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OCC Rollergirl, Pool Boy, Mannequin Lip Tar Swatches

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OCC Plastic Passion lip tar

Pool Boy //Mannequin // Rollergirl

I received a few OCC items at The Makeup Show, and today I have swatches of three lip tars from the new Plastic Passion collection.  You can see all of the Plastic Passion lip tars at here on Sephora.com. For beautiful swatches of all six shades, check out Portrait of Mai’s post here.

Lip Tars, as you are probably aware, are an intensely pigmented liquid lipstick.  I find that they work best when I apply the thinnest layer possible.  I don’t generally experience bleeding with lip tars, but if you do, a clear lip liner or lip primer will help. Continue reading

Giveaway: Wet n Wild Spring Awakening Palettes!

Wet n Wild Spring Awakening Palettes

Swatches of both palettes are in my previous post here.

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This giveaway is open internationally. If the winner is in the US, the package will be shipped with delivery confirmation. If the winner is not in the US, there will not be a tracking number. I will pack the eyeshadows carefully, but I am not responsible for the package once it leaves my hands. I will contact the winner via email once the giveaway is over, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond; if there is no response I will pick a new winner.

It’s Giveaway Time!


It’s time for a giveaway!

I have a couple things to celebrate: I started the blog a little over a year ago (I started off slowly, posting sporadically, so I don’t really have an exact start date). And, I recently moved from blogspot to my own self-hosted dot com domain.

So, I thought I’d celebrate with a small giveaway – some of my favorite items from the Wet n Wild Fergie collection plus the limited edition (& no longer available) Drinking a Glass of Shine Palette, which was a repromote of the I Heart Matte Palette.

This giveaway includes the following items:

  • Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer (review here)
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Rose Champagne Glow To Reflect Shimmer Palette(review here)
  • Wet n Wild  Fergie Perfect Pout Lipsticks in Bebot Love, Saraghina, and Ferguson Crest Cabernet – my favorite shades (review here)
  • Wet n Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette (review here)


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MAC Marilyn Monroe Deeply Adored Lipstick Review, Swatches, and a Giveaway!

MAC Marilyn Monroe Deeply Adored

MAC Marilyn Monroe Deeply Adored

As I’m sure you all know, the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection sold out lightning-fast online.  I decided to go to the mall today to check it out at a counter.  I was planning to buy just The Perfect Cheek blush, but after swatching the lipsticks I decided to also get Deeply Adored matte lipstick – the darkest red of the collection.  I was early enough that almost everything was in stock (despite the woman before me buying six of each item!), so I bought an extra Deeply Adored lipstick to give away – enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

MAC & Marilyn packaging

MAC & Marilyn packaging
(Deeply Adored lipstick for me & to give away, plus a The Perfect Cheek blush)

I’m not sure what to say about the packaging.  Some people want these items just because of the packaging; some people hate the images chosen.    Regarding the lipstick itself, I love the color – a very deep red.  I have a lot of red lipsticks, but this is darker than most of them.

My arm swatch doesn’t really show the depth of the color, but it gives a good idea of the pigmentation level; this is an intense, pigmented matte.  This is two swipes, but it looked exactly the same after one (not sure why I did two).

And here it on my lips:

MAC Marilyn Monroe Deeply Adored - lip swatch

MAC Marilyn Monroe Deeply Adored

In order to get a better idea of the color – and just because it’s so pretty! – I also took a full face picture of myself wearing the lipstick. The only makeup I have on is foundation, powder, and lipstick. Some eyeliner and mascara would help balance out the look, but it also works as-is, I think.

wearing MAC Marilyn Monroe Deeply Adored

One thing to note is that this lipstick is matte, and more drying than most of my other matte lipsticks.  Mattes are my favorite, and I don’t mind a slightly dry matte, but if that bothers you, this is not the lipstick for you.

So, if this lipstick sounds good to you, here’s the giveaway!

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Giveaway! Maybelline Fashion Week LE Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Set

giveaway prize!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a giveaway, and when I found a drugstore that had extra of each of the four new Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows, I thought it was time for another one!

Please note that the Rite Aide I purchased these at put additional safety seals on the packages; I removed them to double-check the color names (they were over the entire base of the package), and in doing so I ripped part of the label of Barely Beige.  Additionally, the shrinkwrap is a bit sticky from the extra seals, though I think the packages themselves are fine.

For swatches of the four shadows you will receive if you win, please see my posts on the first three and the fourth eyeshadows.

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This giveaway is open internationally. Please note that I am not responsible for the package once it leaves my hands at the post office. I will notify the winner via email, and then the winner has 48 hours to respond, or I will pick a new winner. Good luck!


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Giveaway: Some of my favorite things!

In honor of my one month bloggiversary and almost 50 posts, I’ve decided to hold a small giveaway. I’ll be giving away three of my most-loved products (brand-new, sealed ones, of course).

I’m giving away the Ecotools bronzer brush (which I use as a powder brush) that I discussed here, the amazing Prestige Total Intensity black eyeliner that won my black eyeliner wear test here, and Jack Black Lemon & Chamomile Lip Balm (the best flavor!), which I talked about here.

I also have many, many [brand new, sealed] sample and mini-sized products that I plan to throw in 🙂 They will be a surprise.

Because I love all my readers, this giveaway is open internationally. You do need to be 18 to enter – if you’re under 18, you can have a parent enter for you.

All of the entries are optional; you can pick and choose which ones you want to do!

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