Lip & Cheek Color of Your Choice

One of my readers will have the opportunity to win a lip & cheek colorstick of their choice from Erzulie Cosmetics

Awhile ago I wrote a post about the lip & cheek colorsticks from Erzulie Cosmetics. You can read about them HERE.

All products from Erzulie Cosmetics are natural and organic. In 2014, I am going to make a commitment to myself to switch over to using all natural and organic products. I would like to invite you to join me!  To start your journey I have teamed up with Erzulie to give one of their lip & cheek colorsticks to one of my readers. I absolutely love their colorsticks because they are moisturizing, highly pigmented, and the color lasts!!

lip and cheek

How to Enter:

 This giveaway is International.

 Please understand that all entries will be verified for authenticity.

 If you are a blogger please do not enter to win this product for review. I would really like one of my readers to have this.

 o   Please leave a comment on this blog post stating which lip & cheek colorstick you would like to try.

 o   Like Erzulie Cosmetics on Facebook

 o   Like Etta’s Threads on Facebook

 o   Tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry

 A winner will be chosen at random on January 8, 2013. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to e-mail to claim prize.

 Please enter using the Rafflecopter Link:

Lip & Cheek Colorstick Giveaway

Visit Erzulie Cosmetics Here:

Erzulie Cosmetics


Glamazons, Enter My Giveaway


I bring to you another giveaway.

giveaway with amy

What do you win?

Hask Argan Oil Deep Condition Treatment
Hask Keratin Protein Deep Condition Treatment
Hydrating paper mask

One of my good friends, Amy, decided she wanted to sponsor a few items:
Physician’s Formula pH matchmaker in Rose
Fergie primer in For my Primas
Wet-n-Wild lipstick in Just Peachy
Salon Perfect lashes #33

How to enter?

Visit My Facebook Page

1) Like my page
2) Like this giveaway post
3) Comment on this post thanking Amy for contributing to this giveaway and that you liked and shared!!
3) Share this post -PUBLICLY- on your Facebook account. If it’s not shared publicly, you will not qualify.

**This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL**

Good Luck,

Etta xo

Teal Out {Pictorial}

Bringing you a look featuring Star Crushed Mineral eye shadows.

As time goes on, my makeup skills improve and I am grateful for that because makeup has turned into a serious passion of mine. I wear makeup because it is extremely fun to apply and I view it as an art.

If you have been following my blog from the beginning, you know that I have a love affair with eye shadow. I also feel the need to tell you that the love affair will end no time soon.

For the pictorial look I bring to you today I used Star Crushed Mineral eye shadows. Star Crushed Mineral eye shadows will forever be a part of my glamtourage.

moon dust teal

Okay, let’s get started on bringing these shadows to life…

star crushed look part 1 one

1) Prime your eyelid

2) Apply moondust to eyelid

star crushed look part 2 two

3) Apply starry pink to the crease

4) Blend the starry pink with the moondust color

star crushed look part 3 three

5) Add teal to the outer corner of your eyelid

6) Blend the teal color into the crease and eyelid color

star crushed look part 4 four

7) Apply eye liner to the top and bottom lash line

8) Finish the look using 2 coats of your favorite mascara

Finished Results…

completed look scm

I love how this look came together.

Interested in some of these eye shadows? Check out the Star Crushed Minerals Etsy shop prices as low as $1.25

If you are feeling lucky, enter to win a $20 giftcard to the Star Crushed Mineral Etsy Shop. This giveaway is open internationally.

What do you think? Is this something you would try?

X’s and O’s

P.S. I did not get paid to do this, I just simply love these products

Lavender Eyes & Red Lips

Lilac eyes and red lips is my new favorite look. Can you blame me?

lilac eyes and red lips

Red and purple have always been two of my favorite colors. I didn’t think much of pairing these two colors together makeup wise until…

teen choice awards

Photo Courtesy of: ( Because I am Fabulous )

I saw my woman crush, Kerry Washington, wearing the combo at the teen choice awards. No, I didn’t watch the award show but people were raving about her look the next day. She is gorgeous and respectable! Can you blame me for crushing?! Her dress was on point for the awards show and was designed by Stella McCartney.

