Sawing logs. That’s what my friend Jen’s new baby boy was doing during our visit yesterday while I marveled at his tiny fingers and toes. He’s just about two weeks old now, so his primary pastimes involve sleeping, eating and posing for pictures (he takes after his Auntie Karen!).
Rise and shine, morning glory. It’s going to be a beautiful day.
What have you been up to this weekend? If you’re a MAC fan, this was one heck of a week!
The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed
LOOKING FOR A DREAMY, CREAMY LIPSTICK THAT LASTS?
TRY THE NEW MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREMES
Lovahs of long-wearing lipstick, prepare to park your pout in front of the new MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes for a prolonged play session when the MAC Styledriven collection cruises onto counters in t-minus 10 days.
Available in 12 shades of long-wearing pink, plum, orange, red and purple, these pigmented pretties may cost a bit more than MACâ€™s regular lipsticks ($17 U.S./$20 CDN versus $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN), but if you like creamy, pigmented lipsticks that latch onto lips and wonâ€™t let go, they deliver that much and a whole lot more. Read more…
CHANEL LES JEANS DE CHANEL
AT LEAST THESE JEANS ALWAYS FIT
Creamy Blue Rebel, the darkest of the three limited edition blue nail polishes that comprise Les Jeans de Chanel, is my favorite of the three, and like its two siblings â€” Coco Blue (a sky blue with subtle shimmer) and Boy Blue (a creamy denim) â€” it dries to a lovely high-shine finish. Iâ€™ve been using three coats to achieve full opacity with Coco Blue and Boy Blue but only need two coats for full opacity with Blue Rebel.
All three of these shades speak to my soul, but the angels arenâ€™t singing in the same way they did for Vendetta, Riva and Jade. Read more…
I’D LIKE TO KISS THE INVENTOR OF THESE
MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCILS
In the summer before my freshman year of high school, my friend Nancy taught me how to kiss.
I hadnâ€™t had a boyfriend yet but figured I should probably prepare myself before school started, just in case. Nancy, having dated a boy earlier that year, was my closest friend with the appropriate experience, so on our breaks during the algebra class we took together that summer, Nancy dispensed various pearls of kissing wisdom like, 1) Eat grape lollipops before kissing to freshen the breath (according to Nancy, they worked better than breath mints), and 2) Observe proper gum etiquette (gum should not change owners during a make-out session). Read more…
GOING THE DISTANCE WITH THE
MAC STYLEDRIVEN PRO LONGWEAR EYE SHADOWS
Pigment. Like. Whoa.
Iâ€™m serious. These new MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadows ($20 U.S./$24 CDN each) from the MAC Styledriven collection, like the Pro Longwear lip products we looked at last week, are built to throw down.
With potent pigments, a downy soft texture and an easy-to-blend formula, these powder eyeshadows look and feel to me like muscled up MAC permanent shadows in the Veluxe Pearl finish (picture Woodwinked but even cooler). Read more…
COMING SOON: THE NEW BARE ESCENTUALS BAREMINERALS
READY EYESHADOW 8.0 PALETTES IN THE COCKTAIL HOUR AND THE PLAYLIST
Calling all Bare Escentuals bareMinerals babes. Set your calendars for November 1, and title the reminder, â€œ2 new BM eyeshadow palettes coming out today.â€
The limited edition Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 Palettes in The Cocktail Hour and The Playlist ($40 apiece) promenade into Bare Escentuals Boutiques on November 1, each with eight new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals pressed eyeshadow shades. Read more…
MAC ART OF POWDER
PERFECTS THE ART OF SUBTLETY
How does that song go again â€” â€œThese boots heels arenâ€™t meant for walking, because thatâ€™s not what they doâ€?
Something like thatâ€¦ You know what kind of heels Iâ€™m talking about. Most of us have at least one pair in our closet. Heels that look great on the shelf but hurt like hell when you take more than a few steps in â€˜em.
Donâ€™t tell El Hub (shhh!), but I, uh, have a few heels like that in my closet. I call them my â€œlook but donâ€™t touchâ€ shoes. Beautiful to look at, but theyâ€™re completely useless attached to a pair of feet. Read more…
THE MAC POSH PARADISE
PAINT POTS HAVE PIGMENT TO SPARE
Hark! Is that the herald angels singing or the sound of MAC Posh Paradise parading onto counters?
Huzzah! Huzzah! Itâ€™s the 20-piece Posh Paradise collection, and it officially arrives in stores and counters tomorrow (if you canâ€™t wait, it is available now online).
The release features 10 Mattene Lipsticks, two Nail Lacquers and eight Paint Pots in luscious shades of red, pink, blue, plum, orange, bronze and gold. Read more…
MC K-DAWG ON THE MIC
SONIA KASHUK FALL 2011 NAIL COLOUR
Here’s a shout-out to Sonia K. Her new Nail Colours, I just gotta say, might be some of my fave fall colors, haaay! At $4.99, they donâ€™t cost too much. Two coats will do you if youâ€™re in a rush. The brush? So precise. Formula? Smoove as ice. The colors? TrÃ¨s glam, and ooh! â€” look at that price.
Sugar Rush, well, hey, yes, sheâ€™s a baby pink. Chocoholic is a dark reddish brown (so distinct!). Mauving on Up, I know Iâ€™ve seen before. Blank Slateâ€™s bluish gray, I totally adore. Read more…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,