Saturday, September 25, 2010

100 Subscriber Giveaway Prizes!!

  • Open to Trinidad & Tobago citizens ONLY!! (sorry, international giveaway next time)
  • There will be 4 winners: 1 Video Response Winner, 2 YouTube Comment Winners, and 1 Blogspot Comment Winner
  • Giveaway ends: October 25th, 2010
  • You can enter as many times as you'd like to increase your chances per group (ie. commenting with "I love T&T because of it's beaches - Group B" is one entry.  Leave ANOTHER comment if you want to enter for another Group)
  • You can NOT enter by commenting "I love T&T bc of it's beaches - all Groups."  It must be done individually, specifying which Group
  • Winners will be chosen by
  • Do not spam, you'll be DISQUALIFIED, so that means you have to answer the question differently each time.
  • You can enter for as MANY groups as you'd like, but you can only win ONE.
  • Commenting on Part 1 (prize video) WILL NOT enter you.
Group A: YouTube Video Response
Group A:
Big ELF Get the Look kit in Basic Brown
3 Pigment Samples from Haléner Rustique: Sunset, Russian, Goldie (left to right)
Storage Quad 

  1. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel:
  2. "Like" my Fan page:
  3. Friend Request Haléner Rustique:
  4. Submit a Video Response on YouTube by answering "Why do you love Trinidad and Tobago?"

Group B & C: YouTube Comment
Group B:
Small ELF Get The Look kit in Plum Perfect
3 Pigment Samples from Haléner Rustique: Serenity, Candy, Emerald (left to right)
Storage Quad
Mini Jenny Brush Set

Group C:
Posh 4 pc. Duo Eye Brush Travel Kit
3 Pigment Samples from Haléner Rustique: Ray on Me, Desert Rose, Shimmer Me (left to right)
Storage Quad
Claire's Glitter Eye Shadow Palette


  1. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel:
  2. "Like" my Fan page:
  3. Friend Request Haléner Rustique:
  4. Comment on my YouTube Giveaway Video (Part 2) "Why do you love Trinidad and Tobago?" and specify Group B or Group C

Group D: Blogspot Comment Winner
Group D:
The Body Shop's Body Butter in Love Etc.
Bath and Body Work's Summer Vanillas Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Soap in Lemon
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
ELF Matte Finisher
Duo Ended Dotting Tool

  1. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel:
  2. "Like" my Fan page:
  3. Follow my blog:
  4. Comment on photo of prizes (which would be this very post) by answering "Why do you love Trinidad and Tobago?"

THAT SIMPLE! even though we made it sound complicated on YT! check out the video's if you haven't already:
Part 1
Part 2 (comment on this one to enter)



How I Store My Pigments + Haléner Rustique Swatches!

I transfer all my loose pigments and glitters from jars & baggies into pill boxes!  I prefer clear ones that have removable quads.  This particular one I bought in New York:
 To get the product out I gather all of the pigments into one of the bottom corners in the bag in the shape of a triangle.  Then I cut diagonally and use one of the ends to pour the pigment into its compartment.  I've tried many different tactics and this one seemed to work the best.  Pouring from the top just gets the pigments stuck in the ridges of the zippy part and cutting a hole in one of the bottom corners is messy and takes foreverrrr.

Haléner Rustique labels her pigments with round stickers.  In order for me to remember the names of the colors in case I need to re-order, I carefully peel the stickers off the plastic baggie and place them on the back of the quads.  I do the same with the stickers that are adhered to the bottom of the pigments I have in jars:

I store my glitters the same way.  I got this particular pill box in Super Farm at Price Plaza, Chaguanas.  I don't too fancy it, because it's a bit bulky, doesn't have removable compartments, and it's not clear.  Unfortunately it was the only one big enough to store my glitter and leave room for a growing collection.

Here are swatches of all (i hope) of my Haléner Rustique pigments:
Mocha, Royalty, Chameleon, Rustique, Goldie

Sunset, Sparkle, Rock Star, Into the Forest

MAC's Golden Olive, Lightening, Rock Singer, Brisk, Penny, In the Mood, MAC's Gold Stroke, Stunnin

Hot Mama, Tinkerbelle, Pixie Duo Chrome, In the Sea, Diva, Barely There Blush

My favourites:
Lightening, Rock Singer, Rock Star, Into the Forest, Stunnin, and Rustique

They are all swatched dry then wet (left to right).  Bare in mind when looking at Sunset, Mocha, and Barely there Blush that matte colors generally look dull when foiled (applied wet).  And as usual, click the pics for a larger view!

Check out  Haléner Rustique's Facebook page for detailed descriptions of the colors above, as well as, ordering procedure.
Check out Tsahi Baxter's blog and Rhea Ross's Fanpage for more swatches of Haléner Rustique pigments!


P.S. If you want to see make-up looks featuring any of these pigments.. feel free to let me know in the comments below!