Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fab Finds - Cherry Blossom Lashes;

Hi guys!
Today I have another Fab Find.
I`m not a lash girl or expert, but every now & then I think they are fun to play around with.
I saw Rai`s post + video where she hauled these lashes & wanted to try them out.
These Cherry Blossom lashes are the same lashes as Red Cherry, but WAY cheaper.
I couldn`t find these @ my usual Beauty Supply Stores[BSS], so I thought I`d never find them.
Luckily when my sister visited the BSS in Greenville, NC, I found them!
&I found these babies for only $1.29 each!
I was in lash heaven & did know which to choose.
I decided to choose some natural & some bold.

As you can see, I went with the #68, #12, #ZOBATH, #C41. I`m most excited to try out the #68 & #C41 lashes. I`ve always wanted to try criss cross lashes, so to find these, I was SUPER ecstatic! I am definately going to have TONS of fun playing around with these babies!

Have you guys tried these lashes?
Also, would you be interested in winning some of these in the future?

Thanks for reading!
I`ll be sure to post some FOTDs when I try these out.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

FOTD; Christmas Edition*

Feliz Navidad!
Hope you guys are enjoying your Christmas.
I decided to do a bronze-y gold & burgundy eye look today.
Hope you ladies enjoy!

For the eyes I used ELF Tone Correcting Concealer in Honey for a base. The shadows I used all came from my SedonaLace 88 Metal Palette[I can tell this will be my favorite palette for a while!]. I used the Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Black for my top liner &for my lower lashline Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide One Pencil in Underground. I also used my current favorite mascara, Maybelline`s Great Lash LOL[Lots of Lashes] Mascara.
For my lips I used Maybelline`s Baby Lips in Quenched to moisturize. As my lipstick I used ELF`s Fantasy Lipstick[from the $1 line]. To top off the lip I used Revlon`s Colorburst Lipgloss in Peony.
On my cheeks I used Milani`s Baked Blush in Corallina & topped my face off with my MAC Studio Fix Powder in C8.

I hope you guys enjoyed my FOTD & have an excellent Christmas!
I`m off to continue my NBA marathon.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sedona Lace Black Friday Haul;

Good evening ladies!
I know you guys are probably tired of hauls. Lol.
But this should be one of my last ones for a good little while.
I purchased from Sedona Lace on Black Friday.
They had some palettes for $8.95 & 25% off everything else.
I picked up a palette I have been dying to try & a few brushes.
Continue reading to see what I got.

The brushes came in a nice pink bag.
I picked up the 88 Metal Palette. After seeing Ashley post a FOTD on Twitter, I knew I had to have this eventually. Luckily, my waiting paid off & I got this palette for only $8.95! Such a steal, as this palette is normally $22.95 on their site!

I also picked up the EB15 & the LB23. They sent me a EB13 free, they include this brush free with every order if I`m not mistaken. The EB15 is a Pointed Crease Brush. Originally $8.95. The LB23 is a Capped Lip Brush. It cost $1.95 & is originally $8.95.
Here is a closeup of the brushes.
LB23, EB15, EB13.
I am super excited to use my 88 metal palette. I`m sooo happy that I waited for a major sale to buy this. I wasn`t going to buy the brushes, but the lip brush was only $2, so I figured why not. I don`t own a pointed crease brush, so I thought I would pick one up. Super excited to try out all of my goodies!

Sedona Lace has to be one of my favorite companies to order from. Great customer service, prompt shipping, & TONS of great deals during the year. Be sure to check out Sedona Lace & sign up for their newsletters. They always have pretty good deals on their brushes, palettes, & more.

Have you ladies heard of Sedona Lace?
Have you tried any of their products?
Thanks so much for reading.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dallas CCO Haul;

So on my road trip I knew I had to visit some CCOs.
Houston didn`t have anything that I wanted.
& Dallas wasn`t too impressive either.
However, I did pick up 3 things from the Dallas CCO.

So here`s what I picked up;
I picked up the Flirt! Flirtatious! Perfume for $12.
The sales lady tried to lie & say this particular size costs $40 in Kohls, when clearly on the back it said $14 under their CCO price sticker...
But it smelled fruity, which I like, so I bought it anyways.
I also got a Kissable Lipcolor from MAC in the shade Temper Tantra.
My third item is a MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Goes and Goes.
I was ecstatic to see the Kissable Lipcolor. I missed out on these & was happy to see them in the CCO. I bought last one in this shade. :D I thought it would be a great color for WOC. &Y`all know when I saw Goes & Goes I had to get that. I loooove a purple lip. They also had Go For It, which I should have gotten, but I didn`t. :/

I am very happy with my purchases.
At my local CCO, we never have anything.
I always just pick up a shadow or two to add to my collection.

