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Free Beauty Events: January – March 2014

Y’all know I love freebies and giveaways, right! And if you’ve been following the blog for a while then you know how much I love sharing about Free Beauty Events!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted about them, so just in case I’ll refresh your memory about Free Beauty Events…

Free Beauty Events

Each month Free Beauty Events post a listing of all the free events, like makeovers, gifts with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events happening at various local beauty retailers, spas and salons across the US. Finding what events may be happening in your area is easy! All you do is enter your zip code over on Free Beauty Events and viola! A list of FREE events in your area will appear.

And if you host free events similar to the ones found on their site you can have you event featured on the there too. And it’s FREE! Just submit a form with your contact info and details of the event. Again viola! Both processes are super easy and did I mention that they were FREE!

But the icing on the cake for me is that Free Beauty Events also gives it’s readers a chance to win prizes each quarter. Check out what they are giving away the first quarter of 2014…

FBE Jan Mar 2014

This quarter Free Beauty Events will be giving away 5 prizes! So that means you have not 1 but 5 chances of winning (the odds are in your favor)! Each prize will consist of Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Extreme Black, COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick, and Minx Essence of Beauty Forever Paris Fine Fragrance Body Mist. The contest runs from 1/1/2014 to 3/31/2014, winners will be chosen on 4/1/2014 and notified by 4/15/2014. To enter, all you have to do is go to Free Beauty Events and supply your name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

Connect with Free Beauty Events….

Have you checked out Free Beauty Events before? Will you be attending any beauty/fashion events soon? What’s your current favorite beauty product?

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Lip Factory Inc.

LFI OCT BOX (1)

Y’all know that I love makeup! So when I was offered the opportunity to check out the Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box, I just couldn’t refuse! I was shipped the October box and I received within three days of being contacted. *insert thumbs up here* Blame me for posting about it late but this week has been beyond hectic but I digress…the one highlight for sure, was my Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box.

What is Lip Factory Inc.?
Lip Factory Inc. isn’t just your typical monthly beauty box subscription service…each month around the 4th of each month Lip Factory Inc. ships 5 to 7 beauty products in its Beauty Kit to its subscribers. And “although your kit may include a full face of makeup products their focus is on your lips!” Hence the name Lip Factory Inc.! So each month you can expect to have various types lip products, like lip glosses, lip sticks, lip liners and lip therapy products, included in your kit each month. Lip Factory Inc.’s mission is to “help you look and feel beautiful as well as help you save money.” And let me just say I’m all for a company that wants to help me save money…being the frugal shopper that I am, lol. So how much is it right? For $22/month you can have the Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box shipped to your door. And yes, for the contents of this month’s box, it’s worth every penny!

Like I mentioned I received the Lip Factory Beauty Box within 3 days of being contacted…I was really impressed by how quickly it shipped. And the packaging was simple and chic, I loved it! Check out the goodies inside…

October Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box

October Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box

Palladio Beauty Baked Blush in Blushin'

Palladio Beauty Baked Blush in Blushin’

Michael Marcus Cake Eye Liner in Trashy

Michael Marcus Cake Eye Liner in Trashy

Michael Marcus Lip Gloss in Dazzling

Michael Marcus Lip Gloss in Dazzling

Dew Grape Seed Age Protecting Lip Gloss in Lay It Down Cab

Dew Grape Seed Age Protecting Lip Gloss in Lay It Down Cab

 

Befine Warming Clay Mask

Befine Warming Clay Mask

 

BONUS: JCat Lip Liner in Carmine

BONUS: JCat Lip Liner in Carmine

BONUS: Alcone Make-off Makeup Remover

BONUS: Alcone Make-off Makeup Remover

Impressed? Yes! I definitely was! The quick turn around on delivery, the packaging and of course the contents are amazing! I definitely give Lip Factory Inc. two thumbs up. And for just $22/month, you can’t beat it! If you are a makeup junkie like myself, interested in trying new makeup products or just a fan of the monthly subscription boxes then Lip Factory Inc. is for you!

Get connected with Lip Factory Inc….

  • For more information about how you can get your own Lip Factory Inc. Beauty Box, check out their website.
  • Like Lip Factory Inc. on Facebook
  • Follow Lip Factory Inc. on Twitter

What do you think about the Lip Factory Inc. October Beauty Box? Are you familiar with Lip Factory Inc.? What’s your favorite monthly beauty subscription service?

The Pillow Box – May 2013

MSB May (1)

I hope that everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I know I did…I enjoyed great company and ate myself silly, lol. I even had a chance to play around with some of the goodies from the May Pillow Box, that actually received about two weeks ago. I’ve been so busy with the kiddos and their end of the school year stuff that I haven’t had a chance to share it with y’all.

If you’re not familiar with My Shade of Brown, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service with products geared towards women of color, I’ve posted about them before here and here. I absolutely love My Shade of Brown….it’s totally affordable! For just $10/month you can have the Pillow Box, filled fit beauty products and samples delivered right to your door. And trust me when I say the Pillow Box never seems to disappoint! Look at what came in this month’s box…

The May Pillow Box

The May Pillow Box

olive.milk.honey Beauty and Balance Bar

olive.milk.honey Brighten and Balance Bar

Soft Sheen Carson AMLA Legend Rejuvinating Oil Moisturizer

Soft Sheen Carson AMLA Legend Rejuvenating Oil Moisturizer

Nivea Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Night Creme

Nivea Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Night Creme

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous swatched.

Mia BelleZZa Color Stick in Fabulous swatched.

So what do you think about the May Pillow Box? I would have to say my favs are the olive.milk.honey Brighten and Balance Bar, which smells amazing and the Miz BelleZZa Color Stick.

