Friday, June 10, 2016



If there is one thing I am obsessed with, it is LIPSTICK!  (LOL, who am I kidding, I am obsessed with a lot of things)  I admit I am THAT girl with hundreds of lipsticks in my possession.  (Way more than any one girl needs, that's for sure!)  Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone, ok?  But, at last count I had over 200 lip colors in my make up stash!!  (Please tell me I'm not alone)

Because I love lip products so much, I have tried a wide variety of brands and textures and colors through the years.  From the $.93 Wet N Wild lipsticks (which I do love, BTW) to the $34 YSL lipstick, I have tried just about everything.  I have tried liquids, creams, frosts, glosses, and mattes, and my conclusion is:  I LOVE THEM ALL!

While there are have been many brands that have impressed me - as well as a few that didn't - there is one brand that really strikes my fancy right now and has become my current favorite "go-to" for all occasions.  If you love long-wearing liquid lip colors then I am sure you will love it too.  What is it?  (I am so glad you asked!)  It is the Itay Longlast Liquid Lipstick.  Wow!  What can I say other than that this stuff is incredible!


1.  LONG-LASTING - In the title you will notice the word LONGLAST, and I have to just tell you, it is most definitely long lasting.  I would not necessarily call this lip product a "stain", but, it does leave enough "staining power" on your lips that it lasts through even the most heartiest of meals. (Don't judge my grammar)  No kidding!  This stuff is truly incredible. (okay, so totally a gross overuse of the adjective "incredible")  

2.  EASY TO APPLY - I am absolutely in love with the doe foot applicator on these lipsticks.  Now, I understand that there are a lot of liquid lipsticks that come with a doe foot applicator, but many of them are too big for detailed lip painting.  (After all, this is art we are talking about here.)  The Itay Longlast Liquid Lipsticks come with a doe foot applicator that is PERFECT for precision application.  I can honestly say that I have never used a doe foot I appreciated as much (and definitely not more than) as the Itay applicator.  It is small, it is perfectly angled, it is the best!  I absolutely love it!

3.  ALL NATURAL - Itay Beauty prides itself in being a mineral cosmetics company and they use the best of ingredients in their products.  That is music to my ears.  The Longlast Liquid Lipsticks are cruelty free and paraben free, AND, they are made right her in the good ole U.S. of A.

4.  MATTE FINISH - I absolutely love a good matte lipcolor, and I love it even better when the matte lipstick  is not drying to my lips.  The Longlast Liquid Lipsticks are infused with Vitamin E to ensure that they do not dry the lips out.  I LOVE that!!  Finally, a matte lipstick that moisturizes while maintaining a nice matte finish.  And, the best part is:  should I decide to go glossy, adding a clear gloss topcoat is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

5.  ECONOMICALLY RESPONSIBLE - While $30 may seem a little steep for a lip color (my heart skipped a beat, too, when I first read the price), when I factor into account that I am getting a product that is all natural AND long wearing, it seems a reasonable price, indeed.  The fact that reapplication is not necessary very many times in an outing means that the product will last much longer than less expensive counterparts that require frequent reapplication.  I believe it is a fair price for a mineral cosmetics product that is cruelty free and home grown!  (win win)


The Itay Longlast Liquid Lipstick comes in 5 gorgeous colors!






To wrap this up as to not boar you, let me just say that I am thoroughly in love with this product.  I can't think of anything negative at all to say about it except that they need a larger color selection because I totally need one of these in every color possible!  (And before you star thinking I am being paid to say this, let me assure you I AM NOT.)  It truly has become one of my all-time favorite lipsticks and I will continue wearing this product for as long as I possible can.

To see my full review, simply click here.

To visit Itay online click here.

If you are looking for a long lasting matte lipstick, Itay Longlast Liquid Lipstick may just be the option for you.  But, whether you were lipstick or not, remember:  you were created for purpose so go be all you can be!

Deena xoxoxo

Tuesday, June 7, 2016



It is time for some fun!  So, who's in??

I am announcing a brand new "Project Share" being hosted by none other than moi, DeeVine DeeZine.

