Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Giveaways for 5.3.11

Win make up and a purse at Peacock Girl, Cosmetic Reviews. Ends 5/7.

Win nail polish at The TraceFace Philes. Ends 5/15.

Win a Handstamped Necklace at Pink Dandy Chatter. Ends 5/15.

Win a $50 H&M Giftcard at i love mini mochi. Ends 5/16.

Win a Silver Butterfly Wing Necklace at crafty little gnome. Ends 5/16.

Win KleanColor Pastel Polishes at Lulla Writes. Ends 5/27.

Win a Sigma E25 Brush at French Me Up. Ends 5/31. 

Win a Sigma E25 Brush at Ms Bubu and Her Girlyness. Ends 6/2.

Win Summer Essentials at Adventures in Makeup. Ends 6/20.

Win makeup at Cosmetologyy. Ends 7/28.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Giveaways for 5.2.11

Win a Handstamped Necklace at Etsy Stalker. Ends 5/5.

Win a $25 Sephora Gift Card at More Than Heels. Ends 5/7.

Win $100 to shop at 365Hangers at Fashion Flings. Ends 5/12.

Win a ProSilk Flatiron at Life After 25. Ends 5/25.

Win a Vera Bradley Umbrella at Madame Deals. Ends 6/1.

Win a Closet Organizer at Madame Deals. Ends 6/1.

Win a Nook Color at Madame Deals. Ends 6/5.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Giveaways for 4.30.11

Win the Mark Ibiza Collection at the budgetista. Ends 5/6.

Win $50 to shop from Chloe Loves Charlie at Brixton Street. Ends 5/8.

Win a Reckoner Bracelet from Fleet Jewelry at Brixton Street. Ends 5/15.

Win a Parazul Handbag at Brixton Street. Ends 5/22.

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Giveaways for 4.29.11

Win an Essence of Lavender Spa Basket at Fond Times Blog. Ends 5/2. 

Win Hard Candy Makeup at Nuts 4 Stuff. Ends 5/2.

Win Dermalogica Skincare at Skin & Makeup Blog. Ends 5/2.

Win jewelry at The World of Natalie Kelsey. Ends 5/3.

Win OKA b sandals at A Nut in a Nutshell. Ends 5/3.

Win Lotus Earrings at Green Eyed Monster. Ends 5/5.

Win sterling silver and crystal earrings at Delicately Fierce. Ends 5/6. 

Win Bronze Jewelry at Green Eyed Monster. Ends 5/6.

Win a Couture Bracelet at Ms. Veronica's. Ends 5/11.

Win Tigi Haircare at Celubutante Sisters. Ends 5/13.

Win Famous Dave's Moisture Tan at hypnotic blend. Ends 5/15.

Win 5 Covergirl Lipsticks at Blogging Extra Lite. Ends 5/16

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Blogger Designed Collection from MAC

"Two weeks ago, when a bunch of bloggers were tweeting about a trip with MAC, we knew something interesting was up. They were traveling to Toronto, donning lab coats, and visiting the beauty company's labs — the rest was, they tweeted, very exciting and top-secret stuff. "Hmm," we thought. "Sounds like these ladies are designing a makeup line." And indeed, it seems they were.

WWD Beauty Inc reports that MAC tapped 80 bloggers to suggest product ideas, then chose 10 winners to fly to Toronto for a whirlwind makeup-making meeting. The bloggers visited Canada on April 14, spent a day in the MAC labs, and finalized product names and textures. The limited-edition collection, which comprises eye shadows and lip glosses, will be an online exclusive. No word on a collection name or colors yet, but we're beyond excited to see what some of our favorite beauty bloggers came up with."

by Annie Tomlin

Source: Bella Sugar

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer!

I'll admit it.  Up until about a month ago I hated Harry Potter.  Badly.  But when my family decided we were going to Universal's Island of Adventures during our recent Orlando trip, I decided to at least watch the first movie so I knew a little about the series.  Especially since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was the main reason we were going to Islands of Adventure.

I'm hooked!  LOL.  So far I've watched the first 2 movies and am planning on being caught up by the time Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 comes out on July 15th.

