24 Hour Instagram Giveaway: Win the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette!


If you’re on Instagram and you’d like a chance to win the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette, it’s your lucky day!

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I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers (and people!) on the planet for a very special 24-HOUR GIVEAWAY to win your very own Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette (retail value: $60)!
If you’re on Instagram, all you have to do is follow me: @beautyjunkies, @NouveauCheap, and @WeHeartThisdotcom, then leave a comment on all three of our Instagram posts that look just like the image above, and you’ll be entered. That’s it! This giveaway is for US residents only, and is in no way affiliated with Urban Decay or Instagram.This giveaway ends on Wednesday, 1/28, at 7PM Pacific, so don’t wait—enter now!

PS: I’m closing the comments on this blog post to avoid any confusion. You cannot enter via my blog—you must enter via Instagram. Thanks!

I know some of you may not be on Instagram, and I’m so sorry you can’t enter if you don’t have an account! These are monthly giveaways that the girls and I have for our Instagram followers—it’s a good time to get an account! Please don’t think I’ve forgotten about all of my readers who aren’t on Instagram, as I’m in the process of securing the next prize to host a giveaway here on the blog for you!

Win It! Walgreens New Year’s Resolution #StartsHere Prize Pack w/ $75 Gift Card Giveaway


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Happy New Year!

Every year, I come up with these very specific, often obsessive resolutions, like—I will walk 2 miles a day this year! Or, things like—I will not eat any processed food this year. And you know what? A week later, I’m back at my old habits. So this year, I’m painting my resolution with a broader brush stroke; so if I happen to get behind on something, I know all is not lost because I still have a lot of other things I’m doing right to keep me motivated. Then, I can pick myself up and start again, without beating myself up in the process! Sometimes that “all or nothing” thinking can get me into trouble. So with a little help from Walgreens and P&G, I started 2015 off on the right foot today!

My personal resolution in 2015, is to just to do more things that make me feel happier and healthier.

It’s a broad goal like I said—but so many things can fall into that category! Simply committing to get more sleep at night automatically makes the next day better, and taking better care of your hair can garner compliments that make you smile. You start smiling more, and the next thing you know—people are now complimenting your smile. Since you’re smiling more, you’re committed to taking better care of your teeth, which contributes to your oral health. These are the little moments that contribute to the big picture of feeling happier, and healthier to me. It doesn’t have to stop there! Walgreens and P&G want to get you on your way to feeling more happy, healthy, and beautiful in 2015 too.  [Read more…]

Neutrogena Retinol 7-Day Road Test / Win a Year Supply Giveaway of the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Collection!


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You know I’m always up for a time-lapse challenge! When Neutrogena asked me if I would be game to take several days of photos to see how their Rapid Wrinkle Repair Collection delivers, I knew I had to do it. Both to show you the product efficacy so you can decide if it’s worth your hard-earned money, and also because there’s a chance for you to win a year of the products for yourself. So keep reading!

So what’s so special about the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Collection, anyway?

This skincare collection from Neutrogena combines a few really beneficial anti-aging/skin repair ingredients along with an exclusive, accelerated, sustained-action type of retinol that works around the clock. (Hyaluronic acid, Retinol SA, and Glucose Complex.) Over the years, I’ve spoken to countless dermatologists, and a majority of them have told me that incorporating retinol in your skincare regimen is worthwhile when it comes to taking care of aging skin. Retinol truly is an investment in your skin’s future that shouldn’t be overlooked—so I think this collection from Neutrogena is an affordable, effective alternative to pricey prestige skincare lines.

As a whole…

Consistently using products with retinol have been shown in studies to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and skin creasing. (Maybe not eliminate them 100%—let’s be real!) But it can also improve skin tone, elasticity, and skin texture over time. I could go on and on about this, because skincare is such a passion of mine, but I’m going to try to cut to the heart of the matter here! I’m 38, without too many wrinkles yet (luckily), but I have some some sun damage and fine lines/creasing I’d like to minimize. I’d also like to help smooth and brighten the texture of my skin, and potentially lighten some of the dark spots.  [Read more…]

GIVEAWAY: Get Better Beauty Sleep on a Casper, Win an Amazing New Mattress!


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I remember the last time we went mattress shopping. It was about three years ago. We spent about an hour in a mattress superstore, lying on beds within our price range, taking turns saying “Honey? How does this feel to you?”

“It’s too stiff.”

“Well, it’s actually too soft for me. But what about this one?”

“I can feel and hear the springs. So this would be a NO.”

We were striking out, HARD. Feeling pressured by the salesman, and being desperate for something to sleep on that night—we compromised on what we thought was a nice pillow-top mattress within our budget. You really just want to get out of those places as soon as possible, because I’m finding more and more, that buying a mattress is about as high pressure as being stuck at a car dealership. Mattress shopping shouldn’t be that hard!

After a few weeks, we could feel and hear the springs every time we tossed and turned (which we were doing a lot of, since we were so uncomfortable). One morning at breakfast, I looked up from my coffee mug with a sore neck, and exclaimed that I HATED our new mattress, and that we would never buy one with springs again. The only thing was—memory foam mattresses aren’t exactly in our budget, especially after we had just shelled out for that terrible pillow-top thing they called a “mattress”.

