Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts

Jun 24, 2014

The Beauty Blogazons Summer 2014 $500 Visa Giftcard Giveaway


Beauty Blogazons Summer 2014 Giveaway

Don't forget to enter the Beauty Blogazons' $500 Visa Giftcard Giveaway!

The Beauty Blogazons, a group of beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers have connected again to give away $500 of cold hard cash to get you ready for the Summer!  Will you do a major beauty haul? Pick up the ultimate Summer wardrobe? Maybe pay a few bills? The choice is yours!

Please take a little time to visit and thank all the bloggers that chipped in to make this happen.

The giveaway ends on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time and is open Internationally!  The full terms and conditions are available at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget below. 

Mar 8, 2014

[CLOSED] MAC LE RiRi Boy Lipstick giveaway

If you missed out on RiRi Boy when it was released, you have a chance to win it! Head on over to my Facebook page to enter.


Nov 25, 2013

$500 Holiday Giveaway from the Beauty Blogazons!



The Beauty Blogazons are back again with a Holiday Giveaway! This year the prize pot is even BIGGER than ever, you can win $500 cold, hard cash (Paypal or Visa Giftcard, your choice). Think of all the makeup you could buy!

Let's thank all the bloggers that are involved and get started shall we?



The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY! Giveaway starts right now (November 25) and ends December 9 2013. Official contest rules below in the rafflecopter widget.

Thanks for supporting us!!


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Nov 4, 2013

Diamond Candles Giveaway!

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You may have seen my review and ring reveal of the Cupcake Candle from Diamond Candles. Thanks to the lovely people at Diamond Candles, I have a candle of your choice to give away to one of you lucky readers! You get to choose a candle in your preferred scent that has a ring inside worth $10, $100, $1000 or maybe even $5000. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

Open to US only.

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May 13, 2013

CLOSED - RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo Giveaway!

I Bought This

I have one of the sold out RiRi ♥ MAC RiRi Woo lipsticks to give away! This lipstick has been a huge talking point ever since it was first announced that Rihanna would be doing a MAC collection. Not surprisingly, considering all the hype, it sold out in 3 hours! You wont be able to buy it again until June, so to tide you over until then here's a chance to win it. You can check out my review and more photos here.


This giveaway is open internationally and you can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below :)

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Good Luck!

Apr 17, 2013

Easy 3 Step Covergirl Makeup Look + P&G Most Loved Giveaway!

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P&G is a pretty well known company, but many of you may not know just how many of your favourite brands are a part of the P&G family. She Speaks and P&G were kind enough to send me a huge box full of their 'Most Loved' products to try out, including these three from Covergirl:

1. LashBlast Volume Mascara 2. Perfect Point Pencil Eyeliner 3. Outlast Double Lipshine

I used these three products to do a simple natural makeup look.

  1. Line upper lashline with the Perfect Point Pencil Eyeliner in Espresso and use the sponge end to smudge and blend outwards.
  2. Apply 2 coats of LashBlast Volume Mascara in Black to both upper and lower lashes.
  3. Apply the Outlast Double Lipshine in Sheerly Nude, first the colour and once it's set, the gloss on top.


I really liked all three of these Covergirl products! Click here for a mini review and a chance to win a huge box of P&G Goodies!


CLICK HERE FOR THE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!




Disclosure: Products are press samples received from She Speaks for review.

Apr 8, 2013

Check out their nail art: Winners! RCM Gel System Mani Madness Contest.


The winners of the Mani Madness RCM Pro Gel Kit contest are as follows:

Sam M. - Chosen by me.


I love this idea! Sam did Basketball Net French Tips W/ Basketball Halfmoons & 3D Fimo Clay Basketballs on Index & Pinky. The little 3D basketballs are my favourite, they are super cute.

 Lisa F. - chosen by Mai.


Lisa did a cool manicure with logos of all the teams in the final four. Michigan has glequins because she was rooting for them! Mai liked her use of freehand painting and the gorgeous holos and glequins that really made it stand out.

Sammy T. - chosen by my husband, Mr. IXB (lolol like that hun?).


Sammy did a simple but flawless March Madness mani. Mr IXB loved the clean lines and the little Jordanesque jumpman on the pinky.

Congrats to the 3 of you, please check your emails!

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest, I have a couple more giveaways coming up soon and my big blogiversary giveaway coming in June, so stay tuned!

Winner! Geo Nudy Grey Circle Lens Giveaway.

What better way to start out a Monday than to announce my giveaway winner!

The winner of my Geo Nudy Grey Circle Lens giveaway is:

Thais M.
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Congratulations Thais! Please check your email :)
 
The winners of the Mani Madness Contest will be announced later today, so stay tuned!

