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Friday, June 24, 2011



~Review~ Kiss New York Maxi Shine Lipstick....

 One of my BSS' has a huge display of Kiss New York Cosmetics with new and old products. Every time I go in there, I'm excited to see what's new or what I missed the last time I was in there!

I picked up a couple of  the Maxi Shine Lipsticks....over a period of a two months. I got Champagne, Tea Rose, Flirt Alert, Nude Beige and Magenta....

 Flirt Alert: A creamy red with orange undertones. Doesn't last long at all and it bleeds.:(

Tea Rose: A creamy "Barbie" pink. It's a bit over creamy in consistency...damn near greasy! yuck!

Magenta: According to some You Tubers....its a MAC Violetta Dupe. Beautiful color....has the best formula of all of them.

Champagne: Super shimmery mauve pink. I really like this one, has the Magenta formulation too.

Nude Beige: A nude beige. lol! Greasy like Tea Rose,no longevity....a bit too light for my complexion even with a dark liner.

Overall: The Kiss New York Maxi Shine Lipstick cost $2.99 at my BSS. I wouldn't buy any more of them, unless I find more dupes of another company in the collection. They are too hit or miss, which I don't like.

Do you own any Maxi Shine Lipsticks? What colors? Let me know in the comments!

Wearing Flirt Alert....

~Review~ tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner....

 A good waterline liner is hard to find. Although I've been close, I haven't found one that would not melt into a black blob in my lower lash line and eye.

Tarte sent over their Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner for me to check out. I've tried waterproof liners in my waterline before but they usually don't give me any kind of color because it fighting against my watery inner lid.

The colors above from the top are: Plum, Black and Brown.....
Picture above swatched: Brown, Black and Plum.

I found that the black was a perfect match for my waterline. It gave me a strong black line and it didn't melt away into my lash line. The Brown was light in pigment in my waterline but not as strong of a color as the Black. The Plum did the same as the Brown. So, the best buy of the three is the Black one. I'll probably will try the Plum and Brown on the upper lash, but most of the time, I only wear black liner on my upper lash line.

Do you own any Tarte Waterproof Liners? How do you like them? Let me know in the commments.:)



Disclosure: I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are my personal and honest opinions

~Adorn'd~ Vintage Inspired Necklace and My Designs....

 Hey Everyone!!!

I picked up this necklace for $2.50 at the Goodwill couple of weeks ago. I don't think that it is "vintage". Its way too new, the hardware and clasp is more modern. I think it vintage inspired but it doesn't have a name or signature on it. I used to collect vintage and retro costume jewelry hardcore. I had an amazing collection but I wasn't wearing it, so I donated most of it.:(

 I don't wear alot of short necklaces...but this one I like alot!:)
I've ventured into making jewelry...again. I did a little dabbling in it back in 2001, 2002 even made all the hostess jewelry for my LS' wedding. I really wasn't confident in what I was doing, so I stopped. But lately, I've caught a craft bug! I have a bunch of DIY and jewelry ideas and project line up to do.

Right now, I'm trying to perfect my "craft" with my earrings before I want to sell them. I made my mother some and she's been wearing them EVERYDAY. O_o. I'm quite shocked. Be on the lookout for my jewelry posts. I'm right now inspired to make sexy hoops with beautiful beads and stones.:)