You’re Ball I Need: Thank You for a Winning Campaign for My Balls

I started my campaign for sunscreen balls needing 3,500 votes. Just yesterday, the final vote was cast, meaning that my balls can move to the next stage in Volition Beauty’s process: testing and refining prototypes to make the balls of my (and I hope your) dreams. Awww yeah!

I’m so excited, but above all I feel #blessed (saying that un-ironically mostly un-ironically). Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who encouraged others to vote. ❤ Whether you were there on Day 1 or Day Whatever Yesterday Was (it’s been a loooong campaign) and whether you posted on social media or voted under your cat’s name, you’ve been essential to a successful campaign–way more so than my ball jokes (which will continue thankyouverymuch).

Stay tuned as I shape and tweak my balls into a final product.

All the BALL Things: News About My Balls & Volition Beauty

My idea for sunscreen balls feels like a neverending quest–even though the voting campaign only started in the spring. Good news: Volition Beauty has lined up a lab to start making prototypes. BUTT my balls won’t move any further unless the vote goal is met. So pleeeaase vote HERE. Only a week left! My balls thank you.

In other news, Volition Beauty is now sold at Sephora in select stores and online. Could my balls be on display and in your hands at a Sephora one day? I can only hope heh heh.

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GIVEAWAY: Sample my balls! *Ends Sunday*

Volition is running a giveaway for everyone who votes for my Sun Pearls SPF 30 from now through the end of Sunday (July 2, 2017). Make sure to vote here and you’re automatically entered to win. One vote/entry per email. The giveaway is open to the U.S. only, but anyone can vote…and I hope you will!

The prize is Volition’s Illuminating Body Milk and Thanakha Radiant Bronzer (worth $75) and…MY BALLS (priceless)! That’s right, the winner will get a sample prototype of my sunscreen balls once it’s ready. Read more about the inspiration behind them in this post.

I’m currently in the middle of a weeklong trip and wish so badly I could have just packed 7 balls and checked SPF and day moisturizer off my list. Instead, I packed a brand-new tube of Biore Watery Essence–because I wasn’t sure whether my partly used tube would last the trip–and a mix of sample packets and jars of cream.

This is the last big push behind my balls. The campaign is almost up and I have several hundred votes to go, so thank you for every vote! And thanks to everyone who has already voted.

Read more about the other prizes here. Just in time for summer!

GOOD LUCK & tell your friends!

~Vote here~

The randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, July 3rd.

P.S. Volition doesn’t test on animals and recently became PETA-certified. ❤

BeautyandtheCat Sunscreen: Why Balls and Why Now I mentioned my balls yet?  Sunscreen balls, that is.

For the last two months, I’ve been exposing my balls to as many people and in as many places as I can. Here, Instagram, Facebook…

Why am I so passionate about my balls getting into your hands?

1. You need more sunscreen than you think.

As a rule of thumb, dermatologists often recommend a quarter of a teaspoon for your face in order to achieve the level of SPF advertised on the label.  (I’ve even started to see half a teaspoon recommended.)  Psssh, you scoff.  I’m easily slapping on that much sunscreen/SPF moisturizer. Continue reading “BeautyandtheCat Sunscreen: Why Balls and Why Now”

$200+ Skincare Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

Reminder: Volition’s giveaway in support of my balls ends TOMORROW (Monday, April 3, 2017). To learn more about the development of my balls (sunscreen + moisturizer portioned into pearls to ensure you get the full advertised level of sun protection), read this interview by Fiddy Snails


One vote/entry per email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents.

With each vote, you’re automatically entered to win Volition’s Ultimate Anti-Aging Custom Trio ($149) and Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask ($60). Total value over $200!

Good luck and thanks for supporting my balls!

GIVEAWAY Announcement! Win Volition Skincare ($209 Value)–Just VOTE for My Balls

Exciting news! Volition is running a giveaway to support my (sunscreen) balls. Ahem, I mean my idea for Sun Pearls SPF 30. (Curious about my balls? Read more on Volition’s page or in this post.)

Vote HERE by April 3rd (Monday) and automatically be entered to win skincare valued at over $200!  Continue reading “GIVEAWAY Announcement! Win Volition Skincare ($209 Value)–Just VOTE for My Balls”

BeautyandtheCat Sunscreen? Yes Please!

BeautyandtheCat Sunscreen Sun Pearls

COMING SOON: Volition will hold another GIVEAWAY starting this Monday, June 26th!  Each vote for Sun Pearls will be automatically entered.  Voting is open to all; U.S. residents are eligible for the giveaway.

I (Angela) am obsessed with sunscreen.  Maybe you picked that up when I reviewed 12 Japanese ones in a megapost (all SPF 50+ and PA++++ of course).  But one question always nagged at me: how do I know whether I’ve applied enough to get the actual level of SPF advertised on the bottle?

I dreamed of sunscreen that came pre-measured and perfectly portioned in capsules to make it easy to apply just the right amount.  No guesswork and no measuring spoon required.  (Yep, I resorted to using a 1/4-tsp measuring spoon at one point.)

Well now you can vote for my idea to come to life!  (One vote per email.)


Once there are enough votes, the Sun Pearls move into the formulation stage (with my input) and will eventually be sold on
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