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Friday, September 23, 2011

Contest Goodies I won + Burgundy Makeup look with Darling Girl Cosmetics

For those of you who did not know, Cinnamon Candies hosted a Beauty Blog Award on her blog for different categories (Best Overall Beauty Blog, Best Indie Make Up Company, Best Swatches, Best Reviews and Best EOTD, FOTD Blog).

I was nominated for Best Overall Beauty Blog and thanks to your votes, I won! This was a huge surprise for me as I never enter giveaways. The reason being is I've been so fortunate to work with 3 makeup companies that supply me with tons of makeup products as payment for doing swatches for their websites. So I feel it would be wrong of me to enter giveaways trying to win things that I really believe someone else deserves to win much more than I do. I appreciate seeing other gals who need/want makeup much more than I do win some awesome goodies. The difference with this contest was that I was voted by others and I did not enter myself. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. I'd also like to thank Cinnamon Candies for hosting the Contest and the companies that provided the prizes! You guys are awesome!

I was late on receiving my prizes because I don't check my PO box very often, which is my fault. Better late than never tho right?

What I absolutely LOVE about the prizes is that they are all from companies I have never tried. So it was nice to get a hold of something new to try out for myself. I've heard so many good things about these companies from so many of you.

Here's what I got:

There was also a congratulations note included but I forgot to add it for the picture.

Instead of doing swatches, I decided to do some makeup looks with all of these items. Here's the first look I did using Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadows and Dark Heart Designs lipgloss. This is a very toned down look for me. :-)



Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger) 
Detrivore Eye Primer (applied to upper lid with ring finger and blended in gently)
elf - innocent (applied under brow with MAC 217 by patting, sweeping and blending downward) 
DG - Dark Ember (applied to outer V and half of the lid with MAC 239 by patting/sweeping)
DG - Curious (applied to inner half of upper lid with MAC 228 by patting/sweeping)
elf - innocent (applied to inner corner with MAC 228 by patting/sweeping)
Kryolan Aqua Color liner - black (applied wet with water, using MAC 210 on upper lash line winging
Cover Girl Volume exact mascara in Very Black (outer half of upper lashes)

Eyebrows: Ardell eyebrow powder in soft black (applied with MAC 266)

Lips: Dark Heart Designs Lip Slicks in Deadly Lullaby (this stuff feels really nice!)

Face: Skin MD Shielding lotion 
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder - Translucent Light (applied with a flocked sponge by patting, then blending in) 
Sobe Powder foundation in Neutral Light (applied with a synthetic flat top buffer brush)

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of Cinnamon Candies Beauty Blog Awards
Stay tuned, I have looks coming soon using Evil Shades!


  1. That burgundy shade is killing me! It looks gorgeous, and brings out the green in your eyes. I have some green in my eyes, too, so I am taking notes, hehe! :)

  2. Congratulations on a well-deserved win! I can't wait for the upcoming looks.

  3. I really like how you winged out the shadow to meet the liner. And congrats on winning!