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Sephora Color Anthology Makeup Palette Giveaway! A $240 Value!!

Hello Lovelies!

Enter to win a gorgeous makeup palette – the Sephora Color Anthology Eyeshadow Palette. A $240 value, this palette includes 70 brilliant shades. It folds up conveniently for super easy travel and storage! You can enter a TON of different ways all the way until June 30th.

Enter now!!

Sephora Color Anthology Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway at PrettyThrifty.com

$50 Sephora, $30 Etsy and T-Shirt Giveaway!

This month, PrettyThrifty.com and TheBlueBasket.blogspot.com are doing a huge giveaway! The prize retails for over $100 and includes a $50 gift card to Sephora.com, a $30 gift card to Etsy.com and a darling kid-interactive t-shirt!

Be sure to enter!

Here’s the from here, or you can visit either one of the sites listed above to read more!

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Win a MAC Cosmetics Lipstick and Lipglass!

Our next giveaway is underway! Win a gorgeous MAC Lipstick AND a MAC Lipglass in the shades of your choice! One lucky winner will get both products – two of our very favorites from the MAC product list. They’re especially great when worn together, but can also be used alone depending on the look you’re going for.

So, be sure to enter. You don’t want to miss this one. :)

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Get MAC Cosmetics Samples! UK Residents Only

UK peeps, I bet you feel special. This MAC Cosmetics sample offer is good for you guys only. This offer does require participation by those who decide to sign up for it. Usually, it’s some kind of survey or something. But either way, MAC products can be hard to find for free, so this is a great chance to get some. Hope you enjoy it!

MAC Cosmetics Lipglass Giveaway!

Another MAC Lipglass is up for grabs in this product giveaway! This time, the winner gets to pick the shade of their choice from the available colors on the MAC website. MAC’s lipglass is one of their most popular, versatile products. With multiple ways to enter, this giveaway is a no brainer. Enter when you have a minute. It’s easy peasy!


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Get a Free MAC Cosmetics Pigment! October MAC Giveaway…

Another giveaway is under way. This one is for a full-sized MAC Cosmetics Pigment in the shade of your choice. The winner can pick their own shade right from the MAC website.

Pigments are one of our all time favorite MAC Cosmetics products. Use it on your eyelids, cheeks, face, shoulders, collarbone, arms, wherever!

This giveaway ends on the 31st at midnight, EST. You can enter a whole bunch of ways. Each one is listed below. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!

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Good luck to everyone!

Win a Free MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in This Giveaway!

The girls over at FreeMakeup&BeautySamples.com are hosting a giveaway for a MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Oyster Girl (one of my FAV shades). This shade is a must-own color for sure. This is their first giveaway, so the number of entrants is bound to be lower.. which means YOU have a much better chance of winning! Entering is super easy. Just follow the instructions below! Good luck everyone :)



Free MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Makeup Kit

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For all of you free makeup sample fans out there, you know how difficult it can be to find free MAC Cosmetics samples. We haven’t seen an offer like this one in quite a while. The offer does require participation, but the reward is a makeup kit from MAC’s mineral makeup line, Mineralize. This line was launched in about 2008 and has taken the mineral makeup world by storm, becoming one of the most popular lines on the market. Plus, MAC is one of the most trusted brands in the cosmetics industry, so you can be confident knowing that the products are of the highest caliber.

If you are new to MAC’s mineral makeup products, here are overviews of a few of the more popular products in MAC Mineralize line.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish has historically been one of the most popular products by MAC. It is a baked product meant to provide that last, finishing touch to your complexion, whether that be a hint of color, a slight glow, or a little bit of highlighting. These products typically been available only on a limited basis partly due to the difficulty of producing the product. MAC fans gobble these up quickly, and limited edition shades usually sell out in a blink. They are now a regular part of the Mineralize mineral makeup product line.

The MAC Mineralize Blushes are similar in texture to the Mineralize Skinfinishes. They provide a little sheen along with a gorgeous color payoff for the cheeks. They seem to last forever, as do all the baked Mineralize products.

