October 4, 2011

Cover Girl Review & $50 Drugstore.com Giveaway!


As women, we all want to feel good about ourselves, but sometimes we are also our own worst critics.  When I have a new outfit to wear, get my hair done, wear new makeup, or a pretty piece of jewelry, I automatically have this sense of “wow I think I look pretty darn good today!”  I don’t know why these things make me feel better, but they do.  I think it’s something men probably will never understand, but I also know my husband notices when I make an extra effort to look my best!

Terence & I just celebrated 10 years of marriage a couple months ago.  I know I don’t look the way I did when we first got married, but I still want my husband to think I’m beautiful.  I remember getting ready the morning of our anniversary date.  We were going to have the whole day together -- kid free.  It was going to be just the two of us & I wanted him to look at me that day and think about what a beautiful bride he married. 
He does notice the little things, like when I take extra time on myself.  Sometimes he comments when I fix my hair a certain way or wear a new outfit.  But, he always notices when I take the time to focus on my makeup.  And that in return makes me feel good inside.  Even though I am not that 20 year old wrinkle free gal anymore, I still feel confident and beautiful when I take time and try to look my best!   

I recently had the opportunity to try the new COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ Mascara.  I love makeup as you all know!  I was so excited to try this product!  My husband’s favorite feature about me is my eyes.  So, I always like to play them up… particularly on special occasions. 


*Micro-chambers create the appearance of instantly full lashes with up to 3x more volume
*Provides beautiful clump-free application in one step, which goes on smoothly & feels natural
*The bristles lift lashes for a precise, controlled application that won’t smudge or smear
*The polished, volumized look lasts all day without messy flaking
The lightweight, conditioning formula coats lashes from root to tip leaving them feeling soft and lifted.  The innovative brush structure contains tiny micro-chambers that instantly wrap your lashes 360 degrees, allowing more lash coverage.
Available in:
Very Black, Black, Black/Brown, & Brown
SRP**$5.99
As you can see, COVERGIRL LashPerfection worked wonderfully!  It lengthened, volumized, and went on silky smooth without clumping.  This mascara will definitely become a part of my morning routine, and at $5.99 it won’t break my budget either! 
As the years go by, I not only want to look and feel better, but I want others to see that, too.  As women, we always want to put our best foot forward and have that inner confidence.  You don’t need makeup to have inner confidence… but, it might just give you that extra sparkle.  And when you have that confidence inside, others will notice, too.  Whether it’s a new outfit, hairdo, or glammed up makeup, the most important thing is that you feel good about yourself and live each moment to the fullest! 

Want a chance to win a $50 gift card to drugstore.com? In the comments, tell me about a time when using makeup gave you the added confidence you needed for an important event in your life.

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While we’re on the subject of make-up and looking great, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best”  posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!

66 comments:

suburban prep said...

I recently went to my high school reunion. While I usually do wear make-up on most days I made sure that I was dressed nicely and that my make-up was perfect. I had not worn make-up in high school (as it was all girls and we wore uniforms).
I wanted to feel good about myself too and this gave me the extra oomphf that I needed.
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Christy said...

I have blonde lashes I would looove to have something to give them some oomph!! will have to try this!!!

Mami2jcn said...

Makeup always made me feel more confident when I worked outside the home.

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AubreyLaine said...

Makeup helps me feel confident at work!
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Keely said...

Every day! Mascara is my favorite part of my make up routine. Using cg's mascara in the purple tube now, love it!

Creativeschmidt said...

Makeup just helps me feel better. :) Without it, I don't feel put together, even if if I'm just at home with the kids.

Nicole said...

I don't know if I've ever used makeup to add confidence (power from within ladies!), but I do love having long,dark sexy lashes to flash "the look" at my super cute hubs!

abi said...

Makeup gives me confidence every day - don't like leaving home without it.

jcwega27 said...

helps me feel more put together
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Karina said...

a new make up routine helps me get through the times when i hate my hair

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Jenny Rose said...

Every day! My mother always told all four of us girls to never leave the house without make-up. She said it would make you feel better and more confident even when you didn't feel that way. At 31 years, I totally still agree! Even if it's just powder, gloss and mascara, it makes a huge difference! Having blonde, but super long lashes, I love to darken them and draw attention to them! And it always seems to catch my hubby's attention when I bat them his way! ;)
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Ashley E. said...

It gives me confidence every day! I feel better with it. :)
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Dee said...

I was really shy about going to prom with my crush since I was a bit tomboyish but a glamorous makeover turned me into a princess for the night and the makeup was subtle yet stunning. I felt so completely beautiful!:)

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Dee said...

tweeted :) https://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/121812906613547008

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Jen said...

