The 25 Days of Christie: Day 25 — Last Day + GIVEAWAY!

Hooray!! We made it! Today is the last day in the 25 Days of Christie!

I just wanted to thank you all for playing along and keeping up with my daily ramblings. You have all been so supportive and exciting and to thank you properly I am presenting you with a very special giveaway!

Benefit’s “Feelin’ Dandy” Lip and Cheek Kit!
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This set comes with Posie Tint Lip & Cheek Stain, High Beam Highlight, Dandelion Powder Blush, and Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip Gloss!! I am literally so excited to give this away, it is such a fun little combo of exciting things and of course I LOVE Benefit!

Here’s how to enter:
1. “LIKE” Christie Caiola: Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist on Facebook!
2. Share this blog post on Facebook.
3. Comment on this blog post your favorite thing about the 25 Days of Christie or what you’d like to see in the future on my blog + your full name!

*Contest ends 11:59PM Wednesday night. Winner will be drawn Thursday morning. Facebook is in no way responsible or involved in the contest process.

A Few of My Favorite Things:
Day 1: Tweezerman Tweezers
Day 2: Josie Maran Argan Oil
Day 3: Christian Dior Cuticle Cream
Day 4: L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
Day 5: MakeUp Forever HD Primer
Day 6: Benefit’s Benetint Tinted Lip Balm
Day 7: Buxom Full Bodied Lip Stick
Day 8: Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips
Day 9: Benefit’s “They’re Real” Mascara
Day 10: Essie Crystal Nail File
Day 11: Benefit’s Watts Up
Day 12: OPI Nail Lacquer
Day 13: MAC Brushes
Day 14: Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
Day 15: MakeUp Forever HD Powder
Day 16: Smith’s Rosebud Salve
Day 17: Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream
Day 18: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Day 19: MakeUp Forever HD Foundation
Day 20: Hot Tools Marcel Curling Iron
Day 21: Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner
Day 22: Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara
Day 23: MakeUp Forever Camo Palette #5
Day 24: MAC Liquid Last Liquid Eye Liner
Day 25: My Family ❤

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*Photo Credit: Rock-Steady Images

  So, to conclude my list of favorite things, I felt it was only right to pay tribute to my amazing family. It is because of my husband’s support and encouragement that I am able to do what I do. Without his help, I wouldn’t be where I am at all. On numerous occasions he has woken up with me at the crack of dawn to help me pack up and carry my bags to my car for an early wedding or shoot, he’s cleaned my brushes for me and even accompanied me on shoots that I wasn’t too sure about. He has always supported my career and cheered me on, even when times get tough and when I’ve second guessed my own abilities and choices. This is an extremely hard career path, mainly because it is freelance. There have been so many bumps in the road and failures, but all have led me to where I am today. If I didn’t have the kind of support I have in him, I would have quit long long ago.

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*Photo Credit: Rock-Steady Images

On top of my amazing, supportive husband, I can’t post about the possibility of my career without also paying tribute to my parents and brothers. I first started doing makeup when I was in high-school and my family pushed me and encouraged me to go towards an unconventional way of life. They never tried to steer me towards what society felt I should do, but let me follow my dreams and were always my number one fans. I pursued makeup school instead of a college degree and couldn’t be happier. I also recall my brothers driving me to the city and helping me learn my way through the subways, trains, and buses so I wouldn’t be discouraged and afraid of what I didn’t know. Today, I am a transit master ;).

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*Photo Credit: Bill Cardoni

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*Photo Credit: Tin Sparrow Studio

And of course, last but not least, my adorable son. He may not have anything to do with my makeup career but he is absolutely one of my all-time favorite things :). He is a blessing and so full of life and personality. I am so grateful to have the career that I have where I can be home with him most days and still have a freelance career. He is so loving and so stinkin’ cute!

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Photo Credit: Kievning Photography

 

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my 25 Days of Christie. It was a pleasure to bring you my favorite things and to spoil some of you with some giveaways!

Don’t go too far away, because I will soon be launching a new series of posts– any guesses on what it will be?! Ooooooh, you’ll have to stay tuned!

Love,
Christie Caiola
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “The 25 Days of Christie: Day 25 — Last Day + GIVEAWAY!

  1. joy Olmsted

    I just love hearing anything you have to say!! Loved every minute of the 25 days of Christie.

  2. Gina

    Gina Vincenti…..i love your blog…i’ve enjoyed reading about all your favorite items and tips

  3. Jessi Metzger

    I think your whole blog is just adorable. The 25 days of Christie concept was great 🙂 I really loved the tutorial ( bc let’s face it- I’m hopeless at figuring it out on my own) and would love to see more! You’re so talented!

  4. Kayleigh Milko

    My favorite part of your blog was definitely this post. I think it’s great that you made #25 your family. I also loved how you thanked them, especially Adam. It’s wonderful how much he helps you and supports you and so sweet he’s cleaned brushes and whatnot (I’m such a softie for that stuff because Jason has helped me clean my brushes and finish my art projects). Haha. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be posting next! 🙂

  5. Julianne

    My Favorite part of the 25 days of Christie was the insight it gave into who you are! Both as a person and as a make-up artist! You are so amazing! I am happy to say I know you 🙂

    PS. Happy Birthday!!!

  6. Janice Laurino

    My favorite part or parts of the 25 days of Christie was not only the awesome advice you gave. Especially on day 2 when you introduced me to Josie Maran Argan Oil. My skin has never felt softer. But I especially loved today day 25 where you made your whole family not just Adam and the little man but your whole family. Its such a blessing to have such a great family as you do. I am so honored to call you my friend. I am looking forward to your next series!

  7. I like reading the 25 Days of Christie because I like the selections you choose and I like reading about it.

  8. Meghan carroll

    I really liked all the product suggestions and love the ones I naught.Aka the tweezers foundation primer and meesha. Id like some braid tutorials 🙂 keep going with this I really look forward to it and enjoy it

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