Booooo It’s Monday….Win Some Free Swag That Should Help!

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Like seriously how is it Monday already?  My weekend was spent by getting some sleep and meeting with wedding vendors…..this was my exact reaction

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and contracts… well as deposits
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I know you’ve seen this before but I feel like you may see it a few more times…

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So I thought I’d cheer everyone up by introducing you to some products I’ve been digging and then give it away to you because it wouldn’t be fair to keep…I would like to spread the joy with all of you!

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First things first.  I wanted to tell you about my favorite little find that 100% works.  I am a Bare Minerals gal.  My face is super sensitive and breaks out if like the atmospheric pressure changes…I wish I was joking.  It is the only face makeup I can wear that doesn’t do that to me.  However with that said those little boutiques….that staff are straight up magician hustlers.  I mean the last time I went in I had a coupon for a free….I said FREE eyeshadow.  I coached myself the entire way over “Amanda get the eyeshadow say thank you and get out”. Before I know it my GBFF was complementing me on my eyes and I’m suckered into a “quick eye tutorial” and I’m leaving with $50 worth of products.
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However in my haul of things and samples I did find the Holy Grail of instant blemish reliever.
It is tinted and comes with that sweet brush.  Apparently it has natural sulfur so it dries up the blemish but doesn’t make your face peel.  I put it on a few spots and no joke the next day they were gone.  Like could not see them anymore.  If you suffer from this ailment or if you have any red or uneven skin, I absolutely recommend it.  It should also last you forever because you just need a tiny bit of product.  You can find it here or at Sephora. Let me know your thoughts on it if you grab it.
Next the lovely peeps over at Organaca sent me some things to try out.  The company is pretty cool in that everything is 100% organic (duh the name I know) but when you read the label of all the products you can actually understand what you are reading.  For example the shampoo ingredient list starts with acai berry, blackberry, rose hips etc.  I mean they are even dorks like us….read the back of the shampoo.  Feel free to belt out horrible 80’s tunes….don’t mind if I do.
Here are the links.  A shampoo that smells delicious like almond extract.  This leave in conditioner.  Matte translucent face powder.
Finally my favorite thing they sent were these hair serum drops.
Okay so I’m not going to lie….the smell of the drops…let’s say to me I would call it…well it smells “earthy”.  The good thing is the smell does not stay with your hair but I will tell you my ends look amazing after using the serum for the past few weeks.  I have noticed way fewer split ends and a fullness at the bottom of my hair that I don’t usually have.  This is my hair completely air dried and with no products besides using the drops.
The next set of introductions are to Boom Boom Brow products.  I do not live in New York so I can’t pop over for these gifted angels to use their artist waxing skills however if you do live there…..I’m jealous and check them out.  I have never ever done anything to my eyebrows when “putting on my face” if you will.  However after I got sent these sweet products I noticed what a difference it made to pulling the whole look together.  I used a tiny bit of brow powder with the highlighting pencil and not going to lie I liked the finished product.
So check out the websites and use the code BARRE15 for Organaca for 15% off (plus free shipping) and BARRE20 for Boom Boom Brow which scores you 20% off.  You can find their products on of course Amazon.
Okay here is what you’re looking for the free swag.  All this pictured below…..that’s like $100 worth of stuff and a pretty sweet way to start the week off with.
Rafflecoptor is an annoying amount of work and people just hit every button….I don’t have time to police that.  So to enter into this drawing do these simple tasks.
#1 Leave me a comment with what products you would like to try from touring the product lines.
#2 In that comment also tell me which social media outlets that you follow of mine to stay up to date with my random musings.
#3 If you tweet about it you get an additional chance to win.
Each comment will get a number and I’ll use a random generator to pick a number.  It will run for a week.  Good luck!!!
I hope that brightens up your Monday!  xoxoxoxo
p.s I made a button….grab up…it’s on the right sidebar….if you have one I’ll put you on my space.  I’m getting all fancy around these parts.
**I did not get paid for this review…I did receive the products but I’m in turn giving basically all of them to you….because I love y’all like that and want to share…..I did really well in Kindergarten


  1. February 24, 2014 / 12:49 PM

    It sounds like I need to try every one of those products. And I totally feel you on the “I’m poor”, thing! That’s how I felt too!

