Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Only Average GIVEAWAY!

Hello, my internet friends!  I'm so glad you stopped by today, because I have something special to announce...


I was going to wait until I had more followers, but you know what?  You are all special to me, and I want to share some of the good fortune that I've had lately!  Plus I want to celebrate my daily vlogs on YouTube...It's so much fun!

Ok, enough mindless drivel about my endless love for you.  On to the good stuff:

I'm giving away an awesome FULL SIZE product from Benefit Cosmetics, and because I am Only Average, I'm letting the winner choose what item they want:

Benefit's They're Real! Mascara, full size, retail value $23


Benefit's Benetint, full size, retail value $30

The winner of this contest can CHOOSE either a full size Benetint or a full size They're Real! Mascara!  These are items that I received as a prize for being a Hostess with the Mostest for my Lash Bash.  I already own these products, so I thought I would share one of them with one lucky Only Average Fan!

I'm going to run this contest through Rafflecopter, because I've had reasonably good luck with them in the past.

1.  This contest is open to those with a US or Canada shipping address only, and you need to be over the age of 18.
2.  I will notify the winner via e-mail and post their first name and last initial on my facebook page.  The winner has THREE business days to respond, or I will select another winner.  I'm sorry I have to say this, but I want to get prizes out to the winners as fast as possible.  
3.  I will be checking all entries to be sure that they are valid.  For example, if you enter and say you "follow on Twitter", I need to make sure that you actually DO follow, or I will have to delete the entry.  Sorry, y'all- rules are rules, and fair is fair.
5.  The lucky winner will receive their choice of a full size Benefit Cosmetics product: either Benetint OR They're Real! Mascara.  The prize NOT chosen will be given away soon on my YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss that giveaway, and a second chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have any questions, please ask away :)

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: This giveaway isn't sponsored by anyone, except me my husband, because he will ultimately pay for shipping, and you don't have to buy anything to enter.  I just want to spread some of my good karma around the internet, and hopefully make someone's day!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ipsy + Benefit Lash Brash THIRD Prize!

Hello, my internet friends!  I have to tell you- it's a great day to be Only Average.

Why, you ask?  Well, because today, the FedEx man left a lovely parcel on my steps, from BENEFIT COSMETICS!  (insert "squeeing" here)

I was so excited to be chosen to host a Lash Bash (read all about our bash HERE, and to see what all I was sent for my Lash Bash, go HERE), and was seriously sent to cloud nine when I saw that I was selected as a Hostess with the Mostess by Ipsy and Benefit.  I had to sign a bunch of legal disclaimers, and then the waiting for my prize began.

My Third Place prize from the Lash Bash has arrived!  The bonus is, because I have cosmetic allergies, Benefit worked with me to put a different product in my package- what awesome customer service, and so very sweet of them!

They're Real! Mascara, full size (85g/0.3 oz), retails for $23, available HERE.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again- this mascara does amazing things to my lashes!  I like this mascara more now that my tube has been open a while- the formula was a bit wet for my taste and I had to break up my lash clumps daily for the first couple of weeks, but now- NO CLUMPS!  This is a wonderful mascara, and if you haven't tried it yet, you are missing out on a possible Holy Grail.  Yes, it's really that good- there is a reason why this is the number one selling mascara, worldwide, based on number sold and not dollars sold.  Benefit also sells a travel size of this mascara for $10, and currently they sell a set of a full size and travel size for $23- fabulous.

Benetint, full size (12.5mL/0.4 US fl. oz), retails for $30, available HERE
Benetint has a fantastic history, and is the very first product that Benefit created.  This lip and cheek tint does an amazing job of giving a soft, rosy, healthy glow that stays and stays- according to the package, "even in the thralls of passion".  Is that not the best product description ever?  I swatched this before, so I'll just recycle that picture here:

Swatch of Benetint

Watt's Up!, full size (9.4g/0.33 oz), retails for $30, available HERE.

What an awesome prize!  I've NEVER tried the Watt's Up! before, and was super excited to receive this, instead of the POREfessional, as I suffered a nasty reaction to that particular product (and That Gal!; I reacted poorly to that also).  The packaging of Watt's Up! is SUPER cute- it kind of looks like a light bulb. 

