Tuesday, January 25, 2011

blog spa: take care of your hands giveaway

Don't miss out on our great Blog Spa giveaways and tutorials:
~a Basic Skin Care Set from Skin Journey
~a facial mask and headband
~a soothing prize pack from Barefoot Bath and Body

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Have you ever seen a product and thought,
"That is so cool!  How did she do that?"

Well, welcome to Sparetime Crafts - the clever and creative genius behind these:
 
I know you think that it's just a box . . . but wait . . . there's more:

And check it out fully open:


Bev (of Flamingo Toes fame) and I are moving from head to toe with tips to pamper, renew and refresh.  This morning's giveaway moves us from face and eyes to hands and fingers.  We can't all take time to visit a nail salon for a manicure, and we don't all have the money to either.  But a good manicure is in your grasp if you have the right tools to give yourself one at home. 

And thanks to Carolyn at Sparetime Crafts, one of you will have those tools at your fingertips in your very own Etui box.  An Etui box is a 23 piece box (including manicure tools) that holds all your manicure supplies.  It is fashioned after the Chinese concept of "a box within a box".  

The winner of this giveaway gets to choose the Etui box of her choice. (Sparetime Crafts also carries Etui boxes for needlework . . . so clever!)


First entry:
~Tell the truth . . . do you have one funky nail on one of your fingers right now?  You know . . . the kind of nail that snags on every sweater you put on because you can't be bothered to use a nail file.  I do!  Actually, I have three of them!

Leave a comment for each extra entry:
~Be or become a twelve crafts follower.  Again, there are other ways to enter, so please follow because you want to hang out here with me . . . not because you want to win a giveaway. 
~Be or become a follower of the Flamingo Toes.
~Visit Sparetime Crafts and tell me which color of Etui box you will choose if you win.
~Heart that box on Etsy (add it to favorites).
~Heart the shop on Etsy (add it to favorites).
~Let me know if you have our cute Blog Spa button up on your blog.
~Leave some comment love for Bev on her blog.

Blog Spa on!


Blog Spa is sponsored by these great shops:
Amber's Lemongrass Spa Shop

216 comments:

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Stephanie said...

I don't have a funky one on my fingers, but I do have one on my toe, my pinky toe looks like someone squished it, and it stayed that way, lol. My husband calls it my itty bitty, because its so small, lol. Oh, and it snags constantly!
steph4575@msn.com

Sarahie said...

I just trimmed my fingernails, but I do have a super funky toe with two nails on it.

Sarahie said...

I am a twelve crafts follower.

Sarahie said...

I follow flamingo toes.

Sarahie said...

I checked out the shop and, honestly, I would pick the color combination you featured, the black and white. It's my favorite.

Janet said...

cool box. My nails are always awful. So I have ten of "those kinds" of nails..

Janet said...

I follow twelve crafts

Janet said...

I follow flamingo toes

Kathleen said...

Well, if we're being honest I'd say I have 7 fingernails in need of some attention! My nails are horrific.

Kathleen said...

I am a faithful follower of Twelve Crafts!

Kathleen said...

I also follow Flamingo Toes! :)

Kathleen said...

I like the black with polka dots the best because it looks like a die! (I am a bunko nut!)

Kathleen said...

I do have your button on my blog. alwayssewlove!

Sourkraut said...

I shouldn't but I just noticed yesterday that my manicure (that I did myself) cracked along the bottom because my cuticle is in such bad shape on one finger.

Sourkraut said...

I follow your blog.

Sourkraut said...

I also follow Flamingo Toes.

Sourkraut said...

Those are amazing boxes! I'd love one of the sewing boxes.

gilchrist said...

I have a snag nail on each hand right now. It always seems like I do no matter how well I try and take care of them. LOL
lee_donna6802 at yahoo dot com

gilchrist said...

I follow 12 crafts.
lee_donna6802 at yahoo dot com

gilchrist said...

I follow Flamingo Toes.
lee_donna6802 at yahoo dot com

gilchrist said...

I love the one she has as her profile picture but she doesn't have it in her shop so I'll have to go with the black and green one.

Lynn said...

I am a nail biter, sad to say, so my nails don't ever look that great.

Lynn said...

I am a follower.

Lynn said...

I follow Flamingo Toes too.

Lynn said...

I like the evening sky box in her shop.

Carla said...

Ha! I *totally* have a funky nail right now! Two, actually. I could move furniture all day long and not break a nail, but let me try to fluff a pillow or put shirt on a hanger, and *snap* off goes the nail!! No fake nails for me...so I have to wait it out.

Carla said...

and I follow flamingo toes :)

Carla said...

I think my fav is the polka dot one. Though I like the black one with the green riboon too, but like the manicure sets over the sewing set. So cute though!!!

