Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crazy Busy Beautiful Review and Giveaway...

I was excited to be able to review the Crazy Busy Beautiful book! I love all the cool little beauty tips in this book! It covers all kinds of things from skincare, make-up and much more! You can also read Carmindy's weekly blogs on www.dailymakeover.com and visit her at www.carmindy.com!

Women today are crazy busy. And they want to be beautiful!

Beauty can be overwhelming. Walk by any cosmetics counter or into any drugstore and you're suddenly surrounded by thousands of products promising to make you look younger, fuller, lusher, thicker, and just about every other "er" you can think of. It sounds too good to be true and most of it is. But who has the time to navigate though all the beauty myths out there (or even her own makeup bag!) to find the tricks that will help you be your most beautiful? Is it really that hard to look and feel your best?

Not anymore! Carmindy, the makeup artist on TLC's hit show What Not to Wear, is opening her beauty treasure chest and sharing more than 600 beauty tips and secrets she's learned on the show and during her years as a makeup artist across the globe. Try these tips from Carmindy:

  • Blackheads be gone! Elmer's Glue is just as good as a pore strip for removing blackheads from your nose.
  • Forgot to pack your eyeliner? In a pinch, mascara can pull double duty as eyeliner. Use a brush to pick up a little color from the mascara wand and smudge it into the lash line.
  • Can't get that last bit of blush to come off? Swipe a cotton ball dipped in mineral oil across stubborn makeup. It will melt off.
  • Traumatized by age spots that just won't go away? Put lemon juice on age spots at night to help fade them. But never apply lemon juice to the skin right before sun exposure.

About the Author

Organized by feature, the book covers everything from eyes and brows to cheeks and skin care, and includes travel tips and ways to channel your inner "glamazon." Whether you want advice on creating perfect smoky eyes or need help picking the perfect shade of foundation, Carmindy has tips for daytime routines, nighttime glamour, travel, and every other time you want to look and feel beautiful in your crazy, busy life.


Now here's the exciting part...

We have the opportunity to win great prizes by submitting our best photo or video tip for keeping your eyes healthy and beautiful in the AIR OPTIX AQUA “Surprise Your Eyes” contest at
https://airoptixcontest.com/contest. Two grand prize winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a spa day with a friend through April 30, 2010!

I also get to give away one of these books!

To win...

Leave a comment 1 entry
Follow my blogs 1 entry each
Tweet about this 1 entry daily
Follow me on Twitter here 1 entry
Add my buttons to your blog 1 entry each


Follow Carmindy on Twitter here 1 entry
Check out Carmindy on Facebook 3 entries

Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link 5 entries (please leave a comment for each entry)

Giveaway ends on Tues. May
18th, 2010!


DISCLAIMER:
*I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

157 comments:

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