Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh MAC, You've Done it Again!

I'm sure you have all seen the promo images and heard about the MAC holiday collection "Glitter and Ice". Many more of you have probably already seen the swatch porn of such collection over at Temptalia. Either way, I'm going to reinforce the beauty in this collection for both of us. MAC has once again stolen my heart!

Now, I'm not going to just copy and paste all of Christine's hard work, but beware, this will be a pic heavy, rambling post with me drooling over the products when I type this.

"Hold That Pose! with Winterized Mineralize Eye Shadows, Smooth Manoeuvre-ing Technakohl Liners, Paint Pots full of Morning Frost, Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black, Dazzleglass with Glitter and Ice and Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquers. Shake up the season with breathtaking Beauty Powders in glossy white Snowglobe-inspired comp acts filled with glittery, glossy and gorgeous silver sparkles."

So what does the collection contain?

  • 1 Pair of Lashes
  • 2 Beauty Powders
  • 3 Paint Pots
  • 3 Nail Polishes
  • 6 Technakohl Liners
  • 6 Mineralize Eyeshadows
  • 6 Lipsticks
  • 6 Dazzleglasses

Note: Everything in this collection is LE unless stated otherwise

Paint Pots

Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl

Morning Frost Shimmering champagne taupe

For Effect Black with pearl

Mineralize Eyeshadow

Fresh Ice White silver melange

Snow Season Soft taupe melange

Hold That Pose! Pale mauve melange

Frozen Blue Blue silver melange

Shimmermint Pale green melange

Winterized Dirty purple with silver, indigo, and pink melange

Beauty Powder

Snowglobe Frosty pinky beige

How Beautiful Pale shimmering beige

Nail Lacquer

Unconditionally Fabulous Super sparkle white (Frost)

Get Noticed True bright red (Cream)

Festive Finery Dirty mid-tone greyed violet (Cream)

#7 Lashes


Whirls & Twirls Sheer pink with gold pearl (Glaze)
Double Spin Pale mauve pink (Cremesheen)

Soft SableCool frosted taupe (Frost)

Eloquent Air Sheer white silver(Glaze)
Such Flare True red (Matte)

What Joy! Deep berry (Satin)


Pleasure Principle Clear white violet, teal, and white pearl (Repromote)

Dressed to Dazzle Pale dirty pink red and gold pearl

Glitter & Ice Light nude with white and gold pearl

She-zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Repromote)

Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl (Permanent)

Spanking Rich Raspberry pink with red and gold pearl (Repromote)

Technakohl Liner

Silver Skates Silver with pearl

Going for Gold Gold with pearl

Seasonally Spicy Brown with pearl

Fancy Moves Purple with pearl

Practice Makes Perfect Blue with pearl

Smooth Manoeuvre Black with pearl

!Random Product Swatches of my Favourites!

MAC For Effect Paint Pot

For Effect Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot

Lets Skate Paint Pot

MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglass


MAC Glitter & Ice Dazzleglass

Pleasure Principle Dazzleglass

MAC Nail Lacquer:  Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</

Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Varnish

Thats enough of the teaser swatches... to check out the rest of the swatches and reviews on all the products, head over to

Disclaimer: All images and information was sourced from Temptalia and Specktra.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Victoria Frances Goth Girl!

Hey everyone!
Today I bring you a look I did recently that I've been thinking about doing for a while. Its based on one of Victoria Frances' amazing artworks. I guess this can also count as a halloween look (goth chick perhaps!), just tweak it as you desire!

I have explained everything you need to create this look!


Using the Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush, apply Sugarpill's Poison Plum, or any similar purple you have, to the entire lid and blend as desired. Then, using the same brush, apply a darker purple or a small amount of black to the inner portion of the eyelid. You can find this must-have brush here:

Next, using a Sigma E65, line your upper lashline and waterline with a black cream or gel eyeliner. I used MAC's Blacktrack Fluidline. This brush is great for applying gel eyeliners, perfect size and easy to control. You can find it here:

After the eyes are done and mascara is on, use the Sigma F80 brush to buff the foundation of your choice into your skin. Using the flat top kabuki brush really creates a flawless application of foundation. This brush can be purchased for $16 here:

The next step is to apply your concealer and buff it into the skin with the Sigma E40 Blending Brush. This is technically an eye brush, but I love the way it blends my concealer into my skin. I recommend that everyone gives it a go! It's a steal at $9

To finish off the skin, set your foundation with a matching face powder. To do so, use the Sigma F30 Powder Brush. Its the perfect size for powdering the whole face quickly, especially when you're on the go! You can find it here:

Now onto the fun part! To create the tears and swirl design, I suggest using the Sigma E05 Eyeliner brush. Its extremely easy to use as its so small and has a nice point, perfect for doing detail work. If you are interested in doing creative, detail work, this brush is a must have! Purchase here for just $9!

Finally comes the lips. If you don't have a lip brush, like me, you can turn one of your other brushes into a multi-tasking brush! Here I used the Sigma F70 Concealer brush to apply my nude lip colour of choice. Its not too big and works really well as a lip brush. At $9 you can't really go wrong.

If you are interested in buying any of these brushes, why not save yourself some money and get the whole set of 12 brushes for $79 without the brush roll, or for $99 including the brush roll?!

Now onto the photos!