  2. February 24, 2014 / 1:23 PM

    Nice beauty give away, darling! Meeting with wedding vendors can be exhausting, and picking them even more so but the catching up on sleep part sounds fabulous:)
    Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!
    XO, Gina

  3. February 24, 2014 / 1:23 PM

    First of all I have your button so that counts for a lot of points right?! I’d love to try that hair serum. I’ve got the frizzies bad and it’s gotten worse lately!

  4. February 24, 2014 / 1:47 PM

    I can only imagine the bank account and mental drain wedding planning is! Sounds like you need another weekend to relax:)

  5. February 24, 2014 / 1:54 PM

    How fun you were able to try out some organic products! Your hair is so long and pretty! Btw, so sad its Monday already too!

  6. February 24, 2014 / 1:57 PM

    Woo hoo for giveaways!! Following you on ALL the social media sites :) #2 Feeding your ends and the leave in conditioner would be my #1’s followed very closely by the brow job!! You know our little eBay hobby…I suggest starting to sell some stuff to buy wedding stuff haha!! Have a wonderful Monday!!

  7. February 24, 2014 / 1:58 PM

    aww youre so nice! and love that bridesmaids clip haha so great!
    anyhoo! would love to try the serum drops!

  8. February 24, 2014 / 2:07 PM

    Hoemgirl–that blemish heal and conceal has CHANGED MY LIFE!! It’s the only blemish treatment I use–and the more I use it, the less I need it (if that makes any sense). I also have a strange addiction to the BM products and will always leave spending half a fortune. But it’s all so freaking worth it. In looooooooove with their products. The serum drops sound like exactly what I need!! Ever since letting my hair get long, my ends just kind of have a mind of their own. I need to tame those unruly biaches. Oh, and I follow you on twitter! I think maybe instagram too, but I can’t be 100% sure of that. If I don’t, I will now. <3

  9. February 24, 2014 / 2:36 PM

    haha I need all of these!!! I really am interested in the Brow products though! I follow you through rss!

  10. February 24, 2014 / 2:59 PM

    ooo your hair looks fabulous!!

  11. February 24, 2014 / 3:13 PM

    ooh girl wedding planning is stressful! but sounds like you’re doing good!! you know i follow you every way and tweeted, duh!

  12. February 24, 2014 / 3:14 PM

    Your choice of gifs is PERFECT! Ugh, I can’t imagine how expensive wedding planning must be! I find it interesting that the serum drops has an earthy smell to it.. I love fruity smelling hair stuff!

  13. February 24, 2014 / 3:23 PM

    I am going to have to try the BareMinerals stuff now! I would LOVE to try all of that stuff you mentioned. I follow on FB, Twitter and Insta :)

  14. February 24, 2014 / 3:33 PM

    OMG how is it I love ALL the BareMinerals products and yet I’ve never tried the Blemish Therapy? You’ve got me completely sold on that one! Haha I love your description of the smell of the hair serum… “earthy”. It’s ok, you can just say it smells awful ;) Totally interested in it though, I have such thin hair, I’m always up for trying new things that might help my split ends and give the appearance of thicker hair (not matter how smelly lol!). Following you on all the social media channels (duh, why wouldn’t I? ;) ) Good luck with the wedding planning girl!


  15. February 24, 2014 / 3:51 PM

    I would die to try the hair serum drops! Seems like my hair can never find the right balance of products, but this looks so promising! I follow on bloglovin!

  16. February 24, 2014 / 4:04 PM

    A few of my friends use bare minerals and really like it but I’ve never tried anything other than their lip products! My skin is crazy sensitive as well so I might look into some of their products! I think the only vendor meeting I really enjoyed was the cake tasting!

