Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mini Haul - MAC

Hi Ladies!
I recently went to a MAC counter, not looking for anything specific but of course came home with a few products. Although, when i did come home i realized i was out of Fix + & it's the one thing i didn't get while i was there. I guess someone's making another MAC trip!
Anyways, i only purchased 4 products. Nothings new or limited edition, everything's apart of their permanent collection. The products i purchased are actually products i plan on using for my wedding day. The MAC MUA tested out each product on me & i actually loved them.

Cream Colour Base "Improper Copper"- $17.50
I wanted this for a natural glow, it looked perfectly blended into my skin tone. I wouldn't suggest this as a highlighter if you have a lighter skin tone. I'm an NC42 in MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation, so i'm more of a medium-tan skin tone. When applied it has a orange/gold sheen to it, gave me a natural glow.

Satin Eyeshadow "Cork"- $15
I purchased this because it worked so well as a crease color for me. It's a satin finish eyeshadow, has a grey-ish tone to it. When you first look at it, you would disagree. I found that you do have to build the color for pigmentation but because i use it as a crease color i like to pick up color as i go & not all at once.

Lustre Viva Glam V- $14.50
First thing i love about Viva Glam lipsticks is that every cent you paid for it goes to charity. MAC created MAC AID FUND where they donate the money to help young men,women, & children with HIV/AIDS. Everyone go buy Viva Glam! Viva Glam V is a neutral pink lustre lipstick that has tiny gold flexes. It's very sheer but build-able  if you want more color payoff.

Mineralize Concealer "NW30"- $19
Usually i wouldn't even look at a NW30 in anything. The MUA actually tested it on me and surprisingly it did conceal my under eye circles but didn't brighten under my eyes. Typically most women purchase concealers that are at least 1 or 2 shades lighter than their skin tone, that helps brighten under your eyes. I plan on using the concealer to hide the dark circles and use "Improper Copper" to highlight. I like that it has a pointed brush applicator rather than the sponge tip, it's different. This is just me though & what i thought of the product/worked for me.

That about wraps up my haul, i do have a drugstore haul but i decided to seperate the posts. It would have been a real pain in the butt to write and too long for you beauties to read. So look out for that! :)

Thanks for reading! Much love.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Favorite Fragrance of the Month

Hey ladies!
So my favorite fragrance this month that i constantly reach for is my DKNY "Be Delicious". I purchased it from Sephora about 2 months ago & haven't stopped using it. It smells AMAZING! I know it's kind of difficult to really describe a certain scent so i'm just going to write what Sephora has written on their website.

Sephora Says:

Be Delicious
A modern feast for the senses. Served in a sleek metal and glass apple bottle, this juicy fragrance combines the scent of apple with a sophisticated blend of exotic flowers and sensual woods. Like the city that inspired it, Be Delicious celebrates individuality with refreshing spirit.

American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Candid Magnolia, Tuberose, White Muguet, Rose, Violet, Sandalwood, Tender Skin Accord, Blonde Woods, White Amber.
Free-spirited. Refreshing. Unique.

So hopefully that helped out a little and gave you more information as to what ingredients are used to make this AMAZING fragrance. Now there is several different sizes that you can purchase, as well as a body lotion. Here's list of the different sizes that can be purchased along with their prices.

- 0.24 fl. oz.  $12
- 1.0 fl. oz. $45 ( The size i purchased) 
- 1.7 fl. oz.  $62
- 3.4 fl. oz.  $80
- 5 oz. Body Lotion $38

As you can tell it is pretty pricey. I usually don't spend lots on a fragrance just because i'm not addicted and rather spend it on makeup. However, this time i really did think about it for a few weeks before making my purchase & i don't regret it. I also really like the packaging, it's not your typical squared bottle. The cap of the fragrance twists as you lift up. At first it doesn't look like there's much product but i promise you the smell is pretty potent that one spritz will last you all day. So you really do get your moneys worth.

Hope you liked reading! Much love.