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An adventurous, giggly 20-something-year-old woman who no longer believes that being skinny is the only way to be happy, healthy and beautiful.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free Stuff! What Could Be Better?

I've been an avid follower of the Healthy Hedonista's blog ever since she started it. Natasha's kind and adventurous personality just shine through her blog, so it's always a pleasure to read. One of my favorite things she does is her periodic free giveaways as a way of gaining new followers, so I thought it would be a fun idea to do one of my own!

I haven't yet gotten around to writing about my recent forays into makeup. I plan on writing an entire post on the subject and how putting on makeup fits in with my new efforts to take better care of myself. Essentially my new philosophy, like with my skin, is to first invest in buying a few key quality products (like makeup brushes, my everyday eyeshadow and foundation), but go for the cheaper options for the subsidiary and/or "fun" stuff (like purple eyeshadow and a brow pen). 

For the quality stuff, I go to Sephora. The vast majority of their products are really top-notch, and their sales staff is SPECTACULAR. They always take the time to help me pick out the right stuff (meaning I finally have a foundation that works for my skin!) and even give me a little "makeover" as they teach me how to apply it properly. And Sephora gives out free samples like pediatricians give out stickers, so you can build up your makeup supply that way as well, ;-) ;-) . They're also really great about returns, which is wonderful.

So, those brilliant women who decide to enter will get the chance to win the following great products you can find at Sephora:

Benefit Cosmetics "One Prime Day" Mini Primer Pack

I honestly had no clue there was such a thing as primer in this world until a trip to Sephora a few weeks ago. It's great, because it both makes your makeup look much more smooth AND last longer! Great for busy people! This pack includes a face primer, a balm which minimizes the appearance of pores/fine lines, AND an eye primer!

Sephora Collection Flashy Waterproof Eyeliner -- Flashy Ultra Violet

Sometimes you just feel like doing something crazy and fun; what could be more fun than "flashy ultra violet" eyeliner?

How to Enter -- Complete ALL of the Following Steps:

1. Follow my blog
2. Follow me on Twitter and retweet this post
3. Like me on Facebook and repost this page
4. Leave a comment on this post telling me you've completed steps 1 - 3!

ALSO: if between now and the time I pick the winner you leave a non-contest-related comment on any of my past or future posts you'll be entered a second time! WOW!!

More Info:

I'll be picking the winner on December 9th

If you win, no need to worry about shipping! The winner can simply send me her address in a private message on Facebook or Twitter and I'll mail it out as soon as I can!



  1. Yaaaaaay! I'm so glad to hear that there is someone reading and getting inspired by my blog!

    I LOVE Benefits products, I hope I win! I just liked you on Facebook, already follow you on Twitter, followed the blog, and will be reposting now! :-D

  2. Done and done. Keep up the good work, beautiful! :)