Makeup Wars – My Biggest Beauty Blogger Enablers

For this installment of Makeup Wars we’re focusing on our Biggest Beauty Blogger Enablers. This list can end up being pretty extensive, so I’m making it all about my top three four nine #sorrynotsorry.

Biggest Beauty Blogger EnablersWith just about every post that I publish here on Blushing Noir I get someone telling me I’m an enabler. So much so, that I’ll reply with #TeamEnable because at some point it’s got to trend, right? All my life when I’d go shopping with friends they would tell me I’m so bad to shop with because they spend so much money. I can justify any purchase and if I can’t, then it’s definitely not worth it.

Now it’s time to introduce you to my biggest enablers!!

All Lacquered Up. I didn’t need the two Spring polishes from Chanel. Surely there are dupes somewhere. They just looked so beautiful… I had to pull the trigger. I also entered the world of JINsoon polishes because of Michelle. Her swatches are so clear that I’m always drooling.

Phyrra. I don’t think there is one person on this Earth that has me buying up Tarte and Urban Decay like Courtney. Her swatches are fan-freakin-tastic and she does bold looks like no ones business.

Vampy Varnish. Kelly is the first blogger I found that had great swatches and the closest skin tone to my own. I am not embarrassed to admit I stalk her blog for the latest and greatest.

Perilously Pale. Christa is up in Canada and always seems to have pics and swatches of the lines before we even get press about them here in the US. I love to stalk her site for the latest on Dior, YSL, Guerlain and more!

Pink Sith. Elvira is the queen of taupe. I love taupe. No brainer… and her stories that she includes are completely attention grabbing and hilarious. This is probably the only blog where I read the entire post word for word.

Nouveau Cheap. Gianna is always posting the deals and before I read her blog I never even though about purchasing drugstore makeup. Now, some of my favorite products are drugstore! If you can tell in the main pic above (which is of recent purchases that need photographed) it’s all Milani, Maybelline and Wet n Wild!!!

Raeview. Rae is so wonderful for enabling. She’s fabulous at blogging, YouTube and enabling! I don’t even want to admit to you how much money this girl has made me spend. If you don’t think you need the latest collections from Tom Ford and Chanel then you need to watch her channel because she’ll do a tutorial and have you buying everything.

Cafe Makeup. Liz and Amy are a mother/daughter team who have amazing style and impeccable taste. I venture to their site for Chanel, Dior, NARS, Guerlain… you name it. And to also live vicariously through them when there are pics up of trips to Paris.

The Beauty Look Book. Sabrina takes wonderful pics and always does comparisons of high end items. You would think the fact that there is a dupe out there would have me saying “I don’t need that” but because of BLB I totally do. This girl has me buying $60.00 candles, you guys.

BTW, I started this post thinking I’d do my top three enablers and it ended up with nine. Then when I went to bed last night I thought of a few more. What a never ending post, I’m so sorry you guys. Not really.

Click the icons below and see who the other Makeup Wars Bloggers have bought because of their Biggest Enablers!


Giveaways you may have missed ….

Hi, everyone!  There are currently quite a few giveaways running right now and I want to be sure that you all know where they are, what they are and how to enter!  ACT FAST some of these end very soon!

giveawaysThese Giveaways are US only, but I do plan on hosting an International one very soon, so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading and good luck!!!


Blushing Noir on POPSUGAR!

Are you guys members over at POPSUGAR yet?  I’ve joined up with them to be a part of their POPSUGAR Select Beauty Bloggers and wanted to let you know that if you’re a member over there you should follow me ;) and also share a few articles I’ve written for the site.

I’m Joining NutriSystem for the Ultimate Weight Smack Down #NSNation


brookeI’m really my own worst enemy.  I want to make a change in my diet, habits and (of course) my appearance.  For me, it’s not about being “the skinniest” but rather being healthy and comfortable.  Right now, not comfortable at all.  Clothes that I love don’t look right and I live in sweats and stretchy things.  Pictures get thrown away because I’m embarrassed or look awkward because of my weight.  I’m over it.

In my “golden years” I was extremely active and one of those “I can eat whatever I want” people.  My mom always said that it would catch up with me.  Man, was she right… after meeting my now hubby and having two kids I’ve really packed it on with the excuse, I’ll start after I’m done having kids… or I’ll start in the Summer… I’ll start Monday.  Excuses are endless.

Starting this week, I’ll be partnering with NutriSystem and joining #NSNation for a 3 month period, and giving you all the scoop on what’s working, what’s not and basically hoping you all hold me accountable! ;)  Expect to see an update post from me every Monday.

Weight loss is not easy.  I’ve had my fair share of diet ups and downs, successes and failures.  After learning about the NutriSystem program it’s the first time I’ve actually felt like it’s going to happen.  Weight is going to come off and weight is going to stay off.  Just reading the success stories is so motivating and really gives me the confidence to do this and succeed.

To get myself within a normal BMI range I need to lose around 60-70 pounds.  Wow.  Seeing that number typed out in front of me gives off that instant sad face.

NutriSystem has the tools available to hold myself accountable as well as great menu options so that I have no excuses in terms of food.  I know I can do this, and I will do this!

nutrisystemWant to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem has provided me with complimentary meals in exchange for my honest thoughts on the Nutrisystem plan. The opinions expressed in my posts are strictly my own. No other compensation is being given.

Pretty in my Pocket Partners with L’Oreal Paris to Bring Even MORE PERKS! (Because You’re Worth It)

By now you know that I’ve been on board with Pretty in my Pocket (as seen in the Allure Daily Beauty Reporter) as a Power Primper for over a year (view all primpish posts here).  Over the last few months things have really started to take off and now PRIMP has partnered with L’Oreal Paris to bring exclusive mobile coupons (aka Perks) to you via the Pretty in my Pocket app.  Perks are location based and can be scanned right at the cash register!

I am excited to announce the upcoming in-store launch of mobile beauty Perks starting Thursday, July 12 at select NYC locations.  You can go to select stores in Manhattan (they are starting one city at a time) to redeem exclusive L’Oreal Paris Perks.

Blog_Teaser2To celebrate, L’Oreal Paris sent me products and I will soon be revealing the Looks I created with the products they sent. Stay tuned to see the full goods (come back here on launch day!), but for now… a teaser…

teaserThe best thing about PRIMP is that you will be able to not only get Perks (coupons on products), but you can see Looks that correspond to the Perks so that you can re-create the look yourself – for less!

It’s true that not everyone lives in the NYC area. But, I wanted you to know what you have to look forward to. PRIMP will be rolling out these perks to more cities and with more brands by the Fall!

The first step to accessing these perks is to download the app!  Once you do be sure to follow me (duh) along with the other Power Primpers & Makeup Mavens.

Check out PRIMPS official post over on their blog and double check that you marked your calenders for July 12th!  I can’t wait to share more of this exciting collaboration with you!


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