Monday, October 31, 2011

My Favorite Lipsticks for Autumn/Winter;

Today I decided to share my top 10 favorite lipsticks
that I`ll be wearing this Autumn & Winter.
I`ll mainly be using plums & reds, but a few bright & nude shades also to switch it up.
I picked out all affordable brands since I haven`t found a MAC lipstick I`m in love with yet for this season.

[L to R;]
NYX Matte Lip Cream in Milan, Revlon Lipstick in Blackberry, NYX Round Lipstick in Milan, Revlon Matte Lipstick in In the Red, & Jordana Lipstick in Merlot.




[L to R;]
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Wine Not, Avon Smooth Velvet Lipcolor in Cafe Au Lait, Avon Pro Luscious Pout Lip Color, Revlon Lipstick in Mink, & NYX Round Lipstick in Violet Ray.

I hope you ladies enjoyed my picks & swatches.
Hopefully I gave you some ideas for some lippies for this season.
What are going to be some of your favorite lipstick for this season?
Please do share.
Thanks for reading.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

FOTD; Candy Corn[Halloween Inspired]

Hey guys.
Here is my Halloween inspired FOTD.
I got my inspiration from Candy Corn.



What I Used;

Eyes;
ELF Mineral Eyelid Primer.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot.
ICE Cosmetics Pigments in HD Orange & Yellow Brick Road.
GlamourDoll Eyeshadow in Cloud Coverage.
MAC MSF in Redhead to highlight.
Wet n Wild Pencil Liner in Black.
Avon Extra Lasting Mascara in Brown.

Lips;
Rosebud Salve.
Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in Mink.

Face;
SleekMakeup Blush in Aruba.

Curls;
Finger combed pin curls on straightened hair.

Hope you guys enjoyed this look.
I possibly will be doing another before Halloween is here on Monday.


You can purchase Glamourdoll Eyes from here.
Avon Extra Lasting Mascara here.
&The Sleek Blush from here.


*All products purchased by me except the ICE Cosmetics Pigments. I won those in a giveaway.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway Prize from Fully Beatable;

Hey guys!
So recently I won a giveaway on Beverly from FullyBeatable.com`s blog. I was sooo excited to get my prize in the mail! I won MAC`s Lightscapade MSF & also she was sweet enough to send me some extras.

AHHH! Can`t wait to use it!
&3 single ELF eyeshadows.
She must know how much I love my neutral shadows! :D
I can`t wait to test out Lightscapade.

Have any of you ladies tried this MSF out?
What do you think of it?

&Please be sure to check out Beverly`s blog for amazing FOTDs.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Target Beauty Bag;

Last month Target was offering a free beauty bag on their website. There were TONS of people getting errors when they tried to request it, including myself. I figured it would never arrive, but I got a surprise in the mail last week. Mines was open[BOO Target!], but luckily my bag was still inside.
The bag is VERY cute!
I got some lotion samples, a coupon book, shampoo & conditioner samples, & a sample of Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes;
I was expecting at least one full sized product. But hey, it was free, so I can`t really complain.

Did you guys get your Target Beauty Bag yet?
If so, what was inside?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Sleek Makeup Haul + Swatches;

Today I have another Sleek Makeup haul for you guys.
I ordered with another beauty blogger since I wanted to try some lipsticks.
I picked up 2 of the True Color Lipsticks & 2 of the new Glossed lip glosses.


Sleek Glosses Glosses in;
Packs A Punch & Pump It Up.

I love the packaging of the lipsticks. :D

Sleek Makeup True Color Lipsticks in;
Pink Freeze & Mystic.
Swatches[L to R:]
Mystic, Pink Freeze, Packs A Punch, &Pump It Up.
Initial Thoughts;
OMG. These lipsticks & glosses are ALOT smaller than I expected. I thought the lipsticks would be closer to a MAC size, but they are definitely not. The glosses are very opaque. I`m happy that I purchased them. I did expect Mystic to be a bit darker &purple, but it`s more of a pink-y shade. I`m happy with my purchase & definitely will be buying more Sleek in the future.

Have you guys tried any of these Sleek products?
Thoughts?

