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The Style 2020 Event!

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Next month I will be attending the Style 2020 event in Newport Beach, CA and I would love to see all of my beauty mavens! Style 2020 is hosting a private style and beauty red carpet event on May 2nd at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA. Featuring guest speakers include Kathryn Moore, Cindy Carrandi from Sephora, and Nicole Simpson from L'Oreal. Lunch and a Champagne open bar will be available to attendees as well! 

The topic of discussion is "How do define style?" and I can't wait to hear everyone's personal take on the subject.

To find out more about this very cool event, make sure to follow #style2020 hashtag and the style 2020 twitter handle @style_2020


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philosophy loveswept

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It is a long standing joke that my boyfriend Mike can't stand the smell of "girly" perfume.  Anything too sweet, or floral makes his nose twitch, and he runs the other way.  Out went my Vanilla sugar eau de toilette.  *le sigh*

So, I have recently made it my mission to find a clean, and sexy fragrance that he would like.  I have come close, but nothing worked....until last week, when Mike leaned in, smiled, and said "you smell really nice".  YES!  Victory is mine.

And what glorious scent de jour do I have to thank for this? None other than philosophy loveswept. And, how could you not love the name! The scent is fresh, with a hint of amber, and a soft floral touch that isn't overwhelming.

fragrance notes:

  • fresh bergamot and citrus
  • soft florals of pink jasmine, lotus blossom and purple passion fruit bloom
  • warm musk and creamy amber

Philosophy states: "loveswept is a lively, romantic fragrance created to make a woman feel irresistibly swept away. this soft floral fragrance sparkles with energy and leaves you with a soft embrace of happiness and love. get swept off your feet again and again and feel inspired to live each day with passion"

I couldn't agree more....and if Mikey likes it, than you know it is perfection. 


What does being loveswept mean to you?  For me, it is embodied in the picture above. Love that is filled with laughter, and being with the person who is your best friend, encourages you to be your best, and allows you to be completely yourself (goofball and all).  

philosophy is also giving you the chance to try out the fragrance yourself. Simply post a picture that embodies what makes you feel loveswept!


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by philosophy through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about philosophy, all opinions are my own.

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My Love Story & a $200 giveaway to Sephora

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It is no secret that my biggest beauty obsession is concealer. It is my holy grail, my one true love.  And, although I still experiment with new formulations, eye brighteners, and correctors, I always have on hand my very first (and what I consider still the best) concealer. 

My true love, my darling, my ultimate beauty darling is none other than Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer. I have been in love with this little beauty since I was 15 years old. That was over 20mumble something years ago. The main reasons that this product is so loveable is that is covers even the deepest and darkest of circles, dries to a stain like finish, stays on forever, and has a beautiful peach color correction palette. This little beauty is always in my purse and my personal beauty kit. 

What is your true love story? wants to know! Your one-stop-shop for all things coupons is hosting a Valentine’s Day sweepstakes that I am thrilled to share with you! 

And it’s easy to enter. Share your “True Love Story” and get a chance to win a dream vacation! In the meantime, if you’re feeling lucky, how about a chance to win $200 to Sephora?


I’ve partnered with some of my favorite beauty bloggin’ ladies and this U.S-only giveaway can give you a chance to WIN your favorite beauty product. The Rafflecopter is below.

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Win It! derma e Prize Pack and a $250 Visa Gift Card Give Away!

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Derma e  has teamed up with The Makeup Blogger and a number of my favorite beauty bloggers to offer one lucky winner a fabulous prize package of products AND a $250 Visa Gift Card for a total value of $370.00! ($369.70) .One of the largest natural facial care brands in the US, derma e believes that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration. I have reviewed this brand before and absolutely love the line. Clean, amazing skincare and great price! Win this package of derma e goodies and see for yourself why natural is the way to go!

The winner of this giveaway will receive:

  •  derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub - This award-winning, salon treatment alternative buffs skin, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.  
  • derma e Hydrating Serum and Hyaluronic Acid - A concentrated treatment that plumps skin full of moisture and nutrients so it appears softer and smoother with fewer visible lines and wrinkles.  
  • derma e Soothing Moisturizing Crème with Pycnogenol - This fragrance-free sensitive skin crème moisturizes and helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion  
  • derma e Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Balm - A highly-concentrated topical recovery treatment with naturally sourced full-spectrum Vitamin E.  
  • derma e Makeup Remover - A fragrance-free, oil-free formula that utilizes natural actives to safely remove makeup, including waterproof varieties.
  •  $250 Visa gift card

To enter, wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load (below). You must be 18 or older and a US resident to win. By entering, you agree to the official rules Ends 1/31/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

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Diet To Go 1,000 Meal Giveaway!

