yves saint laurent: the giveaway

Hmmmm, what could be inside? I bet you'd like to know!!!

In celebration of my trip to Denver to see the "Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective" exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, my good friends at Neiman Marcus at the Somerset Collection have generously sponsored an amazing giveaway for readers of paper + cloth! Let's take a look inside this gorgeous box!!!

What have we here?!?! Dayle Kolb, the YSL specialist at Neiman Marcus, has put together an incredible beauty arsenal for one lucky reader stocked with all your must-haves for spring. It includes:

That is a lot of YSL beute! So, how to make it yours? 

Here's how to enter:
1. If you haven't yet, follow the site via Google Friend Connect (in the right column) or "like" it on Facebook.
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your best beauty secret. Please make sure you don't post anonymously - if you do that, I can't reach you if you win!
3. Post your comment by Tuesday, April 3.

Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, April 4. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered!!!

The winner of this contest was selected at random using Random.org


  1. My favoite cheap beauty secrets are baby oil and vasoline. Baby oil in the tub if your skin is dry. Soak for five. Vasoline on elbows toes crows feet hands, itll change your life! Love sadie

  2. Best Beauty Secret: Arnica Pain Relief Gel to combat puffy eyes and dark circles. I keep mine in the fridge.

    1. Great beauty tip! Please leave a reply with your name so I know how to reach you if you win!!!

  3. I have very dry, unruly hair. So I reccomend brushing your hair before you shower. It helps the products to disperse evenly and keeps unruly more manageable.

  4. Michelle SlisingerMarch 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Lots of fantastic products and most importantly sleep

  5. My best beauty secret is using lemons on my face. It get rid of acne and leaves my skin smooth and blemish free.


  6. I use a magnetic clay mask twice a week to keep my pores clear.

    1. Great beauty tip! Please leave a reply with your name so I know how to reach you if you win!!!

    2. I thought I signed in with google, oops! Michelle Skinner

  7. My best beauty secret is using clear mascara. It works best on rainy nights, bottom lashes, and to give your eyebrows a perfectly tamed look!

  8. My best beauty secret? Always put on sunscreen!

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  9. My beauty secret is my mantra: less is more. Keep skin clear by drinking as much water as possible and using pH balanced soaps, wash your hair only when it gets greasy or dirty, and style using as little heat as possible. If you want to curl hair, you can just put it up in buns before you shower. The steam will set it!

  10. My best beauty secret is drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 4oz of aloe vera juice daily! I have been drinking these natural products for over a year now and noticed a significant difference in my hair, skin and energy levels! Natural products FTW!

  11. My best beauty secret is lathering up my feet with body butter or vaseline and putting on socks over it. It's not a great secret but it saves my feet!

  12. My best beauty secret is for acne from L.A. derm Ava Shamban: Crush two aspirin tablets (which have acetylsalicylic acid to dry out the pimple and eliminate inflammation), and mix with a drop of water and a drop of honey to create a paste. Apply to the spot, and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.


  13. my beauty secret is if you go a bit messy with your nail polish do the washing up and all the polish on your skin will come off and you'll be left with perfect nails :-)

  14. My beauty secret is coconut oil. You can apply it daily to your face and you'll see improvements in your skins clarity. It helped with my acne. Also my Mom eats a spoonful a day and her skin looks great it makes you glow.

  15. My best beauty secret is hydration. Water. Water. Water.

    Drink it.

    Use it to clean your face - ritually.

    Even invigorate with a cold shower - the increased circulation does your body good.


  16. Just before getting out of the shower, give your hair a spritz with cold water - this seals the cuticles and prevents frizz! :)

  17. always after putting heat on your hair, whether its hot water or hairdrying, always finish by cooling it off!
    vaseline on your feet and hands for half an hour make them so soft!
    always carry clear nail varnish when wearing tights, if a ladder appears then you can quickly surround it so it cant spread!


  18. Water, I drink 80 oz a day, it helps with everything beauty related, & laughter, it helps fight stress, which is a beauty buster, & a laughter induced smile is beautiful!!

  19. I hardly ever brush my hair because it gets so frizzy. Instead I comb through it when wet, then use a tiny bit of product and scrunch it up as it dries to keep the shape of my natural curl and waves.

