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MAC Surf Baby Collection Haul

I know, I know, i’ve been slacking on posts, I have SO much to post about too but it’s so hard to find the time lately because I have been so busy at work and by the time I get home, all I wanna do is sleep! But I received my MAC Surf Baby goodies in the mail the other day, and finally got around to doing some swatches…I didn’t get a lot from this collection; as usual I only ended up getting two lipsticks- “Hibiscus” (cremesheen) and “Mocha” (Satin, and is part of the permanent line) and a back up of “Strange Potion”. I originally got it when Venomous Villains came out, but I loved it so much I thought id buy a back-up!

I adore the packaging of this collection, I love how the lipstick tubes remind me of little surfboards, and the Hibiscus flower is a nice touch because I absolutely love Hawaii and it was nice to have a lil something to remind me of my vacation when I went a year ago with my sisters.

The lipsticks are super pretty, I wasn’t sure about “Hibiscus” when I ordered it online, I thought it might be too out there for me, but because it’s a cremesheen, it’s the right amount of color and it’s definitely wearable! I think this is definitely a shade anyone can pull of regardless of skintone or complexion. It’s just such a pretty coral, reddish color and pairs wonderfully with a neutral eye look.

“Mocha” is part of MAC’s permanent line so no need to rush to get it, but I am glad I got this color because I never really paid attention to this color, and it being in this collection really brought it to light. It’s a nice medium terracotta brown, has a tinge of orange and red undertones, but it’s a really pretty color! I am a sucker for earth tones, and MAC “Cherish” l/s is my all-time favorite everyday lipstick, so “Mocha” is definitely up there at quickly becoming a staple in my bag.

The camera didn’t show their true colors :(
FOTD with “Hibiscus” (natural light):
FOTD using “Mocha” (Tarte “Tipsy” blush on cheeks):

FOTD: Using Wet N Wild Palette in Vanity

Hi dolls! Sorry for the missing post yesterday, I had an allergic reaction to the antiobiotics I was taking and broke out in hives, it was incredibly uncomfortable and definitely not my idea of a good time LOL. So I was outta commission yesterday and earlier today since Benadryl and Allegra seem to do a great job of knocking me out.
Anyway, I did a FOTD last weekend using the Vanity palette from Wet N Wild. Since the eyeshadows in the palette don’t have names, I will just mention which ones I used down below:
[What I used]
– Graftobian HD Cream Foundation in “Buttermilk” mixed with MAC Studio Tech in NC35
– Ben Nye Concealer Wheel
– MAC “Springsheen” blush
– MAC Painterly PP as base
– WnN shimmery gold e/s (middle e/s on the shimmer side) on lower lid
-WnW shimmery dark brown shade mixed with the dark matte color on outer-V and contour
– WnW matte highlight color (top matte color) and a touch of the light shimmery color as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Black
– Andrea False Lashes (forgot the #)
– MAC Oak lipliner
– MAC Cherish lipstick
-MAC Slimshine in Missy

FOTD: Using Drugstore Makeup

Was digging through my stash and thought i’d do a look using mostly drugstore products to show that you can achieve a great look even on a budget.  The blush is a no-name blush I got from a makeup show for only like $5. For foundation I used Buff’d Cosmetics mineral foundation (custom mix of Chamois and Almond) only because I don’t have any drugstore foundations. I forgot to take a pic of the eyeliner but I used Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner in “Black”, and used the pencil version for the lower lashline.

What I used:
– Face (Buff’d Mineral Foundation custom mix in Chamois and Almond)
– Contouring (Physician’s Formula Bronzer)
– Blush in Sweet Peach (no brand name blush from a makeup show)
– NYX Eyeshadow in “Blondie” (all over the lid)
– NYX Eyeshadow in “Golden” (on lower half of the lid)
– Milani e/s in “Golden Bronze” in crease
– Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner in “Black”
– Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pencil in “Black” (on lower lashline)
– Maybelline macara in “Black Drama”
– NYX lipstick in “Power”
– NYX lipgloss in “Lilac Field”

