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Monday, January 31, 2011

Revlon's Fire & Ice Twitter Prize & Giveaway (NOW Closed)

My Giveaway is now Closed! :) 


A while back, Revlon was having their Fire & Ice giveaway on twitter for the first 500 followers on their twitter. I did follow them and a month or so after they had announced their giveaway to the first 500 followers, i received a direct message that i was one of the first 500 followers and needed to send over my information. 

I was leery about it, but i did. and many months afterwards, started reading people tweet that they received their prize.. and i was still waiting in the mail for mine.. to my suprise, i finally received it and i got 2!!! i think they sent me two on accident.

but here are pictures of everything i received and swatches:

Nail polishes:


 The Lipsticks:

And Me wearing each lipstick:
 wearing All Fired Up Lipstick
wearing All Fired up Lipstick and polish

 wearing Demure lipstick

wearing Siren Lipstick

wearing Temptress Lipstick


Since I have a brand new unopened extra set.. I thought i'd give it away! :) All you have to do to enter yourself in this mini-giveaway is:
1. post a comment with your e-mail address 
2. be a follower of my blog (I will check) - if your name differs from what name you follow me under, please post that as well in your ONE comment! :)
3. U.S. Residents Only (Sorry!) 

So remember one lucky winner will recieve 4 nail polishes and 4 lipsticks!

I will pick the winner randomly on Saturday 02/05/2011 by using random.org. ONE Comment/entry PER Person! duplicates will disqualify you! 

Have fun and goodluck! Feel free to spread the word via twitter or facebook! :) 




Review :: Diet Pepsi's new Skinny Can - Get into the 'Skinny'

I had the amazing opportunity to try out Pepsi's newest creation. the Pepsi Skinny Can said to be out this coming March.

It is described with its light, crisp taste, Diet pepsi gives you all the refreshment you need, now in an attractive new can - with zero sugar, zero calories and zero carbs.

So i wanted to share my experience with the new Skinny cans and get you ready to get in the skinny too!





so yes the cans are quite skinnier than regular soda's. the new skinny can, can fit almost anywhere. in your purse on the go. when you drink it you have nothing to worry about if you're on a diet as it has zero sugar, zero carbs, zero calories. it doesn't get better than that!

as for taste, it tastes just as described..light and crisp, very refreshing and also makes me feel good knowing that it's zero sugar, zero calories and zero carbs! 

Packaging: 4/5
I have to work with what i was given.. but pretty much the packaging came as is so.. just 4 skinny bottles together.. i like how sleek and tall the soda can was compared to its shorter fellow soda. i must say i am not too keen with drinking diet sodas, but this one does the job. 

Quality: 3.5/5
the soda itself is decent, like i said i'm not an avid soda drinker. i love the concept that it has no carbs, sugars and calories. i am not an avid soda drinker, but i must say that, it would be nice to have more flavor in this drink and still keep the zero calories, zero carbs, zero sugars...

Usage: 4/5
it was common sense on how to use/open a can. but once you got it open, you drank a sip and you just felt energized for another task at hand. no issues on this area. I must say that this fit in a lot more places because it was thinner than the shorter wider can.

Overall: 4/5
since i'm not really an avid soda drinker per say, i dont think i would intentionally pass on this item. I think the fact that it has zero calories, zero sugar and zero carbs makes me want to reach for this more than your average pepsi, coke, mountain dew etc... i definitely like taste the light and crisp taste of the original diet pepsi, at the same time, i am totally feeling the new design. i feel a lot of those ladies who will be watching their bodies but still love soda will keep enjoy this soda with the piece of mind that this probably won't do much damage if at all on their current diet.

i would recommend this to those that want to try a diet pepsi soda in a new "skinny can" ... and have the piece of mind that you don't have to compromise taste when your on a diet. also for those that already love diet soda's definitely would recommend this to you too! 


Keep your eyes out at your local market for the newest skinny cans! :)


** Just a note - NO this product will not make you lose weight. it is not a substitute for being on a diet. please consult your physician before thinking about going on a diet **





FTC: I was sent these products by a PR firm for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review, nor does it alter my view on the product. As always, my reviews are with my HONEST thoughts and opinions


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Review :: NYX Cosmetics :: Part 2 Eyeshadow Palettes

Hey There all! :) So here is the continuation of my previous post. I had received the items all together, but figured it'd be better to split the posts up. 

The three eyeshadow palettes I chose to review from nyxcosmetics.com were:
(you can find these here: http://nyxcosmetics.com/index.php?pf=ESP10C)
- Velvet Rope Eyeshadow palette
- Champagne & Caviar eyeshadow palette
- Jazz night eyeshadow palette

The palettes are described on the NYXCosmetics.com website as:
"These 10 color palettes contains the original best selling NYX shadows in one sleek case for design, storage and mobility. Whether you are looking for various color combinations or a palette suited for your particular eye color, then look no further! As with our popular eyeshadows, this product offers bold colors, high pigmentation and lasting wear."


