Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Introducing DIANE by Diane von Furstenberg via Vogue Influencer Network

Thanks (once again) to the Vogue Influencer Network, I received a free sample of the brand new scent DIANE by fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg (and a full-size body lotion!).

I'm usually not into big, complicated scents (for the longest time, I used to buy my perfume at The Body Shop because I loved their one-note scents!). This one is nice, though. I was a little worried it was going to be some powdery, old-lady smell - but
DIANE is fun and sexaaayyy. The Notes are Frangipani, Violet, Patchouli, Musks, Myrrh. It's definitely very feminine and luxurious, but not too aggressive.

On a side note, I love how this was packaged and the handwritten note it came with: "Everything I know about seduction is in this bottle. I hope you love it as much as I do. Love, Diane".

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sam’s Club Pink Promotion: Win a $25 Sam’s Club gift card!

Yay! MyBlogSpark is letting me host another giveaway on my blog, this time for a $25 Sam's Club gift card! Here's the official blurb:

"This October, by making simple everyday purchases at Sam’s Club, you can help support breast cancer education and research. Beginning September 19th, Sam’s Club stores will feature exclusive pink packaging on some of your favorite participating General Mills products in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For 5 years, General Mills has partnered with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation to bring breast cancer support to local communities, and this year they are making their annual donation of $2 million to the foundation to advance breast cancer research and support education and community outreach projects.

Purchase specially-marked General Mills products like Cheerios and Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies at your local Sam’s Club and help decide how half of that contribution will be donated by voting at from now until April 14, 2012."

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Congrats to winner Jessie C.! You should receive your gift card within the next 3 weeks. Happy shopping!

“Disclosure: The information and gift card has been provided by Sam’s Club and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara Review

Thanks to a free sample from Vogue Influencer Network, I was able to test out the new Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes mascara! I'm not a huge mascara user, but this one is fun: to get thicker and longer lashes, you "squiggle" the cone-shaped wand from root to tip and apply extra coats on the outer corner for a '60s look. Easy to use, smudge-free, very light, and a great look - my lashes got all curled up on their own!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Roasted yellow beets

I'm kinda drooling over this - yellow beets, simply packed in foil and roasted in the oven 'til done, peeled, and served warm with freshly ground garlic sea salt - yum!