Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CLOSED!!!! Giveaway! Featuring Sugarpill, Harvey Prince, Cibu, Shiro, and Geek Chic


The winner has been picked and I'll post in a separate post!

Hi Everyone! This is my very first giveaway on my blog!!! I intended to post it about a week ago to celebrate the brand new year, but then life got away from me, and now we're already 11 days into 2012! We can still celebrate with a giveaway, though!

Here is a photo of the giveaway items. Below it are the giveaway rules, and below that, more photos with details on each prize.

(as always, click on images for a more detailed view)

Please read the Giveaway Rules below and follow them exactly:

  1. This giveaway is open to all of my blog followers worldwide. Shipping will be via first class mail and, within the U.S., will include delivery confirmation.
  2. You must leave a comment below telling me which giveaway item you're most excited about, and provide your email address written like this: name @ domain dot com (Required - 1 point)
  3. You must be a follower of my blog via Google Friends Connect. In your comment below, tell me your GFC user name. (Required - 1 point)
  4. You may gain an extra entry by following @thetubcat on Twitter. Include your Twitter user name in the comment below. (Optional - 1 point)
  5. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and include the link to your tweet in the comments below. An example of what you could tweet is: I've entered the @thetubcat giveaway to win Sugarpill, Shiro, Geek Chic, Harvey Prince & Cibu! You can enter at  (Optional - 1 point)
  6. The giveaway is open through 6pm (mountain time) on Saturday, January 21. I will select the name at random and announce it on my blog, as well as email the winner no later than Sunday, January 22. The winner will have until the end of day on Friday, January 27, to respond to my email with their shipping address, or I will select another winner.

This giveaway is for the following items from five of my favorite brands:

  1. Sugarpill Cosmetics - Four (4) Chromalust loose eyeshadow samples ... plus a sparkly sticker
  2. Harvey Prince - One (1) sample of Eau Flirt
  3. Cibu International - One (1) sample of Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo
  4. Shiro Cosmetics - Two (2) mineral eyeshadow samples
  5. Geek Chic Cosmetics - Five (5) mineral eyeshadow samples

See additional photos and details on the giveaway items below

Sugarpill Cosmetics Chromalust samples
- a sparkly Sugarpill sticker!

*sanitary samples made by me from a brand new, unused jar 

Harvey Prince Eau Flirt sample.

I have all but one Harvey Prince perfume, and reach for them often. I adore Eau Flirt, so when I received a free sample with purchase of another Harvey Prince perfume, I knew I had to include it in my giveaway and share the delicious love that is Eau Flirt.

Description from website:
The fragrance contains notes of pumpkin pie and lavender, which have been shown to evoke a more passionate response in men than any other smell. Why do men find these two scents so arousing? Experts believe men subconsciously associate pumpkin and lavender with happy, positive and stimulating memories. An encounter with Eau Flirt reveals top notes of sweet lavender and a cocktail of bright citrus, followed by a mingling of feminine florals freesia, ylang ylang and jasmine. Delicate spices and warm nighttime amber offer a graceful and balanced flourish. Notes: Lavender, Pumpkin Pie, Citrus, Jasmine, Freesia, Ylang Ylang, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ambers. Style: Seductive. Sparkling. Wicked.

Please note: Due to USPS shipping regulations, I cannot ship this perfume sample internationally. If the winner's shipping address is outside of the U.S., I will substitute this item with a brand new, non-flammable perfume oil sample of my choice from a brand of my choice.

Cibu International Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo sample.

I started using this Cibu shampoo in my hair a few months ago, and I can't begin to tell you how good my hair looks. The Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo is sulfate-free and formulated with hydrolized keratin protein to smooth frizz and strengthen hair. It's loaded with tons of botanicals that are excellent for your hair's health. I've found the shampoo to be highly concentrated and think you'll get several uses out of this sample.

Shiro Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples:

Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples:

Good luck, everyone!


  1. awesome giveaway!I'd love to try Sugarpill's Asylum!
    my email is
    I follow you on GFC under the name glitterlette

  2. I'm most excited about the Geek Chic shadows! That company is actually in the same city I just moved from, and I'm eager to try their quality so I can support a technically local business. ^^

    GFC: chaya bunny
    Email: vivienne.emmerich AT gmail DOT com

    Following on Twitter: @chayabunny

  3. i'm excited to try the geek chic cosmetics pigments, the colors u have here look amazing! :)

    GFC: chemicallyfeline
    Twitter: @famedromantic

  4. GFC name is Sakara
    wow, great giveaway! I think the item that intrigues me most is the Harvey prince perfume, as i'd never heard of the company and went to have a look. They sound great! Course the geek chic eyehsadows are awesome..bought my first order a few weeks back.
    my twitter is -!/sakara75 where i have tweeted about your giveaway!

    fingers crossed!

