Monday, October 16, 2017

Time To Enter The Mega Blog Hop Giveaway




Today I’ve joined up with 34 other beauty bloggers to do a Mega Beauty Blog Hop GIVEAWAY! If you are unfamiliar what a blog hop is, it’s pretty simple. Each lady in the hop is giving away something beauty related. All of the prizes are from cruelty-free brands. You can click through from one blog to another, entering the giveaways as you go. I recommend that you keep track of your entries by paying attention to the numbered list. You do not need to enter all in a single sitting. Come back and complete all entries by October 31st.

You can enter 1, 10, 20 etc. or all of the individual giveaways that are linked below. If you enter all 35 of these individual giveaways, then you’ll be eligible to enter to win the grand prize of $350 Paypal Cash. Think of the things you could buy with that!

The Grand Prize entry form is on every one of the participating blogs, so you only need to enter once at the blog that you end on. All entries will be verified once the giveaway is over, so please give us a few days to announce the winners. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won’t be disqualified! This blog hop giveaway will run for 2 weeks, ending on October 31st at 11:59pm EST and is open to all.

In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you for your patience!

Ready to start hopping? Well, first things first — you’ve gotta enter my giveaway!

The prize on my blog is 1 TooFaced Cosmetics Chocolate Bon Bon Eyeshadow Palette which I purchased for giveaway.

To participate, fill out my Rafflecopter Giveaway form, and then go to the Mega Blog Hop Giveaway widget to enter to win the grand prize.  Good luck!

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  1. Makeup Obsessed Mom
  2. Notes from My Dressing Table
  3. Thefabzilla
  4. The Feminine Files
  5. Beauty and Fashion Tech
  6. Portrait of Mai
  7. Realizing Beauty
  8. Style, Decor & More
  9. NorahLovesMakeup
  10. I Like to Talk A Lot
  11. My Beauty Bunny
  12. Beauty Info Zone
  13. Collective Beauty
  14. Geniabeme

  15. Phyrra
  16. The Plastic Diaries
  17. Ahleessa 4 Realz
  18. HashtagFabLife
  19. My Highest Self
  20. Polarbelle

  21. Just Tiki
  22. Brighter, Darling
  23. Haus of Hounds
  24. XO, Noelle
  25. Kate Loves Makeup
  26. ColorSutraa
  27. The Daily Nail
  28. Glam and Uncensored
  29. Keely's Nails
  30. From My Vanity
  31. Beaumiroir

  32. We Heart This
  33. Prime Beauty
  34. Chick Lit Plus
  35. PolishGalore
  36. And now for the GRAND PRIZE entry!! Do not enter until you have completed ALL 35 beauty blogger giveaways. All entries will be verified. Good Luck!
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

2nd Week Of October - Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads


Welcome to the weekly best of the best in the blogosphere.  I hope you'll enjoy our highlights from the past week.

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is thrilled that the perfumers at Scent Trunk created a custom fragrance just for her based on her actual scent preferences. It's a must for scent lovers and the perfect affordable holiday gift too!

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares some of the best hair trends from New York Fashion Week with Tresseme!

Our friends at Beauty Junkees are committed to supporting Breast Cancer Research. To that end, they are donating 20% of the sales price of a select group of products and the items will ship free. Read Prime Beauty's review of these great products that also do good.

Have you checked out GLOSSYBOX Beauty Boxes lately? If not, one look at their October box is all you will need to see why Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t wait for their November box!

Are you a nail polish lover? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone bit her nails for 30 years. By the looks of her KBShimmer collection you can see that she's over that bad habit!

I'm sure many of you like to use pretty patterned makeup tools. See the Vintage Cosmetics line that Stacie of Makeup Obsessed Mom recently discovered. It's both pretty and affordable.

Pre Heels is a new innovative foot spray that protects your feet from all manners of pain. Polarbelle brings you the best thing to happen to feet since...well, ever.

It isn't often that Christa from Realizing Beauty gets wooed by drugstore makeup but the Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection has swept her off her feet.

15 Minute Beauty loves Chanel nail polish, but hated the chipping. Until now! She can get 5 days of wear from her Chanel manicure! Here's how she does it!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

You'll Want Pre Heels For The Best Feet Of Your Life


One of the companies I met with while attending Cosmoprof North America in 2017 was Pre Heels, a spray-on anti-friction flexible barrier designed to save your feet from blisters.  Dana Ward, the founder and owner of Pre Heels was so much fun!!!  Sometimes when you meet with a brand in person, you connect with the product or the owner, and in this case, both.  We just adored Dana, (sympatico!), and couldn't wait to give this new product a try.

flexible friction blister barrier feet spray

Pre Heels is a unique aerosol spray that is used for all the rub spots you might have in your shoes.  It flexes with your foot without breaking and is durable all day while it gives protection from pain and blister inducing rubbing.  It is a clear spray so if you have opened toed shoes, it won't show, but don't spray it on your pedicure or it will dull the shine while it's on.

