The big summer collection is almost here! Every summer, MAC releases a bronze goddess themed collection with special packaging and this year’s is just lovely! Alluring Aquatic is filled with sparkling neutrals and creamy lip colors that’ll give you the perfect poolside look. Oh, and the packaging is to die for! Check it out!
Brows have been a hot topic in the beauty world for quite some time now. No matter where I turn there’s some type of brow talk going on! After seeing everyone rave online for weeks about how amazing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade is my curiosity got the best of me. I just had to see what the hype was about!
Can you believe it’s February already?? l feel like I blinked and January was over! While the days were passing me by l noticed I’ve been reaching for the same products everyday. Here’s what I’ve been obsessing over in January:
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara This mascara is such an excellent multitasker! It features two wands to really play up the drama and grab every lash. I like the bigger wand as it’s great to add lots of volume but the smaller wand really has my heart. The smaller, thinner bristles provide a smudge free application and grips my short lashes perfectly. It makes my bottom lashes look so long and lush!
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Clis Babydoll Mascara Babydoll is hands down my all time favorite mascara. Just wow! The plastic spiky applicator catches every single lash and gives such an incredible curl and lots of luscious length. I mean lots! My lashes are barely noticeable bare but you can spot them from a mile away with Babydoll! I actually love to pair it with Haute & Naughty to make my bottom lashes look like falsies!
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask I just told you guys how much I love this stuff but I’ll tell you again! It’s the best lip treatment I’ve tried yet! It has really helped soothe my dry, cracked lips during this extremely harsh winter. I was exfoliating at least twice a day to keep my lipsticks from looking all gross. But this beauty has really cut down on the peeling on icky-ness!
Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil I’ve been a huge fan of this oil for a long time now! I started off using it as a moisturizer (which I still do) but now I’m also using it on my hair and nails. It’s great for everything! It makes my ends feel super soft and helps to seal in moisture preventing damage and split ends. And it makes a great cuticle oil too! Everything looks so healthy with a few drops of argan oil!
MAC Magnetic Appeal Extra Dimension Skinfinish I’m still over the moon for Magnetic Appeal! This is the only highlighter that literally melts into my skin. It looks that good! Usually Extra Dimension Skinfinish powders are super metallic but this has the right amount of shimmer to look “no makeup” natural but still utterly gorgeous. I just can’t stop smothering it on my face!
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum I’m definitely going to need another bottle of this perfume before the year is over! I’ve put such a serious dent in my current bottle because I use it literally everyday! Prada Candy smells so sweet and seductive I just can’t bring myself to wear anything else right now. Plus I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it!
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cream Trying out samples is a good way to get yourself hooked on new products! I took home a sample of the Nurture Me cream and now I can’t live without it! It’s so lightweight and incredibly hydrating. And it smells SO good!! Applying it every morning is like a beauty treat for my face. So yummy!
MAC Heroine Lipstick I couldn’t be happier MAC decided to make Heroine permanent because it is SO my color! I’ve always liked purple lipsticks but Heroine is like the love of my life purple. It’s such an eye catching lipstick! Girls are always asking me what’s on my lips when I wear it out. Heroine has quickly become one of my all time favorite lippies!
Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Lust for Lacquer Sheer glosses aren’t typically my thing but Heart Shaped has the perfect subtle wash of color and shimmer that’s so pretty! I neglected all of my glosses for this little beauty because it’s so versatile and feels so good on my lips. It has a slight cooling effect and adds a bit of moisture so I love throwing it on top of my drier lippies. The sheer wash of pink looks great with anything!
MAC Pleasure Model Extra Dimension Blush Of course Pleasure Model would make it to my faves because I’ve been raving about it all month! I’ve been trying to toss some of my other blushes in rotation but I can’t stop reaching for Pleasure Model. It’s so natural looking and easy to apply! My cheeks always look naturally flushed and never overdone when I wear it. Surprisingly, it’s still available online at Nordstrom so I totally recommend snapping it up!
What were some of your favorite beauty products this month?
There are a lot of signs people use to signal the end of days but a limited edition MAC compact still being available weeks after launch is the most blaring one for me! Can you believe Superb is still available?? I sure can’t! It’s such a pleasant surprise though because limited edition MAC products have been SO difficult to catch lately. The moment I spotted it on Nordies I knew I had to post a review as soon as possible!
Better late than never right? It took me so long to finally receive my Autoerotique blush after Nordstrom forgot to pack it in my Magnetic Nude haul! Then it took me forever to finally stop smothering my cheeks in Pleasure Model long enough to actually start testing Autoerotique out. But now that I have I adore it! Not as much as Pleasure Model but Autoerotique still holds a special place in my acrylic organizer. Check it out!
I’m sure a lot of you ladies are heading into the new year with hopes of cutting down those impulsive makeup buys. It’s a great resolution and I’m going to let you finish that but…………..Pleasure Model is the best blush of all time! I seriously can’t get enough of it!
Pleasure Model was my first time trying the Extra Dimension blush formula and it certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, I wonder why MAC hasn’t made the Extra Dimension line part of the permanent collection. They’re hands down the best MAC products I’ve tried! Pleasure Model is very finely milled and soft. It’s easy to pick up pigment with any type of brush. I prefer to use a fluffy natural haired one though. The formula is incredibly easy to blend and it melts seamlessly into the skin giving the most natural finish. Pleasure Model looks more like a natural flush of color than an outright blush on me. I just love it!
Pleasure Model is a warm copper toned orange with a slight sheen. I’m a huge fan of orange blush on brown gals so it’s no surprise this has become my everyday blush. As I mentioned earlier, Pleasure Model looks so natural against my skin tone and adds such a beautiful glow to my complexion. I think it would look lovely on lighter complexions as well! I’m not sure how cool toned ladies might like it I’ve seen Pleasure Model work very well for those with neutral or warmer undertones. Pleasure Model is pigmented so lighter ladies would have to use a lighter hand. The color and finish is very soft on me so I can build Pleasure Model quite a bit without looking overdone. It wears well for around 8-9 hours before I notice any fading.
I honestly can’t find one negative thing to say about Pleasure Model other than the fact that it’s limited edition. You can check out Pleasure Model online or at your local MAC counter. Happy hauling!
Finally! My Autoerotique blush has arrived! I’m not sure what happened in the warehouse at Nordies but somehow my Magnetic Nude haul came a blush short. I called customer service and they were very nice. The representative sent out my blush no problem via standard shipping. I do wish it was expedited because of all the holidays but at least it’s here, right?
Happy New Year lovelies! It’s only the first day 2014 and I’m already playing faves with my new MAC Magnetic Appeal Skinfinish. It’s the perfect highlight to lead me into the new year!
Okay picking out my favorite blushes of 2013 was a no brainer! This year was definitely focused on natural looks. I spent most of the year rushing from one job to the next (or waking up at crack of dawn) so I always reached for blushes that looked natural and added glamour to my bare face.
Remember when I said I wasn’t going to order my Magnetic Nude goodies online? Well, I caved almost immediately after my post! Out of excitement for this beautiful collection it totally slipped my mind that the malls were going to be bananas. No thank you! Lucky for me, I was able to receive my goodies the day after release. I’m so happy because everything is just beautiful!