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Stop Hiding! Break Up With Your Makeup with Mirvaso!

Mirvaso Breakup with your makeup

Having previously suffered from acne, I know from experience how much skin issues can affect your self-esteem and make you want to hide behind layers of makeup or even avoid socializing completely. Rosacea, a common skin inflammatory condition that affects an estimated 16 Million Americans the majority of them women, can also cause a number of physical and emotional insecurities. The most common symptom of rosacea is persistent facial redness. This is caused by dilated facial blood vessels increasing blood flow to the skin. 24% of rosacea sufferers say that redness is the first symptom they notice.

Rosacea sufferers are more likely to be self-conscious and wear makeup more frequently. But, makeup only masks redness. It does not cure it. If you suffer from persistent facial redness and are covering it up instead of treating it, you not alone. Over 4 in 5 (82%) of rosacea sufferers have used cosmetics to cover up redness. 65% of rosacea sufferers wear makeup to work compared to only 35% of Americans who don’t have rosacea. Just over half of Americans (53%) wear makeup, compared to over 77% of rosacea sufferers.

However, simply covering up rosacea symptoms can be costly and ineffective. While 51% say they skip the dermatologist because they are worried about the cost of treatment, there is a better solution. On average, rosacea sufferers spend $36 on a single non-prescription product that promises to hide or cover-up facial redness. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%* made by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. is the first and only gel specifically developed and proven to reduce the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Depending on your insurance, prescription copays may be as low as $25 which is actually less than the cost of many cosmetics. Unlike cosmetics that only cover up redness temporarily, Mirvaso has proven results that were reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy. This easy to use gel last up to 12 hours and results can be seen quickly.

What’s even better than setting your skin free from heavy concealers and cover-ups? Winning a star-studded walk down the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Enter Mirvaso’s Break Up With Your Makeup Sweepstakes today for a chance to make your makeup free Emmy debut.

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Important Safety Information
Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift Fragrance Giveaway!

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift

As a huge fan of Taylor Swift and her always fabulous red carpet looks, Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift has become my latest fragrance obsession. What I love most about this fragrance (aside from its beautiful packaging) is that it’s perfect for everyday wear. According to Beauty.com, Wonderstruck’s top notes are raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia and apple blossom. The middle notes are sweet vanilla along with sun-drenched honeysuckle and white hibiscus while its base notes are golden amber, musk, sandalwood and peach. Though the scent is classified as fruity, all of its elements are incredibly subtile, never overly sweet.

In celebration of my favorite fragrance, I’m giving away a bottle of 1.7 fl oz Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift Eau de Parfum to four lucky readers. So if you want to smell like a girl who just broke up with her boyfriend and wrote a kick ass song about it, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Then leave a comment on this post with your email and favorite Taylor Swift song to complete your chances of winning. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22!

*This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US only. It will run from May 31, 2014 – June 30, 2014. Winners will be contacted via email around July 1, 2014.

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BEAUTYCON!

Beautycon NYC

Yesterday, I joined some of the biggest fashion and beauty influencers and their fabulous fans at BeautyCon NYC. Along with meet and greets with some of beauty’s biggest YouTubers, BeautyCon also had amazing panels on how to make it in beauty and fashion from some of the industry’s most successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. My favorite was “Diva: The Female Version of a Hustler” which included bloggers such as Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Lookbook and Amber Venz Box, co-founder and president of rewardStyle.com. Naturally, I learned a lot.

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Judging from the pony I’m holding it looks like I’m at Bronie Con rather an BeautyCon.

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A few natural cruelty-free products from Tarte Cosmetics

Holes Eyewear Glasses

At the conference, I discovered H0les Eyewear

cool eyewear

These conceptual accessories are fab, fun, and unique

holes eyewear

They make you see the world differently

blogger panel

Love this panel

cute cupcake

Sweet!

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BeautyCon is coming to NYC!

Beautycon

Great news for beauty mavens in NYC! On Saturday May 24th, BeautyCon, an international summit for the internet’s most influential beauty and fashion icons, has teamed up with ELLE Magazine to make its New York premiere. After taking over Los Angeles and London for the past two years, this fab event packed with celebrity guests, digital influencers and their loyal beauty and fashion-followings is finally coming to the Big Apple. What a better place than New York for hundreds of content creators and celebs to come together to network, talk industry news, discuss the future of online media, and participate in panel discussions.

The mission of BeautyCon is to inspire a new generation of online trendsetters through hands-on experiences and exclusive access to up-and-coming brands and products. On behalf of socialite beauties everywhere, I’d like to personally invite you to join the action. Tickets are available on BeautyCon.com. Hope to see you there!

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Getting the Celebrity Beauty Treatment at Caravan Stylist Studio

Vicky Sullivan

Last week, I visited Caravan Stylist Studio for a full hair and nail treatment. Caravan is a by appointment only hair, nail, makeup, and wardrobe styling studio located at the Carlton Hotel catering only to editors, bloggers, celebrities, and other influential people in creative fields. Therefore, I was super excited to have been invited.

When they asked what I wanted to do with my hair, I immediately said curls. Though I’ve perfected the art of makeup, I’m still a novice when it comes to hair and having such thick hair makes it even harder to curl myself. So I’m rarely seen with curls. To get these gorgeous curls, they used a curling wand and set the curls with Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay for shine and hold. The curls stayed perfectly intact well over 24 hours, even after a night’s sleep. Unlike most hair sprays that make hair sticky and brittle, Spray Clay is perfect for everyday use to add texture and hold.

I’ve always loved nail art and Caravan does some amazing work. Since I was wearing a blue color-blocked dress to my cousin’s wedding that weekend (stay tuned for a post on that), I chose a blue nail art design called watercolor with strong black lines. The design went perfectly with the dress and I can’t tell you how many strangers have come up to me to tell me how much they love my nails. Though the design looks complicated, it’s actually something you could do yourself at home provided you have the time. All you have to do is paint your nails white, dab dots of a color across your nails, blend the dots with nail polish remover, and repeat with different colors until you’ve gotten the look desired. The Zoya Nail Polish used blended perfectly and lasted far longer than the average polish.

Thanks Caravan for this amazing look! I hope to come by again sometime.

Best Beauty Products

Timeless Beauty

Big Sexy Hair

Caravan Stylist Studio

Zoya Nail Color

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