Have you guys found any great deals or steals lately @ your CCOs?
Thanks for reading.

Friday, December 16, 2011

How I Achieve Beachy Waves[Without Heat];

Hi guys.
Back when I was growing out my relaxers, one of my favorite styles to do were bantu knots.
Bantu knots are a way of curling your hair without heat.
I wanted to share with you all the technique that I used & still use when I straighten my hair.
Hope you enjoy the video.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fab Finds - Big Lots;

Hey guys!
I wanted to start a new segment on my blog called Fab Finds.
Basically I will be sharing my cheap finds from discount stores such as Big Lots, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, ect.
Today, all of my items are from Big Lots.
I can NEVER find anything at my local Big Lots, but luckily I was able to find a few things my last few visits!

I found this lipgloss set from Black Radiance.
It includes four radiant lip glosses & one illusion lip gloss.
Best of all, it was only $4.50.
I`m not sure how much they each retail for, but for this price I could not pass this set up!
Closer look at the glosses;
Below are the swatches. As you can see, the purple, gold, & orange are pretty opaque. They are all shimmery except the illusion gloss. The name "illusion lip gloss" is definitely perfect for this product, as there is no pigmentation at all[Its the second to last gloss].

I found two Covergirl polishes for only $.50.
These are pretty opaque, so I will probably give them away.

This is a Covergirl Trucheek blush set.
I couldn`t pass this up for only $1!
I found these three brushes.
The eyeshadow brush was $1.50 & the blush brushes were $.80 each.
Such a steal for the blush brushes!
Lastly, I found a Conair Roller Set Kit for only $4!
These kits are about $8 at my local Walmart last I checked.

I`m very happy with my finds. Although the polishes were rather disappointing.
I can`t wait to continue this new segment on my blog.
Who knows, I may even find some items to giveaway.

Have you guys had any Fab Finds lately?
Please do share!
Thanks so much for reading.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mini Black Friday Haul - Coastal Scents;

Hi guys!
Long time no blog.
I am back from my lovely vacation! &I came home to a few packages.
So, I decided to first share my Coastal Scents haul.
They were having 50% off & I initially was not going to purchase anything.
But I did see a brush set & figured I would pick that & some pans for pressing shadows.
I also got a free blush sample.
Here is the case;
I picked up the 22 piece brush set for only around $17! Such a STEAL!
Here are some views of the brushes;

Can`t wait to try these babies out!
I had never ordered from CS before, so I was not sure what to expect. However, I am pleased to report that I am SUPER happy with their shipping. They packaged everything nicely & I think they sent this out within about 2 days of me ordering. I would definitely recommend purchasing from this site & will do so myself in the future!

So, did any of you ladies purchase anything from Coastal Scents on Black Friday?
If so, what`d you pick up?

Thanks for reading.
&Look for another giveaway soon.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog Update;

Hi ladies.
I am going on a brief vacation.
So I probably will not have any new blog posts up.
But once, I return I will have some giveaways for you guys!
Also, I picked & contacted my last winners.
They were Destinee & Mandy83.
They have contacted me & I should have your prizes out soon ladies!
Thanks again to everyone who entered & to all of you for supporting my blog.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

5 Current Favorite GlamourDoll Eyeshadows;

Hi guys.
So, as you saw in my Cyber Monday Deals post, I told you guys Glamour Doll Eyes was having 30% off the site. [Except Grab Bags, Collections, Circus Shadows, & Gift Certificates]
I decided to go through my collection & pick out my 5 favorites.
This was toughhh since I own a ton of their shadows.
It took a good little while to narrow this down to 5.

I have the older & newer shadows. The bottom shadows are the current labels.

Here are my picks;

Descriptions from GDE`s site;
Brown Eyed Girl is an extremely shimmery brown with hints of purple undertones. Not vegan.

Olivia Green* is flat, matte, medium green pigment.

Bare Naked* is a mild, natural, gorgeous beige with a low sheen.

