Shopaholics are SERIOUS about their business. When a hot store announces a sale, a dedicated shopaholic is the first one to tell all their friends. When an incredible new product launches, y’all are the first to know!

So my shopaholic bellas — put this on your radar. Tonight at 11 p.m. through 1 a.m. on 1/30 (and also 11am, 3pm, & 9pm ET that day), QVC is hosting Bare Escentuals sales and shows. Tune in, check em out, and shop it up!

But just in case you can’t wait and really-really want to get your BE on right this minute, I’ve got a giveaway for you! My first for the year!


The Bare Minerals Buxom Babes Winter Escapades Lip Color 4 piece set is everything you need for your lips to look ultra luscious. Four colors — Holly, Merry, Hope, and Joy, go far beyond the holidays and add glitter and glamour to your look whenever you want it.

I’m new to the BE brand, even though I know so many women who refuse to leave the house without their Mineral Veil in place. First encounter with these lippies – entirely, overwhelmingly positive. They’re super shiny, not sticky or gloppy, ultra glittery (even the clear!) and go great on your lips solo, or layered over your favorite lip stick or pencil.

THREE lucky bellas will win an adorable box set of glosses. All you gotta do is comment below — January is officially over! What were your New Year’s Resolutions? Are you sticking to them so far?

(don’t worry, even if the answer is no, you can still win – I’m choosing winners at random!)

I’ll close these comments on Tuesday. Read below for QVC’s contest rules. Good luck, bellas!

** edited Tuesday at 8:35 — 77 comments! This gloss giveaway is now officially closed. Check out my latest giveaway! Will announce a winner this week, bellas – good luck!

Contest rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to U.S. legal residents who are 18 or older. Commencing on Jan 29, 2009 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and continuing through Jan 29, 2009 at 11:59 p.m ET (“Promotional Period”). Afrobella will randomly select three (3) winners to receive one (1) BE Buxom Babes lip gloss from anyone who posts a comment on the BE blog postduring the Promotional Period. Limit one prize per household. Total value of all prizes $84. Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by Afrobella; Prizes selected by Afrobella in its sole discretion. Prize provided by QVC, Inc.

