April 23, 2010

Cupcakes in the tub? Yes! [REVIEW & GIVEAWAY **** CLOSED ****!]

After a long, FML-type of day, my adorable hubby knows just what I need to turn my frown upside down.  While some women light up at the sight of that infamous blue Tiffany box, I go gaga over a different kind of package: the kind that holds a baker's dozen.

This works, too:


Ha ha ha!  Just kidding. 

So, I was browsing Etsy, searching for a birthday gift, when I stumbled across myotherprincess' shop.  My jaw fell to the floor.  Bath bombs that look like cupcakes?  Yes, please, and thank you!

The first order I placed was for my best friend.  Her birthday bath bombs sat around our house for days, and had several "close calls" with our tub.  I couldn't risk purposefully accidentally using my friend's gifts, so I purchased the following goodies for myself:


BIRDS OF PARADISE BATH BOMB CUPCAKE FIZZY
Retails for: $5.50

PROS:  This bath bomb smells soooo GOOD!  Strawberries, pomegranate, and vanilla goodness are blended perfectly into this life-sized sweet treat.  Once dissolved, it lightly fragrances your water and turns it a pretty blue hue.  This bomb is perfect for someone who is seeking a yummy fragrance, but doesn't want to be overpowered by it.

CONS:  It's almost too cute to use.  And, despite being a professional cupcake eater, I had a bit of trouble getting the paper off my life-size cupcake.  Ha ha!  It was no biggie, though; I was relaxing in a sea of fizz within minutes of my order arriving.


STRAWBERRY COTTON CANDY CHUNKY LAYERED GOAT'S MILK SOAP
Retails for: $3.75

PROS:  This soap smells INSANELY GOOD.  I am a huge fan of super sweet, fruity, candy-like scents, and this soap is no exception.  It smells of freshly spun clouds of pink sugar and sweet strawberries.  It's extremely strong, which I love, and will linger on your skin for a bit after use.  It lathers with the tiniest splash of water, creating massive amounts of suds and bubbles.  And last, but not least, this soap moisturizes like a dream.  It is honestly the most moisturizing soap I have ever used!

CONS:  None for me!  If you're not a fan of over-the-top sweet scents, you're not going to like this soap.  (To give you an idea of the type of scents I tend to gravitate towards, here are a few perfumes I love to wear: any of the Escada eau de toilettes, Clinique Happy, Marc Jacobs Daisy, and BBW's Black Raspberry Vanilla spray.)


BLUEBERRY CARAMEL PINK SUGAR CHUNKY LAYERED GOAT'S MILK SOAP
Retails for: $3.75

PROS:  See above.  This one also smells DIVINE.  It is the perfect blend of warm sugar, butter, and blueberries.  I cannot keep my nose away from these bars of soap!

CONS:  Child, please!  By now you should know I have nothing negative to say about myotherprincess' products!  ;)

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Miranda, the gal behind myotherprincess, is a total sweetheart!  Some of you may have seen me chatting her up on Twitter or on her blog, both of which I recommend you check out!  (Insider Tip: She often tweets about specials!)  She is super crafty and also sells pretty paper products - as well as clothing for babies and little girls - on her other Etsy site: PaperPrincess34.  Miranda's customer service is great, extra surprises were thrown in with both orders, and shipping is lightning fast.  I have nothing but positive things to say!  

P. S.  She and her brother must have been raised by Martha Stewart; her brother sells wood creations on Etsy as well: http://www.etsy.com/shop/youngwoodcreations.

Now, on to the fun part...

♥ MINI-CUPCAKE BATH BOMB (SET OF FIVE) GIVEAWAY ♥

Miranda kindly offered to give away some of her products to one of my followers, and I jumped at the opportunity!  (Can I enter my own giveaway?  I kid, I kid!)  One randomly selected winner will receive a five pack of her best selling mini-cupcake bath bombs!


But wait!  There's more!

