Procrastinators, I feel you! If you’re doing any last-minute shopping for your mom or daughter, here are some beauty stocking stuffers I found today at Target. They’re open late on Christmas Eve this year… I’m just sayin’.
I hope you’re having a happy holiday season so far. Merry Christmas Eve Eve. 🙂
I just posted a baby bump post on the blog the other day, but I haven’t done a YouTube update in a while, so here we are at 28 weeks! Baby Girl, otherwise known as My Little Ninja because she kicks all day long, is doing fine.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Not baby related, but this might be of interest to you if you’re a Clinique fan and live in Southern California…
From Clinique PR:
“Clinique and Eden Passante, DIY Expert behind Sugar&Charm, celebrate the holiday season with complimentary custom gift-wrap services at Macy’s South Coast Plaza [in Costa Mesa].
“In the final few days before the holiday, Clinique has created the perfect one-stop holiday shop! This year, Clinique and Eden Passante, DIY expert and founder of the blog Sugar & Charm, are celebrating together with custom holiday gift-wrap, DIY present toppers and gift tags!
Macy’s South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Friday, December 18th, 2015
On Friday, December 18th, 2015, Clinique will be providing complimentary custom gift-wrap services with the purchase of any Clinique holiday set. Eden Passante will be adding DIY gift touches to complete each present, making the recipient feel extra special before they even open their gift! We’re taking the stress out of holiday shopping — come pick up some last minute gifts with custom wrapping or buy yourself a little holiday gift for you to unwrap yourself, you deserve it!”
Hmm… I live a few hundred miles away, but I could always use another Cheek Pop Blush. 🙂
Swatching all of these new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour lipsticks yesterday was an adventure because they’re CRAZY pigmented. They’re liquid mattes, which means they can be a little drying (purr usual), or SUPER drying when it comes to my super sensitive lips, especially after applying and removing 15 of them, but with good lip prep beforehand, you should be fine.
After all, only crazy people put on 15 liquid lipsticks one after another.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
$20 US each/$24 CAD
Available January 7, 2016 at all MAC locations (permanent line)
The MAC Ellie Goulding collection (coming to the MAC website Dec. 14 and to stores and counters Dec. 17 – Jan. 15, 2016)
Wearing a sexy scuba outfit while rocking big blonde hair that looks like it’s being whipped back by 12 Beyoncé fans doesn’t mean you have to go OTT with your makeup.
The first time I saw the sexy scuba promo pic for the MAC Ellie Goulding collection on Instagram a while back, I thought, “OOH! LOVE! Now this is makeup I would want to wear.” It looks so approachable and fresh, but there’s still some drama to it, like the black-winged liner and falsies. I think Ellie just looks really beautiful.
Then I saw the promo pics for the products and fell head over heels.
I’m not sure, but I might be in the minority when it comes to how much I love these colors, specifically the warm browns and neutral browns, but I’m sorry. I’m not 22 years old and about to rock an emerald green eyeshadow to Costco anymore.
I mean…I’ll do it on occasion, 🙂 but when I think of makeup that I know I can wear over and over and over again, it’s things like this: warm browns on the eyes; beautiful bronzy cheeks with a peachy glow and juicy, glossy coral lips.
In that promo pic, Ellie looks like she’s either about to belt out a song, or make out with somebody, LOL!
MAC Ellie Goulding Powder Blush Duo in I’ll Hold My Breath ($28)
MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days ($44)
MAC releases so many collections, but for me, this one stands out. The brand does stuff with singers all the time, but sometimes their collaborations seem a little half-@ssed, ya know? Like the Mariah Carey one? Come on… One lipstick and no special packaging? Like, that’s it? But this got the full red carpet treatment.
Lots and lots more info in the video at the top, and here are some swatches and pictures. Have a look, and let me know what you think.
Hey, sweets! Take out your palettes and your brushes, and let's do some makeup. :) It's not gonna be hard (I promise). All you need is some patience, some practice and a little guidance. I've got a couple of tutorials here that will help you along, like this one for a pretty cocktail party look, a shimmery mermaid, or this one here I like for picture occasions.