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MAC Holiday 2007 - The Prettiest Packaging!

Some of the prettiest packaging can be found encasing the MAC Holiday Collection this year.

MAC_Packaging.jpg From the beautiful - heavy, I might add; ornate metal cases for the palettes, to the beautiful brocade material weaved together that holds the brushes and lipstick/lipgloss, there is so much to love.

The tubular packaging embossed with bright silver and gold crests are worthy of your china cabinet, even. The lipstick tube is a collectors item for sure. The crested emblem is even printed on the lipglass tube.

All of the makeup and cases come in boxes that do not even need wrapping. Embellished with the emblem as well, these sturdy linen paper boxes make such a perfect presentation.

Gosh, I could go on and on about how much you will love the collection at first sight. The packaging honestly speaks for itself.

Now, say you are faced with the ultimate gift giving dilemma. You purchase one of the Finery gift sets with the gorgeous bag, lipglass and two lipsticks. You immediately fall in love with one of the lipsticks. And then you decide that you just have to have that lipglass to go with said lipstick. Hmm.. well, at least you still give away one of the lipsticks and bag, right? Well, maybe just the bag. :)

Get on over to your MAC counter and see exactly what I am talking about. I will say it again. This MAC Collection has the prettiest packaging ever! Ever!!!


Easy to Apply Urban Decay Liquid Liner.

It is no secret that it takes lot of practice when learning how to apply eye liner. Liquid eyeliner can be another story in itself. The formulas can be dry, runny, or too thick. The brushes, well - finding the perfect brush to apply a liquid liner can be a chore on it's own. Enter Urban Decay Liquid Liner. Urban Decay has all the bases covered.

The formula has a nice consistency, that dries fairly quick and does not budge from where you apply it. The brush is perfect. It delivers the right amount of precision without being too thin.


The color selection, as with all of Urban Decay's products range the gamut. In 12 perfect shades:

  1. Acid Rain - metallic lime
  2. Crash - purple with silver sparkle
  3. Gash - deep red
  4. Honey - metallic gold (my fave!)
  5. Luck - copper
  6. Oil Slick -  shimmering black
  7. Perversion - ink black
  8. Radium - bright blue sparkle
  9. Revolver - metallic silver
  10. Roach - warm brown
  11. Shattered Teal (another fave!)
  12. Smog - olive with gold sparkle
Each liner is $18, available at


Introducing Hourglass Cosmetics.

Hourglass Cosmetics, a prestige cosmetics line from renowned beauty expert Carisa Janes, recently launched at Sephora. With very luxe packaging, palettes worthy of the finest beauty bags and beautiful brushes, this line is one to not just pass over.













"Hourglass brings timeless extravagance and style to the über-chic beauty junkie, all in one clutch-worthy collection. From lush shades to incredibly luxurious packaging, makeup has never been so pretty—or perfecting. Every product in the Hourglass line is formulated with the latest in cosmetic technology. Cutting-edge ingredients work to smooth and soften the skin, while innovations in packaging give the line its super chic appeal. Hourglass opens your eyes to a beautiful new reality: style and substance can coexist."

Have you used any Hourglass yet? I have a few glosses that need breaking out of their boxes.