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Get Ready for the 4th of July with Walgreens!

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The 4th of July weekend is filled with BBQ, pool parties, and celebrations galore.  Mike and I consider it a wonderful date weekend filled with family and friends. During this weekend I make sure to have an easy beauty and skincare supply on hand. I want my look to have a fresh, gorgeous summer date night glow. I always make sure I am wearing my waterproof makeup, protecting my hair, and keeping my skin sun safe with a good SPF.  

So, I happy to share with you my latest 4th of July weekend kit! Here is my breakdown: 

FACE: You want to start with moisturized, clean skin. I am currently in love with Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over hydrating gel moisturizer and Makeup Remover Wipes. They are cooling, light on the skin and perfect for summer and under your makeup. No meltdown! Next, I like to use a light foundation that gives some coverage, and continues to moisturize.   

EYES and LIPS: Waterproof mascara is a must, and the new CoverGirl Bombshell mascara has become a favorite for deep, black lashes that pop! If you need an extra bit of drama, than add CoverGirl Ink liner in black to the base of your upper lash line for a subtle summer look.  Think Audrey Hepburn! To finish off the look, add a pop of soft pink lipgloss. The current favorite is CoverGirl Colorlicious

HAIR: Don't forget to care for your strands this weekend, especially if you are are at the beach or pool. The chlorine and sea water can wreck havoc on your hair! I apply Pantene Rehab Cream to my hair before I go out in the sun to make sure my hair is protected and to give it an ultra boost of hydration. 

Now is your chance to grab up these date night goodies for the weekend!! Until July 5th, you can visit any Walgreens store to get the following offers:
· Buy one get one 50% off across all CoverGirl & Olay products
· Pantene 2 for $7

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by P&G and Walgreens. All opinions and advice are my own. 
walgreensbeautyprizepack Would like to try out the products mentioned above? Then enter our giveaway and we’ll send you a prize pack that contains a fabulous variety of P&G beauty products from CoverGirl, Olay and Pantene including:

· COVERGIRL Coverlicious Lip Gloss
· Olay Fresh Effects Wipes
· COVERGIRL Ink It Eyeliner
· Pantene Rehab Cream
· COVERGIRL Bombshell Mascara
· Olay Dew Over
· Flamed Out Eyeshadow
· $25 Walgreens Gift Card

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NYC New York Color Uptown Look and Giveaway!

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5 Looks for Under $20

NYC New York Color is a great beauty brand for any makeup maven who is looking for a vibrant, yet affordable makeup look.  Inspired by the stunning look of NYC, this makeup line creates products that keep your makeup on trend, without hurting your budget. 

Now you can watch some of the top NYC makeup artists show you how to Get The Uptown Look for Under $20. Once you’ve watched a video you’ll be eligible to download a coupon for $1 off any NYC New York Color product

Learn A New Look and Get A $1 NYC Coupon

So head to the page, watch the amazing videos, and grab a coupon so you can save on the products used to create these five looks:

Get A Sun-Kissed Glow

Smooth Skin BB Crème - helps erase skin imperfections, while minimizing pores and fine lines.

Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder - creates dimension with a combination of bronzing and highlighting shades.

Sparkle Eye Dust Eye Shadow - built-in precision applicator makes it easy to apply and illuminate eyes.

City Proof Buildable Mascara - reapply endlessly for buildable volume.

Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss - effortlessly glossy and non-sticky, plus makes lips look up to 50% plumper in just one stroke.

Craft The Perfect Cat Eye

Show Time Velvet Eyeliner - intensely dark, pigmented eyeliner.

Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara - ultra-fat plastic brush perfectly defines and opens eyes.

City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color - intense color and shine in this easy to use retractable jumbo pack.

Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer - transforms the texture of your skin, minimizing pores and providing a healthy, silky finish and reducing shine.

High Definition Liquid Eyeliner - the liquid pen delivers smooth, fast drying results, and the formula is smudge-proof and long-lasting - up to 10 hours.

Pull Off A Bold Lip Color

Big Bold Curl Mascara - one swipe delivers bold curl, lift and boosts lash volume up to twelve times.

Expert Last Lipstick, Forever Fuchsia - high intensity, moisturizing lip color that lasts up to six hours.

Smooth Skin BB Crème - helps erase skin imperfections, while minimizing pores and fine lines.

Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder - creates a perfect single shade that balances and enhances skin undertones.

Get Date Night Ready

Show Time Velvet Eyeliner, Brown - intensely dark, pigmented eyeliner .

Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara - helps you get twelve-times fuller, thicker lashes.

Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder Benefits - creates a perfect single shade that balances and enhances skin undertones.

Individual Eyes Custom Compact - four colors specially coordinate to intensify and enhance your eye color.

Expert Last Lipstick, Traffic Jam - high intensity, moisturizing lip color that lasts up to six hours

Master Girls' Night Glam

HD Trio Eye Shadow - high-intensity color makes these pigment rich shadows perfect for late-nights.

Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain, Rock on Ruby - great way to take a look from day to night bold color last up to 16 hours.

Cheek Glow Blush - sheer natural looking color.

Liquid Eyeliner - has a smudge-proof precision tip.

Show Time Volumizing Waterproof Mascara - waterproof formula is smudge-proof and lasts all day... or night.

Liquid Lipshine, Chelsea Pink - off the charts glossy shine.

Now you can enter for a chance to win the product used in one of the five looks and a $50 Walmart gift card!  Enter now, and rock a new summer look.

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Olay Luminous Prize Pack!

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On behalf of OLAY and WALGREENS I am thrilled to let you know about Olay Regenerist Luminous, a new line of skin care products that work together to reveal beautifully glowing, healthy, pearlescent skin.

I have been using the new line for the past month, and can say that it has quickly become a go-to favorite.  The Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydra Swirl creates the "I got 8 hours of sleep" well rested look....and who doesn't love that! The cream is super moisturizing, and takes off most of my makeup without tugging or stripping my skin. And last but not least, the moisturizer leaves my skin with a soft radiance and never leaves it feeling sticky. You get hydration that sinks right in and leaves your skin glowing like a goddess! All three products have become my new favorite prep for makeup application. Light and lovely. 

Luminous Collection Regimen

Step 1: Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cleanser
· Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser’s creamy formula instantly illuminates skin and leaves it feeling smooth, conditioned and even textured.

Step 2: Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream
· Fade the look of dark spots in 8 weeks with Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. Its Brightening Complex delivers tone ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to help reveal pearlescent skin that glows.

Step 3: Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting HydraSwirl
· Luminous Dark Circle Correcting HydraSwirl uses a distinctive dual-swirl formula with a gel to hydrate and a cream to instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles.

We have created a prize pack for one lucky reader!
· All three OLAY Luminous Products
· $50 Walgreens Gift Card


To experience the results for yourself, head on over to your local Walgreens. From 4/20 – 4/27 Walgreens is featuring the Olay Luminous Moisturizer and Eye Cream on sale for $23.99. Plus there is a $4 Walgreens Register Reward given with purchase. To complete your skin care routine be sure to pick up the cleanser as well which is on sale for $9.99.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by P&GBeauty and and Olay. All opinions are my own.

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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. 

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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!

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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?  Coupons.com 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?

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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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