Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mary Kay Giveaway!


I turned 28 this year.  Which as you know is only 2 years away from being 30.  30 years old?  I still think of myself as a teenager!  I get ID-ed anytime I buy a drink or go somewhere that is 21 and over AND I always-ALWAYS feel paranoid handing them my ID; like they are going to think I am giving them a fake ID or something.  I AM ALMOST 30!  Do I look that old (you thirty year olds-you're too damn old...old old old)?  I have always looked young for my age.  It wasn't a good thing when I was in a senior in high school and was CONSISTENTLY mistaken for a Jr. high student.  Am I so full of myself that I think I still look young?  Yes.  Yes I am.  OK, full of myself is not the right phrase...but I do feel like I still look young (please say I look young, please say I look young, please say I look young).  Now, I have noticed wrinkles under my eyes becoming deeper, smile lines that remain smile lines for at least 5 minutes after I have stopped smiling, wrinkles in my forehead so deep that I can screw my hat on...ha ha oh.  Let me tell you about how I take care of my skin:  I tan, I never wear sunblock, I use whatever bar soap is in the shower to wash my face, I sleep with my make upon, I will put make up on top of the make up from the day before, I use my body lotion for my face...YES. I. DO. THIS. (not as often as I used to, but...)  Why?  I'm lazy.  What is wrong with me?  I was blessed with good skin, it doest break out, doesn't get dry, doesn't get oily, I have nice pink cheeks, I have good skin.   Recently I realized I probably should think about implementing an anti-aging regimen, since I am getting old.  Let me tell you, I LOVE LOVE LOVE exfoliated skin.  WHY DID I NOT DO THIS SOONER?  I need to keep myself young!  Here is a giveaway to keep your skin looking young. 

Thank you to our Sponsor, Jill Nelson, successful Mary Kay Representative, for sponsoring our giveaway!

Here is a little about Jill Nelson, our Mary Kay giveaway sponsor:

My name is Jill Nelson and I have recently become an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. I started in this business because I enjoy spending time with fun, strong women who know that beauty is more than make-up and dresses - but that make-up and dresses are still fun. I love the product and I love people.  I'm the best thing to happen to Mary Kay since make-up. I've used Mary Kay make-up for day to day use, a night out, and a recent run as an 80s pop star. It works for everything! 


Mary Kay is known for enriching women's lives and provides customers with beauty products.  These products include but are not limited to: Makeup, skincare, body and sun, fragrance, and products for men.  On Jill's Mary Kay site, you can take part in a virtual makeover and even learn some new beauty tips and trends!




Fight fine lines, refine pores and achieve beautifully smooth skin - immediately - with the TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set. This at-home microdermabrasion set uses the same microfine crystals that dermatologists use. And it's designed to work in tandem with our other TimeWise products. so now you can have the long-term benefits of the Miracle set, as well as immediate results, with this quick, two-step set. 


Step 1: Refine is an advanced exfoliator using the same professional grade exfoliating crystals used by dermatologists, to immediately energize skin and reveal more radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Application: After cleansing, apply a quarter-sized amount of Step 1: Refine to wet face with fingertips. Using circular motions, gently massage face with fingertips for 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Follow with Step 2: Replenish.
Step 2: Replenish separates the set from the competition. It's a rich serum, containing vitamins, antioxidants and anti-irritants. This serum nourishes the soft, smooth skin revealed by Step 1: Refine.
Application: Following Step 1: Refine, use fingertips to gently apply Step 2: Replenish. Continue with TimeWise® Day Solution SPF 25* or TimeWise® Night Solution and then TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer.
Try it! Love it!
These results were experienced after just one week.**
85% saw improvement in skin texture.
73% saw a reduction in fine lines.
71% saw smaller-looking pores.

The winner of this giveaway will receive the COMPLETE Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Set.



Here is how you enter: 

THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)
1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my bog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and Jill Nelson.  Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
6.  Go to Mary Kary and browse her items, choose your favorite one.  Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
7.  Go to Mary Kay and choose an item.  Leave me a comment telling me how you would use/wear this item. (one entry)

8.  BUY something from Mary Kay THROUGH Jill Nelson.  Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)

9.  Host a Mary Kay party through Jill Nelson; contact her via email jilliandnelson@gmail.com.  There are benefits (besides entries) to hosting a party, these include: Roll up bag or 10% off their order for every $100 bucks that is sold at the party.  Leave me a comment telling me you are hosting a party and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries.  Please leave 5 separate comments.)
This Giveaway will end February 23, at 11:59pm.

46 comments:

Mandy said...

I follow you on Google friend connect. I love Mary Kay and I really want this set!

Mandy said...

I have subscribed to your blog via email. mndmchugh@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I have posted this on fb, although I don't know how to tag you and Jill.

Fugue Satori said...

OMG Vanessa, PREACH IT. i turn 29 in April and i look and act like a teenager due to my round baby-face that i will never get rid of & some acne scarring i've had ever since forever. it goes without saying i follow your blog. this entry made me laugh so hard because i feel the exact same way about the ID paranoia, like someone is going to tell me, despite running the validity of the bar-code beneath that big old blue light of "I HAVE AUTHORITY OVER THE FUTURE OF YOUR DRINK-PURCHASING EXPERIENCE!" will tell me it's fake or something b/c there's no way i'm over the age of 18.

i used the phrase, "almost 30." so often, though, that it began to piss off all of my older friends (ages 35 - 47) & i swear they nearly took me to a guillotine if i mentioned being "almost 30" again at 28 and a half.

these are the last years of our twenties, missy! i say we celebrate them with rampant goofery and run-on sentences & buying ourselves huge huggable teddy bears the size of our own bodies.
anyway, i and my terrible skin follow you:
daturaspin@gmail.com

set up a Facebook page for your blog & i will suggest it to all of my lady friends for promotional purposes, what do you say? i will even make the logo from my own photography collection!
...now to photograph girly things...

Julie said...

I follow you through google
julie.palacios84@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribed to your blog via email
julie.palacios84@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I love MKs makeup. Especially the mascara. BEST EVER!!!
Julie.palacios84@yahoo.com

wstilwell said...

I follow you!

wstilwell said...

Yup...I suscribe.

Whitney.stilwell@gmail.com

wstilwell said...

Satin hands...my hands bleed in the winter because they are so dry...

whitney.stilwell@gmail.com

wstilwell said...

My fav item is satin hands.

whitney.stilwell@gmail.com

leanne_mac said...

I follow you on gfc
leannemacg at gmail.com

wstilwell said...

I tagged you both! PS. I like how "Anonymous" entered Julie P. in the giveaway!

whitney.stilwell@gmail.com

Thank you.

Rebekah said...

I follow on GFC

miryfaye at yahoo.com

Rebekah said...

I love the Satin Hands® Pampering Set

miryfaye at yahoo.com

Rebekah said...

I would use the Mary Kay Subtle Tanning Lotion on my winter white legs!

miryfaye at yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Following via GFC. blaskey1186

blaskey1186 at yahoo(dot)com

Kelly said...

My favorite Mary Kay item is the mineral cheek color in shy blush.

blaskey1186 at yahoo dot com

@nola727 said...

WOW. What a giveaway. THanks for the review and the opportunity. I appreciate it

I follow you on GFC!

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

Thank you

Kelly said...

I would use the Satin Lip Set to get my lips in good shape before putting on lipstick.

blaskey1186 at yahoo(dot)com

@nola727 said...

Love the MK Hand lotion--so soft!
nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

@nola727 said...

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

I subscribed to your email!

Kelly said...

Subscribed to your email.

blaskey1186 at yahoo(dot)com

@nola727 said...

The Mary Kay cream blush would be great for me--I have really light skin and I think a bit of this could give it some great color!

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

I'd match it to my lipgloss in a rose color with lots of gloss!

@nola727 said...

Shared on facebook too!--but couldn't get the taggin to work

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

@nola727 said...

Shared on facebook too!--but couldn't get the taggin to work

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

sarah wilson said...

I follow you on google friend
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

I subscrice via email
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

i have shared this giveaway on facebook along with you and jill
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

i love love love the forever orchid sugar scrub
and those amazing blue eyeshadows we used the other day
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

i would use the blue metal, midnight star, and crystaline eyeshadows all the time!!!! both for hanging out with friends and date nights with michael.
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

i just bought those three eyeshadows from jill
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

after just buying those three eyeshadows from jill I am super motivated and will say why in my next 3 entries
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

1. after buying those eyeshadows i am excited to go back to the gym so I can feel more comfortable dressing up and going out and being more social
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

2. I am motivated, after buying those awesome eyeshadows, to use giftcards for clothing I was given for christmas and buy something cute to wear along with my new makeup
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sarah wilson said...

3. and after recieving the eyeshadows I just ordered I am motivated to plan a really fun girls night out and help talk all our honeys into babysitting
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

I am working with Jill on hosting a brunch party!!!!!
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

The party I want to host will be in early april
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

I would love for the party I am going to host with Jill to emphasize colors. Like what we should wear both daytime and night
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

I will be serving really yummy brunch foods for us to enjoy while we play with make up at the party I will be hosting
faithingod126@yahoo.com

sarah wilson said...

there will of course be fruit and chocolate at this party!!!!
faithingod126@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

glycine.max at gmail.com

Erin said...

My favorite Mary Kay item is the Satin Hands set. I like the unscented one because it does still have a very mild fragrance, which I like.

glycine.max at gmail.com

Erin said...

I would like to get the Satin Lips set, so I can exfoliate my dry, winter lips. :(

glycine.max at gmail.com

getpalmd said...

GFC follower! :)

sara@getpalmd.com

sarah wilson said...

Bonus entry for ordering 6 items from Jill!!!!! love you both!
faithingod126@yahoo.com