Happy 2nd Birthday Giveaway!


As we approach the 2nd birthday of my child, blog, Wake Up For Makeup, my gratitude for you all is immense, unending and indescribable. It is because you read what I put here that I am fulfilled. My heart is full because you make it so. If I could give something to all of you, I would, but I rounded up as much as I could into 3 giveaway prizes! I hope you’ll enter-3 people will win! To enter, just leave a comment on this post, telling me how you found me!

Thank you for allowing me this time and space to talk about what I love. Thank you for asking me questions, sharing my content, recommending this blog to your family and friends, for diligently voting for me in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards and for making this mountain of labor and sleepless nights feel absolutely worth it. You are my sisters and my friends <3


Prize 1

  • Limited Edition Sonia Kashuk Lip Palette
  • Evian Facial Spray (TSA-approved size)
  • LATHER Lotus Flower Whipped Body Scrub
  • Napoleon Perdis Set Cream Shadow
  • Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel


Prize 2

  • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Rollerballs
  • La Mer The Hand Treatment
  • LATHER Forbidden Rice Body Scrub
  • Napoleon Perdis Set Lip Balm
  • Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Mini Lipstick
  • 2 Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede lipsticks


Prize 3

  • Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition 14-Piece Brush Set
  • LATHER Mangosteen & Green Tea Hand Lotion
  • Revlon Matte Balm in Audacious and Showy
  • Origins Drink Up

Ready to enter? Of course you are!
Just leave a comment below telling me how you found your way here to Wake Up For Makeup-land! 3 winners will be chosen on Wednesday, October 29th at random. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours. US entries only. Must respond with shipping address within 72 hours or another winner will be chosen. THANK YOU!


  1. cpthompson15

    10/22/2014 at 10:39 AM

    I found my way here after getting my New Year’s makeup done by the lovely author herself, and I’ve never been bored with my face since. Thanks for everything you do, Ivy!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 10:42 AM

      Thanks girl! I still remember that day! xoxo

  2. Afsoun

    10/22/2014 at 10:42 AM

    Through a good friend and since then I became a fan

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 10:47 AM

      And I’m so glad and thankful that you did! <3

  3. Stormy Smith

    10/22/2014 at 10:47 AM

    I’ve been a follower since day one! I’ve always loved your style Ivy, and watching you follow your dreams has been even more fun. 🙂

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 10:51 AM

      And I, you! I love seeing how big things can happen from Des Moines. Cheers to dreams!!

  4. Mazie (Johnson) Stilwell

    10/22/2014 at 10:48 AM

    I found my way to Wake Up For Makeup-land because you are the most magical MUA ever! I knew your tips, tricks, reviews, etc. were beyond trustworthy because I’ve seen the work in action! I’ve never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day and you were such a huge part of that. Thank you for your awesome work!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 10:50 AM

      Aww-you’re gonna make me cry, Miss Mazie! You were one of my favorite brides and you were right to feel beautiful! You were!!

  5. mashonda

    10/22/2014 at 10:50 AM

    I follow you

    1. mashonda

      10/22/2014 at 10:59 AM

      My whole comment didn’t show up??

      1. Ivy Boyd

        10/22/2014 at 11:21 AM

        Haha, I wondered! But that’s ok!

  6. Erin Dehner

    10/22/2014 at 10:54 AM

    Love everything that you put on here!! It’s so inspiring even for a old gal!! But I do live me my makeup . Always have alwYs will thank you and congrats Ivy !!:)

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 11:21 AM

      Pssh, girl! Old is a state of mind! Thanks so much for reading!

  7. Pangie

    10/22/2014 at 11:02 AM

    Yay!!! happy 2nd birthday for your blog!!

    I found your blog through a coworker who knows you and knows about both our passion for makeup. Since then, I’ve been getting your updates on new posts and love reading them.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 11:22 AM

      I’m so glad you found my blog and that you also share a passion for makeup! Thank you SO much for reading Pangie!

  8. Michelle Thompson

    10/22/2014 at 11:22 AM

    I have been a follower since the beginning:) Love your makeup reviews and your style. Happy 2 years!!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 11:27 AM

      Indeed you have! I remember talking about makeup at my desk in Ames with you!

  9. Nou

    10/22/2014 at 11:40 AM

    I can’t remember when I started following but I search my way through all sort of videos.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 11:47 AM

      Hey, that’s ok Nou! The best part is just that you’re here!

