Saturday, January 28

Giveaway Review

As you know, a few months back I won Bree's Giveaway, & it finally arrived a few days ago, giving me a few days to find my camera get the feel of it. Before I get started I want to say THANK YOU BREE!! You took the time to fight through UK's postal backup to send me this great package! Check out her blog, BreezeyBee.

Okay, back to the present; the prizes included:

  • E.L.F Nail Polish: Twinkle
  • E.L.F Nail Polish: Mint Cream
  • E.L.F Nail Polish: Smokey Brown
  • W7 Crackle Nail Polish: Earthquake Silver
  • W7 Crackle Nail Polish: Earthquake Black
  • Revlon Lipstick: 015 Grape
  • Lancome Mini Juicey Tube: Marshmellow
  • Sleek Divine Palette: The Original
  • Sleek Blush: Flamingo
  • Statement Watch: Purple
E.L.F Nail Polish
I've often heard of E.L.F but has never used any of the products. I'm glad to have gotten these polishes because, one: I didn't have any of the colors and they are pretty! You can purchase this online for $2 at E.L.F Cosmetics

Twinkle is a typical micro-glitter, nothing special but pretty nonetheless. I layered it over Mint Cream in the pic below. One coat added a nice sparkle, but I added two coats to dazzle, hehehe!
Camera phone, I tried =/
Mint Cream is, in my opinion, accurately described. I like the color, my husband does not... It was random. *shrugs* Men. The only problem I had is probably with the brush [since I didn't have this problem with Smokey Brown], it made the application streaky. It took 3 coats for full opacity.
It's a little blurry...
Smokey Brown is a dark taupe or caramelized toffee. I was actually surprised that I liked this color because I was sure I wouldn't based off the bottle. I took 3 different pics because it looks different in each light, lol. It took 2 coats for full opacity.
L2R: Lowlight, Flash, Natural
Carmalized Toffee > Dark Taupe > Smokey Brown
W7 Crackle Nail Polish

I am not going to spend much time on this AT ALL, because it was a FAIL to the umph'd degree. I was so disappointed. But hey, every polish can't be great right?
Index: Sephora crackle; Other 3 W7 Crackle
Sorry, I didn't rotate it. Hindsight, wish I did but I'm too lazy to do it now >_< As you can see the crackle didn't crackle or shatter, it just cracked, slightly. Oh, wells. Maybe if I'm bored one day I'll try to play around with it. Oh! Another thing. That silver, isn't silver. To me, at least.

Sleek Makeup
One of my besties, Ash from The Pretty Pisces, is forever going on about Sleek. I remember when her Sleek Palette finally arrived in the mail [Duff, I think?] she was so excited. Her excitement wan over into me so when I learned that I had won one, I was geek'd. My palette is Divine, The Original and since it didn't come with any names, I named them myself. =)

I was sad to open up my box to see one of the shadows broken & partly crumbled. =( But! I just pressed the shadow down to compact and hold it. =)

The colors go L2R: 
Smother Me | Perfectly Purple | Underneath the Deep | Above the Surface | Sea me Wave | Kelp! | Bubble Trouble | Ariel's Wish | Diamonds in the Sand | Under Atlantis | Metal Detector | King's Gold

Top: Broken;  Middle: Flash;  Bottom: Natural
Website Description:
"The Original i-Divine palette contains a variety of highly-pigmented colours, ranging from green to purple, allowing you to create endless looks fit for day or night. 

The velvet-touch consistency gives full and shimmering coverage to the eye lid for maximum effect. Each of the 12 shades can be applied alone for a dramatic effect or mixed to create a personalised look." Retail at $10
Top: Natural; Bottom: Flash
Middle: Flash; Bottom: Natural
Overall, I am happy with the total package. Although there were a few duds [in my opinion], there were also some great steals! Hope you all enjoyed. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop a line!

OHHH!! Wait!! Can anyone suggest what I can do for my nail edges? I must admit, they are rough. =/ Thanks in advance!!!

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