To find out more about My Shade of Brown and the Pillow Box subscription check out their website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What is your fav product from the May Pillow Box? What monthly beauty subscriptions to you use? Did you do anything exciting Memorial Day weekend?

Free Beauty Events March 2013

Free Beauty Events

Each month, well except last month when I was M.I.A., I blog about Free Beauty Events, which is an awesome site that offers tons of info about all things beauty related. And as the name also suggests, you will find a listing of all the FREE makeovers, gifts with purchase, spa open houses and sampling events happening at various local beauty retailers, spas and salons across the US. And finding out what events are going in your area is easy….just head over to Free Beauty Events, enter you your zip code here and a list of FREE events will appear. Below are a few events you may find…

  • Rite Aid Winter Skin Event going on March 16th where demonstrators will be performing skin care demonstrations and educating customers on Olay Regenerist, Dove Body Wash, and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It’s a great opportunity to score free samples and coupons as well.
  • Also in March, Ulta will be having their Yes To Event, where demonstrators will be giving out coupons and sampling Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balance Moisturizer, Yes To Cucumbers Body Butter, and Yes to Cucumbers Towelettes.

And if you have an event that you would like to see listed on Free Beauty Events site, it’s easy too! All you have to do is submit a form and your event will be listed on the site for free. In addition to listing events, Free Beauty Events gives it’s readers a chance to win prizes each month. Check it out…

FBE March 2013

For the month of March 2013, Free Beauty Events will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Shakira S Eau Florale perfume, Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat and Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color. The Contest runs from 3/1/2013 to 3/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 4/2/2013 and notified by 4/15/2013. To enter, all you have to do is go to http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest and supply your name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

Connect with Free Beauty Events….

Be sure to come back and let me know what events you find or if you win!

Good luck!

The Pillow Box – January 2013

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Yay! I finally received the first My Shade of Brown Pillow Box for 2013! And I’m excited to share with y’all what was inside. If you are not familiar with My Shade of Brown let me give you the scoop…they a monthly subscription service. Basically My Shade of Brown sends out 4 to 5 premium sized beauty samples each month enclosed in their signature Pillow Box. But what I love most is that their products are geared towards women of color and it’s affordable, just $10 a month. Take a look at few of my previous post here and here, it really is an amazing and affordable service. Check out what was included in this month’s box…

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue swatched.

Nabi Cosmetics Eye Liner in Ocean Blue swatched.

Black Opal Oil Free Moisturizer

Black Opal Oil Free Moisturizer

Y’all already know I’m over super crunk about the Nakamichi Nail Foil Strips…can you say Manicure Monday! And I absolutely love the Ocean Blue eye liner; the color blue is amazing against brown skin. I love blue eye liner because it’s a fun way add a pop of color to your everyday makeup look to spice things up. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram because I will definitely be posting a picture or two of me rocking the Nabi Cosmetic Eye Liner in Ocean Blue. I’m also excited to try out the Nabi Cosmetics Lipstick in Red…I have yet to master the Red lip but doesn’t stop me from practicing it, lol.

To find out more about the My Shade of Brown Pillow Box and how you can get one delivered to your door, make sure to check out their  website. And you can also follow them on , Twitter, Instagram and like them on FaceBook.

What are some of your favs from the January Pillow Box? Did you see anything you would like to try?

FB 400+ Likes Giveaway

First let me say thank you for the overwhelming amount of support that I have received over on Facebook, here and other social networks. I recently hit 400+ likes on Facebook and have decided to do a giveaway of a few of my favorite things!

Check out goodies up for grabs…

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To enter visit

The Savvy Housewife’s Facebook page

and click the giveaway tab!

Giveaway ends 01/25/2013 @ 11:59 pm EST.

Good Luck!

Blogger Box Swap Party

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About a month ago my girl Mo of Curls and Mo tagged me in a tweet about a Blogger Box Swap Party sign up happening over on Keep Sitting Pretty and Melissa Chanel. After clicking the link, I thought “wow what a fun way to mix & mingle with other bloggers and score some cool stuff too!” So I immediately signed up! A few weeks later I got an email from Melissa of Melissa Channel stating that I was chosen as one of the bloggers…I was super excited! This was going to be my first Blogger Box Swap and I couldn’t wait to find out who I was paired up with.

Well about week after receiving my confirmation email, I received an email from Kelly of Keep Sitting Pretty with my Blogger Box Swap buddy’s information. And guess who I paired with??? My girl Mo…I laughed because the entire time I was thinking who coincidental and funny it would be if we had gotten paired up. One, we already know each other via social media and emails. Two, we have been working together for several months as natural hair staff writers for Longing4Length. And three, I like to think of her as one of my virtual BFF’s (if there is even such a term) because she has been super supportive since we virtually met months ago through Bloggers Like Me. Needless to say I was thrilled to be paired with Mo! I immediately started working on her box and you can check out what I sent her here.

I was so excited when I my box from Mo came in the mail, y’all know I opened it immediately! She sent me some awesome goodies…see for yourself.

Can you say MANICure Monday...Mo good looking out!

Can you say MANICure Monday…Mo good looking out!

NYC Black Eyeliner Pencil

NYC Black Eyeliner Pencil

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Scrub

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Scrub

Shea Moisture Lavender & Wild

Shea Moisture Lavender & Wild Orchid Body Scrub

I love all of the goodies that Mo sent. But if you have been following my blog for a while then you know how much I love Shea Moisture products and I have been dying to try out their body scrubs…so those would have to be my favs!

I would like to thank Kelly and Melissa for hosting such an awesome Blogger Box Swap Party. I had so much fun participating. And thanks Mo for sending me all the great goodies; I can’t wait to try them all out!

Have you tried any of the products in the box I got from Mo?