Get Excited: 100 Days to Halloween Giveaway!

It’s that day again!

One of many best moments of the year where we cross the threshold from a 3-digit countdown to a 2-digit countdown!

Get excited.

So, to mark the occasion, I’m spending the day watching a few Halloween favorites. Right now, I’m 40 minutes into Halloweentown and I’m already panicking over my lack of definitive plans for Halloween.

I’m very much considering seeing a psychic to give me the scoop as I’m terrible at decisions and this is the most important day of the year we’re talking about.

As we begin the official countdown, let’s discuss your favorite Halloween activities!

What are you most looking forward to as we get closer to the haunting holiday? What’s your favorite candy? What’re you dressing up as?? So many questions so little time!Β 

Share your answers in the comments below! I’ll randomly select one person to receive a Halloween themed mystery prize. Could be treats… could be tricks… πŸ™‚ Β Sadly this is this is open to U.S. residents only– I’m so sorry! But don’tΒ letΒ that deter you from sharing your excitement with us. πŸ™‚

Until next time!

-Sarah

 

 

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Sweet Spooks: Misc. Looks & Giveaway Winner!

So, this weekend was crazy fun! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

Did a lot of shopping with my dad and picked up some more Halloween necessities! πŸŽƒ

My knee was super sore after all that though. πŸ˜” it’s much better and nearly normal except for pain on the inner side. Sucks. But! I think it’ll be perfect in another couple weeks. ☺️

The last few nights I’ve been doing random things with SFX makeup. Really just keeping myself busy with nothing in mind. ☺️

Thought I’d share! 

   

  

Now, nothing really notable for either of these, I just got bored and messed around lol. ☺️

I call the first look Tinder Predator and the second Just a Little Work Done. β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜€

Now! In more important news: the winner of the Halloween giveaway! 

  

It was so awesome reading the responses to the contest! You guys are the best! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ I chose the winner which is Amy at CREEPSTER! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸ’œ Congrats, Amy! Please get in touch with me ASAP so I can send you your goodies: Sarah at rocksmanagement dot com!πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

I’ll have a new SFX makeup tonight maybe! The response to the Sweet Spooks series is amazing and I’m so happy you guys are digging this. πŸ’œ Love you!

Tell me, what did you do this weekend? ☺️

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah 

Ghastly Giveaway: Halloween Edition

So, I promised a little surprise in my next post! ☺️

And here it is! πŸŽ‰

It’s another giveaway! πŸ˜†πŸŽƒπŸŽ‰

This time I’m giving away a small package of scar wax and the most adorable Ghostface pen in all the land! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

  

I figured the wax might help a little with your creepy costume endeavors this haunting season and the pen just screams awesome! πŸ˜†

😏 See what I did there? 

Anyways, this contest will end on October 5th and is only open to U.S. residents (I’m sorry to my far away friends here πŸ˜” it’s to ensure it arrives before the end of the month and shipping outside of the country is ridic 😒) . 

Here’s how it works:

  • You can participate via Instagram or your blog (if you don’t use Instagram)
  • Post a photo of your favorite Halloween related thing- it can be you in costume from a previous year, decor you have or want, a movie, candy, weather, photography- anything! 
  • Caption the photo with “My favorite thing about #Halloween is…” and give me your best answer! Make sure you hashtag with #VESPERTINEHOUSE so I can find your post! 
  • Same rules apply to blog posts, just tag your post with Vespertine House and link back to this post! ☺️
  • ONE ENTRY PER PERSON! I will pick my favorite post and announce the winner on the 5th!
  • BONUS: even if you don’t win, I will repost all entries on my personal Instagram and Facebook! ☺️ be sure to include your blog name or link if you want that shared! 

That’s it! Simple and fun! There’s always a chance I’ll throw more goodies in your package too 😏 who knows! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ So, get to posting, people! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ

What do you guys think of this contest? Seem fun? 

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Giveaway Update: And the Winner is…

Hey guys! 

