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OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – SNEAK PEEK #4 – RV UP TO $200 – GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Published October 7, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Happy Tuesday, my lovelies. It’s payday at Casa Beholding Eye so I’m feeling festive and want to roll out the next Sneak Peek into the October Beauty Giveaway.

This is a product sought after by many in the September Boxycharm box. Since I already have one that I haven’t used yet, I’ve decided to throw the duplicate into the giveaway so someone who perhaps missed out on it can have a chance to give it a spin, too.

And here it is…

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TARINA TARANTINO FLEUR DE LASH MASCARA LIMITED EDITION IN GUNMETAL PACKAGING IN BLACK (RV $19)

And just as a refresher, here are the other products thus far in the giveaway, in no particular order:

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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 4 items in and the estimated retail value of this giveaway is currently at about $200 (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
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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!)

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BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – SNEAK PEEK #3: GO BIG OR GO HOME!

Published October 5, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Okay, so it’s Sunday afternoon here in California, and I have to start work soon…when what I’d really like to be doing is sitting on the couch with a mug of Abuelita watching some trashy reality TV programs and smelling the amazing aroma coming from the crockpot with today’s dinner, homemade chili (the recipe for which I’ll publish at a future date).

But that’s not what’s on the agenda today so, to break up the monotony of an otherwise typical Sunday afternoon, here is the official Sneak Peek #3 for the Big October Beauty Giveaway.

Because we need it all year and because it’s something we should all be applying every day, every season, all year long, here you go:

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Pur~lisse Pur Perfect SPF 30 (PRODUCT IS FULL-SIZE 1.7 OZ – RV $55)

And so you, my lovely readers, do not have to stress about going from blog entry to blog entry to play catch up, here are refresher pictures for Sneak Peek #1 and Sneak Peek #2:

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As you can see, we’re only 3 items in and the estimated retail value of this giveaway is currently at about $180 (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!)

GLOSSYBOX OCTOBER 2014: SNEAK PEEK AND GIVEAWAY!!!

Published October 1, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Good bye September and hello October! The subscription boxes are starting to dangle those proverbial carrots in front of our nose to keep us anxiously awaiting their October boxes, and here at The Beholding Eye, we’re happy to look and then share with you.

Without further ado, here is the sneak peek at the first item in the October Glossybox.

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It’s a lovely sounding fragrance by Vince Camuto called “Amore.”

Glossybox informs us every October box will contain this product. And who doesn’t love trying a new fragrance, especially with a change in seasons?

If you’d like more information on Glossybox or to sign up, here are some links:
Website: https://www.glossybox.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlossyBox.com

Well, that’s it for now…Be sure to subscribe to this blog and feel free to follow me on the following social media:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MrsMorelion
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

And later this week be prepared for sneak peeks into our first GIVEAWAY. This is going to be filled with easily-recognizable names, both high end and drugstore brand, and is guaranteed to have something everyone will love. It’s our way of saying Thank You to our subscribers and sharing our love of all things that make us even more gorgeous than we already are. Skincare, hair care, makeup…it’s all going to be in there.

Until next time, stay beautiful!

WALMART BEAUTY BOX: AND IT’S FREE!!!

Published September 23, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Well, imagine my surprise when I found out that not only does Walmart have a beauty box, but that that it’s FREE. Yes, FREE. For $5 postage, I wasn’t expecting much in return, maybe a few foil packets but, hey, what’s $5, relatively speaking? I signed up immediately, of course. Free is always too good to pass up.

The Walmart Beauty Boxes come out every quarter. Once you sign up (which was amazingly simple and pain-free), you start receiving a box every quarter. I would assume by receiving my box in late September that I received a Fall box.

My shipping information on my account never updated to “shipped” but showed “in process” the entire time (although I had been billed). Well, last night the little box of gems showed up in my mailbox, nicely wrapped in a small but very sturdy box.

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Opening up the box, it looks pretty much like any other subscription box, with an inscription on the top of the box and a layer of tissue paper between my prying eyes and the goodies therein.

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Now let’s get that pesky tissue paper out of the way and get to the important stuff…THE CONTENTS. Let’s see what our $5 postage netted us in return.

