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Winner of Alight Giveaway!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010


The Winner of the November 2010 Alight contest is 


Glogirl!!



Glogirl please email me at ruralglamour at yahoo dot com with you address. You have 48 hours. Alight will send you a top, it will be their choice, as disclosed in the post!!!


Thanks for entering!!! Make sure to check out the other giveaways in the  left side bar that is going on right now!!


The winner was chosen at random via a random number generator.

Cyber Monday Giveaway with Carmex!!!: Two Hours Only!!! 8pm-11pm.... ***CLOSED***

The winner is.....

Kim!!!!





I'm slowly growing into a lip balm lover. I can't believe it! The girl that once thought that wearing any lip balm made her lips feel greasy is enjoying the benefits that a great lip balm can do for the lips!!

I got the chance to try out Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms. In all honesty, I have never used Carmex at all, which I had equated to the bare faced co-eds I attended college with. Seemed like everyone had a little jar but me. lol! I was and still am a full lip gloss, lipstick girl. So, when these tinted balms landed in my mailbox I was excited to go on another challenge to try something new. Kinda like me and the Big Mac, which I've never tasted in my life.

My favorite out of the two lip balms is the Sheer Pink, which gives a great pink lip on pigmented or dark lips like mine. I was pleasantly surprised. The peach blends into my lips not giving much color.

The formula is smooth and non-greasy but I didn't feel like it did any long term moisturizing. Once it was gone off my lips, it was gone!! Re-application was necessary.


Now I want give you a shot to try Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach, both for free through a giveaway!!!


MANDATORY

You must be a "fan" of  Rural Glamour Beauty+Lifestyle on Facebook!

Comment  "I want to win Carmex Tint Lip Balms!" on the RGBL Fan Page



Giveaway ends November 29, 2010 at 11:00 pm EST

Good Luck!

The winner will be picked at random TONITE!!

USA ONLY


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 ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions









Kinkabands by Katrina Review and Giveaway!!! *CLOSED*

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


One of my friends and fellow Winthrop University alumni is creating fabulousness and beauty for the natural hair masses!

Kinkabands by Katrina are custom and creative hair bands by Katrina Hooks-Wiggins. I was too excited to try these bands out on my hair since alot of hair accessories like flowers and headbands make me look too young. I'm always on the look out for grown and sexy hair adornments.


In these photos, I'm rocking the Black Tiger Kinkaband....feels comfortable on my head. I have alot of hair plus a big head so I don't want headbands to be too tight. This one fits perfectly...
And they are soooocute....I didnt want to take it off. Really:) !!! LOL!



This one is the Mizz Panky Black Kinkaband. I love this one with a puff or an updo....
Overall: beautiful hair accessories for a great price....only $10 a piece. You can wear them with natural, locked, relaxed hair, any kind of hair as long as you want to look good!

Kinkabands by Katrina are sold on her site, 33 Fingers Salon in Charlotte NC, or you can contact Katrina via email at kinkabands@yahoo.com



WIN A KINKABANDS BY KATRINA!!!

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I'm giving away the Mizz Panky Brown Kinkaband to one lucky reader here on Rural Glamour Beauty +Lifestyle. Here's how:

MANDATORY

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

Comment  "I want to win a Kinkaband!"



Extra Entries:

Like Rural Glamour Beauty on Facebook ( please come back and comment that you "like RGBL")
Like Kinkabands by Katrina on Facebook( please come back and comment that you "like Kinkabands")
Follow Kinkabands on Twitter( leave twitter user name in the comments)

ALL EXTRA ENTRIES MUST BE SEPARATE ENTRIES!!


Giveaway ends December 11, 2010

Good Luck!

USA ONLY

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 ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

The Giveaway item of this post was purchased by me.






Lash Experiment: 16 weeks featuring TriLash......6 week Update....

Update on TriLash!!

Week 1


Week 2



Week 4

Week 6
The growth is still coming in. If anything, TriLash works, its the consist applying of the product that makes it works. Review at 16 weeks.:) 

Winner of the Orient Automatic Watch is....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010




The Winner of the Orient Automatic Watch is......


Closer To Lucy!!!


