I received an invite to attend the Hello Kitty event at the MAC store in the Rideau Centre on Feb 3rd. I'm so freakin excited. I've been buying and wearing MAC for 4 years now and this is the first time I got an invite! The collection actually won't be released till the 12th but I will be able to buy at the event...yeyyyy! What's even cooler is that my birthday is on the 5th and I know I will get some MAC gift cards from the hubby. I will get him to give them to me two days earlier so I can go nuts!

Here's some crappy pictures of my invite ( I used flash :/)
kitty1

kitty2

I'm still not sure how I feel about this collection. I actually really like the packaging though I never was a hello kitty fan. There is a whole bunch of accessories released with this collection which I will stay away from. I think most Hello Kitty fans will love the accessories though. Here's the colour story courtesy of Christine at Temptalia:

LIPSTICK

  • Cute Ster Sheer peachy pink with pearl
  • Big Bow Sheer brighti ntense blue pink
  • Fresh Brew Creamed coffee
  • Fashion Mews Sheer pale lavender
  • Strayin’ Frosty midtone mint
  • Most Popular Sheer deep berry

Lipglass

  • Sweet Strawberry Sheer berry with blue pearl
  • Mimmy Light creamy ipnk with pink and gold pearl
  • Nice To Be Nice Sheer bright intense orange with pearl
  • Nice Kitty Sheer neon pink with blue pearl
  • She Loves Candy Pale blue pink with gold pearl
  • Fast Friends Sheer bright intense purple with pearl

Keep reading for full details!

Tinted Lip Conditioner

  • Popster Lively coral pink
  • Pink Fish Soft neutral pink

Eyeshadow x 4: Lucky Tom ($38.00)

  • Stylin Midtone violet blue with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Lucky Tom Dark charcoal brown with gold pearl
  • Creme Royale Yellow wheast gold
  • Pardisco Soft bright pinky coral with golden shimmer

Eyeshadow x4: Too Dolly

  • Too Dolly Frosty midtone mint
  • Stately Black Rich blue with silver sparkle
  • Yogurt Soft pale pink
  • Romping Rich magenta with pink pearl

Glitter Eye Liner

  • Her Glitz Blackened gold with multi-dimensional glitter
  • Glitterpuss Orangey bronze with multi-dimensional glitter
  • Kitty Power Pink with with multi-dimensional glitter
  • Girl Groove Clear/white teal reflects and with multi-dimensional glitter

Pigment

  • Milk Frosty pale silvery pink
  • Deep Blue Green Rich, deep bluish green

Reflects Glitter

  • Reflects Blue Sparkling blue
  • Reflects Very Pink Sparkling fuchsia pink

Nail Lacquer

  • Something About Pink Blue pink fuchsia
  • On the Prowl Light creamy grey
  • Vestral White Creamy white

Plush Lash

  • Plushblack Black

Beauty Powder Blush

  • Fun & Games Soft orange peach
  • Tippy Midtone blue pink

Beauty Powder

  • Tahitian Sand Soft coral peach
  • Pretty Baby Soft sunny pink with gold

Lash

  • Hello Kitty Lash Half lash with overlapping hairs to emphasize outer
I'd say out of all these, I know I'm definietly skipping the eyeshadow palettes, the lashes, the mascara, the nail polishes and most probably the beauty powders. My tentative list is:

Fashion Mews
l/s: depends on how it'll look on me. I usually pull off the cool pink/purples
Cute Ster l/s: if it doesn't look like anything I have
Most Popular l/s: same
I will pick up two of the lipglasses based on how they swatch
Pink Fish lip conditioner - most definitely
Kitty Power glitter liner - oh how hot will this be?
Fun n' Games bpb - I read that this looks like Peaches, if so I will get it as Peaches have been on my to-buy list for a long time

Can't wait!

I did a quick and simple look using two of the Overrich pigments today. The look is very simple and extremely easy to do but I liked it a lot more than some of my more complicated looks. I used:

Face
Same as usual
Stark Naked bpb
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Bare Canvas paint
Blonde's Gold p/m - lid
Heritage Rouge p/m - crease and outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight and to blend above crease
Stila Bronze Smudge Pot to line

Lips
All's Fair l/s
Strawberry Blonde l/g

1-29/1/9

2-29/1/9

3-29/1/9

4-29/1/9

I can't believe I haven't used Chartreuse since summer! I really like this pigment but somehow I always forget about it! I also still don't get why my face looks chubby in these pics (maybe because it is :P). Also, I really need to get re-matched for foundation. My face and body are too separate colours because of this. My foundation makes my face orange while my body is pink :/

Face
Same as usual
Eversun bpb
Alpha Girl bp

Eyes
Stilife paint - base
Chartreuse p/m - w/ mm on lid
Bronze e/s - crease
Embark e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Emerald Green p/m - w/ mm on lower lashline

Lips
Marquise D' l/s
Live and Dye l/g (this combo is just perfect)

1-28/1/9

2-28/1/9

3-28/1/9

4-28/1/9

I'm pretty sure I've done many variations of this look before. But I had another sleepless night so I was too tired in the morning to think about my makeup. I guess it'll have to do.

