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BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – GO BIG OR GO HOME – SECOND PLACE PRIZE!

Published October 30, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Tomorrow is the big day, when a winner will be chosen and announced, so stay tuned…

Now, as promised, here is a picture of the second place prize, which includes a variety of items received in various boxes over the past couple of months and will be placed inside the Thursday Friday canvas makeup bag featured in the FabFitFun Summer box (RV $35).

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And here are a couple of pictures of the contents that will be sent to the second place winner:

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We aren’t going to put a retail value on each item in the contents as most are samples sizes (and the approximate retail value on many of these can be found in this blog, now that I think about it). Included are It Cosmetics Universal Brow (a very popular item!), 2 nail lacquers, deluxe travel sizes of Neil George shampoo and condition, deluxe travel size of suntan oil, a deluxe sample size of Be A Bombshell Smooth Criminal finishing powder, a 4-tray sampler of Coastal Scents Revealed neutral shadows, and more.

Our sincere thanks again to all who entered…and stay tuned tomorrow for the big announcement.

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Until next time, stay beautiful!!!

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BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – SNEAK PEEK #12 – GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Published October 26, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Happy Sunday and, to fellow fans, Happy The Walking Dead Episode 3 Night! We’re all about The Walking Dead on Sunday nights here at Casa Beholding Eye. We like to think of it as quality family time gathered around the TV after work and having dinner…even though we rarely speak a word until the episode is over.

There are less than 2 days left to enter the giveaway and we’re up to Item #12 (one sneak peek featured 2 items).

This blog is lengthy but there may or may not be a little “twist” at the end, so I encourage you to read all the way through. *hint hint*

This one is probably going to rock your socks off so be prepared.

From the FabFitFun Fall Edition box is “the” big-ticket item. Renowned for skincare product extraordinaire, here it is:

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From Dermalogica, one of the top names in the skincare industry, is a full-sized Skin Hydrating Booster. I love me some Dermalogica but, truth be told, my skin is sensitive and a bit combination but rarely, if ever, dry. I’m sure this is an exceptional product (as are all Dermalogica products), but it would just go into my Skincare Graveyard as I would likely never use it. My skin’s quirkiness is your gain, readers.

RETAIL VALUE: $56.00.

So let’s take a look at the other 10 items in the giveaway and do a quick recap, in no particular order:

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RETAIL VALUE: $38.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $25.00

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RETAIL VALUE: Approximately $10

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RETAIL VALUE: $29.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $22.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $19.00

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RETAIL VALUE: Approximately $20.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $35.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $95.00

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RETAIL VALUE: $55.00

ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $404.00

With an estimated retail of over $400, not to mention most of these items are top-of-the-line, in-demand products featured in recent subscription boxes, this is a giveaway in which we at The Beholding Eye take great pride offering.

A few people have asked why do a giveaway as opposed to selling the items on Ebay and making a quick buck (or a lot of quick bucks, considering the retail value).

Well, that’s a very good question.

1. Because it’s better to give than to receive? Yeah, sometimes, but I’m usually pretty self-absorbed.
2. Because before I discovered subscription boxes, I would have crawled through broken glass on my hands and knees to get my bloody hands on a just a few of these products? Definitely.
3. I’d like to let someone who will be able to use and appreciate these amazing products have a shot at owning them? Yes indeedy.
4. Because I’m nice? (Nah, get that idea out of your head…I’m actually quite snarky — as one can tell reading my other blog entries, I’m sure — and straightforward, although with a hint of diplomacy…”nice” isn’t the first word that usually comes to mind when describing myself.

I don’t know, actually. I think it’s more a combination of #2 and #3. I’ve won a couple of very small giveaways and I know the euphoria that comes with winning. As ecstatic as I’ve been to win a few relatively minor things, I can’t even imagine being the winner of this haul. I’d probably be shouting from the rooftops and dancing in the streets…and THAT’S the reason I’m really doing this. I want to make a fellow beauty-holic happy (not to be confused with being “nice,” so banish that thought out of your mind). And while these products are UH-MAZING, realistically, they don’t do me a bit of good when they’re not right for my hair/skin type or if it’s a duplicate of a great product that I’d like for someone else to be able to try. Times are still tough for a lot of people…being able to make someone happy with a box full of fantabulous beauty products just seems like the right thing for this beauty-holic to do.