To sweeten the deal, I'm throwing in a couple of goodies, too:

♥ St. Tropez Radiance Mousse
♥ a mark. Brighten Every Day Kit


**** I KNOW IT'S A LOT TO READ AND DO, BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL THE RULES OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED! ****

TO ENTER:
♥ You must be a follower of my blog, as well as Miranda's
♥  Post this giveaway on your blog and/or in your sidebar, and leave me a comment so I may see your handiwork.  :) 
♥ If you are under the age of 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission before entering as I will need to collect your full name and mailing address.
♥ This giveaway is open to U. S. and Canadian residents and ends on my birthday: May 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM (PST).

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:
♥ Add Miranda on Twitter and Facebook.  Please let me know if you've done so by leaving a comment below.  Earn another entry by tweeting about our giveaway!
 ♥ Those of you who had valid entries prior to 4/30/10 will receive an extra entry for following the original, complicated rules! :)

Thank you, Miranda, for your generous donation!  The winner will be announced on my blog, so stay tuned!

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39 comments:

makeupartist_SHYLA said...

I don't mean to be rude by you wrote me asking for my rates, i'll email it to you ;) I'm from Puyallup, it's so weird blogspot doesn't give you notifications if someone leaves a message or comment... or you can email me: makeupartist_SHYLA@yahoo.com

siwing said...

these are indeed super cute !!!!

Kammi said...

I am following you on twitter. i tweeted the contest. Im @kammikoza

Kammi said...

I am following Miranda on twitter.

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

Ummm, I want them all!! If I could get one item, I'd buy the : Buttercream Birthday Cake Layered Goat's Milk Bar Soap 3 - 4 oz

I would buy the cupcake bath bombs for my gf's and they're great MOTHERS day gifts!!!

I follow you both lovely ladies & posted on mi bloggo

apetitediva.blogspot.com

XOXO

glitteryeyesxx said...

Gosh, some of these things look good enough to eat! :p

Janine the Writer said...

These are gorgeous. I'm going to recommend these for my sister's spa party. I thought they were from Crumbs initially!

bobbybeauty.com

D's Beauty Corner said...

Just out of curiosity, do you have any sort of background in professional writing or journalism? When I read your posts, I can't help but notice how great your writing style is.

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

http://wackyjackysillywilly.blogspot.com/2010/04/kate-gene-mirandas-sweet-giveaway.html
posted :)

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

WJandSWfollowed Miranda on twits

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

I wants the grape pixie dust soap bar~

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

http://wackyjackysillywilly.blogspot.com/2010/04/kate-gene-mirandas-sweet-giveaway.html
posted :)

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

I followed both of yalls blogs~

Miss♥Nikka said...

OMG I want to eat them!

I'm a follower fo your blog and Miranda's :]

I went to her etsy shop and omg i want to eat all of them! I mean buy all of them! But What caught my eyes are the Creme Brulee Bath CUPCAKE Bomb Fizz Fizzy..i love the smell of creme brulee.

I post a picture and link to your blog on the right sidebar of my blog here. [http://nerdork.blgospot.com]

Thanks and good luck to everyone!
^_^

DSK said...

I got your DM :) You're the sweetest girl in this town of Seattle!

I will get your package to you very soon! :D

Angela (SparkleMidori) said...

I'm a blog follower for you both. I want her Tropical Sugar Kisses Mini Bath CUPCAKE Bomb Fizz Fizzy Set of 3.

Blogged
http://free4beauty.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaways-alert-44.html

Rena said...

I'm a follower of both blogs!

I'd love to get the Blueberry Marshmellow Mini Bath Bomb! But everything looks soooo darn goood!

I've linked this giveaway on my blog sidebar here: rainbowbriteness.blogspot.com

shimmering_stardust22(at)yahoo(dot)com

<33 Rena

bananas. said...

ahh too many rules!

i'm not really a fan of cupcakes anyway. even the soap kind are too pretty to use. haha.

happy sunday hun!!!

xphoebelinax said...

omg i love dick in a box! makes me laugh every time! :P

i seriously thought that cupcake was to eat.. i was like drooling all over my keyboard :P

Nicole said...

Wow! Great review! I went to her webpage and want everything! I especially love the Buttercream Birthday Cake Layered Goat's Milk Bar Soap and all the cupcake bathcombs!

