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First Place winners: Windy Cindy, Bridgett from Queen Creek, Mel's Mom, Anna from St. Louis, Mike G. (Wyoming), Brad, Bri-Bri from Marana, Jason Fulton, Karrie from Gilbert, Lisa S. from North Aurora, Jack from Laramie, Joey S. from Batavia, Erica P. from Tucson, Ryan from Tucson, Gem C., Tlea, LW from work, Carole S. from North Aurora, Jeff Sortino, Steve Louis, Joey C. from Tucson, Your Boss, Charlotte, Carol Ann D., Rose from Aurora, Chloe C. from Aurora, Colleen, Annie, Jessica, Brian from Aurora, Bob. L from Illinois, Maryann, James K. from Tucson, Sue Lady, Reva S., Andrea from Willcox, Justin from Willcox, Jean (Cubbies fan), Julie and the boys, and windwalkersteve.
Second Place winners: Karena V, Rosemary H.,Ryan S. (Queen Creek), Eric Burke, Steven V., Frank A., Trevor K., Leila, James F. from Tucson, Caleb S. from Queen Creek, Kylie P. from SLCity Utah, Kathleen K., Chris Burke, Chuck D., Skinny Dude, Zach E., Patsy R., Estella, Chris E., Marco, Donna from Tucson, Scotty from Tucson, Ben P., James B., BMD from Pinetop, Dave J., Dennis P., Rita from Arizona, Toby from Tucson, JB from Vail, Craig L., Yettie from Tucson, Mary Beth Jones (Il), Bob S. from Tucson, Chris T. from TV Valley, Dwayney, Emily from Tucson, Amy from Tucson, Luke from Tanque Verde Valley, and Kelly G. from Tucson.
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Along with dreaming, comes online shopping. I browsed the Old Navy site to find some of their latest Fall creations. Here are some that stood out to me:
A metallic cami, perfect for under a jacket for work and for dining out afterwards.
This wool coast is so adorable and preppy. I think it would be flattering on any figure.
Here is a "fancy" version of a velour sweatsuit to pick up the kids, to run out to Target or to meet a friend for coffee. Just make sure to wear some really cute athletic shoes (think Pumas or Nike Shox), do your hair and makeup and carry an oversized purse.
And finally, a cute alternative to wearing "grubbies" around the house. Some men complain about women wearing baggie sweats and big t-shirts. What guy wouldn't like to see you in this number?
And last but not least, everyone needs a little metallic in their life to shock people. I am thinking if I wore this to work, I would never live it down. On second thought, I think I will go out and buy it tomorrow.
I found this makeup at my new favorite store, CVS and got it for $4! They were offering bonus bucks and I couldn't pass it up. I mean, how bad could it be? I was running out of my very pricey Bobbi Brown and wanted to try something new to prove to myself how great the Bobbi Brown was.
Turns out, this stuff is pretty darn good! I noticed right away that it matched my skin tone perfectly (or at least I thought) and the coverage was a little heavier than the Bobbi Brown, didn't make my skin appear greasy and lasted throughout the day better. I know that Bobbi Brown likes to have "natural" looking makeup, but maybe the "slap and dash" I bought was too natural for me. I have always purchased her bottle foundation and maybe I should try that again.
For now, I will use up this awesome compact and continue to decide if it really works for me. The true test is what my mom says. If she mentions my skin, I will know it's a winner! She is the most honest person when it comes to your makeup. Maybe that is how I became so darn picky and moody!
This is what the company says:
Expertly coordinated makeup and concealer blend for a smooth, seamless finish.
Botafirm™* - infused formulas help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (*Botafirm™ is Revlon's trademark for a line-inhibiting complex of botanicals and hexapeptide.)
This cleanser smells good, does not have an awful taste, doesn't burn my skin as some exfoliating cleansers can and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. It is especially nice after a long workout or after working in the yard. You feel really clean! Also, a little goes a long way so I can see this lasting me quite a long time. I don't know if this will remove your makeup because I don't dare use it on my actual eyelids. I use my gentle removers for that delicate area before and after the shower.
I got mine on sale at CVS and used the in store coupon. I would wait until you see it on sale and check it out. I don't think you will be disappointed.
This is what the L'Oreal says about it:
New, Daily Cellular Renewal for Smoother, Brighter, Fresher Skin
-With Gentle Clay & Polishing Micro-Beads
-Dermatologist tested for gentleness
-Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
All skin types
Now, your daily cleanser helps you create smoother, brighter, fresher skin! Introducing,
Skin Genesis Deep Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser.With gently purifying clay and micro-beads, it deep cleans skin and gently exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving skin purified and residue free.