Caps off :)
The top, larger piece pops off, and inside is a beautiful champagne colored highlighter, and in the bottom is a smudging tool to blend the highlighter out.

Swatch of Watt's Up!

Here is my unboxing video of my awesome prize from Benefit and Ipsy, for your viewing pleasure:

Love Benefit Cosmetics as much as I do?  Stay tuned, my Average friends- because I'm going to be GIVING AWAY one of these amazing items (maybe two, but definitely one) very soon!  Add me to your blog roll, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Twitter, and like me on Facebook and Instagram so you are ready to go when the contest begins! 

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: The items above were sent to me as a prize for a contest that I entered, at no charge to me.  I was not asked nor required by any company to review these products.  The opinions in this post are true and my own- no amount of free products will ever change that!

Influenster Rose Vox Box- First Impressions!

Hello, my lovelies!

I received a shiny pink box from Influenster today, and I can't WAIT to tell you all about it!

Not familiar with Influenster?  It's a company that helps vendors get honest reviews for their products.  Influenster members are sent items (in VoxBoxes), based on profile and survey answers, to try out- totally for free!  Members can then review the items honestly, and the companies get awesome feedback.  Pretty much anything you can think of has been reviewed on Influenster- it's amazing!  You need an invitation from a member to join, and I am currently OUT of invitations (I'm sorry!!!)  To learn more, visit

Mailbox love!
I was super excited to see this box in my mailbox- I knew it was coming, but I hadn't received tracking yet.
First Peek

The Insert Card
Insert cards make me happy- I love seeing the cute graphics and descriptions of the boxes.

The Products
Influenster is awesome, because they put product descriptions and retail values on the back of the cards. 

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles, 0.4 oz (12g)- 1 truffle, retail value $0.75.  Full size is 5.1 oz, 4 truffles, and retails for $3.00.  Available at Walmart (among other stores).
Oh. My. Gosh.  This is possibly the closest to heaven in a chocolate that I have EVER tasted.  The outside is creamy, smooth milk chocolate, and the inside is liquid milk chocolate perfection!  I had to fight my kids to get to eat this, and I'm really sorry there was only ONE in the bag. 

One lonely truffle.  Can't have that, can we??!!
I must repurchase this, STAT.  You probably should get these, too, the next time you need a guilty pleasure.
GRADE: 5/5 (can I give this a higher score?  I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE.  Just calorie free, please...what? A girl can dream!)

Kiss Gradation Polishes in Film Noir, 3 6.0ml (0.20 fl oz) bottles- full size, retail value $6.97.  Available at Walmart (among other stores, insert card said Walgreens, but I couldn't find it on their website).
I love me ombre nails.  Just last week, mine were pink to purple ombre, and I was really excited when I saw this kit!  This polish kit comes with three polishes: a base (of which you apply two coats and let them dry), a darker shade (that you apply to 2/3 of your nail, one hand at a time), and a glitter polish (that you layer over the second shade, while still wet, on the top 1/3 of your nail.  That's why the second shade is applied to one hand at a time).

Swatch of Kiss Gradation Polishes in Film Noir
This took me two times to get the hang of doing, mostly because the step 3 (glitter) polish is really thick and gloopy.  My nails looked perfect the first time around, for about five minutes, and then I gummed them all up at the tips while taking pizza out of the oven.  I removed everything and started again, and went a bit thinner with my second and third shade- and they turned out perfect.  I will probably look for the blue kit in this series- this is definitely worth picking up!
GRADE: 4/5 (gloopy glitter isn't fun, but it was definitely workable once I got the hang of it.)

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara in Black (01), 0.41 fl oz (12mL)- full size, retail value $6.99.  Available at CVS (among other stores).

In all honesty, I haven't tried this, yet.  I plan to very soon, but it's hard because I have two awesome mascaras open right now, already.  I did crack open the packaging and check it out.  I've never tried anything by Rimmel London before, and I am super excited to give this a try! 

Out of the package
The wand is rather large, and has an hour glass shape that I've found I prefer.  The tube is a good size and clicks shut to keep air (and nasties) out.  I have a feeling that I am going to love this, but for my first impressions, I'm going to give this a neutral grade.
GRADE: 3/5 (for now- I'll update asap!)

Vitabath Cupcake Couture Hydrating Lotion in Luscious Lemon Crème, 12 fl oz (360 mL)- full size, retail value $7.95.  Available at VitaBath (among other stores).
If you are looking for a lotion that smells like lemons, keep on looking.  If you are looking, however for a thick, moisturizing lotion that smells like baked goods with a hint of lemon, stop everything right now and pick this up!  After the lotion I received from Ipsy last month (that smells like pepper.  Seriously.), I am THRILLED to get this in my box- this lotion feels and smells heavenly.  I'm not sure if I will be able to share this- I want it all to myself!
GRADE: 5/5

BelVita Breakfast Biscuits in blueberry, 1.76 oz (50g)- 1 pack, retail value $0.60.  Full size is 5 packs (8.8 oz), retails for $2.98.  Available at Walmart (among other stores).

I love BelVita Breakfast Biscuts, and so does Tiny Love.  We will be fighting over this packet, I can see it now!  These crispy biscuits are great in the morning, and have just the right amount of blueberry flavor in them. 

Yummy breakfast!
These smell delightful, and are perfect with morning coffee or tea.  Perfect for anytime, really, if you ask me. 
GRADE: 5/5 (awesome in a packet)

Dr. Scholl's For Her Cozy Cushions insoles, size 6-10- full size, retail value $9.00.  Available at Target (among other stores)
I've been enjoying my Dr. Scholl's Active Series inserts for a bit now, and I'm excited to receive these fuzzy wonders to put in my boots!  As a Cooke Booth Champ, I want/need comfort and warmth and I'll take it anyway I can get it, when it's cookie season.  I haven't broken my boots out just yet, but I will soo, and I'll let you know how these do!
GRADE: 3/5 (neutral, for now!)

The Rose VoxBox from Influenster
Total retail value of my Rose VoxBox: $32.26 (value on the card is different, but I searched out every single item and this is the retail prices I found as of today.  The retail value listed on the insert card is $35.20.)

If you would like to watch my video unboxing (or any of my daily vlogs- they're there too), here you go:

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  The opinions in this post are 100% true and are my own- no amount of freebies or compensation could ever change that.  Just ask my husband- I always speak my mind.  Links in this post are NOT referral links.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 2013 Ipsy (MyGlam) Review

Hello my beautiful friends!  My Ipsy bag arrived last week, and I can't wait to share my thoughts with you!

Not familiar with Ipsy?  Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that sends out 4-5 full size or deluxe size items each month, for just $10, shipping included, or $14.95 if you are in Canada.  If you would like to try Ipsy out, won't you consider using my referral link?  I get points for free goodies, and you get good karma.  Everyone wins!

 The envelope.
These pink envelopes seriously make my day.  Seeing this in my mailbox is definitely a happy moment!
First look
The first peek inside the envelope is always the best.  I spy a white bag and an insert card!
The Insert Card
This month's theme is The Art of Beauty.  I really like the concept of this theme.
 The discounts
Ipsy is always awesome, because they work with brands to get us subscribers awesome deals.  This month looks like it's got lots of great codes available to us!

October's bag
This month's bag is white, with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson written on it in pink, swirly letters.  While this bag isn't to my particular liking, Tween Angel loves it, so I will likely gift it to her.

Inside the bag
The liner of the bag is plain pink, and very nice.  This month's bag feels thicker than the usual bag, and a bit more durable.
Zoya Nail Polish in Mason, 0.5 fl oz (full size), retail $8.00, available HERE.  Discount code IPSYZ3 gets you a buy 2 get 1 free deal and a free Remove+, until 11/10/13, continental US only, can't be combined with other offers.
The first item I found in my bag is one that everyone received,  a Zoya nail polish.  There were three shades that were sent out this month; I received Mason, a pretty purple.  