Face
same as usual
LoveJoy mb - btw, I always apply this with a powder brush, otherwise it's too dark
BB Apricot shimmer brick

Eyes
Cash Flow p/p
Tan p/m
Blue Brown p/m
Blue Flame e/s
Vanilla p/m
NYX Sky Blue Jumbo Pencil
Freshwater e/s

Lips
High Top l/s

3-27/1/9

4-27/1/9

1-27/1/9

2-27/1/9

9:10 AM

I usually wear something pink on Monday. It's not really what I plan on doing but somehow it just happens this way. I'm also testing this new Vichy foundation I got. Once I use it a little bit more, I'll do a review as well.

I don't know why my face looks so fat in these :/

Face
Cover FX primer
Vichy foundation
Too Faced pink blush (forgot the name)
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Fresco Rose p/p
NYX Pearl Mania in Sky Pink
Fuchsia p/m
Too Faced Dirt Bag e/s
Blanc Type e/s
UD 24/7 liner in 1999

Lips
Chatter Box l/s

1-26/1/9

4-26/1/9

3-26/1/9

2-26/1/9

This nail polish was part of my nail polish haul that I posted about two weeks ago. I cannot get over how pretty this blue nail polish is. Again, I find that I have more luck with OPI as far as application is concerned. But my oh my, this colour is beautiful. I think China Glaze has been added to the list of my obsessions! Here's Caribbean Blue on my finger nails

ChG - Carbbiean Blue

This is sort of a random post as the last couple of days I've been waking up way too early to do my makeup and take pictures. I will be doing more looks this weekend though. So I thought of listing some of my favourite MAC pigments. This was actually a lot harder than I thought as I have 12 full size and about 30 samples of 1/2 or 1/4 tablespoons pigments. I know this is not a lot compared to some other makeup stashes I've seen out there, non the less the decision was hard. I heart all of my pigments.

Anyway, enough rambling and let's get to the top 5:

1. Vanilla (Perm): I know, I'm boring! But hey, this is the most multi-purpose pigment there is. The texture is smooth and easy to apply. The colour is a beautiful ivory gold. I love using this pigment as brow or tear duct highlighter. I also wear it as a wash with any other colour I feel like that day in the crease. I have also used it as cheekbone highliter and mixed it with my moisturizer to get an all over glow for my low maintenance days. Overall, two very big thumbs up!! I find Solar White e/s from Cool Heat to be very similar to this, only Solar White is a little more gold.

2. Pink Pearl (Pro): I admit it, I'm partial to this colour coz it's a duochrome. It looks purple/fuchsia with some blue in there and I have a weekness for these colours. This pigment looks amazing with all blues, purples and pinks and it's specially great for a purple smokey eye look. I have tried this on my lips and it make a great lipstick especially if you're a cool toned gal like me. Stars 'n Rockets e/s is a great dupe for this colour if you don't want to invest in a full jar pigment.

3. Blue Brown (Perm): I think this pigment is highly underrated. It's a brownish red colour with blue flecks mixed in there and I find the texture very easy to work with. Again this is one of the pigments i use a lot because of the interesting duochrome effect. This looks great over a black base such as black gel liners or over a teal/blue colour such as Delft paint pot. These bases really bring out the blue in this pigment. I love lining my lower lashline with this as well as I find it really brings out the little gold/green flecks in my eyes that are normally muted. Blue Brown pigment also looks great lightly dabbed over a blue based red lipstick such as So Scarlet.

4. Tan (Perm): This pigment seems to be a simple colour but it is so beautiful! On my lids, this pigment is a neutral golish brown that has a little bit of pink in it (if that makes sense). But then I have a lot of pink in my skin so it could look different on someone else. I love this for everyday use. It goes very well with a variety of the colours in my "warm" palette and looks great on its own as a wash. It also make a great check highlighter. The texture is again very smooth and there's next to no fallout.

