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Friday, December 16, 2011

CoaSTG Stocking Filler Giveaway

Hi my dears!
Just here to let you know about a great giveaway: Confessions of a Small Town Girl's Stocking Filler Giveaway!

Check out this wonderful little giveaway here:

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Urgent Little Post

This is a rather urgent post!
Want to help me win a dress dress?
I am currently participating in a christmas contest to win a dream dress that I need for a cosplay project (among other things) but I can only win if I gather at least another 60 "likes" on on my facebook entry.
So if you want to help me, go to this link- Click
After you get to the photo on that link, click "like" and please share so that your friends may like it too!
But please hurry, this ends on December 18th! Only 4 days to go!

Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

ELF Review V -New lippies!

Hi everyone!
Today I'm bringing you a review for something that has been very requested lately- elf's new lipsticks.
I recently bought four of the six new lipsticks for the essential line and so I will share my review now.
Some of you might know I have a bit of a passion for red lipstick and that was what first attracted me to the new line- a new bright red called "fearless". I just couldn't wait to get it, but then I saw a few others that I just couldn't resist so how about I show you?
I bought:

Left to Righ- Nostalgic, Captivating, Flirtatious, Fearless
Flash photo

Left to Righ- Nostalgic, Captivating, Flirtatious, Fearless
No flash, artificial light photo
e.l.f. Lipstick
"Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips.
Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists."

You can find all of these lipsticks here (Europe) and here (USA). They each cost 1$ (US), 1,50£ (UK) or 1,70€ (rest of Europe).
When it comes to colour this is a must have- it's a very delicate nude with slight salmon undertone, it is also pretty matte and should look good on pretty much anyone.
As for quality...I found it to be a bit dry and a little hard to apply like elf's older lipstick "Classy", but if you use a little lip balm as a base and warm it a little or apply it with a lip brush, it should be perfectly fine. It is also pretty long lasting and does not smudge easily.
I'll show you a nice swatch in the end of the review.
I give it a 7 out of 10.

Curious about orange lipstick but scared it will be too much of a clash with your skintone? Fear no more, because this lipstick is the solution.
Colour wise this is a lovely soft matte orange that pretty much works with any complexion. However it is bright and, although it's great for a beauty statement, I wouldn't advise it for a professional occasion or for shy girls (even if it is a great confidence booster for me ^^).
Quality wise, it is wonderful- very creamy, soft, leaves an even finish and is long lasting but might smudge a little so I advise you to blot it then apply a soft second layer.
Swatch in the end as well.
I give it 8 out of 10.

This is a wonderful soft delicate pink, relatively matte but with a soft cold glossy touch, it's not too light that it will look flashy on darker skin tones but it's also not dark enough to draw all the attention to your lips. I think this is another must have for everyone, though if you have pale or porcelain skin, try elf mineral lipstick in "Runway Pink" instead, it's equally lovely and very high quality but a bit lighter.
As for quality this lipstick is very creamy and easy to apply, not as even finish as Captivating and Fearless but still very nice and easy to work with.
Swatch in the end.
I give it 8 out of 10.

I'm sorry to sound like a hyeractive teenage girl but- omg, omg, omg I love love love this!!!
I'm a bit obcessive with finding the perfect red lipstick and I did find one (Dior Plastic Sine- Red) but I needed a cheaper version, I also have 3 other red elf lipsticks and I love all of them for different occasions but this particular lipstick blew me away!
Colour wise Fearless is a hot bright warm red (as opposed to elf's Posh- a cold undertone red), it's relatively matte but still very glossy and it is loud and quite attention grabbing but not as dark or gaudy as Dior Plastic so it is still proper for most occasions.
Quality wise it is extremely smooth and very easy to apply. I found it very confortable to apply and didn't smudge at all, plus it was easy to correct in case of smudging, something rare for red lipsticks.
I definitly advise this one.
Swatch in the end.
I give it 10 out of 10 (yes, it's that good).


