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Beautiful Blogger Award ♥

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Thank you to the lovely 2chicgurls, I have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award!!

These blogosphere community awards are always nice to give and receive, to know your fellow bloggers enjoy what you are putting out there 😉

The Beauty Blogger Award has the following rules:

1. Link back the person who nominated you.

2. Post the award on your page.

3. Tell seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate seven bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

As I have done number one and number two, it’s on to number three.

Seven facts about me:

1. My most recent obsession is with my Kindle Paperwhite!!

2. I have a serious affinity for AllSaints,  Burberry,  Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

3. I have a scarf obsession and currently own almost 4 dozen, all different and one for every outfit!

4. I absolutely hate drivers who don’t use their blinker!!!! HATE them with a passion!

5.  My dog sleeps on a better quality bed than I do :/ Yeah, I love her a lot 😀

6. I try, and succeed the majority of the time, to only go shopping if I have some killer coupons.

7. My life is often run around my favorite TV shows schedules… hehe

My seven nominations: 

1. http://thefashionerrd.wordpress.com/

2. http://athunderheart.com/

3. http://blissno9.wordpress.com/

4. http://ladydmakeup.wordpress.com/

5. http://seesondraslim.wordpress.com/

6. http://chromamesilly.wordpress.com/

7. http://aouibitofred.wordpress.com/

There you have it, check out the blogs above – send a little love, and thanks again to 2chicgurls 🙂


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Beauty Confessions – “Would You Rather” Tag

Hello loves!

So I have been watching a couple of super fun Would You Rather beauty tags on YT and since I had a lot of fun reading and writing last weeks This or That tag, I thought why not do another!!

It was definitely entertaining seeing Tanya (Burr on YT) and Zoe work around the questions… something I’m sure I’ll be guilty of as well.

The questions vary from video to video and blog to blog on the Would You Rather tag, but I think I gathered the most common ones… some of which are going to be terrible to answer for me or just really fun 😉

There are a lot of questions, so I’ll stick to short answers here…

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The Questions:

Would you rather only ever wear eye makeup or skin makeup? 

– Wow. If my skin was always perfect and under-eye concealer counted as eye make-up, then eye make-up!

Would you rather cut off all your hair, or never cut your hair again?

– OMG! Easy, as I’m quite attached to my very long hair and rarely cut it anyways – I would never cut it.

Would you rather always wear your clothes too big, or too small?

– Too big… too small is uncomfortable and looks much worse than too big, plus can anyone say belt it!

If you were given $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

– Clothes, as I already have quite a bit of make-up and if I bought $1000 worth (which would be amazing!!) I would also need to buy more make-up storage (and find room for it), as I’m already maxing out my current make-up storage situation.

Would you rather wear lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

– Eyeliner as lipstick! For sure, I could easily embrace the Gothic look 😉

Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or Biker Shorts in public?

– This is a random question, but I would have to say MC Hammer pants :/ As horrible as they are, they seem comfortable enough.

Would you rather never be able to fill in your eyebrows or only fill them in using a sharpie?

– Okay…are we talking black super thick sharpie or thin fine tip sharpie? I almost always fill in my brows a little, as some areas are a bit sparser than I would like… but I could go without filling them in if we were talking about a thick sharpie ultimatum.

Would you rather never pluck your eyebrows, or never shave your legs?

– OMG! Sorry legs, but I have to clean up my brows a little, my skin is quite light and so not cleaning up my brows can be noticed easily and good brows are very important to me.

Would you rather never be able to shop at MAC again, or only be able to use MAC?

– Ahhhh… I LOVE MAC! I use quite a bit of MAC products, though I also use a lot of other make-up products…  hmmm… can I pass on this question?? Okay – if every other make-up line perished in a beauty world catastrophe and MAC survived – I would happily use MAC and not be sad – that’s the best I can do with this question.

Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

– Ha! I’ll take the Tanya Burr route and say one lip color because you can always mix in your endless supply of other make-up products and create custom lip colors!

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

– Dark nails!

Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

– Well I would have to go with lip product, as I have quite a few, so I could live with a substitute, but eyes are more sensitive.

Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no makeup?

– Messy hair and nice make-up! Messy hair works, and if it isn’t working – put in a bun 🙂

Would you rather dye your hair neon green or wear neon green lipstick – for the rest of your life?

–  I would prefer neon green hair, rocking colored hair is much easier than being stuck with green lips for the rest of your life!

Would you rather never take your make-up off or never wear any for the rest of your life?

– If it didn’t affect my skin or my eyes, I would have to say never take my make-up off. Some days my skin just need a little help looking its best.

Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

– Overdone blush! Foundation lines kill me!! Eeek…

So… Bloggers, Readers, Followers, Subscribers… I TAG ALL OF YOU!!!! 


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Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

Hi lovelies!

