It’s time for a makeup giveaway! Why? I am one lucky blogger. When I started Frugal Beautiful in January 2011, I was a broke grad student who was living in a very frugal Chicago apartment who was debating the merits of a career in academia. It was my first time ever living out of California, experiencing real weather and questioning my career choice. I started the blog simply as a coping mechanism for a young lady who was broke in a new city and paying for a pricey graduate program.
Little did I know that within two years Frugal Beautiful, and the amazing people it brought towards me, would change my life in ways I couldn’t have fathomed. Through this little blog, I adopted my pug, Ralph and donated $740.71 to the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue, fundraised for causes I believe in, like giving up my birthday for charity:water and generating $2,601 in donations. Later, when I began running, many of you answered my questions, calmed my fears, and helped me raise $500 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for my first half marathon months ahead of schedule.
Beyond the numbers, there are so many memories and friendships I have to be thankful for. I’ve been a speaker at Fincon12, travelled to Portland for the World Domination Summit, been invited to speak at Fitbloggin13, and have been meeting up with Twitter friends at local races and planning runDisney outfits via Facebook. I made it on Team Refuel and turned around 25 years of saying “I’m not an athlete” by facing down my first half marathon and did it in Tinker Bell wings no less.
As I navigated career changes from academics to marketing, and then navigated from Chicago to California and then now, back again- many of you have been a part of the journey. Heck, I’m even applying for a passport for the first time in my life. This wouldn’t be possible without you. Seriously, thank you.
This makeup giveaway includes two fabulous prize packs, valued at a total of over $250.00.
I think the pictures speak for themselves, but they include some of my all time favorite products from Mary Kay, RGB Nail Colors, Ilia, No7 and more! The winners will be picked at random and must be U.S. residents (sorry!). I’m not a fan of cheaters, so I check entries.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my neon-colored, pug loving, frugal heart for two awesome years of memories, growth and life changing experiences. As the blog continues to grow, so does my attitude of service- I hope this blog will be a resource to help you live fit, fashionable and fabulous no matter what your budget! 😉
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