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Rural Glamour: LA Colors 5 Metallic Eye Shadow in Soiree and New Wig....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sorry the pictures are HUGE!!! ( I lifted them off my Facebook Fan/Like Page:))

I was gifted this LA Colors 5 Colors Metallic Palette in Soiree by a friend and I love it! LA Colors can be very hit or miss in quality. This one hits the spot completely!!!




Jamie

My Five Favorite Blushes....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Here's my five favorite blushes in no particular order.

KLS Cosmetics blush in Empress Pink- pretty matte pink...just a dab gives a pretty flush...
Wet N' Wild Silk Finish Blush in Threesome- highlighters and contour colors all in one! Gorgeous:) I got this on clearance for $1.72
L'Oreal Blush Delice in Ginger Snap- I'm kinda addicted to peachy colored blushes...they just look good on me. This was part of a LE color story about three years ago.
Milani Blush in Luminous - the ever popular Luminous...I snatched this up when it was extra popular and compared to its counterpart Nars Orgasm...this wears better on my skin. Its indeed luminous. Its still sold, in different packaging...
L'Oreal Blush in Front Page Peach- L'Oreal used to do a Golden Globes collex every year and this blush is from the 2007 collex...Peach with wonderful golden undertones...

Jamie

Fresh Coat: Wet N' Wild MegaLast in Through The Grapevine...

Monday, April 26, 2010


- two coats
- streaky....Lawd. but that's you pay 1.99 for.



Jamie

And the Winner Is.....


The Winner of the Curls T-Shirt Contest....

LOVIE!!



Please send me you info to ruralglamour@yahoo.com in 24 hours to claim your prize! Thanks for everyone playing!

Please enter the tarte Lights Camera Lashes Contest to win a mascara!


Jamie

Review: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Got a review for you kids!! lol!

I almost didn't buy Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous because I don't like the original Lash Stiletto. But, I had a coupon and I'm a sucker for volume and plumping mascaras.

Pros:

-The color is a wonderful glossy black to dries shiny, almost patent leather shiny.
-does the job of volumizing with a couple of coats. The key is not to let the coats dry in between applying them
Cons:

-WTF is up with that brush?!! Its like an inch long, which is huge for me and its got the lumpest, weirdest curve to it.

-Flakes. yes it does flake. sorry.



Consensus:

-Skip it... unless you are a Lash Stiletto fan. I think the Lash Stiletto family of products is going to be like Great Lash...either or love it or hate it.

Jamie

Contest!! Win tarte lights camera lashes!!!

Hi Family!!

I got ANOTHER contest for you!

Enter to win lights camera lashes by tarte cosmetics!....this is one of my favorite mascaras of all time. You'll love it, I promise! You can also pair tarte clean slate under your foundation for a long lasting look.

Here's what you do:

Tell me in the comments why you want or need lights, camera, lashes mascara!!

US ONLY!!!
Winner will be chosen at random on May 2, 2010!
Jamie

Rural Glamour: 4 Step Sustainable CURLS.... Step 3: Maintain and Contest!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010



Maintain

Now that you know…what will you do? How you can get involved!

CURLS™ loves their customers and are counting on them to play a role in this new and exciting venture. By becoming a CURLS™ Environista, customers are showing their commitment to the three “R’s”: Recycle, Reuse, and Refill. For example, instead of purchasing a new bottle of product every time they run out, CURLS™ asks their Environistas to instead buy the larger value sized 32 oz. products to refill the bottles they already have.


CURLS™ Environistas will be rewarded for their efforts through becoming members of the CURLS™ VIP Club, receiving little gifts like plantable postcards, T-Shirts, promotions, discounts, and more!

· Become a CURLS Environista one of two ways:

1. When you place your next order at www.curls.biz you will be able to select a box at checkout that says “I want to become and Environista!” or

2. To sign up before your next purchase Go to www.curls.biz and click on Login on the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will need to sign into your account or create a new account. Next select Account from the upper right hand corner of the page andSelect Modify Profile. Select the box that says “I want to become and Environista!”

