Change of Address

I’ve moved!

http://prettyaspeaches.blogspot.com/ 

Please bookmark and reset your RSS feeds. Sorry for the hassle, but I’ve kinda had it with wordpress and it’s time to move on. What’s in it for you? I’m having a MAC To the Beach giveaway to mark the occasion! Look for it soon over at my new website.

Thanks for reading my bloggy blog, everyone!

Quick Update

Hi everyone! Sorry I’m so quiet these days, it’s been a busy week for me. I’m actually moving my blog over to Blogger/Blogspot very soon. I’ll keep everyone updated when I finally pull the trigger on that one. As a special thank you to my followers I will be having a MAC To the Beach giveaway once I’m established over in my new digs. See you soon!!!

MAC To the Beach Haul

I hauled a few things from MAC’s To the Beach collection.  Had I known everything was going to sell out the first day I would have bought Sweet & Punchy while I was at it but oh wells. I can’t wait to try everything out! Let me know what you hauled from this collection in the comments!

Click on the pics for full size.


My precious… Marine Life High-light Powder- definitely more of a shimmery coral blush. For some reason it makes me sing “my little pony.”


Hipness blush: a bit pinker and brighter than Instant Chic


Left to right: Beach Bound and Lazy Day. Beach Bound is a pretty peach color that doesn’t turn a horrible orange color on my lips. It’s a very pretty nude type of lip. Lazy Day is almost a glossier more pigmented version of Angel lipstick.


Flurry of Fun lipglass contains teal reflects. Super pretty over lippies!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC

Mascara Junkies: Buy 2 get 1 free at Nordstrom!

Tomorrow, May 29th, Nordstrom is having a buy two get one free of the same brand of  mascara event. Visit your favorite counter in store or online.


Check out MAC’s new Opulash while you’re at.

Let me know in the comments what you plan to get! Happy shopping!

MAC To the Beach Swatches

MAC’s To the Beach collection launched today (technically yesterday at all Nordstrom’s). Sheesh good luck getting a Marine Life high-light powder. That sold out before the collection even launched! Word of advice: if you really want anything that sold out of this collection, call around to random Macy’s, Dillards, and MAC freestanding stores throughout the country (Oklahoma City anyone?). They’ll ship it to you for a charge of about $12 or at least that’s what I was quoted from Macy’s.

As always, click on the photo for full size. Swatched on NW2o skin.


Ignore the glossy blob in the top left of this pic. I believe that’s Smile dazzleglass.
Top row eyeshadows l-r: Sweet & Punchy, Firecracker, Sand & Sun
Second row blushes l-r: Hipness, Get-Away Bronze
Third row lipliners l-r: Life’s a Breeze, Temperature Rising
Third row lipglass l-r: Splashing, Flurry of Fun, Easy Lounger
Bottom row lipsticks l-r: Lazy Day, Beach Bound, Thrills, Fun Bathing


Marine Life High-light Powder l-r: Dark top color, light pink bottom color, mixed

 
Me wearing the Marine Life high-light powder mixed.

What did you or are you planning to haul from this collection?

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrrrrrr! You’ll find me in the shoes and accessories section… Click here to go to the Nordstrom Sale site.

BTW check with your local Nordstrom, MAC may put out their new collection To the Beach one day early for this sale.

Half-Yearly Sale for women & kids
Wednesday, May 26 – Sunday, June 6
New markdowns on your favorite brands! Savings off original prices on selected items. Shop soon for best selection. Go to nordstrom.com for a great selection of sale items. Excludes Nordstrom Rack. 
StoreWide

Double points May 26-29

Check out the stuff I don’t need.


Vince Camuto ‘Ruffles’ Shopper $158.90


Jessica Simpson ‘Alexandra’ Sandal $58.90

What will you be hauling from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

Review: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

Hi everyone! Last month Hourglass Cosmetics was kind enough to send me their Veil Mineral Primer to review. I asked my friend Jennie from Spontaneous Truth to give me her guest review on the product since i’m allergic to titanium dioxide. Thanks for the great review, Jennie!

Per the description on the Sephora website: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is a clean, satin-finish formula that effortlessly smoothes onto skin to help keep makeup looking fresh and prevent fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften skin’s imperfections and fine lines. Veil Mineral Primer is formulated with naturally-derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents. This water-resistant primer is also 100% free of fragrance, oil, and parabens.

Jennie’s review:

I’m admittedly not as much of a makeup junkie as I’d like to be. I don’t always know the hot new items on the shelves in Sephora and while I know how to wear makeup, I could probably benefit from a class in artistic application of the stuff. So consider this a girl-off-the-street review and treat this as a disclaimer that I’m no expert (now, in all things related to grammar and edible desserts I do like to pretend to have expertise…but that’s another matter entirely).
 
Slated for review today? Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer with SPF 15. Now junkie I may not be, but I’m no primer virgin. That cherry got popped years ago and I’ve long been alternating between Smashbox and Bare Minerals primers. But it was time for fresh blood…er, primer. Enter the Hourglass. It looks like sunscreen and kind of felt like it at first application, but it smoothes on nicely and the initial greasiness wore off immediately. The SPF is a nice added bonus (I’m a fair Irish gal and always need any added protection from harsh sunshine rays that I can get).
 
Now some background on my complexion. I’m a combination kind of chick and I tend to get my shine on by noon (sadly). I use pressed powder and blotting sheets throughout the day to combat the shine and keep my makeup looking fresh. But after wearing the Hourglass primer on a daily basis (at least, during the workweek) for about two weeks, I found I wasn’t whipping out my compact or blotters to freshen up nearly as often — if at all. Maybe once during the day but more often than not, I was leaving it untouched in my purse. Color me happy.
 
I found the Hourglass primer to be a good canvas for makeup application, and it held my foundation on nicely. It also worked wonders on my eyelids, as my eye makeup rarely lasts a full workday. I’ve got somewhat sensitive skin and I’m prone to break out easily when I try certain products, but this primer didn’t cause a single blemish or issue that I could find on my skin.

Bottom line: My makeup stayed on longer, stayed fresh and shininess was definitely minimized. I’d definitely add this stuff to my daily makeup regimen. Two thumbs up!


Dispensed


Blended out

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the product by PR.


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