2010 has been quite a year. Through the ups and downs, you’ve stuck by me and I am thankful for every one of you! To celebrate 4 years of Afrobella, my site being back up and running, happiness and health – I’m giving you 12 Days of Giveaways!

On the 8th day of giveaways, Afrobella gave to me…8 complete Milani Lip Flash Sets!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know – Milani is one of my favorite brands. Drugstore prices, and some of their cosmetics are seriously department store quality. Their nailpolishes? FIRE. The Black Magic double sided eye pencils? A staple in my makeup arsenal. Their lip glosses? Superb.

True story. Just recently I wound up having a conversation with a random stranger at the grocery store (yes, I’m that lady) about how underrated Milani is. If you see me in the street, ask me. I’m probably wearing some Milani makeup item on my person (if not in my face, then it’s a tube of lipgloss in my purse!) and I will proudly tell you about how much I love it, and how much it costs!

One of my favorite drugstore brands now makes one of my favorite drugstore lip products. Let me proselytize about the glories of Milani Lip Flash.

The quality is awesome, I’ve definitely reviewed high end lip crayons that aren’t as moisturizing or highly pigmented. These are thick, opaque, give great color impact even on darker skintones. For $6.99, these are a STEAL. And the colors? They. Are. Everything. Let me break down my absolute FAVES.

All of the Milani Lip Flash colors are special. Each has some kind of dazzling effect, some are glittery, some are shimmery.

Flashy is sizzling for winter, if you want to add a notice-me pop of color to your look. It’s a deep, hot pink that’s packed with shimmer. Only for the bold.

If you’re feeling a red lip for the holidays (and who isn’t?) you will L-O-V-E Hot Flash, it’s creamy and luxe looking and generally full of win.

Newsflash is probably my favorite. I’m a fool for a dark, sexy purple and this totally fits the bill. It’s a very sultry, holiday cocktail party kind of color. But somehow I’ve been rocking it during the day, when I go out holiday shopping. I love it that much!

Lip Flash is a stunning coppery golden brown that is just GORGEOUS on brown skin tones. Super shimmery, super pretty, so right on for the season.

Every color I’ve tried has been fabulous. And eight of you lucky Afrobella readers will get to find out for yourself!

On the eighth day of giveaways, eight of you will win a complete set of Milani’s Lip Flash pencils. All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me – which Lip Flash color do you wanna rock over the holiday season?

This will be a QUICK giveaway – comments close Monday. So hurry up!

There are 8 more days of giveaways left, and 8 more days till Christmas!

Good luck!

