Topic: Giveaways

The Best in Beauty From the Boot: The GIVEAWAY Edition! ($148 Value)

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*** Thank you for entering, everyone!***
The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Becky! (@beekeyperuk). You’re the lucky makeup lover. 🙂 Enjoy your prize.
Italian Makeup Giveaway

Who’s ready to win some Italian makeup?

Good luck!If you thought that Italians were only good at making cars that cost more than houses, drool-inducing food, shoes, colosseums, towers, and thousand-year-old churches…

Well, I hope my Best in Beauty From the Boot series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog during Karen’s maternity leave showed you that we may also know a thing or two about makeup.

It’s forming neat and tidy queues (there are literally no queues in Italy; just messy groups of people ruled by “survival of the fittest,” LOL), yielding the right-of-way to vehicles or pedestrians, and parking within the lines that we struggle with, and I guess you can blame that on our national artistic soul. I mean, artists do have a reputation for not conforming to rules, right? No one’s perfect. 🙂

But let’s focus on the good things that my country has to offer (always focus on the good!).

You know, I was taught to share the best things in life with friends and family, and I wish I could share some of the things that Italy is known for with you, like homemade lasagna, Valentino pumps, shiny Lamborghinis, or magnificent colosseums…but for shipping and budgetary reasons, it looks like I’m not going to be able to do that.

SORRAY!

How about a whole lot of UH-MAZING Italian makeup instead?!

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!

I’ve partnered with Karen to give away this handpicked prize package of some of my favorite Italian makeup (a $148/€134 value) to one lucky reader. I really think you’ll love these products.

PRIZE

Italian Makeup Giveaway

Ready to be shipped out to one lucky reader!

I’ve talked about most of these items in my Best in Beauty From the Boot series over the past few months since Connor Claire was born.

Here’s everything you’ll get in the prize:

  1. NABLA Eyeshadow Pan in Caramel
  2. NABLA Eyeshadow Pan in Rust
  3. NABLA Eyeshadow Pan in Desire
  4. NABLA Eyeshadow Pan in Sandy
  5. NABLA Eyeshadow Pan in Glitz
  6. NABLA Eyeshadow Pan in Water Dream
  7. NABLA Liberty Magnetic Palette
  8. NABLA Diva Crime Lipstick in Alter Ego
  9. NEVE Cosmetics Blush Garden in Tuesday Rose
  10. Collistar TWIST Ultra-Shiny Eyeshadow in 106 Bronze
  11. MADINA Exact Color Lipstick
  12. MADINA Prisma Blush in 03
  13. MADINA Prisma Allover Highlighter in 01
  14. Deborah 24ORE Color Mat Eyeliner in 10 Bamboo
  15. PUPA I’M Lipstick in 301 Poppy
  16. WYCON Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in 20 Sweet Strawberry

Italian Makeup Giveaway

If you’d like to sample some of the best makeup that Italy has to offer, enter this Instagram giveaway now!

TO ENTER

  1. Follow me, @carol_in_a_page, on Instagram
  2. Post a picture of one of your favorite pieces of makeup in the whole, wide universe, and include #winbeautyfromtheboot
  3. When you’re done, come back here and leave a comment on this blog post to let me know. The deadline to enter is midnight (PST) on Sunday, July 31st.

The giveaway is open to readers worldwide, but the prize will ship from me here in Italy, so if you win and you live outside the EU, you’ll be responsible for paying taxes and duties when the prize arrives.

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** THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED **

This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, LISA!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.

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Baby barking — it’s the latest craze sweeping the nation, you know. Connor Claire has figured out how to bark out orders and shout to announce her displeasure throughout the day. “Eh!” That’s what she does now. When she wants to be picked up or just wants to stare at me and I walk out of her view for a few seconds, that’s what I hear. “Eh!” Over and over. “Eh! Eh!” Like she’s a baby crow, haha.

Good morning, friend! How are you? What did you do last night? Since I’m stuck in baby jail, I need you to help me out. Did you go out to dinner this week? Have you seen any movies? Have you been to the beach? Or the mall? Or Target? Old Navy? Downtown? In other words, have you done anything at all outside of your house? Because, you know, if you have…chances are you’ve been leaving the house a lot more often than I have.

Heck, I don’t think I’ve opened the front door since Thursday. (The struggle is real!)

I gotta get out of the house. Maybe a stroll around the mall in Corte Madera… I’m still mastering the art of loading and unloading the stroller from the car, though. My little Mazda is…little. So NOW I see what the big deal is about minivans. Yup, now I get it.

