December 07, 2010

Giveaways I have won in November

 My prize from Lisamarie's giveaway

  • Avon Healthy Makeup Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige
  • Avon Healthy Makeup Lipstick SPF 15 in Pink Light
  • Avon Healthy Makeup Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Nude Blush
  • Avon Healthy Makeup Eyeshadow in Iced Mocha
  • Avon Healthy Makeup Eyeshadow in Violet Dusk

Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige: At first, I thought this would be a little too dark for my light skintone, but when blended, it matches perfectly! I never wear foundation and this is the first mousse foundation I get to try, and I'm pretty happy with it. It is very light and it leaves my skin so soft!

Lipstick SPF 15 in Pink Light (top) and Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Nude Blush (bottom) : Both of those lipsticks are a little too dark for everyday wear against my light skintone, but they can easily be toned down with a single swipe. Also, in pictures, both shades look very similar...

Nude Blush (left) Pink Light (right) without flash

 Nude Blush (left) Pink Light (right) with flash

 Nude Blush
 No, I'm not affiliated with Molson Dry LOL.
Pink Light
Eyeshadow in Violet Dusk (left) and Iced Mocha (right) : These are cream to powder eyeshadows and they glide so well on the lid, but they crease like crazy )=

Left to right: Violet Dusk and Iced Mocha swatched and then blended (without flash)

 Left to right: Violet Dusk and Iced Mocha swatched and then blended (with flash)

Thank you Lisamarie!!

 My prize from Sharon's giveaway

  • i.d. bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Chenille
  • i.d. bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Vanilla Sugar
  • i.d. bareMinerals Glimmer in Lust
  • i.d. bareMinerals Glimmer in Liberty
  • i.d. bareMinerals Glimmer in Bikini
  • i.d. bareMinerals Glimse in Water Lily
  • i.d. bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Bordeaux
  • Revlon Nail Enamel in Rock
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Pleasure

 Top to bottom and left to right: Chenille, Vanilla Sugar, Lust, Liberty, Bikini, Water Lily, Bordeaux: I was thrilled to get to try some bareMinerals eyeshadows! My favorites are Liberty and Bordeaux. So pretty!

 Left to right: Chenille, Vanilla Sugar, Lust, Liberty (without flash)

  Left to right: Chenille, Vanilla Sugar, Lust, Liberty (with flash)

  Left to right: Bikini, Water Lily, Bordeaux (without flash)

   Left to right: Bikini, Water Lily, Bordeaux (without flash)

 without flash

with flash

Revlon Nail Enamel in Rock: I don't have a purple shade in my nail polish collection, so this one will be perfect! It's gorgeous, even though it looks more blue in the pictures z=

 without flash

 with flash

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Pleasure: I've been pretty curious about this all-in-one nail polish, and let me tell you, it's amazing! It went 5 days without a single chip, and it's very easy and fast to remove.

Thank you Sharon! =D

My prize from Tammy's giveaway

  • Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Lust
  • Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Vanity
  • Cettua Trouble Clear Patch with Tea Tree Oil 1 strip 12 patches
  • Fast Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Shampoo
  • Fast Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Conditioner 
  • pink nail polish from a brand I don't know (I don't know in which language it's written but I can't read it LOL)
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in Pop Blue Eyes

 Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Lust (left) and Vanity (right)

Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Lust: So pretty! I love purple, and even more when there's glitters in it!

 Wet N Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Vanity: Gold must be one of my favorite eyshadow color. It's just so versatile and easy to use. I'm quite amazed by the pigmentation in those palettes!

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in Pop Blue Eyes: I can't wait to try this on my eyes to see if it really makes them pop (=

 without flash

with flash

The pink nail polish: This is an interesting color, it has little purple shimmers in it.

Thank you Tammy!

