Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Howl-o-Scream Polish Giveaway: Bewitching Nail Lacquers in Orange & Black Halloween Colors

Muahaha... We've conjured up a scary good way to enjoy spooktacular style this season. 

What a scream! Our latest giveaway showcases 18 spellbinding nail polish shades from top manufacturers such as Zoya, SpaRitual, OPI, Color Club and Dazzle Dry. Valued at approximately $160, these classic Halloween colors of orange and black will create haunting trick-or-treat tips to bat-dazzle any Ghouls' Night Out celebration.

Something big is brewing, so enter our Howl-o-Scream Nail Polish Giveaway before it's too late. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). Good luck!

UPDATE: Con-bats-ulations to follower Laura Ohlrogge. She's the winner of our giveaway!

SHINE: Color Club Nail Lacquer. BEAUTY: Sparkle and Soar, and Where's the Soiree. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.

SHINE: Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer. BEAUTY: Orange Sorbet and Midnight Express. BEACON: Vegan, and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor or nitrocellulose. 

SHINE: Julie G Nail Color. BEAUTY: Sugar Rush and Black Sheep. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Karma Organic Spa. BEAUTY: Tropicana Nights and The Twilight Zone. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. 

SHINE: Milani Nail Lacquer. BEAUTY: Awesome Orange Neon and Black Magic. BEACON: Free of dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde.

SHINE: OPI Nail Lacquer. BEAUTY: Are We There Yet? and Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees. BEACON: Free of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene. Through the Schaeffer Family Foundation, OPI donates to the American Heart Association and the Leukemia Research Foundation

SHINE: Red Carpet Manicure Nail Lacquer. BEAUTY: Flirt Alert and Black Stretch Limo. BEACON: Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.

SHINE: SpaRitual Lacquer. BEAUTY: Revere and Street Smart. BEACON: Vegan, and formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate and camphor.

SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish. BEAUTY: Tiffany and Raven. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.



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This giveaway is open only to legal residents of the continental USA. Winners must be able to supply a residential address, as merchandise cannot be delivered to a P.O Box. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. The giveaway will end on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 9 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). More than 15 entries must be received by this date for a winner to be selected. A winner will then be chosen by Random.org and notified via the email address provided in the "Post a Comment" section of this post. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received (see "The Rules" above). No cash substitutions allowed. The winner must respond within 48 hours of being notified or a new one will be selected. Void where prohibited by law. Any tax is the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering the giveaway, you release SHINE Beauty Beacon from liability, and waive any and all causes of action, related to claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. SHINE Beauty Beacon isn't affiliated with Color Club Nail Lacquer, Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer, Julie G Nail Color, Karma Organic, Milani Nail Lacquer, OPI Nail Lacquer, Red Carpet Nail Lacquer, SpaRitual Lacquer or Zoya Nail Polish, but we purchased or received complimentary samples for review purposes.  

We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at shinebeautybeacon(at)gmail(dot)com.

Pearlescent Bridal Polish Trends: Amal Alamuddin Weds George Clooney in a Classic Ivory Mani

Photo by Michael Vlasaty

Two small words we thought George Clooney would never say were spoken loud and clear over the weekend: "I do!" Hollywood's most eligible bachelor tied the knot with British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy, the amore capital of the world. 

Classic and classy wedding white served as the theme of the ceremony. The bride chose an off-white lace Oscar de la Renta gown, which featured hand-embroidered pearls and diamanté accents, and an opaque ivory mani, while the groom wore a tuxedo by Giorgio Armani. The couple exchanged vows in front of a large wall of white candles, and white roses, lilies and carnations added a fresh, fragrant touch to the romantic venue.

The bride accessorized her custom Oscar de la Renta dress hand-embroidered with pearls with opaque ivory nail polish.

Amal Alamuddin's cream-colored Stella McCartney pantsuit, 
which she wore at the civil ceremony, matched her mani.

Fast forward to 0:26 to see the bride's stunning nails.

The presence of Clooney's celeb pals turned the private ceremony into a star-studded event. They included Bono, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Matt Damon, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Mr. and Mrs. Clooney reportedly sold their wedding photo rights to Vogue, People and Hello! magazines in exchange for donations to charities of their choice, such as Not On Our Watch Project, American Foundation for Equal Rights and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network--organizations that the groom actively supports.