Usually I carry a ton of bandaids when I wear boots or shoes for long periods of time but Pre Heels has been all I need for foot comfort.  I've been really impressed from the first time I tried it.  My feet have their little troubles from wearing small shoes as a child, so when I'm somewhere that I'll be walking for a long time, such as a large trade show like CPNA, I will bandaid up my feet and still get blisters.  Dana has saved my feet with Pre Heels!!  And it's so comfortable.

Just spray it on your tender spots, wait 45 seconds and spray a second time, if you like.  Pre Heels won't rub off in your shoes.  To remove it, lightly scrub your feet in the bath or shower.  It takes just a little effort to rub it off of your feet.  I'm impressed with the safe barrier it gives my feet in shoes and I'm impressed that it lasts until I decide to remove it.  Hubs has used this on his shoulders while hauling my heavy bags of stuff around CPNA and when we go for photo shoots with the same success.

This is a truly amazing product that your feet won't want to be without.  It's available in the 1.5 oz size that I have which fits easily into your bag for just $14.99 and the larger 2.5 oz for $22.99.  Your feet will tell you it's a bargain at any price.  You'll seriously want to enter all the dance contests you can once you have this product!

Ingredients:
  1. Dimethyl Ether: propellant that enables the formulation to be sprayed evenly in a mist. This is an organic compound and common aerosol propellant that does not harm the ozone.
  2. Mixed Acetate Solvents: liquids designed to evaporate quickly to leave the protective barrier on your skin. All of these have been shown to be completely safe over decades of use in consumer nail polishes.
  3. Acrylate copolymers: safe, plastic-like particles that sit on the skin and bond together once dry to form a barrier. These are also used in nail polishes and other common coatings.
  4. Non-pthalate plasticizer: helps make the barrier flexible so that it can move and flex with your skin. This ingredient is even approved for use with food contact. 
  5. Siloxanes: allows the barrier to feel soft and smooth on your skin. This is a common smoothing agent used in deodorants, hair sprays & facial moisturizing creams. 
flexible friction blister barrier feet


You can learn more about Pre Heels on their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.   Pre Heels is also available on HSN.com.  Trust me on this, you'll enjoy having happy feet.  My feet never smiled at me before I met Dana Ward and Pre Heels.

How about you?  Do your dogs bark like pained little puffers when you spend hours on your feet?  Are your feet leaving you messages all over social media that they'd like to try Pre Heels?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

September '17 Beauty Triumphs & Tragedies - My Favorites For The Month


My September Beauty Triumphs and Tragedies video is now live on Youtube.  I have some favorites that made the cut, a couple things that I'm still on the fence about, and a couple of things that I've given the boot.  I've linked to my previous youtube and blog reviews next to the products I've covered in case you want to know more.


PRODUCTS MENTIONED: (with links to my other reviews)
*pr Frederick Fekkai BlowOut Spray
*pr Frederick Fekkai Blowout Sealing Serum
*pr Curel Ultra Healing Lotion
Kat Von D Lock It Cream Concealer
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte and Shimmer Stix: https://youtu.be/9rTHcdonYLw & http://bit.ly/2wVKttx

TooFaced X Kandee Johnson Candy Glow Highlighter: https://youtu.be/BqyXM9cRhqg & http://bit.ly/2y4fcCX
Too Faced X Kandee Johnson Candy Liner: https://youtu.be/BqyXM9cRhqg & http://bit.ly/2y4fcCX
Tarte Cosmetics Goddess Glow Highlighter: https://youtu.be/hnydGo9zk_U & http://bit.ly/2fUVcdG
Eddie Funkhouser blushes: https://youtu.be/9rTHcdonYLw
LORAC Venice Beach and Malibu Palettes: https://youtu.be/J4CxHQPhMpE & http://bit.ly/2wG8vWi

Buxom Lip Plumping Liner in Hush Hush
Nyx Luv Out Loud Liquid Lipsticks: https://youtu.be/2fAne4Vv6tY
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Matte Foundation: https://youtu.be/OfjlU7R8K1k & http://bit.ly/2wG8vWi
Fenty Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak Kilawatt Highlighter
TooFaced Cosmetics Peach Perfect Setting Powder
Ciate Solstice Highlighter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Highlighting palette https://youtu.be/kOsyPxeaD8A
Lorac Ocean Sunset Palette: https://youtu.be/J4CxHQPhMpE & http://bit.ly/2y9ZMfp
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lipgloss: https://youtu.be/9rTHcdonYLw
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette: https://youtu.be/zCgMEokGPK4 & http://bit.ly/2yyfxAW

I'd love to hear what some of your September favorites have been.  And even some of your phooies.  Did you find anything that you really love in September?  What are you looking forward to wearing for fall?

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