Monday, January 23, 2012

Mac Haul - Iris Apfel, Naturally and a few others

       Today I wanted to share with you some of the things I have picked up recently from some Mac Collections. As we all know it Mac comes out with a collection like ever other week and It's so hard to keep up and a killer for my wallet. The first two collections that came out after Christmas were Daphne Guinness and Tour De Fabulous. Although both these collections had some really pretty things I only picked up one item per collection. I bought the Cremesheen Glass in Narcissus from Daphne Guinness  which is a beautiful dark plummy color and I don't have anything similar to it in my collection. I also only picked up the lipglass Tour De Fabulous from the other collection. Out of the 11 lipglasses this was the most unique to me. It's a peachy/coral color.  I wanted a few other colors but didn't need them since I had similar ones already.

       The Next two Collections were the big ones for me. Let's start with Iris first I didn't even look twice at this collection and before I knew it all the lipsticks sold out within the day the collection came online. I was pretty Shocked and thought I would be okay to go to my local counter to pick up a few items. The day they came out to my counter I called them up in the evening to put a few things on hold and to only find out that all the lipsticks were sold out :( I was really upset with my self for not getting the things I wanted when I had the chance and the following day I called around a few stores and was able to get 2 lipsticks and 1 eyeshadow. I got Party Parrot l/s, Flamingo l/s and Robin's Egg e/s. But I still wanted the lipstick Pink Pigeon and I called about 8 mac counters but they were all out and I gave up hope on ever getting it. I'm happy with the two I did get because they are gorgeous and Very Vibrant. The texture is amazing as well and they are new matte finish. These two have become my new bright favourites. Then I went to my counter to check out the Naturally collection. This collection is  the complete opposite of Iris Apfel and is similar to collections like Blonde, Red and Brunette and N collection. It has really soft neutral lipsticks and glosses . It also has a few mineralize eyeshadows but nothing stood out to me enough to pick up. I ended up with one lipstick 2 glosses 1 blush and 1 mineralize skinfinish. I was most excited for the blush I got from this collection because the color is just amazing. It's a Warm Apricot and I own a lot of peachy/corally colors but nothing like this. I haven't worn this blush yet but I can't wait to try it on. I was also excited for the #286 e/s brush in this collection. This brush was in one of the Holiday Brush sets and I got to try it when I bought that and loved it so much that I picked up 2 of them since it's limited edition.

       Lastly I picked up a few eyeshadows that are being discontinued and I figured I shall back them up now since who knows when they will come back again :( some of the goodbyes are actually really nice colors that I already owned and use quite often so this had to happen. These purchases were completely not planned but I went into panic mode and had to pick them up. Hope you like my haul and let me know if you picked up anything from any of the collections. If you did what are some of your favorite things you bought ?

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish - Blonde (Naturally)
Mac Eyeshadow - Hepcat (goodbyes)
Mac Eyeshadow- Hush (goodbyes)
Mac Eyeshadow- Shimmer-Moss (goodbyes)
Mac Eyeshadow- Romp (goodbyes)
Mac Eyeshadow- Robin's Egg (Iris Apfel)
Mac Eyeshadow- Juxt (goodbyes)
Mac Lipstick- Flamingo- (Iris Apfel)
Mac Lipstick- Party Parrot (Iris Apfel)
Mac Lipstick - A Perfect Day ( Naturally )
Mac Lipglass- Naked Space (Naturally)
Mac Lipglass- Fresh Air (Naturally)
Mac Brush # 286
Mac Brush # 193
Mac Mineralize Blush- Fresh Honey (Naturally)
Mac Cremesheen Glass- Narcissus (Daphne Guinness)
Mac Lipglass- Tour De Fabulous (Tour De Fabulous)

P.S Sorry for the not so amazing Swatches

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fotd: Naked2

 I have had my Naked2 palette for awhile now. I ordered it they day Urban Decay announced it on twitter and was lucky enough to get it the first time before it kept getting sold out. When I received it I was very excited to play with it but then it just sat on my table for days. I would look at it and then put it away but never actually used it. I was also going to write up a full review of the Naked 2 palette and compare it to the original naked palette. But every blog and site and YT vid had a review on it so I decided never to post it. It's an awesome palette with some beautiful neutral colors the texture of the eyeshadows is really nice as well. If you have the original then I'm not sure if you really need the Naked2 but I have really enjoyed mine a lot.

