Feb 27, 2012

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa

I really love the look of matte lips, but it’s hard to find one that doesn’t dry out your lips or settle into lines.

Enter the Soft Matte Lip Cream from NYX. This little beauty gives a soft, velvety matte look without completely drying you out or giving you premature crows feet in the middle of your lip.


From the NYX website:


Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.
Available in 11 lip colors.

Giveaway Winner - Freeman Beauty Facial Kit

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone that entered! Without further ado, here is the winner:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The winner has been notified by email.

Don't be too disappointed if you didn't win! I am gearing up for another giveaway to celebrate recently reaching 200 subscribers! Also because I love you guys and love to give stuff away :D

Stay tuned ;)

Feb 25, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Roundup February 12-18

Here are some great posts from the lovely ladies of the Beauty Blogazons :)

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage- Milani Jewel FX Swatches
Beauty Mamas- Flakies & Leopard & Hearts & Glitter: 2 Vday Nail Looks
Girl Gloss- Stila In the Garden Swatches and Review
Beauty and Fashion Tech- LORAC Unzipped Palette Swatches, Photos, Review
Blushing Noir- Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powders for Eyes and Cheeks Swatches, Review, and FOTD
Stephanie Louise All Things Beautiful- Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Cinderella
Beauty Thesis- Review: Marcelle BB Cream
Polish Insomniac- A subtle gradient using Nars Midnight Express
Beauty By LeRenda- Revlon Color Burst Lip Butters Review Pt. 1
Beauty Info Zone- Twistbands and Flash Sale
My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog- Guerlain Meteorites: Teint Beige
Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom- The one with Joe Fresh Crush!
Polarbelle- Lynnderella Nail Polish Swatches
Perilously Pale- BECCA Balearic Love Collection Eye Palette - Swatches and Review
The Beauty Delicacy- Eco Bags + The New Black Nail Polish
Midnight Manicures- Venique - B-Ceen B-Gorgeous and Twinkling Glitter

ALSO! I will be announcing the winner of my Freeman Beauty giveaway on Monday!

Good luck to all the entrants :D

Feb 20, 2012

Manicure Monday: Pink & Gold, Stripes & Glitter

Just a quick post today, to show you my nails for the weekend.

I saw a few neon pink and gold glitter manis around Vday, so I decided to do my own take on it.

I found a trio of Color Zone neon polishes at Ross, this is the pink one. It dries to a semi matte finish, which looks really cool, but I had to put top coat on to even out the finish. The gold is a Kiss nail art polish.

On the accent nail, my base is OPI Simply Smashing (yes, again) and a Milani nail art polish. The pinks are slightly different, but I still think it looks cool.


I love the look of pink and gold together! I think next time I’ll try the pink matte and layer some chunky gold glitter over Simply Smashing.

Hope you had a great weekend, Beauties! And Happy President’s Day to those in the US :)

Feb 14, 2012

Flakies & Leopard & Hearts & Glitter: 2 Vday Nail Looks

Happy Valentine’s Day/Forever Alone Day Beauties!
I love hearts. And I love pink. So Valentine’s day is probably one of my favourite holidays!

For the first mani, I did 3 coats of an unnamed Color Club pink polish, 3 coats of OPI Simply Smashing on ring finger. Then 2 coats of Nubar 2010 over the Color Club polish and used the same pink for the ‘leopard’ and heart design on the ring finger. I outlined using Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris.

This is my first time trying to do leopard print, so it wasn’t great… but it looks pretty enough from a distance. I like how the gold and pink flashes from the flakies complements the gold and pink accent nail.


Feb 9, 2012

Review & Giveaway! Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful facial masks.

Who doesn’t like a spa day, Beauties?


I recently got the opportunity to try out these facial masks from Freeman Beauty’s Feeling Beautiful line.
I received a hand towel, shower cap, travel sachets of their popular favourites, the Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask, the Cucumber Peel-Off Mask and….
Wait for it…

The brand new Chocolate & Strawberry Clay Mask.

 Chocolate & Strawberry


Feb 6, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips: Cherry Me, Pink Punch & Peach Kiss

Beauties. I am soooo in love with these lip balms.


I adore sheer, juicy looking colour on lips, especially for spring/summer. It definitely seems to be the trend right now, like the Revlon Lip Butters I previously reviewed.

From the Maybelline website:
• Visibly renewed lips and 8-hr hydration
• The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula with SPF 20
• Protects and moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours
• After 4 weeks, lips are visibly renewed and  reborn
• 6 varieties
These, unlike the lip butters, are definitely a coloured balm. They have the texture of a balm and hydrate and smooth lips beautifully. I had dry, chapped lips, but after using Baby Lips all the flakes were gone and my lips felt soft and smooth.

There are 6 different shades and I picked up 3;

L-R: Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Peach Kiss.


Feb 2, 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter: Peach Parfait & Strawberry Shortcake.

Hey Beauties :)

There's been ALL this hype about the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters, so I had to pick up a couple. I got Peach Parfait and Strawberry Shortcake, because I'm predictable and love peach and pink.
I got both from Target for $6.98.

L: Peach Parfait     R: Strawberry Shortcake



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