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Jasmine C. says:
December 17, 2010, 1:31 am
I am new to your blog and from what I've seen, I will soon be in love. I live to see inspirational sites such as this and I know there is so much I will learn from this one. happy holidays. ooxx
Char says:
December 17, 2010, 1:33 am
Hi Bella, I wanna rockin the Lip Flash (MFL-01) Love it!
Detroitgyrl says:
December 17, 2010, 1:34 am
Ooo. Me likey! I'd love to rock the lip flash color during the holidays.. I like it's brown neutral tone. Hope I win.
Kookie says:
December 17, 2010, 1:41 am
I want to rock the Newsflash Lip Color over the holiday season!! Thanks Afrobella!! :-)
ThisOneWoman says:
December 17, 2010, 1:53 am
I would love to rock either Lip Falsh or News Flash. I think both would work wonderfully on me. I have been looking for these since I first heard you speak about them months ago but to no avail. Happy Holidays!
I Am Your People says:
December 17, 2010, 1:54 am
I'll rock News Flash. Actually, I'll rock them all simultaneously. <---Too much Nicki Minaj lol
EksM says:
December 17, 2010, 1:55 am
I'd absolutely love to rock Flashy, I've been playing around more with attention grabbing lip colors as I'm experimenting with my hair…
Nina says:
December 17, 2010, 2:21 am
I would definitely rock Hot Flash!
Crystal g. says:
December 17, 2010, 2:31 am
I've been feeling good and sensuous about myself, and i've been needing something deep, rich, and sexy to hit the right fashion statement with this new attitude of mine :-)and i think hot flash could do something to my look.
PrettyinPink1210 says:
December 17, 2010, 3:01 am
I want to rock the Photo Flash-MFL-04 :-)
Hana says:
December 17, 2010, 4:07 am
I'm a little scared of color, so I'd like to try out star flash first, but hot flash is pretty darn tempting...
Nita says:
December 17, 2010, 5:43 am
Flash Light all the way!!
Reshae says:
December 17, 2010, 5:47 am
I wanna rock all of them, but if you make me choose... i'd have to choose Flash. Even if I don't win I will probably end up buying them anyway!
Sherry says:
December 17, 2010, 6:16 am
These are so cute! I'd love to try out Lip Flash.
Michelle says:
December 17, 2010, 7:24 am
I'd love to rock the Start Flash! Thanks Afrobella.
Michelle says:
December 17, 2010, 7:24 am
I'd love to rock the Star Flash! Thanks Afrobella.
RuthB says:
December 17, 2010, 7:36 am
Oh my goodness! I love mixing Milani products with my MAC products! The color palet is crazy gorgeous!
fancyfatfemme says:
December 17, 2010, 7:37 am
I would love to rock the hot flash!
Traci B says:
December 17, 2010, 7:46 am
I have decided to branch out and start wearing reds on my lips so I guess, per your description, I would love to try "Hot Flash". "News Flash" sounds like a winner too!
LaQawanda says:
December 17, 2010, 7:54 am
Hello Bella, Another GREAT giveaway! Thanks again! :) I would LOVE to rock out the LIP FLASH this holiday season. It will look stunning with my brown skin tone! Thanks hun! Stay Bless!
TurquoizBlue says:
December 17, 2010, 7:57 am
I want to rock Flash Light for the holidays, but I'd sport Lip Flash or Star Flash for my everyday look. I have to look for these at a different store.
Bailey says:
December 17, 2010, 7:57 am
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tupieta says:
December 17, 2010, 8:01 am
i have been desperately looking for that perfect red so ill have to go with HOT FLASH!
LaDonya says:
December 17, 2010, 8:17 am
Bella, I'd love 2 rock Lip Flash. I am really feeling that shimmery copper look. Smooches, Savvy Saving Diva aka LaDonya
Yvette says:
December 17, 2010, 8:19 am
I would probably try hot flash or in a flash; I haven't tried a red or purple lip yet, so I'd be excited to see what they look like :)
rahviance says:
December 17, 2010, 8:24 am
i'd have to rock flash light or lip flash for the holidays! while flash light goes perfect with my new year's fit....lip flash can too be rocked on a daily basis! thanks for putting me on to these...i'll check for them in the stores today! :)
NiaSoul01 says:
December 17, 2010, 8:28 am
Hey Bella! I'd mix the Lip Flash with a little News Flash. The colors together seem so retro...and I love anything retro!
LaNeshe says:
December 17, 2010, 8:34 am
I was going to say Lip Flash, but I think the holidays give leeway for spicier makeup choices, so I'll say In A Flash.
Stephane says:
December 17, 2010, 8:36 am
I LOVEEEE the photo flash!! Happy Holidays :)
Tanisha says:
December 17, 2010, 8:39 am
I would definitely rock the "Hot Flash". Looks like the perfect red for me.
Vee says:
December 17, 2010, 8:43 am
In a flash would be the one for me.
Cheryl B. says:
December 17, 2010, 8:44 am
Hi: Love the site.I would love to wear the color Flash.Through experiments I found this family of colors enhances my skin tone not too bright but a subtle pretty.
