Around this time of year it’s a beautiful thing to be given a gift — but it’s even more beautiful to be the gift giver. I reached out to some of my favorite brands to arrange special holiday giveaways for Afrobella readers, and I hope you love the products as much as I do! Third on the holiday giveaway list? CVS Beauty Club!

I want to thank everyone who voted for me for the CVS Beauty Club People’s Choice Awards contest. As you might know by now, I didn’t win — my friend Nadine Jolie did, and she’s gonna rock the red carpet on January 11!!

But as a special thank you to all of you who supported me during the voting process, I’ve got a special CVS Beauty Club giveaway in store. It includes some of the items I used in my PCA red carpet look!

5 lucky Afrobella winners will get a special CVS Beauty Club package including my red carpet favorites like COVERGIRL and Olay products (COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Embrace is everything!!), as well as Herbal Essences Hello Hydration and Aussie Three Minute Miracle for your hair, Venus Embrace razors AND a $25 gift card to complete your CVS Beauty Club needs!

How do you enter, how do you win?

Leave me a comment telling me which of the above mentioned items you’re more looking forward to trying, and why.

This contest will be open until December 27 to contestants within the US, so you have lots of time over the holiday week to enter (and hopefully win!)

Thanks to the CVS Beauty Club for this opportunity — click here to follow them on Facebook!

Good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS, bellas!


