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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 #9 – GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Published October 23, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

And in celebration of nothing in particular other than it’s Hump Day and I’ve got some trashtastic reality TV shows awaiting me on the DVR tonight, let’s roll out the next to the last sneak peek into the Big October Beauty Giveaway.

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Boscia B.B. Cream Bronze Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++

Even though the summer months are now behind us, this little skincare delight can be used mixed with your regular BB cream or foundation to give you a kiss of the sun wherever you would like. Boscia has a great reputation in the beauty industry for having superlative skin care products, and I’ve no doubt this BB cream will be amazing for your skin (and even in the winter, protection from the sun is still vital to our skin).
(RETAIL VALUE: $38 – Giveaway item is a full-sized product)

And, in no particular order whatsoever, let’s recap all of the items:

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TOTAL RETAIL VALUE: Approximately $325.

Entries close on October 28th, with the winner chosen on October 31st (Happy Halloween!!!). If you haven’t entered yet, be sure to do so now!

As always, feel free to follow what I’m up to on the following social media:

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

ENTER DRAWING 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!)

IPSY GLAM BAG UNBOXING OCTOBER 2014: TO KEEP OR NOT TO KEEP?

Published October 20, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Well, today is a banner day for subscription boxes at Casa Beholding Eye. This morning saw the mail carrier delivering Lip Monthly and Ipsy, and UPS will be gracing me with their presence and my October Birchbox later today.

I’ve been on the fence about Ipsy for a couple of months. Some months they really knock it out of the park with great products that I’ve either heard about and wanted to try or new products that I’m interested in trying. After a couple of lackluster months, I debate on cancelling…But then they go and hit a home run and I decide to keep the subscription going.

Let’s see if this month’s Ipsy bag impresses or disappoints.

First off, this month’s bag is absolutely adorable. It’s quite a bit darker teal in person than in the photograph, and super cute…Cute enough where I’d consider carrying it as a clutch just to run to the store or to a casual event. Small enough to not be obnoxious, large enough to hold the necessities for a few hours.

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Again, really cute bag…Not quite as cute as last month’s but super cute nonetheless.

And now for the REAL test…the contents.

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There they are, all 5 products, at least one of which appears to be full sized. Let’s check things out further.

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Here is a full-sized bottle of Nicole by OPI nail lacquer in the shade “Feeling Very Cherry.” Well, I’m “Feeling Very Cheery” just looking at this. An absolutely gorgeous shade by one of my favorite companies and PERFECT for fall. In fact, I sense a manicure in my near future…like tonight. As soon as I get off of work.
(RETAIL VALUE: $5.97 at Walmart)

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And next up is a 1-ounce generous sample size of Epice Purifying Exfoliator. Now, this is a product I’m looking forward to trying. It’s going to have to be fantabulous to outdo my personal favorite exfoliator, Suki Face Foaming Exfoliator, but I’m definitely open minded about switching alliances if this product knocks my knitted little socks off.
(RETAIL VALUE: $1 FOR THE SAMPLE BASED ON EPICE’S WEBSITE)

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With fall weather here (and what with the fear of the dreaded Ebola embedded in my brain and thus amped up application of drying hand sanitizer), I’m always appreciative of a good hand cream. This one, by Figs and Rouge out of the United Kingdom, is in the scent Rose Berry and touts itself as being pure and natural, nourishing and soothing. I’ll be using this tonight in conjunction with my “Feeling Very Cherry” manicure.
(RETAIL VALUE: $5 based on the price of $10 for a full-sized product on various beauty sites)

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Woot! Here we have a small sample of Starlooks Lip Gloss in the color “Guilty Pleasure.” It’s a small sample but definitely large enough for me to decide whether it’s something I’d like to add to my repertoire.
(RETAIL VALUE: $3 based on the $12 price tag for a full size of this gloss).

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The last item in this month’s bag is a full-sized mascara from Model Co, “VolumEyes.” I’ve got quite an assortment of mascaras from various subscription boxes the last few months, so I’ll put this one in its appropriate place in line and definitely try it at a future point (right now the Sothy’s Volume Care mascara from my amazing French Box is next up on my list to try).
(RETAIL VALUE: $20 from the Model Co website).

So there we have it. Another month of Ipsy, another super cute bag to add to my collection…but is it worth the $10/month or would I be better off cancelling and applying that $10 towards another subscription?

Well, approximate retail value of this month’s bag is $35, for which I paid $10. Both the mascara and the amazing nail lacquer are both full-sized products and account for most of the total retail value of the bag.

Okay, Ipsy…those 2 products have suckered me in to keep you going for another month.

But, being female, it’s my prerogative to change my mind at any given time.

If you’d like more information on Ipsy and would like to sign up for your own little monthly treat, here are some links to get you started:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ipsy
WEBSITE AND REFERRAL LINK: http://www.ipsy.com/r/jk7y?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

As always, feel free to follow what I’m up to on the following social media:

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

Until next time, stay beautiful…and if you haven’t entered the Big October Beauty Giveaway, here is the link so you can jump in now…You definitely don’t want to miss out on a chance to win this amazing haul of makeup and beauty treasures!

ENTER RAFFLE HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

BIG OCTOBER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY – SNEAK PEEK #8 – GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Published October 18, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Away we gooooo……Here’s a sneak peek at item #8 in the Big October Beauty Giveaway.

This product was a huge hit in the FabFitFun summer box and apparently does wonders for hair of all types. I’m sure it’s a fabulous product but my old-school self doesn’t waiver from my tried-and-true hair miracle, John Frieda Frizz Ease, so time to pass this little jewel on to someone who will put it to good use.