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Along comes Casper, and all of these problems were instantly SOLVED.

I was prepared to give our new Casper at least two weeks before making a decision on it. I didn’t want to rush it, and neither did Mr. Beauty Junkies. Especially since Casper offers a 100-night risk-free trial. (He’s actually the most hard to please out of the two of us!) Well, we ended up texting each other the next morning (nearly simultaneous), to already proclaim our love for the Casper we had slept on for the first time the night before. I’m not making this up!

So, what makes a Casper, a Casper? 

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Win It! Crest Sensi-Stop Strips w/ $75 CVS Gift Card GIVEAWAY


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I occasionally suffer from sensitive teeth, and this time of year makes them even more sensitive! My bottom teeth will inevitably go crazy as I sip spiced hot apple cider next week, when I bite into our delicious holiday pies, and while enjoying special dinners and chilly desserts. Even with my morning coffee, my teeth can send terrible twinges of pain to let me know just how unhappy the are with me. So to be able to use something over-the-counter that really helps and doesn’t create a mess or require several steps—is a blessing!

I’ve got a GREAT giveaway at the bottom of the post, where you can win all of the items pictured above—so keep reading!

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With just 10 minutes, and one strip, Crest Sensi-Stop Strips™ can provide up to a month of sensitivity relief. I can barely feel them on my gum line, they don’t hurt, or leave a bad, chemical taste in my mouth. And—I’ve noticed less tooth sensitivity on the bottom row when I reach for my morning cup of hot coffee this week!

Sound good to you? CVS is your best bet for purchasing in your area, because…

When you purchase Crest Sensi-Stop™ strips at CVS ($21.99) from Oct. 10 through Dec. 14 you can earn $4 in CVS ExtraCare bucks!

Giveaway details & how to enter…

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Win It: Erin Condren $100 e-gift Card Giveaway — PERFECT for Your Holiday Cards from erincondren.com!


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Time out from beauty for a few minutes.

I’m a regular customer of ErinCondren.com. I order our address labels, my personal stationery, and family holiday cards there almost every year. When they approached me to offer one of my dear readers a $100 e-gift card so that you may shop for your own holiday cards (& more) on their site—I said—HOLD UP! WE MUST DO THIS!

In case you’re not familiar with Erin Condren’s products, they’re incredibly well-designed, with gorgeous, stylish typography, and beautiful color combinations on the highest quality of paper stock. In all of my years shopping the site, I’ve been 100% pleased with all of my purchases and keep going back for more.

These were just a few of my faves from this year’s offerings—but seriously, they have SO many to choose from. Whether you want your family or pet photos on your cards or not, need Happy New Years cards, or even those for Hanukkah. The choice is yours! Check out all of the holiday designs here, and you can even get matching envelopes and return address labels. 

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I can’t show you the design we’re going with yet for our holiday cards this year—but let’s just say that the photo we’re including with our Erin Condren design includes Mr. Beauty Junkies and I in the ugliest Christmas sweaters we could possibly find, and we may or may not be holding our cats. (That is, if they’ll let us hold them long enough. We’ll see how well that goes!)

Not only are the people at Erin Condren the absolute coolest to deal with for all of your personalized product needs, but they’re offering ONE very lucky reader a $100 e-gift card so that they can order their own unique holiday cards that will make their family and friends envious! Your holiday card will definitely have a spot on the mantle this year.  [Read more…]

Win It! Klorane Mango Butter Haircare Collection Giveaway (3 Winners)


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If summer really did a number on your hair, or if your hair is typically dry—then this is for you!

This luxe French beauty brand, Klorane is botanically-based for the very best in skincare and haircare. I’ve written about their products before, and with great results. Now that it’s officially fall, I want to introduce you to what your hair needs most now—healthy moisture! But not that heavy, silicone-coated moisture. I’m talking about nourishing and repairing moisture, for all the hair crimes you committed over the summer!

Mangoes have been used for over 4,000 years to treat and heal due to their tremendous nourishing properties, and now you can give that same love to your damaged strands with Klorane’s Shampoo, Conditioning Balm, and Leave-In Fluid with Mango Butter. Mangoes are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals—which makes for a perfect blend of gentle ingredients.

I’ve enjoyed using these, especially the shampoo; it’s so divine without stripping my color, and the conditioner doesn’t leave my fine hair coated with a heavy film, so I’m still able to achieve volume in my blowouts. I thought you might enjoy the products I tried from the Klorane Mango Butter Collection so much, that I wanted to share it with you! Thanks to Klorane to offering this for you!

Giveaway details & how to enter…

Prizes: Three (3) winners will receive the Klorane Mango Butter products listed—Shampoo, Conditioning Balm, and Leave-in Fluid

Dates of entry: 9/23/14 to 9/30/14 at 11:59pm EST

How to enter: Please use the Rafflecopter widget below for your entries. You can enter daily (via tweeting & email address in the widget), so good luck! Plus, don’t forget your bonus entries in the widget with more ways to enter!

Please note: Winners must provide an address within the United States. PLEASE check your spam folders at the conclusion of the giveaway—we can’t be responsible for missed prize notifications. We’ll make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook shortly after the end of the giveaway. The winner’s name is also displayed on the widget once a winner is chosen. For additional information, please see the terms and conditions on the widget.

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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…]