Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monave - Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

modern. natural. versatile.

Monave started as a little seed...a dream to make makeup by hand, with simple ingredients. The seed also had the expectation that the products had to be high-quality, high-performance. Monave didn't want to be just another so-so natural makeup brand. As my little tree grew, so did my dream. (from the Monave website).

Monave's philosophy is simple: We include ingredients that are either beneficial or benign that make our skin look softer and prettier, our eyes brighter, and our lips more smooth. We do not use ingredients whose sole purpose is to improve the look or texture of the product in the jar; that is simply not our mission. So if our liners look handmade, or our powders not so silky as Brand X, that's okay with us! Check out their ingredient list here.

I've been playing with loose powder mineral shadows lately, and loving how I can control the intensity of these! While I find them messier than a pressed powder, they're definitely worth it. Monave offers a fantastic selection of mineral eyeshadows, including cream to powder for eyes and brows, Ultra Mattes for eyes - A palette of neutral pastels to deep smoky tones with a cashmere texture that blends easily on the skin. Ultra mattes for eyes have a soft, feathery look, and unlike other Monave colors for the eyes, have no shimmer or sparkle, and Versatile Mineral Powders - loose mineral powders are a blend of pure, oxidized mica, and are versatile and fun. The texture of the powders range from semi-matte (these impart a light sheen) to shimmer, to full sparkle. All of these beautiful loose powders can be used as eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, and nail polish (please see directions for how to use them). The red, pink, brown and beige tones can also be mixed into a clear gloss and applied to the lips. These are divided by color into eight collections - Sultry, Lips and Cheeks, Fire, Candy, Semi-Matte, Roses, Earth and Beach.

I had the opportunity to try four of Monaves Versatile Mineral Powders (I love products that can multi-ta
sk!). I received Rain, Jinx and Ivy from the Sultry Collection, and Gold Salmon from the Candy Collection samples. I love these shadows! They go on sheer and light with one coat, that can easily be amped up with extra coats. Rain is a super deep, smokey blue that has a very light glint; Jinx is a purple brown with lots of glimmer; Ivy is a soft, smokey green with just a hint of shimmer, and the Salmon is a bright, peachy pink with lots of sparkle. My favorite is a tie between the Salmon and Jinx - I love Jinx for a smokey eye, and the Salmon is just plain fun, and lightens my eyes up.

Monave also offers eyeliners - handcrafted with natural plant products and their signature mineral blends. The base of jojoba and natural waxes yields a wonderfully creamy texture that wears all day without smudging. I had the opportunity to try one of their fantastic eyeliners in Deep Sea, a rich turquoise. Their liners are fantastic! It feels a lot like a soft Crayola, and goes on smoothly. I also love that the color is so intense with just one line, I don't have to do multiple coats to build color. Plus, they sharpen nicely. I can get a nice point (I like my pencils dagger sharp) and it doesn't crumble.

Buy It!

Monave offers a complete line of mineral makeup, as well as Skin and Hair Care that can be purchased online. They are currently running "Give the Gift of Healthy Beauty" until January 10. Just enter coupon code GGHB2009 to receive 20% off your entire order. You can also request free samples to share with family or friends with your order.

Win It!

Monave is offering 3 lucky Silver Savings, Freebies and Giveaways readers each 3 samples of eyeshadows (in your choice of colors) and one full-size eyeliner (your choice of color) of their own! Giveaway is open to US Residents and ends 1/7. Winners selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Prize provided and shipped directly by Monave.

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178 comments:

  1. I'd like to win the Khaki eye liner and Heather Light, Terra Cotta, and Tierra Medium eye shadow.

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  2. I would choose deep plum, khaki, and mirage.

    kristin.harris80(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I like the deep plum and cocoa colors

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  4. I like the warm brown liner, the tierra medium, moss medium, and the terra cotta.
    klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks!:)

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  5. I added you to my blog roll -

    www.karenelange.blogspot.com

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  6. I'd choose all three Tierra matte colors (light, medium, dark) and a Smoky Blue eyeliner.

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  7. I would take the medium of: moss, heather, and teal eyeshadow and black eyeliner.

