Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Charm Bracelet Obsession

I know this post has nothing to do with make-up, but I've decided I need to start writing content to go along with my blog.  :)

I started searching charm bracelets this evening....which I have had an obsession with since I was young.  My first charm bracelet was one of the 80's neon, plastic bracelets with the most ridiculous charms you can imagine...ranging from a toothbrush to an anchor. (I've been a random individual, even at a young age.)

When I was about ten years old, my mother bought me a silver charm bracelet and each time we would go somewhere special she would buy me a charm.  For instance we went on vacation one year to Disney World and I got a Tigger charm.  Another year we went to The Chattanooga Choo Choo and I picked out a train charm.

Not only was picking the charms fun, but then I'd get to go visit one of my favorite stores, The Silver Armadillo, which did the silver soldering. And yes, they had a real armadillo in the front window and my mother and I would browse around for twenty minutes while they attached my new charm to the bracelet. I still have this bracelet and will forever treasure it and the memories it holds.  This store is also where I became obsessed with some mineral called Ulexite or as we called it "a TV rock".  [random fyi about me]  A mineral rock that has a transparent appearance, so you can place objects behind it and see the image through the rock...now being older, I can see why my Mom was unimpressed, but at that young age I thought it was pretty damn cool.

My next favorite charm bracelet I purchased at MetroPark and it was filled with skulls, guns and hearts.  I wore this bracelet everyday, until one evening, where alcohol was involved, the clasp fell loose and it fell off my wrist without me realizing it, until it was too late.  I've searched the internet high and low for a duplicate or something similar, but have been unsuccessful.

(Photo copyrights: BlackberryDesigns/Dea Shelton)

I was browsing again tonight and came across these beauties on Etsy. These are handmade by Dea Shelton of Blackberry Designs. Each one of these bracelets is so uniquely crafted and absolutely gorgeous.  I definitely put this on my wish list for 2012.

Take a look at her bracelets and let me know which one is your favorite (leave the link) ....as I'm always keeping my eye out for good giveaway prizes. (I'm learning, as this blog goes forward, that I need to branch out to more than just make-up.)  ♥♥♥

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Intro Video

I should have had this video up first...but here it is. I also wanted to say I will announce all giveaway winners on this blog and twitter...cause it really irritates me when people have giveaways and you have to go on a hunt to find out if a winner was announced.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 09, 2011

December Giveaway Update

First and foremost....I would like to thank everyone who has subscribed and followed my social sites in the past week. The response has been far larger than I originally thought it would be. For everyone just joining, use the rafflecopter app to submit your entries for the giveaway....so you too can be in the running to be a winner of the giveaway.

This is a photo from a shoot last week. The model's name is Willow....and she is absolutely beautiful. I did a double cat eye wing with a bit of an extension for the eyeliner. The hardest thing for me doing wings, is getting the two angles exactly the same on both eyes....but lucky this day, (even though this image doesn't show it) the angles matched up perfectly with each other. (As soon as I get the images from the photographer Nicovision, I will post, so you can see.)

Not sure if people are interested in a list of products that I use on models, but if so, please leave a comment and let me know.....so I can do it for future posts. Or if you have other feedback as to what you would like me to review or do a tutorial on, please feel free to get in touch.

Now since it is after midnight here in Atlanta....Happy Friday!! And Happy, Happy Birthday to my boss's wife, Madhavi.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

OCC Lip Tar Set Giveaway

I just ordered the OCC Lip Tar Set in Passionate Pink. Since I absolutely love Valentine's Day and it's not too far away....this will be the giveaway for February 2011. Just wanted to give my followers something to look forward too.  :)

Photo © OCC Makeup

Thursday, December 01, 2011

December 2011 Giveaway


Today will be the start of my beauty blog and I'm giving away TWO $25 Sephora Gift Cards (2 winners - 1 card each) to get things started. I am a full time makeup artist at Nicovision Studios and I am starting this blog to do reviews on products, give tips & advice on makeup and answer any questions my viewers might have. I plan on having one giveaway each month, and depending on the response I receive, I might decide to do more. Below are all the rules and an app to make entering the contest easier for you and me. Thank you for your support...I truly appreciate it. And of course good luck....I hope you win the giveaway.

Many ways and multiple chances to win.

☆ Entry #1 (worth one contest entry: can only be done once during contest)
• Follow me on twitter. ( @alElizabeth )
  - Make sure to tweet: "@alelizabeth #1211" So your follow will be counted as an entry.

☆ Entry #2+ (worth one contest entry each day: can be done once daily during contest)
• Retweet this tweet: "RT: Sephora Gift Card Giveaway - hosted by @alelizabeth. 2 winners, $25 each. #giveaway #alelizabeth #makeup #beauty"

☆ Entry #3 (worth one contest entry: can only be done once during contest)
• Subscribe to my blog through google connect or bloglovin.

☆ Entry #4 (worth one contest entry: can only be done once during contest)
• Comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite make-up product and why. Make sure to leave some type of contact information, so I can contact you if you are a winner.

☆ Entry #5 (worth one contest entry: can only be done once during contest)
• Follow me on www.Beautylish.com and tell me what products you would be interested in winning for future giveaways. Include #1211 at the end of the comment, so it will be counted as an entry.

☆ Entry #6 (worth one contest entry: can only be done once during contest)
• Like Nicovision on Facebook and leave a comment on any of the pictures, please include #1211 at the end of the comment, so it will be counted as an entry.

☆ Entry #7 (worth one contest entry: can only be done once during contest)
• Subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment letting me know what types of looks or tutorials you would like me to demonstrate. Include #1211 at the end of the comment, so it will be counted as an entry.

Giveaway Rules:
1. Giveaway is open internationally.
2. There will be 2 winners for this contest.
3. Winners will be picked at random.
4. Contest starts December 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm and ends December 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm.
5. You must be over the age of 18. If you are younger, please ask your parents for permission to enter this giveaway!
6. I am not responsible for the custom charges in your country and I am not responsible for the package once I have sent it.
7. The winners (2) will be notified via private message and will have 7 days to respond with their address. Failure to respond will result in forfeiting the prize and another winner will be chosen.
8. I will share the winners user-name in a future video and on twitter. By entering this giveaway, you are consenting to this.

FTC: The giveaway prize was purchased with my own money as a token of appreciation to my subscribers!  I do not currently represent any brands or sell products. I only recommend products based on their merit and/or individual client need. If you or your company has a product you would like me to consider for review, please fill free to contact me through my contact form on http://www.alelizabeth.com or e-mail me at msalElizabeth@gmail.com.

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