Mary Kay Review & Giveaway

I’m not much of a beauty product tester. I find a favorite product, and I continue to buy the same things over and over again because I know they work. I wouldn’t call myself adventurous when it comes to makeup.

However, when I was given the opportunity to try some new products and some bestselling products from Mary Kay I jumped at the chance. A sorority sister of mine did a Mary Kay party at my apartment ten years ago, and that was the last time I tried Mary Kay products. But I remember loving them then, and I was excited to try them again.

I opened up my box and was so pleased to see such a huge variety of products to test. I removed all of my makeup and moisturized my face and got to work!

I applied my every day tinted moisturizer and then opened up the Mary Kay® Compact Mini that had three Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors in Golden Vanilla, Lavender Fog, and Truffle, and a Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush. This little compact has every single thing I need in it. And the little brushes fit right underneath the colors. It’s perfect for when I’m on-the-go and need to reapply when I’m not at home.

To finish off my eye shadow look, I also used the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sweet Plum. This color is so pretty and the perfect color for the crease in my eye.

After I finished up the eye shadow, I applied some of my own eye liner and then opened up the mascara from Mary Kay. I am such a fan of mascara. I really need to always use waterproof mascara, but decided to try the Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara™ . It creates a bold and dramatic look, and it creates longer looking lashes and lasts all day long! I primed my lashes with the Mary Kay® Lash Primer, and I can’t say enough great things about Lash Primer. This is the key to having my mascara stay on longer and show up bolder. It also helps lashes stay curled longer. The Lash Primer and Ultimate Mascara™ duo is one of the best combos I’ve ever tried.

I finished with the Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Café Au Lait. I’ve never been a huge fan of lip gloss because I’ve only tried really sticky glosses. With this lip gloss, my lips felt moisturized, the color appeared to stay in place, and it was not at all sticky!

I’m so pleased with the very natural look I achieved with all of these colors. The makeup is light and actually feels good on my skin.

And now for one last very important review. The Mary Kay TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set was sent from the heavens. It’s a two-step set that fights fine lines, refines pores, and leaves my skin feeling so smooth almost immediately. Really, after one week I saw visible results. And it smells wonderful and is just a great way to end a day, in my opinion. I will always use the TimeWise® set now that I know how great it is! What about you?

Tell me the greatest beauty tip you’ve learned for an opportunity to win a fabulous Mary Kay gift basket, courtesy of BlogHer.

Rules:

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 19 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/19/12-12/31/12.

Be sure to visit the Mary Kay page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

I was provided with Mary Kay products to use and review, and was compensated for this post, however all opinions are my own.

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Baby Bear Chic Giveaway

It’s no secret that I love kids’ clothes, so when the girls from Baby Bear Chic contacted me about hosting a giveaway for Blue-Eyed Bride readers I was really excited to introduce all of you to this website. Baby Bear Chic is a new online shop started by two sisters and they are as sweet as can be! And aren’t they cute?!

They carry some of my most favorite brands for boys and girls.

I was excited to see some adorable things for boys and girls in their shop. And they also do custom appliqués and monogrammed outfits.

I love this little football john john!

And the backpacks and nap mats are just too cute!

 

The girls from Baby Bear Chic are giving away a $75 gift certificate and free shipping to a Blue-Eyed Bride reader!

And they’re offering a 10% off code to all of you! Just enter BLUEEYED10 at checkout!

To enter the giveaway, just “like” their Facebook page and come back and leave a comment here. That’s it!

Good luck!

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