Saturday, October 15, 2011

Heaven in a Tarte Box!

I am a pretty happy blogger today! I finally got my hands on what I like to call, Heaven in a Tarte Box! I am now the proud owner of the limited edition LipSurgence Collection (tint & luster). It's a 120 value for only $29.00! This is awesome because each LS will cost you $24.00. If you don't know what I am talking about, check it out HERE! Nice right? Well, lets get on with the review!

LipSurgences come in a jumbo pen size and can be either lusters, tints or mattes. According to the Tarte website:
-Lusters give a high dose of color and shine.
-Tints glides on smooth for a natural flush that will stay all day.
-Mattes glide on smooth for a rich matte finish that will stay all day

Now, lets get on with the fun stuff! Pictures & swatches!

Glitzy (Luster), Perky (Tint), Flashy (Luster), Swank (Tint) & Dazzled (Luster)

I really love them. They have a minty smell to them as well, so it plumps and moisturizes at the same time. I plan on collecting as many as I can, but that might take a while ;). So do you have this or any other LipSurgence? What do you think of them?

Where you can find this at:
Ulta (online/in store)
Sephora (online/in store)
Tarte Website
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How sweet it is! (Indie review)

Photo from: Sweet Treats Cosmetics
It's been a bit since our last review, but what better way to come back than with something sweet? I was very excited to get a package from Sweet Treat Cosmetics today, as I had been eying their products for a bit. So lets get down to business.

Sweet Treat Cosmetics is a relatively new mmu company, owned by the very sweet Kaitlyn. The company was launched in June 2011 & specializes in mineral makeup and lip glosses (although I am sure there will be more great things coming up in the future). The names and flavors of their products are based on all the deliciousness of well, sweet treats! If you are like me and you have a sweet tooth, you will appreciate the names. STC currently has a listing of 20 loose eye shadows. At $5 per 5gm pot, the price is just right. They are not a 100% Vegan shop but for the items that are Vegan, it is posted. Right now, they have a listing of 7 lip glosses in various colors & flavors. STC also has a face powder and some eye shadow collections up as well.
I'm really impressed by the variety of the items they have so far but I do look forward to see more loose powders up as they grow.

Buying/Shopping: Buying from STC is a snap. I love when companies take the time to set up a decent shop and provides a great shopping experience. Everything is nicely catagorized & easy to find. A plus is the shipping tab, where it shows how much your item(s) are going to cost you. I have to say I really love how they show what the actual color will look like when worn. So many times I see I color I want, but it's not swatched or anything and that's a bummer. So kudos to STC for this! One thing I would love to see changed (and this is just me being picky lol) is the font size and color. I would like to see it a bit easier to read for the customers.

What I got: Because I couldn't decide what I wanted, I ordered a Mystery Grab Bag. This is a limited edition item, celebrating 500 fans on their facebook page. What's great about this item is that you get to pick your size! Again, creativity gets an A+! You can pick your "craving" from petite to Gluttony. They start at $10 and the highest is $50. I got a petite craving grab bag. According to their site: "Each bag will contain more product than the retail value suggests." In my bag, I received two full size eye shadows, 1 sample eye shadow and 1 full size lip gloss, plus candy. It was all wrapped in a cute Halloween bag! I ordered on Oct 5th and received it on Oct 11th (remember the 1oth was a holiday). I would have received it on Sat (Oct 8th) but my PO likes to withhold packages. DC confirmed it arrived on Fri. So all in all, amazing shipping and TAT!

My treats & invoice

I received: Lemon Drop, Blue Raspberry, Daiquiri (sample) & a limited edition Candy Corn Lip Gloss. Overall I am very happy with these items.

Blue Raspberry is described as being a deep, crisp blue w/ shimmer (Vegan)
Lemon Drop is a bright true yellow w/ a hint of gold in it (Vegan)
Strawberry Daiquiri is a deep rosy pink (Vegan)
Candy Corn Lip Gloss is not Vegan and is just like your favorite candy!


Please excuse the crappy eyeliner!

In my opinion, all colors match the website photos. I am loving how smooth and easy to blend they are. The lip gloss is not sticky at all and just like STC claims, silky. It's a great formula. Everything is labeled as well, this is VERY important and I'm happy to report that STC complies with FDA regulations about listing all ingredients.

Would I buy from STC again? Yes! The customer service is great, the colors are great and overall, it was a good buying experience. I am honestly excited to see how this company grows.

You can find them at:
Facebook Page

Have you tried Sweet Treat Cosmetics? What did you think of them?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We are BACK!!

Hello everyone! So sorry I haven't been around but things have been CRAZY. My son started kindergarten, then we found out we got a house on the Air Force base. So that took a lot of packing, unpacking and moving. We are just about settled in and I am ready to get back into the beauty world!! I have a lot of products to review, tutorials, EOTD/LOTD - tons of giveaways! So stick around, spread my link and oh yeah, we are are changing the look here at DGG!!! So I promise, this blog will be hopping once again :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

O/T Giveaway!

Hey ladies and gents! So today's post is an O/T awesome giveaway. I have gone Paleo [eating how our ancestors ate] and I feel amazing and am dropping weight. It's pretty awesome - definitely check it out :)

Anyhow, The Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations is doing an awesome giveaway for a free 32 oz jar Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! So check it out and who knows, you might just win it!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

So sorry & we are back!

