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Too Faced is a name that has become synonymous with style and continues to set the trends that dominate the fashion magazines. And while one foot is firmly planted in fashion, the other is swimming in celebrity. As a makeup staple on the set of some of today’s hottest movies and T.V shows, as well as the red carpet, many of Too Faced’s products are becoming as famous as the characters they were named after. From Marcia Marcia Marcia, George and Weezie, to Steel Magnolias, screen-inspired shade names have fast become another Too Faced signature.

With a growing roster of trendsetting shadow shades, high-tech lip plumpers (Lip Injection), why-didn’t-I-think-of-that innovations (Liquif-Eye, which transforms eye shadow into liquid liner), and a collection of cute-as-punch palettes, which have amassed a major following of their own (The Quickie Chronicles), Too Faced has come a long way from paper cups and found a niche in the makeup market.

 

 

Jaebum Fangirl will review three of their products: Candlelight Shadow Insurance Primer, Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles in Nice Stems!, and Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles in Firefly.

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You see from the packaging above that Too Faced deeply and earnestly care about customer service. It is a beautiful package that just excites you before you even get into the inside goodies. The scotch tape was tight and durable to keep everything in place. The pink box is so cute that I cannot throw it away; I plan on keeping some trinkets inside! Disclaimer: I censored my information for privacy reasons.

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The moment I opened the box, I was just in pure makeup geek mode. The pink shredded paper just adds to the overall feminine and fun packaging. In the picture above, all three glam goodies were in bubble wrap to insure safe travel. I unwrapped the bubble wrap for the sake of this picture.

What stands out to me the most about Too Faced is their love for their customers. The cute packaging made me feel very special, almost as if I was their number one priority. It was like this package was personalized by my boyfriend as a Valentine’s Day gift. After giving birth recently, I needed something to make me feel special and pretty again. This is perfect for a girl like me!

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Here is another picture of the product inside the box (above). This is a close-up.

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All the makeup products were in a bubble wrap (above). I ordered eyeshadow palette from another website before, and the palette cracked during the shipping journey. I am so relieved that Too Faced is careful enough to ensure that each and every makeup products is safe in this bubble wrap. I never again have to worry about ordering makeup online!

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Here (above) is a picture of Too Faced‘s three makeup products outside of the box. You can see that the quality of the primer tube and eyeshadow pot is top notch. The eyeshadow is inside an adorable black flower-shadowed pot that keeps the pan (the eyeshadow) inside. Both the Candlelight Shadow Insurance and the two Exotic Eye Colors are travel friendly. Just enough to last for a long time, yet portable enough to fit your purse.

I love that the Candlelight Shadow Insurance Primer comes in a tube. In makeup, one must be careful of bacteria. Especially for primer, a product that is not applied with a brush or any other tool, those that do not come in a tube or pump are prone to bacteria build-up. This is because of the bacterias of our fingers that smear onto the makeup products. Over time, this could be harmful. Because the Candlelight Shadow Insurance Primer from Too Faced comes with a tube, I do not need to worry about this problem. Every time I want to use primer, I just squeeze the amount I need and the primer inside the tube is safe and clean to use next time.  Also, bacteria buildup is not a problem with eyeshadows because I use a brush for those. I just remember to wash my brushes and I am ready to go!

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Isn’t the colors of the Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles in Nice Stems!, and Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles in Firefly just gorgeous! While it is difficult to capture in a picture, the two eyeshadows are very shimmery, especially the firefly color. The colors fit the name; they are very exotic and rock-star chic. I love it!

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In the picture above, I applied a layer of each product on my skin. For reference based on skin type, I am Asian, so my skin is naturally tan with a jaundiced hue. These colors and products could look differently based on skin color.

Candlelight Shadow Insurance Primer: I applied the primer on my skin in two different ways. In the picture, the shade on top is when I blended the primer on my skin. I could have blended the primer more to fit my skin tone, but I liked the shimmery glow of the primer. It added a highlighting effect on my lids. Below that shade, I applied a thick layer of the primer without any blending. I added this in the picture to demonstrate the density of the primer.

