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Win Jennifer Lopez’ L’Oreal Paris Academy Award’s Red Carpet Look!

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.

Products Used:
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.

Products Used:
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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Win a $25 sneakpeeq Gift Card!

Move over flash sale sites and make room for sneakpeeq! I’ve been a member of this site for a little bit now and I am always so tempted to by something.

sneakpeeq brings you new discoveries every single day in the form of apparel, accessories, gourmet food, and home products. And the best part is they keep the low prices private and only members get to “peeq” at the amazing deals! You also get to collect badges that offer special privileges like free shipping!

And guess what? sneakpeeq has something for you! Join today and automatically get 20% off your first purchase, plus you’ll be automatically be entered to win a $25 sneakpeeq gift card!

Enter by clicking this special Curves and Chaos invitation link: You must use this link or your entry will not count! This is only open to NEW sneakpeeq users.


EXTRA ENTRY: Leave a comment below with your favorite shopping tip. Remember you must enter via the link above first, or your extra entry will NOT count.

Rules: You must be 18 years-or-older to enter. Only open to U.S. residents and new sneakpeeq users only. Only one entry per person. You must use the special link above to enter or your entry will not count. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen using and announced on 3/12/12.

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for this giveaway. It is courtesy of sneakpeeq.


Blogaversary Giveaway #4: $150 IGIGI Gift Card

Hello my loves!!

We are finally on the last blogaversary giveaway. This is my way of saying thank you for two amazing years! You know I <3 you ladies! And you know I had to go out with a bang. I wish I could win this giveaway too. OK…I wish I could win all of these giveaways.

This last giveaway is courtesy of IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel. I remember the first time I ever saw one of her dresses in person, it was a wedding dress on the beautiful Rosie Mercado at FFFWeek(end) in Los Angeles. IGIGI is a designer plus size line and the collection is very chic! Don’t believe me? Take a look!

One very lucky reader will win a $150 IGIGI gift card!

You know the drill…enter via the widget below.


Blogaversary Giveaway #3: Hips & Curves, Payless ShoeSource & Caress

The blogaversary giveaways continue! We are on #3 and they feature three of my favorite things: lingerie, shoes, and soft skin. Who doesn’t love that right?

I’m still in Las Vegas for MAGIC, but I had to give you the third giveaway!

One reader will win a $50 gift card from the ultra-sexy Hips & Curves, a $50 gift card from the home of shoes Payless ShoeSource, and two bottles of Caress’ Fine Fragrance Elixir body wash, they are the definition of soft skin.

I’m overwhelmed by all of the entries so far, especially those who choose to comment. It really means a lot to me. You’re the best of the best my loves! Thanks!!

Enter the third giveaway below!

Blogaversary Giveaway #2! Fashion to Figure, Curvilicious & We Love Colors

Hey Loves! Are you ready for my 2-year blogaversary giveaway #2? The second giveaway a package of items from some of my favorite places-Fashion to Figure, Curvilicious, and We Love Colors.

Fashion to Figure, a great place to shop for the trendy plus size woman, is giving away a $30 gift card!

Curvilicious, home to sexy and beautiful lingerie for a range of sizes, is giving away a beautiful lace chemise!

We Love Colors, an amazing world of hosiery in almost any color, is giving away custom pair of I

 WLC tights, a pair of tights and nylon socks of your choice.

You know the drill…enter using the widget below! Good luck!

Blogiversary Giveaway #1 with Queen Grace

Curves and Chaos is celebrating it’s two-year blogiversary the entire month of February! Each week you’ll have a chance to enter to win an amazing prize!

It starts now!

The first giveaway is from one of my favorite collections, Queen Grace. I am in love with the dress I own and can’t even begin to tell you how amazing the owner and all of her staff are.

Queen Grace Collection is going to give one of you lucky readers a $100 gift card to use online! It’s open internationally too!

I wish I could enter! Just follow the directions on the widget below! Good luck and thanks for entering!


The Sexy Lingerie Shop Valentine’s Giveaway

What would you choose if you win?
What would you choose if you win?

Hello my loves!

Are you ready to flaunt those sexy curves on Valentine’s Day for your loved one? I know you are!

Lucky lucky you! One reader will win a $75 gift card from The Sexy Lingerie Shop! They want you to be ready for the sexiest day of the year.

The Sexy LIngerie Shop is here for your hot and flirty needs. They carry babydolls, chemises, bra and panty sets, bustiers, corsets, teddies and more!

If you win, I promise you it’s going to be hard for you to choose something. I know it would be for me!

They’re even offering Curves and Chaos readers 10% off sitewide when you use the code CURVESNCHAOS. Sign up and you automatically receive a $5 credit!

Enter to win your $75 gift card below!

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Win TV Host’s Sabrina Soto’s Beauty Obsession of 2012!

Interior designer and HGTV star Sabrina Soto, has a beauty secret to keeping her eyelashes thick, long, and luscious without wearing false lashes! And it’s her beauty obsession for 2012.

I think it’s my new beauty obsession. It’s L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara. You already know I love it!

