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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Win a $500 Sephora Gift Card and Get Rewarded for Searching on Bing!

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I just discovered that Microsoft has launched this program called Bing Rewards. Basically, they're paying you to search for everyday things like "How do I remove gum from my hair?" or "How do I repair a broken fingernail?" on the Bing search engine instead of Google. 

Right now they have this huge promotion where they're giving away three $500 Sephora Gift Cards. All you have to do is sign up for a Bing Rewards account which is FREE and start searching on Bing instead of Google for all your beauty needs. Best of all you can earn other cool rewards like gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, Groupon and much more! How cool is that? To sign up for your chance to win a $500 Sephora Gift Card click here!

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XOXO, Dianna

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

#BrushWhitenGo! with the Colgate® Optic White™ Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen Review

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What tooth whitening methods have you tried?

I have watched many youtube videos of beauty gurus recommending different whitening pens so I was pretty siked when I was asked to try out the new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush with Built in Whitening Pen. I was so excited I filmed my first vine!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nail Polish Dupe: NARS Purple Rain vs. China Glaze Let's Groove

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What dupes are you looking for?

Since I've started doing my nails myself rather than going to the salon I've slightly become addicted to nail polishes as evidenced by my growing collection... [Check it out on my instagram] As a result I have decided to keep a catalog of the different nail polish dupes out there and start a new series called "Splurge or Steal". Follow along my blog and decide for yourself whether or not you want to splurge and get the designer brand or steal and get the more cost-effective brand!
[Source: http://ctbmal.blogspot.com/2011/12/nail-polish-dupes.html]

Up first, NARS Purple Rain vs. China Glaze Let's Groove. 
  • Both are equally gorgeous deep purple lacquers with flecks of violet, blue and red throughout.  
  • Both glide on streak-free and only need one coat for maximum color pay-off. 
  • Both also are long-lasting and chip-resistant. 

So how do these polishes differ? Well, NARS Purple Rain is $19 while China Glaze Let's Groove retails for just under $5! So which would you buy? Would you splurge or steal?
Splurge! Steal!



What nail polish dupes are you seeking?

Follow me on twitter: @brokefiercefab! XOXO, Dianna

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Midnight Velvet m.vie Review + Giveaway!

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Disclosure: I received these items free of charge from Midnight Velvet. No monetary compensation was received nor offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about these products. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts on these products. I am not offering any sales or taking any orders of these items. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of these items.

So now that we've gotten that out of the way....

Hellooooo Fiercies!


So I was invited by Midnight Velvet to try and review some items from their m.vie mineral makeup line. Plus, they graciously offered to do a giveaway for you guys as well! Now, if you've been following me then you know that I am no stranger to Midnight Velvet and their makeup line. I did another post reviewing other items from their online catalog here: Mineral Makeup vs. Regular Makeup: Read about M.vie. Overall they have quality products that were developed in cooperation by a celebrity makeup artist, Maureen Burke, with oodles of experience.

About Midnight Velvet
Okay, so if you're unfamiliar with Midnight Velvet they're a direct mail catalog and offer an array of goodies from makeup to home decor. They have a little something for everyone. MV also offers qualified customers a line of credit with interest rates as low as 5.75% in some states!

About m.vie
A natural mineral makeup line that is formulated with good-for-you ingredients without compromising on pigmentation and overall quality. All of their makeup is never tested on animals. Their makeup is light and airy so their products won't clog pores and give you buildable coverage that actually reflects light so you can use less product. Plus, the minerals give your skin all-natural sun protection!

The stash
So from their amazing collection I picked the m.vie Mini Nail Polish Trio in Pastel Punch, m.vie Lipstick in 14 karat, m.vie Concealer in Ivory, m. vie Lipstick in Do the Hustle, m.vie Waterproof Automatic Lip Pencil/liner with Lipstick Blending Brush in Pink Daiquiri, m.vie Duo Camofluff Brush and lastly the m.vie Mini Chisel Fluff & m.vie Deluxe Fluff Brush!