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Tiffanie L says:
January 29, 2010, 4:25 pm
I don't really make resolutions but this year I wanted to be more's kind of working LOL so want to try these! xoxo
Sasha says:
January 29, 2010, 4:44 pm
One of my new years goals was to obtain a full-time job and I am very close to getting one right now!
martii says:
January 29, 2010, 4:48 pm
i had a few- im working through the happiness project - trying to get more sleep and take better care of my self (so far... not too bad)... and to update my tumbr more often (which is, so far, a fail). <3
Claudia @cdmtx65 says:
January 29, 2010, 4:50 pm
exercise more -- but i am not doing so well :( thanks for this great giveaway !
Nadine says:
January 29, 2010, 4:50 pm
I didn't make any New Year's Resolutions!
Cid says:
January 29, 2010, 4:53 pm
OOOH I love Bare Escentuals, I have been using their mineral make up for a while now. I decided not to make any resolutions this year since I always end up breaking them by now (end of month). This I just said to my self, I would do what I love, do it well. I also said I would be healthier, doing what ever I thought that would be. So I have been going to gym and changing my eating habits. That makes it easier than saying I'm going on a diet to lose weight. I think that just puts pressure on yourself and when you don't reach you goals you feel worse.
Nic says:
January 29, 2010, 4:54 pm
I didn't make a new year's resolution but I did say to myself that I am not going to stress myself out over anything and I am going to just leave it in God's hands. What will be will be!!
SA says:
January 29, 2010, 4:56 pm
Besides the normal want to lose weight resolution (I'm eating more veggies then anything else and working out twice a day), my big one was to learn Spanish this year. I really want to be multilingual and Spanish is the start to that. I'm listening to several different podcasts and searching out books to help me. The other biggie was to go back to school and I'm narrowing down my lists and being realistic on what will be the best situation for me. So...yeah, I'm sticking to them. :)
Tiffany Q. says:
January 29, 2010, 4:57 pm
I haven't even started them yet! Lol
thecla says:
January 29, 2010, 5:07 pm
really do not make resolution but keep an open mind on anything positive that comes my way year long. birds do not worry about their food nor shelter,why should i worry about tommorrow.each day has it's name.i just keep being positive
MommyMel says:
January 29, 2010, 5:13 pm
My resolution was to step up my get healthy campaign. I've got month by month goals and so far January has been great in excercising at minimum 4 days a week. The latter half was to work on the eating habits and that is going nicely. February is the 30 day shred. March is the 100 push up challenge and April is the Couch to 5K goal. I will be 40 this year and my mantra is 150 4 40 (150 lbs for 40 years) I can and will do it!
auragirl says:
January 29, 2010, 5:14 pm
I want to be the BEST ME this year! I can improve in many areas--physically, spiritually, name it! 2010 is about envisioning and doing! LESS TALK, MORE ACTION! :)
Ta-Shire says:
January 29, 2010, 5:20 pm
My resolution is to counter every negative emotion with a positive one. I wrote a sticky note with all the things I like about myself as well as the things others like about me, and when I'm feeling down, I pull out the list!
paradisebird says:
January 29, 2010, 5:39 pm
yes, I do. Eating healthy, make some more than necessary work place changes and put my deepest wish 1st. Feels strange sometimes but incredible good. Talk less, act more, rest more. Be more introspective. Findig my place of serenity and pay this place visits as often as I can. Grow more, worry les. I love this life.
T.T. says:
January 29, 2010, 5:41 pm
I really don't make resolutions, however at the beginning of this year, I decided on the following: 1. Go out more and stop being a couch potato! (Check, I have been out on the town for the last two weekends) 2. Eat breakfast daily (Check) 3. Stop being such a pushover (CHECK)!!!!
m says:
January 29, 2010, 6:02 pm
I resolved to bring my lunch to work every day. So far, so good :)
Noirelle says:
January 29, 2010, 6:06 pm
Resolutions? To get employed!!! In shaa allah :)
Nicki says:
January 29, 2010, 6:27 pm
My new year's resolutions was to finally finish writing the book I've been working on for a few years now and to get out of my comfort zone and try some new stuff. No more lazy weekends for me! :)
Zoe says:
January 29, 2010, 6:28 pm
I said that I want to be the best me that I could be. I've had a few stumbles but generally yes, I've been living up to that.
Adilia says:
January 29, 2010, 6:29 pm
My resolution was to exercise in order to lose weight and to keep up my mood in this dreary weather. I'm happy to say I'm averaging 3-4 days a week!
Aba says:
January 29, 2010, 6:48 pm
My resolution has been to finish my master's degree and find a job! So far the job search is going okay...
TheCubicleChick says:
January 29, 2010, 5:03 pm
I didn't make any New Years' Resolutions this year because I never seem to keep them. What I did do was vow to take it day by day and work to make the items on my Vision Board come true. Taking baby steps and looking at my short term goals in order to help complete my long term goals.
Farrielle says:
January 29, 2010, 7:27 pm