With BHA and micro-beads, naturally enhances daily cellular renewal to provide smoother, brighter and refresher skin, while complementing your daily Skin Genesis regimen.
Containing a natural cleansing agent, it gently deep-cleans skin and respects natural skin moisture balance.
Felicity Huffman showed off a new hairdo and showed off her strong physique in this silver dress. She is a runner and an inspiration.
Kristin Chenoweth is so amazing and talented. It is no surprise that she can also pull off a form-fitting dress such as this one. She is currently on "Pushing Daisies" but I love her role in the Broadway musical, Wicked!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of my all-time favorites. I think I would have loved this more with her curly hair but I guess she went for the glam look tonight.
Botkier for Target® Clutch - Fuchsia $13.99 (reg $19.99)
Botkier for Target® Satchel - Black $34.99 (reg. $49.99)
This picture was attached to an article in Just Jared:
I have the brown and natural palette and use mine daily. I think this will be quite an investment if you use these colors in your daily routine. At $50 it is quite an investment!
I used the entire container and after using a different cleanser, I ran out to CVS today and bought some more! It was not only on sale, but they were offering a off coupon for $1 off at the display and a $5.99 credit of CVS bucks. I usually don't keep up with those offers, but I remember some awesome moms from Phoenix telling me about how great this program was and how it can really save you money. I figure with all of the beauty products I purchase, I better cut corners somewhere.
So get to CVS today and buy some cleanser! In addition, I purchased the L'Oreal Skin Genesis Purifiying Foaming Cream Cleanser. It smelled so good and the pink packaging sucked me in! I will be reviewing that later this week.
This product is called Anastasia Brow Filler and I got mine at Ulta (Sephora carries it too). It costs $18-20 and has two sides. The filler offers blonde on one end and brunette on the other. The unique formula comes out slightly damp so it can adhere to the skin. I hope they carry this product in an eyeliner soon and use blues and greens. I would buy one in every color.
This product is actually for your brows but I used it as an eyeliner and it worked great. I used the darker side under my eyes and then the lighter color on my brows. It worked effectively and I was quite pleased with the results. The darker shade is not very dark though, but you could use it as a base for another eyeliner. I actually tried this today with the lighter color. I used a small amount as a base and then added a little of my L'Oreal Hip pigment stick and it turned out really nice. Not too dark for the daytime either. After all, who wants to show up at preschool and be the mom decked out in dark makeup? "It's not a fashion show", as my mom would always say.
I quickly washed it with my Thermafuse shampoo for color treated hair and used the conditioner that was included in the box. It was a great conditioner and left my hair feeling soft and moist - not too soft though.
Turns out, the color was great! The next day I saw my friend Erica and we were talking outside in the sunlight. She actually said, "I love your hair color". I couldn't believe she noticed it! I told her I had just done it the night before and she couldn't believe I did my own hair.
I would definitely recommend this product if you are coloring your own hair. It left my hair feeling healthy and the color was perfect.
Here it is folks - a contest for everyone!
Rules: This contest is for US residents only. If you win, you have until 10/2/08 to contact me with your mailing address or I will have to pick another winner. Additional comments will not get you additional entries into the contest. Email me if you have any additional questions.
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Bausch and Lomb has recently teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise up to $400,000 (with a minimum guaranteed $300,000) for the organization. Each time you redeem a coupon for ReNu MultiPlus Solution, Bausch and Lomb will donate $1. If you have already made a purchase, simply enter that code and they will donate $1. The website is renucares.com.
For every coupon printed or code redeemed at the website, you will be entered into the sweepstakes to win a limited edition CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski Elements contact lens case with 646 hand-applied crystal components (valued at $350). The winnners will be announced in November.
If you want to learn more about the fight against breast cancer, visit komen.org.
Avon is having a sale that is good for Mom and good for the kiddies. They are offering a ghost gift bag for only $2.99 when you purchase select items. There are so many good items on sale right now at AVON, just too many to mention! Also, if you shop at Colleen's site, you get free shipping.
This would be the perfect little bag to fill with some goodies for a preschool or grade school teacher. It would also be perfect for a co-worker that you appreciate or a crazy one you want to keep on your good side. You know who I am talking about!
My favorite line at AVON is the Solutions line. Right now they have buy one at regular price (or sale price) and get one at $1.99. Here are some I highly recommend:
For online shopping and free shipping check out Colleen Kinstle's AVON website at: