sephora giveaway!!!

so today was quite eventful!

i was invited to the launch of sephora's express services at the glendale galleria and brought my sister and a few of my closest friends along to get mini makeovers. it was really fun and the makeup artists are very nice & helpful!

you can pick a couple out of the diverse range of services that they offer, including a smoky eye, perfect pout, high-definition makeup, candy-colored eyes, dark lips, and a skincare regimen. each of us picked different ones, so that was cool to see how each turned out!

they're completely customizable depending on your preferences (i chose the smokey eye, but got it done in bright blue, while my sister tritia got a dramatic black smokey eye, and liz + yan got a subtler smokey eye. clarrisa chose the candy colored eyes and they came out so cute!).

we also tried out the hd foundation one (they used urban decay face primer and foundation on me. loved the foundation so much that i bought it) and liz tried out the 'perfect pout'.


the makeup artists explain what they're doing and which products they use (and if you prefer certain brands, colors, or styles, you can ask them to use them on you) and they write everything down on these little cards so you can take them home with you and replicate it. so it's a mini makeup lesson and makeover in one!

plus, it's all complimentary! as in FREE! so check the website and see if they're offering it at a sephora near you. seriously fun, and totally worth it. plus, they're not pushy like the department store salepeople (yay!).

all of us post-makeover: my sister tritia, yan, me, clarrisa, and liz

we celebrated with the lunch they gave us. yum!

and now for the giveaway...

i have four (!!!) vouchers to give away, good for a free, exclusive cosmetic bag (like the one in the picture below!) when you get an express service done!

unfortunately, it's only good at a few southern california locations, so if you live in the los angeles area (or can get to the century city, glendale, or santa monica locations easily), here's how to participate:

1. add yourself as a follower on my blog.
2. leave a comment on here stating your favorite makeup brand (please leave your e-mail address so i can contact you if you're a winner).
3. additional entries: mention this giveaway on twitter (be sure to mention my username, @iamericaleigh, so i can see it, as well as my blog address: sweetsandhearts.blogspot.com).
4. this giveaway will end on saturday, october 12th. 4 winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail.

good luck!!! :)

and last, but not least, my outfit for the day:
details: red cardigan (kersh. yeah, never heard of it either), black and white striped ribbed tank (kensiegirl), blue pull-on skinny jeans (domaine), black flip-flops (kitson)

♥ erica