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Summer birthday giveaway

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

It's summer and someone's birthday is coming up, so I thought I would have a giveaway :) Nothing big, just some fun stuff to cheer things up.

I picked Annabelle this time, same reason I picked Gosh last time, as not all of you have access to the brand. We Canadians rave about Annabelle all the time, so here's a chance you can try it too.

So the prize:
- An empty Annabelle Custom quad
- 4 Custom quad shadows in pans: Sugar Dust, Chlorine (first row), Indigo Glow, Graffiti (second row)
- Holy Smoke Trio Eyeshadow, and
- Makeup Pro A21 Large Shader brush.

You gotta try the quad out, it's so fun. I have about 4-5 of them, all filled in of course. And Graffiti is one of the best shadows ever.

The rules:
You have to be a follower of this blog. International and new followers are welcome. I do check, so don't cheat!

Please leave a comment about Annabelle (your favorite products from them, what you want to try, etc.) or about this blog. I'll leave it open this time, but I love to hear from you, so please put some thoughts into it. Thanks.
Don't forget your email address if it is not visible in your profile.

Extra entries:
1. Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave the link to your post.
2. Follow me on twitter and RT using the green "retweet" button at the bottom of the post, or retweet my tweet about the giveaway. Please leave the direct link to your tweet (by clicking the timeline right below your tweet - it'll get you to the direct link).

The giveaway ends on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:59PM ADT (Atlantic Daylight Time). The winner will be randomly selected from all qualified entries (through and notified by Sunday, August 15. He/she will have 48 hours to get back to me with shipping information, or a new winner will be selected.

The prize is partly sponsored by Annabelle and I'll ship it out myself. I will have proof of mailing the package but will not be responsible if the prize is lost in transit. I hope you understand.

Just to clear things up, I am not doing this to gain followers, as I already gave up on Google Analytics long time ago. I appreciate your readership and want to share the love of makeup with you. Here's to a fun summer!


  1. Hi Hun! Enter me please!
    I have never tried Annebell but it looks really good. Is it expensive? Does the quality compare to high end brands?

    Good luck everyone xxx

  2. Hey doll! Happy follower of your blog :] Please enter me. I haven't had the opportunity to try Annabelle :/ I have been wanting to try Annabelle FOREVER now though based off of all of these fabulous reviews on blogs! Graffiti looks A M A Z I N G! I adore your blog, its very organized, easy to navigate, helpful and you always include great pictures! Very interactive with readers too, for example you are always asking for their input and so forth.

    Good luck to everyone and thank you for the wonderful opportunity! ♥ Best wishes*

  3. My favourite Annabelle product is their single eyeshadows! The price is unbeatable, especially on sale and or with coupon! *wink* haha. They fit into MAC palettes (bonus!) and the texture and colour payoff surpasses most drugstore (and some high end) eyeshadows! I would love to try the trios and other single shadows that I do not own =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. peripatetic33
    i have never tried Anabelle before but I am considering getting brushes and their brushes look good - enter me please and thank you

  5. Heyy! I have yet to try any of their products, and I'm Canadian (shame on me!!) but I would love to try their eyeshadows cause I heard so many good things about it!

    Following via GFC (Steph Rei); posted this giveaway on my blog (sidebar):


  6. Enter me please!! i like annabelle's eyeshadow singles and their eyeliner. never tried their lip products yet.


  7. Hello!
    Enter me please:)
    I dont know this Annabelle makeup,i guess its not available here in Finland.
    Im a follower of your blog (anur)
    Thanks a lot.

  8. I loooove Annabelle cosmetics! Or atleast their eyeshadows because that's all I've ever tried from them. I love Helium & Pinked mono e/s. They are gorgeous and easy to wear! I've never seen Graffiti but from your picture it looks like it has glitter as opposed to Ebony which is a matte black. I want it BAD!
    I like that Shopper's always has sales on Annabelle products but the regular prices are very reasonable. I need to try some of their brushes too.

  9. I am a new follower and I have never heard of this company but the eye shadows seem lovely.I would really like to try a nice blue shade myself. Oh and Blush,I don't even have a blush to my name right now.Thank you so much! You are super nice.

  10. Hi hun!

    I guess my favorite product from Annabelle is their Smudgeliner pencil, I've got one in Rich Chocolate and I'm bummed that I didn't pick up more shades when we lived in Vancouver. No Annabelle for me now!

