Monday, February 27, 2012

Random Darling Girl Cosmetics Swatches!


Hey Zombies!!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a terrific weekend. Mine was exciting for sure!

I have an awesome post for you today! I snagged some more Darling Girl Cosmetics goodies and couldn't wait to share them with you. Some of these bad boys I'd been wanting for a long time, some I found just browsing the store and decided to snag them! You'll see whyyyyy!

Here they are..my precccccious!




Glitter Glue! Finally got my hands on it, and it works perfectly..To hold glitter!



Free sample from her newest upcoming collection!




Ok, did you SEE Midnight Train and Obviously a Wig? Good..just making sure. ;)


Starry Night and Wildly Dancing Children are both paint pots. Bases to go under your eyeshadow or to use alone. They are SO super creamy! And what you see in the swatch is only one swipe of the product. THAT pigmented. I'm excited to try them both out!

There isn't one thing in this haul I don't adore.. Seriously.

Here I am wearing "Dragon's Breath" in my crease- on top of Glitter Glue! It's above and beyond super sparkle!


If you haven't already, I suggest you venture on over to DGC NAO and check it out. You'll find something!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Gradient Showcase for NTMS!


Zombies!

Last week, we had a little "showcase" or "challenge" in my Facebook group Never Too Much Sparkle! to create a look that was "Gradient" themed. It was completely open to interpretation and was SO much fun seeing what everyone came up with.

(For the ladies who did a blog post with their look, click on their names to be directed to their blogs and see the full posts.)

Make sure you click the MORE link below to see all of the looks!

Karoliina


Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm just a tease...LOTD!


Evening Zombies!

I did a super bright look today with my new Brazen Cosmetics order that I received yesterday! (Swatches are coming up in a later post.) Sandi threw in this awesome new lip gloss called "Crazy Cat Lady." Let's just say, it was love at first site, even though I prefer dogs. LOL!

So, with my new bright colors, it kicked my ass into gear to come up with something a little more daring and "brazen."







Just a tease....


The Goods:
TFSI as primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Too Cool" as base
Brazen Cosmetics "Tease" main lid and inner lower lash line
Brazen Cosmetics "Strut" above and into crease
Brazen Cosmetics " Karma" blended into crease and outer lower lash line
MAC "Shroom" as highlight
Random liner and mascara

Cheeks:
Maybelline Bouncy Blush in "Pink Frosting"

Lips:
Brazen Cosmetics "Crazy Cat Lady" lip gloss

Hope you love the colors as much as I do!

Rocky Horror Picture Show Showcase for NTMS!


Zombies!

Last week, we had a little "showcase" or "challenge" in my Facebook group Never Too Much Sparkle! to create a look that was "Rocky Horror Picture Show" themed. It was completely open to interpretation and was SO much fun seeing what everyone came up with.


(For the ladies who did a blog post with their look, click on their names to be directed to their blogs and see the full posts.)

Make sure you click the MORE link below to see all of the looks!

Aranza as "Magenta"!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Milani "Haute Flash" Full Coverage Lipgloss SWATCHES!


Zombies!

Seems it's I am on a lippie roll. I'm basically addicted to all things awesome on my lips right now, which is why I couldn't wait to swatch for you the new Milani "Haute Flash" Full Coverage Shimmer Lip Gloss!

Per Milani's website:

Full coverage, electrifying pigmented color · Extra glossy shimmer finish · Non-tacky, anti-feathering formula · Flexible soft sponge applicator for easy application.

These gorgeous lip gloss come in 6 different shades: Hot Flash, Flashy, Star Flash, Golden Flash, and Quick Flash.


*I realized that I misspelled "Flashy" after I edited the pics. The lip gloss is called "Flashy" and I spelled it "Flash."*

Do you see these colors!? "In a Flash" has the most amazing purple and blue sparkles within the purple base. And "Flashy", well, look at that gorgeous bubble gum pink! And what can I really say about "Hot Flash" other than, uh yes, it gave me a hot flash because it's so bright and beautiful. I also adore "Star Flash" which is a light pink base with blue sparkles. WHAT? "Golden Flash" and "Quick Flash", while not as pigmented are the rest of the lot are very lovely in their own right, and of course, flashy!



The wands on the glosses are interesting. They are not quite doe-foot, as they do not slant, but are a soft and easily apply the product on your lips.

