Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MAC: A Tartan Tale, now online!

Sir Teddy
Well, most of the collection is at least (on the US site only, as far as I know)! I've been skipping a lot of MAC collections lately. I got two things from Venomous Villains and it had nothing to do with the fact that it was Disney. I'm more than certain I am one of the few people who doesn't give a flying fig about Disney flicks. Well, Beauty and the Beast was cool, but whatever. Anyway, I've seen a few things that I like from this collection, like the pigments (oh my, the pigments!!!) and the Viva Glam offerings (because I'm a sucker for a good cause). I'm actually going to buy the Sir Teddy for my daughter. I thought he'd make a cute stocking stuffer and the proceeds goto the MAC AIDS Fund. Can't beat that! Still, I have my eye on the NARS holiday collection this year. Yum! A Tartan Tale will release at stores and counters on the 28th of October (tomorrow) but as stated before, you can purchase most of the collection online now. See anything you want?

And don't forget to check out the second episode of the MAC Face-Off, if you're interested! Don't forget to cast your vote on Facebook. Just click the Halloween tab.

Monday, October 25, 2010

MAC's Halloween Face-Off: Episode 1

I posted last week about MAC having a Halloween face-off amongst three of their artists. Well, the first episode is here, check it out:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Everything Ombre!

I'm under the impression that 2010 was a big year for the ombre trend. I'm just not sure how I feel about this -- specifically, ombre hair. I've seen it on a few celebrities who wear it well and then I see others who can't carry the trend without looking kind of silly. It's a hit or miss thing, I suppose.

I have accidental, unintentional ombre hair and I hate it! This is because I didn't color treat my hair during pregnancy. Before that, every time I colored it brown, it always turned auburn (I'm cursed!). I've colored my hair  just one time since I had my daughter, and that was back in August of 2009, so my hair has obviously grown out a bit since then. My roots are a medium brown color and the rest is auburn-ish. My accidental ombre look isn't as pronounced as others since I didn't do this on purpose. Frankly, I was always embarrassed by it and I never would've thought it would be 'trendy'. I'm not trendy. Really, I'm not. I'm a jeans and hoodie type of gal, hence, why I love fall!

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not completely knocking ombre hair. I've seen it done where it looks really nice! Still, it just seems like something that's really easy to get bored with.

Ombre Fail:

Ombre WIN:

*I found these pictures in a Google image search.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MAC Halloween Face-Off!

Ha! So, MAC took three of their own artists, to compete against each other in a Halloween-themed makeup challenge with only three hours to complete the task. The first 'episode' airs on Monday, October 25th at 10:00 AM. Here's a preview:

PS: Sorry my posts have been so MAC oriented lately. I know some people love it or hate it, but no worries, I have a lot of other stuff to talk about!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MAC: A Tartan Tale (Official Photos & Info)

Hey, ladies! With all of these new holiday collections coming out, I'm sure to go broke! I just saw the official information and photos from Temptalia and I thought I'd share!

Image from Temptalia
This collection will be released in the U.S. on October 28th, 2010 and it'll launch internationally sometime in November 2010.

"Do you hear the bonny bagpipes on the moors, or Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols? One in each ear? We’re telling a slightly twisted Tartan Tale to celebrate holiday 2010, in all its posh, punk, ancestral, anarchic, noble and naughty glory. Royal and raunchy, colours and patterns collide, fantasies come true, punk faeries take flight, with poetic new looks for Eyes to gaze long upon Glamora Castle: Dazzleglass Creme like Radiant Jewels; Lipstick kisses from The Faerie Glen; Black Swan Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner; Family Crest Pigment; My Highland Honey from the heather in Powder Blush; Sexy Style Clan Nail Lacquer; and forever Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara, for the Dark Prince, or Princess. Enter A Tartan Tale, and be transformed!"

Image from Temptalia

Image from Temptalia

Image from Temptalia

Christine has the official list of product information and images listed on her site. I just wanted to give you ladies a heads up. 

Click here to read about the info and color story
Click here to read about A Tartan Tale: Ch. I
Click here to read about A Tartan Tale: Ch. II
Click here to read about A Tartan Tale: Viva Glam for Holiday

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another Sneak Peek for NARS Holiday 2010

I just wanted to share another promo for the NARS Holiday 2010 collection which will be officially released on Friday, October 15th. See anything you like?

Monday, October 11, 2010

NARS Holiday 2010 Campaign (Sneak Peek)

I saw this on Facebook and I wanted to share. Frankly, I'm just curious as to what your opinions are on this image:

I feel intrigued by it, but the model's brows are a little Star Trek-ish to me and yet, I kind of like it? I think? Either way, I love NARS and I'm definitely excited about the holiday collection. Did you hear about the Bento Box set? I want that!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Goodies :)

Back in the middle of the summer, I entered a Make Up For Ever giveaway on Temptalia, and I won! This was a big shocker for me because I'm typically not a winner (and yes, I'm also a cynic). I received my prize today which was so awesome since I was having such a hellish day. This definitely cheered me up! I'll be picking up my little pumpkin from her grandma's soon (I miss her!!), so I'm just going to show you what I received and I'll do the swatches and whatnot in the next few days.

Diamond Shadow: #310 (Diamond Green)
Aqua Cream: #11 (Gold)
Lip Gloss: #10 (Peachy-Pink)

So yeah, that's about it. Like I said, I'll be swatching those soon. I hope everyone has a good Friday and a great weekend! :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains: Briar Rose Beauty Powder

I bought Briar Rose a few days ago, so of course I was dying to blog about it! First of all, this beauty powder is from the Maleficent sub-collection and you can pick one of these up for $25 USD. I was lucky to get mine, so if you see it and you like it, grab it before it's gone!

Briar Rose is a medium blue-based pink. Just the kind of color I love for fall. I think this pairs really nicely with I Like It Like That from In the Groove. They're soul mates, I reckon! However, this color reminds me a lot of Summer Rose beauty powder only this is more pigmented and a little darker. Seriously, use a light hand with this, pale ladies!
Briar Rose

Summer Rose


I'm happy to have Briar Rose in my collection of beauty powders and blushes. It's soft, but quite pigmented and it's fabulous for fall. If you love Disney and you like this color, go for it! I can't say for sure how I think this would look on those with warm tones, but I believe you can make it work!

By the way...

I just wanted to say how proud I am to have reached over 50 followers! I didn't expect this in the least. I started this blog for complete and utter funsies. I never went out of my way to advertise it, but you've found it! I'm very grateful and I'd like to give you my sincere thanks. Hey, if I can reach 100, I'd love to have a giveaway! Tell me in the comments what you think would be a good giveaway!