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Monday, January 31, 2011

Other Blogger's Give Away - NailsBeautiqued - Revlon Perplexed Nail Polish(Ends 2/6/2011)

Please click the link for details.

New Fly Jewelry Added to My Collection (Peace Images Review)

Little Africa

Shipping was fast.
Transaction was very smooth.
Added bonuses:
- Fabulous recycleable packaging. Perfect
for gift giving if desired.
- Business Cards
- Unexpected Music CD "Baptized In The Funk Vol. 2"

I have my eye on a few other items Camille has for sale. Will most definitely make another purchase from her site.

Other Blogger's Nail Polish Give Away - Konadlicious HUGE 1000 Follower - Celebration!

Please click on the link for details

Monday, January 24, 2011

Prize Unclaimed New Winner Selected - Kat Von D Rocker Lip Gloss

Unfortunately, the original winner of the prize did not contact me within 72 hours of my announcement.

I have selected a new winner. Congratulations Stardust Stephanie!
I am eager to get your package to you.

Please contact me at with your information. You have 72 hours to respond.

For those of you who did not win this time, please do not give up. I will have more give-aways in the future.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. I really appreciate your feedback!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Peek In The Makeup Drawers - Nail Polish (Pic Heavy)

A Peek In The Makeup Drawers - Lip Products (Pic Heavy)

A Peek In the Makeup Drawers - Mostly Eye Products (PIC HEAVY)

A Glimpse At My Setup

I was really considering changing my setup. I'm bored with this. I want everything on one level.
I've done my research. I've already found my desks and some clear storage options.
Yes, I cleaned up for these photos. Normally it is not this neat.
Do you want to see some of the stuff in the drawers?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blogger - "Fashion Polish" - American Apparel Nail Polish Give Away

From left to right : Cocoa, Mannequin, Army Jacket, Port, MacArthur Park, Echo Park, African Violet, Make Up, Trenchcoat, Raccoon, Rouge, Cameo Blue

The winner will get 5 nail polishes of her (his?) choice from the 12 new American Apparel line:

Please Follow the Link For Details

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - Wet N Wild craze MORBID

It was super overcast today.
I attempted to compensate for the cloud cover by using the white balance feature.
The camera truly does not capture the real beauty of this nail polish.
It is supposed to be even more cloudy tomorrow, so there is no chance of sharing this in bright sunlight.
Photos are taken in indirect sunlight with flash. Blurred photos are taken without flash.

This polish is very unique. It seems to be a blackened Hunter Green with micro-fine green and teal shimmer. This probably as close as I will ever get to one polish I've been lemming, NARS Zulu.

1x NK Ridge Filler Base Coat
3x Wet N Wild MORBID
(it was opaque with just 2 coats)
1x NK Fast Dry Top Coat on all but the ring finger and thumb. The glitter eats up top coat. I didn't want to fight that today. I was happy with a semi-matte finish on the glitter fingers. I thought it created a nice contrast.

I stacked Sinful Colors
Nail Junkie and Call You later
on the ring finger and thumb.
I used a dabbing method.

Do you own any of the Wet N Wild craze Nail Polishes?

ebates - What's the 411

I was skeptical at first about this program. I later learned that it is free.


Many people are unaware that internet retailers pay a kickback to sites that send shoppers to their site.
For example, if you click through yahoo shopping or a coupon site to get to an internet store, that site will get some kickback, usually 2-5% of whatever you purchase. Ebates gives you a way to get some of that money back.


1. Sign up for the program by entering in all of your personal information.

2. Next, you can shop through the site. Site navigation is easy, as it is well organized. Generally it is easy to find out if a store you are interested in participates in ebates. There is a good chance you will find what you are looking for because hundreds of stores participate in ebates.

3. You may save money on ebates in two ways.
     a) One way is to earn a rebate on your internet purchases. Rebates from most participating stores are in the 2-6% range. Some stores pay back even more. For example, some magazine sites may rebate as much as 25%.
          1. To internet shop at the store, you need first to go to the ebates site.
          2. Find the store name on ebates. Next, click on the store name. You will get a new window allowing you to shop at that store. If you make a purchase, your purchase will generate a rebate on ebates. The rebate is not immediate. It can take a few days to much longer to appear in your account, depending on the store. Ebates will send you an email when your account is credited. You can also check the ebates site to see how much you have earned.
Important things to remember ...
you have to click through the ebates site. If you leave the store site and come back later, they might not know you started through ebates. So, if you close the store window and come back at a later time, remember to open the ebates site first and click back through to the store again.

b) Another way ebates saves you money is to offer coupons. Some stores don't have rebates but simply give you money off at the time of purchase. If a store listing on ebates has a little coupon tag next to the store name, click on the coupon to see what it offers. Some stores offer both coupons and rebates so you can maximize your savings.


Several internet stores offer coupons to customers on their email lists or repeat customers or other subsets of customers or potential customers. These coupons often take the form of a "code" that can be entered on one of the checkout screens as you purchase items on a site.

