Archive: Contests

Contest closed- Winner announced!

A HUGE congratulations to our winner Heather! This was such an exciting contest to host for those of you who didn’t win stay tuned for more contests coming soon.

I want to introduce Misikko a great online store that has all the styling tools a beauty junkie could want.  A  family run business that not only has the best tools at the best prices but great customer service that will keep you coming back. All the top brands of Hair straighteners are available at Misikko including Chi flat irons, Babyliss flat irons, you can even search for the most popular with the best flat iron page at the Misikko store.

Misikko is sponsoring a great contest especially for MakeHerUp readers we even have some special bonus entry possibilities. And now for the amazing prize: Misikko will be giving one luck MakeHerUp reader one of their most popular flat irons, the Hana Elite 100% ceramic flat iron.

Hana Elite Flat Iron 1″ – 100% Ceramic

Of the hundreds of flat irons available in the market you can categorize them down to Titanium (or other metals), Metal Alloy Coated in Ceramic, 100% Ceramic. 100% Ceramic is the only material that will generate results better than Titanium while also providing the highest level of hair damage protection.

The Hana Elite Flat Iron is 100% true, solid ceramic. This means it will never peel or chip to expose hair to damaging metal – it also means Hana can include large ceramic heaters that cover the entire plates for the best possible heat distribution and retention. As the pros know, the secret to ceramic hair straightening is in the ceramic technology itself – and Hana focuses on bringing you the best flat iron money can buy. (Compare to the other pure ceramic flat irons on the market today.)

The Hana Elite is now available in a new 1.5″ model for thicker/longer hair types – the FIRST and ONLY pure ceramic plate flat iron in the world to be available in a wide plate size!
Hana Elite Features:

* 100% Solid Ceramic Plates Never Peel or Degrade
* Tourmaline infused into the heating elements for maximum thermal protection
* Large Integrated Ceramic Heaters with Full Plate Coverage for the Most Consistent, Conditioning Far Infrared Heat Possible
* Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
* Unique black ceramic plates won’t discolor with use of products or hair dyes
* Adjustable Temperature Dial – 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
* Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
* Safe to use on Damp to Dry Hair
* Beveled Edges mean Easy Curled, Flipped, Spiked or Straight Styles
* Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
* Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
* Sleek luxury matte finish
* Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
* Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
* Independent On/Off Switch
* Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
* Made in Korea
* Two Year Warranty


* The benefits of pure ceramic require a little extra care from the stylist – without a metal baseplate, solid ceramic plates break more easily if used roughly or dropped. Please use your pure ceramic iron with care for best results and longest life!

Please Note:

* LED indicator light remains steady when iron is heating up and will blink when desired temperature is reached. If the light is off but the switch is set to On, the iron is decreasing temperature to a lower setting.

* There will be 1 winner.
* Winner will receive a Hana Elite 100% ceramic flat iron!
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 3/15/10 to Friday, 3/19/10
* US and Canadian residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.


Such an amazing giveaway we wanted to give you a few ways to get some extra entries into the drawing!
1. Follow Misikko on Twitter- (1 extra entry)

2. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website. (2 extra entries)

3. Join Misikko Newsletter (3 extra entries)

Good luck!

New Contest! Ken Paves Lip Surge- Contest closed

Congrats to our winners: Elle, Linda, Torre, Jilly B,  and Alison please watch your email inbox! Can’t wait for the premiere tonight of the Price of Beauty.

I can’t wait for the new Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson show “The Price of Beauty”! To celebrate the upcoming premiere  of the new reality show on VHI starting March 15th we are holding a contest to win a Ken Paves Lip Surge!

“Ken Paves brings now another innovative product with the most
technically advanced ingredients at an affordable price. Working
with some of the worlds most innovative chemists, and his skin care
research team, they search out the newest technologies and delivery
systems to bring to the consumer.This result oriented product delivers a
formulation and ingredient combination, that performs beyond
expectations!” the official online store of Ken Paves, world renowned
beauty expert. The Price of Beauty, a new reality TV show airing March
15th on VH1 starring Jessica Simpson and featuring Ken Paves.

“Lip Surge, is a rejuvenating lip gloss which provides everything
lips need to be more youthful, fuller and sexier in just one product. LS-5
complex is a combination of ingredients that hydrate, exfoliate,rejuvenate
and protect the lips. The lips continue to build collagen, reducing the
appearance of lip lines, and lips will begin to regain their full
appearance as they once were!”


Special MakeHerUp coupon code Coupon code MHUTEN10

* There will be 5 winners.
* Winner will receive a Ken Paves Lip Surge in Breath Taking Siren or Jaw Dropping Vixen.
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 3/08/10 to Friday, 3/12/10
* US residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Makeup Artist Tips – Fashion Week Beauty At Home‏ + CONTEST!


