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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway

Win a Sephora gift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Sephora giveaway!

Forget Santa’s workshop. I want to visit the Sephora at the North Pole!

And since this is my fantasy we’re talking about, I want the rainbows and unicorns version — the one where the customers are all friendly makeup-loving animals (as opposed to man-eating beasts). :)

Rise and shine, morning glory! This being Caturday, I’ve allotted myself an extra cup of coffee.

OOH! Words cannot describe how excited that makes me…

In other news, it’s time for — drumroll, please — another giveaway! I’m working us back into our regular swing of things around here with the weekly Saturday Sephora festivities (I need my routines).

The holidays are behind us, but winter is not (bluh). At least in the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s, even though it’s cold outside, we have something fun to look forward to. Now, for the next couple of wintry months, we’ll have to work together to keep the blahs at bay.

I’m ready if poo are.

Giveaway starts in 3, 2, 1…

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • 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).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget 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:
    • What’s your favorite soup?
    • What kind of case do you have on your phone?
    • Your least favorite beauty trend?
    • Do you ever wear mittens or gloves?
    • Do you have any pictures or paintings of animals on your walls?
    • What’s one tip you could give about something you know well?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, January 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! 7 Ways to Get More Makeup in Your Life ($355 Value, International Only)

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Win $355 in makeup from Makeup and Beauty Blog

“Hello there!!” Sending a shout-out from Northern California!

This giveaway is strictly for my makeup buddies outside the US. :)

I did my best to put together a kick-@ss package for you gals (and guys). It’s my way of saying “thank you” for visiting MBB and for spending time with me and Tabs. Even though we’re many miles (or kilometers) apart, it feels like we’re neighbors.

The prize? $355 in products from some of my favorite brands! — like MAC, Benefit, Too Faced, Stila, Laura Mercier and Hello Kitty.

I wish I could get every sponsor to include you gals overseas, but sometimes they can’t/won’t. I do try, though. I want you to know that I appreciate and love you. I’ve known many of you for years (you know who you are!). Thank you, as always, for helping to make this little corner of the Internet a better place.

Enter to Win a Makeup Prize Package Worth $355 with makeup from MAC, Laura Mercier, Stila, Too Faced, Benefit and Hello Kitty

$355 of makeup and beauty products, say what?!

Enter to Win a Makeup Prize Package Worth $355 with makeup from MAC, Laura Mercier, Stila, Too Faced, Benefit and Hello Kitty

This prize package could be yours!

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. You can read the full terms and conditions there, but here’s the gist of it: the giveaway is open to international readers only — no U.S. readers for this one, as the 12 Days of Giveaways series was closed to international readers. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 10, 2014.

  1. MAC Woodwinked Eye Shadow ($15)
  2. MAC All That Glitters Eye Shadow ($15)
  3. Benefit Fine One One ($30)
  4. Benefit Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss ($16)
  5. Benefit Hoola Ultra Plush Lip Gloss ($16)
  6. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System ($35)
  7. Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Set ($20)
  8. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer ($30)
  9. Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($20)
  10. Laura Mercier Lingerie Collection Eye & Cheek Palette ($60)
  11. Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set ($28)
  12. Stila Color Outside the Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set ($34)
  13. Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing ($36)

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

7 Ways to Win a $100 Gift Card From Ulta Beauty and $29.97 in Products From the COVERGIRL Bombshell Collection! (Ends Monday, Jan. 13)

Published in: Collections, COVERGIRL, Drugstore Beauty Finds, Giveaways, Makeup, Sponsored Post, Ulta

COVERGIRL Bombshell collection and Ulta gift card giveaway

Wearing products from the new COVERGIRL Bombshell Collection

You know how in every group of gal pals, each gal kinda has her own role? You’ve got the mother hen, the braniac, the tomboy, etc.

Me? I usually fall into the role of “the funny one,” or “the weirdo writer.”

I always thought it would’ve been fun to be the one all the boys flocked to, aka “the sexy one,” but alas, seduction was never my forte.

I seriously could not seduce my way out of a paper bag. (Remind me to tell you about the time I dove into the ocean without my glasses or contacts on and swam away from a cute guy…who ended up being El Hub.)

Even though I’m not a seductive siren by nature, I still think it’s fun to role-play, especially with makeup. It’s like stepping into someone else’s shoes for a while or playing a character for a day.

