Napoleon Perdis Mother’s Day Giveaway

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Mother’s Day Gift Box

Mothers of the world should be spoiled on Mother’s Day. That’s why Napoleon Perdis, who attributes his own passion for makeup to his glamorous mother, is a big believer in properly gifting the important women in one’s life. With this in mind, the makeup guru has created a luxurious Mother’s Day Box Set to make moms everywhere swoon.

The luxurious limited edition Mother’s Day Gift Box includes the Prismatic Eye Shadow Quad 5 (soft pink and grey shadows), Luminous Lip Veil and the new Nickie’s Rose Cream Blush, a vintage-inspired coin purse all wrapped in a chic ribbon wrapped white and black gift box valued at $100. Check out the luxurious gift box on the Napoleon Perdis site here.

About Napoleon Perdis
Napoleon Perdis picked up his first makeup brush at the age of 13 to help his glamorous mother primp for a soiree. Since then, the self-taught makeup artist has long dreamed of spreading his glamour gospel. A native of Sydney, Australia, and now based in Los Angeles, Perdis has always sought to demystify makeup, and transform runway and red carpet trends to reality. In addition to taking his company global, the leading artist has a line exclusively for Target called NP Set. Since its unveiling in the U.S., the brand has attracted celeb fans including Jessica Szohr, AnnaLynne McCord, Leighton Meester, Kelly Osbourne, Debra Messing, Jessica Lowndes, Shenae Grimes, Amanda Bynes and among others.

Gift set includes;
Prismatic Eye shadow Quad 5 #11667
Lip Veil Tangerine Slice #11719
Rose Blush #13906
Mothers Day Box #13824
Black and Gold Striped Cosmetic Bag
Price: $49.00US $59.00AU

CONTEST:

  • There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will win a Napoleon Perdis Mother’s Day Gift Set.
  • To enter tell us “How Has Your Mother Inspired You?”. Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
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  • Contest runs Wednesday, 4/27/11 to Wednesday, 5/04/11
  • US and Australian residents only
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours

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Kate Middleton’s wedding perfume revealed!

According to Clarence House, the Duchess of Cambridge chose White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, a small British brand, on her wedding day.

Naturally, sales of the previously little known scent have gone through the roof with shoppers clamoring to smell just a little bit like the newest member of the Royal Family. When the olfactory press release was announced the scent immediately sold out and there is a two week waiting list.

“There has been a phenomenal response across the world,” said Illuminum spokesman Michael Donovan. “Orders have come in from dozens of different countries, but most of our customers have come from the U.S. It’s charming to think that so many people abroad are interested in the wedding.”
According to Illuminum’s website the scent which sells for 70 pounds has notes of, “coconut, jasmine and amber wood,” and is as, “fragrant as a vase of white flowers quivering in the breeze by an open window, this is a delicate and nuanced scent.”

The company which is relatively new was founded in 2007 by former celebrity hairdresser Michael Boadi who used to style the tresses of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

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MUST SEE! Katy Perry lands the cover of Vanity Fair!

Vanity Fair sat down with singer Katy Perry for their June issue, and I think she looks amazing on the cover (even if it looks like she’s channeling Dita Von Teese, still hot).

On her religious upbringing:

“I come from a very non-accepting family, but I’m very accepting,” Perry says of her religious beliefs as an adult. “Russell is into Hinduism, and I’m not [really] involved in it. He meditates in the morning and the evening; I’m starting to do it more because it really centers me. [But] I just let him be him, and he lets me be me.” Perry says she didn’t stick with the mold growing up. “I have always been the kid who’s asked ‘Why?’ In my faith, you’re just supposed to have faith. But I was always like…why?” she says. “At this point, I’m just kind of a drifter. I’m open to possibility…. My sponge is so big and wide and I’m soaking everything up and my mind has been radically expanded. Just being around different cultures and people and their opinions and perspectives. Just looking into the sky.”

On her parents:

“I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,” Perry says of her evangelical-minister parents. “Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree. They’re excited about [my success]. They’re happy that things are going well for their three children and that they’re not on drugs. Or in prison.” Perry’s mother confirms that she is proud of her daughter’s success, telling Robinson, “The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this.”

