Thursday, November 21, 2013

FREE BEAUTY EVENT GIVEAWAY!


 
It's that time again! It's been awhile since I've posted one of these! I hope you love this site as much as I do! Check out this quarter's contest:
 
 
 
 
"On our site you can enter your zip code to find out what makeover, gift with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events are happening near your home. Readers can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter.  In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews and a monthly contest. We also do a contest each week with a smaller prize on our blog.
 
 
                                          
For our latest contest, we will be giving away 5 prizes. Each prize will consist of L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream, Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15, and Seventh Generation Boosts Skin Serum – Hydrating. The Contest runs from 10/1/2013 to 12/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 1/1/2014 and notified by 1/1/2014. To enter, all people have to do is go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip."
 
FTC Disclosure: I am not affiliated with FreeBeautyEvents.com. I have never accepted compensation for a promotion or review.

Monday, June 10, 2013

First Ombre Hair Attempt!

So Ombre Hair has been a big thing for a few years now...and I'm just getting to the party! I recently became obessessed with Glee and was LOVING Lea Michelle's Ombre! I just had to have it! My sister in law is does hair so I figured, why not?
 
 
I just love her hair!!! It's amazing! I just didn't want the bangs. I love how it's not brown to blonde...it's more subtle and golden.
 
 
 I told my sister in law, "If my hair comes out like this, we're going to rumble!":
 
(If this looks like your hair and you love it---you rock it girl! But it's just too extreme for me.)
 
Here's what she used:
 
L'Oreal Excellence HiColor in H16 Honey Blonde.
 
Salon Care 30 Crème Developer
 
 
I put a few Keek's up during the process if you would like to see:
 
 
By the time she blow dried and styled my hair it was too late to film because there was no light! But here's some photos that I took throughout the process!
 
 
What my hair looked like before any color! This is the natural texture of my hair if I don't flatiron it.
 
Ana mixing up the magic!
 
 All the foils in!
 
It was really hot so she pinned it all on the top of my head! This picture was from when I first saw myself!
 
I decided to rock it!
 
Spent some time with the hubby while it processed!
 
And viola! A blow out and flatiron curls later.....
 
Before/After
 
 
 And my favorite, next day curls!
 
Without the flash/daylight, it looks more subtle. I really love how it turned out! What do you think?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
!


Influenster Something Blue VoxBox

 
I just love getting these Influenster VoxBox's! It's a great way to try out new products free before you buy! It's free to join, go check it out here!
 
 
The VoxBox's usually look like this when you open them! A card on top tells you about everything that you will find inside. I usually don't bother to look at this because I'm too excited to get to the good stuff! So I dove right in and here's what was inside:
 
Woah! So much stuff!
 
Sweet! Dr. Scholls! I've tried these before and they are awesome with your heels ladies!
 
Never heard of this but looking forward to trying Luster toothpaste! I hope it tastes good!
 
I <3 and="" are="" being="" but="" for="" friendly="" have="" i="" in="" is="" kind="" love="" my="" now="" of="" one="" ones.="" packaging="" perfect="" precise.="" purse="" qtips="" regular="" right="" shaped="" strong="" the="" these="" they="" this="" travel="">
 
I heart Kiss and am looking forward to trying these lashes! They came with lash glue and applicators in each package! Yay!
 
 
This seems convenient. I haven't had to use this yet.
 
And I thought this was really cool! I will probably do a separate blog post about this one.
 
Let me know what you think looks good from this VoxBox! What products have you already tried?
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Free Beauty Events!

 
 
"In June you can take advantage of the CVS P&G Event. Makeup artists will be giving FREE makeovers with the latest CoverGirl products and giving away samples and coupons. Also in June, the CVS L’Oreal Haircare Event features free samples and coupons from L’Oreal’s new Advanced Haircare line. This is a great opportunity to see which products work best for you!
 
On our site you can enter your zip code to find out what makeover, gift with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events are happening near your home. Readers can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter.   In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews  and a monthly contest. We also do a contest each week with a smaller prize on our blog.
 
 
                                              
For the month of June 2013, we will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Yes to Cucumber Facial Towelettes, Yes to Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub, Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15, and Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment. The Contest runs from 6/1/2013 to 6/30/2013, winners will be chosen on 7/2/2013 and notified by 7/15/2013.To enter, all people have to do is go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip."

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lorac Pro Palette

 
My wonderful hubby bought me the Lorac Pro Palette I'd been lusting after for this past Christmas. I just adore this palette and I use it often. Pictured above is one of my go-to looks recently! Check out the swatches below!

