Work It, CoverGirl + A Giveaway!!




While it might seem that I get to play DIYer all day (wouldn’t that be nice?!), the truth is that I do have a full-time day job. In my line of work, I have to dress professionally and typically head out the door wearing a skirt suit or a dress and blazer. While I am by no means a fashion icon, I take pride in my appearance each day, as it helps me to feel confident in all that I do. 

One of the ways that I ensure I’m looking my best each day is with makeup.
While I certainly don’t use a lot of makeup, a dash of bronzer, a coat of mascara and a dab of lip gloss
always make me feel brighter, fresher and ready to take on the day. 


 So when COVERGIRL contacted me to try their new COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ Mascara, I was more than happy to take part! In fact, I used the mascara on a very important morning, right before I had to present at a huge meeting for a big client. Even though it was a muggy, hot Georgia day, I knew I still had to fight the weather to look my best. Thank goodness this is a post about mascara and not hair… Georgia humidity and my hair don’t mix well! 


The COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara went on just the way I like my makeup -- clean and glossy with no messy clumps. Who has time for clumps? Yeah, me neither! I’ve got pretty short eyelashes, so I was happy to see that the black mascara lengthened and defined them. With my outfit ready, my makeup on, my research completed and my notes in hand, I headed off to the presentation feeling happy and confident. 


I was really excited to find out that the COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara lasted all day, even through the Georgia heat! My makeup stayed fresh and glossy, leaving me confident and bright. Let’s just say that I was a happy camper. And so was my client, since I rocked the socks off of the board! In fact, my presentation helped my client to close a big deal. It was a great day. I truly feel that confidence is the key to success, whether gathered from inspiration, faith, support from others or just feeling good in your own skin. Needless to say, I’m glad that I had COVERGIRL to help me out that day! What inspires confidence in you? 

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Speaking of beauty products, want a chance to win a $50 gift card to drugstore.com?
In the comments, tell me about a time when using makeup gave you the added confidence you needed for an important event in your life.


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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Giveaway is open between October 4th – November 4th, 2011.

Good luck!!

While we’re on the subject of makeup and looking great, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall! Be sure to check out BlogHer's Promotions & Prizes page as well!
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88 comments:

  1. let's see.... every morning i wake up nd have dark circles from being an overtired mom. on the days i forget my under eye concealer and catch a glimpse in a mirror it is not pretty... but on the days that i remember anc catch a glimpse i feel MUCH better about myself! :) seriously. you just wait.

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  2. my wedding day! it may sound cliche, but i did my makeup myself, so knowing it would stay and look great all day was a godsend!

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  3. I love your watch! Where did you get it? What kind is it? It's big but not too big.

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  4. My makeup habits are similar to yours - not too much, just enough to make me feel confident, fresh, and beautiful :) I had started to feel like I could see some darks circles under my eyes, though, so I recently bought a new under-eye concealer and it's AMAZING! The first day I wore the new concealer, I closed three sales at work!

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  5. I too have very simple makeup habits, but mascara is a must---and I just happen to use covergirl mascara. I can use some eye concealer too. :)

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  6. Make-up gave me the confidence to attend the USMC Ball when I wasn't exactly hitting the gym everyday. It gave me the boost to smile and be happy (plus an evening with my Marine in dress blues woohoo).

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  7. Made me feel extra pretty on my wedding day, wore a littlemoremakeup than I generally do, and you could definitely tell the difference it made!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  8. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/simplysara83/status/121203854464389120

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  9. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/mrshb/status/121215679075594240

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  10. Make-up always makes me feel better when I'm teaching. I feel more like the adult in the room.

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  11. Make-up gives me the extra boost at job interviews! I'm not much of an everyday wearer, but the extra touch is nice :)

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  12. I'm with Cassie on the undereye concealer....I can't leave home without it! A little mascara doesn't hurt either!

