100 Followers Giveaway! [CLOSED!]

Sep 30, 2010

100 Followers Giveaway! [CLOSED!]

Sep 30, 2010

Hello everybody! I am so happy that I have reached 100 followers, it means so much to me! So as a thank you, I am hosting a giveaway courtesy of M80. They are providing me
with ONE Macy's gift card with a value of fifty dollars to give away to one of my readers. This is all in relation to the new Macy's "Find Your Magic" campaign.

About the campaign..

This fall, Macy’s invites you to “Find Your Magic” with their latest campaign.


Harnessing the power of the magical Macy’s brand, the campaign aims to dazzle and delight customers. With a new iconic television spot, magic in-store elements, and an engaging online destination at www.macys.com/findyourmagic, Macy’s will create a sense of fantasy with fresh and fun experiences for customers every day. More details below:
 
“Find Your Magic” TV Commercial – On September 12th, Macy’s will be reveal their most ambitious commercial yet showing the inner workings of the magic of Macy’s. The spot will feature celebrity designers including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tommy Hilfiger, Jennifer Lopez, Rachel Roy, Jessica Simpson, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump. See the video at http://m80im.com/newsroom/2010/09/13/find-magic/ (Password: M80).


“Fashion Director Daily Fashion Challenges” – Coming back again, Macy’s is inviting users to take part in the Fashion Director Daily Fashion Challenges for a daily chance to win $100 Macy’s gift cards online and at participating locations.

Macys.com/findyourmagic – The enchantment of the campaign will extend online at macys.com/findyourmagic. Featuring fall fashion previews, Macy’s Fashion Director hosted by Clinton Kelly, magic videos with style tips and great finds, as well as other fun behind the scenes content - the site is the home base for virtual acts of magic.

Macy’s Shopping Bag Dress Displays - To drive the magic bag message in-store, Macy’s will display over the top dresses made entirely from the shopping bag that measure approximately 10 feet high at 100 Macy’s locations nationwide!

 
GIVEAWAY RULES (open to US residents only)
1. You MUST be a follower or subcriber of my blog. You can follow or subscribe by using the links on the right side of this page.
2. Post a comment saying "Having Beauty & Brains Rocks!" and include your email address in the comment.
3. ONE winner will be chosen.
4. This giveaway will end on October 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm.

EXTRA ENTRIES (Optional)
Each extra entry should be included in its own individual comment.

1. Follow me on Twitter (@Havtastic) and tweet the following:
 @Havtastic is giving away a $50 Macy's gift card! Go to her blog http://abeautywithbrains.blogspot.com to enter!
 (Worth 2 entries)

2. "Like" Beauty With Brains on Facebook:
(Worth 1 entry)

3. Follow my blog with Bloglovin':
(Worth 1 entry)

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I contacted by a PR company and provided with merchandise to give away.

LOT-LESS Haul

Sep 28, 2010

LOT-LESS Haul

Sep 28, 2010

I was downtown getting a copy of my birth certificate the other day when I passed by a Lot Less. These stores are great because they sell cosmetics and beauty products at reduced prices. Usually, they don't have much to choose from but this one did. I bought a load of stuff and I only spent about twenty dollars! Who doesn't love a bargain?

All my goodies
Maybelline Expert Eyes makeup remover wipes, Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara, Maybelline blush w/ bonus brush in "Pinch o Pink', Covergirl TRUCheeks blush trio, L'oreal HIP creme blush

The blushes I will be swatching soon because I will be posting a blush haul post this week.

Cutex Manicure Correction Pen, leopard print nail files, Sally Hansen Salon Manicure mini set



I also wanted to show off my new phone case. Jeremy broke the last one that i had so I bought this cute one with a leopard print design. I'm soo addicted to cell phone bling cases.

Swatches and reviews coming soon!

Enter For A Chance To Win ADVANCE Screening Passes for "Life As We Know It"!

Sep 26, 2010

Enter For A Chance To Win ADVANCE Screening Passes for "Life As We Know It"!

Sep 26, 2010

Hey everybody, once again I have been contacted by Sarah at 42West to give you guys the opportunity to win advance screening passes to see "Life As We Know It", a movie starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. Each pass admits 2 people on and are valid from Monday through Thursday.