  5. I'm most excited about Geek Chic's Across The Narrow Sea. All their shadows look gorgeous and I'm kind of a "Song of Ice And Fire" geek. :D Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Email: thumper1182 at hotmail dot com
    GFC: Dez

  6. Fantastic giveaway!
    I'm most excited about Sugarpill samples (never tried any!)
    GFC: Duvessa
    My twitter is
    I tweeted about your giveaway.
    E-mail: duvessa.oobd @

  7. GFC: Gondor Tari
    Twitter: @LauraSanMur

    Love the Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  8. ohmygoodness!! i love this giveaway!! im most excited about the Geek Chic samples...mainly across the narrow sea but solid snake is gorgeous also! email:victoriabitner85ATyahooDOTcom.


    twitter: @glitterskulls85 here is my tweet also:!/GlitterSkulls85/status/157484320481755136

    good luck yall!!

  9. I dont know if I could pick just one thing to be excited about! I've never tried Geek Chic or Shiro, so probably those two are what are most exciting!

    GFC : Sharon
    Twitter: Brackishkee

  10. Thansk for the giveaway, it's awesome!! I've been dying to try Sugarpill so that is what has me stoked! GFC Melissa Blackburn email melissa.blackburn01 at gmail dot com I follow twitter melissalynneb and I tweeted too!/melissalynneb/status/157491364588830721

  11. I'm interested to try Geek Chic, plus I love Sugarpill but haven't tried a lot of their loose shadows.

    GFC: Liza

  12. I am super excited to try Harvey Prince perfume!!! And always love more Sugarpill!!

    chrissyrozeMUA @
    GFC : Chrissy roze or gunnmetal27 .. I recently changed it so not sure if the change took.
    Twitter: Christa Roze
    Tweeted :!/Christaroze/status/157581854428495873

  13. Sugarpill is always something to get excited about, as well as Geek Chic! And I'm always up for a new shampoo. :)

    GFC: Aimee
    Twiller: @KillerQueenZo

  14. I am most excited for the Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples, but I love all makeup so I would like to try all three brands.

    GFC: Sarah Crawford
    TwitteR: @sarahcrawford14

  15. I am most excited for the Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples!

    E-mail: phan.sophie @ gmail dot com
    GFC: Sophie
    Twitter: @sophiepophie

  16. I have been dying to try Sugar Pill!!!

    GFC: Nicole NailPolishWars
    Twitter: NailPolishWars

  17. I love the eyeshadow samples (especially the Sugarpill, which I am definitely going to have to order some day), but I'm most excited about the Cibu International Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo... my hair has been awfully frizzy lately. :(

    Email: sunnie @ gmail dot com
    And I already follow you here:
    GFC: Grace
    Twitter: @solcita


  18. I'm excited about the Sugarpill. They look awesome!

    email: plainsongjn(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC: Julie (and my last name, which I know you know)
    Twitter: @tasteslikehappy

  19. GFC: phioniray
    phioniray at gmail dot com
    Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples look amazing!

  20. I am so beyond excited about Sugarpill's Goldilux! All of their shadows are absolutely GORGEOUS! I've been dying to try some out :)
    hopkinsontiffany at yahoo dot com
    GFC: TiffanyApril
    Thank you for incredible giveaway! <3

  21. I want to try the Sugarpill eyeshadows.:)
    GFC: Leira Yann
    Email: lemony_29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. I'm most excited for the Shiro! I've been pondering placing a Shiro order
    GFC: The Peach
    email: the-peach(at)

  23. I'm most excited about Shiro because I've heard about them for a long time. I have never heard of Sugarpill, but it looks amazing.

    email: strawberrymilkmade at gmail dot com

    GFC: Strawberry Milk Made

    Twitter: SMilkMade

  24. I am a huge fan of Geek Chic Cosmetics!

  25. I am most excited about Geek Chic samples!
    GFC: Kawaii Barbie
    Twitter: MsKawaiiBarbie

  26. I'm most excited about the sugarpill eyeshadows.....are amazing
    GFC: d3ennyssa_1987
    Twitter: denisabondar
    Tweeted the giveaway

  27. hi, great giveaway and great blog! :)
    I am most excited about Sugarpill. I never tried them but i heard a lot of very good things about them. I actually found out about you giveaway from their facebook page :)
    email: oana.ancka at gmail dot com
    gfc: aqua_shell
    twitter: @aqua_shell

    thank you :)

  28. I am most excited about the Geek Chic! Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: FrancesDanger

    Email: francesdanger @ gmail dot com

  29. I am most excited about the Sugarpill products, more specifically the Junebug color, as it is iridescent and beautiful! It will be very interesting to play with that color! Best of luck to everyone!
    Email address: ES.Marti18 @ gmail dot com (Required - 1 point)

    GFC user name: CHA-Bella

    Totally crossing my fingers!

