Friday, December 22, 2017

♥Free Beauty Events Alert!♥

I'm so excited to let you guys know about this giveaway! You've got a small window to enter so don't sit on this! I'm most excited to see the products from Lumene in here as they are one of my favorite skincare brands! 

"This month our basket includes products from Lumene, CoverGirl, Yes To, Revlon, Milani, J.R. Watkins and more! The Contest runs from now through 12/31/17, winners will be chosen on 1/10/2018 and notified by 1/15/2018."

Check out their Facebook page and like, then enter to win on their page. You can also enter on their website! It's really easy! You can also use their website to find free beauty events near you! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

♥Warm Tone Eyeshadows♥ Part 2

The next warm tone eyeshadow palette I want to talk about is the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly palette! I traveled to Brazil last summer and took this with me! It's small size, mirror, and color/finish selection made it a perfect choice to take.

The mirror inside could be bigger, but it gets the job done. I also love the smell of chocolate of the shadows...I don't pick up a big peanut butter scent in this.  The scent is different from the Chocolate Bar palette but similiar.

I love every color in this palette.  There is a great mix of finishes in here too so you have everything you need to make a complete look. Nothing bothers me more than a palette that doesn't have transition colors!!

As you can see from the pictures below these colors are warm and beautiful! Some of them did require that I go in and swatch more than one layer to show full pigmentation. These shadows aren't the creamiest to the touch, but they apply wonderfully on the eyes.

Make sure you follow my blog so you don't miss future posts! What's your favorite color in this palette? What other warm tone palettes do you think I need to try?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Write an awesome beauty blog?

After being so inactive here on the blog for sooo many years, I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I hope you've checked out my last two posts and enjoyed them! I really love blogging and missed it so much! I went through my reading list and noticed most of the 200 blogs (wow!) I was following have either been deleted or have been inactive for years and years.  So I decided it was a good time to start fresh! I unfollowed all those blogs,except one (we'll come back to this in a minute).  

 So if you write an awesome beauty blog, I'd love to check it out and support each other! Leave your blog in the comments below and I will check it out!  

My sweet friend, Annie, from the AnnieDollFace---is the only blog I am currently following.  She is a sweetie pie and I LOVE her blogs---but she's also currently inactive. =(  But we follow each other on Instagram and are Facebook friends and I think it would be really awesome if you guys went to her blog and left her a message asking her to return to blogging! I think it would tickel her pink and maybe give her a little nudge to come back! What do y'all think? I'd love to update this with an alert title "We got Annie!" (10 points for you if you get that reference!)

♥Warm Tone Eyeshadows♥ Part 1

As a teacher, you know I love summers! Especially since we recently welcomed our 4th child, and 1st son, just a few weeks ago! Summer time also means that I have time to blog! I miss it a lot and am going to try to start posting a lot more content here.  If you have any requests, please let me know in the comments below! 

Let's get to it! Warm tone shadows, which are my favorite year round if I'm being honest.  Warm colors have been my hands down favorite for years.  So this week I'll be posting each day one of my favorite warm tone/summer palettes! Here's the first one!

This is my smaller Sephora Zpalette. (Side note: I will not be purchasing anymore Z palettes due to their founder's recent comments on Instagram. Google it if you want the disgusting details.) You can see that some of the colors look similiar, but their finishes are different. Any "true makeup lover" will tell you that they are different! 

The swatches on the right are with flash and the ones on the left are without flash.  I feel like the flash really washes out the picture.   I can make so many looks with the palette and I have a lot of fun trading out pans with my other Z palletes to create my perfect custom palette! 

Somehow I forgot to swatch MUG Poppy--but it's amazing! You can get the color in the pan on your eye or use less for a lighter wash of the color.  The MUG eyeshadows were hands down were the most creamy to the touch with a few exceptions.  Corrupt, and Cherry Cola aren't as creamy as the other MUG shadows, but they are still very pigmented and blend well.  They just take a little more product to be fully pigmented. 

My MAC shadows in here are getting pretty old at this point and I am trying to use them up this year.  I have others in another palette that I'm also trying to get through. I had to swatch Vanilla several times to get it to show up in the swatch.

