25 Ways to Add Color to Your Life + Win a $500 Visa Gift Card + Buxom Cosmetics!

Show us how you live life vividly and you could win a $500 Visa gift card and gorgeous cosmetics from Buxom!

25 Ways to Add Color to Your Life + Win a $500 Visa Gift Card + Buxom Cosmetics!

Show us how you live life vividly and you could win a $500 Visa gift card and gorgeous cosmetics from Buxom!

-The Betty Editors

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“This series is brought to you by Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow. Buxom wants to inspire you to live life vividly.”

Spring is finally here and glorious summer is on the way! Goodbye winter doldrums, hello life in Technicolor! To celebrate, we’re teaming up with Buxom Cosmetics to help you add more color to your life with a series of inspiring posts and a fabu giveaway. You can live life… or you can live life vididly!

We have 25 ideas for you to get started on a more colorful existence below … but first — the giveaway details…

LIVE LIFE VIVIDLY! Show us your best photo of yourself living it up to the fullest and you could win a whole bunch of fab, life-brightening prizes!

One (1) winner will receive:

- One (1) $500 Visa gift card

- A fabulous selection of Buxom cosmetics, including: Two (2) Buxom Color Choreography eye shadow palettes, one (1) Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish, and one (1) Buxom Lash volumizing mascara.

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All in all, it’s a prize worth over $600!


1. Visit www.flickr.com and upload a photo that displays you “living life vividly” as well as a caption (200 characters or fewer) that explains the photo.

2. Mark the photo as “public”

3. Tag it with this tag: BuxomPhotoContestBettyConfidential

4. Post a link to your Flickr photo as a comment on THIS ARTICLE.

The submissions will be evaluated based on their quality, their creativity and originality, how well it displays you living life vividly. Naturally, the winner will take the top marks in these categories! You’ve got until Tuesday, June 12 at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in, and you can enter up to three times; check out the full rules here.


To jump start your imaginations and get those wheels turning, we’ve dreamed up 25 ways you can add color to your life. Some of them are simple, while others are more adventurous—but no matter how big or small, anything goes. So go on: Get colorful!

1. Find a map of your town or city. Close your eyes. Put down your finger. Spend the day exploring wherever your finger lands.

2. Literally brighten up your house — paint a wall in your home a fun color.

3. Read a racy novel.

4. Start a sticker chain letter. Stickers in the mail!

5. Give yourself a color-block manicure. Alternate between two colors, or three — or ten!

6. Buy some crazy, colorful new undies.

7. Put sprinkles on your breakfast.

8. Have a bubble fight—with rainbow-colored bubbles!

9. Suck on a jaw breaker until it turns your tongue a funny color.

10. Who doesn’t love a shopping trip? There’s only one rule to this one: Try on at least one article of clothing that you wouldn’t think to wear otherwise

11. Learn to fly: Take a trapeze course.

12. Three words: Saturday. Morning. Cartoons. Bonus points for eating Fruity Pebbles for breakfast while watching.

13. Have a movie night—but pick a movie that isn’t one that you’d normally watch. Not into documentaries? Try King of Kong. Don’t do explosions? Pick up Die Hard. Period dramas a no-no? Sit down with Elizabeth.

14. Start a windowsill garden — no green thumb required!

15. Happy hour? Have a brightly colored cocktail. The more electric the color, the better!

16. Buy a bright printed tablecloth — it’ll change up the mood of the entire room.

17. Add flowers to your life! Vibrantly colored flowers that smell terrific will lighten your mood and make any room look like it popped out of a magazine.

18. Put away those drab winter drapes and hang up sheer curtains in colorful prints or solid colors. The sheers will let the sun in.

19. Try bright colored lipstick.

20. Be a tourist for a day in your hometown—visit historic sites and museums.

21. When was the last time you went to an amusement park? Be a kid for a day and go!

22. Wear clip on pink or bright colored hair extensions. They’re inexpensive and fun.

23. A lot of parks have free yoga classes–the next time you have the urge to try yoga, do it in a free class outside.

24. Go to a foreign movie. Pretend to be French while you’re watching it.

25. Eat an artificially colored and flavored popsicle and stick your tongue out!

Happy summer—and good luck!


The giveaway runs from 5/17 until Tuesday 6/12 at 11:59 pm EST.  This series is brought to you by Buxom Color Choreography Eyeshadow. Buxom wants to inspire you to live life vividly. Giveaway full rules here.

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  1. ugogirl says:

    awesome! thanks.

  2. elisse says:

    Flicker photo of me living life Very vividly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45915095@N03/7238021720/

  3. superdumb says:

    Extreme close-up showing the color in my life. And, uh, how I need some makeup

  4. kathyf48 says:

    Even though I have Fibromyalgia Ihad to try it! Was hard took all my Energy but I did it!!!!! Loved it

  5. confettilife says:

    Colorful carousal at the beach in Portugal!

  6. confettilife says:

    Bright tights at the International Design Hotel! We stayed on the Pop! Floor.

  7. Sunnymay says:

    I don’t have any pictures but will have some soon from a wedding in NC last Saturday. It was a blast getting an up-do with 40 bobby pins, full makeup where I bought Aveda lipstick and gloss to keep the look fresh and even had my eyebrows thinned. I’ve seen Buxom Lip Polish
    make lips fuller with a cute pout.

  8. HilarieZane says:


  9. salto30 says:

    Loving life for the most exhilarating anniversary of the day my boyfriend, Wayne (the helicopter pilot) and I met on a limo ride in NYC!

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