Allure goodies

Monday, May 21, 2012

Well, this is the final week in Allure's Beauty Blogger of the Year Awards.  I haven't really posted many of the details involved in completing the challenges.  The main reason for this is that some of the challenges i submitted may still be used in Allure, therefore i don't want to do anything that would hinder any chances of that happening.  I will however, show you the goodies i received in order to complete in challenge #5 which is currently up at  This challenge involved filming a video using the Revlon products that were sent to us.  My video's theme was to recreate the look of one of my favorite artists Adele using some of the Revlon products (Revlon is sponsoring this contest btw).  I created her signature warm toned smokey, sultry eye paired with nude lips.  Overall i loved how my video turned out considering there was no editing involved.  I'm still learning how to edit in hopes of creating many more videos to post on here.  I feel that they are an essential tool for bloggers to illustrate their thoughts.  I wish i could post my video submission here, however, we received an email from Allure letting us know that they essentially own rights to our videos so we cannot post them on our blogs.  Hey, maybe they'll post it on their website eventually... if that happens, you'll be the first to know!  Soooo you can imagine the excitement i felt when this beautiful box arrived at my doorstep.  I remember screaming so loud that i'm sure even the neighbors heard!   Heck, i may have even done the happy dance... yep i think i did!  Inside were 70 brand new Revlon products, as well as a Sony Bloggie Touch digital video camera so generously sent by Allure to meeeee!  I wanted to shout it through the rooftop, post on facebook, tweet, share on pinterest, email the world, blog,  you name it.  However, all the contestants signed an affidavit ensuring we did not discuss this with anyone until a certain date.  So These lovely (well, not so lovely because they were taken with my old iPhone but hey, it's something right?) pictures have been tucked away in my laptop somewhere until today.  I am so happy to finally share them with YOU!!  I feel that since this particular challenge is now up, it's OK to show you the wonderfully generous things that were sent from these incredible beauty authorities.   So here's a question, if you received these products and were challenged to create a video using them, what would you theme your video?   I'd love to hear your thoughts? 


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  1. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats gorgeous :)

  2. wow carla how exciting for you, im so glad you were happy with your video and the way it turned out, i can imagine your joy id be shouting from the roof tops to, what a nice box of make up to get i think i would do a 1940s movie star theme, a la rita hayworth or ava gardner all sultry and smokey. im a little obsessed with that era, im thinking of you and praying you will get it, have a great week, lots of love and kisses from dublin xxx leonie

  3. Awwww you ALWAYS leave the sweetest messages!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea! I too love that era... i think it's timeless! Thanks for the positive wishes... hopefully!!! xoxo

  4. oh carla ur so very kind thank u so much for your beautiful message. it has really touched me and helped me. i really appreciate the support Its a nervous time alright. thanks with all my heart for your kindness much love carla from your Irish friend Xxx leonie .

    1. Keep us posted Leoni!!! Thinking of you always! xoxo

  5. woah thats alot of product! good luck and have fun!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Definitely following back!

    I love getting goodies in the mail too! :) :)


  7. thanks for stopping by my blog. happy belated mothers day to you too! A bloggie touch? that looks pretty cool! of course i think we should follow each other =)

  8. So cool! Just imagine what you could do with all those goodies!! Good luck! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by the other day, and follow if you're so inclined! :)