Thursday, October 28, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale- Pigment Swatches and Comparisons

Surprise surprise, MAC's A Tartan Tale launched today and of course I had to hit up MAC to get some pigments. Lucky for you, I have pigment swatches and comparisons for you today and not like 2 weeks from now. I'm such a slacker... with good reason, I promise!

Left to right: Moonlight Night, The Family Crest

Left to right: The Family Crest, Gilt By Association MES

With flash- Top row swatched dry, bottom wet, left to right: Moonlight Night, The Family Crest, Gilt by Association

I really thought that The Family Crest would be similar or in the same color family as MAC's Style Black Gilt by Association MES. Not at all. FC is a plummy brown with bronze and violet pearl while GBA is a glittering antique gold with a warm bronze undertone.

What did you end up hauling from this collection?

Disclosure: I bought everything featured.

Update: Here's swatches in natural light.

Monday, October 25, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Haul and Swatches

I got a little sneaky peaky at the Tartan Tale collection at my local MAC's event. Unfortunately, I showed up a little too late and they'd sold out of the pigments! Ludicrous. So FYI, apparently the pigments will be the first to sell out... I didn't end up getting any holiday sets at the event since I'd presaled at Nordstrom. I'll post pics of my sets and whatnot when I get it (or them... I only bought one so far). MAC's a Tartan Tale launches this Thursday, October 28th.

Left to right: Black Swan Pearlglide eyeliner, Style Clan nail polish, Glamora eyeshadow, Well Dressed Blush (not from the collection).

Glamora eyeshadow is described as a dark grey with teal tartan striping. I find it a little more medium grey with a definite cool streak. The eyeshadow itself is quite large.

Style Clan nail polish is described as a dark taupe with red pearl. The taupe makes the little red flecks more bronze colored.

Black Swan Pearlglide eyeliner is a black with pearl. The pearl gives the black an almost midnight blue tint.

Swatched left to right: Black Swan, Glamora, Well Dressed

As a bonus, here's a lip swatch of Cut a Caper lipstick. It's a midtone peachy pink. This will definitely look good on all skin types. It's a bit sheer so it's a pretty good everyday lipstick.

Disclosure: I bought everything featured here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sephora Friends & Family Sale Starts Today!

Just an FYI, the Sephora Friends & Family Sale Starts today and goes thru November 3rd! Use the code FF2010 at check out! Happy shopping!

Tell me about your hauls! I just put in an order for my Caudalie eye cream (I need to do a review on this since it's one of my favorites) and Urban Decay's Professional Size Primer Potion.

Review: Do I adore Dior Capture Totale?

I've tried many face lotions over the years. Few have been winners, and other have been flat out duds. I usually never blog about the losers and the "eh" products but Dior's Capture Totale is definitely worth a nod in the winner category.

I bought my jar of Capture Totale during Sephora's F&F sale in 2009 due to the suggestion of a guy who worked there. I figured why not, I can always return it. I flinched as I entered my credit card info online but I was really getting PO'ed at my newly forming forehead lines (thank you sun!).

Just a little side note, what works for me, might not work for you. I have normal skin but sensitive to certain ingredients. I get little itchy bumps on my skin if something doesn't like me. I'm not acne prone but I do get hormonal acne thanks to flo.

Dior Capture Totale claims the following on the Sephora site: Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme: Dior's Capture Totale works to correct all signs of visible aging: wrinkles, lack of firmness, and dark spots. Its secret: Longoza, a rare revitalizing plant grown only in Madagascar that increases skin resilience, firmness, and texture as it minimizes the appearance of dark spots. After just one application your skin will look radiantly younger.

Capture Totale comes in a 1.7 oz jar. Kind of unsanitary but it's not like I'm letting my cats dip their kitty littered paws into it. I do like that because it's in a jar, I can get every expensive drop out of it. It's consistency is very light and it has a ever so slight pleasant fragrance. I've been known to take back products due to my husband hating the smell of it (like a certain burnt plastic smelling cream- I love how descriptive he is. I wouldn't want to sleep next to someone who smelled like burning plastic so I don't blame him for making me take that back).

It takes about 30 minutes for Capture Totale to completely sink into my skin. I only use this as a night cream. I do like that it sinks in completely and doesn't leave a greasy residue that I rub into my pillows all night. I noticed with use that my lines were definitely softened, my skin was supple and brighter, and best of all my old acne and hive scars were fading. This cream definitely earns it's reputation. Upon discontinuing use, all those wonderful things that the cream did were undid. Stupid forehead lines.

Since I'm a beauty fiend, I'm always on the lookout for the next best thing and a cheaper way of treating my skin. Dior Capture Totale is worth it but I'm convinced there's other things out there. Of course, I'm testing away at other products right now. If I were to buy this cream for one thing, it would be for the drastic almost overnight improvement in scars.

Dior Capture Totale is available at Sephora

Disclosure: I bought this myself because I like stuff.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sephora Friends and Family Sale & Wishlist

Edit: The sale starts today! Happy shopping!!!

