April 28, 2015

MAC Wash and Dry - Summer 2015

Excuse me while I finish drooling over this photo...

I look forward to summer makeup collections every year the same way I look forward to Christmas. There's always the anticipation of what the color trend will be, who will put out the most creative eye candy as well as the important release date. MAC seems to consistently hold the top spot with their one of a kind color creations and genius summer themed packaging. This year's collection, Wash and Dry, might be their best yet! These little gems release on May 21st. I'll be up at midnight ordering (hopefully not still drooling).

January 25, 2015

Morphe Makeup Brushes


After hearing about Morphe Brushes on YouTube, I decided to take the plunge and see what all the rage is about. Word on the street is that these incredibly inexpensive brushes (all these totaled around $35 with shipping!) have the same integrity as the cult favorite ones - such as MAC, Sephora, etc. It took almost 3 weeks to receive my order. Grrr. But I get it... they came from a small store located in California, where they must be inundated with orders from other beauty snobs like me who are looking to get their hands on the next best thing. Let me tell you, I'm glad I jumped on the bandwagon. As you can see, I purchased all (except one) eye brushes. I figured if they were crap, I could end up using them as backups when my beloved brushes were dirty. They perform as well as most of my others, particularly the first three listed.  As I use them more, I'll get a better sense of their durability and whether or not I'll add some of their face brushes to the mix. Oh and a side note: The M164 Small Angled Contour is much smaller than I expected and I'm a little baffled by it. If a doll came with a contour brush - I would assume it would look like this. In the end, I can't imagine ever giving up on my staple brushes I've adored and collected over the years. But if I can get new additions, at a fraction of the cost - I'll make room for the cheapies ;)

In order of appearance:
B77 Oval Shadow
BK13 Deluxe Blending Fluff
BK 15 Large Chisel Fluff
M152 Medium Chisel Fluff
M164 Small Angled Contour
M169 Round Crease
M200 Deluxe Crease
M209 Chisel Point Fluff
M218 Blending Fluff
M220 Angle Fluff
M224 Oval Camouflage

*Click on the photo for a direct link to the Morphe site*

January 20, 2015

Yes, I'm Alive

I know, I know. 3 months is a long time. Its like, a maternity leave... a season of Big Brother... Botox's lifecycle (so I've heard). Unfortunately, none of those apply to my reason for being missing in action. Let's just say there was a little "conflict of interest". AKA a complicated story put short and sweet. But, I'm back, I'm pumped and I'm so ready to pour my heart out with all of the amazing products I've found and put to the test. Stay tuned!
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