Christina said...

I don't have a funky one, but that is only because I gave myself a manicure last night, but I noticed my manicure set could use an upgrade...wink wink!

Christina said...

I am a Flamingo Toes follower!!

Christina said...

I would without a doubt choose the teal and mustard box, those colors are sooo wonderfully yummy!

THE.PAINTED.STUDIO said...

Both of my hands have nails that are funky! lol :)

Cheryl

www.paintedstudio.blogspot.com

Lee said...

my nails are ok but my short and need a manicure!
thanks!

Lee said...

i am a 12 crafts follower

Lee said...

I am a flamingo toes follower

Lee said...

I like the black polkadot box in their shop -http://www.etsy.com/listing/62829105/handcrafted-etui-manicure-box-polka-dots

Lee said...

i hearted the black polkadot box on etsy - butler83

Lee said...

I hearted the etsy shop also!

Amber said...

Eek! I have several nails because I am terrible at biting them, but I really would love this to help me maintain them better!

amber.grubb@oc.edu

Amber said...

I am a follower of your blog!
amber.grubb@oc.edu

Amber said...

I am a follower of Flamingo Toes!
amber.grubb@oc.edu

Amber said...

I would pick the teal/gold one!
amber.grubb@oc.edu

Amber said...

I hearted that item!

amber.grubb@oc.edu

Amber said...

I favorited the shop!
amber.grubb@oc.edu

L.A. said...

All my nails are funky and in dire need of help....nailbiter alert!

L.A. said...

I follow Flamingo Toes!

L.A. said...

I have the lovely Spa Blog Button on all my posts this week....check it out http://westcoastleslie.blogspot.com/2011/01/sisterly-spa-series-day-2-face-mask.html

Rachael said...

What a cool idea!! I love it!! And yes, my nails are always snagging... but who has time to stop and file?? LOL

Lu said...

I LOVE this box. The whole idea is just awesome. My funky finger is one that must have been stepped on or slammed in a door at some point -- the nail is completely not symmetrical and flat on one side, and the little veins in the nail are very prominent. But neither I nor my mother ever remember any trauma. Weird.

Rachael said...

Flamingo Toes follower!

Rachael said...

Blog Spa button on my blog too!

Lu said...

Follower, guilty as charged.

Lu said...

Also a Flamingo Toes follower!

Lu said...

I am completely digging on the green and black box. I can't get over how awesome the idea of a manicure-box-in-a-box is!

Lu said...

Hearted the box!

Lu said...

Hearted the shop!

Lu said...

And I have your button, proudly displayed.

~Haley~ said...

My fingernails look good, because I just did them last night... However I have this funky toenail... When I was young my toe got cut off, and sewn back on. But my nail has NEVER grown! It's tiny, so I just paint it and hope people don't notice! lol

~Haley~ said...

I'm a 12 Crafts follower

~Haley~ said...

I am a Flamingo Toes follower, as well :)

~Haley~ said...

My favorite box is the black floral on green fabric, beautiful!

~Haley~ said...

Added that box to my favorites :)

~Haley~ said...

Added Sparetime Crafts to my favorite shops. I may need one of the needlework boxes as a near future gift. :)

Irene Lenihan said...

All my finger nails are funky. I make jewelry and seem to always be doing something to one nail or another.

Amanda said...

I have one funky nail on my left hand that grows crooked...one side curves down as it grows and the other side curls UP...drives me crazy!

Amanda said...

I follow you!

Amanda said...

I follow Bev @ flamingo toes!

ninjadesigns said...

i have one hang nail on one side that keeps catching and bleeding... it's so embarrassing to look down and have been bleeding all over!!!

ninjadesigns said...

i'm now following you on google reader!

ninjadesigns said...

i already follow flamingo toes... that's how i got here!

ninjadesigns said...

i love the black floral print on apple green fabric etui box!

ninjadesigns said...

i hearted the black floral print on apple green fabric on etsy (starjumper)

ninjadesigns said...

i hearted sparetime crafts on etsy! (starjumper)

JandDsmom said...

Entry #1...yes my index finger is that ridiculous fingernail that snags everything!! It does this bizarre curl under thing!! :S

JandDsmom said...

Just became a 12 Crafts, follower on google and FB. :)

JandDsmom said...

Already follow Flamingo Toes! :)

JandDsmom said...

I like the pink one, on the bottom right! It's cute! :)

JandDsmom said...

I've had the button up on my blog for a week now!! :)

http://livingthebluecollarway.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

I had a funky nail yesterday but I filed it! :)

Katie said...

I follow your lovely blog! :)

Katie said...

I'm a follower of flamingo Toes! :)

Katie said...

