The Indie Diaries: Brazen Lip/Cheek Balmsticks Swatches and Review

Hello lovely readers!

A few weeks ago I received an absolutely lovely surprise from Brazen Cosmetics. I had been out during the day, it was a Saturday, and I wasn’t expecting any mail. However, I opened my mailbox and there was a package from Brazen waiting for me in there…Now, coincidentally, I had just placed a small order with them a few days earlier, but I thought, “Okay, never in the history of time has a package from the USA gotten to me in 2 days…it is just impossible!”. Upon opening it, I quickly realized that it was not my order at all. It was an entirely different thing!!! Sandi had been working on a new product: balmsticks that can be used both on the lips and cheeks, and she had sent me ALL of them to test them out! These kind of gestures are not something that happens to me all that often, not do I take them for granted, so I was really surprised and happy. For one, I love everything I have ever tried from Brazen, and secondly, it never fails to feel cool when you get a sneak peek of something that has not been released yet!

I took my time to try the products she sent me, and since she was planning on launching the collection around Valentine’s Day, I really wanted to film a review/swatch video showing you the pretties. The video went live yesterday, so I think I nailed the date (Feb 14th, of course, duuh!). You can watch the video here:

Which colours did you like the most???

Mine would have to be Shimmy, Vertigo, Kinky and Punky. I also love the sample glosses and the lip lacquer. If you are curious how some of them look in a full makeup look, head over to my fb page or Instagram, where I have posted several photos featuring the balmsticks!

See you soon!


Episode 9 of The Indie Diaries: Brazen Cosmetics unboxing

Hi guys,

the next installment of my youtube adventures is already online (since Sunday eve actually, forgot to share the link here…ooeeps! :P). I got some new goodies from Brazen and they are all gorgeous!!!

Before proceeding with the formalities, I’d like to tell you that you can get a discount when shopping at Brazen. All you have to do is apply code: Mariam to get free international shipping on orders above $35.

Here is a link to the video:

And here is a link to the website of Brazen in case something sparked your interest 🙂 =>

Till next time,


Episode 3 of The Indie Diaries: Meet Brazen Cosmetics!

Hey guys!

So I am totally into that youtube business now, fun times 🙂 I must say that I received a lot of positive comments and supporting words, and that has really boosted my enthusiasm to continue doing this series. At first, I was a little scared to expose myself like this online, but people have been so sweet that by now I am just enjoying the experience thoroughly…and hopefully you are too.

I know a lot you think, “Yes, but you already did a full review of Brazen here on the blog, what’s the point of watching the video then?!”…Well, sometimes I lazy out and fail to write about additional products that I have obtained in the meantime. I can’t tell you how long it took me to finally do that swatchfest post on Darling Girl. There is a second Fyrinnae batch that still needs to be photographed and presented here…Same goes for Brazen 😉 I actually won a giveaway by them several weeks ago, so the video contains a few additional goodies.

Check it out, let me know what you thought of it, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, if you want to watch more of my ramblings 😀

I hope you enjoy the new episode:

An important addition to this is that since recently I have kind of teamed up with Brazen, so you (my readers and viewers) can use a little perk: free worldwide shipping on orders over 35$ at Apply code: Mariam

See you soon!!!