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Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens

I blogged about these a few days ago here and now I’m ready to give a full review on them. They come in 6 shades, are limited edition and available only at Walgreens and Fred Meyer stores as well as online. They are highly pigmented, easy to apply and lasts long on the eyes and other parts of the body. Here’s Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens.

Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens

Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens (shot to show shade names)

These are described as the following: “Fine felt-tip point for easy application. Water-resistant & long-lasting. Store horizontally for extended product usage.” They applied smoothly onto my eyes and skin. I have no problems with getting product onto the desired parts of my body. They do last a while. I doodled a bit on my wrist and the doodle is still there after a full shower. The only thing I have to watch for is when I apply it on my lower waterline. I have always had a problem with liquid eye liners where the product would hit a watery spot and the pigment spreads onto my eye. I’d have to wash it out and swear never to use such products again. But I didn’t have that much trouble with this one. I feel like I have more control compared to those that I have used in the past, which is great news! You also have some control on how thick or thin you want the product to be applied because of the fine tip.

Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens Swatches (in shade)

Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens (direct sunlight)

These retail for $6.99 each. Not bad at all for what you’re getting. When I apply them to my wrist, they come out looking like tattoos! :) Get them while they last! I’ll leave y’all with a cell pic of a doodle I made on my co-worker friend’s arm.

Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Pens Doodle


Milani Natural Touch

Hey guys! Middle of the week once again! I’m so excited for the weekend to come. Weekends are much more fun these days for me. Actually, everyday pretty much is. :) For those that have been following me here, I’ve gone through a very rough patch since mid-March. I’m okay and in a much better place now, but it doesn’t mean I don’t remember that rough time in my life. Enough about that!

Today’s post is on one of Milani’s 2012 new shades. Here’s Milani Natural Touch.

Milani Natural Touch

Natural Touch is a nude-ish taupe creme shade. Formula is decent and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani Natural Touch (in shade)

Milani Natural Touch (direct sunlight)

Milani Natural Touch (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani U Pinky Swear

Today’s post is on one of Milani’s 2012 new shades. Here’s Milani U Pinky Swear.

Milani U Pinky Swear

U Pinky Swear is a pretty pale-ish pink creme shade with a funny name. I think it suits the color really. I can see this shade being worn year round. It’s the perfect pale pink. Formula is decent and is like what is expected from Milani. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani U Pinky Swear (in shade)

Milani U Pinky Swear (direct sunlight)

Milani U Pinky Swear (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Limited Edition Color Play Felt-Tip Pens

Here’s exciting news from Milani about a limited edition collection. I’ve been trying them out the past few days with great results both as an eye liner and just doodling and drawing on my arm. Look out for a review on these soon!

“We are very excited to announce the launch of Milani’s newest limited edition collection: Color Play Felt-Tip Pens! It comes in 6 shades. They can be used to expertly line eyes or create works of art on the body or face! The fine felt-tip point allows for easy application. It is also water-resistant & long-lasting.

Milani Limited Edition Color Play Felt-Tip Pens

They will be available this month at select Walgreens and Fred Meyer stores. They are also available now at www.milanicosmetics.com.”


Milani Just Grayt

Short and sweet here. Today’s post is on a shade released in 2012 by Milani. Here’s Milani Just Grayt.

Milani Just Grayt

Just Grayt is a creamy grey creme shade. It immediately made me think of Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas, but they’re not dupes at all. Formula for this is decent. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Just Grayt (in shade)

Milani Just Grayt (direct sunlight)

Milani Just Grayt (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Hipster Plum

Hey guys! It’s Thursday, almost the weekend! I’m looking forward to it since I got in the shades I ordered from Butter London with their 30% F&F code. They extended the sale until the end of this month! The torture! I almost placed another order last night and ended up clearing out my entire cart – crazy! Just when I thought the madness and temptation is over, I get an email saying that they’re extending the F&F! Haha! Moving on, today’s post is on one of the new shades Milani released this year. Here’s Milani Hipster Plum.