FOTD: Another look using UD Naked Palette

Thought i’d do a look using my “Jazzed” lipstick for the first time that I got last year from the ‘In the Groove’ collection, I love this lippie! Paired with “Queen Bee” lipgloss from the ‘Naked Honey’ collection, it’s the perfect toasted-peachy color. Wore this look to work…

What I used:

– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
– MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC35
– MAC Sheer Pressed Powder in NC35 (to set foundation, applied with stippling brush)

– “Emote” blush for contouring
– MAC “Stereo Rose”

Used Urban Decay Naked Palette
– “Toasted” eyeshadow mixed with “Sin” on lower half of the eyelid
– “Hustle” and “Darkhorse” on outer corners and crease
– “Virgin” e/s and MAC “Bisque” e/s as highlight
– Urban Decay e/s in “Whiskey” on lower lashline
– MAC Fluidline e/l in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC “Jazzed” lipsticke (LE)
– MAC “Queen Bee” lipgloss (LE)

Mint Chip FOTD & Colored Contacts

I received a pair of Princess Eyes Neo Cosmo Colored Contacts in “Mint Green” ($20) courtesy of They have a large selection of colored contacts including circle lenses, and in every color imaginable.  I like that it came with a case to match!
Colored contacts are so much fun to switch looks up, and even though there are so many websites that sell colored contacts, there are a few that have a nice array, including ones that are a bit unique- which I like, and has an insane variety of circle lenses, including the “doll-eyed” enlarging lenses. They had really great customer service and I got my lenses in about 3 weeks. This particular color is pretty from far away because it gives a nice green ring around my brown eyes and it’s definitely a different and unique look. Up close, it’s obvious I am wearing them because of course since it’s green, it doesn’t wholesomely blend with my natural eye color (if this is what you are looking for, I suggest the brown color or even the gray ones might be nice). But I like this color in natural light, it looks really pretty.
I also wanted to do a brown smokey look (hence the ‘Mint Chip’ FOTD), so I used MAC’s Paint Pot in “Constructivist” as a base to MAC’s “Tea Time” pigment. Since I did this look a couple weeks ago (pre-photopsia!), I am gonna try my best to remember what I used, LOL. And don’t mind my ugly brows, I am in the process of growing em out to re-shape them argh they frustrate me, haha.
What I used:
– MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC 30
– MAC Pro LongWear Foundation in NC35
– MAC “Enough Said” Blush
– Korres Bronzing Powder in #28
– MAC Paint Pot in “Constructivist” on lower lid
– MAC “Tea Time” pigment on lid
– Milani “Chocolate” eyeshadow and “Java Bean” on outer-V and contour
– MAC e/s in “Shroom” as highlight up to brow bone
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Shiseido Mascara in Black
– MAC Technakohl e/l in “Graphblack” on waterline
– UD Eyeliner in “Corrupt” on lashline
– MAC lipstick in “Peachstock”
– MAC Lipglass in “Splashing”
 Neo-Cosmo “Mint Green” Contacts in Natural Light

FOTD using “Strange Potion” Lipglass

I am usually sporting “natural”/neutral makeup looks everyday for work since it’s super simple to do when you are pressed for time and because I am lazy M-F, haha. So I will try to incorporate some color this weekend (I apologize if the looks are starting to look the same as of late!). I wanted to do a look using MAC’s “Strange Potion” lipglass from the Venomous Villains collections (I am just in love with this color! It’s just so pretty on!) and my Urban Decay eyeliner in “Corrupt” (lower lashline) which is the perfect everyday eyeliner because it’s soft and not harsh like black eyeliners and yet brings your peepers out.

Sorry no close-up eye shots due to my photopsia, I am trying to avoid aggravating it with the camera flash. :(

What I used:
– MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC35
– Buff’d Mineral Cosmetics (customized shade)

– MAC “Emote” blush for contouring forehead and cheeks
– MAC “Springsheen” blush

– MAC e/s in “Bisque” and “Orb” all over the lid
– UD e/s in “Naked” on crease
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Clinique Eyelash Primer
– Shiseido Lifting Mascara in Black
– UD eyeliner in “Corrupt” on lower lashline

– MAC lipglass in “Strange Potion” (LE)

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