  10. Juliet Ly

    10/22/2014 at 12:08 PM

    I am so happy I discovered your blog through Lucky Community!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:05 PM

      I am so happy for that too Juliet!!

  11. coeliw@gmail.com

    10/22/2014 at 12:24 PM

    I have enjoyed watching you pursue your passion, one beautiful face at a time! SO very proud of you!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:04 PM

      You have nurtured my passion for art and creativity better than any mother could, exposing me to fine art, theater, music! What a gift 🙂

  12. Christy Stephens

    10/22/2014 at 1:09 PM

    I look at your work via FB and think you’re amazing!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:05 PM

      Aww, thank you so much Christy!

  13. Beverly Knowles

    10/22/2014 at 1:22 PM

    How I found you – hmm, that is a hard one – I think I originally “clicked” on something that send me emails about “Beautiful you” and while reading them I came across you several times with great videos and super ideas. I then decided to google you and found your website “Wake up for Makeup” and signed up for that as well. I have read all of your blogs and saved the ones that I refer back to. Since I had not been following since the beginning, I felt it my duty to read them and also ones that come in other site. Keep up the good work – it really helps see someone actually put on makeup that they are advertising.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:06 PM

      I’m so glad that my posts are helpful to you, Beverly! If not, then what am I doing here, right?! Plus, you and Beyonce share the last name so that’s cool! Thanks for reading and entering!

  14. Chelsea

    10/22/2014 at 1:31 PM

    Hi Ivy! I found my way to Wake Up for Makeup through the Lucky Contributor Forum and I must say, I have fallen in love with your blog. I am always in need of makeup advice and your blog is the perfect location to get everything I need and more! Thank you!


    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:06 PM

      I’ve found so many great blogs through the Lucky Community too! I love discovering new-to-me bloggers like yourself. Thank you so much for reading and entering!

  15. Stefanie White

    10/22/2014 at 1:32 PM

    I found my way to Wake Up For Makeup because lets face it, Ivy is awesome 😉 And I love your blog!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:07 PM

      Aww Stef! Thanks a bunch!

  16. Mike Peverill

    10/22/2014 at 1:43 PM

    Facebook Baby! Keep up the cool work.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:08 PM

      Thanks Mike! I try to keep a good mix of strange and special effects here!

  17. Megan Riggs

    10/22/2014 at 1:43 PM

    Getting my makeup done by you for a Divine Caroline shoot. So much fun!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:08 PM

      What fun indeed! I loved how your look came out and getting to know you! Thank you so much Megan!

  18. Reina Vasquez

    10/22/2014 at 2:11 PM

    I found out all about you when we worked together at SiJcp! I remember Ash raving about you and you were always so humble about everything. I loved learning tips and tricks from you and talking about makeup all the time and youtube! We don’t work together but I love your blog I watch all your videos as well! I look up to you in so many ways, Ivy! You’re an amazing person, friend and artist!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:09 PM

      Aww Miss Reina! Don’t make me cry all my mascara off! I am so impressed with your talent and I can’t even imagine how far you’ll go with ALL the years ahead of you! Thanks so much for watching/reading and I need to come see you soon!

  19. kapp902

    10/22/2014 at 2:36 PM

    I started following your blog awhile back when I was looking for beauty / makeup info. I like reading your blog and amazed at your talent!!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:09 PM

      Thank you so very VERY much! <3

  20. Kate Schneider

    10/22/2014 at 2:54 PM

    I found my way here because I follow you on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks for all the great tips (and for teaching me how to do my eyeshadow!!).

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 3:10 PM

      Thanks for reading Kate! Yes, I still remember practicing with you for your wedding! Too Faced Matte Eye palette!

  21. Melba Toast

    10/22/2014 at 3:15 PM

    I found you through your amazing stories on Divine Caroline. When I found you were on Facebook, I had to Like. Thank you for helping me adventure out of my daily 90’s makeup routine!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 9:21 PM

      Thanks for reading Divine Caroline AND for reading here! I so appreciate that! And hey girl, the 90’s look is coming back!

  22. kathy johanns

    10/22/2014 at 3:34 PM

    You are beautiful ivy!! I know u from the hair world. 😉 And you inspire me to keep up with all the beauty trends in the make-up world!! Thanks girl! 😉

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 9:22 PM

      Oh Kathy-you’re so sweet! You were the first person who ever cut my hair when I moved to Des Moines-7 LONG years ago!! You’re adorable and such a beautiful mama to those kiddos of yours.