 
I do hate that the outside of the packaging gets so dirty. It's similar to the NARS packaging in the way it feels. But I do love how compact it is and takes up little space in my collection.

 
Color at the top of the palette are all 100% mattes! This isn't like a lot of matte palettes that say they're matte and aren't. If you've heard these eye shadows are powdery, you heard right. Even the mattes. That is the only thing I would change about this palette.


From left to right: white, cream, taupe, lt pink, mauve, sable, espresso, black
 
White: Just as it's named, a white matte shadow. This one is a bit chalky. It's honestly not one that I go to often.
 
Cream: Again, named it spot on. This beautiful cream is the perfect matte highlight for my skin tone. This one is as smooth as butter dolls!
 
Taupe: I would have called this medium brown. It's a great crease color. It's darker than Naked from Urban Decay which I love. It gives me more of a defined crease. Smooth as butter too!
 
Lt. Pink: Yep, it's a light pink alright! I've used this a few times. Smooth texture and blends out beautiful.
 
Mauve: I love this mauve color! EmilyNoel83 did a  beautiful tutorial with this palette and this color was key! Check it out here! It's a gorgeous look using all matte colors and it's amazing!
 
Sable: I love this for deepening up my outer-v when I don't want to go black.
 
Black: You guessed it, it's matte black! This one feels buttery, but I feel like you really have to pick up a lot to really get it to go on smooth. Perhaps it's my brush or technique, not sure. But I rarely go for black unless I'm setting my eyeliner-which I rarely do. If I had to pick a favorite matte black though, it would be Urban Decay Blackout.
 

From left to right: nude, champagne, gold, lt bronze, pewter, garnet, deep purple, slate
 
Nude: I love this bright shimmery creamy white for in inner eye highlight!
 
Champagne: I love to use this shimmery champagne color all over the lid. It's definitely my most used shadow on the bottom row.
 
Gold: This is a fantastic gold! I do think it looks better on skin tones darker than my own though. Perhaps I can rock it more this summer!
 
Lt. Bronze: I adore this light bronze color all of the lid! It's very flattering on my blue eyes.
 
Pewter: The picture doesn't pick up on the beautiful purple undertones of this color. To look at it in the pan it may not seem that special. But boy once it's swatched, it's amazing! I think this would  be an amazing lid color for a super smoked out look for a girls night out!
 
Garnet: A beautiful warm copper color. I've used this in the crease to make my blue eyes pop!
 
Deep Purple: I would call this a blacked-purple. It's much darker than Urban Decay's Rockstar that you can see swatched in my last blog post. This is a fantastic color for the outer-v or smudged along the lash line.
 
Slate: A dark gunmetal. I haven't really used this one admittedly. I do think it's a beautiful color though and will have to find a way to wear it soon!
 
All of these shimmery colors are amazingly pigmented, though again I have to point out, very powdery! I like to tap my brush over the color so that I can use the fallout on the second eye! ;-)
 
___________________________________________
 
Overall, I love this palette and when it's used up, I will repurchase! If you already have similar palettes like either NAKED palette, you can probably skip this. But if you are a super beauty product enthusiast like moi, pick it up doll!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May Free Beauty Events Alert!

 
It's not too late to enter the Free Beauty Events give-a-way this month! Get over there and enter your email to win this sweet prize:
 
 
"For the month of May 2013, we will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoisture, Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash with NutriumMoisture, and Dove Beauty Bar for Deep Moisture. The Contest runs from 5/1/2013 to 5/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 6/2/2013 and notified by 6/15/2013.To enter, all people have to do is go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip."

Urban Decay SMOKED Review/Swatches

 
Urban Decay hands down makes my favorite eye shadows. So when I heard this was coming out I knew I had to get my hands on it. I got this palette when it first hit the Urban Decay website and I just love it! I find it to be very versatile with a great range of colors and finishes.
 
From left to right:
Top row: kinky, freestyle, mushroom, backdoor, blackout
Bottom row: barlust, rockstar, evidence, loaded, asphalt
 
Kinky: A creamy white matte finish, a bit chalky for my taste, but I can still make it work for an excellent highlight
 
Freestyle: A peachy-cream matte finish, still a bit chalky but smoother than kinky. This is very close to the color of my skin, so it's great when I want something more low key or something to wear when I want to feature a bold lip/cheek instead.
 
