March 30, 2013

Join us for the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

Hey Dolls!

I came across an amazing opportunity for you to grow your blog or social media following, we have a great and FREE opportunity!  Free is good, right?  Well, Free is AMAZING!

Isabelle from Le Chateau des Fleurs recently released a new Android app called Smartphone DNA, and to promote it she is giving away a Kindle Fire HD-which she is sponsoring entirely.  The giveaway will be hosted by My So-Called Chaos, but what we need are other bloggers to share the giveaway on their blogs in order to spread the word! In return, you'll get two of your links in the Rafflecopter to get extra promotion for you in return for posting.  This is entirely free, there is NO buy in, we just need two posts from you.
  1. Post this announcement on your blog (code will be given after you request to join) to ensure your readers/followers have the opportunity to be a part of this giveaway too! 
  2. Post the actual giveaway (full Rafflecopter and all! People will be able to enter directly from your blog!) 
If you are interested in participating in this FREE promotional opportunity, please email Miss Angie and once accepted into the giveaway you will be given all the information you need for your posts.

Giveaway is set to run from 4/10/13 to 4/30/13.
All requests to join required by 4/5/13!


Cara Box Swap

Cara Box

I recently came across an amazing blogger Kaitlyn at Wifessionals who blogs about being a wife, recipes, and life changes! Snooping around her blog I came across a post about a box exchange called #carabox, Kaitlyn matches you up with a blogger who sends you a box, and a blogger you send a box to. You spend the next few weeks getting to know each other and then spending $15 to make them a goodie box! This months theme was the Letter of your first name!

I received my box from Anna over at The Days When I'm Not A Nurse  and LOVED it! I was so excited to receive my box I opened it at Work! I got all sorts of A things Amsterdam Cookies, Arrow hair clips, Accessory, Apple bar, Aero air chocolate ( my FAV) and Anti- bacterial hand gel.

I was also matched up with Angie and sent her a surprise goodie box! to read her post and see what I got her, hop over to Mysocalledchaos

I really enjoyed this months #carabox match ups, and im super excited for next months box theme!!

March 20, 2013

Huge Giveway!!!

With the big announcement by Google that they're getting rid of Goolge Reader, there has been a huge push to move towards Bloglovin', and it's such a fun way to follow and keep up with blogs.  So in order to help our followers move to that platform a bunch of us bloggers got together and have a HUGE giveaway to celebrate.  The response was intense, and so we ended up with 4 different gift cards at a $320 value!  Amazing!

The Follow Me on Bloglovin' Massive Giveaway

In order to keep you from getting too intimidated by the rafflecopter we've broken it down into 4 different ones, go ahead and enter them all if you'd like! :) This also ensures you have a much higher chance of winning!  

March 15, 2013

My Skin Care Routine

#1 Clarisonic Mia2- I got this little beauty back in November for my birthday. I have completely fallen in LOVE with it! I normally get ready for bed by using a makeup wipe to get all of my makeup off and then use a cleaner and rub it on my face by hand then rinse. Well after using this for the first time I was so amazed at how much makeup was still left on my face after I washed it. This thing has been a huge contributor to my recent clear skin.

#2 Philosophy Purity- I first started using this cleaner because it came in one of my sample subscription boxes and after using it 2 weeks i noticed my skin loving it, and I'm not the only one! On sephoras website it's rated a 5 STAR and over 7,000 people have reviewed it! I'm normally a drugstore face wash kinda girl but after using this cleanser I decided to purchase it from my local Sephora and its been an everyday staple ever since.

#3 Cetaphil Lotion- This was recommended to me by my dermatologist because its a non-comedogenic lotion so it wont clog your pores. The formula of this lotion is great for all skin types because its non-greasy, fragrance-free, and contains no parabens.

#4 Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit- I have been using this kit for about 3 years now and its amazing because it caters to more then one type of acne.

  • Drying Lotion- This product has two layers the bottom layer is a concentrated calamine and the top layer is salicylic acid. You use this product by dipping a q-tip straight down and then dabbing it on any surface pimple or whitehead and it shrinks it overnight!
  • Buffering Lotion- This is my FAVORITE of the 3 products that come in the kit because its used for deep painful cystic pimples (You know the ones you cant pop and it just kills you!) It absorbs into the skin quickly which makes you think its going straight to work! its helps shrink the pimple and prevent in from eruptions. 
  • Drying Cream- This is can be used day or night you just rub a little dab after your moisturizer and its helps dry and conceal your pimple. 
Well that concludes my current skin care routine! 
Comment below and let me know what works for you, I love trying new things!

From one makeup addicted to another,

March 4, 2013

My Everyday Makeup

I like to keep my everyday makeup quick, simple, and light. When wearing makeup on an everyday basis I try to keep it natural and lightweight. I still want a full coverage effect but without having to layer on products after products.

I love a full coverage flawless face and actually enjoying taking over an hour to apply my makeup. It's the highlight of my day but lets be real, your everyday makeup routine shouldn't take over 30 minuets and consist of 20+ products.

I have created a list of my favorite everyday makeup must haves for a fast and pretty flawless look. Considering I'm a makeup connoisseur and love LOVE love makeup, I have to say these have passed my expectations with flying colors!!! and I'm happy to share my favorites.

Benefit The POREfessional: This oil free pore minimizer/primer is a HUGE must have for a flawless face. POREfessional is actually the foundation for your foundation! This primer helps minimize the appearance of pores and leaves your skin feeling super smooth.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation: This is my holy grail foundation. I cannot stress how much I  LOVE this foundation! Lets just say that it's SO good I am willing to pay its hefty price tag of $38 dollars for it to be an "everyday" foundation. This stuff is so creamy, dense, and light weight almost like a mousse texture. This foundation works fantastic with any skin type, and comes packed with a "skin smart" technology that adjusts to meet and address your skin care needs.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer: This concealer comes in a twist up pen applicator. It's a medium to full coverage concealer with a creamy consistency thats very blendable. The creamy consistency works great for under eye circles. You can also apply it anywhere you want a luminous glow.

MAC Blush in Welldressed: This is the perfect pink blush for everyday use in my opinion its not to dark not to light and gives off that nice healthy flush of pink to the apples of your cheeks.

Tarte Brow Architect: One of Tartes newest products, I've been using it a little over a month and have really enjoying it. It's a 3 in 1 that includes a brow pencil, foundation powder with smudger applicator, and spoolie. This brow pencil is great because after you fill in your brows and comb them out you can your the powder foundation to trace the outer part of the brows to make them more defined, which will leave you the perfect brows.

Benefit Eye Bright: This very light pastel pink pencil can make any tired girl look wide awake! I love this pencil because I have smaller asian eyes and I get the "are you tired" question all the time even when I'm not! Mostly because my eyes are small and my lashes short and stubby, however using this pencil in my inner tear duct and water line instantly gives me a pick me up!

Benefit They're Real Mascara: This mascara completes my everyday eye makeup by adding length, volume, and curl while lifting and separating the lashes.

Maybelline Color Whisper Tinted Lip Balm: These lip balms are great for a tint of color with the shine of gloss. These are great if your looking for something a little more hydrating then your average lipstick.

Well that completes my everyday makeup routine! Hope you enjoyed :)

From one makeup addicted to another,