Firmoo Giveaway! (International)

Hi Everyone!
Today with partnership with Firmoo I am hosting a giveaway! Firmoo.com is the world's most popular online eyeglasses store and has a great selection of glasses for affordable prices. If you're worried about how the glasses might look on you because you cannot try them on before buying them, don't worry! They have a great option where you can upload a photo of yourself and it will automatically place your selected glasses on your photo.
Giveaway Information
There will be 5 winners of a $100 gift card to Frimoo! ( You can get a pair of designer glasses for $20.00 so this gift card will let you choose a couple of pairs!)
The giveaway is international
The giveaway ends on December 17th,2012
Winners will be selected via Rafflecopter 
All entries will be verified
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November Sponsors!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had an amazing month of November! Here are the wonderful Beauty by T sponsors of the past month, they all have some great blogs/websites so make sure you go ahead and check them out!
Gorgeous jewelry website
Diva Bling Jewelry 
"Homemade goodies" website (such cute things for Christmas gifts!)
 Lifestyle blog (Winner of the MAC&ad space giveaway!)
Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles
Fashion&Lifestyle blog
Moda Mama
A few spots are still available for the month of December! Check them out under "sponsors"


My Mascara Routine!

Hi Everyone!
First I want to say a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! (I'm jealous of all of the yummy foods you will be eating!)
I've been experimenting with a bunch of mascaras over the past month and I wanted to share with you guys my current favourite mascara routine. I'm a huge fan of thick and full lashes so if you're a fan as well then I would definitely recommend these products!
The products I use are Cover Girl Lash Blast, L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, and a Tarte eyelash curler

My lashes aren't very short but they also are not very long and full so when applying mascara those are the two main things I try and achieve. 
First Step:
I take my favourite eyelash curler from Tarte and Curl my lashes
Second Step:
Next up I take the Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara and coat my lashes, winging out the outer corner. I use this mascara to separate, define and add some length to my lashes
Third Step:
Immediately after I take my L'Oreal Voluminous mascara and coat and wing out my lashes. I find this mascara is great for adding volume right at the root, as well as adding length.
Last Step:
Right after I'll grab my Cover Girl mascara and quickly go back over and make sure that there are no clumps and that the lashes are separated.

So that's it! That is my current mascara routine! I've been really loving this combo lately and I love how thick the roots look and how it almost makes it look like you have eyeliner on.


Blog Swap with Beauty by Arielle!

Hello Beauty by T readers! I am very excited to do a blog swap today with Tawny. She is a fantastic beauty blogger and I am honored to share my post with her readers.

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Arielle and my blog is Beauty by ArielleI was born and raised in a northern Illinois city of 400,000 only to pull up my roots and plant myself in a town of 4,000 to be with my husband. We eloped this past year in Paris, France.

As a preteen, I poured myself into magazines like CosmoGirl and Seventeen pining over beauty products and soaking in tips. I believe I am and always will be a product junky! My blog focuses on beauty products with DIYs, reviews and tutorials.

Today's post is all about my Pursuit for the Nude Nail.

I love neutrals. When it comes to my makeup, my style and my nails I continually choose neutral palettes. Over the years I have been searching for the perfect nude nail color-one that combines light color with opacity. Today I chose four colors to share with you. Two to steer clear of and two perfect formulations:



I would describe Revlon Sheer Pink as milky. The color is translucent and streaky, two components I avoid in a polish. In the photo, you can still see the whites of my nails, even after 3 coats. On my ring finger you can see how streaky this formula is.

I love the shade of Julep's Kelly. It is a beautiful blush color. Unfortunately, I find this formulation to be messy and streaky. Reaching opacity is nearly impossible. Plus, it only lasts 24 hours, at most, before chipping. You can see my full review of Julep polishes here.



OPI's Samoan Sand is a beautiful taupe with sepia undertones. It combines color and opacity for a lovely nude nail. Pair it with OPI's Black Shatter for an intense look (see it here).

Essie's Sand Tropez is my favorite shade, nude or not, of all time. I was sent this polish by my blog friend, Drinkcitra (I think she knew how much I would love this color). It applies opaque and appears as a light beige. Plus, it lats days without chipping. I love to add a little glitter to pump up the look. 

Let me know your thoughts on any of these shades. I would also love to hear about your favorite nude nail colors!

Thank you, Tawny, for blog swapping with me today. Don't forget to stop by my blog to check out her post! You can follow me on google friend connecttwitter or facebook.

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October Glossybox!

I can't even wrap my head around the fact that October is over and Christmas is in 44 days! It's my favourite time of year and I can not wait for snow,christmas music, gift shopping, and candy cane ice cream(it's delicious)

I finally got around to opening my Glossybox that came in a week ago, I've been beyond busy with school! This is unfortunately my last box and I'm so sad because I really enjoyed getting this little surprise every month, but Glossybox Canada recently up'd their price in Canada from $15 to $21 and I just couldn't justify the price for what comes in the box. Anyway, here is what I received this month!
Jouviance rejuvenating anti-aging cream: 50ml $93.50
"formulated to hydrate and increase the firmness of your skin"
This sounds like a nice product, for the price of the full-size bottle it better be!
Model Co Flipstick lip duo(Full Size): $38.75
"Shine ultra lip gloss can be worn alone or layered over lipstick lip couture for hours of unbeatable shine in a shade of perfect October pink"
This looks like a great product but I'm not a huge fan of the lipstick shade, I'll probably end up giving this away to someone.
Sabastian Trilliance Shampoo & Conditioner: 250ml $15.79 & $16.79
"Cleanses and polishes the hair surface to enable greater light refection,creating gorgeous natural shine"
Sabastian's shampoos and conditioners are some of my favourites so I'm always excited when they come in my Glossybox!I'll be trying these out ASAP
Zoya nail polish in "Rory" (Full Size): 15ml $8.00
I love Zoya nail polishes, they have a great formula but I was super disappointed with the color I got in my box.  
Gillette Venus(Full Size): $16.99
"Venus and Olay: Boost your shave and help lock-in skin's moisture with the top-of-the-line in disposable razors"
You can always use razors! I was really happy that this came in this months box, I'm excited to try it out!
Do you guys think it's worth the $21 per month? Let me know!