Calandra says:
December 17, 2010, 8:45 am
Afrobella, News Flash and In A Flash are my choices to rock this holiday season. I love plums and purples. :) C
Shannon says:
December 17, 2010, 8:53 am
Fool proof application, moisturizing, pigmented . . . .whats not to love?! Sign me up!!
LaToyaS. says:
December 17, 2010, 9:12 am
I would love to rock Photo Flash!
B. Davis says:
December 17, 2010, 9:15 am
I would love to rock "Flashy" for the holiday season. I'm trying to be more daring with my color palette, and that hot pink would be a great way to pucker up for the New Year :-)
dena says:
December 17, 2010, 9:21 am
I would rock newsflash because I want to try this purple, dark, and sultry lip when I go visit my husband's family; they already think natural hair is ugly so what better way than to rock a fabulous twistout and fabulous purple lips!
Mellow says:
December 17, 2010, 9:32 am
I'm all for mixing shades, so I was thinking News Flash with a little In A Flash would be hot! Happy Holidays
Natasha says:
December 17, 2010, 9:37 am
I would rock the Lip Flash!
Kisha says:
December 17, 2010, 9:38 am
I don't wear lipstick but since I've started belly dancing I need some bright colors for night shows. Bold would be great!!!!!!!! I like the look of these, they just might do the trick!. Yeah!
G Jones says:
December 17, 2010, 9:43 am
That lip flash would be fierce!!!!
Carolynn says:
December 17, 2010, 9:45 am
I wanna rock Lip Flash! The color looks hot!;)Thanks for holding these contest!!!
jessi c says:
December 17, 2010, 9:59 am
I would love to try Hot Flash SKU:MFL-05
Naturally Alise says:
December 17, 2010, 10:00 am
I want to rock that NewsFlash, I have been dying to try out a purple lip, I think I could pull it off!
Maurisha says:
December 17, 2010, 10:08 am
Hot flash sound like the color I have been looking for! Perfect for that extra touch of holiday glam. But I will definitely be looking out for all the colors the next time I go to the store.
Sabrina says:
December 17, 2010, 10:17 am
I would love to try Lip Flash and Star Flash. Lip Flash is a beautiful neutral and Star Flash is funky!
Natalie says:
December 17, 2010, 10:24 am
I would looove this. I have been experimenting with bold lip color in the past few months and this would be awesome to ass to my arsenal.
Bianca Chene says:
December 17, 2010, 10:31 am
I would definitely rock HOT FLASH! I really want to be bold for NYE bc I believe how you bring in NYE sets the tone for the rest of your year will be. Bold shoes, Bold Lip....POW! Bold year! And it looks like it will work with my NW45/NC50 skin tone! ;)
Atiya says:
December 17, 2010, 10:33 am
Newsflash sounds gorgeous! I am definitely a purple FANATIC, and I would love to be rocking a color like that. I love purple but never thought to put it on my lips. Plus that seems like a hot standout color that I'd love to rock! These would be an awesome addition to my makeup arsenal! :D
Leisa P says:
December 17, 2010, 10:53 am
I LOVE Photo Flash. I have been looking a bright color to really stand out on the days where I'm either in a rush or feeling lazy and still want one product that is "look at me" worthy. That color with some clean, fresh skin and two coats of mascara will make a run to the grocery store a bit less of a chore. Love your website and I turned my sister on to you as well. Merry Christmas!
Brown-eyed Girl says:
December 17, 2010, 11:10 am
I would like to rock "Hot Flash." It will match perfectly with my daily hot flashes, or "power surges," or "personal summers," or whatever one prefers to call them!
Monique says:
December 17, 2010, 11:18 am
I can't choose just one. I'd rock a neutral look with Lip Flash in the daytime and vamp it up in the evening with News Flash.
Chauna says:
December 17, 2010, 11:22 am
Lip Flash looks very versital. I definitely have to try that one.
Mia says:
December 17, 2010, 11:23 am
I'd lurve that "Flash Light" and I'd have the song of the same name on repeat in my head. Yay coral reds & brown skin, that's what's up!
Staci says:
December 17, 2010, 11:24 am
This has been a challenging year for me, new job, new city,...and I want to start the New Year with News Flash.
Margaret says:
December 17, 2010, 11:32 am
Flashy looks gorgeous to me!
Neems says:
December 17, 2010, 11:39 am
After being a certified tomboy for most of life and discovering the world of beauty blogs, Lip Flash would be a great way to to take me out of my comfort zone.
Allison West says:
December 17, 2010, 11:45 am
I woud love to rock the Lip Flash! Thanks!
Kelly says:
December 17, 2010, 11:46 am
Wow, those look like serious colors. Hmm, my color palette is so neutral that I don't even know where to begin. I think I'd like to just step out there with Hot Flash, bold red lips always looks so good on other people.
MellyMel says:
December 17, 2010, 11:56 am
