Win It! China Glaze Off Shore Collection Giveaway (5 Winners)


China Glaze Off Shore Collection

So what if September is on the way? This California girl is just not ready to give up summer yet, and you’re probably not either! Don’t get me wrong, I love my jewel tones and sweaters (and I’ll be covering fall products in a few weeks), but there’s something so fun about brights that makes me want to wear them year-round. Bright toes? Yes, PLEASE! And let’s not forget how great brightly pigmented nail polish shades are great for nail art, 365 days a year.

This summer, I’ve adorned my tootsies with several shades from the China Glaze Off Shore Collection, and I’ve received compliments when I wear sandals. I’d have to say my fave shades are Wait n’ Sea, Sun Upon My Skin, and X-Ta-Sea, but I’d love to hear your personal faves.

And guess what? You also have a chance to win one of five complete sets of the Off Shore Collection!

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Left to right: Sea’s the Day, Stoked to Be Soaked, If in Doubt, Surf it Out

  • Sea’s the Day — Rich red crème 
  • Stoked to Be Soaked — Primary orange crème
  • If in Doubt, Surf it Out — Mellow orange crème  

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Win It: LUSH Cosmetics $200 E-Gift Card Giveaway (2 Winners, U.S. & Canada on July 11th Only)


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LUSH Cosmetics as we know it today, came from very humble beginnings. Back in 1995, the original founders of LUSH pooled what little money they had to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. At a small shop in Poole, they created fragrant and fresh handmade products with them upstairs, and sold them downstairs. A customer suggested the name LUSH, and a beauty superstar was born!

Shortly after, two Canadians fell in love with the store and their products after visiting England, and instantly knew they had to bring LUSH to North America. The first store in North America opened in 1996 in Vancouver, BC, and the first U.S. store (San Francisco) followed in 2003. Today, LUSH celebrates the opening of their 200th store in North America!

Their brand new location opens today, in Toronto’s premiere shopping center, Yorkdale Mall, and we’re ready to celebrate with them! LUSH Cosmetics has been so kind to sponsor a very quick giveaway today on Beauty Junkies Unite, and it’s open to both U.S., and Canadian residents. Two winners will score a $200 LUSH E-Gift Card. YES!  [Read more...]

What’s New: SOFÍA by Sofia Vergara Eau de Parfum (Plus Bonus Giveaway!)


Sofia by Sofia Vergara Fragrance on HSN

I’ve been wearing this gorgeous new fragrance off and on for a few months now, and it comes from the most glamorous, vibrant (and pretty damn funny), exotic beauty I know—SOFÍA by Sofia Vergara. I had the chance to ask Sofia a few questions personally, and here’s what she told me!

You must be really excited about the launch of your fragrance at HSN. Describe SOFÍA by Sofia Vergara for me. 

The fragrance is a mix of berries and florals, and there is even a little bit of earthiness to it. The goal was that when women put it on, they would immediately feel a bit more glamorous. I’ve learned a lot through this process and within the industry, my fragrance is categorized as a juicy floral oriental. It incorporates my heritage through the notes and through the shape of the bottle, which is an emerald—the stone of Colombia and my favorite jewel to wear.

I have to ask—what’s the secret behind your killer curves? How do you manage to stay in such incredible shape for being so busy? 

How flattering. I am a very healthy eater and I believe in moderation. Exercise is an important part of my lifestyle. I try to do something at least three times a week. 

Sofia by Sofia Vergara Fragrance

Sofia is right…

This fragrance is not only deliciously juicy, it does have subtle earth notes that keep it from lingering on the too-sweet or youthful side. It has authentic notes of Colombian rose and Colombian orchid; making it truly an authentic scent from this famous Colombian beauty. There are true touches of Sofia here! Somewhat sunny, and somewhat provocative—I find a perfect balance here between sexy, and everyday glamour. This is a charming and sensual fragrance that isn’t too overpowering, so you can wear nearly daily. I just love it.

Right now, you’ll find it exclusively at HSN where it immediately became a top customer pick. It comes in a few different configurations to choose from at HSN which you’ll find here. I also hear the SOFÍA by Sofia Vergara Shimmer Body Lotion is killer, but I haven’t tried it yet! And a little birdie told me to expect SOFÍA to roll out to other nationwide retailers in the fall. Keep your eyes peeled, you’ll want to try it!

Want some great news? I have a brand new bottle of SOFÍA by Sofia Vergara sitting on my desk right now—just WAITING to send to a lucky winner. So look for the giveaway details below!  [Read more...]

Win It: Jane Iredale Foundation Starter Kit Giveaway


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Flawless skin is always in, no matter the season, and this deluxe travel-size kit from Jane Iredale totally helps me achieve it! It’s the brand new foundation starter kit. It contains four of their most popular products, with an application brush in a chic travel case.

  • Smooth Affair is a luminizing primer that nourishes and prepares your skin: it brightens and moisturizes while makeup goes on more easily and lasts longer.
  • Multi-tasking Amazing Base and PurePressed Base, which have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation, each provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits.
  • POMMISST hydrates, conditions and protects your skin. Use it to set your base and plump the skin.
  • Available in five shades: Light (Warm Silk), Medium Light (Warm Sienna), Medium (Golden Glow), Medium Dark (Latte), Dark (Butternut) to suit a wide range of skin tones.

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I figured I would end up liking one foundation and not the other, but I actually love them both! I like the way the Amazing Base SPF 20 Loose Mineral Powder leaves behind a luminous finish. But I also love the semi-matte finish of the PurePressed Base SPF 20 Mineral Foundation. Good thing I don’t have to decide, because they’re both included. When I start off my application with the Smooth Affair primer, and end with the POMMIST Hydration Spray, my skin looks smooth and healthy, all day long!

