April 29, 2016

Enter to Win a $100 Netflix Gift Card


I'm back with another great giveaway! This time I’ve teamed up with some blogger friends to give you the chance to win a $100 Netflix Gift Card! That is enough to keep you entertained all summer long.

Win It :: One {lucky} reader will receive a $100 Netflix Gift Card!

How To Enter :: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Open Worldwide. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Winner will be notified via email. Good luck!

Organized by :: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

April 27, 2016

Enter to Win a $100 Starbucks Gift Card


Love Starbucks? Of course you do! I’ve teamed up with some blogger friends to give you the chance to win a prize you’re going to love - a $100 Starbucks Gift Card!

Win It :: One {lucky} reader will receive a $100 Starbucks Gift Card!

How To Enter :: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Open Worldwide. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on May 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. Winner will be notified via email. Good luck!

Organized by :: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

April 25, 2016

Stella & Dot Stylist Opportunity

**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

Have you ever thought about becoming a stylist? Now is the time! Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $750 in FREE accessories when you sign up in April!

In addition to getting special discounts on the jewelry and accessories that they love, you will also have the freedom to style your own financial future when you become a Stylist with Stella & Dot.

Other perks include:
  • An incredible business to call their own
  • The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry, accessories, and fashion trends that they love with others
  • Training and support from amazing and successful women
  • Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
  • Expense paid vacations
  • A personal website and online business center
You can learn more about becoming Stella & Dot Stylist by going here



April 24, 2016

BeautyX at Rite Aid


Spring into this year’s hottest beauty trends at BeautyX taking place at Rite Aid from April 24-May 28. The weather’s heating up and so should your style! During BeautyX, Rite Aid will share this year’s hottest beauty trends, tips, tricks, and plenty of great deals on all of your favorite beauty products!

Be sure to visit a Beauty Advisor store near you for weekly in-store beauty demos of this year’s must-have products. Here is the calendar for the weekly demonstrations and a bit about the featured products! If you don’t have a Beauty Advisor store near you, find all the details you need at riteaid.com/beauty


Contour Like a Pro (4/24-4/30) | Join the Beauty Advisors this week as they teach you how to contour and highlight with Physicians Formula to make the most of your facial features.

Physicians Formula Super BB Insta Ready Contour Stick | This multi-tasking all-in-1 Contour Trio BB Stick glides on effortlessly, instantly contouring and adding definition to your face! The velvety soft formula with dual-sphere particles absorb oil, but not moisture to create a smooth, skin-perfecting finish. This is how to achieve foolproof contouring.

Perfecting Your Pout (4/24-4/30) | Beauty Advisors will demonstrate the rich and creamy formula of Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick and their new shade palette featuring sophisticated berries, muted nudes, and an intense blood orange for a dramatic twist.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Colour | This is a vitamin A,C,E enriched formula that drenches lips in intense colour and moisture. It is ultra lightweight, and comfortable to wear all day. Get a burst of brilliance in a rainbow of shades.

Lips & Lashes (5/1-5/7) | Learn about Maybelline New York’s Baby Lips Quenched and their ever popular Great Lash Mascara. During the month of May, for every Great Lash mascara sold, a portion of the proceeds will support the Girl Project organization. Maybelline supports the not-for-profit organization that gives girls in the U.S. and worldwide access to education.

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm | Enliven tired lips with this clinical strength moisturizing lip balm from Maybelline. For lips as soft as a baby, choose the brand that nourishes while it protects. Infused with SPF 20 to shield sensitive skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara | Get the lash doubling formula of Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara. For longer, fuller, thicker lashes try the mascara that actually conditions as it coats. The lash grabbing brush glides smoothly over lashes from wing to tip coating them in deep, rich color.

Alluring Eyes (5/1-5/7) | Beauty Advisors will demonstrate Covergirl truNaked Eyeshadow Palette and CoverGirl Plumpify BlastPro Mascara for the perfect sultry eye look.