Mar 25, 2013

Mani Madness Contest! Win a Red Carpet Manicure Gel Nails Pro Kit!

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I am so excited to share this with you guys!

I am hosting a March Madness inspired 'Mani Madness' Contest sponsored by Red Carpet Manicure! Now is the season for sports nuts and people who are normally indifferent to sports to unite! Whether you love Basketball or love nails, I am positive you will LOVE the prize for this contest. The 3, yes THREE, best manicure looks will win a Red Carpet Manicure Gel Nails Pro Kit!

The Pro Kit is a $79.99 value and includes ALL of this:


  • Professional LED Light - LED Gel-Curing Light (AC Power Cord Adapter Included).
  • Prep - MAX ADHESION PREP
  • Structure - BASE COAT GEL
  • Brilliance - SEAL & SHINE TOP COAT GEL
  • Revitalize - NOURISHING CUTICLE OIL
  • Red Carpet Reddy - LED Gel Polish
  • Purify - PRE & POST APPLICATION CLEANSER
  • Erase - GEL NAIL POLISH REMOVER
  • RCM Instructions Card

If you've ever wanted to do your own Gel manicure at home, this is a great option. You can see my review of the RCM Starter Kit here.

For the contest - here are a few rules:

  1. You must be following Ishah x Beauty. It can be by GFC, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  2. You must create a manicure with the theme 'March Madness'. Nail art is encouraged, but it doesn't have to be complicated! It could be your team's colours, nail stickers, stamping, elaborate acrylic painting or a simple dotticure, anything you come up with.
  3. You must take a picture of your manicure with a piece of paper that says '#IXBManiMadness Contest'. I need to know that they are your nails! You can email me the picture (ishah AT ishahxbeauty DOT com), post it on my Facebook page or upload it to Instagram and tag @ishahxbeauty with the hashtag #IXBManiMadness.
  4. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON! Please only submit one picture of one manicure. You can make a collage of the manicure, but it has to be one image file.
Here is a quick, crappy example I did for you guys. I'm sure you can do a lot better than this! Lol.



The contest is open to US ONLY and will run from today 3/25/2013 through to 4/7/2013, the day of the Championship game. It will be judged by my friend Mai, of Rainy Nails, myself and my husband who is an avid basketball fan ;) We will each pick our favourite manicure to win a Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit.

Winners will be announced on my blog and social media channels and also emailed. If they do not respond within 48 hours, new winners will be picked.

Now go forth and create some awesome March Madness manicures! I can't wait to see what you all come up with :)

Mar 24, 2013

Giveaway! Geo Nudy Grey Circle Lens.

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The eyes are the windows to the soul (or so they say) and sometimes you want to switch it up a little! If you have ever dreamed of having, soft, dewy, doe-like eyes (kinda like Bambi) then you will LOVE this giveaway. Along with the Geo Magic Black and Geo Angel Blue lenses I was sent for review, Angel Contacts kindly sent me one of their most popular circle lens, the Geo Nudy Grey. This lens is extremely well-loved by gyaru and ulzzang alike and used by many popular Japanese and Korean models! They are a natural looking lens that give a soft, pretty shine to eyes. 

From AngelContacts.com:
The Look
Light, playful, angelic. The GEO Nudy Circle Lens series is our most natural look.
They will be head over heels for this new elegant gray in town
Lense Information
Diameter : 14.2mm
Base curve : 8.6mm
Center thickness : 0.04mm
Water content : 38%
Lasts up to 1 year after opening.

I wanted to share with one of you lucky readers, so I am doing a giveaway!The giveaway is open internationally and you can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. If you are on mobile and the widget doesn't work for you, you can enter by following my blog and commenting below with "I love circle lenses!"


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Good luck everyone! For more information regarding circle lens use and care, and to see all my circle lens reviews click here.

Dec 12, 2012

*Pop Art Inspired* Nail Art Tutorial and Giveaway

Hello! I have something special for you all, a nail art tutorial by my BFF, Mai of Rainy Nails. We are going to be doing a series of nail art tutorials and giveaways and this is the first! I'm really excited to share these with you guys :)

Mai has been a licensed nail technician since 2008. She does Japanese deco nail art, gel nails, acrylic sculpting, freehand nail art and a whole bunch of other stuff that makes me super jealous when I compare it to my novice attempts lol.

Here are some examples of the beautiful designs she does.



