! :)





Here are some photos of us enjoying our nails :)


  

  



Can you feel the la-la-love? We really love ze coloooooors! Thanks, Caronia! :)
What are you waiting for? Grab your own Caronia Polish from the new Tropical Doll Collection now! 

More photos will be posted soon as I blog about our T.G.I.F. bonding! 


Love lots,

24 June 2012

CollageIt GIVEAWAY - 15 Winners [[INTERNATIONAL]]

Hello, sweeties!
Today, I'm very happy to introduce to you a new easy-to-use photo collage software which I recently discovered and used... COLLAGE IT! :)

Retails at $19.90

CollageIt is an easy-to-use collage maker which allows individuals to make photo collages on Mac and Windows automatically in minutes with just a few clicks. Whether to a casual user or professional photographer, one can easily and quickly master it. With CollageIt, people can share photos with friends and families in a unique way.

CollageIt assists users in recording beautiful moment in the easiest way. It has the following key features:
-       Automatic, Easy to Use and Powerful.
-       Various Collage Templates to Choose.
-       Customize Photo Collages Freely.
-       Share the Collage Anywhere.


How to use:

(just click on the photo for a larger view)
Step 1 : Add Files 
Click Add button in Photo List group, select photos in the dialog box that opens, and add them to the file list.

Step 2 : Make settings and generate collage preview 
Make settings in Layout group, and click Generate Preview button, the collage preview in the middle of window will be refreshed in one second. You can also adjust the crop area by selecting photo and dragging mouse.

Step 3 : Save collage 
Click Save button, save current collage as image files, such as BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TGA..etc.

EASY-PEASY, RIGHT? :)

I already tried using it, and here's what I got:

(click photo to see larger view)
Not bad, right? I think I did this for just less than 5 minutes! Really easy and convenient. Although I still have to try to find out how to adjust the photos so they could fit within the borders properly :)))

This software retails at $19.90 at PearlMountain. You could download a free trial if you want, but that would only last for I think 14-15 days. So if you want to get the FULL VERSION for FREE...


JOIN THIS GIVEAWAY! 
Pearl Mountain Soft will be giving away FIFTEEN (15) LICENSE CODES for this software for my lucky readers so they could GET THE FULL VERSION FOR FREE!

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GOOD LUCK! :)





FOREVER 21 Mini Haul

It was my first time to shop for cosmetics, and to shop for them at Forever21. So for starters, I just took some of the basics -- just so I could try them out. I also bought some nail care tools and an I-can't-resist-getting-it pair of sunnies. Here are photos of the items I got:


SUNNIES




COSMETIC BRUSHES



NAIL CARE TOOLS




LIPPIES



EYE SHADOW










Have you tried using Forever21 products before? 
If you have tips and recommendations to share, feel free to leave a comment below. 
I'd be glad to receive such tips :)


Love lots,

23 June 2012

Minions On My Nails. BANANAAAA!

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Hello, sweeties!

I've been M.I.A. lately because of school; I'm trying to control and discipline myself especially when it comes to Facebook-ing and basically anything in the cyberworld. You know how it is, guys, right? The web is a black hole that sucks you deep in -- without you even noticing. So yeah, I super-minimize my internet use on weekdays and just catch-up on weekends.

Anyways, that's the reason why this post is already two weeks late. I made & wore this nail design two weeks ago when I was kind of in a need to relieve some stress and thinkings. I was originally planning to try to make a creative and uncommon French Manicure, but I decided to do this instead. 

Come and sing with me now. 5-6-7-8!
BA-BA-BA BA-BANANA,  BA-BA-BA BA-BANANA
BANANAAAAAAAAAA! POTATO-NAAAAAAAA!


They really served their purpose -- relieve me of stress. Everytime I look at my nails, there would be this certain explosion of fun and happiness, so it really helped. Plus, I got a lot of compliments from my friends and even from strangers! Guards, fastfood cashier, registration assistants, and basically just anyone! I bet my nails loved all the attention they got. :))

Moving on, I know this is just tooooo cute so I would like to share with you a quick tutorial on how to do it. Sorry if I couldn't manage to do video tutorials yet, but I'd try to make time for it, okay? ;)



STEP 1:
Clean your nails & shape them any way you want. I shaped my nails squoval since I thought it would be best for the minions' body. Afterwards, apply a base coat/nail hardener (NOTE: this is important to avoid having your nails stained, and of course so you could protect them). 


STEP 2:
Apply a bright lemon yellow polish. I, however, didn't have such color of nail polish so I just used an acrylic paint of the same hue.






STEP 3:
Paint the tips with blue polish or acrylic paint, and then stripe some black paint across (to serve as the goggles' strap).


STEP 4:
Draw the details! :D
Sorry if I wasn't able to take photos of the nitty-gritty details -- I FORGOT! I was so focused on drawing 'em, that's why. I was just using a standard watercolor brush because I don't have nail art brushes yet, so it's really hard especially when drawing small details such as the teeth and stuff.

STEP 5:
FLAUNT YOUR NAILS AND MAKE EVERYONE SING BANANAAA! :)
Here are more photos (because I just couldn't get enough of 'em):







Like it? :)
Let me know when you get to try your own Minions Nails, okay?


Love lots,





08 June 2012

GIVEAWAY ALERT! 16 WINNERS of Contact Lens, NYX Cosmetics, HHN Organic Products, and loads of GCs!!!



  
Can you guess why all these cuties 
look so happy and excited?

YES! It's because our Big Sissy from Pandora's Boxes is here again for another exciting giveaway. IT'S ANOTHER PRIZE OVERLOAD! Kao Smiley

Here, watch this teaser video first:


THE GOOD NEWS:

♥ Avail of FREE SHIPPING for Metro Manila for orders Php1000+
♥ Get 10% DISCOUNT on selected NYX items
♥ Get up to 20% DISCOUNT on GEO Contact Lenses
♥ FREE NATIONWIDE SHIPPING for NYX Palettes


Aside from these new promos, Pandora's Boxes is again holding a Special Giveaway as a sign of love and thanks to all their customers and supporters.

photo from Pandora's Boxes Tumblr Page

There will be SIXTEEN WINNERS for this giveaway!

* ONE WINNER of NYX Cosmetics Loot Bag




* ONE WINNER of GEO Cosmetic Lens Loot Bag



* ONE WINNER of Human ♥ Nature Organic Loot Bag





* THREE WINNERS of P550.00 Gift Certificates (GEO, NYX, HHN)
* TEN WINNERS of P100.00 GEO Gift Certificates 


SO, ARE YOU UP FOR IT?


VIEW FULL GIVEAWAY MECHANICS AT Pandora's Boxes' FACEBOOK PAGE (click HERE).

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