Friday, November 16, 2012

MAC Peachykeen & Gleam

                                           Gleam & Peachykeen
These were the colors than popped out at me in the store and colors that I am naturally drawn to!
I was originally planning on getting satin taupe which didn't look like all that much to me in the store as people make it out to be. I don't know, maybe it's just me?

Gleam Eye shadow (Lustre): A barely pinked gold as described by MAC.
This is my favorite type of shade to use!

I was just looking for an everyday barely there color for all over the lid. These colors just looked so different in the store, maybe it was just the florescent lights I don't know. But it's actually more gold than pink and has a lot more sparkle to it than I expected. It is perfect for the holiday season with all the gold and sparkle to it though.  I think I'll go for something like Naked Lunch next time? Expensive Pink, and Sable are also on my list.


Peachykeen Blush (Sheertone Shimmer): A very baby peach as described by MAC.

 Not what I was expecting by looking at it in the pan . It's a lot more different comparing it to swatches on blogs. It is very beautiful and right up my alley, it's just I feel like I have a million blushes that are the exact same color. And if I'm going to buy one for $20 it should have been a color like no other in my collection. Next  time I'm going for more of a winter color. Ambering Rose, Plum Foolery, and Breezy are also on my list.



Really crappy swatches I know, but Peachykeen is on the left and Gleam on the right.


                                          I don't know why but I save the MAC boxes and bags everytime. Does anybody else do this?

Please tell me if you have any recommendations for me! <3

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tarte Exposed Blush + Free Sephora Sample Bag!

Tarte Exposed Blush

My Sephora order came in! Don't worry I ordered this BEFORE my spending ban! ;) So I have been wanting to try out more natural looking blushes, because all of my blushes are like BAM! when I put them on my face and when I have on a dark lip  it can tend to look a little harsh. I don't want to look like a clown! So I finally caved and ordered Tarte Exposed off Sephora. I think my last straw was seeing it in ChelseaWears October Favorites video. I have also been loving NYX Angel because it's a natural pink, but I wanted to try out a nude blush. I also want to try out MAC Strada, because it is TheStyleChronicles all time favorite blush. But that one is discontinued, so yeah if you have a good dupe please tell me! La Femme Adobe looks very similar, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. :(

I had a code for a free bag of goodies, so I picked out this one, because it had the Nars lip pencil and the MakeupForever HD powder which I've been curious about. I've had it on all day today and I really love it so far! Here's everything I got:
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
Nars Velvet gloss lip pencil in New Lover sample
Makeup Forever HD Powder sample
Sephora Foundation primer sample
Murad Clarifying Cleanser sample
Lancome Eye makeup remover sample 
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara sample
Stila In the light eye shadow palette sample (LOVE LOVE!)
Clean Fresh Laundry fragrance sample
Cartier Baiser Vole fragrance sample
Lily Stella Mccartney fragrance sample (smells like my mom)
For the Hubby:
SpiceBomb Viktor&Rolf cologne sample (Smells amazing, now I know what to get him for Christmas!)
YSL L'Hommme cologne sample (Also smells Really good!!)
All in a cute little black bag! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Make-shift Z-palette dupe

So I bought some La Femme blushes and then I was like, what the heck am I going to put these in now?? I just had them sitting on my counter-top and I didn't want to ruin them, they are so gorgeous! I was looking at Z-palettes online and they are $20.00, and that's without shipping! I was thinking, I just saw a video on how to make your own Z-palette. So I sent out to Michaels  (a craft store) on my quest to find the perfect little case to make my palette. I spent less than $5.00!! And it was so easy!

All you need to buy is this little plastic "bead organizing" case and a magnetic adhesive sheet.
It's just a magnet sheet that is sticky on the back. All you do is measure your little case and cut out your magnet sheet to fit into it, peel off the back, and stick it inside (that's what she said). Easy peasy!!