Her favorite time of day entry:

7:30am! Last lil person is on the bus, TV is off, and the coffee is fresh!! awwww


You have 48 hrs to contact me via email at ruralglamour@yahoo.com...after no contact of 48 hrs...a new winner will be picked!

Please enter the other giveaways and thank you for entering!!!



Pre-Holiday Giveaway: Tarte Good As Gold LE Lipgloss Collection.....**CLOSED**


The holidays haven't started good and I'm a bit drained just thinking about buying gifts for everyone. I dont have a long list of people, but the people I have...well, they are all hard to buy for. lol!

My favorite gift for Christmas is always beauty products and when I can I buy myself something for Christmas that beauty related. I want to give one my family members on Rural Glamour a early gift of the Tarte Good As Gold LE Lipgloss Collection.....


Good As Gold Lipgloss Collection ($165 Value)
What it is:
A limited-edition, gift-giver's dream packed with 15 universally flattering lip glosses.

What it does:
With an amazing array of gorgeous glosses in shades that range from sheer to deep, this deluxe set is perfect for any woman on your gift list. 

This set contains:
- 15 x 0.06 oz Lipgloss in bubblegum pink, vivid pink, true pink, warm berry, deep raspberry, nude, brown sugar, soft peach, coral, whisper pink, apricot, apple red, mauve, tawny brown, deep plum

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





Quick Review: I love the versatility of the 15 colors to choose from however they are very sheer. I found out that I was able to build to the color intensity I wanted. Oddly as well, some of the colors I thought would not be flattering on me, are flattering on me. Strange right?


How to win:


MANDATORY

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

Comment and tell me what #1 thing you want for Christmas!!



Extra Entries:

Like Rural Glamour Beauty on Facebook ( please come back and comment that you "like RGBL")

Please comment that you did the extra entry in the comments.

Giveaway ends December 10, 2010

Good Luck!


USA ENTRIES ONLY


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 ofcompensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions






Fresh Coat: Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Diamond.....

 I did this mani with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Diamond on Friday....today is Tuesday and I've had almost no chips. Also the holo in this is Nail Prisms is not as bold as the other ones....The Dollar Tree I got these from in Spartanburg (E. Main St. in front of the Wal-Mart) has a TON of them.:)

Gearing Up for Fall and Winter Beauty: BDellium Professional Anti Bacterial Makeup Brushes....

Monday, November 22, 2010

For $39.12....you will be able to upgrade your brushes.....READ ON!

Normally, I don't attach prices to my reviews. Because I review a mix of products, I'm neither a budget or splurge beauty writer. I'm do-whatever-works kinda girl, which means mix and match your makeup and beauty products, from high end to low end!

But I couldn't resist telling you the price for the 7-piece professional brush set from BDellium....$39.12!

Here's a bit about BDellium:




Professional anti-bacteria makeup brush

Introducing a complete line of professional makeup brushes with cutting edge anti-bacterial technology. Our anti-bacterial technology will bring you top notch hygiene in makeup tools. We create each brush using a balance of natural and/or synthetic hair to achieve the perfect amount of form and stiffness compatible with the function each brush is designed for.

Most of the ferrules used in our brushes are anodized aluminum. The wooden handles are luxuriously lacquered with 7 layers of coating bringing you the ultimate in style and comfort.

You can choose from over 36 unique styles of makeup brushes to facilitate your every need. Please be on the lookout for additional styles. The Maestro Series, bearing a nickel-plated brass ferrule and black lacquered wooden handle, will soon be available and new series of brush lines.






As I review these for you, family, I will not be comparing them to Sigma or MAC. I don't own the comparable brushes in either brand. I don't own any Sigma brushes. However, if you are looking  to replace your old brushes or looking for a starter set for you or for gift....this is the SET...Check it out....






 I received seven brushes.





#948S Foundation- Great brush for liquid foundation. Thought it was too small for me at the beginning but the smaller brush allow me to take my time applying which gives me better coverage.

#964S AP Blusher- Best blush brush I own. I have small cheek bones and this covered them seamlessly with the right amount of blush.

#942S Slanted Contour- I own something similar to this that I like from another brand. I like that this brushes handle is longer than the one previously owned. I was afraid the hairs wouldn't get good and clean because they are white, but they did and without alot of harsh washing.

