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Happy Mother's Day Sweepstakes!

Happy Mother's Day!

I was recently asked by Olay "What advice did you learn from Mom that makes her your beauty by example?". My answer was featured in the May issue of ELLE magazine!

Declare Mom your beauty by example by going to to join in with the Olay feature yourself.

My mom did influence my beauty routine by teaching me that sleep is very important; sunscreen, of course, needs to be used everyday; and that by sticking to a great skin care routine will keep your skin glowing.

Did you mother influence your beauty routine? What did she teach you? Leave me an answer in the comments for your chance to win the ultimate Beautiful Makeup Search Beauty Box - my gift to one lucky reader for Mother's Day.

The Ultimate Beautiful Makeup Search Beauty Box worth $595.97 includes:

L'Agent Eau Provocateur ($70.00)
The seductive and sensual twist that gives L’Agent its unmistakable aura simmers under the surface of this fresh floral fragrance.

Versace Yellow Diamond Gift Set ($59.99)
Versace 3 Piece Yellow Diamond Fragrance Set contains Perfumed Shower Gel, Eau De Toilette, Perfumed Body Lotion.

Rodan + Fields Multi-Function Eye Cream ($59.00)
ANTI AGE Multi-Function Eye Cream combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, help reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while special optical diffusers instantly brighten the eye area. 

3 MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquers - In the Dark... Purple, Screening Room & Vivid Effect ($48.00)

Revlon Ionic+ Quiet Dryer ($39.99)
The Power of Beauty without all the noise for softer sleeker looks in half the time. Centrifugal Fan Design maximizes speed for optimal energy efficient results.

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow X4 Call Me Bubbles ($38.00)

2 MAC Cosmetic Eye Kohl Pencils - Hyacinth & Heirloom ($30.00)

ybf Imitation Vacation Body Oil ($29.50)
If you can’t run off to Tahiti, why not bring the South Pacific home with this multi-tasking luxurious beauty oil that bronzes, nourishes with moisture and gives you a healthy-looking glow, without the bother of getting to the beach?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($21.00)
This Best-Selling Formula tames unruly brows without leaving them stiff, flaky or sticky.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen in Universal Light Shade ($21.00)
Fine tipped brow pen features a long-wearing formula that applies with ease, clinging to both skin and hair for a subtle, natural look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss Flamingo ($21.00)
Clinically tested gloss proven to help maximize and maintain lip hydration and fullness.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser ($20.00)
Their award-winning daily facial skin cleanser is formulated to gently cleanse, tone and melt away all face and eye makeup in one simple step, while lightly hydrating the skin.

Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy ($20.00)
This luxurious lip therapy works on contact to help soften roughness and soothe seriously dry lips. Helps reduce the look of fine lines to add shape and definition. 

IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi ($20.00)
Vitality Lip Flush Anti-Aging Lipstick Stain is developed to give that long-wear flush of naturally pretty color, the anti-aging hydration of a super-luxe treatment lip balm, and the infusion of a powerful stain that doesn't dry out your lips.

MAC Cosmetics Chenman Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Supersweet ($20.00)

Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara Black ($20.00)
This unique formula helps create the look of gorgeous, full, luxurious lashes. The combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders gives lashes an instant boost. The plush brush works with the powders in the formula to help thicken lashes without clumping; giving you gorgeous volume that lasts and lasts.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural No. 45 Red ($19.00)

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Black ($15.00)
Find all the intensity of a liquid liner in one simple stroke. Silky formula glides on. Stays on all day. Never needs sharpening. "Smoke" with the smudge tip on the opposite end.

MAC Cosmetics Cremesheen Lipstick Naughty Saute ($14.50)
Colour plus texture for the lips.

Veet Ready-To-Use Wax Strips ($9.99)
40 full size wax strips + 6 wipes. Sensitive formula with vitamin E & almond oil. HairCoating Technology for perfect results that last.

The Ultimate Beautiful Makeup Search Beauty Box Sweepstakes

The Ultimate Beautiful Makeup Search Beauty Box Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for participation only in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States law.  Do not participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) physically located in the United States (other than in Rhode Island)  at the time of entry or do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules.


PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:  The Sweepstakes begins on or about May 13, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on or about May 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Promotion Period”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Beautiful Makeup Search (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate sweepstakes if conditions arise that compromise its integrity or intended play.

ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia  (excluding Rhode Island) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and located in the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island)  at the time of entry are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s advertiser partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (and immediate family members and those persons living in the same household of any such officers, directors and employees) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations, and where prohibited.

TO ENTER: Leave me an answer to the following questions in the "Post a Comment" link listed under the post title: Did you mother influence your beauty routine? What did she teach you?. Each comment is assigned a number and one winning number will be randomly selected by on or about June 1, 2012. Winner will be notified by email left by entrant in the comment form.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited. All decisions by the sponsor are final.

