Sunday, July 5, 2009

MAC Colour Craft Haul

Hubby got back from his trip today and he decided to take me shopping. I was able to snag the Colour Craft collection early (this is to be released on July 9) so I decided to post up some pics. I pretty much got all the MSF's, eyeshadows, and blushes. I had to pick up the brushes since I absolutely loved the 226 from the BBR collection and the 131 looked intriguing! I will be posting up swatches soon (I got the hubby to volunteer his arm) My impressions of this collection are good! I love the blushes the veining is so pretty! The blushes do have fine shimmer to them which I really like since it gives you a dewy look. As for the eyeshadows the colors are great but you will need a base. I find it nice because you basically get 4 colors in one pot, the 2 main colors and the highlights which compliment each other perfectly. The MSF's are pretty as well. Three of them remind me of the MSF from the BBR collection with the striped look unfortnately I was unable to get the gld veining on my pink MSF but needless to say it goes on very natural and looks great. I hope you are all able to check out this collection soon!

MAC Naked Honey Haul

I tried to stay away but I couldn't resist this collection. The highlight powders were so pretty! It's too bad that the shimmer comes off :( but I still really like the colors. I ended up buying the salve for my hubby since he has dry skin and so far he likes it! The salve has a honey type scent to it so it isn't too overwhelming. Did you pick up anything from this collection?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Brush Guard Review

I LOVE these!! I tend to throw my brushes into my makeup bag when I travel and they tend to get smashed and frayed. I know I need to take better care of my brushes since eveyone knows MAC brushes aren't exactly cheap. My solution? The brush guard! These sell for $5.50 on they have multiple sizes and for this price it is so worth it! I can't wait to try these out after I wash my brushes as my 217 tends to fray and have stray hairs after I clean it. Basically these are made of a stretchable mesh material that you slide from the handle to the bristles and it keeps the shape of your brush and protects it from getting snagged/squished. I love these so much I plan to have a contest in July and have this as one of my prizes. Stay tuned and I hope you get a chance to check these out!

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Makeup Storage

My subbies ask me all the time how do I store my makeup. So here it is! I have to admit it is a work in progress. I used to keep them in my traincases but as my collection has gotten larger so now I use storage containers with drawers from Target and Walmart. I have seen better storage methods on youtube from people who use lipstick holders, and cabinets etc so it is something I will be looking into soon.

I have gotten rid of quite a bit of makeup I have tested different brands and have been allergic to almost all of them. The few that don't bother my skin are MAC, Chanel, Urban Decay (Shadows I'm okay with..the lippes not so good) and Everyday Minerals (Has to be applied dry and not using fix+ with it or I break out). I am thinking of doing a collection video just as soon as I find time as I will have to break it down into 2 parts. How do you store your makeup? I'm always looking for new ideas! ^_^

Saturday, May 23, 2009

MAC Style Warrior Haul & Swatches

Well I tried to go without hauling and well I failed miserably!! I knew this Style Warrior Collection was coming out and I had to admit I love the animal print so I decided I had to get it! I especially love the bronzers..I remember using Refined Golden for my wedding makeup and it looked so pretty and natural. Another favorite of mine is the Pink Rebel lustre drops it looks great on the cheeks or even in foundation to give you a nice dewy finish. The solar bits are so pretty the pigmentation on them are amazing! I just used a little on my eyes and it came out so vivid. Hope you had a chance to pick up a few things from the collection. ^_^

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Nail Polish Collection & Storage

In response to requests to see my nail polish collection here it is! ^_^ I love nail polish! My favorite brand is China Glaze. I do have OPI and MAC but I find them a bit on the streaky side. Not to mention I have to apply 3-4 coats in order to get the color the same as the bottle. I found my 60 count nail polish racks from for $22.95 and they also sell China Glaze and OPI at reasonable prices. They sell the CG collections in packages so if you want a whole set you can get one for less than $20 it's a great deal.

