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Contest Alert! Here’s A Roundup Of 4 Ways You Can Win Over $300

By Sheila Arkee

It’s quite a month here at Painted Ladies, and along with BlogHer I have four current opportunities for you to win over $300.

Current Contests On Painted Ladies

I’m giving away 2 $100 Visa gift cards and 1 $100 Drugstore.com gift card. Here’s how you can enter!

1. Mary Kay – Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card and a variety of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ends 10/7/2014.

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2. Stayfree – Enter to win a $100 Drugstore.com gift card. Ends 9/30/2014.

Stayfree $100 Visa Gift Card

3. Vanity Fair – Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Ends 10/19/2014.

Vanity Fair Bra Contest

4. Bonnie Marcus Nail Design Kit. Value $12.99. Ends 10/3/2014.

Bonnie Marcus Nail Design Kit

Whatcha waiting for? Enter away! :)

Makeup Of The Day 22: Futuristic Pink Eyeshadow

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

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Face

Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation in Sienna Sun

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Glow

Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation in Beige

Artonit Makeup Get Happy Blush

MAC Harmony Blush

Eyes

Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Inner Lid: Fuchsia shade from Artonit Artsy Compact Les Chromatiques in Music Box

Lid:  Venus from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Crease: Faint from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Outer Corner: Crave from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Browbone: Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Liner (upper lid): Artonit Le Stylo Art Beaute Yeux in Cat Noir

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Mascara: Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara

Lips

MAC Stripdown Lip Pencil

MAC Angel Lipstick

4 Step Eyeshadow Tutorial

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

It’s round about near that festive time of the year. You know, when pumpkins, spices, and all things sugary and sweet emerge and everyone’s makeup game goes up another level. We’re in funky Halloween and Holiday smoky eyeshadow territory, y’all! In honor of this impending season, I thought I’d create an easy 4 step eyeshadow tutorial that takes a neutral eye up a notch with bold touches of fuchsia and gold.

4 Step Eyeshadow Tutorial

This look can be completed fairly quickly and is a fun take on a neutral, smoky eye.

 

Easy peasy! Here’s a quick break down on how to accomplish this fun and festive look.

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Step 1: Add a matte neutral shadow on the outer corner of your lid, a shimmery neutral shadow on your lid, and a matte neutral on your browbone.

Step 2: Use a flat brush or a pencil brush to pat on bright pink shadow in the inner tear duct and on the very inner corner of your eye, almost like a reverse smoky eye.

Step 3: In the place of liner, add a touch of gold eyeshadow along the lower lashes.

Step 4: Finish up with a swash of bold, black liquid liner. I used the ArtOnIt Le Stylo Art Beaute Yeux in Cat Noir.

The palettes I used for this tutorial include the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.

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I also used the ArtOnIt Makeup Artsy Compact Les Chromatiques in Music Box. I used the MAC 242 brush, MAC 239 brush, and the Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff Brush.

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For the full breakdown on this makeup, look for the details on Makeup Of The Day. I’m wearing the iShopCandy.com Prisma necklace in this video. Oh, I love it so!

Let the Holiday makeup games begin!

Makeup Of The Day 21: Wet n Wild Angels In Aubergine

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

Today’s MOTD features the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Angels In Aubergine.

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Face

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Hydrating Primer in Candlelight

Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation in Sienna Sun

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Glow

Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation in Beige

MAC Pinch O Peach Blush

MAC Harmony Blush

Painted Earth Highlighter in Seychelles

Eyes

Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Inner Lid: elf Studio Long-Lasting Shadow in Toast & Sugarpill Goldilux

Lid/Outer Lid/Outer Corner/Browbone: Wet Wild Angels in Aubergine

Liner (upper lid): Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in Jet Blac

Liner (lower lid): NYX Retractable Eyeliner in Silver

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Mascara: Jordana Best Lash Extreme

Lips

Hourglass Eden Lip Liner

NYX Butter Lipstick in Fireball

Wet n Wild Limited Edition Fall 2014 Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Angels In Aubergine

By Sheila Arkee

Dear Wet n Wild. I love you so. You drive me crazy. We’re meant for each other. Why is it so hard to keep on top of your elusive limited edition collections? I’m thrilled to own the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Angels In Aubergine, but sad as all get up because it’s the only only palette from your Fall 2014 5-pan palette release that I could find.

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All this makeup lover needs is a little more consistency! I so wish there was an easier way to locate the limited edition Wet n Wild collections, but as it is, it’s a frustrating wild goose chase that I admittedly partake in for every single release. Oh, well. You can’t keep a beauty junkie down for too long.

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While Wet n Wild has had some ups and downs in terms of the consistency and quality of their 5-pan palettes, I’m glad to report that Angels In Aubergine lives up to the A+ reputation of Wet n Wild shadows.

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The colors in this palette are creamy, easy to blend, smooth, and packed with color. This is the kind of makeup that makes my heart leap with joy, and I know my fellow makeup junkies out there can totally relate.

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Each color comes with a suggested color placement, and I have to admit I break the rules where these suggestions are concerned. Here’s my take on the colors:

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  • Base: A shimmery white
  • Browbone: A satin rose
  • Definer: A shimmery cranberry
  • Crease: A shimmery gunmetal grey
  • Eyelid: A matte black

I’ll be having a lot of fun with these gorgeous shimmery colors and I’m looking forward to mixing these shadows with others in my existing makeup collection. Now if only I could find the other gorgeous 5-pans from this collection!