DinoSpotz* is an interesting color. It is a brown/red color with a hint of green glitter. The green really comes out when you use this shadow wet! This color is beautiful.

Dirty Jeans* is teal green and rubs into green-blue with golden hues.

My Thoughts;
I picked Bare Naked because this shade is my most favorite shade from GDE. I fell in love when I bought this. It`s the perfect shade for me to sweep quickly across the lids for a quick makeup day. Olivia Green I had to pick up after seeing Julia`s [missjbm22 on YT] galore of swatches. Brown Eyed Girl actually surprised me. I though this would be a nice shimmery brown shade, but upon swatching, it appeared more purple to me. So I knew I was in love after that! Dirty Jeans & DinoSpotz have duo chrome finishes. So I knew I was sold. As you see above, DinoSpotz looks like a reddish brown, but when swatched, the green really pops. Dirty Jeans to me looks like a light wash denim, but when swatched appears like a gold-ish light blue color.

As mentioned above, here is Julia`s swatch video.
I swear she has almost every shade ever made!

Be sure to check out the sale, which begins 12/28 @ 12AM CST & will last until 12AM CST on 12/29. Code to use is cybermonday11!
Be sure to check them out!

Thanks for reading ladies!

I am a GDE affiliate, but I purchase all of my GDE on my own.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals;

Hi ladies.
So I missed out on sharing some great Black Friday deals with you guys!
[Loooong story!]
So here are the ones I have found interesting for Cyber Monday.

Glamour Doll Eyes - 30% off all orders $15 or more. Excludes Grab Bags, Collections, Circus Shadows, &Gift Certificates. Code to use is cybermonday11.

Jordana Cosmetics - 25% off & Free Shipping. Will last until Nov 29 @ 11AM EST. Code is CYBER.

EvePearl - 40 - 55% off products. Will last until 11/28 @ 11PM EST. Code is BPTG2011.

Milani - 50% off your order. 11AM EST - 11PM EST. Code is CYBER & you get free shipping!

Bath And Body Works - 25% off your order. Code is CyberMonday25Off.

Stila - Warehouse sale beings. Items up to 80% off. Will continue thru 12/2.

Those are the ones I am aware of & possibly participating in.
You can check out Nouveau Cheap or Temptalia`s posts for more.

*Edit To Add;
Sedona Lace is having 20% off your entire order. Starts 11/28 @ 12AM EST until 11:59PM EST. Promo code is Cyber. Also, first order will recieve the Vortex Brush Collection with Zipper Belt for free!

OCC is having 20% off all cosmetics[excluding box or airbrush sets]. Username: guest Password: cyber

iVi Scents is offering 1 free soap if you spend $1, 2 free soaps if you spend $26, 3 free soaps if you spend $51, & 3 free soaps plus free domestic shipping for orders over $75.

BH Cosmetics is having 50% off all palettes, 55% off custom palettes, 35% off waterproof eyeliners & more! Ends Monday @ 11:59PM PST.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Wet `n Wild Palettes Haul;

Firstly, if you have not yet, click here to enter my Maybelline Baby Lips & Lots of Lashes Mascara giveaway!

Also, hello & welcome to all my new followers.
We are sooo close to hitting 150!

OMG ladies!
I finally found the new W&W palettes!
I have been stalking Walgreens like crazy!
They just landed last week at my local Walgreens.
I bought out the entire display. Lol.
I picked up all 4 of the new palettes, as well as some for my next giveaway.

Here are the babies!

The I <3 Matte palette is the one I`ve been wanting the MOST!
&The Baked Palettes.
From what I`ve read, the I <3 Matte palette is not completely matte. There is one or two shimmery shades if I read correctly. I don`t know if I`m going to like the baked palettes. I normally am not a fan of "baked" makeup. Like last year, the holiday palettes each come with a pencil liner. I can`t wait to use these & come up some FOTDs using these!

Best part? They were BOGO 1/2.
Be sure to check out your local Walgreens for these new palettes!

Thanks sooo much for reading!
I appreciate you guys so much.