Thanks for reading & enjoy your evening.
:]

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blogsale;

Hi Ladies.
Just a heads up, I`m having a blogsale.
Click here to check it out.
E-mail me @ c0urtkneee@yahoo.com for any questions or to purchase.
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NYX Hautelook Haul;

Hey ladies.
Today I just wanted to share my NYX Hautelook haul.
I`m sure you guys are all familiar with Hautelook, so I`ll just show you what I bought.

I purchased the Eyeshadow Base Set. It cost about 15$.
It included the NYX HD Eyeshadow Base, 2 Eyeshadow Bases in Skintone & Pearl, & the B31 Shadow/Smokie - Small Brush.

I think this brush will be GREAT for defining the outer V.
Can`t wait to use it.
Closeup of the tip;

Swatches of the bases;

I was SUPER excited to try out the HD base, however, I will NOT be using this again. Ever. I tried it once & since I have oily lids...this is a deadly combo. I`ll probably give it away. Can`t wait to try out the other bases & the brush. NYX had a TON of products I wanted to buy[like the new slide on pencils], but I bought some shoes instead. :]

So, did you ladies purchase anything from this sale?
If so, what`d you get?
Thanks for reading.
:]

Friday, October 14, 2011

Possible MAC Dupe; [Potent Fig Mattene]

Hey ladies!
So, I was browsing my lipsticks I have in my collections & realized that these two colors looked VERY similar. I figured I`d swatch them side by side for a better look. If you have not picked up MAC`s Potent Fig from the Posh Paradise Collection, they I think I have found a great drugstore dupe for you to try instead!

L to R:
Wet `n Wild`s lipstick, Vamp It Up[919B]
MAC`s Mattene Lipstick in Potent Fig

Swatched;
They are exactly the same. Only difference I could find is that when they are swatched or applied the mattene is just a tiny bit less matte. I totally forgot I had this Wet `n Wild lipstick, but if I would have remembered, I probably would have passed on Potent Fig due to them being so similar.

So what do you guys think, are they dupes for each other?
I`d love to hear your thoughts!
&Thanks so much for reading & being a supporter of my blog.
:]
-CourtneyToneya

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: Avon Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion

Hi ladies.
Today I decided to review the Avon Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion. This product is a new staple of mines. Prior to this remover I would either use baby wipes to remove my makeup or Victoria Secret`s makeup remover. The VS remover was oily, but did it`s job. I saw that this was on sale for $.99 & I heard a few raves about this on Youtube, so I decided to purchase it & try it out. It only takes a little drop per eye to get the job done.

Below is the product.
You get 2 fl oz which will last you a while!

Here is the remover lotion & some black eyeliner.
After rubbing the lotion on & wiping off with a damp cloth.

Pros;
Affordable.
Moisturizing.
Great for sensitive eyes.
Scentless.
Removes makeup VERY easily.

Cons;
I honestly can`t think of any!

I use this product on my eyes daily & have had no troubles. You just dab a little on, rub your makeup, &then wipe away with a damp cloth or a cotton ball. It works AMAZINGLY to remove the darkest eyeliner & waterproof mascara. Also, I wear contacts & it does not bother them at all when I use this.

FYI ~ This is on sale right now for $.99!
I`m def purchasing a few more.

You guys can purchase this in my Avon e-store or with your local Avon rep.

Hope you guys enjoyed the review & thanks for reading.
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*Disclaimer; I am an Avon rep, however, that does not effect my opinion on ANY of the Avon products I purchase & review.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sleek Giveaway Winner;

Hey guys! First off, thanks SOOOO much to my new & old followers for entering my Sleek giveaway. I went through everyone`s entry & picked a winner via random.org.
If you didn`t win, don`t be discouraged. Once I hit 150 followers, I will be having another giveaway with some MAC! :D

So onto the winner...
Congrats to Miss Ellis!
Be sure to check out her blog for tons of makeup, fashion, & hair tips!

Thanks again to everyone who entered & for following my blog.
I appreciate you guys so much!

Monday, October 10, 2011

FOTD; Sunset Boulevard

Today I did a FOTD using my Sleek Sunset Palette.
I freaking loooove this palette!