PRIZE DELIVERY: Sweepstakes prize will be delivered by BeautifulMakeupSearch within 2 weeks of sweepstakes promotion period ending.

By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to all official rules.

Reader Comments (47)

My mother taught me about sunscreen from an early age. I may have very pale skin but it is beautiful and I look 15+ years younger than most of my friends whom worship the sun.
This is a marvelous mothers day contest that I would love to win. The products sounds great.

My mother taught me about vaseline as an eye makeup remover. I swear it has helped me keeps the wrinkles at bay because my skin feels very moisturized after. It is cheap and easy to use to. I've been using it for 32 years!

Thanks mom for the great advice. I don't even think that she knows I still use it now. I'll bring this up to her today.
My mother taught me that I should use concealer where I need it and then just a light dusting of powder. I've never had to wear foundation because I can blend it so right.
Lots of sleep and lot's of water. Pick me! I'd love to win!!!
My mother taught me about how to wear makeup, how to remove it and told me that I should play up my eyes because they were my best asset. She hooked me onto Maybelline Great Lash and I still use it to this very day.
I want to win this contest. I need a new hair dryer and always like to try new makeup.

My mom has worked at an Estee Lauder counter for 23 years. I get to try a lot of her products and she does the best makeup.

She taught me how to apply my makeup, try new makeup colors and that using less is really more, and she had me start using Advanced Night Repair when I turned 21. I use it every night and my skin looks great!
My mom was notorious for making sure I washed my face and put on face cream every night and sunscreen during the day. She also always made sure I had chapstick in the winter. I used to get annoyed with her about it but now I'm glad that I listened (as with most lessons she taught me haha).

Most importantly though she taught me that you don't need makeup to look or feel beautiful... but that is fun to play with. :)
My mom did not play a major role in my make up routine but, she did taught me about red lipstick. This is one of her must make up item.
My mother actually did not influence me in my skincare, but my favorite aunt certainly did - and it is that lack of influence that made me very very conscious of how important it was to teach my own daughter about taking care of her skin from a very early age. I did not want her to duplicate the sun damage that I caused to my own skin (mainly through ignorance of the effects of the sun on our skin back then) She is 28 & her skin is flawless - I remind her frequently what a gift that is & that she must maintain it for life!
Yes and I still follow it. be natural be yourself.
My mother actually didn't teach me anything about skincare, I had to find out on my own.
My mother believed in a minimalist approach to beauty. She taught me to exfoliate with a wash cloth and mild soap, moisturize my neck and get plenty of fresh air and sunshine:) I have taught my own daughter to always use sunscreen too.
My mom told me to never go to bed with makeup on and I never have.
As things are always bigger here in Texas, my mother taught me how to apply false lashes when I was 17 and I still wear them to this day. (We both sort of have an addiction to them and our makeup is not complete without a big pair. We really need to look into getting the must talked about lash extensions)
it is funny that you are featured with olay because my mother always used oil of olay. the pink lotion, remember it? I used to dream of using it but they've come a long way. I do use some of their product, like the regenerist line, but I probably wouldn't have started using it without knowing how beautiful it always made Mom's skin.
my mother taught me to smile & laugh because it helps the face to become more beautiful. Also she taught me to use yogurt as a mask for my face yo keep it young,healthy, and bright.
I loved to watch my mother get ready for dates with my dad. makeup powder perfume and the most expressive eyebrows. i even put makeup on the styrofoam head that she kept her wig on! and she loved it! my mother is 84 next week and in a wheelchair. she finally let her hair go gray, but she will still put on lipstick and look like the most beautiful woman in the world.
My mom taught me how to use black kohl liner to make a cat eye. Please enter me in your contest, I enjoy reading your blog, thank you!
She taught me to always moisturize to keep your skin looking young and that did influence me to regularly use moisturizer w/spf
My mother was a natural beauty and never wore makeup - ever. She did have such beautiful skin and swore by wearing a lot of sunscreen and moisturizer.
Mom taught me about my favorite cosmetics line MAC!!!
My mother was all about smelling beautiful and sexy. I learned all about sensual notes of a fragrance and how to layer edt, lotion and powder.
I miss my mother dearly . She was my shopping buddy, especially when it came to beauty.

She always said that less is more, which took me some time to catch on. I now adhere to this notion in everything, makeup, fragrance, jewelry, accessories.

It is so true.

I no longer have to pile on the makeup and only use what accentuates my features. I wish I had listened to her sooner.
Please enter me into this contest. My mom taught me so much but most of all to be honest, drink a lot of water every day and get plenty of sleep. It has helped me immensely.
mother influenced me in how i carry myself, how i dress and how i look. i never eave the house without makeup on. mom never did either and since i graduated university, i wear makeup and look my most beautiful every day.

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