Congrats to rita and MyFawny for winning the “The Makeup Show” tickets giveaway. I just need you guys to shoot me an email letting me know your full name and which day you would like to attend (Sunday or Monday) and I will get you all hooked up.
Just to let you guys know, even if you didn’t win tickets, there are still tickets available. In fact, you can still get “Advance Purchase” tickets ($45/one day & $70/both days) until 5pm, tomorrow the 14th. After that, you can still try to get tickets at the door (if available) for $65/one day & $85/both days (tax not included).
Remember, I will be going on Sunday, the 17th. Can’t wait to see you there!
I know that several of you don’t have a Beauty Brands near you, but for those of you that do, here is a great special for keeping your tips and toes in tip top shape for sandal season (yep, I kinda rolled my eyes at that sentence, too. Ha!)
Beauty Brands is a Salon/Spa/Retail Store with everything from skincare, haircare and cosmetics. They also have one of the largest selecions of nail care/polishes around me, at least. They also team up with OPI for exclusive colors every once in a while – this time it’s “Berry Extraordinary” – a blue based pink berry that is pretty and bright (I was wearing it last week, as a matter of fact.). So, this special has “Berry Extraordinary” on sale for $4.98 (reg. $8.50), which is very good. But what makes this special so great is the fact that Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is $4.98 (reg. $9.98) and CND Stickey Base Coat is $.98 (reg. $6.95). These are just crazy cheap for two of the most widely used mani/pedi basics.
You need to get yourself to a local Beauty Brands store and pick these up before July 5th, as they don’t sell online. (Or maybe ask someone *ahem* very sweetly, and they might be able to help you out at their local store).
I tend to be more of a lipgloss than a lipstick kind of girl. However, there are times I want to look pulled together a bit more, with a bit more “stay” to my lip color and I need a lipstick. I do tend to pick the same kinds of colors each time, just due to the fact that I get hesitant about picking a color that just won’t work. Maybe I put too much thought into it. Ha!
Max Factor and Total Beauty have teamed up with a fun quiz to help me (and you) to find out which lipstick shade matches our personalities. They say:
“Soft on the inside yet bold on the outside, highly pigmented lip colors can speak volumes about your personality — before you’ve uttered a word. Find out which shade of the beauty editor- and consumer-favorite MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor you should be wearing.“
After taking the quiz, the color it picked for me wasn’t something I would have picked up for myself at first, but I will def take a look at it when I go to the store, as I *do* love a mauve:
Your ideal Vivid Impact Lip Color: Ms. Terious
Some might describe you as demure, but if they really knew you, they’d see the fire within. A die-hard romantic, you prefer to express your emotions through your eyes, and on most occasions, a sultry smokey eye. Keep this mauve-y nude shade, one of 20 highly pigmented colors, on hand for muted (yet soft and kissable) lips.
Go on and take the quiz and let me know what color it says about you. I would love to know if you agree with it, or if it gives you an idea of something new to try.
As you guys that follow me on twitter (and if you don’t, why not??) already know, I am going to be in New York City next weekend to attend The Makeup Show. I am unbelieveably excited to get to make it out there for it, as I just know it is going to be a great event. And, I have an opportunity to make it even more fun – I get to give away tickets to it for *TWO* winners (and a plus 1 each, too).
I know it’s short notice, but if you have even had the passing thought to go, please enter, because 1) it’s a great opportunity and 2) I would love to see you there! So, let’s do this, leave me a comment telling me you want a ticket between now and Tuesday, May 12th at Midnight CST and I will pick two winners at random Wednesday, the 13th, morning. How’s that sound?
Oklahoma is not known as a hub for fashion. In fact, anything we saw on tv or in magazines, we knew wouldn’t come close to being in our area for a good 9mo to a year from then. So, we got to live vicariously through the magazines, showing what was popular on the coasts. The magazines always made the Fashion Week runway shows so glamorous. I had always said, “Someday, missy, you’re going to go see a show.” Well, I haven’t made it to one yet, but Redken
is giving me (and you) a chance to make that happen.
Redken is holding their second Fashion Insider contest, where one lucky winner will have a chance to become Redken’s “Backstage Blogger” at New York’s Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Week! Redken is offering one lucky person the chance to go behind the scenes and share on BellaSugar.com their backstage experience at NY Fashion Week – just visit Fashion Insider 09 to enter between now and June 15th. Now, there is a small essay involved, but don’t worry – give it a shot and see if you can be more creative than me.