It was a busy week, once more, but the universe has given me a serious dose of slow-the-fuck-down as I’m currently incapacitated from a knee injury. πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

Long story short? I busted it on a table at a wine place in Orlando and was too drunk to realize how bad it was until the next day. 😒🍷

On the upside, it’s been a day and it seems better! I just really hope it continues to heal and fast… I believe it’s just sprained and fingers crossed that’s all it is! ☺️

Anyways! Onto more interesting things! I’m finally getting around to announcing the winner for our vintage tarot book giveaway! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  

I randomly drew a name from all of my subscriber emails and emailed myself the extra entries from you awesome people, and the winner is…

Rose Perez at Poet Rummager!

So exciting! Congratulations, Rose! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸŽ‰πŸŽƒ

Please email me at Sarah (at) rocksmanagement (dot) com! If I don’t hear from you, I’ll attempt contact through your blog! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

For everyone who has subscribed and entered my first contest, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! And I promise this will not be the last contest! πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

Matter of fact…😏 stay tuned to my next post..

I hope you have a great weekend! Any fun plans? Anything exciting happen this week? Tell me about it! πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Thriller Thursday: Subscriber Goals on Fleek, Where I’ve Been This Week

I can’t believe it’s actually Thursday!

The week flew for me but not in a really great way per say.

It’s been kind of sour as I’ve been trying to work out my sleeping issues. I’ve been keeping decent hours but I haven’t been feeling all that well. Kind of out of it and blah. Vivid negative dreams have plagued me for the last two weeks now and last night was a dismal one.

Fortunately! It led to an interesting serious of thoughts that have brought me to today’s posts (you’ll see them later).

In other news, I’m so happy to say I reached 100 subscribers!! Which means the giveaway is imminent!

Woo!

Thank you all so much for subscribing, I’m so glad you all like Vespertine House and what I’ve shared so far! Lots more to come and more giveaways in the future!

So! Later this week I will draw a random subscriber as the winner of the giveaway! Since I won’t be doing that today, I will allow extra entries until the day of the drawing (I’ll post the morning of to let you all know when that will be)! You can earn extra entries by commenting on/reblogging the original post and sharing the contest photo on Instagram with the hashtag #VespertineHouse! A few of you have already earned extra entries and there’s no limit really (Just don’t spam nonsensical comments on the original post lol). So if you’re hoping to get a hold of the vintage Tarot book, enter while you still can!

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Thanks again guys, and you’ll be hearing from me more later today!

-Sarah

Thursday Thrills: Giveaway Update, ‘Beauty Blogger’ Award Nomination

I’m so super excited to say that Vespertine House currently has 85 subscribers!πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Huzzah!πŸŽ‰

This means we’re 15 away from the vintage Tarot book giveaway!πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Hooty-hoo!πŸŽ‰

Now, once again, everyone who has subscribed is automatically entered into this drawing, and extra entries can be had by commenting/reblogging the original post and sharing the giveaway photo on Instagram with the hashtag #vespertinehouse!😌

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So, get your extra entries in now!

In other news, I’m so honored to have been nominated by the lovely Anna over at Bee Beauty for the Beauty Blogger Award! This is my second blogger award nom and I’m super proud! Thank you, Miss Anna! Go have a peek at Anna’s blog– You can thank me later!πŸ’œ

Here’s my Q&A for this:

  • How long have you been blogging?

Not too long! I’ve been blogging on and off for years, and have failed many times at having a successful blog, lol Vespertine House, however has been remarkably successful and that makes me sublimely happy!πŸ˜ƒ

  • Favorite makeup brand of all time?

Hmm, I’d have to say E.L.F. Cosmetics actually! They’re quite cost effective and I’ve never had issues with their products! They make up the bulk of my foundational cosmetic supplies! I will say that in regards to pigments and the like, MAC and Ulta’s store brand are pretty high up there too! Great selection from them!

  • Favorite beauty blogger/vlogger?

Definitely Mykie at Glam & Gore! I love all of her SFX tutorials and her videos are really just entertaining! She’s awesome.πŸ’œ

  • What’s your favorite type of blog to post?

Hmm, I love doing my “Sweet Spooks” SFX posts! Although, they’re very time consuming what with all the makeuping and all lol. But! They seem to get the most feedback and I love that everyone enjoys them!πŸ’œ

  • What do you enjoy outside of blogging (i.e. hobbies)?

