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Red is for carpets at award shows, not for faces

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Disclosure: I’m participating in the Break Up with Your Makeup Blogger Contest
Sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.

Enter to win a trip to the Emmy's #makeup #rosacea #Mirvaso

Envelope please…..And the winner is…. YOU!

Imagine winning a trip to the Emmys (possibly with me!) and getting the complexion you have always wanted. I know right?

Enter the contest Break UP with Your Makeup, to win a gift basket of skin care goodies and you will also be entered to win a trip to the Emmys. Your entry also enters me in a bloggers contest to win a trip to the Emmys, so I’m counting on you! Of course, you know I love my makeup so much, I wouldn’t actually break up with it altogether. But wearing less of it? Yes please!

Many of you know that I struggle with rosacea. It’s a weird occurrence of the complexion that can’t always be explained. Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition. Sure you want to try to pinpoint what might cause those flare ups that can cover your cheeks like pimples- was it yesterday’s spicy food, or the day out in the sun, maybe that glass of pinot before bed;  only they don’t respond to regular acne treatments. Most common symptoms people complain of is persistent facial redness. Ha, remember when you always had those ‘rosy cheeks’ like your Aunt Hilda? Hmm… maybe she had rosacea too!

My rosacea started after my son was born. I couldn’t figure out why, what I thought were zits on the apples of my cheeks wouldn’t go away. Even when I would try and cover it up with makeup, it seemed to shine through the cover up. And once you do cover the red, who wants bumps on their skin even under their makeup?

I have a makeup and skin care drawer full of products that promise to cover or soothe redness. I think I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on essential oils, lotions, and primers that promise to make the redness go away. But having one product covered by my insurance co-pay could save me hundreds! Think of all that money I could spend on lipstick!

A new prescription product is available called Mirvaso. Mirvaso is the only FDA approved treatment for the persistent facial redness of rosacea. It works fast, providing same day results that last up to 12 hours before the redness returns.

16 million Americans are affected and more are women than men. Go figure.

Don’t you hate when you have a special event and you want a ‘good face day’ and whelp, there comes the rosacea. Ugh.  I will definitely be asking my dermatologist about Mirvaso.

Now go enter the contest!! See you on the red carpet!


Contest ends July 31, 2014


Important Safety Information:
Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha
adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment
of persistent(nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or
Adverse Events:
In clinical trials, the most common adverse
reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation
and contact dermatitis.
Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary
insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension,
thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome.
Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel
should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or
uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions
following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported.
Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children.
Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription
drugs to the FDA. Visit
or call

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  1. I would love any of the goodies! Great giveaway! Erin

  2. Nancy Morin says:

    Fortunately, I don’t suffer from rosacea. But I’d love the prize! 🙂

  3. So very cool! I have been eyeing up the Cetaphil face wash for a while now, and would love to try their products. Also, the Red Carpet with you?! I would die!

  4. Nancy F says:

    What a great giveaway! I love Galderma products.

  5. I’d love to win this awesome giveaway!

  6. I’d just like to win the basket of goodies 😀

  7. I want this!

  8. What I wouldn’t give to be on the red carpet with you!!!!

  9. If you and I got a chance to go to the Emmys together, I would spontaneously combust. AFTER I removed the fabulous dress I’d absolutely wear to the show! AAAAK! I WANT TO WINNNN!!!

  10. Awesome giveaway – thank you!

  11. I really just want that basket! Yay!

  12. Great prize pack!

  13. I don’t have a dermatologist. But I would like free face stuff! (p.s. remember you’re gonna give me your makeup handmedowns one day) 😉

  14. Oooh – yes please, I WANT IT ALL. (Except the red face.)

  15. My daughter suffers from Keratosis Pilaris and one of the recommended products is cetaphil restoraderm. It’s very hard to find around here, and fairly expensive too. She’s very self conscious about the bumps on her cheeks, I’d love to win the basket of goodies!

    Also? A trip with you? Sign me Up!

  16. This would be fabulous!

  17. I want to go to the Emmys and I want to go with RTGTV!

  18. I have used Cetaphil for years and love it. me please!