Saturday, October 29, 2011

MAC Lipstick Haul - Featuring my 1st Back to MAC

Hello Beauties! So I finally stopped being lazy and decided to depot a few of my single MAC eye shadows (mainly because I was running out of places to put them) and took the empty pans to MAC to get a lipstick. I had a really hard time trying to figure out which one I wanted, mainly because I wanted so many. If it's any secret I am obsessed with matte red lipstick, I have quite a few and my favorite is Russian Red from MAC. I've always heard of Ruby Woo and how gorgeous it is but how difficult it was to work with so I just always stayed away, but I finally caved and choose that for my 1st Back to MAC. I will say that's it is everything people say it is. Of course I could not just leave without one, I wanted a fall lipstick so I choose Rebel. The other two lipsticks Show Orchid and Neon Orange were purchased with my Fall Colour haul. I think that's enough rambling for now on to the pics........

From left to right: Rebel, Ruby Woo, Neon Orange, Show Orchid

Rebel - Satin finish, described as a Vivid pinkish-purple
I really like this color, on my lips it's a bright magenta color. I will be wearing this a lot this fall season.

Ruby Woo - Retro-matte finish. described as Vivid brighty coral-red
This is the best worst product that I own! It is so beautiful on the lips, once you get it on. This is the hardest lipstick I have ever worked with, it does not glide on smooth at all.

Neon Orange - Amplified finish, described as a Clean orange
I got this because I wanted an orange from MAC. I like it but I would not say it was anything spectacular.

Show Orchid - Amplified finish, Vivid hot pink
I love this. I like lipsticks with blue undertones and this is a vivid hot pink with blue undertones. Another one I will be wearing often this fall.

Lip Swatches

Swatches from left to right: Rebel, Show Orchid, Neon Orange, Ruby Woo

What are some of your lipsticks for fall?

Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FOTD : Monochromatic Smoky Eye

Hello Beauties! I've seen several monochromatic looks and this is my take on it using purple. For this look I used my Kat Von D True Romance, True Love palette. I do not show this palette the love it deserves, it has some really great colors and unique purples that I do not have elsewhere in my collection. On to the look.......

-MAC Painterly paint pot
-NYX Jumbo Pencil - Black Bean
-Kat Von D TR, TL - Skiba (lid), Cholita (outer-v), Peanut (brow bone highlight)
-MAC e/s - Soft Brown (transition color), All That Glitters (tear duct highlight)
-Essence Pen Liner
-CG Lash Blast Mascara - Blackest Black

-MAC MSF - Dark
-Jordana Blush - Terracotta
-Sally Girl Shimmer Strips

-Lip Balm

Hope you enjoyed viewing & have a blessed day!!

XOXO Brittany

Friday, October 21, 2011

NOTD : Sinful Colors 24/7

Hello Beauties & happy Friday! Here's a really quick Nail of the Day post. I'm in my 1st semester of nursing clinicals which means now were actually going to the hospital and interacting with patients. So far so good, the only thing I do not like is that I had to take off my acrylic overlay, which I've been getting at the nail salon since the 7th grade. Now I'm polishing my own nails myself every week, I must say that it is not as bad as I thought. I just have to get good at it again. This week I used Sinful Colors 24,7 which is a vivid hot pink color. I really love this nail polish, this is my 2nd bottle. Well enough rambling for now, here's a few pictures.........

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sleek MakeUp Blush Haul

Hello Beauties! After months of contemplating I finally caved & purchased my 1st Sleek order. Sleek is a makeup company that is based in the UK. I've seen so many posts/videos on how awesome their products were but when I went to the site I noticed that their shipping was 13.50 (it's now 10.00) which is outrageously high but I still wanted the products, so I waited to order as much as I could at once. I placed my order on September 3rd and recieved  it on September 24th. I personally think that is really long but it was my 1st purchase from the UK so I really don't have anything else to compare it to. Words to the wise, if you do plan on ordering from them, they do not provide a tracking number when they send a dispatch email. You can try emailing them for it but it may take them a while to get it back to you. With that being said I really like everything I got from them and here are the blushes I ordered.....

I love the packaging, it's so sleek and tiny. They retail for $6.50 and they each come with 8g/.027 oz.

From Left to Right
Santorini, Suede, Aruba, Rose Gold, Scandalous





Rose Gold

Swatches from left to right:
Rose Gold, Aruba, Santorini, Suede (it's basically my skin tone so it's difficult to see), Scandalous

I believe some of them blushes are limited edition, like the ones with the different packaging, if interested in purchasing check the website for availability.

What are some of your favorite Sleek products?

Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany


Sunday, October 9, 2011

FOTD : Romantic Smoky Eye

Hello Beauties! I did this look using my Sleek "Oh So Special" palette I just recently got. I think this look would be perfect for going out on a date or a night out. It was really easy to do & did not take a lot of time.

Products Used:
-MAC's Painterly & Idyllic Paint Pots
-Sleek Makeup "Oh So Special" palette- The Mail, Organza, Celebrate, Ribbon, & Bow
-MAC's Feline Eye Khol
-CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara

-MAC MSF - Dark
-MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
-Stila's Self Adjusting Coral Blush
-MAC MSF - Lightscapade (highlight)

-Wet-N-Wild Lip Pencil - Chestnut
-Wet-N-Wild Lipstick - 903C
-ELF Glossy Gloss - Berry Blush

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MAC Haul! Posh Paradise and Style Driven Collections

Hello Beauties! Over the past month or so MAC has been serving out new collections what seems like to me every week! The two collections featured in this post are Posh Paradise (released September 15th) and Style Driven (released September 22). Posh Paradise is the collection with the Mattene lipsticks and Paint Pots. Style Driven was a pretty decent sized collection with the Pro Longwear items, eye shadows, lipcremes, lipglasses, and lip pencils. (I wish they would make Pro Longwear blushes lol). I did not go too buy crazy over these two collections, I had to limit myself, but here's a few photos of what I did get......

1 Paint Pot, 1 Mattene LipStick, 3 Pro Longwear Lipglasses, 1 Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Pro Longwear Lipcreme - Love Forever
Mattene Lipstick - Rare Exotic

Idyllic Paint Pot

Swatches Left to Right
Love Forever Lipcreme, Rare Exotic Mattene Lipstick, Driven by Love, Whoops, Full Speed Ahead Lipglasses, Idyllic Paint Pot

I do believe that the Style Driven Collection is permanent and if so I will be purchasing more of those lipglasses, so far I really like them!

What did you get from any of these collections?

Hope you enjoyed viewing!! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks and Have a Blessed Day!!

XOXO Brittany

FOTD : Study Break

Hello Beauties! This is my 1st post using the Blogger App on my iPad. I just wanted to try & see how I might (or might not) like it.

I've been really busy with school & one night as I was studying I put my books down & picked my makeup brushes up. I really liked the results & wanted to share.

Products Used
-MAC Painterly Paint Pot
-MAC Chromaline - Primary Yellow
-MAC e/s - Rule, Atlantic Blue, Fresh Water, Soft Brown, Chrome Yellow, Samoa Silk
-Wet-N-Wild Trio - Earth Looks Small From Down Here (the Jade color)
-Maybelline Gel Liner
-CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
-Beauty Supply Store Lashes #68

-MAC MSF in Dark
-MAC Bronzer - Refined Golden
-NARS Blush - Taj Mahal
-Sally Girl Shimmer Strips (Highlight)

-MAC Cremesheen Glass - On the Scene