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Minerals Mate Review & Giveaway!

I was recently contacted by this wonderful girly named Molly who asked me if I would be interested in trying and reviewing a mineral makeup tray called Minerals Mate.  Just so you know, Molly is the genius creator behind this amazing product!  When she asked I told her that I would love this opportunity because I had used mineral makeup for years and really didn't like the mess and waste that it created.  I received the tray in the mail and broke out the minerals to test this out.  The first thing I have to say is that the concept is spot on! What a great idea to have your minerals all in one place.  If you are a mineral makeup user this tray is definitely a must have FOR YOU!  The tray makes it easy for you to mix minerals by putting them into the wells.  You can use the large wells for foundation and powder, and the smaller wells for eyeshadow and mixing mediums.  You also have less waste because instead of shaking out the left over, you simply put a cap on it and use it over and over.  Fab idea right?

So I did break out my mineral powders to give this tray a whirl, while I love the tray, I have to be honest and  say that I have strayed away from mineral makeup the past few years and after revisiting them I feel that they just aren't right for my skin at this time.  I still use loose eyeshadows but foundations and other powders aren't my thing.  With that said, I thought that this tray was so ideal for my NON mineral makeup.  I am one who mixes foundations to get my perfect match.  This tray is perfect for that.  There are so many times that I had pumped out too much of my foundation and had nothing to do with the extra accept waste it.  This tray is fabulous for me to make my own custom palette.  I also have been loving Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars, which I will do a separate post about, and I decided to put these in the smaller wells for easy access since you only need a smidge. 

This tray really is a makeup artist's dream come true.  It can be used for mineral makeup and so much more.  The tray is lightweight, hygienic and ideal for custom mixing!  I love the idea of having my foundation and my newest obsession GLEAM by Melanie Mills in another well.  I can custom blend the colors together to make my perfect match.  I change color all of the time due to self tanning and the sun so it is usually hard for me to get a perfect match to my skin.  So I use the large wells for Gleam and foundation, and the smaller wells for Lip Tars and other lip products to mix. 

All in all this is a MUST have for those who use mineral makeup.  If you are a mineral makeup user you can consider Minerals Mate your new BFF.  For those of you who aren't a fan of mineral makeup, this can also be your BFF due to the fact that it allows you to become the makeup artist you have always wanted to become! 

Here is a photo of this fab tray, the bottom is with my Gleam and foundation -


See how convenient this is.  I put my Gleam in one well, foundation in another, and custom blend in the third.  When I am finished I just cap it up and they are ready for another use. This means absolutely no waste! When I want to clean the tray I can wipe it out with a makeup wipe or put it in the top rack of my dishwasher!  Btw the ribbed part on the bottom that you see can be used as a thumb grip or to gently clean your brushes. 

Molly was so kind to send me this product, which retails for $21.95 and can be found at - http://mineralsmate.com/  She also sent me another one to giveaway to one of my readers!  As you can see from above I have the color "Double Platinum" and the one that is up for grabs is "Red at Play" You can check this color out on the website. 

So the rules for this giveaway are -

1. You MUST follow this Blog.  This can be done on the side where it says "Join this site" and Join! 
2. Post a comment below and let me know if you like mineral makeup!

That's about it, pretty simple right?  Please only enter ONE TIME ONLY.  The names will only go in one time. This giveaway IS open to International readers! 

What I will do is put all the names in numerical order as the comments come in and then put the numbers into Random.org to get the winner.  I will notify you here on the blog, unless you follow me on Twitter, let me know that in the comments and I will find you there.  I will run this contest from TODAY until SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012.  On that Sunday I will pick the winner.  

If you cannot wait to see if you won and want to get your paws on this fab tray right away, Molly has given me a code for all of my readers to get 25% off of your purchase!  The discount code is - 2468MineralsMate  cute rhyme right?  This code is good until the end of May, which means if you don't win, you will still have time to order with the discount code!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Makeupdetective@gmail.com or Tweet me if you follow me on Twitter @makeupdetective. 

If you would like to follow Mineral's Mate you can find them here (yes, I know I am a social media junkie) -

Website - http://mineralsmate.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/Minerals_Mate
Facebook - https://twitter.com/#!/Minerals_Mate

In the case of finding a mixing tray that mineral makeup lovers and non mineral makeup lovers will love - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

**I wanted to bring this to your attention.  I do have a disclaimer on the side but wanted to point out a few things.  The review of this product is my own.  I am not being compensated for this in any way, other than receiving two trays for free.  One was for me to review, and the other was to giveaway to my readers. This is my honest opinion of this product and I will always give my 100% honest opinion on anything and everything that I am contacted to review in the future. **

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