Covergirl Bombshell Collection

A few things from the new Covergirl Bombshell collection…

Characters like “The Bombshell.”

Enter COVERGIRL. This spring, COVERGIRL is channeling bombshell beauty with their vampy new Bombshell collection of cream shadows, liquid liners, mascaras, lipsticks and nail polishes in colors designed to tempt and seduce.

Which brings me to this…

You know what I’m about to say, right? :)

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!

And mini-tutorial time, too. I’ve joined forces with Ulta Beauty and COVERGIRL this week to bring you a bodacious bombshell giveaway and a sneak-peak at a makeup tutorial I’ve been working on using products from the new Bombshell collection.

To go along with this, I’ll be posting a step-by-step coppery golden eye makeup tutorial to YouTube next week.

By the way, if any of the COVERGIRL makeup in these pictures catches your eye, all COVERGIRL products will be buy one, get one 50% off at Ulta Beauty stores and online at ulta.com from January 5-25, 2014. #ULTABombshelling

A coppery golden eye look with cat eyeliner using the COVERGIRL Bombshell collection…

Applying COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow in Gold Goddess ($8.99)

Applying COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow in Gold Goddess ($8.99)

Applying COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow in Copper Fling ($8.99)

Blending COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow in Copper Fling ($8.99) in the crease

Applying COVERGIRL Cheekers Bronzer in Copper Radiance ($4.99)

Sweeping COVERGIRL Cheekers Bronzer in Copper Radiance ($4.99) into my outer crease ($8.99)

Covergirl Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black ($8.99)

Lining my upper lash lash lines with COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black ($8.99); by the way, I’m also wearing COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Glossy Nail Color in Bombshell ($5.99) on my nails

COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow in Gold Goddess ($8.99)

Lining my lower lash line with COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow in Gold Goddess ($8.99)

COVERGIRL Bombshell Mascara in Very Black ($11.99)

Coating my lashes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Mascara in Very Black ($11.99)

COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Cherry Twist ($8.99)

Applying COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Cherry Twist ($8.99) on my lips for a daytime look

COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipcolor in Bombshell ($6.99)

Switching to COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipcolor in Bombshell ($6.99) to turn up the intensity

COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipcolor in Bombshell ($6.99)

Getting my #ULTABombshelling on with COVERGIRL and Ulta

Now, on to the giveaway!

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. You can read the full terms and conditions there, but here’s the gist of it: the giveaway is open to U.S. readers 18 and up (you must be an adult according to your local laws) and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014.

One lucky lady or gent will win…

  • A $100 Ulta Beauty gift card
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shadowshine Eyeshadow ($8.99, color TBD)
  • COVERGIRL Intensity Liquid Liner ($8.99, color TBD)
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Mascara ($11.99, color TBD)

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 12: 7 Ways to Win a $1,560 Louis Vuitton Salina PM Bag (Ends Friday)

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12 Days of Giveaways on Makeup and Beauty Blog

12 Days of Giveaways on Makeup and Beauty Blog

A different Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway every day for 12 days, sponsored by Neutrogena

I have been lusting after and dreaming about this bag for more than a year, I kid you not.

First time I ever saw it in person, a lightning bolt of love struck me right in the heart.

BOOM!

boomI remember it like it was yesterday…

I was in San Francisco waiting to meet a friend for brunch in front of a restaurant in the Marina on a sunny day. As she walked up, my eyes locked like lasers on her purse — the Louis Vuitton Salina PM.

Like the accessories weirdo I am, I kept sneaking peeks at it through the meal. Every time my friend looked away, I’d study her purse. It was almost impossible not to!

I totally ignored my eggs and banana pancakes (two of my favorite things in the world). All I could think was, “Oh, mah gawd, Becky! I need that purse!!”

Uh…then I found out that it’s $1,560, which is A LOT of cat treats. Consequently, the bag continues to elude me. Plus, Tabs has an exclusivity contract with LV that gives him exclusive rights to carry/wear the brand here in the offices of Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC.

Oh, well. Don’t ask me how he secured that gig. He never tells me anything. :)

But then Neutrogena offered to host this giveaway, and of course I jumped at the chance. A bag like this? YES! Maybe I won’t be able to tote the Salina PM around my town, but perhaps you will around yours.