Milani Hipster Plum

I’m not happy how these pictures turned out, but I have too many others to go through that I just let this one go. At the very least, it’s color accurate. Hipster Plum is an eggplant purple creme shade. Formula is decent and is quite pigmented. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani Hipster Plum (in shade)

Milani Hipster Plum (direct sunlight)

Milani Hipster Plum (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Morning Coffee

Middle of the week and just chugging along. Short and sweet – here’s Milani Morning Coffee.

Milani Morning Coffee

Not a huge coffee drinker here…..just the cold ones once in a while. Morning Coffee is a pretty reddish-brown creme with a shiny finish. Formula is very rich, creamy and smooth. It glided onto my nails beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani Morning Coffee (in shade)

Milani Morning Coffee (direct sunlight)

Milani Morning Coffee (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss

Hola! Happy Friday y’all! Today’s post is on something I’ve been using for the past few days now. Not bad, I say! Here’s Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss.

Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss

These are described as:

  • Formula feels smooth and silky, not sticky or tacky
  • The colors dazzle lips with hyper-pearl effects
  • Sponge-tip wand applicator
  • Made in USA

Packaging for this is a bit more bulkier than most lip glosses I’ve used, but it is small enough to slip into even a small clutch or wristlet. The applicator is the doe foot shaped sponge tip that I’ve seen on other lip glosses. It spreads the lip gloss nicely over my lips. The formula is barely sticky – not bad at all. It stays on the lips very well and the color payoff is relatively decent. There are a lot more choices than shown above, so be sure to check them all out and pick the shade you want. It sells at an okay price point. It has a light strawberry scent. These last for about a few hours, but that’s expected for me with a lip gloss. Swatches shown below are for the following shades from left to right: High Status and Show Stopper. For each shade, I dabbed the lip gloss on a teeny bit to show what it looks like clearly.

Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss (in shade)

Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss (direct sunlight)

These retail for $6.99 each and should now be available at select CVS stores.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani A Rose Mylady

Hey guys! It’s the middle of the week and that means 2 more days ’til the weekend! YAY! Today’s post is another new shade for 2012 from Milani. Here’s Milani A Rose Mylady.

Milani A Rose Mylady

A Rose Mylady is a dusty rose shimmer shade. The shimmer is really subtle. It’s pretty, but I think it looks better on other skin tones than mine. Formula is good and typical of what’s expected from Milani. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani A Rose Mylady (in shade)

Milani A Rose Mylady (in shade)

Milani A Rose Mylady (in shade)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Fuchsia Fierce

Hey guys! Today’s post is on one of the few cremes I’ve ever liked from Milani. It’s part of the new shades they have released for 2012. Here’s Milani Fuchsia Fierce.

Milani Fuchsia Fierce

Fuchsia Fierce is one bright pop of color. It’s a reddish fuchsia creme shade that suits summer perfectly. I love it. Formula is good and it dries pretty fast for a creme. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Fuchsia Fierce (in shade)

Milani Fuchsia Fierce (lighting changed)

Milani Fuchsia Fierce (direct sunlight)

Milani Fuchsia Fierce (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Pink Slippers

Still recovering from my surgery, so I’m gonna keep this shorter than usual. Here’s Milani Pink Slippers.

Milani Pink Slippers

Pink Slippers is a dainty peachy pink shimmer with a pink flash that’s more visible in person than in these shots. Formula is comparable to most of Milani’s other shades. This dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani Pink Slippers (in shade)

Milani Pink Slippers (direct sunlight)

Milani Pink Slippers (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Chocolate Sprinkles

Hey guys! If this post actually appears when I have scheduled it to, it means that I’m in surgery right this moment. But no fear! I have scheduled a post for y’all to enjoy. Here’s a new shade for 2012 from Milani. I present you Milani Chocolate Sprinkles.