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Well, my oh my…This doesn’t look too bad at all. There are quite a few little goodies in here to sort through. Let’s pick a product and take a closer look.

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Olay Microsculpting Cream? Really? In a FREE box? And it’s a very decent 0.5 ounce sample size, packaged just like the full-size version of this product is. A quick check with my BFF Google tells me a full-size 1.7 ounce of this at Walmart is $23.94, which means this little beauty has a value of about $8. Okay, so this one sample is worth more than cost of the postage I paid. It’s all cake from here forward.

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L’Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer is the next product I pull out. It’s in a really heavy glass jar, another 0.5 ounce sample size. Google informs me a full size of this product (1.7 ounces) sells for $19.97 at Walmart, so this little beauty is worth a little over $6. Total value so far is around $14 and there are still plenty of goodies taunting me in this box.

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Next up is a sample vial of Couture Couture by Juicy Couture. Imagine my surprise. I didn’t even know Walmart sold Juicy Couture fragrances. Great fragrance that I hadn’t sampled before, so I was delighted to get this.

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Okay, color me surprised…or color me Vintage Wine, I should say, as least my lips. Here’s a full-size Cover Girl Continuous Color lipstick. Although I couldn’t find this particular color on the Walmart website, I did note that this product sells for $4.94. So far the value of this box is adding up quite nicely…Moving right along.

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Well, here’s the big ticket item for me in this box…A full-sized Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant. Secret is the only brand I buy and I haven’t yet tried the clinical strength, so this is really a welcome addition to the box. Bonus points for this being the clear gel formula…no pesky white marks. This baby sells for $7.92 at Walmart. To quote Charlie Sheen, WINNING!!!

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Next is a foil packet sampler of Clear Hair and Scalp Therapy, the damaged hair version. I had actually gotten samples of this about a year ago and, as I recall, I loved it, the way it worked and the way it smelled. Now I’m wondering why I never remembered to actually buy it. Perhaps these samples will refresh my memory as well as my hair.

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And there it is. The Walmart Beauty Box Fall edition, with a retail value of around $27 for FREE, just $5 shipping and handling.

Was it a deal? You betcha. Heck, the deodorant alone is worth more than the cost of the postage and to get all of those other goodies along with it? Icing on that proverbial cake.

Here is the link to get you started if you’d like to grab one of these boxes for yourself. I’m really glad I did!

WALMART BEAUTY WEBSITE: https://beautybox.walmart.com/

And, as always, feel free to follow me on any or all of the following social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
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Until next time, stay beautiful…and keep watching for our big October GIVEAWAY…You don’t want to miss that one!

Boxycharm September Unboxing: Let Me Count The Ways…

Published September 20, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

The highlight of my month is when the mail carrier brings my Boxycharm to the door. I subscribe to an array of various subscription boxes, but Boxycharm is just in a league of its own. While I don’t quite understand how they can offer such amazing products at such a low monthly price, I try not to bother myself with that little detail and just savor every single monthly box. This month’s box was exceptionally fantabulous. This blogger was wringing her sweaty little hands in anticipation, stalking the September box’s shipping status practically every hour, and hyperventilating whenever it would move closer to arriving. Sound extreme? Maybe…but one look at the contents below and I’m sure all of my sister beauty addicts will totally understand. Boxycharm isn’t like Christmas every month…It’s more like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and my birthday all packed into one lovely little box.

Let’s jump on in and rip into this baby!

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There it is, the contents of the box in all of their much-anticipated glory. My heart starts pounding as I snatch up each product to see what color lip gloss and which amazing palette I’ve received. Exercising a bit of self-control, I begin to explore…

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First up is a full-sized Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara Limited Edition. Not only do I adore Tarina Tarantino products, the packaging of TT items is always classy and gorgeous, the kind of products that you want to whip out of your makeup bag just to show off how utterly pretty they are. This mascara is no exception. I’ve received a lot of mascaras the past few months in various boxes and individual purchases, so I think I might decide to share the wealth with this beauty and toss it into next month’s GIVEAWAY. Stay tuned for updates on that event…Guaranteed it will be chock full of products every one of my blog subscribers should adore.

