Friday, September 30, 2011

Sleek Nude[Au Naturel] Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway;* [CLOSED]

Hey ladiesss &gents!
So I am going to be giving away one of the new Sleek Palettes.
I`m giving away the Au Naturel Palette from the Nude Collection.
You can refer to this post for swatches.
See below for the rules & good luck!

RULES TO ENTER:
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 what color from this palette you would love most to try.[Swatches are here: Sleek Nude Swatches]
4. Must include an email in your comment.
5. If all of these rules are not followed, you will be disqualified!

EXTRA ENTRIES:
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]. Then either retweet one of my tweets about the giveaway or tweet about mygiveaway using: "Enter @CourtneyToneya's Sleek Makeup Giveaway! Open until Oct 7th. Visit here for the details &to enter! - http://bit.ly/mW45Oh" 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!

There are 3 possible entries, so up to 3 comments per follower.

Deadline to enter: Oct 7th - 11:59PM EST.
*I will be using a randomizer site to choose the winner*

Once again, good luck to everyone!
&FYI~ This palette can be purchased @ www.sleekmakeup.com

*Edited on 10/5 to fix an error in the tweet. All tweets prior to my update will still count!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sleek Makeup Haul + Swatches;

Hey ladies! I recently placed an order for some Sleek. Sleek is a UK based brand, however you are able to order online. Shipping is $10[boo!], so if I were you, I`d get my money's worth. I ordered 3 palettes[1 for a giveaway :D] & a blush. I believe it took almost 2 weeks to receive my order. The website says orders ship same day or the next if ordered by 12GMT, but mines took a few days. Maybe due to the fact I ordered a palette that had just been released.I personally just hate waiting for packages, I get all antsy &want my package immediately. Lol. So onto my haul!


Here is the new Nude Palette[Au Naturel];
[Shades from L-R, Top to Bottom];
Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe, Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir.

Swatches;


Here is the Sunset Palette;
[The shades in this palette does not include names]

Swatches;
I also picked up Aruba blush;
Swatch;
Overall I am VERY happy with my order. I am actually purchasing a few lipsticks soon. I may order more palettes in the future. The blush I`m not too crazy about yet, I`ll need to try it a few more times to see. I have been wanting the Sunset palette for the LONGEST time! &Of course I knew the Nude Palette had to be mines. & One of my lucky followers will have the chance to win a Sleek Nude Palette in a future post, as well as some other goodies. :D

I hope you guys enjoyed this post.
Have any of you purchased Sleek lately?
What are some of your favorite Sleek products?

Monday, September 26, 2011

FOTD; Autumn Leaves

Hey ladies! Since it is now officially Autumn[yayyyy!], I decided to do a look inspired by my favorite season. When I think of Autumn, the first things that comes to mind are the leaves. So, I decided to use that as my inspiration for this look.





What I Used;
88 Matte Palette by Sedona Lace

Eyes;
Benefit Stay Don`t Stray
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara
Still Glamorus Cosmetics Pigment in Gold Locket
E.L.F. Creme Eyeliner in Black

Lips;
Rosebud Salve
Avon Luscious Pout Lip Color in Rich Plum
Curls;
French Braids.
I hope you ladies enjoyed & have a lovely Monday.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jordana Cosmetics Haul;

Hey guys! Today I have yet another haul.
Today I am featuring Jordana Makeup.
I remember this brand from when I was much younger.
After seeing Rai`s post on Jordana Makeup, I knew I had to find some!
I picked up a few blushes & lipsticks at my local KMart.


The blushes;
The lipsticks.[The purple tubes are matte.]


Redwood blush has become my new favorite. I have been using it almost everyday since I purchased about 2 weeks ago. I thought Merlot would be a great shade for Autumn & Hollywood Red looked like the perfect red. I will say that Lily Rose is a bit TOO light, reminds me of something maybe Nicki Minaj would wear. Blushing Rose is a gorgeous color for Autumn as well & I think it looks great on WOC. I have yet to try Touch Of Pink, so I can`t report on this blush yet.

FYI~Jordana Makeup can be purchased @ Kmart, Walgreens[very limited selection], & online @ www.jordanamakeup.com

Have you guys checked out Jordana Makeup yet?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NOTW; Gray`s Anatomy + Initial Thoughts

Hey ladies.
Recently I made a trip to Walgreens &noticed all the WnW polishes were on sale.
I saw Gray`s Anatomy & thought it would be a gorgeous color, so I decided to purchase it.
I decided to show off my NOTW & post my initial thoughts.

Here is the polish.
It is a duo-chrome, purple & grey-green nail polish.

Swatched with 3 coats.
Initial Thoughts;
Sadly I was disappointed by this color. I did not realize it would be so sheer. [I guess that`s what I get for not looking a swatches.] I really like the colors & obviously I`m not complaining about the price[on sale for $.99, normally $1.99]. Also, maybe I just got a bad polish, but this was not fast drying for me. I have another polish from the same line & it dries pretty quickly. I may try this over a black or white nail polish to see what effect that will have on the polish.

Thoughts?
&Do you ladies own this nail polish or any from this line?
As always, thanks for reading.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

How I Preserve My Twistouts;

Hey guys!
So I just made a quick video showing how I preserve my twistouts.
I don`t use any product on my hair since it is already moisturized.
Using this method I can maintain this style for about 3-5 days.





Hope you enjoyed &thanks for watching.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Avon Haul #3;

I am addicted to ordering from Avon. Every time I submit my orders, I cannot help but purchase a few goodies for myself. Here's what I picked up this time.

I purchased:
Used to rejuvenate & refresh your makeup. Plus it is oil-free[yay!].
Blue Paradise Drop Earrings - $5.99[a STEAL!]
Avon Pro Luscious Pout Lip Color in Rich Plum.



