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Product Review & GIVEAWAY: Create Your Perfect Canvas by Mia Mariu

Product Review & GIVEAWAY: Create Your Perfect Canvas by Mia Mariu

I recently had the pleasure of trying 3 products by Mia Mariu. I had heard of Mia Mariu before and so was quite excited when I received an email from them asking if I’d be interested in trying a few of their products. Of course I immediately jumped at the chance! And YOU can try your very own Create Your Perfect Canvas set by entering the giveaway below.

The first product I tried was Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer which has a very light feel to it. Since I wear makeup most days and need my makeup to stay put once applied, I always make sure to use a primer before applying foundation.

Finally, the third product I tried was one of their foundations. I had a choice between a few of their different foundations, but was quite curious to try a liquid mineral foundation as I hadn’t tried any (other than the new Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation. Because of the hot temperature as of late, my foundation in general has been melting off midday so I’m not entirely sure exactly how much I like this foundation just yet. Will have to continue to test it out.

Now on to how YOU could win your very own Mia Mariu Create Your Perfect Canvas set! Below you’ll find a Rafflecoptor widget. Just complete each ‘task’ to earn more entries! Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours in which to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

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Have you tried mineral makeup? If so, which brands? Products?

**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Product Review & GIVEAWAY: TruSkin Naturals’ Professional Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Review & GIVEAWAY (USA Only): TruSkin Naturals’ Professional Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Hi Lovelies!
Recently I had the opportunity to try out 20% Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum by TruSkin Naturals (click HERE to purchase on Amazon). And this time one of you, my readers will have the chance to win one too! (USA only) This is the second serum of this type that I’ve tried. While the first one I tried both smelled like oranges and was tinted the color orange, this one is clear with a slight medicinal scent. I think the scent may be the witch hazel. And while the scent isn’t unpleasant I don’t find it to be quite as nice as the previous one I tried with a scent of oranges.
Many of the included ingredients such as the high concentration of Vitamin C in addition to Vitamin E, Hyaluronic acid, Witch Hazel, Aloe, and Jojoba oil are either soothing (in the case of Witch Hazel and Jojoba oil or supposed to be anti-aging compounds. Hyaluronic acid is known to be able to retain a significant amount of water compared to its molecule size which is supposed to help keep more moisture in and around ones skin along with helping to minimize wrinkles.

I’m told constantly (as in several times a week) that I look significantly younger than my age. The consensus from my peers and professors (in my college courses), the high school girls I’ve helped coach in gymnastics, and people in general I’ve gotten is that I look a good 7 years younger. Not that I’m complaining or anything, I just get a bit of a kick whenever I see a surprised look on people’s faces when I tell them my actual age. In the last 10 years or so my dad has also been told frequently that he looks younger than he is. It is a very good problem to have. That said, I’d like to take care of my skin to keep it looking young so I’m very interested in any anti-aging product. And as I have chronically dry skin all year round, I’m all for trying a serum that is supposed to help keep moisture in and around my skin.
The directions for use state, “Wash and pat skin dry. If using a toner, apply toner first. Apply a small amount to entire face, neck, and decollete. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer.” 
I’ve really enjoyed being able to use this serum (and ones like it) for the last 6 weeks or so. I do think I’ve seen an improvement in the unevenness of my skin tone. My skin is quite light, any redness or darkness (ie under the eyes) shows quite easily. Since I’ve been faithfully using this serum I’ve found my skin to have a bit less redness. I’ve gotten into using a lighter coverage foundation in recent months and find with less redness in my skin, I don’t particularly need to use a full coverage foundation. And with the weather here in So. Cal like being on a roller coaster (about 2 weeks ago, it was 100 degrees here, then 5 days later is was 65 degrees) ride, I find medium to full coverage foundations to ‘melt’ off whereas the sheerer foundations stay put better.

Now, how would YOU like to win your very own bottle of  Professional Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum by TruSkin Naturals? I’ll make entering very easy. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below! (USA only)

TruSkin Naturals is generously offering all of you, my fabulous readers, an exclusive coupon code to get 15% off when you purchase on All you have to do is enter DNG2L3NU at checkout!!

Do you follow any sort of skin care regimen? Do you or have you tried a Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic acid serum before? Why would you like to try this? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!


**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!

So I decided to join and participate in the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway which was put together by Janiera Eldridge. Here is the information that myself and all the bloggers and authors are posting regarding this huge event!


Welcome to the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!! This giveaway was put together solely as a way to say thank goodness for books and to celebrate them!
It was also put together to give back to readers and try to give as many people as possible some reading
material for the holidays! There tons of ways to enter so everyone has a good chance of winning
something. :)
A huge thank you to the authors who donated their awesome

books  & swag and to the bloggers who also hosted and donated material!

  • paperback and swag will be mailed to the U.S. ONLY
  • e-book copies are international
  •  You get to pick your prize IF you’re one of the winners of the contest!! BUT will only have 24 hours to pick and email in your choice or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the holidays!

Click on the link below to enter using the very easy Rafflecopter widget below!

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Back to Books Giveaway Blog Hop!


I’ve decided to partake in another giveaway blog hop! This time I will be giving away the winner’s choice of either a $5 Amazon gift card or one book (up to $5) from The Book Depository! And this time there are well over 200 other awesome bloggers doing the same. That is a LOT of chances to potentially win a prize! All you have to do is fill out the very easy to use Rafflecopter widget located below. I will notify the winner by email and they will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Blog hops are fun all around and if are interested in sponsoring a blog hop prize or other giveaway please go ahead and get in touch with me via the Contact Me form on the right. You can also check out my policies about reviews and giveaways under the Media Kit tab. I’ll also include the massive linky list under the Rafflecopter widget so that you can easily visit more of the bloggers hosting giveaways.
I hope you and your family have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

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Feed Your Reader Giveaway Hop!


Author Elle Strauss has been generous enough to sponsor this giveaway which means one lucky fan will win ALL three books in the Clockwise series! I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to read and review all three of these books. If you are interested in reading my reviews you can find by clicking HERE for my review on Clockwise, HERE for my review on ClockwiseR, and HERE for my review on Like Clockwork. All you have to do is fill out the easy to use Rafflecopter entry form below. And don’t forget to visit the over 100 other blogs participating in this event co-hosted by I’m a Reader, Not a Writer and Books: A True Story.


*Disclaimer: I received a copy of each of these books from the author or book tour company for the purpose of writing an honest reviewing. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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