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November GIVEAWAY: GO LIPPY!

In Accessories, Beauty, Giveaway on November 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I am late for two days to announce the winner for the October giveaway, where you could win the Beauty Society mascara – I’m sorry. Therefore I have got something uber- cool and extra cute for you this month…

But let me no longer keep you in suspense – the winner of my October giveaway is: KAYEN YUB! Congrats! You are the winner and I will be in touch shortly via Facebook! – KAYEN YUB has been an amazing friend of the Flamboyante this month, re-posting the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter – and I love my friends 🙂

This month I have an amazing and ultra stylish vintage inspired Andrea Garland necklace for you. The pendant – in form of a bag – bares a lip balm made of  organic bees-wax, shea butter and raspberry seed oil. I own myself one as well and constantly using it – since it’s winter here in Austria it comes in really handy, because with the cold weather I always get extra dry lips. The balm applies with no fuzz, keeps the lips smooth and moistured and has an adorable, natural smell – perfect for winter snogs! But be careful! It is highly addictive!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: Fashion, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post  (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on  ‘To trend or not to trend’ – I want to win the necklace)

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 3rd of December on my blog and on facebook!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, my fabulous friends and don’t forget – in winter – to keep that pout smooth and delicious!

xox, the Flamboyante

October GIVEAWAY: UNLEASH YOUR BEAUTY LASHES!

In Beauty, Giveaway on October 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Dear all, it is time to announce a winner for the September GIVEAWAY: SPREADIN’ THE LOVE and to show you what treat one of my lovely readers will get this October.

But before all of that I felt the need to say, that unfortunately the winner of the July giveaway has never received her win. I co-operated with clothing label Sinfused and we both agreed to do a giveaway, where on of my readers could choose an outfit consisting of top and bottom. Unfortunately the company had let me down and never shipped to the winner. Dee of the Haute Frugalista, who was the winner, has been truly kind and understanding, she didn’t want me to send her any reimbursement but actually go for a drink, whenever my ways should take me to Miami – THANK YOU, DEE, YOU ROCK 😉

Why am I telling you all of this? I want you to know that my giveaways are REAL and that all of the other prices have already been sent out or are on their way.

The winner of my September GIVEAWAY: SPREADIN’ THE LOVE is:  Robin Adler (@ToxicBeautyBlog)!  – You are the winner of the Agust giveaway – CONGRATS!

So here is my October giveaway for one of my fashionable friends and readers: in October I want to help you unleash your inner Hollywood Diva. For a breath-taking flutter à la Marylin Monroe try BEAUTY SOCIETY eyelash enhancing mascara! BEAUTY SOCIETY developed this mascara, alongside a serum, to help natural lashes grow longer and thicker. Vitamin B5 is for sure going to nourish and strengthen your lashes, whilst extracts from Olives alongside di-peptides are said to work wonders in terms of growing…sounds intriguing!  I think I may try the serum for a few month, and will let you know how it goes.

How to win this update to your beauty products and make-up collection:

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: Fashion, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on Tomorrow’s fashion today: PROENZA SCHOULER Spring/Summer 13, I want to win the mascara)!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of November!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, don’t forget: you deserve to be glamourous!

xox, the Flamboyante

PS: I just thought I’d let you know there is another giveaway on my blog – your chance to win a saphire pendant worth £ 1000! –  alongside a fabulous article about what to look out for when buying diamonds – we never know when in life we’ll consider buying one, but when we do, we should make sure we make the best choice possible…so go check it out: https://missflamboyante.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/things-to-look-out-for-when-buying-diamond-jewellery/

Let’s ask the models: What makes you beautiful?

In Beauty, Edgy, Fashion photography, Fashion Week on September 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

The beauty of virtually connecting with people in the fashion industry worldwide is, that I never run out of interesting material that I can share with you. I hope that – like that –  I can add value and inspiration to your all day life.

A lot of people talk about diets or ask how models stay toned and  healthy looking. A lot of my friends want to know what they can do for beautiful skin for example. Julia Lang, Media Relations Co-ordinator of the Vancouver Fashion Week, was so kind  to interview five models for my blog, and ask them what their daily beauty routine is. Who could answer all your beauty and diet related questions better than those, whose job it is to look their best?

See what they said and enjoy the backstage photo report from Vancouver Fashion Week SS 13:

1)    What is your daily beauty routine?

