HAPPY MONDAY!

Monday’s are usually so blahh and everyone’s head is still on weekend mode so I figured this would be the perfect time to give a little excitement to such a dull day and do a giveaway. The 1st giveaway I held back in December was because I hit the 400 followers mark and I thought that was a huge accomplishment. Well… 7 months later I now have almost 1,300 followers!!!! I am very grateful for all of you that are interested in the things I post and always leave me such nice feedback.

 The Rules

1. To be entered in this Giveawayyou have to be a US resident. While I appreciate ALL of my followers and all of the people who visit my blog daily from various countries, shipping out of the US is just too expensive for me to cover at this time.

2. To be entered in this Giveawayyou must be following my blog. Also feel free to reblog this post to inform your friends about the giveaway.

3. Lastly, leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite item from this giveaway is.

*For an extra entry, follow Pearls & Paris on Instagram. @pearls_and_paris

*The contest will last 2 weeks, ending on September 2nd.

The Goods

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1. Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Frappe

2. Benefit Cosmetics, Benetint

3. Mirabella Prime for Face & Eyes

4. Gorjana Parker Leather Wrap Bracelet

Yes! 1 lucky reader will get all of these items (Retail: over $100)

I would like to note that these prizes for the Giveaway were not sponsored. These are all things I have purchased myself or were included in one of my Beauty Subscription boxes and are all unused.

The winner will be randomly selected. 

Questions?: pearlsandparis@yahoo.com

GOOD LUCK!!

 xo

Miley Cyrus is featured in Harper’s Bazaar September 2013 Fall Fashion issue and is COUTURED out.

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This spread was photographed by none other than Terry Richardson and featured looks from Dior, Valentino, Armani Prive, Chanel and many others. I think so many people got used to seeing Miley with barely there outfits and grills that they almost forget how elegant and beautiful she is.

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Check out the spread on Harper’s Bazaar HERE

Harper’s Bazaar Executive Editor, Laura Brown, sat down with Miley Cyrus and spoke about everything from her style transformation to her love of short hair.

I understand the frustration of trying to get those waterproof mascaras off your lashes at the end of a long day so I wanted to share with you what I use. I have tried numerous brands, both drug store as well as a little more high-end such as Lancôme and MAC and there is only one that I am super in LOVE with.

Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover from the Sephora Collection

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The photo on the left is how the remover looks on a daily basis when just left on a counter. You can see the separation of the oil/water ingredients. A lot of people would argue it is not good to use oil based products on your face but for this particular product – I would have to disagree. I have very sensitive skin as well as oily and have never had an issue with it. In fact; oil based removers are one of the only and most common things used to remove waterproof makeup products.  The photo on the right shows what it looks like after being shaken right before use.

A little goes a long way with this bottle. I just squirt a few drops on a cotton pad and gently wipe my eyelashes as well as my eyebrows. Waterproof mascaras are my everyday go to so it’s nice not to have to scrub and damage my eyelashes to remove it anymore. The liquid is very delicate and does not irritate the eyes. It also contains a complex rich in flavonoids and olive extracts that is said to strengthen lashes and Procapil which promotes lash growth.

With a retail of: $6 for a 1.69 oz bottle (perfect for traveling) and $9.50 for a 4.2 oz bottle, this product is a lot more affordable than some other brands and works incredible! If you would like more information on this product click HERE to view all the Q’s & A’s.

Mandee Spring 2013 Lookbook has arrived!

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Mandee is my GO-TO store when I need a cute outfit for practically any occasion  so I was super excited to see that the Lookbook for this season was out.

Guess what’s still in this season? Peplum! This style is so versatile and also compliments all body types, it is one trend I just can’t get enough of. Also big this season is florals, lace, any and everything black & white and bold accessories.

Here are a few looks from the Mandee Spring 2013 Lookbook:

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To view the full Lookbook click HERE

What’s your favorite trend for this season?

Until the 24th receive 20% off your entire purchase with this coupon below

(25% off if paying with your Mandee credit card)

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Doesn’t it seem like Beyoncé has been EVERYWHERE the last few months? Well… she’s not stopping yet. She has finally unveiled her much anticipated Summer 2013 campaign for H&M. She will be doing both print AND television ads for the company who properly named this campaign:

Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M

….and she is looking more fabulous than ever!

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