MAC Brooke Shields Swatches & Review

MAC Brooke Shields

The MAC Brooke Shields collection is now available through October 30th!

This limited edition collection features shades Brooke Shields chose for both day and nighttime looks. The packaging is a light grey shade with the MAC logo and Brooke’s signature embossed in orange. It’s quite a pretty collection to look at from a packaging perspective, I tell ya. I love how the lipsticks are in a square tube. And the nail shades are in thick ice cube-like bottles (the same as the Estee Lauder bottles).

The collection features a range of colors for face, nails and lips and does have a slightly higher price tag than normal.

MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Mortal

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MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection Swatches & Review

MAC The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show collection has arrived!

This collection celebrates the 40th anniversary of the cult movie. It’s mostly sold out online already (sorry I always get MAC samples sent after things go on sale) but it is in stores today through October 30th, or while supplies last.

If you grew up in Berkeley, where I did, it was basically a right of passage to go to a midnight showing at the UC Theater to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1985, when I was 13, a bunch of my friends and I went for someone’s birthday party. Yep we hung out at her house, probably ate pizza and cake, exchanged presents, then her mom dropped us off at 11:30pm on University Avenue (not the greatest area for young kids that late) to watch the show. It was great! The show ran there for 22 years until the theater closed in 2001. But I hear it might be coming back!

The collection consists of four Lipsticks, one Lip Pencil, one Eyeshadow x 6, two Glitters, one Pigment, two Chromagraphic Pencils, two Greasepaint Sticks, one Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, one Zoom Fast Black Lash, one Powder Blush, one Sculpt and Shape Powder, one Set Powder, two Nail Lacquers and a set of 7 Lashes. Everything is in shiny black packaging with the Rocky Horror “logo” stamped on (not stickers).

MAC Riff-Raff

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Jesse’s Girl Satin Finish Nail Color Collection

Jesse's Girl Satin Finish Nail Color

The Jesse’s Girl Satin Finish Nail Color Collection is available now on their website and at Rite Aid stores that sell Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics.

These are the first new limited edition shades in the Jesse’s Girl collection since 2011, so get ‘em while you can!

As the name implies, these have a satin finish. They are not meant to be worn with a top coat. They all had a pretty good formula as long as you work slowly to ensure you don’t wind up with any streaks. If you use thinner coats you can avoid that. They all covered with two coats and they then dry to the satin finish. Of course I couldn’t resist putting a top coat over them because I felt like the shimmer was being stifled! Don’t stifle my shimmer people, let her shine!

Jesse's Girl Satin Finish Nail Color Collection

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Depression Awareness Month

Green ribbon candle

It’s October which means it’s Depression Awareness Month. And you know, unlike the other big “awareness” cause going on this month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness, I think we actually do still need awareness for depression. Everyone is aware of breast cancer now, so we need money to go to finding a cure, not awareness. But so many people still do not get what depression actually is.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a couple years or follow me on social media, you know this is an issue I have dealt with in the past. I wrote about here, here and here in case you are interested.

Here comes the “awareness ” part. Clinical depression isn’t a mood. It isn’t the feeling when you fail a big test in school. It’s not the feeling of disappointment when you don’t get that job offer you wanted. It’s not the feeling you have every time you listen to The Cure. It’s a clinically diagnosed illness that disrupts your ability to go about normal life for weeks, months or even years. It doesn’t go away when you pet a cat. It doesn’t stop if you watch a funny movie, or get out of the house. Nothing can lift it except getting help from a professional and/or taking medications.

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Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Blond

Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Blond

The new Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner comes in three shades, and today I’ll be showing you the lightest one called Blond.

This twist-up style pencil has an oval tip which helps draw in the lines you need and never requires sharpening. You use the thinner side to draw in the outline of your brows, then use the flat oval part to fill that area in. On the other end of the brush there is a nice spoolie, which you can use to get everything “melded” together and looking more natural. The other twos shades this comes in is Chatain (medium brown) and Brun Uviversal (darker brown).

Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Blond-2

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