Monday, December 26, 2011

Monster and BeKnown Makeup Giveaway!

::GIVEAWAY ENDED:: recently launched BeKnown, a professional networking app for Facebook. BeKnown allows you to set up a professional profile directly on Facebook that is completely separate from your personal Facebook page.  BeKnown also lets you conduct a job search of Monster's database of jobs without ever leaving BeKnown or Facebook. By tapping into the networks of their Facebook friends, young professionals can easily connect and see who among their existing contacts is connected to a company or job opportunity they are interested in.

BeKnown got me thinking about my very first job interview where I walked in dressed like this.


Needless to say I did NOT get that job!  I mean seriously a leather skirt and sequins?!  
If I were to walk into an interview today this is what I would wear!

Black is seen as an authoritative color however an entire black suit can be too strong and somewhat alienating.  A dark gray suit however gives an pulled together appearance without coming off too aggressive.  Make sure the blouse you choose is not too low cut, see through or lacy.  I chose a gorgeous royal blue as the shell because people equate blue with being traditional and trustworthy.

A classic pump no higher then 4 inches with a toe that's not too rounded or too pointy.  Tripping over yourself as you walk into the interview does not instill confidence in your interviewer ahahaha.

Simple studs are great because you don't want your giant hoop earrings to be swishing around while you talk.  A nice watch is perfect on the wrist as it gives the impression that you are an punctual and efficient individual.  Also make sure your nails are well manicured something like a pinky nude is perfect!

A nice structured bag where you can keep your portfolio (and those extra resumes!) really ties your outfit together and gives you a pulled together businesslike appearance.  Also turn your cell phone and Ipod off and tuck them inside your bag before you walk into the office building.  You never know who you could be standing next to in the elevator on your way up. 

Lastly do you know how important makeup is?  It can take you from being disheveled to polished and take you from feeling unprepared to confident just because you put your best face forward!



BeKnown wants to help us put our best face forward!  They've graciously sent me a fantastic makeup kit and a professional card holder and guess what?! 

They want to send another kit to one of my lucky readers! :)

The picture below is a SAMPLE however you will receive a makeup kit similar to the one below.


Giveaway ends Monday 01.09.12 @ 11.59 p.m. EST

How to enter

Leave your name

1. Go to BeKnown's Facebook App through this link. 

2. Once you sign in through FB "Like" the BeKnown's FB page.

3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect

Bonus entry

Tweet about this post! (+5, yup FIVE bonus entries!)

Did you know you can also access BeKnown's Facebook App on Apple as well?  Go Here.

Disclaimer: I am taking part in's "Present The Best You" Online contest. Prize pack and other materials in this giveaway are sponsored by Monster Worldwide Inc.

                     ::GIVEAWAY ENDED::


  1. Cerys Traylor, I've liked the page, I've tweeted at @cococerys

    Merry Christmas from Wales :)

  2. Good advice. I like gray suits as well. Your makeup looks pretty and subtle. Good job!

  3. Agreed, make up can do wonders for one's self confidence.

  4. I love your hair here dear!!! So smooth and silky! Happy christmas!


  5. Lisa Wu
    1. Checked
    2. Checked
    3. Checked
    4. Checked

    I hope I win!

  6. I did 1, 2 and 3!

    Name: Michelle Lim
    fb name: Michelle Bon Chic

    i also tweeted bout this giveaway!!/Miss92elle/status/151184772272635904


  7. Simoni Papaefstathiou
    cool!! i ve done all three and i tweed about it!

    Twitter: Simoni_Cute

  8. name: manix
    GFC: shadow_alley_cat
    FB: carolina manuela hais

  9. Name: Francesca
    FB: Francesca Giveaway
    GFC: francivusk
    email: francivusk at hotmail dot it

    Thanks for this opportunity! x

  10. name: thian
    GRC: thian
    email: sweetheart0222(at)gmail(dot)com
    FB: Shin Thian

