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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.
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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?

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.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes, my new love

I gave into the hype and bought a couple Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palettes the other day from Rite Aid. Yes, the same brand that makes 99 cent nail polish that you loved in your teens. The first words out of my mouth when I swatched my WnW Lust palette were “Holy S*&$!” I didn’t expect them to be so smooth and buttery with a high color payoff! These definitely remind me of the same quality as Dior but with cheap packaging. The colors in the WnW Lust palette are also dupes of MAC Eyeshadows such as Shadowy Lady, Yogurt, Beauty Marked, Fig 1, and Knight Divine.


Colors in the left column are matte, and the right column is shimmer. I found it to be a light shimmer, not too chunky.


Flash, swatched with no base, matte colors on top, shimmer on the bottom


Natural light, swatched with no base, matte colors on top, shimmer on the bottom

These shadows blended out very well on the eye, as well. I’ll post a FOTD using these colors this week.

If you’re looking for budget eyeshadows, look no further, give these a try!

Disclosure- product featured was bought by yours truly.

Friday Favorites

TGIF baby. I feel like it’s been a pretty short week but that’s because of my travel. Yay home! This weekend isn’t going to be too epic but I love myself a lazy weekend. BTW I’m thinking of moving my blog over to Blogger. Yay? Nay?

Let’s get these Friday Favorites started!

Brows are so important. They can make or break a makeup look. Kandee Johnson posted this awesome video about keeping your brows tamed.

Fellow blogger friend Laura (Emerald Green 88) posted this excellent tutorial on depoting MAC eyeshadows and blushes. Click here for the full tutorial.

Ever wonder where cursors come from?

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Disney and MAC collaborate! Venomous Villains Sept 2010

Attention Disney fans, according to WWD , MAC is collaborating with Disney to feature a villain themed launch this September! MAC will feature four villains in their lineup, no word on which ones.  Lipstick, powder, lip gloss and blush shades will be sold, ranging in price from $12 to $29.50.

Check out this link to see a special video! http://www.maccosmetics.com/vv


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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday my lovelies! I’m out of town in the tropics of Ohio. I’ll be back soon! Until then I hope you enjoy my Friday Favorites!

Pixiwoo is another favorite youtuber of mine. She just published a summer makeup tutorial on her site. I find it very useful!

Nom… these totally remind me of my honeymoon in Paris. If you haven’t tried a French macaroon, you’re missing out. You can order them from Sucre online.

Just some pictures from lolcats that make me laugh every time.

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