I would definitly go with the poka dot box! :)

Katie said...

I put the spa button on my blog www.praisingthelordinallthings.blogspot.com !:)

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

oh I just looked. Two funky nails and two with dirt under them!

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

following you

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

following you

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

following Bev @ FT!

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

my blog is wearing your blog button :)

Erin said...

All my nails are funky. They are short and squatty and not very strong. (So I have to keep them short.) This would be so darn cool! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Of course I'm a follower! =o) www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

went to check out the boxes. I like the mustard & blue combo!

Jaclyn said...

yes i actually just broke a nail and its all lopsided and weird looking, but of course I can't find my nail clippers or a file..because I don't have a cute box to keep them in!! I also like the sewing boxes too! I like the HandCrafted Etui Needlework Sewing Box the black and green one and I like the HandCrafted Etui Manicure Box in blue and golden yellow! I have added both of the items to my favorites and i added the shop to my favorites as well! Those would be great gifts to give as well!

bandgeek_22 said...

I always have at least one funky nail or cuticle.
-Ashley
bandgeek_22@hotmail.com

bandgeek_22 said...

I'm a follower of flamingo toes!
-Ashley

bandgeek_22 said...

I'm a follower of 12 Crafts.
-Ashley

bandgeek_22 said...

I like the Pink Surprise color.
-Ashley

bandgeek_22 said...

I added the box to my favorites!
-Ashley

bandgeek_22 said...

I favorited the shop on Etsy.
-Ashley

mamareese23 said...

If you would have posted this yesterday, I SO would have had to admit that my pinky nail on my right hand was a hot mess!! However, last night I got so frustrated with it, I filed it down. :-P But, now, I think my thumb nail feels neglected and is starting to act up!

mamareese23 said...

I favorited "Spare Time Crafts" on etsy!

mamareese23 said...

I want the very one you have pictured there! The polka dots etui manicure box! I favorited it on etsy... and I'm hoping to get it for V day (if I'm not a winner) :)

mamareese23 said...

I am a follower of yours!!

mamareese23 said...

I am a follower of Flamingo Toes, too!

mamareese23 said...

Oh, and OF COURSE I have the beautiful spa blog party button on my blog! :)

Debby said...

I just plain need a manicure, but will not spend the money on it. I like the pink one with the lowers on the outside.

Debby said...

I follow Twelve Crafts

Debby said...

I follow Flamingo Toes

April said...

Sadly, all my nails are funky..I am almost thirty and I still bite them. :-( Maybe some cute gear will convince me not to!

April said...

I follow 12 Crafts

April said...

I follow Flamingo Toes

Kiera said...

being honest...I don't have any funky nails because I sat in my mini...van...and clipped and filed while waiting for my daughter to get out of school!

Kiera said...

I'm a follower of 12 crafts

Kiera said...

I am also a follower of Flamingo Toes...

Kiera said...

I heart'ed the apple green box with black floral design...so cute...

Martha said...

My thumb nails have ridges. Didn't have them when I was younger.

Martha said...

I follow Twelve Crafts.

Martha said...

I also follow Flamingo Toes.

Martha said...

I'd pick the blue spiral needlework box.

baglady said...

I don't have any funky nails right now- I pick at them so I have fake ones put on at the nail salon :)

baglady said...

I am a new follower of your blog

baglady said...

I like the apple green and black nail care box- they are very cool.

baglady said...

I liked the box on Etsy

baglady said...

I am already a follower of flamingo Toes

baglady said...

I "hearted" Sparetime Crafts too

Stephanie said...

I follow Twelve Crafts, and definitely want to stick around! =)

Stephanie said...

I am a follower of Flamingo Toes

Rescued Goods said...

OK, had to share my creepy nail story. Got a great french manicure a couple of weeks ago, but now it is cracking and gross. Then, last night I dyed my hair (took off the gloves when I shouldn't have, of course), and now two of the nails are dyed brown, along with the yucky cracking french manicure. It looks terrific, and classy too!

Stephanie said...

Those boxes are sooo neat! I would choose the purple butterfly manicure box, or maybe the black and green manicure box...ugh...so many beautiful choices!

Stephanie said...

I added Sparetime Crafts to favorites on etsy!

Stephanie said...

I added both boxes to my favorites!

Stephanie said...

And- I am adding lots o' comment love to both blogs...I'm a super commenter, lol!

Grace said...

No! I don't have any nails at all, to my confession. I need to stop biting them!:p

Grace said...

I'm a follower!

Grace said...

I'm a follower over at Bev's blog.

Beth Hawks said...

No nails; I despise them and clip them off as quickly as they grow. They are just too hard for me to craft with or type on my computer - and those are the important things in life right?!

Mindy said...

