Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Looking for a bonanza of bronzers? Look no further than our Bronzer Contest!

Looking for a bonanza of bronzers? Look no further than our Bronzer Contest!: "
 You have heard me go on and on about the wonder of bronzers this year but it's so hard to decide on just which one to get, I know! So why have just one bronzer when you can have eight of them?!  We want to send you:

Dior Dior Skin Nude Glow healthy Glow Summer Powder - Sunset
Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons - Blondes
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel - Terre d'Or
Yves Saint Laurent Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder - 3
Lancome Star Bronzer Intense - 03
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer
Quo Baked Bronzer - Bronze Goddess
Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer - Sunlight

Sound like something you might want? Read on then...This contest is open to everyone everywhere and it's very easy to enter, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow (if you aren't a follower you can sign up through Google or Facebook - signups are in the right sidebar)

1 entry for following and leaving a comment answering the question - what bronzer do you love right now (or have been craving) and which of these are you most looking forward to having in your hot little hands? Please also leave your e-mail so we can find you if you win!

And for extra entries you can do one or both of the following:
1 entry for following Beautycrazedcan on Twitter and  tweeting the contest
3 entries if you post this contest as a post or on the sidebar of your blog

If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter and then e-mail your info to info@beautycrazed.ca, please put "Bronzer Contest" in the subject line.  Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw!Winner to be decided by random drawing and you have until July 15th to enter. Good Luck!



- Lisamarie -
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You Glow Girl

You Glow Girl: "
I have been hooked on using serums morning and night for over five years.  I first learned of them  from Dr. Denese on a channel 13 fundraiser.  This is what I said about her in a blog I wrote in May of 2008.  Hey!  I'm quoting me!  'Enter Dr. Denese, also a PBS celebutant. A Hungarian blond, of a certain age and a definite glow. I was so intrigued by what she was 'teaching', instead of selling, that I actually took notes. Dr. Denese's skin care philosophy is backed up with a whole lotta science and boils down to 5 simple steps: 1) Cleanse 2) Tone 3) Exfoliate with glycolic acid 4) Apply a 'serum' with a watery consistency to 5) Bind with an application of a 'fatty' night creme. It all resonated well with me, and I follow this regimen nightly'....and still do, though I do take exception with watery.

My preferred consistency is more 'gel like' than watery and never oily  From my experience, those are the ones that will leave you glowing and over the years I have tried dozens.  I am quite fond of Dr. Gerald Imber's Skin Brightener from his Youth Corridor lineSo apparently was Diane, my Skin Brightener giveaway winner, whom recently wrote to me about her experience.   Diane did notice her own great results, but when they were enthusiastically confirmed by her visiting Mom, whom she had not seen for many months, she sweetly insisted she take it home with her. It is indeed a terrific serum it's also a wee mucho dinero at $95 an ounce and Diane sadly bid it adios.


I am also a Lumene fan, a Finnish company that uses exotic botanicals in its product that are amazingly effective on the skin and the wallet.  I recently received  a sample of their Premium Beauty Rejuvenating Instant Serum.  It smells fantastic and this velvety potion left my skin as dewy and glowing as Youth Corridor's Skin Brightener.  Below are the specifics about the product, but I will cut to the chase and tell you that I did a little digging and found this on line at CVS for $22.49 with free standard shipping!

PREMIUM BEAUTY Rejuvenating Instant Serum

This effective serum helps to strengthen the skin's structure and improve its suppleness. Instantly restores the skin's natural glow: your skin feels pleasant and looks smoother and more beautiful. Nourishes and protects against the effects of ageing and pigment changes. 
 
Made in Finland, with Arctic sea buckthorn. a rare, handpicked berry which grows wild at the arctic sea coast. The beneficial effects have been known in nutrition for centuries. Due to a very short period of growth in the Arctic, the wild plants become more powerful than plants that are cultivated or grown in other areas of the world. Contains over 90% of natural ingredients.  Leaves the skin feeling ultra-comfortable and looking visibly smoother, velvety and more even toned. Arctic sea buckthorn + peptides for nurtured skin: activate cell regeneration and skin functions; help to reduce appearance of wrinkles; enhance the suppleness of mature skin. Paraben-free.

So Diane, it may not be free this time, but at least it's an affordable replacement for you, for me, for Mom and my readers...who knows?  Maybe even Dr. Denese.

xox,
DD




 
 
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Come admire the Lancôme and Denis Gagnon Alice In Wonderland inspired dress and stay for the Contest!