To see if a store offers a discount code, go to a search engine (such as yahoo or google) and type the store name plus the word "coupon" or you could try "coupon code." There are many sites out there that offer codes you might not find on ebates. If you find several codes, write them all down because many do not work.

After you find some potential codes, go back to the ebates site. You still have to remember to click through the ebates site to do the actual shopping. If you click through another site, you will not earn any potential rebate.


There are a couple of hitches you should know about when using the ebates site.
It is important to note that you have to accumulate $5 in your account before you are eligible for a check.
If you are getting only 2% of a rebate on your purchases, you would have to spend $250 to get anything back at all. If you never earn over $5, you don't get anything.
You can only get a check quarterly so there can be a long wait between when you earn the rebate and the check actually arrives.

You may also choose to have your rebates applied to your PayPal Account instead of having a live check cut.

REFERRAL PROGRAM offers a referral program. If you refer a friend to sign up to use ebates and they actually use it, you can get a $5 referral fee.  If you use Ebates - I would appreciate it if you put down my email as the person who referred you - my email is


I like ebates and have used the site several times to save money. There is little effort and saving a few dollars. Eventually they can add up. I would recommend this site to anyone that spends over $200 per year internet shopping.

NARS Mini Haul

I finally picked up NARS Sheer Glow in Macao.
I wear NC50 in MAC Select SPF.
I ordered from
They were running a promo.
I got a free mini bottle of "O" Nail Polish. It came in a cute velvet drawstring bag.
Today, if you order via
, you get 12% back! Wow!

Swatches Soon.
Do you own any NARS products?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Face Of The Day (FOTD) - Snowy Platinum

We got a little snow in my region.
I do not mind the snow. I do not have to shovel it and I do not have to drive in it. I was inspired by the flurries to wear my snowflake silver earrings.
What on earth was I thinking wearing my Model Model Carmen out in the snow?
It was a puffball by the time I got back from the market.
Yes, I wore this look to the market. *smiles*
That L'Oreal HiP Platinum Silver is BAM in your face!
I have yet to see a prettier more pigmented silver in another eyeshadow.


Primary Base - L'Oreal DeCrease
Secondary Base  L'Oreal HiP Paint STEELY
L'Oreal HiP Eyeshadow Duo PLATINUM
 Mobile Lid - Inner 2/3rds SILVER
 Outer V - DARK SIDE
 Transition -  L'Oreal Matte Suede Brown e/s
(not pictured)
 Highlight Base
 - MUFE Camou Palette #4  Lightest Color Only
 Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette H1
Tightline - L'Oreal HiP Liquid Liner SWINGING
 Mascara MAC ZoomLash ZOOMBLACK and
 Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof - VERY BLACK


Plus Eyes Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil
(no name! UGH)
e.l.f. Natural Radiance Blusher SHY

 Base - Korres Lip Butter GUAVA
Line - NYX Lip Pencil AUBURN
Fill - Plus Eyes Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil (no name! UGH)

Friday, January 7, 2011

What Would You Do? Scammed by a Swapper

I arranged to swap some makeup with a YouTuber with whom I had a friendly relationship.
I sent her the items she wanted. They were some single NYX eyeshadows as well as some NK single shadows she was unable to get in her area.

She never sent me my stuff. She was supposed to send me Wild N Crazy single eyeshadows.
She was pregnant and on bedrest. This was something I understood. Been there and done that a few times.  By now, I think that was just an excuse because she was running a business & those packages seemed to make it out in a timely manner.
She has her own line of mineral eyeshadows.
A couple of my friends bought some minerals from her. She apologized to me a couple of times when I asked her where my eyeshadows were.  She promised to send them. Did you get them? Because I never did. OUCH!

I consider myself an understanding and polite person.
Some have told me to just put her on blast by making a YouTube video about it.
I don't know, that's kind of messy. Not my style.
I am not really sure how to handle this.
I feel like she stole from me. I don't want anyone else to get scammed.
The eyeshadows she was supposed to send me were not of great monetary value.
It's the principal of the thing that gets to me. *laughing*

Has anything like this happend to you before? If so, how did you handle it?

If this were to happen to you how would you handle it?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Face Of The Day (FOTD) - Luminous Snow Sprite

Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion
2ndary Base - Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencils: Envy and Distress
Transition L'Oreal Matte Brown
Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette H1
Top Lashline - Wet N Wild I Sparkle Liquid Liner 33287
WaterLine - NK eye crayon BLUE NILE set with Kawaii Overdose Mineral BLOO
Mascara - MAC ZoomLash ZOOM BLACK,
CoverGirl LashBlast Water Proof VERY BLACK
Lashes - Sassi 747M, Lash Grip

Base - NYX Cream Blush Golden
Cheekbones - Milani Mineral Blush Mai-Tai
Highlight - Milani Powder Blush - Luminous (NARS "O" dupe)

Korres Lip Butter GUAVA
Line - NYX Lip Pencil AUBURN
Fill - Plus Eyes Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil ROSEBUD


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