Check ‘Er Out: It’s Me Time [CONTEST!]

To say this month so far has left me over-stimulated would be a massive understatement. It’s gotten to the point where if a unicorn waltzed up to me in a pair of vintage YSL pumps and started doing a shockingly accurate Philip Seymour Hoffman impression, I would say, “Yeah, that looks about right” and then take a nap. So woosh, just like that, my friend Nico invites me to his ‘rents empty beach house in San Diego for some R&R. “I am so there, I’m already there,” I say. I’m in desperate need of some ME time.

CONTINUE READING for a chance to win $100 worth of Mary Kay Cosmetics!

Do I look well-rested? I’m not (I can nap when I’m NOT on the beach, thankyouverymuch). What’s doing a sincere approximation of “naturally glowing” is my new Mary Kay compact. Not just for your aunt anymore! I am obsessed.
I’m wearing:
• Mineral Eye Shadow Kit for Hazel Eyes
• Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush
• Tinted Lip Balm
• Ultimate Mascara
I’m also wearing a touch of liquid eyeliner, a little brow pencil, and some mineral foundation.
This compact has cut my makeup necessities in half! I feel polished yet natural, youthful and sophisticated, and the colors work perfectly together. I also feel complete knowing that I don’t have to wrestle four different compacts into my makeup bag in order to look human whenever I get The Wanderlust. It came with three shadows: a perfect putty that gives just the right definition, a deep, almost eggplanty brown that brings out the green in my eyes and adds a just a pinch of drama (perfect for day-to-night ease), and a champagne shimmer perfect for the inside corners and for highlighting the brow bone.
Of all the colors, the Shy Blush is my favorite. It leaves a peachy glow with a smart golden shimmer that somehow knows exactly where my cheekbones live. It’s crazy. This stuff makes my cheeks look like they belong to a pregnant teenager who just spent a week in Såo Paulo on a Beach Yoga and Hydration Retreat. I could pretty much survive without my entire makeup kit with this blush at the ready.
Long story short? Treat yourself. Do your aunt proud and grab this compact. Who knows? Perhaps you can help your sister-in-law’s daughter’s babysitter earn her first bubblegum pink Mary Kay car! CUTE.

In the meantime, you may want to enter this contest to win a a gift basket of Mary Kay® products worth about $100! Visit the Promotions & Prizes section at BlogHer or visit the official site. Contest ends June 30th, 2011.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Mary Kay® Sweepstakes Official Rules: Sponsored by BlogHer, Inc.
Four ways to enter:
1) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post;
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 post;
4) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules and follow instructions for an alternate form of entry.

No duplicate comments. Limit to 2 entries per household. Begins June 1, 2011 at 9 AM PST and end ends June 30, 20011 at 5 PM PST. 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, click here.