The Jane Iredale Foundation Starter Kit retails for $55 on janeiredale.com, but one lucky Beauty Junkies Unite reader will win their own!

Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prize: One (1) winner will receive a Jane Iredale Starter Kit in choice of one shade. (light, medium light, medium, medium dark, or dark) [Read more...]

WIN IT! OPI Gwen Stefani Collection “Over & Over A-Gwen” Collector’s Set Giveaway


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Here’s your chance to win Gwen Stefani’s signature red nail polish from her brand new collaboration with OPI! Over & Over A-Gwen is a gorgeous creme gloss, pin-up red. It’s available only in a collector’s set that comes with several Swarovski Elements—crystals, studs, and more (with a tube of OPI nail glue) to create your own unique Gwen-inspired nail art! I found an extra one of these sets during my OPI/Gwen hunt, and I picked it up just for one lucky Beauty Junkies Unite reader!

(If you haven’t seen the rest of the OPI Gwen Stefani Collection yet, you’ll want to see it all here!)

Here are just a few examples of what you can do with the Swarovski Elements…but I know you’re pretty creative yourself!

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Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prize: One (1) winner will receive the OPI x Gwen Stefani “Over & Over A-Gwen” Collectors Set with her signature red nail polish and Swarovski Elements. [Read more...]

WIN IT! Exclusive NUANCE Salma Hayek Haircare Giveaway


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Launched in August 2011, NUANCE by Salma Hayek (yes, that Salma Hayek!) has quickly become a premiere beauty line that can be found exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. The line encompasses a complete collection of haircare, skincare, cosmetic items, and more; with affordable price points for unparalleled prestige quality. You know I’m already a fan of the line and have tried many of the products! Since this beauty collection combines science with exotic, natural ingredients and personal beauty secrets passed down through generations to create efficacious products that enhance the nuances that define every woman’s individual beauty, I’m never at a loss for which product to grab.

Recently, I went to event where I was WOWED by the latest NUANCE Salma Hayek haircare releases: Flax Seed Age Therapy Shampoo, Flax Seed Age Therapy Conditioner, Flax Seed Age Therapy Serum, Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, Root Boosting Volumizing TonicMy flat, dry, and dull hair was happy and actually got some lift, shine, and held a nice wave pattern!

I want one lucky reader to receive all of the NUANCE Salma Hayek hair products I love, so keep reading…

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Since NUANCE Salma Hayek is a CVS exclusive, you’ll want to join their fantastic CVS Beauty Club. It’s tied to your existing ExtraCare card and tracks your beauty purchases throughout the store. For every $50 you spend in qualifying beauty purchases, you score $5 in ExtraBucks. Combine that with regular ExtraCare savings, and it’s a win-win all year long! Need more incentive to join the Beauty Club? You’ll also receive exclusive emails with coupons, tips and new product information, AND I can’t forget—$3 in ExtraBucks on your birthday! How’s that for benefits? Plus, it’s FREE.

Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prize: One (1) winner will receive an exclusive set of NUANCE Salma Hayek haircare products; Flax Seed Age Therapy Shampoo, Flax Seed Age Therapy Conditioner, Flax Seed Age Therapy Serum, Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, Root Boosting Volumizing Tonic. All can be found exclusively at CVS/pharmacy! [Read more...]

Win It: bareMinerals ‘Degrees of Dazzling’ Eyeshadow Collection Giveaway


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‘Tis the season for dazzling eyes! I want to make your eyes glisten and glow with the bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling Eyeshadow Collection. It’s jam-packed with 20 eye shades in five color families—luscious greens, perfect pinks, majestic purples, warm neutrals, and seductive greys in four luxe finishes.

Retailing for just $79 ($220 value), this is a total score for makeup aficionados everywhere! bareMinerals eyecolors offer intense pigmentation and beautiful wear in a silky and creamy easy-to-blend formula. You’ll find Degrees of Dazzling at bareMinerals boutiques and bareminerals.com for a limited time. Jump on it!

What’s included:

  • 5 Velvet Eyecolor in Mauve, Emerald, Lavender, Nude, Charcoal
  • 5 High Shine Eyecolor in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High
  • 5 Glimmer Eyecolor in Silver Dollar, Ginger Sugar, Violent Spell, Golden Pear, Strawberry Mousse
  • 5 Liner Shadow Eye Color in Black Liner, Starry Night, Toasted Espresso, Lagoon, Yoga

One lucky Beauty Junkies Unite reader will score this dazzling prize!

Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prize: One (1) winner will receive the bareMinerals ‘Degrees of Dazzling’ Eyeshadow Collection (20 shades) [Read more...]

WIN IT: China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection Giveaway (5 Winners)


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Did you happen to see my full review & swatches of the new collection for holiday 2013 from China Glaze? You’ll find the full deets for the Happy HoliGlaze Collection here, and my what a bunch of gorgeous shades they are! These retail for $7.50 each, but five (5) of my lucky Beauty Junkies Unite readers won’t have to worry about shelling out the cash when they win this exciting giveaway!

Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prize: Five (5) winners will receive the entire China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection (13 lacquers) [Read more...]

Win It: Mascara Prize Pack Giveaway


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Want to try four fantastic mascaras? Now’s your chance! I’m giving away a mascara prize pack with four fantastic choices. The winner will receive L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes, bareMinerals Lash Domination, Jordana Best Length Extreme, and Rimmel ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara. There are several ways to enter, and they’re all pretty effortless, so try your luck!

Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prize: One (1) winner will receive a mascara prize pack.  [Read more...]