MAC Friends & Family Event - SHOP NOW!

My favorite MAC Cosmetics is having a friends and family event! Whoo Hoo!

To save 15% off your entire purchase, you can use the coupon below (you must print it out) to save 15% at your MAC Store. Shop now through the end of the day on June 16th.

Sadly, this cannot be used in department stores, but the bit of an extra trip to a MAC store will be worth it for the savings. To locate a MAC Store, check out their handy store finder.

Online shoppers can also receive 15% off their entire order on Monday June 16th only. I will send out the online offer code to you once I receive it on Monday morning. 

Happy shopping! 

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Beauty Bloggers' Must Have Summer Products!

Who better to go to than beauty bloggers' when you are looking for those "must-have" products? As we are all trying to cut back and stream-line, especially for Summer as we lighten up, I thought I would go to the best to weigh in. So, I put a call to some of my favorite beauty bloggers' and asked them to tell me what their three must-have Summer products are.


Monique from Beauty Girl Musings  says her must-haves for this season are L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Bloom, redpoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip and CG LashBlast.

Bionic Beauty's Jami swears by Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moistuirizer (w/ SPF 15) and Loreal Lipstick in Mango Tango.

The beauty editor over at Beyond Beauty Basics, Cj, said her Summer must-haves are SPF30 Suscreen Powder by Peter Thomas Roth, Fresh High Noon Fresh Face Glow Liquid Bronzer and CHANEL Glossimer Lip Gloss in Seashell.

Jamie from The Beauty of Life said she gets through the Summer with L by Gwen Stefani Perfume, Stila Lip Glaze in Starfruit & a Goody Headband to throw around her frizzy tresses!

A Mom in Red High Heels' Tammy says that Nars Lipgloss in Greek Holiday, Aveeno Positively Ageless Moisturizer SPF 30, and Marc Jacobs Daisy Fragrance help her through the heat.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Bath & Body Works Body Splash, as well as Sonya Dakar Drying Potion are the must-have Summer products that Latoicha Givens at Luxe Tips suggests.

Celebrity makeup artist blogger and eyebrow specialist Elke Von Freudenberg told me that her favorites for Summer are Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Body Oil Spray, My Blend Powder Veil SPF 40 and Cargo Bronzer in Medium.

The Makeup Girl herself, Lianne Farbes, says that her three Summer must-haves are Tarte Little Blot Book,  NARS the Multiple and Waterproof Mascara, which is currently CoverGirl's Lash Blast.

Toya from The Life of a Ladybug swears by MAC Paint Pot's, in Indianwood and Rubenesque, Laura Mercier's Bronzing Duo in Pink Bronze and a lip balm, such as Bobbi Brown's Tinted Lip Balm or MAC's new Tendertones.

A Touch of Blushers' PJ picks three of her favorites for Summer -  Boots No.7 Firm-Your-Body Sun Lotion SPF 15, Olay Daily Illuminating UV Fluid (with SPF 15), and Dior's Golden Dior Luminizing Makeup Jewel.

Jeni from Savvy Skin said that she needs Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream For Face SPF 55,  L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee, and some Havaianas Flip-Flops.

Sasha, beauty blogger for Beauty Bento Box says her must haves include Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning SPF 4, Nivea Sun Cooling After Sun Spray and Nivea Sun Moisturising Sun Spray SPF 30.

The Editorial Director of Beauty News NYC, Dina, tells me that three of her must haves are Ineke's After My Own Heart Perfume, Evian's newly redesigned Brumisateur Facial Spray, as well as Paul Mitchell's classic Tea Tree Special Shampoo and Conditioner.

ms. distressedDERMA claims DERMAdoctor Sun Guard SPF 30, Ecru Silk Nectar Serum, and Lancome L’Extrême Waterproof Mascara as her three Summer faves.

Jen from Raging Rouge explains that glominerals Body Bronzer, Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer SPF 15 (in Summer Fling), and Colorescience Bronzer Brush (with SPF 20) get her through the heat.

Shannon from A Girl's Gotta Spa shares her three must-haves too. She says she uses Aqua Tan Tanning Body Milk, a lip gloss with that all impsrtnat SPF, and Joico's Skin Luxe Golden Shimmer.

My sister Cindi from The Fragrance Fanatic suggests a new Summer fragrance as one of your Summer must haves. Her favorites are Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Cocktail, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, and Flower by Cynthia Rowley.

Finally, my must have Summer products, and yes, I am listing more than three, are Essie's Nail Polish in a bright pink for my toes (I am currently loving her new neon pink in Short Shorts), Lancôme’s Soleil Ultra Expert Sun Care SPF 50, Philosophy's Mineral Blush Compact Duo Blush Bronzer in Pink/Bronze, Self-tanner (which I have too many favorites to list), CHANEL's Active Moisture Tinted Lotion, and Clinique's Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Hazelnut.

Thank you so much to my beauty blogging friends for your contributions. If you are looking for a new Summer product, you can definitely bet on one of these beauties listed here. *muah*


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Cool Heat.

Cool Heat. Gosh, do we need some right now! Thanks to MAC Cosmetics we can look both hot and cool with their gorgeous new collection out today.


Summers' chillest look - yes, it is hot. So hot it is cool.  The Cool Heat collection boasts 5 slimshine lipsticks, 7 eye shadows, and two skin-cooling fragrances. 

SLIMSHINE - $14.50
Tropic Glow -  Blue pink with silver pearl (frost)
By Degrees -  Neutral brown pink (frost)
Gentle Summer -  Light clean yellow pink with white pearl (frost)
High 90’s - Clean pink orange (frost)
Swelter -  Sheer clean red (frost)

EYE SHADOW - $14.00
Solar White -  Frosty muted white gold (frost)
Warming Trend - Frosty light taupe (veluxe pearl)
Warm Chill - Frosty seafoam green with gold pearl (frost)
Gulf Stream - Frosty mid-tone blue green with green pearl (frost)
Cool Heat - Frosty teal with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Climate Blue -  Mid-tone violet blue with pink pearl (velvet)
Blue Flame -  Dirty metallic navy blue (veluxe pearl)


CREATIONS - $22.50
Hue: Tuquatic
Keynotes: Lotus Leaves, Corsican Cedrat, Anemone, Orris and Blue Cedar
Hue: Turquatic Heat 
Keynotes: Cedrat saturated with the clear effervescence of Mineral Water, Lotus Flower, Opulent Orris, Jasmine and Tiare Soul.

Pick up these beauties at your favorite MAC counter or online at

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