I have two hands full of snaggle tooth nails. None of them are the same length; I have cuticle issues galore, and thy are dry, dry in this Colorado winter climate.

Mindy said...

I'm a happy Twelve Crafts follower. :)

Mindy said...

I'm a happy Flamingo Toes follower. :)

Mindy said...

I have your cute spa button on my blog! :)

Mindy said...

I left some spa love on Bev's blog.

Mindy said...

I added Sparetime Crafts to my favorite shops on Etsy.

Mindy said...

I know this is spa week, and I really love the Etui manicure boxes, but I really really love the Etui needlework boxes! I hearted the Mary Engelbreit yellow exterior with red interior. LOVE

barneyn said...

i def have two or three of those nails! on my hands and my toes!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

i am a follower of flamingo toes!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

i heart her shop!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

my favorite box would be the poka dot box!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

i added the poka dot box to my favorites!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

left a comment on Bev's blog!!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

Beth K said...

Always have a least on ragged nail snags on stuff! lol

bethresul (at) aol (dot) com

Tammy said...

No ragged fingernails, but I constantly have toenails that snag on stuff...

Tammy said...

I'm a follower of 12 crafts for christmas.

Tammy said...

... and I follow flamingo toes.

Tammy said...

I love the black and green box.

Mimi said...

I didn't get the gene for beautiful nails from my mother - darn it all!!

Estee said...

I admit, I have a few now.

Estee said...

I'm a follower.

Estee said...

I follow FT.

Estee said...

I liked the green box.

Tabitha said...

I follow 12 Crafts already!

Tabitha said...

I follow Flamingo Toes.

Tabitha said...

I like the black and white polka dot box. They're all so great!

Tabitha said...

Almost forgot to tell you about my funky nail. My middle finger got shut in a car door when I was a kid and the nail has never grown right since. It grows wavey and is really hard to paint with polish, file, etc.

Tabitha said...

I hearted Sparetime Crafts on Etsy as kluckingbear.

Tabitha said...

I hearted the black & white polka dot box on Etsy as kluckingbear.

Tabitha said...

I do have your cute blog spa button on my blog. www.kluckingbear.blogspot.com

Courtney Elizabeth said...

I don't really have a funky nail right now, but I am terrible at taking care of my finger nails. However, I may or may not be addicted to pedicures. :)

Courtney Elizabeth said...

I"m a Twelve Crafts follower!

Muireann said...

I don't today - but only because I filed my nails Monday before going out. I'd love to say I take great care of my hands, but life tends to get in the way...

Courtney Elizabeth said...

I'm a Flamingo Toes follower!

Courtney Elizabeth said...

I would get either the Evening Sky box or the Polka Dot box.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

No funky nails at the moment. Filed it last night.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I'm a follower of 12 Crafts Till Christmas.

Cindy said...

My middle finger on my right hand is funky right now because I slammed it in the door and it's in the process of healing.

Cindy said...

I follow twelve crafts! :-)

Cindy said...

I follow flamingotoes! :-)

Cindy said...

I like the brown and green striped box. What a cool idea! :-)

Delina said...

I'm terrible and just bite the nails off ( did it about an hour ago!)Ohhh- my nails could definitely use some pampering!!

Delina said...

I am a BIG follower of twelve days of Christmas!!

Delina said...

I have the spa button on my blog :) dewthis.blogspot.com

Delina said...

I love the polka dots!!! my fav colors in the cutest pattern!!!

ooo I hope I win!!!

movingmommy said...

Yeah I slammed my finger in a car door when I was around 12 so that finger nail always grows weird now. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

movingmommy said...

I follow twelve crafts! thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

movingmommy said...

I follow flamingo Toes. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

movingmommy said...

I love the daffodil one! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I just did my nails! So they are all nice :-)
hanibee8@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I'm a 12 crafts follower
hanibee8@Hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I'm a FTs follower
hanibee8@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I like the Evening Sky manicure box
hanibee8@Hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I hearted the box on Etsy!
hanibee8@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

I hearted the Etsy shop!
hanibee8@hotmail.com

lotts to do said...

my nails are CONSTANTLY peeling, & that snags everything.

lotts to do said...

I now follow your blog.

lotts to do said...

I have been following Flamingo Toes. (Its how I found you. YAY!)

lotts to do said...

I LOVE the black & white.

lotts to do said...

I hearted the shop.

lotts to do said...

I hearted the black & white box.

elisekayem said...

I have the nicest nails ever... that is so long as I don't look at my stumpy ugly thumb nails!! LOL I try to focus on the good though :)

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

elisekayem said...

I'm a twelve crafts follower!!

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

elisekayem said...

I follow flamingo toes!!

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

elisekayem said...

I LOVE the teal etui manicure box!!

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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