My Urban Decay shadow is also getting pretty old too.  I had to swatch it several times to get it to show up also.  It's a beautiful color, but I won't be repurchasing it.  Same goes for the MAC shadows too. I just don't think the quality is that good compared to what else is available on the market today.  Makeup Geek shadows are amazing! I would also like to try the Colour Pop pressed shadows too.  And I still have yet to try any Coastal Scents Hot Pots, which I've heard you can get for .99 on sale!  If you have any that you would recommend, let me know in the comments.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


This month their basket includes products from Cantu, Rimmel, TRESemme, Nexxus, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Hawaiian Tropic and more! The Contest runs from now through 6/30/17, winners will be chosen on 7/10/2017 and notified by 7/15/2017Check out their Facebook page here and enter the giveaway here There are so many great products in this month's basket! I absolutely love TRESemme products and the Maybelline Fit Me foundation sticks is awesome--I'm wearing it today!  Someone is going to win and it might as well be you! So check out their facebook page and their website to enter!  
Stay NV'ious! Come back soon because I'm going to start blogging regularly this summer!!!!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Free Beauty Events Alert!

It's that time again NV'ious beauties! Check out this giveaway from!!!!!!!

"This month our basket includes products from Nexxus, L'Oreal, Almay, Hawaiian Tropic, Dark and Lovely, Clean & Clear, KISS, Maybelline, Neutrogena and more! The Contest runs from now through 10/31/16, winners will be chosen on 11/10/2016 and notified by 11/15/2016."

Check our their Facebook page and like them, then enter to win on their page. You can also enter on their website!

Be sure to click follow so you don't miss another alert or review! Coming up next will be a review on NeverLand Oval Makeup Brushes!

Stay NV'ious!
XOXO, Nicole

October Free Beauty Events Alert!

It's that time again NV'ious beauties! Check out this giveaway from!!!!!!!

"This month our basket includes products from Nexxus, L'Oreal, Almay, Hawaiian Tropic, Dark and Lovely, Clean & Clear, KISS, Maybelline, Neutrogena and more! The Contest runs from now through 10/31/16, winners will be chosen on 11/10/2016 and notified by 11/15/2016."

Check our their Facebook page and like them, then enter to win on their page. You can also enter on their website!

Be sure to click follow so you don't miss another alert or review! Coming up next will be a review on NeverLand Oval Makeup Brushes!

Stay NV'ious!
XOXO, Nicole

Monday, March 21, 2016

♥Free Beauty Events Giveaway♥

Check out all these awesome goodies that are up for grabs in the March contest at FreeBeautyEvents!  It's not too late to enter! You still have 10 days to enter! Head over to their site to enter! You can also enter at their Facebook page!
"Our March Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from KISS, ELF Cosmetics, Nexxus, Rimmel Cosmetics, Vaseline, Maybelline and more! The Contest runs from now through 3/31/16, winners will be chosen on 4/10/2016 and notified by 4/15/2016."
I'll have some swatch posts coming your way soon! Follow so you don't miss upcoming posts!  Until next time, stay NV'ious!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

♥Free Beauty Events Alert♥

Hello my loves! I am SO excited to let you know about this month's give-a-way!!! Check it out! There's some really awesome stuff! I know I'm going to be trying to win!
"Our October Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Simple Skincare, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Revlon, ELF Cosmetics, KISS, SheaMoisture and more!
The Contest runs from now through 10/31/15, winners will be chosen on 11/5/2015 and notified by 11/15/2015."
Check out their Facebook page  and like them, then enter to win on their page. You can also enter on their website! 
There is some really amazing stuff here in this basket! Which item excites you the most? I personally love the Olay Regenerist moisturizer and would love to get my hands on that! I also love the Sally Hansen polishes and I'm down for anything from KISS!
I've got some swatch posts coming up soon that you don't want to miss! Don't forget to follow this blog so you stay up to date on the latest give-a-ways and beauty reviews!
Stay NV'ious!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Blog Sale!

Hello NV'ious beauties! I have WAY too much makeup and need to declutter. So I decided to have a blog sale!