My prize from Julie's giveaway

  • Mega Shine Lipgloss in La La
  • Lipstick in Tea Rose
  • Eyeshadow in Sensual
  • Rouge Cream Blush in Natural
  • Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Onyx
  • Doll Eye Mascara Long Lash in Extreme Black
  • Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries 

Mega Shine Lipgloss in La La: Wow, this shade is absolutely stunning! I also like how the applicator is slightly curvy to "hug" the lips. Oh and it smells very sweet, like candy! Yummy ^^

Lipstick in Tea Rose: I had quite a hard time deciding which shade to get as it's hard to tell how the colors will come out from the swatches on the NYX website, so I browsed the net for real swatches, and I finally decided to get this neutral pink. I still think it's a little too dark for my skintone, but then again, I'm very light, so maybe I just need to get used to it.  

Left ro right:  La La over Tea Rose, La La, Tea Rose
(without flash)

Left to right: La La  over Tea Rose, La La, Tea Rose
(with flash)

(without flash)

(with flash)

 Eyeshadow in Sensual: I totally have a thing for those gorgeous dark glittery shades.

Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Onyx and Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries: I searched the net for swatches of the Crystal Liners and Onyx is the only one that has a colored base, so I picked it. I've heard lots of good things about the Jumbo Eye Pencils, but this one creased on me after less than 1 hour )=

Left to right: Sensual, Crystal Onyx, French fries
(without flash)

Left to right: Sensual, Crystal Onyx, French fries
(with flash)

Rouge Cream Blush in Natural: This is my first cream blush, and the shade is perfect. However, I find it hard to blend on the cheeks, but maybe I just have to get used to it?

Merci Julie! 

Wow, I seriously feel like it's Christmas already! I've been spoiled! Thank you so much girlies! =D


  1. So many great giveaway winnings! I can't believe you won so many, Gaby! Hahah :)

  2. omg you're so lucky i haven't ever won a giveaway yet great wins <3

  3. @Susalie : I can't either! I'm so happy eheh!

    @charmed-chick : Aww don't worry, the time will come! I never thought I would win a single giveaway either!

  4. Wow what a lucky month for you! I think Tea Rose looks great on you xx

  5. Wow! You're lucky! Great stuff.


  6. Lucky girl, such awesome goodies! I guess this past month was your Lucky November!

  7. you´re a lucky girl!! haha
    I have NYX jumbo in french fries, after applied it, blend it out with your finger. It doesn´t crease.



  8. wow Gaby, You lucky sausage!! Some brilliant wins xox

  9. wow lala is so gorgeous but I hate shimmer .. I'm scared that if I get it I won't use it. Does it look shimmery on the lips? I love mega shine glosses. Actually I love nyx overall.

    PS. If you're looking for nyx lipstick swatches I have 14 shades on my blog: http://xdynax.blogspot.com

    I loved reading this post. I usually skip to the good stuff but I read it from top to bottom. promise*

  10. How lucky are you! haha, great prizes/giveaways though :)

  11. @Primp and Preen : Yes it was! Thanks, I think Tea Rose is growing on me a bit (=

    @Kasia: =D

    @Katie: I guess so, too (=

    @white-lotusflower: Oh really? I also blend it with my finger, but I don't know, it just won't stay put! But the color is gorgeous!

    @Steph xox: Yes, I'm sooo happy! ^^

    @Dyna: Aww you just made me realize I forgot to take a picture of Lala on my lips LOL. Well it's shimmery but not that much. I'm not a big fan of shimmers either but I love it anyway. Thanks, I'll definitely take a look at your swatches! Aww I'm glad you liked this post! Like you, I tend to skip to the good stuff, but I'm working on it (=

  12. Awesome stuff! Love that lipstick on you. What kind of camera do you use?

  13. @spifftiff88 : Thanks! I use a Canon PowerShot A1000IS (=

  14. uhm...i don´t know...I always use Urban Decay primer potion...maybe, this is the reason why it doesn´t crease on my lids.


  15. Yay! So much beautiful stuff..You keep on winning! :D

    Enjoy your new things!


  16. Wow, you've won so much stuff! Enjoy your new goodies :)

  17. @white-lotusflower: Oh yes that's what I thought. I don't have a primer but I'll give it a try with concealer or foundation.

    @Melissa : Yes, I must be very lucky!

    @GlossQueen: Yes, I'm very happy! Thanks!

  18. @Ess-Jay24 : Thanks!

