Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FOTD; Schizo

Hey guys!
Firstly, if you haven`t please do check out my MAC lipstick giveaway.
Make sure you read rule #4 carefully, I asked for 3 things to be included in that rule & only a few have done so correctly. So check your entry & fix it if necessary to be entered correctly. :]

Onto the FOTD post.
I was recently inspired by a recent tutorial on YT from Rai where she did a Rihanna inspired look. I decided to try my own version of this look & this is what I came up with.


What I Used:
Eyes;
GlamourDoll Eyes' Supershadow in Schizophrenic.
MAC`s Texture to blend out crease & up to my brow.
Sephora`s Peach eyeshadow in tear duct.
Sephora`s Liquid Eyeliner in Black.

Lips;
NYX`s Mega Shine Lipgloss in Miami Babe.

Face;
NYX`s Pinched Powder Blush.

Curls;
Mini Twists.

I did tone the green shade down a bit. Mainly because I had nothing as bright as the green Rai & Rihanna used.

You can purchase GlamourDoll Eyes here.

Thanks so much for reading.
Have a great evening everyone!
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GDE Affiliate, however, I purchased this shadow with my own money.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Giveaway Part 2; Lips

First off, thanks to everyone who entered my last giveaway!
The winner is Joanne from UrHappyBunnie.

Now, on to part 2 of my giveaway!
2 of you lovelies will be winning a MAC lipstick[from the permanent line] of your choice!
Rules;
1. Must be a [Google Friend Connect] follower of Eyes, Lips, & Curls. & I will be checking!
2. This is international! [Yay].
3. Must leave a comment on this post telling me telling me the permanent MAC lipstick you would like to win.
4. Must include your name, your GFC name, & an email in your comment.
5. Only 1 comment per person.
6. If all of these rules are not followed, your entry will be removed & 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] &Tweet about my giveaway using: "Enter @CourtneyToneya's MAC lipstick giveaway - http://bit.ly/GNROH3"
Leave a comment with your Twitter username & the link of the tweet.
If your Twitter is set to private &I am not following you, I can not see your tweet!!!
You have the opportunity to get 3 entries total.
Winners will be chosen via Random.org.


This giveaway ends on 4/3 @ 11:59 PM EST & I will contact winners soon after.
I am picking one US winner & 1 international winner.
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, March 23, 2012

NOTW; Rose Water + Mini Review

Hey y`all!
I recently was contacted by KKCenterHK to do another review.
Last time I picked out some lashes to review.
This time I was given the chance to choose a nail polish.
Let me first say, the shipping was AMAZING.
I let them know of my choice, they shipped it on a Friday, & I received it the Saturday of the following week.
Very impressive, considering this was coming from Hong Kong.

Onto the polish.
They have 16 EBALAY shades to choose from.
The cost of this polish is $6.50.


Let me just say I love the color! You guys know purple is my favorite shade & I am just in love. I also love the matte finish. When I say this shade is matte, I mean there is not one tiny hint of shimmer at all. I did not apply a top coat or anything to my nails. I`ve had this polish on for 4 days before it started to chip. I will say the opacity is a little on the sheer side. It took 2, and on some nails, 3 applications to get the opacity I wanted.
Overall, I`m very happy with my selection.

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You can click the banner above to visit KKCenterHK & see all of the amazing products they offer, including the EBALAY nail polishes!

KKCenterHK has also been so kind as to provide a coupon code for my lovely readers!
Coupon Code - courtneytoneya will save you 10% on your order!

What do you guys think of this polish?
Thanks so much for reading!
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I did receive this polish for review & I do have an affiliate account with KKCenterHK. I am not being paid for this review & these are my honest opinions.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fab Finds - Revlon Matte Lipsticks

Today I have an amazing find for you guys!
I wanted to share my Revlon lipsticks I found for only $2.50!
Unfortunately, I found these at a store locally & they are not nationwide.
If you live in NC, I would recommend visiting a JR's.
They have a TON of makeup items, which I was not expecting since they are a mainly known as a cigarette store.

I picked up 3 of the Revlon Matte Lipsticks.
I got Pink About It, Cocoa Craving, & Strawberry Suede.

