Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday Giveaway || eShakti

eShakti Peter Pan Collar Dress
Forever 21 Tights
Franco Sarto Flats

Remember back in June when I reviewed that gorgeous floral eShakti dress? Well, I ended up taking advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free offer  and got this beauty. I loved the peter pan collar and thought the green trim was so cute. This exact dress is no longer available on their site but they have the exact same dress in navy with white trim available!

eShakti offers FREE customization with your first order which I love and totally took advantage of by purchasing 3 dresses in my size. eShakti is offering one lucky Dearest Lou reader a $50 gift card that can be used over and above any other promotional offer/gift coupon in the same order.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthday Giveaway || Agnes & Dora

Floral Leggings c/o Agnes & Dora
Colorblock Top (old) similar
Urban Outfitters Booties (old) similar
Urban Outfitters Necklace (old) loving this one

My birthday is coming up at the beginning of next month and what better way to celebrate than hosting a week of awesome giveaways! If you have been reading here for more than two years, you may remember the last time I hosted a birthday giveaway week and I wanted to do it once again. Except this time it's bigger and better (;

I've teamed up with a few of my favorite companies in order to make this possible. Each giveaway will run for an entire week and the winners will be announced on my birthday (November 3rd).

First giveaway is brought to you by Agnes & Dora! If you haven't heard of them you are in for a treat. They sell the softest more comfortable leggings e v e r. I haven't tried their skirts, harem pants, or kimonos yet; but they look equally comfortable and stylish. Agnes & Dora sent me these gorgeous floral leggings, aren't they perfect for fall? I'm a leggings type of girl when it comes to bottoms especially in the fall/winter. Love these so much and I'm excited to announce that not one but TWO lucky Dearest Lou readers have a chance to enter to win an item of their choice from Agnes & Dora.

Agnes & Dora is also generously offering 15% off your total purchase with promo code: DEARESTLOU15 take advantage of that while it lasts (;

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Awesome Eyebrows with Billion Dollar Brows

I was born with naturally big eyebrows and started to feel self-conscious about them when I entered middle school. Sometime during the summer of 7th grade tweezers came into my life and I slowly started plucking away. For the most part I never over-plucked and even if I did my eyebrows would luckily always grow back so I could re-shape them.

It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I realized I loved a bit of a thicker brow and even started filling in my eyebrows. Eyebrows are one of the most important features of our faces and are sometime the most neglected. In my opinion, a good eyebrow can complete a makeup look whether you are going for a simpler look or something more extravagant.

I’ve tried several brow pencils, shadows, and gels over the last couple of years and really love this simple and efficient Billion Dollar Brows Kit! You can pick one up at your local Kohl’s for only $34.99 (a $68 retail value) and it comes with everything you need to give your eye brows that wow factor! When it comes to makeup, I almost always buy high end makeup so $34.99 sounds like a great deal for even just the universal brow pencil and brow gel compared to what I have been using.

So without further ado, here’s how you can makeover your brows in 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Billion Dollar Brows Gel in Clear

I absolutely love the eyebrow gel and it is just as good if not better than my eyebrow gel I have been using daily for the last year. I love eyebrow gel since it keeps your eyebrows in place all day. I love using this first so that my eyebrows are exactly where I want them before I start filling them in.

Step 2: Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Highlighter

This was my first time using a product like this. In the past I have always used a light colored eye shadow right until my brow in order to make it stand out even more. I added this right under my eyebrow like I normally add my eye shadow and smudged it with my smudge brush in order to blend it in perfectly. I used a little bit of the concealer under my eyes and for touch ups during the day.

Step 3: Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil

At first I was a little skeptical that this pencil would work since it said it was universal, however to my pleasant surprise this pencil is the perfect shade of brown! It isn’t too dark doesn’t appear fake like cheaper pencils I’ve used in the past and stays on all day. Just depending on your hair color and skin tone you may apply more or less than what I did. I like my eyebrows looking as natural as possible.

Step 4: Billion Dollar Brows Smudge Brush

I used the BDB Smudge Brush both with the highlighter and even to smudge and blend the BDB Universal Brow Pencil. The smudge brush made shaping and blending my eye brows so simple.


Overall I’m very impressed with the kit and it is just as good if not better than the higher end makeup I have been using on my brows. I honestly don’t really know what I’m doing with the highlighter and concealer but am sure over time I will get better each time I use it. This kit will easily last me at least 6 months and $34.99 is a steal for such great results.

Billion Dollar Brows Best Seller Kit is now available to purchase online at kohls.com. If shopping in store, call in and make sure your local Kohl’s has it in stock.

Be sure to check out Billion Dollar Brows on their website and social media sites:

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post powered by BrandBacker, all opinions expressed are my own. Billion Dollar Brows sent me a Billion Dollar Brows Best Seller Kit for my review. I was not compensated in any other way or required to post a positive review about this product.*
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