Fashion Flash – Beauty and Book Giveaway

I’m super excited to introduce all of you to a new group of amazing women that I recently joined. The group is called Fashion Flash, an influencer/blogger group for women over 40. Each month they do the Beauty and a Book Giveaway. Each giveaway pairs a book with a beauty product. If this sounds like something that interests you, then keep reading.

The theme for this month is Holiday Miracles and I am proud to be hosting the giveaway here on The Makeup Obsessed Mom Blog. The book, “A Must for Christmas” by Deborah Garland is part of a promising new romance series. The beauty part is the L.O.V. matte and metallic eyeshadow palette and a Revele’ Velvet Oval blush and contour brush.

beauty and a book giveaway December 2018

About the book:

“Faith Mallory finally has it all. She married her childhood sweetheart, the only man she ever loved and in a month she and Greg will be blessed with two sons to carry on the Mallory family name. Life was supposed to be perfect. Except, it isn’t. Faith is keeping secrets, some that will threaten their happy-ever-after.

Greg envisioned a married lifestyle for his family that includes Faith giving up her career and all she’s worked hard to achieve. Her long, stressful hours makes Greg fear she’s put her health as well as his sons’ wellbeing at risk. With tensions running high, the strain on Faith cause early labor and complications.

Fear holds Greg in its grip as he waits for word from the doctors. Now everything is at risk. A potential medical disaster and revealed secrets will jeopardize his and Faith’s relationship.

They will need a Christmas miracle for their little family to survive the holiday season.”

I’m excited to be bringing this book on my vacation to read on the beach. It looks like a nice quick read that I’ll be able to finish in just a few days. Let me know if you’ve read this book or any others from Deborah Garland.

A Must for Christmas by Deborah Garland

About the author:

Deborah Garland is a versatile author of women’s fiction, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her books are about love and the struggles of complicated relationships. The heroines are strong and witty and the heroes fall hard for them. She lives on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband and their two pugs, Zoe and Harley. They vacation up and down the East Coast. But her favorite place in the world is on a bar stool on a Friday night with a Grey Goose cosmopolitan, listening to her husband tell her the same stories over and over.
L.O.V. matte and metallic eyeshadow palette

I love the names of the shades in the L.O.V. palette

And now for the beauty part of the giveaway. The L.O.V. eyeshadow palette pairs a combination of mattes and metallics that can be worn both daytime and evening as part of your subtle and dramatic looks. The formula of the eyeshadow is soft and creamy and easy to blend. See my swatches below. The Revele’ oval blush and contour brush is an added bonus to this giveaway. It’s perfect for applying foundation, blush and/or contour products.
L.O.V. eyeshadow palette swatches

top row swatches

matte and metallic eyeshadow palette

middle row swatches

eyeshadow palette

bottom row swatches

The Giveaway:

Good news, we’re giving away a prize package that includes A Must for Christmas book, an eyeshadow palette and a face brush! Please follow Deborah Garland’s Facebook,  Twitter, and BookBub pages for entries to this wonderful Holiday Giveaway. In addition, you can keep up with the author by signing up to receive her newsletter.

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“By entering in this contest giveaway, entrant acknowledges that entrant’s email address might be shared with at  least one third party.”

I have a Beauty and Book Giveaway for you over on the blog. Enter to win some gifts for YOU! #garlandgiveaway #amustforchristmasgiveaway #fashionflash


  1. Avatar
    Colleen Boudreau
    December 14, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I like both types, because you usually need both. But if I had to choose it would be metallics because they’re so pretty.

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    Gwendolyn Jordan
    December 14, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I love metallic shades

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    December 14, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    I love the entire eyeshadow palette but the shimmering sparkle ones are perfect for the holidays 🙂 L.O.V. !!!

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    Cindi Hoppes
    December 15, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Hi, I prefer matte eyeshadow!
    Thanks for the delightful giveaway…

  5. Avatar December 15, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    I love the theme of this giveaway! You have captured two of my loves in one shot!

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    Lynne B
    December 15, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I prefer matte shadow because I’m older and I have oily skin. However, I think I definitely like metallics better than shimmer or glitter.

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    Bethany Suire
    December 16, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I’m a makeup lover so I enjoy working with both matte and metallic shawdows preferably together. I’ll lay down some mattes in the crease of my eyelids as a transition and then layer a beautiful sparkly metallic on top, sometimes in the form of a halo cut crease style.

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    Suzanne Giroux
    December 20, 2018 / 9:40 am

    I like both mattes and metallics as using them both in my eye look really looks good.

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    December 20, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    I like metallics

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    Kathy Davis
    December 20, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    I’ve been adding more metallic to my routine. I think it gives a little pop to my eyes. But mostly I use matte shadows.

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    Cynthia Richardson
    December 21, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I pretty much stick to mattes, but maybe a pop of metallic in the center of my eyeld

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    December 23, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I like mixing them together.

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    December 23, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    I like both for different occasions.

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    Angelica Dimeo
    December 23, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I love Metallic but love any that is pretty

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    Sally Gearhart
    December 23, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I like both matte and metallic shadows because I love to change it up often. I probably lean more towards matte shadows, i always use matte.

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    Debra Branigan
    December 23, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Definitely matte for my face and age. However, I love metallics – wish I could wear them.

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    Susan Smith
    December 23, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    I prefer matte eyeshadow! Thanks for the giveaway

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    Susan Gillam
    December 23, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    I go for matte colors typically.

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    Susan Gillam
    December 23, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    I typically go for matte shades.

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    Tara L
    December 24, 2018 / 1:19 am

    I wouldn’t mind to try metallic or matte I’ve never really used metallic I think it would be cool to try. Fingers crossed!

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    Paula K
    December 24, 2018 / 2:02 am

    I lean towards matte shades but have been trying to step out of my comfort zone and wear metallics.

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    Dana Rodriguez
    December 24, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    It depends on the day. Mattes for everyday.

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    Marilyn Nawara
    December 24, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I prefer the matte now that I’m getting older.

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    Monica Kirkham
    December 24, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    I like metallic best, but matte looks best on me.

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