Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 3 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway - Special Giveaway Today Only!!!

Welcome to day 3 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Tonight we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway and a special one day only giveaway! We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. And, since it's Friday, we have the first birthday themed Fear Friday post. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Attack of the 50ft Woman Compact  $15

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 2
Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden within an item listing inside one of the participating shops. You'll be given a hint as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post the clues anywhere on the blog.

Day 2
The rain begins to fall as the first cars start to arrive. Find the next clue to reveal what event is taking place.

Today's clue is hiding in Laughing Vixen Lounge.
Need a little help finding the clue? "A colorful day at the seashore"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)

Featured Shop - Laughing Vixen Lounge

Laughing Vixen Lounge is a one woman show run by me, Kris, from just outside Portland, Oregon. The Lounge is proud to bring you Bangles, Baubles and other Needful Things. It's also this Vixen's birthday today and we are celebrating with a special one day only giveaway!!! Keep reading 8)

The Huntsman Charmed Necklace  $25

The Lounge is full of compact mirrors, bracelets and necklaces all in fun pop culture designs. I love doing custom orders! Just ask. Some might notice that the pendants are missing from the shop. They will be back very soon with new and improved settings. I will also be adding lockets, rings and new bracelet styles. Lots of new stuff soon!

Sassy Vintage Ladies - Vixen - Compact  $15

The Lounge is also your first choice in Supernatural inspired jewelry. Our SPN designs have gone out all over the world and to many a SPN Convention. They have even been seen in a photo or two with our customers and the boys themselves! Woohoo!!! If you're a fan of the show I'm sure you'll find our designs are the best around.

Supernatural Protection Necklace - Wayward Son Edition  $21.50

You'll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop. Use it on anything and everything! Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Ocean Blue Deluxe Charm Bracelet  $45

TODAY ONLY - Today is this Vixen's birthday! To celebrate I'm giving away a compact mirror of your choice. To enter simply visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and take a look around. Come back here and post a comment telling us your favorite item(s) and/or what kind of design(s) you would like to see offered in the shop. Have fun! Contest runs from 12 midnight to 11:59 pm August 3, 2012 (PST). Winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow.

Perfect Compact  $15

While you're at Laughing Vixen Lounge use the code AUGUST10 at checkout and receive a 10% discount off your purchase.

Come back tomorrow for the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!

Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays where we review a different horror/scary/thriller/classic horror movie. Tonight our Fear Friday movie is keeping with our Birthday theme...

Fear Friday - Happy Birthday To Me

 Tagline - Pray You're Not Invited To The Party
               John Will Never Eat Shish Kebab Again
               Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see
               R.S.V.P or die!

Directed by J. Lee Thompson and released on May 15, 1981 by Columbia Pictures. Virginia (Melissa Sue Anderson) belongs to the most popular clique at her private school. She's happy, doing well in her classes and having fun. One problem though is that chunk of her memory she lost after that nasty little car accident last year. Oh yeah, and the fact that all of her friends are being killed off one by one!

I thought this was an appropriate choice for this week's selection since it's my birthday. I remember when this movie came out in the theater but I was a little too young to have seen it then. But I do remember lots of kids talking about it and the famous shish kebab scene that was used on the posters and cover of the VHS box. I watched this and if you grew up during the slasher era of the 80's, or are just a fan of the genre, it's a fun little movie. No great acting or writing here but isn't that half the fun? If you're old enough to remember watching "Little House on the Prairie" then you will recognize our main character as Mary Ingles. Wow, what a departure!

If you haven't seen it, or it's been a long while, give it a play. It's good cheesy fun with a nice twisty twist ending.

Take a look at the original trailer...

A little trivia about the movie...
1. Most ads and posters for film carried a photo of a young man about to be orally impaled with a skewer of meat and vegetables, with the slogan "John Will Never Eat Shish Kebab Again." However, there is no character in the movie with this name.
2. Many fans were upset with the 2004 DVD release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment because, not only did it have a completely different cover to that of the infamous original poster and VHS cover, it featured a disco score in place of the atmospheric piano piece that originally played over the opening credits in theaters and VHS releases. In 2009, Anchor Bay/Starz Home Entertainment re-released the DVD using the original poster as the cover and restoring the original music over the opening sequence.
3. The press reported that in order to keep the "twist" ending a secret several endings were shot. This is untrue but helped hide the fact that while shooting, the film had no ending. The script was written with one ending that made sense to the story, but did not have a twist. So producers proceeded to film while tinkering with a twist. This explains why there is no build up to the ending.


  1. I adore your charm bracelets, especially the pin-up ones!! I'd love to see some cinema-inspired ones, like film noir inspired.


  2. I love your ocean inspired bracelets, I'd love to see many more special themed charm bracelets!!!!!!!!!!


  3. And I think I found the 2nd clue!!


  4. Took me a while but found it


  5. Aha, found it. Took me a bit as well.

    Should leave the email...
    KACSales @ gmail . com

  6. Happy Birthday!!! August is my Birthday month also!! I am in love with the zombie bracelet. The Huntsman necklace caught my eye!! I am going to take advantage of your August promo, thanks:)

  7. happy birthday to me is one of my all-time fave 80s slashers =]]]]]

  8. oh and found it!

  9. I found it.