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Wednesday
Aug282013

Fall 2013: MAC Indulge.

Fall is full of bold, beautiful makeup and color this year. The new MAC Cosmetics Indulge Collection is just that. It has me indulging in some new fall faves.

MAC Indulge Collection

"You’re invited to a dinner of supreme decadence, where no taste is too extravagant and no behaviour beyond limits. On the menu: Cremeblend Blush flushes skin with a sensual glow while Eye Shadow smoulders for the ultimate in seduction, intensified by Fluidline in Gilt Gourmet and Deliciously Rich. Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash darkens and lengthens lashes, while Lipstick and Lipglass further intoxicate the senses, as lacquered nails shimmer in jewel tones and molten metallics."

The collection:

LIPSTICK - $15.00
Smash Hit - sheer golden sparkle (dazzle)
By Design - soft shimmery beige ( frost)
Feed the Senses - mid-tone mauvey nude (lustre)
Just a Bite - mid-tone blue red (satin)
Sweet Succulence - deep glossy plum (lustre)

LIPGLASS - $15.00
Ultimate Dish - light beige with pearl
Liqueur - shimmering taupe
Fashion Punch - mid-tone neutral pink
Lust for Life - dark berry
Utterly Tart - deep red

NAIL LACQUER - $16.00
Magnificent Feast - sparkling true gold ( frost)
Sinfully Sweet - sparkling champagne with gold pearl ( frost)
DiscothÉque - super glitter silver (pearl)
Impassioned - bright warm pink (crème)
Rebel - mid-tone cream plum (crème)
Screening Room - bright mid-tone teal (crème)

FLUIDLINE - $16.00
Gilt Gourmet - sparkling brushed gold
Deliciously Rich - shimmering dirty taupe
Blacktrack - solid flat black

CREMEBLEND BLUSH - $21.00
Tease Your Tastes - soft neutral pink
Glamour Feast - deep rose

MASCARA - $21.00
Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash - black

BRUSH
266 Small Angle - $20.00
213 Fluff - $24.00

EYE SHADOW - $15.00
Gilty Morsel - glittery light gold (lustre)
Sex & The Oyster - mid-tone greyed blue green (veluxe pearl)
Three Ring Yellow - bright sulfer green yellow (veluxe pearl)
Divine Decadence - soft bronze (veluxe)
Deep Cravings - dark shimmery grey (veluxe pearl)
Eat, Love - deep emerald (satin)
Beluga - dark charcoal with multi-dimensional pearl (veluxe)
Palace Pedigreed - dark plum (satin)

MAC Indulge Collection is available now at all MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.com.

MAC Indulge Collection Product Photos

Tuesday
Aug272013

Top 10 Beauty Buys Under $10.00.

10 Best Beauty Buys Under $10.00 | Beautiful Makeup Search

I am the first to admit that I have been a beauty snob most of my life. I discovered department store beauty while still in high school and my taste went up from there. I am so glad that I have opened my mind to drugstore products in the last few years. I can now say that some of my favorite beauty products are in fact, from mass brands that are sold in drugstores, and most under the $10.00 mark. By now you should be able to tell that I have a serious love for COVERGIRL and L'Oreal Paris, but I am also using a few other great drugstore beauty products too.

Here are my top 10 beauty buys under $10.00.

Top 10 Beauty Buys Under $10.00

1. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss - $5.49

2. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Conditioner - $5.99

3. Pond's Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes - $5.99

4. COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara - $6.99

5. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo - $6.99

6. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow - $6.99

See also: 10 Top Skin Treats Under $10.

7. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick - $8.49

8. Gillette Venus & Olay Razor - $8.99

9. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation - $9.99

10. L'Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain - $9.99

As I was making the list, I quickly realized that I am no longer such a beauty snob. I have so many favorite beauty products that cost under $10.00 that I think I could have filled this list with 100 items!

Check out what great beauty buys my beauty friends have on their lists:

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Tuesday
Aug272013

FingerPaints A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up.

How cool is it that my beauty blogging friend, fellow Ohio gal (I grew up in Ohio) and superstar nail blogger Michelle Mismas from All Lacquered Up just created her very own nail polish collection? I can only imagine the fun Michelle had while working with Sally Beauty and their FingerPaints brand of polish to create A Pair Affair. What a dream! From concept to color, Michelle had her hand in it all. This is her collection.

FingerPaints A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up

Michelle told me, "Even before Sally Beauty approached me to create the collection, I was thinking how much I would love for a nail polish brand to come out with duos. Since I never wear just one color and my readers often ask me for color pairing suggestions, when the opportunity with FingerPaints came about, it seemed like fate."

A Pair Affair is a six piece collection, consisting of three perfectly coordinated pairs.

  • Our Tips Are Tealed  &  Bare No Secrets
  • Sarong, So Right  &  You Yacht to Know Better
  • Sage It Ain’t So  &  A Grape Catch 

I asked Michelle which shade was her absolute favorite. "Of course I love all the shades but Our Tips Are Tealed is a standout. Its sparkle factor is insane! Though I would have to say that my favorite duo is You Yacht To Know Better and Sarong So Right. I love a smoky blue and paired with a poppy coral, it has a cool, nautical feel. I like to wear it in a chevron moon manicure with Sarong at the base. It's a fun twist on such a classic, art deco design." Here is a photo from Michelle wearing that pair and design. 

FingerPaints A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up Chevron Nail Design
image courtesy of Michelle Mismas, All Lacquered Up

I definitely want Our Tips Are Tealed & Bare No Secrets. Michelle was wearing Our Tips Are Tealed when I spent time with her last month, and I've longed for it ever since. The colors in the collection all look so beautiful, but those two shades are calling me.

See also: My Favorite Nail Colors for Fall.

The exclusive A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up collection will be available at Sally Beauty by September 1, but is available now at sallybeauty.com. Each polish retails for $5.29.

Monday
Aug262013

Mascara Monday: MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash.

I am addicted to thick, black lush lashes. This new mascara from MAC just does that to mine. Meet MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash.

MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash features a whipped and very lightweight formula that delivers intense, blacker-than-black pigment. The over sized rubber tipped brush is designed to apply the rich pigments on lashes from root to tip. It adds volume, extends length and even creates and holds a curl. It does all this while it conditions for softness and flexibility.

See also: MAC Opulash.

I like the contoured handle of the wand and it helps to control the brush easier. The brush is the longest I have ever seen on a mascara. It really makes lashes super dark and thick. When wearing all day, I never experienced smudging, clumping or flaking.

MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash is available right now at all MAC locations including Nordstrom and online at maccosmetics.com. It retails for $21.00.