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The Chequered Lily Review and Giveaway

I don't know about you ladies, but I love mineral make up. What's not to love about putting something that's all natural on your face- not to cover anything up, but to enhance your already beautiful features? I've been using mineral make up (foundation and blush) for a few years now, but until recently I'd never used a mineral eye shadow. I love eye shadow, and don't usually go a day without it. I'm sort of a neutral, earth-tones kind of gal, and sort of like to play it safe when it comes to the eyes. I do, however, like to add a pop of color every once in a while just for something different. I wanted to try something new, but didn't really no where to look other than spending a fortune on a name brand make up that I might not even like once I'd tried it on.

Enter The Chequered Lily. Seriously, I love Etsy! What can't you find on there!? When I came across The Chequered Lily, I was thrilled to see so many different shades of mineral eye shadows. Kim, owner of this lovely Etsy shop makes all of these shadows herself! These are natural eye shadows, and some of them are even vegan shadows. Something for everyone... I love that!

I wanted to review some eye shadows from The Chequered Lily, so Kim allowed me to choose seven colors to sample, and she chose an extra one for me! Please note that I did pay a very small fee for receiving these samples.. I mean, really tiny. The samples came to me in nicely sized sample bags...

My set of samples from The Chequered Lily

As you can see, I chose mostly neutrals, and some purple shades, because that's about the only color I play around with every now and then. I am in love with these eye shadows. I have been using them sparingly every day since they arrived in my mailbox. Really- a little is all you need on your applicator brush, because these shadows go a long way. Each of them has that perfect hint of shimmery glitter, which I think is absolutely perfect for summer and winter months. Really, you could use shimmery stuff anytime- just depends on what you like. My favorite shadow of all the ones I received is Neverwhere... it's the one I keep going back to day after day. I also chose: Silk, Snow Glass Apples, Milky Way, Naive, Pulsar, Delicate, and Kim chose Terra for me to try (so glad she did, because I love that one, too!). These shadows give me as much or as little coverage as I want, and the lighter colors are perfect to use as highlighters along your brow line. Layer the colors for a stunning bold look, or use alone for a simple look... you'll look gorgeous either way!

 Shadow shown: Ice- Vegan

And let me not leave this out... it wears extremely well! I put my shadow on with no primer underneath in the morning and it still looks just as good when I'm ready to remove it before bed time! Never before have I owned an eye shadow that I didn't have to re-apply at least once a day!

If you are in the market for some new eye shadows, please visit The Chequered Lily and try some of Kim's shadows! There are so many colors to choose from- literally every color of the rainbow, since there are 52 shadows currently listed for sale! Best of all, they are inexpensive! For 1 gram packaged in a 5 gram pot, it's just $5.00! Unbelievable! I encourage you to jump on over to Etsy and visit Kim's shop at The Chequered Lily. Browse her beautiful gallery of eye shadows- trust me, you won't be sorry! These shadows would make great gifts, too! Kim's eye shadows definitely go on my Mommy Must Haves list and totally get my Mommy Stamp of Approval, because what mom doesn't want to look good even when she's missing an earring and has spit-up running down her back?

Want It? BUY IT!
Head on over to The Chequered Lily and browse beautiful mineral eye shadows, made by Kim! If you decide to make a purchase, be sure to mention that you saw The Chequered Lily featured on The Mommy Blog!

Want It? WIN IT!
Kim has generously offered one lucky Mommy Blog reader a set of 5 Deluxe Samples in colors of their choice!

Giveaway Rules:
*Open to US residents, only.
*Must FOLLOW this blog.
*Must comment on this post: Tell us your favorite color of eyeshadow.
(Be sure to leave your e-mail address w/your post!)

Extra Entries (1 extra entry per...)
(must include in your entry post that you did these in order for them to count):
*Share this giveaway on you FB profile or page.
*Tweet about this giveaway.
*Blog about this giveaway.
*Refer a friend to The Mommy Blog

Giveaway closes at midnight on June 29th.
Winner will be selected via Random.org on June 30th and announced on the blog and on our Facebook page. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

Special thanks to Kim at The Chequered Lily for offering this giveaway!
Good luck, everyone! :)

Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product for review directly from the featured company. I was not compensated in any way for facilitating this review. My opinions are expressly my own, and your experience with this product may differ.


  1. I love the crackberry color so pretty i would so love to try it!!


  2. liked on fb as Rebecka Lozano


  3. followed on twitter as @diemyd0llie

  4. I really like brand new day :) and i LOVE the sparkles in them! I would LOVE to try these!

  5. LOVE Blackberry! I might have to try these when I get paid next! Love mineral make up! Follow you on GFC, follow both on FB, following you on twitter. Shared on FB and Twitter about this. Now lets hope I win!!


  6. New follower. Loving your reviews/giveaways. I liked Trolled the best. They have a great FB page. Thanks for this review. Love these products.


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