Swatch of Rich Plum;
I saw this lipstick on a model in a upcoming Avon magazine &I KNEW it had to be mines. Perfect color for Autumn. It has a mirror & gloss on top[as you can see in an above photo].

Hope you guys enjoyed this haul!
&As always, you can purchase these items from my Avon eStore[free shipping on orders over $30]or with your local Avon rep.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Top 5 Favorite Nude Lippies;

Hey y`all!
Today I decided to share my current favorite nude lipsticks/glosses.
I chose 2 high end lipsticks & 3 drug store brand lippies.

L to R:
ELF Lipstick in Fantasy[$1.00]
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mink[$4.50]
MAC Taupe Matte [$14.50]
MAC Freckletone Lustre [$14.50]
ELF Glossy Gloss in Muted Mauve[$3.00]
Swatches:
First of all, I think all of these lippies are WOC friendly. Mink is my new all time favorite lipstick. It's almost exactly the same color as my lips, however has a small hint of color. Fantasy is perfect. I can barely tell I have anything on when I am wearing this. Plus it is SUPER affordable[hello, only $1!!!]. Net up is Taupe. This was my first MAC lipstick. I knew it had to be mines after I swatched it. This is a pinky-brown shade. IMO, this shade is very pretty for WOC. Freckletone is my latest MAC lipstick. I would say this is a peachy-nude. This can be a bit TOO light & give off a Tyrone Biggums feel. So, for this lippie, I have to line my lips with a dark lipliner to make this work for me. Still I think it's a gorgeous color. Lastly, Muted Mauve by ELF. I have been waiting for this baby FOREVER. This was my missing gloss that got lost twice in transit to me. But I`m glad I waited for this one, this is the perfect nude gloss for me. I love that this gloss can last hours without touching it up.

Please do share your favorite nude lipsticks & glosses.
As always, thanks for reading.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FOTD; Violet Ray

Here's my FOTD from 9/10.
Since Autumn is approaching, I decided to do a cut crease with a bold plumy lip.




Products Used;
Eyes;
Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
BH Cosmetics custom pro palette.
[Circled colors I used in purple. Also used a tiny bit of the
gold mixed with a shimmery champagne in my tear duct.]
Sephora Liquid Liner in Black.

Lips;
Rosebud Salve.
NYX Round L/S in Violet Ray.

Face;
Jordana Powder Blush in Redwood.

Curls;
I did a twist out using the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.
Looooved it!

Hope you guys enjoyed!
&Thanks for viewing!

Monday, September 5, 2011

FOTD; Tequila Sunrise feat. I.C.E Cosmetics

Today I was inspired by one of my FAVORITE Youtubers, MissJBM22, for this FOTD.
I remembered a tutorial she had called Tequila Sunrise that I had been wanting to try out.
I did my own spin to this look & used orange in the crease & red on the lid instead of the other way around.
So this is my take on her look.
Prior to deciding what lipcolor to use;
What I used;
Face;
MAC Studio Fix Powder in C8
NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon[lightly]
MAC's MSF in Redhead

Eyes;
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
I.C.E Cosmetics Pigments in HD Red Jazzy[lid],
HD Orange[crease], & Retro Gold[tear duct]
Sephora Liquid Liner in Black
Wet n Wild Pencil Liner in Violet[lower lashline]

Lips;
Rosebud Salve
Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute

&Here`s tutorial for anyone who wanted to see;

Hope you guys enjoyed & had a lovely Labor Day!

*I purchased everything except the the pigments from I.C.E Cosmetics. I won these in a contest, I am not affiliated with this company.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

E.L.F. Haul; Yes, Another.

So, after my last haul post, ELF decided to have 50% off the Studio Line. Of course I had to take advantage of that. I`d much rather pay $1.50 than $3 any day! :P Luckily, everything I ordered was in stock this time! Yay!

I did pick up some $1 items. The ELF blending & crease brushes, Tone Correcting Concealer in Honey, & a ELF Lipstick in Fantasy.
The concealer is very creamy. It's a little orange, but still works fine for me.
The ELF Lipstick is actually pretty nice.
I heard some not so good things about them on YT, but overall so far so good.
Swatches;

I bought some new tools from the Studio Line. 2 ELF Professional Powder Brushes[best brushes EVER!] &a ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black. I also got a new product, the Makeup Lock & Seal, so excited to try this out! The lock & seal is supposed to increase the intensity of your makeup & keep your makeup in place for hours. Can`t wait to test it!
I got the ELF Studio Concealer in Tan[it arrived broken, but I`m not bothering to contact ELF after my last order issue :/], ELF Studio Blushes in Giddy Gold & Gotta Glow, & ELF Pressed Powder in Coco.
Giddy Gold is gorgeousss! The concealer is pretty creamy, I like it so far.
The pressed powder is a tan too dark. Boo! Lol.
Swatches;

More Glossy Glosses! :D This time I got Sweet Salmon, Dragonfruit, & Berry Blush.
I also picked up a Matte Lip Color in Natural. I love every single one of these!
Swatches;
I was VERY happy with this order. I got everything I ordered, no issues aside from the broken concealer. I think I`m obsessed with the Glossy Glosses, I know own all of them except one I`m STILL waiting on. :/ If you guys want any reviews, let me know in the comments!

Links;
You can get 5.5% cashback when shopping @ ELF thru Ebates!
FYI - That is my referral link for Ebates, you can always just go directly to their site.
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Current Coupon Codes;
GAN195 - $1.95 Shipping until 12/31!
ECD2 - 50% off Studio & Bath Lines
You can also check out RetailMeNot.com for more codes!

Thanks so much for reading!
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