Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: July 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

$100 Mary Kay Gift Pack {GIVEAWAY} CLOSED

This is a sponsored review from Mary Kay and BlogHer.

Thrilled. That’s what I was when I was asked to review Mary Kay makeup! I’ve
never worn anything from Mary Kay, but I knew they had to be doing something
right with all those pink Cadillacs!

 I got this beautiful package in the mail. Inside was a Compact Mini, Ultimate
Mascara in Black, Mineral Eye Bundle for Brilliant Blue Eyes, Mineral Cheek
Color in Shy Blush and Tinted Lip Balm in Rose.
 The thing that instantly caught my attention was eye shadows specifically for
my blue eyes. I think I’ve always just worn what color I like or what matches my
outfit, so I was super excited to try these made for me colors.

The Compact Mini is completely magnetic inside. All you have to do is drop the
eye shadows and blush right in and there is no wiggling around. I know I can’t
be the only one that has had a makeup bag full of crumbled eye shadow from it
falling out everywhere! There is also a storage space underneath the colors for
your brushes.
 Another brilliant thing, are these instructions for applying eye shadow.
 I seriously needed this. How am I 26 years old and never fully understood how to apply eye shadow?

Alright, ready for naked face. I’m needing some serious color, dontcha think?
 I followed the instructions to a tee using the Hazelnut, Chocolate Kiss and Spun
Silk eye shadows. They went on easily without crumbling down on my cheeks. As
a matter of fact, it didn’t even get crumbly as I rubbed the brush over the shadow
in the compact. Way to keep my bathroom counter cleaner!

I usually have a tan in the summer and have never been a big blush person.
Ummm, I think I’m crazy. I swept on a little bit of the Shy Blush Mineral Cheek
color and it made a world of difference. That stuff sold me.

And then there was mascara. If there is one beauty product I never want to be
without, mascara is it. I am picky. I like it dark and I like it to make my lashes va-
va-voom. This was the one thing that I was really skeptical of. 
I look crazy ridiculous while applying mascara.
 But look, y’all! I applied the mascara to my upper and lower lashes and was
shocked when I saw them. LOVE IT! Not clumpy, but not so thin that it doesn’t
make a difference.
 I generally wear chap stick only, maybe something with a tint once in a
while. When I put on the Rose Tinted Lip Balm, it felt much like chap stick. It
moisturized my lips, and the color was sheer enough to be worn all day, but had
enough color to look “made up”. Another product that shocked me!

I’m happy with the finished product! It all held up well all day long, even though I swept the front walkway when it was 94 out!

Want to try a face full of Mary Kay for yourself? Lucky for you, one reader will
receive a Mary Kay gift pack valued at $100 from Mary Kay and BlogHer!

How to enter:

1) Leave a comment telling me what Mary Kay product you would like to try!
2) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on
this post.
3) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this
4) For those of you with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules and follow
instructions for an alternate form of entry.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. 
No duplicate comments. Begins July 27, 2011 and ends August 26, 2011. 10 Winners (one from each participating blog) will receive a gift basket of Mary Kay® products (ARV $100 per basket). Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.  Initial Winners will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to claim prize before it is awarded to the alternate winner. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including D.C. who are 18 years or older. For complete official rules, Visit the Official Rules.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

General Mills and MyBlogSpark Reviw + {GIVEAWAY}

Winner of week 2 giveaway is Rachel and winner of week 3 is Tami! Congrats girls!

This is the 4th and final week for the giveaway from General Mills and MyBlogSpark!

This week, I received 6 sample boxes of cereal and a cereal to go bowl. You freeze the bottom to keep your milk cold and a built in spoon. Cooper LOVES it!
A recent study shows 77 percent of D.C. parents believe maintaining a healthy body weight is important to ensuring their child´s health.
  • Men, women and children who choose sweetened cereals tend to have healthier body weights.
  • Teen girls who eat cereal are less likely to become overweight than non cereal eaters.
  • Boys cereal consumption is associated with lower body mass index (BMI).
Pretty interesting facts, huh? Go to to learn more!

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How to win:
Follow Stilettos and Diapers (Mandatory entry)
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Giveaway ends July 15 at midnight EST

General Mills and MyBlogSpark provided the prize pack shown above to review as well as one to give away. I was in no other way compensated for this review.