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  9. i like the Khaki eye liner, Tierra Dark, Teal Medium, & Heather Medium

    addicted2freebies@gmail.com

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  10. I'm following your blog addicted2freebies@gmail.com

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  11. I'm following you on twitter http://www.twitter.com/evoluchun

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  12. I tweeted http://www.twitter.com/evoluchun

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  13. your button is on my forum http://freestuffreward.proboards.com

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  14. I like the neutral cocoa colors.

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  15. I'd like the Glisten Illuminizer.

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  16. I would pick Terra Cotta, Eggplant Light, and Charcoal satin
    And warm brown eyeliner!

    melis4745@yahoo.com

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  17. I follow your blog

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  18. I follow you on twitter as lissaxolove

    melis4745@yahoo.com

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  19. I'd like to win Terra Cotta Ultra Mattes for eyes

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  20. This would be so fun to win! I Would choose eyeshadows in Medium Eggplant, Sahara and Khaki and an eyeliner in Grape!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I like the terra cotta and Sahara
    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  23. follow on twitter(Missybeez80)
    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  24. I would get the Grape eyeliner.I would get the eyeshadows in Eggplant Light,Heather Medium,and Teal Light.
    austma7@aol.com

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  25. In the eyeliner I would pick Espresso Brown and in the eye shadows teal medium, tierra light and the moss light.


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  26. I follow your blog.

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  27. Heather Light, Eggplant Medium, & Teal Light.

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  28. I'd enjoy Deep Sea eyeliner, Teal light, Tierra Light and Terra Cotta eyeshadow.

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  30. I follow your blog and my email is daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I LOVE the "eggplant" collection of the Ultra Mattes. Ugh! i want these.
    (panicxduh@yahoo.com)

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  32. on Google friend Connect!
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  33. Fan via FB!
    http://www.facebook.com/erinxduh
    (panicxduh@yahoo.com)

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  34. Following via Twitter!
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
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  35. EGG PLANT COLLECTION AN GRAPE EYE LINER I LOVE

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  36. In the eyeshadows I would pick the three Moss shades (light, med and dark) and the khaki eyeliner

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  37. I like the cocoa neutral colors. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  38. I'd go for warm brown liner and eggplant light with heather medium and dark

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  39. Teal Medium , Heather Medium and Eggplant Medium

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  40. I liked Blizzard, Taupe, and Mamba. Thanks!

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  41. I think that the Tierra Dark,Eggplant Dark and Moss Dark are pretty!!

    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. I would choose the Espresso Brown eyeliner and eyeshadow in Tierra Medium, Tierra Light, and Moss Medium. Thanks!

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  43. For eyeshadows I would choose Heather Light, Terra Light, and Eggplant Light; and for eyeliner I'd go with black.

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  44. I would choose Tierra Light, Teal Light, and Eggplant Light in eyeshadow, and Khaki in eyeliner.
    eponine367@yahoo.com

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  45. I would choose warm brown eye liner and eggplant light, heather light, and moss light just because it would be a totally different color than what I use now.

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  46. I like the eggplant light, heather light and heather dark.

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  47. I'd like to try heather light, heather medium, and terra cotta eyeshadows & the black eyeliner.
    phoinex911@yahoo.com

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  48. i follow your blog
    phoinex911@yahoo.com

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  49. I'd love to try the eyeliner in Warm Brown and a selection of the Ultra-Mattes for Eyes colors. Thanks...this is a fun giveaway!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  50. I'm a follower on Blogger.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow on Twitter as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  52. I would choose the warm brown liner and eggplant light with heather (medium and dark).

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  53. I would choose the Khaki eye liner and Heather Light, Terra Cotta, and Tierra Medium eye shadows

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  54. I would get the black eye liner, and the ff colors for the eyeshadow:fairy, eggplant light and heather light

    mandalarctic@gmail.com

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  55. Following you on twitte (@mandalarctic)

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  56. blog follower
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  57. I would love to get
    * Teal Light
    * Eggplant Med
    * Tierra MEd
    Gorgeous colors!
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  58. follow you on Twitter-@tally2525
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  59. I like th eheather light, the eggplant light, and the teal light in colors.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  60. I follow your blog as wendy wallach