Balance Guru Organic Sesame and Lemongrass Balancing Oil (1 ounce)

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(RETAIL VALUE: $25 – GIVEAWAY PRODUCT IS FULL SIZE)

Retail value of the giveaway is now up in the $300 range…with more yet to come!

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 always, feel free to follow what I’m up to on the following social media:

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

ENTER DRAWING 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!)

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!)

IPSY OCTOBER GLAM BAG: SNEAK PEEK #3 AND GIVEAWAY UPDATE!!!

Published October 3, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

And yet another sneak peek sent out today by the lovely people at Ipsy. In case you missed sneak peek #1 and #2, I’ll put reminder pictures on this blog as well.

SNEAK PEEK #1:
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SNEAK PEEK #2:
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Drum Roll, please…

SNEAK PEEK #3:
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As best as I can tell, the possible options for sneak peek #3 include either a Rogue for Women perfume spray, a Pampas Sunrise body polish, and a Figs and Rouge hand cream. Not a bad little variety.

If you’d like to sign up for Ipsy here are a referral link and the link to their FB page:

Referral link to subscribe: http://www.ipsy.com/r/jk7y?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ipsy

And, as always, 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, again, be sure to subscribe to this blog to be eligible for the big October GIVEAWAY. Sneak peeks are planned starting TODAY, and with names like Tarina Tarantino included in the products, you definitely want a chance at taking this baby home.

Until next time, stay beautiful!!!

IPSY GLAM BAG: OCTOBER SNEAK PEEK #2!!!

Published October 2, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

The second day in October brings us the second sneak peek into the Ipsy October bag.

And here it is:

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Looks like the October bag will be bringing 1 of 3 possible lip choices *and* 1 of a few possible eye makeup products.

Lookin’ good for October, Ipsy, lookin’ good!

If you’d like to sign up for Ipsy here are a referral link and the link to their FB page:

Referral link to subscribe: http://www.ipsy.com/r/jk7y?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ipsy

And, as always, 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, again, be sure to subscribe to this blog to be eligible for the big October GIVEAWAY. Sneak peeks are planned starting this week, and with names like Tarina Tarantino included in the products, you definitely want a chance at taking this baby home.

Until next time, stay beautiful!!!

Ipsy September 2014 Unboxing: Goodbye, Lilliputian and Hello, Full-Sized Products plus GIVEAWAY!

Published September 20, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Well, after the lackluster August Ipsy bag which contained samples so small they probably should have been labeled as a choking hazard, Ipsy was back in full swing (and full size!) this month. A lot of subscription boxes seemed to be running behind this month but with the arrival of Ipsy, Birchbox, and the much-anticipated BoxyCharm on the same day, it’s Christmas in September here at Casa Beholding Eye.

Let’s tear into that pretty pink mailer and see what’s in the bag this month.

First of all, let’s actually talk about the bag this month. A-mazing. Really cute, pleather, metallic gunmetal gray with studs…Okay, Ipsy, this one is actually cute enough where it will actually make it’s way into my bag instead of being used for organization in my cosmetics closet. Really, really cute. The lighting isn’t great in this picture but here it is, along with this month’s Street Style card:

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And here are all of the contents. I’m already impressed, especially after last month.

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Now let’s take a look at these one at a time. First off is an absolutely gorgeous FULL-SIZED nail polish by Pacifica in a shade called Red, Red Wine. It’s a really deep red shade that is going to perfect for Fall and Winter. Also, totally vegan and cruelty-free…BONUS POINTS! This is definitely going to be used a lot in the upcoming months:

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And going perfectly with the nail polish, next up is a FULL-SIZED lipstick by Hikari in Cabernet. Like the nail polish by Pacifica, this lipstick is the perfect deep red for Fall and Winter. Knockin’ it outta the park so far, Ipsy!

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Next up is a very generous sample size of Mitchell and Peach hand cream. I’m still working on a couple of other hand creams from other subscription boxes, but this should be a nice one to add to my repertoire, especially with the drying months ahead.

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The fourth item to make its way into my greedy yet well-manicured little paws is this very generous sample size of Nourish Organic cream facial cleanser. All organic, this is a very welcome addition to my cache of skincare items. Made with cucumber and watercress, I’m hoping it has a really fresh scent and cleans without stripping any natural oils. Still on a roll, Ipsy, no eye rolls like I had with the August bag!

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And the last item in this month’s bag is by Be A Bombshell “Smooth Criminal” HD finishing powder. I haven’t tried the Be a Bombshell brand before, but considering the small amount of finishing powder required for each use, this generous size should last me awhile.

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So there we have it…Ipsy’s redemption for last month’s aesthetically disappointing bag filled with munchkin-sized products. While I admittedly was on the verge of cancelling my subscription after the August bag, this September bag has really impressed me.

At only $10 a month, this month’s bag brought 2 FULL-SIZED products and 3 extremely generous SAMPLE-SIZED products, all of which I will definitely use. Now that, my sister beauty fanatics, is what I call a deal. Treat yourself to a little Ipsy every month…you can customize your profile to help ensure you get products you’ll love and, on the off chance you find you don’t love getting that shiny pink shipping envelope in your mailbox every month, you can cancel at any time. What have you got to lose?

If you’d like to sign up for Ipsy, here are the links to their website with my referral code and to their Facebook page:

Website: http://www.ipsy.com/r/jk7y?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ipsy

And feel free to follow TheBeholdingEye at:
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrsMorelion
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thebeholdingeye
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beholding-Eye/683364698413511

And stay tuned for next month’s blow-out GIVEAWAY…I’m pretty sure you won’t want to miss out on that, so follow my blog for updates and sneak peeks.

Stay beautiful, friends!

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