Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore, hold me close, sway me more

So I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I won second place in Stephanie's One Year Anniversary contest! I received the goodies last week, and it turns out she added some extra goodies! I was a randomly chosen winner, but it still made me feel special. :)

Clockwise from top left corner: a cute card, handmade koi earrings, NYX trio, Missha BB cream, Milani blush, Revlon blush, Maybelline lipstick, NYX lip gloss, two MAC lipsticks

I thought I'd do some quick swatches for you, rather than swamp this post with photos!

Missha BB cream in No. 23
I actually have my own bottle, but a backup is always nice! It does give a bit of a gray cast, but that mostly goes away when you apply it to your face. I had problems with this BB cream because it seemed to made me oilier than I actually am. I solved that by mixing it with some MAC's strobe undercover base in 'Pinkified,' and it actually helps keep me matte!

Bottom, L to R:
Milani Minerals blush in 'Luminous' The infamous Luminous blush! Everyone says that this is a dupe of NARS' Orgasm blush, and I'm now a proud owner of both. I'm a sucker for peachy blushes like this.

Revlon Golden Affair blush in 'Berry Darling' I've yet to try this, and it looks quite intimidating in the pan.. but I think the gold flecks will really warm this colour up!

NYX eyeshadow trio in 'Frosted Lilac/Pacific/Kiwi' AHH, the purple is to die for! The green is not as pigmented as the other two colours, but this would be a perfect palette for the spring!

Lip swatches, with natural on the left and the lip product on the right:

MAC's lustre l/s in 'Plink' - a nice nude pink

NYX mega shine l/g in 'Salsa' - WOW this bad boy is extremely pigmented

Maybelline Color Sensational l/s in 'Born With It' - Another nice nude pink, very similar to Plink

MAC Venomous Villians l/g in 'Strange Potion' - Perfect MLBB (my lips but better) colour!

Close up of the earrings:

Once again, a huuuuuuge thank you to Stephanie! Congratulations on hitting your one year mark, and I wish you many more happy blog posts. :)

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alyflowers said...

Those fish earrings look so fun :D


Jbreezybaby said...

congrats on winning stephies giveaway!shes a real sweetheart. love all the goodies! im a new follower btw ;) take care hun!

Elle said...

congrats on winning =] "plink" and "born with it" looks great on you =]

Pamela said...

I really like Strange Potion lipglass. Hope you enjoy your new goodies :)

MeiBelle said...

Oh goodness how did I miss this post?? I'm so glad you love everything! <3

All the lip colors look great on u!!

Elle said...

congrats on winning =] "plink" and "born with it" looks great on you =]