Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rihanna [hearts] MAC- MAC Cosmetics 2013 Collection

I [heart] Rhi-Rhi! I [heart] MAC too and I've been saying for the longest while that the cosmetics company NEEDED to do a collection with her! My prayers have been answered *fist pump* It's abou ttime MAC. It's about freaking time!



MAC and Rihanna will be collaborated for four color collections for later on this year. The first product we’ll see is MAC RiRi Woo–inspired by Ruby Woo–that will launch to coincide with her concerts on May 4th and 5th. It will be sold online and at Rihanna concerts.
The four collections will be released throughout 2013 will be called RiRi [Hearts] MAC with a total of 31 stockkeeping units. The summer portion will be sold online, which includes two additional lipsticks, Lustre Drops, and a blush duo. The third will be in stores for fall and feature sixteen products, such as lipsticks, a Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two eyeshadow palettes, and false lashes. The final installment will be in-stores in time for the holidays with ten products, like nail polish, makeup bag, and more lipsticks. RiRi Woo will be sold in all four collections.

Read more about MAC and Rihanna here 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Revlon Color-stay Whipped Cream Make-up

I've had this for a while and  I can easily say that this is one of the better foundations that I've tried.

What Revlon says:

Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.
 What I say:

The texture is silky. Very soft and smooth, almost like pudding. It melts into your skin and blends seamlessly.  It has a satin finish type of look and the lasting power is pretty awesome. I usually wear this to work and my face always looks like it was freshly applied after an 8-10 hour day at the office. From what I've seen it comes in about 16 different shades so it should be relatively easy to find a match however I find that Revlon needs to consider adding a bit more yellow based foundations to their line-up. I usually wear toast but to be honest I find that it leaves a slight white cast to my face. I ended up getting Caramel which is darker with a bit more red. I don't mixed them but I apply toast the the center of my face and caramel to the peripheral. Revlon says this dries to a soft matte finish and I have to agree. I do blot at least twice during the day but just my t-zone.

Pros:

  • Long lasting
  • Easy to blend
  • Comes in a variety of shades

Cons:
  • Undertones still a bit too pink or red
  • Even with the colour range, Caramel is the darkest

And now pictures!


L-R: Toast, Caramel



L-R: Toast, Caramel 




Wearing Toast with a bit of MAC studio-fix powder (NC45) 

Cheers loves!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

28 days of kisses: Day 7,8,9

I've been rocking a naked (aka lip-balm) kinda lip for the past three days. Usually because I'm in a rush and didn't have time to put on lipstick (like really, who does that??? lol)

My lip-balm of choice is usually one of these three:








So don't forget to head on over to Nykki Talks Beauty for the list of those taking part!

Happy Saturday guys

Friday, February 8, 2013

Rachel Roy Spring 2013 Collection

I love Rachel Roy. Her cothes are often beautifully cut and styled and very very pretty. I love this Spring collection...VERY colorful and yes...I'm proud to say she has Vincentian Roots. 
















The gorgeous Rachel Roy!

Monday, February 4, 2013

28 Days of Kisses: Day 4 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo




Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo. One of the few (bright) pinks that I can wear to work without it being too in your face. I love these lip creams because I love wearing lipsticks but hate feeling like I have stuff on my lips. These feel like nothing and dry to a soft matte (true to the name) finish. Plus they smell YUM!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Red Lipstick all on da paperrrrrr

Yes. Much better :)

Definitely not the extent of my red lipstick collection but these are my absolute favorites. 














28 days of Kisses: Day 2 and 3



Yesterday was extremely hectic so today will be a two for one :) I hope that's allowed


Day 2: NYX Soft Matte lip Cream in Amsterdam





Day 3: MAC Lipgelee in Amber Russe


Thanks for stopping by!

Are you gonna be watching the Football game at the Beyonce Concert today?

After all the practicing and the strategics and making sure all players are in position Superbowl Sunday is about to kick off and we're all looking forward to one thing! Sorry fellas....we wish you luck on the field too but the Pepsi Superbowl half-time show featuring Beyonce has stolen your thunder!

It first started with that famous GQ spread





Then the behind the scenes rehearsal videos:





And the behind the scenes practice photos:




I expect nothing but awesomeness from Queen B!. I do expect a Destiny's Child reunion (we can all hope) with a few of their hit songs like Independent Woman, Survivor and Bootylicious. I also expect her to translate that into some of her music after DC parted ways and we'll be treated to the music she made that signaled her relationship with Jay (will he make an appearance? Again, we can only hope) like Crazy in Love, Bonnie & Clyde 03, Deja Vu. Then there is the B-day album and Ring the alarm and the magnificence that is 4. Bey also hinted that there would be a surprise announcement at the end of the show and I'm keeping all fingers, toes and hair ends crossed that she will be announcing the 1. Destiny's Child is releasing a proper album with ALL new songs and 2. They will be touring! 

But my expectations aside, I cannot wait for the half time show. Knowing Bey, she'll give it her all. Let the games begin!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Up and Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report

Lola of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog reviews Alba Botanical's Natural Very Emollient Body Lotion.

Jeneille of Beauti by Jinjer swatches all of her extensive Nude lipstick collection.

Harriet at Little Miss Student Beauty shares her tips on how she thickened her fine hair!

Rachel from Rachel's Makeup and Skincare compares Burberry's Velvet and Luminous foundation. Which did she like best?

Olivia of The Unknown Beauty Blog wants us to sweeten our cheeks with Manna Kadar Sweet Cheeks!

Rola from Rola's Fountain of Youth had Random Sightings of Spring 2013 Makeup Displays and the colors are gorgeous!

C.Jazmyne reviews both Loose and Pressed NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powders.

Lindsay at The Beauty Think Tank talks about finally purchasing YSL Rouge Pur Couturs Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in Pourpre Preview.

If you would like to be featured in a future Up & Coming Beauty Bloggers Weekly Report, contact Lindsay at beautythinktank(at)gmail(dot)com.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 1: MAC Hot Tahiti Lipstick

So here's my day one lippie. This was an easy choice for me. It's my current 'red' lip fave for every day. MAC describes this as a soft reddish coral and it definitely is true to that. It's a glaze formula which i was hesitant aout because I'm not a huge fan of lustres and I thought this would be like that but it's not. But enough of me rambling!