#763S Small Angle- This the least of favorite of brushes. I like my angle brushes to be tight at the angle for a slim, straight  line application. This one is on the thicker side with the hairs

#540 Precision Line- I was confused on this brush, whether it was an concealor or a liner brush! lol! I chalk it up to I'm still learning brushes and what they are used for. I need more work with this one before I can honestly tell you how I feel about it.



#777S Shadow- I love this shadow brush. Great for all over coverage of the lid.

#785S Tapered Blending- I dont own any blending brush this fluffy and wonderful. Worth the buy of the set alone. Really, you'll think you spent $39 on this brush!



All the brushed came with a a brush roll made of leatherette material and a cleanable inside. 

OVERALL:

I love the set. Worth all $39.12! Buy It!!

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








My Sephora Holiday Wishlist!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

After pouring over the Sephora Holiday Catalog for two weeks, then losing the catalog for a week, then finding it yesterday....I have my Sephora Wishlist! If I keep on my hustle, I can get all of this for myself. But I will except all of it as a GIFT. Yep. LOL!




Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles Volume 1





Kat Von D Painted Love Mini Lipstick Set


Benefit Cosmetics Crescent Row Coffret


And throw in NARS Albatross Blush and that's it!!!

Rural Glamour: New Natural Nail Journey!

On Wednesday night, I took off my two month old acyrlics. As if I need another "journey" to embark on.... I will now be natural nailed and striving toward strong, long nails...

Now, I don't knock acrylic or gel nail wearers...I've been wearing them on and off since I was 16. But the rude service at nail salon, the slack service at nail salons, the rip off that is nail art at the nail salons were getting too much each time. Plus, I always have problems with my acrylics being on the verge of coming off even after a fill in. Why? My nails grow crazy fast. $$$$$$

So, I will updating every two weeks for two months on my nail journey, then every month. Hey, if I can go natural hair, I can go natural nail'd:)


Adeea of The Trendy Socialite sent me this video of this regimen that I will follow and hopefully see some results!



My left hand after I took off the nails....My left hand's nails have more deeper grooves from the drills the nail techs used.....
My right hand's nails are in better shape but the acrylics came off too easy on this hand.....
And look what I  "Stash Shopped"!!! ALL OF THIS....was in my own collection. I didn't have to go out and buy any thing. Saving money already!!!




So after I removed the nails, buffed them and trimmed them....I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Shine, two coats of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Golden Cinnabar, a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Shine again, a coat of Seche Vite and some Solar Oil on the cuticles....

I'm feeling good about it!! How about you? What's your nail regimen and what is working for you?



Gearing Up for Fall and Winter Beauty: Beecology....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My body product arsenal is ever changing especially with the cold weather approaching. I love discovering a new body wash that does the job: cleanse good and moisturize well at the same time.

Today, I'm giving you the scoop on Beecology, a natural products company that focuses on paraben free and SLS ( sodium lauryl sulfate) free goodies. They are also family owned and operated and make all the products themselves. Their beeswax and honey based products are from their own family farm where they tend to the bees themselves!

I was sent Beecology Lavender and Bergamot Body Wash, a travel size of The Original Honey Hand and Body Cream and shower scrubbie.

I'm going to give you the rundown on the Lavender and Bergamot Body Wash....


"Moisturizing Natural Lavender & Bergamot Body Wash. The perfect combination of lavender essential oil with just a hint of bergamot for that citrus after note."




Pros:
-a lather is BANANAS!!! Its smooth, abundant and creamy. And its natural? I had to reread the ingredients and it is!
-The scent of Lavender is true. You know I love that detail being a HUGE lavender fan.
- The packaging is sleek and neat. The label to didn't bulge or peel away.
- I would buy this off any shelf. Appealing to the eye!

Cons:
- After I rinsed the lather, I did feel a bit stripped. Their are no sulfates in it though.  I chalk it up to good ol' fashion soap agents.


Overall.... I need the other to scents in this Body Wash Grapefruit & Lemongrass and All Natural Peppermint( oh, I bet that's the BUSINESS!!)!!! I love this Body Wash. Worth the buy!!

Visit Beecology on Twitter and Facebook!!

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