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Healthy Is Simple With DietToGo Meal Plans

Every New Years we all want to do the same thing... New Year, new diet! We all want to start fresh, and get healthy after the holidays.   But, have you ever tried a healthier meal plan and felt overwhelmed? I've tried a few in the past and hated the lack of variety and very bland tasting recipes. DietToGo is dedicated to providing variety and healthy meals that taste amazing. All meals have a five week rotation so trust me when I say, they believe in variety. While I love that you can create custom plans, the Traditional and Low-Carb plans are the most popular. For the busy woman on the go, all you have to do is wait for delivery. No more having to spend extra time at the store trying to find all the right ingredients. Instead, DietToGo takes out the guess work. In the Traditional plan, you choose between a five or seven day plan. You can also choose just lunch and dinner or breakfast, lunch and dinner for healthy meals all day long. The menu is based around naturally low-fat, healthy foods to give you the nutrition you need for your hectic schedule. If you want to reduce your carbs without the hassle of most low-carb diets, try the Low Carb plan. It's similar to the Atkins diet and provides you with a variety of low-carb foods. You avoid having to figure out what to avoid or how to cook while still enjoying all the health benefits of having fewer carbs in your diet. You choose between the same types of plans as the Traditional and the Low Calorie. 

Are you ready to start? I am personally loving my Low Carb plan, and never feel like I am depriving myself.  Because, I don't believe that beauty means a dress size... but, I do feel beautiful when I am healthy and taking care of myself.  How about you?

And don't forget to join Diet To Go for a live, one hour Twitter Party where they will talk about how to get out of the "I need to be skinny now" midset and into the "I'm going to live a confident, healthy life" one!!  

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9pm EST

WHERE: Twitter.  Use hashtag #diettogo to enter

Follow @diettogo @CaitlinHendee and @makeupblogging so you don't miss any tweets!

For every tweet you will be entered to win one of four great prizes, and a possible free week of food! 

And don't forget to ENTER!! 

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P&G, Walgreen’s, Tim Gunn & The People’s Choice Awards #OnMyWay2Fab Giveaway

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 Now that the holidays are over, there are still parties and a great big New Year to celebrate. I will admit that New Years Eve is one of my favorite times to get gussied up and gorgeous. Another thing that I love about the New Year is that it is a fresh start. A breath of fresh air.  So, what better way to start the New Year off than by offering a giveaway! I have joined with P&G and Walgreens to celebrate the upcoming People's Choice Awards, and some of Walgreens favorite products. This amazing P&G prize pag is stuffed with goodies totaling over $85. 

The winner’s “FAB BAG” will include:
COVERGIRL Bombshell Lip Perfection Lipstick
COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
COVERGIRL truMAGIC Pore Minimizer
Crest 3D White 1 Hour Express Whitestrips
Pantene Damage Detox Cream
Crest 3D White Vivid Radiant Mint
Oral B Toothbrush Advantage 3D White Vivid Soft
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash
Venus and Olay Sugarberry Exfoliate Razor
Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
Delish Chocolate Bars
Studio 35 Nail Polish Remover Pads
Studio 35 Blender Brush

Some of the products I have personally been obsessing over to get glam this season are: 

Pantene Damage Detox Creme:  During the winter my hair becomes brittle and breaks with every brushing. I have just fallen in love with this repair cream for its ability to make my hair shiny and soft. An absolute must for glamour worthy hair. 

COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara: We all know that I love COVERGIRL mascaras.  This is another one to add to the list. It leaves your lashes ultra black and glossy. 

Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream: Another must for dry winter skin.  This also helps to keep you looking rested and refreshed, even when you are feeling the holiday madness. My skin looks bright, and awake (even if I am not!). 

To enter, all you need to do is follow @makeupblogging on Twitter and use the hashtag #OnMyWay2Fab.  For extra entries, follow me on Pinterest! 

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Lily Brush Contest and Giveaway! Win $250

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For a great way to start off the week, I am thrilled to be apart of this amazing giveaway! My favorite beauty bloggers and I have joined to share a great giveaway featuring one of my favorite travel tools.  

The Lilly Brush is a pill removal brush that restores and rejuvenates natural fiber clothing and removes pet hair, lint and fuzz. It even comes in a carrying case so you can take it with you! Works on all natural fibers including cotton, angora, wool, cashmere, hemp and alpaca.

The Lilly Brush features bristles that are specially designed to remove pills, lint and pet hair without damaging delicate fabrics or sweater weaves.

We’re giving away $250 plus a Lilly Brush in each color (graphite grey and red) to one lucky winner! US only. You must be 18 or older. By entering, you agree to the official rules.

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