Open Eye;

Closed Eye;
What I Used;
Eyes;
Groundwork Paint Pot
Sleek i-Divine Sunset Palette[Gold, Orange, & Copper shades]
Sephora Liquid Liner
Rimmel Mascara
Lips;
Rosebud Salve
Avon Smooth Velvet Lip Color in Chocolate Mousse
Face;
ELF`s Giddy Gold Blush


If you don`t have this palette, you need it!
Thanks for reading ladies!
:]

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Perfect Red Lipstick;

Happy Sunday ladies!
Firstly, I have picked a winner for my giveaway & they have been contacted.
Once they e-mail me back, I will let you guys know who won.
So, onto today`s post.
I have NEVER been able to find the perfect red lipstick. I`ve tried about 4-5 different brands & shades & it just does not work. I was browsing the clearance area @ Rite-Aid & saw Revlon`s In The Red Matte Lipstick & decided to try it. OMG you guys, it`s the PERFECT red lipstick for me. I literally wore this for a week straight.

Swatch;
I used this in my Good Girl FOTD post. If you ladies are looking for some great quality &affordable lipsticks, I definitely recommend checking out Revlon. I normally purchase mines from Walmart for about $4.50 each, but I recently found some of these at Big Lots for 1$! I will be doing a collection post with swatches soon of all of my Revlon lippies.

What is your favorite red lipstick?
&Have you guys tried any of Revlon`s lipsticks?

Thanks for reading!
:]

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

FOTD ...Gone Bad;*

So my last FOTD was very simple.
I decided to go with a smokey eyes & a bold lip today;
Unfortunately I deleted the other photos by accident[ughhh].

What I Used;

Eyes;
Sleek Au Naturel Nude Palette - Shades: Honeycomb, Taupe, Mineral Earth, Noir.
Sephora Gel Liner in Must Have

Lips;
WnW Vamp It Up
MAC Mattene Potent Fig

Face;
MAC Studio Moisture Tint in Dark
MAC Studio Fix Powder in C8
ELF Berry Merry Blush
ELF Giddy Gold Blush[highlight]

I definitely thinking I may need to find a lip liner to wear with Potent Fig.
I`m thinking Nightmoth by MAC may work.

Thanks for viewing.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

FOTD; Good Girl...

Hey ladies, today I wasn`t feeling too hot. It`s been a terrible last few days. :/
So I did a neutral look.


Eyes;
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot
WnW Vanity Palette[Matte Camel & Dark Brown]
Sleek Au Naturel Palette[Taupe & Honeycomb]
Rimmel London Super Big Lash Mascara
Sephora Liquid Liner

Lips;
Carmex
Revlon`s Matte Lipstick in In The Red

Face;
ELF Tone Correcting Concealer in Honey
MAC Studio Moisture Tint in Dark
MAC Studio Fix Powder in C8
ELF Giddy Gold Blush

Hair;
My New Signature Double Braided Headband.

Thanks for reading ladies!
:]

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MAC Haul;*[Posh Paradise & Fall Colour]

*Just a reminder, click here to enter my Sleek palette giveaway.*

Hey ladies!
Recently I went to the MAC counter, twice in two days. That never happens for me. I originally went for two lipsticks from the Fall Colour Collection, however I had to go back after one of the MUAs recommended Groundwork Paint Pot & I figured I`d get another lipstick while I was at it. So here`s what I picked up.

I like the new paper bags instead of plastic.

From the Fall Colour Collection, I picked up Plum Bright[Lustre] & Violetta[Amplified].
From Posh Paradise, I picked up a mattene lipstick in Potent Fig.
Groundwork Paint Pot.
Swatches;
I can`t wait to use my new goodies. If you can`t tell by now, I love purple lipstick. I also will be going back for Rebel lipstick! I wish I could have gotten Half-Wild Paint Pot, I may go back & pick up one.

Did you guys purchase anything from the Posh Paradise or Fall Colour Collections?
If so, what`d you purchase?

Thanks for reading, & I hope you guys have a lovely Saturday evening!
:]
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