Sample Sunday: Avon’s Shine Attract Lipstick

Do you love Avon’s mini sample lipsticks? I sure do! Take a look at this one; it’s different…

This is Avon’s Shine Attract Lipstick in ‘Orchid’. Directly from the ordering website, this is what it says about it: 

‘Lip color wrapped in a clear gloss. It’s the perfect balance of luscious color, hydrating gloss and soft shine in one ingenious package. Glides on smoothly. Infused with vitamin E’ 

Let me tell you, right off, I love ‘Orchid’. It looks great on me. The lipstick is not sticky or overly slippery. It does feel dewy, and not dry at all.

It’s sort of neat to see the lip color suspended inside the gloss ring. And the color payoff, I like it. It’s got just the right amount of saturation for my preference…

The only downfall I could think of, since the color is in the center of the stick, when I apply it, that color doesn’t get to the edges of my lips. But, I can use my finger and even it out. ‘Orchid’ plays out quite nice on me.


When I use Shine Attract Lipstick, it will last 3 hours. That is not only a good thing but, I am surprised considering how glossy it is.


You can purchase your own Shine Attract Lipstick at beauty blogger, Alyssa Eckhoff’s  Avon site. The price is $9. However, there is always a special going on, so you could score yourself an even better deal.


Also, you can check out Alyssa’s blog here.

This sample was provided to me. I have taken the opportunity to review it with my honest opinion.

Central Florida Beauty Bloggers Each Create Their Own Lipstick Shades

Designing my own lipstick color is a dream!!! But it isn’t a dream any longer!!!
I’m starting at the end so I can show you what I got. I picked a pink with just a bit of sparkle for my lipstick. And there was left over gloss that I felt complimented my lipstick, so I had that tweaked a little bit to be my own, and now I have both on the vanity.

This is my lipstick called ‘Pink Bish’…

And my gloss is named ‘QR Me’…

I even got to add a sunscreen and a dulce de leche flavor to my gloss.

This is how I got my own lipstick and gloss made; I went to a Pucker Suite party. Sounds titillating, doesn’t it? The party was hosted Artisan Beauty

And they invited the Central Florida Beauty Bloggers to check it out…

I would LOVE to have this chemistry set on the vanity!!!

What you see are our hostesses creating lipstick to exactly each person’s own specifications. Any color you can imagine, they can make. We also had a variety of flavors, add sunscreen, moisturizers, and even plumpers to add to our lipstick and glosses, if we chose.

And no one held back in modeling their own lipstick style.  

Judi was right on the money with her shade…

Toni, being a professional makeup artist, didn’t miss a beat with her true color…

Eugenia complimented her look perfectly…

I think Alyssa is the next spokes model for a toothpaste commercial; look at her smile!!

Steph couldn’t have made a better shade match for her complexion, flawless…

I told her Phyrra that I knew her lipstick shade was going to be bold and she didn’t disappoint…

Alli flashes her gloss and her super smile…

And Brittany created a pink lipstick with power to sizzle…

Artisan Beauty is the closest thing to a Fairy Godmother of the Vanity. If you have ever dreamed of creating your own lipstick or gloss color or, if your ultra favorite shade has been discontinued, with a swipe of their spatulas, Artisan Beauty will turn your frown into a super model smile. Just like all the super star beauty blogger models you see here. 

To learn more about Artisan Beauty, go to their website here.
My lipstick was provided for my honest opinion and review. I purchased my lip gloss.

What’s A Nice Lady With Red Lipstick Doing At Home On A Saturday Night?

If you’re talking about me, I have had on red, purple, pink and peach lipstick tonight. I have swatched glitters and shimmers and glosses for a couple of hours.


I de-hauled almost all of my lipsticks and glosses…

 I took all of these out of the vanity. And I took all of these out of the drawer in the closet…

 And I put them all in a heap on my bed…

Looks like a bin at a flea market. I knew I had a lot but…


So, I got to work and started separating. Getting rid of all these cute mark. glosses…

And I separated out all the lip stains too. The small pile in the upper right corner are the ones I am keeping…

 I sorted out all the Avon lip glazes…

 And here’s a huge pile of those that I’m getting rid of…

 Next pile was all the squeeze tube glosses…

I love these glittery, iridescent glosses. I found one duplicate and I’m keeping that one too!

Last, I sorted out the lipsticks. The top pile is red shades and the pinks are to the right…

 The middle pile is purples and browns…

Here are some purples and, I kept just the darker shade…

 This is the lighter shade swatched on top.

Duplicates???? No way!!!

And it all boiled down to this much; these are the glosses back into the drawer in the closet…

And here are the polishes and special effects glosses…

 All sorted and neatly put back into the vanity.

Wonderfully cathartic. 


How’s your Saturday night going?

Three Lip and Gloss Duos

Several months ago, I not only picked up some nail polish at the flea market, but also found these tubes of lipstick with one end a lipstick and the other a coordinating gloss.  I found these three…

All three are from the same company called ‘True Lover.’  I like the cute birds as its logo. 

No names for these lippies.  But the first two does have ‘3D Shine & Charming’ on it.  I got a clear iridescent, a pink iridescent and one that is peachy pink.

And here are the lip colors.  The first one is a medium pink tone.  I think this one is great for my skin tone.  The middle one is the one that goes with the peachy gloss and it’s a frosty pink.  Last is the most interesting of the three.  It’s a copper that has pink shimmer in it.  I wore it today with the coordinating gloss and it was gorgeous.

Here are the swatches.  The first one is the clear gloss with that copper/pink shimmer lip color.  Next is the pink with the pink iridescent gloss.  Finally is the frosty pink lip color and the peachy pink gloss.

I think all three work for me.  However, I don’t see using the gloss by itself; they are just so sheer.  The doe-foot applicator usually is just fine, but here, the topper on the tube wipes off too much of the glitter and thus, not a lot of the glitter to put on the lips.  I will say that the gloss isn’t tacky and stayed put and lasted about 3 hours on top of the lip color.  Usually the case is that these products, that come from China (I’m assuming here that this is were these came from), have a stinky smell and taste.  I’m happy to report that these do not.  No fragrance or bad taste. 

Do you think I got a good deal for only a buck each?  Do you like them?