Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas, DIY & Giveaway
Hello & Happy February! Last week’s blog post was technically in February, too. But this week’s post is all about Valentine’s - or rather Galentine’s Day! - so it feels extra appropriate to be celebrating this month of love on the blog today...
CONFESSION: my hubby and I don’t buy each other Valentine’s Day gifts. Okay, maybe he gets me flowers & we exchange cards, but that’s about as crazy as it gets!
This year I want to celebrate all of the amazingly supportive “gals” in my life! From my mama to my grandma to all of the lovely readers of my blog - that’s YOU! Every time you hop on this little blog of mine & read and comment and share in this crazy adventure of life with me, it seriously means so much! So I’m doing something a little extra special & sharing the love with all of you - like you’ve been doing all year long for me!
Galentine’s Day GIVEAWAY
I’ve been working with Red Apple Lipstick over this past year & doing a few lipstick giveaways here and there. If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me talk about their other amazing products over the last few months as well. I’ve been a long-time fan of their creamy, gluten free & non-toxic lipsticks, but since working with them over the last year I’ve also branched out to trying some of their other products as well - which is saying a lot for me because I usually just stick to my same ‘ol, same ‘ol easy-and-I-know-it-works makeup routine. But I’ve actually had lots of fun trying out these new products & I wanted to give ONE of you that same opportunity!
And let me tell you, these new products did not disappoint!
Every time I try something new from Red Apple Lipstick (and I’m super hesitant to try new products for fear of breaking out or having some sort of bad reaction - super sensitive skin!) - I’ve been absolutely blown away! I’m not just saying this because I love working with their company (which btw is super genuine & sweet), but I am actually amazed at how well their products work! Plus, their extremely committed to ingredient transparency & everything is gluten-free & non-toxic! It’s pretty much a win-win-win!
So DRUMROLL, Please…
I’m incredibly excited to be teaming up with them again & bringing you our BIGGEST giveaway yet!!! One lucky winner will receive this entire Galentine’s Day Giveaway haul of $350+ of Red Apple Lipstick products!
Galentine’s Day GIVEAWAY Haul:
Audrey Lipstick - the prettiest, best-selling, and my personal fav everyday pink lipstick shade
The Lash Project Mascara - the.most.amazing natural (or ever!) mascara I’ve ever tried, I’ve always had long eyelashes but my chronic health issues did a number on them & after just a couple months of using this mascara, they are longer, stronger, and healthier than ever! Did I mention it also feels weightless on?
Black Eyeliner - perfectly blend-able for a natural look day or night & stays on all day long. personally, I use the charcoal for everyday - but I included the black because its their most popular color
City Palette - Matte Eyeshadow Palette - 9 neutral eyeshadow shades that perfectly blend to mix & match for everything from neutral everyday makeup looks to that date-night ready smoky eye
Vegan Wet/Dry Eye Brush - super soft & perfect for applying multiple eyeshadow shades on your upper lids
Vegan Angled Eye Brush - get a more precise application & use as a way to apply any shadow as an eyeliner. especially for getting the perfectly smoky eye
Gotta Glow Blush - a shimmery peachy pink shade of blush, super pigmented so you only need one swipe of color per application = saving time & money!
Vegan Blush Brush - the softest brush that leaves the perfectly blended amount of color on your cheeks in just one swipe - no more blending, blending, blending to get that natural glow
I’ve hand picked these products & included some of my all-time favorite products specially for YOU!
CLICK HERE & head over to my Instagram to ENTER the GIVEAWAY before Wednesday, February 13th! (Winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day - Feb 14th!)
*Must live in the US to qualify & if any products should be unavailable at time of giveaway substitutions can be made.
Galentine’s Day GIFT IDEAS
If you’re also looking for a little something special to give as a Galentine’s Day gift this year, makeup is such a fun gift! It’s not something we usually venture out to buy for ourselves - at least not outside of our normal makeup favs. So it’s a fun way to treat your girlfriends & let them know how special they are to you! And she’ll even get to try out a new color of lipstick or makeup brands she’s never tried before!
Galentine’s Day Gift Bag DIY
I’ve always loved the presentation of a gift almost as much as the gift itself, so I’ve included a quick little (& inexpensive!) way to DIY your own gift bag that adds a little personal touch to your gift!
What You’ll Need: small brown paper gift bags, two colors of festive tissue paper, heart shaped gift tags, and 2x2 inch blank square stickers (optional)
STEP #1 Print Out “Happy Galentine’s Day” Stickers
It’s pretty simple to design your own stickers with any Avery brand label stickers & print them out. Or you can get fancy & use your best handwriting to write your own message on the bag/sticker!
STEP #2 Tie Heart-Shaped Gift Tags to Handle
After you’ve pasted on the sticker or handwritten your message, tie the heart-shapes gift tag around the handle to add some extra color & personalize your gift bag!
STEP #3 Finish with 2 Layers of Festive Tissue Paper
Grab the center of a single sheet of your first color of tissue paper (xo pattern) and gather it together by creating a bouquet-like shape. Then grab the second color (red) and do the same thing before placing the first color inside the second color to create the layered “bouquet” of tissue paper to insert into your gift bag!
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