Monday, June 15, 2015

Amy's Favorite Things - A Giveaway!

Hey, friends! Happy Monday! 

I know that those two words aren't frequently found side by side, but I have something to share that I hope makes your Monday a happy one, indeed. A giveaway!

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I have some products that I've been meaning to share with you guys, and now that I'm done with school for the summer, I can actually follow through on some of the blogging ideas I've had. Yay!

These beauty products have been real finds for me, and I'm excited to share them with you! So without further adieu, I give you, 

Amy's Favorite Things

Item 1: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

This stuff is aweeee-some. If you've been following along on my social media for a while, you might remember the days when I would post a freshly gel manicured hand every other week with the hashtag "#sweethomesbnails." 

I loved it! For a girl whose nails tend to chip before she even leaves the nail salon, gel polish was a game changer. Sure, it was more expensive, but it lasted weeks. And I loved getting fun new styles each time I went in for a polish change. 

Cue: seminary school. Or rather, cue: paying for seminary school. And cue: crying bank account. 

I just couldn't rationalize the expenditure any more, so I started flaunting chipped and/or polishless nails instead. And I had no problem with it!

But now, I've found a way to keep my bank account happy, and have that gel manicure. I'm spending $8-$10 on an entire bottle of nail polish, versus $35-$40 on a single nail appointment. 

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I'll be honest and say that it doesn't last quite as long as a regular gel manicure, but hey! Just means I get to mix up my colors more often. :)

In case you're curious, the colors left to right in the photo above are Hunger Flames, Rosey Riviter, Style Maker and the Top Coat (where the magic happens). 

And now, Item 2: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lip Stick

I tend to have the worst luck with lip stick. I'll find a great color, but it'll come off in less than a half hour, and get all over anything I try to eat, drink or kiss (ahem, PJ). 

A while back, while perusing the #fridayintroduction posts, I found a girl with gorgeous lip stick on. I immediately commented asking for the deets, and promptly visited my local Ulta to get my hands on this baby.

$10 for a lipstick that truly does stay on all day! And, And! It doesn't get all over everything. 

Big win in by book! So much so that I went back a few weeks later to try out another color, and was equally happy with the result. 

The color on the left is Boho Chic, and it's a gorgeous, slightly shimmery red. The coral on the right is called Cruise Collection, and goes with everything!  

If you're a lip stick girl, you will love this find!

Items 3 & 4: Clinique Superpowder & bareMinerals Brush

I used to get Clinique with my mom in high school. She'd take me make up shopping, and I'd come home with lots of fun new things to play with. {Thank you, Mom. I now realize how expensive this stuff is!}

Through out college, and over the years, I've tried out all kinds of brands. And now, I find myself back to Clinique! They have some great stuff, but I particularly love their powders.

This Superpowder is great! I don't use anything else for coverage, no foundation or concealer necessary. And trust me when I say, I am not a "low coverage!" girl. I have my break outs, and this powder is my best friend when that happens (allthetime).

There is a sponge on the inside, but I choose to use the bareMinerals Full Flawless brush for application. Applies the powder evenly all over my face, but doesn't leave a cake-y type look. 

And lastly, Items 5 & 6: Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara & Ulta Eyeliner

These two are every day uses for me. I discovered the Super Sizer mascara through Influenster (which you should join if you haven't already! free products!), and am so glad I did.  This mascara is less than half the price of some others I've used, and just as great!

I have always preferred automatic eyeliner to pencils or liquid, and while many brands have stopped making them, Ulta hasn't! I've been using this brand for years, and love it. It doesn't run like some others do, stays on all day, and is quick and easy to apply! Win, win, win. 

And now for the fun part, Amy's Favorite Things Giveaway!

I want to give away some of my favorite things to you! There's plenty of ways to enter below, and if you win, you get your choice of:

- 1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish & 1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

- 1 Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick

- 1 Clinique Superpowder

- 1 bareMinerals Full Flawless Face Brush


- 1 Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara & 1 Ulta Automatic Eyeliner

So I'll say it one more time, happy Monday!! Enter below, and I hope you win! ;)


Abby Twarek said...

So fun! I think I need that superpowder!

Abby Twarek said...

So fun! I think I need that superpowder!

Amanda B. said...

I struggle with finding the best lipstick too! But I love the sound of the Revlon ColorStay Lip Stick! Especially the Boho Chic color :)

Pamela said...

prob the lipstick!! It sounds amazing - esp since it doesn't come off on everything!

Jennifer said...

oh goodness the powder sounds amazing!! but mascara & eyeliner are my love languages so this would be tough.

happiest monday, aims! love ya!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Can I choose all of them? Hehe - lipstick probably!

Melanie Montgomery said...

I'd really love the Clinque superpowder.

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

You have some good favorites listed! I love getting shellac, but with my job it is prohibited and I can't have chips, those are also not allowed, so I would pick the nail polish to try so hopefully I can find something to wear to work! :-)

Lee Ann said...

So fun... the lipstick!!!

JessyPooh87 said...

I would get pick the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick.

Laura Mueller said...

I would choose the super powder!

Nicki Joseph said...

Definitely would choose the Super powder<3

Susan DeVaux said...

I would really like the Clinique powder =)

Amanda Wissmann said...

How fun is this!! I'm super into lip color but I've also been wanting to try that nail polish!!!

Jenn W said...

nail polish and superpowder for sure! love this giveaway!

Angela said...

The nail polish or lip color!! :) (Also--I follow on Bloglovin, hope that's ok. :)

Alesha said...

I've thought about trying that gel polish stuff so many times! Where do you typically buy it? Also the lip stick sounds awesome. Your lipstick always looks so great!
Alesha <3