  17. February 24, 2014 / 4:05 PM

    I have very sensitive skin so I’m always looking for something that won’t make me look crazy after I use it :)

  18. February 24, 2014 / 4:16 PM

    The bare minerals blemish therapy is amazing!! One of my favorite products right now!

    Wedding planning can get hectic but it can be fun too!!

    Amazing giveaway and post! Especially with all those memes.

  19. February 24, 2014 / 4:48 PM

    Great recommendations! Also, the Kristen Wiig gif never gets old!

  20. February 24, 2014 / 5:03 PM

    I’d love the brow job and the blemmish control!!!! I follow you on bloglovin!!!!

  21. February 24, 2014 / 5:03 PM

    I love pretty much all Bare Minerals products, but have never seen this one! I need to try it out!

  22. February 24, 2014 / 5:30 PM

    ohhh i am going to look into the organic stuff! my face is super sensitive too and breaks out all the time, so i am trying to find organic things for it

  23. February 24, 2014 / 6:06 PM

    I only wish my hair was as long as beautiful as yours!!

  24. February 24, 2014 / 6:09 PM

    Girl, you are so lucky your hair looks that good just air dried! OMG! jelllllllllllllllly! :)

  25. February 24, 2014 / 6:30 PM

    I also never used to realize the eyebrows were a place I should pay any attention to besides with tweezers. Now I brush and fill them with dark brown matte eyeshadow and see all the difference!! Happy Monday :)

  26. February 24, 2014 / 7:19 PM

    Hey! Those brow products look interesting. I have not purchased an eyebrow product in a looong time lol. The hair serum looks neat too!
    Stacy (I follow your bloglovin & pinterest)

  27. February 24, 2014 / 8:30 PM

    So much lovely looking products! I haven’t heard of some of these (maybe not available in the UK?) I buy waay too much beauty products haha!

  28. February 24, 2014 / 9:24 PM

    Yippee, I love giveaways!! My hair is always in need of some goods, so I’d pick the serum! :-) I follow your blog, but I don’t think I follow your IG or Facebook, or any of those good things…gonna go stalk you right now. HA!
    Love that you’re getting all fancy-smancy! Grabbed your button.
    Hope you are having a great monday.
    XO – Samantha

  29. February 24, 2014 / 11:32 PM

    Oh my gosh, Yarok and Acure are my go-to favorite products. Especially Acure skincare. The best!

  30. February 25, 2014 / 1:16 AM

    I really wanna try the hair serum drops :)

  31. February 25, 2014 / 1:22 AM

    I follow via twitter, bloglovin, pinterest, GFC, Facebook!

  32. February 25, 2014 / 3:53 AM

    I’m a straight up FREAK when it comes to trying beauty products… I would love trying ANY of those… or ALL of them! ;P
    I follow you via twitter and bloglovin’! :D

  33. February 25, 2014 / 1:15 PM

    I would especially love the Boom Boom Brow products, but would be excited to try all of them! I’ve been following via Bloglovin and Facebook, and I just followed you on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram this morning :)

  34. February 25, 2014 / 7:04 PM

    That Liz Lemon gif is straight up magic. Man I miss that show! I desperately need something to tame my split ends. I cannot keep up with them. I mean, I could knock it off with the flat iron, but no. I’m also a brow girl (threading = best thing in life), so I’m always looking for new goodies. I’m already stalking you on Twitter and Instagram, but now I need to see if I’m missing anything ;) All the wedding fun comes after the deposits are made and the vendors need to start knockin’ your socks off. Do not let them weasel out of cake tasting!!

  35. February 27, 2014 / 5:14 PM

    I am super interested in trying the Boom Boom Brow stuff! I’m always looking for great brow products! And I follow via Bloglovin! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  36. March 3, 2014 / 8:41 AM

    Chili ahhh – I need to make some stat! And please tell me you’re a Gator fan, if so our friendship is sealed!

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