A Kevyn Aucoin Palette Giveaway to Celebrate My Blog Anniversary | rolala loves

A Kevyn Aucoin Palette Giveaway to Celebrate My Blog Anniversary

October 26, 2016

I'm thrilled that rolala loves is celebrating it's 5 year blog anniversary this month. I initially started this space to support my photography business but then it somehow grew into it's own entity and I'm still at it. Reaching this milestone has me feeling nostalgic as I look forward. I thought it was appropriate to refresh the space at this time and I hope you like the new layout as much as I do.  I wanted a design with a clean and modern aesthetic and intuitive navigation that somewhat reflected the spirit of the former look. And I think this may be my favorite version of my logo yet. Thanks to everyone who's already noticed and given me feedback on it!

As I looked back on my posts I realized that as much as things have changed, they have also remained the same. I'm the sort who tends to live by consistency. I think this blog reflects that and it feels good to have remained true to who I am.  This has been a wonderful creative outlet and I feel an enormous sense of satisfaction when people who know me IRL tell me that reading my blog is like having a conversation with me. And it's immensely gratifying when someone comes back and tells me that they tried or watched something that I recommended. What I've enjoyed the most are the conversations that I have with you all on here and on your blogs. I've learned over the years that the blogging community is really amazing and the friendships I've gained is one of the rewarding aspects. The generous outpouring of encouragement and support I got from fellow bloggers/readers a few years ago when I was unwell meant the world and went a long way to help me to get through a really difficult time.

So I was thinking about where I want to go with rolala loves. Let me just say that I'll be doing this as long as I enjoy it. I always call this a lifestyle blog and the topics are a reflection of my varied interests. I'm not the sort who gets too personal because I don't look at my blog as my diary. And while I enjoy my life, it would be quite boring to read about. Instead I'll just continue bringing a personal perspective to whatever I write about. Everything that is covered here does conform to my personal preferences. Yes I really am partial to good looking, lanky Asian men with amazing hair because I'm married to one. The beauty focus will continue. Reviews are great but I want to get more into skincare and Asian beauty in general as well as focus on the products that I'm using. I'm big on wellness and organization and I'd love to bring that here. And I think I'd like to start sharing recipes again. You can also let me know what you'd like to see more of.

I wanted to celebrate and thank the readers of this blog with a giveaway! The prize is this Kevyn Aucoin The Look Book Essential Glamour Palette. I had picked this up for myself awhile ago and I liked it so much I bought another one to give away because good things should be shared. This limited edition Look Book, inspired by Kevyn Aucoin's best selling book Making Faces contains a range of the iconic makeup artist's bestselling shades of 4 eye, 2 lip and 2 cheek colors along with an instruction guide with application techniques to create a range of different looks. Every single one of these colors are gorgeous and wear very well. I love it and I think you will too!

This is an international giveaway that starts October 26, 2016 and ends on November 12, 2016. Entries will be verified for eligibility. One winner will be randomly selected. You can enter through this link or the Rafflecopter widget below. The widget can be a little temperamental so if it doesn't load on this page, just CLICK THROUGH HERE  for it! Good luck!

Photos via Styled Stock Photography & Nordstrom
70 comments on "A Kevyn Aucoin Palette Giveaway to Celebrate My Blog Anniversary"
  1. Congratulations on 5 years blogging, Rowena and wishing you many more successful years! And holy cow, how amazing is your new blog design? Is it custom design? Honestly it's amazing, very clean and chic too.

    On to your question, I would love to see more recipe posts please. Your recipes are amazing and I would love to see more of them here so I can try and recreate them at home.

    Reflection of Sanity | b·liv Skincare Set Giveaway

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  2. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I'm new to your blog this year,but I love reading your content! Even though I'm fairly new to your blog, I can tell that you put a lot of dedication into your posts! Wishing you many more wonderful years of blogging!

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  3. I like the new layout, Rowena. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, it's always a nostalgic time for me to relfect at what has happened within each blog year that passes. I think it's good to have some personal bits in the blog but also as you say, your blog isn't a diary and that's fine with me. I think as long as you are still enjoying it and maintainining your perspective that is what matters. It's when bloggers lose themselves (and their originality or viewpoint) when I stop reading.
    FASHION TALES

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  4. Wow congrats on five years! You know what, I only realised the other week that I too am coming up to my five year anniversary too! I haven't even contemplated how to celebrate it so I better put some thought into it. I have to commend you for remaining true to your principles and self. I think it's easy to vier off track in the blog world and remaining authentic can be trying sometimes. I know I've certainly enjoyed being introduced to K-Dramas. A new obsession that will probably become a perpetual habit. As soon as it hits 8:30pm, out comes the iPad lol. I'm watching Beautiful Gong Shim right now. Super funny and cheesy at times and I'm coming up to the final eps so will have to look for another series to watch next lol.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  5. Yay! Happy BlogAnniversary Rowena and congrats on these 5 years, ur blog is very sweet and adorable, it shows how much u care doing it, keep it up! Glad to have known u through it. Hugs! xo

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  6. Hi Rowena, so beautiful tempale. I love your new tempalte.
    Happy blog anniversary.
    Kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  7. CONGRATS on 5 years!! Wahoo!!! What an awesome giveaway! Cheers!

