Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer Beauty Makeover with L’Bel, Australian Gold and Goody Hair Accessories!

By: Finance Foodie

One of my main job duties as EIC of Financefoodie.com is attending events – and I mean lots of them! From restaurant openings to new product launch parties to charity galas – I go wherever and whenever in order to keep my readers up to date on what’s hot in the Boston and NYC area!

It may sound like a fun gig (and I do thank my lucky stars I have the opportunity to do this!), but it can get uber exhausting looking good and fresh for every envelope opening. Since summer is fast approaching, I decided I needed a brand new look for the new season of parties. Luckily, my friends at L’Bel Beauty, Australian Gold, and Goody hair products are only a speed dial away, so they graciously sprinted to my doorstep in helping me achieve my new look!

So check out my transformation from “not” to “hot” (well, better than before) after the jump!

To be honest, I’m pretty (very) lazy about following a beauty routine (I find washing my face a necessary but evil chore), so in an ideal world, this is what I would look like -- sans makeup and products. But on days when I have functions, work meetings, and nighttime events (read: most everyday), I obviously can’t look like I just rolled out of bed. But as mentioned above, I don’t want to spend forever getting ready – so I rely on these basic products to get me looking good fast!
After I wash my face, I apply L’Bel’s Renovance Jour face and neck moisturizer. This crème adds moisture, has anti-aging peptides to minimize wrinkle formation (I might only be in my mid 20s, but it’s never too early to start wrinkle prevention treatments!) and comes with SPF15 sunscreen protection. A 1.7oz jar is $55 (pricey), but basically, I’ve killed three birds with one stone (jar) – so it’s really like three bottles of product in one! And you can take that all the way to the bank!
Since the sunless Boston winters have left me rather Casper the Ghost-like, I rely on Australian Gold’s Spray Gel SPF30. This easy to use subtle bronzer leaves my skin looking like I spent my winter in the Bahamas (when in fact, I really just been cooped up in my apartment next to my space heater). Another plus? This bottle of liquid sun is only about $8 retail – how’s that for a cheap (fake) vacation?
After I add the mascara and eyeliner (I use Diorshow mascara and Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Zero, FYI), I finish my face with L’Bel’s Chromatique Eye Shadow and Blush Kit in Gamme Rose. This compact holds nine shades of eyeshadows, but combine all shades and you have a blush! Again – killing multiple birds with one stone! A word of advice: the compact comes with brushes, but these are rather small and difficult to use so I would recommend getting a set of designated blush and eyeshadow brushes (I use Eco-tools brand) to make application easier.
Now that my face is done, all I need are a few accessories for my hair! A “Fringe Benefit” headband from Goody’s new Modern Organica line (available exclusively at Target) is just what I need to complete my look!
Ta-Da! How do I look? Now all I need is a spritz of L’Bel’s new Illimtee orange blossom and German iris scented perfume and I’m good to go!

**********Giveaway**********
Prize Pack  #1: Congrats #20 - Bacallsmom
Prize Pack #2: Congrats #2 - speck135les

Since it’s no fun just to look at makeovers, I’m giving two lucky readers the chance to do their own makeovers using L’Bel, Australian Gold, and Goody products! Two readers will receive one of two fun prize packs listed below.
Prize Pack #1 (ARV: over $100)
-L’Bel Illimtee 1.7oz perfume (ARV: $42)
-L’Bel Renovance Jour 1.7oz face and neck moisturizer (ARV: $55)
-L’Bel Illimtee Chromatique Eye Shadow and Blush Kit (ARV: $37)
Prize Pack #2 (ARV: ~$40)
-One bottle Australian Gold bronzer (ARV: $8)
-Assortment of Goody Modern Organica and Goody Reversible hair products (ARV: $30)
You can enter up to THREE times:
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what prize pack you want.
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Monday May 16 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

[Full disclosure: giveaway and samples provided by L’Bel, Australian Gold, and Goody]

100 comments:

Seth said...

I would like prize pack #1!

speck135les said...

prize number 2 please speck135les at yahoo

speck135les said...

joined your twitter still like your emails better speck135les at yahoo

speck135les said...

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sweepmom said...

I would choose prize pack 1.

Nicole C. said...

I would love prize pack 2.

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Amber said...

I would be thrilled to win either but Prize #1 is my first choice!
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Amber said...

I follow you @financefoodie1 on Twitter-I'm @AmberGoo
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Naperville, IL 60563

Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/67938490448490496
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

Oops! I think I posted my address in a couple of my previous comments! Please delete those...I don't want my address on cyberspace! I'll redo the comments in a second

Amber said...

