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Kick off your New Years Resolutions with a Walgreen Giveaway!

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The first week of the New Year has already ended, and I must say that this year I am determined to stick to my resolutions! I know, I know…..never happens.  But, I know that now more than ever I am appreciate of my health and all the opportunities that this year is going to bring, so I want to  be in the best shape I can! 

As most of you know, I am on-stop shop kinda gal.  I want to get everything in one place, and one of my favorite spots to do this is at Walgreens. Walgreens carries amazing brands such as Pantene, COVERGIRL, Crest and Olay.  They also have you covered when it comes to taking care of your health! Some of my newest finds to help me through my fitness resolutions are the Walgreens Activity Tracker with Smartwatch Technology that keeps track of my steps and any activities I do throughout the day. I also have been addicted to the Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle.  Keeping myself hydrated is always a battle for me, but I have been able to be more consistent with my water consumption!  The 24 oz. AUTOSEAL® Grace Water Bottle is engineered for an easy one-hand drinking experience. This BPA-free water bottle features a one-touch AUTOSEAL® lid that automatically seals between sips to eliminate spills and leaks. The ergonomic handle offers a comfortable grip, and the body is made with durable Tritan materials.

For my beauty needs I rely on my favorite beauty staples.  Currently I am loving the newest COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara which gives a very natural and clean look to the lashes.  This is the perfect everyday mascara!  Another must have to tame my very parched split ends is the Pantene Weekly Rehab Creme and the Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme.  I have been using both for weeks and I am convinced it has helped heal my hair after a very bad dye job.  Since my wedding is coming up in three months, I have been working on making my teeth whiter with Crest 3D White Toothpaste and Whitestrips.  I want my smile to be radiant when I say I DO.  

If you want to hear more ideas on beauty and health for the new year, than join us for two separate Twitter parties!

  • Sunday January 4th from 8-9 PM EST.  This Twitter party will be focused around New Year’s resolutions in beauty and wellness and how P&G and Walgreens can help you #STARTHERE and keep resolutions all year long.
  • January 7th from 8-9pm EST will focus on the PCA Red Carpet looks – what are you seeing on the Red Carpet? Anything you want to try to achieve this year – from new trends to new hairstyles, maybe new fitness goals? We would love if you provide beauty and wellness tips for others to help achieve their resolutions.


Now, you can join in getting your resolutions started with my Walgreens giveaway, which features a  #STARTSHERE Prize Pack plus a $75 Walgreens gift card.

The #STARTSHERE Prize Pack includes:

Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle
Walgreens Activity Tracker with Smartwatch Technology
ZzzQuil Liquicaps
COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara
COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Lipcolor
Pantene Weekly Rehab Creme
Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme
Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects
Crest 3D White Toothpaste
$75 Walgreens Gift Card
Walgreens tote bag
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for which I was compensated and received products for testing. While I was compensated to write a post about P&G and Walgreens, all opinions are my own.

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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.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

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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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City Cosmetics’s Radiance Perfecting Cream and Giveaway!

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When I arrived home from my vacation in early July, I was happy to find this product waiting on my doorstep. The website states that the cream not only hydrates, but uses vitamins, antioxidants, and natural fruit extracts to aid in the reduction of sun spots, blemishes, and discoloration to promote truly luminous skin. As usual I was skeptical, but when it comes to beauty products I am always hoping to be proven wrong; this product did just that!

To begin, let me say that I do not use the product religiously on my face. While I do admit to a couple of mild sunspots that require attention, the majority of my spotted flaws lie in the freckles I’ve had since basically birth that I doubt any concoction could erase. However, my legs are a different story. You see, I have horrible sunspots that have come to surface on my legs over the past 6-12 months. I never saw these spots when I went to the tanning salon; however, about three months after I switched from the tanning bed to spray/self tanner, these brownish/orange ugly spots appeared in clusters on my legs and I have been plagued with them ever since.
I have tried everything to lighten these spots; scrubs, cleansers, lemon juice, peroxide, all to no avail. Around spring of this year I began to consider tossing all of my shorts and dresses in the trash and becoming one of those women who never show their legs in public. Thankfully with the use of City Cosmetic’s Radiance Perfecting Cream, I think it is my insecurities that I can toss instead.

Here’s the lowdown:
I have been using the product on my spots 1-2 times a day for about three weeks now. Each morning and/or evening, I either dot the cream directly on the spots or use a light layer to cover the entire bottom portion of my legs, and it has worked like magic! While the spots are not completely gone, they have lightened dramatically, and a few of the smaller ones seem to have disappeared altogether. I have also noticed that the spots (which used to have the texture of a crocodile) have softened, and I can no longer feel them when running my fingertips down my legs.

before and afterInitially, I was a bit apprehensive about using the cream out of fear that it would either lighten my spray tan or leave me with white dots in place of the brown ones; however, I was instead left with more beautiful skin. Don’t believe me? Check out my before and after photos taken just three weeks apart. If the product can work this well in only a few weeks, I can only imagine how great my legs will look in the months to come.
So bottom line, I would definitely recommend this cream to anyone looking to lighten sunspots on their skin. It’s a bit pricey ($72/bottle) but a little goes a very long way and the results make it worth every penny. They say that seeing is believing and believe me, you’ll be seeing me purchase this cream for a long time to come.

Would you like to try out City Cosmetics yourself!?  We have a contest running until next week August 15th!  CLICK THIS LINK NOW TO ENTER:  

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