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  8. Woot! Congratulations, Rowena:) Here's to many more years! I am truly grateful to consider you not only as a blogger friend, but also as my sonsaengnim/sunbae when it comes to Kstuff. You rock!
    And more of those eye candy posts please....hehe....and of course, anything Beauty/Kdrama. But really, I like reading all your posts so just keep doing what you're doing:) XOXO

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  9. Oh sweetie, huge congrats on five years!!! I love your blog and the new design is totally stunning:) xoxo

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  10. 5 years! Just wow! Congrats & I hope you'll never get tired of your blog.
    I love skincare & beauty posts & I can't forget otfits (skirts especially)

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  11. I would love to see more makeup dupe type posts with comparison swatches.

    (Rosie A)

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  12. Rowena, Congratulations on your 5 year Blogiversary! You know I absolutely love your blog! We connected from the very beginning! I love the fact that you talk about an assortment of things. With every post I learn something! I love your beauty reviews, Currently Loving, Asian actor/actresses posts, and excursions through NEW YORK! Just keep being YOU! Whatever you discuss is fine with me! Awesome giveaway. I entered.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  13. Lovely blog Rowena! Congrats! Sweet greetings! Kisses:)))

    xxBasia

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  14. 5 years...wow! I need to look and see when I started. It's all such a blur! I love stopping by here and seeing your photos and sometimes finding new places to dine at when I'm in NYC! :) Congrats again!

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  15. Congratulations on your 5 years!! I enjoy a variety of topics. I enjoy beauty product reviews, hauls, first impressions, etc. I enjoy fashion, a good recipe, life's issues, excitements, disappointments, etc. I don't believe I've read one of your post that I couldn't relate to. I honestly do not have any constructive criticism to offer. Oh yes, I do want to say, I LOVE your new design for many reasons. One reason is I can easily get around, go from one post to another, it is easy to navigate. So many blogs now have redesigned their blog that if there is an option to go by date from one post to the next I have yet to find it. I think they are by topic and I feel like I keep scrolling through the same post over and over and after longer than I should look I get so aggravated I just leave their blog. I'm not Einstein but I'm not stupid and no blog, or anything else should be that difficult to navigate. I said all of that rant(sorry) to say thank you thank you. Hope you are having a good day.

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  16. Wow, Congrats on 5 years of blogging! That is so amazing. I love your blog so much! Love your design, very clean and chic. Also, such an awesome giveaway! x

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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  17. Wow.. 5 years! That is quite an achievement. Congratulations.

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  18. Congrats on 5 years!!! :D Honestly, I applaud you for your consistent posting--HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A BREAK? (But I'm glad you haven't because I Know your presence in the community will definitely be missed, no matter how short the period) But catching up on your blog is definitely like catching up with a friend--I know I've been guilty of sharing some of your posts with my friends and saying "So one of my friends has done x and y here and there in NYC".

    I definitely say yes to more recipes! Even though I haven't tried your cucumber salad(?) recipe from years back, it's still something that's archived at the back of my mind for future use.

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  19. Congrats on 5 years! I always love honest reviews!

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  20. Congratulations on five years! And keep up the good work and yes write about what you love. And lanky asian men with good hair, keep it coming boo yeah!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  21. Congrats on 5 years! Wow!
    I love your beauty posts (obviously) and a great makeup dupe is always appreciated!!
    Cheers to the next 5 years! 🍾

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  22. Congratulations on the 5 years of successful blogging! I wish you many more!!! Your blog is lovely and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  23. Haaaaappy blog birthday! Good luck everyone!

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  24. I am a big fan of the new design, I love the clean, chic layout, and I think it really fits you and your writing style. Congrats on five years of blogging, on being married to a handsome asian man ;) and to still enjoying what you do here.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  25. Congratulation on five years of blogging, Rowena. And here's to many more to come!! Love the new layout. You go girl! Beautiful giveaway, good luck to everyone.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  26. I love the new layout! I would love to see some makeup recommendations and tutorials featured.

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  27. Wonderful blog!
    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  28. Congrats on five years blogging! It's always so exciting to celebrate a milestone like this, isn't? Thanks for the great giveaway. I love seeing what products and items that bloggers enjoy, so please do keep sharing! Just be you!

    -Lauren

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  29. More whole outfit tips, how to put stuff together.
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    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}

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  30. It's been lovely being blog buddies with you these past few years! I love the new look and it certainly reflects your clean, elegant, and fun aesthetic.
    I'd love to keep on seeing product reviews because that's such a large area and recipes too of course! Here's to hoping we get together for a meal in NYC some day!