Come admire the Lancôme and Denis Gagnon Alice In Wonderland inspired dress and stay for the Contest!: "
Last night I attended the Lancôme Luminato presentation of Denis Gagnon's Alice in Wonderland inspired dress - and I must admit, it was magical! Pictures don't do justice to how truly fairytale like it is - if you are in Toronto you can visit it for free in the Wintergarden Lobby at 225 King Street West until June 19th - it's absolutely worth the trip!
in the Wintergarden Lobby in Toronto from June 10th-19th, 2011.
225 King Street West, Toronto
in the Wintergarden Lobby in Toronto from June 10th-19th, 2011.
225 King Street West, Toronto
I was thrilled to meet Denis Gagnon in person and he was very happy to pose for me with his beautiful dress! I wonder how he would feel about me borrowing it for a couple of hours for the gala tonight...?
This is the lovely Wendy who insists that when she gets makeovers, she always ends up looking like a tranny, I would believe she was a girl with this one!
Another highlight of the event were makeup touchups inspired by Lora Spiga's beauty sketch for the dress and very excitingly, I even got to meet Lorna herself who told me she had seen my Lancôme Bronze Azure swatches post and thought that I did a great job with it!  That's like the Pope telling someone that they're a good Catholic! I was trying not to be too stalkerish with my camera so I'm sorry I don't have a picture of her, needless to say, her makeup was perfect!
Lancôme is wise enough to realize that we have the best readers ever and seeing all your comments on how much you like the blush from the collection, they were so kind in offering up some for a giveaway!  So up for grabs is 5 Lancôme Desert Rose Blushes!  They did ask me to limit the contest to Canada but I'm a bad listener so here's the deal - 4 blushes will go to Canadians and the other 1 will go to the US or internationally!  Just leave a comment letting us know that you follow (if you aren't a follower you can sign up through Google or Facebook - signups are in the right sidebar and the Google one is also on the top left in the black bar)

1 entry for following and leaving a comment answering the question - what is your all time favourite
Lancôme  product? I also need to know what country you are in! as well as your e-mail so we can find you if you win!

And for extra entries you can do one or all of the following:
1 entry for following @Beautycrazedcan on Twitter and  tweeting the contest
1 entry for following @Lancomecanada on Twitter
3 entries if you post this contest as a post or on the sidebar of your blog

If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter and then e-mail your info to info@beautycrazed.ca, please put '
Lancôme Contest" in the subject line.  Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw!Winners to be decided by random drawing and you have until June 24th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -
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Sigma Beauty $350 Summer 2011 Giveaway (Winners Every Month)

Sigma Beauty $350 Summer 2011 Giveaway (Winners Every Month)

Barneys New York Giveaway - GIVENCHY!

Barneys New York Giveaway - GIVENCHY!: "Barneys New York Giveaway - GIVENCHY!
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How would you love to win a gorgeous GIVENCHY Handbag ? Well, Barney's is having this amazing giveaway and entering is easy and only takes a second to enter. This bag is gorgeous and I'm not one who's really into handbags. It's black, just the perfect size to hold the necessities that we women always need at our disposable and it goes with any outfit. It's an all season bag and is just perfect in every way. What more can I possibly say but enter today. You don't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 CEW Beauty Awards – And the Winner Is…

2011 CEW Beauty Awards – And the Winner Is…: "

For 17 years, the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) have recognized the creme de la creme in beauty – spearheading trends by acknowledging the most innovative beauty products in the industry.  Each product that is up for consideration goes through a rigorous selection process; voted on by 4,000 professionals in the field, as well as the CEW’s board of governors. 139 finalists will make it through, only to go through an additional selection process – whittling the number down to fit the 26 categories of the CEW Beauty Awards.


The 2011 CEW Beauty Awards are broken down into 10 major categories: Bath & Body, Facial Skin Care, Hair, Makeup, Men’s Grooming, Scent, Sun, Indie Beauty Award, Eco Beauty Award, and the first annual Best Seller Award. Today, we are proud to announce 5 of the 2011 CEW Beauty Award winners that call Beauty Collection home!