Here are some pictures I took while at the Wizarding World.  Being there is miserable.  It's such a small place and there's SO many people trying to get in.  They limit the amount of people that can even enter the Wizarding World.  Half an hour after the park opened, you couldn't get into the Wizarding World.  And waiting for the Forbidden Journey ride was miserable as well.  Because the darn thing breaks down constantly.

BUT.  It was SO worth it!  It's the most incredible ride you'll ever go on LOL.

New Giveaways for 4.28.11

Win Hard Candy Makeup from Mom in Training. Ends 4/29.

Win a Vera Bradley Watch at madame deals. Ends 5/1.

Win a Coach Purse at madame deals. Ends 5/1.

Win a MAC Up The Amp lipstick at Letz Makeup. Ends 5/1.

Win 2 Pretty Woman Airbrushed Nail Kits at Mom in Training. Ends 5/3.

Win a Stella & Dot Necklace from  Living on Love & Cents. Ends 5/6.

Win $75 to Stella & Dot at this mama loves her bargains.  Ends 5/7.

Win an iPod Nano from this mama loves her bargains. Ends 5/13.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nail of the Day 4.27.11

This is my first "Nail Art"-ish NOTD.  I've never done much other than simply painting my nails so this was fun (frustrating and time consuming, but fun!).

Base: Orly Bonder
Colors: China Glaze For Audrey
            China Glaze Electric Pineapple
            Kiss Nail Artist Paint in Soft Purple
Top Coat: Seche Vite

New Giveaways for 4.27.11

Win your choice of two Glitter Gal polishes at Cosmetic Cupcake. Ends 5/1.

Win a pair of Kandee stilettos at Ring My Bell. Ends 5/1.

Win a Vintage Rose Wrap Headband at Swell Swag. Ends 5/3. 

Win a basket filled with TooFaced Make Up, Juicy Couture Fragrance and more at Kiss an Makeup. Ends 5/6.

Win your choice of MAC Lipstick, Eye Shadow and Blush at MassachusettsMask. Ends 5/10.

Win Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Palettes, polish a MAC Plushglass at MissBrittanyBoo. Ends 5/12. 

Win a $100 shopping spree from ShopBop at The Fashion Fusion. Ends 5/12.

Win Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics at Sara Hasson's Blog. Ends 5/13.

Win make up at Fashionable Heart. Ends 5/13.

Win NYX Nude on Nude Palette and OPI Polish at Chanel Black Satin. Ends 5/13.

Win Avene Skincare at LOVELAUGHLAUREN. Ends 5/13.

Win a MAC Eye Shadow, lashes and more at Evinde's Blog. Ends 5/16.

Win a Sigma E25 Brush at Megan's Beauty Blog. Ends 5/17.

Win an Accessorize Bracelet at delicate youth. Ends 5/18.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another HUGE giveaway!

Wow!  This is another HUGE.  INCREDIBLE.  UNBELIEVABLE giveaway!  LOL.  Stop on over at YUKLUI*STYLE if you want to win the following products.  I'm sure no one wants to though! (I was being sarcastic.  Of course everyone wants to win this stuff!)

She is giving away...

Urban Decay Black Palette

Urban Decay 15th Anniversay 24/7 Pencil Set

Urban Decay Naked Palette

That is A LOT of loot!  This giveaway ends 4/30 and you must have a blog to enter.

Only one day left to win Peace Love and Juicy, Viva Glam Gaga, Laura Mercier and BeneFit!

Although you must have a blog and make a blog post to enter this giveaway, it's a BIG one!  One lucky winner will win:

A full size Juicy Couture Peace Love and Juicy.

Laura Mercier Primer

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipgloss

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

BeneFit Confesions of a Concealaholic

Wow.  This is an incredible giveaway!  Visit the secret life of a wannabe diva to find out how to enter.

Mini Nail Haul

Stopped at Sally's and WalGreens and grabbed a few things.  I'm sick of paying for snobby nail polish remover so I decided to just try the Acetone from Sally's.  While I was there, they were having a Buy 2, Get 1 Free Sale.  Plus, all the Sinful Colors at WalGreens were on sale for $.99.  I'm going to go back for more later LOL.

