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Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smoky Eye Palette Giveaway Winner!

studio-gear-smoky-eye-holiday-paletteGood morning ladies, and thanks to everyone who participated in our Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smoky Eye Palette Giveaway! You guys are all awesome, and I’m sure every single one of you is a winner in some way. Kumbaya and all that rot.

However, out of all you fake politically correct obligatory-soccer-trophy winners, there’s one REAL winner. Her name is…*drumroll*

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studio gear holiday palette smoky eyes

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette Giveaway!


studio-gear-smoky-eye-holiday-paletteIt’s the season for giving – and have I got a great gift for you! Today we are hosting a special holiday-friendly giveaway for Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette (retail $40), a super fab eyeshadow palette with convenient instructions right inside the lid on how to create a beautiful smoky eye look yourself.

Founded by makeup industry vets with the concept that every woman deserves high-quality cosmetics at a reasonable price, Studio Gear features a full line of professional makeup brushes (I love their brushes), revolutionary complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for eyes, cheeks, and lips. Since 1996, Studio Gear has been used on set at hundreds of photoshoots, in the beauty departments of Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and ULTA, and in MY makeup bag!
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#TheSkinProject Exfoliating Your Skin

Exfoliating your skinWelcome back to another #TheSkinProject post! This time, we’re talking about exfoliating. 2, 4, 6, 8 – how do we exfoliate? (Forgive me, I’m a goofball!)

I love exfoliating. I had visible blackheads in the pores on my nose at age 11 (my pitifully undereducated response was “How do I get rid of my dots?”) and until I discovered exfoliation, I could never rid myself of them. (Neutrogena Visibly Even Skin Polishing Enzyme Treatment changed my life!) When I got cold, my face turned red and I joked that my nose looked like a strawberry with all the teensy “seeds” of blogged dirt and sebum. Funny, but gross.

Exfoliating clears pores and removes dead skin cells, revealing cleaner and more radiant skin underneath. Any product you use that describes itself as a scrub or has any kind of crystals, microbeads, etc is an exfoliant. 

I am very careful to exfoliate more gently on my face than on my body – facial skin is much thinner, more sensitive and easier to damage, so I don’t use products with big, rough crystals of sugar or sea salt on my face, no matter how much I’d like to see results. I personally exfoliate 2-3 times a week.

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#TheSkinProject All About Skin Cleansing!

20131201-141244.jpgI’m excited to announce that I’m involved in a cool beauty blogger project called #TheSkinProject! Herein our participating group of bloggers will be discussing their various skincare routines and favorite products. The topic du jour: cleansing!

I take a comparatively simple approach to cleansing: good old fashioned washing morning and night with my cleanser of choice (currently iQ Derma Clear Remedy Purifying Cleanser). I have combination skin with easily clogged pores, so I find this cleanser helps strip pores of dirt and oil without drying my skin out in the arid desert I inhabit.

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A Beautiful Holiday With The #BigBlogmasProject

The #bigblogmasproject - blogging every day in December!It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and this time around Sassy Dove will be involved in a lovely project my friend across the pond Cole of the Ball came up with: the #bigblogmasproject. Basically, myself and the other devoted participants will be dutifully blogging for you every day from December 1st to December 24th, and neither snow nor rain nor Aspen ski vacation shall stay we publishers from the swift completion of our appointed rounds.

If you’d like to keep up with our posts, just click over to the #bigblogmasproject hashtag on Twitter and see what’s up, buttercup. Meanwhile, here are the links to the blogs of the other beauties who’ve committed themselves to a month of blog post love, listed by their Twitter handles:
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