Lip Swatches;
[Yay! Lol.]

Pink About It.

Cocoa Craving.
[My fav!]
Strawberry Suede.
Hand Swatched;

I will definitely be visiting this store at least once a month to see what amazing deals they have!

What Fab Finds have you ladies found lately?
&Do you own any of these lipsticks?

Thanks for reading.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FOTD; Mystery Apricot.

Hi guys!
I did a FOTD using my new Avon Mystery quad & decided to share.
You can go here to see my thoughts on the palette.





Eyes;
Avon Mystery Quad.
Sephora Peach Eyeshadow.
Sephora Liquid Liner.
Sephora Mascara.

Face;
Rosebud Salve.
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink About It[Lightly Used].


Hope you guys enjoyed!
Thanks so much for reading!
:]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Avon Quad - Mystery [Swatches + Thoughts]

Hey guys!
First off hello to all of my new readers & old ones.
I will be picking my winner for the Eyes giveaway soon.
The lip giveaway will be up later this week, hopefully.

As some of you know, I`m an Avon rep, so I am always excited to try their new products out.
Today I wanted to share my thoughts on one of the limited edition quads Avon has out.
When I saw these limited edition quads & lipsticks I knew I had to have them!
I have never tried any of the Avon quads & thought this would be a great time to try them out.
I picked up the quad in Mystery. It appealed the most to me.
I did not expect the packaging to be limited edition as well, but it was.
I totally love it!


Clockwise from the left:
Purple Hazed, Apricot Reflection, Apricot Mystery, & Glistening Woods.
Swatches clockwise from the left:
Purple Hazed, Apricot Reflection, Apricot Mystery, & Glistening Woods.
For this to have been my first Avon quad, I was a little disappointed. I think Glistening Woods is my favorite shade from the palette. It`s a very neutral bronze-y shade. Great for the crease. Purple Hazed is a pretty lavender, however you do have to build the color up to get some opacity. I had high hopes for Apricot Mystery, however it is a very chalky shade. Very disappointing. I almost forgot Apricot Reflection, probably because it is so sheer. I tried to build it up for you guys to see a swatch, but it's just a slight gold shimmer. Nothing major. I used it to lightly highlight my brow bone.

Now I can`t speak on all of Avon's quads as this was my first, but this one I would not recommend. I don't think it's a must have at all. The only promising shade was Glistening Woods. So I say save your money before purchasing this one!
I might consider buying another Avon quad, but only after I look up swatches.

Hopefully this helped you if you were thinking of purchasing this quad.
Thanks so much for reading!
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I am an Avon Rep, however, I bought this quad myself & I am giving my honest opinion on this product.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beauty Tips & Tricks;

Hi everyone!
I wanted to try & incorporate more tips & tricks into my blog.
Lately I`ve been reading a book called Ask [the 100 most asked questions about beauty] By Bella Blissett & have picked up so many new tips for your hair, skin, nail, & makeup.
I thought I would share a few a couple times a week, plus some of my own that I`ve learned over time.

In a hurry, but need to tame flyaways?
Pass a silk scarf over your hair to eliminate static.

Need to know the best exfoliator for you?
If you have larger pores, try a chunky exfoliator & for smaller pores try something more subtle.

Looking for the best hair straightner?
Try a teflon-coated flat iron, it is less likely to dry your hair out.

Not sure where to apply your highlight?
Try your brows, cupid`s bow, bridge of the nose, & in a semicircle near the outer eye along the cheekbone.

I hope you guys enjoyed these tips that I found useful.
Thanks so much for reading!
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[All of these great tips were from the book ask. I did re-word the tips a bit, but they have the same meaning as the book.]

Friday, March 9, 2012

MAC Collective Haul;*

Hey guys!
Firstly, if you have not entered my current giveaway, click here to do so!!!
&Hello to my new blog subbies! Since I am now over 160, I am having another giveaway added to the others I already had planned! Yay!
Recently I bought a few things from my local MAC counter & local CCO.
For those of you who may not know what a CCO is, it is a Company Cosmetic Store that sells overstocked & limited edition Estee Lauder brands at 30% off. The not only have MAC & Estee Lauder, but also Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Ojon, & other brands.
I picked up 4 eyeshadows & 1 lipstick in my recent hauling!