Sabrina recently revealed, “I’m obsessed with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara. It’s fantastic to use when there is no time to use false eyelashes. It gives you the same appearance in one quick step!” – Sabrina Soto

It has a combo of super-fine nylon and rayon fibers that attach to your natural lashes. covering them from root to tip with an exclusive polymer in the formula. And I really love the 40-degree angle of the brush. This mascara instantly makes my lashes appear fuller, longer, and it curls them. And I have five of the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes to give away to you!  ENTER BELOW!

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Getting Red Carpet Ready with L’Oreal Paris & Giveaway!!

Who’s going to watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? We are now officially in award season and that means lots of gifting suites. I was invited to the L’Oreal Paris beauty suite inside the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. It was a day of pampering, which I really needed. And I got to hang out with my friend Lisann, who’s in town for the weekend.

L’Oreal Paris is celebrating 40 years of beauty, so it only seemed fit that the room was designed with gold touches everywhere! My makeup was done by celebrity makeup artist April. She gave me some helpful tips while using some of L’Oreal’s hottest products. Connie gave me one of the best manicures I’ve had in a long time…Thank goodness! This is my first time trying out their nail polish, and so far so good with their new line Colour Riche. Then the funny and talented Romero styled my hair. He had us cracking up! He gave me a very Bridget Bardot-inspired hair style.

This weekend celebrities will be get all primped and pampered courtesy of L’Oreal Paris, just like me for Sunday’s award show. I can’t wait to see the red carpet and what my favorite actresses are wearing and how they’re styled.

L’Oreal Paris wants to help get you “red carpet ready” for award season, with an awesome giveaway! Find out how you can enter to win an amazing package after the photos below!

My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
April working on my eye makeup.
April working on my eye makeup.
Connie working on my nails.
Connie working on my nails.
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
So many colors, so little time!
So many colors, so little time!
Loved Romero!
Loved Romero!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
A quick pic before we leave!
A quick pic before we leave!

One reader will win the following L’Oreal red carpet package!! 

  • Lauren Merkin Diana Metallic Snake Clutch
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Pavé Curb Link Bracelet
  • L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Gloss 8HR
  • L’Oréal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
  • L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail
  • L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Styling Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

Enter to win below!

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OOTD: Ringing it in Blue + Giveaway

Happy New Year my loves!

How has 2012 been treating you so far? I hope great! And I hope you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. The hubby and I rang in the new year with our family. We went over to my mother-in-law’s house and ate, watched the ball drop in New York City, and ate our 12 grapes (for good luck). My friend even came over to hang out, which was awesome!

I knew it was going to be a comfy night, so I decided to wear this sweater dress my mom bought me a couple of Christmases ago, leggings, Lane Bryant jewelry and my new favorite Steve Madden platforms. I swear you’re going to see these shoes a lot!

I know 2012 is going to be “the” year! Here’s to you and yours on the first day of the year! And to start it off right, I have a spontaneous giveaway for you. I just thought of this while I was writing this post. I’m going to make this really easy too!

Leave a comment below and tell me what you wore on New Year’s Eve and what you hope to accomplish in 2012. Must answer both questions! The winner will get a $25 Lane Bryant gift card! 


**No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Open Internationally. You must be 18 years-or-older to enter. Winner will be chosen at random and have 24 hours to claim prize. I am not responsible for any shipping mishaps or product damages. By entering this giveaway, you agree to these terms & conditions. I was not compensated for this post.

Melt Away the Winter Blues with Playtex Secrets® Bra Giveaway

Printed bras are greatly underrated. There’s something about knowing you have a bra with a fun design underneath your clothes. Like, when I wore this new Playtex Secrets® Cotton Shaping Underwire bra ($34) in the Mini Grape Zebra print. I felt a little sassy! It’s a great way to add a burst of color to your day and melt away your winter blues. And not only was it cute, but it was comfy and it fit. You know I’m a big fan of that! We all know that finding a bra that fits us the right way is a challenge.

Just take a look at the lightly padded cups that offer shaping and support, there’s a hint of lace for added playfulness and I’m loving the convertible straps.The bra is available in following sizes: In Basic Colors: 36 – 42 B; 36-44 C, D, DD and in Fashion Colors: 36 – 44 C, D, DD. I’m actually wearing the bra right now! Is that a little too much information? LOL!

And to help add some sassy to your day, Playtex wants to give one my readers their own Playtex Secrets Cotton Shaping Underwire bra! To enter, watch this episode of  Playtex Makeover Bra Series Season 2 and come back and answer the giveaway question below.

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Shopbop Blog Love & $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Can you believe the holidays are already here! Are you ready? I’m not. Not at all. In fact, I haven’t even thought about gifts yet. Now, that this post has me thinking about it, I’m always pretty safe when it comes to picking them out. I like to lean toward things like accessories.

Thank goodness I was reading the Shopbop blog. I was instantly inspired to check out their accessories, like their selection of women’s hats. Great gift ideas. I wouldn’t mind a stunning cloche. I’m just saying…

Everyone loves accessories! Who doesn’t love Tilo Scarves or a gorgeous suede clutch from Maison Scotch? They are no-brainer gifts.

I’d love to get you started on that holiday shopping. One lucky reader will win a $100 Shopbop gift card!

Check out the widget below for details on how to enter.

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