  11. done ♥

    Name: Crystal
    FB: Crystal Mizune
    gfc: Crystal Chan

  12. name: Lyudmila
    GRC: Lyudmila
    FB: Lyudmila Sizova!/Ludmilochka/status/151297294099152896

  13. Hi :) I'm Monika, gfc: peniam, emial: FB: MOnika Peniam Pl

  14. I liked BeKnown on facebook & follow you on GFC!


  15. tweeted the giveaway here:!/_i_am_mai_

  16. I liked the page, joined google friend connect, and tweeted about the giveaway! :)!/susanlee33/status/151452776717746177

  17. I am totally in love with your necklace!!! Its gorgeous. and also amazing photos love them


  18. GFC: Lulu
    FB: Olesia Flegka
    redalepou at yahoo dot com

  19. Lisa: that first set of clothes might work when applied for a position at Vogue Magazine..hehe. Hey I love it as much as a second ensemble! I clicked on both links for you but will not enter a giveaway as I participate this contest too, but in a different category than yours. Good luck to you and me :D

  20. omg i wanna win!!!

  21. Maybe I am too late to enter? Great giveaway and tips Lisa! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    xx Vivian @

  22. Leave your name:Mi_Mi
    Go to BeKnown's Facebook App through this link:DONE
    Once you sign in through FB "Like" the BeKnown's FB page:DONE
    Follow me on Google Friend Connect: DONE
    and good luck me..
    this is a really nice post and i love ur reason why we need makeup!..

  23. OK! I used my IRL name for FB obviously.
    Liked it.
    Already your follower/friend on GFC.

    xx Vivian @

  24. I liked the facebook page and I follow on GFC as Rachael! x

  25. Merry Christmas Lisa!!!

    Loved this entry :) LOL @ the sequins & leather skirt for a job interview! People grow up and learn to make better choices ;)

  26. GFC carlita
    Tweet: carlita20002000

    Best regards,

  27. lol were you very young when you wore the sequin and leather skirt combo to that interview Lisa? I agree that your second outfit is much more interview appropriate. I like how you chose a colored shell rather than your typical white button down :D

  28. LOL, I remember my first interview!
    It was so crazy, I dressed up and was the only one in the group interview with heels on and a blazer!
    LOL keep in mind this was for an interview for Claires when I was like 16 AHAHAH!
    But I got the job, although I ended up declining it and taking a secretary job instead!

    Love your new interview outfit!
    and your hair is amazing!!! SOOO LONG and loooks so healthy!!!


  29. hi!
    Simon Alexandra is my name.
    GFC:Simon Alexandra
    fb:Simon Alexandra Ioana

  30. another great giveaway lisa!

    I of course follow you on GFC, and liked Beknown on FB!
    and tweeted :) @admiretheclouds

  31. Leave your name:anita b**

    1. Go to BeKnown's Facebook App through this link. DONE!

    2. Once you sign in through FB "Like" the BeKnown's FB page. DONE!

    3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect Done!
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com

  32. 1. Done --
    2. Done
    3. Done -- following you using Google: Tiffy
    4.!/tiffychua/status/154457030487322624 +5 bonus :)

    Thanks Lisa!

  33. Therese Chua


    2. Done!

    3. Thea

    Bonus entry!/theresechua/status/154555174013251584

  34. Name: Abegail Abundo
    fb: abegail abundo
    following you on twitter: iamabegaila

  35. 1. Go to BeKnown's Facebook App through this link. done this

    2. Once you sign in through FB "Like" the BeKnown's FB page. done, FB name: Gintare K

    3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect. done, GFC name gintare


  36. 1. Go to BeKnown's Facebook App through this link. Done!

    2. Once you sign in through FB "Like" the BeKnown's FB page. Done! FB name: Kelsey Kennedy

    3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect. Done! GFC name: Kelsey (kennedygirl11)