Naked 3 Palette Review & Giveaway

Hey guys and gals! Happy Monday. Today I wanted to share with you my in-depth thoughts about the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, UD’s newest Naked palette release. Since the release of this palette they’ve come out with lip glosses and eye pencils to flesh out the range, but I wanted to spend time really using this palette every day for several weeks before I came back to you with a rant or a rave. I didn’t want you to think I was buying into the hype. Yes, I got one of the first ones released (thanks to a fast checkout on the Sephora mobile app). But I wanted to take my time. Now, you won’t find swatches here, because I don’t think they ever translate well to how they’ll look on the eye, or the numerous possibilities you can make with one eyeshadow. But you will hear my thoughts, if you’re interested. Click below to watch!Please Click To View The Full Post →

Triple Makeup Bag Giveaway

I purchased three makeup bags for three followers, because I wanted to say thank you so much for your support! It is not lost on me that clearly this blog wouldn’t have been possible without you. NOTE: Please watch the video to know exactly how to enter–because you want to make it count, dontcha? Enter once per day, per bag. Open worldwide! I will close the giveaway June 3, 2013 at midnight CDT time!


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What’s In My Bag + Giveaway

It’s time for an updated what’s-in-my-bag video (I explain what this means in the video, if you are unfamiliar, but in a nutshell: it’s a popular type of video on YouTube, all nosy and such). Again, I want to thank you all for your sweet support and for being a part of this blog. It’s been so great meeting so many of you over the past few years. I hope to meet many more of you in the coming ones!

As a thank you, I’d like to give one of you wonderful people a Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag. It’s in a gorgeous supple brown leather with brass hardware, and it’s the identical bag that I have been carrying around, and that you see in the video above. Disclaimer: I purchased the giveaway bag with my own money. Nothing about this giveaway is sponsored or affiliated with any brand in any way. How to enter after the click!Please Click To View The Full Post →

*CLOSED* CHI Touch Hairdryer Giveaway!

It has been a while since I’ve held a giveaway, so I decided to make it a pretty big one. First of all, I wanted to thank you for your support over the years. It’s because of you that my blog has been where it has been – and I have only you to thank (well, you and my husband…). I want to thank you for recently pushing me over the 4,000 milestone mark: for Facebook fans and for Instagramers. Y’all rock!Please Click To View The Full Post →

Bachelorette + $400 Giveaway with

Tomorrow I am off to sunny & lucky Las Vegas for a fun-filled bachelorette party that my maid of honor has expertly planned. I swear I am the luckiest girl in the world.

Four of us are staying at the Aria Hotel and will be taking in one fabulous show, lots of good food, a lot of shopping, and a little gambling (though I definitely don’t have a hand for it). Who knows, maybe I’ll get a chip or two tossed my way (although, endearingly, my dad warns it “comes with strings”, I don’t mind blowing on some old dude’s dice for a cool $500…I’ve got a wedding and a house* to pay for!)


(I’ll only accept $1000 chips.)

But for you, dear reader, I offer you a cool $400 cash to spend on your next shopping spree, provided by See the official rules and how to enter below!

Enter to win $400 from

Are you ready to play? Creating a collection is super easy and highly addictive (you have been warned!). All you have to do to enter to win $400 cash from, is the following…

To enter (all are required):

  • Jump over to Beso and create an account
  • Build your favorite look in a collection
  • Comment below and share your link
  • “Like” this post on Facebook (use the button on the PSS share bar)
  • Only one entry per person, please

TIP: To create a collection, search around the site and click the “+” symbol next to each product and select “Add to New Collection”. Continue to shop, shop, shop!

Collections created on Beso

View Entire Collection >;>;

I’ve recreated a similar outfit I’ll be wearing in Vegas, in a Beso collection. I’m loving aztec print dresses right now and this all-white one is gorgeous and very “bride reminiscent”. Since it’s Vegas, I glammed it up with gold accessories–my Michael Kors watch (a staple), a gorgeous Anthropologie jumbo link necklace, and a few delicate gold bracelets. I’m super pumped to wear my new Elizabeth & James Benedict sunnies–they’re very Marilyn Monroe. I found them after spending ages searching for the Marilyn shades in a recent episode of Smash–and stumbled upon these beauties!

*Open to US residents, 18 and older. Contest ends 05/04. One entry per person. I am a hardworking professional blogger and was compensated for hosting this fantastic, awesome, generous giveaway.

***This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Winner will be announced in an upcoming post. ***