Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MAC Refill Haul II.

Hello Beauties! I have another MAC refill haul. If you recall last year MAC added quite a few Pro items to the regular site but they didn't add all the shadows initially. I was browsing the website (as I normally do) and noticed that the other shadows were finally added so I picked up a some along with a few other things. On to the pics, enjoy.

The eye shadows

Canary Yellow - "Bright yellow" matte finish
Bright Sunshine - "Primary iridescent yellow" frost finish
Sour Lemon - "Acidy yellow chartreuse" satin finish  
Lime - "Lime green" matte finish
Amber Lights - "Peachy brown with shimmer" frost finish 


Canary Yellow, Bright Sunshine, Sour Lemon, Lime, Amber Lights

The blushes

Desert Rose - "Soft reddish-burgundy" matte finish
Coppertone - "Peach brown" matte finish


Desert Rose, Coppertone

I'm happy with all these additions. I've been having each item on my (long) MAC list for the longest. 

Thanks so much for viewing!!

Please leave any questions or comments below.

XOXO Brittany

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Summer FOTD's Fin.

Hello Beauties! Where did this Summer go? I'm still trying to figure it out but I did enjoy every minute of it. Sadly this will be my last one this year (school starts tomorrow). Hope you enjoyed these posts because I enjoyed sharing!

This is like my favorite makeup look. I had the time to do this everyday I more than likely would.

I live for green eye shadow.
OCC Hoochie Liptar

I used MUFE #9 shadow. It's definitely one of my favorite purples.
MAC Tarte & Trendy Lipstick

Pink Pepper and purple
L. A. Girl Last Night lipstick

Neutral eye with pops of color/Sugarpill Velocity e/s on the lower lash line/ OCC Pretty Boy lip tar

B'Day makeup
MAC Deep Damson pressed pigment, RiRi Woo lipstick

As always please leave your favorite in the comments below & thanks so much for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Saturday, August 17, 2013

MAC Pressed Pigments 2013.

Hello Beauties! Today's posts features a couple of the new MAC Pressed Pigments. I'm so happy I decided to try these because they are absolutely stunning and very easy to work with. Take a look at the two I picked up, enjoy.

Pink Pepper, Damson

Pink Pepper - "Deep coral with gold pearl" 

Damson - "Deep brown with gold pearl"


Pink Pepper, Damson

The swatch really doesn't do justice for either of them. They have a great sparkle and shine that has glitter but not too glitter-y if that makes sense. I apply them but spraying my face with Fix + and a flat paddle brush. I don't experience fall out by using that method. 

These each retail for $21 and they are both limited edition. If you can get your hands on these I really recommend getting them.

Please leave any questions or comments below.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ben Nye Haul.

Hello Beauties! Today I'm sharing a few photos & swatches of some Ben Nye creme products. It includes a mix of mostly the creme colors, one creme blush or rouge, and a creme highlight.

I purchased these items from Makeup Mania online.
They each retail for $5.95.
The creme colors can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips. The creme highlight all over the face and the creme rouge states usage for the face. 

Ben Nye Creme Color - Bright Pink
Ben Nye Creme Rouge - Coral
Ben Nye Creme Highlight - Deep (CH -5)


Bright Pink, Coral, Dark

Ben Nye Creme Color - Orange
Ben Nye Creme Color - Yellow
Ben Nye Creme Color - Vivid Violet


Orange, Yellow, Vivid Violet

Ben Nye Creme Color - Lime Green
Ben Nye Creme Color - Gecko Green
Ben Nye Creme Color - Green


Lime Green, Gecko Green, Green

Ben Nye Creme Color - Turquoise
Ben Nye Creme Color - Sky Blue
Ben Nye Creme Color - Blue


Turquoise, Sky Blue, Blue

So far I've used the creme colors as eye shadow bases to make the colors pop. They do a really good job but I would recommend using a primer before hand & they do crease so I would also make sure to smooth/blend out before eye shadow application. 

I planned on using the creme highlight to highlight under my brow bone but it may be a bit too pink for that. 

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. 

Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Coastal Scents Hot Pot Haul.

Hello Beauties! As mentioned in my Summer FOTD's 5 post I purchased a few shadows from the latest Coastal Scents hot pot sale. If you would like a deeper in-depth look at my thoughts on these shadows please check out my hot pot review here. On to the photos and swatches, enjoy!

Coastal Scents Hot Pots

Top row - Southern Bell, Oat Mean Tan, Oktoberfest, Harvest Brown
Bottom row - Cinnamon Stone, Chocolate Berry, Black Berry


From left: Southern Bell, Oat Mean Tan, Oktoberfest, Harvest Brown, Cinnamon Stone, Chocolate Berry, Black Berry

Top Row - Volcanic Blast, Deep Cantaloupe, Solar Flare
Bottom Row - Sage Sensation, Vibrant Lime Green, Prehistoric Green, Vibrant Blue Green


From left: Volcanic Blast, Deep Cantaloupe, Solar Flare, Sage Sensation, Vibrant Lime Green, Prehistoric Green, Vibrant Blue Green

Top row - Laguna Green, Vibrant Blue, Brandeis Blue
Bottom row - Thistle Lavender, Magenta, Midnight Blue


From left: Laguna Green, Vibrant Blue, Brandeis Blue, Thistle Lavender, Magenta, Midnight Blue

I'm really happy with these shades I picked out. The only one this isn't as pigmented as I would want it to be is Midnight Blue, if you know of any great pigmented dark navy blue matte shadows please leave them in the comments below! 

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below!

Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer FOTD's 5.

Hello Beauties! I cannot believe it's August already. I can say that this Summer has been a good Summer for makeup for me. Meaning that I got to use a lot of my collection by constantly rotating products and also adding some new products into the rotation. On to the looks, enjoy!

Very bright colorful look
MAC Magenta lip pencil. RiRi Boy lipstick. Feel My Pulse Lipstick.

I did this fun look using some of my Wet N Wild eye shadows
MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme lipstick 

Double winged liner using Lime Crime's Blue Milk liquid liner
NYX's Euro Trash matte lipstick and Buttery Nude Xtreme lip cream

Finally something neutral
Aside from MAC's Naked Dark pigment on my brow bone, all the other eye shadows are from Coastal Scents.
I picked up a few of their hot pots during the latest sale and I haven't used any other shadows since.
I'll have pics and swatches coming really soon. 

NYX Pure Red matte lipstick

The star of this look is the blue shadow, Brandeis Blue, another shade from Coastal Scents
Ablaze Lip Pencil on my lips

No Naked Sunday
Again all Coastal Scents shadows, MAC pigments in Tan (on the lid) and Naked Dark (on the brow bone)
MAC Magenta lip pencil and Feel My Pulse lipstick. 

Please let me know which look was your favorite!

Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Monday, July 29, 2013

MAC Stylish Me Blush.

Hello Beauties! Today I have a quick post of a new MAC blush, Stylish Me, released in the Summer Nudes and Metallics collection.

MAC Stylish Me Blush

Where to buy: This was a Pro Store/online only collection (it's still available to date on MAC's website)
Price: $21
Finish: Satin
Description: "Deep dirty mauve"


When I first saw the blush in person I thought it was a really nice blush, something different to add to all the bright colorful shades I have. Then I  swatched it and was like "woahhhh!". The blush is immensely pigmented and it has a nice sheen to it as well. Very pretty once applied to the cheeks. 

Did you pick of this blush or anything else from the Nudes and Metallics collection? Please share your haul in the comments below!

Thanks for viewing!

XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

OCC Lip Tars + Swatches.

Hello Beauties! If you recall from my Top 12 of 2012 post I talked about a product that was not new but new to me, the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Lip Tars. Ever since I tried one out I have been in love. I've acquired a few more shades since last year and I figured I share them. Enjoy!

Nylon - Almost fluorescent pink 
 Anime - Blue based fuchsia 
 Pretty Boy - Bright clean pink
(I know they all look the same but, trust me, they're slightly all different)


Nylon, Anime, Pretty Boy

Hoochie - Bright magenta
Belladonna (it's DC'ed I believe) - Blue based purple

Hoochie, Belladonna

Grandma - Bright coral
 Melange - Terracotta 

Grandma, Melange

Stalker - Blue based red
Vintage - Deep burgundy 


Stalker, Vintage

The pigmentation on these babies are insane. A very (I do mean very) little does a long way. 

I would recommend using a lip brush for precise application and maybe your finger to touch up during the day. Not many touchups are needed because once they set they are on there. I can get a good 6 hours from these. 

If you pay close attention longevity is something I like in in a lip product. Once it's there I want it to be there. Usually because I'm going to forget to reapply. 

Do you have any of these? Any other shades you would recommend? 

Thanks so much for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Saturday, July 13, 2013

MAC Tropical Taboo Haul + Swatches.

Hello Beauties! Every year around this time (well since I've been purchasing from MAC) they release a mineralized collection and I'm always so happy because I love their Mineralized Skin Finishes and Mineralized Blushes. This year's collection is called Tropical Taboo and keep reading to see what I picked up!

Tropical Taboo Mineralized Skin Finishes

From left: Lust, Adored, Rio

Description: "A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high frost metallic finish.."
Price: $30
Where to purchase: MAC online, stores or counters


From left: Lust, Adored, Rio

Tropical Taboo Mineralized Blushes

From left: Exotic Ember, Simmer, Sweet Samba

Description:"Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application..."
Price: $25
Where to buy: Same as above


From left: Exotic Ember, Simmer, Sweet Samba

MAC 159 Duo Fibre Brush

Description: "A small rounded, double-chiseled paddle-shaped blush brush for the smooth, refined application of powder to shade, blush and highlight the face..."
Price: $35
Where to buy: Same as above

So far my favorites are Simmer blush and Lust and Adored MSFs. I'm really happy with everything I picked up and ready to put these into rotation with my other MSFs and mineralized blushes. 

Did you pick up anything from this collection?

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany