Today I’m excited to be giving away a $500 Visa Gift card! I have collaborated with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers to bring you an awesome chance to win the perfect gift right before the holidays!
The giveaway will be open until Monday, December 1st at 11:59pm EST. Enter below in the rafflecopter and the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! This giveaway is open internationally and be sure to check out the other fabulous people involved. Good luck!


Fall is the perfect chance to change up your look and this Merry Berry Look with Mary Kay® will show you a few tips to help you along. With the cooler weather settling in, it’s the time of year when chunky sweaters come out and boots are dusted off. With the holiday’s right around the corner, it’s the season to go for gorgeous! Deep berry lips paired with sparkly eyes is a great look that is perfect for any party. Take a chance trying something new, stepping away from the traditional beauty look with this great one from Mary Kay®. Mary Kay Makeup LookWhen I first opened up these products I was so excited to test them out and see what they were like. I am a newbie when it comes to Mary Kay® and wasn’t quite sure what to expect! When I saw the deep red lip liner and lip gloss I was beyond excited to see what look I could come up with. I have been completely in love with wearing a deep lip this season and knew it would fit right into my current beauty repertoire.

Mary Kay Merry Berry Makeup Look

This look was quick and can easily be replicated. I started with the eye shadow which had tremendous color payoff and showed up very well. Next up, I applied the liner and couldn’t believe how smooth it was. It didn’t tug or pull on my lid at all as I applied it. Then I applied the Mary Kay® mascara which was great for lengthening and separating my lashes with only two coats. The lip liner is creamy as well and a gorgeous berry, red shade. Top it off with a dab of lip gloss and it is the perfect Fall lip. Lastly, I swept a hint of blush on the apples of my cheeks to finish off the look!Mary Kay Merry Berry Makeup Look

Follow these steps to get your own Merry Berry Look with Mary Kay®!

  • Step 1 / Start by sweeping the Mary Kay® eye shadow in Granite over the entire eyelid, keeping it below the crease. Bring the shade down onto the lower lash line and blend, keeping it in the outer fourth.
  • Step 2 / Next, apply the shade Moonstone to the inner corners of the eyelids.
  • Step 3 / Then sweep it directly under the brow bones.
  • Step 4 / Sweep a hint of the eye shadow Coal in the outer “v” gently blending it along the crease. Blend the shade down slightly onto the lash line to connect the top and bottom.
  • Step 5 / Carefully line the upper lash line with the Mary Kay® liner.
  • Step 6 / Swipe a few coats of the mascara on the top and bottom lash line.
  • Step 7 / Then line the lips and fill them in with lip liner.
  • Step 8 / Swipe on the NEW Sparkle Berry lip gloss and carefully blend the colors together.
  • Step 9 / Finish off the look by sweeping a bit of blush onto the apples of the cheeks.

Merry Berry Look with Mary Kay

Products Used for the Merry Berry Look with Mary Kay:

  • Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Granite
  • Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Moonstone
  • Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Coal
  • Mary Kay® Eyeliner – Black
  • Mary Kay® Lip Liner – Plum
  • Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss – Sparkle Berry

Visit Mary Kay® today and leave a comment below telling me which look you like the best. You will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card, plus a collection of Mary Kay® products + some beauty essentials!

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/17/2014 – 12/21/2014.

Be sure to visit the Mary Kay brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

 

Advertisement J.Jill is a great place for finding perfect layering options including this look which features some of my favorite J.Jill holiday favorites. I love when the weather dips cooler and I can pair a sleek skirt with a cozy sweater, feeling confident in a ready-for-anything combination of style and comfort. The J.Jill style has always been something I have adored because their looks are classic and easy yet always right on point with what is trendy that season.  This Telluride turtleneck sweater is so chic with its ribbed trim, raglan sleeves, and shirt tail hem; perfect for staying comfortable at work or running around town. This will definitely be a piece I wear throughout the entire season. j.jill-turtleneck-sweater-fall When I saw these two pieces, the telluride sweater and ponte skirt, I knew they would be perfect together. I love wearing soft, subtle colors during fall and pulling on my brown boots pulled the whole things together. I love that the ponte skirt has an elastic waistband because it is easy to put on without struggling with a back zipper but it’s also extremely comfortable and rests naturally at the waist. These pieces together are so chic and stylish and I feel completely confident wearing them to the office during the day but also while making a dash to the store afterwards too!  I love adding new essential pieces to my fall wardrobe and these two items are quality pieces made from cozy fabrics that are easy to mix and match with more of my favorites so I can customize my closet and wear them all year round. missy-sue-gold-leaf-headbandj.jill-ponte-collection j.jill-ponte-skirt The sweaters and turtlenecks at J.Jill are perfect for dressing warm as the weather cools off. The fabrics are soft and comfortable without the bulk of a typical sweater. They can be paired up or down but always make you feel luxurious and cozy with their variety of textures and yarns to add a bit of versatility to your closet. I personally love the ribbed trim stitching on this turtleneck sweater and think it adds that extra bit of flair that I look for in my knits. I love visiting J.Jill to see which new collections are available and these pieces feel dressier and more polished than ever before.  You can stay up to date too by visiting J.Jill online here or by checking out J.Jill on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Now’s your chance to win a $100 J.Jill gift card! To enter, leave a comment below letting me know which sweater is your favorite! J.Jill is also offering all MissySue readers 25% off on all full-priced items.  Simply use code COZY2 when ordering (*Offer valid October 27, through November 19, 2014 on all full-priced, in-stock items, excluding markdowns. Offer valid in stores (outlets excluded), at JJILL.COM or via catalog. For retail store purchases, this coupon must be presented. Limit one coupon per person for one-time use only. UGG®, Frye®, Birkenstock®, Born®, Clarks®, Superga®, Spanx® and Vidorreta® brand styles excluded. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, except the J.Jill credit card discount. Discount not valid on previous purchases or gift card purchases and is exclusive of sales tax and shipping fees. No cash value). Visit www.jjill.com/blogher for more details. Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: 1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post 2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post 3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post 4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.  This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 11/6/2014 – 11/30/2014. Be sure to visit the J.Jill’s brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!