As with most Milani lip products I've come across, there is a light vanilla scent, but not much of a taste. These glosses are a little sticky, but I'm thinking it's because the intense amount of sparkle in them. The do last an insane amount of time as well. I wore "Flashy" through dinner, and it's still hanging on pretty good!

"Flashy" on mah lips. It's my favorite of the lot!

These bad ass Haute Flash glosses are available at a variety of drug stores and online and retail for $6.99 (USD), which will vary depending on where you purchase them.

What a fun and perfect product for Spring! Come on...get here already!


Have you tried the Haute Flash glosses yet? What are your thoughts?

*products in this post were sent to me for consideration purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.*

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters! Review and Swatches!!


Zombies..

Over the last month, I've heard so much about the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters that have recently been released. I swore at first I would NOT buy into the hype...so I decided to just buy ONE color. Which was Lollipop, well, I got it home, put it on, felt the silky smooth on my lips and I was hooked. I now own 7 of these bad asses and thought I'd do a proper review and swatch fest for you! I haven't been this excited about a lip product in like...a really LONG time. And the fact that there are so many colors to choose from seriously seals the deal for me.

My collection so far...
Lollipop
Cherry Tart
Sugar Plum
Red Velvet
Raspberry Pie
Berry Smoothie
Tutti Frutti



I think I love the most about these are the pigmentation of several of the colors. In the tube they look super inconspicuous, maybe sheer and then apply them on the lips and BAM! Rasberry Pie was the true winner to me. I did not expect anything from it and when I swatched it, I was floored. These lip butters are also SO moisturizing and smooth on the lips. I love that they don't dry my lips and they last a really good amount of time. Win/Win.

(Flash)


And on to the lip swatches!







My favorites from this lot are...Lollipop- hands down. (It has blue sparkles in it!) I'm also very fond of Red Velvet, Raspberry Pie, and Berry Smoothie. I will be expanding my lip butter collection in the near future! I'm kinda, a little bit obsessed at this point.

The prices varied on these, as I picked them up in several different places. But I did not see them any higher than $7.00 (USD) each. Which, considering how nice they are isn't a bad deal!

Do you own any of the Revlon lip butters? What are your thoughts?

All products purchased by me.

Valentines Galore Showcase for NTMS. Pro or Anti V-Day!


Zombies!

Last week, we had a little "showcase" or "challenge" in my Facebook group Never Too Much Sparkle! to create a look that was "Valentines Galore" themed. The girls could create a Pro Valentines or Anti Valentines Day look. It was completely open to interpretation and was SO much fun seeing what everyone came up with.

(For the ladies who did a blog post with their look, click on their names to be directed to their blogs and see the full posts.)

Make sure you click the more link below to see all of the looks!

Jessica


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Look for NTMS!


Zombies!

This weeks theme in my Facebook group Never Too Much Sparkle is to do a Pro or Anti Valentine's Day look. I decided to go with "Pro" since I love pink and red..I don't really get much into the propaganda of Valentine's Day, being as it's just another commercial holiday sucking money from our already bare pockets...but that aside, I did a fun look anyway using mostly Beauty from the Earth eyeshadow!





 
This is my "come hither" face..Pretty sexy, right?


The Goods:
UDPP in "Sin" as primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Too Cool" as base
Beauty from the Earth "Paris" main lid and outer lower lash line
Beauty from the Earth "Hollywood Secrets" blended into crease
Beauty from the Earth "Raspberry" blended above crease
Beauty from the Earth "Whisper" as highlight, inner corner accent, and inner lower lash line
Urban Decay "Zero" eyeliner for top lid liner and waterline with Warpaint Beauty liquid glitter liner in "Monster" on top
MAC "Pink reflects" glitter patted on top of "Paris"
Random mascara

Cheeks:
Maybelline Bouncy Blush in "Pink Frosting"

Lips:
Revlon lip butter in "Lollipop"

I hope you enjoyed my soft Valentine's look!

Winner, Winner, Winner!


Zombies!

Whew, my 1000 follower giveaway was fun, don't you think? I had 163 usable entries! (Thank you all for the re-facebook, re-tweets, re-blogs, re-tumblrs. hehe!) Also, thank you all for being suck loyal and terrific MZ fans. You make it all worth while.

So anyway............

THE winner is?!



Her favorite MZ post: the Luminesse Air Pro review (I haven't been reading long but found that really interesting!). 

She's been emailed already, so let's all congratulate this lucky, lucky duck!

Stay tuned, I'll have another giveaway coming up very soon!