All posts for the month July, 2012


Published July 30, 2012 by sweetashoney

as part of the celebration of the 3rd year blog anniversary CZ is giving away some awesome prizes

3rd Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway ~ Win Urban Decay Naked Palette & MORE! 3 WINNERS! (Open Worldwide)




be sure to enter. Give away closes on August 20 2012!!!



Review: Rimmel Vinyl Max Lip Gloss Desire

Published July 11, 2012 by sweetashoney

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What Rimmel says about Vinyl Max Gloss
“IIntroducing Rimmel London Vinyl Max Lip Gloss. Full c
overage, high gloss-shine.

For louder, bigger, bolder and braver pouts, you’ve come to the right place. Discover a gloss that keeps lips soft and smooth, whilst magnifying and intensifying volume and colour. And for once, you don’t have to compromise on comfort. The innovative, voluptuous wand allows easy application. Just one effortless glide gives full coverage for maximum impact and ultimate shine. With a hot new formula that smoothes and plumps out lips, you can experience a luxurious feel in six incredible shades, ready for today, tonight and tomorrow in one fabulous instant.

It’s time to pump up the volume – go big, or go home.”

Some gorgeous colours to choose from including; Passion, Addictive, Desire, Muse, Excess and Dare..

My chosen one is DESIRE

I love the super sized applicator that makes applying gloss easier (no really, it does). One swipe is all you need. The slightly tapered flattered tip makes application much easier and precise as well.

The gloss has a soft vanilla scent . though it doesn’t have any taste once applied on the lips

The formula is very soft, smooth and not too thick..

The gloss doesn’t stay on too long maybe for an hour or two maximum. It doesn’t dry out my lips or leave a residue behind

Desire is a deep brownish reddish colour gloss, slightly darker than my lips I love this because it looks natural and quite beautiful once worn. My lips look full and pouty!!


The price is right.

The packaging is sleek and simple.

The applicator is huge with a tapered tip for precise and quick application.

Super shiny.

Full coverage.

Soft, subtle scent.


Only stays on for 1-2 hours maximum, so you have to reapply often.

Limited shades available especially for us women with pigmented lips.

Would I Repurchase: Most definitely yes.!!!!

I bought this in the shade called Desire!
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Review: Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Published July 5, 2012 by sweetashoney


What Maybelline says about the product:

300% MORE VISIBLE LASHES corner-to-corner, no gaps

Packaging: Very pretty purple tube with a spoon shaped applicator brush
Pros: Lengthens and curls Lashes. Does what it promises!
Nice over sized applicator brush
Price is in the same range as other Mascara’s +- R120

Cons: Very Wet
Can become clumpy.
Feels heavy on my lashes.
After a while the Mascara dries and becomes flaky.

Hit or Miss: For me ts nether here nor there : 2.5/5

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

A confession

Published July 4, 2012 by sweetashoney

Hello Everyone.
My name is Sweetashoney and I am a shopahlic.
I need your help.
My addiction is Beauty products.
I need your help.
I need your support.
Is there any help out there?
What about you? Yes you? The one with the pretty eyes?

Do you accept the challenge?

A Phenomenal Woman : Maya Angelou

Published July 1, 2012 by sweetashoney

Today I would like to share with you a poem that is not written by me.

Maya Angelou is one of my favourite writers.  Her use of expression and choice of words amaze me.  I hope you like itas much as I do.

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I’m telling lies.I say,It’s in the reach of my arms.  The span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.


I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me,A hive of honey bees.I say,It’s the fire in my eyes,And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,And the joy in my feet.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.


Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can’t touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey say they still can’t see.I say,It’s in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I’m a woman


Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.


Now you understandJust why my head’s not bowed.I don’t shout or jump aboutOr have to talk real loud.When you see me passingIt ought to make you proud.I say,It’s in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair,the palm of my hand,The need of my care,’Cause I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.