  23. Maggie

    10/22/2014 at 5:44 PM

    I found my way here because reading your blog was the first step in my stalkerish, self-centered plan to get my face on the Internet by becoming one of your blog’s how-to features. Kidding/not kidding 🙂

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/22/2014 at 9:23 PM

      You just wait your turn missy! Wait your turn!! 🙂

  24. Marie Martin

    10/22/2014 at 6:08 PM

    I’ve been following you ever since you were born cause you’re my beautiful cousin’s beautiful daughter! I have loved watching you grow into the intelligent, resourceful, generous & kind woman that you are. Congratulations on making your dream a reality!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:25 PM

      Aww love you Marie! Thank you for the lovely compliments! It’s such a pleasure to get called intelligent and kind 🙂

  25. Lori Boyd

    10/22/2014 at 7:07 PM

    You are my beautiful, gorgeously talented daughter-in-law. I have always followed your make-up tips and ideas. I’m one of your biggest fans!!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:32 PM

      You are so kind Lori! Thank you :)<3

  26. Melissa S

    10/22/2014 at 10:19 PM

    Found you through Juice magazine! Love your style and all you videos and makeup advice rock! I tried out the lumi true match after you recommended and it rocks! Happy blog birthday to you!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:32 PM

      Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for reading here and hanging out with me here 🙂

  27. Susan Weihofen

    10/23/2014 at 6:09 AM

    I found you through an attachment of an article in Allure.com I read several of your posts and appreciated and that you review products that can be afforded by most along with luxury lines.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:33 PM

      I’m delighted that Allure brought you to me! I’m glad you like the variety! I like cheap, expensive and every product in between!

  28. becca jackson

    10/23/2014 at 7:37 AM

    I just found this site and it is amazing! I was browsing Divine Caroline and clicked on an article about eyebrows and came to your site! I am totally in love!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:33 PM

      Aww so glad you’re here Becca! My eyebrows have gone through QUITE the evolution!!

  29. Kim Parker

    10/23/2014 at 10:05 AM

    I found your site through facebook of course. I found my love for makeup through you after one of your blogs last year. The blog that captured me was your reminder that Jake put in your phone blog, tell me about your life. That blog was amazing and heartfelt. I honestly know what it is like to do a job you love everyday. I started paying much more attention to makeup and reading, watching all your videos, tutorials and advice. Now I have 5 times as much makeup as I have ever had, I find myself wandering around in target for an hour in the 3 makeup aisles. I never stepped foot in Sephora before last year and now I hate that there isn’t one closer. I never knew that makeup could be this much fun! Thank You!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:35 PM

      This is like my favorite stuff to read, Kim! I am both excited for you, and apologetic at the same time if you’re buying 3x the makeup that you used to! haha. My apologies to Quentin! Thanks so much for reading though, for real <3

  30. Ann-Charlotte Wade

    10/23/2014 at 11:33 AM

    I discovered your blog after attending a makeup demo that you hosted a few months ago. I’ve loved reading your posts, trying your tips (*cough* nose contouring *cough*), and getting your advice on makeup brands and tools! Thanks for being such a good resource, I’ve loved getting to know you and your blog 🙂

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 12:59 PM

      SO glad I got to meet you that night Ann-Charlotte! And when I found out you were also a festival-head like me, you got even cooler! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  31. shannon

    10/23/2014 at 12:38 PM

    Nothing more fun than a fun night out after having Ivy beautify me!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 1:00 PM

      Aww thank you Shannon! Makeup+night out=awesome!

  32. Alexandria

    10/23/2014 at 1:44 PM

    i met you at a blogger coffee in iowa. It was finally GOOD to know there were bloggers paying attention to beauty + style in iowa. #THANKGOD. You taught me alot about brows, and to keep pushing no matter what.You are such a loving and pretty person <3 i heart you so much ivy!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/23/2014 at 1:46 PM

      I had no idea when I asked people to comment to enter that their words would make me so emotional! Thank you for taking the time to comment and make smile Alex!I’m so glad we’re styling in the heartland!