My Final Thoughts: Creamy, smooth, and pigmented, the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Angels In Aubergine is a drugstore bargain win that’s worth hunting down. I hope you have better luck getting a hold of the palettes from this collection than me!

Rating: A

Price: $4.99

Availability: Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreen stores.

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Gluten-free? Contains Tocopherol

Swoon Alert: The Ishopcandy.com Prisma Necklace

I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

When I spotted the Ishopcandy.com Prisma necklace over on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, only one thought ran through my mind: MINE! IT SHALL BE MINE!

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Priced at a mere $24, it’s a steal and especially if you’re a fan of colorful statement necklaces, such as myself. I see big, colorful costume jewelry and have little resistance.

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It was a sweet treat that arrived in about a week’s time, carefully packaged and ready to wear. Is this necklace me, or is it me??? I love the rainbow cord weaved through the upper part of the necklace.

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With an adjustable clasp, it’s easy to wear and fairly lightweight considering how much is involved in this necklace. It won’t weigh you down, and that’s a good thing.

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What can I say, but that I’m in love?

The Prisma necklace is available at Ishopcandy.com for $24. Use code FASHION at checkout for 10% off!

Vanity Fair Bras “For Women Who Do”

By Sheila Arkee

When it comes to the state of my bras, I tend to be very picky. Having had my share of disappointments and flubs (i.e. bras that are useless after only a month!) I’ve discovered a few tried-and-true brands, and Vanity Fair® bras are some of my very favorite. For 100 years, Vanity Fair® lingerie has been the brand that women look to for undeniable support, lift and a little bit of luxury, and that would certainly include me!

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One of my recent favorites from Vanity Fair® is their Beautifully Smooth Next to Nude Bra.

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Isn’t it all kinds of cute? I love everything about this bra, especially the added embellishment in the middle of the bra.

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It’s too cute and even though no one can see it, I know it’s there and it adds a bit more pep to my step, per se. I know I’m wearing a quality bra that keeps my “girls” looking their best. This is a super comfortable, seamless t-shirt bra made with stretch microfiber material, with foam lined cups, a comfortable underwire, and two row closure.

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What I love about Vanity Fair®’s beautiful lingerie is that they make style and comfort effortless and approachable for every woman. You will never risk a visible panty line or discomfort with Vanity Fair® products and that is a huge plus. In my experience, you can get a long amount of wear with their bras and undies if they are properly cared for. With sophisticated style and sleek fabrics, these are perfect for everyday wear.

Vanity Fair® is not only dedicated to producing quality undergarments at an affordable price point, they are also extremely involved in uplifting and inspiring women. Brand new from Vanity Fair® is their “Women Who Do™” Campaign. Vanity Fair® hopes to spark a movement that inspires women to support each other and live their lives according to what makes them happy.

As part of this exciting campaign, Vanity Fair® is partnering with Dress for Success® , which an organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, career development tools and a network of support. This is a wonderful and much needed way to support so many women and give them that extra advantage in the workforce.

On July 17, 2014, Vanity Fair® and Dress for Success kicked off the national LiftTOUR, a nationwide bus tour with a focus on fit and philanthropy. The LiftTOUR will travel across the country conducting bra fittings at major retail locations, and for every woman fit, Vanity Fair will donate a brand-new bra to the local Dress for Success Affiliate. Between July and the end of October, the LiftTOUR will plan to stop at 70 different locations in 12 major U.S. markets. I am totally making sure to get in on the action with this tour – this is a wonderful cause!

One lucky reader will win a $100 Visa Gift card. To enter, just answer this simple question: Who inspires you?

 

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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 9/8 -10/19/2014.

Be sure to visit the Vanity Fair brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

My Instagram Life, 9-6-2014

By Sheila Arkee

A look at my life and behind-the-scenes of Painted Ladies as seen on my Instagram account.

I found an awesome Eddie Funkhouser display at a recently renovated Rite Aid. The display had testers and the products were shrink wrapped – awesome!

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A new post and YouTube video on my August 2014 beauty favorites.

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My life in curls.

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As seen at Target. I LOL’d.

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Two goodies I purchased from the aforementioned awesome Rite Aid!

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This week I shared my love for the supremely pigmented Artonit Makeup.

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My baby had his first day of 2nd grade!

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At $2.50 this Chia Seed/Yogurt/Peach combo is a bit pricey than typical yogurt, but it’s oh so delicious and filling!

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I posted a YouTube eyeshadow tutorial using the fabulous Artonit Makeup Artsy Compact in Music Box.

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The best thing I got in the mail all week – the Prisma necklace from Ishopcandy.com!

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A Flashback Friday pick to a trip to the beach earlier in the week.

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A sneak peek at an eyeshadow tutorial coming up next week.

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Catch Tarina Tarantino Cosmetics on Hautelook

By Sheila Arkee

While I’m a tad late to the game – the sale started Thursday 9/4 – I just took a peek at Hautelook and had to give you the latest update on Tarina Tarantino Cosmetics.

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Tarina Tarantino Cosmetics has returned to Hautelook with a wide selection of this brand’s gorgeous prices available at amazing prices. The products in this go ’round include …

- Top-selling Conditioning Lip Sheen – I looooove Showroom!
- Eye Dream Hyperliner pencil eyeliners in numerous colors
- Various Jewel Shadow Palettes (all of which are infused with crushed gemstones)
- Iconic Eye Dream Hyperlight under-eye concealer

One of my favorite blushes, Dollskin Cream Blush in Mr. Pink, is also up there. Hurry to snag some great deals!

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