I love her mini works of art, bitch doesn't do my nails for me enough! :p (J/K Mai, I love yooooou!) <3

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Hello, this is Mai! Today I have a Pop Art inspired nail art tutorial for you. I love the bright colors and stark contrasts of Pop Art and this pattern is like a fresh twist on a leopard print. It is very trendy while still being girly and cute :) Also, we are giving away this set of pre-designed nail tips!


'Pop Art Lips' Nail Art

1. Paint a coat of base coat and then 2 coats of a bright nail polish color. Try painting with 3 strokes; center, right and left. If you miss a spot, don't worry about it. If you are fast, you can just paint it very quickly. If you aren't, it's better to leave it. The more strokes you do, the more the polish gets thick, streaky and uneven. Wait about 2 minutes for the first coat to dry, then paint it again with 3 strokes. This time, you can paint over the part you missed the first time. 


2. When the polish is dry, use a contrasting color acrylic paint or nail polish and striping brush to draw lip shapes and small irregular dots, like leopard print. This doesn't require a pristine line, so just let yourself go and draw. 


3. Use black acrylic paint or nail polish and a striping brush to draw shadows. Keep in mind, try to draw the shadows on the same angle. For this design, I drew the shadows towards the bottom right. 


3. Wait 2 minutes for it to dry so you avoid streaking or smudging the design and then do a coat of your favorite top coat. Done!

This is a really easy design, but it looks super cute and adds a pop of something special to your tips.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! -- Mai Rainy Nails.

Here's an image for easy pinning! ;)


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Giveaway!

We are giving away this exact set of gorgeous 'Pop Art Lips' nail tips to one of you lucky readers ;) All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

The nail tips used are the brand 'Kiss' from CVS, medium length, oval shape. 

Thumb: size 1
Pointer: size 6
Middle: size 3
Ring: size 5
Pinky: size 8


Giveaway is open to US only, ends Jan 2nd, 2013.

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Nov 21, 2012

Beauty Blogazons $500 Holiday Giveaway! 5 Winners.



Happy Holidays!!

The members of the Beauty Blogazons are so excited to bring you a special $500 Holiday Giveaway!

5 people will win a $100 Visa Giftcard and best of all, it is open Internationally! Get an extra $100 just in time for the holidays :) You can enter below, the more entries you have the better your chances of winning! Make sure you check out all the lovely Bloggers who made this giveaway possible:

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage
Beauty and Fashion Tech
Cosmetically Challenged
Midnight Manicures
Lipgloss Break
Beauty By Arielle
Beauty Fiends
Cosmetics Aficionado
The Plastic Diaries
Phyrra
The Fabzilla
Polish Etc
Polarbelle
Karine's Vernis Club
Beauty Info Zone
Makeup Mom
Sincerely Stephanie Nails
Ishah x Beauty
Beauty Think Tank
Makeup Wishes
Beauty by Miss L
Lisa's Nail Obsession
Beauty With a Twist
Lacquer Buzz
Lacquered Lover
The Passenger Element
Beyond Beauty Lounge
In The Red Nails
DeyiMizu

5 WINNERS!

5 x $100 Visa Giftcard, Open Internationally, Ends December 21, 2012.

Good luck everyone!!

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Sep 27, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Just wanted to announce the winners of my last 3 giveaways!

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Congratulations to the winners, thank you so much for entering! I will have more giveaways coming soon, including a circle lens giveaway, so stay tuned :)

Sep 7, 2012

nuNAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection - Review & Giveaway!

Bleaching my hair a number of times has left it with a somewhat straw-like consistency. 'Hay-esque' might be an appropriate term. So, in order to restore some moisture and discourage random passers-by from assuming I am wearing horse feed on my head, I tried out the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection by nuNAAT, which is recommended for daily use on chemically processed hair.

The collection includes-
L to R: Deep Moisturizing Shampoo, Deep Conditioner, Liquid Keratin Leave-in Reconstructor, Intensive Hair Mask and Serum Ultra Shine.


From nuNAAT.com:


  • Works with all hair types
  • Repairs cuticle damage
  • Regenerates and strengthens hair fibers
  • Restores natural shine and softness
  • Seals hair cuticles
  • Reduces volume and frizz
  • Makes hair resilient and healthy
  • Formaldehyde and sodium chloride free
Great for every day use. Also recommended for those who have professionally relaxed/straightened hair to keep hair at its best between touch-ups.

From the very first time using the Deep Moisturizing Shampoo and Deep Conditioner, I noticed the texture of my hair change. It was silkier and much easier to comb through. I then used a small amount of the Liquid Keratin Leave-in Reconstructor and allowed it to dry naturally. I had a lot less frizz than usual and my hair was a LOT more hydrated. Usually you don't notice results this drastic after the first use, but honestly nuNAAT surprised me.

