Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Orglamix CLOSED



Anyone who knows me knows I'm a girly girl at heart. Pink is my favorite color hands down and I love stilettos, platforms, lace and ruffles. And of course, I have loved makeup since as far back as I can remember. Since I've become a stay-at-home mom, however, I rarely shed my uniform of jeans/yoga pants and tee/sweater so my face is often bare. Besides, the only places I visit reguarly are the grocery store, post office and playground. Not like I'm trying to impress anyone there! And with my into-absolutely-everything toddler, I just don't have the time to fuss about with anything beyond my tinted moisturizer.

But in an effort to get a piece of the "pre-baby me" back and with Valentine's Day approaching, I really wanted to get dolled up for my hubby. You know, surprise him by wearing more than a sweatshirt and putting more than just chapstick on the lips. So, when I was granted an opportunity to review eye makeup from Orglamix, I was delighted to give it a go.

Orglamix provides artisan-crafted, 100% pure mineral makeup for eyes, cheeks and face. Foundations, powders, shimmers, shadows, blushes - they're all here and in virtually every color of the rainbow. All Orglamix products are cruelty-free and are formulated without:
  • Nano-particles
  • Bismuth Oxychloride
  • Synthetic Dyes and Fragrances
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Petrochemicals
Orglamix also offers eco-friendly brushes and makeup kits, as well as gift certificates and an "Eyeshadow of the Month" club, in which members are sent limited edition colors to try every month. Pretty cool! Oh, and here's the best part...they offer a 100% money-back guarantee! That's right! You may not be able to try the color(s) on before making your purchase but you can now try that shade you've always wanted, competely risk-free. If you're not happy with it, you can return it within 14 days for a full refund.

For my review, I chose the Bittersweet eye color collection. I really liked the natural, subdued look, which I could dress up or down, year-round.



When the set arrived, I was tickled pink to see it packaged in this adorable black organza bag, ready for gift-giving.



The Bittersweet collection contains a trio of shadows that can be worn alone separately or together to complete the above look:

Snow (a sparkly white base)


Chamomile (a shimmery gold hue)


Baie Rose (a deep pink shade)


As you can see, the minerals are crushed into powder form within small clear jars with sifters, so they can be distributed easily onto a brush or your fingertip.

I will admit I am a novice when it comes to eye makeup. I have very fair skin - almost porcelain - so when using colors, it is difficult for me to achieve a balance between looking as if I though I'm wearing nothing or resembling a doll or clown. But Orglamix was beyond easy to apply. The texture was so smooth and silky and the pigments blended nicely. The natural highlights and shimmers in the colors were superb and really made my eyes pop. Even though I'm a beginner with eye color, I think I did a fair job of mimicking the model photo.



The shadow didn't cake or crease at all over time. The color lasted for at least eight hours so I didn't have to worry about blinking it away or constantly reapplying. Orglamix claims the eye colors are smudge-proof and water-resistant, but I have not yet been able to test them under these conditions. Hopefully, I won't need to cry while I'm wearing them!

Bittersweet is a versatile look I can wear to to a job interview, out to date night with the hubbs or simply to run errands at the store. It's just the right hint of shimmer to set off any outfit, no matter how casual or dressy. I've been so happy with my new eye shadows that I'm already eyeing the Haute Coal and Snowflake Smoothie concoctions. (If I were more daring, I would totally rock the Rainbow Sherbet).

The only *extremely* minor issue I had about the product was that the pots were a little messy, as sparkle dust seemed to find its way all over my hands, face and countertops. But a few dabs with a damp towel and we were as good as new.

Bottom line: I would highly recommend Orglamix as an addition to your makeup bag. I love that the products are all-natural (no bat poop or questionable/unidentifiable ingredients!) and won't irritate my skin or harm the environment. Their vast assortment of colors are sure to appease any fashionista, and their collections take the guesswork out of choosing complementary colors.

BUY IT: You can purchase Orglamix cosmetics exclusively from their Etsy shop. Individual shadows start at just $3.99 and 3-color collections start at $11.99. Can't beat those prices in these hard economic times!

WIN IT: I know you'll want to look hot around Valentine's Day so one lucky reader is going to win a 3-color eye shadow collection of her own!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Take a look at the eye color collections at Orglamix and tell me which one you're dying to snag. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry)

2.) Follow me and Orglamix on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Become a fan of Orglamix on Facebook. (1 entry)

4.) Add my blog button and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry)

5.) Enter any of my other current giveaways and leave a comment telling me which one(s) you entered. (1 entry each)

Giveaway will end on February 10, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This review and giveaway was made possible by Mom Made That. As noted above, I received an eye color collection from Cheri at Orglamix to facilitate my review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely mine. Your experience may differ.

180 comments:

Heidi said...

I LIKE THE olive color eye mineral!
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Heidi said...

im a follower
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Amy Croley said...

I like the Twilight Collection.

