Second Blog Anniversary + Giveaway!

Hi ladies,

today Beautiful with Brains turns 2! It seems like yesterday when I was trying to find a nice name for the blog and writing my first post and now I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years. Time flies so fast!

I just wanna thank you each and everyone of you, from the bottom of my heart, for visiting my blog, reading, commenting and making it such a nice community. Thank you for your continuous support and encouragement, I really appreciate it very much. I feel so grateful and honoured that I got the opportunity to meet so many lovely people through my blog, it wouldn’t be here without you all.

A few days ago I told you I had a surprise in store for you. Well, here it is. To celebrate BWB second birthday and thank you guys for your support, I’m hosting a giveaway for all of you:


Bottega Verde Anti-Age Shampoo (travel size)
Collistar chic green makeup bag
Essence Into The Wild Bronzing Powder
Eyeko Sparkle Powder
I Provenzali Lip Balm with Argan Oil
Pupa Diva’s Lashes mascara
Pupa Multiplay Eyeliner Pencil in #9 Black
Pupa Smokey Eyes palette
Revlon Runaway Collection fake nails
Vichy Oligo 25 Levres lipgloss in Gold Pink


– To win, simply leave a comment in the post telling anything you want: what you had for lunch, what was the last movie you saw, why you want to win.. Anything at all. Only 1 comment per person please.

– For a second chance to win, follow me on Twitter and RT the following message:

Entered to win BWB 2nd Blog Anniversary Giveaway! Follow @beautywithbrain & RT to enter!

– The contest is open to all readers. I will ship worldwide.

– The contest ends on 11th July 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced the next day, 12th July 2010.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. Shea says

    Happy Anniversary!
    I wish I had the drive like you to do my own blog…but sadly I get lazy and let other things occupy my mind (like the pile of books staring at me as I type this…go, Ted Dekker! haha.)
    Appreciate everything you do. ♥

  2. says


    Happy anniversary! I like your blog. It’s simple and readable. Unlike other giveaways, yours is genuinely ‘giving’ away these stuff. A lot just want to increase their followers and hits but you’re not. Kudos to that! 😉
    chloe´s last blog post ..Giveaways time again!My Profile

  3. Frieda Shor says

    Happy 2nd Anniversary! This blog has something for everyone. Much as I would like to contribute generously(I am no tightfist. I am convinced I pay SEPHORA’S RENT-in more than one venue in NYC, no less;-) with makeup tips I have picked up, and some ingenious ideas that cost a few pennies but make one look like the epitome of class and subtle stunning beauty–I only recently truly became cognizant of something I paid lip service (Oh…so many! Wearing a lot of Lipstains these days–best being Tarte, imho, as it is so moist, and my lips are Sahara-like.) to but now I can pick it up on pple.

    No moisturizer will give you that eternal glow; no makeup will make you prettier even with killer bone structure to begin with–The key to beauty is Inner Peace and Acceptance(of what we cannot change). Very few achieve this, but I am on a mission.

    I am not being preachy, I am being honest. I will continue being honest and say It would be so lovely to win The Second Annual Giveaway…

    If not, I am sure you will be around for many years to come, so I will get more chances without a doubt.

    Mazel Tov 😉

  4. marie says

    happy anniversary! I really like your blog because it’s very readable and doesn’t look cluttered. I am just beginning to really appreciate using makeup and I know I still have a long way to go. Thank you for always providing good reviews!

  5. Kiki says

    I just came across your blog and I love the intellectual approach you take to cosmetics and beauty. A lot of blogs I read take a fangurl approach to cosmetics and skincare by directly posting PR releases with no actual thought about the truth of the words. So to read a balanced view is refreshing :)

    I spend a lot (by my lights) on skincare and beauty but I like to make sure that I get what I’m paying for. This blog has now become one of my go to resources for the truth behind the hype. Keep up the good work and thank you for all the effort you’ve put in to help ppl out here.