The screenings will be on Wednesday week of opening – October 6 at 7:30pm in the 5 markets below:


Chicago
 Houston
Miami
San Jose Pico Rivera
About the Movie..


Film: LIFE AS WE KNOW IT


Studio: Warner Bros


Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Jean Smart


Release Date: October 8, 2010


Genre: Romantic Comedy


Rating: PG-13


Trailer: http://www.life-as-we-know-it-movie.com/

Synopsis: Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a di.sastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their                           differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they'll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.

Rules For Entering (open to US residents only):
1. You MUST be a follower or subscriber of/to my blog. You can follow/subscribe by clicking on the links on the right side of this page.
2. Comment this post with the words "Enter me!" and include your email in your comment.
3. One winner will be chosen for each market.

Good Luck!

disclaimer: I was contacted by a PR company to host this giveaway.

Style Spotlight: Anthony "Romeo" Santos

Sep 20, 2010

Style Spotlight: Anthony "Romeo" Santos

Sep 20, 2010

This is my second post in my "Style Spotlight" series where I talk about a celebrity's style and post some of my favorite looks that they have done. The first person I did this on was on the eternally fashionable J.Lo (you can see the J.Lo post here. I decided it would be fun to do a post on men's fashion so for the second celeb, I chose the very smooth Anthony "Romeo" Santos.


If you already know, I am a HUGE fan of the group Aventura. If you follow me on Twitter, you might know that I have a crush on their lead singer Romeo. Not only does he have the looks but he has great style sense. He always looks so put together and stylish without making it look too metrosexual lol.


His style has evolved somewhat in the past few years. He has finally found his niche and most of the time he's in classic, cool pieces and mixes it up once in a while by wearing a cool-looking jacket. For the red carpet, he keeps it sharp with a well cut suit and usually paired with a pastel shirt. Or sometimes he'll pair dress pants with a suit jacket in an unexpected color. You have to love a man who has fun with fashion.


Here are some of my favorite Romeo looks:



Este es mi segundo post en mi serie de "Style Spotlightdonde hablo sobre el estilo de una estrella y después de algunos de mis looks favoritos que han hechoLa primera persona que aparecio esto fue la bella J. Lo (se puede ver elmensaje J. Lo aquí.) Decidí que sería divertido hacer un postsobre la manera de los hombres que para las celebridades en segundo lugar, escogí el muy suave Anthony "Romeo" Santos.

Si usted ya sabe, yo soy un gran fan del grupo AventuraSi me sigues en Twitter, debes saber que tengo estoy locamente enamorada del vocalista Anthony "Romeo" SantosNo sólo tiene la apariencia pero se ha sentido un gran estiloÉl siempre se ves hermoso y con estilo sin verse demasiado metrosexual.

Su estilo ha evolucionado mucho en los últimos añosFinalmente, ha encontrado su lugar y la mayoría de las veces en piezas clásicas, fresca y la mezcla de vez en cuando con el uso de una chaqueta color vibrantePor la alfombra roja, que se mantiene fuerte con un traje bien cortado y por lo general se combina con una camisa color pastelO a veces él parpantalones de vestir con un traje chaqueta en un color inesperadoTienes que amar a un hombre que se divierte con la moda.

Aquí están algunos de mis looks favoritos de Romeo:



with the other Aventura bandmates (Romeo is the third one from the left) at the Latin Billboard Awards.
From the album cover of "The Last" (2nd from left)

accesorizing leather with stripes

at the Premios Juventud

and last but not least, one of my personal pics of their concert back in July.

So for his versatility and impeccable style, Romeo rightfully deserves the style spotlight. I also took his dimples into consideration ;). Hope you enjoyed!

Así que por su versatilidad y un estilo impecable, Romeo legítimamente merece la atenciónel estilo. También tomé en cuenta sus hoyuelos;)Espero que hayan disfrutado!