CoverGirl truNaked Eyeshadow Palette | This palette contains universally flattering, neutral eyeshadow shades that are made to be blended together - there's a nude for every occasion. Intensely pigmented shades in a range of color and textures - from neutral to smoky and shimmer to matte.

CoverGirl Plumpify BlastPro Mascara | Plumpifies your lashes with 50X Volume + Vertical Lift. The double-action brush pumps and lifts from the base of lashes for extreme volume. 4 in 5 saw plumpified volume.


Brighter, More Beautiful Skin (5/1-5/7) | Learn about Garnier Skin Active’s Clearly Brighter Moisturizer SPF15 for visibly brighter, polished-looking skin in one week.

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Sunscreen Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer | Designed with an Antioxidant Complex of Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA), this fast absorbing, non-greasy formula turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even tone.


Master Your Mascara (5/8-5/14) | Choosing the right mascara can be a confusing task. Revlon makes it easy to pick the perfect mascara with their new and improved mascara collection.


I love these new Revlon Mascaras! It makes it so simple to find the one that is just right for you. From L to R above:
  1. Revlon Super Length Mascara (luscious lengthening formula glides on easily and builds quickly for a beautiful, extended lash look)
  2. Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara (high shine black fiber formula provides amplified volume and length)
  3. Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara (smooth, flexible formula coats lashes for clump-free separation)
  4. Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara (conditioning, clump-free formula plumps lashes)
  5. Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara (innovative, high-impact formula delivers 5 lash-transforming benefits, while the Revlon Power Mini Brush leaves no lash behind)
Restore & Repair Your Hair (5/8-5/14) | Schwarzkopf Essence Ultimate Omega Repair Shampoo & Conditioner help restore damaged, depleted hair with omega oil that deeply nourishes hair from root to tip.

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultimate Omega Repair Shampoo and Schwarzkopf Essence Ultimate Omega Repair Conditioner | This combo has a unique formula of omega oil, pearl essence, protein and refined keratin to repair and replenish your hair at its core, reducing split ends but up to 90 percent and leaving your hair nourished and moisturized.


A More Youthful You (5/8-5/14) | Wake up to softer, smoother, younger-looking skin in just one week with Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Night Cream.

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Night Cream | Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Overnight, it intensely nourishes and hydrates dry skin. It also helps improve skin elasticity and strengthen skin's natural moisture barrier to maintain healthier-looking skin over time. It is hypoallergenic and non-greasy, so it won't clog pores.

Natural Beauty (5/15-5/21) | Learn about Garnier Whole Blends Hair Care. Carefully crafted with a natural blend of ingredients and sensorial fragrances to help restore the health and natural beauty of hair.

The Foundation for Flawless Beauty (5/15-5/21) | Beauty Advisors will demonstrate L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation to build luminous coverage.


Get that Natural Glow (5/22-5/28) | Burt’s Bees Cleansing Face Oil is a facial cleanser formulated with a unique blend of Coconut and Argan oils to gently dissolve dirt and makeup without stripping away the skin’s naturally protective barriers.


Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Palette | Not only is it cute, but this all-in-1 palette can be used as an all over illumination powder, highlighter, blush, powder, and bronzer. Micro-fine iridescent mother of pearl pigments bathe skin in the perfect balance of transparent and pearlescent shimmer, for an ultra-chic and modern way to glow.


Don't miss the BeautyX Event happening all month at Rite Aid! Save on this year’s hottest new beauty products, get tips and demos from Beauty Advisors + more!

Connect :: Visit Rite Aid to shop for all of these products and more to help you look your best! Connect with Rite Aid on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive offers, beauty + wellness tips, and more.

Help Prevent Hair Loss and Aging with éprouvage


Out with the old and try something new for spring! The new hair care brand, éprouvage features a Progressive Plant Cell Technology that promote ultimate scalp health to help you achieve thick, beautiful and healthy hair. Whether you need to nurture stressed hair, replenish dry and tired strands or are looking to stop thinning hair and hair fall - éprouvage is here to help.


