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Beauty Buzz: VS Fantasies & Dinner with an Angel

Where are all my Victoria’s Secret Beauty fans? Are you in love with Secret Garden too? The smells are intoxicating… aren’t they?

Did you know your favorite fragrances of Secret Garden have been reinvented. It’s now VS Fantasies and they’ve even added five new scents.

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood with Victoria’s Secret Angel Candace Swanepoel. Now, I didn’t know how intimate this dinner was going to be and I had never been to the legendary hotel. I had no idea what to expect.

As you can see in the pics below, it was very intimate. I met great people, had insightful conversation, and ate delicious food. I ate creme brulee for the first time!

I did get the Sheer love collection and I can honestly tell you it smells sweet and sexy, without being too overbearing. I have a sensitive nose when it comes to fragrances and this is delish! I’m dying over over the body butter!! Stay tuned…I have the entire collection you’ll be able to win soon!

And as for my dress, I bought it from my friend Crystal Rene at Haute CurVture. It was comfy and long! Just the way I like my maxi dresses. xoxo

Disclosure: My attendance to this event and gift bag were courtesy of Victoria’s Secret. The above is my true and honest opinion.  

‘SUPER’ Skin Care Giveaway with Dr. Perricone

Is your skin care product “SUPER?” It’s not? Your poor skin! What do you think would happen if you fed that hungry skin with some of the world’s most powerful superfoods?

Maybe you should take a look at the SUPER by Dr. Nicholas Perricone line. Its products contain green apple fruit, watercress, ginger, and coconut. What makes it “SUPER?” Well, coconut for example provides medium chain triglycerides and tocotrienols to help nourish and protect your skin. All while reducing redness and relieving dryness. Sounds so soothing and scientific. LOL.

Is your skin craving it yet? If so, enter below and you could win the chance to choose any Perricone product valued at $150 or less.

To enter, leave a comment below (with a valid email address) telling me which Perricone product you’d choose and why you think you need it. You must also be following me via Google Connect. 

Extra entries: Please leave separate comments for each, stating you performed each one, or your entry will not count.
“Like” them on Facebook.
Follow them on Twitter.
Tweet ” @getSuper skin with the Dr. Perricone and @CurvesandChaos #giveaway!  http://bit.ly/oAr3Z1

Rules:

  1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  2. Open to U.S. and Canada residents only.
  3. One vote per person, unless using the 3 extra votes (4 max).
  4. Giveaway ends 8/2/11. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored  by SUPER by Dr Nicholas Perricone.  

Giveaway is Closed!

OPI’s Charged Up Cherry

I picked up this yummy color in a gift bag at an event. OPI’s Charged Up Cherry is definitely an eye-catcher. The color is a mix of neon pink with a hint of coral. Love this color! It’s fun and it’s perfect for summer. Plus it’s OPI, so you know it’s a long lasting nail lacquer. Would you wear Charged Up Cherry?

Disclosure: This item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Bubbles & Bites with Gilt City & Hpnotiq Harmonie

 I really do hate missing out on a beauty event. But, you all know I’ve been sick. I was so heart broken to miss the Bubbles & Bites party over at Benefit Cosmetic’s Santa Monica location.

It was sponsored by Gilt City LA and HPNOTIQ Harmonie. I “heard” the lucky guests were pampered with mini makeovers as they sipped on delicious HPNOTIQ inspired cocktails and indulged in tasty sweet treats from the HPNOTIQ candy bar.

Photo Credit-John Konkal
Photo Credit-John Konkal
Photo credit-John Konkal

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the ultra-exclusive swag bag.  It was filled with some of Benefit’s newest products, including their oh so popular BADgal Lash Ultra Mascara! I can’t wait to use it. I hear nothing but great things about Benefit.

What’s your favorite Benefit Cosmetic beauty product? 

Gilt City, is the newest site from Gilt that offers you the biggest deals in your city. Get going! Start shopping Gilt City while sipping on a HARMONIE Blush cocktail (only if you’re 21+ over of course). They are yummy! I’ve had one before.