This is by far the largest single prize in Makeup and Beauty Blog history — a $1,560 value — and I’m pretty jazzed. The winner of this bag will be a very, very lucky gal (or guy!).

The Louis Vuitton Salina PM Bag

“Elegant and compact, the Salina PM is a bag that’s charmingly feminine. Its finely worked long flat handles and supple Damier Azur canvas make it a delight to carry on the shoulder.”

louisvuitton.com

Salina PM Features

  • (Width x Height x Depth) 16.9 x 18.5 x 6.7 inches
  • Natural cowhide leather trim
  • Shiny golden brass metallic pieces
  • Squeeze-to-open clasp inspired by classic Louis Vuitton trunk locks
  • Wide opening for easy access
  • Microfibre lining
  • 1 interior zipped and 3 flat pockets

The Louis Vuitton Salina PM Bag

A different Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway every day for 12 days

  • A Louis-licious grand prize valued at $1,560!
    • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
    • Open to U.S. 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:
      • Are you a crazy cat lady?
      • Describe your current favorite purse.
      • Do you have any New Year’s Eve traditions?
      • Umbrella or raincoat?
      • Do you prefer to exercise by yourself or with other people?
      • How far is your commute to work/school?
    • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
    • The giveaway ends on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
    • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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    Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

    Karen

    P.S. Happy new year!!!

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 11: 7 Ways to Win a Prize Package of All 14 Neutrogena MoistureShine Glosses (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun, Neutrogena

12 Days of Giveaways on Makeup and Beauty Blog

12 Days of Giveaways on Makeup and Beauty Blog

A different Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway every day for 12 days, sponsored by Neutrogena

Roses are red, violets are blue, if your lips need a reason to shine, Neutrogena has 14 for you. :)

Neutrogena’s heroically hydrating MoistureShine Glosses come in a wide range of wearable colors, finishes and levels of coverage, from natural-looking neutrals, to potent pinks, to bright berries and more.


From the upper left to the lower right: Super Sparkle, Fruity Pink, Healthy Blush, Nutri Berry, Natural Boost, Coper Power, Pure Cider, Vita Plum, Vital Violet, Refreshing Rose, Potent Plum, Berry Fit, Wine Wellness and Healthy Peach

“Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss has silky, sheer color that glides onto lips, leaving them feeling pampered, soft and ultra-smooth. The super conditioning formula with a triple berry antioxidant complex–including Acai, Goji and Aronia berries–actually improves the healthy look, softness and smoothness of your lips over time. From soft neutrals to blushing pinks, shimmering mauves to rich plums, a single swipe of the wand applies a feather-light coat of glossy color that’s not sticky or tacky.”

neutrogena.com

Wear ‘em alone for a quick hit of shine and color, or layer them on top of your favorite lipsticks or lip stains.

neutrogena moistureshine gloss swatches
Swatches from the left: Super Sparkle, Fruity Pink, Healthy Blush, Nutri Berry, Natural Boost, Coper Power, Pure Cider, Vita Plum, Vital Violet, Refreshing Rose, Potent Plum, Berry Fit, Wine Wellness and Healthy Peach

Make room in your makeup bag right meow, ’cause today’s giveaway is coming at’cha!

A different Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway every day for 12 days

  • A 14-piece prize package featuring all of Neutrogena’s MoistureShine Glosses valued at $111.86 that includes:
    • 14 MoistureShine Glosses in Super Sparkle, Fruity Pink, Healthy Blush, Nutri Berry, Natural Boost, Copper Power, Pure Cider, Vita Plum, Vital Violet, Refreshing Rose, Potent Plum, Berry Fit, Wine Wellness and Healthy Peach valued at $111.86

    • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
    • Open to U.S. 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:
      • Have you ever baked cupcakes from scratch?
      • Where’s the best place in your home to get work done?
      • What’s a book you have on your to-read list?
      • If you had unlimited funds and could have five homes around the world, where would they be?
      • How good are you at reading people?
      • Tell me about your computer desktop picture/wallpaper.
    • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
    • The giveaway ends on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
    • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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    Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

    Karen

    P.S.

    If you have a moment today, here are a couple more giveaways you can still enter…

    Don’t forget to enter these ongoing giveaways, too

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