Etsy Spotlight + Giveaway: Carina Dolci

September 13, 2012

This will be my last Etsy Spotlight for a while but I am very happy with the shop I chose this month. This was supposed to be my August spotlight, but there were many issues with shipping so it got postponed. Nonetheless, I have a great shop to share with you all!

Carina Dolci is a natural makeup shop from Texas. They are a Christian company that donates 10% of their earnings to charities. Carina sells an array of colourful eyeshadow and glitter as well as blush, bronzer, lip frosting and nail lacquer. Each item is handmade and packaged beautifully. I was given a coupon code for all you to get 10% off, use Carly12 at checkout on Etsy!
Here are the samples I received. 
Swatches of each product will be below
Eyeshadow & Glitter
Swatches: (Left: Without Flash | Right: With Flash)
Top: Dry Swatch
Middle: Over Starry Eyes Serum
Bottom: Wet Brush
Luck of the Irish
I love this pigment. It is mainly glitter but would look awesome if used well!
Almost impossible to photograph.  It has a bit of iridescence to it but it looks quite matte when dry. 
This colour is awesome. I like the semi-matte look using a wet brush gives but I also love the foiled blue duo-chrome look the serum gives. 
These photos confuse me! The swatches with flash are more true to colour. Without it looks navy and charcoal. Very confused why that happened but oh well!
This colour is quite self explanatory. The gold flakes/glitter only show up using the serum so that is something to keep in mind when purchasing.
Glitter Swatches Over Starry Eyes Serum
Without Flash (Above)
With Flash (Below)
These are both very beautiful in their own way. Candlelight has a blue/red duo chrome when in the baggie. Twinkling Lights has many different holographic glitters that change into multiple colours.
Blush & Shimmer Dust 
Swatch without flash
Left - Right: Cashmere Blush No. 6, Cashmere Blush No.5, Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate is a bit more brown in person but the blushes sheered out above are quite accurate.
Lip Frosting
I did not swatch Peppermint Lip Serum but is basically a clear treatment gloss. I found it really soothed my lips!
This is a very orange-y red color. There is plenty of gold shimmer throughout as well.
This is my favourite out of all the samples I recieved. It has a lovely blue tone and is the most pigmented out of the bunch.This would look great over a lipstick or liner.
This is a nice subtle plum colour that looks great on it's own. It also has a blue tone to it and has little sparkles throughout. I'm personally not a fan of sparkles in lip glosses.
I love the look of this on my lips. It is more frosty than I usually go for but when sheered out it looks great.
Overall, I really love the samples I was given. I am glad I got Luck of the Irish and the eye serum in the full size because I can definitely see myself wearing those a lot. 
I'm very impressed by the eye primer and I think it will be great with other pigment shadows I own as well.
Here is everything the winner of the giveaway will be receiving!
Crushed Raspberries, Apricot, Twinkling Lights, Luck of the Irish (All Full Size)
I'm jealous!
Peppermint Lip Serum, Strawberry Glace, Starry Eyes Serum (All Full Size)
Hot Chocolate Shimmer Dust, Cashmere Blush No. 6 (All Full Sizes)
Giveaway Details:
2. Comment on the video saying your favourite fall trend
- NO "Enter Me's"!
- Only ONE comment per account
3. Everyone can enter! If you're under 18 years old make sure to have parent permission!
4. Open Internationally!
5. Like my Facebook Page:
6. Comment on this blog post with your YouTube username and any comment you please
- Only one blog comment per person
- Contest ends September 21st 2012 at 12:00 am E.S.T.
- The winner will be chosen via
Good Luck!
Overall, I thought these products were great. The packaging and presentation of the products was fantastic. The quality and pigmentation of the all the products were lovely. I may go back and use my own coupon code to get some more goodies.
These are just a small amount of the colours offered through her shop. Many finishes, tones and shades to choose from, all worth checking out!
Good Luck! Don't forget to use the coupon code Carly12 if you want to purchase anything!


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