It's that time of the year again, the friends and family sale at Sephora! It's been rumored to start any day now. I hear it's from Thursday October 21nd thru Wednesday November 3rd. Sephora offers 20% off pretty much everything during this time period. Only catch, they don't do any rain checks on anything that sells out (big ol sad face). The code for this year for online checkout is FF2010.
What the heck am I going to get? My wish list is below, but it is just that, my little growing wish list of things I've been wanting. I highly doubt I'll buy the GHD iron but it's sooooo cute! Dang you cute things.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Professional Size $29

Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die for Mascara $22

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Mattifying Foundation $34

ghd BCA Pink Pro 1" Iron $240

Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminée Eye and Lip Cream $49

What do you want from the sale? Planning on picking up anything? Let me know in the comments!

Products available at

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tequila Benefits!


MAC A Tartan Tale Color Collection Holiday 2010

Hello super pretty stuff...

MAC A Tartan Tale Color Collection Holiday 2010
US Launch Date: October 28th, 2010
International Launch Date: November 2010

Do you hear the bonny bagpipes on the moors, or Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols? One in each ear? We’re telling a slightly twisted Tartan Tale to celebrate holiday 2010, in all its posh, punk, ancestral, anarchic, noble and naughty glory. Royal and raunchy, colours and patterns collide, fantasies come true, punk faeries take flight, with poetic new looks for Eyes to gaze long upon Glamora Castle: Dazzleglass Creme like Radiant Jewels; Lipstick kisses from The Faerie Glen; Black Swan Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner; Family Crest Pigment; My Highland Honey from the heather in Powder Blush; Sexy Style Clan Nail Lacquer; and forever Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara, for the Dark Prince, or Princess. Enter A Tartan Tale, and be transformed!

Lipstick $14.00 U.S.
• Cut a Caper –Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre)
• The Faerie Glen –Pale neutral pink (Lustre)
• Deepest Wish –Deep creamy reddish brown (Amplified)
• Full Fuchsia –Bright blue fuchsia (Amplified)
• Courting Lilac –Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl (Glaze)

Dazzleglass Creme $18.00 U.S.
• Radiant Jewels –Dark sparkly magenta
• Soft Dazzle –Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
• Passing Fancy –Bright orange coral with soft pearl
• Lightly Prancing –Light peach with gold pearl
• Gone Romancin’ –Mid-tone lavender with multi-dimensional pearl

Eyeshadow $19.50 U.S.
• Golden Crown –Light gold with bronze tartan striping
• A Wish Come True –Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink tartan striping
• Follow Your Fantasy –Mid-tone peach with chocolate tartan striping
• Enviably Fun –Grass green with dark green tartan striping
• Semi-Precious –Aubergine with chocolate tartan striping
• Glamora Castle –Dark grey with teal tartan striping

Pigments $19.50 U.S.
• Later –Black with transforming purple pearl (Frost)
• Moonlight Night –Blackened teal with teal pearl (Frost)
• The Family Crest -Blackened bronze with bronze pearl (Frost)

Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner $14.50 U.S.
• Petrol Blue –Deep navy with pearl
• Black Line –Black with gold pearl
• Undercurrent –Teal with pearl
• Black Swan –Black with pearl
• Lord It Up –Bronze with pearl

Powder Blush $18.50 U.S.
• Her Blooming Cheek –Very bright iridescent blue pink (Satin)
• My Highland Honey –Bright coral with soft gold pearl (Satin)

Nail Lacquer $13.00 U.S.
• Sly as a Fox –Creamy mid-tone russet/burnt red (Cream)
• Style Clan –Dark taupe with red pearl (Frost)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A little late in the game- My MAC Venomous Villains Haul and Swatches

Whoops, I'm a little late in the game in sharing my MAC Venomous Villains haul. I'll keep this short and sweet since you probably are like, "Seriously, yet another stupid VV haul from yet another LEGENDARY blogger? ...Sweet!"

The goods: Strange Potion lg, Toxic Tale ls, Innocence Beware! ls, Mean & Green np, Bad Fairy np, Melon pg, She Who Dares mes (top).

Swatches of She Who Dares mes: Left top to bottom- Dry, Wet. Right top to bottom- layered on top of NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk, NYX Jumbo Pencil Black Bean, MAC Greasepaint pencil in Dirty, Blue and Green blended wet.

Swatched clockwise starting at the far left: Innocence Beware, Toxic Tale, Melon, Strange Potion, Lady Gaga lipstick (whoops how did that get in there?)

Nail polishes left to right: Mean & Green, Bad Fairy.

What did you end up from this collection? I only meant to get She Who Dares but yeah that didn't happen.

Disclosure: I bought everything featured here because I love to be a slave to the MAC.

Happy 2 years to us!

I can't believe it was two years ago this past weekend that I became someone's ball and chain. It's been an unbelievably happy two years to say the least. To celebrate we hit up Vegas and saw Mystere. Mucho fun but now I'm back. Holy crap, I had over 900 things to read in my Google Reader. Hope I didn't miss too much in the blogging world!

I leave you with one of my fav pics from the big day :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday 2010 Sneak Peak Pics

Finally! Some pictures of MAC's A Tartan Tale collection is starting to trickle in. I've already posted pictures of the holiday sets here. I'm loving the plaid on these guys! See anything you need?


Golden Crown

Glamora Castle



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