Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Milani HD Lip color & Baked Blush Swatches!

Hello there! I have recently become a fan of Milani Cosmetics on Facebook. The perks of being a Milani Facebook Fan are great: I have managed to win 2 of their recent giveaways. They first gave away thousands of their baked blushes in the shade Terra Sole. Then they gave away thousands of their HD Lip Colors. What I liked about the lip color giveaway was that you could select the shade you wanted. Not the exact shade, but the color family you wanted. I chose pinks/corals, and ended up with a surprise...
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Here are my two FULL SIZED products that I got just for clicking a button:

Milani Baked Blush in Terra Sole:

This color is a bit dark. It actually could function as a bronzer for some skin tones. I haven't yet tried it as bronzer, only a blush. The back of the packaging says that the blush "shapes, contours, and highlights" so I guess this one is good for shaping and contouring! I like the smooth texture of this blush. A little goes a long way! The packaging has 2 compartments: the top is the blush, and then the bottom houses a mirror and brush. The brush isn't very functional. But it could work well with a highlighting color, or use it as a fan brush to sweep away fall out. I do like this blush, just not the right shade for me! I really want to try out Corallina and Luminouso.

Milani HD Lip Color in Vivacious Fuchsia:

When I selected Pinks/Corals as my lip color, I was expecting a more nude or rosey pink. Or even a nice coral shade. What did I receive? A straight-up-bright-as-the-sun fuchsia color! At first, I was upset because I felt like I'd never be able to wear this color. But then I realized, that the only lip colors I own are neutral pinks and a few reds. I have nothing like this color in my mini lippie collection. So now I've accepted this new color. I'll only wear it on certain occasions, but I do like this! The color is so pigmented and creamy! It applies like a dream! As for lasting power, I can't vouch for this product. I have yet to wear this for a long period of time. I do have a problem with the packaging. It's nice and sleek. But I have to twist the tube multiple times to make the product pop up. Once it's twisted up, it won't go back down! So I have to only twist up a minimal amount of product. But other than that, this is a great product!

I was usually the last to receive my goodies, but I was so pleased with how well they were packaged! I was so afraid my lipstick would melt sitting in the 100+ degree mailbox, however it survived!
I am very happy that I "liked" Milani on Facebook! I look forward to more giveaways in the future, and hopefully I'll be just as lucky to win some more free goodies! I highly recommend liking their page!

Have a lovely day!

Quick EOTD: Turquoise & Bronze Liner

Hello there! I've got a really fast "eye of the day" to share with you! It won't be a full tutorial, just some pictures and comments! The pictures are a bit blurry, sorry about that! =)

Products I used:
-Covergirl Eye Enhancer single in Tapestry Taupe[dusted all over lid]
-NYC Eyeliner pencil in Jet Black[Upper tightline]
-Wet N Wild Turquoise pencil[Upper lash line]
-Wet N Wild Bronzed pencil[Lower lash line]
-Rimmel Max Volume Flash mascara[upper lashes]
-Estee Lauder Zero Wear mascara[upper & lower lashes]

And that's it! 
Have a lovely day!

Deuce Beauties 100th post Giveaway!

Hello there! I have yet another giveaway post for the Deuce Beauties blog. She is having a giveaway for her 100th post! Here's the details!!

Ends August 26th at 11:59 pm PST

What you will receive:
-7 OPI Shatters
-Mini OPI Pirates collection
-Mini OPI Summer Dreaming collection
-Mini OPI Texas collection

The Musts:
-Be a public follower of Deuce Beauties
-Leave follower name & email
-Answer: what set are you most excited about?

The Maybes:
-Blog about giveaway
-Link blog to sidebar w/ picture
-Tweet, Facebook, or other site
-Add to blogroll
-Blog about blog sale
-Add blog sale to sidebar

Winner will be chosen randomly! 

I think everyone should enter this giveaway! Great prizes are up for grabs!! =)

Here's the giveaway link:

Congrats on your 100th post, Deuce Beauties!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Deuce Beauties 500 Follower Giveaway Entry!

Hello there! Deuce Beauties blog is celebrating her blog's 500th follower! She is offering 3 amazing prizes 3 lucky followers!! Here's what you need to know:

This giveaway ends August 24th at 11:59pm.

The musts:
-Follow Deuce Beauties publicly 
-Leave your follower name & email
-Comment stating which of the 3 prizes you are most excited about

The maybes:
-Blog about her giveaway, and you must state that there are 3 prizes
-Add giveaway & picture to your sidebar
-Blog about her blog sale or add blog sale to your side bar
-State if you were referred to her page & by whom

This is a great giveaway! 3 great prizes! Here is the link to her giveaway, make sure you follow her and keep up with her posts! =)

Prettymaking Giveaway Entry!

Hello there! I'm here to tell you about a very exciting giveaway! Prettymaking blog is doing her 1st giveaway! I discovered her blog looking for eyeliner reviews, and I came across her blog. At the top, I saw she was doing this giveaway & I was so excited! 

What exactly is she giving away??
-Mini Boscia's Makeup-breakup Cool Cleansing Oil
-Mini Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Spray
-Full Size Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
-Full Size Makeup Forever Aqua Liner #14
*****Drum roll please.......
-Urban Decay Naked Palette!!!!
Yeah, I'm excited!!! =)

Here are the musts:
-Must follow publicly through Google Friend Connect
-Leave only 1 comment containing your first name, GFC name, and email

Here are the maybes:
-Follow her on Twitter (@atinymandolin) & retweet her giveaway
-Blog about her giveaway....like me!
-Follow on Beautylish
-Make sure to include everything you did in one comment!

Goodluck & make sure to enter!