*GIVEAWAY* and Summer Essentials Youtube Collaboration!!

I am SO excited for this post guys!!! “Almost Her” has officially been live for 1 month now and in that month the website has been viewed over a THOUSAND times, people from all over the world looked at my page, (Italy, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, etc.) and there has been such great support from friends and family!! This week I did something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and that is….drumroll please…..a YouTube Collaboration Video with the lovely Racquel from “Beauty With Racquel” AND A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!  I’ll post our Summer Essentials Video below with extra deets and the GIVEAWAY information at the end of this post!!! ♥

EEEPPP!!! My first video!!! I hope you guys enjoyed it!!!!!! I had SO much fun making it (even though I was sooo nervous prior) and an even better time shopping with Racquel before this! ♥

A few things were mentioned in the video so I’m going to post the links here:

Beauty With Racquel YouTube Channel *Need to comment here also to win the giveaway!

Golden Summer Eyeshadow Look

Milwaukee Brewers Inspired Eyeshadow Look

Here’s an overview of the products that I talked about and, if you are interested, some of the pricing with links. Make sure to watch the video to see Racquel’s awesome picks also!!:


Almost Her Blog's Summer Essentials! #summeressentials

1. Hempz Sensitive Skin Herbal Body Moisturizer

This smells SOOOO delicious!! It’s probably my favorite smell ever and it’s even fragrance free! It’s great for the summer because it fully absorbs into the skin and leaves you feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. It helps comfort and soothe your skin while leaving you smelling like a cookie! It’s also dye free, paraben free, and has so many awesome skin-renewing ingredients! You can get this at places like Ulta but I’ve found it’s several dollars cheaper to get on Amazon here: Hempz Sensitive Skin

2. Batiste Dry Shampoo in Fruity & Cheeky Cherry

I’ve probably tried a million different dry shampoos and none compared to this one, which is by far my favorite. It’s great for summer when you want to freshen up and not use your blow-dryer in the heat! It leaves your hair volumized without weighting it down AND it actually smells sweet and fruity and not like baby powder! Love this! The best deal that I’ve found so far is when it’s on sale at Ulta for buy one get one half off or just at their website here: Batiste Dry Shampoo

3. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+

I’ve used this product a TON this summer. It’s obviously awesome for the SPF it has in it for summertime, but this little thing is a multi-tasker! It can be used as a: moisturizer, Anti-Aging Serum, foundation, and sunscreen. I love this because while most CC creams are low-coverage, this one is not. I have a lot of redness and discoloration in my skin and this covers that up no problem! Not to mention it is paraben free and has a non-chemical sunscreen. This product was developed with dermatologists so it has sooo many great things in it like peptides, vitamins A, C, B, & E and collagen with antioxidants!! Love it! You can find the purse size and regular version at Ulta here: IT CC Cream or the actual It Cosmetics Website here: IT CC CREAM

4. Tarte’s Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss in “Energy”

I feel like this is my fun party trick lip gloss. If you haven’t heard of this already, this lip gloss changes colors to a unique shade of pink based on the pH levels in your skin and I think it’s so cool! This is good for times in summer when you don’t want to commit to a lipstick but still want a little bit of color and hydration. I shared with this two of my friends at a recent party and while my lips were a darker pink, my other friend’s was a red color, and the other’s was a light pink!! It’s hard to sometimes see how cool this is using it on yourself because you usually get that one color, but this is so fun!! (They also have this in stick form) You can find it at places like Ulta, Sephora, or at their website here: Tarte Lipgloss in Energy

5. NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Gold

This is such a tiny product but I love it so much! In the summer I use a lot of gold/bronze daytime eyeshadow looks and this just bumps it up a notch and gives you that extra sparkle!! And who doesn’t love a bit a glitter? =) I’ve gotten a lot of compliments wearing this on my lower lash ( not TOO close to the lash line) or above a winged liner. Anddd THIS is why it’s also part of our GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!! You can buy here: NYX Gold Liner or try to win this in our GIVEAWAY!!!!!

*******GIVEAWAY INFO*********

First off let me show You a picture of our AWESOME GIVEAWAY WE HAVE!!!! YAYY!!! ::Crowd Cheers!:: I’m SO excited about this!!!!