This look would be perfect for halloween! Just pair it with a dark lip for a goth look, or pale out your skin and add some greyish contours and create a 'dead' look!

  • MAC Painterly Paintpot
  • Sugarpill Poison Plum
  • Sleek Noir Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara
  • Mehron Paradise Prisma Blendset (Body Paint)

  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation
  • MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
  • MAC Light Medium MSF Natural
  • MAC Blushbaby Blush

  • Concealer
  • MAC Boy Bait Lipglass

Let me know what you think of the look :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Sigma has released their new line of Sigmax Synthetic brushes consisting 5 brand new brushes in a range of shapes and styles.

With its tapered design, the F86 is perfect for application of liquid, cream and powder products to precise areas on the face. The F86 is also an ideal contouring brush. It applies the perfect amount of product to the right areas for that flawless, sculpted look that every woman desires. This brush is revolutionary to the beauty industry and very unique in quality and design. It is the perfect addition to any makeup kit. The F86 will be sold individually for $16 or as part of the Synthetic Kabuki Kit (F80, F82, F84 and F86) sold for $56.

The new Synthetic Precision Kit contains the P80, P82, P84 and P86. The P80 is a small, flat top brush that is ideal to conceal blemishes, sun spots and small imperfections on the skin. It can be used to stipple concealer on defined areas, followed by precise application of setting powder. The rounded P82 brush was designed to mimic your fingertips, making this brush ideal to apply eye shadow primers. It can also be used for the precise application of highlight shades on the bridge of the nose, cheek bones and cupid’s bow. The small angled top of the P84 makes this brush perfect for precise contouring of the sides of the nose and contouring the hollows of the cheek bones. It can also be used to highlight the brow bone. Lastly, the unique tapered shape of the P86 brush is ideal for application of concealer under the eyes and in defined areas such as the sides of the nose, chin and around the mouth. This brush can also be used to perfectly apply concealer around the lips to prevent color bleeding. Each of these brushes will be sold individually for $14 or as the Synthetic Precision Kit (P80, P82, P84 and P86) for $49.

If you want to try out all of the synthetic must haves, the Synthetic Essential Kit is for you! This collection contains all eight face brushes specifically designed for a high definition, flawless makeup application. The shape, density and height of each brush were designed to complement the different areas and shapes of the face. The Synthetic Essential Kit has everything you need to achieve a perfect and flawless look! It is now available on our website for $99.

Ultimately, these new releases ensure there's something for everyone!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monstrous NYX Haul!

When Cherry Culture recently had 20% off, I had to take advantage! So I stocked up on items I can use in my kit :)

Take a look...

  • 6x Slide on Eyeliner Pencil
  • 4x Glitter Mania
  • 4x Matte Lipstick
  • 3x Glitter on the Go
  • 2x Lip Liner Pencil
  • 1x Milani Liquif Eye Eyeliner
  • 1x White Eyeshadow Base
  • 1x Photo Loving Primer
  • 1x Black Bean Jumbo Pencil (not pictured)

Pretty epic huh..

And here are a few quick swatches (I apologise about the first photo)

NYX Slide on Pencil Eyeliners
(left to right) Platinum, Glitzy Gold, Jet Black, Purple Blaze, Jewel, Green Papaya. Coral, Purple Rain (Slim lip liners)
(bottom) Milani Liquif Eye Eyeliner in Aqua.

NYX Matte Lipsticks
(left to right) Indie Flick, Shocking Pink, Pure Red, Natural.

I must say, I'm really impressed with the quality of the eyeliners and the lipsticks. The eyeliners are super soft and crazy pigmented! They glide on super easy and don't budge afterwards. I had to really rub the heck out of them to get them off my hand, and you can still slightly see where they were.
The lipsticks, although I havent tried them on yet, felt super creamy and moisturising, and were also crazy pigmented!

If you would like lip swatches, please let me know :)

Have you made any large hauls lately??

Thanks for looking!

Firey Smoke EOTD

Hey there lovelies,
Here is a look I did the other night using an inglot shade I had never used before. The main colour is a reddish coral with sparkles, super gorgeous and a definite winner with me. I also used some Sugarpill to bring the look together!

  • MAC Dark Diversion Fluidline
  • Inglot Eyeshadows (reddish coral, sparkly nude)
  • Sugarpill Poison Plum
  • Sugarpill Buttercupcake
  • Sugarpill Flamepoint
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner
  • Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara
I definitely plan to redo this again, perhaps slightly more dramatic and with lashes. I just loved it :)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bottle Green!

Hey guys! Here's a look I wore yesterday using my new mac pro shadow: Bottle Green! I went to IMATS last weekend, had an absolute blast and bought myself a few goodies from the MAC PRO stand! I am still surprised that mac pro were actually there selling their products. I also got to sign up for a mac pro student membership :) :) :)

Onto the look...

(Pics were taken on my new phone)

  • MAC Blackground Paintpot
  • MAC Old Gold Pigment
  • MAC Pro Bottle Green Eyeshadow
  • Sleek Mistletoe (green from Sparkle Palette)
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner
  • Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara

  • MAC Blushbaby
  • MAC Truth & Light magically cool liquid powder

I have an upcoming post about Imats and what I bought there to start my kit :)

Thanks for looking!