So a couple weeks ago I was sent the Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox and I always love getting VoxBoxes! They aren’t like Birchbox or MyGlam, one they are free – you simply need to be an Influenster, qualify and be selected and two – they almost always include full size products to try out. Then you share and report back what you loved, liked, disliked and even hated.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Influenster, check them out here.

So here is what the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox included:

  1. NYC New York Color Individual Eyes – Brown Eyes Compact Palette
  2. Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit #05
  3. Bath & Body Works Mini Candle
  4. EBOOST Health Booster Drink Powder
  5. Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
  6. Not Your Mother’s Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream

NYC New York Color Individual Eyes – Brown Eyes Compact Palette

My thoughts:

  • Includes 2 matte shades (vanilla and soft warm brown) and 2 satin shades (soft bronze and cool toned plum).
  • The eyeshadow colors are lovely in the pan, very soft, but have low pigment payoff when applied alone.
  • The shadows also have poor staying power when applied alone and can be easily wiped away.
  • The palette also includes a cream primer (bad, bad, bad!) and cream illuminator (nothing great).
  • The primer doesn’t even set, with the illuminator being very light and fading quickly.
  • I opted to use MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study as my base and for the purpose of this review I applied the shadows according to the “instructions” on the back of the compact, plus added a bit of the plum along my lower lash line.
  • Using a Paint Pot instead of the included primer, the shadows applied more pigmented and stayed on well for hours!
  • When the plum shadow is applied to the outer corner over the matte brown and satin bronze shadows, the resulting look is more of a deep copper than plum, but looks gorgeous.
  • The look wasn’t photographing so well, with the reflecting particles in the satin shadows, but I did included the following photos where the colors came out most true to life.
  • Final Verdict: For $4.99, the palette/compact is a good value, BUT invest in a quality base to get the most out of the product!!

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit #05

My thoughts:

  • The kit included a single set of 05 lashes, lash glue and lash applicator.
  • The lashes were good, but had a solid black seam, meaning you need to also wear black liner to hide the seam.
  • The lashes were decently flexible, but the seam was a bit stiff for my liking, but not uncommon with solid seam lashes.
  • For the purpose of reviewing, I did use the glue included 😦 The glue was horrible!! Not surprising, but honestly, probably the worst lash glue I have tried.  Bits stayed stuck on my eyes and took a bit more effort to remove than should be necessary. Make sure to always spend a few extra dollars a buy a quality lash glue, rather than relying on the included lash glues.
  • The plastic applicator was okay, but I still preferred just using my tweezers.
  • Up close photos below, and you can see my normal lashes in the above pictures.
  • Final verdict: Lashes are good quality, with a slightly stiff seam, though not unbearable for me, but there are equal quality and more comfortable out there for the same price ($5.99).

Bath & Body Works Mini Candle (and 3-wick candle coupon)

My thoughts:

  • I received the Black Pepper Bergamot scented mini candle and love it!!
  • I had actually already bought the 3-wick candle in this scent and it smells of men’s cologne with a bit of spice.
  • If you enjoy the smell of a man, or are a man that enjoys cologne, you would love this scent – though I believe it was part of their Fall collection and may not be available anymore, or at least in limited quantities.
  • Final verdict: For me Bath & Body Works candles are always a good buy, with frequent sales and coupons. They have so many scents, many of which give off a subtle aroma without even having to burn them. I have a large 3-wick and mini candle collection, and always buy some during their 2 for $20 sales.

EBOOST Health Booster Drink Powder

My thoughts:

  • Bleh!! This is a power dietary supplement/health booster with an “all natural orange flavor” that you add to water.
  • Tastes as you would expect it to.
  • Final verdict: Ehh… not too appealing for me.

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

My thoughts:

  • LOVE these spin pins! I actually had bought a pack and guarded them closely, because they were a little pricey ($7.29) for two pins.
  • I had actually lost one of my 2, when these came in the mail, so I was super excited to receive these.
  • Great for securing your hair quickly and easily, without the hassle of multiple pins or tricks.
  • Make sure just not to interlock them, if you are wearing two in your hair at once, since they can get locked together in your hair and be a hassle to remove.
  • Final verdict: Worth it, if you’ve been interested – buy them!

Not Your Mother’s Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream

My thoughts:

  • I think this one is more suited to wavy/straight hair, since it says to apply and blow-dry or air dry to reveal straight, frizz-free hair. Frizz-free – somewhat, straight -no.
  • I had to use quite a bit, as my hair is past my waist and curly and it initially left my hair feeling a little sticky.
  • It also left my hair feeling a bit dry and my ends felt horrible, like I dipped them in alcohol and they dried up!
  • Smells like coconut, which is expected considering it has coconut and silk extracts.
  • After sleeping on my hair, the feel of my hair has improved a bit.
  • Final verdict: Not a great product for me at all and would not bother buying it, many other products out there!

So that sums up the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 🙂