  33. Tamara

    10/23/2014 at 7:15 PM

    I follow Maskcara and I think she featured one of your posts.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/24/2014 at 12:14 PM

      I can only WISH for that. She’s awesome! Thanks so much for reading Tamara!

  34. Erin

    10/23/2014 at 9:07 PM

    I met you at the Junior League event at Blo — and I’m also in the IMT running club so I saw you once or twice there (actually I think it was at El Bait Shop!) but I got a stress fracture and the recovery has been long and slow. Congrats on finishing the half, that’s awesome!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/24/2014 at 12:16 PM

      Hi Erin!! I’m so sorry to hear about your stress fracture and I can tell you, I’ve known your pain-TWICE! I’ve had 2 stress fractures in my running life and ever since having custom-orthotics made for my running shoes, I’ve been SF-free! Maybe something to consider if you haven’t? I’m so glad we met at Blo and I hope to see you again soon!

  35. Crissie Clark Woolard

    10/23/2014 at 9:36 PM

    i found this site because a friend of mine told me about!!! so glad she did! I love it!! Thanks for the chance!!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/24/2014 at 12:16 PM

      I am so glad she did too, Crissie! Happy to have you here and thanks so much!

  36. lush4blush

    10/24/2014 at 12:00 PM

    Can I just say that I absolutely love your blog! I love the raw and real way you write. You’re hilarious and I friggin love it. I am almost positive I found you through searching other blogs (possibly nouveaucheap?) Im not exactly positive. Either way, congrats on two years and to many more! Please keep writing because you seriously have a gift. Not only with writing but your looks, reviews and posts are amazing. Thanks for all the tips and inspiration Ivy!!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/24/2014 at 12:17 PM

      Ok, can I just say that I love YOUR BLOG?! Your header is super pretty and I’m currently freaking out over your LORAC Mega Pro review. Damn you Chelsea-I didn’t think I needed it, but now… 🙂 Thank you so very much for reading and I can’t wait to creep around your blog more! Beauty bloggers UNITE! <3

      1. lush4blush

        10/24/2014 at 12:27 PM

        I just tried to reply so I hope you don’t get two separate ones but OMG I LOVE YOU haha! Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog that means the world to me. And Ps- Muahaha–No, but really, you have to try the MegaPro and tell me how you like it. It’s phenom and worth every penny! Bblogger love all around xoxoxo!

  37. Lisa

    10/24/2014 at 5:30 PM

    I found your website through your Coeli!! I’ve since sent your site to several friends! I look forward to your amazing tips for make up!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/28/2014 at 11:33 PM

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for sharing my site! <3

  38. Misty Austein

    10/25/2014 at 3:03 AM

    I found your site through a link on divine-caroline.com. I am very impressed and you have just earned another loyal follower. Congrats on your 2nd bday!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/28/2014 at 11:34 PM

      Hi Misty! I’m so glad you enjoy the pieces on Divine Caroline, as well as here! Makeup is my favorite thing to talk about so I’m just glad you like to listen! 🙂

  39. Meghan

    10/25/2014 at 7:12 AM

    I found you through Pinterest! Love all you do! And Happy Birthday!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/28/2014 at 11:34 PM

      Hi there Meghan! Isn’t Pinterest just the best?! Thanks for entering!!

  40. Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia)

    10/26/2014 at 1:32 AM

    I don’t remember! I saw this post the other day and bookmarked it.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/28/2014 at 11:40 PM

      No need to remember! Just happy to have you here!

  41. samantha

    10/26/2014 at 4:39 PM

    I just recently discovered you through totalbeauty.com
    I love that you incorporate brands that are $-$$$. I have a mixture of expensive to inexpensive and it’s really all about how the product works for you and not so much what is labeled with. Appreciate your hard work!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/28/2014 at 11:49 PM

      I’m so glad you clicked on over! Thanks for being here Samantha! And oh yes-big and small, I love it ALL!

  42. Stacy Allgood

    10/28/2014 at 11:31 PM

    Found u on Instagram through a fashion blog I follow and absolutely loved what u posted so decided to follow u on there!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/28/2014 at 11:51 PM

      Hey Stacy! Thank you so much for visiting! I really appreciate that!!

  43. Jessica Zimlich

    10/29/2014 at 8:52 PM

    How did I miss this!! Congrats girl! I’m so glad that we met at Go Blog Social this year 🙂 Will I be seeing you again in 2015? 🙂

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