One of my goals for this year has been to return to Zumba class and learned a new language, I have returned to Zumba after 6 months, I had cut my tendon and had to stay home, it was a joy to be back, I have not started learning Italian yet but will next week. I love these lip gloss, I use them daily I never go out without them.
Cheryl says:
January 29, 2010, 7:32 pm
My life resolution is just to live the best life possible and do it full time!
Jiza says:
January 29, 2010, 7:39 pm
This is the first year of many that I did NOT write resolutions. I think it's partially because I've gotten into the habit of writing down short term goals through-out the year. Anywho, to answer the question at hand... so far, I've been pretty good at achieving my short term goals. I find that if I set small attainable goals it's much easier to accomplish them!
Jennifer P says:
January 29, 2010, 7:49 pm
My New Years Resolution was to be more patient with my two teenage boys. Well, they are still know-it-all, male children and I love them dearly, but my New Years Resolution...I renew it daily!
Shuggie says:
January 29, 2010, 7:49 pm
My main resolution for 2010 is to increase my water intake to benefit my skin, hair, etc. I've made a point to track my intake on my calendar. Going ok so far.
cmm0727 says:
January 29, 2010, 8:08 pm
I resolve to love myself as much as I love others, work to bring the sassy every day, and be present (as it's the only way to feel true joy!).
Amy says:
January 29, 2010, 9:08 pm
My New Year's Resolution is to eat healthier.
Tammy says:
January 29, 2010, 9:33 pm
I didn't make any resolutions.
Sabrina says:
January 29, 2010, 8:18 pm
No resolutions for me.
Grace says:
January 29, 2010, 10:32 pm
My NY resolution was to work out more at the gym and yes I've been following it! :)
Kimberly Keyosha says:
January 29, 2010, 10:35 pm
My new year's resolution was to eat a whole lot healthier and retire the juices and sodas. So far I have been doing pretty well. Since January I've lost 12 pounds!
swissmiss261 says:
January 30, 2010, 12:28 am
My new year's resolution began with no shopping and no facebook. Thus far I've done well with both.
Nicole says:
January 30, 2010, 12:38 am
My resolution is just to be more comfortable in my skin! Joined American Family Fitness and have taken time out of each day to do something, big or small, for myself! So far, so good! Would love to pamper my lips with these! =) Thank you for the contest!!!
Soukho says:
January 30, 2010, 1:13 am
My new year's resolution is to spend more time with my family and have a better health. So far it's working.
Nina says:
January 30, 2010, 2:41 am
I promised to lose some weight but I haven't even started!
Asami says:
January 30, 2010, 1:04 am
I didn't make a New Year's resolution, but I LOVE Buxom products. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!
flowerchild27 says:
January 30, 2010, 3:52 am
I resolved to change my eating habits and exercise more. I'm doing it!
Jasmyn says:
January 30, 2010, 10:14 am
Hey girlie <3 This was the 1st year i actually had a NYR....well lets say many NYRs lol....wanna hear they gooooo lol ~stop caring so much about what people think ~Get out of my same ol routine...and get more in touch with.....ME...I lost myself in my career, my ex, and my fam...gotta find that girl again! ~Get out more....go to beach...go the NYC (love that place)...visit friends...just get the heck outta town more often. ~Live to Love, Laugh, and make myself happy...which will inturn make others around me happy too :) yep thats it... I love Afrobella!!! lol take care
groovygal says:
January 30, 2010, 11:35 am
the New Year brings new opportunities and new goals. My goal had been to find part time employment that is a better fit for me & my gifts & to piece together two pt jobs to help me transition towards retirement. Success is half realized - one new job began the first week of the New Year. The other hasn't been found. I keep bumping into age bias! But hey girl - thanks for the giveaway! What a generous thing to do!
soleilchocolat says:
January 30, 2010, 12:09 pm
My New Year's Resolution is to be on schedule to class and work (because I was always running late to everything last year!) And so far this is working!
Ann A says:
January 30, 2010, 12:18 pm
I started out bad in what I was consuming, but now I'm leveling off to where I want to be (I'm eating more salads, eating more healthy snacks, not missing breakfast).
LV says:
January 30, 2010, 1:16 pm
No, January is almost over and I have yet to lift a single weight. I keep saying that tomorrow is the day, procrastination is my worst enemy.
Melanie says:
January 30, 2010, 1:47 pm
working on using my time at work more efficiently so I can be home with my family more.
angie says:
January 30, 2010, 4:16 pm
Be a better mother and grandmother.
Jamey says:
January 30, 2010, 4:42 pm
Read more books that are "actual literature". So far so good! :) I'm new to BE and I'd love to try these!
Maddy says:
January 30, 2010, 7:19 pm
I wanna win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michelle W says:
January 30, 2010, 7:41 pm
To learn to make myself a priority
Trinigyal says:
January 30, 2010, 7:58 pm
My resolution has been to think positively! I think it has helped me get over those bumps in life that pop up sometimes!
Dana says:
January 30, 2010, 8:30 pm
I recommitted to eating well and exercising. Plus, I am focusing on not letting other people sidetrack me from my goals and knowing who I am.
Heather T. says:
January 30, 2010, 9:50 pm
