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One thing that takes my GLAM to the next level is makeup! I am no professional, I’ll leave that to my friend Kim, but I do know a few tips to get that “Beat Face” as many beauty mavens like to say.
So last month I introduced the Hpnotiq GLAM LOUDER contest with amazing shoes, this time they want to see your Glammest makeup.
So from today July 1st 2013 until July 14th 2013 submit your photos of your Glammest makeup looks. They can be looks of yourself or images that you find online.

Right now, I love the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection for the summer. Rihanna is already beautiful and doesn’t need much makeup but I think this photo is the ultimate summer glam look; a bold lip, bronzed skin for a summer glow, and subtle eyes.

So here is the glamorous prize that you can win, a beauty gift certificate to ULTA or Sephora for….wait for it……………
$1,200! I can only imagine the damage I could do in either of those stores with that amount of money.

You have until 11:59pm EST to enter. You can enter as many times as you want.

And get this… for this round, they are choosing not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 winners to win $1200 to Sephora or ULTA!! If you are one of the 4 winners, you will also be eligible to compete in the final round for a chance to win the grand prize….drum roll please…a trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity in Los Angeles. The grand prize winner will also star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq ad!

To enter click here or Hpnotiq’s Facebook. Also follow Hpnotiq on Twitter and tweet them using the hashtag #GLAMLOUDER
Here are the full contest rules

Ok now what you are waiting for go and “Beat that Face” and enter!

Hpnotiq GlamLouder Bling It On! Bottle Image

Last night at the Sephora in Herald Square, Carol’s Daughter founder, Lisa Price was joined by Mary J. Blige, Cassie, Solange, and Selita Ebanks for the launch of their new hair products from the Monoi line.  The line of products include a shampoo, conditioner, and mask that strengthens and repairs hair, reducing breakage by an estimated 95%

Check out a few photos from the event

Guest Post by Kim from Makeup by Kim Porter

 Last week Thursday, February 17, 2011 I attended the Sephora HOT NOW beauty event with HerGoodyBag, and ran into Felicia from ThisThatBeauty and Milly from BeautyLogicBlog.  Everyone, no matter the age or sex flock to Sephora because they are the leading destination for the latest trends and hottest products in beauty.  Now they are implementing a new monthly campaign featuring hand-picked beauty products that are HOT right NOW!

“The products featured each month will include the industry’s boldest product innovations, the coolest brand collaborations, and the most unique, under-the-radar discoveries found at Sephora.”

At the event we were able to look at all of the products featured for the months of March and April.  You can find, and purchase the HOT NOW beauty products for March right now on Sephora.com.  My favorite products from March’s HOT NOW are:

Innovator: Josie Maran’s Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation ($42).  This is my favorite because it is a medium to full-coverage foundation that has Chameleon Pigments, that adjusts to your skintone.  It’s light weight as well; it almost feels like a tinted moisturizer, it’s so light. It comes in two different formulations, Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.  I think that a Dark/Darker would be nice to add to this line as well to account for the darker shade ladies.


Cool Collab: Tokidoki’s Soda Pop Palette ($49).  This fun, funky palette is inspired by sock hops and soda shops of the 50′s.  It features 12-different eyeshadows (matte, satin, shimmer), perfecto eyeliner, nail file, removable tokidoki pendant magnet with a sheet of Soda Shop inspired tokidoki characters, all in a collectible tin. The colors in the palette are highly pigmented, and are perfect for any skintone.  I also love the packaging. Look at the picture below and tell me it isn’t cute!


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For all of my Hello Kitty and beauty lovers, this is the perfect collaboration for you! The Hello Kitty Sanrio brand has teamed up with Sephora for a highly anticipated collection, which features makeup, brushes, mirrors, nail polish and fragrances.

Visit Temptalia for a full breakdown of the collection.