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  61. eyeshadows
    Teal Dark
    Heather Dark
    Charcoal Satin

    liner
    Black

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  62. I would choose the eggplant medium, teal light and moss light eye shadows and the Smoke liner. Love all the colors! Great selection!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  63. For the eyeshadow, I would choose Eggplant Light, Tierra Light and Eggplant dark. I would choose the Deep Sea liner.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  64. I follow your blog.
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  65. I would love the Tierra Light, Eggplant Light, and Moss Light

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  66. i follow on twitter
    phoinexpeace
    phoinex911@yahoo.com

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  67. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/phoinexpeace/status/7326081955
    phoinex911@yahoo.com

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  68. Eye shadow:
    Sand Beige
    Cafe Latte
    Cocoa
    Eyeliner:
    Black
    Thanks!!

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  69. I pick the Eggplant Light
    and Eggplant Medium and Eggplant dark and then the Smoke Eyeliner
    kessandcrystal@aol*com

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  70. I follow with google friend connect (robert and crystal w on gfc)
    kessandcrystal@aol*com

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  71. I follow on twitter (happyenchilada2 is my id)
    kessandcrystal@aol*com

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  72. Eyeshadow colors: Eggplant Dark, Tierra Dark and Tierra Light. Eyeliner: Espresso Brown. These look wonderful!
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  73. I follow your blog on google firend.
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  74. id like the tierra dark, tierra light, and eggplant light!!
    eyeliner: espresso brown :)
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  75. i follow your blog
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  76. Oooooh! Love these, so hard to pick. I'd go with Charcoal satin, eggplant dark and tierra dark.
    myspiral@aol.com

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  77. Eggplant light & medium & tierra medium. Eyeliner-espresso brown! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  78. Grape Eyeliner
    Eggplant light, medium and dark

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  79. Heather dark, heather light & teal light eye shadows and smoky blue eyeliner

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  80. Google Friend Connect follower

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  81. Twitter follower - @Ziggywag

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  82. tweet http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/7406969173

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  83. Eggplant Light, Medium and Dark would be my picks

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  84. I like Tierra Dark, Tierra Light, and Eggplant Dark.

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  85. I like the espresso brown liner, the moss medium, eggplant medium and tierra light.

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  86. I'd pick the Heather Light, Medium, and Dark shadows, and the Smoke eyeliner. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  87. Follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  88. I like the Merlot color.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  89. blue and pink.thanks
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. The eggplant and Moss Collections of colors

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  91. shadows: Cafe Latte #51, Light Plum #12, Dragonfly #68
    liner: Espresso Brown

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  92. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/7449555363

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  93. i would choose Eggplant ligh, medium and dark and smoke eyeliner. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  94. I would choose the Smoke eyeliner and the deep plum, dark blue, and black cream eye shadows :)
    Amanda Barnes
    amandakbarnes90@gmail.com

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  95. If I were the lucky winner, I'd choose Sand Beige #41, Lime #63, Gold Salmon #70 & black eyeliner. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (at) gmail.com

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  96. I follow your blog thru Google Friends. codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail.com

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  97. I follow JeweledFantasy on Twitter! un: codisweepstakes
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  98. I blogged about your giveaway: http://goldilocssweeps.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweeps-notice-monave-mineral-makeup.html
    codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail.com

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  99. I tweeted about your contest! un: codisweepstakes
    http://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/7450326906
    codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail.com

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  100. I would choose Tierra Medium, Moss Medium, and Terra Cotta. Espresso Brown for the eye liner!
    Thanks for the chance!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  101. I follow your blog as mom2anutball.

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  102. I follow you on twitter as mom2anutball.

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  103. I added your button to my blog.
    http://goldilocssweeps.blogspot.com/
    codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail.com

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  104. Awesome blog and thank you for the giveaway!....I would love to win!.... =]

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  105. I'd try the espresso brown eyeliner and the eggplant light, tierra medium, and teal light shadows. Thanks for the giveaway!

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I like the neutral colors and champagne lipgloss

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  107. My choices:

    Eyeshadows- Eggplant Dark, Tierra Light, Moss Medium.

    Liner- Espresso Brown.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  108. Teal Light, Heather Medium and Eggplant Light are my favs

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  109. I'd pick Moondance, Mamba and Rain and then Deep sea liner.