So, if you haven’t entered the drawing yet, I strongly encourage you to do so now. Entries end tomorrow at midnight. I may or may not put another product into the mix (if I can find it…I put it up for safekeeping for the drawing and have yet to unearth it) but as it stands right now these will be the contents of that glorious USPS box complete with tracking you’ll be receiving if Rafflecopter chooses you as the winner.*

From this point forward, I plan to do monthly or semi-monthly giveaways, albeit to a lesser degree. Two to three times a year, I plan on doing a blockbuster giveaway such as this one. Again, it will be products I simply cannot use or duplicates I have received. Sharing the wealth and all with my readers. I hope everyone who entered will continue to follow me on social media for updates, reviews, unboxings, etc. I’m planning on getting a laptop with a camera after the holidays so I can also do vlogging.

And Happy Sunday and Happy The Walking Dead Episode 3 night from Casa The Beholding Eye to you. See our bright and shining faces? That’s yours truly photo-bombing in the background.

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Until next time, stay beautiful…

If you haven’t entered yet, click on the Rafflecopter link below and get your name into that proverbial hat…Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter!

ENTER HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Due to the overwhelming response to this giveaway and our heartfelt appreciation at all of the kind words, new subscribers, new followers to our social media, etc., we were thinking….Perhaps we should add a second-place winner, who will receive a cosmetic bag full of various and sundry samples we’ve been receiving in our boxes for a few months now. While not nearly as grand and glorious as first place, we think it would be a nice little “thank you” gesture for one additional reader who took the time to enter the contest. Let me know in the comments what you think about this latest addition. Au Revoir for now, and stay beautiful!

(Please note that the giveaway will only be available for US and Canadian residents, otherwise postage would be cost-prohibitive…Thanks for understanding!)

BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY: SNEAK PEEK #10 – GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Published October 25, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Okay, we’re winding down to the last couple of days of the giveaway and, since it’s Friday and I’m still on cloud 9 over my Wantable Intimates box from this morning, let’s grab another item and toss it into the giveaway. Who ever thought giving things away could be so much fun?

And here it is, Item #10 in the Big October Beauty Giveaway:

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From the world-renowned Bulgari, this is an approximately 3-ounce bottle of their Bulgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc Conditioner. It smells wonderful (as do the Bulgari fragrances I’ve sampled). Assuming its hefty price tag means it not only smells good but actually works well, this should knock your proverbial socks off.
(RETAIL VALUE: Approx $20; full-size 6.76 oz bottle retails for $45)

And tomorrow will likely bring what is likely the final item in the giveaway. Off the top of my caffeine-deprived head (I’m only halfway through cup #2 this lovely Friday morning), I believe retail value on this giveaway is now up to $350 and contains some truly UH-MAZING products. It’s going to be like the Beauty Fairy came to visit the winner…Be sure to enter now so you don’t miss out on your chance to have a big box of awesomeness show up on your doorstep! Link at end of post for your convenience, my lovelies…

As always, feel free to follow me on the following social media and be sure to enter the big October Beauty Giveaway (link at end of this post!):

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBeholdingEye
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

ENTER RAFFLE HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until next time, stay beautiful, and good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

(Please note that the giveaway will only be available for US and Canadian residents, otherwise postage would be cost-prohibitive…Thanks for understanding!)

BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – SNEAK PEEK #5 – RV NOW UP TO ABOUT $225!!!

Published October 9, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Happy Thursday from Casa Beholding Eye…It’s beautiful weather today and I’m getting ready to dive into a cheeseburger for lunch (a rare treat!), so I decided to share the next sneak peek with all of you lovelies who are entering the Big October Beauty Giveaway.

I present Sneak Peel #5, which is a product many were clamoring for and was included in the August BoxyCharm subscription.

