Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Link Up Your Giveaways!

Have a giveaway going on at your blog? Link it up here!

Feel free to come back every Tuesday & link up at Frugal & Fab! Looking for more places to promote your giveaway? Click here for a list of giveaway link up sites!   

Monday, October 20, 2014

Get the Look: Project Runway Faux Tan!

It's getting colder here and I'm sad to say,  my summer tan is starting to fade! I know in other makeup posts I've mentioned how much I love a summer glow, so here's one way to recreate one! Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco created a great faux tan makeup look on last week's Project Runway during the New York Fashion Week Street Style Challenge.  I've recreated his look here for you!

I started this look the way I start all my looks - I put a little Mary Kay cc cream on any trouble spots as well as on my eyelids as an eyeshadow base. I then put on a light touch of a shimmery eyeshadow (Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Moonstone). I then lined my eyes with black liner and two coats of black mascara. Next I brushed Mary Kay Mineral cheek color in Shy Blush on the top of my forehead (in the corners where the sun would hit it,) on the apples of my cheeks and then lightly down my nose and chin. Shy blush is a perfect blush color - it's a really nice shade of pink that gives a great natural look. 

I then repeated this process with Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium. (Top of forehead, apples of cheeks, and then lightly on nose and around perimeter of face). I then also swipe it lightly under my chin and down my neck so that everything matches. After I was finished with the bronzer, I decided it could probably be a little more amped up, so I went over these same areas with a slightly darker bronzer, Mary Kay bronzer in Medium-Dark. I have an olive complexion so I tend to be a little darker, but if you're recreating this look you could certainly just go with one color bronzer.  

I finished the look with a dusting of Mary Kay translucent loose powder. I swept it between my eyebrows and down my nose. This is one of my new favorite products. I swear by loose powder and never leave the house without it! This particular one looks white but goes on invisibly. It's great because you can don't have to change your powder color with the season (to match your skintone).  It's long lasting and I noticed it kept me shine free all day!

Verdict: I really like this look - it's very natural and wearable. I have definitely been mixing in some more natural looks these days and it's a nice change.

Buy it: To learn more or to get in touch with a Mary Kay consultant in your area, go to MaryKay.com 

Do you wear bronzer? Would you wear this look? Let me know!

* Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Link Up Your Giveaways!

Have a giveaway going on at your blog? Link it up here!

Feel free to come back every Tuesday & link up at Frugal & Fab! Looking for more places to promote your giveaway? Click here for a list of giveaway link up sites!   

And when you're done, feel free to enter my Neocell Supplement Prize Pack Giveaway!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Roses from The Bouqs!

I love getting flowers - I mean who doesn't? But one of the reasons why I don't send them (and I'm sure receive them) is because they can get so expensive. And half the time you don't know what you're getting. I've ordered things online, spent a small fortune, and they've looked nothing like the picture. Well guess what? That was before I heard of The Bouqs! The Bouqs is the place to buy flowers. They come straight to you within a few days of being cut. (Versus 14+ days at other places!) and have a simple pricing system. If you want a bouquet of a dozen beautiful long stemmed Volcano Collection roses (with accents) it is $40 shipped. No shipping charges! Want two dozen?  It's $50 shipped! And three dozen is $70.

I had the Deluxe Peace bouquet (two dozen roses) shipped to my office and I was the belle of the ball. Everyone wanted to see the roses, smell them and know who they were from. They all could not believe how nice they were and many said they must have cost a fortune. The roses came via FedEx and were packaged in two separate bouquets inside the box. I opened them up, put them in a vase and they looked gorgeous. The roses had a little bit of gel on them which must keep them fresh in transit.
 The roses themselves were closed pretty tight when they arrived, but after an hour or two in the water they started to open up.  I've had them for about a week now and they still look (and smell) amazing!

The Bouqs sell roses in all sorts of colors and varieties - I chose white because they are my personal favorite - but they also have some really fun other colors. Here are some of my other favorites: "Confetti", "Courage", "Fortified" and "Thick as Thieves!"

Verdict: I love love love my roses from The Bouqs and can't stop smiling when I look at them. I kept them on my desk all week and really enjoyed being able to take a minute to stop and smell the roses during my work day. My husband is in trouble - I could get used to having these on my desk every day!!!

Buy it: Want to get some Bouqs for yourself or someone else? Click here and get $10 off your first order! (I believe that would make a dozen roses $30 shipped or two dozen (deluxe) for $40!) You could even order two dozen, keep a dozen for yourself and bring the other dozen over to a friend! Wouldn't that make her day AND yours?!

* Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Giveaway: Neocell Biotin Bursts & Pomegranate Extract!

This weekend I wrote about how much I love Neocell supplements. You can read my full review here!

The first product I tried was Biotin Beauty Bursts in Acai Berry. NeoCell Biotin Bursts deliver high potency beauty nutrients in a delectable, gourmet soft chew. These chews are sweet and taste like a candy, with a consistency of a chewy taffy.  I've been taking the beauty bursts for a few weeks now and I have totally noticed a difference! My nails are longer and stronger and my hair is shinier.

The second product I tried was Neocell's Pomegranate from the seed supplements. Pomegranate is a a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. The extraordinary antioxidant properties protect the body from free radicals and its unique potency provides significantly dramatic results when compared to other antioxidants. It also has Has three times the antioxidant benefits compared to the similar amounts of green tea or red wine.

Buy it: Neocell products are available at Vitamin World, GNC, Whole Foods and more! Click here to locate a retailer near you!

Win it: One lucky Frugal & Fab reader will win a bottle of each of these supplements! Please use the rafflecopter below to enter:

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