Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sigma Brush Contest {Open until Oct 7th 2011}

Below you will find the link to the YouTube video telling you all about this contest.

Winner gets Face Edition Brushes from Sigma. F80, F82, and F84.
Check out more info at
This contest is international.

This will be a 2 in 1 contest. @ prizes and 2 different ways to win.

To enter you must be a subscriber on YouTube, a Fan on Facebook, and a follower of my blog

First contest for sigma brushes: Send me a picture of a Halloween look with j & a written in the picture on a piece of paper or your hand, etc. You can send more than one look. Send me your look to

Makeup does not have to be done on yourself, but it must be your work.

The winner will be drawn randomly so you can be a beginner or a professional and win.

Second contest to win a goody bag of makeup, skin care, and other goodies:
The pictures will be put into an album. From there you can share the look(s) you've done to get as many likes as you can. You can also get more points by referring your friends to the Facebook fan page. Just make sure they let me know you sent them. Whoever has the most of both will get the prizes.
I have Too Faced Cosmetics and more!

Please contact me if you have any questions! Can't wait to see your makeup looks for Halloween!!
Winners announced Oct 8th!
YouTube link-

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Makeup Doesn't Cover Everything!

Domestic Violence is something that is more common than a lot of us think. It happens to women in the United States every NINE SECONDS. Men are abused too, but statistically is not as much as women.
ACT is something that is dear to my heart. As a victim it's very hard to feel "normal". And when we don't feel "normal" it means those around us might feel the same way when in our presence.
It affects our children. A recent study found that school age children who witness violence exhibit a range of problem behaviors including depression, anxiety, and violence toward their peers. 

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

If you have any questions about what each of the different types of violent relationships there are please check this site out:
I advise everyone to know what constitutes as abuse because it could be happening to you or someone you love. 

I really enjoy putting on my What A Girl Wants Events and I love being able to give back to the women in my community. The service that I can do isn't enough to change their lives over completely, but it's a drop in the bucket and if we all put in a drop then we will have a full bucket! 

I like to take my team down to Naples and do makeup for the ladies there. They really enjoy it and I get to talk to them and meet them. We talk about being women and makeup and fun stuff. No talk of abuse or anything negative. They share with me what they will, but I never pressure them to tell me anything. I want them to feel like they are special and deserve more than what they have or I can give. 

Please contact me for more information on what you can do for your local ACT or Women's Shelter. I am always looking for makeup artists to come with me and play with makeup with these awesome women. 

Share something below about your thoughts on violence.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mother's Day Contest/Giveaway!

Mother's Day is coming upon us soon! We love our mom's and now is your chance to give your mom an awesome gift!

To enter this giveaway you need to write a short essay telling us what the one thing you would give your mother (within reason) and tell us why.

We will choose 3 winners. They will be announced on April 23rd and your essay will be posted to share on our blogs, websites, fan pages, and this event page.

Each winner will receive a 30 minute free psychic reading from Crystal Child's. A Texas Tony's $25 gift card (located in Naples). And each mother and daughter will receive a Too Faced Glamour Gloss. Also Motives is creating 3 makeup gift baskets for each winner!

Not only will you get those goodies, but we are also giving away a "spa day" with your mother which includes hair (shampoo/style. If cut or color is desired it can be purchased), makeup application, goodies to munch on and a good time to be had by all. This will take place at the Believe Beauty Salon located in Cape Coral on May 1st.

Send your entries to by April 20th. Please send us a picture of you and your mom.

***Want to win something extra? Share and tag this "event" to win an inspirational, custom-made piece of jewelry from Crush Designs.

We have received some awesome entries and can't wait to share them with you!!! Please comment below telling us what you love about your mother!!! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brooke Price Photography Session!! {GIVEAWAY} CLOSED!

I am super excited to be giving away this awesome prize!!! You don't want to miss this awesome chance to win $50 for a session with Brooke Price Photography
She is so bubbly and fun you can't not have a fun time and get great pictures all at the same time!

Gift certificate is good until the end of March 2011. Valid for $50.00 toward any session or print order. Sessions for newborn are regularly $200. Family photos of 4 are $150. 

