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Makeup Giveaway – Phase 1

Hey guys! I’ve been doing some serious cleaning out of my makeup and a lot of it has gone untouched/unused! Nothing wrong with them! I just have a lot of the same items already and i’d much rather someone else have a chance to play with ’em too! <3 I have more to give away but let’s start with these Sigma sets; stay tuned for more items i’m giving away in future posts! Have fun and good luck with the Giveaways :)

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Photo courtesy of SigmaBeauty.com

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Hey LA, Hey 2015!

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Hi guys! I feel like I still need to reflect on 2014..not too late right? haha maybe that will be for an upcoming post :) but as for the first trip of 2015 me and Matt ventured out to Los Angeles for a couple days. It was way too short of a trip but we had an amazing time as usual.

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Not sure how we found this place (Milo and Olive), may have came up when we were searching for a brunch place and oh man this breakfast pizza took the meaning of “food coma” to another level. They also had a ton of yummy pastries which we devoured on the way to Pasadena.

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Lou & Grey top | Urban Outfitters jeans | Office boots | Zara bag

Made a quick stop at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) as I haven’t been back ever since this show was still in the Summer!

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Not sure how we had room in our bellies after stopping by Flour + Tea (adorable cafe) for some macarons and bubble tea but we couldn’t pass up on ramen.

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ASOS dress | Bauble Bar necklace | Kate Spade heels

Quick outfit change for the party: lovee this structured knit dress as it’s super comfy, doesn’t wrinkle so great for travel, and warm enough for the chilly winter nights in LA, score.

 

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Sigma always knows how to throw a party and um can we talk about this candy bar that’s mostly comprised of makeup? I’m not complaining haha

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With Simone (founder of Sigma) and Patrick Starr! Seriously both incredibly sweet and down to earth :)

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Ok on the way back to LA that night we had to stop by the Urban Lights at LACMA, how could we not? Just love it! And..we might have made a stop at In-N-Out..oh lordy.

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Next morning before our flight back we yet again brunched and we brunched hard (at Republique). The salmon tartine with avocado was calling my name.

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Milk was down the street *cries so forgive the gluttony please. I still love and miss LA :) Can’t wait until the next trip..hopefully it’ll be a longer one! I shall leave you with..

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A Hello and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been doing well. :)  I suppose I could fill you in on some life updates (nothing too too major) but as some of you know I do freelance as well as manage my social media and YouTube. It is certainly wedding season and the bulk of my freelancing work is usually bridal/bridal party makeup. You may have noticed that I don’t really advertise this much since dates get booked up quickly or other engagements fill up the time slots and I simply don’t like turning anyone down haha (such a softie). I also have a couple very close friends to me who are getting married this year (more to come soon I just know it!) They both invited me to be a bridesmaid which is exciting since I’ve never been one before!

In other news, Sigma Beauty has me featured on their site right now!  If you didn’t receive the e-mail newsletter, they did host a Giveaway on their blog of my Top Picks that has recently ended. Do check out their post to see what I had to say on the selected brushes as well as my responses to their fun questionnaire here!

If you missed out on their Giveaway, no worries because they’re letting me host one of my own! You all know I love you right? :) I am always so appreciative of your support because it not only makes me incredibly happy, it also allows me to continue doing what I love to do. <3

You absolutely can shop my Favorites or any other Sigma products here. Don’t forget to use the Discount Code for May: MAY2014 to get 10% Off your order.

OR you can try your hand at my Giveaway down below for a chance to win all 5 brushes!

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Here’s that same nifty widget I used for my last blog giveaway and all went smoothly!

Enter to WIN my Favorite Sigma Brushes!

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Good luck!

~xoxo, Christine

Sigma Mall of America Meet & Greet

This was the first time I had a store hosted meet and greet and I have to thank Sigma and those of you who came out for making it so special!

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Signing headshots and seeing my face all over the store was certainly a foreign feeling. It was a bit overwhelming at first but as I started meeting you guys all I could feel was grateful and humbled. I am beyond fortunate to be able to dedicate a trip to meeting you all!

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Lol I love how Sigma took a picture of this since I didn’t get a chance to myself! :)

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Loved meeting each and every one of you! These lovely ladies wanted a picture with both me and Matt haha :)

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So cool that I got to do my demo on one of you guys!

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With Simone aka Mrs. Sigma herself! Such an inspirational and admirable woman :)

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With the Sigma crew!

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And of course Shauna! She is the one who organized this event and well she’s just awesome! <3

All images above were taken by Rasun of Sigma.

Some more behind the scenes images!

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Thank you guys for making me laugh, smile, and for warming my heart with your kind words!

You all seriously inspire me SO much.

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Yummy treats at the event! Drooling as I post these images lol!

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The Mall of America was certainly huge and unique–not everyday you see a roller coaster inside a mall!

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Don’t ever take me too too seriously :) I’m a dork and kid at heart.

<3 Christine