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  13. Make-up makes me feel more confident at work!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  14. You are so cute! I love your dress/skirt! I am a concealer person too!!

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  15. Make-up gave me the extra boost of confidence I needed when I ran for Miss Minnesota USA in 2009! A little extra make-up gave me the look and confidence I needed walking across the stage, underneath the bright lights during the swimsuit and evening gown competition! :)

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  16. I actually just started wearing make up now that I am all grown up and started working in an office. Putting on mascara and a little blush every morning helps me feel like a real adult and having a routine.

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  17. I was the only girl in my sister's wedding they did her own makeup. Why pay when I can do it myself? Now my hair??? That's a different story! :)

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  18. definitely on my wedding day. i'm not a huge makeup wearer, but knew that it was important for my wedding day. i got it semi-professionaly done -- at a makeup counter. it was a win-win since it was free (or cheaper than a professional, since i bought product) and i got lipstick for reapplying throughout the day and some great mascara.

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  19. You look adorbs!! Love your outfit and such a fun giveaway! :)

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  20. When i had to start dressing like a "grown-up" aka being more professional, make up has definitely helped me feel the part!

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  21. Finding makeup that doesn't melt in our Georgia heat is always a bonus! You look awesome!! Very polished.

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  22. I'm always looking for a good mascara! This is totally the piece of makeup that really seals my look. The other day I forgot to wear it and felt like I had no makeup on. Mascara totally adds confidence.

    Thanks for posting!!

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  23. Amazing giveaway! Who doesn't love a shopping spree for makeup! I love my CoverGirl mascara!

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  24. While I don't like to wear a full face of makeup,I never leave the house without mascara! My eyelashes are short and blonde, so it is a 'must'! Makeup gives me more confidence EVERY DAY!

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  25. Great giveaway! Thanks! This sounds like it may be a great replacement for the stuff I currently pay $35 a tube for!

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  26. I'd love to give this a try ~ a day of teaching and my mascara is practically non-existent! I don't wear a lot of makeup, but I always feel like I'm putting my best foot forward when I have a bit on. Like you said, if it holds up to GA humidity-- WOW!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  27. I recently graduated from college and job interviews have been my new daily task. Although I love dressy clothes, i find that more simple plain clothes are what interviewers want and while I love my black and white combinations, makeup is my main inspiration for looking great and feeling even better. I always find that multiple layers of mascara and bright lip is my favorite go to look. You can never feel TOO pretty to take on the day. What a way to start the morning!

    tweeted about it :) http://twitter.com/#!/ThePrettyStyle

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  28. You are too cute. Love the dress! Mascara is one thing I won't go without.

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  29. everyday! When you're facing 19 Kindergarteners at 7:30am a little make-up and a little confidence goes a long way!

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  30. I sooo need this. My makeup bag needs an overhaul! elyjordan@yahoo.com

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  31. My wedding day- also one of the few times I have had my makeup professionally done....so worth it!

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  32. Make-up makes me feel feminine every weekday...I work in finance--a male-dominated field! Wearing make-up prevents me from burping and swearing like the guys...just teasing!

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  33. I am a makeup hound (it gives me the confidence to face the day with my 3 little ones!), especially when it comes to mascaras!! I guess this is another drugstore one I will have to try after your glowing review. Can't wait to see what kind of magic it could work on my own lashes- right now Cover Girls Lash Blast Volume is my go-to mascara, so we'll see if they've outdone themselves!!

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  34. I was really shy about going to prom with my crush since I was a bit tomboyish but a glamorous makeover turned me into a princess for the night and the makeup was subtle yet stunning. I felt so completely beautiful!:)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  35. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/121814119153274880

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    thanks for the chance! :)

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  36. Makeup gave me confidence when I was first dating my husband 16 years ago.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  37. i love make up! most days it's just mascara and lipgloss, but for special days i like to glam it up!!!

