Wednesday, April 10, 2013

mario badescu vlog + giveaway

Today my blog is TWO! I can not believe it has already been two years, while at the same time I can hardly remember a time before I blogged. It has been hands down one of the greatest things I have ever done! I love blogging, sharing my passion for beauty with all of you, meeting new friends, hearing from all of you about products you love, and all the lovely little things in between. It has allowed me to start on a major dream and venture in my life that wouldn't have been possible without all of you! I can't wait to share that dream with all of you, but until then I have an AMAZING giveaway for you today to celebrate the big number 2!

I first found out about Mario Badescu from the woman (Kathy) who does my facials at Ulta in Stow (seriously she is amazing, go see her. I just do the 20 minute $20 facials once a month). Like most everyone else I get little blemishes here and there and was struggling to find a spot treatment that wasn't extremely harsh but still worked. She recommended the drying lotion to me, which has been praised in multiple magazines. Of course when I got home I started doing some research on this brand that I had never heard of and I found so many beauty enthusiasts who worship the brand. I couldn't stumble across a single negative review. 

The celebrities that back this brand are seriously impressive, names like Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Aniston, Natalie Portman, and so many more. When browsing the site I found this great service Mario Badescu offered, consulting. Basically you fill out a quick survey about your skin concerns and needs and they give you a personalized routine just for you! A few days after you complete the survey you get an email that lists your recommended products, down at the bottom you can request samples of your regime. They will send you a fantastic package filled with samples and a great pamphlet that gives you the rundown on all the products and when and how to use them. 

I can not say enough great things about this brand. I have not used a single product that I don't LOVE. The resources on their site and information about skin issues is so helpful to find not only the products you need but also the sources behind the issue. Every time I go to Ulta I get myself a new product, and I am constantly on the MB website finding new products to help with my skin concerns. These are my next three items on my wish list.

Watch my review to hear me talk about some of my favorite products, how to use them, tricks, 
and of course some typical Lyndsey rambling ;)

Enter to Win
Mario Badescu
Spring-Time Fruit Themed Skin-Care Package 
Including; 6 oz. Super Rich Apricot Body Lotion, 8 oz. Citrus Body Cleanser, 
8 oz. Orange Cleansing Soap, Kiwi Face Scrub, + Orange Tonic Mask.

Valued over $70

To ENTER this giveaway you MUST complete these five tasks:
1. LIKE A Lovely Little Blog on Facebook.
2. LIKE Mario Badescu on Facebook.
3. Follow A Lovely Little Blog on Twitter.
4. Follow Mario Badescu on Twitter.
5. Leave a blog post comment. 

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  1. Can't wait to try some of the products. Thanks!

  2. You've always talked so highly of this product line. Can't wait to try it.

  3. I need to find some new skin care!! This stuff looks great :)

  4. I loved the video, Lynds! I really want to try some of the masks they sent you. I went to Ulta over spring break and got the Rose Hips Mask, which is great for moisture and calming sensitivity and redness. It's amazing, I use it so often. And I definitely think it's one of the main things helping fade the red/purple colored acne scars I have. Give it a look on the site!

    Lets do something soon. :)

    PS-Happy two year!!

  5. I have never tried Mario Badescu products, but I am excited if I win! Thank you! -Carin Bakulski @carinrae524 and

  6. Never heard of the brand, but I really like your review! They sound luxurious :)

  7. Happy blog birthday! I never knew about the $20 facials, I'm going to start doing that. Count me in for this giveaway, would love to try it out! Thanks!

  8. I've never tried anything from Mario Badescu, but I've heard lots about the drying cream. I heard it was great for pimples. I know what they have a very wide range of products great for any skin type. I would love to try their drying lotion for my very acne-prone skin!
    waterlilyflower3 at yahoo dot com

  9. I have never tried anything, but I would be so excited to try that orange tonic mask! Love all the fresh fruit scents for spring!
    Fingers crossed :)
    xo Hannah

  10. been hearing a lot about this line and hope I win! fingers crossed!

    email - styletoenvy at gmail dot com

    Nikki & Val

  11. I would LOVE to win this giveaway! I have recently discovered that Mario Badescu provides the only products that work to clear up my face. I've been steadily adding different products from their line to try out. I'd definitely like to try some of the fruit cleansers and scrubs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I stumbled upon this brand and I LOVE it. I've struggled with cystic acne since I was a teen--boy do I wish I heard about it back then... I just bought it a few weeks ago because I researched for cystic treatments.. it has helped SO much, and I will definitely be purchasing more in the future! great giveaway!

  13. I've tried some stuff from the brand like face cleansers, but I would definitely love to try more!

  14. I've never tried this brand before, but I'm always looking for new skin care items to try. The masks look pretty cool.

  15. Never tried this brand before but it sounds fun!!!

  16. I am using them now and I love everything, doing wonders clearing up my skin.