Imagine a world with no make-up or skin care products. Would you even care what your skin looked like on a bare face? Did I just freak you out? To some of us, just the thought of going make-up free can be scary. Blemishes, discoloration, and dark spots can really stop us from celebrating our natural beauty.
Our bodies and sexual pleasure are nothing to be ashamed of…right? I mean…we’re only human and as long as we’re taking care and protecting ourselves, then sex shouldn’t be a taboo topic. It took me some time to think about writing this. I’m not a prude by any means, but growing up I didn’t really see or hear the media discuss sex as openly as it is now. And if you follow me via the Curves and Chaos Facebook page, then you know I actually asked you all if I should even host this giveaway.
I don’t care what time of the year it is, I’m always wearing a facial moisturizer with SPF in it. You know I need to take care of this skin! Artistry and I think you do too! That’s why they want to give one of you lovely readers a chance to enter to win a bottle of their TIME DEFIANCE® UV Defense SPF 50 Ultra Facial Sunscreen.
Do you think you have all the beauty products you’ll need this summer? You do? Wrong! Come on ladies! There are a few things you’ll need for the rest of the summer. You’ll want to smell good first of all. Then you’ll need something to make those eyes stand out, but will actually stay on. And you’re going to need to keep those lips looking soft and hydrated. Yes you’re going to need all that! And thanks to L’Oreal Paris you just might be one of the lovely ladies to win these summer beauty essentials.
You all know I chopped my hair off and it’s been glorious! I’ve cut my hair prepping time in half. Woot! Woot! Even thought it’s short, I still style it. My straightener and I are best buddies. Yup, we go way back. In fact, my “hair drawer” is filled with styling tools that I’ve had a while. Hmmm…If only there was a tool that would do the job of a straightener/flat iron, and curling iron. There is! And you’re going to get a chance to win a Limited Edition ghd styler!
Yes, that’s me in all of my modeling glory. Sorry ladies, but that’s the best you’re going to get out of me…LOL! Last month, when I was invited to Washington D.C., Mary Kay offered to give me a celebrity makeover. Of course I said YES! The experience was…well…an experience. I’ve never been pampered like this and I’m definitely no model. But, that didn’t stop me from taking it all in! Angie Escamilla, the stylist dressed me in Calvin Klein (top), Michael Kors (denim), and Rachel Roy (shoes). Celebrity Makeup Artist Luis Casco used products from Mary Kay’s Spring/Summer Trend Report . The same products that Mary Kay wants…
Where are my designer lovers? I bet everyone reading this raised their hand LOL! Well, I have another great giveaway for you courtesy of Shopbop…cause duh! I love ya! This has to be one of my most popular (and my favorite) giveaways! Who wouldn’t love a $100 gift card to Shopbop? Imagine what you can buy? One of the great things about this shopping site is all of the different designers they sell. And one of my favorites is the amazing Marc Jacobs! I know they’re a lot of MJ fans out there. What would you buy if you won?…
eShakti.com is one of the few clothing brands out there that allows you to purchase either a ready-to-wear or customizable piece! Their sizes range from 0-26 and believe me, they have so many options to choose from. You will find that perfect spring or summer look in no time! Yes, I own an eShakti dress and I love it! And I love that their prices aren’t outrageous! Summer is almost here, can you believe it? I can’t! Seriously, it’s just right around the corner. That means you’re going to need a dress, top, or skirt for those barbecues or rooftop…
JMS (Just MY Size) has a new spring collection and they’re not only excited to share it with you, but they also want to give one lucky reader a few pieces!
Available at Walmart’s nationwide, JMS has it covered. They offer bras, clothing, swimwear, panties, workout gear, hosiery, sleepwear, and loungewear. How can you not love that? They’re all comfy and well-priced.
Find out how to enter below.
To enter follow the instructions on the widget below. The first entry is to leave a comment. Please Note: If you do not follow instructions, your entry will not count.
I love…love. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic and I can’t wait to see the new film The Lucky One starring Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron (hubba hubba).
Ahem…anyways…The Lucky One is about a U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) who returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
Doesn’t it sound so beautiful!! I told you I’m a romantic! I already know I’m going to cry. LOL!
In celebration of the release of The Lucky One, I’m giving away a ($50) gift card for e.l.f. cosmetics, courtesy of The Lucky One. We all know and love e.l.f. cosmetics-professional makeup starting at just $1. Imagine what $50 would get you!! They even have a The Lucky One Sweepstakes going on right now. Enter here. But, in the meantime enter to win via the widget below.
Hello my loves! I can’t believe it’s April! Where has the time gone? It’s already spring and the flowers are blooming and those cute little birds are singing. I’ve decided to do a little spring cleaning here and I have a few things collecting dust. I wanted to give away these two Lulu’s gift cards because I love ya! Yay! Shopping time!