The Mineralize Foundation is a richer cream formula which provides a buildable finish while maintaining a silky, non cakey feel. This product works well for all skin types, although we have heard reports of those with oily skin who report that this foundation might be better for normal to dry skin types. Either way, this product also features SPF 15 protection and skin-hydrating properties for all day comfort and wearability.

Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay – A Review

Having the same eye shadow on your evening date and your friend’s pool party isn’t really the best idea. It’s like wearing the same outfit from work straight to the night club. The variety of colors and techniques you use on your makeup will not only make you more interesting, they’ll also help you stand out. Urban Decay Cosmetics launched the Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette that comes with four shades and a miniature lip gloss that can help you achieve different looks to last for a whole week. The makeup palette is available starting in April 2011 and is priced at $32. You can get it at urbandecay.com, Sephora.com and Sephora stores, Ulta.com or Macy’s.

With the Rollergirl Eye Shadow Palette, you get a set of four shades plus an additional lip gloss and eye liner. You can easily do your own mix and match from the stunning colors that create unique combos for varying looks.

  • Woodstock is a shade of dark fuchsia pink that comes with a soft frost. The effect is quite pigmented yet super smooth that’s best for a catchy, bright morning look or a playful image at work.
  • Verve is a pale, softer taupe brown, very close to light grey and makes a fabulous natural look that can be used every day.
  • Suspect is a muted bronze with a frost finish. This goes perfectly with Verve for a more subtle effect or as emphasis around the crease area to give you that simple, bronzed finish.
  • Darkhorse is a darker bronze and shimmered brown. For a more conservative evening look, this shade mixes well with Suspect and Verve. For a louder effect, use a tint of Woodstock.
  • Crush is the lip gloss shade included in this mini kit. It’s a more colorful shade of magenta, with a hint of bubblegum pink; a great compliment to Woodstock for a standout look and a perfect duo with Verve for a subtle evening look.
  • The eye liner comes in the shade Whiskey, a toned brown liner for day or evening looks.
  • Overall, this mini makeup palette is a great choice if you want some great neutrals (plus a touch of fun in the hot pink Woodstock shadow). But, sometimes neutrals are best if they are hand picked to really coordinate with your skin tone. On the plus side, this palette could be a great option for a less intense smokey eye look. The only other drawback in my opinion is that the colors do have quite a bit of frost in them. Sometimes I get a little tired of this look and want something with more of a subtle sheen rather than a full on frost finish. But, all in all, for many, this palette is a great, go-to, everyday collection of products.

    Eye Makeup Tips and Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes

    Once you know the best techniques for applying eye makeup, the next challenge comes in determining the best shades for your eye color, skin tone and overall coloring. For those blue eyed girls among us, here are a few eye makeup shade selection tips:

    First off, always remember this little rule. Colors are complimented best by shades that are opposite from them on the color wheel. For instance, blues and violets are complimented well by yellows and oranges. With eye makeup for blue eyes, this doesn’t mean you need to bust out bright orange or yellow eyeshadow, however. It does mean that you incorporate those shades into your choices of color families. The yellow and orange color families in the eye makeup world include a whole slew of colors including gorgeous golds, bronzes, peaches and tans. Eyeshadow shades from these colors families will help make blue eyes stand out. If you have bluish-violet eyes, try a nice gold shade, like Goldmine powder eyeshadow from MAC. If you have more of a greyish blue eye, try a bronze color such as MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Amber Lights. As a general rule, chocolate brown, beige, bronze and gold will work very well for blue eyes.

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    You’ll also want to take your skin’s undertone into account. For example, let’s say you’re considering trying a light brown eyeshadow shade. If your skin is on the cooler side, choose a cooler version of brown like MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Era. If you have warmer skin, you can pull off a warmer version of brown, such as MAC’s powder eyeshadow in Soba. Soba and Era are very close in color depth, but Soba is a warmer version than the other. If you have very light skin or very dark skin, you will probably be looking for a very dark chocolate brown or a very light beige shade as opposed to just a light brown. You should start with the basic general shade based on your eye color and skin depth, and then try to find a version of that color that compliments your overall warm or cool undertone.

