Thursday, September 15, 2011

Giveaway and Review: Apothica!

I recently made my first order with Apothica and it was great! The package got here two days quicker than I thought it would, so the shipping is quick! They have a million well known brands including Deborah Lippmann, Cargo Cosmetics, Too Faced, Stila, Essie, Estee Lauder, Burt's Bees, Smashbox, SpaRitual, and the list goes on.
I have never tried a lip liner, but I have read good things about them. I thought to myself that I didn't want a whole bunch...I wonder if there is just one that just magically goes with every color you want. Well there is! Meet Too Faced Perfect Lips Lipliner in Nude!
When I first saw this I was like no way...that's way too dark. It won't go with my skin tone and it will stand out too much. What if I want to wear a gloss with it and it shows? Well something made me get it anyway, and I'm glad I did! I have been wearing this Too Faced lip liner for days now and it's great! It's easy to apply, goes on smooth, feels comfortable on my lips, and lasts just the right amount of time. What I mean by that is when your lippie fades, you aren't left with this ring around your lips that looks dumb. It's subtle enough that even if your lippie does fade before the liner, it doesn't look obvious and weird. It can be applied light for subtle color or dark for bold color, can be used all over as a base to help your lippie stay on longer, can be worn alone, pretty much awesome.
Just to prove it, here are some pics with different colors and kinds of lippies with different opacities:

With sheer untinted Chapstick

Covergirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Grenache

Loreal Ripe Melon

WetNWild bright red: This was a fun test where I put it on one side and not the other. You can see one side is fuzzier and kinda all over. It didn't make the two sides look different so much as the side with lipliner applied so much easier. The cheap bright lipstick didn't bleed outside the lines, didn't smudge past the edges, and I didn't have to wipe it off the side of my lips a hundred times because it kept screwing up. 

Final note: If you want a fabulous lipliner, from a tried a true brand, and you just want one to go with everything so you don't have 15, this is it! = Too Faced Perfect Lip Liner in Nude

On to the giveaway!!! You have the opportunity to win a $25 giftcard from Apothica to spend on fabulous makeup and nail products!! Here is how to enter the giveaway:
Option 1: Facebook
  1. Visit
  2. Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica. Include the direct link to your comment in the form (click on time below comment, copy that url).
  3. Bonus: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter, which is at the bottom left of their page. If you can't see it, try a different browser.
Option 2: Twitter
  1. Visit
  2. Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter account. Include the direct link to your comment in the form (click on time below comment, copy that url).
  3. Bonus: Retweet Apothica’s tweet about this giveaway
Option 3: Blog
  1. Visit
  2. Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica. Include the link to this blog post in the form.
  3. Bonus: Write about the brand Too Faced, mention Apothica in the post, and have a link in that post to Include the link to this blog post in the form.
In order to be entered, you're only required to do one option. You are allowed to do all 3 options and all 3 bonuses, which equals a total of 6 entries. Please fill out the form below with your entry information. Commenting won't count for entries. This giveaway will be open for 3 weeks - Closes 10/6 12midnight EST.


  1. Just noticed some of you are trying to do Bonus 2 on Twitter and can't find the tweet. There isn't one yet! lol If you still want to do it feel free. Either email me with Giveaway or something in the subject line, or fill out the form again with just your name and that. Put REDO or something in caps in a few of the other lines so I'll see it and know you didn't enter twice to cheat :D.

  2. Thanks so much for the giveaway!


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