This primer is called Candlelight because it adds a candlelight effect to the eye lids. I noticed my eyes looked brighter and more pronounced. When I applied the eyeshadow on top of primer, as opposed to using no primer, I noticed that blending with the primer was so easy. Several strokes was all I needed to effortlessly blend my eyeshadow. The primer does not overshadow the colors of the eyeshadow, but rather just intensifies the colors. I wore my makeup for seven hours and my makeup did not smudge, fade, or crease! I was amazed at the end of the long day to come home and have my eye makeup still intact. I am a very sweaty person, so this primer is a life saver. I will no longer have to worry about fixing or reapplying my makeup every two or three hours.

Cost: $18. Scent: I have a sensitive nose, so the scent was a little strong, but not overwhelming. If I had to change anything, I would make it fragrance-free and odor-less.

Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles in Nice Stems!: This color is the third in the picture above. Too Faced describes this color as golden clover. I couldn’t say it better myself. This green-ish shade is perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day. The texture is very pigmented. It is smooth on the skin (almost matte). The hint of gold allows for a shimmery effect that intensifies the eyes. I plan on using this eye shadow with a plain black dress and green heels!

Cost: $18. Scent: None.

Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow Singles in Firefly: Wow! Just wow! My favorite out of the three. While this color is a little plain by itself, when blended with other colors, Firefly is just an incredible shimmery shade that makes the eyes pop. It is so effortless to apply. With the Candlelight primer, the Firefly shade will last for a long time. Just like the Nice Stems!, the Firefly is very pigmented. I actually have been using this shade every day since I received the package. I am addicted!

Cost: $18. Scent: None.

 

 

Summary: Great packaging, superb customer service, top-notch quality and products, and lasting results.

Disclaimer: Jaebumfangirl was not paid for this post. This is not an ad. Product(s) in this review was provided by the sponsor to Jaebumfangirl. All opinions and reviews are solely the views of Jaebumfangirl.

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The winner of the Sweet Peaches Bedding {GC} Giveaway is… BlackAsphodel

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Nesting Pretty ~ Making Life Lovely One Piece at a Time

The maker of this handmade Etsy shop is your average bouncy, loving, sometimes nutty, red headed, ice cream loving stay at home mommy of two beautiful babies. She is married to an amazing man who supports her love for all things handmade. She loves to nest and make pretty things… hence… Nesting Pretty!

If she is not nesting or making pretty things… You will find her with her nose in a book… or out rummaging through antique and thrift stores in search of new treasures. She loves making handmade… and buying handmade… Because handmade is BEAUTIFUL!

She is trade-friendly…
She loves special requests…
and She REALLY loves to chat!

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Welcome to the whimsical wonderland… Here at Nesting Pretty you will find whimsy romantic vintage and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories with a pinch of shabby chic flair. The maker hopes you will enjoy peeking through her goodies as much as she enjoys making them ~ ♥

๓●•۰ GIVEAWAY ۰•●๓

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Here is a chance to win the Rose Cameo Necklace from Nesting Pretty!

An adorable little purple rose cameo dangles so lovely from a 16k gold plated link chain with clasp. Total length of necklace measures 16″. Rose cameo measures 18x25mm.

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(Mandatory) For a chance to win this giveaway, you must:

1. Go to Nesting Pretty etsy shop, and comment below on which item is your favorite! (1 entry)

(Optional) For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. “Like” Nesting Pretty’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

2. “Like” Jaebumfangirl’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

3. Follow Nesting Pretty’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

4. Follow Jaebumfangirl’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

5. Subscribe via email to Nesting Pretty’s blog @ blogspot. Found in the right side bar. (1 extra entry)

6. Follow Nesting Pretty’s blog @ blogspot via Google Friend Connect. Leave blogspot username with comment. (1 extra entry)

7. Go to Nesting Pretty’s blog @ blogspot and copy-paste the blog button into your blog sidebar. Code found in the right side bar in the link. Comment with a link to where I can find this button in your blog. (1 extra entry)

8. Go to Nesting Pretty’s blog @ blogspot and follow the blog via NetworkedBlogs. Found in the right side bar. (1 extra entry)

9. Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)

WIN! @tamaralove1 {Nesting Pretty – Rose Cameo Necklace} Giveaway! #giveaway Enter @jaebumfangirl blog here–> http://bit.ly/A5GJet Ends 2/29

10. Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)

11. Subscribe to my blog via email on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

12. Enter any of my other giveaways. {tell me which one! + must be currently running on date of the comment entry} (extra entry for each you do)

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Midnight EST. I will notify the winner the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to pick another winner.

