Master of Multitasking – PIXI’s Multibalm Collection

Multipurpose products are my favorite. Sometimes I don’t have the desire (or space) to carry extra product when I’m on the go, so multitaskers like Pixi’s Multibalms always have a special place in my makeup bag.

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The collection, out since earlier this summer, features five shades – Wild Rose, Baby Petal, Soft Strawberry, Watermelon Veil, and Sheer Sculpt. They feature a multi-use stay-on crème-powder formula that is infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil.

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Designed to be used on your cheeks and lips, the formula is really very amenable to both. I was initially worried that they might show up as dry, but actually the consistency is very light and buildable and not at all chalky – which is most likely due to that infusion of shea butter and rose hip oil.

My favorite of the five has been the Wild Rose and Soft Strawberry, the colors are all fairly safe and you can go deeper in tone with all of them with repeated application. I quite like the subtle look you can get with these and also that if you take them on-the-go you really can go from day to night with them very easily.

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I think the most surprising of the five, for me, has been the Sheer Sculpt – I love using this for on the go contouring, and it is perfect if you’re new to or shy about contouring. It’s subtle, but works well enough on one application to have that contoured effect. If you’re going for a more sculpted look, the formulation is nice enough that going in for a heavier application of product will not leave your skin looking dried out and powder heavy.

Definitely another A+ product in the Pixi line-up, and at only $12, they definitely rank (especially the Sheer Sculpt) as one of my favorite Target beauty buys. Find out more, or purchase the Multibalms here!

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What are your favorite Pixi beauty purchases?

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*Disclaimer: Product samples were sent in order to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own. R&R: Giveaway ends October 4th, 2016. US only, 18 and over. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Best of Beauty: Gillette Venus Swirl with FlexiBall™ Technology (+ $20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!)

Sponsored-ContentI remember when the Gillette Venus with Olay razor first came out I was completely blown away with how amazing the razor was, it was the only razor I ever recommended. Now, Gillette has topped even that with their new Gillette Venus Swirl and Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel. This new razor boasts an ergonomic handle paired with a FlexiBall™ – which allows the razor to move unlike any other male or female razor on the market.

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Now that I’ve begun that gradual process of switching out my winter wear for some warmer pieces, I’m more than ready to ditch my jeans and opt for more fun dresses. When shaving I’ve always been bothered by those “trouble” areas – you know, behind the knee, around my ankles, etc. With the Gillette Venus Swirl, the blade glides smoothly and thanks to the FlexiBall™ I can maneuver through the tricky bits and not have to worry about getting nicked!

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The Gillette Venus Swirl razor is a must-have for your back-to-summer arsenal, and it’s definitely my new favorite razor! Pair with the Venus™ with a touch of Olay® VioletSwirl™ shave gel and you are pretty much on your way to epically soft and smooth legs. The shave gel has about five times more moisturizers and smells amazing.

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Visually, I love the razor and the gel – it’s fun while still being sleek. Effectively, I like the razor and gel better than any other one that I’ve ever used before – I really like how the Gillette Venus Swirl still has that amazingly luxurious moisturizing strip but features more stability and increased range of movement than its predecessor. Well done Gillette!

You can find the new Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor and Venus™ with a touch of Olay® VioletSwirl™ shave gel in your local Walmart or at venusswirl.com.

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To celebrate the launch of the Gillette Venus Swirl and to help you get ready for spring, I am giving away a $20 Walmart Gift Card so that you can get your own Gillette Venus Swirl products! Use the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway and win a $20 Walmart gift card. US only. Ends 3/29.
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$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Has your 2015 gotten off to a good start? Personally, I’ve avoided making any binding resolutions – sticking instead to just committing myself to make positive changes in my routine. So far it’s been tough going, but still I’ve had my little successes here and there. You know what would make a great start to anyone’s 2015 – a $200 Amazon Gift Card! That would most definitely help with my current Kindle book habit! Check out our amazing giveaway- and good luck!

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We’ve joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

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Enter the #HeartMyHair $1000 Sweepstakes

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Whether you are planning holiday gatherings at home or a special night out this season, putting together a great holiday look is essential. From the curls you crave to a sleek blown-out styles, putting your best hair forward begins with the right hair tools, like the Conair Curl Secret™ and Pro Q3™ dryer. Find inspiration for your holiday style on the #HeartMyHair Style Board on Pinterestwhere you’ll discover a wealth of easy holiday looksthat are just right for your festivities this season.