  20. I love to use Murads Skin radiance, it leaves my skin so gradient and glowing.


  21. My best beauty secret ? I always make a Honey mask for my lips and my face . the effect is that your skin will be so soft and clear


  22. Best secret: use a q-tip to smudge eyeliner for smoky eye effect!


    Fb @sun chicka

  23. One of my best beauty secrets is to mix some moisturizer with a liquid foundation or concealer base to keep it from getting too thick and heavy. I use Lancome High Resolution Refill-3X cream paired with CoverGirl TruBlend whipped foundation or CoverGirl Invisible concealer. A nice way to set the look is to use a light powder (like L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder) all over, but not so much that it looks caked on.

  24. I mix up chopped up parsley leaves (fresh, of course) with plain Greek yogurt and put it on my face for 20 minutes to freshen up the complexion and lighten up my sun spots. Works miracles!

    Elena V

  25. My best beauty tip is to always sample new products before buying, especially foundations. It helps to get a supply sufficient for several days so you can tell if your skin will react negatively, if the color looks right in different lights, etc. I didn't do this with the makeup the artist used on my wedding day, and I woke up the next day with an allergic reaction...

    PS- Bring an OTC allergy med with you if you're travelling :P


  26. I always follow my daily routine to T. Cleanse, tone, serum, moisturize, eye cream am and pm and exfoliate twice a week. I think following a routine and sticking with it is important. Then the habit is harder to break.

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  27. My best secret is to always wear sunscreen!
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  28. Hi dear, I love this giveaway Beauty Set.

    My Beauty Secrets are the following:
    For clear and beautiful skin im using: CLINIQUE Sparkle Skin, Body exfoliating cream. After you use this cream, you feel like after a Spa Day.
    Hair: For super fluffy and soft hair im using MAROCCANOIL, Oil treatment. Your hair doesnt look oily or wet when you use this, its just perfect for everyday use! http://moroccanoil.com/en_US/products/Moroccanoil-Treatment
    Make-Up: Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer, its not a thick layer on your face. it gives your face moisture and at the same time it has this beautiful natural color of your skin.
    For the Eyes: Yves Saint Laurent, Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, its a luxurious Mascara for a false Lash Effect. I dont like it when my Eyelashes are heavy because of the mascara.. this one doesnt give any weight to your lashes and they dont stick all together!! i love it!
    For the Eyes: Maybelline, Liner Express, Eye Liner. This is easy to apply. you have a clean and beautiful Line which makes your Eyes look beautiful!!!
    Lips: Dior Addict, High shine Lipstick #554. As the name allready says, its a high shining lipstick, which feels almost glossy <3 love love it!!!

    Hope you like my choices too and i win this beautiful YSL beauty Set. really looking forward to it:


  29. follow via Google Friend Connect
    my tip is: use a few drops of rubbing alcohol to mend makeup that has broken in the compact.

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  30. Hi!

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    ----------------- One of my best kept beauty secrets is applying vaseline onto my face after I've cleansed it. I put it on prior to applying my moisturizer. I have dry skin, so it's important for me to keep my face moisturized. I feel like the vaseline helps my moisturizer sink into my skin more. Also, patting/dabbing your moisturizer on helps your skin absorb it better rather than rubbing it in.

    saucy.baby21 [at] gmail [dot] [com]

    Thank you so much for the chance! :)

    --- Nicole

  31. Best Beauty Secrets:
    Vaseline on my lips before bed keeps them soft.
    Eye make up remover is imperative to prevent tugging at the eyes which causes wrinkles.
    Toothpaste on acne overnight does wonders.
    A good nights sleep and plenty of H20.

    :) Kelly

  32. My best beauty secret is to buy quality brushes and clean them often! Cleaning my brushes regularly and letting them air-dry made a world of difference with my skin.

    angela/ apilchak at gmail dot com

  33. My best beauty secret is using lemons on my skin. It clears blemishes.

    Ty Janet

  34. My best beauty secret is argan oil. I put it on over my moisturizer in the winter and also on my cuticles. It does a great job keeping my skin hydrated.

  35. my best beauty secret is to use a lash primer before applying mascara to separate and further lengthen lashes. Incredible giveaway!