So enough with the rambling let's get back to the Fotd. Tonight I went out for dinner and I knew I wanted to use my Naked2 and I also knew I wanted to use colors that I had not used before. I came up with this look were I used YDK, Snakebite ( which I think is my favorite color in the palette) and a little bit of Busted at the outer corners. I paired this look up with a pink shimmery gloss because I really wasn't feeling a lipstick. I hope you guys enjoy this look. Let me know if you also have the Naked2 palette and what your favorite color is ?

MUFE: Hd Foundation #155
Mac- Select Moisturecover NW25
Benefit- Erase paste #2 (medium)
Mac- Mineralize Skinfinish -Medium Dark
Mufe- Hd Blush #7
Mac- Mineralize Skinfinish- Semi Precious Rose Quartz

Nars-Smudge Proof e/s base
Mac- Let's Skate Paint Pot
UD- Naked2 YDK
UD- Naked2 Snakebite
UD- Naked2 Busted
UD- Naked2 Foxy
Mac- Bamboo e/s
Mac- Blacktrack fluidline
Mac- Feline eye khol
UD- 24/7 e/p in Bourbon
Lancome- Hypnose Mascara

Mac- Hush, Hush Rose l/g


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon lip butters I mean who hasn't heard about them ? Everyone and there grandma is talking about this product lol. Some love it and some are not a big fan. Me on the other hand have fallen in love with this product. So when I first heard about the lip butters I wasn't too sure what to think and I was on a hunt to get them but were unable to find them anywhere. I got lucky about three weeks ago when I went to Ulta near my house. I was so excited to see a huge display of Revlon Lip Butters. My mom had never seen me get so excited over a drugstore product before and after I told her all about the lip butters she even ended picking up a few.

I have been using them for about three weeks now and I have a total of 6 of them . I'm not a big drugstore makeup person (not that there is anything wrong with drugstore products but I never get a break from Mac or Sephora) but I have become addicted to these babies. They are super creamy and moisturizing and give my lips that dew look without looking overly shiny. A lot of people have been saying that they are not really moisturizing instead they are drying to the lip but I haven't had that problem yet. I have noticed my self re applying them more often then I do my regular lipsticks but that's probably because they are a balm like lipstick with medium amount of pigmentation and are sort of like a linted lip balm. They last about 2-3 hours on my lips.

I'm very impressed with the quality of them and they are turning up all over the place and are easier to find now. Most of the Pharmacy's have Revlon products on sale where you can buy one and get one half off. This is a perfect time to try them out if you were interested in the Lip Butters they retail for $7.49. Out of the 6 that I have Tutti Frutti has to be my number one favourite and then Cherry Tart.

Have you tried the Lip Butters ? What are your thoughts on them? Drying or Moisturizing ?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Day In the City

Last Wednesday I went into the city with my mom. We had to go to the Indian Consulate for some paper work. So I figured we make it into a fun day in the city. It was super cold and windy but we still had a great time. We walked down 5th avenue looking at window displays and all the holiday decorations. NYC is such a magical place during the holiday time and it's absolutely beautiful. We grabbed lunch at TAO (love this place) and had some lychee martinis yumm. After lunch we just browsed through some stores and I ended up buying some things at the Forever 21 on 5th ave. After we walked to Time Square and I went to Inglot. I had been meaning to go there for awhile since I wanted to check out there rainbow shadows. I ended up with a few things but the one thing that I was most excited about was there Duraline. I'm so happy I finally picked this up. Awhile back I had bought Inglot's gel eyeliner's and all mine cracked down the middle. But with Duraline which is like a mixing medium I can bring my dead liners back to Life :). The first thing I did when I came home was play with my gel liners and duraline and was amazed at how fluently the liners glided on my eyes. You can also mix duraline with pigments and shadows to make your own liners. I'm excited to play around with this more and come up with some fun looks. So I just wanted to share my goodies and some pics with you all. The window displays at Bergdorf Goodman are world famous and I was lucky enough to see them this year. They were so BEAUTIFUL!! My pictures don't do them any justice it's just something you have to see in person. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and let me know if you have ever been to NYC and seen the beautiful window Displays or even the Christmas Tree ? 

