#LApproved Giveaway 

What do I approve of???  What am I giving away?  Scroll to the end to find out!

Usually, I receive a PR package at least 3-4 times per month so my makeup inventory is continually growing. As a result, I love getting new items to try so I can add them to my kit and even replace items that I’m running low on. Usually, I will send a wish list to my agent and she will reach out to the brand.  Consequently, most of the time I get exactly what I asked for, sometimes I don’t get anything I asked for and other times I get a little of both and other times, I’m completely blown away by the abundant amount of product I do get.


I don’t want to become a hoarder so my assistants and my close friends will usually reap the benefits and eventually so will my YOUTUBE and BLOG subscribers on my giveaway.  <HINT…SEE BELOW!!>  So the past few weeks, I received a package from MAC Cosmetics, Chanel, Tarte, and Kiss NY PRO. I finally went to IKEA and revamped my storage with these amazing inexpensive bins and a super cheap shelf.

There have been way too many times I bought more mascara wands when there were 3 full packs of mascara wands in a bag somewhere in my closet! I admit I am a hypocrite when I claim to have OCD!

[bctt tweet= “I’m not OCD but I will open your medicine cabinet and turn all the product labels forward”]


This is what organization dreams are made of:


makeup storage

Sockerbit Bins with lid from Ikea

makeup storage

Hyliss Shelf from Ikea


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First of all, my desire was that I wanted to give you a quick rundown of some of my favorite items.  Therefore, they will be called … #LApproved, which is based on my experience and what other pros use.  Click on the links to purchase any of my current faves!

MAC lipliners – the staples for any artist in my professional opinion are Stripdown, Spice, Oak, Whirl, Cork, Chestnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Vino, Currant and Nightmoth.  You can do any lip with just these pencils alone and with your favorite swatch of lip color.

MAC Cosmetics PR Pacakage


MAC brow pencils – Either I go back and forth or stick with one.  Between MAC and Anastasia Beverly Hills…the only thing that separates them for me is packaging…while ABH beats MAC with a brush and a retractable pencil, I love the pigment in MAC pencils. The staples for MAC are Fling, Lingering, Spiked, Strut and Stud. For ABH, the staples are Soft Brown, Caramel, Chocolate and Ebony

Chanel Powder – I have been dying to get their shade range of Natural Finish Loose Powders. So shades 20, 30 and 40 took residence in my kit and although I should condense them into small shaker bottles, there’s just something about their packaging that exudes luxury.  As for the Les Beiges, I remember in high school wanting to pull out a compact with the Chanel logo to powder my nose but not having a shade to match me.  However, now I use shade No. 70 and it cuts my shine with no flashback!

Chanel Loose Powder


One other staple is their bronzing makeup base…it didn’t make it into my package this time around but I’ll be patiently waiting for that next shipment <wink, wink>

When it comes to the lips, their new matte shade range is gorgeous. Check out my article feature here on about my favorite lipsticks!

Tarte Shape Tape – SHAPE TAPE SHAPE TAPE SHAPE TAPE!  Because I can’t get enough, I only have 2, when sending my wish list I asked for ALLLLLLLL the shades.  Instead, I  received a massive box of the Rainforest of the Sea collection and not one single tube of Shape tape <waaaahhhhhhh>.   Literally I “waaaahhhhed” out loud. However what I did receive blew my mind! Whoa whoa, whoa….look at this….


Tarte Cosmetics PR Package

Holy Tarte!

As a result, I’m glad they didn’t give me what I asked for or else I would have never tried these liners, these eyeshadows, these foundation sticks, these blushes, these concealers, these bronzers, these highlighters or this lip scrub…all of which I absolutely j’adore.

Kiss NY Pro – I went to the LA Fashion Week opening gala and met with Lola the rep from KissNYPro cosmetics and she gave me a bag filled with some goodies but I’m in love with an amazing eyeshadow palette called Hexa….loved it so much I filmed a video of it on my friend Bre…we called it the Fall Cranberry Crush Halo Eye.

Check my YouTube Channel to see the video in a few weeks! These palettes have great pigment payoff and smooth blendability.

Kiss NY Pro Gift Bag

Kiss NY Pro


Are you ready to get your hands on some goodies?  Now that you know my favorites, I think it’s best if I share some products with you! In this giveaway makeup bundle, you will receive 13 full sizes, never been used products.

Read on to see what’s included…

Le Blanc de Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick #42 L’Eclatante, (4) Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquaconcealers in shades Tan, Deep, Medium and Fair, Tarte Lid Lock Eye Base in Buff, Tarte Amazonian Clay Exposed Highlight, (3) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blushes in shades Seduce, Exposed and Dazzled, Kiss NY Pro Halo Strobing Palette in Dark, Kiss NY Pro Pore Minimizing Bamboo Facial Sheet Mask.

giveaway pr products tarte chanel kissnypro

Giveaway worth $345!

First of all, is that a giveaway or what???  Retail Value of this is $345.00!!  None of these items are sponsored, I’m just sharing the wealth and it’s my thank you for coming to my blog!  Therefore, this is a great way to build your kit or add something new to an existing one!  I will email you after the contest ends and you are able to cancel your subscription at any time.

Be sure to let me know what you think about my current faves and be sure to tell me yours down in the comments.  Am I missing something?  What product can you not live without?

Hence, here are the requirements for entry, so follow the steps below and the winner will be announced on November 12, 2017 :

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  1. leblanc.aza
    November 9, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Thank you very much!!! Entered!!! Good luck to all!!!

  2. Bilqees Bano
    November 9, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    my friend told me about your blog

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