 Swatch of Mason- two coats
I really love this color- I wear a LOT of purple, and dark shades don't scare me. I will say that this stained my nails a bit, and I did have some problems with chipping.  However, I had a blast creating my new favorite nail look- ombre nails- with it.  This shade is just so pretty, it suits me to a T.
GRADE: 4.5/5

H2O Plus Hydrating Treatment, 10mL (deluxe sample size), retail value $7.20 (full size is 50mL, $36.00), available HERE.  Discount code IPSY13 will get you 25% off any purchase, until 11/15/13, US only, not valid on gift certs or prior purchases, can't be combined with any other offer.
I really love face treatments, and I was excited to receive the H2O Plus hydrating treatment.  This moisturizer goes on pretty sticky, but does a nice job.  I have a couple of dry patches on my face, and after using this, they were not noticeable.  I will say that because it is sticky, I would only use this at night. The vibrant blue color is a bit daunting, but it goes on clear.  I probably won't repurchase this, but it will definitely get used.
GRADE: 3.5/5

Nourish Organic Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion, 30mL (deluxe sample size), retail value $1.25 (full size is 8 oz, $9.99), available HERE.  Discount code Nourish20 will get you 20% off your Nourish Organic purchase until 11/10/13, one time use only, not valid in Canada (boo!), cannot be combined with other offers.
I love lotion, and I love coconuts. While another lotion was sent to some other subscribers, I was interested to try this.  I opened up my tube, and put some on.  I was immediately puzzled by the scent- this does NOT smell like coconuts.  It took me a while to pinpoint the scent, but I think it smells like black pepper.  It is definitely a weird smell for a lotion, and while it is definitely NOT greasy, it also didn't leave my hands feeling moisturized.  At all.  Also, my tube wasn't properly sealed at the top- I have to be careful when I squeeze it so that I don't have lotion coming out of both ends!  I won't be repurchasing this, but I will use it up.

Ofra Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry, 10mL (full size), retail $12.95, available HERE.  Discount code ipsy30 will get you 30% off any purchase from Ofra, until 11/14/13, can't be combined, only valid in the US.
I only received ONE makeup item this month, and it was this lip gloss.  I love me some makeup, so I was sad that I didn't receive enough products to create a look, but that's the way subscription lotteries go!  
Swatch of Ofra Lip gloss in Sultry
This plumping gloss went on a bit thick, and after a few moments, I could feel the tingle of the plumping agent. I don't think this worked really well as a plumping gloss, but the color is beautiful for fall.  The packaging seemed a little on the "lower end" side- squeeze tubes don't go a long way to impress me.  The shade definitely makes up for the packaging, and it stayed on for a good long while. If you are sensitive to peppermint, the plumping agent, or don't like the tingle sensation that plumping glosses sometimes have, I would avoid this gloss, but if those things aren't a concern for you, I think it's worth a try.
GRADE: 4/5

Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay texturizing spray, 1.4oz (travel size), retail $8.00 (full size is 44 oz, $18.95), available HERE.  Discount code 105339 will get you $5 off $25 purchase or more of Sexy Hair products, until 11/15/13, cannot be combined, one time use only.
This item was a real puzzler to me.  Spray clay?  What exactly am I do to with this? I tried this in my hair wet to add volume and texture, and it didn't do anything at all, really. I tried this on dry hair, and it did add a bit of texture and volume, but it didn't do anywhere near as well as my Sea Salt Spray (from Not Your Mother's).  I will see if the hubster can use it.
GRADE: 3/5 (probably great for some, just not for me!)

Ipsy has really begun to randomize their bags, based on their IpsyMatch program, to match items better to subscribers.  I'm not 100% convinced that this works, but for the most part, I have received items that I enjoyed testing out.  This month, however, I was really sad not to receive some of the other items that were sent out.  I changed up my beauty quiz, and hopefully this will change what I receive in the future.

Items that I did NOT receive, but other subscribers DID (with pics when available to me to photograph):

Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmers in either Emotion (a purple) or Nave (a blue); full size (2.5 g), retail $14.99, available HERE.  Discount code IPSY will get you 50% off any purchase plus free shipping until 11/15/13, can't be combined with other offers.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly, deluxe sample size (2ml), retail value $9.00, (full size is 0.15 oz , retails for $19), available HERE.  No discount code this time!

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster, deluxe sample size (0.25 fl oz), retail value $12.00 (small full size is 1 fl oz, retails for $48.00), available HERE. Discount code LOVEIPSY will get you 20% off your purchase of $50 or more, plus free shipping, until 11/15/13, US only, not valid on sale items or gift certificates.
  Ole Henriksen Truth Creme, deluxe sample size (0.25 fl oz), retail value $6.62, (full size is 1.7 oz, retails for $45.00), available HERE.  Discount code LOVEIPSY will get you 20% off your purchase of $50 or more, plus free shipping, until 11/15/13, US only, not valid on sale items or gift certificates.

Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel, travel size (1.4 oz), retail $5.00 (full size is 8.5 fl oz, retails for $16.95), available HERE.  Discount code 105339 will get you $5 off $25 purchase or more of Sexy Hair products, until 11/15/13, cannot be combined, one time use only.
Coastal Scents Medium Shadow brush, full size, retail $2.49, available HERE.  Discount code CS25 will get you 25% off any purchase, until 11/7/13, cannot be combined, available internationally.

La Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser wipes, deluxe sample size (10 pack), retail value $3.33 (full size is 30 wipes, retail $9.99), available HERE.  Discount code IPSYLOVE30 will get you 30% off any purchase, until 11/15/13, one time use only, available only in the US.
Be Delectable Hand Creme, deluxe size (2 fl oz), retail value $3.00 (full size 8 fl oz, retail $12.00) available HERE.  No discount code this time!

 Starlooks Lip Pencil in either Tipsy, Tickle Me Pink or Bare, full size (2.4g), retail $12.00, available HERE.  Discount code IPSY will get you 20% off a purchase of $35 or more, unlimited usage, valid worldwide.

Wet 'n' Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Palette in Desert Festival, full size (0.19 oz), retail $4.99, available HERE (or at your local Walgreens or other drugstore).  No discount code this time! (Swatches coming soon- I HAD to buy this :))

Well, that's EVERYTHING that was sent out this month- here's a pretty picture of what I received:

October 2013 Ipsy My Glam Bag
All in all, this month was just "okay" for me.  I've had better bags, and there WERE some things that I would have NOT liked to receive, and I DIDN'T get those items.  I'll definitely keep Ipsy another month, and hope that changing my quiz will create me an awesome bag, as both September and October were just "meh".  November is my BIRTHDAY month, so I'm hoping for a fabulous birthday month from Ipsy!

Here's the part of this post where I break down the monetary value of my bag (and list the other items I didn't get so you can figure out your bag a little easier):
What I received-
Zoya polish (full size) $8.00
H2O Plus hydrating treatment (deluxe sample) $7.20
Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Body Lotion (deluxe size) $1.25
Ofra Lipgloss Plumper in Sultry (full size) $12.95
Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay texturizing spray (travel size) $8.00

What I did NOT receive, but you might have-
Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmers (full size) $14.99
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly (deluxe size) $9, 
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (deluxe size) $12
Ole Henriksen Truth Creme (deluxe size) $6.62,
 Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel (travel size) $5.00
Coastal Scents Medium Shadow brush (full size) $2.49
La Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser wipes (deluxe size) $3.33
Be Delectable Hand Creme (deluxe size) $3.00
Starlooks Lip Pencil (full size) $12.00
Wet 'n' Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Palette (full size) $4.99

Total Out of Pocket: $10, shipping included
Retail value of MY bag: $37.40
Not the HIGHEST value bag that I've received, but also not the worst!

If you would like to see the Unboxing video I made, I've added it here below:

So tell me- what did YOU receive from Ipsy this month?
Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I paid for these items with my own my husband's money.  The opinions in this post are my true and honest reviews of these items.  No company requested nor required this review.  The links are NOT referral links, except the Ipsy link.  That's totally a referral link because I like free things.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nyx Cosmetics HAUL!

Hi everyone!

I've been to my "local" Ulta twice in the last few weeks, and I've had an awesome time picking out some items from one of my new favorite lines (and currently my favorite Drugstore brand), Nyx Cosmetics.  

Nyx is affordably priced, and offers great products.  An added bonus is that because it's in the "drugstore" category, I can use my Ulta coupons on the products- yay!
Our collective Nyx Cosmetics Haul

I purchased Nyx items on both of my shopping trips; and wanted to share them with YOU, my lovely readers.  Some items I purchased for myself, and others were ones that Tween Angel wanted.  I'll link the items to Nyx's website, but everything came from Ulta.  When I purchased these items, Nyx was on sale at Ulta- buy 1 get 1 50% off, and then 40% off everything.  Ulta runs sales on Nyx Cosmetics frequently, so feel free to check out some of these awesome finds!