  1. I wash my face and keep my skin moisturized
  2. Wash, tone, moisturize
  3. Clarins exfoliating wash and moisturizer
  4. Exfoliate with coffee grinds, face wash, moistrurizer
  5. Shower, exfoliate, hair care

2)    Since when are you modeling?

  1. 3 years (since I was 14)
  2. 3 years
  3. April 2012
  4. Since I was 15
  5. Since I was 18

3)    What is your diet made of?

  1. I just eat as healthy as I can
  2. Whole wheat bread, lentil, salads, vegetables
  3. Lean proteins, veggies, no fast food
  4. Very little red meat
  5. Chicken, fish, rice

4)    What makes Vancouver Fashion Week so special?

  1. It`s cool seeing the whole design team and hanging out with the other models
  2. Representing local designers
  3. First time doing it, international designers
  4. Home city, meeting new designers
  5. Hang out with friends, make new connections

Hmm, exfoliating with coffee grinds sounds interesting to me… With winter being just around the corner here in Austria, I will definitely have to come up with something more suited for the colder time of the year.

What is your daily beauty routine?

xox, the Flamboyante

September GIVEAWAY: SPREADIN’ THE LOVE

In Beauty, Giveaway on September 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Good friends, today I have not one, but two good news for you: I have a winner for the Augustgiveaway:

marthalynnr!  – You are the winner of the Agust giveaway – CONGRATS!

Second good news: I have a fabulous September giveaway for you all: This time an all organic beauty treat is awaiting you, one of my all time favourite fragrances:

This here is a wonderful fragrance made of 100% organic, exquisite and rare extracts by hip beauty label Honore des Pres. This perfume is from the label’s I love NY collection, combining head notes of seeds and leaves of coriander and fresh coconut milk with heart notes of tonka bean and vanilla bourbon.  I’m a great fan of coconut fragrances and of ethic cosmetics – this smell reminds me of ocean waves, sun rays, yoga and easiness….if this is your kind of thing too, you should enter this giveaway, plus you are going to love the extraordinary and award-winning take-away cup packaging:

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: Fashion, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on ‘3 things I can’t live without this autumn!’, I want to win the fragrance)!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of October!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, and don’t forget to spread the love – nothing in the world is more fashionable than  l o v e!

xox, the Flamboyante

August GIVEAWAY: UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROSE!

In Beauty, Giveaway on August 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm

It is time for the August giveaway on my blog, and as I promised – this time all beauty and luxury cosmetic lovers are going to be delighted!

I hope that I can be an inspiration to my readers and that – on my blog – you are finding many advice and tips on how to get the best out of being a cool girl 😉 And to give one of my readers a little hand, so they can add some extra zing to their all day life, I have put together two of my all time favourite luxury beauty products for the giveaway. I truly truly love these products and I know that they are special, giving you ‘wonder woman’ results…

This month you can win By Terry Teint de Rose skin care and Deborah Lippmann’s some enchanted evening nail lacquer. If  you have been around my blog, you already know how much I love her nail polish collection – in fact I am crazy about it, and I chose the cutest colour for you matching the giveaway. Both products are top celebrity products. By Terry is a cosmetic line of French star make up artist Terry de Gunzburg. The Teint de Rose is a  light cream, that  tones, refreshes and hydrates the skin. It can sweep away imperfections and illuminates dull skin tones. Wether you use it in the morning or evening, you can be sure, that with the sheer pink sheen you get, you will be looking – and smelling – as fresh as a rose kissed by the morning dew! (luminous particles in creams – that’s another celebrity beauty secret revealed here!)

To give your refreshed look a little extra glam I chose Deborah Lippmann’s some enchanted evening in pink salmon glitter finish. Deborah Lippmann is complete hype in the fashion and celebrity world, but have a look at this cute polish and let the pictures do the talking!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – simply scroll down the blog – on the very right hand side on the bottom you’ll find the archives – or simply click on the grey theflamboyante bar on the very top of the page to scroll down the blo archives.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on ‘Bringing sexy back …to sports wear!’, I want to win the cosmetics )!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of September!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, and don’t forget to glow as you go – life is so much more fun when you’re fabulous!

xox, the Flamboyante

Tanning like a model…

In Advice, Beauty, Travel on July 11, 2012 at 5:49 am

This time I am back with some real insider tanning advice. Ever wondered why models never seem to age (think  Kate Moss) ? Of course there are many secrets to it, and all put together will make the impact. One thing every model or celebrity knows, is that wearing sun screen in summer is v i t a l for youthful looking skin. The damage of exaggerated sun tanning is irreversible and certainly not something you will want to deal with later. It’s better preparing and protecting your skin each time before you go tanning, than regretting it later.

