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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I swear in these Economic Times that we live in today, you would think we would all be about saving money, and yada yada ya! However, I feel as though us Make-up whores are probably spending more than we have ever spent before on these yummy and oh so fabulous (MAC) collections for Spring/ Summer!! I mean COME ON!! First there was the LONG awaited Coveted Hello Kitty Haul, which we have been saving our pennies for, for MONTHS! And now, just when we're all broke, MAC has to go ahead and release 2 more AMAZING collections....hmph! And we*re not even at Kitty Kouture yet!

The next collection to grace the MAC counters is the Sugar Sweet Collection. I absolutely fell in LOVE with this collection as soon as (I*m not even gonna lie here) I saw the name of it! What a gorgeous, scrumptious and Oh so "sweet" collection! My wish list is already a mile long! Here is a picture of the collection for you to "indulge" in!

On my list presently are the following:

Saint Germain Lipstick - this lipstick is currently only available in the UK and it is GORGEOUS.
Lollipop Loving Lipstick - Totally missed out on this in Heatherette
Sweet Thing Lipstick - Can we say SUMMERTIME?!
Tricolour Lipglasses - These are a first for me, however not sure about the payoffs, they appear pretty sheer, but I will probably get a few, what with names like Just Dessert, Tasty, and Simply Delicious how am I expected to resist them?!
Dear Cupcake E/S - If I only bought this for the name that would be ok, but its a Mid-tone pink coral with gold pearlized pigments....LOVE
Aquavert is a repromote and Stars & Rockets is Perm, both of which I do not have in my collection!
Red Velvet Shadestick - Beside the fact that this is my ALL TIME MOST FAVORITE CAKE IN THE WORLD...the color is GORGEOUS!
Peppermint Patti and Seasonal Peach will add some gorgeous colors to my summer nail polish fetish!
The Mineralize Skinfinishes are different MSFs than I have ever seen...Definitely getting Perfect Topping its Pink/Peach/Lavender melange and I think the other will have to be swatched for me to decide!

After Sugarsweet fades away, it will quickly be replaced with "A Rose Romance Collection"

If you don't fall in love the pictures alone and all of the PINK in this collection, and maybe you don't even love the idea of Fix+ Rose, but....umm Rose Imprinted Beauty Powders? ENOUGH SAID!

Once again I am broke and the collections aren't even out yet!! Are you still splurging on these collections, despite our current recession, or are you shielding your wallets from the MAC counters?!

You can find complete details and more pictures at www.temptalia.com!
Image Credits/Info. Credit: www.temptalia.com & Bjooti.net

Friday, February 20, 2009

MAC Hello Kitty

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Yet Another CCO Haul

I just can't seem to stay away from these darn Cosmetic Company Store Outlets!! You can*t beat the savings, and you definitely can't beat finding discontinued/limited edition items that you can't find anymore, unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for on Ebay! So theres actually a funny story attached to yesterday's little CCO adventure, and you can hear all about it on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdW7lxX_Z2o

So on with the goodies and their swatches!

From the top: Harmony, Hippness, Sweetness Beauty Powder Blush

Lipstick / Dazzleglass
From the left: Fun Fun, Rags to Riches DG, Aloof

From the left: Post Hast (Matte^2), Cool Heat, Freshwater
From left: Royal Hue, Sea Me

Overall, it was a great day and I very pleased with all of the fun make-up goodies I was able to snatch up. Hello Kitty in 2 days!!! Ahhhhh!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Urban Decay - Are you Trying to Rip Us Off??

So I*m sure the majority of us have all tried the wonderful and "Holy Grail" product for some, the infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion
I myself am one of those who has been obsessed with this product ever since I*ve gotten my hands on it! So last week I was scraping (or so I thought) the tube with the wand and pouting because I thought it was the last of my precious UDPP. I had remembered hearing people talk about "decanting" their UDPP in some YT videos and never thought anything of it. So before I tossed it into the trash, i figured, what the heck, and did a search for "depotting your UDPP" on You Tube. Boy am I glad I did. I found some really good and super detailed videos and pictures on how to actually "depot" your UDPP. Let me just tell you that these people that made videos are a lot neater and more graceful than I am! It turned out to be such a mess...I couldn't cut through the tube, and when my dad saw what I was doing he looked at me like he had 4 heads and asked, "Michele, what the HECK are you doing, trying to saw your finger of?" So being the handy man that he is, he went into his trusty box of tools and came back with pliers in hand. So about 5 minutes later and 4 separate pieces of the mangled purple tube I was finally able to scrape out every last drop and put it into a 5g sample jar. I seriously had to wipe some off the top and toss it (tear) because the jar wouldn't close.
*I would have taken pictures to show you what I had to go through, but honestly it was embarrassing the mess I made. It looked like a 5 year old got her hands on it!

I AM SO MAD! All this time I am thinking I was off to Sephora to spend another $16 and buy another UDPP, and here I have a HUGE jar chock full of UDPP, probably to take me until Summertime! Is this Urban Decay's way of making money off of us naive peeps? I am so bothered by this! So I vowed, NEVER again will I purchase this product. It shouldn't be this much of a hassle to use up all of a product. On to Too Faced Shadow Insurance I go...right? WRONG!

So when I was in Sephora last night, I walked over to the Too Faced counter and tried a sample of TFSI....I don't know what I was expecting it to be like (UDPP?!) but it felt a lot greasier to me and more oily...it really didn't absorb into my skin the way UDPP does. Now lies my dilemma...

Do I just suck it up, bite the bullet and continue to support Urban Decay, and just make a mess and decant it into my jar each time? Or do I just give TFSI another try....as I know a lot of people do really love this product. I absolutely LOVE UDPP, I am super confused. Annnnd if I put it into the jar I run the risk of it drying out, which I have heard can happen. I am very sure that when I twist the jar it is securely closed, but still, I shouldn't have to worry. Than I saw the new UDPP in SIN. I LOVE THIS! Its the prettiest color and I would seriously wear it by itself on my lid....but than there goes the same problem again of having to decant....

UGH! HELP! I am very tempted to write UD a letter begging them to change their packaging...anyone with me?! Please let me know if any of you have tried Too Faced's product and your thoughts....am I a sucker if I just go back and repurchase UDPP?

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