Backstage With Mary Kay® Professional Makeup Artist Ashunta Sheriff …

Creating the Cesar Galindo 2010 Fall Collection
Runway Look at Home

Ashunta Sheriff is one of today’s top makeup artists, constantly sought out to create the hottest trends in beauty for some of today’s brightest stars such as Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Ashlee Simpson, Paula Patton, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Adrienne Bailon and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few. Most recently, Ashunta hit the catwalks with Beauty Sponsor Mary Kay to create modern looks for the show of Cesar Galindo’s 2010 fall collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Ashunta created the stunning rock star inspired makeup look using Mary Kay® products to perfectly complement the rock ‘n’ roll-inspired Cesar Galindo’s Fall 2010 Collection – a juxtaposition of head-turning style, color and detail, featuring textures with matte and shine and inspiring colors such as red, silver, gold, purple and turquoise. With the eyes being the focal point of the look, Ashunta created a smokey, heavily lined cat eye. The lips made a soft, yet eye-catching statement in a beautiful coral hue, set against dewy skin and berry-kissed cheeks.

We spoke with Ashunta backstage to learn how she created the models’ show-stopping looks and how these looks can be recreated for everyday wear …

Tips for Creating the Runway Look at Home

· It’s All About the Perfect Canvas

o After cleansing the face and applying moisturizer, perfect skin with a tinted moisturizer and concealer.

o Use a richly pigmented blush shade such as Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry to sweep over the cheek area. For an edgy, but soft look, start at the apples of the cheeks and blend upward and gradually blend the color outward, toward the ears.

· Striking Cat Eyes

o Start off by applying a vanilla shade of eye color to the base of the eyelids, followed by a rich blue eye color layered over the vanilla shade – other shades that will work for this look include dark grays and even black. For a highlighting effect, apply the vanilla eye color shade to the brow bone area.

o Maximize drama needed for this intense look by creating a cat-like wing using an angled brush dipped in Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Coal. Blend the Coal shade into the crease to add depth to the eyes. Mary Kay® Eyeliner in both Black and Navy, applied on the upper and lower lash lines, further add a “pop” factor to the eyes.

o To finish the eye look, apply two coats of a high-performing mascara like Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara in Black.

o Insider tip: with a small brush, like the Eyeliner/Eyebrow brush from the Mary Kay® Brush Collection, smudge Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Coal on top of the eyeliner on the upper and lower lash lines. This increases the intensity of the look, while “setting” the eye liner.

· Gorgeous Coral Lips

o Balance the smoldering edginess of the eyes, with coral lips, which are easy to achieve with the help of Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Sunset.

o Insider tip: a quality lip liner can boost staying power for lip color. For a natural, subdued lip, apply a neutral lip liner, outlining the lip and filling in over the entire lip area. Follow with lipstick or lip gloss.

About Mary Kay
Mary Kay, one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics, realized another year of record results. In 2008 Mary Kay Inc. and its international subsidiaries achieved $2.6 billion in wholesale sales worldwide. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets worldwide, and the global Mary Kay independent sales force exceeds 2 million. To learn more about Mary Kay, log on to or call 1 (800) MARY KAY (1-800-627-9529).


Contest-Win some of the products Ashunta used to create the look:
* There will be 2 winners.
* Winner will receive
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry, Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black, Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal, Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunset.
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 3/01/10 to Friday, 3/05/10
* US  residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Introducing Hey Dude Skincare with contest!

Congrats to our winner Trixx!



Hey Dude Skincare ™ is a line of men’s skin care products designed to give today’s man the essential tools he needs to combat the natural effects of aging and external conditions upon his face and body. Made from high quality organic ingredients like hyaluronic acid and essential nutrients, Hey Dude Skin Care products perform the most vital of functions to help a man protect, repair, and maintain his skin – Functions that include moisturizing and cleansing deeply into the cellular level of a man’s facial skin.


4 oz. (120 ml) Fluid

Price $19.00


Seaweed Extracts

Purified Water

No longer contains bacteria or minerals


Natural preservative from grain


Natural preservative from vegetable

Aftershave contains seaweed extracts that combine with the proteins of the outer layer of the skin and the hair, forming protective moisturizing complexes. Efficient hydration enhances the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Seaweed extracts decrease the irritation caused by shaving and depilation. Aftershave calms and moisturizes, as well as reduces skin redness and razor burn.

BENFITS: Promotes skin hydration; Group of sea plants of all sizes and shapes with a gelatin-like consistency containing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

* There will be 1 winner.
* Winner will receive a Hey Dude Aftershave.
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Wednesday, 2/24/10 to Wednesday, 3/03/10
* US and Canadian residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!