Essential Holiday Beauty Needs, Tips and Giveaway!

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Can you believe there are only weeks left until the end of the year? I can’t! But the great news is we now have an excuse to holiday shop and party! And you know December is filled with Holiday parties, posadas, we want to look pretty festive on Christmas and welcome 2015 looking gorgeous!

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Last week when getting ready for a Holidayt party, I had the opportunity to try some amazing make up from L’Oréal Paris and Urban Decay. From a mascara that gave  the most voluminous lashes I’ve ever had to amaizing eye shadows that looked like a  make up artist did my make up.

Whether you’re splurging on yourself, your mother or girlfriend this Holiday season, this holiday gift guide includes we’ve a great  selection of beauty offerings, all of them are less than

urban decay eyeshadows giveaway

Price: $34, Available exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com

Urban Decay Shadow Box

Ready to get loaded this holiday? Put down the rum… we’re talking eyeshadows here. Packed with nine bestselling shades and three new ones, this is the perfect set  with just the right blend of neutrals, flattering brights and jewel tones, be sure to l love every shade in the set. Finishes range from matte to sparkly, making this palette endlessly wearable – you can get a different look out of it every time.

Why I like it?

I simply love it! I’m no make up artist, but with the Urban Decay Shadow Box I felt like one because they’re extremely easy to apply and you don’t need to use a lot because they have lots of pigmentention and you can mix the colors to create different shadows. The Urban Decay Shadow Box is perfect for the girlfriend who is an expert when it comes to eye shadows or for the sister who never knows how to do her make up, Urban Decay Shadow Box makes it easy for everyone to have gorgeuos eyes!

Urban Decay Little Perversions Set giveaway

Price: $45, Available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com

Urban Decay Little Perversions Set

For the kinky friend on your list, this kit includes five products for perfectly defined eyes, all contained in a cool black bag with bondage-style straps. Inside you’ll find a full-size All Nighter Eyeliner and Ink for Eyes, a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, and deluxe samples of the hit duo Perversion Mascara and Subversion Lash Primer. The “50 Shades of Grey” of UD sets, Little Perversions is a million ways to create that blacker-than-black look.

Why I like it?

The eyeliners are very easy to apply, is just like drawing on paper, the eyeliners are smooth enough to let you draw the perfect line on your eyes. Whether you want dramatic eyes or just a thin line to accentuate your eyes like myself, Urban Decay Little Perversions Set is perfect for the mom who can’t live without eyeliner or the friend who doesn’t know how to get the cat’s eye look.

Essential holiday beauty needs and loreal giveaway

Price: $8.99, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide in October 2014 in Blackest Black, Black, and Waterproof Blackest Black

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara

No make up is complete without the perfect eye lashes! The “Butterfly Effect” is amplified as L’Oréal Paris revamps its cult mascara, intensifying lashes just in time for the holiday party season. Lashes are transformed with intensely extravagant volume by way of a new double-wing brush designed to stretch and intensely deploy each lash outward, from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye.

Why I like it?

You know I’m always looking for the perfect mascara and I found my latest favorite one! L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara is not thick like other ones I tried and still lifts your eyelashes from right to left giving you the amaixing “Butterfly Effect” Plus it  gives  your eyelashes lots of volume without looking thick and with clumps, plus it’s very easy to remove at night. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara is perfect for the woman who loves big and gorgeous eyelashes.

essential holiday needs and tips and loreal giveaway

Price: $14.99; Available at lorealparisusa.com and mass, food and drug retailers nationwide beginning in April 2014. Shades 600 and 100 will be available beginning June 2014.

L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Absolue

L’Oréal Paris is proud to introduce Superior Preference Mousse Absolue – the first-ever automatic and reusable hair color. Mousse Absolue’s dual chamber canister is the most sophisticated packaging ever from L’Oréal Paris. With just one push, the perfect ratio of pure color dyes and a powerful color developer is automatically mixed into a rich, non-drip mousse that allows for a smooth, no-mess application. The no-mix, reusable system keeps color fresh and allows for seamless root touch ups or multiple applications on shorter hair – all on demand. The sixteen shades available within the Mousse Absolue collection were artfully curated by L’Oréal Paris Expert Colorist Christophe Robin. Utilizing the iconic Superior Preference Formula, each shade is a perfect blend of rich, unique tones and highlights.

Why I like it?

I like to go to the hairstylist, but one in a while I don’t have time or I want to save $400! That’s why I decided to try L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Absolue. I chose Pure Dark Blonde (700) because I wanted a change for the fall. I like it because it was extremely easy to apply without the mess of the liquid hair color.

My tips when choosing a color.

If you’re not sure which color to choose, select the lightest? from the 2 colors you have in mind, better if your hair is lighter than expected, because is easier to fix in case your don’t like the color.

Read the instructions on the box carefully, although L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Absolue says is reusable hair color, it all depends on the length of your hair, me for example I had to use both tubes because the lenght of my hair.

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Enter the Essential Holiday Beauty Needs Giveaway!

Yes! I’m giving away a gift basket which includes all the items I mentioned, enter below and receive 2015 looking gorgeous!

  1. Post a comment below, telling me, which product are you most excited to try and why?
  2.  Use the form below to log in and enter the giveaway. Simply do one or more of the following nine entry methods listed on the form and earn up to a total of 39 points! Complete all six entries to give yourself the best chance of winning!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway will be open until December 29th at 9:00pm PST. Winner will be selected via random.org and will be notified via email. Winner has 24 hours to respond to our notification before another winner will be selected. Giveaway is open to winners in the US only, 18 years or older. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received a similar basket which made this review possible, as always all opinions are my own.


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  1. cheidy says:

    me encantaria ganarlos todos,pero el que mas me gusto fue la Urban Decay Shadow Box, porque me encanta resaltar mis ojos y proyectar a traves de la mirada.

  2. Doris Caban says:

    I would love to try the Urban Decay shadow box, because it’s very easy to apply.

  3. Jenna W says:

    I am most excited to try the Urban Decay Shadow Box because I love the colors and love experimenting with eyeshadow so much!! I am excited to try everything from this giveaway, though!!

  4. Patricia says:

    I want to make my eyes pop with their Mascara.

  5. Katy Glynn says:

    I am dying to try the Urban Decay Shadow Box!

  6. Mayela says:

    Me gustaria probar el L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara pique es liviana y fácil de quitar!

  7. Lupita m says:

    Waoo a mi me encantaria probar el Urban Decay Shadow Box me encanto gracias por el sorteo

  8. Ana beltran says:

    estan hermosos me encantaron me gustaria el L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara para que le den mas volumen a Mis pestañas

  9. Maria Beas De Bonilla says:

    I would love to try The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara. I got my 20 fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize.

  10. Maria Beas De Bonilla says:

    I’ve been hearing good comments for The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara therefore I would love to give it a try.

  11. ana beltran says:

    Waoo gracias por el premio feliz año nuevo adonde mando mi informacion gracias feliz dia