All that Glitters is Gold


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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Hump Day to everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday so far. Today, I want to talk to you about my latest haul away from Mac Cosmetics.
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Description: My latest Mac Cosmetics haul away includes three items, two of which are currently sold out. As a Mac Select customer, I had a choice of two samples. The three items include: the Stripped Naked Lip Kit in Whirl, Dazzle Shadow X 4: The Shining Hour, and Mac Lipstick in Model Behavior.

Stripped Naked Lip Kit in Whirl ($29): Mac Cosmetics is known for its highly pigmented and bold lip colors. However, now for those nude lip color lovers, Mac has come up with the nude duo kit. This kit comes with a lipstick and lip pencil. What is different about this kit is that the lip pencil is slightly darker than the lipstick in order to create a more fuller look with a 3D effect. As always, I really love this kit and highly recommend it. However, unfortunately, due to high demand, the kit is currently sold out.

Dazzle Shadow X 4-The Shining Hour ($32): Who said that all that glitter is not gold? This palette contains four sparkling shades: burgundy with teal, pink, gold, and sparkling white. I absolutely love this palette. I just spray a little liquid primer on my brush before dipping it into the pan and it lasts all day. The colors more gorgeous in person, and I am glad that I ordered them before they sold out, because this palette is worth every penny.

Mac Lipstick in Model Behavior ($17): Finally, Model Behavior is a bold color. Since I received this lipstick, I received a lot of compliments and my mom has been wanting this lipstick from me since she saw the shade on my lip. I really this lipstick. It goes it smoothly and lasts a long time.

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Mac Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit


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Hi There! With only 37 days to Christmas, and a week till Black Friday aren’t you excited about shopping for the holidays? Today, I will review one amazing holiday product from Mac with you. It’s the Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit from Mac. The price of the product is only $35.

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Description: This is a coordinated candy cane red kit of mini Lipsticks in a stylish little box. It contain four mini lipsticks in candy cane red shades. This beautiful kit comes in a stylish little box featuring a fuchsia and burgundy design with gold accents. It contains four of the following shades: Lady Danger or vivid bright coral red in Matte, MAC Red or vivid bright bluish red in Satin, Diva or Intense reddish burgundy in Matte, and my favorite, Rebel or Mid tonal cream plum in Satin.

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Verdict: What can I say about this product. I absolutely love the colors. I have a weakness for red and plum colors and I get both in this kit. The colors are long-lasting and looks great on olive/tan or even darker skin tone. The matte colors can be little drying on the lips can easily be corrected with a little bit of a primer or chapstick underneath. I would highly recommend this kit to everyone. If you prefer a more pink tone then check out the Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipstick Kit (See picture below).

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Want to get free Mac lipsticks? If you return 6 MAC packaging containers back to MAC you will receive a free lipstick (excluding the Viva Glam Lipstick which are for a charitable cause). MAC asks that items returned are “primary packaging” which means they do not accept the following: Paper boxes. Plastic or cellophane wrappers.

Hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I loved writing it. Please let me know what which kit do you prefer.

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The Beauty Hacks You Need to Know


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Lips: If you have dry lips don’t forget to exfoliate your dry lips with a clean disposable mascara wand for a smoother lipstick application. However, first make sure that you just apply some lip balm over your lip first in order to give your lips some slip, so it is much easier to slough away any flaky skin. Second, if you do not want lipstick on your teeth like me you can keep your lipstick off your teeth by sticking your clean pointer finger in your mouth, wrapping your lips around it, and then pulling your finger out. Any lipstick that would have gotten on your teeth will be left on your finger. Third, in order for you to make your lipstick last longer just apply your favorite lipstick and just hold a tissue over your mouth. After that dust a translucent powder over it. A small amount of the powder with transfer onto the tissue this way, locking in your color.

EyesIn order to make your eye shadow color to pop, first add a nude shadow base. This way the light reflect of the base shadow revealing the true color of the top eye shadow you are wearing. You want an easy way to apply eye liner? Use a lash curler to apply your eyeliner. Simply line the curler with eyeliner, curl your lashes and you’re done! It is that simple.

Face: In order to apply a concealer effectively, if you apply your foundation first, then you’ll find that you don’t need to use as much concealer. However, if you apply concealer first, you’ll remove most of it while applying your foundation. When concealing pimple, I find it more effective to apply a green concealer first and then applying a concealer of my own skin tone. In order to get a boost of hydration and glow in my skin, I spray my skin with Vitamin C Spritz (See Body Works Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz for $19). This only give my skin a nice glow but a keeps it hydrated as well. You can also apply rose water (Amazon for $9.99). In addition I apply Tatcha Supply Rich Silk Cream (Sephora for $150) which makes the foundation go in easily and my face do not dry out easily. You can get the travel size for $3o at Tatcha website. As for contouring I use my makeup brush handle as my guide to find my cheekbone when contouring. Makeup looks more natural this way. Trace a number 3 along the perimeter of the face, starting with the center of the forehead then tracing along your hair line. You then move down the middle of the ear follow by the hollows of your cheek, sweep back towards the ear and continue down alone the jawline. Wala! You just traced a number three. Just repeat until you get your desired look and buff the brush after to trace along to until blended. You now trace number 11 along the sides of your nose your give definition to your nose. In order to create perfect highlight just trace number 3 around the eye in one continuous sweep. Just start at the middle of the forehead just above the eyebrow and sweep all the way around the temple to the top of the cheekbone. Then just repeat with the brush to blend. Don’t forget to add hightlight tracing number 1 on the bridge of your nose and little bit on your chin as well. You are now all set.

Hair: If you want to prevent split end and breakage from your hair make sure your hair is well conditioned and lubricated. Leave-in condition will not weigh your hair down and keep your lubricated at the same time. When heat to style your hair make sure that it is well protected. Make sure you use a heat protection product to protect your hair. Check out Allure magazine’s Top 10 heat protection products under $20. If you are like me and do not want to blow dry then try out Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It (Sephora for $14) . This is an amazing product that gives me the perfect texture and definition that need for my air-dried hair. An for the days you want to go with the shampoo try the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk (Sephora for $20). This is the best dry shampoo I have ever use so far. It makes my hair feels  light and fresh. My friends could not tell that I did not wash my hair. I am happy.

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