Open Worldwide

Winner will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning! Disclaimer: Jaebumfangirl was not paid for this post. This is not an ad. Product(s) in this review or giveaway was provided by the sponsor to Jaebumfangirl. All opinions and reviews are solely the views of Jaebumfangirl.

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Inspired by her silent movie actress Great-Aunt and fashion illustrator Grandmother, Diane Samandi began sewing patchwork bikinis in the front window of her San Francisco Victorian in the late 1970’s. Diane had always loved old Hollywood glamour and vintage design and with those elements in mind, bikinis soon became dresses, and dresses became exquisite lingerie…

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In 1980, Diane founded Jonquil, a romantic lingerie line well known for its lavish laces and intricate detail. A favorite with brides, Jonquil has enjoyed thirty years of success, and is one of the most sought after lines in the lingerie world. Jonquil is sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and the finest specialty boutiques worldwide.

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In 2007, Diane partnered with MGT, a company specializing in the production of molded cup babydolls. Together, Diane and the design team at MGT worked to create In Bloom by Jonquil. Giving the feminine, graceful elements of Jonquil a fresh, flirty flair, they began by incorporating molded cups into Diane’s elegant, European designs.

They met with instant success. Since then, this charming line of playwear has evolved to include loungewear and daywear. In Bloom is designed to make a woman feel irresistible and girly, exposing her inner ingenue, and urging her to come on out and play! In Bloom is sold at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and specialty boutiques worldwide.

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The lovely folks at In Bloom by Jonquil allowed Jaebum Fangirl a chance to review the giveaway item: English Lace Solid Tunic

The English Lace Solid Tunic was delivered to my house is a nice package. Wrapped around in a pink wrapping, the tunic was folded with great care. I could tell that the people in In Bloom & Jonquil are earnestly meticulous in their customer service.

Immediately, I was taken by the great quality of the tunic. The fabric is luxuriously soft. It just melted beautifully and delicately on my skin. I could not resist placing the fabric on my cheeks! At the bust is a feminine black lace that adds a romantic touch to the tunic. It highlights the bust in a subtle way.

I modeled the English Lace Solid Tunic for my fiancé. He loved it! He says that it is cute, but sexy at the same time. The tunic comes in many sizes for different body shapes. I recently gave birth, so I was pleased that the tunic was slimming. What I love the most is being able to wear this around the house and in bed!

๓●•۰ GIVEAWAY ۰•●๓

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Here is a chance to win the English Lace Solid Tunic from In Bloom by Jonquil!

English Lace border solid knit tunic with lace inset at bust. Can be worn as a sleepwear chemise or lounge dress. This fabric has a luxuriously soft hand feel and provides a perfect punch of everyday glamour.

Details
-90% poly/10% span knit
-34″ long
-Adjustable straps
-Ties Back

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(Mandatory) For a chance to win this giveaway, you must:

1. Go to In Bloom by Jonquil online shop, and comment below on which item is your favorite! (1 entry)

(Optional) For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. “Like” In Bloom by Jonquil’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

2. “Like” Jaebumfangirl’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

3. Follow In Bloom by Jonquil’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

4. Follow Jaebumfangirl’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

5. Subscribe via email to In Bloom by Jonquil’s blog. (1 extra entry)

6. Visit In Bloom by Jonquil’s blog @ blogspot and follow their blog with bloglovin. (1 extra entry)

7. Subscribed to In Bloom by Jonquil’s youtube (tell me your youtube username). (1 extra entry)

8. Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)

WIN! @InBloomLingerie {English Lace Solid Tunic} Giveaway! #giveaway Enter @jaebumfangirl blog here –> http://bit.ly/xvZ3r5 Ends 2/29

9. Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)

10. Subscribe to my blog via email on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

11. Enter any of my other giveaways. {tell me which one! + must be currently running on date of the comment entry} (extra entry for each you do)

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Midnight EST. I will notify the winner the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to pick another winner.