Amy Croley said...

follower

Amy Croley said...

I am already a Orglamix FB fan :)

From The Mind Of A Tired Mommy said...

subscriber
Lovin the Twilight Collection
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From The Mind Of A Tired Mommy said...

Following your Blog
Still jonesin for the Twilight Collection haha
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From The Mind Of A Tired Mommy said...

Don't know what happened to my first comment hmmm I'll post again...I would LOVE to try the Twilight Collection
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From The Mind Of A Tired Mommy said...

I am a fan of Orglamix on Facebook
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Candace said...

The Twilight collection!
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Candace said...

Follow you.
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Candace said...

FB fan of Orglamix.
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Candace said...

Grabbed your button. http://cdobsessed.blogspot.com/
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Benita said...

I really like the Midnight Sun Collection.


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Benita said...

I'm an email subscriber.


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Benita said...

I entered Yo Yo Ma's Songs of Joy and Pride.


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I entered Animals.


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I entered Eden Fantasys.


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I entered Carolyn's Kitchen Apron.


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I entered Win a Cottonelle Gift Basket.


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I entered My Pleasure.


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Gerrie said...

I would like to get the pink chocolate collection
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Gerrie said...

I am an email subscriber
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Gerrie said...

twitter follower of both and tweeted http://twitter.com/shaeffermom/status/8368770583
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Gerrie said...

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Shay Lee said...

I love the Creme de Menthe Collection - Pure, Natural Mineral Makeup! It such a fantastic winterly eye color :)

Shay Lee
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Shay Lee said...

I follow ur blog :)

Shay Lee
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Shay Lee said...

Following you and Orglamix on Twitter

Tweet: http://twitter.com/pinknox/status/8372585139

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Shay Lee said...

fan of Orglamix on Facebook

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Shay Lee said...

button in my blog:

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Shay Lee said...

I entered the Carolyn's Kitchen giveaway!

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Shay Lee said...

Entered in the Cottonelle Gift Basket!

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Shay Lee said...

I entered the Aminals Giveaway!

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Sarah L. said...

dying to snag the Motocross Collection - Pure, Natural Mineral Makeup

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Sarah L. said...

following both on twitter, and my tweet: http://twitter.com/RebelMadam/status/8382524128

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Sarah L. said...

fan of Orglamix on Facebook

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Sarah L. said...

I grabbed your button and put it in my blog: http://sarahlovex.blogspot.com/

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Sarah L. said...

entered Triaminic giveaway

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Sarah L. said...

subscribed via email

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Sarah L. said...

entered Eden Fantasys giveaway

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Sarah L. said...

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Sarah L. said...

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Sarah L. said...

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EDRing said...

I would love to try their Twilight Collection.

Ellen
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Chrissy said...

The Chocolate Chip Cookie - Pure Mineral Eye Color looks great.

MannaB said...

I really want the autumn sun collection!

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Nicole said...

I like the Autumn Sun Collection.

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Jessica said...

I would love the pink chocolate collection
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Jessica said...

I subscribe via e-mail
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Jessica said...

I follow through twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/8415660346
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Mamushi Love said...

I'd love to have the Smoke-Mirrors collection.

Mamushi Love said...

I entered the MyPleasure giveaway.

Mamushi Love said...

I entered the Eden Fantasys giveaway.

Mamushi Love said...

I entered the Elvis giveaway.

julis55 said...

The Twilight collection

ohstac said...

I'd like to try the Orb collection.

ohstac said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/8424237552

Katie said...

I would love to try the Pink Chocolate Collection. It's a great mix of colors!

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Katie said...

I entered your Carolyn's Kitchen Apron giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

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Kia89 said...

I like the Bitchen Collection.
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Tiffany French said...

I like the eclipse collection

DG said...

I'd love to try the twilight or eclipse collection!

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DG said...

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tweeted and follow you both @deegee13

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DG said...

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I follow you publicly through google friend connect as DG

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I fanned Orglamix on facebook as Dee Gee

Bonita12 said...

I like the Eclipse collection!
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Bonita12 said...

subscribe via google reader

Bonita12 said...

entered the Triaminic giveaway.

Bonita12 said...

entered the Animals giveaway

Bonita12 said...

entered the Elvis giveaway

Bonita12 said...

entered the Edens Fantasies giveaway

Bonita12 said...

entered Cathy & Marcy's Banjo to Beatbox giveaway.

clw said...

My fave is smoke-mirrors! So pretty!

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clw said...

I follow your blog as Cass Webb via Google Friend Connect.

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clw said...

I am a Orglamix FB fan!

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erin m. said...

I love the colors in the Twilight Collection!
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erin m. said...

Following via google friend connect!
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erin m. said...

Fan on Orglamix Facebook.
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erin m. said...

Following Kristen via Twitter.
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erin m. said...

Following hautebeauty's Twitter.
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Jessica said...

