OK – as promised, I am announcing the winner of the Leonisa Shapewear GIVEAWAY!

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As usual, the winner was chosen at random.

Everyone received 1 entry for each social media account they follow.

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AND THE WINNER IS….

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thehappeninghousewife!

Congratulations!!! Please e-mail me so I can get your information over to the Leonisa Shapewear rep.

Stay tuned for another fabulous giveaway coming soon!

The 15th Annual Latin Grammys took place on November 20th and L’Oréal Paris returned for their 3rd year as their official cosmetic sponsor for the night. Did you guys see Genesis Rodriguez & Chiquinquira Delgado on the red carpet? They looked absolutely beautiful and thanks to L’Oréal Paris, you can re-create those looks yourself!

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Genesis wanted a vampy look but with a modern twist and that is exactly what  L’Oréal Paris Pro-Team Artist Rene Lam created. Rene mixed bronze and plum shades to create a subtle smokey eye. For the lips, Rene went burgundy since it complimented Genesis’s dark red dress.

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For her hair, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Hair Stylist Marcos Carrasquillo was inspired by Rihanna’s look at the American Music Awards. He gave her Hollywood Waves but added large bobby pins to not only hold the hair to the side, but accessorize it and made it stand out.

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Here is her finished look:

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Chiqui wanted a natural look to compliment her beautiful yellow gown and a very classic Hollywood glam hair style. Franz Munoz nailed it by adding brown and nude shades to her eyes and finishing her complete look with romantic loose waves.

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& for her hair…

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Here is her finished look:

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Which look was your favorite?

All the products listed above are available at LOrealParisUSA.com as well as mass retailers nationwide.

I’ve been signed up with INFLUENSTER since 2012.

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What’s Influenster?

Influenster is a community of tastemakers, social media hotshots, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences. In Influenster Nation, influence is currency.

Basically you sign up on their site (send me your e-mail address if you would like me to personally send you an invitation) and they pick their most active and social media savvy members to qualify for campaigns. These campaigns vary from interactive Twitter chats, fun contests and special discounts to my personal favorite…. the all mighty VOXBOX! Voxbox’s contain complimentary full size products that you test and then review to share your opinions on the products.

Here’s a look at some past VoxBox’s I qualified for:

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Something Blue VoxBox

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Moda VoxBox

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Vow VoxBox

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 Within the campaigns for the VoxBox badge, there are also Brand Badges which lets you complete certain task to win prizes from that particular brand. Check out this awesome nail polish set I received for completing the Pure Ice badge tasks:

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Yes – I got that whole set for FREE! These polishes have now become my favorite and I would not have had the chance to test the brand out if it wasn’t for Influenster.

Influenster isn’t all about just getting free products, I also use this website to check our reviews of products I’m interested in or iffy about purchasing. The community leaves REAL & HONEST reviews to help you discover products in the marketplace. There’s also The Hub which is basically the Influenster blog filled with articles on topics like Beauty, Food, Lifestyle etc. I love checking this section daily! They also have launched an app which gives you all of the Influenster knowledge in the palm of your hand …literally.

Are you signed up with Influenster? If not – what are you waiting for??

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I love the Sinful Colors nail collections.

They are super affordable and have great lasting ability.

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What do you think about this shade?

DEMI LOVATO COVERS GLAM BELLEZA LATINA’S 2014 HOLIDAY ISSUE

This was the year that Demi Lovato shifted her career into high gear. Gone was the chatter about the setbacks that surrounded her in 2010, when she checked into a treatment center for eating disorders. Instead the actress and singer, who is part Mexican, started to generate a new type of headline, one focused on her power to inspire a whole generation of young girls with both her advocacy and her music. Her fourth album, Demi, debuted on the top-10 list last year and led to her first solo world tour. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she wrote a New York Times best-selling book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year; supports causes like gay rights and mental health reform; signed a spokesmodel contract with the makeup line NYC New York Color; and launched a hair-extension line and a skin care collection called Devonne by Demi. She opens up about self-confidence, her Latina identity, and her advocacy for mental health care in Glam Belleza Latina’s holiday issue on national newsstands now.

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Lovato on inner beauty versus outer beauty…

“[You] can be the most beautiful woman in the world and see yourself as hideous. You must love yourself. To look in the mirror and tell yourself that you’re a rock star, you know?”

 

Lovato on her beauty routine…

“Everyone has their thing, and for me it’s my nails. It sounds silly, but if I go weeks without getting my nails done, I must find an hour to get a manicure. It just makes me feel better. So does taking care of my skin. As a kid I’d play with homemade recipes, like putting pineapple on my face to exfoliate my skin and doing facial steams with lavender or peppermint oils. I just loved doing stuff like that. It’s what motivated me to launch my skin care line.”

 

Lovato on how her Latin background impacted her body image…

“Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture. I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn’t look Hispanic, I was white…. I tried to conform to what everyone thinks is beautiful. But my genetics gave me a curvy figure, and I’ve come to understand that, in the Latina culture, that is beautiful.”

 

Lovato on how social media has affected her…

“I allowed social media to define what I thought of my body. And now I realize that no matter how thin you are, someone will call you fat. No matter how beautiful you are, someone will call you ugly. But you can’t spend your time worrying about that. You’re just not going to please the world.”

 

Lovato on advocating for mental health reform…

“It gets me outside of my head and gives me a sense of joy. I’m also very passionate about charity because it helps people who don’t have as loud of a voice as I do. Performing is my passion. But it’s not going to change the world. That’s why I give back.”

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