    I love your nail polish posts :) xxx

  11. I've been following your blog for a little while and it's quite enticing to me - I have only heard from Anabelle before but mainly only about their brushes, this would be a perfect time to discover this brand and get a favorite or two :)

    kiwi.w [!at]

  12. I'm a Twitter follower and RT your tweet :)

    kiwi.w [!at]

  13. I wont' enter as I want to give other non-Canadians a better chance at trying out Annabelle! ^^

    But good luck to all and Happy early Birthday!!

  14. I've only tried their black kohl eyeliner, which helped me quite a lot when I first started makeup. I would like to try their quad or trio eyeshadows.

    I posted about your giveaway on the sidebar here:

    moonyyw at hotmail dot com

  15. I think this is awesome of you to do! I think the Annabelle palettes look really interesting and cool, but unfortunately, being in the US means I don't have access to them. :/ Hope I win so I can check it out!

    Following through GFC (name - stephanie).

  16. My favourite Annabelle product is single eyeshadows!!

    Ana Belén R.M

  17. Following on twitter (@fisiwoman) and tweeted:

    Ana Belén R.M

  18. Hi Halifax!

    1. I'm a follower (=
    2. My favorite product from Annabelle is Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette in Shooting Star (discontinued). It's so pigmented and blend really well! I also really like their Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner. They last all day and are so easy to remove.

    Extra entries:
    1. I posted your giveaway here:
    2. I retweeted:

    Thank you!!

  19. I'd love to try the Annabelle Volumelip Plumping Gloss. This brand is not yet available in our local markets yet and I look forward to seeing one soon

    following your blog thru GFC

    Posted this giveaway with a linkback on my sidebar at


  20. Thanks for the giveaway, Annabelle sounds like a really great brand! I really want to try out their glitterama liquid eyeliners! They look so cool!

    I'm a gfc follower as Grace Wong!

    blog post:

    followed (gracewong1) and retweeted:


  21. Im already a follower google connect :)

    I have never tried this cosmetic brand line, but I know I would love too!!
    Everything looks nice, ive seen a lot of reviews on the company. Always wanted to test them
    out myself! :)

    Ive linked the giveaway in my sidebar :)

    I follow you on twitter @hunnylovins
    & I have retweeted

    thankyou so much for the opportunity! This is very exciting great prizes x

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  23. Hi, I am a follower via google friend connect
    Annabelle is not available in my country so I can't choose my favourite product from it I loved the hauls in your blog and I would love to see more it's always fun to see what people buy these are my favourite posts
    My email:

  24. I am a follower. I never heard of this brand before. Apparantly where I live they don't sell it here. That sucks. The eyeshadow colors look gorgeous and the case for the empty custom quad looks so pretty. I would really love to try out the eyeshadows. I just started to get into makeup a few months ago and I have been branching out, trying out different brands (mainly drugstore like Revlon, L'Oreal, and E.L.F). I could never afford the high-end brands like MAC and NARS. I would really love to try this brand through! :D

  25. I'm a GFC follower

    I would like to try Annabelle Zebra Bronzing Powder once this brand is available in the Philippines.

    I love reading about your nail polish finds

    emiliana.sison AT

  26. I've read about anabelle, but they're not available in my country. If given a chance, I'm definitely hoarding their winning this giveaway would be perfect! :)

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  27. Hi there.
    Enter me please!!
    I m follower as Sadi

    Annabelle sounds like a really great brand! I really want to try out their glitterama liquid eyeliners! They look so cool!

  28. I had never try it, but I would like to try it out. It look really nice on the Picture. Thanks for having the contest.

  29. Im a follower google connect
    Sarah hussain(Innocent122) :)

    I have never tried this cosmetic brand line, but I know I would love too!!
    Everything looks nice.

    I follow you on twitter @Innocent122
    & I have retweeted here:

    This is very exciting great prizes . thankss alot

  30. Enter me please!

    I'm a follower via google, as The Allure House.

    I've read about Annabelle, but their products are not available here in Portugal. I would like to try their eyeshadows, so winning this giveaway would be so great!!

  31. hi,I would love to participate in this giveaway,I'm your follower through Google Friend Connect.
    I dont know about anabelle, because i cant find it in my country. But i am so excited to try the eye shadow. Seems like there are shimmer in there :)

    I already blog your giveaway here Hope it announce your giveaway :)

    email me :)

    thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

  32. Gawd, those shadows are amazing! I really do love basically anything customizable.

  33. My twitter (I retweeted the giveaway) -

  34. hello! i'm a newbie in blogspot. You're the first blog I followed through Google Friend Connect and in coincidence you're holding a giveaway contest.
    I just got a job and it require me to put some makeup on my face. This Annabella stuffs will be a great mate to start my working days.
    I really want to try the Makeup Pro A21 Large Shader brush because my friend once told me that a shader brush is one of important tool to create good make up and I believe that the brush from Annabella will do :). Thank you and it's a nice blog you have here.

    you can email me at
    or visit my blog at
    have a nice day!