Disclosure: I didn’t attend this event, but I was gifted a complimentary gift bag. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

“Get Into the Move” with Degree and WIN!

Are you like me? Do you often worry about finding that right anti-perspirant during the hot summer? What about finding one that will withstand a workout in the heat?

Degree Women knows what you need and want! They are celebrating the launch of their motionSENSE™ technology. It’s the only anti-perspirant formula activated directly by movement, not moisture, and Degree is rewarding you for moving!!

Now here’s your chance to win your own Degree® Women with motionSENSE™ technology anti-perspirant!! I will choose 6 winners!!
To enter: Leave a comment below (with a valid email address), telling me what favorite activity or workout makes you move! 

Extra Entry (you MUST leave each entry separately as a comment with a valid email address):

They’ve also launched “Get into the Move” application on Facebook! It’s pretty cool! It rewards users with a chance to win thousands of cool prizes for the ways we already move, no matter what we’re doing.
Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for the Degree Women “Get into the Move” application on Facebook (facebook.com/degreewomen) or on mobile devices (m.degreewomen.com) Make sure you use and enter code GetMoving206 (so they know I sent you!)
  2. Earn motionMILES (virtual currency redeemable towards chances to win thousands of prizes) for various ways women move, including checking in with Facebook places and logging activities. Eligible activities include going to the gym, dancing, yoga and various other activities women already do, like grocery shopping or catching the bus.
  3. Redeem motionMILES for chances to win instant and weekly prizes or enter for a chance to win the grand prize sweepstakes. Prizes include a surfing trip in Hawaii, designer shoes and much more. Fans can also choose to donate motionMILES in a dollar amount to one of two charities: The Challenged Athletes Foundation and Girls in The Game.
Don’t forget to register on Facebook using code GetMoving206

Giveaway Rules: You must be 18 years or older to enter, Only open to US residents, Only one entry per person unless using the 2 extra entries making it a maximum of 3 entries. Ends 7/13/11.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Degree. 


Giveaway Closed

COVERGIRL’s Queen Collection BET Beauty Lounge

Ever since I got back from NYC, I really haven’t been feeling too well. So, in order to try and feel normal, I attended an event on Sunday. COVERGIRL was out and about in L.A. showcasing their Queen Collection at the BET Beauty Lounge.

It was held at the always fabulous, Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood and the glam was definitely on hand. This exclusive event featured celebrity make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff and actress Tika Sumpter. Both were so sweet! Ashunta gave us some amazing and useful tips, while she was getting Tika red carpet ready for the BET Awards.

We got mini-makeovers. As you can see, I did get my make up done (smokey eye) and you know they have that amazing braid bar at the salon. I just wanted something loose and romantic. I loved it! I wore this green rayon dress I bought at Target, a skinny gold belt from New York and Company, jewelry from Avenue and nude peep toe sling backs by Jessica Simpson. And if you’re wondering, that’s an amazing coral Cacique plunge bra under that dress! LOL!! Is that FYI?

I did get to hang out with my girlies Marie from The Curvy Fashionista, Ivory from Ivory Jinelle, and Romy form Romy Raves. Love these ladies!! You know what else I love? The fact that I am falling more and more in love with COVERGIRL products. Not only am I getting a reasonably priced and amazing quality product, but with the Queen Collection it’s make up especially for my skin tone! And it’s easy to apply. That makes me a very happy curvy Latina!!

I walked out with an amazing gift bag full of Queen Collection products. And if you were on Twitter today, you had a chance to win a free lipstick. Follow me @CurvesandChaos for more spontaneous giveaways!

Disclosure: Entry to this event was complimentary. I did receive a gift bag and complimentary beauty services. The above is my true and honest opinion.

A Day of Beauty

Don’t you just love getting beautified? Thanks to CoverGirl for inviting me to their Beauty Bar event at the Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood. It’s all to celebrate tomorrow’s MTV Movie Awards.

I’m sorry I don’t have any pics from this event. We weren’t allowed to take any photos or video. But, I can tell you this chic salon was packed.

