Thursday, May 27, 2010

Skincarerx contest winner! :)



CONGRATS T0...ASHWINI!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my contest.
 I hope to hold more contests this summer 
so hopefully you will have a chance 
to win something in the future! :)


Ashwini please contact me at saritadunstan@hotmail.com 
and send me your e-mail so I can get you in contact
with the company for your $100 gift card!

Thanks everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

How to fix your broken make up!

I watched in utter horror as my almost 3 year old whipped one of my favorite MAC MSF's off the counter shattering the top layer into pieces!!. I was sad at first but I knew there was a way to fix it. Thank God for Youtube and all the tutorials on fixing broken shadows, blushes, etc!

Only the top layer was broken so I poured it into a little plastic bowl and started the magical fixing process! :)

So here is what you'll need:
A small bowl, a clean pen or the end of a clean knife, rubbing alcohol (I used 70%), a clean towel or cloth.


This is the bottom layer left of MAC Shimpagne. I should have gotten a picture of it broken but I was so anxious to fix it that I dumped it in a bowl right away. 



With the end of a clean knife I broke the product up into very small pieces. 



I then poured the broken powder back into the pan



Next I took my rubbing alcohol....


I needed about 4-5 caps full to make sure all the power was wet.... you don't want to drench it but you want enough so it's made into a paste. 



I smoothed it out a little and left it to dry. It took about 2 good hours for it to be dry enough for me to move onto my next step. 



Once it was dry I took a cloth and started to even it out and press the powder. 



So,  there you have it... all fixed. It's not as beautiful as it once was with the gorgeous gold veining but it does the trick and when applied it looks the same. 

So, next time you break your favorite product... don't flip out (especially if it's limited edition like mine was)! You can save it! 

I'm sure most if not ALL of you already knew this trick but I thought I'd share it with you anyway so maybe you won't have to throw out any more broken products. :)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Contest: $100 gift card to Skincarerx.com


Hey, everyone! I'm excited to tell you about a very cool contest that I have for you sponsored by skincarerx.com. Skincarerx.com is going to give one of you a chance to win a $100 gift card to try out one of their premium lines called SkinCeuticals http://skincarerx.com/skinceuticals.html <--- check out the products there!








Here are the rules:
Note: You don't have to do ALL of these things to enter the contest... you can choose to do one and that's fine. Just make sure you let me know in my comments what you did (ie blog post, tweeted) and the name or username you did it under so I know it was you. :) Good luck!!!

1. One entry for leaving a comment below in the comment box

3.      One entry for following us on Twitter @skincarerx01 (make sure you tweet them and let them know you followed for my contest so I can add your entry)

4.      2 entries to retweet your tweet

5      10 Entries for a blog post with a link directed to specified brand
          a.       Must have a minimum of 100 words and use a pre-defined anchor text and link to a specific page.






Contest ends May 25th at 8pm Eastern time

Good luck! This is my first ever blog contest so I'm super excited to give one of my awesome followers a chance to win something!!





Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lilash Special!! :) $15 off!

As you know... I'm a HUGE fan of Lilash!! I'm on my 3rd tube of it and seriously think it's a must have product... for me at least. It really works and has made a huge difference in my lashes... it's not a perfect product  (it can cause red eyes the first week, darkening of the lids, etc) but it REALLY works. I think with most lash growing products you will use you  MAY experience that. I started to see results within 3 weeks.


Anyways, this post is NOT a review because I've already done that. I got a newsletter today with a $15 off coupon code that I wanted to share with you just in case you were thinking of getting it. 
Details:Take $15 Off Plus Free 2nd-Day Shipping Exclusively At LiLash!
Coupon: MDAY10
Offer Ends:05/09/10

Enjoy it if you get it and enjoy the $15 off!! :) :)

You can click this link it will take you to the site.


Love,
Sarah

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Top asked questions and misconceptions

I get asked the same series of questions over and over so I thought I'd take a few minutes to answer them. I plan on making a video also because not everyone who watches my videos read my blog and visa-versa. Some of the questions I don't mind answering over and over and some seriously make me kind of aggravated.

These are in no particular order.

1. What does your youtube screen name mean and how do you pronounce it?
I created a youtube account and started subscribing to people before the thought ever crossed my mind to start making videos of my own. I would have picked something other than sardun1 that's for sure.
Sar is for the first part of my name (Sarah) and Dun is for the first part of my maiden name. I use that handler for everything because I always remember it. So, it's pronounced "s-air duh-N one"


2. What state are you from?
I don't feel really comfortable announcing it to the whole world but I'll let you try and guess by my accent and it does snow ( a lot) where I'm from. :)


3. Did you get a nose job? Who is your doctor? You got a bad nose job.
Well, if you think I got a bad nose job then you may have to ask God why he created it that way. I've never had a nose job... ever. I'd tell you if I did. I don't think it's something to be ashamed of. I was born with a slim nose and people think it looks like a batched job because it's actually broken. I have a  broken nose and a deviated septum meaning my nose is pushed more to the right side and the septum is crooked and not straight.  I DO plan on having the broken part fixed but it's not going to be a "nose job". I want my nose to look how it did before I broke it. That's all.


Do you get paid by companies to make video and do you get free products?
I do get the free product here and there but I'd say 95% of things I've talked about on my blog/videos are products I bought. I have never ONCE been paid to make a video or accepted money from any company to review a product. Honestly. I do this for fun. 


What do you do to your hair to get it wavy?
Nothing. I let it air dry and that's it. I set it with hair spray at times so it doesn't look so crazy.


What are your diet secrets and do you work out?
I don't really "diet" so I don't have any huge secrets. I watch what I eat and don't over eat. I don't workout right now but I'd like to start getting active again.


You are a mom?
Yes. I have two sons.


How old are you?
Almost 27 (in June)... eeekkkk


What are your HG beauty products?
Nars Deep Throat, Amazing Cosmetics- Amazing concealer, Mac 2N, NYX Bronzer #2, Tarte Eco Cheek, Mufe HD foundation, Nars Sheer Glow, Chanel Vitalumiere, Buxom Lips "Dolly", MAC Shroom, MAC Woodwinked, MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Grand Entrance, MAC Naked Lunch, YSL Faux Cils, Loreal Voluminous mascara, Clarisonic Mia, Sheaterra African black soap


What color foundations are you?
Nars Sheer Glow- Punjab, MUFE HD- 125, Chanel Vitalumiere- Soft Bisque, MAC NW25-30


Where do you like to shop?
Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe... cute and affordable is the name of my game.


Why do you look so different now from when you started making videos?
I was 9 1/2 months pregnant when I started my first video/blog. I was 50 lbs more than my normal weight so I'd say that would play a huge factor in why I look different. I was really tried from having a newborn in my first year of videos and I was pale as a ghost. I also colored my hair so that changed my look.


So, that's all she wrote....