Monday, October 29, 2012

The 'Why Do You Wear Make-up- Tag

I haven't done a tag in a while and what better way to break this tag-fast than with one that I believe every make-up loving blogger should do? I read this on the lovely Lauren's blog and thought I'd tag myself and pass it along. So here goes!

When Did You Begin to Love Make Up?

As in really love? probably when I turned 16 and began to delve in to the world of everything else after Cherry chap stick  I think my real passion for it came from seeing my aunt (dad's sister) apply lipstick. She ALWAYS wore red and I always thought that she looked so sophisticated. It took me a while to be brave enough to wear red lipstick but now, it's definitely a signature color for me.

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How Do You Feel Without Make-up?

I feel fine without it. To be honest, I actually prefer applying make-up than I do actually wearing it. The artistry of it appeals to me and I love the ability to be able to transform myself using a little product. Plus, it's soothing and calming too- the process of it.

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What Do You Like About Make-Up?

There is always something new to try! It's exciting when you find your Holy Grail foundation or that perfect lipstick that lightens up your entire face. And I love the beauty community as well. I've made a ton of friends through the shared love for it.

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Three Holy Grail Items
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MAC MSF Natural in Dark- A shade darker than my match but I usually use this to warm up any of my foundations that's a bit too light. It's also a lovely crease colour and doubles really well as a bronzer too


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Urban Decay's Naked 1 & 2 Palettes. I use these every single day. They truly are amazing and perfect for those who love neutral and warm colors. Definitely the only shadows I would ever need as I'm not a big lover of color on the eyes.

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MAC's Gingerly Blush- I wear this every single day. It's like a hint of nothing that's 'something' on my skin-tone. Nothing to obvious but still a hint of a 'flush' on the cheeks. I've had this for two years and I have just started to hit pan :0 Oh how the makeup gods doth protest! :D

Why do you wear make up? I'd love to read your thoughts. Leave your link below if you decide to do this tag :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

MAC Apres Chic Collection for December 2012


The collection is set to launch late December in the USA/Canada.So far, the only photo we have to go off of is the one above that has been floating around and it doesn't include everything in the collection. There also seems to be an extra lipstick out (maybe a double?)

"Changing scenes from the high drama of the holidays to the haute chic of the ski slopes. Natural glamour appears effortless, and in its element, against a brilliant blue sky or luxe lodge. This gorgeous look starts with luminous MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and Blush applied with the 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. Use the 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush to build layers of dimensional colour with Mineralize Eye Shadow. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm packs lips with moisture, while adding the right pop of colour and shine. And, because eventually the mittens will come off, Nail Lacquer in Dangerously Fun heats things up in blazing berry red."

Mineralize Skinfinish (Limited Edition)
  • Porcelain Pink – Soft pinky coral with gold veining (re-promote)
  • Stereo Rose – Coral with golden-bronze shimmering nuances (re-promote)

Mineralize Blush (Limited Edition)
  • Amber Glow – Warm peach
  • Gentle – Raspberry with gold pearlized pigments (re-promote)
  • Alpine Bronze – Mid-tone caramel

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Limited Edition)
  • Ice – Light peach base with white veining
  • Silver Birch – Grey base with peach veining
  • Fireside – Deep plum with grey veining
  • Frost at Midnight – Deep blue-grey base with purple veining
  • Winter Pursuit – Copper base with grey veining

Pro Longwear Eye Liner (New Permanent Items)
  • Black Ice – Rich black 
  • Rich Experience – True brown 
  • Mountain Air – Vibrant teal 
  • Night Trail – Deep navy blue 
  • Snow Shadow – Purple violet 

  • Zoom Waterfast Lash – Black

    Lipstick (Limited Edition)
    • Apr├Ęs Chic – Pinky brick red (Cremesheen)
    • Haute Altitude – Mid-tone blue pink (Amplified Creme)
    • Hot Chocolate – Mid-tone plum (Satin)
    • Cozy Up – Deep caramel (Matte)
    • Warm Companion – Beige with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)

    Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm (Limited Edition)
    • Pure & Tender – Plumy creamy nude
    • Slightly Nude – Nudey coral with subtle pink pearlized pigments
    • Nice & Simple – Bronzy gold with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
    • Rosy Romance – Bluish plum with subtle pink pearlized pigments
    • Stay Warm! – Creamy light pink

    Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition)
    • Dangerously Fun – Berry tone blue red (Cream)
    • Hangin`Loose – Mid-tone pink nude (Cream) (re-promote)

    • 187 Brush – Duo Fibre Face Brush (Natural / Synthetic Fibre)
    • 287 Brush – Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush (Natural / Synthetic Fibre)

    What do you think of this collection? 

