Sunday, December 13, 2009

SANTA BABY: Mary Kay

SANTA BABY'S GIFT PICK FOR ANY MOM, GRANDMA, AUNT, ECT
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As a mom/sister/girl in general myself, I know how important self time is. I love when I get a little "me time" for a nice relaxing bath or a little bit of pampering. Through enough time to actually get completely made-up and you've got one happy momma. So you can imagine my excitement when I got the go-ahead to do a review/giveaway with Mary Kay!

I received quite a few products from Mary Kay's Holiday line for review purposes.
The first few items in my review kit were both the Bella Belara and Belara body lotion and perfum solid compact sets. (valued at $42.00 each) I also received the Limited-Edition Shimmeriffic® Body Powder in each scent. (valued at $24.00 each) While I definitely loved both of these sets and they are similar in scents (both are floral) I have to admit that the Bella Belara scent is my favorite. I think it is the extra touch of fruity undertones that have me reaching for it more often than the Belara. I also have to add that I LOVE the Perfum Solid Compacts! They are just the right size to stick in my purse, diaper bag, and even my pocket! Great for an on-the-go mom like myself.
While we're on perfumes, I also received the Limited-Edition Mary Kay® Miniature Fragrance Collection to review. (Valued at $34.00) This was one of my favorite items that I received because I got a chance to try each perfume! "The new limited-edition Mary Kay® Miniature Fragrance Collection includes small versions of all six Mary Kay® fine fragrances – Affection®, Belara®, Bella Belara®, Elige®, Journey® and Velocity® – one to suit any mood or occasion. And the fragrances come nestled in a beautiful gift box." Of course I loved both the Belara and the Bella Belara, but I also really liked most of the others! I think my favorite of the bunch is the Velocity. I always have been drawn to Citrus-y scents though. The only one I didn't care very much for was the Affection Perfume. It is a little strong for my taste. I would definitely recommend this gift set for any woman who doesn't have a set Mary Kay perfume. That way they have a chance to try each scent before deciding on a (or multiple) favorite.

I also received a set (valued at $15 each) of body lotion and shower gel in both the Peppermint Cream:
"Spread a lot of holiday cheer at a little price! The new limited-edition Mary Kay® Body Care Gift Set in Peppermint Cream™ features portable body lotion and shower gel that are just the right size for travel. The shower gel (3 fl. oz.) refreshes and cleanses while the body lotion (3 fl. oz.) infuses skin with moisture. Inspired by the delightful fragrance of candy canes, it’s the perfect holiday treat for skin."

and Gingerspice Wishes scent:
"Sugar and spice at a very nice price! The new limited-edition Body Care Gift Set in Gingerspice Wishes™ features portable body lotion and shower gel that are just the right size for travel. The shower gel (3 fl. oz.) refreshes and cleanses while the body lotion (3 fl. oz.) infuses skin with moisture. Inspired by freshly baked goodies, it’s the perfect holiday treat for skin."

I loved both of these sets equally! The Peppermint Cream scent is wonderful in the morning... it gives my early morning before work shower that extra wake-up spark that I need. The Gingerspice Wishes scent is awesome for a bedtime bath... making me feel as if someone has been cooking yummy goodies in my home all day. Each remind me of a different part of Christmas. :) A season I love soooo much!

Last but not least, I received a couple of fun makeup items!
The first makeup item I received was the Limited Edition Romantic Notions Blush Set. "Get blushingly warm cheeks with three sweet, stay-true shades swirled together in one perfect pan that can easily nestle in the Mary Kay® Compact. Each new limited-edition Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color Palette applies smoothly and easily, leaving a matte finish and a youthful glow. Includes your shade choice; an exclusive, professional-quality, full-sized, limited-edition cheek brush; and an on-trend pink lace-covered cosmetic bag." I received both the Silk Nectar and Soft Sable blush shades and I have to say that I like both! The Silk Nectar is great for my fair winter skin while the Soft Sable is great for my summer (or tanning bed winter) skin. The best part of this set? The awesome angled blush brush! I love how it applies my blush perfectly in one sweep!

The second set of makeup items that I received were the NEW Limited Edition Color Collection Loose Eye Shadows! I received all three shades: Pink Organza, Cashmere, and Lilac Lace. First of all... I LOVE the packaging. Stick a little bling on the end of the cap and you've got my attention :) I also love the eyeshadow. You don't need a ton. One dunk of the applicator is enough for each eye! My favorite shade that I received was the Lilac Lace. In fact, I made the mistake of taking it to my parents... where it was quickly swiped up by my 14 year old sister. She "borrowed" it, but I have yet to see it make an appearance back in my cute pink lace makeup bag.

All-in-all I was very impressed with all of the products I received. Mary Kay has definitely came along way from the makeup I remember from my childhood. The huge pink packaging has been replaced with a more modern sleek black small compact. The perfumes are sweet and the colors are even a little more modernized than I remembered. Heck, I'm only 22... I'm giving my stamp of approval for all teens, twenties, thirties and beyond. I definitely think that Mary Kay has something to offer each age level!
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So I know your all super jealous of all the items that I got to review... that's why I'm SUPER excited to share that I have even more to dole out to you all! Mary Kay has donated THREE prize packs!
  • another reader will receive a set of Body Lotion and Shower Gel in Peppermint Cream

To Win:
~ You must fulfill the mandatory entry before additional entries!
~ You must leave each entry in a separate comment!
~ You must leave an email address that I can reach you at.

Mandatory Entry
List which Mary Kay prize pack you would like to win in order of most to least!

