Last month we had our 4th annual Best Beauty Buys for Moms Event with Bump Club and Beyond, presented by Clarins, Phyto and Bath & Body Works. Moms and moms-to-be gathered at the Argent Restaurant for a night of beauty treatments (manicures, brow waxes, chair massages and micro-derm facials) powered by PrettyQuick, food, mocktails and cocktails, a presentation of my spring beauty must-haves, raffles prizes and gift bags galore. Everyone left with more than $200 worth of beauty products! To name a few: Cocktail Fragrance Bubble Bath, Jouer and Cargo lip glosses, Aveeno baby products, B. Kamins skincare, Rosebud lip salve, Bath & Body Works fragrance, Phyto hair de-frizzer, GoSwype antibacterial wipes, Clarins body oil and stretch mark control cream and the list goes on. Here are some photo highlights and a slideshow, courtesy of Tk Photography, showcasing the evening’s festivities.
Want to win a year’s supply of my absolute favorite Dove Beauty Bar along with other fun Dove swag? Tomorrow (April 2nd), share a “Dove friendly truth” about yourself in the comments section of this post or by tweeting @Dove and using #AprilTruthDay. Examples can be: your guilty pleasures, how you got fooled today (Happy April Fools Day!) or any other lighthearted fun revelation about yourself.
Can’t wait to read your responses!
Having an 18 month old and another on the way (I’m due May 11th!), I feel like I’ve been pregnant for the past two years. That said, I’m very selective with what I put on my skin. Clarins is a brand that I feel confident using because they’re devoted to working with plant extracts to create effective formulas. One of my new favorites is their Double Serum. It just launched in February but is 27 years in the making. Researchers had 200 different plant extracts at their fingertips and chose the 20 most powerful that work together to hydrate, protect and strengthen the skin. Green banana, burdock, kiwi, arnica and quinoa are some that made the cut. One pump distributes enough product for the entire face, and I love how the serum absorbs right in. Skin won’t feel tacky or wet — you can immediately follow with makeup or layer with a moisturizer or sunblock. Plus, its faint floral aroma is so soothing, I find myself going back for second and third sniffs. Or, maybe I should chalk that up to another weird pregnancy craving.
I’m giving 2 people the chance to win Double Serum — an $85 value! To enter to win this giveaway: comment on this post, like thebeautygirl.com on facebook or follow me on twitter and RT the message. Good luck!
I’m giving away a suite of products from French skincare brand Decléor, known for its essential-oil based formulas. Here are the 4 products up for grabs totaling $161.
Youth Cleansing Milk: This light cleanser has antioxidant-rich Magnolia Essential Oil, Sweet Almond Oil to soften skin and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid.
Youth Toning Lotion: This anti-aging milky lotion removes make-up and tones skin. It’s made with Magnolia Essential Oil, softening Rose Milk and Hyaluronic Acid. Read More
Congrats to Aramide, Kristin and Deb — winners of the $155 Groom Like Bond giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered to win the James Bond fragrance and Art of Shaving kit. I have more giveaways coming up so check back for your chance to win.
I’m usually the one to tell my friends about new beauty products they have to try. The other day, however, I was on the receiving end. My girlfriend discovered Le Metier de Beaute Cosmetics at Neimans and fell in the love with the makeup. She asked me if I’d tried it before, but I hadn’t. Then the stars aligned. The very next day I got an email from the company’s lovely public relations person introducing me to the brand. They sent me a package of products to try — one of the perks of my job.
Le Meteir de Beaute is definitely high end. Prices start at $28 for blush and go up from there. The makeup feels, wears and looks like it’s worth every penny, which is why I’m such a fan. The textures are superb, soft and blend beautifully. The makeup is so versatile. I’ve worn it on date night and at my son’s first b-day party. As you know, I love to share my finds with you. So, I’m giving away 5 of my favorite Le Meteir de Beaute products totaling a whopping $202!!! Better yet, 3 people will get to win so spread the word. To find out how to enter this giveaway and see what’s up for grabs… Read More
Calling all Chicagoans: I’m giving away tickets ($42 each) to Chicago’s PamperMeFab event at the River East Art Center on July 22nd. To win tickets for you and a friend: Like thebeautygirl.com on Facebook or follow me on twitter and comment on this post. Winners will be notified Friday, July 13.
To encourage you to participate in Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Pin It To Give It’ campaign (see below on how to get involved) I’m giving 2 peeps the chance to win Elizabeth Arden’s hero product — Eight Hour Cream. Read More
Thanks to all who came out to the Bath & Body Works event I was at this weekend. Congrats to “whitesoxcutie” the Twitter winner of the V.I.P. Mother’s Day Tote. Speaking of giveaways, congrats to Cathy, who won the $135 fragrance giveaway. Here are some pics from the event.
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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