Celebrities also know that even in Winter UV can affect your skin in a bad way. It is advisable to use a facial care that already has SPF throughout the year!

Before tanning I get a good body scrub. Turkey – where I spent my holiday – has turkish steam baths on every corner, that offer whole body scrubs – a true bliss!

This year I discovered Supergoop! – which is an award-winning sunscreen lotion, and a true insider tip amongst beauty worshippers and celebrities. It soaks in in nil time, without leaving those greasy white marks, you’d usually get from sun lotion. It has a nice smell of citrus and it is even eco-friendly. I bought a big family bottle to make sure my skin stays moisturized and protected throughout the whole summer. I also brought Supergoop! SPF 30 sunscreen swipes with me. They are fabulous to ‘touch up’ on the go, or you could just pop them into your city bag, to be assured the most important part- your face – is always protected.The swipes just work like those facial swipes you’d use to take off your make-up.

So the key to a healthy tan is peel, protect and be beach babe fabulous! I was wearing a ‘Brangelina’ bikini by Pistol Panties.

I hope you’re finding this helpful – from my side, I’m sure,that after reading this – you’re good to hit the beach and tan like a star!

xox, the Flamboyante

What’s in a model’s beauty safe

In Beauty, Celebrity, Travel on June 15, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I’ve got one more and last post from Amsterdam and the Exchange hotel for you. I wanted to give you all some insight into a true model’s secret to beautiful, youthful looking skin. If you have thought that the pretty girls on the run way were blessed with clear and beautiful skin like this by nature – than I have got news for you: Very much likely the models have a beauty regimen with specific beauty products that will do miracles. Of course these are not the products you’d get at the usual drug store and also prices are slightly higher. But than again brands, everybody knows well, will have products at the same price range, but perhaps not as much as effective.

It is quite handy knowing a few secrets and tricks for a more glamorous self. Before I shot I use a certain product range of Rodial , that will seriously take a few years off (or a few nights of excessively partying in the past…) It preps my skin perfectly for make up, although usually I wear very little make up, as this isn’t exactly the best for skin too.

For beautiful, fresh looking skin every fashion and beauty conscious girl needs a routine. When traveling I don’t wanna take a whole trolley with cosmetics so the Rodial Glamtox Skin Care On The Go Kit is perfect for a  short-term stay.

The kit includes the Glam balm lip. I use the products before taking pictures and I think it really makes a difference. When working with make up artists during my modeling time I always got remarks about my dry lips. This product is perfect to solve the problem, had I only known it earlier. It’s texture is fabulous on the lips, it has a very gentle scent of rose and the job it does is just amazing: my lips stay plumped and juicy all day long!

The Glamoxy snake serum is like a serum to apply over the day care and it helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles – and by that I mean what I say. When taking pictures for my blog I  prefer the photos that don’t need any photo-shopping at all and with the right preparation  and make up true miracles can be achieved.

The Glamtox night is for the night skin care routine and it helps  promoting elasticity by nourishing the skin with Vitamin C and moisturizing. I really enjoy the mild tingling on my skin caused by the hyaluronic acid. How I know it works? Because I wake up in the morning with a fresh glow 😉

The Glamtox day SPF15 is brilliant  because it has sun screen and this is so vital to  keep your skin youthful looking! It contains hyaluronic acid which helps the skin cell’s renewal and is commonly known under beauty experts and celebrities. The Glamtox daycare has a nice texture that soaks up quickly and it has a lovely smell that reminded me of grapefruit.

I also loved the texture of the Glamtox cleansing balm and I was using it before applying the day and night care – it left my skin thourougly cleansed, hydrated and firm, in a way I haven’t experienced before.

Rodial products contain natural ingredients.

That’s a true model secret revealed here. Maybe most of the celebrities  are afraid to reveal their beauty secrets or they don’t have time, being occupied with other things. If you go to the press page of Rodial you will immediately see – not just how many celebs from Kate Moss to Gwyneth Paltrow are relying on it, you will realize: Rodial is a true gem in the beauty industries!

I promise I will be soon bringing you more dazzling news from the world of beauty and lifestyle as I finally decided to share my expertise with you 😉

I  hope that one or the other will find this some useful advice – stay fabulous, gorgeous!

xox, the Flamboyante

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