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Win A Trip To The New York Film Festival!

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I’ve partnered with Galderma Laboratories, L.P., leading skincare company and makers of prescription rosacea treatments, and they’re giving away an all-expense paid trip FOR TWO to NYC for the New York Film Festival this fall!

To enter, head on over to their site and share your no makeup selfie, plus a few sentences on how you stay confident even on your toughest skin days. No need to cower in a corner or cover up with makeup because you’re not alone – rosacea affects 16 million Americans, and Rx treatment can make all the difference. Let’s start a dialogue, share your stories!

Contest brought to you by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. makers of topical Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Gel, for persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea; systemic Oracea® (doxycycline) Capsules, the only oral papulopustular rosacea treatment approved by the FDA and Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, a once-daily, antibiotic-free product indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea.
Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information – Soolantra® Cream
Indication:
SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Adverse Events: In clinical trials with SOOLANTRA® Cream, the most common adverse reactions (incidence ≤1%) included skin burning sensation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use.
Important Safety Information – Mirvaso® Gel*
Indication:  Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha-2 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.
*Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base
Important Safety Information (Oracea® Capsules)
Indication: ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) 40 mg** Capsules are indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. ORACEA Capsules do not lessen the facial redness caused by rosacea. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>2%) in patients treated with ORACEA Capsules were nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, hypertension and aspartate aminotransferase increase. Warnings/Precautions: ORACEA Capsules should not be used to treat or prevent infections. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to doxycycline or other tetracyclines. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers, or during tooth development (up to the age of 8 years). Although photosensitivity was not observed in clinical trials, ORACEA Capsules patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. The efficacy of ORACEA Capsules treatment beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established.
**30 mg immediate release & 10 mg delayed release beads
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.
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GIVEAWAY: Proactiv+ 3 Step System

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My Proactiv + month challenge is nearing a close (recap here) and I’m so, so, so happy with the state of my skin! After almost a month, my complexion is less splotchy yet more hydrated – in that dewy, glowing way. My pores seem to have decreased and I’ve noticed that I’m breaking out less frequently. Overall, my skin looks ions healthier!

Anyone who has suffered from acne can attest that a clear complexion can literally change your life (or, at the very least, your day!). For starters, you just feel cleaner. And happier. And you don’t need as much face makeup, definitely not as much cover up which is always a bonus, especially in the sweaty summer months.

So, I wanted to offer one lucky reader the chance to win these stellar products… a 30-day supply that will get you on your way to clearer skin!

THE GIVEAWAY: Proactiv+ 3 Step System
The winner will receive full size bottles of the new Proactiv+ treatment system:
Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, a 4-in-1 daily face wash.
Step 2: Pore Targeting Treatment, a light-weight, leave-on gel formulated to release benzoyl peroxide directly into the pore to effectively clear up acne blemishes while helping to improve skin tone and texture
Step 3: Complexion Perfecting Hydrator, a lightweight moisturizer with salicylic acid to hydrate while clearing up blemishes and diminishing pores.
VALUE: $30!

HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment below with your name and email. Also, TWEET to @beautybanter using the hashtag #NoFilterProactiv. We’ll choose 1 winner on Tuesday July 8 at 12pm EST and notify you via email and twitter.

*Only those who follow @beautybanter will be eligible to win. You must be a US resident to enter.

Good luck!

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GIVEAWAY: Ralph Lauren Big Pony Fragrance Collection

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I love starting a Monday with a giveaway — 4 giveaways to be exact. We are teaming up with Ralph Lauren to offer 4 lucky winners a fill-size bottle of one of the new fragrances from the Big Pony Collection. Retail value: $280 (that’s $70 a bottle!).

The Big Pony Collection for women comes on the heels of the men’s Big Pony collection. It’s Ralph Lauren’s way of almost customizing fragrances based on a woman’s unique personality. The collection includes four fragrances, each with different notes to compliment the multifaceted woman for which it was designed for.

The Sporty Fragrance {Bottle #1}
This Flora Citrus scent features Grapefruit & Blue Lotus for a vibrant energetic fragrance that evokes confidence and energy while awakening the sense. Confident and fearless, the sporty woman is a natural born leader and ready to take on the world.

The Sensual Fragrance {Bottle #2}
A Floriental Fruity with the key ingredients of Cranberry & Tonka Mousse, this fragrance is for an alluring flirt with a romantic spirit. Playful and irresistible, this modern woman follows her heart…and she just might break yours.

The Free-Spirited Fragrance {Bottle #3}
Eccentric, rebellious and independent, this Floral Green fragrance highlights Pear & Mimosa. The crisp, bright scent represents ultimate optimism and natural feminine radiance for a woman who dances to the beat of her own drum.

The Stylish Fragrance {Bottle #4}
Edgy and refined, with a flair of the exotic, this Oriental Floral contains key ingredients of Wild Cherry & Purple Amber. Designed for the stylish woman, she catches the eye and imagination of anyone who crosses her path.

We are giving away one bottle of each fragrance from the collection!

TO ENTER:
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter).

