Update: Giveaway is now Closed.
Hello dear readers! My new site has been live for a week now, so I thought it high time to offer you a little something.
As someone who never experimented with hair or makeup until well after high school, I still feel like a novice in the way of ‘beauty regimen.’ I sported very cropped hair and only wore mascara and lip gloss; on my fancy days I’d attempt some liquid eyeliner.
I started wearing makeup on a more normal routine only after I got married (just a coincidence). As such, I am far from being an expert – but I’ve since learned what I like and what I don’t like and I now have some preferred products.
My first main question before I click ‘buy’ is: Is this item tested on animals? I want to invest in quality makeup – with a clear conscience. I have my little furry bunnies to consider.
That being said – I do have older products still in rotation that were animal tested. :( I told myself that the damage was already done and I can only look ahead to make smarter decisions. It’s sad that I can no longer by MAC lipsticks and eyeshadows – but its a sacrifice I’m happy to make.
Over my holiday break this past year, I went and bought myself a beauty and glamour book called: Your Beauty Mark, The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour by Dita Von Teese.
I don’t really ‘buy in’ to any celebrity lifestyle stuff, but this book seemed like a fun read and I do love vintage glamour.
I went and read this book cover to cover – saving the chapters on hair and styling to the very end – as that was what I was most keen on reading. I love saving the best for last.
Nearly ever couple of pages has a full image spread of Dita and they’re lovely. Her makeup and styling are always on point and it was a fun read.
Her book has a lot of interesting tidbits of advice. One of them that stuck with me is: eyebrows are sisters, not twins. And the same thing applies to eye-makeup. Of course I try to get them as close as possible – but it was still nice to hear.
I will never have enough (or make enough) time in the day to spend hours grooming myself. Dita’s lifestyle is such that her appearance is a high priority – mine isn’t as much.
I like to leave the house looking put together of course, but it’s not my number one priority.
But… her book did have me rushing up the stairs to try my hand at half-moon manicures. With some extra holiday money, I was able to splurge on a new hot roller set, as I’ve never tried that yet with my hair.
Dita’s book has me wanting to experiment more, play with my style, and take some time for me.
So what is this giveaway now??? you may be asking.
I’m giving away a copy of Dita Von Teese’s book: Your Beauty Mark to one lucky reader!
Aaaannnd!!! Along with the book you will receive a $25 gift card to Sephora.
I figured the book is all well and great – but would be best coupled with a beauty purchase of your liking as well.
Giveaway Rules: US & Canadian Entrants only – Sorry but this book is large and heavy and I can really only afford to ship it within the immediate area (US and Canada). Leave a comment below for ONE Entry. You can get a SECOND Entry in the giveaway if you share my site on social media. For this, just state in your comment that you’ve done so. Entries to the giveaway will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 22nd.
Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!
Update: Giveaway winner is Shari! Congrats!!!