Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poshly giveaway winnings!

I won these items.

A couple of months ago, I won a giveaway over at Poshly.com. If you're not familiar with Poshly, they run multiple beauty giveaways all week long and the prizes are full sized items! All you have to do is sign up with them, and take a few quizzes to gain entry points towards a giveaway. So anyway, going back a few months ago, I won a lip gloss but for whatever reason, I never received it in the mail. After multiple emails, and a few months later I finally received a prize. The lip gloss I won originally was out of stock, so they sent me over a whole bunch of prizes instead, with a higher value than my original prize! How awesome is that?

I received 4 femme couture eye glitters: chain reaction, purple potion, honey dust and rockin rose; MAC limited edition lipstick and nail polish in Scarlet Ibis and Flaming Rose. Here's some swatches for you.

I wore chain reaction yesterday just on my eyelashes, over mascara. This worked really well and I really liked the effect. It just added a nice little bit of glitter and sparkle to my eyes. No problems.

It's actually kind of funny that I received a lip stick in place of a lip gloss because all I ever wear is lip gloss. This is the first time I've owned lipstick in about 15 years. I've been wanting to try a good lipstick for awhile now, so that was pretty lucky! Scarlet Ibis is more of an orange red which is a bit tricky with my complexion but I found that if I do my eyeshadow just right, I can make it work without feeling like I'm wearing clown makeup. My major issue with lipstick is that it always always clumped up on my lips and just made a big mess. I didn't have that problem with Scarlet Ibis, thank goodness!

That brings us to the MAC polish, Flaming Rose. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed when I received another red nail polish, just because I already have like 20 and oddly enough I never seem to wear any of it. That's OK; it's my first MAC polish so I'm excited about that. I tried it yesterday so I might as well do a full review for you now :)


This is ONE coat. Yes! A one coat wonder! How often does that happen? Unfortunately, as you can see in my picture, it stained like crazy and was pretty difficult to get all of it off my fingers. It dried very quickly. I'm very impressed with this polish just for the speedy time and for being a one coater.

-natural light-

I didn't get a chance to apply topcoat, so unfortunately this chipped severely and it didn't take long to chip, either. Next time, I would definitely use a top coat but I might even apply two coats of Flaming Rose just to be safe. With the super fast dry time, it wouldn't matter too much.


What's kind of odd about this polish, and I say odd in regards to myself not the polish, is that I normally hate wearing just plain solid polish. I have to cover it with glitter or crackle or something. Not with Flaming Rose. It just seemed to be perfect by itself. Classic, I suppose.

Thank you to Poshly for providing me with all of these fun new goodies to try out! Have you won something from Poshly? Let me know!

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