GIVEAWAY!!! Check out blog post for details!! #urbandecay #colourpop #nyx
Here’s all of the things you will win!!!

The giveaway items are:

  • ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Bound

  • ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Button

  • ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in amaze

  • Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original

  • NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Gold

This giveaway bundle values at $39.50 but the rules to win this all are simple!!

HOW TO WIN:  Watch the video I posted above and comment there with your favorite summer essential item AND ALSO comment  on THIS post with your summer essential and in two weeks from today on August 9th we will draw a winner and email them to where to ship it out!!! Make sure to comment on BOTH pages to be eligible to win!!! And please SHARE with your friends so they can see this and have a chance to win also!!! ❤ So to break that down:

1. Comment here with your favorite summer item
2. Comment on the video with your favorite summer item
3. See who wins August 9th!! Easy!!!

SOOOOO hope you guys enjoyed my first Youtube video!! If you cannot tell this entire post just really excites me! haha And please subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a beat!! Thank you and can’t wait to hear from you all!!!



34 thoughts on “*GIVEAWAY* and Summer Essentials Youtube Collaboration!!

  1. My favorite summer essential item is Batiste Dry Shampoo because it’s so useful, i can use it every where, when i feel my hair is not clean etc


  2. My fav summer makeup is very shimmery gold/brown tone eyeshadow. I also really love a good refreshing chapstick and highlighters as well!


  3. My favorite summer essential is the milani brilliant shine lip gloss in sweet grapefruit because it’s a beautiful gloss to wear by itself or on top of a lipstick especially when your in a rush lol


  4. Great video! Loved the outtakes too! My favorite summer essential is my Loreal Infalliable Pro-Spray & Set setting spray! This product helps keep my full face of makeup in place even when I sweat! 💜


  5. My favorite summer products have been kind of on the theme of your video. I’ve been loving gold colors. My two favorite eye accessories have been ulta brand gel eyeliner in gold and also in white. I’ve been using them a lot to add bright sunshine to my brown eyes. My other favorite product since I got the naked 2 palette is the color verve! I love highlighting my eyebrow line with it. A combo of other naked 1 & 2 colors mixed with these three products have been my summer look and I’m loving it! Thanks for the gold inspiration, Anna! 🙂


  6. My favorite summer time item is an eye shadow by Vincent Longo called Tempest Bronze. Going with the summer/gold feel, this shade definitely fits in! It’s a nice brown shade with shimmery hints of gold! Love it!


  7. my summer essential is my Coola makeup setting spray with green tea and aloe. i hate spending so much time on my makeup only for it to “melt” off hours later especially in the humidity, with the setting spray it not only lasts all day but looks just as good as it did when i applied it. it doesnt leave my face with a stiff sticky feeling and as a bonus its organic!!


  8. My summer essential is definitely perversion mascara from Urban Decay! I love it so much because it makes my lashes look full and really nice


  9. My favorite summer essential item is the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara because it makes my stubborn lashes look fuller and longer, and it helps them stay curled all day! I’ve been looking for a good mascara, and this one is by far my favorite. Another essential are oil blotting sheets because I have oily skin and these sheets keep my face oil free and they’re great for quick touch ups. I also really love the Batiste Dry Shampoo because it’s a quick way to freshen up without the hassle of actually washing/ drying my hair when I’m in a rush. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!! ❤ ❤ p.s I I really do enjoy your blog!! 🙂


    1. Those are all wonderful picks! Love the reasoning too 🙂 And we are SO excited about the giveaway and it makes me so happy to hear you enjoy my blog! 🙂 Good luck!


  10. You guys are so stinkin’ adorable! Love this! My summer essential is Pureology Essential Repair Colour Max Anti Fade — this is a great way to keep your color vibrant & avoid UV rays dulling the color when out in the sun.


  11. A favorite summer beauty item of mine is the Mario Badescu facial spray. It’s refreshing and really helped soothe my face when I got a rash from another product.

    You guys already covered my very favorite – the oil absorbing sheets. I used one today!


    1. 🙂 Thanks for watching Rebekah!!! And I always hear such good things about that brand- I’ll have to try! Anddd I totally got some of the oil absorbing sheets after the video…love!


  12. my favorite summer item is my emani cosmetics coral blush! its a mineralized blush and its silky smooth! loves it! also commented on youtube as : alyssabubbleteax3


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