I'd love to try Flashy! Rocking the pink lip just seems ultra bold to me!
@laura_luna says:
December 17, 2010, 12:01 pm
Oohh I want to rock "Lip Flash"
Priscilla says:
December 17, 2010, 12:19 pm
Lip flash for sure!
PCFashionista says:
December 17, 2010, 12:27 pm
Lip Flash is a color i would love to rock
Tiffani says:
December 17, 2010, 12:34 pm
I can't decide between Photo Flash or Hot Flash. Photo Flash would defnitely have me camera ready and Hot Flash would give me that "oomph" when I want to look muy caliente. Luckily, you're being very generous in giving us the whole set so maybe this holiday season, I might have the opportunity to wear BOTH! :)
Yihanna says:
December 17, 2010, 12:34 pm
I'd like to rock LIP FLASH in SKU:MFL-05, Red all the way baby!!! Its just too gorgeous!!!
Yihanna says:
December 17, 2010, 12:35 pm
Hot Flash! <3
Yihanna says:
December 17, 2010, 12:36 pm
I know what you mean they are both so gorgeous!
Camille says:
December 17, 2010, 12:40 pm
Newsflash! I need some color in my life!
Danielle says:
December 17, 2010, 12:41 pm
I love News Flash it would be perfect for the holidays especially for the New Year 2011.....Purple Kisses will bring best wishes,lol.
Tendranise says:
December 17, 2010, 12:44 pm
I would rock the Hot Flash. I've never tried a red lip but since I've been coming into my own style lately I'm very open to trying new things and seeing how they look on me and fit my own unique personality.
Michelle says:
December 17, 2010, 12:53 pm
I definitely want to try hot flash. I love, love, love reds!
Beth says:
December 17, 2010, 12:58 pm
Newsflash :)
Ashley S. says:
December 17, 2010, 1:03 pm
I love Milani cosmetics!!! I would like to rock the hot flash red this Christmas!! Milani was on my list =D
Aretha T. says:
December 17, 2010, 1:06 pm
I would really like the news flash... although< I could really see myself sporting all the colors!!
Urbanglamgyrl says:
December 17, 2010, 1:10 pm
As I type this I hear "I wanna rock, I wanna rock right now" in my head, lol... but I wanna rock newsflash. I'm really feelin' berry colors and dark purples for the winter. :-)
raboyd7989 says:
December 17, 2010, 1:19 pm
I think I would kill the game with Flash Light. It's a bold red color, and it is time that I took a risk!
thuy says:
December 17, 2010, 1:19 pm
i am really digging photo flash. so bright and pretty for the holidays!
Sabrina says:
December 17, 2010, 1:22 pm
I love Milani products. BTW, you can also purchase them at cherryculture.com, which is having a 20% off sale right now off everything on its site. I just bought a few Liquif'Eye metallic eye pencils this morning. :)
Sabrina says:
December 17, 2010, 1:23 pm
Oh, I think I'd like Newsflash. :)
Destinee says:
December 17, 2010, 1:56 pm
I would rock News Flash. I've always wanted to try a purple vampy look. Very pretty color!
Nee424 says:
December 17, 2010, 1:58 pm
It's gotta be the Hot Flash. I've been looking for a "killer red" lip color. Something sexy for the season.
Lisa says:
December 17, 2010, 2:22 pm
OOOH! Just think of all the different looks you can create!
bblunt says:
December 17, 2010, 2:39 pm
I would absolutely love to have the Lip Flash color. I tend to wear neutral shades of lip color, and the super shimmer of Lip Flash will add a bit of pizzazz to my makeup for the holidays!
Kirstin says:
December 17, 2010, 3:00 pm
love love LOVE Milani’s Lip Flash line. I would def rock Flashy, In a Flash, and PhotoFlash! Those r my favorites.
Zoe says:
December 17, 2010, 3:26 pm
I love Milani. I think that Hot Flash would be a great holiday color but I'm also feeling Photo Flash.
momof3girlz says:
December 17, 2010, 4:22 pm
I'd love to try them all! I would love to wear Newsflash. I've been wearing deep purples all fall, and I think this color would definitely compliment my skin tone. Thanks!
charmaine says:
December 17, 2010, 5:04 pm
i like news flash. i love a deep purple too! thanks for the giveaway
Candy says:
December 17, 2010, 5:32 pm
That's way to hard a question bella, but if I must choose I would love Photo Flash. Who doesn't love a hot, sexy fuschia? It's as exciting as red, and as different as purple. I would totally rock that.
hofken says:
December 17, 2010, 6:04 pm
I wanna rock Flash Light over the holiday season Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org
Solebella says:
December 17, 2010, 6:54 pm
...Maybe a mixture of Hot Flash and Lip Flash...seeing what works together! I love mixing colors, just to see what blends I can make. Loves it! :-)
motherlovin3 says:
December 17, 2010, 7:31 pm
I'd try the News Flash.
Louretha Ginyard says:
December 17, 2010, 7:38 pm
I would rock hotflash and flashlight. I love red lips during the holidays and the fushia color is awesome. I have a coupld of blouses that would look great with.
vonnie says:
December 17, 2010, 7:45 pm
Lip Flash! that'd be fun
Diva says:
December 17, 2010, 9:32 pm
