Congratulations to the Lo & Sons Winner!

corporette_giveaway_close(1)Congratulations to the winner of the Lo & Sons giveaway — we’ll be contacting you later today! For everyone else, remember that the code CORPORETTEHOLIDAYS is good through the end of December for 25% off — happy holidays to everyone!

Beauty Wednesday: How to Apply Mascara

How To Apply Mascara | CorporetteThis may well be one of those moments where I’m the insane one, but here’s a question for today’s open thread:  how do you apply mascara?  I’ll admit: I haven’t done a total survey of the field here, but every YouTube makeup tutorial I’ve ever seen has women applying mascara as the very last step when they’re done with their makeup — and some of them even curl their lashes after the mascara is on them.  But what I do is completely different, and over dinner with a girlfriend recently we wound up having a 30 minute conversation about it, so I thought it might be interesting to ask the readers.

(Pictured:  For those of you really into mascara, the Sephora “Lash Stash” gift set is a must — $145 worth of mascaras for $45.  It’s limited edition for the holidays.)

For my $.02: I don’t know if it’s the shape of my eyes or the length of my lashes, but I always, always, always get mascara on my eyelids.  Always.  (I would describe my lashes as being of average thickness and average length (maybe a teeny bit longer than most?) but with no natural curl to them whatsoever — their natural tendency is to point down; my eye lids are fleshy enough that not a lot of my lower lid is exposed in general.) Something about this combo means I get mascara all over my lid — so if I were to apply mascara the very last step of my routine, I would totally screw up my eye makeup.  Instead, for me mascara is one of the very first steps, generally right after I put my concealer under my eyes. For those of you interested in my routine, here it is, in all of its gory detail: [Read more...]

Giveaway: Win a Lo & Sons Bag!

corporette_giveaway_openI’ve written before about my love for Lo & Sons bags (even calling them a “classic” in our last roundup of the best interview bags) — the bags are lightweight, durable, and brimming with pockets and dividers to make organization super easy.  Many of the bags are offered in multiple colors (the O.G. comes in 7 colors, as does the newer medium size (the O.M.G.)), and I know readers are often on the hunt for sales.  So I was thrilled when the company reached out to offer readers a discount (through December) of 25% off with code CORPORETTEHOLIDAYS — that’s even better than some of the great sales they’re already having on their website) as well as to offer one lucky reader the chance to win any Lo & Sons bag in stock. [Read more...]

Sponsored: Winter Layering Fun with Adea

Adea_White_Turtlenck_Banner_250x250_10-22-13Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Adea, but written by your regular friendly blogger Kat Griffin.

We first talked about Adea, a company focused on luxurious layering pieces, back in May — some of the pieces they sent me have become favorites of mine (they really are super lux but easily washed, as I noted last time), so I’m excited to take a second look at Adea and some of their great layering pieces for fall.  As a bonus, they’ve just expanded the size selection for a lot of pieces up to size 3X, which is always great to hear (particularly since a number of readers who were happy with Adea products recommended going up a size (or two) to make the pieces more wearable by themselves, not layered.)

In addition to all of the tanks and camisoles we featured last time (great for under sheer blouses, to raise the neckline of sweaters, and more), these are some of my favorites: [Read more...]

NUMARI Giveaway Winners!

NUMARI Giveaway We had 370 entries to the NUMARI giveaway from last week, and it’s time to announce the winners!  The grand prize winner was #108, who wins an entirely free custom-fit dress from NUMARI.  The ten winners for the $100 credit were entries 52, 57, 151, 357, 329, 188, 109, 141, 136, and 270. Congratulations, ladies — NUMARI or I will be contacting you ASAP!

For those who didn’t win, note that you can subscribe to the NUMARI emails here to stay up to date on promotions.

Giveaway: Win a Custom-Fit NUMARI Dress

NUMARI giveawayI’m always excited to hear about companies that allow you to order a custom size, so I was happy when the folks at NUMARI reached out to give away some prizes to Corporette readers.  The company captures 15 of your body measurements and crafts garments to those points, ensuring that they will always fit and flatter. To make your shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, they also offer free shipping and hassle-free returns.  (Readers in Washington, D.C.: they also offer complimentary in-person consultation sessions!)

The giveaways are kind of awesome for this one, ladies:  one grand prize winner will receive a complimentary custom fit dress (any price and customizations – customers choice), PLUS 10 additional winners will receive a $100 credit toward their first purchase. Amazing.

The Rules: Readers enter the giveaway by signing up for the NUMARI newsletter using this link. Eleven winners will be chosen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, chosen by Kat and; the first winner will receive the grand prize; the others will receive the credit. Please note that, due to legal reasons, this contest is only open to adult residents of the United States. The winners will have one week to respond to Kat to claim their prize or a new winner or winners will be chosen.

Disclosure: Corporette® charges advertisers a fee to promote giveaways.