Jumbo Eye Pencils in Yogurt (611) and Milk (604), each 15g, retail $4.50.
I have heard SO many awesome things about these eye pencils, that I HAD to pick them up.  Milk is an internet favorite, and Yogurt is a shimmery nude pink.  

 Swatch of Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils in Yogurt (left), and Milk (right)
The hype behind the Jumbo Eye Pencils is real- these suckers go on smooth, last all day, and are awesome bases for shadows.  What I'm not sure I like about them, is that the casing is plastic. I haven't had to sharpen them yet, and I assume they can be sharpened like any other eye pencil, but I would rather they have a casing that is wood, or be twist up, as I think the plastic may dull my sharpener.  All in all, I give this one five stars.  LOVE it, and will definitely repurchase in other shades!
Liquid Crystal Liners in Crystal Onyx (102) and Crystal Hip (106), each 5mL, retail $4.50.
I first picked this up in Crystal Hip, because I had been lusting over Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion, but couldn't justify the high price tag.  I thought that this looked similar, and I was right!  I seriously love this liner- I can layer it over any other color for INSTANT sparkle.  The Crystal Onyx was a no brainer when I returned to Ulta- This is such a pretty, dark black, with sparkles in it.  
Swatches of Nyx Crystal Liners, Crystal Hip on the left, Crystal Onyx on the right, top is Crystal Hip layered over UD's 24/7 liner in Flipside.
These liners go on smooth, and stay put.  I have a hard time removing this at the end of the night, but I think maybe that's a good thing- it's not going anywhere!  I'm not crazy about the brush, though- it's kind of long and I found that it made it difficult to get a skinny line.  It's possible it was user error, though.
Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Plum Purple (112), 5.5 mL, retail $4.50
I love me some purple liner.  I loaned out my favorite purple liner pen to a friend, to do some face painting for a party, and they accidentally lost it.  It's not a BIG deal, but I had a hard time finding another liner to replace it with.  Guess what, y'all- I found the replacement!  
Swatch of Nyx Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Plum Purple
I love this pretty purple, and it goes on smoothly and stays forever. The brush is the same as the Crystal liners, so I'm not crazy about it, but the more I use these brushes, the better I get at ketting a thin line.  For the price, you just can't beat the quality of this liner!  I'll be looking for more shades as I use up what I already have.
AUTO Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown (03), 0.25g, retail $4.50
My brows are pretty thick and look nice if I just gently groom them, but I am trying to make them look even better.  I picked this up because it kind of matched my current hair color, but it doesn't match it perfectly.  
Swatch of Nyx Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
I'm still on the search for the right color, but this formula was ok.  I love how the pencil has a mini brush on the end- it does a nice job of shaping my brows.
Tea Tree Blotting Paper, 100 pack, retail $6.00
I love blotting paper. My face gets oily and sweaty, especially in the summer, and blotting sheets help me get rid of the shine while keeping my makeup in place.  The Tea Tree papers are made specifically for oily T-zones and worked great.

KTween Angel wanted a few things, and at the prices I was paying, I was happy to oblige!
Cream Shadow in Razzle Dazzle (03), 2.5g, retail $5.00
KTween LOVES blue eyeshadow.  Actually, she loves shimmery, pretty colors.  She loved this shadow, and was excited to try it out.
Swatch of Nyx Cream Shadow in Razzle Dazzle: top is right out of the tube, bottom is blended
This is such a pretty, shimmery blue.  It's a little bright for what I would wear, but it's perfect for KTween.
Ultra Pearl Mania loose pigments in Jade Pearl (30) and Yellow Gold (17), each 5 ml, retail $3.00
  I received one of these loose pigments in my first Ipsy bag, but the shade was a little dark for me.  KTween really wanted to pick these up because they are her school colors.  

Swatches of Nyx Ultra Pearl Mania in Jade Pearl and Yellow Gold
These little bottles are seriously packed to the top.  They apply nicely, and blend well.  My only complaint is that it will be hard to get the pigments out once they are used a bit, and that there is fallout.

That sums up my awesome Nyx haul!  I really love Nyx Cosmetics, they have great products at very reasonable prices.

So tell me, have YOU tried anything new from Nyx lately?  

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I paid for these items with my own my husband's money.  No links in this post are referral links, and all go direct to the company's website.  All opinions are true and my own.  I was not asked nor required to review these items by any manufacturer.