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  38. Wearing makeup gave me confidence when I was dating

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  39. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/122110425146990592

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  40. I’m not a make up person and usually don’t wear any or have very light make ups on. When I attend my husband’s company dinner, I wanted to look my best for him and I put full make up on and I sure felt great and more confidence meeting his colleges for the first time. We both had a wonderful evening at the event.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  41. I rarely wear makeup. I wear it for occasions like job interviewing when it can really boost my confidence!

    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  42. It gives me confidence for date night.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  43. Blogged! http://www.beautyblogish.com/2011/10/giveaways-galore.html

    katenicole1230ATaolDOTcom

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  44. makeup gives me confidence every day!

    katenicole1230ATaolDOTcom

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  45. Makeup gave me extra confidence in my wedding day!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  46. http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/123604983370366977

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  47. makeup gave me the confidence for my last job interview! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  48. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/124303894040944641 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I definitely needed makeup when I went to a job fair a few weeks back. I stressed so much the night before that I hardly slept. The makeup made me look alive :)

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  50. Makeup gave me confidence when I went to work. Mascara is my favorite :)
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/124693280821747713
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Here in Texas we melt away too! Sometimes it's not even worth putting on makeup because you step outside and it all comes off in an instant with all the humidity and heat! I would have to say I got my makeup professionally done on my wedding day and it lasted all day - AMAZING!! :) Love your dress in these pics. It's adorable.

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  53. I don't feel like "me" until I've put on my makeup...it gives me an extra boost of confidence every morning when I go through my morning ritual!

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  54. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/125445430136946688
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  55. On date nights with my husband, it makes me feel extra pretty :)

    mrsadub@gmail.com

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  56. Bumping into an old boyfriend I was really glad I was wearing make-up!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Whenever I've had to speak in public make up gave me that extra boost
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Wearing make up to my recently attended high school reunion so helped with the enjoyement of the evening.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  59. it helped me feel pretty for my wedding
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

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  60. make up gave me confidence on my wedding day!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  61. When going for job interviews it gives me added confidence and a more professional look.

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  62. Tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/129595372053078017

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  63. make up makes me feel good and confident

    babitababita@hotmail.com

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  64. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/zbabita5/status/130112896406519808
    babitababita@hotmail.com

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  65. Makeup gives me confidence when I sing in public.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  66. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-50-gc-to-drugstorecom-from-blogher.html

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  67. On my wedding day my friend did my makeup and I've never felt more confident.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  68. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/130411937891762176
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  69. I remember getting my makeup done professionally for prom and feeling like a princess!

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  70. I shy away from a lot of makeup, especially lipstick, but on my wedding day when I was made up to the nines, including lots of lipstick, I never felt more beautiful or confident.

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  71. covergirl mascara made my wedding day perfect and possible speck135les at yahoo

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  72. I had my makeup professionally done for my wedding and it helped make my day brighter and, since I cried all the way down the isle, I am glad they used waterproof makeup! LOL I knew I would cry a lot during the wedding, so that was one less thing to worry about!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  73. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/131805664279408640
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  74. Makeup has gotten me through every job interview I've ever had! There is something about knowing you look good on the outside, that makes you feel good and confident on the inside!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  75. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/131913736251383808

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  76. I felt I needed makeup when I stood up in my sister's wedding last fall - 8 months pregnant.

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  77. I wear makeup everyday and it always makes me feel polished, confident and pulled together.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  78. That time was when I was in school many many years ago.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  79. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/132441519046139905

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  80. After returning to the country from one year in Europe, I had to look for a job. I hadn't worn make up while overseas but I decided to put on my professional face and head with confidence into those job interviews. I was lucky enough to find a temporary placement that lead to a permanent job in my field.

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

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  81. http://twitter.com/#!/guyanese_gal/status/132486254989291520

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

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  82. My FIRST date seems most impressionable! =)

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  83. 2nd entry tweet @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/132520043782213633

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  84. Makeup gave me confidence when I met my inlaws for the first time.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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