Good luck in the giveaway, and have a great weekend. Talk to you soon.

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  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
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    • Your current favorite kicks?
    • What’s your favorite picture of yourself?
    • How often do you use a hair dryer?
    • Dinner theater: yes or no?
    • Have you ever played soccer (aka real football)?
    • What do you have set as your internet homepage?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

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** THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED **

This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, SUSAN!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.

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“Who? Who?” the owl asked outside my window today. “Mrrrrrowwwwww!” answered the interested tabby on the windowsill.

Rise and shine, morning glory! Happy Caturday!

So…Tabs has been all about his new employee’s Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym lately, even though I keep shooing him away from it because I don’t want him tearing it apart.

He’ll reluctantly walk away only to sneak back a few minutes later. It could be the only thing in the middle of the floor, and of all the places to plop down, he’ll plop down right there.

Cats

Cats…

What are you up to this weekend? Do you have any plans? I’m getting a haircut this afternoon, and I’m very excited about it! Whatever you’re doing, I hope you’re doing something fun.

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  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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sephora-giveaway-rules-2015

  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
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    • What’s your favorite cat-themed accessory?
    • Best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)?
    • Do you SCUBA?
    • Have you ever walked a runway?
    • Did you have braces?
    • Do you know any men who wear makeup?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

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** THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED **

This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, EMILY!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.

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Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! Good morning! Happy Caturday. I hope you slept well.

I did. The baby slept for — get this — seven hours straight! I think that’s the longest stretch yet. She’s becoming a good sleeper (*knocks on wood*). I hope it lasts.

Do you have any plans for Mother’s Day? Brunch? I think we’ll stay home, probably. Maybe El Hub will make breakfast. 🙂 We’re still not really going out together very often because, you know, it’s still a little tough. Connor’s baby patience wears thin after about an hour, and it’s nice to be close to home when the fussiness starts…

How’s everything with you? What have you been up to this spring? How’s work? How’s the family? It’s been wonderful having the interns help with their great posts here on the blog (thank you, ladies!), but I don’t get to check in as often as I’d like. I read every single post and every one of your comments, but I don’t spend 10 hours online like I normally would/used to.

I’ve been slowly easing my way back into blogging… Or, rather, Chanel started pulling me back into blogging, because it’s just too damned gorgeous to deny, but I’m still officially on my maternity leave. Maybe another month or so.

Let me know how you’ve been doing and what’s new with you. Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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sephora-giveaway-rules-2015

  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    sephora-giveaway-heart-2015
    • Glittery lipstick: yes or no?
    • What are some matte makeup products you like to wear?
    • When was the last time you were in a large crowd?
    • Who makes the best purses/bags?
    • What kind of phone do you have?
    • Pencils or pens?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

** THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED **

This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, AMY!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.

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This is going to sound completely random, but do you ever go to Panera Bread? I had one of their salads the other day (the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad), and I’ll be danged if it wasn’t one of the highlights of my week!

Good salads…

LOL! Rise and shine, morning glory! Happy Caturday! 🙂 How’s everything over there? What was the highlight of your week?

I’m still chugging along. Connor Claire is getting bigger and smiling more every day, and Tabs has been soaking up the spring weather and enjoying the upgrades El Hub made to the deck garden.

About that, we didn’t go as far with the garden this year as we did last year, but we did plant six or seven tomato plants, a bit of basil, some zucchini squash, a few patches of cat grass and a hot pepper plant, so there’s some new greenery for him to explore (and to attract birds for Tabby TV).

I can’t believe it’s already May…but I say that every month, “I can’t believe it’s ______.” It’s true, though. I can’t believe it’s already May! Time seems to go by faster every day.

Are you doing anything fun this weekend? Before you get going, don’t forget to enter this weekend’s Sephora giveaway. Good luck!

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  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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sephora-giveaway-rules-2015

  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    sephora-giveaway-heart-2015
    • Prettiest lipstick packaging?
    • What’s a product that’s a straight-up copy of something else?
    • What’s a product you’ve been thinking about adding to your makeup routine?
    • Do any of your coworkers really know you?
    • What’s your favorite quad or quint?
    • What’s the largest amount of money you’ve ever just found on the ground before?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. If you have a minute, please wish Carolina, who’s been helping on the blog during my maternity leave, a very happy birthday. Happy birthday, Carolina!

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