  30. I just love the sugarpill, i love the bright colors ^^
    email: gothqueen13 at hotmail dot com
    GFC: gothqueen13
    Twitter: allyasphyxia1


  31. Found you via the give-away link on FB. I am now following. Love your blog. A new fav place to come to!! Thanks for the give-away :)

    As much as I want to try the SP Chromalust's ... I am picking Cibu International Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo. My hair needs some help. LOL!

    I am most excited for: Cibu International Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo
    Email: dinitchka @ gmail dot com
    GFC: Dinitchka
    Twitter: @dinitchka
    Tweeted giveawy

  32. Awesome giveaway. I would love to try some geekchic cosmetics products. I have been eyeing them for a while and would love to try some of their stuff before making a purchase!
    GFC: Marvelle
    Twitter: Kayleigh**** (*stars* because I don't wanna put my full twitter name on the internet as it is also my real name :P. sorry if this doesnt count :()

  33. I am the most excited about ALL your giveaways to be honest! I love Sugarpill and don't own any of those samples, I am a licensed Cosmetologist and would love to try a keratin treatment I haven't heard of, the perfume sounds just FAB and I am almost out of mine, the Shiro cosmetics sound great, and just by the NAME I know Geek Chic is right up my alley! Thank you for this opportunity love.
    Email - ccollard @ live . com
    GFC - Luminous kiss
    Twitter - @Luminouskiss
    Twitter contest tweet -

    xoxo Crystal

  34. This giveaway is so shiny and exciting *drools a little* (i'd really love to try them all, except the hair stuff because i shaved my head 3 months ago, so it doesn't need it =D) I'd particularly love to try the sugarpill, i see tutorials using them all the time on facebook, and the colours look so intense.
    GFC: ava_chan
    Twitter: johnson_ava

  35. Hello hello, ok so here it is...
    GFC: pixiepie
    twitter: wellineverdid

    So i have no idea is your going to get to read all these comments but here is a very brief history and why i am excited about your giveaway...I have been reading your blog for a while but i only just opened an account today to finally start leaving comments and to try out at your giveaway because i really really would like to try the Cibu International Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo sample. last year i had 5 different operations, one for an infection in my head and the rest because sadly i have had multiple miscarriages. Anyway as a result my body is a little screwed, a lot of meds, a lot of pain and a lot of bed rest for over a year had screwed with my skin and hair! I have only just started to get things back on track and looks like next month i may need another head operation as the infection could be back (MRI scan today) ANYWAYS i would love to try this product to see if it could help my dry frazzled hair! ALSO the superpill and geek chic cosmetics! I used to be a sports massage therpist but since all the health shit i now can no longer practice so i have started a makeup artistry course and i am OBSESSED with beauty and makeup, i love sugerpill colours and as i spend a lot of time in and out of hospital and in bed i get to play a lot and watch a lot of tutorials on youtube ;-)
    wow sorry that wzas more like a book than a comment...maybe you will have time you read it maybe not, whatever the case please keep doing what you do i really enjoy reading your blog and thank you for doing a giveaway its always fun to enter! love and smiles Charlie xx

  36. I'm excited in Geek Chic and Sugarpill. I've never tested this brands before and I'd love to!
    Greetings from GER,


  37. I am excited about Sugarpill. I see how the beautiful how the colors are:-)

  38. i am most excited about Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples

    GFC: Gintare
    email: gintare dot amber @ gmail dot com

  39. My email:
    My GFC: haitianBeauty91
    Twitter: Haitianbeauty91
    Link to tweet:!/HaitianBeauty91/status/159283235979935744

    I would definitely be ecstatic to receive the Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow

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    Gorda said...
    Hi, my name is Micaela and my email es pradomicaela @ hotmail dot com
    GFC: Gorda
    I follow you on Twitter, I am @Blindeye777 and I twitted about your giveaway:!/Blindeye777/status/159284645958131712
    I'm excited about everything, I live in Argentina and we don't have this brands here, and I don't have credit card so I never had the chance to use this brands and wanted to because I saw so many good reviews, aaaaand BTW I'm a big fan of Portal and I really wanna try There will be cake and Companion Cube♥
    Thanks for the giveawayyyy :D