I have used the Serum Ultra Shine a couple of times, but I have extremely fine hair and it seems to weigh it down a bit. I think I may be using too much, because it's concentrated stuff. The serum is specifically designed to be used with a flat iron, as the heat activates the ingredients and locks in shine.

The Intensive Hair Mask is really creamy and thick and hydrates well. I put it in before having a nice, long bath and then washed it out in the shower. It detangled my hair effortlessly and left it feeling soft and smooth.

Intensive Hair Mask

I really like the scent of all the products, it's light and sweet without being too strong. I think companies these days are realising that a lot of women don't like strong, overpowering scents (like Granny florals!) and are adjusting their products accordingly. I also like the fact that their products are formaldehyde and sodium chloride free.

Soft and shiny, no more straw!

Overall, I felt that the NAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection really did make a big difference to my hair. It's noticeably softer, smoother and easier to comb through. There's less frizz and my hair is more manageable. I do wish I could get a bit more shine to my hair, but I know that the lighter your hair is, the less shine you get anyway. I think I'll have to use a lighter hand when applying the serum and see if that improves the result I get. If you are looking to restore moisture and lessen frizz, I think this is a great haircare collection. It may not be ideal for oily or very thin hair, as it is designed to reduce frizziness, which may weigh down those hair types.

nuNAAT products are sold at Walgreens, Sallys, and beauty supply stores nationwide or drugstore.com online.

ZOMG, another giveaway! If you want to receive this exact same full-size collection, enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below!
Open to US Residents only, no PO boxes.

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Good Luck!

Check out nuNAAT on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclaimer: Products provided for honest review.

Sep 6, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Vi.Be Solid Perfume.

Good morning!

The lovely Daisy at Vi.Be Fragrance recently sent me some of their solid perfumes to try.



Vi.Be is an indie beauty brand that focuses on creating unique and inspiring fragrances in a solid form. I got to try a full size in Hot Berry and 3 minis in Oriental Rose, Wonder and Miss Honey.

From Vi-Be.com:

Adorn yourself with our stunning solid perfumes and embrace your scentuality. Quality Beeswax, healing Shea Butter, a special fragrance blend and Vitamin E applied to your pulse points will leave your skin supple and your nose pleased. Also try it on your hair to complete your scent aura.
No Parabens - No Alcohol- No colorants
Travel-Friendly

The fragrances come in little twist up tubes, which makes it really easy and convenient to take with you. The perfumes are solid, but still a little creamy, so it's not too difficult to transfer it to your skin. I found that I only needed a very small amount on each wrist and the nape of my neck, as it is very concentrated and lasts a long time.



Deep Sensual Sweetness.

Notes
Raspberry, Amber, Musk, Lime.

Style
Elegant and sophisticated floral oriental.
Notes
Rose, Hyacinth, Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Heliotrope.
Style
Warmly inviting. Sweet Floral.
Notes 
Honey, Rose, Jasmine, Vanilla.

Style
Wondrous whimsical fruity floral. Perfect for the dreaming beauty.
Notes
Melons, Apples, Pears, Jasmine, Rose. 

I actually liked all the different scents, which is surprising since I'm notoriously picky when it comes to perfume. None of them were too overpowering, or old lady-ish, they were quite light and fresh (even the musk and florals). My absolute favourite was Wonder though, it's really fruity and light and refreshing! And it has.... MELLLLONNNN! And JASSSMINNNNE! Two of my absolute favourite scents in the world. Perfect for Summer, or any time if you're like me and yearn back to days at the beach.

The price:

$18 for the large, which has 14g/0.5oz
$7.50 for the mini, which is 4.2 g / 0.15 oz


You might think it's a bit steep for the size, but solid perfume lasts a long time and goes further than eau de parfum/spray perfume. I find a solid perfume is more subtle and the scent lasts longer as well, which I prefer. There's nothing worse than being around someone that smells like they took a bath in perfume.. (no, really, thanks for the assault on my senses there). I also like the convenience of being able to throw a solid perfume in my purse and not having to worry about it leaking.

Want to try out solid perfume with some lovely, unique scents? I know you do... which is why you're lucky I'm hosting a giveaway! :p

I have TWO $50 giftcards to giveaway! TWO (2), YES TWO of you will win a $50 giftcard to Vi-Be.com! Have I repeated the number TWO enough times yet? (TWO!!!!). :)

Enter below, open to US residents only.
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Also, Daisy has given me a discount code just for my readers! Use 20ISHAH2012 for 20% off your order. The discount code expires 11.59pm, 12 October 2012.

Click on the banner to go and check out their products:



Are you a solid or spray perfume kinda girl?



