the one hundredth

I was actually beginning a post for a makeup giveaway when I noticed that this makes 100 posts published on De Nouveau Review! I know it took a while to get here; I haven't been the most consistent blogger since this site's inception nearly 5 years ago. But I feel like this is a milestone that should be celebrated.

So I scrapped the giveaway I had planned (don't worry, I'll just save that one for later) and decided to do an even better one: $100 to Ulta!

As always, there are lots of ways to enter. The giveaway is open to anyone in the United States who will be at least 18 years old by November 6, 2018. Why did I choose that deadline? Well, now that you ask...

Midterm elections are coming up. On November 6. And while you're here, I'd like to encourage you to register to vote, make sure you're registered to vote, or update your voter registration. is a great place to start. But I want to be clear about something: Registering or not registering will not affect your eligibility for or likelihood of winning my giveaway. In other words, this giveaway is not being offered as an incentive to register to vote. Instead, I'm using the increased traffic that I know will result from the giveaway to amplify this message: 

"[W]hile some folks are frustrated and tuned out and stay at home on election day, trust me, other folks are showing up. Democracy continues with or without you."

For 100 posts, I have used this blog to talk about beauty. But I can't think of anything more beautiful than for all Americans to recognize and appreciate their potential for good, then use that potential to make their voices heard in November.

Thanks for accompanying me on this journey, and GOOD LUCK!

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  1. I am an enthusiastic voter and I am so glad to see you encouraging others to participate in our democracy. People fought and died so we could have this right and I am always dismayed by the number of people who don't exercise it.


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