Open to US residents only

Winner will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning! Disclaimer: Jaebumfangirl was not paid for this post. This is not an ad. Product(s) in this review or giveaway was provided by the sponsor to Jaebumfangirl. All opinions and reviews are solely the views of Jaebumfangirl.

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The Tiny FigSuper cute jewelry, accessories, paper goods & more!

If you’re looking to spoil yourself, a teen or just someone young at heart with super sweet goodies you’ve come to the right place!

The Tiny Fig is owned and operated by Connie from her home studio in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a self taught illustrator, screen printer, and jewelry designer all rolled into one! She loves dabbling in different crafts so you will probably see a huge variety of items in her shop. She loves graphic arts. She loves to doodle. She wishes she could sing again. She really REALLY can’t draw but she loves to pretend she can. She LOVES hockey and since we’re talking about things she loves well… She loves her family and friends! The Tiny Fig is where the sweet figments of her imagination run wild! So, if you’re looking for some cute, fun and unique items you’ve definitely come to the right place!

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All of the shop items are made in a pet friendly home so if allergies (dog & bird) are an issue please do not purchase. For shipping and return policies please read the shop policies at The Tiny Fig. They ship internationally so be sure to browse!

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Here is a chance to win a Winner’s Choice of T-Shirt (in stock) from The Tiny Fig!

(Mandatory) For a chance to win this giveaway, you must:

1. Sign up for The Tiny Fig’s newsletter in the top right corner of The Tiny Fig’s online shop to receive shop updates and discounts (make sure you confirm this newsletter sign up through the email confirmation). Leave a comment saying you did this AND leave your email address viewable with your comment! (1 entry)

Example comment entry =

I subscribed to The Tiny Fig’s newsletter! I confirmed the subscription by clicking on the confirmation email. My email address is  ___________ [at]________[dot]com

 

(Optional) For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. “Like” The Tiny Fig’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

2. “Like” Jaebumfangirl’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

3. Follow The Tiny Fig’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

4. Follow Jaebumfangirl’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

5. Follow The Tiny Fig’s blog @ tumblr. Leave your tumblr username with comment. (1 extra entry)

6. Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)

WIN! @thetinyfig {The Tiny Fig – Winner’s Choice of T-Shirt} #giveaway Enter @jaebumfangirl blog here –> http://bit.ly/A8WeKn Ends 2/28

7. Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)

8. Subscribe to my blog via email on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

9. Enter any of my other giveaways. {tell me which one! + must be currently running on date of the comment entry} (extra entry for each you do)

 

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Midnight EST. I will notify the winner the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to pick another winner.

Open to US and Canadian Residents

Winner will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning! Disclaimer: Jaebumfangirl was not paid for this post. This is not an ad. Product(s) in this review or giveaway was provided by the sponsor to Jaebumfangirl. All opinions and reviews are solely the views of Jaebumfangirl.

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Welcome to One And Only Couture!

The creator and handmade maker loves to create unique items designed to be something you will not find in any other store. Be the only one to have the only one! If you like a design but would like some changes, convo the Etsy maker about a custom order. Some items are “up-cycled” from gently used fabrics and re-designed to have another life and be enjoyed for many years to come. Adult and childrens items as well as unique bags and gifts. Great gift items for the person who has everything!

The maker is a work-at-home mom of 5 girls- doing what she loves to do…sew and create! She loves to make one of a kind items but is happy to create sets or personal items.

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One And Only Couture‘s favorite material is a fabric embroidery thread and ANY design from Urbanthreads.

Check out the maker’s other shop: Rediscovered Memories for items that takes you back to your childhood or recreates the feeling you had at Grandma’s house!

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Here is a chance to win a Harry Potter Gryffindor Tote Bag from One And Only Couture!

