New shoes!

This is SO not makeup related, but these shoes are way too hot not to share! I saw them at TJ Maxx about a week ago and when I went back this week they had them still. I just had to try them on. After that i knew they were coming home with me lol.


9/28 CCO Haul!

I made a semi-unplanned trip to my local CCO today. Found lots of goodies, so it was a great trip. I did realize in the car on the way home that I picked up the wrong bronzer box & that the sales associate did not ring up the Supreme Style lipstick I asked her to pull for me. I was pretty disappointed about that, but at least the lippie is permanent so I can always pic it up later. I actually ended up liking the bronzer when I tried it at home, so I will give it a go. If all else fails it may end up on a blogsale later lol. I also went to the Lancome/YSL/Armani version of the CCO while I was there too.

Here is a list of what I picked up:

  • Lady Grey Eyeshadow Quad
  • Unflappable Mega Metal Eyeshadow
  • Bisque Eyeshadow
  • Hush Eyeshadow
  • Solar Riche Bronzer
  • Iced Delights Lip Bag (I Love Winter lipstick, Deelight Cremesheen gloss, Boldly Bare lipliner)
  • Armani Eyes to Kill
  • Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara



MAC for Marilyn Pics & Swatches

MAC for Marilyn collection released online yesterday morning a little before 8am. Almost every item was sold out within 1 hour of release. I am so thankful for my friends in my makeup group, as we all stalked that site and just about everyone got their order in prior to the sell out.


I picked up Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder, Legendary blush, Pure Zen lipstick, & Love Goddess Lipstick. I opted for super-fast overnight shipping because I just could wait to get my hands on everything lol. Iam loving everything that I bought, with the exception of Love Goddess. It is much more red-based than I thought it was going to be. It is a lovely color, but I had hoped to see more of the pink that was described. Overall it is just not a color that I feel I will wear. I did not swatch it in the post because I will be listing it (and the backup I purchased) in a blogsale or for swap on MUA.

Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder – Insanely hard to get the color in the compact to photography properly, so I had to up the saturation to try to get something close. This highlighter is very light & subtle. It gives off a lovely sheen, no shimmer/glitter in sight. I almost didn’t purchase this, but had a change of heart at the last minute. Love it!

Legendary Blush – I absolutely LOVE this color. It is a perfect peachy-pink. Very nice color to add to any collection & I feel it will probably work for most light/medium skin tones.

Pure Zen lipstick – This is a nice neutral shade. It is newly available in the permanent line, but was released as part of the Marilyn collection in LE packaging. I added the color to my want list when it first launched & decided to pick it up with this order. I was going to save myself $1.50 and just get it in the regular tube, put decided after seeing more pics of the packaging to go for the Marilyn version. I am really glad that I did since I won’t be keeping Love Goddess. At least I will have one Marilyn tube in my collection 🙂

Love Goddess lipstick – Sorry for the lack of swatch. I want to keep it BNIB for when I swap/sell it. I really wanted to love this color as it was my first lemming in the Marilyn collection. I was very sad to see how red it is. I don’t do reds all that often, but when I do, the deeper shades tend to look better on me. I was hoping to see more of the pink in this.

What did you pick up from the MAC for Marilyn collection?

MAC Glamour Daze Colour Story

More MAC Holiday 2012 collection photos here!

Release Date: October 25, 2012

Lipsticks – $16.50:
Beauty – pale cool pink (G)
Innocence – soft coral (F)*
Glamourdaze – midtone creamy plum (CS)*
Outrageously Fun – midtone magenta violet (CS)
Dramatic Encounter – deep purple (A)

Lipglass – $16.50:
Impossibly Sweet – sheer soft pink with multi-dimensional pearl
Deliciously Demure – soft cool brown with pearl
Talk Softly To Me – light creamy coral pink
Pink Fade – light creamy pink
Flight of Fancy – rich purple

Extra Dimension Skinfinish – $29.00:
Whisper of Gilt

Extra Dimension Eyeshadow – $19.50:
A Natural Flirt – soft peachy nude
Divine Blue – midtone aqua
Ready to Party – pale lilac
Stylish Merry – midtone dusty violet*
Tall Dark and Handsome – black with pearl
Evening Grey – steel silver
Round Midnight – dark burgundy*
Stolen Moment – dark taupe*

Fluidlines – $16.50:
Catch My Eye – cool taupe grey with dazzle pearl
Little Black Bow – charcoal with dazzle pearl
Feminine Edge – pink mauve with dazzle pearl

Kohl Power Eye Pencil – $16.50:
Raven – intense black with red pearl*
Orpheus – intense black with gold pearl
Mystery – intense black with green pearl
Feline – intense black with black pearl

Powder Blush – $22.00:
I’m the One – midtone blue pink
Easy Manner – light dirty peach
Small Vanity – dusty rose tan*

Nail Lacquer – $17.50:
Endless Night
Girl Trouble
In the Limelight
Everything that Glitters

I think I am in trouble! The starred items are on my must-have list.