Milani Chocolate Sprinkles

Chocolate Sprinkles has to be the biggest surprise I got from Milani from all that they have released so far this year. I saw that it was a pretty shade, but the up close shot shows you what I mean. It’s a pretty brown shimmer that’s even more amazing in person – trust me! The shimmer is glass fleck-ish in nature and a burst of different shades of copper or gold. It applied nicely and dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani Chocolate Sprinkles (in shade)

Milani Chocolate Sprinkles (direct sunlight)

Milani Chocolate Sprinkles (close-up)

Milani Chocolate Sprinkles (see the shimmer?!)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Elevation Polish Tirich Mir

Awesome flakie? Look no further with Elevation Polish Tirich Mir.

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir

Elevation Polish is a brand that’s new to me. I like the cool naming concept behind the shades offered. They’re all named behind mountains the creator has climbed in her lifetime I believe. I find that pretty cool! :) A list to the shades she has made available for public can be found here. Her store details can be found here. I absolutely adore flakies, so y’all know how I feel about this one. This is shown over Milani Black Swift. It dried pretty fast and I like the shape and colors the flakies exhibit.

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir (in shade)

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir (direct sunlight)

Elevation Polish Tirich Mir (close-up)

I have my eyes on a few other of her shades already, but I’ll have to wait until my minor car accident and minor surgery is taken care of first. My picks? The Arches At Sunset (hot color shift going on there!), Froze To Death (wild glitter that I canNOT resist), Ubsunur (what a blue and blue holds a special place in my heart right now), and Owen (a shiny blue). I like Maroon Bells as well (surprisingly!), Alphubel (someone take my temperature….this is a baby blue shade – very unusual for me to like a lot), Everest (holographic glitter – ’nuff said), and Denali (blurple!).

Love it? I know I do! :)


Milani Black Swift

If you’re looking for a black creme polish that’s easily accessible – look no further! I found the perfect shade that embodies that in Milani Black Swift.

Milani Black Swift

I can attest to the one coat claim of this shade. I was running out of the black creme shade I usually use and was afraid I wouldn’t find a suitable substitute for it, but I was wrong! This applied beautifully and dried pretty fast for a creme. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Milani Black Swift (in shade)

Milani Black Swift (direct sunlight)

Milani Black Swift (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Mint Candy

Hey guys! Hope ya’ll are having a great Saturday! OU is having their graduation ceremony today. Congrats to the 2012 graduates! I picked a light new shade for 2012 from Milani to feature on today’s post. Here’s Milani Mint Candy.

Milani Mint Candy

Mint Candy reminds me a lot of Dressmaker from 2 years back. I have it, but haven’t had the chance to compare it side by side. It’s a very pretty green shimmer, but I think Dressmaker is lighter. I LOVE the shimmer. It’s stunning in person. Formula is decent and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Mint Candy (in shade)

Milani Mint Candy (direct sunlight)

Milani Mint Candy (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Pink & Proper

Middle of the week guys! I’m excited! It’s been a very busy past few weeks for me, both at work and in my personal life. Here’s another new shade from Milani’s 2012 offering. I present you Milani Pink & Proper.

Milani Pink & Proper

Pink & Proper is a pretty rosy pink shimmer shade. It feels like a little bit of a dusty pink for me, but it’s pretty still. Formula is good and it dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Milani Pink & Proper (in shade)

Milani Pink & Proper (lighting changed)

Milani Pink & Proper (direct sunlight)

Milani Pink & Proper (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Key West

One of the new shades from Milani that I am most excited about is what today’s post is about. This shade is part of their new 2012 shades recently released. Here’s Milani Key West.

Milani Key West

Key West is a very pretty green shimmer. The finish is almost glass fleck-ish really. It’s stunning both in and out of direct sunlight. Formula was perfect for this shade. It glided onto my nails smoothly and dried really fast. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Key West (in shade)

Milani Key West (direct sunlight)

Milani Key West (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


More Milani Crystal Gloss

Hey guys! I broke all my nails recently, so there won’t be much swatches for at least another week. But this gives me time to focus on other non-nail polish items I have to share with y’all! I actually featured these in an older post, but there are 3 more shades just released. I’ll copy and paste the text of my previous review since it remains unchanged. Here’s Milani Crystal Gloss.