Bath & Body Prestige: Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream


 


fresh brown sugar cream 2011 CEW Beauty Awards   And the Winner Is...This ultra-rich hand cream is customized for the most dry and dehydrated hands.  Offering up to 6 hours of moisture, the whipped cream formula melts into the skin, leaving your hands silky smooth.  Free of Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates, GMOs and Triclosan, the natural hand cream is infused with precious oils, softening brown sugar, nourishing shea butter, and restorative vitamin E. Available at Beauty Collection Calabasas and Malibu.


 


 


 


 


Hair: Bumble and Bumble Mending Masque


 


bumble bumble mending masque en 2011 CEW Beauty Awards   And the Winner Is...Does your hair feel dull and dry?  Do you suffer from damage from the sun or color-treatments?  The Bumble and Bumble Mending Masque is perfect for hair that has been colored, straightened, or permed, using it’s supercharged formula to strengthen and restore your locks.  Use it once a week as a detangler or leave-in conditioner for a life-changing effect!  Available now at all Beauty Collection locations.


 


 


 


 


 


Hair: Ojon Volumizing Brush-On Mousse


 


6710185 2011 CEW Beauty Awards   And the Winner Is...Bring vibrancy and life to fine, limp, flat hair using the Ojon Volumizing Brush-On Mousse.  This innovative product uses a specially designed brush-on tool to distribute the mousse, making application mess-less.  Ojon’s carefully formulated mousse instantaneously revives limp hair, delivering maximum body, lift and bounce, while allowing for a flexible hold.  Available now at all Beauty Collection locations.


 


 


 


 


 


Makeup: Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15


 


Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment 2011 CEW Beauty Awards   And the Winner Is...This summer, give your lips the attention they deserve with the Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment. One of the line’s best sellers, the Lip Treatment offers sheer coverage or buildable color, while protecting your pucker from the harsh summer sun.  With an  SPF 15, the Lip Treatment uses sugar to moisturize, as well as a number of healing oils and protective waxes to treat dry, chapped lips.  Available now at Beauty Collection Malibu and Calabasas.


 


 


 


 


Indie Beauty Award: Blow


 


Blow Hair Products Reviews Free shipping over 35 2011 CEW Beauty Awards   And the Winner Is...


Created by the experts at Blow, the award winning New York Blow Dry Bar, this exclusive collection of “blow dry care” products was designed to provide better blow dry results at home.  Nourishing, yet weightless, Blow provides all the protection you need and the lasting style you want from voluminous body, sleek & shiny, wavy curls and every style in between. Free of sulfates and parabens that deplete hair and limit the life of your blow out. 100% Keratin compliant.


 




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MAC Cosmetics Surf Baby Giveaway

TheMakeUpDivas is doing an Incredible giveaway containing many of the gorgeous products from one of MAC's newest Collections, MAC Cosmetics Surf Baby Collection and this is one contest nobody can afford to miss!

HURRY, HURRY, you have a few days left to enter this incredible giveaway for many items from one of MAC's newest and freshest make up collections and one of my Personal MAC Favorites! This collection, appropriately named MAC's Surf Baby, has the most beautiful summertime colors that I've seen in a long time. The colors are bright but not over the top. I don't think there's any item in this collection that I don't love. This is a BIG giveaway and you could be the lucky one to win. However, in order to win, you must enter. Entering is a snap and will only take a few minutes. So get to it and who knows, you may be the lucky winner wearing these beautiful, colorful shades all summer long. Much thanks to TheMakeUpDivas for making this giveaway possible. Please follow the directions below to enter. AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!!!


MAC Cosmetics Surf Baby Giveaway: "Hey guys, summer is finally here and what a perfect time to offer you a chance to win some makeup from the MAC Surf Baby collection. The winner of this giveaway will receive the following:





1 Naturally Eccentric Lipstick

1 Bust Out! Lipstick

1 Girl On Board Lipglass

1 Ocean Dip Nail Lacquer

1 Crushed Metallic Pigment SET in Surf The Ocean (consists of 4 pigments)

1 Sun Blonde Eye Shadow

1 Surf USA Eye Shadow















OPEN TO: USA RESIDENTS ONLY



Contest Ends: Tuesday July 5 2011 at 9:00 PM EST



Please read these Rules before entering this giveaway.



Winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here on this post. I will also notify the winner via email as well, so please make sure you leave your email address in your comment.






{TO ENTER}








MANDATORY






*Leave a comment telling me what your all time favorite MAC product is.




