Aug 20, 2011

The BIG 100 Giveaway!

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And in honor of the amazing support I have received from my lovely followers, I am hosting a giveaway! One of my never ending obsessions is with cosmetics. So I want to pass along the addiction with a Sephora gift card.


My latest is the need for amazing mascara. 


I currently am in LOVE with Benefit They're Real mascara! Next on the list to try is Buxom Lash Mascara.

Here are the giveaway details:

ONE lucky reader will have the chance to win a $50 gift card to Sephora! 
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  • Please include your email or blog address so I have a way to contact you if you win!
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only.
  • Giveaway is open from Saturday, August 20th through Sunday, August 28th at 11:59 pm eastern time.
  • The winner will be announced on Monday, August 29th here on Sweet Sewn Stitches. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.
Just a Note: I am in no way affiliated with Sephora. Sephora has no clue who I am. This is a fun giveaway from ME to YOU!
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Here is how you ENTER to WIN:
{please leave a separate comment for each entry completed}

Mandatory Entry:
1} Leave a comment telling me your favorite makeup trick!

Additional Entries:
2} Become a follower of Sweet Sewn Stitches blog.

3} Become a fan of Sweet Sewn Stitches on Facebook

4} Post about this giveaway on Facebook and tag Sweet Sewn Stitches (include @Sweet Sewn Stitches in your post in order to tag)

5} Blog or tweet about this giveaway and include a link in your entry comment.


Thank you to everyone for all of your support! 
{I can't wait to read all of your tips and tricks}

94 comments:

  1. I love the eye liner by tarte. It lasts forever. But I just spent my yearly budget for makeup on Tarte and I could still use some mascara so it would be awesome to win this!

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  2. I already follow Sweetsewnstitches Love it

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  3. My favorite makeup trick is using my kabuki brush to blend, blend, blend!

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  4. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JSGiveaways/status/105018593976123392

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  5. I sometimes put deodorant on my finger and dab under my eyes and t-zone to help create a matte look.
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I like you on fb
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  7. i follow you on gfc
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Let's see, I love the oil absorbing sheets. But, a trick is that the toilet covers in restrooms are made of the same type of paper. So, you can use one of those to absorb extra oil and give yourself the matte look.

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  9. I am already a fan on facebook

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  10. My favorite casual lipstick is the Mango Butter lipstick from Korres. It's not super long lasting, but it feels oh so very smooth and wonderful to put on. The colors are mostly sheer, so they are great for day wear.

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  11. I follow your blog! I think I did that right..

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  12. And I am a Facebook fan.

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  13. My makeup tip is when I am out of eyeliner, I just wet my eyeliner brush with a little water, dip it in my eyeshadow and wah-la! Perfect eyeliner

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  14. Hmmm...my fave make up tip is to take some light eyeshadow with a slight shimmer and dab a streak right below your eyebrow and in the corner of your eye (by your nose). This really helps to make you look more awake and well rested!

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  15. I like Benefit a lot. It was actually what I wore at my wedding. BADgal mascara is great. I usually blot the end of my mascara brush against some tp to get the "glob" off the tip. Makes for a mess free flawless app. :)

    I like you on FB and follow your blog :)

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  16. to help my eye shadow be more vibrant I put a moisturizer on my eyes first. It helps it look more vibrant and lasts longer :)
    cjjgeake (at) mts (dot) net

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  17. My makeup trick is I love high beam by benefits on top of my cheek bones...it's a pearly shimmer look! Angel76s@yahoo.com.

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  18. My makeup tip is that i use white eyeshadow on the inner corners of my eyes and on my brow bone to highlight...even if I where no other eyeshadow this still brightens my eyes.

    "liked" you on facebook; tagged you in a post on my profile about the giveaway
    following you on twitter; tagged you in a tweet about your giveaway
    subscribed to the feed and following your blog!

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  19. MJ (themommaduck@yahoo.com)8/21/11, 6:56 PM

    My favorite tip is Clinique redness solutions! I have rosacea and I don't wear a lot of makeup (seriously sensitive skin!) and I hate heavy feeling stuff. The Clinique redness solutions has a great green tint (to counteract the red!). Dad a tiny bit on w/ your pinky then follow with some of the Clinique Almost Makeup and you look fresh and human colored!! :)

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  20. MJ (themommaduck@yahoo.com)8/21/11, 6:58 PM

    Tweeted! (I can't seem to figure out how to link but I'm themommaduck on Twitter! ;) )

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  21. MJ (themommaduck@yahoo.com)8/21/11, 6:59 PM

    I'm already a FB fan! :)

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  22. MJ (themommaduck@yahoo.com)8/21/11, 7:03 PM

    Also posted on my FB wall (again, how to link?! LOL) (MJ Straub Folwell)

    :)

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  23. You can use your lipstick as as blush when you need a bit of color on your cheeks

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  24. GFC follower (Anne-Marie T)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  25. I liked your FB page (Anne-Marie Tvete)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  26. Shared giveaway on FB. (Anne-Marie Tvete)
    https://www.facebook.com/annemarie.tvete/posts/236535639716374

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  27. Tweeted @amt946.
    http://twitter.com/#!/amt946/status/105506974644449280

    Email amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  28. my favorite make up trick is to use concealer as an eye primer because i don't own a primer at the moment.

    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

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  29. GFC follower: evil_eva12

    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I don't wear makeup enough to have a trick... maybe I should say wash your face well before bed... I always forget to do that. :)

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  31. Am a facebook fan of Sweet Sewn Stitches

    andreaandtyler (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  32. Posted about giveaway on facebook

    andreaandtyler (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. I don't really use alot of makeup so I don't have any tricks that people don't know. Just to always clean your face of makeup before bed.

    vickdn512@gmail.com

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  34. My absolute favorite makeup trick is to warm up your eyelash curler before curling your lashes. You can just hold it in your hand, or (what I do) blast it with your blow dryer while you're drying your hair. :D

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  35. (Also a follower) Love ya Alyssa! :D

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  36. Congratulation on your milestone! What a generous giveaway and I love Sephora too!

