FOTD with Make Up For Ever Smoky Couleur Palette

I love purples and I promised that I would show off a look from the palette. This look is SUPER easy! I used the purple, a tiny bit of black at the edges and some white in the corners.

I also used Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash with black pencil liner. Lastly, I always finish off my purple eyes with nude lips. Click here for my favorite nudes.

The colors I used are "starred" below.
Another picture of the look:
I love purples!
What is your favorite color in this palette?

L'Oreal Le Balm in Rose Elixir review

I know some of you ladies have seen this balm in your favorite drugstore and debated whether or not to get it. I won't lie it stayed in my bag for a while unused. Tinted lipbalm has never been my thing because of my pigment lips.

One day after leaving my makeup bag at home I tried this balm and I've been hooked ever since!

I'm going to break down this review into three important sections: Packaging, Consistency & Pigmentation.

I like the sleek packing for each balm. One of the pros is that it doesn't look like kiddy lipbalm! I also like how each cap is the same color of the balm in the tube.

The formula is extremely moisturizing. It last hours on me with little application throughout the day. It can be worn alone or underneath lipstick.
Even after removal my lips still feel soft.

Since it's a tinted lip balm I didn't expect much but I love the soft hint of pink it gave me. The application is sheer and soft!

There are seven other shades to choose from the Le Balm line.
Pink Satin, Rose Elixir, Tender Mauve, Heavenly Berry, Plush Plum, Caring Coral, Nourishing Nude & Caramel Comfort.

I absolutely love this balm and I hope to try more colors?
Have you seen this product in stores?

February Giveaway with Shabby Apple

Earlier last year I was contacted with the opportunity to do a giveaway with Shabby Apple for my readers. With this being the month of love, I felt like this would be the perfect time to do it.

Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique selling women’s dresses, casual dresses, skirts, and women’s apparel. A lot of the pieces on the site have a vintage feel and look super feminine.

One lucky Spiced Beauty reader will have the opportunity to win a NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME dress!
Available in XXS, XS, S, M, L & XL
A simple shift takes on a new form with a lei of tucks, folds and petal-like ruffles along the rounded scoop neck of the Nothing Like a Dame dress.  Princess seams and careful tailoring keep the shape classic and form-flattering, and the cap sleeves and deep vermillion color make it summer's perfect stand-alone piece.  This dress is made from a lightweight, delicate fabric and FITS GENEROUSLY on our fit guide. 
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The Body Shop Chocomania!

I'm soo excited to show you all the new The Body Shop Chocomania products
that come out on February 6!
We all know Valentine's Day is all about the chocolates, so of course I was all over this collection.
The only Calorie-free treat that has puts a smile on my face.

Check out the six piece collection!

Heart shaped Soap $4.00
These delicately fragranced heart-shaped soaps are perfect for cleaning in the shower or just keeping hands soft, cleansed and sweet-smelling.

 Body Butter $18.00
For when a light touch isn’t enough...a hit of rich, decadent
chocolate and luxurious fragrance, this Body Butter provides
48 hours of intensive moisturization.

Lip Butter $6.00
Soft and silky lips with an intensive, chocolate, creamy balm, it’s almost good enough to eat.

Shower Cream $8.00
Creamy body wash that leaves skin supple, cleansed and moisturized.
 Look at the consistency of the cream *faint*

Body Lotion $12.00
A sophisticated light cream body moisturizer with quick and gentle hydration for a silky, smooth finish. 

Body Scrub $18.00
For a smooth honeyed finish, step into the bath or shower with
this chocolate body scrub which provides expert exfoliation
leaving skin smooth and delicately fragranced.

I cant stop laughing at the picture of the body scrub! I couldn't wait to use it that I forgot to take a picture before.

What product would you like to try from this line?

My NEW Hair Muse Angela Simmons

Whenever I need some hair inspo I have been googling Angela Simmons lately. She has totally grown into her own. Now I can add her to my list of current style favorites with Rihanna &  Kim K <3


Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening System

I've always been self-conscious about the color of my teeth. I drink a lot of tea... up to three cups a day. I'm always looking for a product that will whiten them without sensitivity or pain.

Now that I'm going to start to do more FOTD's, smiling with whiter teeth would be a definite plus. I've heard a lot of good things about Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening System, so I decided to give it a try.

Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Kit. In as little as five minutes, right at home, you can begin to take advantage of the same process dentists use (oxygenating action) to gently but effectively lift away stains. Now with the bleaching power of Plus White, whitening will begin to work with the first application and you will see whiter brighter teeth within days!

Each kit comes with:
  • Plus White Tartar Control Pre-Whitener Rinse 
  • Plus White One Step 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel
  • Mouthpiece

I tried my best to do EVERYTHING right. I have sensitive teeth and I didn't want to make them overly sensitive by a stupid mistake. In case anyone is curious this is what I did.

  1. A cap of the Plus White Tartar Control Pre-Whitener Rinse into a empty container.
  2. Then add three parts water to dilute the rinse.
  3. I swirled the contents around in my mouth for 3 minutes and then emptied.
  4. Brushed my teeth without toothpaste and then rinsed my mouth with water.
  5. Lastly, I put the Plus White One Step 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel into the mouthpiece.
I made sure that the gel did NOT get on my gums. I wiped off the excess with a q-tip. This is a product that has to be used for like a week or two to see results.
I tried it for three days and I didn't see a huge difference. I did not keep it on for more than 5 minutes each session. Although, it claims "for badly stained or yellow teeth, allow 15-20 minutes". I didn't think I fit that category.

I think I'll try it again at a later time to see if there will be a difference.

What do you guys think about whitening products?
Hate or love them?

Bronze smokey eye with a bright pink lip!

*Cue Beyonce* 
Cause we like to party, hey hey hey
 I wore this look for New Years Eve sorry for posting it so late.

I`m so excited that I finally got use to my lit cosmetics glitter in Gunmetal on the outer corners. 
Its very subtle but once it hit the light, it shined!

Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil
L'Oreal Eyeshadow in 'Bronze Divine'
Lit Cosmetics - Gunmetal 
Two faced gloss + plum lipstick

I need to find this lipgloss, so I don't have to continue to make
A nude from a Two-faced palette & Revlon wine not was used to make this mix.
I love the fact that it a bright baby pink. NOT ashy or sick looking on my skin tone.

What do you think about this FOTD?
Should I do more?