Here are my bare lips, for comparison:
Bare Lips

And here are all the swatches:
Nostalgic -nude with a salmon undertone

Captivating -smooth orange

Flirtatious -soft pink

Fearless -hot warm red

Bear in mind that my lips are quite chapped/cracked from the intense cold here which may affect the swatches slightly.
I hope you enjoyed this review, I will post a red lipstick comparison review soon as well as a review on the older elf lipsticks. Also, check out Nina's blog post on these same lippies to see the two I don't have -Sociable and Charming.
Feel free to request other reviews from products in my elf items list (here it is).
Also, check out my birthday giveaway, due to several issues I was forced to extend the deadline, check it out here.

Lot's of lipstick love,

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

All my ELF products -UPDATED

Hi everyone,
Here's the update on the list of all my ELF products so far.
If anyone has any questions about these products please feel free to ask.
I plan to post more photos too in a near future.

Here is the list of ELF products I own:
-Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Ruby Slipper"
-Lipstick in "Classy"
-Lipstick in "Seductive"
-Lipstick in "Posh"
-Mineral Lipstick in "Cheerful Cherry"
-Mineral Lipstick in "Natural Nymph"
-Hypershine Lip Gloss in "Honey"
-Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 in "Mauve Luxe"
-Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 in "Iced Latte"
-Plumping Lip Glaze in "Baby Doll"
-All Over Color Stick in "Golden Peach"
-Shimmering Facial Whip in "Golden Peach"
-Professional Shine Eraser
-Clarifying Pressed Powder in "Ivory"
-Clarifying Pressed Powder in "Light Beige"
-Clarifying Pressed Powder in "Rosy Beige" x2
-Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in "Light Beige"
-Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in "Rosy Beige"
-Mineral Foundation in "Light (for light sking and gold undertones)"
-All Over Cover Stick in "Light Beige"
-All Over Cover Stick in "Rosy Beige"
-Studio Concealor Pencil & Brush in "Light"
-Mineral Booster (small-sheer)
-Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in "Sun Kissed"
-Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in "Warm Tan"
-Natural Radiance Blusher in "Innocence"
-Eyelid Primer
-Nail Polish in "Glitter Glam"
-Nail Polish in "Red Velvet"
-Nourishing Cuticle Pen
-Nail block
-Shimer Eyeliner Pencil in "Boldly Bronzed"
-Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in "Plum Passion"
-Eye Widener (white)
-Liquid Eyeliner in "Silver"
-Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in "Black"
-Studio High Definition Powder
-Mineral Infused Face Primer
-Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush
-Eyeshadow Brush x2
-Studio Kabuki Face Brush
-Mechanical Eyelash Curler
-Powder Puffs
-Brush Shampoo
-Hipershine Lip Gloss in "Sugar Plum"
-Brightening Eye Color in "Punk Funk"
-Brightening Eye Color in "Luxe"
-Brightening Eye Color in "Drama"
-Brightening Eye Color in "Ivy"
-Nail Polish in "Royal Purple"
-Nail Polish in "Light Red"
-Nail Polish in "Black"
-Brightening Eye Liner in "Black"
-Studio Makeup Mist & Set
-Nail Polish in "Dark Red"
-Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in "Spice"
-Brightening Eyeliner in "Coffee"
-Clarifying Pressed Powder in "Honey"
-Lipstick in "Fantasy"
-Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in "Twinkle Teal"
-Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in "Iconic Ivory"
-Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in "Gunmetal"
-Studio Lip Primer & Plumper
-Studio Stipple Brush
-Eye Crease Brush
-Eyeliner Brush
-Tinted Moisruriser spf 15 in "Honey"
-Nail Polish in "Chocolate"
-Nail Polish in "Lilac"
-Nail Polish in "Mint Cream"
-Therapeutic Conditioning Lip Balm in "Vanilla Crème"
-All Over Cover Stick in "Honey"
-Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Brownie Points"
-Super Glossy Lip Shine in "Goddess"
-Tone Correcting Concealer in "Apricot Beige"