I had a chance to try the four éprouvage essentials to help get my hair healthy for the season! You should start by creating the ideal environment to produce healthy and strong hair with éprouvage Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner. The restorative shampoo nurtures stressed hair and replenishes tired strands. Hair is left stronger, healthier, and more manageable. The fortifying daily conditioner strengthens, hydrates, and seals the hair's cuticle. It protects hair and prevents future breakage, resulting in younger, more manageable hair. Both are formulated with éprouvage's Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthy scalp and hair. Soft, yet effective, the Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner will leave your hair hydrated without weighing it down.


This hair mask is amazing! Repair your hair's lipid barrier and restore elasticity with the Reparative Treatment Masque. Strong hair is essential to thicker, healthier-looking hair. This formula offers a deeply penetrating, repairing, conditioning treatment that cumulatively strengthens from within. Apply to clean, wet hair starting at the ends, working up to the scalp. Leave in for 3-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. If great things can happen in 3-5 minutes, imagine the possibilities if you apply twice a week! 


The final essential is Restorative Scalp Serum. The high dosage of Redensyl in this powerful scalp serum will provide your scalp with optimal conditions for hair to thrive. It formulated with éprouvage's Progressive Plant Cells: Egyptian blue lily stem cells, French oak extracts, and various effective vegetable proteins. The serum will gently and actively soothe, protect, and reinforce the base of the hair follicle. 


The proven results of the scalp serum are impressive. It reduces the appearance of hair fall by up to 17%, promotes the appearance of hair growth by up to 214%, helps reduce some of the primary issues that cause thinning hair and hair loss, and nourishes the scalp, helping provide an optimal environment for hair growth. Apply to clean, towel-dried hair. Section hair into four main parts and apply a dropper full to each section. Massage to ensure even distribution.


If you are worried about the effects of aging hair and hair loss, give éprouvage a try! Look for it at Ulta Beauty.

Connect :: Visit eprouvage.com to learn more about the science of progressive plant stem cells to help prevent hair loss and aging. You can also connect with éprouvage on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It :: You can purchase éprouvage products at Ulta Beauty.

5 Master Lock Security Travel Tips + Giveaway


Master Lock wants you to enjoy the elements worry-free! Vacations are supposed to be fun and full of adventure. These security travel tips from Master Lock will help to ensure a safe and worry-free vacation!


1. Pack Smart and Secure :: Avoid over-packing by checking the weather forecast for your destination in advance and packing accordingly. Also, keep your luggage protected with on-the-go security products such as TSA-accepted luggage locks like the Master Lock 4688D. This affordable and reliable solution keeps your valuables protected whether you’re checking bags at the airport while en route to your destination, or upon arrival and storing valuables in your luggage in your hotel room.
2. Prepare for the Unexpected :: If you are traveling by car, have your vehicle examined beforehand and stock up on emergency supplies such as blankets, bottled water, snacks, flashlights and jumper cables. Ensure your tires have good tread, are properly inflated and make sure you can locate your spare. Be aware of road conditions before leaving the house and plan accordingly.
3. Tap into Technology :: With new apps geared toward travelers, getting to your destination and enjoying your surroundings upon arrival is easier than ever. There are apps that offer real-time travel advice personalized to your exact location, weather conditions and interests along with direction-related apps that offer tips on traffic, road conditions and construction. You can also securely store copies of travel documents, health records and passports through the Master Lock Vault app for convenient 24/7 access.
4. Enjoy the Elements Worry-Free :: For less than $30, portable safes like the Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe offers peace of mind and keeps your cell phone, money, keys, jewelry, credit cards and other small valuables locked and secure while you take a walk on the beach, dip into the pool or enjoy an adventure of any kind. This compact and versatile safe features a durable cable, which can be wrapped securely around a fixed object or serve as a carrying handle.
5. Limit Social Media :: While it’s appealing to share details of your vacation via social networks, this could make you a target for cyber-savvy burglars. Publicly posting the dates of your trip or sharing check-ins and photos tagging your location creates a security risk to your home. Instead of posting in real-time, capture moments and photos and share via one photo album or video once you return from your trip.