I love to sleep. Haha! That should totally be a hobby as I would be so pro at it! I do needlepoint and I enjoy creative writing when the mood strikes me, as well as painting and music. I actually started writing a book! With chapters and everything! Completely inspired by true events! But I have yet to finish it. I dabble in a lot of things I reckon.☺️

  • Meaning behind your blog name?

“Vespertine House” is supposed to mean a dominion that flourishes in the evening. The word “Vespertine” is an archaic term for “blooming in the late evening, or at dusk”. It’s one that we don’t use anymore but I simply love the word so I brought it back! lol, I added the “house” as it makes it feel more like a closed group and gives it a bit of exclusivity. The same way big fashion houses are called “houses”. I imagine as a whole, the name denotes a close knit group that comes alive after dark. Creepy, no? Yeah, I know you like that. lol😏

  • What inspires you?

Everything! I can be inspired by anything from the people around me to something I see in passing. Typically I get most of my best ideas from staring at the white abyss that is my ceiling above my bed haha.☺️

  • Favorite show?

Hmm, I love Doctor Who and I love BTVS. I spend most nights watching repeats of Night Gallery and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour which is awesome. I’ve also been regularly watching Catfish and Scream on MTV. I guess all of those are my faves!

  • The one thing that makes you happiest in the world?

Hmm, getting a full nights sleep and waking refreshed in the morning lol. It’s a rare, rare thing but when it happens it’s amazing.😁

  • Your best piece of advice to your fellow bloggers?

As someone who’s found several ways NOT to have a successful blog, but finally found the ONE way to have a successful blog, I think the best advice is to write for yourself and write about something you’re really, really into. I’ve written about stuff in the past that I thought I really enjoyed but I lost interest fast or worried that my opinion wasn’t advised well enough. It was a struggle and I failed at it of course. Now that I’ve found a way to vary my interests but still keep them relatively on topic (because i’m actually a weirdo by nature lol), I’ve been successful and have found a great audience of AMAZING people who make me feel humbled about my writing. And that’s the best! So, just write for you and your audience will find you.πŸ’œ

Alright! So! I nominate the following lovely beauty bloggers!

And my questions for you ladies…

  • Pick one Urban Decay or MAC? Which and why?
  • Favorite song right now?
  • Would you rather be famous for your blog or be famous for a talent you have (i.e. singing, dancing, art etc.)? Why
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • Would you rather have the closet of your dreams, complete with every Louboutin and Ferragamo in history, or a private makeup studio in your house, complete with every Dior and MAC cosmetic in history? Which would you choose and why?

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

You Are, You Are The Thing I Need: Thanks & Giveaway Update

Fun Fact: I absolutely am enamored with Stabbing Westward (Now called The Dreaming). πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ The title of this post comes from this very sexy B-Side of theirs.😏πŸ”ͺπŸ’œ

It’s Friday! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Everyone loves Friday night.

I for one will have a super-awesome weekend as it’ll be just Frankenstein and I, getting into trouble! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰πŸΆ

I think I’ll be trying another makeup tonight, but this one will be more of a beauty look… Still creepy though. ☺️

I’ve been considering ordering a couple ofΒ Ben Nye supplies- just staples really- to work on my technique a bit more.

I’m still on the fence about it though. We’ll see! ☺️

In other news! I hit 31 subscribers today! Woo! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I know it doesn’t seem like a lot but I never thought anyone would actually dig what I’m doing here, so I’d like to thank you all:

You’ve all been so wonderful and I absolutely love seeing your posts and reading your comments. Thank you so much and I look forward to stalkin– I mean… Following you all continually. πŸ˜β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Now, this means I’m 69Β subscribers away from giving away one of the vintage Tarot books from Wednesday’s post!!! So! Tell your friends to subscribe, share the original post, comment on it and/or share the giveaway image on Instagram with the hashtag #vespertinehouse! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒΒ 

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Remember: Your subscription to Vespertine House counts as an entry! All the other actions count as extra entries, but you must be subscribed for a chance at the prize!☺️

So, tell me: what are you doing tonight and this weekend??

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah