MAC Temperature Rising Collection

May 21, 2013 | Beauty, MAC | 2 Comments »

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MAC Temperature Rising Collection


MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Hot Nights


MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Hot Nights


MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Ripe for Love


MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Ripe for Love


MAC Temperature Rising Lipstick in Caliente


MAC Temperature Rising Lipglass in Underdressed


Swatches (Left to Right): Caliente, Underdressed, Hot Nights, Ripe for Love

I was pretty excited about the MAC Temperature Rising Collection. Everything looked so sparkly and pretty! I know I said I don’t care for shimmer/sparkle, but something about these sparkly beauties really stood out. The bronze packaging is also really pretty and screams SUMMER! Below you can see some swatches of me wearing Ripe for Love blush and Caliente lipstick. I absolutely LOVE both! I don’t own many peach blushes so this was a must have for my collection. Both blushes really packed on some color so I had to use a rather light hand when applying them. They lasted pretty much all day, but started to get patchy around 8 or so hours. Caliente lipstick is absolutely adorable! The sparkle can be a bit much, but I do appreciate it. It did fade after about 2-3 hours so I had to reapply quite often throughout the day. I also really liked the texture. You can see it in action in the photo below.

I didn’t get any of the other lipsticks or lipglasses because I already own similar shades. I do however regret not getting the Bare My Soul Quad. Which is now sold out. Doh!


Lancome mini haul

May 3, 2013 | Beauty, Lancôme | No Comments »

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Lancôme mini haul


Lancôme Vernis In Love in Rose Pitimini

Last week Lancôme had a pretty sweet Gift With Purchase deal. Shown above you can see my mini haul including my 2 purchases and GWP. The GWP are the blush in Shimmer Mocha Havana and the Color Design Lipstick in Wannabe. I also got a blush brush, Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector, High Résolution Refill-3X™ Triple Action Renewal Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15, Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Black, and a super pretty iPad case. I even got a 10% off coupon for my next purchase. Pretty nifty, huh?

The nail polish is a really pretty rose pink. It applied nicely with hardly no streaking. However, it started chipping on just the 2nd day. It’s mostly just the tips so that’s not too bad, but I was expecting a lot longer wear time. The blush is a shimmery bronze pink which is just gorgeous! This lasted a good 8+ hours. I also really LOVE the Hypnôse Drama Mascara.

If you’re bummed that you missed out, Macy’s is having a similar deal starting May 7th. Only you get a super cute tote bag along with about 6 samples when you spend a certain amount of money on any Lancôme products. If I’m not mistaken I think it’s about $65. I lost the flier otherwise I would double check.

Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish

April 8, 2013 | Beauty, Nail Polish | 3 Comments »

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Swatch: Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish


Swatch: Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Speckle Nail Varnish is my very first Illamasqua nail polish. Illamasqua’s new speckled nail polishes really jumped out at me. They’re so pretty and absolutely PERFECT for Spring! Speckle is the prettiest lilac shade with little specks of glitter. It applied perfectly with no streaking. Honestly, I’d have to say that this polish applied nicer than any other polish I own. It even looked pretty with a single coat! However, it looks much nicer with the second coat. It lasted a good long week before it started chipping. I heard lots of other people got longer wear time, but I’m very active with my hands so a week is actually VERY good for me. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I got wearing this out. Everyone kept saying it looked like bird’s eggs and gushed over how cute it was.


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