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MAC Cosmetics RiRi Hearts MAC.

Get ready! The MAC Cosmetics RiRi Hearts MAC Fall collection will be for sale online tomorrow, September 26th. Be prepared, because if the RiRi Hearts MAC Summer Collection was any indication, this new RiRi Hearts MAC Fall collection will sell out in record time too.

Rihanna premieres her perfect palette of lavish fall colour – a range of decidedly daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin highlighted with Diamonds Cream Colour Base and Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good.

MAC Cosmetics RiRi Hearts MAC Fall

This one is all about fall. It features bold colors for the lips, subtle smoky shades for the eyes, and beautiful glowy products for the cheeks.

My favorite products in the collection are for the face -- or cheeks in this case. They included the very popular Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo again. This is a beautiful powder bronzer in a neutral shade that can be worn by anyone. It is a light shade of bronzer, and looks especially great when blended with the cool coral blush. For my cheeks, though, I am loving the Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good. It is very wearable copper peach shade, with a beautiful satin finish. It is the perfect color to transition skin from summer to fall. I use a bit of the Cream Colour Base in Diamonds, dabbed high on my cheekbones to finish the cheek look.

Of course, the star product of the collection is RiRi Woo, another relaunch. This time, it includes RiRi Woo Lipglass that totally completes the look. As I am not a huge fan of red on myself and prefer to wear a red gloss, this cool red cream shade is it for me.

The collection finishes with subtle smoke and drama for the eyes. Each palette contains four easy to wear colors in either light browns or light grays. They are both lighter than what I expected, so the emphasis is on the subtle when I say smoke. The drama comes from the Pointblack Liquilast Liner and the Extended Play Lash Gigablack Mascara.

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Powder Blush Duo Hibiscus Kiss & Veluxe Brow Liner Deep Dark BrunetteMAC RiRi Hearts MAC Powder Blush Duo Hibiscus Kiss & Veluxe Brow Liner Deep Dark Brunette

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Eyeshadow X4 Smoked CocoaMAC RiRi Hearts MAC Eyeshadow X4 Smoked Cocoa

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick & RiRi Woo LipglassMAC RiRi Hearts MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick & RiRi Woo Lipglass

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Liquidlast Liner PointblackMAC RiRi Hearts MAC Liquidlast Liner Pointblack

RiRi Hearts MAC Powder Blush Bad Girl Gone Good & Lipstick NudeMAC RiRi Hearts MAC Powder Blush Bad Girl Gone Good & Lipstick Nude

The MAC Cosmetics RiRi Hearts MAC Collection:

Eye Shadow X 4 - $44.00
Her Cocoa
Smoked Cocoa

Lipstick - $16.50
Nude - cool nude cream (matte)
Who’s That Chick - mid-tone orange with frost ( frost)
RiRi Woo - matte cool red (retro matte)
Talk That Talk - matte dark plum (retro matte)

Lipglass - $16.50
RiRi Woo - cool red cream (cream)

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil - $21.50
RiRi Woo - cool red cream
Talk That Talk - dark plum cream

Extended Play Lash - $17.50
Gigablack - black

Liquidlast Liner - $21.50
Pointblack - black

Veluxe Brow Liner - $21.50
Deep Brunette - muted blackish-brown
Deep Dark Brunette - dark dirty chocolate

Powder Blush Duo - $29.00
Hibiscus Kiss - cool coral blush and matte neutral bronze

Powder Blush - $23.00
Bad Girl Gone Good - warm copper (satin)

Cream Colour Base - $22.00
Diamonds golden shimmer cream (frost)

Lash - $17.50
36 Lash
35 Lash

282SE Duo Fibre Shader - $32.00
187SE Duo Fibre Face - $42.00

The RiRi Hearts MAC collection will be available online at tomorrow and then at all MAC locations on October 3rd.


Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo & Conditioner.

I live for great hair. You know when you're having a good hair day, you simply have a better day, right? While I admit that I spend a fortune at the salon, I am the first to admit that I don't spend a fortune on hair styling products. I don't believe in pouring product down the drain, so when I shop hair care, I most often shop drugstore.

One of my go-to drugstore brands Herbal Essences just upped the game with their new Moroccan My Shine Collection, which consists of a shampoo & conditioner. Not just any ordinary shampoo & conditioner -- this one uses Argan Oil in it.

Now, Argan oil is nothing new to beauty products. It is a very highly sought after and effective oil that is used in both skin and hair care products. Argan Oil is extremely nourishing. For hair, it helps it look and feel soft, with a ton of shine. Who doesn't want that?

Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo uses the Argan Oil as a conditioning agent so that hair is not only cleansed, it allows it to stay soft, shiny and easy to comb. Usually my hair feels like a nest before I add in conditioner, but it actually felt like I used conditioner after just shampooing. I didn't stop there, though, because my hair is dry and of course, I used the Moroccan My Shine Conditioner as well. This conditioner is a rich and creamy formula that targets the damage and dryness, leaving hair silky and moisturized.

Of course, hair is left smelling super fresh. The shampoo & conditioner smells very fruity, with most notably an apple scent, with a bit of floral softness to it.

Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo & Conditioner sell for $2.99 each at drugstores and mass retailers now.


Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse.

My purse it like a bottomless pit when it comes to beauty items. I knew I had a lot of makeup in there, but I just didn't realize how much I did when I did a recent clean out. When I was deciding what beauties  I really needed in my purse,I kept it to a minimum - ten items. These are the top 10 items in my purse.

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse

1. Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens

2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder - Naked Medium Light

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

4. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara - Black Blaze

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard

6. CHANEL Glossimer Lipgloss - 347 Allegorie

7. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo - Nude Nº 1

8. Nivea Lip Butter - Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - 86 Instinct

10. MAC Lipstick - Plink!

Tell me... how many beauty items are rolling around in the bottom of your purse? Then check out what my blogger friends have in theirs.



Mascara Monday: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

I've been a long time fan of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara line. For big, bold, look at me lashes, it never fails. The brand is launching a new one (out next week), and I am super excited about this one. Meet L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

The name butterfly is no coincidence. It is named specifically for the Butterfly Brush™, a breakthrough in brushes, in my opinion. This asymmetrical, ergonomic, wing-tip brush with flexible arches is designed to lift the outer corner lashes for a flared effect. The uniquely-shaped brush features tightly packed bristles that work to "trap" lashes and extend them outward from corner to corner.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

The formula is super silky and packed with fibers. Each Voluminous Butterfly Mascara includes 1.2MM fibers, actually, that instantly coats lashes in a soft, delicate veil for longer looking lashes with up to a whopping 6X the volume.

I am loving this mascara. I use the curved side for upper lashes, but prefer the flat side for the lower. One coat is great for everyday, and I definitely notice more definition with this than with any of the other Voluminous Mascaras I have used. I don't necessarily notice any special flaring in the corner, but longer-thicker, better looking lashes, overall for sure. I do notice a lot of lift, and that really opens the eye. It looks especially great when paring it with a deep black liner on the upper water line. This really opens my eyes. If I really want to have a bold look, then I apply two to three coats and am wowed each time.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara will be available in your favorite drugstore and mass retailer, in October for $8.99. Choose from Black, Blackest Black or Black Brown. I am using Black.