Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #22



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Sally Hansen Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment



I scored two Sally Hansen Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatments for .50 a few weeks ago. I got Rose Quartz & Ruby.


As you can see there is almost no color payoff with the Rose Quartz. I do like the sparkle it gives.


Ruby gives a nice pink payoff and is my favorite of the two.

These retail for $5.99, which I think is a little high. These also made my lips burn a little, just like the Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment from yesterday. Unfortunately the applicator is that foam doe foot thing, blech! I hate those. I do love the gold wand handle. Sally Hansen glosses have the best packaging...

Have you tried it? What did you think?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Island Beauty featuring Temptalia.com



While watching "Lost" online a few weeks ago, my thoughts drifted to beauty products. Let's say all of my basic needs (food, water, shelter) are covered. What beauty products would I bring with me to a deserted island? What if I could only bring seven things? I would get an unlimited supply of these seven items, but I could only bring seven beauty items. What would I pick?

I posed this question to some of my favorite beauty bloggers and the answers were informative, thought provoking and funny! "Island Beauty" will be a Wednesday staple here on HomeSpaGoddess.com for the next few months.

Christine, the beauty behind the Temptalia.com beauty blog, is this week's Island Beauty. Here is her "Island Beauty Shopping List":

MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC 182 Brush
MAC Mari-sheeno Lipstick
MAC Plushlash Mascara
Shiseido SPF 55+ for Face & Body
NARS Hydrating Moisture Cream
Dior Amber Diamond SkinShimmer!

Thanks Christine for sharing your list!

Don't forget to check out her blog, Temptalia.com:)


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Are you a beauty blogger? If you want to participate just email me your answer to this question:

You're stranded on a desert island where all of your basic needs (food, water, shelter) are taken care of. You are allowed an unlimited supply of only 7 beauty products. What seven products would you choose? They can be products for hair, face or body.

Email your list it to islandbeauty{at}homespagoddess.com with your blog url, blog name and your name. Put "Island Beauty" in the subject line.




Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #21



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment



About a million years ago I tried Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment In Must Have Iris ($4.99). I finally decided to do a review on it:)

For some reason Sally Hansen glosses always make my lips burn (!). It doesn't say plumping on the label of this gloss so I don't know why it makes my lips burn. It also has that gritty "glitter" feel. I did like the shimmer it put on my lips.



I LOVE the brush applicator and the packaging - especially the little fake diamond on the tube:)



I got this for %50 off and I'm glad I did. I don't need to buy it again. Have you tried it? What did you think?

I'll have another Sally Hansen Gloss review up tomorrow - have a beauty full day!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #20



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #19



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Beauty Vlog : Random Beauty



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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rimmel BOGO



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Here are swatches and close-ups of the products in this vid:















So what do you think? Any favorites?

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #18



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #17



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #16



Week 4 of the HSG Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Contest Rules

*If you are contacted as the winner click the link in the email you are sent and fill in your contact information there. DO NOT email your contact information to HomeSpaGoddess.com directly. You will not receive the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*This contest is open to US residents only.

*Contest is open from 12am to 11:59 pm CST.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Beauty Vlog : Wet n Wild



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Products Featured In Today's Show:

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color

Wet n Wild Mega Volume Mascara

Wet n Wild Mega Eyes CremeEyeliner in Black & Plum

HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black and Eggplant

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit

Wet n Wild Flash Dry Polish in Swift & Speed

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Here are close ups of the products in this episode:







What do you think? Aren't the Wet n Wild and HiP liners close in color?

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #15



Whoohoo! The Fall Beauty Fest is ON baby! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beauty Vlog : Neutrogena Makeup



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Products Featured In Today's Show:

Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duos:

Sweet Dusk

Honey Nut

Starry Night

Creme Caramel

Fairy Dust

Sugar Plum

Iced Coffee

Sunlit Sage

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

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Here are swatches of the shadows:

ACK! The labels are wrong! I already trashed the original pic:(

The accent colors are really on the TOP and the base colors are on the BOTTOM. Sorry for the confusion!



I don't like any of the base colors, I think they're all to light. What do you think?

Beauty Road Trip: Target (Vol. 2)

Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #14



Week three of the Fall Beauty Fest is rollin'! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beauty Vlog : Boots Botanics



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Products Featured In Today's Show:

FOTD Products

HiP Pigments Striving and Intrepid

HiP Cream Shadow Paint Steely

HiP Gloss Pixie

HiP Mascara - Black

L'Oreal De-Crease Base

Target Spree

Boots Botanics Eye Base

Boots Botanics Personal Eyes Magnetic Compact

N.Y.C. Nail Glossies #217

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Here are some close ups of the products in this video:






I think this base is too light. What do you think? Have you tried this? What other shadows can I fit in that palette!?!

