Posts From November 2007

Origins Contest

I’m wrapping up the Origins Contest shortly!

First of all I’d like to say excuse my rudeness for not replying individually to each one of you! I normally reply to all comments but during this contest I didn’t because I didn’t want to confuse myself too much while writing on the names for everyone that participated icon wink

Secondly, THANKS! I appreciate each and everyone that commented and joined in the fun!

And finally the winner will be announced tomorrow morning! Which means you still have a little more time to join in if you haven’t already!

Click here if you are wanting to join in!

Thanks again icon smile And I hope to do more contests in the future!

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Bare Escentuals Beautifully Luminous Lashes Review

I did a “Givenchy Lash Sparkles on a Budget” post a few weeks ago which was a list of alternative lash sparkles you could use that were cheaper options! You can read that post by clicking here.

In the same vein Bare Escentuals Beautifully Luminous Lashes does something similar to Givenchy Lash Sparkles but with a bit of a different effect.

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Beautifully Luminous Lashes are actually a colored mascara gel that you can use as an overcoat over your own mascara to create a gentle shimmer of color to your lashes! I do really like these but there are some pros and cons to the use of it!

The main reason I am mentioning these is because a new color has been introduced which looks lovely for the Holidays! That color is Sapphire which is a gorgeous twinkling blue color!

I have these in all the colors offered including some not offered any longer and one that was included in the Platinum Kit which is a gorgeous silver affair (Click here to see it!)!

Currently there are two colors available plus two colors that are included with kits. The two colors you can purchase minus a costly kit are Gold and Sapphire. Each overcoat is $15 which isn’t too bad a deal!

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These are a bit tricky to use but with a little bit work you can do well by them! The brush loads up with color really quickly and you think that would make application easy enough but sadly it does not. When I brush this over my mascara coated lashes I get next to no sparkle or shine on my lashes!

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I don’t understand the why or the how but it just doesn’t distribute the product correctly for whatever reason! I’m still in debates whether it’s the formula or the brush that causes this problem! The brush is really fat and chunky and you’d think that would make application a breeze however it’s a no go!

So….

After all that ranting the solution is simple. Basically the way I get this to work correctly is by using the tip of the brush to coat my lashes with color and then proceeding to swipe the color over my eyes using the full brush!

The results: Beautiful lashes with a sparkle of the color I’m using!

Overall, the product is inexpensive and pretty nice aside from that fact that application is such a challenge!

I’d say they are worth trying out but only if you have the extra money! If not, hold out for something better!

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Vintage Sister Christmas Gift Sets

Vintage Sister has updated it’s site with it’s Christmas lip balms, gift sets, and other goodies to tempt and tease your lips!

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If you never heard of Vintage Sister do see my previous posts about this great company!

Holiday Balm Set
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Get 10 Vintage Sister Balms in a collectible tin for $35USD! Flavors included are Holiday Spice, Butter Rum, Ribbon Candy, Sugar Plum, Egg Nog, Candy Cane, Cinnabun, Christmas Cookie, Winter Mint, and Gingerbread!

Christmas Eve Trio
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Get 3 Balms in a collectible tin for $12! Flavors included are Egg Nog, Ribbon Candy, and Christmas Cookies!

Holiday Get Set
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3 Flavorful Balms in a gorgeous collectible tin for $12! Flavors included are Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Sugar Plum!

These are just a few of the new gift sets available for the Holiday Season! Wander over to Vintage Sister to see the other great gifts available! For all the Holiday Flavors available click here!

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Bath and Body Works Temptation Gift Sets

I’ve been waiting eagerly for Bath and Body Works to package up their Temptations line into some gift sets for giving!

Two have made an appearance on the website!

Sweet Shack 3-1 Shower Gel Set $20USD
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One Sweet Season Lotion Gift Set $17.50USD
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Pout’s Demise

The Muse’s friends at Kiss and Makeup had reported earlier that Pout was taking a nose dive and going bye bye!

The line is super cute and I’m super sad to see it go icon sad

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The good news is they are having a SALE! The entire line is 50% off but even with that great discount the items are still somewhat high in cost so I’d definately suggest waiting a bit longer and seeing if the sale takes a nose dive to 75% off!

You never know!

I’ll mourn the loss of Pout but I sure will do a little jig when I can nab some great Pout at sale prices!

Can’t wait? Visit Pout for the ongoing sale!

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