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Join me for the Oregon Chai Twitter Party Tonite at 7pm Central/8pm Eastern!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010




Oregon Chai will host a Twitter party on Tuesday, September 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. Central Time. 


Wellness expert Peggy Hall will host and share tips for finding Me Time and will also be there to answer guests' questions. 


There will also be plenty of giveaways and one participant will win a $100 Me Time Supreme prize! Follow @OregonChai and @PeggyHall to join in on the fun. The party hashtag to join is #Chaifor10


I'll be there....follow me @ruralglamour!





Fashion Fix: The Pearl Outlet....

Monday, September 27, 2010

                                             
Understated. Elegance. Overwhelmingly Beautiful is how The Pearl Outlet describes their amazing selection of quality pearl jewelry. I love pearls, beginning as a child with watching my Granny delicately taking her pearl necklace out of the box to wear for Sunday church service. Later on, pearls because became extremely significant in my quest, ultimately acceptance and life long commitment into my sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

The Pearl Outlet offers quality pearl jewelry at warehouse prices. I received White Freshwater 6mm Pearl Set with the necklace and earrings. It came in a beautiful velvet lined box for safekeeping. I felt like that 18 year old New Member again.:) Seriously, theses pearl brought out emotions of  womanhood, sisterhood and perfection!

I wore them to church in the picture. They felt soft and light against the skin and  I almost forgot I had them on!



I would highly suggest that every Diva invest in a set of pearl necklace and earrings from The Pearl Outlet. Visit The Pearl Outlet on Twitter and Facebook, ....They have amazing Daily Deals! Now I'm plotting some Black Pearls!


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Win a Top From Alight Giveaway!!! *CLOSED*



Here we go again! Another Giveaway from Alight, you can win a top(Alight will choose) from Alight.com

****WIN A TOP FROM ALIGHT!!!***
(ALIGHT'S CHOICE)

MANDATORY

You must be a subscriber via Google Friend Connect to Rural Glamour Beauty+Lifestyle

You must go to the Alight website and pick a top you would like to win and put the style name in your entry comment

You MUST go to sign up on the Alight email list.

Extra Entries:

Like Rural Glamour Beauty on Facebook ( please come back and comment that you "like RGBL")
Like Alight on Facebook( please come back and comment that you "like Alight")
Follow Alight via Twitter( please come back and comment that you "follow Alight")

Contest ends October 27,2010!!! Good Luck!

Giveaway Policy:
Please follow the instructions for entering any giveaway on RGBL. Any entry that is not a follower of RGBL regardless of entry will not be counted as an entry and will be deleted from the comments.
Winner or winners will be selected through a random number generator.
If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using a random number generator.



I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions








New Blog Layout: Visual Luxe Design Studio....



Hi Everyone!!!

I hope that the weekend was good to you:) I had a good weekend and awesome birthday on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Rural Glamour Beauty and Lifestyle got a upgrade!!! ( As you can see):)


Christina, of Visual Luxe Design Studio and the website, Being Mrs Jones, custom designed RGBL into a chic, classic and sophisticated look! I'm so happy with the results. She does amazing work with portfolio to prove it. Please visit Visual Luxe and  Being Mrs. Jones!


Thank you again, Christina!!




Winner of the Birthday Giveaway #2...Tarte Bronze Smoky Eye....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The winner of the B'day Giveaway #2 The Tarte Bronze Beauty in a box is....

Rai!

Her favorite dessert:

Happy birthday! <3

My favorite desert is chocolate cake.

You have 48 to email me your address to ruralglamour at yahoo dot com

**the winner was chosen randomly**

Jamie

The Winner of Birthday Giveaway #1...Chico bag...

The winner of Birthday Giveaway #1 is.....

Eve!!
Her best Birthday Memory( its always the "21st"!)
My best bday memory was for my 21 birthday.. Since my birthday is in July I was able to celebrate it for one whole week.. Sunday thru Saturday. My girlfriends had planned out a weeks worth of festivities and it was insane (in a good way) Tons of pictures, lots of drinks and lots of great memories. :)

Congrats!!! You have 48hrs to contact me with you address at ruralglamour at yahoo dot com....


Jamie

**winner was picked randomly**

Glam Grub: Early Access Exclusively For Gold members: Starbucks Reserve Aged Sulawesi Kalosi.....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I tell people all the time, who have a Starbucks card: make sure you register it online because they are some great offers that only Gold members get via email before the stores and everyone else. Its so worth it!


