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).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Essence of Beauty Brushes and 66 Lip Color Palette (eBay)

I've heard great things about the Essence of Beauty brushes so when I visited my sister who lives in So. Cal I went to CVS and picked these up. These are the travel sizes and they are so SOFT! I love them! The quality is great and the price is great as well less than $10 for the set these are so worth it. If you live near a CVS I suggest you check it out.

I ordered the 66 lip palette from eBay after seeing some reviews on YouTube and got this palette for less than $18 including shipping. The seller lives in Hong Kong but shipping took a week so it wasn't too bad. The colors are so vibrant (I'll do swatches later) ^_^

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lucky Me & Lucky Tom

MAC Paint Pot Bare Study, MAC Black Track Fluidline, Lucky Tom (Outer V), Stylin' (Lid), Creme Royal (Highlight), MAC Technnakohl Liner Photogravure (waterline) Brushes (239. 217, 209)
I forgot mascara in this look! Doh!
I got the night off from work!! Yay! So I thought I'd do a look using the Hello Kitty Lucky Tom palette. Enjoy! ^_^

Sunday, March 8, 2009

eBay MAC Pigment Haul...Yes they are Authentic

MAC Pigments: Provence (Left) and Circa Plum (Right)
Swatches done without Fix+

I love these colors! I got these off ebay which at first made me nervous since you hear about all these stories about fake pigments but I was relieved to find that these were authentic. Circa Plum is awesome! The color is so vibrant even when applied dry. I know it's being re-released with the Rose Romance Collection which should be out sometime in April. I'm hoping to create a look using these colors.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Coach Outlet & CCO Haul

Coach Shoulder Sack Reg. $158.00 sale for $62.00

Coach Long Wallet Reg. $238.00 sale for $83.00
Coach Small Wallet Reg. $178.00 sale for $60.00
MAC Adoring Carmine Eye Brush Set $37.50
The hubby and I decided to take advantage of the great weather and made a trip to the Vacaville outlets. While he was shopping at J. Crew for more work clothes. I went over to Coach and I noticed there was a line up at the door, I asked one of the ladies in line what was going on and she told me they were having a huge sale and that items were 50% off discounted outlet prices. At first I told myself I'm just going to look and that I had a bunch of Coach purses collecting dust in my closet (Yes, I'm a desginer purse addict too) and that I didn't need another one.

I stepped into the store and saw these cute multi colored signature wallets and matching shoulder sack and gave in! :P These were so cute and such a great deal! I swear I wasn't the only one stocking up! People keep saying recession this and recession that...but let me tell you, you wouldn't think our economy was in trouble if you saw how many ladies had their arms full with Coach items. I looked like the most conservative person there with only 3 items! LOL

I couldn't go to the Vacaville outlets without visiting the CCO. They pretty much had the same stuff from before but this time I decided to pick up MAC's Adoring Carmine Eye brush set. I wanted to get a travel 209 brush so this was perfect. The quality of course isn't the same as the full sized versions but it will work in a pinch. Overall it was a great day hubby and I spent the day together, enjoyed the sun, and found some great deals!

Hope you all had a great weekend! ^_^

Friday, March 6, 2009

MAC Pigment Haul

I'm trying to build my kit so I thought I'd pick up more pigments. Luckily I have a MAC Pro Store close by (San Francisco) and they were able to ship it to me with next day delivery. I have to admit I'm so excited to use these. My subbies ask me if they need to have a MAC Pro card in order to buy/order from the Pro store but it isn't necessary. What I did was called the store directly and chose the colors from the Pro site. Anyone can purchase PRO products. I swatched these with MAC Fix+ the pics look small but if you click on them they will enlarge. My fave is Ruby Red ^_~

Thursday, March 5, 2009

MAC Hello Kitty Kouture Haul

I'm speechless...All I can say is I LOVE this collection!!! Absolutely Beautiful! The quality of the compacts remind me of the Monogram Collection. Heavy and the quality is amazing! It's so cute and chic! ^_^ Loves it!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hello Kitty Kouture

Swarovski Crystal encrusted MAC Hello Kitty Compacts and Dazzleglasses..pure luxury items and yes I deserve it. My birthday is coming up next month so I decided to splurge. Sure it is pricey but I figure something like this does not come often. Sure MAC has a Kouture collection every year but not like this especially for a Hello Kitty and MAC fan like me. For me it is something worth splurging for. I'm planning on hitting up my MAC Store on Thursday and picking up these beautiful items. I swear this is going to be my last splurge...for now... :P

My First Lush Haul

I'm still feeling sick today, so I asked my husband to pick me up a few things from Lush. I've been watching YouTube videos on Lush hauls and their products and decided to try it out. I have really dry skin and I've heard great things about their Porridge Bars (these smell so good!) apparently it helps reduce redness. I also picked up a couple of Massage Bars (Peach and Therapy) and when you buy 2 you get a free Lush tin. The "I should Coco" soap bar smells like a Pina Colada and has coconut in it so it helps with expholiating. The shower emotibombs smell refreshing and I've heard they can really help perk you up.

So far I am really loving the products. They gave 3 generous samples for me to try, Chanty Pot lotion, Lemony Flutter Cuticle butter, and Angels on Bareskin (Facial Cleanser) check out their website the prices are decent and the amount of product you get is generous. ^_^