· Do One Thing…You can make a lasting impact just by changing one thing that you do. Change brings change.

· Purchase our 32 oz sized products and use them to refill your smaller bottles. This will reduce the amount of packaging you use!

· Help the CURLS Street team meet their goal of raising $2000.00 to donate to New York Cares. Click Donate Now! Every dollar donated to New York Cares equals $6 in service to the community. Visitwww.newyorkcares.org to learn more. Every bit helps!

· Spread the word-Share this info with 5 of your curly friends.


***Contest!!!!***

Now that you are Aware how our choices in beauty products effect the environment tell me what your "one small change" will be?


For example, I have a 'Use It Up' Challenge for myself to use up all the half used beauty products under my bathroom sick them recycle the plastic properly


Leave in the comments section what your beautiful "one small change" will be and win a Curls T-Shirt ( above)!


The winner will be picked at random and you must be a follower of my blog,facebook fan/like page or twitter. Please leave which one in the comment box so I can check!


The winner will be chosen next Monday April 26, 2010!!

And the Winner Is.....

And the Winner is of the N V Perricone Cold Plasma is

Colleen


Colleen, you have 48 hrs to contact me @ ruralglamour@yahoo.com


Congratulations!!!

Jamie

Rural Glamour: 4 Step Sustainable CURLS.... Step 2: Educate....

Thursday, April 15, 2010





Educate


You can’t change what you don’t understand…Knowledge is power – Sharing the wealth!

Through reaching out to 3 core groups, CURLS™ Customers, CURLS™ Stylists, and CURLS™ Salon Owners, The 4 Step Sustainable CURLS™ Campaign educates these influencers on how small changes can make a big difference for the environment. For example, there are many ways to avoid “product dumping” of used bottles. Regardless of whether they are labeled as recyclable, any time you throw out a bottle you’re causing detrimental effects on the environment. CURLS™ will also show how technology can reduce your carbon footprint!


Through creative promotional efforts like “plantable postcards” organic paper cards that are stamped with our message and embedded with wildflower seeds that you can use to plant your very own tree, organic “CURLS Environista” T-Shirts, and branded recyclable pens, CURLS™ hopes to spread the word in a dynamic and interactive way with all parts of the industry.


To educate salon owners, CURLS™ is partnering up with “Matter of Trust,” an organization of stylists who collect hair scraps that are then recycled and put to good use by being made into mats specially made to soak up industrial oil spills. www.matteroftrust.org/programs/hairmatsinfo.html

Did you know….

· Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions by significantly saving the amount of energy needed to manufacture the products that we buy, build and use

· Recycled materials account for 40% of the world’s raw materials and is critical to our future sustainability

· While plastics decompose, they can release potentially harmful substances into the surroundingground water and soil, affecting future generations

· Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours

· Every year, an estimated 706 million gallons of oil enter our planet's oceans: By far the greatest source of spilled oil is households. Used Motor Oil - accounts for 363 million gallons in our oceans! 50% of Americans change their own motor oil, but only 1/3 of that oil is collected and recycled. 2/3 are dumped down drains or spilled on driveways and onto streets. One typical 5 quart oil change improperly dumped can contaminate millions of gallons of freshwater.


Jamie

Spring Beauty Wishlist!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yes!!

I always have a running list of stuff I want. I add...I delete...add so more. lol! So, after weeks of editing this list I finally have my Spring Wish list.Let's begin!:

Kiehls Mineral Mascara- I've been craving this mascara forever it seems. I heard it gives beautiful lashes and comes off easy without ripping your lashes out.
JLO Blue Glow- I tested this in Kohls one day and its amazing. That's only place I've seen it since.
Ji Baek's Rescue Your Nails - I've been needing this book and its like $2.00 on Amazon.

Secret Clinical Deodorant- I have to step up the deodorant in the summer. I sweat like a football player.
Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum- Every time I smell this in a magazine, I crave it more....