Contest ends Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9pm EST.

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). Yes, we do check!

*And, very cool, One Republic partnered with Ralph Lauren for an exclusive release of their newest single, “Life in Color.” Watch the video for the Big Pony campaign + “Life in Color” here,  shot by the talented Bruce Weber.

Good Luck!

 

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Dedicated Giveaway: BeautyMint Skin Collection

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Not all skin is created equal. However, all skin needs TLC. BeautyMint to the rescue. The personalized skincare line is the brainchild of Jessica Simpson and skin expert, Nerida Joy. Together, they have devised a collection of products that target specific skin issues and concerns. The philosophy is simple: everyone deserves great products – and the products you use are the building blocks to the skin you’re stuck with. Whether your problem is uneven skin tone, acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, dry and dehydrated skin or all of the above, BeautyMint has the proper regimen for you. Their simple beauty questionnaire asks the important questions like “how important is evening out your skin tone,” and “how important is reducing pore size” and then spits out a regimen that caters to these concerns (they call it your Beauty Sign).

Beauty Banter tried out the program: after answering the beauty questions, we were given a beauty sign of 6-0-6. My 5-piece system included ESSENTIAL CLEANSER WITH ALOE, ULTRA REPLENISHING SERUM WITH MARINE COLLAGEN, RENEWING MOISTURIZER WITH ELASTIN, SCULPTING TREATMENT WITH PEPTIDES, and RESURFACING TREATMENT WITH RETINOL. My main concern was uneven skin tone followed by the effects of that pesky little thing called gravity (aging issues).

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Today, BeautyMint is giving away a month’s worth of free products to 1 lucky winner. Enter to win a 5-piece, customized product collection (a $145.00 value).

TO ENTER: Click here  and fill out the quick questionnaire. Leave your beauty sign (the BeautyMint team will give you one) – with the email you used to sign up for the regimen – in the comment section below.

Again, the link to enter: click here.

Good luck! **Giveaway is open to US residents only and will run for 48 hours. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.**

As an extra gesture of happy skin for all, BeautyMint is offering $20 off your first month’s kit, first time buyers only, valid until 1/31. Click here.

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Happy Holidays From Beauty Banter…

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Remember to enter our massive 10 day beauty giveaway! Click here and enter all 10… You have until December 31, 2011.

Good Luck!

IMPORTANT! Click here for rules of entry (or scroll down)!

RULES OF ENTRY
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below the post hosting the giveaway with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter). You can leave a comment under every post to increase your chances of winning!

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

And… That’s it! You’re entered! All contests will close on December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. This means that you have until December 31 to enter EVERY giveaway!
You must be 18 or older to participate. Open to US and Canadian applicants only. All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). All items will be shipped the first week in January.

xoxo, Sarah

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GIVEAWAY: Day 10 ~ Lorac Limited Edition Holiday Sets

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What a great way to end our gift-giving. More festive and fabulous party products: glittery eyes and lips courtesy of the lovely LORAC. Celebrity makeup artist and founder, Carol Shaw (LORAC is Carol spelled backwards!) makes the most magnificent shades of makeup (the bonus is that her products are actually wearable from season to season). I am in beauty lust over her glosses – sheen and shimmery with a pop of plumpness, just the way my lips like it!

LORAC Limited Edition Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection ($132.00 value) is a set of 6 lip glosses in Red Ruby (red), Peach Moonstone (peach), Hot Pink Sapphire (bright pink), Rich Garnet (dark cherry), Pink Diamond (opalescent light pink), Bronze Topaz (bronze). All are sulfate, petrochemical and paraben free and infused with antioxidants.

LORAC Limited Edition All That Glitters Sparkle Pencil  ($23.00) Collection includes 4 multi-use pencils (great as eye shadows or eye liners) in Nude Topaz (Champagne), Sapphire Shimmer (Purple), Gunmetal Glitz (Charcoal Grey), Midnight Sparkle (Black).

Value: $155.00 for both sets

Good Luck!

IMPORTANT! Click here for rules of entry (or scroll down)!

RULES OF ENTRY
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below the post hosting the giveaway with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter). You can leave a comment under every post to increase your chances of winning!

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

And… That’s it! You’re entered! All contests will close on December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. This means that you have until December 31 to enter EVERY giveaway!
You must be 18 or older to participate. Open to US and Canadian applicants only. All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). All items will be shipped the first week in January.
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GIVEAWAY: Day 9 ~ Deborah Lippmann + Violent Lips

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I am grouping these two sets together because a) they both have the word “lip” in the title, b) they are both full of sparkle (which absolutely reminds me of the holiday season), and c) both are perfect for the most popular party night of the year (or sitting on your couch chugging champagne from the bottle – presumably where I’ll be). Bottom line, Deborah Lippmann polishes and Violent Lips Temporary Lip Appliques are both fashion-forward, fierce and extremely festive products that you need to own now.

Deborah Lippmann ($54.00 value) includes 3 toluene, formaldehyde and paraben-free glitter lacquers in Candy Shop (bubblegum pink), Forget You (party all night), and, best selling Happy Birthday (party in a bottle).

Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos in Gold Glitteratti, Silver Glitteratti, and Blue Glitteratti (value of $15.00 per pack) – Giving away 3 packs of the most undeniably innovative (and practical) lippies. They’re actually “lip tattoos” that adhere to your lips with glistening sparks of gold, silver and blue glitter, respectively. Lasts for 8 hours (I’m thinking vital for those long, wet kisses) and remove easily with baby oil. Each pack comes with 3 lip tattoos (that’s 9 different lips for you!).

Value: $99.00 total

Good Luck!

IMPORTANT! Click here for rules of entry (or scroll down)!

RULES OF ENTRY
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below the post hosting the giveaway with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter). You can leave a comment under every post to increase your chances of winning!

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

And… That’s it! You’re entered! All contests will close on December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. This means that you have until December 31 to enter EVERY giveaway!
You must be 18 or older to participate. Open to US and Canadian applicants only. All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). All items will be shipped the first week in January.
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GIVEAWAY: Day 7 ~ Clinique A Season’s Worth Of Pretty Palette

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Not only do I love the name of this compact, but I’m adoring all of the glamourous shades that come with the great name! Why stress yourself with several separate products when you can get 13 necessities to doll up your face in one perfectly wearable palette?

Clinique A Season’s Worth Of Pretty Holiday Palette includes 5 eyeshadows, 3 blushes, and 5 lipgloss/ sticks in sheen to medium neutral, cool and warm tones. Blush, lip and eyeshadow brush are also included.

Value: $37.00

Good Luck!

IMPORTANT! Click here for rules of entry (or scroll down)!

RULES OF ENTRY
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below the post hosting the giveaway with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter). You can leave a comment under every post to increase your chances of winning!

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

And… That’s it! You’re entered! All contests will close on December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. This means that you have until December 31 to enter EVERY giveaway!
You must be 18 or older to participate. Open to US and Canadian applicants only. All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). All items will be shipped the first week in January.
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GIVEAWAY: Day 8 ~ CND Nail Goodies

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This is the perfect package for the manicured-hand obsessed. CND provides professional products for maintaining fabulous hands, feet and nails. Currently loving their vanilla lotions… and that’s what I’m offering up to you today! The heavenly scent of vanilla has always been reminiscent of brisk winter days and the warmth of something rich and sweet. Combine 3 varied vanilla lotions with 2 holiday-hued polishes and you’ve got a divine nail goodie giveaway!

CND The Plum Truffle Collection includes Plum Truffle Colour and Plum Truffle Sparkle Effect $20.00
CND Scentsations Hand & Body Lotion in Vanilla Velvet, Vanilla Cashmere, Vanilla Suede $10.00 each

Value: $50.00 total

Good Luck!

IMPORTANT! Click here for rules of entry (or scroll down)!

RULES OF ENTRY
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below the post hosting the giveaway with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter). You can leave a comment under every post to increase your chances of winning!

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

And… That’s it! You’re entered! All contests will close on December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. This means that you have until December 31 to enter EVERY giveaway!
You must be 18 or older to participate. Open to US and Canadian applicants only. All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). All items will be shipped the first week in January.
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GIVEAWAY: Day 6 ~ Smashbox Click You’re It

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From their coveted Photo Finish Primer to the extensive range of wearable colors, Smashbox Cosmetics is a makeup artist favorite. Their holiday palette makes eye makeup application a breeze with gorgeous, vibrant shades, cream liners and how-to cards to create a multitude of eye looks. And we can all use some easy in life!

Smashbox Click You’re It Holiday Eye Palette includes everything you need for a smoky eye to a bold lid. Contains 15 eye shadows, 5 creamy eye liners, a mini Photo Finish Lid Primer and the Get-The-Look, instructional cards.

Value: $250.00!

Good Luck!

IMPORTANT! Click here for rules of entry (or scroll down)!

RULES OF ENTRY
1. “Like” us on Facebook (click HERE)
2. Follow us on Twitter (click HERE)
3. Leave a comment below the post hosting the giveaway with your Facebook name and your Twitter handle. (ex: FB: Beautybanter.com / Twitter: @beautybanter). You can leave a comment under every post to increase your chances of winning!

**You MUST be a member of Beauty Banter to be eligible for the giveaway. Not a member? Sign up now! (Top right of the site where it says “become a member.” Enter your email and follow the brief directions.

And… That’s it! You’re entered! All contests will close on December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. This means that you have until December 31 to enter EVERY giveaway!
You must be 18 or older to participate. Open to US and Canadian applicants only. All winners will be chosen at random. Every winner must be a fan on Beauty Banter’s Facebook, following Beauty Banter on twitter, and subscribed to Beauty Banter’s membership (top right of site). All items will be shipped the first week in January.

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Beauty Banter was launched in July of 2006 as a comprehensive beauty blog covering trends, tips and tricks, insider secrets, and weekly must-haves. Beauty Banter has a reputation of being on the cutting edge of emerging trends and product launches so our readers are always the first to know what’s hot and what’s just not.