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EXTRA ENTRIES



'Leave a separate comment for each entry that you do'




1. 'LIKE' THE MAKEUP DIVAS on Facebook. (let me know your Facebook name in a comment)(worth 1 entry)



2. 'FOLLOW' @THEMAKEUPDIVAS on Twitter. (Quick way to follow: hover over my twitter handle(@THEMAKEUPDIVAS) and click the follow button.) (let me know your twitter name in a comment)(worth 1 entry)



3. 'TWEET' about this giveaway using these words (or your own) with a link back to this post:. Enter to win MAC Cosmetics Surf Baby @TheMakeupDivas (once a day) (leave the tweeted link in a comment)(worth 1 entry per each tweet)



4. 'SUBSCRIBE' or FOLLOW by email, feed or Google Friend Connect to The Makeup Divas. Leave your name in a comment.(worth 1 entry)



5. 'BLOG' about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post. (post the link in your comment; don't forget to leave 2 comments) worth 2 entries.





Good luck to everyone!!



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Disclaimer: The featured product/products for this giveaway have been provided by the PR Rep of the manufacturer.








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Monday, June 13, 2011

SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24

SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24

Summer Giveaway

Summer Giveaway

A New Spin on Skin Care | In With Skin

A New Spin on Skin Care | In With Skin

How would you like to win The Nutra Sonic Professional Brush Cleansing System? And what exactly is this beauty gadget? It is beauty tool similar to the Clarisonic only costs a lot less. This beauty tool operates by gently emitting a sonic frequency, allowing the attached brush head to gently exfoliate your skin, eliminating the dead cells from the upper layers of the skin. These dead skin cells build up on your skin, particularly your face, accentuating fine lines, give your skin the appearance of uneven skin tone, cause dryness, and are responsible for giving the skin an overall appearance of looking older. The Nutra Sonic is gentle enough to use twice daily and you'll be surprised at just how much more make up and other dirt this machine will remove from your face at the end of the day, cleansing your pores and reducing or eliminating breakouts completely.

And most importantly,by removing these dead skin cells, your skin will now absorb all those expensive creams and serums you put on your face, allowing these products to penetrate into the inner layers of the skin where they can do the most good. Without proper exfoliation, these serums and creams just sit on top of the skin, which is the equivalent of throwing your money in the garbage.

The Nuta Sonic Professional Cleansing System is a natural approach to skincare that will leave your skin glowing, feeling extremely soft, like when you were a teenager. Even after your first use, your skin will appear as if an entire layer of old, tired, dry skin had been removed revealing a radiance that will have your friends whispering and wondering if you've had "some work done".

The Nutra Sonic comes with three interchangeable facial brushes, which is perfect for all skin types. Even those with sensitive skin, as I do, can use this machine without any negative side effects. It also comes with a brush for normal skin as well as a brush to be used for exfoliation on any area of your body.

So don't forget to enter this contest today. You have nothing to loose but dead skin cells and some fine lines!

NIA 24 Giveaway

NIA 24 Giveaway

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Giveaway: Win the bareMinerals Love & Happiness Collection (5 winners)

Giveaway: Win the bareMinerals Love & Happiness Collection (5 winners): "To celebrate the 35th birthday of bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals, we've got Love & Happiness Collections for 5 lucky winners! (This giveaway ends on 6/13/11)


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DOLE® Salads Inspired Kitchen Sweepstakes

DOLE® Salads Inspired Kitchen Sweepstakes: "You could win a $50,000 kitchen makeover and design consultation with Candice Olson! Plus, more prizes! Enter now!"

Monday, June 6, 2011

Win It! Sirius Skinsonic Giveaway!

Win It! Sirius Skinsonic Giveaway!: "Several months ago I told you about the miraculous Sirius Skinsonic. If you've always wanted to try the Clarisonic brush but was in sticker shock, you really need to check out the Skinsonic. I conducted quite a comparasion here. Now you too can try "

Giveaway: Stunning Nino Bossi Top Zip Hippo Bag

Giveaway: Stunning Nino Bossi Top Zip Hippo Bag: "

nino bossi giveaway

We are already running one great giveaway thanks to Modnique – the site to go to for flash boutique sales. And now we have this amazing Nino Bossi Top zip hippo bag to giveaway to one lucky CraftGossip reader.

The giveaway is in celebration of the upcoming sale event of Nino Bossi handbags on Modnique. The…




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Win a Trip for 2 to Costa Rica

Win a Trip for 2 to Costa Rica