Starbucks has a new Reserve coffee called Starbucks Reserve™ Aged Sulawesi Kalosi. It sounds amazing! check out the description:



Starbucks Reserve™ Aged Sulawesi Kalosi by Starbucks Coffee

Aged to perfection.

Just as aging improves wine and cheese, it heightened the already wonderful flavors of this coffee to unique and amazing.

We typically age Sumatran beans. But in 2005 we placed unroasted Sulawesi in a subtropical climate ideal for aging, then meticulously rotated and monitored the beans over the next five years until they reached their peak of flavor. A rich and complex coffee with lingering layers of deep woodsy herbs and warm baking spices, the result is truly rewarding.


I can't wait to get a bag! Did you know Starbucks has a Coffee Delivery Subscription Service? That is right up my caffeinated alley!


Jamie

Winner of The Joy of Soap Giveaway is....

Friday, September 17, 2010

The winner is:

****AllyinWA and Mcnaron****

, you have 48 hrs to contact me with your address and email at ruralglamour@ yahoo.com so that Joy of Soap can send your $20 GC to buy your hearts desire on the site!:)

Thank you to everyone who entered!!


Jamie

Jamie's Birthday Giveaway! #2...Tarte Bronzy Smoky Eye Kit( Sephora Exclusive)

This is my 2nd 2010 Birthday Giveaway! If you haven't saw the Chico Bag Giveaway...My 33rd Birthday is September 23 and I love my RGB Family old and new so here are some more goodies to win:))):

Win Beauty in a Box: Bronze Smoky Eye ($112 Value)!!!
What it is:
A limited-edition kit featuring a handpicked collection of our favorites from Tarte, plus a how-to guide.

What it does:
Sephora has teamed up with Tarte to bring you this exclusive "Beauty in a Box" set featuring our latest product fixations, plus a step-by-step tutorial. Available for a limited time only.

This set contains:
- Full size Lock & Roll 12-Hour Eyeshadow, burnt bronze
- Full size EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner, plum
- Full size Rise & Shine Lip Gloss And Stain, nude
- Full size Clean Slate Natural Face Primer
- Deluxe Mineral Powder Bronzer, park ave princess
- Deluxe Lights, Camera, Splashes! Natural Waterproof Mascara

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Be bronzed and beautiful with this Sephora-exclusive kit packed with best-sellers and brand new products featured in new shades; all of which are waterproof, water-resistant, or longwearing for a look that will last morning 'til night! From lids to lips, each product works to create an overall bronze glow topped off with a modern (and much more wearable) take on an old favorite: the bronze smoky eye. Unlike the traditional charcoal smoky eye, this look is much more flattering on a wide variety of skintones and can easily be worn day to night. The set also includes a step-by-step guide complete with a face chart so you can easily recreate the look.

(From Sephora.com)

HOW TO WIN:

MANDATORY

You must be a follower of RGB via Google Friend Connect, no exceptions and I check:)

You must tell me your favorite dessert and leave it in the comments!

US residents ONLY( I'm sending it out USPS)

Winner will be randomly drawn

Contest Ends September 23, 2010

That's it....I love you, really I do:)

Jamie


Giveaway Policy:

Please follow the instructions for entering any giveaway on RGBL. Any entry that is not a follower of RGBL regardless of entry will not be counted as an entry and will be deleted from the comments.

Winner or winners will be selected through a random number generator.

If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using a random numbergenerator.


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Jamie


Jamie's Birthday Giveaway! #1...Chico Reusable Bag....

Well, family, September 23, 2010 is my 33rd birthday and I just want to show how thankful I am for life, health, family and friends by giving some one something awesome on that awesome day!!!

Chico Bag is a reusable that can used for carrying about anything. You don't have to just hold Chico Bag for just grocery shopping or shopping in general but they are great sturdy bags for books( take to the library), crafts or storage!
I used my "Vintage" Collection Chico Bag for grocery shopping and now its holding some ready-to-read magazines I just got in the mail. Its super stylish and I hope that one person will love it!
Visit Chico Bag online, Facebook and Twitter!

BECAUSE....One lucky RGB reader will win this Vintage Collection Chico Bag( above)!!! Here's the rules"

MANDATORY

You must be a follower of RGB via Google Friend Connect..no exceptions

You must tell me your favorite birthday memory...(Mine is my 21st birthday in 1998, junior/senior year of college...what a WEEK! lol!) Leave the memory in the comments section

That's it!

