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Review: Nars Orgasm

Published September 10, 2012 by sweetashoney

from the nars website

A couple of months back I purchased the nars orgasm beauty set from a website called Hq Hair. The set included orgasm lip gloss, blush and an illuminator.
The subject of today’s review is the blush.  It is beautifully packaged in matte plastic casing with a nice sized mirror.
The shade when applied is said to emulate the post orgasm glow! I don’t know about that – that said the colour is a stunning peachy pinky colour with embedded gold shimmer!
The shimmer is not chunky rather its very finely milled and on you skin it emanates a subtle glow!!!

Ingredients:The main ingredient in NARS Orgasm is talc. alc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Beeswax), PEG 150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth 4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75740), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) (CI 77163), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

Pro’s of Nars Orgasm
Colour is very pretty .
Its very sheer and buildable.  On my skin tone (mac nc40) I have to apply quite a bit for the pigment to show through.
Blush stays on up to 5-6 hours.
The blush will last along time

Con’s of Nars orgasm
Its very expensive, needs to be ordered online and then there’s customs duty!
Not available in South Africa.

All in all :  Orgasm is a gorgeous shade and it is worth the hype definitely,  if you have the budget for it! I really love this blush and find myself reaching for it almost all the time.
Darker skin tones will need to test before purchase because the pigment might not show up so nicely.

Have you tried this blush?

What are your thoughts?


Quick update and Review Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Published September 7, 2012 by sweetashoney

Now I know I am guilty of neglecting this blog…hope I may be pardoned..
The thing is Life happens!!
Ramadan was a while back and I have been kind off busy…..I know, I know its just an excuse….
I bought Maybelline Colossal Kajal off an online site as its not available in South Africa.
This is what Maybelline India says about this product:

Our Deepest black pigments + unique tip deliver the blackest black
shine ever. Color glides on smooth and so intense!
Never before 6H of smudge resistant wear. Our exclusive color fix
formula gurantees intense color results that won’t smudge, budge
or fade. No more touch ups.
The ultimate in care with a combination of 5 caring ingredients.
Formula enriched with Vitamin E soothes the eyes.


The Pro’s

  • The kajal is quite soft and creamy
  • the kajal is easy to apply and glides with no tugging.
  • it comes in a handy twist up, self sharpening pen type (yay)
  • the packaging is a cute bright cheerful yellow!!
  • The colour is deep and opaque !
  • The price is right (150 rupees +- R20)

The Con’s

  • due to its soft texture it can smudge
  • soft creamy tip makes it more likely to break
  • u have to apply some pressure and apply eye makeup remover to remove it!

Over all I like the product allot the colour is wonderful and its inexpensive!
Well done Maybelline!

Have you used this kajal? what are your thoughts?


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!
Swatched here:

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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?

Another Poem : The Journey

Published June 28, 2012 by sweetashoney

I feel His warmth envelop me,

Streams of pearly, white gold,

Holding me,


My dreams fulfilled,

My heart glows.

My soul complete,

Its radiance flows.

I feel safe.

The embrace engulfs me

Elevates me

Above the rest,

My soul retires.

I peer down,


I have overcome.

With His help,I have arrived.

More Poetry

Published June 26, 2012 by sweetashoney


a tiny flicker illuminates


as the mist slowly dissipates


a rosy blush

a soul becomes whole

like its meant to

Destiny smiles