I honestly can't tell you how "project share" got started - or what is even the point behind the original idea, but I can tell you what my idea of "project share" is and what I intend to do with it.

After watching a few YouTube videos, I have come to learn that "project share" is something many people find fun and exciting.  And, admittedly, I do too!  I have also come to learn that each person who hosts a project share does so in their own way with their own criteria and "rules of engagement".  So, with that being said, I want to tell you what kind of project share I will be hosting and what the requirements will be for anyone who wishes to participate.


My "project share" project is a "stationary share" which will include stickers and decorative tapes (most affectionately known as "Washi").  My plan is to collect as many stickers and decorative tapes as possible during the month of June 2016 and then gift them to one or more participants on July 1, 2016.  That's right, I will keep ZERO items sent in to the "share" for myself (unless there is an item in the envelope clearly marked "For DeeVine DeeZine To Keep"); instead, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the items received will be included in the giveaway drawing to be held on July 1, 2016. The drawing will include the names of everyone who participates in the project by sending stickers or decorative tape to the "share" host, DeeVine DeeZine.


Participation in this "project share" is open to EVERYone, EVERYwhere.  That's right, this is an INTERNATIONAL share which is super fun because that means someone(s) has the possibility of winning stickers from all over the world.

There are just a few guidelines to follow in order to qualify for entry:

1.  You must send either stickers or decorative tapes (or both) to DeeVine Deezine - P.O. Box 322 - Interlachen, FL, 32148 if you want to be included in the drawing.  You will receive one entry for every single pack of stickers or individually packed roll of decorative tape that you send in to be included in the share. (multi packs of stickers that are stapled together and sold as a set, or tubes/packages of washi containing more than one roll, will only count as one entry.  in order to qualify as multiple entries, items must be sold individually packaged.)  Make sure your name is somewhere on the envelope or in the package so I know whose name to enter.

2.  With a marker or label, clearly mark the back of your sticker package or decorative tape roll with which country (and state, province, or territory) you are sending it from.  This way whoever wins will know where the items came from, from all over the world.

3.  The stickers or decorative tapes must be NEW and UNUSED.  (You can have owned these items for a while as long as they are unused and "new" items still in the package)

4.  Items sent in package CANNOT be wrapped other than the original packaging from the store.  I will be showing the "share items" in upcoming YouTube videos and need to be able to display what has been sent in at different time intervals.

5.  You must CLEARLY mark your envelope "PROJECT SHARE" before you mail it in.  This will help me differentiate between personal mail and "project share" mail.

*Because you will not be wrapping the items, there is no need to send cards with the "share items" as the cards will get separated from those items when I am diving the winnings.   I will know that all of the items in your package or envelope are for the "share" unless otherwise marked.   *Just clearly mark the back of the package per rule #2*


On July 1, 2016, I will be holding a drawing using to select a winner (or multiple winners).  The list of entrants will consist of those persons who mailed in either stickers, decorative tapes, or both throughout the month of June.  (Remember, one entry per item mailed in so you can have multiple entries.)

If I receive 1 - 100 items, I will choose 1 winner.
If I receive 101 - 200 items, I will choose 2 winners.
If I receive 201 - 300 items, I will choose 3 winners.
If I receive 301 - 400 items, I will choose 4 winners.
If I receive 401 - unlimited amount of items, I will choose 5 winners.

Each winner will receive the same amount of items in their package, unless there is an odd number of packages vs number of winners.  (In other words, I will take the total number of items received and divide them evenly between the winners.)


It is possible for you to earn an extra entry by making a video announcement to air on your YouTube channel announcing this "project share" and linking your viewers to the DeeVine DeeZine Project Share video which will be posted on Tuesday, June7, 2016.  Once you have posted your video linking people to the original DeeVine Deezine video, send me the link (either by commenting on this blog or commenting on the actual announcement video on my YouTube channel).  Once I receive your link and watch your video, you will be given another entry into the


I want to thank everyone in advance for sharing!  I hope you all have a great time.

Happy Sharing,
Deena xoxoxo