  35. Hey!! im a new Follower! and i have never heard about Annabella, but im new to buying eyeshadows and that palette looks great. I brush looks amazing too! I will post a link about this giveaway in my sidebar. my email is and my blog address is:

  36. im ur old blog follower lol
    im following ur twitter now.
    i tweet here :
    i post here :

    thank youuu!! :D

  37. Hello!
    Enter me please:)
    I dont know this Annabelle makeup,i guess its not available here in Portugal.

    Im anew follower of your blog (Claudia Mendonça)

    I put your giveaway in my blog:

    Thanks a lot.

  38. Hi sweety! :D

    Ohhh i loveee your giveway! :D

    Name: LiliNails

    I´m a nem follower, and regular rigt now! hehe

    Visit my blog of make up :

    Xoxo from Portugal! :D

  39. I'm in love right now with both Annabelle B-Ray eyeshadow and VolumeLip in Cherryoke. They are a great brand, we're lucky girls to be Canadian!

    Great giveaway - enter me please.

    polish fiend (at) bell (dot) net

  40. Hi! I'm Jo, a new international follower from portugal!

    I don't know this label (it's not available here), but the shadows seems to be very good... great colours!

    My e-mail is

  41. I have never try the product, but I would like to try it before I decide to buy it. Thanks for having this contest.

  42. I had entered previously with a comment an a RT - this time I blogged about it ^_^

    kiwi.w [!at]

  43. OMG I can't believe I almost missed your giveaway! Where have I been living for the past weeks, I wonder?!
    Anyway, I'd la-la-love to participate please :)
    Of course I'm a follower. I've been wanting to try Annabelle for about a year now (that's when I first heard about it) but since it's sold only in Canada it's kind of impossible for me to get my grubby hands on any of their products ^_^ I'd love to make a quad with some easy to work with and wearable colors. Of course I could go to MAC and do the same but it wouldn't be a fun foreign brand hahaha :)
    I'm not on twitter and since I'm entering so late I don't want to "cheat" and claim for an extra entry so I'll stop at that.

  44. I have never tried anything by this brand.I have seen it on ebay a lot, and lots of bloggers rave about great pigmentation. I think i would love to try the eyeshadows, as i love eyeshadow. The colors look fantastic too!

  45. Hi! I never tried Anabella, but I really wanna try!


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  47. Hi, I just became a follower as I stumbled upon this give-away. I have never heard of this brand before, but I do like the fact that you have those boxes in which you can "collect" different colors of eyeshadow. That way, you're not stuck with a trio with just 2 good colors I normally have!

    My e-mailadress is dwmpunt [at] gmail [dot] com

  48. I'm a follower! Enter me please. :)
    I haven't tried many Annabelle products, but I have bought the mineral pigment dust, and I really liked it! Thanks for the giveaway!
    hot_ring_gal at

  49. Hi! My name is Mónica and I´m from Portugal!
    To be honest, I´ve never tried Anabella products (I´m prety sure that we don´t have them in Portugal)...anyway...
    Please pick me :D

    My e-mail is:


  50. Hi! I'm a new follower.
    I have never even heard about Anabelle products but it would be nice to try. We don't have it in Poland.
    My email is
    I follow you on twitter, and here is my RT

  51. hey
    i'm following you
    i can't say anything about Annabelle products because i don't have them here in my country, but i'd love to try them
    i posted about your giveaway here:
    my email adress is

  52. I'm following your blog by the username 'Ezzy'. I have heard a lot about Annabelle cosmetics. I can't wait to try them out :)
    I want to try out a pigment called 'Magentini', volume lip plumping gloss & the colorful eyeliners :D


  53. tweeted your giveaway here:-


  54. I m A follower of this blog :)
    I have never heard of this brand before, but the products do look quite attractive, so i'd like to experiment with these products.

    Extra entries:
    2. I Do Follow You, And have retweeted this :)
    As AleenDazzle on Twitter :)

    Do Check out my blog -


  55. Daiane Negretti
    follower: Daya, muito prazer

    I don't know this brand, but i loved their eyeshadows Oo