YRB Party

Sep 15, 2010

YRB Party

Sep 15, 2010

So I got invited to this party via Twitter by @Edwardnet (follow him!). It was a party for the September issue of YRB magazine and Kelly Rowland was on the cover. I was kind of disappointed because I was going to interview her but the request didn't go through in time so i didn't get to meet her. But I did get to meet Mr. Jay and Miss J from America's Next Top Model. I only got a picture with Mr. jay because some guy was all up on Miss J. And the guy looked kind of crazy, like he drank 5 cups of coffee so I figured it was best to steer clear.

The venue was pretty cool. It was at Carnival, above Bowlmor Lanes. it had a cool, kooky carnival/circus theme. Along w/ my invite, I got several tickets that I used to play games that they had. they had games like the ring toss and stuff. I ended up winning a leopard print cowboy hat. Go Me!

The September cover of YRB.

w/ Jay Manuel aka Mr. Jay

This lady on stilts was dancing and all that! She has amazing balance!

Showing off my makeup, I went for a blue eye w/ neautral/nude lips

My outfit..I went w/ basic black and accesorized with these fab silver heels. If you want a closer look, I have a picture of them here.

Are Those My Boyfriend's Jeans I'm Wearing?

Sep 13, 2010

Are Those My Boyfriend's Jeans I'm Wearing?

Sep 13, 2010


tank: F21; jeans: American Eagle Outfitters; shoes: Zigi Shoes in SoHo

Nope! For now I don't have a boyfriend to steal jeans from so I'm going to have to make do with the boyfriend cut that's still going on strong for this season. I really hope this trend doesn't die out any soon because it is so comfortable, a great break from the ankle-strangling skinny jeans. I love skinnies but sometimes I like to loosen up a little. Boyfriend jeans look great dressed up or down and go well with a few feminine pieces mixed in.

I wore mines with a tank with studded detailing and leopard print pumps, another hot trend for Fall 2010.


Physician's Formula Review + Video

Sep 12, 2010

Physician's Formula Review + Video

Sep 12, 2010

Here is a video of a review I did for the Physician's Formula line of eye enhancing product. I am also providing you with pictures of swatches for a clearer look. Hope you enjoy and find it helpful!



(click on images to enlarge)




And here is the look I am wearing in the video as well as the products I used:






 don't mind the silly look on my face, it was the best way I could show off the colored eyeliner on my lower lashline.


1. Jane Aguaceuticals tinted moisturizer for medium/tan tones; 2. MAC Select MoistureCover Concealer in NW35; 3. Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in "Goddess"; 4. Maybelline Blush in "Precious Pink"; 5. Too Faced Shadow Insurance; 6. Physician's Formula Pop Brown Eye Enhancing palette; 7. Physician's Formula creme/gel liner (the black and purple ones); 8. Salon Perfect eyelashes in #21 9. CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black; 10. NYX lipliner in "Natura"l and Revlon Creme Gloss in "Slip Into Pink"







Disclaimer I was sent these products for reviewing

Walk, Walk Fashion Baby

Sep 11, 2010

Walk, Walk Fashion Baby

Sep 11, 2010

blazer: F21; tank: H&M; liquid leggings: Members Only; shoes: Charlotte Russe; purse: thrifted

Yesterday I went to Fashion's Night Out in NYC and it I had a good time. It was pretty crowded around the city due to the different events but it was bearable. My favorite area was SoHo because it was there that I saw a lot of great fashion and fierceness. I also got to ride the Payless party bus and it was soo much fun! I didn't get to see a lot of celebs (I saw Pharell of The Neptunes from very far) but I got to meet YouTube gurus fafinettex3 and julieg713, and they were so nice. I was loving the vibe yesterday and not to mention all the freebies I got.


Payless party bus, this lady was so cute and hype lol

my adoring fans greeting me..well maybe not me

me in Herald Square

Neil Patrick Harris

photo op w/ fafinettex3
free Moet @ Sephora!

w/  Kathy, Evelyn (evbaez.blogspot.com) , julieg713 and a guy who had on wonderful makeup

I was so flattered because at every Sephora I went to, everyone kept complimenting my lipstick. The guy in the last pic was shocked when he found out that it was Revlon!

Did any of you attend Fashion's Night Out? Feel free to talk about it in the comments.



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