ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: Etsy Shop: Sarah's Treasures Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Etsy Shop: Sarah's Treasures Review & Giveaway

Once again, I bring you another wonderful Etsy shop! Sarah's Treasures! Sarah offers a huge line of mineral makeup. Mineral makeup is so much better for your skin! I really enjoy mineral makeup! Most people don't buy mineral makeup because they don't know about it. I have learned that there are so many benefits to it, and have totally switched over. Sarah has Lip Balm, foundation, and shadows and eyeliners.

I was sent a Mineral Bronzer (dark) and the Buttercream lip balm for review. I loved that both products had Sarah's label on them. That way, when I run out, I know where they came from and can easily go back and buy more!

The Buttercream lip balm was great! On the listing in her shop it says "Enjoy the Icing on Your Birthday Cake Any Day of the Year". So, I was unsure on how I would like it. I opened it, slapped some one, and was pleasantly surprised! It smelled really good, but not overly sweet. I was afraid that it was going to taste sweet as well, but it didn't. I don't like it when lip balms are sweet. The part that I really liked it that even though it's a lip balm, and it goes on like a lip balm, it looks like a lip gloss. It leaves a nice sheen on your lips without the stickiness of lip gloss!

The Mineral Bronzer was really nice too! I was thinking that it might be too dark since I have such fair skin. Once I put it on I realized that it worked very well with my freckles! It gave me a nice sunkissed look. I didn't even feel like I was wearing it. It's very light on your skin, but still gives you a nice look. I'm very pleased!


ME: Where are you from and a little about yourself?

Sarah: I am from Lebanon, Maine (about halfway between Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME and I have been crafting pretty much my whole life. I started making lip balms a few years ago when I found a few people writing about making their own on Craftster. I am a bit newer to mineral makeup but I really like the idea of more natural cosmetic products. I also really hate the idea of putting something on my skin that is derived from the same products I put in my car.

ME: When did you start making the items in your shop?

Sarah: I still have quite a few things that I need to add to my shop, but I started making jewelry (one of those upcoming categories) back when I was in high school. I started making journals, lip balms and mineral makeup a few years ago.

ME: How did you decide the name for your shop?

Sarah: The name for my job just came to me and it stuck. Right now I'm considering rebranding and possibly changing the name.

ME: What is your favorite thing about owning your shop and being a seller?

Sarah: The thing that I enjoy most about being a seller and owning my own shop is the ego boost I get when I have a customer tell me that my product is better than what they had been using or write to me saying they are really excited about their purchase and will be back again.

ME: What inspires you to create such beautiful pieces?

Sarah: As far as inspiration, I created my lip balms to fill a need. My makeup and journals are more inspired by what I see in magazines and on TV.

ME: What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Sarah: Right now my favorite item is my light colored bronzer. I have very light skin and I put this over my foundation and it gives me a hint of color and shimmer without looking at all fake.

ME: Is there anything new you plan to add to your shop?

Sarah: I'm in the process of adding journals and jewelry to my shop. I'm also planning to add at least 15 more lip balm flavors by the fall.

ME: Are there any other places on the net that we can find you?




Sarah: I have a blog where I post a lot about my crafting activity as well as my graphic design and even some personal post at http://sarahmerchant.wordpress.com.


Thank you so much for the wonderful interview Sarah! I really enjoyed getting to know about you and Sarah's Treasures! Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see more from you!

~Win It~
Sarah is generously offering one(1) of my readers the chance to win a jar of mineral eyeshadow in their choice of color!

**Mandatory Entry**

Go to Sarah's Etsy shop, Sarah's Treasures and leave me a comment telling me what shade you'd pick if you won! Please be sure to leave your email address in the first entry, or that it's visible on your profile.
*You MUST do the mandatory entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!*


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3. Become a fan of Sarah's Treasures on Facebook {1 entry}
4. Heart Sarah's Treasures on Etsy {1 entry}
5. Place an order on Sarah's Treasures{10 entries}{I will check to make sure you ordered}
6. Subscribe to my blog via EMAIL {2 entry}
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12. Tweet about this giveaway {3 tweets per day} Please don't tweet them all together! You can use this:

@USCGWifey is giving away a jar of mineral eyeshadow from @SarahEMerchant http://bit.ly/coYfza

**Rules**
•Giveaway ends sometime in May
•Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted my email
•Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
•Open to US only

Don't forget to thank a member of our MILITARY!

120 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would take the mineral eye shadow halo.
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I'd like to win Midnight Sky!

Lauren said...

If I were to win, I would choose the Shimmer Sable shade! :)

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Hayley said...

I favorited her shop on etsy :)

Hayley said...

I'd choose Halo - very neutral and pretty! THanks for the chance to win!

Miri L. said...

I'd have to go with shimmering sand! I think it'd work great on my skin tone.

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Shelby said...

I love the Shimmering Sand color! Beautiful!

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I like the Halo shadow!

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Spaz said...

If I won, I'd choose Mineral Eye Shadow - Halo.

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Hannah said...

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Cynthia said...

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I would choose the Merlot color.

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Aleda said...

I love the merlot eye color - gorgeous!

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