How Gorgeous everything is made of Paper
Pretty Jewels
Love the colors <3
My favorite I thought this was so freaking adorable
Really wish I had better pictures
Love the dress

*Now for the Goodies :)

Forever 21:
Sweater /Vest $24.80
Belt $4.80
Black Tights $6.50
Earrings $7.80

E/s Amc Shine #46- $5
E/s D.S. 463-$5
E/s Matte #368-$5
E/s Matte # 338-$5
E/s 113R-$7
Eyeliner gel #77-$12
Nail Enamel-#852-$10
Nail Enamel #204-$10

Friday, January 6, 2012

NOTD: Mac Arthur Park

 Back In November when I went crazy shopping around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I placed an order with American Apparel. I always wanted to try there Nail Polish and since they had 30% off I figured why not buy some now lol. I ended up picking up two colors also bought some leggings and a infinity scarf. Ever since I got the polishes I wanted to do a manicure with the colors but I never got around to it. So today I decided to paint my nails with this really unique and awesome green color. I don't own anything like this green and I'm loving this creamy formula. I paired with with some glitter on my thumb and ring finger. I hope you guys like it and let me know if you have ever tried American Apparel Nail Polishes and if you have What are some of your favorite colors ?

American Apparel - Mac Arthur Park
Milani Jewel Fx- #531 Gold
Seche Vite Dry Fast Coat
Esmalte Endurecedor para Unas (Spanish base coat)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Make Up For Ever: HD Complexion Starter Kit

As you might know Make up For Ever is one of my favorite beauty brands. That being said The HD foundation from Make Up For Ever is my Holy Grail <3. I adore this foundation and go for it every single time I want to wear liquid foundation. It's not cakey and does not feel heavy on the face. It gives me the perfect airbrushed flawless looking skin. I was so excited to know when Mufe told me about this new HD complexion Starter Kit. I was already familiar with the products the kit has to offer. But I was really excited to share about this with you all and my friends who haven't used this foundation before.
           This is a perfect kit for someone who is new to Mufe and wants to try out there products. The starter kit comes with
*Hd Microperfection Primer #0
*Hd Invisible Cover Foundation
*Hd Microfinish Powder and Kabbuki Brush.

This is the ultimate kit for someone who wants to perfect there complexion and what's amazing about this kit is that you can personalize it with picking your own foundation shade. The HD foundation comes in 26 unique shades which range from lightest to the deepest so your sure to find your right shade. To help you with finding your right shade Mufe is also launching an interactive shade finder tool online – since clients are usually too afraid to buy foundation online for the first time because they don’t know what shade they are.  You can find the tool here if you want to try it out:

With 3 easy steps you can achieve that naturally flawless skin. I think this is a great value considering all the products it comes with. I have been using these products for awhile now so I can tell you first hand that this stuff works.

The Kit is $79 and now avaliable at and Sephora stores

***Since Make Up For Ever is launching this Complexion Starter Kit they are also hosting there first ever open casting call to find the model for there next Unretouched ad campaign. You can create your own picture-perfect make up look and then submit it for consideration via there microsite,  All finalists’ photos will be posted on there Facebook and the winner will be flown to NYC for a professional photo shoot in late February.

*The products mentioned in this post were provided by PR representative, for post consideration and potential review.