MAC Electric Cool Collection with Swatches!

Friday, July 27, 2012

 Top row: Superwatt, Switch to Blue, Pure Flash
Bottom row: Highly Charged, Fashion Circuit

 This photo shows the indentation made after I swatched the colors. 

Now on to the swatches...

 Pure Flash, Superwatt, Fashion Circuit, Highly Charged, Switch to Blue

Below are some comparison swatches...
all MAC eyeshadows

Naked Lunch, Pure Flash, All That Glitters, 
Satin Taupe, Superwatt, Woodwinked

Fresh Water, Switch to Blue, Deep Truth
Shimmermoss, Fashion Circuit, Surf USA
Nocturnelle, Highly Charged, Fig 1

I also shared the pics below on Specktra. Wanted to show how deep the pan was (same as the normal eyeshadow pans) as well as how it was when I opened it. It was clearly broken away from the pan. But because of its sort of clay like texture, it was easily molded back. 


And as you can see from the photo above, the price tag is peeking out at you. I found 2 shades, Highly Charged and Switch to Blue at my local CCO!! Weird right?! I know... The lady at the store said that they had gotten them in at the end of June. I explained that they hadn't even launched yet, and she told me that happens when department stores are way over stocked. Sooo if your near a CCO, it wouldn't hurt to check in order to get them at 30% off!

Overall I love all the shades I chose, and I do plan on grabbing another, Infra-Violet. It hasn't launched just yet on the MAC website, so i'll just purchase it when it hits stores. 

Do you plan on picking up anything from this collection?

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo's with Swatches

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 So, I finally got my hands on these babies! Iv'e wanted to try these out for a while now. I finally got lucky and found a Rite Aid that had them in stock. They were short 2 shades, but I was excited about grabbing these ones. They were having a BOGO sale so I got a great deal as well :)

 Top row: Tough as Taupe, Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Audacious Asphalt
Bottom row: Fierce & Tangy, Edgy Emerald, Tenacious Teal, Painted Purple

 Tough as Taupe, Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Audacious Asphalt

Fierce & Tangy, Edgy Emerald, Tenacious Teal, Painted Purple

Do you own any Maybelline Color Tattoos? What are your thoughts?

DUPE ALERT!! MAC's Candy Yum Yum, Gladiola, Petals & Peacocks

Thursday, July 12, 2012
I'm super excited about a recent discovery!! Very close dupes for 3 of my favorite MAC lipsticks!! I have been searching for a backup for both Gladiola and Petals & Peacocks for some time now. I missed out on Gladiola when it initially launched, but got lucky finding it in the Bahamas while my husband and I were on our Honeymoon back in 2009. Have no idea why I didn't pick up more than one. I purchased Petals & Peacocks when it launched, but didn't think I needed a back up. Boy was I wrong... My lovely 1 year old son decided to take a bite out of crime of both Gladiola and Petals & Peacocks. Soo what you see below is whats left of them...

MAC Gladiola vs Sleek Amped
MAC Petals & Peacocks vs Sleek Fuchsia
Maybelline Fuchsia Fever vs MAC Candy Yum Yum

Gladiola, Amped, Fuchsia, Petals & Peacocks, Fuchsia Fever, Candy Yum Yum

I picked up these Sleek lipsticks in a recent haul that can be seen HERE

Im super glad I noticed how similar these lipsticks were, and I definitely plan on purchasing backups of Fuchsia and Amped from sleeks website really soon.

Hope this post was helpful :)

Glam by Lena 50 Follower MAC Giveaway!!(CLOSED)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hello my lovelies! So as I mentioned in a recent post. I hit a few milestones on my different networks. As I stated, i'd be doing a giveaway to show my thanks. It officially begins NOW 7/10/2012 and will go through the end of the month 7/31/2012. I decided to go ahead with one giveaway at a time, beginning with my blog. So as a thank you for supporting my site, one lucky winner will get a chance to win

MAC's Supernova or MAC's Ring of Saturn Mineralize Blush

Both from the recent Heavenly Creature launch which sold out really fast! So for those who missed out, you now have the opportunity to get your hands on one of the 2 completely FREE!! The winner will decide which of the 2 they want. You can see swatches from a previous post HERE There are 2 MANDATORY options in order for your entry to count. Thats FOLLOWING THIS BLOG and you have to "LIKE" my FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. For extra entries you can SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube CHANNEL and/or TWEET about my giveaway. Each will give you an additional entry allowing you 4 chances to win one of these amazing blushes! For all who have done the mentioned tasks already, your entry will still count. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly via rafflecopter. After verified, will be contacted via email, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If not another winner will be chosen.
Thanks & Good Luck :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

YSL Friends & Family Haul + Swatches & Comparison Swatches

Monday, July 2, 2012
YSL had there Friends & Family sale last week and I decided to take advantage of the 20% off of any order $75 or more and order some things I had been wanting to try out.

I ended up ordering Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in shade #1 High Density Black, Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in shade #4, and Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #27 Rose Paris 

 Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in High Density Black

Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in shade #4 (brush without product)

 Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in shade #4 (brush with product)

Rouge Volupte Lipstick in shade #27 Rose Paris

Touche Eclat #4, Rouge Volupte #27 Rose Paris

I immediately realized that this lipstick seemed pretty similar to some shades that I already own. 
See comparison swatches below...

 MAC Force of Love, MAC Watch Me Simmer, YSL #27, MAC Party Parrot

As you can see the shades above are pretty similar at a fraction of the cost. MAC lipsticks at $14.50 vs YSL lipstick at $34.00. I will try the YSL Rouge Volupte out and do a follow up review/update for you all. Want to see if the lipstick lives up to the hype. Hope you all enjoyed this post :)

Do you own any YSL products? What are your thoughts?


So, I have hit a few milestones with a few of my social sites... My YouTube channel that I started in the beginning of May, now has almost 300 followers. My blog/website has hit over 50 subscribers since creating it back in March, and my Facebook page has over 170 likes since starting it back in March. I created all of these outlets to share my love for makeup, beauty, and fashion. Never expected to get the amount of feedback and support that I have. If only one person were to find a post or video helpful that would be enough for me! There is no better way to show my appreciation other than giving back to those that support me...

SOOOO with that being said. I can totally say it's time for another GIVEAWAY!!

Now here's the thing. I'm sort of unsure as to what the prize/prizes should consist of! I do have a few different network sources, so i'm thinking of doing a giveaway for each of them. One for my blog/website, one for my Facebook fanpage, and one for my YouTube Channel. So of course that would consist of 3 different prizes! Yes 3 different prizes!! So if you enter through all 3 of my network sources, you'll have a chance/chances at each of the prizes.

My next step would be to begin thinking of the prizes, as well as ways to enter. If you have any ideas as to what the entries should consist of then feel free to share by commenting below. Thanks for all of your support, and I hope you all are as excited about this as I am! Will post the details and rules, as well as prizes sometime during this week. Stay tuned you all :)

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