*DRUM ROLL*

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RV: $22 (PRODUCT IN GIVEAWAY IS FULL SIZE)

From Model Co., it is their Lip and Cheek stain in Rosy Red. This is a really nice product. It blends out to very sheer and natural looking “just came in from the snow” flush or can be built up for a more dramatic impact. If you missed the August BoxyCharm and really wanted to try this product, here’s your chance so enter below for your chance at winning this amazing giveaway!

And just to refresh your memory, here is a peek at Sneak Peeks 1 through 4:

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Be sure to subscribe to this blog, leave a comment on the original giveaway announcement, and follow the directions through the Rafflecopter for your chance to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter. Entries end October 28, 2014, and the winner will be announced via this blog on October 31st.

As you can see, we’re only 5 items in and the estimated retail value of this giveaway is currently at about $225 (and growing). Great time to enter and a great time to share this giveaway with your friends, too!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsMorelion
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

ENTER RAFFLE HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until next time, stay beautiful, and good luck to all who enter.

(Please note that the giveaway will only be available for US and Canadian residents, otherwise postage would be cost-prohibitive…Thanks for understanding!)

FABFITFUN FALL BOX HAS ARRIVED: UNBOXING AND COUPON CODE!!!

Published September 25, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

I knew my FabFitFun Fall Edition had shipped 2 days ago…but I wasn’t expecting to see my mail carrier walking by my window with it today. As I scurried from my office to the door, probably looking a fright (but who cares when it comes to delivery of a new subscription box???), I looked at it awe and amazement. Now, all things being equal and me keeping it real for my readers, I found the Summer Edition box a total snoozefest, with a couple of exceptions (the Sonya Dakar Flash Facial being my primary reason for purchasing that box). Grabbing a knife from the kitchen with the dexterity of a potential horror movie victim, I hurried back into my bedroom to see what possible wonders the Fall Edition held.

Here it is, in all of its wonder and glory. It’s packaged quite lovely, as usual…and I can’t wait to get beyond that pristine white tissue paper to see what lies beneath!

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Now let’s get that pesky tissue paper out of the way and see those much-anticipated contents:

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And there it is, just begging to be dug into…

Okay, first let’s get to the 2 items we had spoilers for. First is that A-MAZING Jessica Steele Apron. While I didn’t get the pink and gold I had hoped for, this adorable cream and black polka dot number works for me…Love it! I didn’t unwrap it as I’m saving it to wear for the upcoming holiday meal preparation.

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(Retail Value $32)
Now moving on to the “spoiler” item #2, the full-sized Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. I love all things Dermalogica. Great brand and this alone has a retail value higher than the cost of this box of awesomeness.

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(Retail Value $56)

Okay, now for the goodies we haven’t had spoilers for. Diving on in…

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Here we have LaNatura Travel Size Body Butter. This is a generous-sized travel sample (however, FFF has been advertising for over a month now about how they’ve done away with all sample sizes, so I find this size included in the box to be interesting). That being said, it sounds amazing, and I love body butters so I’m sure I’ll be using this very soon now that Fall has officially dropped the temperatures substantially.
(Retail Value $18)

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I’m really excited about having this Honest Co. (Jessica Alba’s company) Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar in this box. I’ve been hearing really positive reviews about Honest Co.’s products so I really appreciate the chance to try one of them before buying. So far you’re knocking it out of the park, FFF!
(Retail Value $4.95)

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ADORBS!!!!!! Okay, now I’m starting to do a little happy dance. Here we have a pair of Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped workout socks. CUTEST. BOOTIES. EVER. Woohoo…Oh, but these are almost too cute to wear. ALMOST.
(Retail Value $12)

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Well, here’s a lovely colored lip gloss just in time for Fall. This is the Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in “Always There.” It also comes with an LED light and a mirror…Nice touches! This will definitely be put to good use and, being a lip gloss addict, this is definitely a hit with me.
(Retail Value $22)

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A must-have for every season, next is a full-sized CHI 44 Iron Guard thermal protection spray. This will go lovely with my ridiculously cute pink zebra print CHI straightening iron. Great product to include, FFF!
(Retail Value $14.50)