Ericka says:
December 22, 2011, 1:55 pm
Well now I wanna try to Covergirl Lip Perfection...just because you said its everything! :)
Candice says:
December 22, 2011, 1:57 pm
I am 7 months natural and I'm still trying to figure out a way to keep my hair from being so frizzy and dry looking. Also so tangled, my curls are super tight and I LOVE them don't get me wrong but If it was easier for me to comb and manage I would love it even So I heard about the Aussie 3 min miracle and I would love to try it because I think it would be great from my hair when I deep condition. So pick me to win the gift would be awesome!!
Laurie says:
December 22, 2011, 1:58 pm
I would love to try them all for different reasons but the one that really sticks out to me is the Covergirl lip perfection in Embrace. I'm just starting to get back into wearing makeup. I've lost 90 pounds this year & finally feel like I have a reason to smile again. I'd love to smile wearing that new lip color. Thank you for the opportunity and thank you for all you do for us! I hear those hair products are really good that are listed in the giveaway. I've never tried them. I will have to make a mental note to do so. Happy Holidays.
Kurls thomas says:
December 22, 2011, 1:59 pm
Cover girl lip perfection in embrace
Candice says:
December 22, 2011, 2:00 pm
I forgot to mention that I have a private group on FB that I started the day I did my BC because I had questions and had NO IDEA what I was doing. So now it has grown from 8 ladies to 134 ladies and now it's still used for questions but it's also used to help others and get support and help with being and becoming natural.
MJ says:
December 22, 2011, 2:01 pm
I would love to try the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. I've heard so many good things about in the natural hair community and would love to see how it works on my hair. Next up would be the Aussie 3 minute miracle. I'm already a big fan of the Aussie Moist Conditioner (use it twice a week!)
Kurls thomas says:
December 22, 2011, 2:01 pm
So I can have to perfect holiday lips!
Christie says:
December 22, 2011, 2:01 pm
I've heard great things about Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. So I'd like to check that out. Also, the Aussie Three Minute Miracle looks interesting too. I'm so lazy when it comes to deep conditioning. If I can do it in 3min, then it's worth a try.
Joanna says:
December 22, 2011, 2:02 pm
Aussie Three Minute Miracle my tend to get dry pretty fast so I would love to try this product.
Qiana Lawery says:
December 22, 2011, 2:10 pm
I am looking forward to trying the Olay products -- I'm in need of a new skincare routine for 2012, so this could be a great choice. I've heard a lot of great things about their products.
TraciB says:
December 22, 2011, 2:11 pm
The lipstick looks very pretty! I would like to try that (along with everything else).
Trina says:
December 22, 2011, 2:13 pm
Still looking for that perfect red. Hopefully the COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Embrace is it. Thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas!
Wynell says:
December 22, 2011, 2:14 pm
Covergirl Lip Perfection in Embrace because its such a pretty color and I'm trying to get into bold lips
RevealingBeaute says:
December 22, 2011, 2:19 pm
I want to try Olay products. I'm a sucker for good skin care!
Jaxx Sheard says:
December 22, 2011, 2:23 pm
Hey Afrobella! I'm really interested in learning more about "Olay" products! I've seen the commercials and I've heard great things I just don't know where to start. I use neutrogena on my skin but I'd like to try another approach. Thanx Jaxx
Lisa says:
December 22, 2011, 2:32 pm
Lip perfection, because ...I am a lip color addict. Usually gloss, but since the introduction of the Queen collection, a lip stick addict too. I don't need any more and I've sworn off purchasing any more until 2012. Winning this give away will give me a legitimate way to feed my lip color addiction without breaking my commitment. Plus the color is so pretty. I don't usually wear purplish colors (I own them but don't wear them all that much). Embrace looks very wearable.
Robin Josey says:
December 22, 2011, 2:34 pm
Having recently BC in September after 9 months of transitioning, I'm finding that my style is becoming more bold, more color. Ive looked at that cover girl lipstick forever, but have not had the gumption to purchase it yet. Hello Hydration is a wonder. I like it better than any other conditioner I've tried, even when I was relaxed. And the smell - ahhhh!!! Also, you need to have MAC make all of my purple life a PERMANENT color.
Lonnita C, says:
December 22, 2011, 2:36 pm
I love to try the Covergirl! I need some new colors in my life!
Manuela says:
December 22, 2011, 2:38 pm
Ive been on a long search for the perfect skincare products, so I would love to try the Olay products. Happy Holidays!!!
Maya says:
December 22, 2011, 2:44 pm
Hmm, I'd never have thought that the Aussie products would work well on natural hair, so I guess I'd like to try that! The lip color is also gorgeous; I love a good bold red lip.
Sxy says:
December 22, 2011, 2:48 pm
I would like try the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. I have to admit that I don't DC as often as I should and would like to see how this product affects my tresses. It's been 357 days since I BC'd!
Clarisse says:
December 22, 2011, 2:53 pm
I would love to try Herbal Essence's Hello Hydration, I've read so many good reviews about it, it's about time I see for myself how good it can be for my hair. I am currently transitioning and have turned into a product junkie, until I found the perfect regimen for my curls.
Brandy says:
December 22, 2011, 3:03 pm
I'm curious to see what the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle will do to/for my locks!
Cheekie says:
December 22, 2011, 3:09 pm
I'm already a HUGE Hello Hydration fan so I'll say the one I'm most looking forward to trying is Covergirl lip perfection. I already like their Outlast products so it would be cool to try that particular line.
Kiydra Harris says:
December 22, 2011, 3:17 pm
I'm most looking forward to trying the Covergirl Lip Perfection. Searching for a lip that will add a little pop and perfect finish to my look, and this sounds like what I need!