My new year's resolution was to be more positive, and it's going OK. :)
DG says:
January 30, 2010, 11:23 pm
My new year's resolution is to exercise three times a week. Yea cliche but I need it! :)
Ashleestyle says:
January 31, 2010, 12:16 am
I am definitely keeping my new year's resolution which was to read my bible more!
Adria says:
January 31, 2010, 1:03 am
This year I know, I know-- I stuck to the good ol' cliché resolution: to lose weight, to save more. I'm a recent college grade, so thus starts a new chapter in this thing called life! So far I've stuck to it... I eat really healthy during the week and indulge on the weekends and so far i've lost 4 lbs! I know it isn't much...but baby steps are all I need.
Jackie W. says:
January 31, 2010, 2:13 am
My resolution is to take better care of myself inside and outside by eating healthier and exercising more.
Lucy says:
January 31, 2010, 2:34 am
Please include me in the giveaway. I've tried to not buy nail polish and more makeup. I've bought some stuff but not as much as last year. I love these lip glosses. They are amazing. I have some of the older colors. I really like this brand of glosses. Thanks for having this giveaway.
Rachael W says:
January 31, 2010, 2:51 am
So far I've been eating more raw fruits and veggies so yes to that. Keeping to a beauty budget is a whole 'nother story though, le sigh.
Nic says:
January 31, 2010, 4:07 am
I'm not a big maker of resolutions, but this year was different. I moved back to the US in September, after living 2 years abroad. I'd resolved back then to try to stay in the US, at least for a year, before possibly taking a long journey abroad, again. So my resolution was to pick a new city and state, to move to it, and to commence with newness in the new year. (Oh yeah I turned 40 back in September too. And seriously, most people think I'm in my mid-20s, if not younger.) So feeling good, I landed in the state of Arizona, after exhaustive internet research, and decided to stay. I moved into my apartment after a week's hotel stay and look-see. Happy 2010 all!
crystal g. says:
January 31, 2010, 5:33 am
my news years resolution was to meet a new set of people who want to grow in God as strongly as i do. Im 23 so I was strongly depending on my faith that God would send me a whole new set of people. HE DID. I have a whole new set of sistahs that i could call on when life gets a little rough; and they say exactly would i need; not all the times what i want :-D but i feel God's spirit in them when they speak- beautiful group of sistahs.
Elita @ Blacktating says:
January 31, 2010, 9:11 am
My resolution is to eat healthier and exercise. So far, so good!
Wendy G says:
January 31, 2010, 10:30 am
Resolution: Eaet breakfast every morning So far I have been!
Emily says:
January 31, 2010, 2:12 pm
My resolution was to get more exercise (like half of resolution-makers, I'm sure). I've been sidelined with illness for the past couple of weeks and so I slipped up, but am hoping to get back into it now that I'm better!
kisha says:
January 31, 2010, 2:20 pm
my resolution has been to curve my pj-ism and i have...oh wait..i think i see a package for me now,lol.
naturallyyours says:
January 31, 2010, 5:24 pm
My resolution was to start eating more healthy foods and excersing more. Sadly to say, I have not been sticking to the plan, but I am going to continue to try. It is never too late to start right?
Raven says:
January 31, 2010, 7:12 pm
My resolution was to exercise and eat healthy!
Jonez says:
January 31, 2010, 9:39 pm
My resolution is to spend more time with my nieces and nephews. Still a work in progress
Jessica says:
January 31, 2010, 10:21 pm
My resolution was to find a balance between work and school. I am doing well so far :)
Dang says:
January 31, 2010, 10:22 pm
My new year's resolution was to shop less and save my's difficult
J says:
January 31, 2010, 10:23 pm
I want to eat healthier and exercise more this year!
Stacy says:
January 31, 2010, 10:40 pm
My resolution was to learn how to much as I love clothes but don't have the'd be so much better if I could make my own.
Len says:
February 1, 2010, 11:45 am
I need to start exercising. I told myself start slow with a treadmill...yeah, still going real slow :-) Awesome giveaway!
Traci B says:
February 1, 2010, 12:16 pm
No resolutions this year. Just going to live my life to the fullest!
Athena says:
February 1, 2010, 1:38 pm
I don't really make resolutions because they are always temporary but I've decided that that I will branch out and try new things and just be myself. This is a great giveaway. I'm a sucker for lip gloss.
Franki says:
February 1, 2010, 1:49 pm
Resolutions: 1) Hit the gym at leastonce a week (been doing okay since I got my membership) 2) Do one of the following each week - Watch a movie, start and finish a season of a tv show, or read a book. I've been doing really well on this one. 3) Write at least 1,000 words a week, be they blog posts, plays, whatever. I've been failing kind of miserably on this front, not gonna lie (unless, of course, I add in comments to blogs, in which case I'm doing great!)
Roz says:
February 1, 2010, 4:00 pm
I don't make new year resolutions. But I'm working on being less critical and finding more joy. It's a work in progress and will always be.
KPG says:
February 1, 2010, 5:46 pm
I don't make resolutions. If there is something I want to change I do it the moment I decide. Why put off something for January 1st when you can change today.