LOL I have a friend that calls it hell's playtime.
Diva says:
December 17, 2010, 9:35 pm
When I'm feeling dark & broody, News Flash will let folks now to tread carefully. When I'm chill & laid back, Lip Flash would look banging on my smiling face!
Kendra says:
December 17, 2010, 11:33 pm
Flashy seems super awesome. Hot pink lips are always a stunning winner!
Timberly says:
December 17, 2010, 11:42 pm
I would like to try flashy.
SHONDELLE davies says:
December 18, 2010, 1:06 am
the brown one woooo i got some boots that will set the off with
Kemi says:
December 18, 2010, 9:00 am
Photo flash, got to be always ready.
JaNelle says:
December 18, 2010, 9:26 am
I'm all for the Flashy! Thanks
Quita says:
December 18, 2010, 10:36 am
I would rock Star FLASH
Ines says:
December 18, 2010, 11:14 am
Thanks for the chance! Flash Light is my favourite :)
Stephanie says:
December 18, 2010, 11:50 am
i have never tried this brand, but they look like fun colors and i like the packaging, cute,cute cute
Kellz says:
December 18, 2010, 12:47 pm
I love ? love ? love STAR FLASH !
Court says:
December 18, 2010, 2:14 pm
I would love to rock Lip Flash this season. ESPECIALLY for New Year's Eve.
Angela says:
December 18, 2010, 2:35 pm
I think Newsflash is right up my alley! But I'd love to try any of them!
Cecca says:
December 18, 2010, 3:33 pm
I would rock Hot Flash like it's my job, because I've been playing with a 40s vintage vibe, and nothing completes that look like a bright red lip.
ichoosethesun says:
December 18, 2010, 8:59 pm
Lip Flash is perfect for a GoldenBella like me ;-)
Beale Street Chick says:
December 18, 2010, 9:45 pm
Lip Flash!
Melany says:
December 18, 2010, 11:01 pm
News Flash all the way!
Sheree Sanders says:
December 18, 2010, 11:57 pm
I would love the Hot flash!
Bee Hard says:
December 19, 2010, 1:47 am
Hot flash, definitely ;-D!!!!
Sol Jack says:
December 19, 2010, 3:13 am
I would like to rock Hot Flash, Im 14 months natural and i think i could bring more of my naturalnist out with a little color.
deda says:
December 19, 2010, 11:05 am
I would really love to rock hot flash! I have lost a massive amount of weight recently, so it would definitely complete my "hot mama" vibe I've been giving off lately. :)
Chi says:
December 19, 2010, 11:56 am
I love purples so I would definitely rock Newsflash this winter!
B.Good says:
December 19, 2010, 1:11 pm
I've never really rocked a red lip, but I'm inspired to go RED this holiday season! Hot Flash!
BK says:
December 19, 2010, 2:34 pm
I love a good pink on my lip.. I would love to try Flashy!! I won't lie I have slept on this line..I'll add to my list of things to try
DLee says:
December 19, 2010, 10:11 pm
Lip Flash - I'm all about the earth tones
Lisalis says:
December 19, 2010, 10:16 pm
Starflash, definitely! I used to have a color like this that I used on the center of my lips to make my full lips really look "pookie" and kissable. I can't find it any more. I use it on top of almost any lip color to get that 3-dimensional color and shine.
Shones says:
December 19, 2010, 10:27 pm
Thanks for re-acquainting me with this line. I am admittedly one of the people who has *slept* on Milani. Newsflash would be my choice. Deep purple tends to look really good on me, but it can be hard to find the right one sometimes. It appears to be quite dramatic. :)
Tulani23 says:
December 19, 2010, 10:36 pm
I would definitely rock "Hot Flash"! Red is always that "it" color for any kind of season!
Kiwistardust says:
December 19, 2010, 11:28 pm
Ooooh - Lip Flash would fit me to a T! Coppery/earthy colors complement my dark skin tone :)
Eve says:
December 20, 2010, 12:33 am
I think I would like the Hot Flash the most because I want to do something more exciting with my lips now!
arnissha delaney says:
December 20, 2010, 10:14 am
Hot flash!
Charity Toliver says:
December 20, 2010, 10:26 am
I would love to rock Newsflash, its very pretty and I love purple!
Margaret says:
December 20, 2010, 10:32 am
I would have to say I will rock the hot flash! Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimberly Marshall says:
December 20, 2010, 10:47 am
I would love (hot pink) or (hot red) lips to bring in the New Year..
Margaret says:
December 20, 2010, 10:52 am
I would rock the hot flash! Thanks for the giveaway!
RevealingBeaute says:
December 20, 2010, 3:28 pm
Flashy is my color!!!! it's beautiful
Marlena says:
December 20, 2010, 3:48 pm
Lip Flash seems awesome!! :D
antoinette says:
December 20, 2010, 6:10 pm
I would rock the L-O-V-E Hot Flash...gotta bring out my inner wild child as I bring the new year in
Jenn says:
December 20, 2010, 6:38 pm
I'd like to rock IN A FLASH over the holidays! <3
Afia says:
December 20, 2010, 6:53 pm
Would love to rock the LIP FLASH..could use it for a New Year's Eve party...my first in about 7 years!!
elisa says:
December 21, 2010, 12:12 pm
purple please