I love wearing makeup because it makes me more confident everyday!!

chambanachik said...

If I wear nothing else on my face, I try to wear mascara. It makes me look awake and polished!

susan1215 said...

When I went to my Senior Prom I felt more confident after I had my makeup professional done

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Melinda said...

My wedding, when all eyes were on me and I was sooo nervous!

Kelly Massman said...

I rarely wear makeup. I wear it for occasions like job interviewing when it can really boost my confidence!

thanks also for a chance to win!
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Katelynn said...

Makeup gives me confidence always! I wear it for anything more special than grocery shopping :)


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Ashley said...

It gives me confidence for date night.

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JC said...

Makeup gave me extra confidence in my wedding day!
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JC said...

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Missy said...

I am a mom to 7 month old twin boys, and time is scarce, but I try and find time to at least throw some mascara on daily.

Angie said...

When I was a little girl I wore clear mascara, eye shadow and lip gloss to a dance recital. I thought I was the coolest girl there and I danced so great because I was all prettied up! I used to tell everyone it was b/c of my makeup!!

Now I'm sure all the little girls dance with tons of makeup, but back when I was little girls didn't wear a ton of makeup.

I seriously thought I was all that. And clear mascara...haha! So funny!

Anonymous said...

makeup gave me the confidence for my last job interview! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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Kaitlin said...

I definitely needed makeup when I went to a job fair a few weeks back. I stressed so much the night before that I hardly slept. The makeup made me look alive :)

Jan said...

Working in an office environment is when make-up gave me the most confidence. Mascara is my favorite.
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Jan said...

Tweeted
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Tina said...

my wedding day!
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Tina said...

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Calli said...

I felt great wearing makeup to the prom when I went stag with a bunch of girlfriends.
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Erin said...

I have never been that great at applying makeup, but recently I have learned a lot of tips and I love makeup now! I love playing up my eyes as well!

LAMusing said...

Bumping into an old boyfriend I was really glad I was wearing make-up!
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Norma said...

Whenever I had to speak in public make-up gave me that extra boost
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LAMusing said...

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Anonymous said...

it helped me feel pretty for my wedding
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Melanie said...

make up gave me confidence on my wedding day!

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Nancy said...

When going for job interviews it gives me added confidence and a more professional look.

Nancy said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/njhhb/status/129595869543665665

One nutty wife said...

Makeup always made me feel more confident

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slehan said...

Makeup gives me confidence when I sing in public.
Thanks for the contest.

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Kerry said...

My friend did my makeup on my wedding day and I've never felt more confident!
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Kerry said...

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Deb said...

I remember getting my makeup done professionally for prom and feeling like a princess!

Jules said...

My Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in the color Peach Petal always make me feel good and confident when I wear it because it's the perfect nude and it's not sticky. It's just as appropriate for work as it is a night out.

Amy said...

I shy away from a lot of makeup, especially lipstick, but on my wedding day when I was made up to the nines, including lots of lipstick, I never felt more beautiful or confident.

Amy @ A Little Nosh

speck135les said...

i live in a resort town and do a resort job.been here all of my life all of my exes come here for vacation with families in tow covergirl mascara helps me to look my best when they show up unannounced to introduce me to their new life good for them great for me thank you covergirl. speck135les at yahoo

angie lilly said...

I had my makeup professionally done for my wedding and it helped make my day brighter and, since I cried all the way down the isle, I am glad they used waterproof makeup! LOL I knew I would cry a lot during the wedding, so that was one less thing to worry about!
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/131806383153745920
Angie
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coriwestphal said...

Every job interview I've ever had! There's something about knowing that you look good, that makes you confident inside and out!

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coriwestphal said...

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Carmen said...

When I stood up with my sister at her wedding last fall!

cw said...

I used a lot more makeup than I normally use one night during an auction and I received so many compliments....which gave me more confidence.

Georgia said...

Mostly just in my school years but I do need my mascara today for sure.

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Georgia said...

Tweeted too

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swedEnesefamily said...

After returning to the country from one year in Europe, I had to look for a job. I hadn't worn make up while overseas but I decided to put on my professional face and head with confidence into those job interviews. I was lucky enough to find a temporary placement that lead to a permanent job in my field.

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Angel Jacklyn said...

You look so pretty! =)

Makeup gives me confidence on a daily basis. My complexion is so ick that I can't leave the house without it!

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Mari said...

Makeup gave me confidence when I met my inlaws for the first time.

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