Mushroom: Definitely my favorite color in the palette. It's a beautiful metallic taupe that pulls more gray. I love this for the lid for a more dramatic eye.
 
Backdoor: A great dark matte brown. Perfect for smudging in the outer-v area! It is not chalky at all!
 
Blackout: A fantastic matte black that's also not chalky! Yay! A lot of other matte blacks throw in gold or other colored sparkles, but not this one. This is perfect for an ultra dramatic eye or as liner.
 
Barlust: A shimmery red toned brown.
 
Rockstar: Deep smokey purple with subtle red undertones.
 
Evidence: I found this to be the least pigmented and smooth of the shimmery colors. It's a medium dark navy blue with a metallic finish.
 
Loaded: Deep almost blacked teal, highly pigmented.
 
Asphalt: Deep gunmetal metallic with slight teal and silver shimmer.
 
__________________________________________________________
 
Pros: Extremely pigmented
                                              Wide range of colors for a variety of looks
                       Mattes, shimmers, metallics
                                              Compact packaging that is travel friendly
 
                                                           Cons: None for me!
                                                                But I realize the price tag of $49 may be something
         for some to consider.
 
___________________________________________________________
 
When I use up this palette will I repurchase? Probably not, even though I really like it. Search Youtube for lots of tutorials with this palette! And while you're there, please check out my channel!
 
Stay NV'ious!
 
 
 
FTC Disclosure: I purchased this with my own money. I have never accepted money in exchange for a review.
 
 


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Free Beauty Events give-a-way!

 
 
 
 
 
"Walgreens SaturDate with Beauty for Coty and Elizabeth Arden on May 11th where customers can experience the top Coy and Elizabeth Arden fragrances and enjoy special discounts. Beauty Advisors will also be showing customers how to use Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs products and demonstrating Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color which dries in just 60 seconds. Don’t miss out on great coupons for Airbrush Legs and Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color for these products.
 
 Information like this is available on our website where spas and retailers can promote their events. Anyone who would like our site visitors to know about their beauty event can make a posting for free on our site at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/submit. To find out if an event will be near you, just enter your zip code in the upper right hand corner of our home page.
 
On our site you can enter your zip code to find out what makeover, gift with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events are happening near your home. Readers can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter.   In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews  and a monthly contest. We also do a contest each week with a smaller prize on our blog.
                                              
 
 
For the month of April 2013, we will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of L’Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30, L’Oreal Youth Day/Night Cream, and CoverGirl Cheekers Blush. The Contest runs from 4/1/2013 to 4/30/2013, winners will be chosen on 5/2/2013 and notified by 5/15/2013.
 
 To enter, all people have to do is go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip."
 
The L'Oreal Youth Code day/night cream is my favorite face moisturizer! It's not heavy or so light you feel like your putting watered down lotion on your face. It absorbs quickly and really hydrates my dry skin! I've already been through two of them about to start on my next one! Good stuff!! I did have eye sensitivity to the Youth Code moisturizer with SPF in it. So beware of that one if you have sensitive eyes.
 
Stay NVious!

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Free Beauty Events Alert!

Hey everyone! I wanted to be sure to let you know about the newest FreeBeautyEvent.com give-a-way!
 
 
 
There Rite Aid Winter Skin Event going on March 16thwhere demonstrators will be performing skin care demonstrations and educating customers on Olay Regenerist, Dove Body Wash, and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It’s a great opportunity to score free samples and coupons as well.
 
Also in March, Ulta will be having their Yes To Event, where demonstrators will be giving out coupons and sampling Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balance Moisturizer, Yes To Cucumbers Body Butter, and Yes to Cucumbers Towelettes. 
 
 
For the month of March 2013, they will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Shakira S Eau Florale perfume, Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat and Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color.
 
The Contest runs from 3/1/2013 to 3/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 4/2/2013 and notified by 4/15/2013.
 
To enter, all you have to do is go to here and supply your name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Update!

 
 
You may have noticed my absence and for that I apologize. I said that when I started my Youtube channel, I wouldn't neglect my blog....and that's exactly what I did. =(
 
I know it's already February, but I did want to make an effort to blog regularly this year. Even if it's just once a week. I loved blogging when I got started and I really do miss it! So thanks for staying around and visiting my blog again!
 
I've checked in and looked up my stats and have been shocked to find that my blog gets lots of views daily---so thank you!!
 
Please check out my Youtube channel and subscribe if you like it! I do reviews, tags, tutorials (on occassion), and OOTD!
 
Stat NV'ious and I'll see you soon dolls!