Tequila b says:
December 22, 2011, 3:20 pm
I'd love to try the Aussie product. I've heard good things about them but I've been hesitant to try it on my natural hair.
Kimberly R. says:
December 22, 2011, 3:49 pm
I would most love to try the Aussie 3 minute miracle. I love Aussie moist so I'm sure I would love it.
Kandiee says:
December 22, 2011, 3:59 pm
Happy holidays! I'd most look forward to the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration and Aussie Three Minute Miracle because my natural tresses love to be pampered and those products smell ahhhmazing! Thanks <3
Antithesis says:
December 22, 2011, 4:44 pm
i want to try hello hydration! ive heard good things and i already have long term relationship which was just ok for me.
Nia S. says:
December 22, 2011, 4:47 pm
I want to try the Covergirl lip perfection because I love everything covergirl, they are great!
msfarrah says:
December 22, 2011, 4:56 pm
I'm looking forward to trying the Aussie three Minute Miracle for my hair to see if I can revive this hair of mine!!
KindredSmile says:
December 22, 2011, 4:59 pm
I would love to try the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle because my hair is growing like wildfire and it needs all the TLC it can get! I'm trying to shorten detangling sessions without sacrificing length.
localceleb says:
December 22, 2011, 5:02 pm
I'm going to go with Essence's hello hydration- I'm trying to go the natural route and I would love to try this product.
LaNeshe says:
December 22, 2011, 5:43 pm
I'm definitely looking forward to trying some Olay Products. I've heard a lot about the Pro-X face cleansing system.
LaWanda S says:
December 22, 2011, 5:56 pm
The Aussie 3 minute miracle, I have heard it is great for detangling natural hair. (Congrats)
Lanesha M. says:
December 22, 2011, 5:58 pm
I would love to try the covergirl lipstick. I've heard that this particular formula is very moisturizing which would be good for me as my lips tend to dry out toward the end of the day.
Jamie says:
December 22, 2011, 6:16 pm
I would love to try Embrace! I love Lip Perfection lippies!
Tara Hill says:
December 22, 2011, 6:22 pm
I've always wanted to try the Three Minute Miracle! Thanks!
Charisse H says:
December 22, 2011, 6:48 pm
I'm looking forward to trying the Covergirl Lip Perfection.Because I more of a lip balm/gloss girl. It's the almost the new year and I want to try something new by wearing lipstick. I am also looking forward to try the Aussie Three Minute Miracle.I have read lots of good reviews on this product.
Diana Elliott says:
December 22, 2011, 7:02 pm
I'm looking forward to trying the Covergirl Lip Perfection. I recently decided to start wearing lipstick more. In the past I have been a lip gloss only girl but I think it's time fore me to be more adventurous with my makeup looks.
Nikita Harris says:
December 22, 2011, 7:10 pm
I would really love to try the Aussie 3-minute Miracle. I am very irregular with deep conditioning and would love to implement something like this into my routine. This may become a staple of mine.
Mama Violet says:
December 22, 2011, 9:06 pm
I'm interested in the covergirl queen line because I am on the hunt for a perfect match foundation.
Lacoya (thesupercoya) says:
December 22, 2011, 10:21 pm
I would love to try the CoverGirl products because I've tried MANY blushes, but I've only found ONE which I actually like, and it's a CoverGirl swatch. I'd love to see if the rest of their stuff is just as compatible with my skin!!! :)
Miosha says:
December 22, 2011, 10:42 pm
I would love to try the venus embrace razors. I have been looking for the perfect razor that will not burn or irritate my skin. Also a razor that will give me a clean smooth shave. I have heard alot about venus razors, and would love the opportunity to try one. Thanks for the giveaway :)
Krystina says:
December 22, 2011, 11:26 pm
I am DYING to try Herbal Essence Hello Hydration because I have heard so many great reviews on how it hydrates the hair and scalp as well as help with curl definition. I am not a newly natural but I have decided to try a year without pressing my hair out and lately I found that my hair does not stay moist and it lacks curl definition. I think that Herbal Essence Hello Hydration will help with all the problems I am having with my natural hair, I would love to try it to see if I'm right.
Nicole O. says:
December 23, 2011, 12:15 am
I'm most looking forward to trying the Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Embrace. I currently own 4 & I LOVE the formula so much. Divine is my fave. It's everything.
Molly Mia says:
December 23, 2011, 12:23 am
My name is Molly Mia and I would really like to try all those products. Being a girl who doesn't really have extra money to spend and trying to study for school, I really didn't have the time to look at beauty products. But even though I don't know much about beauty or hair products, it wouldn't hurt to start. :)
Tonya says:
December 23, 2011, 12:26 am
I would love to try some of the new covergirl foundations and concealers i am a new grandmother so really dont have time for 45 minute make-up jobs but would still like to look nice when i go out im only 37 and look 47 without makeup dark circles and they say the covergirl concealors have become a fave of everyone :)
Nep says:
December 23, 2011, 1:51 am
I would love to try Herbal Essence Hello Hydration because i've heard great reviews about it and i'm always on an unending quest to figure a way to take care of my 4C hair and finds way to keep it moisturized and for that reason i would also love to try the aussie three minute miracle. It would be awesome if i won because i'm always on a very tight budget since i'm still a student :D
Jennifer says:
December 23, 2011, 2:46 am
I would like to try the Venus Razor. It seems like it would preform much better than the typical disposable ones I normally use.
Nicole says:
December 23, 2011, 8:12 am
The covergirl lipstick, because it looks lovely
Dionne says:
December 23, 2011, 9:11 am
I would love to try Embrace but I can never find it. I guess it is everything and a lot of peopler know it too:)
Davina West says:
December 23, 2011, 9:16 am
I'm anxious to try the Aussie Three Minute Miracle because I've seen a lot of good reviews on it. Thanks!