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Next to make its way into my eager little mitts is this full-sized tarte LipSurgence lip gloss. There were 4 shades being distributed and, although I had my fingers crossed for Park Avenue Princess (a pale nude gloss with subtle gold glimmer), I received Blushing Bride. I’m normally not able to wear a lot of pink shades, but this is a lovely dusky mauve color that luckily works with my skin tone. Item #2 from the box and it just keeps getting better and better. Oh, how I *heart* thee, Boxycharm, and I still have 3 more products with which to count the ways…

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Next up is a full-sized Harvey Prince Hello perfume. Now, a couple of months ago I had received a Harvey Prince Hello body lotion in one of my subscriptions, and I was not impressed with the fragrance. In fact, I passed the product to my daughter, who thought it smelled fine. I had my reservations about getting a full-sized perfume in this scent but…”Hello” indeed! This perfume smells absolutely amazing, soft and fruity and delicious, nothing like the body lotion. In fact, I’m so delighted with the fragrance that I’ll likely be purchasing it on my own when this runs out. I’m really finicky about my fragrances, so the fact that I would repurchase this says a great deal about how impressed I am.

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The fourth item in the box is a full-sized NCLA Nail Lacquer in Model Behavior. There were 3 shades of polish distributed, and this is precisely the one I was hoping to get. It’s a gorgeous deep purple/gray color that will be absolutely amazing this Fall and Winter. I’ve never seen a color quite like this and can’t wait to give it a try.

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The fifth item in this month’s box is a full-sized Go palette by Coastal Scents. There were 4 different palettes being distributed and I had my little black heart set on either Cairo or Beijing. Imagine this blogger’s delight when I looked at the package and saw I had indeed gotten…CAIRO! Gorgeous colors, great pigment, a great size to throw into your bag for touch ups on the go, complete with a mirror. It just doesn’t get much better than this. I’m looking forward to using these with my new and amazing BH Cosmetics brush set that I blogged about earlier this month.

And, we’re not quite done yet….Boxycharm also put in a couple of pretty handy-dandy discount codes for subscribers this month. Didn’t care for the tarte lip gloss in your box? No problem, here’s 20% off from 10/10 to 10/24 so you can purchase your preferred shade or whatever your beauty-loving little heart desires. I love sharing deals with my readers, so here’s the card with the code for you to take advantage of:

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Just go to http://tartecosmetics.com and enter “FALLBOXY” at checkout and save your 20% on the amazing tarte product(s) of your choice. Bear in mind the dates the coupon is applicable, 10/10/2014 through 10/24/2014. Ready, set, go!!!

And another little discount Boxycharm added this month is for specialty “name” jewelry (think Carrie’s much loved necklace on Sex and the City). I’ve checked out the website for this company and there’s an adorable assortment at pretty good prices, so the 10% off is definitely enticing. Here’s a copy of the card with the coupon code so my readers can redeem if you’d like your own personalized objet d’art:

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Just go to http://www.mynamenecklace.com and enter code BOXYCHARM at checkout to score your purchase and save your 10%. Again, super cute stuff. I fully intend to grab one for myself.

Just to recap, here’s the product descriptor card for this month’s Boxycharm. As is always the case with Boxycharm, all products are full-sized so the retail value reflected on the card is true to the individual products received:

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The total retail value of this month’s box is $95.95…for which I paid $21. The best part is, not only is it a bargain, these are products I will most definitely use. Again, Boxycharm, how I *heart* thee. It’s the best $21 per month gift I’ve ever blessed myself with. If I could only choose one box out of my numerous subscriptions, Boxycharm would be the winner hands down.

Want to sign up for your own Boxycharm subscription? Here are links with my referral code to their website and also for their Facebook page:

Website: https://www.boxycharm.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/9718/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Boxycharm?ref=br_tf

And as always feel free to follow me on any of the following social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsMorelion
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thebeholdingeye

And don’t forget to follow this blog for updates and sneak peeks at next month’s big GIVEAWAY…Believe me when I say you won’t want to miss this event!

Until next time, stay beautiful…now, go get your Boxycharm on, you deserve it!

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