More Milani Crystal Gloss

These are described as:

  • A range of fantastic mega-shine colors
  • Leaves lips feeling soft and supple
  • Sponge-tip wand applicator
  • Made in USA

These are very easy to carry and use. It is small enough to slip into even a small clutch or wristlet. The applicator is the spongy tip one that most lip glosses come with, but it is not doe foot shaped. It spreads the lip gloss nicely over my lips. The formula is slightly sticky – perfect consistency to stay on the lips. There are a lot more choices than shown above, so be sure to check them all out and pick the shade you want. It sells at an okay price point. It has a light vanilla scent. These don’t last very long, only a few hours, but that’s expected for me with a lip gloss. Swatches shown below are for the following shades from left to right: Cotton Candy, Fascination and Precious. For each shade, I dabbed the lip gloss on a bit to show what it looks like clearly.

More Milani Crystal Gloss (in shade)

More Milani Crystal Gloss (direct sunlight)

These retail for $5.49 each and should now be available at select CVS stores.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Pure Love Limited Edition Collection

Here’s some news about the upcoming Milani Pure Love Collection.

Milani Pure Love Limited Edition Collection

“It includes Eyeshadow Trio 03 True Romance and 857 Gray Tux, 858 Wedding Dress and 859 Bridesmaid Nail Lacquers, all of which are Limited Edition. This limited edition collection is exclusively available at select Walgreens for the month of April.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m intrigued with the nail lacquers especially! Look at the press release picture! Wow!


Milani Fast Fuchsia

Hey guys! Sorry I have missed a few days in posting. There was crazy tornado weather going at this part of the country and I didn’t feel like posting much during these times. But today I have a new shade from Milani from their High Speed Fast Dry One Coat Formula line. Here’s Milani Fast Fuchsia.

Milani Fast Fuchsia

While it is almost opaque in one coat, I needed more than that for complete coverage. Fast Fuchsia is a pretty bright fuchsia pink creme. Formula is really nice and self-leveling. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Fast Fuchsia (in shade)

Milani Fast Fuchsia (direct sunlight)

Milani Fast Fuchsia (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani White On The Spot

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a shade that I don’t own many of. Here’s Milani White On The Spot.

Milani White On The Spot

White On The Spot is a white creme shade. To get full opacity, one coat was simply not enough. However, a good white shade is hard to find and this definitely takes the cake on all the white shades I’ve tried from various brands. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani White On The Spot (in shade)

Milani White On The Spot (direct sunlight)

Milani White On The Spot (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Rapid Cherry

I haven’t been around much these days cause I’m still going through some stuff, but I’m still here once in a while! I hope you guys stick around for stuff I have to post here. Today’s post is a beautiful red. Here is Milani Rapid Cherry, one of their new shades for 2012.

Milani Rapid Cherry

Rapid Cherry is a bright, bold red creme shade that is both fun and classy. Formula for this is decent and it actually is a one coater. Other shades in this line didn’t quite make the one coat formula claim, so I was quite pleased with this one. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Milani Rapid Cherry (in shade)

Milani Rapid Cherry (direct sunlight)

Milani Rapid Cherry (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Yellow Whiz

Hey guys! Continuing with my chipper mood, here’s another cheery shade for y’all. Here’s Milani Yellow Whiz.

Milani Yellow Whiz

The name makes me cringe a little, but the shade is actually pretty nice. Yellow Whiz is a bright yellow creme shade. It’s not quite a one coater for me like the line boasts, but I wouldn’t consider it sheer at all. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Yellow Whiz (in shade)

Milani Yellow Whiz (direct sunlight)

Milani Yellow Whiz (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Violet Dash

It’s Friday and boy….I’ve never been happier that it is. I just got back from seeing baby chicks at Atwoods that are simply so adorable! :) I figured I’ll make a post today anyway even though it’s late into the day. Here’s Milani Violet Dash.

Milani Violet Dash

Isn’t it pretty? Violet Dash is a purple creme shade that’s very femenine and would suit Easter pretty well. It’s not too pastel at all for my taste and is a little bit dusty. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Milani Violet Dash (in shade)

Milani Violet Dash (direct sunlight)

Milani Violet Dash (close-up)

This shade should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*