From my MAC counter, I picked up MAC`s new lipstick in Viva Glam Nicki & Texture eyeshadow.
From the CCO I picked up Shimmermoss, Humid, & Maira`s Mood.

Viva Glam Nicki Swatch;
Viva Glam Nicki is not too flattering on me. I will definitely have to play around with it to get it to my liking. I bought some new lip liners & have some glosses to tweak it a bit.

Here are the shadow swatches;

Most of my MAC shadows are neutral shades, so I decided to pick up a few colorful ones for my collection. Shimmermoss & Humid came out with the MAC to the Beach Collection & I was not into MAC at that time, so I figured these would be great shades to pick up. Maira`s Mood is a bit hard to show up, I had to pack it on to get a decent swatch. Still a pretty color to have. Lastly I got Texture because everyone is in love with this shadow from what I`ve seen. Tons of my favorite YTers have this shade, so I figured it would be great to have.

Have you ladies picked up any new goodies from MAC?
Any suggestions on eyeshadows I should add to my collection?

I hope you ladies enjoyed this post.
Thanks so much for reading!
:]

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Giveaway Part 1; Eyes.

Hey guyssss!
So today I`m posting part 1 of my giveaway!
There will be 4 parts in total;
Eyes, Lips, Face, & Curls!
For the eye edition, you will be winning the Wet `n Wild Holiday Palettes in Baking A Cake, Baked, Not Fried, & Bake-Off Contest. You also will be winning Wet `n Wild`s I <3 Matte palette.
I may throw in a few extras as well.
See below for the rules & please make sure you follow them, I don`t want to DQ anyone.




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 telling me your all-time favorite eye product.
4. Must include your name/GFC name & an email in your comment.
5. Only 1 comment per person.
6. If all of these rules are not followed, your entry will be removed & 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]. &Tweet about my giveaway using: "Have you checked out @CourtneyToneya's giveaway? - http://bit.ly/zSRq5L"
Leave a comment 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!
Be sure to include all entries in one comment.
So you have the opportunity to get 3 entries total.
Winners will be chosen via Random.org.
This giveaway ends on 3/16 @ 11:59 PM EST & I will contact winner 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.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

theBalm sale on Hautelook;

Hi everyone.
I just wanted to make you aware of a sale on theBalm products on Hautelook tomorrow.
The sale will start at 11AM EST/8AM PST.
I`m definitely picking up a few items.
I hope they have tons of palettes & blushes!
You can join Hautelook by clicking here.
They always have a TON of great deals!


Oh yeah, my next post will be #100 & it will be a giveaway.
:D

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fab Finds - Hair, Skin, & Nails;

Today I wanted to share my latest Fab Finds.
These are some items I found near the end of Jan & in Feb.

I found a insulated traveling pouch for my flat iron for only $2 at Big Lots. I figured this would be great to have in case I`m in a hurry, I can stuff my flat iron or curling iron into this & let it cool inside. Plus it will help cut down the amount a bags I travel with. I also picked up a gold Goody's headband & the Got2B kinkier spray gel. It was on clearance at Walgreens for like $2.50, my inner hair junkie figured why not try it out.
I picked up an ELF eyelash curler from Big Lots, only $1. From Ollies, which is a store very similar to Big Lots, I picked up an epilator. I`ve been wanting to try one of these out forever! I was so happy when I saw the Remington Smooth & Silky Epilator for only $18! Can`t wait to try this out.
Lastly I picked up 2 nail polishes from Walgreens. I picked up a Sally Hansen nail polish in Co-Bolt Blue & everyone has loved this color. You can see Co-Bolt Blue swatched here in my NOTW post. I also go the Maybelline Express Finish polish in clear. Not to much of a fan of this polish. Lastly, I got some new makeup remover wipes from Big Lots. Someone on BlogTV suggested these & I decided to try them out. They are the Epielle Aloe Vera Cleansing Tissues & were only $2 for 60. Love these & definitely will be picking up more!

I hope you guys enjoyed this Fab Finds post!
So close to 100 posts & my next giveaway.
:D

Thanks for reading & have a great day.
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