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Pixi by Petra Multibalm Review + Giveaway!

Win a set of 5 multibalms from Pixi by Petra on!
I feel like it's been ages since I've hosted a giveaway on the blog, so when Pixi by Petra sent me a set of their new Multibalms, I knew I wanted to give you ladies a chance to try them for yourself! I've gushed about these over on my Snapchat...the Baby Petal is my favorite - a super subtle natural-looking pink - because they're basically foolproof, yet make a noticeable difference by highlighting lips and cheeks with a hint of color. Here's what Pixi has to say about their new Multibalms, available for $12 each at Target and

"This multiuse, crème-powder formula awakens by adding a touch of colour to the face. Infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil to protect. Paraben free. Not tested on animals."

Here's what I'm giving away to one lucky reader (a $60 value!):
1 Wild Rose
1 Baby Petal
1 Soft Strawberry
1 Watermelon Veil
1 Sheer Sculpt

More about Pixi by Petra:

Pixi by Petra launched 17 years ago in London and is owned and developed by Petra Strand, a renowned makeup artist and creative product developer. Our philosophy is to be flawless in a few fuss-free minutes, and our innovative beauty and skincare products are infused with skin-loving ingredients to not only bring out but also preserve your natural beauty.

Why I love it:

I was totally on board with becoming a Pixi by Petra brand ambassador because I've been a fan of this line ever sine they launched at Target. From the chic packaging (love that pistachio green with rose gold!) to the high-quality performance, it's one of my go-tos. Petra Strand definitely understands what moms (or "mums" as she might say) need...multitasking products that are easy to use and give you a natural look.

To enter:

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Thanks to Pixi by Petra for partnering with us on this post! Opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway is open to continental U.S., 18 years and older.

My Favorite Panties at Kohl's + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Kohl's Perfect Pair - Enter to win a $50 Kohl's Gift Card!
Spring is the perfect time to organize your closet and purge things you don't need, so let's not forget about the all-important panty drawer. Mine was especially in need of an overhaul...I don't think I'd shopped for new panties since becoming pregnant with baby number two, and let's just say I was in serious need of a panties makeover (if there is such a thing). When Kohl's reached out to see if I was interested in shopping for my #KohlsPerfectPair, I thanked the blogging gods...this was the push I needed to ditch the old and find my new undergarment BFFs. If your panty drawer is in need of a makeover, too, now's the perfect time for a refresh - the The Kohl's Semi-Annual Intimates Sale runs from 3/3-3/23. Save $10 off $40 or more with code INTIMATES10 at or print your shopping pass. Read on to find out which panties I'm loving, plus enter to win a $50 Kohl's Gift Card so you can find your own #KohlsPerfectPair...

Meet Fashion Illustrator Christy Joehl + Print Giveaway!

Fashion illustrator Christy Joehl
The Man Repeller recently posed the thought-provoking question: Are illustrators the new fashion bloggers? We had to nod our collective heads in agreement because lately we've been following more and more illustrators on Instagram whose sketches make us smile, think, and most of all, feel inspired. So in this new feature, we're introducing you to up-and-coming fashion illustrator Christy Joehl (@spontaneousspark_bychristy), plus we're giving you a chance to win an original piece of artwork created especially for you by the artist! Follow us on Instagram (@budgetbabe) for giveaway details and rules.

From Cornfields to Manhattan: The Story of a Fashion Illustrator

She grew up in a rural community where the most popular clothing choices were grass-stained blue jeans, she attended a school where everyone dressed in other words, her world did not organically lead to catwalks or red carpets, and yet Christy Joehl always dreamed of working in fashion.

Sunday Funday Linkup: Easy Tropical Smoothie, Summer Cocktails and $50 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway!

Sunday Funday Bloghop and Linkup - Add your links for a chance to be featured on all three blogs, plus get inspired by the best blogger content each week!
Welcome to our weekly linkup party! As summer is heating up, this week we're turning our attention to some refreshing drinks, from a good-for-you tropical smoothie to easy cocktail ideas. Plus we're giving away a $50 Sephora giftcard!

Want to be featured as our Funday Linkup Fave of the Week? Add your links using the InLinkz widget at the end of this post. We're posting our top pick weekly on all three of our blogs + Facebook! Share this post with fellow partygoers on social tagging @budgetbabe #FundayLinkup

Visit my co-hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and Fab Fatale for more inspiration.