    @Priscilla aka MUJunkie88: Yes, it's amazing! I'm glad you like this post though =D

  19. congrats girl !!! ^_^

    love those wet & wild palettes!

  20. Gosh.. You should just buy a lottery ticket or something! lol!

  21. Wow! Congratulations! You are really lucky! :D I haven't won anything, ever :D

  22. Lucky girl! Those are some great items!

  23. @siwing : Aww thanks! I love them, too! I'm very amazed by their quality =D

    @Isabel: I'm not lucky with lottery tickets LOL! I've tried!

    @Noir : Thank you! You will win something one day, I'm sure! Kepp trying! (=

    @The Girlie Blog: Yes, I love them all! I still can't believe my luck!

  24. wow lucky girl-great winnings! I absolutely love the Wet-n-Wild palettes-they're gorgeous! Have fun with your new stuff

  25. @Sarai : I love them, they are stunning, and I'm absolutely amazed by their quality!

  26. Wow, what lovely goodies, I love that pink nail polish, it's very pretty and the Tea Rose lipstick looks really good on you. :) x

  27. Tu me donnes le goût de me faire une razzia NYX!! Les jumbos pencils me tentent depuis un bon bout.

    Pour les FAP Wet N Wild, je suis vraiment surprise! La qualité semble très bonne.

    Ça y est je dois m'acheter encore des choses ! :)

  28. @Gemx: Tea Rose is growing on me a bit. I'm so not used to wearing lipstick!

    @luckiebeauty: Moi je n'avais encore jamais rien essayé de NYX avant, mais tout est extra! Et pour Wet N WIld, laisse-moi te dire que je ne m'attendais pas à cette qualité non plus! Mais tout le monde semble en parler et les adorer... et elles ont bien raison (=

  29. Coucouuuuuuuuu Gaby, comme ça fait longtemps :p ! Je suis contente de voir ton nouveau post car ces derniers tps je n'avais pas vrmt le tps de passer te faire un ptit coucou comme d'hab! En tt cas je repsserai te voir ca c'est sur ! :)
    Entre les cours et mes défilés de mode, je n'ai pas bcp de tps libre ce qui fais que je ne saurai pas poster de shoot pr l'instant. Mais dès que je me remettrai dans le bain de la blogosphère, je passerai immmédiatement te prévenir.

    Bonne continuation ma chère Gaby et longue vie à ton blog ! :)

  30. @Elisabeth-Modèle : Oui, je me demandais bien ce que tu devenais! Mais je suis contente d'apprendre que tout va bien pour toi (= Pareil pour moi avec les cours, ça me force à me préparer plein de posts d'avance dans mes temps libres, mais bon, la session finit la semaine prochaine, yey! =D

  31. wow!! you're always so lucky with winning stuff!!
    Really love the nude blush on you girl <3

  32. Are you lucky or what?!:D These are amazing prizes!:D

    Thanks for the pictures and swatches.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  33. @Dolce♥Bunny : Yes ahah! I'm veeeery happy! Thanks, I love the blush, too! It's my first time with a cream blush (=

    @Marie: Yes they are! I'm glad you liked the swatches (=

  34. Wow your so lucky to win so many giveaways! I hope you enjoy the products and thank you so much for following me!

  35. @Cherries In The Snow : I know, I'm very happy!

  36. Oh WOW aren't you a lucky girl! So many great prizes! I bet you're having so much fun testing everything out.

    x Pauline


  37. @PetitDerriere: Oh yes, I litteraly spend days testing everything out (instead of studying, of course)! xD

  38. Wow I don't even know where to start as there are so many nice things you won Gaby :) Congratulations and the swatches turned out great.
    I've never gotten use to cream blushes. Every cream blush I own is too sticky and I give up :S
    The NYX shadow in Sensual is super nice - reminds me of clubbing!
    I have one Bare Minerals ID shadow and it's amazing - I love it - super pigmented like you pointed out.

  39. @Karen : I really like the shade of the cream blush, but I'm still not used to it, and I'm always putting on too much and I have to remove the excess LOL. It's pretty pigmented and I guess it's pretty for winter as it won't dry out my skin. Yes, I would totally wear Sensual to go clubbing, that's why I chose this shade =D