I love these tips! I had a chance to try the products mentioned in the tips and I am thrilled to have them for our next vacation. The Master Lock TSA-Accepted Luggage Lock allows TSA screeners to inspect and relock baggage, without damaging the lock. It offers on-the-go security, featuring an easy-to-use combination lock that affixes to your luggage. These were very easy to set and reset our own numeric combination. Made of vinyl covered flexible braided steel, they offer resistance to abuse from baggage handling equipment. TSA screeners can open, inspect and relock bags with their own key.


The Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe features durable construction made to withstand abuse and is water resistant. The safe is ideal for recreation, campus, office, travel or leisure use. It is large enough to store and carry your valuables (money, phones, passports), yet is still small enough to be portable. The safe includes a cable to wrap securely around a fixed object or use as a carrying handle. We plan to use ours on the beach and at the pool. It will securely fasten to a beach chair or any other object you choose.


Master Lock is offering one of my lucky readers a chance to win a fantastic Travel Security Prize Package! The winner will receive Two Master Lock TSA-Accepted Luggage Locks and One Master Lock SafeSpace Personal Safe (RV $50)!


Connect :: Visit masterlock.com to check out their ever expanding lines of security solutions. Connect with Master Lock via FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

Win It :: One {lucky} reader will win One SafeSpace Personal Safe and Two Luggage Locks from Master Lock (RV $50)!

March 2016 NewBeauty TestTube


NewBeauty TestTube is a beauty sampling program enabling members the opportunity to try a variety of the latest breakthrough beauty products before investing in them. Every other month, they hand-select high-end, luxury beauty products and deliver them straight to your door. They also tell you how the products work, their key ingredients, and how to fit them into your daily beauty regimen. This is what I found in the March 2016 TestTube.


CHI 44 Iron Guard Style & Stay Firm Hold Protecting SprayDelivering both firm styling hold and thermal protection from styling tools, this hairspray combines two crucial steps into one sleek bottle. Apply a light mist to 90% dry or completely dry hair in desired sections prior to thermal styling for shine, hold and protection.  It is a nice size to take on the go!


IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush | This brush! An ultra luxurious, ultra plush all over powder brush that provides for a flawless airbrushed application.This high-quality synthetic brush is ultra luxurious in feel. The soft-touch rubberized jumbo handle makes application easy and enjoyable. The ultra high brush hair count makes for the most effective distribution of powder, delivering a poreless blurring effect. This was an amazing surprise!


Klorane Make-up Remover Biodegradable Wipes with Soothing Cornflower Enriched with refreshing and decongesting cornflower extract, these makeup remover wipes make it easy to remove tough makeup without water. These portable wipes soothe and soften skin while it removing all traces of makeup from the face, lips, and eyes. I love that this tube included a full 25 wipe size!


Oral Essentials Mouthwash Whitening Formula | With a goal of combining natural ingredients and those with evidence-based benefits, Oral Essentials is a dentist-formulated solution to whiten and care for your teeth without causing any harm to your mouth or body. 


Board and Batten Calming Lift | Spritz on skin after cleansing as well as anytime during the day for quick and calming moisture. Spray on damp hair for fragrant conditioning. Use with face and body oils to increase hydration and even coverage. This was my favorite product this month!


Cailyn Cosmetics 7 in 1 Liquid Gel Liner | This innovative liquid-gel liner not only delivers a classic matte black look, but also provides long-lasting wear, a quick-dry formula and a custom easy-grip handle for a no-fuss application. Adjust desired amount of liquid gel by wiping brush on sides of spout. Then, apply directly to eyelids to achieve desired look. It stays put all day long.


Grande Naturals BrowFILL Light | This tinted brush-on is made with fibers and peptides. The gel adheres to even the finest hairs, leaving them fuller and more defined with a single application. This helps to shape and build your brows leaving them looking natural, while filling in thinning areas.


Gavée Gold Liquid Gold Peptides | Packed with effective antioxidants, peptides, and purified liquid gold elements, this super effective brightening serum nourishes the skin while also building collagen. The packaging is so cute!


