Saturday, June 28, 2014

Celebrate! Sparkle! Shine! Giveaway!


I love a good celebration. Maybe it's because I get an excuse to bake cupcakes and wear bright lipsticks. Actually, scratch that. I never need an excuse for doing those things. Cupcakes and bold colors never need an excuse. But there's just something special about popping a bottle of champagne or toasting with a good beer, sparkles, cupcakes, confetti. All such great and happy things. That's why I love a celebration. And there is no better time to put your best face forward. Getting all dolled up to celebrate is so much fun. Lashes, liner, lips. Whatever makes you feel gorgeous. 
Champagne celebration 



So why am I feeling all festive and celebratory? Because, lovelies, I celebrated my birthday this week. And I. Love. Birthdays. Your birthday. My birthday. My dog's birthday. Everyone's birthday.

 Harvey was not impressed with his birthday celebration
ps - isn't he just the cutest?!

Any time to get all gussied up, enjoy an indulgent dinner, drink champagne and eat cake is my idea of a good time. And no celebration is complete without a celebratory look. Or cake. Here's one of my favorite, confidence boosting looks for a night out.

Bold lashes. The time to break out the falsies is now. I opted for just a few individuals on the outer corners to add a little extra volume for the night. But, if falsies aren't your thing, Benefit They're Real Mascara is a great mascara to make your own God-given lashes reach falsie-like status.

Bold lips. Obviously. You know my penchant for bold colors and there is no better occasion to go bold than a birthday. I rocked a pretty pink in Revlon Vivacious, that lasted from pre-dinner cocktails to post-dinner cocktails. There were a few cocktails involved.

Bold liner. Winged black liner to complement your long, lush lashes just makes sense. A sharp wing makes me feel classic and fabulous. And now, achieving a perfect line is super easy with Benefit They're Real Push Up liner. I received a sample of this from Benefit to try out before it hit stores and I am obsessssed. Hands down the easiest liner to apply. I worked with my wonderful Benefit team at Ulta this weekend for the launch of this liner, and we had a blast! More to come on this event soon! 



See a trend here? Obviously, I'm not going for subdued here. Pull the whole look together with voluminous hair or loose curls and a fun dress. Can't go wrong. 

But wait, there's more! To celebrate, I'm giving away a full size Benefit They're Real Mascara AND They're Real Push Up liner, which just launched on Friday. Sign up below! The winner will be selected at random and contacted within 24 hours of the contest ending. Good luck! 

Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post; I just think these products are great and I got a few extra to share with you because I think you'll love them too! 

Because, let's be honest, shouldn't we be celebrating every day?


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22 comments:

  1. This is the best beauty blog!

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  2. You're the cutest, Jr. Gorg! You know I love a party! Kisses!

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  3. Love the blog -- your tips on removing nail polish have made things a lot easier!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it's helped...that's the easiest way to remove nail polish!

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  4. I think I deleted my comment. Can't wait to try this liner!

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  5. This is the best blog EVER! Thanks for making me look and feel more beautiful!

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    1. You're the best ever! Thank you, best friend!

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  6. Yay!! How fun!! Happy Birthday!
    x Stephanie from A Sparkle Factor

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  7. The best way to celebrate: cupcakes and champagne!

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    1. Obviously! I need to make those coconut cake ones again!

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  8. My sister did a "treat yo'self day" for her birthday this year and I've decided to follow in her footsteps and do the same for mine soon!

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  9. That's such a good idea! I would also include watching that episode of Parks and Rec to start off. I guess I should have a bday do over. Wanna come down to Charleston and celebrate??

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  10. Great giveaway! I have all my friends and family round then do a BBQ!

    Gemma xx

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    1. That sounds like an excellent way to celebrate! Good food and good people!

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  11. I love some champs and red lips! You are such a beauty queen Nat! xoxo

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    1. You cannot go wrong with that combo! Thanks, Miriam! It must be all that training I got from the TQ's :)

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  12. The best way to celebrate is getting all dolled up and grubbing with friends and family!

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