Additional Entries
1 Entry- Become a Follower of The First time Around! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Become a facebook fan of The First Time Around and Mary Kay! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Become an email subscriber of TFTA! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Grab my SANTA BABY button and let me know where to find it!
1 Entry per current giveaway of mine that you enter :)
1 Entry- Follow 1sttimearound on Twitter and tweet the following:

Win one of 3 prizes from Mary Kay
during Santa Baby's 1st Christmas Event
@1sttimearound http://twurl.nl/jwgui3

This giveaway will end on December 28th, 2009 at 11:59 pm. At that time I will choose a winner using random.org and let them know via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner using random.org.

77 comments:

Beth said...

1. Eye Shadow
2. Peppermint Cream
3. Fragrance Collection

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Beth said...

Tweeted

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Beth said...

Follower

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Jaime said...

i'd like to win the
1. Blush Set and Eye Shadows
2. body lotion and shower gel
3. fragrance colletion

jaimevanaken at gmail dot com

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

1. Blush/Eyeshadow Set
2. Peppermint Cream
3. Fragrance

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

facebook fan of yours and mary kay
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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have your santa baby button
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

entered tiny soles giveaway
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

entered boys store giveaway
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Valerie said...

1. Fragrance Collection
2. Eye Shadow
3. Peppermint Cream

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Valerie said...

I'm an email subscriber!!

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Valerie said...

I'm a Facebook fan!!

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Kim said...

1. blush and eye shadow
2. body lotion
3. fragrances

Kim said...

follow u

Kim said...

subscriber

lmurley2000 said...

i would like to have the fragrance collection first
blush set and color collection 2
body lotion and shower gel 3
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lmurley2000 said...

follow blog
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lmurley2000 said...

fan of first time around and mary kay on facebook-lmurley2000
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lmurley2000 said...

follow and tweeted
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Stephanne said...

I would like to win:
1. the peppermint shower gel and cream
2. the blush and eyeshadow
3. the miniature fragerances

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Stephanne said...

I follow.

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Stephanne said...

I am a fan of both.

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Stephanne said...

I am an email subscriber.

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Stephanne said...

Your button is on my blog: http://snipsandsnailsscraps.blogspot.com

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Stephanne said...

I follow you and tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnipsNSnails

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Stephanne said...

I entered your Bearpaw Shoes giveaway - comment 79

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Stephanne said...

I entered your Tiny Soles giveaway - comment 57

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Stephanne said...

I entered your Boys Store giveaway - comment 39

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ashleymassat said...

1.Peppermint Cream
2. Makeup
3. Fragrance

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ashleymassat said...

I'm a follower

ashleymassat said...

Email subscriber

ashleymassat said...

Entered Tiny Soles

ashleymassat said...

Entered Bearpaw giveaway

ashleymassat said...

Entered Boys Store giveaway...For me lil nephew :)

prashant said...

have your santa baby button

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Felicia said...

1. Eye shadow and Blush
2. Peppermint Cream
3. Fragrance Collection

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Felicia said...

I am a blog follower

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Felicia said...

I am a FB fan of both

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Felicia said...

I am an email subscriber

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Felicia said...

Entered the Boys Store giveaway

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Felicia said...

I entered the Tiny Soles Giveaway

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Felicia said...

I entered the Bearpaw giveaway

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Jaime said...

1 Peppermint Cream
2 eye shadow
3 fragrance
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

a facebook fan of The First Time Around and Mary Kay
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Jaime said...

email subscriber
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Jaime said...

have buttons
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ashleymassat said...

Entered Shabby Apple Giveaway

Stephanne said...

I entered your Shabby Apple Giveaway - Comment 29

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The Mommy Homemaker said...

I love this giveaway! In order I'd love to win:
1. Blush and eyeshadows sets
2. Fragrance collection
3. Lotion and shower gel

themommyhomemaker@gmail.com

The Mommy Homemaker said...

follower!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

subscriber!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

I have the Santa Baby button on my blog!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

facebook fan!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

I entered the tiny soles giveaway!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

i entered the Bearpaw giveaway

The Mommy Homemaker said...

I entered the Kolcraft giveaway!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

I entered the Mabel's Label's giveaway!

The Mommy Homemaker said...

I entered the Shabby Apple giveaway!

elaine said...

Lovely Giveaway!
1. Miniature Fragrance Collection
2. Blush Set and Eyeshadow Collection
3. Peppermint Cream

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

zachsgran said...

I would like
1) eyeshadows
2) Peppermint Cream
3) Fragrance Collection
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zachsgran said...

follow via google
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zachsgran said...

email subscriber
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zachsgran said...

follow on twitter and tweeted
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silverhartgirl said...

1. Fragrance Collection
2. Peppermint Cream
3. eye shadow

Di said...

My order is -
1. Limited Edition Romantic Notions Blush Set and a set of the Limited Edition Color Collection Loose Eye Shadows
2. Limited-Edition Mary Kay® Miniature Fragrance Collection
3. Body Lotion and Shower Gel in Peppermint Cream
My email is djchilds@hotmail.com

Di said...

I follow your blog
djchilds@hotmail.com

Di said...

Im an email subscriber of TFTA
djchilds@hotmail.com

Di said...

I am entering this current giveaway (additional entry listed fifth on the list)
djchilds@hotmail.com

Di said...

Im following on Twitter and have tweeted.
login is a different email though and my Twitter username is http://twitter.com/ShinyGlitterBug
(djcarter@adam.com.au)

Amanda said...

I thought about this for some time and below is my order
1- eye shadow
2-fragrance
3-body cream
Thank you this is such a nice prize My mother used mary kay for years and still uses it today

amanda_dillen@yahoo.com

tmc480 said...

1 Eyeshadow
2 Fragrance Collection
3 Peppermint Cream

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tmc480 said...

google follower
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tmc480 said...

email subscriber
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tmc480 said...

follow and tweeted on twitter
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