Every other month, NewBeauty will deliver eight (or more) full and deluxe-size luxury samples straight to your door. A one year subscription to NewBeauty Magazine is also included with your subscription! 

Buy It :: You can start a NewBeauty TestTube subscription for $29.95 + shipping every other month.

April 23, 2016

Discover Karin Herzog Oxygen Skincare


I am so excited to be a part of the Karin Herzog Brand Ambassador Team! Karin Herzog is the worldwide leader in oxygen-based skincare. It is the only range formulated with stabilized active oxygen, which acts as a rocket booster, propelling essential nutrients to the collagen producing cells.


In the patented formula, oxygen acts as a rocket booster, propelling essential nutrients deeply into the epidermis to nourish the collagen producing cells below. Its power is only released when the cream is in contact with the skin. So all the nourishing and revitalizing ingredients are saved for the areas you want to target, helping to transform the skin from the inside out! I am so excited to share the restoring and hydrating qualities of the Karin Herzog skincare philosophy with you throughout the year.


For about a month now, I have been on a Karin Herzog Oxygen Skincare Regime. This 4-Step Regime has started to reveal a refreshed, youthful complexion! I will link all of the products that I have been using in this post. If you decide to try anything, you can get a 15% discount by using the code LittleUmbrella!


Start with cleansing your face with Professional Cleansing. Remove all traces of cosmetics and impurities with this professional grade, dual action cleanser and makeup remover. Formulated with nourishing sesame oil and pure essential oils, it helps to unclog pores, dissolve impurities and remove waterproof makeup without stinging or irritation. To use, warm a hazelnut-size amount between your fingertips and massage it to the skin without adding water. Do not rinse it right away. Leave it on for a few minutes to let it soak all the impurities out of your pores. It is the perfect force against even water-proof and resistant make-up. 


Vita-A-Kombi 1 is Dr. Herzog's revolutionary, patented anti-aging treatment with 1% active oxygen, retinol, and Vitamin E. It helps to normalize and detoxify the skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Stabilized liquid phase oxygen is transformed into oxygen gas upon contact with the skin, propelling essential nutrients and water deep into the skin to energize the collagen and elastin producing cells. Oxygen creates a micro-massage effect, flushing out built up debris and toxins to fight blemishes and purify the skin. After cleansing, apply a thin film to the face and neck using a brush. Let it absorb for one minute. Use morning and night.

The Essential Mask is an instant beauty booster. This deeply hydrating mask leaves the skin immediately feeling plumped, refreshed, and radiant. Formulated with 2% active oxygen and retinol, this patented formula provides an immediate lifting and toning effect while reducing visible signs of fatigue and age. Apply a thin layer to a clean face using a brush. Leave on for 10 minutes. If skin is very dry, you can let it absorb into the skin and massage in any extra without rinsing. 


Packed with powerful vitamins and nourishing ingredients, Vitamin H is formulated to revitalize all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated and mature skin. Vitamin H helps correct conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. It restores elasticity, firmness and softness to the complexion. Massage in a hazelnut sized amount to replenish the lipids and moisture balance typically abundant in younger skin.



The brand-new BB Cream is an all-in-one wonder cream does it all. Hydrate, boost collagen, even your skin tone and hide blemishes within one step. Based on 100% natural organic clay this BB Cream immediately provides coverage, protection and mattifies the skin while fighting wrinkles and regenerating the skin in the long term. Use a small amount and evenly distribute it on your face. The one-fits-all Medium shade will adapt to your skin tone providing you with a flawless second skin. You can build up layers for additional coverage. It contains power ingredients like Marshmallow Absolute to calm your skin, reduce redness and boost cell regeneration.


If you are looking to completely change your skin, the Karin Herzog Regime is a total game changer. The transformative effects of active oxygen will refresh your complexion for a more youthful look. You can read more about the science behind the brand at karinherzog.com


Connect :: Be sure to follow Karin Herzog via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You will learn more about the science of oxygenated skincare, discover new products, hear about special offers + more!

Special Offer :: Shop via karinherzog.com and use the code LittleUmbrella to SAVE 15% on your Karin Herzog order!

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