Monday, November 21, 2011

NYX Cosmetics Sale on Hautelook;

Hi Guys!
Just a friendly heads up.
Hautelook is having a NYX cosmetics sale today starting @ 11AM EST & 8AM PST.
Here`s the link to join;

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giveaway; Baby Lips & LOL Mascara

Hi everyone.
You know there is no way I could post my
LOL Mascara & Baby Lips reviews without having a giveaway right?
Two of my lovely blog followers will be winning a lip balm & a mascara.
Both of the mascaras are in Very Black.
The lip balms are Peach Kiss on the left & on the right is Pink Punch.

1. Must be a [Google Friend Connect] follower of Eyes, Lips, & Curls.
2. This is international! [Yay].
3. Must be 18 or older.
3. Must leave a comment on this post telling me which one of the two lipbalms you would like to win. Either Peach Kiss or Pink Punch.
4. Must include an email in your comment.
5. Please include everything in just 1 comment.
6. If all of these rules are not followed, your entry will be removed & you will be disqualified!

1. Create a post on your blog or on your blog's sidebar about this Giveaway. Include as much information as possible and a link to this post. Comment below with the URL to your post or blog.
2. Follow me on twitter[@CourtneyToneya]. Tweet about my giveaway using: "Enter @CourtneyToneya's giveaway for Maybelline`s LOL & Baby Lips Mascara -" Comment below with your Twitter username or link of the tweet. If your Twitter is set to private &I am not following you, I can not see your tweet!
So you have the opportunity to get 3 entries total.
Winners will be chosen via

This giveaway ends on 11/25 @ 11:59 PM EST & I will contact winners soon after.
They will have 24 hours to respond to my e-mail.

Thanks so much for following my blog guys.
I appreciate each & every one of you & your lovely comments you leave.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

Hi guys!
So I`m going to be reviewing the Baby Lips lip balm that I received.
I`ve been using one in particular like crazy.
So far I am definitely impressed with this balm.

Here are the 5 that I recieved;

The one that I have been using is Cherry Me.
It has just a slight tint to it.

Here it is on my lips;

I have religiously been using ONLY my Rosebud Salve lipbalm, but after trying this lip balm out, I may have found a cheaper alternative. My lips get very chapped in the colder months & this balm has been keeping them super moisturized. This balm has SPF 20. According to the packaging, their studies show lips were visibly less dry, less rough, more supple, & also give you better looking lips. Cherry Me does have a slight scent to it. It smells like cherries & I love it!
So, now let's weight out the pros & cons.

Affordable.[Around $3-$4]
Come in a variety of shades.
Very moisturizing.
Lovely fruity scent.

Some may not like scented balms.
Color payoff not too pigmented.
Only lasts about 1-2 hours.
Packaging maybe a bit "childish" for some ladies.

Would I repurchase?
Yep. &I plan on getting the grape one when I find it.
Have you ladies tried these yet?
If so, which is your favorite?
Thanks for reading.
&Be sure to check out my blog for a giveaway of 2 of these tomorrow!

[I was sent this product to review as I am a BzzAgent. All opinions are my own personal opinions & are not influenced at all.]

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara

Hello ladies.
Today I have a quick review for you guys.
I`ve been testing out a new mascara & thought I would share it with you.

Here is the packaging;
I am in love with the wand. As you can see above, it is a tapered wand.
It definitely helps easily reach every lash on your lower & upper lash lines.

Before & After shots;
[Sorry I couldn`t get the EXCAT same angle.]
My lashes look non-existent without mascara. Lol.
The packaging suggests you to NOT wait for the mascara to dry before applying another coat. It`s probably best so that you avoid clumping.
So, let`s weigh out the pros & cons.

Affordable[around $6.50]
No clumping & no mess.[Per the packaging]
Tapered wand.
Adds some volume.
No flaking.
Perfect for reaching your inner & lower lashes.

Not waterproof. [For some, this may be a con, I personally don`t mind.]
May not be enough volume for some people`s liking.

Would I purchase in the future?
YES! Personally I don`t mind that this mascara does not give a a TON of volume. I think it gives me the perfect amount, without it looking like I have falsies on. Plus no clumping like some of the other mascaras I have purchased in the past. Again, you have to make sure you do NOT wait for the mascara to dry before adding more coats. The wand is what has really won my over.

Have you tried this new mascara yet?
If so, thoughts?
I will be having a giveaway for 2 of my followers to win one of these!

[I was sent this product to review as I am a BzzAgent. All opinions are my own personal opinions & are not influenced at all.]