I am posting this in my sidebar! Don't forget to enter my give-a-way as well if you haven't already!

www.nvbeauty.blogspot.com

Loren said...

OOO I want every kinda of bath bomb she makes!! it's just too cute! :D

I posted this giveaway on my blog post here: http://7012317.blogspot.com/2010/04/review-wet-n-wild-matte-lipstick.html

icitea said...

Wow, I love this giveaway! And for some reason I'm quite hungry now...

Yes, I'd love one of each please! One of everything! Or maybe just the Frosting Scented Mini Bath CUPCAKE Bomb Fizz Fizzy as my favorite.

my blog post is here : http://ateacupofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/04/kate-gene-and-miranda-give-away.html

I added Miranda on both, look for @icitea and Itsuko!

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

PiinkCupcakez said...

ooo cupcakes!

i follow both your blogs and posted the giveaway on my sidebar!

PiinkCupcakez said...

following miranda on twitter!

the facebook link isn't working =[

Irish said...

awww tooooo cute!!! I posted about this on my blog

http://irishlovesmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/04/kates-giveaway.html

Thanks for doing this girlie :)

shortnails said...

Hi, My name is Li Lian and I would love to entered in your contest

I am following you through my blog http://shortwidenails.blogspot.com under google friend connect:
li lian for both your blog and miranda’s

My email is li_lian_c@hotmail.com

1. I have posted about your contest in my blog here:

http://shortwidenails.blogspot.com/2010/04/httpkatiegeneblogspotcom-is-having.html

Mercedes Nicole said...

Hi! I'm following both Blogs.

Added Miranda on Twitter & Facebook.

And tweeted about the Giveaway!

Blogged about Giveaway on my blog at: http://cupcakesheels.blogspot.com/2010/05/mini-cupcake-bath-bomb-giveaway.html

Party Box Design said...

OH MY GOSH.... I would LOOOOOVE to win this amazing give away!

So thankful I found both your blogs and I now follow both!!!!

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

Being a super busy mom, these would be heaven!

fiery said...

ooo how cute!!! i'll love all of them!! lols.. well i'm a follower of both blogs!

i have linked your giveaway on my side bar here:

loveyourgiggles.blogspot.com

-fiery

Allison Green said...

OMG! Those look just amazing! I'm checking out her site right now!

-Allison (xoallison09@yahoo.com)

Wink said...

We are following you and Miranda on blogger and also Miranda on Twitter.

http://winkandgivemeasmile.blogspot.com/2010/05/cupcakes-giveaway.html

http://twitter.com/winkwithasmile

When I first found you I almost dropped dead. I love what Miranda does with the cupcakes making them into bath bombs. They are sooo cute! ^-^

I love cupcakes, especially the mini ones. I love baking mini cupcakes for my friends and watching their eyes lit up on how delicious they are haha

Grace Wong said...

yay, thanks for the giveaway! It's a shame that I can't eat these, they look so tempting!

I already followed you an I followed Miranda!

blogged: http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/05/weekly-giveaways-wk-9.html

I also added her on twitter (gracewong1) and friend requested on facebook (Grace Wong)!

shou.milk@gmail.com
happy early bday!

ipehishere said...

omg its soo cute enter me pls.
im ur loyal followers
i put ur link on my side bar "awesome giveaway"
and i hv can mailing address
ipehishere[at]gmail[dot]com

thank you :)

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

blogged here: http://makeupbykim-porter.com/2010/05/giveaways-win-…ume-bath-bombs/

makeupbykimporter at gmail dot com

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

Following her on twitter & blogger & tweeted about the giveaway

lipton|TEE said...

I follow the both of you on blogger. I follow her on twitter.

I blogged here:

http://liptontee.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaways.html

NYCSh0paholic said...

HI there...I'm following you and Miranada!
Posted on my sidebar:
http://nycsh0paholic.blogspot.com/

♥NYCSh0paholic♥

Carolsue said...

I follow Miranda on Twitter (cezovski) and Facebook (Carol Anderson Ezovski)
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

Required: I follow you and Miranda on GFC (carolsue)
IO blogged here:
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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