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Wow, this is total awesomeness. By Gramr Gratitude Co., it’s a lovely and classy thank you card set, complete with sealing wax and wax press. This is a gorgeous set and absolutely perfect with the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
(Retail Value $43)

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And a couple of food-related items, which FFF always throws in. This time it’s a Numi Organic Tea and a Mary’s Gone Crackers organic chipotle tomato pretzels. Yeah, let’s be honest…these 2 goodies won’t make it through the day. My stomach is already rumbling just looking at those pretzel sticks.
(Retail Value 0 – sponsored items)

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Also included is a 25% off coupon for the first purchase with The Honest Co. If you’d like to use this, it looks like it’s meant for sharing. Just proceed to checkout and enter HONESTLYFAB to save 25% on your purchase.

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And they’ve also included a free 3-month trial to FitFusion Digital Subscription. Eh, here at Casa Beholding Eye, this probably will be of no use but if you, my lovely reader, would like to take advantage of it, enter code ffftrial to give it a try for 3 months.

And there we have it. The FabFitFun Fall 2014 Edition, all unboxed. First of all, I’m really pleased with this box and the variety of contents. I’m also delighted with the superfast shipping. To my estimation, the retail value of this box is in the area of $233 for which I paid about $54, including tax and shipping. All in all, a great deal with products I absolutely love (well, except maybe that 3-month subscription to FitFusion but, hey, I’m sure a lot of subscribers will love it!).

If you’d like to order this box for yourself, they are still available. Here’s my referral link:

http://vip.fff.me/7PHPh ENTER SPLURGE10 TO SAVE $15 OFF OF THIS BOX

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Still awaiting Glossy Box and Allure Sample Society (I finally slipped off of the fence onto the YES side!)…Stay tuned for those unboxings!

Until next time, stay beautiful…AND STAY TUNED FOR THE BIG OCTOBER GIVEAWAY ON THIS BLOG!!!

FABFITFUN FALL SNEAK PEEKS AND COUPON CODES…AND GIVEAWAY!!!

Published September 22, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Happy Monday from Casa Beholding Eye. Yes, Mondays pretty much suck in general, but this week is when the Fall FabFitFun boxes begin shipping so that’s giving me a reason to perk up a bit with my coffee this morning.

FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription that normally runs about $49, but coupons are usually easily found to save up to $15 on your purchase. They’ve released 2 spoilers for the Fall box, and both of them were enough to make me squeal and do the happy dance (because I’m a freak like that).

Here are 2 sneak peeks of what we subscribers have been treated to so far. Each item separately would cost more than the cost of the subscription box, and I believe it will have an additional at least FIVE full-sized items. I’m kind of hoping for one of those amazing scarves such as those given out by Pop Sugar but we’ll see what’s in the Fall box hopefully by the end of this week.

Here’s the first sneak peek and it won me over as soon as I saw it (I also love to cook so this really made me clap my hands and do a little dance):

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I think these are just adorable and totally retro chic…I’m crossing my fingers for the pink and gold one, but in reality they’re all adorable and I’ll be happy with whatever one ends up in my box. What a novel item to be receiving…Great job, FFF!

The second spoiler is a full-sized product that, again, retails for more than the cost of the subscription box and is from a name I think everyone will recognize, Dermalogica:

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FabFitFun continues to sell boxes until they run out, so it’s definitely not too late to sign up for your Fall box. Shipments commence this week, and I’ll be doing an unboxing as soon as it arrives so I can share it with my sister beauty addicts.

Here are some links and referral codes and a $10 OFF COUPON CODE to get you started:

To sign up: http://vip.fff.me/7PHPh and ENTER COUPON CODE molliee10 FOR $10 OFF.

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Until next time, stay beautiful…and be sure to follow my blog for the October blowout GIVEAWAY. I’ve already hinted at a couple of spoilers in these blogs but I’ll posting more sneak peaks as the actual drawing comes closer. You won’t want to miss out on this one!