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  110. I would choose the Wave, Sabotage, and Moondance for the powders and the Grape eyeliner.

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  111. Terra Cotta, Tierra Light Eggplant Light and the brown eyeliner

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  112. I like Dragonfly, Lime and Eggplant Dark
    shadows.

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  113. I'd pick White Sparkle, Pink Shimmer, and Lavender Shimmer eyeshadow and Grape eyeliner

    eeg224 at mac dot com

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  114. I would like to try the Blond Brow Cream to Powder, Espresso Cream to Powder, and Gold Brick #31 for the samples and Espresso Brown for the eyeliner. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  115. They have such gorgeous colors! I'd like the Butterfly Blue, turquoise, moondance eyeshadows and the deep sea eyeliner.

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  116. I blogged http://colitascorner.blogspot.com/2010/01/monave-giveaway.html

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  117. I follow you on twitter (lstixrud)

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  118. Tweet http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/7470604036

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  119. You're on my blog roll at colitascorner.blogspot.com

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  120. I have your button on my blog at colitascorner.blogspot.com

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  121. I like the warm brown liner, the tierra medium, moss medium.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  122. The eyeliner would be espresso brown, and the shadow would be teal med., eggplant med, and tierra med.
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  123. I follow on twitter (blueviolet)

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  124. I follow your blog!
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  125. divine merlot and maple look good to me

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  126. I'd choose the black eyeliner and butterfly blue, turquoise, and moondance eye shadow.

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  127. follow on twitter as kngmckellar

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  128. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2010/01/httpsilversavingsblogspotcom200912monav.html

    blogged

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  129. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/7477024240

    tweeted

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  130. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/

    have button

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  131. Eyeliner; Grape
    Eyeshadows; Eggplant Dark, Eggplant Medium, Eggplant Light

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  132. id choose Tierra Medium,Tierra Dark, and Tierra Light shadows and black eyeliner

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  133. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/7479108945

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  134. I love the Black Eyeliner and the Pink Shimmer #3 Eyeshadow, the Lavender Shimmer #2 Eyeshadow, and the Sky Blue #64 Eyeshadow!

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  135. Love Heather Dark, Teal Dark and Tierra Dark Eyeshadows.

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  136. Lavender Shimmer, Light Gold, Lime & Espresso Brown eyeliner.

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  137. My choices would be:
    Eyeliner~ Espresso Brown
    Eye colors~
    1)Blizzard #71
    2)Semi Matte Bronze #51m
    3)Autumn #83

    Love Monave and would love to try these. Thank you Silver Savings and Monave!
    Jes~
    greimanj@comcast.net

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  138. I follow via GFC.

    Thanks again! Jes
    greimanj@comcast.net

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  139. Tierra light, medium and dark would be the perfect combo!

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  140. I like the matte Tierra Medium, Heather Dark, Charcoal Satin shadows and the brown eyeliner.
    Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  141. Follow your blog
    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  142. Twitter Follower @macmomof3

    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  143. Got your button on my blog
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  144. Rose #11, Blizzard #71, Driftwood #77 & Smoke :)

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  145. I would choose the grape eyeliner and shawdows in Heather Light, Terra Cotta, and Tierra Medium.
    khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  146. I follow, thanks. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  147. I would choose the Charcoal Satin, Moss Medium and Tierra medium eye shadows and the Espresso Brown eye liner. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  148. I would love the white Liner & the Tierra Light, Tierra Medium & Tierra dark shadows.

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  149. I follow on google friends connect!

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  150. follow on twitter!

    username: zestywonderland
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  151. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/ZESTYWONDERLAND/status/7504361734

    Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND

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  152. Terra Cotta, Mirage, and Charcoal satin
    w

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  153. You're on my blogroll!
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  154. I would choose for the eye shadows,Eggplant Light,
    Terra Cotta, and Moss Dark.For the eyeliner I
    would choose Warm Brown.

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  155. Following your blog (Charlene)

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  156. Following you on Twitter (Swtlilchick)

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  157. Tweeted:Swtlilchick

    http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/750653449

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  158. I would like these:
    Heather Medium
    Heather Light
    Eggplant Light
    Black eyeliner
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  159. follower
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  160. follow on twitter.(donnak4)
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