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  31. Five years of blogging! That's amazing - congratulations! You have a lovely little space on the internet and I hope to read more from you~

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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  32. Congrats hun. Wishing you many more years of success. I love your new blog design too. Great giveaway.
    Simera |Beautetude

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  33. Congratulations on 5 years of (fabulous) blogging Rowena - here's to many, many more! This is a brilliant giveaway to celebrate the milestone :) To answer your question, I'd love to see more of your personal picks (across any topic at all), because I just adore your Currently Coveting blog posts. They're always full of gorgeous items that I nearly always end up adding to my wishlist :) Have a lovely weekend!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  34. Happy blog anniversary, Rowena! 5 years of blogging is a serious number. I've been enjoying reading your blog and I am happy to have had the chance to get to know you a bit. I also really enjoy the conversations with you. What I'd like to see more often on the blog are dine out posts and photos from NYC. And of course travel stories. Happy b-day to rolala loves once again and cheers!:)

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  35. Congratulations! I am also about to celebrate 5 years; time flies when you're having fun...

    LUXESSED

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  36. Happy 5 years!! I'd love to see more posts about you :)

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  37. Wow! Congrats on five 5 years. More to come!
    www.effortlesslady.co

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  38. Staying true to ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. Congratulations on this milestone. I toast to many many more years of Rolalaloves. Your new layout is very clean, love it! I enjoy everything you post and look forward to what ever you choose to post more of in the future. Recipes are always a good idea especially since I suck in the kitchen.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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  39. yay so cool! I entered the giveaway also :) I've always loved your aesthetics and reviews. Keep up the good work!

    http://www.pinkoolaid.com/

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  40. 5 years is such a long time! It's weird when you think of where you want to take your blog, but I guess you need to carrying creating the things you love. I'm sure your life isnt boring and I love hearing what you get up to through your Instagram posts!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  41. I like beauty tutorials and craft posts. :)

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  42. Congrats on 5 years! Thats an amazing accomplishment. I would say anything having to do with fashion, beauty, healthy eating, or working out are always my favorite things to read about on blogs.

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  43. I'd like to see more about makeup and skincare for people with sensitive skin.

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  44. So fun! I always love reading hauls or subscription boxes. Congrats on your blog by the way, amazing to go so far!

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  45. I'd like to see more beauty reviews.

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  46. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I love outfit posts.

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  47. wow! 5 years and still growing strong, Rowena! Congrats on such a meaningful milestone and I am totally in love with your new updates and looks on the blog, yes, clean, fresh, new yet retaining your original flavour and feel. Nice to see a new touch and upgrades. Awesome job on that, i love the new logo *_^

    I am absolutely with you when it comes to the best thing one takes away from blogging - it is most definitely the friendship and support that blogging brings us! Honestly, you will have a very special place in my heart for I could still remember, you were the first friend I have met and made when I first started my blog myself 3 years back.

    It's super surprising to know that time has passed by so swiftly (when we are having fun, right?) and here we are, at this junction, where all things remain beautiful and strong, driven by our passion to continue to blog and share our ideas and thoughts and most of all, the things we love in life, in general.

    Haha, you are such a lucky lady (vice versa for your hubs), to have found each other, you are always so sweet whenever you mention about him. I can totally feel the love and that crush still remained fresh till today, it is so rare and lovely at the same time.

    You know very well that I will always cherish your friendship and your time for always dropping by and say hi. This giveaway is truly beautiful!! You are such a beautiful soul, as beautiful if not more, than your giveaway *_^

    Thanks for everything, and yes! keep doing what you are doing, as long as it takes!

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
    https://luminnej.blogspot.com

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  48. I would like to see more product reviews.

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  49. Congrats on your five year anniversary! I really enjoy your beauty posts.
    porschepuppy1@gmail.com

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  50. I would love to see lip products reviews :) <3

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  51. Congrats on 5 wonderful years! I like your lists of things you covet, your photos... well, everything really. So just keep doing what you do so well!

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  52. Congrats on 5 years of blogging! I love to read more reviews, your daily skin routine.

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  53. Stumble upon your blog via Marcela....you have a gorgeous blog :) Congratulations on your 5 years of blogging :)

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  54. I have only just discovered your blog, and still exploring it, so can't really say what I want to see more. But I have to admit, you have an awesome blog, and it will easily become one of my favorites :)

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  55. Congrats!!! :)))
    I want to see more review on new products! :))

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  56. Congrats on five years! I agree with a few of the others, I'd like to see more reviews and more recipes!

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  57. I would love to see more skincare posts,..

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  58. Happy anniversary. I would love to see more skin care and make up posts.

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  59. Congrats on 5 years! That is huge. I always like seeing more giveaways and reviews!

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  60. Happy Blogiversary! I love tutorials and giveaways!

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  61. Congrats on five years!!!!! I love reviews of new products

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  62. Happy 5 years blogging ! I love reading all your content on the makeup and tutorials ! there great !! Cant wait to see what else is in store for the next years to come on your blog ! Have a great day !!

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  63. gel nail polish swatches and reviews

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