Friday, April 22, 2011

Some random MAC stuff!

The cute little buttons came with my online order! Aren't they adorable?!!

So I picked up a few things from MAC (in-store and online)...

First things first, Blacktrack Fluidline. My old one was more than half way used, but it dried out like an old raisin so it was clearly time to replace it. The old jar now sits in my B2M collection of empties. I've been using fluidlines since I was 17 or so. I'm a loyal and devoted fan. This is by far, my most favorite eye liner of all time. Ol' reliable!

Angel (left), Snob

Snob (top), Angel (bottom)

I'm so in love with these two!!! Both, in my opinion, are perfect pinks. Snob is the kind of pink that does all the talking. I wear nothing more than a little Stila Kitten on my lids with some Falsies mascara, Summer Rose beauty powder on the cheeks (it matches this lipstick nicely), and that's it! I love it.

Angel has a frost finish but it doesn't look very frosty at all (I like that). It's a lovely shade of pink for Spring, extremely wearable, and versatile. I imagine this will be the color that I use up the quickest.

Finally, the Naked lipliner (LE) from Quite Cute. The collection as a whole did nothing for me. I know a lot of people were psyched about it, but I wasn't into it. I did, however, notice the Naked liner. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet but something tells me I'll like it.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vanilla Truffle and Baby News!

Seriously. I can't get enough of the stuff. The nude of all nudes, I think. This is my first lipstick ever from Estee Lauder. Actually, the last time I ever bought anything from the brand was in high school. It was a bronzer... a loose bronzer and I remember loving it. Since then, I haven't shopped from them.

Vanilla Truffle is limited edition in the US and it carries a quasi-hefty price tag of $24. The color itself is gorgeous. I would say that it leans on the peachy side but I still found it to be flattering on my cool skin. The formula is very creamy, opaque, and long wearing.

The problem? Well, for starters, I'm not into the packaging. It looks more tacky than luxurious, in my opinion. Not a huge deal, though. It sure and heck didn't prevent me from buying it. The thing I really didn't like about it was the smell/taste. It has that cheap floral-play dough smell that you'd usually find on a drugstore brand lipstick. In all fairness, I usually don't get too offended by stinky cosmetics. It's not something that would keep me from using the product if I really like it so I'm thinking that my increased sense of smell (since being pregnant) has something to do with it. I'm not completely sure. Still, when paying $24 for a lipstick, I expect the smell to be something glorious.

With all that said, the good and the bad, I would buy this again just for the fact that they nailed the color AND the formula. Maybe they could just work out the smelly smell.

I also wanted to tell you guys that I'm having a BOY!!! A little boy!! We're so excited. Now we have a complete family. Isn't he cute?! ;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just a little update!

I am so sorry I haven't been an A+ blogger. I've been so exhausted through this pregnancy which is why I think I'm having a boy. I was like Superman when I was preggo with my daughter and now I'm beat! Either way, I get to find out Thursday at my ultrasound. I'm so excited! :)

Anyway, I have some cool stuff I wanted to share with you guys. Like the Estee Lauder Vanilla Truffle lipstick that I have coming in the mail maybe tomorrow. I've been dying to get my hands on this sucker from the moment I saw in featured in so many blogs. So many UK blogs. Unfortunately, it's not a permanent color in the US, but it's LE right now so I snatched it up!

I'll be posting more soon, promise!