Speaking of the perfect look, how would a $1000 Shopping Spree fit into your holiday plans? Enter the #HeartMyHair Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $1000 Walmart gift card!

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  1. Visit #HeartMyHair $1000 Sweepstakes Entry Form below.
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Day 5 of the #12DaysofChristmas Giveaways!

I have to tell you all something, I am obsessed with fragrances. If I love a scent, it will require all my willpower to not buy all the products in that scent line. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve repurchased Tocca’s Giulietta – I’ve owned the hand wash, bar soap, scrub, lotion, hand lotion, candles, everything. I discovered Nest fragrances by way of blogger/vlogger extraordinaire Fleur de Force ages ago, and since then I’ve been doing my utmost best to resist spending all my pennies on their entire line. Because, really, it would be so easy to do it.

Anyways, for those of you who already are familiar with the brand (and probably love it as much as I do) and for those of you who aren’t and desperately want to be (as you should) – I have a great little giveaway for you!

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I snatched up this trio of Nest fragrances at Sephora on Black Friday – however, they’re no longer available in store (or online) and some hardcore fans appear to be selling it on ebay for quite a markup (last I checked one was going for $29!). But I’m more interested in gifting this to one of you than making a profit, lol!

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This set includes 0.2 oz rollerball sized parfums of Midnight Fleur, Dahlia & Vines, and Indigo – all are NYC Talon approved – I just love them! Here are the descriptions of each scent:

Midnight Fleur – Exotic woods, patchouli and black amber are blended with sensual notes of night-blooming jasmine and vanilla orchid.

Dahlia & Vines – Dewy daffodils, peony, and rose are blended with the essence of garden vines.

Indigo – Moroccan tea, kashmir wood and black cardamom are enhanced with hints of wild fig and bergamot.

Enter below! Ends 12/15/14!

Nest Fragrance Trio Giveaway

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Day 4 of the #12DaysofChristmas Giveaways!

As a writer, I’ve owned an inordinate amount of notebooks in my time – I mean a serious number. I think the problem was that for so long I was looking for a notebook that felt comfortable to me – you know, it’s a bit like matchmaking. Is the paper lined or unlined? How does the binding feel? Will I want to keep writing halfway through or will I have to use my other arm to pin the first half of the book down? I hope I’m not the only one who goes through this or this will read as quite weird to you all, lol!

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Finally I’ve settled into writing in two types of notebooks, spiral bound and thin bound ones like these from Studio Oh! Like the discovery journal, I also picked these up at Barnes & Noble (love that place), and thought they would make a great gift. These are 80 pages each and while I don’t have an exact picture (as I don’t want to take apart the packaging) they are an “old parisian” style, quite like the one shown below. The set includes three of these notebooks, which are great for everyday use like keeping in your car or in your bag for notes, or for writing.

Enter to win below! Ends December 15th!

Studio Oh! Journals Giveaway

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Day 3 of #12DaysofChristmas Giveaways!

I stopped really making proper New Years resolutions years ago, I know that whatever commitment I make in the hazy space of a few festive days don’t really have roots in any type of actual motivation. My New Years resolution to lose a few inches never takes into account the excess of treats leftover from holiday debauchery, and my resolution to save a few pennies never accounts for the amazing sales that occur after people have spent all their money and stores are just aching to rid themselves of extra stock.

I think proper resolutions require a more longitudinal examination of oneself – which is why I’ve been filling out a years long journal – it’s a journal that asks you the same questions every day over the course of a few years. I could tell you that it’s useful for tracking changes and making changes where needed, but right now – for me at least – it’s just really fun and cool to see the different responses I’ve given to the same questions at different points in my life.
Building-the-Best-You-Journal Now here comes the fun part, I’m giving away a two year long discovery journal called Building the Best You by Caroline Harper – I picked it up from B&N (Barnes & Noble) and thought since I’m doing one, and I like it, and really in the spirit of the season, it would be great to give one away to one of you! This discovery journal asks you six key questions everyday that are designed to nurture your strengths, not your negativity as well as nurture human virtues.

Enter below! Ends December 14th!

Two-Year Discover Journal Giveaway!

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Day 2 of the #12DaysofChristmas Giveaways!

