Milani Haute Flash Gloss Review

Milani was nice enough to provide 15 cases filled with goodies from their spring line for the Beauty Bloggers Orlando Event which I was lucky enough to receive!  This will be the first of many Milani posts since they have provided so much stuff for me to review!  Anyway this post is about the Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss!  First of all I just want to say I absolutely LOVE these lipglosses!

The pigmentation is amazing and they are very buildable lip glosses.  If you want more intense color keep on applying it.  I was very impressed with the pigmentation I'm not going to lie.  Another thing I love about this gloss is that its not sticky.  I've found the most of the time when lip glosses are pigmented they tend to be very sticky.  I'm also usually not a fan of glosses that have a lot of shimmer because sometimes those shimmers can end up looking crusty on your lips after awhile but so far this hasn't happened to me with these glosses.  These glosses also make my lips feel really soft  and the applicator is a flat doe-foot which I feel made an easier application.

My favorites of the bunch are "Hot Flash" which is this gorgeous fiery red color and "In A Flash" which is a beautiful purple color.  I feel like its difficult to find purple lipgloss.  My camera did not even do these colors justice.  They are bright and beautiful colors!

The only negative thing I have to say is that I want to see even more colors.  There were 2 pink colors (Star Flash, Quick Flash) that were very simliar, I would have traded one of the pinks for a nice orange gloss!  I mean after all orange is the "it" color for spring this year.  But overall these are definitely worth a try.  According to the website they retail at $7.49.

Part 2 Beauty Bloggers Orlando Meetup

Here are some pics of the sponsored products I got from the meetup.  As you can see I got a TON of nail polishes!  I wasn't that into nails before but after being around all the other bloggers who specialize in polishes and being surrounded by a bajillion polishes..I think I've turned into a nail girl!  This is most of the products with an exception of a couple I forgot to add but you get the drift. I can't wait to try everything out and blog about it!  Thanks again to all of the sponsors!!!

Hair: Twist out & FOTD(Face of the day)

I've been natural 4 years now and I have to say its been one crazy roller coaster but I definitely don't regret it. I've tried a bajillion products on the market but now I'm not so fussy about what goes in my hair. I've also attempted to do braid outs and twist outs in the past and has been a total fail! However my curls have been really boring me because I feel like I can't do anything besides well...wearing it curly. I really started thinking about when I was a little girl and when my mom would do my hair. It's the same concept except we aren't putting those colorful bubbled hair bows in our hair. She would wash it, section and detangle, and add hair grease. And my hair was moisturized and healthy. So I decided to give twist out another try and I must say...I'm in LOVE! I realized when I do my twist outs I need to do them in larger sections. I did a twist out using Blue Magic's Coconut Oil conditioner while detangling with my denman brush. The great thing about the twist out is that it stretches out my curls which I love. I also feel like my hair is more versatile to do some cool styles. Not to mention this is a great way to get me through the winter because my hairstyle will last me longer so I won't have to wash as often. It also is great to help in maintaining moisture in your hair which as you know as a natural moisture retention is difficult. I also slicked back the side of my hair thats growing in from me shaving it with Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste by Curls (review coming soon).

Also check out my FOTD(Face of the Day)...I kept it neutral:

Face: Mary Kay medium coverage and matte wear foundation

Cheeks: Cover Girl bronzer (Queen Collection)

Powder: Mary Kay mineral pressed powder

Eyes: Coastal Scents warm palette, Maybelline Voluminous Million lashes and Colossal lashes mascara

Concealer: Revlon Photoready

Lips: NYX Hot Cocoa lipliner, Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in peach petal, Milani lipgloss in Secret