I like simple, to the point, giveaways:)

The winner will chosen in a random drawing:)

US residents only( I'm mailing it USPS)

Giveaway ends September 23, 2010

Giveaway Policy:

Please follow the instructions for entering any giveaway on RGBL. Any entry that is not a follower of RGBL regardless of entry will not be counted as an entry and will be deleted from the comments.

Winner or winners will be selected through a random number generator.

If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using a random numbergenerator.


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Jamie




Glam Grub: Grab Em' Snacks....


I admit....I've never tasted a plantain till I got a taste of Grab Em' Snacks Gourmet Plantain Chips! Really.:)

Grab Em'Snacks are fresh,crisp, gluten free plantain chips that come in seven different flavors. I choose Sea Salt Goodness, Perfectly Peppered Black Pepper and Cinful Cinnamon. They are crisp and light and you would not know the difference between Grab Em' Snacks Plantain Chips and regular potato chips!

I noshed on Perfectly Peppered with a good ole Honest Tea, used Sea Salt Goodness on top of a chef salad and grabbed Cinful Cinnamon when I was need of a sugar fix!


Check out Grab Em' Snacks Online! Also check this list to find where in your state they are sold in retail locations!


Jamie


I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

More Good News! SOY SPACASSO Product Ambassador Blogger, Fall Event and Giveaway!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hi Everyone!

I'm just full of good news! I'm pleased to announce that I will be working with Soy Spacasso as their new Product Ambassador Blogger! What does that mean for you?

I will be bringing reviews, sales, deals and giveaways for Soy Spacasso directly to Rural Glamour Beauty.

What is Soy Spacasso?

"SOY SPACASSO is a Des Moines, Iowa based company dedicated to creating and producing premium, healthy and appealing soy skin care products that we promise will rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit....naturally.

Bringing about a transformation in the beauty and skin care industry through the use of natural soy based skin care, candles and fragrance products, the SOY SPACASSO unisex line provides an environmentally friendly alternative to the lanolin and mineral oil skin care products that clog pores which are commonly used.

SOY SPACASSO only use natural soybean lipids and shea oil along with natural ingredients to create a completely botanic and antioxidant rich product line to enhance your skin, health and well being."


Family, you know how much I love natural skin, body and lifestyle products so this right up my alley!


Just for you, Soy Spacosso is offering a Lip Spa Balm &Soy Radiance Whip Set for only $10! (Picture above).I will be trying the PumpkinPoshSpice Set (doesn't that sound yummy for the fall?)soon for review so be on the look out.:)


Are you excited! I am...:)


PLUS, right now...enter a giveaway to win Lip Balm and Soy Radiance Whip Set...here's what you do:


DID YOU KNOW?????
Did you know that SOY SPACASSO selected for a fashion week? (hint: Check out SOY SPACASSO's News & Morehttp://www.spacasso.com/NEWS___MORE.html and find press release to get answers:
Email SPACASSO at chat@spacasso.com with the correct answers to the questions below, you will be placed in the drawing to win a SOY SPACASSO's new yummy bakery flavor/scent Lip Spa Balm & Soy Radiance Set.
1. What is the name of the Fashion Week SOY SPACASSO was chosen for?
2. What city was the Fashion Week held in?
3. What year did SOY SPACASSO go to Fashion Week?
Winner will get to choose one of the following flavorscents: Caramel Marjolaine, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, Fresh Fruit Tarte, Lemon Almond Petit Four, Lemon Bar, Peach Crumb Tarte, PumpkinPoshSpice, or Sugar Cookie Crunch.
Drawing will be held on October 15. 2010 - so get your anwers in!!!!!!!

***Come back here and let me know you entered!***

Jamie


Coming Soon! Review and Giveaway from CSN Stores...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm pleased to announce that Rural Glamour Beauty and Lifestyle has a review and very exciting giveaway coming up with CSN Stores, one the Top 3 in online retailers of home( this great dining table for example:)) and office goods!! Naturally, I will give my RGBL Family to inside, honest scoop on CSN. Keep you eyes open for more very soon!


Jamie



Winner of the Just Gano Giveaway is.....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Winner of the Just Gano Giveaway is....

gloss and sticks!!!

Please email me at ruralglamour@yahoo.com with your pick and address. You have 48 hrs or someone else will be picked!

Thanks everyone for entering! More Giveaways to come and don't forget to enter the Joy of Soap giveaway!! ENDS TONIGHT!


Jamie

The winner was picked in a random drawing.