Beauty Road Trip: Ulta

Island Beauty featuring Experiments in Makeup



While watching "Lost" online a few weeks ago, my thoughts drifted to beauty products. Let's say all of my basic needs (food, water, shelter) are covered. What beauty products would I bring with me to a deserted island? What if I could only bring seven things? I would get an unlimited supply of these seven items, but I could only bring seven beauty items. What would I pick?

I posed this question to some of my favorite beauty bloggers and the answers were informative, thought provoking and funny! "Island Beauty" will be a Wednesday staple here on HomeSpaGoddess.com for the next few months.

psychoexgirlfriend, the beauty behind the Experiments in Makeup beauty blog, is this week's Island Beauty. Here is her "Island Beauty Shopping List":

"Since beautiful skin is the basis for a beatiful face...
1) Linacare Transforming Face Cream Light is my main moisturizer these days. Linacare is a Vancouver based skincare line, and so far my skin has never looked or felt better. I only need the lightest dab on each side of my face and I'm good to go. Works as a day cream, night cream and an eye cream. It keeps my skin soft and supple. I've also noticed the redness on my cheeks dissipating in the last 6 weeks since I've started using it.

2) Philosophy's Purity Made Simple cleanser. It does a great job of washing everything off my face at the end of the day. And it doesn't strip my skin of all its moisture, so my skin is still soft afterwards. Not overly drying but still a very effective cleanser. I stopped using toner and eye makeup remover after I started using this. I just don't need it anymore.

3) Kiehl's Lip Balm SPF 15. Because the feeling of chapped lips is horrible. I love how effective this stuff is - just fifteen minutes on my lips in the morning before applying my lipstick/gloss of the day and my lips are good for the rest of the day. Plus the SPF is a must for those who are prone to cold sores like me. (Yuck)

Now that we've covered basic skin care, onto the fun stuff..
4) Stila Liquid Luminizer #6. it's a peachy pink liquid highlighter. A dab onto my cheekbones, browbone and inner corners of my eyes and I'm glowing like a goddess. As much as darker colours contour, highlighters do an amazing job of sculpting something out of nothing. Read: my cheekbones.

5) Bonne Bell Eye Definer in Black Ink. Yes it costs approximately $2, but it's great for smudging on the upper eye for a smoky eye, tightlining for subtle definition and all around the waterline for a dramatic look. (Y'know in case any sexy pirates or sailors stray my way on the island.)

6) Pout Apricot Totty blush. Just the perfect healthy flush of colour and sparkle to my cheeks which I'm sure will look amazing against the deep island tan I've developed since being deserted. Bonus: it comes with a mirror so I can apply my eyeliner on straight too.

And finally, haircare...assuming we have access of some sort to shampoo/conditioner...
7) John Frieda's Starlit Waves. Just like Bumble & Bumble's ridiculously overpriced Surf Spray. This helps coax out the natural waves in my hair which I'd rather do on a beach than try to tame it with a straightening. Looks very sexy and makes me feel like Gisele... (even though I'm neither blond, tall, Brazilian nor do I have a 23 inch waist. Heck, my head's not even 23 inches.)


I'm surprised how many skincare products I chose since I was never a big advocate for skincare until my skin started improving. And I'm surprised I left out eyeshadow altogether since I have such an overgrown collection. Yet, I have two cheek products. Hmmm...."



Thanks psychoexgirlfriend for sharing your list!

Don't forget to check out her blog, Experiments in Makeup:)


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Are you a beauty blogger? If you want to participate just email me your answer to this question:

You're stranded on a desert island where all of your basic needs (food, water, shelter) are taken care of. You are allowed an unlimited supply of only 7 beauty products. What seven products would you choose? They can be products for hair, face or body.

Email your list it to islandbeauty{at}homespagoddess.com with your blog url, blog name and your name. Put "Island Beauty" in the subject line.




Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #13



Week three of the Fall Beauty Fest is rollin'! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Beauty Vlog : Lashes, Face Wipes, Hair Stuff, and Dollar Store Makeup



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Products Featured In Today's Show:

Neutrogena Face Wipes

Xtended Beauty Lashes

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Lashes and Polish

Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid Lip Glosses

Maybelline Roller Color Loose Powder Eye Shadow

Maybelline Shadow Stylist Loose Powder Eye Shadow

Rimmel Metallic Stars Roller Shadow

Got2b Hottie Hair Products

Clearasil Blackhead Control Scrub and Treatment Gel
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Here are some close ups of the products I showed in the video.


















What do you think? Would you pay a dollar for any of these shadows? What do you think of the lashes? Watch the video to see which items were a dollar;)

Beauty Road Trip: Big Lots

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Fall Beauty Fest Giveaway #12



Week three of the Fall Beauty Fest is rollin'! Enter the draw for today's prize below because you have to be in it to win it:)