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Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner Review
Giveaways, Hair Care, Reviews - Comments (1) - September 4th, 2012

Thanks to BlogHer, I recently got to try out one of Dove’s conditioners, the Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner. Overall, it does what it sets out to do, so I give it a thumb’s up.

The Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner contains natural almond and mineral oils, as well as coconut oil, to moisturize and soften your hair. It’s good for dry hair prone to frizz. It does have a perfume-y scent to it, which I find pleasant, but it could be too strong if you’re sensitive to scent. (Give it a sniff before you buy it, is my advice!) I really like the bottle, it has an easy-to-use flip cap.

When I started using this conditioner, I still had a good three inches or so of bleached, damaged hair. The conditioner worked a treat on keeping it soft and smooth and well behaved. I think if your hair is dry or damaged, this formula is going to do a great job for your hair. It certainly worked well on my damaged hair.

I then went and got a hair cut, and all the bleached, damaged hair is basically gone. I am back to a head of healthy, untreated hair. The conditioner is really too heavy/rich for normal hair. It didn’t leave my hair greasy or anything like that, but it definitely was limp and a bit lanky. This definitely falls into the category of “good product, just not the correct product for my needs.” If you don’t need a rich conditioner, probably one of Dove’s other options would be better. I personally am interested in the Cool Moisture or Volume Boost conditioners.

Dove & BlogHer are also sponsoring a giveaway. Read on!

Enter to win a $1,000 Spafinder gift certificate!



You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Follow this link, and provide your email address and your response to this question: What is your Fall hair care routine?

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that Tweet.

c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that post.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. Winners will have 72 hours to claim the prize, or an alternative winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 9/4/2012 – 9/30/2012

Be sure to visit Dove® to get a coupon for $1.50 off Dove Hair Therapy products.

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Snayk Oyle Giveaway Winner!
Giveaways - Comments Off - June 3rd, 2012

Eleni is the winner of our OHWTO Snayk Oyle Giveaway! Congrats Eleni!

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One Hand Washes The Other’s Buttella & Snayk Oyle (And Giveaway!)
Best Of, Body Care, Giveaways, Reviews - Comments (38) - May 25th, 2012

Okay, I’ll admit up front that I’ve gotten to be really good friends with Becca, the genius behind One Hand Washes The Other. But we’re the kind of friends that if she made a product that sucked, she wouldn’t get all butthurt if I told her so. Buttella, her latest product, in fact doesn’t suck. It’s basically full of win. As an added bonus, I recently tried out a sample of Snayk Oyle, and it doesn’t suck either. Here are the details!

Buttella is a whipped cocoa butter with a delightful chocolate hazelnut fragrance blend exclusive to OHWTO. With notes of roasted hazelnuts, vanilla syrup, cocoa absolute and melted chocolate, it’s srs bsns for chocolate lovers. Buttella contains cocoa butter whipped with sweet almond, grapeseed, rice bran, and apricot oils – so basically, it’s a powerhouse of goodness for your skin. It melts on contact with skin, and has light yet significant feel on skin. It’s a little hard to describe, as it’s not at all greasy or oily, but you can definitely feel it on your skin.

Best use for Buttella? Apply it to damp skin directly after your shower or bath, and enjoy soft, moisturized skin for hours. A little goes a long way, so the 4 oz. jar isn’t going to get used up in a week unless you REALLY SLATHER this stuff. The scent is strong, it lingers for a long time. I also like to use it on my hands before bed.

Because Buttella melts at warmer temperatures, OHWTO only offers this in colder times of the year. So you’ll probably have to wait until next fall to order it. But don’t despair because…

…You can use Snayk Oyle in the meantime! Snayk Oyle is a lightweight dry(ish) oil spray, comprised of fabulous skin-loving ingredients like grapeseed and jojoba oils, olive squalane, meadowfoamseed oil, and cyclomethicone. Like with Buttella, apply this to damp skin and your skin feels soft and moisturized for hours. It’s not as rich (no cocoa butter, after all) but for summer use, it’s really quite perfect. What’s more, you can have it scented with the same Buttella scent! I have a Buttella one on the way to me, actually.

Because Snayk Oyle is so full of win, Becca and I are giving away a 2 oz. bottle to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment telling me what your favorite summer scent or perfume is. For ONE additional entry, you can tweet about the giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet). This giveaway will run through next Friday June 1st at midnight PDT. Entries must have a valid email. Thanks and good luck!!

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Winter Softlips Giveaway
Giveaways - Comments (3) - January 6th, 2012

It seems like a good time of the year to give away some lip balm to protect your lips from the nasty cold weather. Softlips has some yummy limited edition flavors for winter like Sugar Cookie, Winter Mint, and Sugar Plum Berry. I really like Softlips for the wintertime, they contain dimethicone which is a good skin protector. They also have SPF 20, because even in the winter we need sunscreen protection! This is especially true if your outdoors on a sunny day with snow!

