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A Bag of Fun!

Check it out!  I’ve started a partnership with a company to help promote different brands of fun stuff.

You guys get to get the benefit of my research because every week or so, I am hosting a contest!

This week, the brand is

Bag Blaze provides personalized purses and bags for you fashion mavens!  For more than 10 years, they have provided on trend fashion accessories for $39.95 (hence the blaze, since it’s a blazing hot deal).  Their contemporary and swank collection of bags offers options for a variety of situations or events, from dressy satchels to slouchy hobos for happy hours to evening clutches for date nights and casual totes for the workplace or everyday carryall.

This week BagBlaze is giving away a bag to one lucky reader!  Enter this week’s drawing for a chance to win the purse of your choice from BagBlaze!

 This giveaway ends at 5pm PT on Sunday.

They like me! They really really like me! **WINNERS ANNOUNCED**

Wow! You guys are awesome! I love all the Facebook comments and discussions!

When I first started this blog and the corresponding Facebook page, I was doing it mostly for myself – to have a page to keep track of all the items I wanted to try, had tried, had loved, had hated. But it has turned in to so much more!  Now, it’s a community, where anyone can post thoughts, ideas, raves and things that have gone wrong.

While I have been a bit quiet over the last month due to a perpetual cold and the madness around Thanksgiving (not to mention that pesky day job), I’m back and hope to give you lots of Holiday Newness in the upcoming days!

In celebration of 400 Facebook Likes, I am giving away a secret Holiday Beauty Bag to one of my readers!  I’m not going to tell you what’s in it, but it will be fabulous, fun, and flirty!

To enter, please complete the form below and let me know how you read me!
Congratulations to Vanessa Fusion and Anne Vascardi for winning my Holiday Cheer 400 Likes Giveaway!


Are you Ready to win?

I love BlogHer.  BlogHer is a network of women writers, bloggers, and readers, that focuses on empowering us to build a community around what we read, write, and talk about every day.

As a BlogHer reader, and also a member I occasionally get access to review products, but I also get access to read about other people reviewing products.  Sometimes these are sponsored, but most often is the best women writer search engine out there!  By searching in BlogHer for “Bare Escentuals Ready”, I cam across a promotion that several bloggers are running, in which you can enter to win a Ready Duo.  Since I am working on building my collection, I am writing about this amazing opportunity to win a duo!

Several bloggers are participating, and you can enter to win too!  Part of the fun of this contest is that I get to find new bloggers to add to my list of must reads, but also, community in blogging.  BlogHer allows me to network, learn, and…hopefully win!

To enter, check out

Fab 50 Review


Big Mama 


Raising Colorado









Thank you!

Thank you so much everyone for your AWESOME comments!  It’s so much fun to hear everyone’s stories!

My own makeup story is pretty hilarious, which is why I started this blog.  I hope you’ll stick around to see what happens!  I turned 39 a few weeks ago, and I’m bound to make this year my best yet!

Congratulations to Amanda Mendez for winning the eye bag:











Congratulations to Vanessa Young for winning the lip bag:


**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** You like me! You really really like me!

Hi Everyone!

WOW!  Thanks for reading!  I’ve reached that magical number of 250 Facebook followers with another 85 or so here.
So, I thought I’d celebrate!

I love makeup, as you can tell, and I have collected some really fun products.  I use a lot of different brands, and I will be giving away two goodie bags with random pretties to a couple of lucky followers!

So I’d like you to tell me about yourself.

-When did you first get in to makeup?

-What is your favorite brand?  Why?  Do you have a brand you HATE?  Why?

-What is your holy grail product?  Meaning, what product could you NOT live without?  I’d love to know why!


  • You must leave a comment here to be eligible to win.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • There are two goodie bags, please specify eyes or lips.
  • If there are less than 10 entries, I will only give away one bag.
  • Open internationally
  • you may not have won a giveaway in the last 6 months.

Happy glossing!


**Please note that the contents of the bags are random, and no substitutions.  If you don’t like something, please take advantage of the swapping on Makeup Alley or give to a friend!


I like you! I really really do!

Not be outdone by the ULTA gift, Bare Escentuals has a great “LIKE US” contest right now on Facebook.  They’re giving away 1000 sets of the Naturally Luminous 30 day trial set, which includes:

I have been using the cleanser and the Moisturizer for Dry Skin, and so far I love the way it feels.  I entered too, because I haven’t tried the eye treatment or the Combo Skin moisturizer!