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Sep 1, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Eclos Plant Stem Cells Anti-aging Kit

Woohoo! Review and giveaway time!!

I'm really excited to share this skincare line with you! I am currently loving the Eclos Anti-Aging Skin Care range from Freeman Beauty, which has Plant Stem Cells in it. This Starter kit has travel sized (not sample sized) products in it, so you can actually see the results before the product runs out. I have an issue with tiny sample sized skincare, because I mean really... can you usually tell whether your like a skincare product after only one or two uses? These tubes and bottles are big enough to get some good use.


From FreemanBeauty.com:

This Eclos 6-Piece Anti-Aging Starter Kit makes it easier than ever to begin a rejuvenating skin care routine. Each product is exclusively formulated with rejuvenating Apple Stem Cells, clinically proven to significantly reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture in 2 weeks. Consistent use of the Eclos Anti-Aging Starter Kit delivers visibly repaired and renewed skin.
Formulated Without:
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Mineral Oil or Petroleum




The kit came with (L to R): Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream, Restorative Eye Cream, Facial Cleanser Skin Prep, Cellular Activator Face Serum, Skin Renewal Clay Mask, Instant Radiance Facial Scrub and in the back, a spa headband for those at home facials :p

Here are my thoughts on the products that I've used so far, after using them for about 2 weeks:

The Instant Radiance Facial Scrub is warm to the touch when you first rub it on, but the sensation goes away after you fully rub it onto the skin. It has a bit of a lemony scent, but it's not overpowering at all. I found my skin to be soft and smooth after using this, and my skintone more even.

I really enjoy using the Cellular Activator Face Serum. It absorbs really quickly into the skin, and leaves it feeling really smooth. It has no residue or oily feeling.

The Restorative Eye Cream is quite creamy, without feeling greasy. It hydrates the eye area well and definitely restores moisture. I don't know how well it fights wrinkles, as I only have very tiny lines around my eyes and it SEEMS to help, but I haven't noticed any drastic changes.

The Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream is also creamy and hydrating, without being greasy. I don't really like that it comes in a tub though, I always feel icky about sticking my finger in to get the product out. Hygienically, it's not my first choice for moisturiser packaging.

I haven't tried the mask or the skin prep yet, but I will update once I have :)

OVERALL

I have combination skin and some areas can get oily, but none of these products have made me break out or feel like a grease pool, they absorb really well. None of them have a strong scent, which I like. I tend to be sensitive to overpowering perfume-y products. I have really noticed a difference since using the kit, my skin is softer, smoother, glowing and the skintone is more even. I have noticed a very slight decreasing in my fine lines (which I don't have that many of anyway), but nothing hugely drastic. I think over time they might continue to decrease though.

VALUE FOR MONEY: For $19.99 it's not a bad sized kit to try out the products and see if they work for you. I will usually spend $20 on a full sized cleanser and moisturiser, so I don't mind spending the same amount to try out a full range of products. ALSO a little bit goes a LONG way with these, so you wont be using them up too quickly. The full size products range from $12.99 - $24.99, which I'd say is average for drugstore anti-aging skincare. I do somewhat cringe at paying more than $20 for skincare (because I'm super cheap), but if it works I'm not opposed to shelling out the big bucks (obviously SARCASM since, c'mon, $25 is not that crazily expensive). Don't blame me, I grew up poor so I have miserly tendencies.

What do you think? Would you pay $20 for a kit like this?

If you'd like to try these products for yourself... guess what?? You can! (/cheesy game show voice)

I'm hosting a giveaway for the exact same kit, just for you guys ;) Enter below!

Open to US Residents only.

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Also, Freeman Beauty has given me a discount code for their website. Use eclos25 on FreemanBeauty.com for 25% off.

Happy shopping!

Aug 22, 2012

Press Release: nuNAAT Brazilian Keratin Collection Giveaway

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to share this giveaway with you, by a brand called nuNAAT. I am actually testing out this particular collection at the moment and will have a review and giveaway just for my readers coming soon :) So far I am really liking it, but stay tuned for my full review and some pictures!

For now, check out the giveaway.


Enter to win!

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nuNAAT is promoting that they can give you GREAT hair, every day! If you want straight, frizz-free hair, check out nuNAAT's NAAT Brazilian Keratin collection. Designed to work for ANY hair type to restore and intensify's hair's nutritional balance, leaving it incredibly smooth, strong and flexible.
nuNAAT is giving away three sets of their popular NAAT Brazilian Keratin daily care collection.
Promotion ends 12:00am on Friday, August 31. ENTER BELOW or check out nuNAAT on Facebook.

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