elf Haul part 1

-Nail Polish in "Party Purple"
-Tone Correcting Concealer in "Honey"
-Nail Polish in "Goddess"
-Nail Polish in "Clear"
-Brightening Eyeliner in "Plum"
-Clarifying Pressed Powder in "Honey"
-Tinted Moisturiser spf 15 in "Honey"
-Duo Eyeshadow Cream in "Eggplant"
-Complete Coverage Concealer in "Medium"
-Mineral Lipstick in "Royal Red"
-Mineral Lipstick in "Prime Plum"
-Eyebrow Kit in "Dark"
-32 pc. Eyeshadow Collection in "Everyday Brights"
-Total Face Brush
-Blending Eye Brush
-Super Glossy Lip Shine spf 15 in "Pink Kiss"
-Super Glossy Lip Shine spf 15 in "Angel"
-Corrective Concealer
-Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
-All over Color Stick in "Toasted"
-Nail Polish in "Dark Navy"
-Nail Polish in "Hot Pink"
-Nail Polish in "Metal Madness"
-Duo Eyeshadow Cream in "Black Licorice"
-Duo Eyeshadow Cream in "Blueberry"

elf Haul part 2

-Matte Finisher Clear Nail Polish
-Mineral Lipstick in "Runway Pink"
-Mineral Lipstick in "Cool Coral"
-Super Glossy Lip Shine spf 15 in "Mauve Luxe" 
-Nail Polish in "Blush"
-Nail Polish in "Coral"
-Brightening Eye Color in "Glam"
-Luscious Liquid Lipstick in "Baby Lips"
-Studio Angled Foundation Brush
-Beauty Encyclopedia in "Sparkle Eyes"
-Complexion Perfection
-Waterproof Lenghtening and Volumising Mascara
-Nail polish in "Teal Blue"
-Nail Polish in "Purple Dream"
-Nail Polish in "Gum Pink"
-Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (black)
-All Over Color Stick (Pink Lemonade)
-Eyebrow Kit (light)
-Brightening Eye Colour (Silver Lining)
-Natural Radiance Blusher (Glow)
-Nail Polish in "Copper"
-Nail Polish in "Mango Madness"
-Studio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 in "Nude"
-Mineral Booster (large-sheer)
-Studio Powder Brush
-Brush Case
-Beauty Encyclopedia in "Everyday Eyes"

elf Haul part 3
elf Brushes (+ miscelanious others)
-Nail Polish in Twinkle
-Lipstick in "Nostalgic"
-Lipstick in "Captivating"
-Lipstick in "Flirtatious"
-Lipstick in "Fearless"
-Shimmering Facial Whip in "Spotlight"
-Brightening Eye Color in "Ocean"
-Studio Glitter Gloss in "Bronze Bling"
-Make-up Lock & Seal
-Make-up Clutch

Haul 4

ELF Products on my Wishlist:
-Studio Lip Lock Pencil
-New Personal Blend Mineral Foundation spf 15
-Limited Edition Duo Eyeshadow Set (why can't elf UK just get these, already??)

And that's all for now.
Lots of lipstick love,

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Moments like Diamonds: Sweet Lady Setup Giveaway

Hello again!
Here's another great giveaway that I'm loving <3
Check it out at:

Also I would coordinate the Forever21 retro girly top with a frilly plated black skirt, a tule underskirt, my stripped white, grey and black knee socks, my black lolila ankle boots with sating black ribbons, my lace fingerless gloves and my mini clip-on top hat (with lace and feathers).
Like it?

Lot's of lipstick love,

Miss Holly - NARS Christmas Giveaway

Just a reminder!
Check out Miss Holly's amazing Christmas Giveaway at

Miss Holly - NARS Christmas Giveaway

Good luck!!!!!!