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

Published in: Giveaways, Guest Post, Just For Fun

*** Thank you for entering, everyone!***
The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Becky! (@beekeyperuk). You’re the lucky makeup lover. πŸ™‚ 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 canΒ blame that on our national artistic soul. I mean, artists do have a reputation for not conforming to rules, right? No one’s perfect. πŸ™‚

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.


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


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.


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!


  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.

Creating content for MBB and interacting with you guys has been both an honor and a pleasure. Thank you so much for your kind support and thoughtful comments!

I really hope to continue chatting with you about makeup and other things on my blog at, and I hope you visit Italy someday! πŸ™‚

OK, I’m just gonna go now before I get sappy and emotional…

Good luck in the giveaway!

Carolina Braina

Hey, ladies (and gents), it’s Carolina here, reporting live from Bologna, Italy, to bring you the latest and greatest in beauty from the good ol’ continent! For an extra dose of that timeless Italian glam with a touch of humor and self-irony (because, you know, laughter is the best makeup), come say hi at and Instagram.


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So far, 51 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Done! Fingers crossed. ^_^ @pinkhatted

  2. Meghan says:


  3. melissa says:

    Done! I so hope I win <3 <3 <3 southernandsand

  4. Becky says:

    All done!! I’ll be sure to check out your blog, too – I’ve been loving the Beauty from the Boot series!
    Becky recently posted … Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – Yep, even for oily skin!

  5. anusha says:

    Already following u before u joined mbb.. posted my absolute fav dior addict shine extreme lucky lipstick picture.. πŸ™‚ done!

  6. Annmarie says:

    Fingers crossed. I’d love this is would do an awesome post about this on my blog if I win pleeeeease be me xx

  7. Puh, half of my makeup is already packed away… I will see what I can do.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil – Babylonian confusion

  8. Twyla Munden says:

    All Done!!
    It was fun having you around for a bit.. Adding your blog to my list now!! Good luck in the future..

  9. yelena says:

    done and done. my instagram account is @yeleriv πŸ™‚

  10. Shruthi Venkatesh says:

    Done following carol and posted a pic of my fav makeup products!!
    Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  11. Karen says:

    This has been the greatest season since Karen’s been on leave. I love it! I posted mine (insta: jk6113). πŸ™‚

  12. Pamela Haddad says:

    Carolina, thanks for the opportunity to win! I have been wanting to expand my make-up horizons to other countries. But I wouldn’t know what to buy, whenever I travel. So thank you!
    btw, you look SO much like my friend Gladys, it’s weird! I’m gonna try to post and I’ll tag you on IG, so you can see.

  13. I really hope to win! I posted my pic @makeupandbeautybyelle πŸ˜€

  14. sadaf shafer says:

    Hi Carolina im following you and i posted a picture and hashtag #winbeautyfromtheboot

  15. Maren says:

    Done, darlin.’ @mronhubbard
    Maren recently posted … Un-Depress (Yourself) #19

  16. Laure says:

    Oh, I can’t believe you’re leaving this blog πŸ™ It was great having you!
    I’ll have to keep track on your own blog πŸ˜‰

  17. Sarah says:

    In love with those goodies .. thnx carolina for the chance

  18. Vineta says:

    Done.Following and posted a pic. Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚ (insta-vinchix6241)

  19. Caitlyn S. says:

    Omg totally posted my entry like 2 days ago and forgot to comment, shreek! Well, hopefully I didn’t issue it.i Def had the idea post done days ago! I thought we had to pick just 1 item, which was a very hard choic! But she told me that we didnt, so I did a 2nd post tagging her with some of my other faves (don’t worry, I know I only get the 1st entry)….. I have never tried any of the makeup brands listed in her fabulous list! It would be very exciting to try them! Thanks for letting me know. I follow you, and now her on ig and my post is under @budgetbeautysite_cstone412cs
    Thanks again!

  20. Caitlyn S. says:

    Wow my auto correct really killed that comment!
    Supposed to say,
    -Well, hopefully is didn’t miss it. (No idea where issue came from out of that lol)
    -I definitely had the ig post done days ago.
    -And choice is spelled wrong for some reason lol

    Thanks again! I gotta stop typing so fast on this tablet and need to start spell checking posts myself since obviously mine is the devil!

  21. Annija says:

    Just posted! I’m @rigasmetroblogs πŸ™‚

    I’ve tried some Italian makeup and so far I’ve liked everything! I have two Nabla 6-pan palettes that I love. It would be great to try these shades as well because I’ve been eyeing Water Dream for a while! Their color selection is great.

    I also had a lovely sheer lipstick from Pupa and some Kiko eyeshadows, but Nabla definitely is my favorite Italian brand I’ve tried so far! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  22. LeAnn says:

    Hi, all done! I’ve enjoyed your posts and would love to try some beauty from Italy! Thanks for the opportunity (:

  23. Cindy says:

    Thank you. Reposted and following! πŸ™‚

  24. Gabrielle says:

    I followed you and have posted a picture! @velvetwhip

  25. Coline T. says:

    All done: @coline_touil
    thanks for this awesome giveaway! πŸ˜€

  26. Anastasia T. says:

    Done ! @anastasiat.t
    Great giveaway!!!

  27. Agata says:

    Took me a moment deciding what my favorite makeup product is, there are way too many sO I went with my current favorite! Winning this prize would be so amazing. It was a real pleasure reading your posts on here! Thank you for all your hard work! @herandmakeup

  28. Shilpa Shetty says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway,… My Instagram id is shilpashetty86

  29. Efrain says:

    Well I tagged you and I hope you don’t mind it, as Agatha sais it was a little hard to choose my favorites. I’m on Instagram as @efradiario and I’m crossing my fingers just because that blush is bloody gorgeous.

  30. Andrea Darst says:

    Posted! @adarst213 on IG

  31. Rebecca says:

    Done! πŸ™‚

  32. Victoria says:

    Just entered and keeping my fingers crossed. I didn’t realise you had a blog so I must check that out :).

  33. Cynthia Richardson says:


  34. Natashakat says:

    instagram sissy899

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