Velvet Rope Palette - $11.00 (on website) -
This palette has 10 eyeshadows and is one of their newest colors that will join the Runway collection. Most of you that have been followers of my blog know that i LOVE purple eyeshadows! and so of course i was super excited I had the chance to review this palette.. a variety of plums/purples for those ladies on the go and want to bring the palette in your purse for quick touchups. very easy to use! pigmented colors, such a variety in such a sleek small palette.



Packaging: 3.5/5
Nothing too fancy, which i like. I love how sleek and portable this palette is. it's really thin but at the same time sturdy enough to stay in your purse and not get  messed up. I love how it comes with a mirror!

Quality: 4/5
I LOVE the quality of the eyeshadows in this palette. maybe i'm a bit biased because i'm a purple eyeshadow/color lover lol.. but amazing quality for such an amazing price. the swatches above are without a base, can you imagine how vivid they would be WITH an eyeshadow base or primer? amazing!

Usage: 4/5
Easy to use, easy to bring on the go and love how it has a mirror with it. there was minimal fall out on like one or two eyeshadows, and same with chalkiness. but super easy to use. i like how convenient this palette is to carry around (have i said that enough lol)

Overall: 4/5
I'd definitely recommend this eyeshadow palette for those that love a variety of purples in one palette that you can easily tote around in your purse or clutch for easy touch ups. great for those starting out in makeup that want a palette that's easy to use, great quality and that's budget friendly.



Champagne & Caviar palette - $11.00 (on website) -
I chose this palette to review because i really do like neutral colors for days where i'm just too much in a hurry trying to get out the door i just like to put a simple wash of color on my lids and go. it's nothing compared to my urban decay naked palette, but it'll suffice. it's smaller, sleeker and works just as well.  great for those that need an office friendly make-up palette and don't feel like spending $40 for one. this has 10 eyeshadows that range from neutral and has a few darker shades for those that want to mix up their look and go from day to night.

don't mind my eyebrows lol ;D



Packaging: 3.5/5
Nothing too fancy, which i like. I love how sleek and portable this palette is. it's really thin but at the same time sturdy enough to stay in your purse and not get  messed up. I love how it comes with a mirror!

Quality: 5/5
Amazing Quality for such budget friendly price. a variety of neutrals and browns to go with any look. some mattes, shimmery, frost/satin like textures in this palette. i really find myself reaching for this palette the most because i'm always in a hurry and find myself making endless neutral looks and i can go from day to night with this palette in a jif. 

Usage: 4/5
Easy to use, easy to bring on the go and love how it has a mirror with it. there was minimal fall out on like one or two eyeshadows, and same with chalkiness. but super easy to use. i like how convenient this palette is to carry around (have i said that enough lol)

Overall: 4.5/5
I really like this palette because of the ease of use and just because i love neutrals and most days when i'm at work that's the look i do. and when i want to change it up and do dramatic smokey look, i can do it with this palette. i never had a problem with lasting power on this palette (nor the others) but i always wear a primer/base while using this. I definitely would recommend this palette for those that can't afford the naked palette but at the same time want something to use for every day looks.





Jazz Night palette - $11.00 (on website) -
this palette i chose because I don't have very many colors like this. I normally don't wear too many blues but i thought I needed a variety in my collection and I already love the quality of NYX products that i chose this palette. 



Packaging: 3.5/5
Nothing too fancy, which i like. I love how sleek and portable this palette is. it's really thin but at the same time sturdy enough to stay in your purse and not get  messed up. I love how it comes with a mirror! and a spongetip applicator for easy use when your on the go.

Quality: 3/5
This palette was the least pigmented of the bunch. althought the colors were lovely in pan, applied on the skin i had to really pack it on. but when i did layer it - the colors on top were mainly metallic finished. the colors on the bottom row were darker, slightly chalky. only one of the colors were just too glittery/chunky so there was a lot of fall out. 

Usage: 3/5
Easy to use, easy to bring on the go and love how it has a mirror with it. I had higher hopes for this palette because of the variety of colors, but i didn't quite like the finish of these without really packing them on. 

Overall: 3/5
Although this palette had a variety of dark colors to use for a variety of looks, the colors weren't as pigmented as i'd hope. but i think this palette would be better suited for those with cool tones... i'd recommend this if you like metallic colors, blues or are cool toned. 

I'm going to be having a giveaway (sponsored by NYX Cosmetics). I want to elaborate on the rules and so i'll be making a separate post for it! so STAY TUNED - you WON'T want to miss this giveaway! hope you all had an awesome weekend!


FTC: I was sent these products by a PR firm for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review, nor does it alter my view on the product. As always, my reviews are with my HONEST thoughts and opinions



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