I’m giving away two tubes of Softlips, one in Winter Mint and one in Sugar Plum Berry! To enter, leave a comment below (be sure to use a valid email!) and tell me what your favorite wintertime activity is. This giveaway is open worldwide and entries will be accepted through 1/13 at 11:59 pm.

Good Luck!

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Team Pink Eye FTW!!!
Charity, Eyeshadow, Giveaways, Hot Lips, Makeup Fun - Comments (20) - October 21st, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this week it’s my turn to do a Passionately Pink look for Team Pink Eye and host a giveaway! I am so excited! The lovely ladies of Team Pink Eye have gathered several bloggers and shops who will be doing looks and donating products for giveaways throughout the month of October. Each Friday a group of bloggers will do looks and host giveaways sponsored by our favorite Indie shops. Be sure to visit the Team Pink Eye Blog to see links to all of this week’s blogs and giveaways.

I’m hosting a giveaway this week from Persephone Minerals! This is so exciting because Persephone Minerals has quickly become one of my favorite companies, so I’m happy that some lucky person is going to win their very own Chibi Moon set! I’ve used some Persephone products in today’s EOTD, as well as products from Silk Naturals and Evil Shades, other companies that generously donated to Team Pink Eye.

I’m using Cupcake from Silk Naturals, and Mars Crystal Power from Persephone Minerals on my eyes, as well as Buttercream Bliss from Persephone to highlight. My cheeks are Tart blush from Silk Naturals and my lips are Caged Gypsy from Evil Shades.

Now onto the giveaway! This giveaway is Sponsored by Team Pink Eye and Persephone Minerals. To enter to win the Chibi Moon Set, simply go to Team Pink Eyes page at Susan G. Komen and donate $5. Please leave the name and email you donated with in a comment on this post. Donating $5 enters you in all of the giveaways running today, but make sure you leave the name and email address that you donated with on the giveaway posts you want to enter. This giveaway will end on Sunday at 10pm CST. At that point Frances and Rebecca will tally up the comments and choose a winner via

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Happy Birthday Blog Winner!
Giveaways - Comments (4) - August 19th, 2011

We have a winner! The lovely Luna wins the giveaway! Thanks everyone for participating!!

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Happy Birthday, Blog!
Best Of, Giveaways - Comments (44) - August 12th, 2011

Five years ago today, I made the first post on Claire’s Beauty, thus launching myself into the world of beauty blogging (and concomitant makeup addiction). To celebrate, I’m having a giveaway of EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!

So, what do I have in store for one lucky winner? Let’s summarize:

TWELVE Eyeshadows from Detrivore Cosmetics in the shades Cyprium, Gizmo, Desert, Resistance, Disturbance, Tak, Greed, Sexualis, Brine, Treason, Marine, and Ancient.

FIVE Eyeshadows from My Pretty Zombie – the mNg Trio of pinks, plus Henrywinkle and Pink Eye.

A selection of eyeshadow from Cinnamon Cosmetics, including Rosie and Green Dragon.

ONE bottle of L’Occitane Peony Eau de Toilette. It’s so pretty!

ONE jar of Satsuma Body Butter from The Body Shop.

To win this bundle of AWESOME, read on!

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me what cosmetics product you can’t live without. Please leave a valid email in your comment so you can be contacted if you win. This is the mandatory entry, if you do not leave a comment with this entry all other entries will be void. The giveaway is open to all readers, worldwide.

Additional Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Entries lumped into one comment will count as ONE entry, so please make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry.

*Follow me on twitter, @clairesbeauty, leave your @username.

*Tweet the following once a day: Enter the Claire’s Beauty 5th B-day giveaway by @clairesbeauty to win a bundle of AWESOME! When you comment please post the url to your daily tweet. You can find it by clicking on the tweets time stamp.

*Subscribe to Claire’s Beauty by email. The email in your comment should match the email you subscribe with.

This giveaway starts on Friday August 12th and ends on August 18th at 11pm PDT. Comments will be closed at 11pm on the 19th at which point a winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be announced on Friday August 19th and contacted. Winner will have 36 hours to send me their address. If they fail to send me their address within the allotted time a new winner will be randomly drawn.

Many, many thanks to Detrivore Cosmetics, My Pretty Zombie, and Cinnamon Cosmetics.

PS – If my spam filter gives you trouble, just send me an email.

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Giveaways - Comments Off - July 29th, 2011

Since the first winner never responded to my email, we have another! Frances is the new winner!

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