In case you’re wondering, Lulus.com is a cute online shop for clothes, shoes, and accessories. No, they do not carry plus sizes, but they have really great shoes! So, I have these two Lulu’s gift cards in the amounts of $10 and $15 I want to give away to you. That means two winners! Enter to win below…
Raise your hand if you were in awe of how beautiful Jennifer Lopez looked on the red carpet at the Academy Awards? She had such a natural and polished look! I loved it. And it was all courtesy of L’Oreal Paris. Her celebrity hair stylist, make up artist, and manicurist did an amazing job.
Are you wondering how you can achieve that same look? L’Oreal Paris gave us the step-by-step guide of how she looked so amazingly radiant for the Oscars.
Annnnnnd they also want to giveaway some of the products their team used to get that look! One reader will win this look! Enter below!
Inspiration: Jennifer’s elegant up-do and glowing skin and makeup were inspired by the late 1960’s. Celebrity Hairstylist Lorenzo Martin kept her hairstyle simple and chic by creating a chignon bun placed high on the head. Jennifer’s makeup was also kept simple and chic – dewy skin with a dramatic winged cat eye – by Celebrity Makeup Artist Mary Phillips. A gorgeous gold and red-tipped nail was the final touch in Jennifer’s “Faye Dunaway”-inspired head-to-toe Oscars look.
Celebrity Hair Stylist: Lorenzo Martin
Inspirational Quote: “The look I created for Jennifer was inspired by the 60’s. I wanted a gorgeous hairstyle that defined the graceful refined sophistication of that time to complement Jennifer’s beautiful dress.”
Step by Step How-To:
First, Lorenzo sprayed L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Volume Root Lifting Spray at the roots of Jennifer’s clean, damp hair to add extra volume before blow-drying it with a round medium-sized boar bristle brush.
After Jennifer’s hair was completely dry, Lorenzo distributed a dime-sized amount of L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Strong Hold Defining Gel evenly throughout her hair.
Next, he pulled her hair into a high ponytail, securing it with a metal-free elastic rubber band.
From there, Lorenzo split the ponytail into four different sections and teased each one. Once all four pieces were teased, he sprayed her hair with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray.
Next, Lorenzo took one of the four sections and looped the piece into the ponytail, securing it into place with bobby pins. He followed this step with the three other sections of hair – pinning each one in different directions (front, back and side to side) to create a complete bun.
To ensure there were no loose hairs or flyways and to maintain a sleek look, he added a bit of L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum.
Lastly, to finish off this effortless yet elegant style, he used L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray lightly around all the hair.
L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Volume Root Lifting Spray ($6.99)
L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Strong Hold Defining Gel ($6.99)
L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum ($6.99)
L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray ($14.99)
Celebrity Hair Stylist: Mary Phillips
Step by Step How-To:
FACE – First, Mary highlighted Jennifer’s natural glow by mixing L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Sun Beige ($10.95) with LaMer The Reparative Body Lotion ($180) to create a dewy but even and smooth canvas.
CHEEKS – Mary dabbed L’Oreal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Cherubic on her cheeks for a subtle flush of color ($12.95)
EYESHADOW – Mary used two shadows to achieve Jennifer’s sultry eye: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Eye Shadow in Eternal Black and Iced Latte ($7.95 each)
EYELINER – Mary created a winged cat eye with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Brown ($8.95)
MASCARA – Mary completed the high drama effect of the eye with two coats of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Carbon Black ($8.95)
LIPS – Jennifer’s lip color was the final glamorous touch; L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss in Coral sands ($9.99)
Celebrity Manicurist: Tom Bachik
Inspirational Quote: “Jennifer Lopez’s Oscar’s look was all about 60’s glamour with a modern interpretation … so it was important her nail look matched this overall feel and aesthetic. Jennifer loved the delicate shade of ‘Because You’re Worth It’ – we were excited to try something a bit more modern for the red carpet and create a nail look that could transition throughout the night, as she has a couple of wardrobe changes. We drew inspiration for Jennifer’s nail look from not only her red carpet gown, but also her makeup.”
Step by Step How-To:
First, Tom shaped her nails into a classic almond shape, but gave them a slight unexpected point at the tip for a modern take.
He then painted a sheer coat of L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Riche Nail Polish in “Because You’re Worth It” (a gorgeous warm, champagne gold shade – #580) before gilding the tips of her nails (in a V shape) in Colour Riche Nail Polish in Haute Couture Red (#470) – a vampy, burgundy wine hue.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in “Because You’re Worth It” – #580 in the “Iconic Muse” collection ($5.99)
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in “Haute Couture Red” – #470 in the “Femme Fatale collection ($5.99)
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