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Bare Minimum Makeup

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When things get really busy at the flower shop (i.e., holiday weeks) my morning M.O. becomes maximize sleep, minimize beauty routine. These are the healthy paraben-free products I reach for in a groggy haze when I want a quick natural face.

pürminerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with Skincare Ingredients: I love an all-in-one multitasker! This one scores extra points because it packs in skincare benefits and SPF with buildable coverage.

thebalm Cabana Boy powder blush: A perfect everyday dusty-rose that isn’t too shimmery.

Lorac Creamy Brow Pencil: Even on the laziest of mornings, I can’t neglect my eyebrows. I really like this creamy pencil; it quickly fills in my sparse spots and looks natural.

Too Faced Lash Injection mascara: My favorite mascara, three years going. I’m all about tubing mascaras. They don’t smudge or flake, and wash off easily at the end of a long day.

Fresh Sugar Lip Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 Rose: The best lip balm of all time, ever. You’ll going to balk at the $22 price tag (I did, too) but you’ll use it to the last drop. It’s that good.

Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip PencilI bought the four pack from Sephora last season, and I wear one of these pencils every day.  The matte color sticks around for a long time, and the formula is packed with antioxidants. And they’re small enough to fit in my wallet!

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wish you were here! {product review}

I’m teaming up with Anastasia Beverly Hills and The Confluence again to spread the word about Anastasia’s latest limited edition set – Wish You Were Here! – that’s available exclusively at Sephora. What better way to chat about fun new cosmetics than via a little video review, hmm?

To celebrate this cool new kit, one lucky winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles, a two-night stay at a Los Angeles hotel, a brow appointment with Anastasia, a hair and makeup makeover featuring the Wish You Were Here! kit at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Salon, and a photo shoot with the ABH team!

Here’s what you need to do…

· Take a postcard-worthy photo of yourself in front of your favorite local landmark!

· Like Anastasia Beverly Hills on the ‘Book (www.facebook.com/AnastasiaBeauty). Then upload the aforementioned photo on Facebook, and tag Anastasia of Beverly Hills in the photo to enter.

· Not a Facebooker? Email your name, home address, and photograph to “wishyouwerehere@anastasia.net”.

· One entry per contestant only by 11:59 PM PST on February 3, 2012.

· You must be a United States citizen to enter.

Good luck!!

* This post was sponsored by The Confluence for Anastasia Beverly Hills, and I received material compensation for publishing it. However, as always, the statements and opinions in the video are 100% APP-authentic and honest.