Showing posts with label Lip Balm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lip Balm. Show all posts

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What YOU need to know about how we use Rafflecopter + Winner Announcement + Grammys!

First the serious stuff:

Unfortunately I strongly think an explanation of how Ascending Butterfly has integrated Rafflecopter into our giveaway process is necessary.

Butterflies you asked for Rafflecopter and you got it. I have no problem exploring options that make things easier for us both, but it does NOT and I repeat do NOT substitute me moderating the entries. I still moderate EVERY entry. So for those who thought it would allow them to bypass the rules, I'm very sorry to tell you, that nothing slips past me. It is my job to give sponsors accurate numbers. And I will not allow entries that do not comply to pass through to 'pad' my numbers. I do everything with a very high level of integrity. I do not let Rafflecopter do my work for me.

Comments that read:

I want this
I want to win
I like that
Enter me

ARE NOT, and I repeat are NOT being entered, they are being DELETED before the random number generator picks the winner.

All of our entries, and this is PRIOR to our use of Rafflecopter, have had the same 2 mandatory requirements, since 2009, you have been informed clearly that to 'play' you need to be following us via GFC, this is mandatory, not an extra credit, and you need to post a URL link to an item from the sponsor that you like OTHER than the review item. Please don't tell me you can't copy the link. If 500 other people were able to copy a URL link so can you. No exceptions. If you do not post a URL link, regardless of whether or not you completed a million extra credits, all entries have to be deleted. and they will.

Mid 2010 we posted very clearly that we no longer email entrants when their main entries do not comply with win it instructions. We posted this clearly for a full year and a half. We are not emailing people to tell them their entries were voided for not complying with instructions.

I'm not naming names, but for the MOR giveaway instead of linking to another product from MOR's website, someone actually copied and pasted the link to our giveaway page and put in the rafflecopter form. All those entries from those that did that were deleted. Yes I do notice, yes I do check everything.

I look at it this way, I'd rather show 500 entries that are complete and fair and followed instructions than 1,000 that were not all legit. For those that took out the time to do things properly, I assure you that when a winner is being drawn, the only entries the random number generator will be choosing from are VALID ones.

Giveaways are truly labors of love for the bloggers that run them. We are not being paid for them. We do not profit from them. Bloggers can host plain reviews instead of going to bat to get a giveaway in addition.

I am not saying landing reviews are 'easy', but brands are of course more apt to welcome a review, but for the giveaway component, we are pitching and selling to that brand as to why they should consider including another item for our readers. Dear Butterflies, giveaways are a thank you. They are not required. They are not a given. Rafflecopter for the most part is making this process easier for YOU, I am still moderating all entries. So please help make this easier on us BOTH. Do not put in incomplete entries, do not put in false links, do not leave entries blank and think they won't be caught. The more my way of thanking my readers becomes a chore, the less prone I feel to keep doing it.

Now on to the fun stuff:

Lucky Winner:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Annie A. - Winner of the MOR all 9 Lip Macarons Giveaway <-Comment 222 won! Please note Rafflecopter announces the winner in the widget, so you no longer have to wait for us to post the Winner Announcement to any Closed Giveaway, within 3 business days of any giveaway close date, the winner's comment number and user name will appear in the widget automatically.

Join me in congratulating our winner! And don't forget to show our current active Rafflecopter Giveaways:

 In Bloom Pajamas or Nightgown of YOUR Choice Giveaway 

AND Ugglebo Seattle Low Style Shearling Boots Giveaway! ARV $309 Ends 02/18 LOTS of love! (The In Bloom PJ's ends VERY SOON, so act fast!)

And as many of you already know my twitter alter ego is as 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ' and I'm currently live tweeting during the Grammy's, follow me @Tracy_Iglesias and feel free to share with me your Grammy impressions, anything from performances to the fashion, nothing is off limits!

Hope you are enjoying the Grammy's tonight. Any big plans for Valentine's Day?

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Ascending Butterfly received the products mentioned above free of charge for editorial consideration. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commisions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Our full Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy can be found HERE.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

{CLOSED} Win all NINE Mor Cosmetics Lip Macarons Gloss/Balms - Rafflecopter #Giveaway! ARV $90

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor MOR Cosmetics! We look forward to working with you again. The Winner is Annie A, Entry #222 (winners are selected using the random number generator via rafflecopter). Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Valentine's Day Buying Guide Giveaway #1, sponsored by:

Just because my Valentine's Day isn't quite going to be all hearts and flowers this year, doesn't mean that I can't get my inner Diva on! I can't say kisses are gauranteed with this one, but you definitely stand a pretty good chance when your lips are this soft, deliciously smooth and yummily scented.

Lips are no different than the rest of your face, they require occasional exfoliation, SPF protection/sunscreen and moisturization, yes you can stave off those deep lip wrinkles! The smoother your pucker the better you'll feel, and the more confident you are, the more kissable you will be.

I have been learning to embrace change lately (well OK, admittedly some of it by force), and I have a new favorite lip gloss/balm to share with you! At least this is very much a happy change!

Lip Macaron

Mor Cosmetics Lip Macaron's are my by far my favorite lip gloss/lip balm hybrid. They provide the moisturization of a balm, and the sheer, subtle shine of your favorite gloss. They don't make my lips feel like an oil slick, yet provide long lasting moisture that definitely make your lips much more kissably smooth.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Soothing & hydrating
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Contains Vitamin E to nourish lips
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Contains Beeswax for healing
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Adds a sheer, subtle shine to lips
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 9 Delicious Flavors: Sorbet, Rosebud, Peach Nectar, Lychee Flower, Blood Orange, French Vanilla, Cassis Noir, Apples and Passion Flower <- I love them all, but Passion Flower and Cassis Noir are tied for my lip macaron favorite scent!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - This product is not tested on animals

My Take

These have replaced my former favorite Burts Bees hands down! I love the perfect moisture, subtle shimmer (that does not interfere with the color of any lipstick you might layer it with), and the scents are fantastic! These are not just perfect gifts for Valentine's Day, they are perfect anytime!

And you know how much I love a win/win, not only are they hosting a great giveaway here, there is also a great giveaway on Mor Cosmetic's Facebook Page too! It's called the Celebration of Love Sweepstakes and the prize is a private screening of the movie 'The Vow' for you and 100 of your closest friends PLUS a $500 shopping spree on That would definitely get you a ton of delightful pampering products for your skin!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, if it doesn't load for you, hit refresh! (You can let me know in the comments below if you like using Rafflecopter and would like us to continue using it). Start by pressing the big green button that says '+1 Do It' to get started with the Mandatory Entry! (And if you experience any problems using Rafflecopter to get your daily tweets, no worries, just copy the link to your tweet and leave it as a comment on this post instead!