What is on your wishlist??

EOTD: Urban Decay Vice Palette + Sugarpill


  • Estee Lauder Double Wear in Fresco
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light
  • MST Treat & Conceal
  • Tarte Micronized Clay Finished Powder
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • theBalm Mary Lou-manizer


  • MAC Groundcover eyeshadow


  • Urban Decay Chaos
  • Urban Decay Black Market
  • Sugarpill Mochi
  • LORAC Chic
  • Sephora Liquid Liner in Black
  • Buxom mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Radium


  • MAC Marine Life


  • MAC Marque

Urban Decay Vice Palette Swatches

OMG. I went to Macy’s after work today to pick up more foundation (Estee Lauder Double Wear is where it’s at!) and I just happened to stumble across the new Urban Decay Vice palette. I JUST heard about this palette 2 days ago and everything I have been seeing said that it would not be releasing anywhere other than the Times Square Sephora for a few weeks. I was stoked and knew I was not leaving Macy’s without it.

The palette is priced at $59, which works out to less than $3 per shadow, so you are definitely getting your bang for you buck on this one. The colors are absolutely beautiful. It has a nice mix of neutrals and brights, as well as several different finishes. In my opinion this is the best palette presentation that Urban Decay has put together in a long time. Everything is on point, the only color that I had issues with was provocateur. It was a little flaky. I think this will be less of an issue when used over primer. Also, so happy that these are all new colors. It is nice not to get my 4th Smog in yet another palette lol.

Urban Decay says: “A purists homage to eyeshadows, this gorgeously luxe palette is loaded with twenty NEW, EXCLUSIVE, and achingly beautiful shades in our velvety , revamped formula. From the jewel inlaid, soft and touchable case, to the double-ended Good Karma brush and a lid that  opens slowly for a decadent presentation, no luxurious detail has been overlooked.”

Let’s take a look at the pics:
Swatches:The packaging is perfect. It is unlike any other UD packaging I have ever seen. It has a rubberized plastic finish, so no worry about fingerprints. It also features the same faceted Urban Decay logo that was on the front of the 15th Anniversary palette. The lid is attached and snaps closed. The palette is also not overly thick so it should store easily.
The palette also comes with a double-ended brush, one for shading the other for blending and crease work, so it would be the perfect palette for traveling.The backside of the outer box:Here is a size comparison to the 15th Anniversary palette for reference:Do you plan on adding this palette to your collection?

MAC for Marilyn – Colour Story & Promo Pics

ImageMAC Marilyn Monroe Fall 2012 Collection

Deeply Adored – Deep scarlet (Matte)
Charmed I’m Sure – Dark true red (Matte)
Pure Zen – Warm nude (Cremesheen)
Love Goddess – Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange red (Matte) (Repromote)

Phiff! – Sheer yellow peach (Repromote)
Little Rock – Soft sheer white with pearlized pigments

Lip Pencil:
Beet – Vivid reddish-pink (Permanent)
Redd – Clearly red (Permanent)
Cherry – Vivid bright blue/red (Permanent)

How to Marry – Soft White (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde – Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen – True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl – Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Eye Kohl:
Smolder – Intense black (Permanent)
Fascinating – Intense matte white (Permanent)

Beauty Powder:
Forever Marilyn – Sheer pale peach highlighter

Powder Blush:
Legendary – Pale soft coral (Satin)
The Perfect Cheek – Neutral pink beige (Matte)

Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack – Rich deep carbon black (Permanent)

Penultimate Brow Marker:
Universal – Natural warm taupe-brown (Permanent)

Brow Finisher:
Clear – Sheer (Permanent)

False Lashes:
Extreme Black – Carbon black (Permanent)

35 Lash – Dramatic lash with emphasis on the center of the lash

Nail Lacquer:
Vintage Vamp – Rich deep retro wine (Cream) (Permanent)
Stage Red – Dark berry red (Cream)
Flaming Rose – True red (Cream)
Kid Orange – Coral (Cream) (Repromote)
Rich, Rich, Rich – Glittery gold (Pearl)