I got my makeup done by the very sweet and talented Amy Nadine. My braided hair was courtesy of the salon. They have a Braid Bar there and only charge $25 to have your hair braided in your style of choice. I know I’ll be back!

They also offered manicures, pedicures, blow outs, and spray tan. Hypnotic was on hand with their new Harmonie Liqueur vodka. We enjoyed purple cocktails, eats, and sweets. We also walked a way with a bag of goodies.

I was going to wear a dress, but it was cloudy here in Los Angeles. I wore this feather-inspired flowy top from Nordstrom Rack, my (fave) City Chic wide leg jeans, and these (new favorite) coral Dolce Vita wedges I also scored at Nordstrom Rack. And you know I’m bangle crazy right now, so I wore these that I got at Avenue, my ring is from H&M, and the earrings are from a small boutique.

I’m wearing CoverGirl’s new Natureluxe Silk foundation, Liquiline Blast Eyeliner, and LipPerfection Lip Color. I’m really loving their products right now! 
What is your favorite CoverGirl product? 

Disclosure: Admission to this event was courtesy of CoverGirl. The services and products provided were gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

China Glaze’s Make an Entrance

You can never go wrong with a pink nail polish. Especially with a name like “Make an Entrance.” China Glaze has pretty much taken over my nail life. We all need a little color in our lives.

HSN & QVC Wish List

Where are all my home shoppers at? Flip on the television and check out HSN and QVC for a few surprises. I just bought a pair of Levis Curve I.D. jeans on HSN, which I love! It was my first purchase with them, but with items like these, it won’t be my last. I’ve got my eye on these beauties below, especially that Nick Chavez set. I love that product!

What’s been your favorite item you’ve bought from QVC or HSN?
Do you have any tips for us home shopping newbies?

HSN

QVC

Beauty Buzz: Introducing Caciquebody

Lane Bryant’s Cacique line, is more than just intimates. It’s now about beauty and body care. Available online today, Caciquebody is a new line designed to tone, smooth and revitalize a woman’s natural curves. Sounds great, right?

The new collection includes smoothing body lotion, hydrating body mist, and body butter. Available in scents Pinkberry, Citrusfresh, Waterblossoms, and Nightbloom. They also offer anti-chaffing cream, revitalizing leg cream, and shimmering body lotion.

Lane Bryant sent me the hydrating body mist Spray It Again and the smoothing body lotion Firm Believer in Pinkberry and I was pleasantly surprised. Pinkberry is a “romantic blend of cherry blossoms, raspberry, and peppercorn.” I was worried the scent might be too strong for me, but it actually wasn’t.

Firm Believer felt great as I slathered it on. It had a great consistency and wasn’t too thick. And because of the sculpting seaweed extract and antioxidant blend with a jolt of caffeine my legs really felt refreshed. It’s not every day a clothing company can pull off body care and now I’m super curious to try the other products.

Will you try the Caciquebody line? 

Disclosure: I was gifted these products by Lane Bryant. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

China Glaze’s Cha Cha Cha

As the fourth color I’ve worn in the Island Escape collection, China Glaze’s Cha Cha Cha reminds me a lot of the shoes I just posted about (below).

I was kind of worried about this color. I thought it was a dark green, but it turns out it’s a lot lighter than I thought if would be. It probably has to do with it’s shimmer and light glitter base. Actually, it reminds me of a parrot. LOL. Maybe it’s the whole island theme. Oh, and I made sure to coat my nails with China Glaze’s No Chip Top Coat. It does wonders.

The color really is growing on me. It’s such a fun way to add some color into my life, which I always need. OK, now I’m thinking it’s a sour apple kind of color? What do you think?

Do you love China Glaze’s Cha Cha Cha? 


Disclosure: The nail polish was gifted by China Glaze. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

China Glaze’s 108 Degrees

China Glaze’s Island Escape collection has been nothing but bright and fun colors! I really do love the one I’m wearing right now, 108 Degrees. It’s a bright berry color with specks of glitter in it. I’m always so impressed with China Glaze, the colors always last so long  This is the third color I’ve worn in this collection and I think this is my favorite so far. There are still three colors left to go. Wonder which one I’ll wear next.