Friday, April 17, 2009

MAC Double Dazzle Haul & Swatches

Baby Sparks, Bare Necessity, Date Night, Extra Amps, Funtabulous, Get Rich Quick, Girl's Delight, Goldyrocks, Like Venus

Love Alert, Money Honey, Moth To Flame, Rags To Riches, Smile, Stop! Look!, Sugarrimmed, Utterly Posh

I was so excited to hear about this collection! Ever since MAC came out with Dazzleglasses I have been in love with them! These look amazing on their own but even better layered on lipstick or lipglass. A little goes a long way if you over do it it does get sticky. These sell for $18.00 Check them out! ^_^

Thursday, April 16, 2009

L'Occitane en Provence Hand Cream

This is a must have for anyone who has dry/sensitive skin. L'Occitane en Provence Hand Cream goes on so smooth and not greasy. It is very rich and creamy and it lasts! I just use a dime size amount and it's more than enough. you can buy this from Sephora for $25.00 for the 150ml tube or $10 for the smaller one. I hope you get a chance to try this product out I highly recommend it. ^_^

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes Review

After watching Xsparkage's video on Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes I decided to try these out. I have used Kirkland products in the past and they have never let me down so it was no surprise when these worked out for me. I usually use MAC Wipes to remove my makeup and they work well they are pricey though for $25.00 for 100 sheets. Kirkland Cleansing Towelettes are $20? for 150 sheets (I lost my receipt but it was less than $25) I must admit I like the way they package the product. The Kirkland wipes come in a box which has 4 small packages of 30 wipes with a plastic lid and 2 packets of 15 (which have a resealable top) I find this great because it keeps your wipes moist and fresh. You can find these at Costco and they are located by the toiletries aisle.

Friday, April 3, 2009

China Glaze Haul

Sally's Beauty Supply is having a sale on their China Glaze Nail Polishes buy 2 get 1 free. This sale is going to be going on until the end of April. Now you all know I love MAC but I have to admit MAC's nail polish is not up to par. I find them very streaky and I have to apply multiple coats to get an opaque finish. China Glaze on the other hand is amazing! It goes on smooth and it's very pigmented. I brought my China Glaze polish in Spontaneous to the salon for my manicure and pedicure and I received alot of compliments on it. Honestly how can you go wrong? The price is affordable and it's great quality! Hope you guys have a chance to check it out! ^_^

Friday, March 20, 2009

MAC Sugarsweet Haul & Swatches

This collection is so pretty! All the pastels are perfect for spring. I just wish the glosses were a bit more pigmented, but if you layer it over the lippies is should give it that extra kick. I couldn't believe how busy my MAC store was. It seemed as though this collection was really popular. My store had already sold out of the Saint Germain and the Peppermint Patti nail polish. My favorites are the MSFs and the shadesticks ^_^ Hope you got some sugar sweet for yourself! Have a great weekend!

E.L.F. Sale (70% off all items)

I just wanted to give my subbies the heads up on the sale that's going on E.L.F. 70% off everything and if you purchase more than $75 (before discount) you get free shipping. I ordered $75 worth of items and only paid less than $28 with free shipping. The coupon code is RNDMDSC70ER84 at checkout. Take advantage of this since the code may expire soon. It is valid as of this blog entry. Their website is Hope you find some great deals!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Collective Haul (MAC, Stila, Lush, Walgreen's)

MAC Eyeshadows (All free since I had a bunch of Back 2 MAC Containers)
Plus I picked up another Technakohl Liner in Photogravure

Stila Contour Palettes from Costco $9.97 each these include the 2 Lip Glaze Sticks and Powder Brush

BOGO From Walgreen's Mint Julep Masque

Just some random stuff I got in the past couple of weeks. Costco has great deals on Stila I bought the contouring trio for $9.97 It's not bad since the kit comes with the contour palette, a powder brush, and 2 lip glaze sticks. The lip glaze sticks are a bit on the sheer side but the colors are pretty.

I went to Michael's and bought some brushes and plan to do a review/comparison on the Loew-Cornell brushes vs. MAC brushes this weekend. I have to say I am in LOVE with Lush's Porridge Soap! This stuff smells awesome plus it's great for exfoliating! I'm so addicted to it! I did a Back 2 MAC and got the 4 MAC Shadows for free I'm so proud of myself I only bought a Technakohl liner. I'm thinking of skipping the Grand Duos collection but I must admit the Sugar Sweet Collection looks promising I really like the MSFs, Shadesticks and e/s colors since I don't have them in my collection yet. I hope to pick them up on Friday (My day off).