And there you have it! You can decorate the outside to make it look all fancy n' such if you really want, but I'm not quite the crafty type so I just kept it plain and simple. 

Then I just stuck in my La Femme blushes, and decided to depot a couple of different Wet n Wild shadows that I had to stick in there to make it more convenient so I would use them more.

You could use any case that you find, this actually looks just like a pencil/crayon box that you can buy at almost any store like Walmart/Target etc..

Do you have a Z-palette? 
What do you like to keep inside it?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Swap with Sam from London!

Sorry about the crappy lighting. The lights in my room went out,  so you can see my  lamp on the right side ; )
I did another makeup swap with my friend Sam in the UK! :) I'm sure she will post what I got her when it gets to her. Holy crap you do not even know how excited I was to receive all of this! I think the clouds cleared in the heavens, the light shown down, and I think I might have heard angels sing when I saw this Macaroon lip butter! No joke, that's how I felt! lol This would all be impossible if I didn't have  friends in faraway lands. It makes me feel very thankful and lucky to have them. Here's what I got! : 

                                                                  2 Bourjois foundations:
                                                                   123 Perfect  shade 51( this is new so I'm excited to try it!)
                                                                   Healthy mix serum shade 51 -
                                                              (I ran out of my other one so I needed a backup)

                                                            3 MUA Eyeshadows :
                                                            Shade 30 Pearl    (the gold one, so gorgeous!)
                                                            Shade 17 Matte   (the light brown, matte color)
                                                            Shade 14 Pearl    (the darker shade)


                                                               3 Lippies!
                                                  Revlon lip butter Macaroon  *angels singing*
                                                  Estee Lauder  Bois de Rose
                                                  Estee Lauder  Nectarine

2 Blushes!
 MUA cream blusher in shade Dolly (will look perfect underneath my new MAC blush!)
Sleek Blush in Pomegranate (CamiLovesKiwi loves this blush for Fall)

                                                       Bourjois polish  in shade Beige glamour
                                                       Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps

Look at how gorgeous all of the colors are!

                                       Thank you so much Sam I love         everything!   I can't wait to try everything out! :)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ladies I've been loving

                                                 Ladies I've been Loving <3

I just wanted to share with all of you some blogs and Youtube channels that I have been really enjoying lately and some, become completely obsessed with. Some are girls I've been watching forever and some I have just recently discovered. So here they are, not listed in any particular order. All Gorgeous, gorgeous ladies please check them out if you haven't yet, or you're really missing out!






 Passing Fancy:



My Photo

Gina! My favorite Youtuber EVER  and the reason I bought my first RED lipstick!:
She hasn't been making videos in a couple months and I need my fix!!


Mouldy Fruit:

Please tell me, who have you been loving lately?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Makeup Spending Ban!!

Okay, I now officially put myself on a spending ban. It's written for evidence, so if you see me posting about buying pretty new lipsticks or blushes (which I'm sure you won't see, but just in case!) please comment and scold me. I have been giving in way too much to my greediness and need to stop buying makeup. The only things I'll be buying are essentials like you know....... toothpaste, soap, I don't smell like a bum. The one thing I will let myself buy (because it's cheap and Limited Edition) is the new Wet n Wild 8 pan Sparkle Til Morning, because I still can't find that shit anywhere! So what commended me to put myself on this spending ban do you wonder?  #1: Christmas is coming up and this is my first Christmas I will be doing my own decorations in my own place, so I will be buying decorations and presents of course, and Santa Clause be broke as hell. #2 The hubby took me to MAC today and I limited myself to only getting 1 eye shadow and 1 blush (post coming soon), but afterwards I felt so guilty. #3 I have a package from London coming soon, so I should have enough makeup to last me for like 6 months at least with all the shopping I've been doing lately. So I just had to get this off my chest, and now I already feel better. So maybe, you'll be seeing  empties posts  instead of hauls? If I'm really bold, Project 10 Pan?? I guess I'll have to think about it, and figure it out.

Have you seen me?

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