Harry Potter fans… check out this cool Gryffindor tote/book bag! Measures 13.5×13.5. The crest is embroidered and looks amazing! Tote can also be made in white or natural color.. If you would like the crest on something else, convo the Etsy maker. She has 3 sizes and also has the Slytherin crest available.

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For a chance to win this giveaway, you must:

1. Go to One And Only Couture Etsy shop, and comment below on which item is your favorite! (1 entry)

For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. “Like” Jaebumfangirl’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

2. Follow Jaebumfangirl’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

3. Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)

WIN! One And Only Couture {Harry Potter Gryffindor Tote Bag} #giveaway Enter @jaebumfangirl blog here –> http://bit.ly/wqacQv Ends 2/27

4. Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)

5. Subscribe to my blog via email on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

6. Enter any of my other giveaways. {tell me which one! + must be currently running on date of the comment entry} (extra entry for each you do)

Entries will be accepted until Monday, February 27, 2012, Midnight EST. I will notify the winner the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to pick another winner.

Open Worldwide

Winner will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning! Disclaimer: Jaebumfangirl was not paid for this post. This is not an ad. Product(s) in this review or giveaway was provided by the sponsor to Jaebumfangirl. All opinions and reviews are solely the views of Jaebumfangirl.

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Welcome to Pams & Kin. The makers of this handmade Etsy shop are Parris and Kiri, two girls on their way to total world domination. Let’s get to know more about them, shall we?

Parris and Kiri both hail from the beautiful bay area of California, and grew up known in their social circles as the “crafty go-to person.” Their lives were VERY similar even though they lived 20 miles apart with no idea who the other person was (although after meeting they realized they grew up playing soccer against each other).

During the summer of 2006, God finally did the world a favor and they MET on a beautiful green soccer field, this time as teammates. The first roster that was made both of their names were misspelled as “Pams” and “Kin,” a common problem they have both encountered over the years (they don’t quite understand why people can’t seem to read their handwritten names properly). Of course, they quickly fell into a mutual obsession with one another. 6 months later Parris went away to school 3,000 miles away and well… they basically Facebook (or Myspace at the time) stalked each other over the next 5 years. During this time, Kiri as well took a brief hiatus to Illinois and eventually they both made their way back to California. They were officially reunited this summer and to say they are co-dependent is an understatement.

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They had spent much time constantly sending each other new beauty products, nail polishes, till one day out of the magical beauty of life it hit them, “WHY DON’T WE START MAKING OUR OWN NAIL POLISH?!?!”

Here at Pams & Kin we live by the motto that “Life’s too short for setting… so shake it up!” Thus, you’ll find beautiful hand-mixed eco-friendly polishes to upgrade you to have some phancy phalanges.

๓●•۰ GIVEAWAY ۰•●๓

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Here is a chance to win a winner’s choice of nail polish from Pams & Kin!

For a chance to win this giveaway, you must:

1. Go to Pams & Kin Etsy shop, and comment below on which nail polish that you would pick if you won! (1 entry)

For additional chances to win (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. “Like” Pams & Kin’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

2. “Like” Jaebumfangirl’s facebook page. (1 extra entry)

3. Follow Pams & Kin’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

4. Follow Jaebumfangirl’s twitter. (1 extra entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet URL in the comments below. You can tweet once a day until the deadline! Just copy the words below and paste it on your twitter. (1 extra entry)

WIN! @pamsandkin {Pams & Kin – Nail Polish} Giveaway! #giveaway Enter @jaebumfangirl blog here –> http://bit.ly/ADfGjS Ends 2/27

6. Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below. (2 extra entries)

7. Subscribe to my blog via email on the right sidebar. (2 extra entries)

8. Enter any of my other giveaways. {tell me which one! + must be currently running on date of the comment entry} (extra entry for each you do)

Entries will be accepted until Monday, February 27, 2012, Midnight EST. I will notify the winner the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to pick another winner.

Open to US residents only

Winner will be chosen through random.org, so the more entries you have, the more chances of winning! Disclaimer: Jaebumfangirl was not paid for this post. This is not an ad. Product(s) in this review or giveaway was provided by the sponsor to Jaebumfangirl. All opinions and reviews are solely the views of Jaebumfangirl.


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