I tried it out myself, and I LOVE the look!

lavendar eyes n red lips

If you want to try it out, here is what I used

lilac eyes look 1

Lips = Bite Beauty lipsticks, Vidal & Pomegranate, I layered the colors so that I could create a pink undertone. I put Vidal on first and than Pomegranate.

Eyes = Star Crushed Minerals eye shadow in No. 11 Starry Pink and I used the lavender color from my “Dark Shadows Crimson Amulet” Palette which was created by NYX with inspiration from the movie “Dark Shadows”.

I applied the starry pink first, because again, I wanted a pink undertone to my lavender color.

What do you think of the look? Would or will you try it?

X’s and O’s

Do not forget!!

My Star Crushed Minerals Giveaway it is international!! If you win, you receive a $20 gift card and you could have your hot little hands on that gorgeous starry pink color!!





Star Crushed Minerals Giveaway {International}


I am so excited and honored to be hosting a giveaway sponsored by the lovely Edie from Star Crushed Minerals. She has an amazing Etsy shop where she sells natural, hand-made beauty products. Let me tell you, they are simply amazing!!

If you remember awhile ago, I did a post about being Starry Eyed for Star Crushed Minerals and that feeling has not changed!

star crushed eyeshadows

Potential products you could call your own!

I still love all of her products and the best part is, she is adding new colors and nail polishes weekly. Edie truly loves what she does and that is apparent in the quality of her products.

What is up for the winning?

A $20 Star Crushed Minerals Gift Card

Yes, that’s right, if you win you get to order what items you like from her shop!!

**Please note, if you are an international entrant, nail polishes will not be authorized to ship to you**

How do I enter?

Mandatory ways to enter:

  1. After visiting the Star Crushed Minerals Shop, tell me in the comments below what item(s) you would love to try.
  2. Like Star Crushed Minerals on Facebook
  3. Like Etta’s Threads on Facebook

Optional ways to enter:

  1. Tweet about the giveaway
  2. Follow Star Crushed Minerals on Twitter
  3. Follow me on Twitter
  4. Finally, my favorite, tweet us a pic of your makeup look of the day using hashtag #ettasthreads and tag Edie and I in the tweet. If your twitter is locked or private, make sure that Edie and I can view the tweets and pictures

***Please note, all entries will be verified for authenticity***

Enter using this Rafflecopter Link ===> STAR CRUSHED MINERALS GIVEAWAY

I hope that all of you are excited and enjoy this giveaway as much as Edie and I do!! Best of luck and we cannot wait to see your pics!!

X’s and O’s

Blog Family Appreciation Giveaway {International}

Hello My Loves,

I have reached a milestone for my blog. I have reached 100+  followers and I am so thankful to you for making that possible.

So I thought to myself “Self, what can you do to show that you appreciate their support?”


Here is what I am giving to one of you:

Giveaway 1

Giveaway 2

giveaway 3

As you may have realized from previous blog posts, I am a big NYX fan!! Their products are affordable and the quality of them is high.

From NYX I am giving away (1) Matte Lipstick in “Pale Pink”, (1) HD Eye Shadow Base, (1) Trio Pallet in the colors “Sway with Lola”

Next is (1) Milani Easyliner in “Charcoal”. Please note, charcoal is a gray color.

Finally, (1) Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in “Berry Bomb”

Note that this giveaway is open internationally and I will be sending it in a padded envelope. (Do not fret, I will bubble wrap the products as well)

After you have “OOO’ed and AHHH’ed” enter by clicking the Rafflecopter link below. Thanks so much for you continued support and good luck to each and every one of you sugar pops!!

****All entries will be verified before products are sent and this giveaway is for bloggers and vloggers only****


X’s and O’s

P.S. Men, do not be put off by the fact that this is makeup. If you have any woman in your life (daughter, girlfriend, wife, blah blah blah) ENTER!!!


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