I got:
*Claudia Stevens Cuticle Care (my cuticles are always a mess)
*Beauty Secrets Acetone
*Orly Dazzle
*China Glaze For Audrey
*China Glaze Electric Pineapple
*Sinful Colors Unicorn
*Sinful Colors Soul Mate
*Kiss Nail Artist

I've always painted my nails and bought a ton of polish, but never really got into nail art.  I'm going to be ordering some plates and a stamper so I can start stamping my nails, too :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Win some lip goodies!

Hop on over to icyswirl's blog for a chance to win some great lip products, including 2 MAC glosses, a MAC lipstick, a BeneFit gloss and Carmex balm.  I love MAC Dazzleglosses :)  Visit her blog to find out how you can win her 1st Bloggaversary giveaway.

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush Review

 I'll admit it.  I'm a make up snob.  I work in a department store and have always mainly stuck to higher end make up, barring a few cult faves of the web, like NYX and HIP.  But I had been hearing a lot of buzz about the Hard Candy products.  And on a recent trip to WalMart, I was drawn to the Hard Candy display because the packaging is just too darn cute!

I choose to purchase a blush and gloss (which I haven't really gotten around to trying yet).  The blush is one of their Blush Crush Baked Blushes in the color Bombshell.  Bombshell is gorgeous bronzey color with swirls of pretty pink.  Hard Candy Baked Blushes are larger than MAC's Mineralize Blush.  And for only $7 they are under 1/3 of the cost!

Bombshell is going to be a favorite of mine this summer and spring.  In no way am I ever fan of warm toned make up, but Bombshell imparts a healthy, sun kissed glow while giving my chubby cheeks definition.  It makes cheeks shimmer with the beautiful glow that mineralized gives.

Top: Applied with brush.
Bottom:  Applied with cottonball.

Sorry for the poor swatch picture.  No natural lighting so I was trying to use my Ott light LOL.  If I get a better picture tomorrow, I'll post it.

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blushes give beautiful color and are long wearing.  I adore the packaging and for the price, they can't be beat!  My only qualm is that they come in so few shades and my WalMart hasn't even restocked their display since I purchased mine about 2 weeks ago.

4.5 out of 5 stars!  If they were available in more shades, this would be a perfect product.

Nail of the Day 4.25.11

Base: Orly Bonder
Color: Pure Ice Taupe Drawer
Glitter: Unidentified Pure Ice (last bottle in WalMart and the label was gone)
Top Coat: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I've never used the Pure Ice brand before.  In fact, last night was the first I'd even seen it!  After a few days of wear, I plan on doing a full review but I liked how they applied and it's hard to beat the $2.50 price tag.

Wowzers! What alot of stuff. Find out how you can WIN!

Wow.  Is all I can say.  Do you want a Naked palette?  Or have on already and want a back up?  Have you been drooling over MAC's new Quite Cute collection?  And will you be needing an awesome new GHD flat iron to help fight the summer frizzies?  Of course we all answered YES!  And you can win ALL of this over at I'mYourLush.  Good luck everyone!

Want to win your own airbrush system?!

I know I do!  Airbrushing is something that makesus  of think of Hollywood, movie stars and having your own personal make up artist.  We all know you can buy your own compressor and airbrush system... but only if you have the money.  So here is a great way to get one.  For free!  Visit The Crow and the powderpuff and see how you can enter her contest to win one.  Wow.  This is one AWESOME giveaway!

Another giveaway!

P.S. It's Vida is giving away some of my favorite things... a MAC lipstick in Ravishing, Sally Hanson nail polish.... and a Hard Candy Baked Blush!  I have a Hard Cnady Blush in Bombshell, and it's my new favorite blush.  I'd love to try another!  Go over and follow her blog to see how you can win.

Nail Polish and Stamping Give Away!

I don't know anyone that doesn't like freebies, so here's a giveaway.  Over at Spellbinding Nails, she is giving away a bunch of great polishes as well as some plates for nail stamping.  I know I've been really wanting to try nail stamping so here is a chance to try it.. for free!