ashley Brassell says:
December 23, 2011, 9:44 am
I would love to try the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration!!!
Jacqueline says:
December 23, 2011, 10:47 am
Since I've been natural I've experienced more with makeup but never red lipstick(would be my Oh La La look). Would be interesting to see on me. And also heard great things about Hello Hydration as well!
samantha says:
December 23, 2011, 11:53 am
I would love to try the Aussie Three minute miracle.
Karen says:
December 23, 2011, 12:11 pm
Hi Afrobella - I am most interested in trying the 3 minute miracle. My hair is thirsty and I am always on the lookout for a good deep conditioning treatment that I don't have to take out a loan for. Thanks!
Monique says:
December 23, 2011, 12:17 pm
I'm looking forward to trying the COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Embrace, because that color is killer!
Ollie Moss says:
December 23, 2011, 12:21 pm
I am looking foward to the the Aussie Three Minute Conditioner, because my hair is in need of a "MIRACLE". And of course the $25.00 gift card to buy more Aussie 3 minute conditioner. Ollie Moss
Angela says:
December 23, 2011, 2:09 pm
I'd like to try the Hello Hydration most!
somer says:
December 23, 2011, 3:19 pm
The three minute aussie...i just tried this brand this past summer and I am loving it. And I need a good deep conditioner that helps with moisture.
Monique says:
December 23, 2011, 8:20 pm
I heard so much about the Aussie Three Minute Miracle and would love to try it
Carol says:
December 23, 2011, 8:48 pm
I would love to try the Aussie Three Minute Miracle! My dry tresses could sure use a miracle.
Miss Sara says:
December 23, 2011, 10:58 pm
I love lipstick, but most dry out my lips so I'd love to try the Covergirl Lip Perfection & this time of year my hair could REALLY use the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle.
Etel Mesulam says:
December 23, 2011, 11:11 pm
Covergirl lip perfection (for fair skin) or eye make up
I Am Your People says:
December 24, 2011, 1:05 am
I would love the Olay products. As I am staring 30 in the eye, I'd like to use skin products to preserve my youthful glow!
L. Michelle says:
December 24, 2011, 7:42 am
I would love to try the Aussie 3-minute miracle because this dry hair needs a miracle!
Robyn says:
December 24, 2011, 8:43 am
well i love all herbal essences products they really work well for my hais, so im curious to see how hello hydration weill moisturize my hair
summertymeshy says:
December 24, 2011, 2:56 pm
I would love to try the Covergirl lip perfection in embrace because I have always been shy about wearing bold lip colors but I have been eyeing those lip sticks by Covergirl and would love to give a try and have the chance to rock it :)
Aitza Briauna says:
December 25, 2011, 9:31 am
I'm looking forward to the lip perfection because I've finally mustered up enough courage to try lipstick.
Amanda Sakovitz says:
December 25, 2011, 3:06 pm
I'm looking forward to trying the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner bc my hair is dry and damaged from blowdrying and coloring it. Aussie really does have amazing products.
Hofken says:
December 25, 2011, 6:02 pm
I'm most looking forward to trying the Covergirl lipstick because I need a new color for winter
Payton Knight says:
December 25, 2011, 6:21 pm
Hiii, id like to try the Aussie product because my hair is usually dry and lots of people recommend it to me but i never get around to it. (:
ErikaRenae says:
December 25, 2011, 9:19 pm
I am looking forward to trying the Aussie 3-minute miracle. I love trying new products and I have been trying so many, since I am newly natural and I need a good conditioner for the winter...
India says:
December 25, 2011, 11:07 pm
I could definitely use hello hydration from herbal essences. My hair could use some moisture.
Devin Blase says:
December 26, 2011, 4:12 am
Honestly, I think you're good to go. The gift isn't a super yellow gold color so I think the silver looks great. Such a nice hubby you have!
Indhirap says:
December 26, 2011, 9:14 am
I'd love to try the Aussie Three Minute Miracle. My hair needs a little repair!
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ewhatley says:
December 26, 2011, 3:47 pm
I love CoverGirl products.
Sonya B. says:
December 26, 2011, 3:54 pm
I'm looking forward to trying the Olay products. I love using their products.
Yolanda James says:
December 26, 2011, 9:37 pm
I'm most looking forward to trying the Aussie Three Minute Miracle, as the winters are nothing too nice on my hair...and I definitely need a quick remedy that will keep my hair healthy and also allow me to hit the snooze button just one more time.
Marla says:
December 27, 2011, 7:21 am
I look forward to trying the Venus embrace razors. To get clean smooth skin.
Brandy says:
December 27, 2011, 1:08 pm
Thanks Afrobella for the giveaway opportunity. I'm really looking forward to trying the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration products. I have read countless good reviews about the product line. I am eager to see what my results would be. Thanks Brandy
Adetta says:
December 27, 2011, 1:50 pm
I'm interesting in trying the Covergirl in Embrace. I'm always nervous about buying lipstick because I worry about picking the right color. I'd love to find a red that really works for me.
latonya r says:
December 27, 2011, 4:39 pm
i would love to try the 3 minute miracle from aussie. I need that because I tend to sleep with uncovered hair many nights because of being tired.
Briana P. says:
December 27, 2011, 8:32 pm
I am eager to try the Covergirl Lip Perfection in Embrace because I LOVE lipstick and trying new shades and colors, and I've never worn a color like this one!
Eve says:
December 27, 2011, 8:51 pm
I would love to try the Aussie Three Minute Miracle because my hair needs a miracle for its dryness
Tammy boyers says:
December 28, 2011, 2:01 am
I would love to try the embrace lip color. I need an excuse to get out of the nudes I've been wearing since I turned 30.
cynthia says:
December 31, 2011, 5:20 pm
I would like to try the covergirl lipstick. I usually do not wear bright colors and would like to try getting into them instead of just wearing chapstick.