Whew — I did quite a bit on the giveaway tip in 2008! Jewelry, perfume, hair products, makeup… and don’t you think for a minute the spirit of freeness will stop in 2009. I’m hoping to host at least one giveaway a month. So if you’re looking to give Afrobella readers a first try at your fabulousity, e mail me at email@example.com.
And if you’re hoping to win something to lift your spirits and make you feel a little more beautiful, read on!
My admiration for most everything made by Valana Minerals — from lipstick to eye makeup — is well documented. Real recognizes real, and founder Valerie R. puts in time and love to every product she works on. And it really shows with Valana’s new Elite Series Velvet Plush Synthetic Cosmetic Brushes.
I LOVE these brushes! Here’s why.
First things first, they’re incredibly soft. Completely vegan — no animal hair or fur here! And did I mention how soft they are? I use the powder buffer ($24.99) and blush brush ($17.99) every day, and these brushes hardly ever shed (unlike the Sephora powder brush I bought, which leaves me with little black hairs all over my face).
I asked Valerie what the difference was, between her original Faux line, and the new Elite Series Velvet Plush.
“The new line has longer handles. We’ve had countless requests for brushes with long handles as it is what many ladies are accustomed to using. Also, as it turns out we’ve got some fans who wanted our company name on the handle (really, I can’t tell you how many customers ask for our company name on the handles) so it’s there. Our customers have also asked for dark colored handles and we took care of that as well. The synthetic bristles are amazingly soft yet still firm enough to grab and hold your makeup for smooth and luxurious application. So, I guess you can tell how excited I am to be able to offer these brushes!” she says.
Me too! Afrobella and Valana Minerals are happy and proud to offer you bellas two sets of all five brushes with a black zip closure makeup case. The value of all five brushes would be $127.00 ($15 to $35 each). Click here to enter!
All you have to do is click here and fill out the form on Valana Minerals site — tell us about your New Year’s resolutions. Entries will be accepted from January 10th through the 15th, and then we’ll choose and contact a winner shortly thereafter.
Clicky click! Good luck and happy Friday!