Monday, July 9, 2012

It's My Birthday (Giveaway)

So technically it was yesterday but really, who has time to blog on their birthday on a Sunday.  I had things to do so this just has to be a day late.  What a difference a year makes, last year on my birthday I was depressed and angry all day.  We were living in my in-laws basement, my husband was unemployed and I turned 30 years old.  It made for a crappy day.

This year though I just wanted to be happy and celebrate and enjoy the day, which I did and I thought I'd enjoy the day with you too.  I've collected a few of my favourite cosmetic products and I'm going to mail them off to one of you lucky ladies.

Let's start with the eyeshadow.  I love these L'Oreal HIP shadows, I own 5 of them but this Wicked duo is my favourite.  HIP stands for High Intensity Pigments and they really mean it, the colour payoff is awesome, long lasting and not chalky at all.  The bronzy colour goes with just about everything and I hit pan on it far earlier than the purple, despite my equal love for it.

I just discovered this Essence brand of make-up and I'm super impressed.  Shoppers Drug Mart just started carrying it here in Canada and I can't believe how cheap it is.  I picked up this pot of gel eye liner in Midnight in Paris for $3.00. It goes on nice and dramatic, is almost a whipped consistency and doesn't budge.  My friend Michelle just reviewed the same product comparing it to a MAC product so if you're interested check it out here.

Last is the Revlon Colourburst Lipbutter in Peach Parfait.  I have three of these lip glosses, they look like a lipstick but feel like a gloss and are pretty long lasting.  Peach Parfait is my favourite colour that I own though, it's a colour you wear every day with everything.


Here are my own products in the same colours, opened up so you can see a little better though my eyeliner is a charcoal grey instead of the black pictured above.

And I did a swatch of them for you too.

So, who wants some free make-up?

Let's have a giveaway.  If you are interested in these products leave a comment telling me about your favourite birthday gift, or maybe your favourite make-up product or you can just tell me you want the product.  Really, any comment will do, just leave a comment.

I'll leave the giveaway open until Friday and then I'll package up the make-up with an edible treat and mail it off.

Good luck!

26 comments:

eryka {from abcde} said...

I love makeup and free makeup is the best! I love me a good eye shadow and have been wanting to try the HIP colors for awhile!!!

Eryka
abcde.the.blog@gmail.com

Kareeeeeen C: said...

:) i lovee my maybelline telescopic mascara ! yay giveaway heh .

Katie Lodge said...

i love revlon colour stay foundation!

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NailPolishJunkie said...

Happy Birthday!! and hmmm... I LOVE my too faced natural eye palette. I used it with my birthday money and I’ve already started hitting pan on some of the shadows :/

Jolayne said...

I'm so glad that this birthday was better than last year! We had a great time at your party.
I really don't wear makeup, so I'll have to comment on birthday presents. Arvid got me concert tickets when we were dating. That was awesome!

j808 said...

I'd love these, the colors are great!
one thing that is my absolute favorite is max factor mascara which i forget the name of and is now discontinued.


P.S. Happy Birthday Laura!

Jennie Holt said...

what a fun idea! Happy Birthday! those all look fantastic, I would love to try any of them since I am always too lame to try anything new. hope you had a great day!

jennieholt4@gmail.com

lovejoy_31 said...

I LOVE the revlon lip butter. I just love make-up thought. elf is a pretty decent company for really cheap make-up. Happy Birthday!!

Sew Wilde said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I love the Revlon lip butter. I have it in brown sugar and wear it alot.

Julie

Carla said...

Hey Laura!!! Happy Belated Birthday!! I am glad you had a better one this year!! I had read Michelle's post on the gel eyeliner a while ago and wanted to check it out! But haven't had the time to go and find it yet! I really would love to try it out! I always love when I get product reviews from others first!!
Carla!

Erin said...

I almost bought that Peach Parfait today, and I just rediscovered my love of the HIP shadows. Nice to see I'm not alone. :) I guess my favorite makeup stuff, right now, are my Real Techniques brushes from Ulta. They're inexpensive and professional quality.

Jane said...

I love that you're giving away a present for your birthday. Happy Birthday to you! Hopefully I win some free makeup.

emily said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm glad you enjoyed your day. My last birthday was a lot the same as yours, but I had a birthday a few weeks ago and it was awesome! Hopefully this year will be better for both of us!

nutmeg said...

hi laura! happy belated birthday! i just stumbled upon your site and love it! my favorite birthday gift was when i was 8. i am the youngest of 6 and my brothers and sisters found an unfinished dollhouse at the salvation army store. they took it home and each took a room to decorate. they used wrapping paper for wallpaper, put astro-turf for the yard, they dripped wax from a real candle onto an upside down pushpin to make candles for the mantle on the fireplace. they made curtains out of velvet ribbon and had tiebacks. the details they each added were so special. my birthday is in december so they decorated it for christmas. they even wrapped tiny presents to put under the christmas tree! i still have that dollhouse and while it has gotten a little worn over the past 36 years, the memory of my awesome siblings creating it for me is still fresh in my mind! :) thanks!

Anna said...

Hello, and Happy belated Birthday !!!! I just saw your make up magnet board and it is AMAZING, so I decided to make my own this weekend :) hope it turns out as good as yours !!

As far as make up, my favorite is the Ammo eye shadows by Urban Decay, Ive had them for 4-5 years and love love the colors and that you can do anything with them! :)

thank you for the giveaway chance!!

Nikki said...

I went surfing for the first time on my 18th birthday. That is something coming for a little Magrath girl.

SpaceKat said...

Happy birthday dear Laura, hope you'll enjoy this "new year". Actually my two older sons are living far from me in Paris, so I would be the happiest woman in the world if they simply be there with us (me and the younger one)for my next birthday!

Rachel said...

The one thing I'd like to get for my birthday this year is a Eau De Parfum.

Calli said...

Happy Birthday. Makeup just makes me feel beautiful, even if it seems pointless, it's fun!

*firefly* said...

Oooooooh, Happy happy belated Birthday Lady!!! I trust you had a great day!! Loooving your posts, please don't stop blogging.. EVER!!!! :)
*Firefly* xx

omnivincitamor said...

Happy Birthday! I LOVE the revlon lip butter. Although any makeup is always fun. (:

Cheryl said...

I am always looking for some free makeup!!
casnell@gmail.com

kids at heart. said...

I just had a birthday and the best gift was my husband letting me sleep in!

I would love to win

LittleBlossomFairy said...

Freebies - seriously, who DOESN'T want stuff for free? :D. And happy birthday, btw!
x

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