When the weather gets chillier, I usually prefer a dark, edgy nail. But today, while perusing Sephora on my lunch break, I succumbed to the bright lilac charms of NARS Poker Face Nail Polish.
I painted the pretty purple on my thumb, but – for some unexplainable reason – left Sephora empty handed. As the hours passed, the color grew on me more and more…and now, as I type this, I have a sad face over leaving Poker Face at the store.
Guess I’m gonna have to make a return trip tomorrow to turn my frown upside down.
just announced the launch of MAC Me Over!
, the first of its kind national contest that aims to tap into its fan base to be the official faces for its Fall Color Collection. The contest runs now through December 20th.
Six very lucky winners will be chosen and flown to New York City, where they will have the opportunity to be photographed by an award-winning celebrity and fashion photographer, and those photographs may be used as part of materials that will appear at MAC stores and counters throughout the world. The criteria: Style, Heart and Soul.
“MAC Me Over! is a true celebration of MAC’s credo – All Ages, All Races, All Sexes,” says James Gager, Creative Director, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide. “The program allows us to honor our fans by celebrating their individual personality and style.”
Ro enter, log on to macmeover.com and submit a photo and blurb, or video of yourself that describe why you should be a winner of our “MAC Me Over” contest. The written or spoken part of your video entry must begin with the phrase: “MAC Me Over! because…” and then let your unique style, personality and flair shine through. The lucky winners will be announced in August 2011 and selected by James Gager, Creative Director, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The MAC Cosmetics “MAC Me Over!” contest is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older as of date of entry. Starts at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 11/15/10 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 12/20/10. For Official Rules, visit macmeover.com.
My friend and celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic will be hosting his first makeup workshop/seminar for Industry Art Shops on December 4th and 5th in Hollywood, CA.
December 4th, 2010. 11am – 5pm. Watch the transformation as Mario demonstrates two of his signature looks in front of you and learn his coveted tricks of the trade. He will answer your questions, give you advice, and share his story of how he broke into the industry. You will also have the option to do make up on your own model to build your portfolio. Photographer and models provided by IAS, and Mario will be available for anyone that has questions. Brushes and make up will be available for use, but please feel free to bring your own if you choose the Artist Portfolio Event. There will be a catered lunch.
December 5th, 2010. 11am – 3pm. Catered Lunch. Spend the day with Mario and let him show you how to get red carpet ready! Known for his signature looks on some of your favorite celebrities, he shares his tricks and tips with you up close and personal. He will answer your questions and even help you edit your own make up bag if you’d like. There will be a catered lunch.
A portion of all proceeds will go to CARRY, The Coalition for At-Risk Youth. An organization dedicated to changing the lives of foster youth suffering from debilitating skin disorders and physical illnesses.
SPACE IS LIMITED. To register, click here!
Just had to share that I made a killing this week at Ann Taylor, and you can too!
Right now, all sale merchandise at Ann Taylor is 25% off. Then, if you use the Friends & Family coupon in-store (or use the promo code FRIENDS) online, you get an extra 30% off.
Yesterday, I went to my local Ann Taylor store and spent way too much money. But considering how much I saved ($160) and how cute my future outfits are gonna be (super cute), I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. Then, today, I went to the Ann Taylor website to see what else I could snatch up – and I really lucked out. I picked up six of these v-neck long sleeved tees (originally $28 each) in a myriad of shades and guess how much I ended up paying after the discounts?
Can you believe it? Six tops for $37…and that includes the $9.99 shipping charge.
Damn, I’m good.
PS – the Friends & Family discount also applies at LOFT.
Don’t miss out on OPI’s 100,000 Fan Giveaway, where winners have the chance to score 6 currently retired lacquer shades! Helping OPI reach 100,000 “Likes” on Facebook by December 31st will open the vault for 100 lucky fans to receive some of OPI’s hottest hues from the past.
This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Here’s a sneak peek at the Stila Cosmetics Cyber Monday Sale invite. From November 29 to December 3, you’ll save up to 80% on tinted moisturizers, smudge sticks, eye shadow pans, lip glaze, long wear lip color and more.
Mark your calendars!
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.
Help me, Mario. I have super dry skin and no matter what I do or how much moisturizer I use, my skin always looks flaky when I wear foundation. What am I doing wrong? If anyone can help me, I know it’s you!
Flaky skin can be a result of a skin condition such as eczema. If you haven’t already done so, please have your skin checked by a dermatologist to determine what the problem is – if any – and the appropriate treatment you may need.
I find that with very dry skin, it’s good to use a tinted moisturizer. Stay away from setting powders which will absorb all the skin’s moisture and bring attention to flaky, dry areas.
Another option is to use Bare Minerals mineral powder foundation – it works beautifully on dry, flaky skin and even gives a glow!
Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!
Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to email@example.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!
Okay, okay. I realize that I’m on a wallet kick lately. Even though I already bought an uber cute leopard print Felix Rey wallet, I just couldn’t resist this one from Urban Expressions that I discovered at my local DSW. For only about $20, I picked up a dead ringer for the $395 Be & D Garbo Stud Wallet (seen below)!
Last month, I bought this Felix Rey leopard print wallet at Gilt.com. I was gonna tell you…but by the time it arrived and I fell truly, madly and deeply in love with my new purchase, the sale was already over and the wallet was no longer available.
But now the Felix Rey Bow Pochette Wallet is back up for grabs. It’s currently on sale at HauteLook.com for 60% off!
Snatch it up, and act fast. Your cute wallet window of opportunity ends at 7pm ET today!