This one is going up a little late today – it happens to be the week of my finals so things are pretty crazy. Good luck to any of you who are also at the end of the semester – I wish you plenty of caffeine! Todays giveaway item is one of my favorites, it’s a five pack set of Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks!

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According to the Montagne Jeunesse website these are the masks included:

Very Berry – Bursting with the juice of pressed Blueberries and crushed Cranberries our fruity beauty is packed with antioxidants. Nourishing Peach Kernel oil and soothing Aloe will leave your skin refreshed and cleansed.

Strawberry Souffle – Cleanse your skin with our Strawberry Soufflé face masque as part of your regime for a purified, toned smooth complexion. Loaded with natural goodness which leaves skin hydrated and refreshed allow your skin to breathe with soothing Aloe Vera & calming Vanilla.

Passion Peel Off – Gently peel away dead skin with our amazing Passion Peel Off deep cleansing masque. Our Pomegranate and Passion Flower formula cleans, purifies and protects leaving your skin feeling fresh and radiant.

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Dragon Fruit Sauna – For a flaming good clean, ablaze with freshly crushed Dragon Fruit from the depths of Central America and pulped Kiwi Fruit, this warming wonder reaches into pores removing trapped oil and dirt…a fiery feast for smooth, clean skin.

PawPaw Peel Off -Picked from the tropics of South America the Pawpaw aka Papaya (known as ‘Fruit of Angels’) and Noni Fruit naturally help protect. This duo work harmoniously, revealing clean sensational skin…

Sounds good, right? Actually I’ve been using these masks for years – they’re perfect for a girls night in or if you’re just chilling out and want to pamper your skin as you read a book or catch up with your favorite show.

Enter below! And be sure to check out day 1 if you haven’t already!

Montagne Jeunesse 5 Mask Gift Pack

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Day 1 of the #12DaysofChristmas Giveaways!

I absolutely love each and every one of you who take the time out of your day to stop by and read this blog, or who tweet with me, or who party on pinterest with me, or leave an occasional comment on facebook or at the end of a post. A ton of work goes into this site so it’s always amazing when one of you leaves me a comment or sends me a (hilarious) email in response to something I share with you! It makes this so, so worth it! satsuma-bath-body-gift-cube_l Anyways, in order to spread the cheer this holiday season and share just how much I appreciate you all I put together this #12DaysofChristmas giveaway! It’s pretty darn cool if I say so myself ;) I actually had the best time picking out some of these prizes, it was sort of an excuse to shop – and you know I love shopping! Each of the prizes are worth anywhere between $7-50, some will be great stocking stuffers and others are ideal for under the tree. body-shop-giveaway-satsuma I really hope you guys take a sec to enter and follow along! So for our first day of December (which, by the way, can you believe it’s already here?!) our giveaway item is a Satsuma Gifts Body Cube from The Body Shop (ARV $9)! These make perfect gifts for pretty much anyone – you can gift it to a teacher, friend, or use it to stuff a stocking. This includes a Satsuma Shower Gel, Satsuma Body Puree, and Orange Mini Crinkle Bath Lily (which are all also TSA friendly).

Each of the #12DaysofChristmas giveaways will be open for exactly one week! Good luck!

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#VivaLaMorena $1000 Sweepstakes!

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Whether you are looking for something new for dinner tonight or want to add a flavorful twist to your recipes, there’s no limit to the savory inspiration you’ll discover when you cook with authentic Mexican products from La Morena! Explore the mouth-watering recipes rich with traditional flavors and Chipotle peppersas well as cooking tips on the #VivaLaMorena Pinterest Board. Keep track of inspired ideas that catch your eye by saving them to your own Pinterest Boards!

We’ll be giving a lucky cook the chance to enjoy and share a feast of the finest, traditional Mexican cuisine via the #VivaLaMorena $1000 Sweepstakes! You’ll discover it’s quick and easy to enter for a chance to win a $1000 pre-paid Visa card!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Visit #VivaLaMorena $1000 Sweepstakes Entry Form below.
  2. Provide name and email address so we can contact you if you win!
  3. Find inspirational Pins from our #VivaLaMorena Board on the entry form.
  4. Create a single Pin.  You may select one of the Inspiration Pins provided.
  5. See complete Official Rules below.

Hurry – your chance to enter to win ends on November 23 at 11:59pm EST!

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