Newborn shots:


                                                                THE FAMILY TREE
                                                                      Family Photos:


On Location Natural Light Photography. Based out of SWFL, Available for Travel. Brooke is available for phone consult Mon-Sat :9am - 6pm Scheduling times vary, and are on a first come first serve for booking. 
Phone number (239) 405-5907

How to enter:
1. Become a fan of j&a {makeup artistry}(formally Beauty By Janea) on Facebook.

2. Become a fan of Brooke Price Photography on Facebook.

3. Become a Follower of my blog.

4. Sign up for our newsletter

5. Share on Twitter or Facebook or your blog. 

5. Tell us what kind of pictures you would like Brooke to take of your newborn or family.

Enter an individual comment for each task you accomplish. Along with your email. 

You have ONE day to win!!! Winner is announced on Thursday the 10th of February. 

Good luck and enjoy!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Too Faced {GIVEAWAY} 1000+ FANS!!

It's FINALLY time for the Too Faced Cosmetics Giveaway!!
First I want to tell you about the prizes you will be entering to win. Glamour Gloss in the most popular color Plush is one of my favorite glosses ever! There are natural rice lipids and dehydrated marine spheres in it that work directly with the body's hydration system to collect moisture and plump your lips. It's a comfort plump so it won't hurt. It feels like nice cool air blowing on your lips. 
This gloss also has a combination of Omega 3,6, and 9, natural vitamin E, Jojoba and avocado oils that are used to hydrate and moisturize lips making them look younger. It's great for firming those lips!
Cost is $19.
The second goodie in this giveaway is what I call the "Fluffer." Lashgasm mascara does just that. It is a voluptuous, fluffing mascara that conditions as it thickens to create dramatically long lashes with intense color. Our unique, flexible molded brush grabs lashes from all sides for a climax of length volume. It has multiple rows of flexible but firm,molded bristles that are designed with micro-hooks that grab each and every lash for a clump-free application. It is water-resistant and can be used alone for a dramatic lash or can be paired up with Lash Injection for a full dramatic, darker than dark lash. I personally use both of these together. 
Cost $21.

The final piece in this giveaway is the Primed and Poreless Powder. It turns any foundation into high definition makeup.It's silky, translucent finishing powder adjusts to any skin tone while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. This weightless powder can be worn alone, or under and over foundation to prep skin, lockdown makeup and control shine for a complexion smoothing, flawless finish. It's colorless so anyone can wear it. I wear this one because I have oily skin and the powder helps keep my foundation on. Plus you gotta love that it makes pores appear smaller. 
Cost $28.

Again I use all of these myself. I love them and I use them on my brides too. The total cost for this package is $68 (without tax). I am happy to give it to you in this giveaway!

I want to thank all of you for helping me reach over 1000 fans! You rock! 

Now for how to enter the giveaway!! Please do the following to enter and post a SEPARATE comment for each task you do. Thanks! It makes it easier for me to count and give everyone all their entries. Also please add your email address in at least one of your entries so I can get a hold of you if you are the winner! Winner will be announced on January 18th so you have a full week to enter and share!
          1. Become a fan on Facebook of j & a {makeup artistry} (formally Beauty By Janea)

                 2. Become a Follower here to my blog

                  3. Share this blog post with friends on facebook (tag me on FB), your blog, and twitter. (We          don't have Twitter yet, but please feel free to share it there.) For each different place you share it on you get an extra entry. Please post each time you share.

                  4. Sign up for our newsletter!!!

                  5.. I love to hear from you so for the last entry I want you to tell me what more I can do for you! What you like about makeup and what lines you enjoy or what kinds of things I can offer you, etc.

****Once again THANK YOU for checking out my blog and helping me do one of the things that makes me happy! I love doing this for you guys!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

CLOSED.....Z Palette {Giveaway}

It's that time of year and I have the best gift to give you gals!!!
I like to try new things and see how well they work for me, then share with you gals. I have a Z Palette myself and I use it when I go to do makeup. I have TONS of eyeshadows and blush and desperately need something to help me condense all my goodies. I have 2 MAC palettes and want to try the UNII Cosmetics palette now.

For this blog entry we are going to be talking about experiences with the Z Palette.
I have been researching this product all over the internet as well as using it myself.

My experience has been good thus far. I like that I can see my colors through the top where with others I have to open it and hope the color I want inside is the one I picked up.
I love the patterns. I have the leopard printed one.
In my palette I have lots of different pans. MAC, Mary Kay, eye shadows, and blushes. I am still working on de-potting my other cosmetics.
I have been able to fit a lot of pans into the palette. I must have at least 20 in one Z Palette.