  42. I'm most excited for the Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadows! They look beautiful :)

  43. hi,
    I'm most excited for Sugarpill cosmetics! my email is belle_feegore@hotmail DOT fr
    I follow you with GFC (Sharky) and in twitter (Red_Sharky). I tweet your giveaway:!/Red_Sharky/status/159327459672731649
    thanks for this giveaway ;)

  44. I want to win Sugarpill!!!!!

  45. I'm most excited for Sugarpill Cosmetics samples!
    GFC: Tiffany
    Followed on twitter: @queenjackass
    aullaboutyou7 [at] gmail [dot] com

  46. I'm so excited for the Sugarpill samples! This makeup is awesome! The colors are so bright and festive!

  47. Wonderful! I've only tried Sugarpill once and I love the two items I have from it so I'd like to try more and I've never tried but have been interested in the other brands. Thanks so much! (By the way I adore your logo for this blog- so darn cute!)
    e-mail: dolphins_dream_too(at)hotmail(dot)com
    twitter: HebrideanSprite
    GFC: Hebridean_Sprite
    Tweet link:!/HebrideanSprite/status/159429458489655296

  48. Hi ,

    I've never used anything from Geek Chic Cosmetics . I love all five of those colors especially the Across the Narrow Sea ! I started following your blog and look forward to reading it .

    Email :
    Twitter : @thedezastor
    GFC : Desiree Schott

    I tweeted your giveaway too!/thedezastor

    My fingers are crossed ! Good Luck to everyone !

  49. What a very nice selection you have chosen! Fantastic taste! : )

    And I am much the same. Sugarpill's Asylum. I can only imagine how amazing it is in person! Very excited!

    GFC: Whitney

  50. great giveaway. i'm excited to try all of them because i've never used them before.

    gfc: prettymom
    twitter: @_prettymom
    email: prettymom at gmail dot com

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  52. Great prizes!! I'm most excited about the Shiro and Geek Chic samples!
    Email: egpenn @ gmail dot com
    GFC: Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー
    Twitter: @Makeupfancy

    Thanks and good luck everybody! :D

  53. Wow! I have to choose one thing I am most excited about? Oh geez...I think it is acrss the narrow sea, but I love eyeshadows, so am actually excited by all of htem ,lol.
    Email Jenn @ Jennafroggy dot com
    GFC Jennafroggy
    Twitter @Jennafroggy
    Thank you!!!

  54. Hi!
    I'd like to enter!
    I'm most excited about the shade Across the Narrow Sea!!

    GFC: Felizia

    twitter: @feliz8zia


    Thanks!! :)

    1. Oh, I forgot my email: !! sry!

  55. Love sugarpill makeup. I'm most excited about Sugarpill Cosmetics Chromalust samples.

    GFC: precious pearl
    email: preciouspearlmakeup at gmail dot com

    Twitter: pearlmakeup

  56. I'm most excited about the Cibu International Hi-Ya! Keratin Reconstructive Shampoo~ I've always want to get my hair healthier ^^
    GFC - Irene
    Email - ireneyeow_0726 @ hotmail dot com
    Twitter - Hana_To_Akuma
    Tweeted -!/Hana_To_Akuma/status/160373821851959296

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  57. Nice giveaway

    GFC Name: Sangeeta G
    Email ID:

  58. I'd be most excited about the Geek Chic Cosmetics eyeshadow in Swamp!
    GFC: Marlee
    Email: loverlyxo @ yahoo dot com
    Following you on twitter as @marleenoah

  59. I'm most excited for geek chic!
    indyhaw @ gmail dot com
    Cindy-y on GFC
    thanks :)

  60. Cool give away!!!

    GFC Follower – Sudhaa
    Email – sudhaa dot gvrn@gmail dot com
    Excited about – Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples
    Twitter Follower – Sudhaag17
    Tweeted give away -!/Sudhaag17/status/160444729060892672

  61. Ahh so many pretty shades!

    GFC: arsyparsy
    email: alicephan1992 @ hotmail dot com
    Excited about the Geek Chic Cosmetic mineral eyeshadows! All of them, such amazing colours!
    Follow you on Twitter: @arsyparsy

  62. GFC: katie hugo
    email :

    follow on twitter: @breakfastatkts

    1. hello!!
      I am excited about Harvey Prince Eau Flirt sample!!

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    1. GFC: sarah


      twitter: @faitsarah

      tweeted here:!/FaitSarah/status/160709187339427842

      Excited about – Geek Chic Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow samples

  64. I am most excited about Geek Chic samples!
    GFC: Olga
    Twitter: olgap77