Both prize packs are amazing but Prize #1 is my first choice!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow @financefoodie1 on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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vboackle said...

i would like prize pack #1.vboackle@aol.com

Anonymous said...

They're both great, but I would love to win prize pack #1.

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Courtney said...

the first one! awesome!

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Courtney said...

following your twitter meandbells

Courtney said...

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Anonymous said...

A nice bunch of goodies! I could use all of them, Im sure to beautify myself!

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mogrill said...

I like #1!
Thanks for the chance.
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Bacallsmom said...

I would like to win Prize Pack #1

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Bacallsmom said...

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sweetsue said...

I would love prize pack one because I would like to try the face and neck moisturizer.
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elaine said...

Prize Pack #1 would be wonderful to win!

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Mamushi Love said...

I'd like to win #1. Thanks for the chance~!

Min K said...

I prefer Prize Pack #1.

wildcat32 said...

I would like Prize Pack #1.

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Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

How fun! I would love to win pack#1!!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I follow on twitter! love prize pack #1!

llinda29 said...

I want one

Brittney said...

I would like number 2
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Melissa O. said...

Both are great, but I'd get more use out of Prize Pack #1!

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Anne-Marie T said...

I would like Prize #1 (but I wont complain if I got #2)

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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted (@amt946)
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Anne-Marie T said...

Following you on Twitter (amt946)

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Lauren Chan said...

I'd love to win Prize Pack #1!
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amanda said...

I would like prize pack 1.
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Hoa said...

Mandatory
I like prize pack #1.

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Hoa said...

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Rhonda said...

My skin would like Prize pack 1
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Becca Ann said...

I like prize pack 1!
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Norberto and Julie said...

Definitely would like to win prize #1

Norberto and Julie said...

I follow you on twitter (jnkurrle)

Erin E said...

I would love to win Prize Pack #1. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Erin E said...

I follow you on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
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Erin E said...

Tweet:
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Deanna G. said...

I want prize pack #1.

Deanna G. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

LilyBiscuit said...

I'd love to win #1.
I need fragrance, neck cream and love the color palette :)
Thanks
vac924 at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

Following you on Twitter
@dragonfly777

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Deanna G. said...

RT'ed:

http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/69902911135682561

LilyBiscuit said...

I just tweeted too:
http://twitter.com/dragonfly777/status/69903481045135361
Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I would like Prize pack #1.
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Katie said...

Prize pack 2, I'm so borning with my hair, maybe it would give me some inspiration! thanks!
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julis55 said...

Prize #1 is my first choice

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love prize pack #1

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Following via Twitter (@Hotsnotty2), Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

either are great! what a wonderful giveaway! #1 prize pack I guess, I'm a little scared of bronzer to be honest!

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Anonymous said...

#2, PLease?

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Ardy22 said...

I want prize pack 1. Thanks for the giveaway
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dddiva said...

I would like either but prize pack 1 is my first choice.
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dddiva said...

I follow you on twitter @dddiva
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dddiva said...

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Deadmonkeys90 said...

i prefer prize pack 2, their both great but id use the second one more!
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Deadmonkeys90 said...

following you on twitter @deadmonkeys90
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susansmoaks said...

i like prize pack #1
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susansmoaks said...

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Chisum Crew said...

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christal couturier said...

I would like Prize Pack #1 (ARV: over $100)
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bkeg said...

I would like to have Prize Pack 1!


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Erin Cook said...

I like prize one
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I'd like Prize Pack #1

snowluvnferret said...

They're both nice prizes! I'd pick #2

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Anonymous said...

prize pack number 1,thanks
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Anonymous said...

I would like prize pack #1
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kathy pease said...

id love to win Prize Pack #1 (ARV: over $100)

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Breanne said...

I'd like 1

Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

menucha fuchs said...

i want prize pack 1#
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Gianna said...

I like both but If I had to choose it would be Prize Pack #2 (ARV: ~$40)
I can't resist all the hair products since I have 4 girls.

Diane52 said...

I would love prize packet 1
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Donna said...

I would love either prize, but if I had to pick I would say #1.
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Donna said...

I follow you on twitter(donnak4)
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Serife said...

I would be happy with either one, but I think my first choice would be for #1.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Serife said...

I am following you on twitter (@snorfleat)

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Serife said...

I tweeted

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wendy Heugel said...

They are both great, but I could really use prize #1. Thanks
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rbailey1958 said...

I'd like the prize pack #1

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