Somethings I read about that people didn't like were that is is made of cardboard. Don't want to get it wet. It's not the cardboard you are thinking exactly though. Not the kind that's cheap from a box you ship stuff in.
I have seen girls complaining about the pans not staying put. This problem I had only with my MAC eyeshadows that I de-potted. I fixed that problem easy as pie. I went to Wal-Mart and bought the magnetic sheets for $0.97. Just cut it into a square and remove the sheet and stick it to the back. Now they stay just fine.

My next venture is to go to IKEA and get a holder for all the Z Palettes that I will have soon. =) This product (click on the link) you can paint and decorate however you want and it will hold your Z Palettes.
The link above is for a DVD rack and this one HERE is for a CD rack. Both will fit Z Palettes.

Follow instructions below to win your own set of Z Palettes. The prize is ONE large leopard and ONE small zebra palette. You get BOTH!

COMMENT separately for each entry!! 

1. Leave me a comment about your experience with a Z Palette if you have one. If you don't have one, tell me why you would want one. 

2. Become a FAN of Z Palette on Facebook.

3. Become a FAN of j & a {makeup artistry} on Facebook. (Under the name Beauty By Janea). 

4. Become a FOLLOWER of this blog.

5. Blog about this blog or share it by tagging "Beauty By Janea" on Facebook to let people know about the {GIVEAWAY}. Come back here and let me know you did it or add the link to the blog.

Winner will be announced FRIDAY the 17th!! 

Good luck to ALL of you!!! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and I will try and get this mailed to the winner in time to get it for Christmas.

***Please put your email in your comment ***

Friday, October 1, 2010

CLOSED...{GIVEAWAY} Go Pink!!! Be aware of your boobs and cancer!!!

So this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's not something I personally have had to deal with personally. I think we tend to support causes that we are close to or have meaning to us. This was a challenge I gave myself to get more involved even if it's for just a month. 
Domestic Violence is something I have been working on to help people be aware of it so I gave myself a challenge to learn something new since this month is Awareness Month for both of these causes. 

I challenge you to find out more about breast cancer. I even did something simple as looking at images of breast cancer. It made it more real to me. To see the pain and problem that breast cancer can cause women. 

A dollar from everyone would be such a huge help so I encourage you to donate as well. 
La Purse has given me the opportunity to encourage and entice you to be more aware of breast cancer and help others to be aware of it to by giving away not one scarf, but TWO to my followers and fans!

There will be actually a THIRD scarf to win, but only for those who are attending the Live Life Well Expo
From my fan page on Facebook you can enter the giveaways.  We will do TWO giveaways from here and there. 
I will list the contest/giveaway rules underneath each scarf and that's the scarf you will enter to win. You of course can enter to win both!! 
The Two-Toned Reversible scarf will be chosen by how many posts/tags are on our fan page with your name in it.
The ruffle scarf contest winner will be picked by 

The beautiful two toned scarf contest is as follows:
Head over to j & a {makeup artistry} fan page (formally Beauty By Janea) and tell me who sent you to my page. So if you are a fan of ours please encourage your friends to come and post that "____your name here (tagging helps)____ helped save my tatas!" 
The more your name is posted the better chance you have to win.

This contest is going hand in hand with the first contest. You are helping your friends save their tatas by entering this next contest. 
For this contest I want you to research Breast Cancer and share something you have found out about it that you didn't know before, or an experience you have had with breast cancer. Share something related to breast cancer to help educate someone else to enter to win.
Want extra chances to win? Here's how!
Reply in the comment box SEPARATELY to get more entries to win.

1. Become and fan of j & a {makeup artistry}
Post it in a comment for me that you are a FAN!

2. Become a FOLLOWER of our blog here. Create a Google account if you don't have one to become a follower. 
Post in a comment for me that you are a FOLLOWER!

3. Share your new or old knowledge about Breast Cancer with us so we can be more AWARE!
Post in a comment your information or story or knowledge/experience.

Please share this with your friends so they can have a chance to learn more about Breast Cancer and have a chance to win the scarves to help support the cause.

If you don't win the contest don't worry you can get any of the three scarves listed below each for 25% off from now until November 1st. You can support Breast Cancer by Going Pink. 
Enter "GOPINK" at checkout for 25% off each pink scarf.