Friday, June 20, 2014

Dear Reader, a Gorgeous Giveaway (closed)

SO HAPPY TO PRESENT the first giveaway on Tales from the Cusp! The last couple of months have been a revelation, and I've learned so much since the blog's launch. I'm especially excited about the growing number of new readers everyday, and to those of you who keep coming back, you make it all worth it. 

So let's have a giveaway!

Gorgeous Cosmetics AM to PM five-piece makeup kit. This limited edition set transforms your makeup from a naturally glamorous daytime look to a stunning and luminous nighttime look. The kit contains:

The Madison Avenue Mascara: a blacker than black creamy formula for dazzling volume, length and curl. An Eye Pencil (in Black): lasts up to 8 hours, with a special gel formula that's richly pigmented, creamy, and water-resistant. Lip Lacquer (in Clear): A hybrid gloss and lipstick which doubles as a lip treatment and plumper, and enriched with collagen peptides. Gorgeous Lipstick (in Gorgeous Red): Free of Parabens and enriched with Vitamin E and an emollient to moisturize and protect the lips. The color is a beautiful deep red. And the Madam Lashes: Lush reusable false lashes that fit any eye shape. 

And everything comes in the luxe keepsake box shown above. 

Founded in Melbourne by award-winning Makeup Artist David McConnell, Gorgeous Cosmetics has a cult-following among makeup artists and beauty buffs around the world. And the brand is now in Manila (Eastwood Mall, SM Aura, and SM Mall of Asia) thanks to my beautiful old college pal, Kristin. In the stores, the kit is worth Php 4,960, or free after a minimum purchase of PHP 5,000 worth of Gorgeous Cosmetics products. But on Tales from the Cusp, one lucky reader is getting it for free. Kristin even threw in samplers of the First Base Foundation Primer, the Base Perfect Liquid Foundation, and the Sheer Brilliance Liquid Foundation. Thank you Kristin! 

Here's how you join...

This contest is open to anyone with a valid Philippine address. BUT WAIT, if you're a reader from ANYWHERE and would like to give this as a gift to anyone in the Philippines, you're in too! Simply comment at the end of this post on WHY YOU (or your recipient) MUST HAVE THE AM TO PM MAKEUP KIT. That's it! Super easy. And don't forget to like the Tales From the Cusp Facebook page on your way out :)

This contest will be open for TWO WEEKS (the winner will be notified by email), so leave a comment and tell your friends! So excited to pick the lucky winner!

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

UPDATE: The winner is DIVINE! Congratulations! And a heartfelt thank you (with lots of hugs) to all you lovelies who took the time to comment. Stay tuned for more giveaways and freebies on the blog :)

* Please leave your first name and email if you comment as Anonymous. Photos by Ina Amor Mejia.


  1. Oh my gosh I need this kit. I want to be gorgeous from am to pm!

  2. This kit isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity! I'd feel bare not having this. :D

  3. I must have this kit because as a business woman, my "working hours" are very erratic. Some days I'd have breakfast meetings, others, internet conference calls at 2AM. Most of the time, I don't know where to pencil in my lovelife but it just works. :D

    Also, I love this set so much because I believe that every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful any time of the day! Our society just asks a lot from us, better look gorgeous while we're working on "having it all"! :)

  4. First of all my husband and friends fondly call me Gorgeous. Hence, the makeup brand is very apt. It is therefore necessary for me to live up to the name and be gorgeous! Need I say more? ;) teeheehee...

  5. Work keeps me so busy the entire day that there's little time to fix myself for after-work engagements. So glad to see that there's a kit that can change all that! This kit would definitely keep me gorgeous from AM to PM. ;)

  6. Hi. :)

    I like to think of make up as empowerment tools especially for women. More than making women look good, it also makes them feel good about themselves. And because of that, this kit has more value than whatever it is worth in currency.

    So. Will you help me feel good about myself? :)

    Davao City

  7. Roxanne
    Davao City


  8. I normally do not have enough time to spare retouching my makeup. I love black eyeliner and AM to PM makeup is really a match for my lifestyle :)

    Mikee :)

  9. All women deserve to be gorgeous therefore everyone here deserves this amazing product. But I deserve it most of all LOL Want want want!

  10. I want to be fierce! I want to win this!

  11. I want to be fierce! I want to win this!
    - maj (

  12. I must have this Gorgeous Cosmetics AM to PM five-piece makeup kit because this will be the perfect complement to my lifestyle, being mother-writer-student-girlfriend all rolled into one. These days, more and more of us women embrace the AM to PM lifestyle.

    With this kit, anyone can feel gorgeous any time of the day. Now, busy days and busier nights are no problem with this gorgeous, gorgeous make-up kit.

    - Jenille (

  13. Hi :) I don't usually like makeup but I'm willing to try something if I think it's worth it. This looks like a pretty straightforward kit that's both glam but also simple with no wild colors that might not be flattering for all skin types and tones. The red lipstick looks really nice, I agree. So I must have this kit because I think it is the one thing that will make me change my mind about makeup once and for all! Such a generous giveaway by the way. Cheers tales from the cusp!

  14. That lipstick is gorgeous! I love kits. And this AM to PM kit is perfect for someone like me, who performs at gigs in the evening and needs something fuss-free. xoxo

  15. IMUST have this kit! Im extremes as well as different as day and night. I like it bare faced sometimes but i love getting made up too complete with false eyelashes haha! Pick me please? :)


  16. i <3 it..can i have the

  17. i <3 It..can i hav d lipstick?its so RED, so love,love,love
    dat looks gud on me! :)

  18. Oh, to be Gorgeous from morning till night!
    For that precious kit, I would give a fight
    I’d stare anyone down with my smokey eyes
    Pout my luscious lips till I win the prize!
    Oh, to be Gorgeous from night-time till day
    That I’ll be the winner - I'll hope and I'll pray! :-)

  19. Hi I'm an ex-flight attendant and a mother of two..since I left the airline industry I have become more selfless and has always prioritized my children's needs before me and I barely buy new cosmetics for myself most of what I'm using are gifts from friend's and relatives and I would love to have the latest line of gorgeous collection's to make me feel more confident like I used to before when I was still flying...

  20. This kit is definitely a must-have for someone like me who works as a teacher during the daytime, and performs at evening gigs. This will keep me gorgeous from AM to PM, and will make me inspire more people not only through my music but also through my beauty! ^_^

    Shili Moi of Davao City

  21. I must have the Gorgeous AM to PM Makeup Kit because I need it to have a naturally glamorous make up during the day and transform to a stunning and luminous look at night -- in an instant!



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