m.vie Nail Polish Trio in Pastel Punch
$15.95


Inspired by the runway designs for Spring 2014, Midnight Velvet offers polishes with bright and fun colors that will make you yearn for spring! Each bottle is tiny, just .12 fl oz so they're perfect for jet-setters or to carry around in your purse for much needed touchups. The formulas are shiny and long-wearing. My diy manicure lasted for 3 days before chipping! The polish glides on smoothly but trust me, these are not "one-coater" polishes. You WILL need to apply two coats for full coverage. I absolutely love these colors but because this is so pricey I have to give it a slightly lower score.


m. vie Lipstick in 14 karat
$13.95

Formulated with vitamins A & E, sweet almond oil and jojoba oils, m.vie's lipsticks don't just look good on you but will also improve the appearance of your lips while keeping them moisturized and luscious. 

I got this just as an accent lipstick to help make my lips look more defined and to wear as an impromptu eyeliner once in awhile. A girl's gotta improvise, right? This shade virtually goes with everything and the lipstick itself is very moisturizing. Whereas the shades persimmon and poppy were highly pigmented ,this shade is actually quite sheer so if you want a more pronounced golden color you'll have to apply several coats.


m. vie Lipstick in Do the Hustle
$13.95

Nude lipstick is the color for this spring. That's why I just had to get my hands on one of m.vie's nude colors. I chose Do the Hustle which is a universally flattering muted brown, It kind of has the color of a Navajo clay pot. It goes on sheer with some sparkle. It's also a very shiny lipstick. To state it succinctly, I am in LOVE with this color! This will be my new go to shade this season!


m. vie Concealer in Ivory
$15.95

This concealer is ultra creamy. It goes on smooth and stays opaque. I haven't used this to cover blemishes but rather when I contour. I use very little and pick up the concealer with the camofluff blush and use it to spread the concealer on places I'd like to highlight. Then to help diffuse the color and make it look more natural--like a glow from within look--I use my beauty blender wannabe.  A little goes a long way with this stuff, use too much and you'll look like a drag queen. If that's not the look you're going for then a little is more than enough.



Swatches



m.vie Waterproof Automatic Lip Pencil/liner with Lipstick Blending Brush in Pink Daiquiri
$14.95
I love how this has a cap to protect the blending brush. I also love how it doesn't require a sharpener. What I am not a fan of however, is how much this brush sheds. Every time I use it at minimum three hairs come out. I also wouldn't go so far as calling this waterproof either. The term "water-resistant" is much more suitable. Although this doesn't come off easily, it does come off quite a bit while eating and drinking fluids. I must say that the color is gorg and highly pigmented.







m.vie Duo Camofluff Brush
$16.95
This brush is divine. It blends concealer like a dream and is very soft to the touch. In fact all their brushes are pillowy soft but I've noticed a few of them tend to shed. I've been using this brush for weeks and have not seen a single hair fall! The fluff side gently blends makeup beautifully.


m.vie Mini Chisel Fluff & m.vie Deluxe Fluff Brush
$14.95

Yet another great brush. I haven't seen any shedding in this brush whatsoever. It is soft yet very stiff enough that you have complete control of applying your makeup precisely. I love how the both ends pick up and hold a lot of the product so you don't have to keep dipping back into your shadows. They also help blend pencil liner effortlessly. This is well worth the price!


So want to grab some of these goodies for yourself? Well you're in luck! Midnight Velvet has graciously offered to award a $50 Midnight Velvet gift card to one of my lucky readers! Wooohoo! Get to entering below and don't forget to check out the rules below as well.
행운을 빌어 요=good luck!




Rules
*All entrants must enter through the promo simple widget on the blog located at: http://www.brokefierceandfabulous.com/2014/03/
*All entrants will be required to join my email list, like Midnight Velvet on Facebook and follow their twitter account to qualify.
*Additional entries can be obtained by following our other social media accounts.
"Giveaway Only", Private and fake accounts will be disqualified. Your social account MUST be public. All entries will be personally verified by me. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook. This contest is open internationally. Open to all ages. Children under 18 please seek the permission of your parents before entering. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is sponsored by Midnight Velvet. One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced April 1st. Winners must respond within 48 hours or forfeit their prize. Winners will be contacted by email and by their method of entry. The delivery of the prize is the responsibility of the sponsor. Approximate Retail Value of top prize is $50. One winner only. 


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