November 2013 Wishlist

November 1, 2013 | Beauty, Wishlist | 4 Comments »


1. Kat Von D Spellbinding Eye Shadow Book – $55.00
A mesmerizing 24-pan eye shadow book of rich, spellbinding shades that harmoniously pair to create endless looks. Each set of shades can be paired together to create perfectly layered looks reminiscent of old school shade-shifters. The shadows glide on effortlessly to blend and layer seamlessly. Each of the rich, creamy colors is formulated with a high-pigment load for incredible payoff with just one swipe. Experience incredibly long-lasting crease-free color with shades won’t budge or flake—this is the same great formula that Kat Von D is known for. Together, they’re the perfect mix of neutral shades and bold pops of color in a beautiful box featuring Kat’s original artwork. This palette is the perfect gift for any makeup lover or yourself.

2. Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set – $39.00
A spellbinding set of 10 mini, long-wear lipsticks in neutral, bright, matte, and foil shades. These rich lipsticks deliver long-lasting color and wearability with the same great formula that Kat Von D is known for. Ten gorgeous, rich shades featuring flattering, full-bodied colors and both matte and metallic finishes mean there’s a shade for every occasion and all skintones. The moisturizing formula goes on smoothly and effortlessly and is enriched with vitamin A, C, and E to keep lips hydrated. This perfect mix of neutral shades and bold pops of color comes in a beautiful box that features Kat’s original artwork. It makes a great gift as a set or separated into mini lipstick stocking stuffers.

3. Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower Gel 24 oz – $32.00
Indulge hair and body in the clean, refreshing scent of Pure Grace. The soft soap and water scent will have you craving your next shower.

4. Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet – $42.00
A limited-edition, exclusive blush set with an eco-chic bow bracelet. The perfect gift for the spontaneous blush enthusiast, this palette comes with a range of five full-size shades and a wearable eco-chic bow cuff that’s sure to be the season’s hottest accessory. This limited-edition set complements all skin types and is infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay that lasts up to 12 hours for fade-free, flawless wear.

5. Philosophy Pure Grace Perfumed Body Lotion 24 oz – $42.00
A perfumed body lotion for anyone who wants to feel soap-and-water fresh. Inspired by Philosophy’s ultra-fresh, soap and water fragrance, Pure Grace, this antioxidant-rich formula uses a unique, synergistic blend of vitamin E, aloe, and natural extracts to moisturize and soothe the skin leaving it feeling velvety soft. Your skin will truly feel and smell like you just stepped out of the shower.

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection

October 21, 2013 | Beauty, MAC | 4 Comments »


RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection Lipstick


RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection Lipstick


RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection Lipstick


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick in Nude


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick in RiRi Woo


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick in Talk That Talk


RiRi Hearts MAC Lipstick in Who’s That Chick


Swatches: Nude, RiRi Woo, Talk That Talk, Who’s That Chick

I’m pretty late on getting this post up. I have so many posts drafted and this one somehow got lost in the mix.

Do y’all remember my last RiRi Hearts MAC post? I was crazy enough to go through the whole ‘waiting room’ experience and swore to never do it again. Believe it or not I stood my ground. Sometimes living in the middle of nowhere truly is a blessing in disguise. The MAC counter at my local(ish) Macy’s doesn’t usually get too crazy during new releases. RiRi was an exception of course. No worries. I was second in line. I got up super early, drove to the mall with my father, fueled up on a venti soy latte, and started my stalky business outside of Macy’s. As soon as the doors opened I ran to the MAC counter and while trying to catch my breath acted as if I just happened to be in the area. ‘Oh TODAY is the RiRi launch? Oh! I’ll take one of each lipstick I guess…’ I then stood back as the crowd of people flooded the counter. Not everyone left so happy. And if I hadn’t checked my bag before leaving I would have been one of those unhappy people as Talk That Talk wasn’t in my bag. Always check your bags before taking off! Especially during a big launch like this.

After reading reviews it seems quite a bit of people weren’t happy with the lipsticks. I personally found that a little prepping went a long way. I used a lip scrub beforehand and then applied a very thin layer of lip balm to my lips. Then I pat the lipsticks on gently and built up as needed. No issues at all! Talk That Talk did get a bit patchy after eating and drinking, but a little touch up fixed that. They’re gorgeous lipsticks and totally worth the little effort needed to perfect the look. I know that not everyone feels the same, but hey, everyone is different.


RiRi Woo


Talk That Talk




Who’s That Chick

I can’t wait for the RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection! Are you planning to get anything from the RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection? Did you purchase anything from the Fall Collection? What are your thoughts?

October 2013 Wishlist

October 2, 2013 | Beauty, Wishlist | 4 Comments »


1. Make Up For Ever Blue Sepia Palette – $42.00
Blue Sepia Palette has 8 eye shadows, in matte and satin textures, including 2 adapted for eyebrow make-up. The Petrol Blue, the it-shade of the season and iconic to the 50’s era, fits perfectly with the variation of browns, ranging from pale beige to dark brown. The black shade accentuates the depth of the eyes, and light pink is used to illuminate and contrast the make-up of the eyelids. The palette includes two brushes allowing the application of the eye shadows as well as eyebrow make-up. Each one is composed with the new fibers used in the new make-up brush range.

2. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Merlot – $32.00
A one-of-a-kind, buildable, high-metallic cream eye shadow with a striking foil finish. Create a variety of effects with Stila’s revolutionary foil-finish eye shadow that builds from a light, sheer shimmer to a high-metallic opaque. The set includes a deluxe Stay All Day® Liquid Eye Primer, which preps, primes, and creates long-lasting adhesion to lids. It also includes a handy mixing tray for easy use; simply apply, combine and shine.

3. Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails – $24.50
A rich, creamy salve that nourishes and conditions cuticles.

4. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in La Paz – $26.00
Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. This super-rich lipstick provides high-impact payoff: an ultra-pigmented, long-wearing formula that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.


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