In honor of Alamuddin's beautiful pearl embroidered wedding dress and ivory matrimonial mani, we present several pretty pearlescent polish shades. Best of all, you don't need to be a blushing bride to vow to wear them. Cheers!   

SHINE: Color Club Zodiac Nail Kit (Gemini). BEAUTY: Turn your tips into nuptial nails with this handy kit, which includes a bottle of oyster white polish, petite pearl birthstones and gem art tool. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.

SHINE: Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer (Down the Aisle). BEAUTY: Say "I do" to this wedding white color that features tiny glitter gold flakes. BEACON: Vegan, and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor or nitrocellulose. 

SHINE: essence Colour & Go (Give Me Nude, Baby!). BEAUTY: Wedding bells will ring with this sheer off-white shade. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde. 

SHINE: Essie (Show Me the Ring). BEAUTY: You can put your ring on it with this iridescent pearly white hue. BEACON: Contains no dibutyl phthalate, toluene or formaldehyde.

SHINE: OPI Nail Lacquer (Pearl of Wisdom). BEAUTY: This sheer oyster shade with undertones of pink and green glows with an iridescent silver shimmer. BEACON: Free of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene. Through the Schaeffer Family Foundation, OPI donates to the American Heart Association and the Leukemia Research Foundation

SHINE: SpaRitual (Ice Ice Baby). BEAUTY: This shimmering shade of frost will glisten underneath a Venice moon. BEACON: Vegan, and formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate and camphor. 

SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish (Ginessa). BEAUTY: Soft, silvery white glitter flakes dance off of a sheer winter white base. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Pink: How to Preserve Youthfulness with Vitamin C Serums for Women 35 & Older

High five! Pink turns 35 today.

The songstress has a style all her own. Her music gives her an edgy pop sound, while her acrobatic moves on stage make her a one-woman circus. Who can forget her high-flying performance at the Grammys earlier this year? She showed off her flexibility and strength by spinning and swinging upside down while suspended far above the audience in a daring aerial dance act.

Pink pursues bold looks, too. Known for her creative coifs, she's rocked short and sassy platinum blonde hair, fluorescent spikes, pink-streaked dreadlocks and a pitch-black skater cut. They bring to mind the unique styles of her two biggest musical influences--Madonna and Janis Joplin.

Born Alecia Beth Moore, Pink inspires fans with empowering songs such as "Try," "F**kin' Perfect" and "Raise Your Glass." She learned the importance of giving back early in her career and became a prominent campaigner for PETA more than a decade ago. Plus, she supports Human Rights Campaign, ONE Campaign, Prince's Trust, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Animal Protection.

Charitable endeavors not only make the world a better place, but the act of helping others in less fortunate situations also soothes the soul. So in honor of Pink's fierce philanthropy and motivational music, we've compiled good-for-you skincare serums, masks and creams that contain vitamin C. They allow women 35 and older to strengthen collagen, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin and prevent premature aging.

Topical vitamin C makes a big difference--just like Pink. Happy birthday lovely lady!

SHINE: DeVita Natural Skin Care C 17% Serum. BEAUTY: Increase the elasticity of your skin, and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with aloe vera gel, green tea leaf extract, castor seed oil and vitamin C. BEACON: Vegan and cruelty free. Contains no FD&C colors, lead, carmine, cochineal, gluten or parabens.

SHINE: emerginC Scientific Organics Phytocell Cream. BEAUTY: Aloe vera leaf extract, shea butter, kombucha ferment and vitamin C help to hydrate your skin to improve its tone and texture. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Free of parabens, and synthetic colors and fragrances. Supports The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

SHINE: Nature Pure Labs Black Currant C Serum. BEAUTY: Slow signs of premature aging with vitamins C and E, and black currant leaf and pomegranate extracts. BEACONNo animal testing. Free of petrolatum, mineral oil, propylene glycol and parabens.

SHINE: Probios Transderma C Vitamin C Serum. BEAUTY: Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and skin cell regeneration to brighten and tighten your skin. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, fragrances, oil and alcohol.

SHINE: Vie Collection PHOTO-C Bright Radiance Mask. BEAUTY: Correct pigmentation flaws and restore radiance with vitamin C, and micro-algae and sea lily extracts. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens.
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