Terms and Conditions:
1. Please send an email to with the subject "Blog Sale" detailing which item(s) you wish to purchase. Also use this email address if you have any questions about the products.
2. I will only ship within the United States.
3. Payment for items must be made through PayPal. I will email you from my personal email account with a request for the payment.
4. $10 minimum purchase. Prices are firm. No negotiating!
5. Important!!! All sales final, items are sold as is and there are no returns. Please do your research on these products before buying. 
6. Shipping is $3.00 for the first item(group) and 50 cents extra for each additional item. I will ship using USPS First Class. If you want tracking, faster shipping or insurance, you will be responsible for the extra cost. I will ship within 2-3 business days after payment has cleared. 
7. You must pay for the item within 12 hours or else the item will be relisted.
8. I am not responsible for items damaged in transit. However, I will use bubble wrap to protect your items while they are being shipped.
9. I'm very diligent about hygiene and cleanliness with my makeup, I use cosmetic sanitizer wipes and sprays frequently. However, I will let the purchaser sanitize their items accordingly.
10. If items are listed as a grouping, please do not ask me to sell things separately. =)
Here we go!
Coastal Scents 6 Color Contour & Blush Palette
Never used---Swatched maybe 3X
Wet & Wild LE eyeshadow palettes: Walking the Red Carpet & Going in the Wild
Both are lovely, but I find I have the same colors in other palettes. I have swatched the right side of the Walking the Red Carpet. Never even touched Going in the Wild.
$5 for both.
Hard Candy Smokey Eyes & Sassy Eyes
I opened these but never used them. Never opened the primers or use the liners either. I did swatch a few colors in the Sassy palette---never touched the Smokey palette.
$10 for both
Flower Beauty Shadow Play in Smoke & Mirrors
Used 1x
NYX blush in Pinched
New in plastic
I accidently bought this twice!
Mary Kay powder brush
Used & Washed 1X
$16 on MK website--listed as unavailable, discontinued or sold out???
Physicians Formula Youth Wear Translucent Illuminating Finish powder
Has a dip in the middle of the pan, but nowhere near hitting pan

NYC Smooth Skin BB Radiance Perfecting Powder in 001 Naturally Beige
Used twice, it's much too dark for me

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte powder in 200 Natural Beige
Used 1x--too dark for me
Deluxe Sample Size of Xen Tan Face Tanner Luxe
Sealed--never opened
e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium
Used 3-4X
Hard Candy Eyes the Limit Eye Shadow Primer
Used 1x
Bare Minerals
Warmth-not much left but a little goes a long way---would be good if you want to try it out for several weeks before you decide to purchase it.
Glee-blush, also not much, but would let you try their blushes before deciding to purchase.
Coffee Bean--eyeliner or shadow--there is a ton of this in here! Will last you forever!
All $5
AVON Smooth Minerals Eye shadows
I don't know what happened to the top two's stickers! Sorry! They are a bronzer duo though. The bottom are Rose Quartz & Mineral Ice. The bottom two are pretty much full where the top two just have a bit left.
All for $3
Glamour Doll Eyes pigment samples: Graves in May, Pistol Pistol, Makein' a scene, Cloud Coverage, Katie's Storm, and Incognito. All of them are full: 1/4 teaspoon.
All for $3
Flower Beauty Color Play Cream Eyeshadow
Used 3X's...a lot of product was lost when I cleaned this. This will be good for many applications if you don't mind using a used cream product. I never put my fingers in it---used a clean brush to scoop out what I wanted to use.
Julep glosses in Poppy & Peony.
Swatched each 1x, never used on lips
Mary Kay lipgloss in Mango Tango
Out of box but never opened
Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color lipgloss
Pink Rave, Violet Addict, Red Extreme
Each swatched 1X
All $6
L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color in Fuchsia Orchestra
Swatched 1X
Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad in Textured Rose
Used lightly, no dips
Hard Candy Fierce Effects Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow
Soft & Sultry--the green one
Swatched 1X
Urban Decay Mini Nail Polishes
Gunmetal, Meltdown, White Widow, Fbomb, Grunge, Big Bang, Apocalypse
I have only used Gunmetal and Meltdown each twice
All for $3
Lot of assorted lipsticks: all of them barely used or swatched a few times.
Hard Candy: Anonymous & Idolized
Milani: Matte Blissful, Violet Volt & Teddy Bare
Maybelline: Ravishing Rose, Lust for Blush, Born with It, Berry Ready
NYX matte lipstick: Sweet Pink
Revlon: Pink Cognito, Gentleman Prefer Pink, Lollipop & Sweet Pea
Cover Girl: Sweetheart Blush
NYC: Retro Red
The Balm: Mai Billsbepaid
All 17 for $10
All very lightly used
Milani: Classy Nude
Revlon: Just Biten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey
Wet & Wild Balm Stain in Pinky Promise
Jordana: Cranberry Crush
All for $3
Heavenly Nature Pigment Samples--All full
Virtue, Ransom & Tinsel
All for $3
NYC Sparkle Eye Dust in Opal Sparkle--Used 1x
Random Pink Eye pigment-Never Used
Both $1
I just went through my Zpalettes to see what I can get let go. Getting rid of 2 Cover Girl singles, 2 from Beauty Factory, 4 from Wet & Wild, and three other random ones.
Free to anyone who orders that asks for them. I will put each one in it's own baggie and wrap them up and say a prayer they don't break!  Most of these are barely used or never used.
Happy Shopping!