Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Winter Beauty Essentials and a Giveaway!

When I was younger and going through my awkward adolescent years, I stuck to one, singular beauty routine year round. I won't even get into the unfortunate makeup trends I thought looked so cool as a teenager. If I washed my face at night, I used my tried and true St. Ive's Apricot Scrub and didn't bother to moisturize before bed. I never worried about aging, especially because good skin runs in my family, so I had a pretty inconsistent regimen throughout the years. Once I started noticing the fine lines that typically show up one morning when you least expect them, I became more serious about what I put on my face and switched it up seasonally. This philosophy is even more important to stick to in the cooler months, when unpredictable temperatures and harsh conditions can really do damage to your skin. It can even make your daily cosmetic products look different due to your drier skin and paler complexion. Here are a few beauty products that have worked for me this season.


Toner: L'OCCITANE Immortelle Brightening Water (alcohol free)

Primer: NYX High Definition Studio Photogenic Primer


Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Highlighter: Benefit High Beam

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush


Shadow: MAC eyeshadow in Naked Lunch

Mascara: L'Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black; Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black


Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry

Gloss: Smashbox in Tease; NARS in Greek Holiday


Eau de Parfum: Tocca "Margaux"


In honor of the ever-changing seasons and the release of uber-romantic flick Endless Love starring Alex Pettyfer (swoon) and Gabriella Wilde (gorg) on Valentine's Day, Universal Pictures is helping me give away an awesome gift pack, including a sweet $25 Sephora gift card to get you date-night ready! Enter below using Rafflecopter. Winner will be announced Monday, February 17, 2014. Please read terms and conditions below. 

One (1) winner will receive:
  • $25 Sephora gift card to get date night ready
  • Endless Love EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
  • Endless Love earrings, t-shirt and hair-ties

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Sponsored by Universal Pictures. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Up to 15 entries per person. Winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter generator. Giveaway ends at 12:00 a.m. [midnight] PST on Monday, February 17, 2014. Winner will be announced in a blog post. Winner must respond within three (3) days of announcement to claim prize. If there is no contact by the 4th day, or the winner did not follow the entry rules (i.e. is not a follower), another winner will be chosen at random. 

1 comment:

  1. Black Cherry is a favorite in my makeup bag. Great pick of products!
    the way to my Hart


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