  6. Michelle:) says

    Hi – Happy Anniversary!!!! i like reading your blogs – they are fun!!!

    Love Michelle

  7. says

    hi, i find you from google, believe me ! :)
    i want to find out about essence into the wild, and you review it :)
    nice informative post ! love it.

    what i want to tell is i have passed my last thesis in the afternoon this day :)
    and i am so happy right now (altough still there are many revision to do)
    also, i get a giveaway item from german :)

    thanks for the chance dear

  8. Emiluna says

    Hi!! I was searching on google some swatches of the Fior di Magnolia Light Blue Set eyeshadow quad and….what a surprise!! I found your blog and saw your tutorials….you’re fantastic!! I loved them so much! I really liked “Smokey Eyes with a Hint of Purple”…you’re eyes are so sweet….and…….sei italiana??
    Mi stavo sforzando di scrivere in inglese e invece forse posso evitare visto che mi capisci benissimo….che sollievo!
    Comunque davvero un bel blog, ho visto solo pochi post ma sono felice di averlo tovato lungo il mio cammino sul web…messo tra i preferiti!
    Continuerò a leggerti ovviamente!

  9. Anna says

    Happy 2nd Anniversary BWB,
    Thanks for all ur tips n reviews. It’s helped me so much in day to day makeup (for newbie like me). Now, applying makeup is such a fun, with all those tips. Keep it up girl…

  10. S Howes says

    I am happy to have found your blog! It would be especially nice to win the mascara, since I need a good mascara. Thank you for hosting this. Last movie I saw: Zombieland. (I know you said anything, so I just tried to cover the bases lol)

  11. Robin says

    I had steamed spinach, carrots, and half a baked potato for lunch, thanks for asking!
    Love your blog and Happy 2nd BWB!

  12. Donna says

    I’m a stay at home mom, so I rarely use cosmetics. It’s only lately I’ve been thinking, why not? Even thought I might not go out in public except the grocery store, or post office, why shouldn’t I look my best anyway. It’s a bit of a treat to take the time to make my face up and it makes me feel good, just knowing I’m looking my best. So I’ve been picking up some new cosmetics and it sure would be nice to win the contest and have a few more!

  13. UrbanGypsy says

    Soooo… I’m moving to the Philippines for two years to go to midwifery school… It would be awesome to win so that I could have makeup while I’m over there. I don’t really know what’s available there or how much it costs… so I’m a little worried that I won’t be able to take care of my skin properly while I’m there…
    Also Love you blog! I read it every day! <3

  14. Corinne says

    Hey there, and Happy Anniversary 😀
    Today my friend to me out shopping, it all started out that she was buying stuff in the shops I went in, I was not so lucky in finding anything I liked, but then about 20 min. later my shopaholic tendencies awoke and I got to find lots of great deals, I guess I just had to get warmed up lol.. my friend told me that shopping is good for the soul, I agree but I think it is painful on the wallet lol

    You have a nice day! C

  15. Mandy says

    I’ve always been tempted by Pupa testers in the store but the prices put me off! Thanks for including them in the giveaway! :)

  16. Joanna says

    Happy anniversary! :) I love this blog cause its so informative, keep up the good work!

  17. Diana says

    Happy 2nd Birthday Anniversary Beautiful With Brains! Not only is this my first time on this website but it is also my first time being able to enter into one of these online makeup give away contests, considering that all of the ones I have ever looked into in the past from other websites have expired!

    Thank you and again Happy 2nd Birthday Anniversary!

  18. Anna B. says

    I recently discovered your blog and I am so glad it did! It is really imformative and entertaining (I MAY have spent almost an hour browsing the previous entries…)
    Keep up the wonderful blog!

  19. Erin says

    Congratulations on your Anniversary! I am a 1st timer on your blog. Looks great! I am a self proclaimed beauty/cosmetic junkie. I love type of stuff!