    You can also experiment with various shades of eyeshadow for blue eyes by visiting a makeup counter. This will give you the chance to try dozens of shades and get eye makeup tips for blue eyes in person based on your individual eye shade and coloring.

    Stay tuned! We have eye makeup tips coming for green eyes, brown eyes and hazel eyes! xo

    Free bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Refreshing Color Collection

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    For a limited time, you can get a free makeup kit from bareMinerals. It is a six piece mineral makeup collection from the Naturally Luminous line. It includes a bareMinerals eye liner, a gloss, two mineral eyeshadows, a blush and a mineral eyeshadow brush. To get your mineral makeup kit, sign up here! This offer does require surveys/participation to qualify. Find complete information and details on the sign up page.

    As a mineral makeup brand, bareMinerals is at the front of the pack. They are one of the most popular mineral makeup lines on the market today. They are known for creating high quality mineral makeup products that truly deliver results. Many mineral makeup brands make empty promises. Not bareMinerals. Their products are legit. These products are the cream of the crop, so don’t miss your chance to try these gorgeous bareMinerals makeup products.

    Get the Top Rated Sedu Flat Iron for 50% Off – Limited Time Offer

    Over at SeduFlatIronsOnline.com you can now get the top rated Sedu Revolution BCA flat iron for 50% OFF. High end straighteners from brands like Sedu, Chi and others usually run anywhere from $150 – $250. With the discount at seduflatironsonline.com, the final price is only $79.99. This is the biggest discount we have EVER seen on this top rated flat iron, so if you’ve ever even thought about getting a high end flat iron, this is your chance to get one for less.

    Sedu is considered the top hair straightener brand by many top gurus in the industry. Sedu irons have been featured in Allure and many other top beauty and fashion magazines. This offer is only good until May 15, 2011.

    Stila Cosmetics Promotion – Free Full Sized Stila Mascara

    Starting today, Stila is running a promo for a free full sized Major Lash Mascara by Stila plus free shipping on your entire order with any purchase of $40 or more. To get this deal, simply visit this page and then enter code SUMMER11 at checkout. The offer is only good from today until this Friday (April 15, 2011), so act quick if you want to try this Stila Cosmetics mascara.

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    Get a Free MAC Cosmetics Lipstick with the Back to MAC Program

    Although the program has been around for years, many shoppers aren’t aware of MAC’s ongoing Back to MAC program. This program helps protect the environment by promoting the recycling of used makeup compacts and containers. MAC customers can bring in six empty MAC makeup containers in exchange for one new MAC lipstick (excluding Viva Glam Lipsticks). The old makeup compact get recycled and you get free makeup product as a reward.

    To get your free lipstick, you simply need to bring in six empty makeup containers to any MAC Cosmetics counter or to a MAC freestanding store. Or, you can submit your info here and send your containers in by mail. On occasion, MAC freestanding stores will also let you choose an eyeshadow in the place of a lipstick if you would prefer.

    The empty container must be one of the following qualifying containers:

    Eye Shadow Container/Pot
    Trio Compact
    Quad Compact
    Cream Colour Base Compact
    Paint Tube
    Pigment Container
    Mascara Tube
    Liquid Liner Tube
    Powder Compact
    Blush compact
    Lipstick Tube
    Lipglass Tube
    Foundation Bottle
    Foundation Tube
    Foundation Bottle Jar

    Get a Free Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss

    Love Victoria’s Secret lip glosses? You’ll definitely want to get this freebie! This promo is only good until May 4, 2011 and is redeemable in stores only. Just print out this coupon and bring it in to any participating Victoria’s Secret store to get a free full sized Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with your purchase. Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glosses are perfect for spring and summer since they come in fun, bright shades and yummy flavors. Get yours today.