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    MAC Taste Temptations Collection

    *will update with pictures soon*

    I'm loving the sound of all the purples!!

    Mattene Lipstick
    Nocturnal Instincts - Mid-tone greyed lavender 
    Seductive Intent - Vivid purple
    Night Blooming - Mid-tone blue pink

    Good Times - Pale mauve
    Revenge is Sweet - Vivid Purple
    Perky - Mid-tone shimmering lilac

    Powder Blush
    Passionately Tempted - Mid-tone magenta
    Unconventional - Pale shimmering lavender

    Stay Sultry - Deep navy
    Look at the Eyes - Light violet 
    Naval  - Navy Blue
    Carbon - Intense black

    Waveline  - Navy blue w/ low level gold pearl 
    Macroviolet - Deep smoked violet w/ red pearl      

    Nail Lacquer                          
    Blue Gaze - Dark periwinkle
    For Fun - Rich clean purple

    129 POWDER/BLUSH        
    211 POINTED LINER                    

    False Lashes Extreme Black

    Taken from

    Something I found while browsing blogger and wanted to share

    1. Beauty comes from within. – You will never be beautiful like me.  You can only be beautiful like you.  One does not become beautiful by trying to be beautiful.  One becomes beautiful by finding beauty in what’s already within.

    2. Pain has a purpose. – Pain doesn’t just show up in your life for no reason.  It’s a sign that something in your life needs to change.  This change takes strength.  But remember, it’s not that those who are strong never get weak in the knees, or that they never gasp for a breath.  It’s that while their knees are shaking, they force themselves to breathe and to take another step.

    3. There are right people, and wrong people, for you. – There are fake people, and those who are true friends.  There are people who take the heart out of you, and those who put it back.  You have a choice of who to spend time with.  True friends have an honest heart, and will go out of their way to help you when you need it most.  Stick with the people who never let you down and keep their promises.  You can’t fake that.

    4. What you focus on grows. – Do not let the negativity wear off on you.  Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.  Promote what you love instead of discrediting what you dislike.  When you choose to focus on the things you love, you end up finding more joy and more love in life.

    5. What you don’t start today, won’t be finished by tomorrow. – There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them.  Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. 

    6. Sometimes taking your own advice is hard. – You know what to do, but you can’t seem to accept your own good judgment.  You’ve said the same exact words to others, but listening to your own words is a struggle.  That’s why friends are priceless.  Because sometimes you just need to hear it from someone other than yourself.

    7. You can’t live your life solely for other people. – When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.  You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if the people you love disagree with your dreams.  Live your life so that when it’s time to ask where the time went, you can answer: “It went to joyful moments of self-discovery, to my search for passion, to doing work that felt like play, to standing up for what I believe in, and to exploring this beautiful world with an open heart.  My time went to living MY life!”

    8. Forgiveness is the first step to recovery. – Sometimes we don’t forgive people because they deserve it; we forgive them because they need it, because we need it, and because we cannot move forward without it.  So cry, forgive, learn, and move on.  Let your tears water the seeds of your future growth and happiness.

    9. Your beliefs become your reality. – What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for.  You become what you believe.  Even though you cannot control everything that happens, you can control your attitude toward what happens.  And in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. 

    10. Success is rarely easy, but always worth it. – Those who have achieved their dreams know that life is about willpower and persistence.  It’s about hanging on to hope when your heart has had enough, and giving even more when your mind and body want to give up.  Yes, each step may get harder, but the view 
    from the top is priceless, and well worth enduring the journey to get there.