“I didn’t have a childhood,” she says, adding that her mother never read her any books except the Bible, and that she wasn’t allowed to say “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” Perry wasn’t even allowed to listen to secular music and relied on friends to sneak her CDs. “Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic,” she tells Robinson. “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there…. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”

On her husband Russell Brand:

Perry says that there is “never a dull moment” and that Brand has “never lied to me once. I trust him; there’s just a level of trust that we’ve built up.” When asked about the infamous photo Brand tweeted of her without makeup in the middle of the night, Perry laughs it off. “We were just messing around,” she says, “I didn’t really care. I mean, when I go to rehearsals I look like that. I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am…. You don’t have to wake up looking like, you know, Gisele.”

On being married in the public eye:

“The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage,” Perry explains of her need for privacy in her relationship with Brand. “That’s why we didn’t sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions.” Why not take the money and give it to charity? Robinson asks. “Well, I can always do that later for something else; maybe if I have a child,” Perry says. “But I’ve seen too much of it with other people—it’s the wrong kind of attention. It detracts from the reason why you exist. We wanted that moment to ourselves.” After ultimately showing a clip of her wedding video at the Grammys, Perry tells Robinson she did it “because I felt the moment was right and not forced. Russell and I had time to savor our moment privately first and then share it with people when we were ready, and not for a paycheck. I loved the idea, because I thought it was beautiful and artistically accompanied the song I wrote for him. Plus, it was Valentine’s eve!”

On the gossip:

“I don’t care what people say about my relationship; I don’t care what they say about my boobs. People are buying my songs; I have a sold-out tour. I’m getting incredible feedback from my music.” But despite her immense fame, Perry never forgets what it took to get to where she is. “I don’t take anything for granted,” she says. “There are 500 other girls right behind me. And I know that, because I was one of them. I remember what it’s like to be someone who’s always trying to get there—sending out tons of e-mails … trying to connect with some person who could connect me with some other person. And I wouldn’t be working at this pace now if I didn’t truly know that fame is fleeting.”

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Last Minute Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day‏

Still have last minute shopping to do for Mother’s Day? Here are some gift ideas that won’t break the bank while saving time AND showing your appreciation.

· Walk over (no driving required!) to your local drug and department store to pick up the perfect fragrance:
o Beyoncé Heat Rush ($59 for 3.4 fl oz.: Department stores nationwide): Heat Rush instantly captures attention with sparkling top notes of passion fruit, blood orange and Brazilian cherry.
o Reveal by Halle Berry ($35 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): Reveal opens with a sparkling burst of naturally fresh, fruity top notes.
o Faith Hill True ($31.50 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): The perfect complement to Faith’s first fragrance which embodies her strength and confidence as a woman.
o Celine Dion Pure Brilliance ($33.50 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): Pure Brilliance is an exhilarating fruity floral that opens with a sparkling combination of Pear, Apple, Green Leaves and Freesia.
o GUESS Seductive Wild Summer ($52 for 1.7 fl oz: Department stores): This scent opens with vivacious notes that signal a true summer scent: lushly floral with a musky base.
o Baby Phat L♥V ME ($28 for 1.0 fl oz.: Target and Walgreens, nationwide): This powerful, flirtatious fragrance captures the essence of feminine strength.

· Avoid the crowds and opt for an online destination with guaranteed shipping:
Visit usa.L’Occitane.com for guaranteed shipping by Mother’s Day – with these mother’s day gift sets , the work is “virtually” done for you:
-A Blossoming Gift of Peonies (with a Mother’s Day card included) ($70): This kit features the newest edition to the Peony collection: the Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum – a dramatic floral elixir that creates a fragrant bouquet. The kit also includes the Pivoine Flora Shower Gel, Pivoine Flora Body Lotion, Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum and Bonne Mere Soap in Rose & Milk.
-Pamper Mom’s Delicate Hands ($26): A mother’s hands are hard-working – this Mother’s Day, gift her with a pampering assortment of nourishing hand creams from L’OCCITANE. This gift set includes their best-selling, super smoothing Shea Butter Hand Cream, the NEW Pivoine Flora Hand Cream and the limited-edition Cherry Blossom Petal-soft Hand Cream.

· Bypass the dreaded mall and find your zen at a local spa:
Surprise your mom or a mom-to-be with an off-beat body treatment from Mama Mio Skincare. The brand offers invigorating treatments such as Bootcamp for Butts and Bootcamp for Tummies, as well as “Mama’s Touch” treatments such as the Yummy Tummy. Visit Mamamio.com to find a spa near you.


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