More Nu Gro Products

Bee Mine Products

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Lotion Minis

SJP NYC Fragrance
The Janet Collection Mommy Wig- The wig gurus on You Tube styled the hell this girl...its absolutely fabulous.

Jamie


All photos courtesy of Google!!

Review: Nailene So Natural Nails....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi Everyone!!

Today, bringing you my take on Nailene So Natural Nails. The good folks over at Nailene sent me awesome package, so you know I needed let you know the deal on these.

I reviewed a similar product that Revlon makes called Runway Collection Fantasy Lengths and like them. So Natural is suppose to be a cheaper alternative to a set of salon acrylics. Obviously, it is...they retail around $5.99 ( I saw them at Family Dollar for $3.99)
I applied a set for Easter and here are the pictures....Gorgeous and realistic....
I was blown away but let me break it down a bit more....

Pros:
-easy application, put them on in like 15 minutes...
-pink gel glue is a great idea, blends right in the nail for a flawless look
-fit was fit, my nail bed size various but I was able to find the fit good
-Felt 'finished' and manicured


Cons:
-replace 3 nails in 5 days when the maximum wear in 10 days
-did have a bit of chipping


Jamie's FULL Take:
-Great temporary look. There is no way I could wear these for ten days. I made it seven and had replaced five nails. There's nothing like the embarrassment me of looking down at your hand and seeing a missing nail and don't know where it fell off! LOL! Now, for a weekend away or a special weekend like a wedding weekend, Nailene So Natural are perfect.


Jamie

Rural Glamour: My Recycling Challenge...Use It Up!.....

Friday, April 09, 2010

I have been having alot challenges lately...LOL! No-Buy, House issues, Kid issues....

This challenge is especially for this month, Earth Month. Earth Day( April 22) is just around the corner. So, as I was cleaning out the bathroom sink cabinet, I noticed I had tons of half to almost empty tubes and bottles of product. So I'm challenging myself before April 22, 2010 to use all this products up in the basket...


***after I took this photo, more were added....smh!***


Then, I'm going to take the empty containers to the Origins counter to swap them out for a sample. Origins is only company I know, so far who does this ( MAC does it but only for MAC stuff...)


Wanna join me? Send me photo of your "Use it" challenge goodies and I'll post them!!


Jamie

Rural Glamour Beauty & N V Perricone Cold Plasma Contest!!!




Hi Everyone!!!


Rural Glamour Beauty is teaming up with N V Perricone to bring you a chance to win N V Perricone Cold Plasma!! ( retail $150)


Yes!! Another contest with a great prize!!


"With this concept in mind, over the course of five years in
collaboration with physicists at Los Alamos Laboratories, Dr.
Perricone developed Perricone Cold Plasma a revolutionary product to
help enhance your current anti-aging routine through the power of
biochemical individuality."


How do I win, you say?

Answer this question :

"Why do you want/need this product?"

***Put the answer in the comment section

***One entry per person

***Contest ends April 16, 2010 ( next Friday)

***I will choose at random and send the info to Perricone MD and they will send the prize

***US and Canada entries only.


Jamie






The Curls "Aware" Winner Is.....

IS......


Carmesha!!!


You win a full size Curls Curlicious Cleansing Cream for providing the right answer

4.4 pounds

(The correct answer winner was chosen at random by me.)

Please send me you address info ( ruralglamour@yahoo.com by Monday April,12 2010) and I will send it to Curls and they will send your gift!

Congrats again:)

Jamie

More contests and facts to come to stay tuned!



***Prices Reduced*** **UPDATED**Rural Glamour Beauty Spring Sale Part 2....

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Essie Spring Collection ( I think this is 2008), never used- $3.00
OPI- $2
-In My Back Pocket
-Over The Taupe SOLD
-No Room For The Blues SOLD

All Brand New!!
On Sale now!!!

-US only
-Paypal Only
-$2 shipping for entire purchase
-all sales final
-will only pend a item for 24 hrs.
-email me at ruralglamour@yahoo.com when ready to purchase!

Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Weeds- 3.00 now $2.00 ( used twice)
Victoria's Secret Bronze Eye Palette in Heat Mirage-$2.00 now $1.00 ( used 2x) SWAPPED
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Lightening -$2.00 now $1!

China Glaze Shocking Neon Pink-$3.00 now $2.00
Essie- $1.00 a piece or $10.00 for all 5....
-Man-a-cure top coat
-Flower Girl
-Primavera SOLD
-Shorty Pants SOLD
-Top Coat
OPI-$2.00 a piece or $12.00 for all....
-Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot SOLD
-The 'It' Color
-"Sheer" Your Toys SOLD
-Hey! Get in Lime! SOLD

Rural Glamour Beauty No-Buy April 4th-May 9, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010


I've decided to go on a No-Buy( no makeup, no clothes, no jewelry, no accessories, no magazines) for over a month, April 4th( Easter) to May 9th ( Mother's Day)....

Why? .....well, I'm already hanging by a financial thread. By God's grace, I'm able to keep the lights on and roof over our heads but if I spend a little amount of money( $10 here, $5 there) it adds up and the next thing you know I'm broke and something important comes up( school pictures, soccer cleats and shin gards, gas, oil change, new tire...). It's so, so, so needed for a No-Buy for me right now. I mean no personal mess for me at all....


This week should be easy. I'm already broke, week #1 will be a breeze.:)


I'm one of millions of Americans who have been unemployed or underemployed for the last year. I know, I'm going to into personal facts here but I refuse to deny my children a great childhood because my wants. Sacrifice is nothing to your diva...I make it each every time:)


Your diva is still on her hustle! Remember the Blog Sale !!! Prices have been reduced!!



Jamie



Rural Glamour: 4 Step Sustainable CURLS.... Aware and Contest!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Rural Glamour Beauty is teaming up with Curls to bring you "4 Step Sustainable Curls Campaign"!!


CURLS™, a leader in the curly hair product industry knows that it is not enough to simply be organic. Today it is more important than ever to consider the larger picture and take a 360ยบ approach to living greener. On April 1st 2010 in honor of Earth Month, CURLS™ is proud to launch The 4 Step Sustainable CURLS™ Campaign in order to help consumers reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing style! On average, curlies have at least 7 partially used bottles of product underneath their vanity/sinks and 9 different brands. This occurs from the “trial and error” process that accompanies curly hair. Nobody needs that much product to make their curls behave! The solution lies in educating yourself on what your individual curls need. The objective of the program is to promote “responsible” product usage and in doing so, reduce waste and encourage recycling. CURLS™ has long promoted their “4 Steps to Frizz Free Curls.” Similarly, this campaign also consists of 4 steps with the ultimate goal being a cleaner, greener environment.

THE FOUR STEPS

  1. Making customers and industry leaders Aware of the effect wasteful product usage has on the environment
  2. To Educate customers, stylists, and salon owners on what they can do to make a difference
  3. Maintain the program through getting customers involved in fun and interactive ways
  4. Share the ways in which CURLS™ is working to Sustain the program through making their business greener

This week Curls brings you.....


Awareness

Are you Aware? Open Your Eyes…look at the facts, decide to make the change.

Did You Know?
  • Over 30 tons of waste are produced for every one ton of product that reaches the consumer
  • 98% of those products that do reach the end consumer are thrown away within 6 months.
  • It takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle to degrade.
  • You absorb up to 60% of any substance applied to your skin, you could absorb up to 4.4 pounds of manmade chemicals through your body every year- that's not healthy.
  • For those curly girls still relaxing their hair...Sodium Hydroxide is the strongest type of principal chemical used in some chemical relaxers because it provides the most long lasting and dramatic effects. However, this same sodium hydroxide is found in drain cleaners, which well demonstrates the strength of this chemical.


So now that you are Aware....We are sponsoring a contest this week!!! You could win a full size Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream.....

Just tell me in the comment box...How many pounds of manmade chemicals you can absorb through your body every year?

Then, I'll pick a winner on April 8, 2010 by random drawing...only correct answers will be entered!!


Jamie