    My favorite makeup trick is use a dark brown shade eye shadow and an eyebrow brush to fill my eyebrows. It trick will yield softer and more natural looking eyebrows than using pencil ones.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  37. I just found your blog from This chick cook's linky party...and I'm your newest follower. So glad I've found your site!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  38. Just became your fan on Facebook as well.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  39. Now following you on twitter and just tweeted about this giveaway and here's the link:

    https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/106604943028396032

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  40. I wet my eyeshadow brush and use the eyeshadow powder as eyeliner.

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  41. my makeup "trick" is Tea Tree Oil Blotting papers from The Body Shop (which ironically, can also be picked up at Sephora! ;)). They absorb the oil as well as treat my blemishes for a quick bit of damage control during a long day. That and a dab of fresh mascara can make a big difference. I carry both in my purse at all times!

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  42. already a follower of Sweet Sewn Stitches! :)

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  43. I also "like" you on Facebook! ;)

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  44. Already follow and just "liked" sweet sewn stitches on fb ;)

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  45. Amanda Freedman (octjuly)8/25/11, 7:49 PM

    My makeup tip would be the importance of lip liner. Just a neutral-lined lip looks so much more polished/finished with either lipstick or for me gloss. The difference of my face with/without is night and day.

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  46. Amanda Freedman (octjuly)8/25/11, 7:50 PM

    I'm already a fan on Facebook. :)

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  47. Amanda Freedman (octjuly)8/25/11, 7:51 PM

    I follow Sweet Sewn Stitches!
    and thanks for the wonderful giveaway Alyssa! :)

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  48. to soften up my eyeliner and make it easy to glide on i turn on my blow dryer and put the eyeliner in front of it for a few seconds. it softens it up for a few minutes, enough time to apply perfectly!

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  49. My favorite makeup trick is lining my bottom lash line with white eyeliner to make it appear larger :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  50. I like you on fb as Dee G :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow you via gfc as Dee.
    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  52. I shared on fb as Dee G

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=182412845164761&id=1449584700

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  53. tweeted - thanks again! :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/107342605293064192

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  54. My favorite make-up trick are just use q-tips for smudges. It's quick and easy, cleanup.

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  55. Now following your blog.

    ixadorexpink@yahoo.com

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  56. I am a fan on Facebook.

    ixadorexpink@yahoo.com

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  57. Tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/#!/ixadorexpink/status/107462070009741314

    ixadorexpink@yahoo.com

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  58. I love the lighter coverage of tinted moisturizer, but can never get the right shade. I mix a dab of foundation, a dab of facial moisturizer, and a dab of MK illuminator (way too shimmery on its own IMHO). This creates THE perfect coverage, color, and glow!

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  59. I like Sweet Sewn Stitches on FB. :)

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  60. Following the blog now too. (Although I thought I was before. LOL I'm kinda blog-stoopid.)

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  61. My makeup trick is only putting mascara on my upper lashes! Makes my eyes look bigger :)

    Niki P.
    nikitaylor684 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. I follow your blog :)

    Niki P.
    nikitaylor684 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  63. I like you on Facebook

    Niki P.
    nikitaylor684 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  64. Posted and tagged about giveaway on Facebook

    Niki P.
    nikitaylor684 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. My trick is that when I put on mascara, I leave my mouth open and that allows me to get closer to the last line...somehow that works!!

    kristinseto@gmail.com

    Kristin

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  66. I "like" you on fb.

    kristinseto@gmail.com

    Kristin

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  67. My favorite tip is using bronzer to give a nice bit of color!

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  68. I'm all ready a follower on FB!

    angelachowevans at gmail dot com

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  69. My fav make up trick is to use a bit of highlighter to accentuate my cheekbones. I don't wear a lot of make up, but this, coupled with mascara and some lip gloss, makes for a nice, natural look

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  70. Following you on Facebook :)

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  71. Posted and tagged on FB about the giveaway!
    Im Diane Martins on FB. delphinian at sympatico dot ca

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  72. I don't know if it qualifies as a tip, but I always apply lotion shortly before foundation--otherwise, flaky dry skin magically appears as soon as I start to put on makeup!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  73. I follow with GFC!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  74. I like you on Facebook!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  75. I shared on Facebook and tagged you!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  76. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/FakeGradSchool/status/107686998055194624

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  77. My favorite mascara is still La come's Definicils, but a close second is Lash Stiletto by Maybelline. It's very much like Definicils at a fraction of the price!

    brooknjas@gmail.com

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  78. My favorite makeup trip is to always put on lip balm before any other lip product. It helps keep my lips soft when lipsticks or lip liners can dry them out.

    barbaramontgomery1 at hotmail dot com

    Congraultations on the big milestone!

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  79. I'm following now Alyssa! :)

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  80. I'm following on FB too! I think I did it right. Still not very FB savvy. LOL!

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  81. I'm a new follower!

    jane denny
    rrjane011749@yahoo.com

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  82. I'm a new fan on FB!

    jane denny
    rrjane011749@yahoo.com

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  83. I follow on facebook :)

    Lindsey (llwills @ sbcglobal.net)

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  84. My favorite makeup trick isn't really a trick but a product - hourglass primer is the best!!!!

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  85. My favorite makeup trick is Mary Kay eye makeup remover!!! It is by far my favorite thing!

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