The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

November 28, 2016 | Beauty, The Body Shop | 16 Comments »

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The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching it can be stressful trying to find that perfect gift. I’ve actually always found it to be very easy to buy gifts for the people in my life. But I know that’s not the case with everyone. No worries though! I’ll help you out a little!

The Body Shop has seriously got some of the coolest looking holiday gifts. I think they’re easily the prettiest I’ve seen around this holiday season. And this personalized body butter is at the top of the list! If you know what scent the gift recipient is into, I’d totally go with one of these!

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

I guess only certain stores are participating in the promotion so definitely call ahead before making the trip. You can pick one of four animals. A flamingo which is shown here, a tiger, panda, and what I think looks like a deer? The animals are wearing a cute Christmas hat which makes it all kinds of festive. The personalized name added at the bottom makes this a really great gift option. Seriously, I can’t even tell you how excited I was to see my name on this beauty!

The body butter scent I received is coconut. It’s made with community trade virgin organic coconut oil. It has a nice thick texture, but a little goes a long way. Once it touches your skin it just sort of melts into it. And boy does this last! My skin felt silky smooth the next morning and all throughout the day. I think this is one of the richest body butters I’ve tried. The coconut scent is perfect! It’s not sickeningly sweet. At least not to me. There are also a few limited edition scents. Vanilla Chai, Frosted Berries, and Spiced Apple. I totally have to make it to the closest store so that I can try these out. They sound wonderful!

Throughout this holiday season, every purchase of specially selected gift sets will help to build Bio-Bridges and protect endangered animals in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. You can read more about it and see which gifts count by clicking here.

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

The Body Shop Go Wild For Christmas

So have you started your holiday shopping yet? I’m just about done, but I do have a few extra things I’d like to pick up. Just when I think I’m done something else comes along and grabs my attention.

Don’t forget to check out my blogiversary giveaway! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! <3

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

4 Year Blogiversary

November 24, 2016 | Beauty | 61 Comments »

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4 Year Blogiversary

Midwest Glam was created on November 25, 2012. I didn’t post until February 4, 2013, but I consider my blogiversary to be November 25th since that’s when the idea first came to life. I’ve been blogging for over 15 years! Out of all of my blogs/projects Midwest Glam is my favorite. It has helped me through some of my darkest days. And I have my wonderful husband to thank for that since starting this blog was all his idea!

I should stop before I start getting all mushy and fall off track. Since tomorrow is my blogiversary, I wanted to celebrate with a giveaway! I decided to include items that some people haven’t been able to find. They’re also favorites of mine and I’m hoping they’ll make someone very happy! I haven’t gotten around to posting the Wet n Wild Sequins & Stardust Collection, but I’ll include some swatches here.

Wet n Wild Sequins & Stardust Collection

Gold Bar (gold part, star), Dom & Cherry On Top, Heart of Rose Gold, Kung Fu Lightning, Ride On My Copper, Boogie White Lights, Holly Gold-head, Moxie Brown, The Loco-Potion

And in case you missed it, here are some swatches of the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors.

This giveaway will run for two weeks and is open internationally. After a winner has been chosen they will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen. To enter, follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

Thank you ALL for visiting and commenting! It really means a lot to me. <3

Items included in this giveaway:

  • Wet n Wild Gold Bar Highlighting Powder
  • Wet n Wild False Lashes – Disco Baller Status
  • Wet n Wild Prismatic Lip Gloss – Boogie White Lights
  • Wet n Wild Prismatic Lip Gloss – Holly Gold-head
  • Wet n Wild Prismatic Lip Gloss – Moxie Brown
  • Wet n Wild Prismatic Lip Gloss – The Loco-Potion
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Pigment – Dom & Cherry On Top
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Pigment – Heart of Rose Gold
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Pigment – Kung Fu Lightning
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Pigment – Ride On My Copper
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Cherry Cobbler
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Mango Sorbet
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Mixed Berry Souffle
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Raspberry Tart
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Rose Macaroon
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color – Sweet Marsala Wine
  • ColourPop Hello Kitty Lippie Stix – Date Mate
  • Hask Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner Packet
  • Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner Packet

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*This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Wet n Wild, Jordana, ColourPop, and Hask. All items were purchased by me using my own money. All taxes, duties, fees and surcharges associated with the giveaway are the responsibility of the winner. I’m not responsible for lost or damaged shipment.

Play! by Sephora: November 2016

November 21, 2016 | Beauty, Play! by Sephora | 14 Comments »

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Play! by Sephora: November 2016

Play! by Sephora: November 2016

Play! by Sephora: November 2016

Play! by Sephora: November 2016

Play! by Sephora: November 2016

Swatches: Rose Gold, Pin Up Pink

This month my box arrived before I got the chance to do my usual sneak peek (again). And you know what? I’m really liking it. I was so surprised and happy to see what was inside. I think I’ll skip the sneak peeks from now on.

Let’s start with the COVER FX Illuminating Primer. I haven’t tried too much from the brand. I don’t know what more to say other than it’s a silicone-free primer and I can totally get some use out of it. I’ll have to test it out soon.

I think I’m most excited about the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. It’s a gel cream that’s suitable for all skin types. Even the most sensitive. It claims to intensely moisturize and calm dehydrated and irritated skin. It also claims to be rich in Vinolevure to strengthen skin so that it becomes less sensitive and more resilient over time. It also contains chamomile to calm redness and irritation. I’ve got some pretty sensitive skin so I’m looking forward to seeing how these claims hold up. I’ve used it a few times already and so far I’m liking it. It does have a nice gel-like texture which I like because I feel like I don’t have to use as much product. A little goes a long way. I feel like it moisturizes much better than some of my other moisturizers. I don’t notice much of a scent which is a huge plus. On the days that I have worn it I do notice that my skin is more evened out and not nearly as red. However, it doesn’t completely eliminate the redness. I’m curious to see how it will work out when used over time. It even played nice with my super sensitive skin! I’m definitely purchasing the full size!

I’ve heard lots about Glamglow, but haven’t tried anything from the brand yet. I can’t wait to try the GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment. It’s a non-drying hydration mask that delivers instant extreme moisture. Here’s to hoping it gets along with my sensitive skin. I love the blue packaging!

I received the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in the shade Rose Gold. It’s described as a rosy gold shimmer. It’s so pretty! This eyeshadow stick can also line and highlight. I bet this beautiful rose gold shade would make for a gorgeous highlight! I’ll totally be working this into a look soon!

I received the SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Lip Gel in the shade Pin Up Pink. Which is a pretty pink with a high shine finish. I’m not much into lip gloss, but I’ll still give it a try.

I’m so excited that this month’s fragrance is a nice one. The MAISON MARGIELA ’REPLICA’ Lipstick On smells so nice! It’s very soft and powdery. I also like the look of the full sized bottle. I totally added this to my wishlist!

There you have it! I’m really loving this month’s box. I think this is my favorite one yet!


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