A Beautiful Giveaway



When a girlfriend gave me this fun card, I laughed out loud and set it on my desk. Most of us, ok, maybe it’s just me, but the morning after a big night always leaves me seeking a little help from my make-up drawer.

As many of my friends can attest, I have a mild obsession with a certain concealer. It’s from Cle de Peau (don’t ask me how to pronounce it, I just use it!) and it is my go-to beauty cure all. It lasts forever and makes me look awake and fresh when I’m feeling anything but.

Concealing away one morning I thought it would be great to do a giveaway on the blog of this trusted favorite. I took a trip to my beloved Cos Bar on Coast Village Road to see if they would consider partnering for a giveaway on the blog.

cos bar boutique

Ok, I have to digress here for a minute to talk about the store. This amazing makeup store is a wonderful gem in Montecito.  It’s full service in that old school way of the customer is always right and wait, Val just sit for a minute and let me touch up your make-up even though you’re just heading to Petco. I always leave feeling better about myself, usually with a new lipstick and a sample of some delicious smelling perfume.

So back to the giveaway, please stay with me here, it’s worth it. When I mentioned it to Marcella she answered back with, “Why not do a giveaway of all your favorite things?” So, feeling a little bit Oprah with the urge to shout, “one in every color!” we put together this beautiful giveaway valued at over $400(!) —all with the hopes to make you feel a little more beautiful this summer.

cos bar

This basket of goodies is filled with all my favorite products to make you feel beautiful this summer!

Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner

(with our hard Santa Barbara water, this stuff does the trick)

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask

(I’m going to start giving this to my new mom friends)

Cle de Peau Concealer

(of course)

Clarins Gentle Milk-Lotion SPF 20 Progressive Tanning

(protection and color—yes, please)

Guerlian Maxi Lash Mascara: one in black and one in violet

(this is the BEST mascara, ever and is usually sold out-add the violet to your tips for a wide-eyed look that is fab)

Sisley Deep Jungle Eye Pencil

(staple in my make-up bag)

Deborah Lippman Nail Polish: Sarah Smile and Mermaid’s Dream

(Marcella picked my favorite polish and my daughter’s favorite)

Sprayology Party Relief

(a hangover cure-all for the day after)

Small deluxe sample of Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Cream

(I just call it Natural Beast and it’s amazing)

Cos Bar favorite lip gloss from Guerlain

(a summer color that is the Cos Bar’s most popular)


Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post answering this question:

What’s the most beautiful thing about summer?

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Forward this post on to your girlfriends/sisters/moms (the bigger the response the more giveaways we can do) and make sure they don’t miss out on any of the Eat Drink Garden fun:

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summer beauty

So, tell me— What’s the most beautiful thing about summer?

Our winner will be chosen at random, next Monday, June 24th at 12:00 PST. Please note, as much as we love all our international readers, this particular giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. A huge thank you to Cos Bar for this awesome package.