Winner of Alight Giveaway!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The winner of the Alight Giveaway is!

Elena!

Please respond in 48 hours the top you like and address to ruralglamour @yahoo.com

Congratulations!!

Just Gano Giveaway ends TONIGHT! Enter now!



Jamie


Glam Grub: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier....

Friday, September 10, 2010







Chocolate is my heart's desire. It is truly the best snack to me! I was so honored to try Gail Ambrosius Chocolates...yummy dark chocolate handcrafted to perfection. I'm almost speechless as to tell you my feelings about every thing...but I serve purpose to bring my readers the best in snacking! lol!

Gail Ambrosius Chocolates are based in Madison, Wisconsin. Every thing is made in small batches and free of preservatives.

I tried the Hazelnut Wafers, Ginger Trail Mix and the Six-piece Chocolatier's Choice box of truffles.

By far the Ginger Trail Mix is AMAZING! It has these serious pieces of sugared ginger that are fantastic! I need more of this right now! I was literally eating the crumbs from the bottom of the bag.

The Hazelnut Wafers were delightful. A thin piece of chocolate that melted on your tongue with a bit of crunch...


The Six-Piece Chocolatier's Choice had truffles with salt, lavender and ginger sprinkled a top. My favorite piece with a Caramel truffles with Grey Salt. The mix of sweet and salty was right up my alley.


Visit Gail Ambrosius online, Twitter, and Facebook!


There is also a chocolate year club called "Twelve on the Twelfth" that I will be gifting myself some time soon.:)

Jamie

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

Buy It: Victoria's Secret Fall Face Kit in Deep Skin Tones...

I feel so_____.

Anyway! I grabbed this VS Fall Face Kit for $15 regularly $28. I wouldn't bought it at $28 but I'm a sucker for a palette.

The VS Fall Face Kit consists of three shadows, a cheek color, a lip gloss, a mascara, and a eye pencil.

The only thing that has a name is the gloss. Its called "Warm Pink".
Includes a face chart...that the rebel in me never follows. *shrugs*
The look: The shadows are good and pigmented satin with a bit of fall out. The colors are gorgeous though! That pewter grey is smoky grey eye material.
The mascara...sucks. Its VS Pro Voluptuous FX Mascara. I don't like volume mascara either.
Cheek color....fabulous. The lip gloss was bit too golden to me for this look.It should've been more of a nude or a pink with a cool undertone....

For $15...buy it. :)


Jamie

Buy It: L'Oreal Studio Secrets Quad in Cobalt Smokes...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I purchased L'Oreal Studio Secrets quad in Cobalt Smokes after seeing an Eva Longoria's L'Oreal Ad in Cobalt Smokes (CORRECTION: She's wearing Blackened Smokes. iFAIL). Her ad makes the quad look black smoky eye kit but it actually a dark blue smoky eye kit.
The colors are highly pigmented but not so pigmented you can't do a subtle look with it. You don't have to built so much to get intensity.

L'Oreal are you stepping you drugstore game up or what?

Guess that Milani/Wet N' Wild nipping at your heels was getting a bit much! Ha!
Here's my look....I did the grey blue color in the inner eye to the middle, then the navy satin color from the inner eye to outer....smoked it out in the corner with the black satin( it should have been a matte, would have gave a but more darkness)....and white highlighter( a bit on the crumbly side) under the crease. I used a taupe colored from the BH Cosmetics 120 3rd edition palette to blend.....
Not much work required.

Great quad for a beginner who wants a smokey eye/evening eye look in one palette at low cost or just to practice with.

To take it up a notch, liquid liner on the top lid would be great.:)
Jamie

Exclusively for RGB Facebook Family!: 3-Day GiveawayWin Zebra Z-Grip Daisies Ball Point Pen Set!!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I was once taught by a pen enthusiast that a nice pen pulled out of a lady's handbag spoke volumes of style!!!


Rural Glamour Beauty and Zebra Pen want to give the gift of style to ONE lucky winner...a set of Z-Grip Daisies Ball Point Pens ( picture above)!

Here's what you need to do:

'Like' Rural Glamour Beauty on Facebook ( MANDATORY)

Comment under the Facebook post for the Z- Grip Pens Giveaway "What's most important thing in your handbag"

That's it!!!

The winner will be chosen Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8:00pm EST and the post of the winner will go up that night.

One entry per person

The winner will be pick by random drawing

US Only ( I'm shipping it out..."extras" will be included:))))


Good Luck!

Jamie

I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions