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NOTD – Blue Sparkle

Under incandescent lamp
With flash

 

I’ve been on a glitter kick recently. Today, I decided to go for all-out sparkle in blue. Underneath I wore two coats of Midnight Blue by Sinful Colors and on top, two coats of the glitter Hottie , also by Sinful Colors.

Of course, it was a pain in the butt to remove, but it was gorgeous! The camera doesn’t really give a good idea of the iridescence of the glitter. It’s a wonderful combination for short nails.

FOTD – Late Evening Blush (Tutorial to Come)

Tuesday night, after being very proud of myself for sticking to an eye product no-buy, I was fatally tempted by MAC’s limited edition Coral Crepe paint pot. It arrived today, so I had to do a look with it right away. Here’s the result: evening in paradise, a sunset-ish look featuring Coral Crepe and Motif, Atlantic Blue, and Shadowy Lady eyeshadows.

EmsyJay on YouTube – Seven Deadly Sins 1: Envy

Nail Color: Coco Diamond, Sinful Colors

FACE
L’Oreal True Match foundation – Creme Cafe W8
MAC Deep Plum powder blush

EYES
MAC Sublime Nature paint
MAC Pharoah paint pot
MAC Rated R eyeshadow (LE)
MAC Wondergrass eyeshadow (discontinued LE)
Sephora Chlorophyll Green eyeshadow
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
MAC Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow
Styli-Style Line & Seal 24 – Black
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara – Very Black

LIPS
MAC Gleam lipstick
MAC Moonbathe lipglass (discontinued LE)

EmsyJay on YouTube: Peek-A-Boo Brights

This video is about using a pop of hidden color in an otherwise neutral smoky eye. The key is starting from the top (browbone) and applying a thick line to the upper lashline.

FACE
L’Oreal Color Match foundation – Classic Tan N7
MAC Lady Blush cream blush
MAC Tantone powder blush

EYES
MAC Sublime Nature paint
MAC Electro Sky paint pot
MAC Vex eyeshadow
MAC Smut eyeshadow
NYX Lanikai eyeshadow
Styli-Style Off Black liner

LIPS
MAC Hodgepodge lip pencil
MAC Fresh Brew lipstick
HiP Splendid liquid lipcolor

Lucky Breaks – July 2009

Visit luckymag.com/breaks to enter to win these and other prizes.

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Benefit – $100 gift card

Practically every Lucky staffer has a bottle of the massively popular Benetint, this playful beauty brand’s iconic lip-cheek stain. From the endlessly useful, not-too-shimmery High Beam liquid highlighter to the Instant Brow Pencil in ultra-natural colors, all of Benefit’s products manage to be both fun and problem-solving. Right now we’re hooked on the redness-neutralizing, eye-brightening Lemon Aid eyelid primer, which is like eight hours of sleep in a compact.

See other giveaways by clicking here –> Continue reading Lucky Breaks – July 2009

Sumo Savings from MAC (online only)

SUMO BIG SAVINGS. When you shop online! SAVE 25% June16-18. Use offer code SAVE25 and sweet victory shall be yours and whoever you choose to forward this email to. Get shopping! maccosmetics.com

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Free Stuff from Allure – June 2009

Readers Choice Free Stuff

What’s better than free beauty products? Your favorite free products. Enter starting June 1 and every week day all month long to win a selection of 10,200 items in all. Check out the whole calendar of giveaways.

Free Stuff from Fresh

A winner of both Allure’s Best of Beauty and Readers’ Choice awards, Fresh’s Brown Sugar Body Polish is a product that earns a permanent place in your shower caddy as soon as you try it. Starting June 1, enter to win it, along with Fresh’s best shower gels, soaps, lotions, and more at allure.com/freestuff.

Lucky Breaks – May 2009

This month, log on to lucky.com/breaks to enter to win the following beauty giveaways:

Jouer

This recently redesigned cosmetics line is so clever: All of the eyeshadows, blushes, and even mascaras click together to form one unit, so you can throw it all (or just what you need) in your purse, no makeup bag required. You could win a nine-piece set, including the sheer, moisturizing lip gloss and subtly sparkly bronzer.

Dr. Michelle Copeland

New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Copeland develops skincare with her patients’ needs in mind, addressing everything from dark circles to chapped lips. 313 readers will have a chance to win the non-streaky sunless tanner and the antioxidant-rich Lip Enhancer.

Lucky Breaks – April 2009

Lucky is featuring tons of giveaways for April. Below you’ll find some highlights of special interest to beauty product lovers, but don’t forget to visit the Lucky Breaks website to take advantage of fashion and jewelry sweepstakes as well as daily giveaways through March 31.

To enter to win any of the prizes listed below, visit luckymag.com/breaks.

Lancome

From the iconic smudgy-but-not-too-soft eye pencils to the mascara that spawned months of waiting lists, this glamorous, unmistakably French brand is impossible to resist. Right now, we’re coveting Magnifique, a spicy-floral scent with saffron and rose that is incredibly exotic — not to mention the new, unbelievably good lifting eye cream and the aforementioned bestselling mascara, Oscillation.

Calvin Klein Fragrances

In the 15 years since it was launched, CK One has become a modern classic, and we love its combination of fruity and musky notes more than ever. We’re giving away 200 sets of the unisex scent and body lotion; plus you can log on to http://www.ckone.com to get a free download of the song “We Are One (CK One track),” performed by musician and CK One poster boy Jamie Burke.

Suki

The Triple Cream Eye Definer from this organic beauty company does it all. A rich, blendable eyeshadow/liner/brow color, it also conditions skin and reduces puffiness with rose-hip oil and soothing chamomile. 477 winners will receive on in the universally flattering Amber shade.

Tillia

This newly relaunched line of pretty bath and body products has a fabulously fresh clean-laundry scent and comes in cute, gift-worthy graphic packaging. We’re hooked on the pudding-thick, amazingly nongreasy body butter and the foamy bubble bath.

Decleor

Founded on the principles of aromatherapy, th eplant-based skincare from this Parisian company has soothing floral-herbal scents and is super-effective. We’re giving away five of the most popular products, including the moisturizing, non-streaky Aroma Sun self-tanner.

Nature’s Gate

Vegan and free of parabens, Nature’s Gate uses great-smelling botanicals in its Organics Fruit Blend products for body, skin, and hair. 1,000 winners will get a shampoo, conditioner, and lotion, each full of orange-peel extract and spicy patchouli.

Pur Minerals

The new Pur Rocks allover face color comes in the form of pebbles packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E and has a pinky-bronze color that subtly highlights cheeks, eyes, and lips. Enter for a chance to win one of 535 sets, plus a natural-fiber makeup brush.

LaRocca Skincare

Founded by a co-creator of the fantastic Du Wop cosmetics line, this recently launched skincare collection combines antiaging ingredients, like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, with actual gold particles that promote cell regeneration. You could win the C-Gold serum, which gives skin a gorgeous dewy glow, plus the 24K Gold cleanser, moisturizer, and eye cream.

American Beauty

We’re giving away 500 jars of one of the most luxurious moisturizers we’ve seen recently: the new Ultimate Diamond Restorative Anti-Aging Cream. It contains real diamond powder — which brightens and evens out skin tone — plus hydrating hyaluronic acid and pomegranate extract.

Pevonia Botanica Skincare

This spa line of bath and body products is free from parabens, mineral oil, and artificial colors, and full of potent essential oils. Enter for a chance to win a 19-piece collection, including the soothing lavender-and-ylang-ylang scented bath salts and the moisturizing, fruit-scented olive oil soaps.

Lavera

It’s often difficult to strike the right balanace between gentle and effective, but Lavera’s Lavere skincare products get it just right. Formulated for sensitive skin, they use natural ingredients like acocado oil and coffee extract to hydrate and combat facial lines. The Cooling Roller Ball Eye Gel is especially great; it instantly firms and feels really refreshing.

Sula

We welcome any product that streamlines our beauty routine, and this one truly does. Paint & Peel nail polish takes only two minutes to dry, and as its name suggests, it peels right off when you’re ready, no remover necessary. We’re giving away 370 sets of six fun spring colors.