Hello! I am so sorry that I have been MIA for a while but life here has been so hectic. No worries though, things have finally settled down and I will have tons of reviews up for you! I want to say thanks to all my wonderful followers and feel free to spread me around! If you have a cool place you think I need to review, shoot me an email at and if your pick is picked, you just might win something from that place! :) So now for some good stuff, here are a few reviews I have coming up:

*Simply Sweet Skin
*Altered Ego Cosmetics
*Unique Pigments

So stay tuned and check back tomorrow for a review!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Check out that box! Glory Box Review.

I have mentioned a MMU group on facebook that I am apart of. Through that, I have been introduced to some awesome like minded glitter fiends and some awesome (and not so awesome) indie shops. The most recent shop is Glory Box Cosmetic Co. GBCC is owned by the fabulous Tawnya M.

About the shop: GBCC can be found on facebook HERE and on etsy HERE. I really like how everything is neat (you'd be amazed at how many etsy shops are not organized). The products are photographed well, the descriptions are point on and the ingredients are listed.

What I ordered: Tawnya was offering something called the "Poolection" on facebook and I fell in love with the colors. She only made 5 and they were $30.00 each. I must mention here that I know this may not be for everyone but there is a story behind this but I don't feel it is my place to mention what that is (if Tawnya agrees I will edit this and add). The collection came with 5 gorgeous neutral colors with a homemade charm and topper on the stack-able. Along with my order, I received two gorgeous reds and a free sample of GBCC eye primer. I received my order in less than a week! The customer service is amazing and everything was labeled correctly and with ingredients. GBCC is so professional and this is how a Indie company should be run.

Left: My package came secure and individually wrapped. Right: My extra goodies!

Handmade topper and charm.

Swatches of Infra Red and Ruby Tuesday (Both not Vegan and clearly stated) along w/ the Neutrals.

I really love the sample colors I received and the neutrals. I do own the Naked Palette by Urban Decay and this collection is right up there with it. They are gorgeous and well pigmented. They blend easily and just a pretty darn good collection in my little opinion. I am a huge Urban Decay Primer Potion fan and GBCC Primer is just as amazing. It really helps and is formulated right. I suggest you guys try it out if you are looking for a new primer.

Would I buy from Glory Box Cosmetics Co. again? Most definitely!! I do have my eye on some of the lipsticks, glosses and other shadows. If you love greens, check out 80's Bastard! Have you bought from GBCC before? Let me know how your experience was!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Who knew a virus could be so good?! (Review VIE)

Photo from VIE

This review is on Virus Insanity Eyeshadow. VIE is probably one of my most favorite new shops (well, new to me anyhow). VIE has an amazing fan base and you'll learn why!

About VIE: Currently you can only find VIE on Facebook. They use the "Shop Now" feature which I know some people do not like but I don't mind it. I've done several transactions through shop now with my paypal, and have had no bad experiences. I did hear that VIE is working on setting up a website, so hopefully that will happen soon. VIE has an amazing color selection in their photo section and you'll often see great sales going on! They have their ingredients posted on facebook HERE. As for customer service, well THIS is how all shops should act. With VIE you will get fast shipping, great communication. According to their fan page:

"Virus Insanity Eyeshadows are packaged in clear 5 gram jars with sifters and contain approximately 3 grams of product. All eyeshadows are loose pigments and are cosmetic grade minerals (for an ingredient list for each eyeshadow see below). VIE do NOT contain preservatives, dyes, talc, or bismuth oxychloride. We recommend applying pigments over an eyeshadow base or primer (you can also use concealer or cream eyeshadow for a quick fix, anything sticky will work) with a small, rounded, soft bristle brush for the best color pay off. All Virus Insanity Eyeshadows are made with pigments that are safe for use on the eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails. This means you can use them for blush, mix them with clear lipgloss, or mix them with clear nail polish!"

My Order: I ordered a 6 for $20 of randoms. During this time, VIE also had a deal going where you could either choose free shipping ($5) or a free pot of shadow. I of course got the free shadow. As part of a makeup group online and because it was my first order, I again got a free shadow of my choice. How awesome right? Here are my colors (some are off because it is raining here. To see better photos, check out the facebook page!)


In person, the colors are gorgeous. It's been a long time since I have been this completely satisfied with a company.

The colors are described from VIE as:
Carnival Chaos:
Chaos: Lime green with dark purple glitter.
Vapid: Bright green with green iridescence and teal glitter.
Perverse: Yellow with purple iridescence. Contains light purple glitter.
*Ocean Mystery: A beautiful the ocean
Full Moon: Deep silvery blue.
Ferris Wheel: Medium pink with green iridescence and lime glitter. NON VEGAN
*Hope for Tomorrow: A gold/bronze.
Telekinesis: Medium iridescent purple.

My final thoughts: I love VIE and Jenni. I love how professional she is, the colors are amazing. They really blend well and the color payoff is great. Shipping is FAST and the customer service is great. No repacks here! I will definitely be buying from VIE again. Check them out at:

A couple of deals/sales she has going on right now:
*10 random FULL SIZED eyeshadows for $25
*St.Patty's Day Collection $15-$17
*Build your own grab bag!
*10 random SAMPLES for $10 (If only ordering this, sh is $3)

Have experience with VIE? Let me know what you think!

*I couldn't find the description for Ocean Mystery and Hope For Tomorrow, so those are my descriptions*