Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DOVE Winners!

Thanks so much to all that entered and shared their favorite summer beauty products (several of which I am dying to try!!). I wish there could be more than 2 winners, but the winners tonight are:

Congratulations, Ladies!!!

I've sent you both e-mail requesting your mailing address so DOVE can send your prize to you!

Thanks to all who entered, and I hope you all will come back and visit! I will have more giveaways this summer!

Friday, June 26, 2009

DOVE Giveaway!!!

On May 1st, I wrote about the new DOVE Ultimately Visibly Smooth Wild Rose Anti-Perspiring/Deodorant (click here to read). Well, it's been almost 8 weeks since I started using it, and I'm happy to say that overall I'm really pleased with this new deodorant. It has made the hair softer and, surprisingly, I did notice that my underarms do look better and smoother. I've always had issues with that, because as someone who is pale but has dark hair, even when freshly shaven my underarms still didn't look quite hair-free (this was particularly angst-inspiring during my teenage years). But the other day I noticed my underarms looked really good and didn't have the pit-version of the five o'clock shadow going on. Yay!

DOVE wanted to give you the chance to try this new product (if you haven't already!) and is going to give 2 lucky readers a full-size DOVE Ultimately Smooth Wild-Rose Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, along with coupons for $2 off future purchases of Ultimately Smooth - enough for you to share with your girlfriends. All you have to do is leave a comment for this post telling me what summer beauty product you Can't Live Without, and I will pick 2 winners at random on Tuesday, June 30th, @ 9pm EDT. You'll need to leave an e-mail address so I can contact you so I can get your mailing address to forward to DOVE.

Once again, here are the rules to win:

1) Leave a comment on this entry by Tuesday, June 30th@ 12 midnight (EDT)
2) Include your e-mail address and your favorite summer beauty product
3) One comment per person
4) U.S. residents only

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

It's not just bras and panties that are marked down. Check it - makeup and other beauty products on sale for 75% off!! That is one secret I cannot keep! I wasn't planning on stopping in, but had to stop at the mall today to shop for a Father's Day gift for my hubby from our 4 year-old (another gift, actually, to go with the Elmo t-shirt we got for him last week. So cute!). But then I saw the sign for the Semi-Annual Sale and it said makeup on it, so into the store I went. I could have bought more, but I had a hungry child with me, though she did enjoy looking at all the pretty colors of body lotion and shower gels, so that kept her occupied,oh, for about 5 minutes. Anyway, I managed to score 4 products for $12.50. Sweet. And that included 2 - that's right - 2 full-size Very Sexy lipsticks. Uh huh. I also bought Bare Bronze Self Tanning Body Spray with Buriti Oil and an Everything Refresher Spray. The Bare Bronze was the splurge at $4.50. I am digging the Bare Bronze because I'm already seeing some color, which I desperately need, and it does not have that odd, immediately recognizable self-tanner smell. It does have a scent, and I can't say I love it, but you might. It's not offensive, but it's more perfumey than I like in a scent, but again, I don't think it's a giveaway that you just applied self-tanner. My store had plenty of makeup on sale, I just didn't have the time to open all the little boxes to see what was inside, though I did see eyeshadows, nail polish, lip glaze, plus the normal body lotions, etc., and more.

Happy 75% -off Shopping!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SEPHORA:Pretty Minis for Maximum Fun!

If you're a SEPHORA fan (and, come on, who isn't?), you must remember the Lashstash collection of mascara samplers that Sephora offered - twice!! Well, for summer, they are releasing several different sample-size kits, and they'll be available starting tomorrow (6/17). Get some pretty minis in a variety of categories, all for less than $40!!! I'll be putting the Sephora gift card I got for my birthday to good use with these favorites. And it should come as no surprise, judging by the name of this blog, that I will be going for the Get Pinked Pink Lip Deluxe Sampler (shown below). Other kits include: Skincare & Makeup Sampler, Eye Deluxe Sampler, Fragrance Samplers for women and men, two different Mousturizer Deluxe Samplers, along with another Lashstash kit, and a waterproof mini-mascara kit called Splashstash!

Which one (or five?!) are you going to get?

Here's what comes in the Pink Lip Set!!

This set contains: - 0.34 oz Laura Geller Lip Strip - 0.1 oz DuWop Prime Venom - 0.0676 oz Korres Cherry Oil Lip Gloss in Fuschia - 0.23 oz Sephora Super Shimmer in Think Pink - 0.02 oz Stila Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain - 0.1 oz Smashbox O-Gloss - 0.09 oz Calvin Klein Lipstick in Mesmerize - 0.26 oz Urban Decay Lipstick in Jilted - 0.17 oz Calvin Klein Plumping Gloss in Bloom

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Birthday Wish Came True!

Check out what my fabulous sister Lindsay gave me for my birthday (along with a gift card to Ann Taylor LOFT) - the SEPHORA Color Play Palette!! It's kind of like the Crayola 64 color crayon box for makeup-loving grown-up girls. It's got 36 eye shadows, 12 lip glosses, 3 blushes, and a bronzer (and the appropriate, if not minuscule, applicators- you'll want to better ones that you should already have in your makeup bag). I like it because I pretty much stick to neutrals when it comes to eye shadows, but this gives me the chance to be a bit more daring, and I already found out I love the bright teal shade - it really makes my brown eyes pop. The purple shade, eh, not so much, looks more like a bruise - but now I don't have to end up with yet another eye shadow pan gone to waste, along with cost of buying an individual eyeshadow.

Alas, I just saw that it is temporarily out-of-stock on sephora.com, and at only $22, no wonder. Check out your local Sephora bricks-and-mortar store, they may have some.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lancôme Travel Chic GWP at Macy's

It's Gift With Purchase (GWP) time with Lancôme at Macy's and Macys.com now thru June 7th*, where you can get Free Shipping with a $55 purchase by entering the promo code TRAVEL. However, to be clear, you only have to spend $29.50 to get the gift, but $55 get you free shipping, if you buy online. Got it? Good.

It's a pretty nice GWP - it's partially a build-your-own gift. Everyone receives HYPNÔSE Custom Volume Mascara in Black, COLOR DESIGN Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quartet in Daylight, Dirty Pink, Bikini Golden, & Couture, and BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover.

Then the real fun starts! First, you get to pick your anti-aging moisturizer: RENERGIE MICROLIFT R.A.R.E. Superior Lifting Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen -or- ABSOLUE PREMIUM ßx Replenishing Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen -or- HIGH RESOLUTION REFILL-3X Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen. Next, choose your lipstick (this would be the hard part for me!): COLOR DESIGN Sensational Effects Lipcolor [Full-Size] in Visionary -or- COLOR FEVER Lasting Radiance Lipstick [Full-Size] in Rose Defile -or- L'ABSOLU ROUGE Lipcolor Pro-Xylane SPF 12 [Full-Size] in Luxe Mahogany. Finally, you get to choose your Lancome Signature Bag in Your Choice of Red or Blue Stripes. Very nautical-looking, perfect for summer!

*Offer good while supplies last.