1/31 daily tweet
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Benita said...

I entered Triaminic Thin Strips.

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Benita said...

I entered Cutest Little Tax Deduction: Onesie.

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Shannon said...

I would like the Spiritualize Collection.

Shannon said...

Tweeeted
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msrodeobrat said...

i like the eclipse collection

socmama said...

I'd love to try the Orb Collection!

her5boys said...

i would love the Haute Coal Collection!

her5boys said...

I follow both of you on Twitter and Tweeted! http://twitter.com/her5boys480/status/8509969458

Romapr said...

I lOVE Twilight collection but I love all of them.

Romapr said...

I follow this blog publicly.

Romapr said...

I follow @kris10chumley & @hautebeauty and I tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8522525990

Romapr said...

I am a fan of Orglamix on FB

Romapr said...

I entered your my pleasure giveaway

Jessica said...

2/1 daily tweet
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Romapr said...

Tweet 2/2/10 http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8541045195

DG said...

https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/8576670853

tweeted!

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Romapr said...

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Jessica said...

2/3 daily tweet
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Cheryl said...

I like the twilight collection.
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Cheryl said...

I'm an email subscriber & follower:
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Cheryl said...

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2/3 tweet:
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Cheryl said...

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Cheryl said...

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Cheryl said...

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entered animals giveaway

Cheryl said...

entered carolyn's kitchen giveaway

Cheryl said...

entered eden fantasy

Cheryl said...

entered mypleasure.com

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entered allmodern.com

Romapr said...

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mogrill said...

I like the Pink Chocolate collection. Thanks for the chance.
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Smooshy said...

i want the eclipse collection!

Karen said...

Eclipse Collection - Pure, Natural Mineral Makeup

Twilight Collection - Pure, Natural Mineral Makeup

I can't pick which one i like more!!!

Jessica said...

2/5 daily tweet
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Romapr said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8693012735

DG said...

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Romapr said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8719766122

Jessica said...

2/6 daily tweet
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DG said...

daily tweet

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Ashes said...

I like to work with a lot of greens, teals and yellows when I do my eye shadow so I was immediatly drawn to the Spiritualize Collection. Thanks so much for the awesome contest and I'm definitely adding the orglamix link to my favorites menu for future makeup buying. :) I'll be crossing my fingers that I win this contest!
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Jessica said...

2/7 daily tweet
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Gina said...

I would love to try the Eclipse Collection. It looks like it would a great dramatic look without being tacky.
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Gina said...

I subscribe via email.
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Gina said...

I became fan of Orglamix on Facebook.
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Audrey said...

I love the olive eye color. Thankyou! :)

Romapr said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8777898883

Laura said...

Love the Indian Summer Collection.
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DG said...

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daily tweet

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cherriblossom25 said...

I'd like the Smoke - Mirrors Collection.
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Romapr said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8808125505

DG said...

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Jessica said...

2/8 daily tweet
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Romapr said...

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Kittenish said...

My fave Orglamix collection is the Centerfold Collection.

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DG said...

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daily tweet!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love the Smoke - Mirrors Collection, thanks!

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Aimee M K said...

I am drooling for that Spiritualize collection!!

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ferriz said...

i love citron but i dont know if i could pull it off. I also love teak!

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ferriz said...

google follower: ferriz

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ferriz said...

i fan them on facebook. i dont have a username on facebook but am more than happy to prove it. ;)

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karen said...

There used to be a collection called Tropical Punch. It was my favorite. I no longer see it. I guess I would have to go with the Perplex collection as a close second. Thanks.

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Jessica said...

2/10 daily tweet
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electric island said...

pink chocolate collection

Alisha L. said...

I would most love the Autumn Sun Collection!


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Alisha L. said...

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Alisha L. said...

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Betty C said...

I love the Indian Summer collection.

kathy pease said...

i love the Orb Collection - Pure, Natural Mineral Makeup

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Happi Shopr said...

Spiritualize collection is my fave. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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Cal said...

I would get the pink chocolate!

Romapr said...

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DG said...

https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/8927831716

final tweet!

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trixx said...

I'd love the pretty Motocross Collection!

trixx said...

I'm an email subscriber

trixx said...

I entered the MyPleasure.com giveaway!

trixx said...

I entered the Gummylump giveaway!

SpringxAnn said...

ooo, I want the Twilight collection!

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Kittenish said...

I follow this blog.

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Kittenish said...

I subscribe to this blog with Google Reader.

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Kittenish said...

Your button is in my blog's sidebar.
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Kittenish said...

I follow you and Orglamix on Twitter and tweeted this contest.
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Kittenish said...

I'm a fan of Orglamix on Facebook.
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Kittenish said...

I entered the MyPleasure.com Giveaway.
My Entry

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Kittenish said...

I entered the Bare Escentuals Giveaway.
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Heather said...

I want the Juxt collection. Totally cool!

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