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Natural Hair; Twist It Out

Hey ladies!
I haven`t done a post related to hair lately, so I just thought I`d share my latest hairstyle with you all.
I`ve had my hair straight for the last 3 weeks & figured it was time for a break.
So, I twisted my hair Monday night & decided to do a twistout this week.
The results this time came out AMAZINGGGG!
I got so many compliments today & since it`s getting colder, I`m trying to find some styles for winter.

&I only used 2 things. The Organic Root Stimulator[ORS] Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion to moisturize & coconut oil to seal. [I got the Olive Oil lotion from Sallys & the coconut oil from Whole Foods.]
I`m in love with the results.
This will def be one of my go to styles this winter.
To my fellow natural & curly girls,
what are some of your favorite styles for the colder months?

Thanks for reading.
&Have a lovely weekend.

Monday, November 14, 2011

GlamourDoll Eyes Circus Collection;

Hey guys!
I am soooo excited about the newest GDE collection releasing 11/15/2011!
Vee decided to team up with Natasha[Myeyeshadowisodd on YT] to create the circus collection.
This will be a permanent collection & let me tell you, the shades are amazing!
Here`s a photo of the packaging;
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Super cute!
Also, never before has GDE sent out a collection in boxes.
So this is also a major plus for me as a GDE lover.
Easier storage!

The colors in this new collection are:

Bearded Lady - a medium to dark brown inspired by the luscious beards of the women of the sideshow. The silver shimmers throughout add a hint of femininity.
Big Top - mimicking canvas tents, this medium toned yellow with red shimmer ties together the traditional colors of the circus all in one.
Cotton Candy - who says cotton candy has to be pink? This light to medium blue with pink shimmers brings forth the playfulness of the spun sugar treat. This color is NOT vegan.
Electric Chair - FLASH! This satiny/velvety white, somewhat metallic looking shadow is inspired by the shock of the electrical current. JOLT!
Fiji Mermaid - this greenish blue tells the story of a commonly used sideshow act. The Fiji Mermaid is alive and real with green shimmer undertones, reminiscent of scales.
Fire Eater - inspired by the heat and the excitement of the fire eaters act this eye light uses red, yellow and orange colors to bring the fire-y spark.
Oddity is a very unique blend of shimmer and matte. This is a lime green but almost looks duochrome as well!
Sword Swallower - down the hatch it goes! This semi metallic silver with silver sparkles embodies the shine and sharpness of the swords used in this traditional act.

Here are the swatches;
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I love the names of these eyeshadows!
Oddity is the old color already apart of the permanent line. I plan on purchasing Cotton Candy, Bearded Lady, Big Top, & Fiji Mermaid.

If you are not familiar with the prices of Glamourdoll Eyeshadows;
Single Sample Baggie: $1.25
Sample Baggie Collection: $8.00
Single Sample Jar: $2.50
Sample Jar Collection: $16.00
Single Full Jar: $6.00
Full Jar Collection: $32.00

Along with this new circus release, GDE is also releasing 2 new eyeshadows!
Grenade & Candy Floss. I do not have descriptions for these two, but they are gorgeous colors as you can see below.
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You can purchase GDE here;

I can`t wait to get my hands on these shades!
I may also pick up a few for a giveaway!
Are you ladies excited for this collection?
Which shade[s] would you be interested in trying out?

[All images posted in this blogpost are from GDE`s facebook or sent by Vee. I do not own these photos, nor do I claim to. Also, above is my affiliates link. I will get a credit if you use the above link.]

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Walgreens WnW Mini Haul;

I picked up some Wet `n Wild goodies recently from Walgreens.
They were having a BOGO1/2 on all eyeshadows.
So I HAD to find these palettes.
Also, I was lucky enough to find the lipstick Ravin Raisin on sale too! :D

I picked up Blue Had Me At Hello & Petal Pusher.
Someone hid these behind the 6-pan palettes & tried to leave the broke ones in front.
Luckily I was able to finally find these unbroken for myself. :D

These 2 particular single shadows[Kitten & Envy] were $1.09 each. Plus I got 1/2 off one of them due to a sale @ Walgreens. Such a steal! I also picked up 2 of the lipsticks in Ravin Raisin. These were on sale for $1.59. I figured I`d pick up 2 since this is one of my favorite purple lippies.

Where you guys able to catch the Wet `n Wild sale?
If so, what`d you pick up?
Thanks so much for reading.
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