5. Rose (Perm): This is another great multi-purpose pigment. It's a high frost pigment and the colour to me is a coppery rose. It looks awesome with many different colours from cool to warm. especially love it with either Bronze e/s or Pink Pearl pigment. Rose is also beautiful on the lips, very summary and very pretty. The texture in this pigment is the only con, it's sort of chalky so definietly use this one with mixing medium. This colour is so beautiful that I put up with the high frost and bad texture, it's seriousely worth it!

I have done this look or something very similar before, I'm pretty sure it was in the summer. It's more of a warm weather look but I really can't wait till summer so I decided I recreate it today :)

Face
Same as usual
Eversun bp
BB Gold Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Stilife Paint
Goldmine e/s
Amber Lights e/s
Expensive Pink e/s
Embark e/s
Solar White e/s
NYX Sky Blue jumbo Pencil
Cool Heat e/s
Gorgeous Gold e/s

Lips
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss No.151

1-21/1/9

2-21/1/9

8:54 AM

A simple silver look I wore last night. By simple I mean I didn't use that many products! I'm getting quite addicted to Gladiola l/s as I'm a totally sucker for bright blue pinks lips.

Face
Same as usual
Pleasantry mb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Bare Canvas Paint
NYX Pots and Pans Jumbo Pencil
Platinum p/m
Sweet Sienna p/m
NYX Black e/s
Vanilla p/m
Blanc Type e/s
Lise Watier Silver e/l
Stila Black Smudge Pot

Lips
Gladiola l/s
Date Night dazzleglass

1-18/1/9

2-18/1/9

3-18/1/9

I did my nails with China Glaze Adore yesterday. It was my first time trying out China Glaze and chose this polish which was part of the China Glaze Spring Collection. I used to be a loyal OPI user but decider to expand my horizons. I actually liked this a lot. The application was easy even though this was a metallic finish (and metallic's aren't the easiest to apply). I still think I prefer OPI as it is thicker and I just love the wide brush. But I will be getting more China Glaze as well. Also, I generally prefer cream finishes but I really liked this metallic pink!

Here's a quick and dirty picture for you

Adore

11:33 AM

I did this look for a Friday night get together. The weather here is still pretty horrible (about -35 or colder since Tuesday). I'm not really motivated to go anywhere today :(

Face
Same as usual
Love Thing mb
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Stila Black Smudge Pot - Base
Emerald Green p/m
Moth Brown e/s
NYX Black e/s
Gorgeous Gold e/s
Blanc Type e/s
UD 24/7 eyeliner in Baked
Lise Watier Noir Intense e/l

Lips
All's Fair l/s
Strawberry Blonde l/g

1-16/1/9

2-17/1/9

12:10 PM

I finally received my Head2Toe order. I actually chose the cheapest shipping option and they told me that I'd get my order in 15-20 days but my package was here in one week! I definitely recommend ordering from these guys. So here's my haul with pics:

My Essies
haul1
From left to right: Chastity, Anniversary Gala, Sugar Daddy

My single OPI order (I already have a lot of OPI's)
haul2
Pearls Night Out

My China Glaze
haul3
from left to right: Sexy Lady, Bermuda Breakaway, Caribbean Blue, Admire, Harmony

I haven't tried these yet coz I had just done my nails and didn't expect these so soon. I will post a review as soon as I get a chance to try them.

1:21 PM

This is been bothering me so I thought I post it in my blog as it is makeup related.

Due to my field of study and my work, I have way more guy friends than girl friends and I don't usually think this is an issue, until last night. A couple of guys friends came to our place for dinner last night. The evening was going great and the three men (the two friends and my husband) spend a good deal of time talking about this remote control helicopter toy one the friends had brought with him. They were also taking turn trying to navigate the helicopter toy around the dining room. I wanted to try it as well but obviously my first attempt wasn't successful. I commented that I'll probably get it after a few trials. One of the friends goes: " but see, this is very easy.I got it on the first go!" I said: " well, maybe you have better coordination or something. I bet you it'd take me shorter time to do this than you learning on how to hold a makeup brush!" I said it as a joke obviously. He said:"well, I think wearing makeup is stupid, even for women. So I obviously wouldn't wanna learn how to hold a brush!"

I was really really pissed. Him saying wearing makeup is stupid implies that I'm stupid as I always wear it! I know men don't really get makeup but seriously, I always hang out with these guys and not once I said things like " peeing standing up is stupid" or "drinking too much beer is stupid" or "talking about cars is stupid"!!! I didn't say anything as this friend was leaving for a 6 weeks trip but now I wish I did :(

If anyone is reading this, what's your thoughts on the issue?

I was finally able to get my hands on the famous MUFE #92. I was at Sephora on Sunday and miraculously they had it on stock! Here's a look I did with it.

Face
Same as usual
Love Joy mb
BB Apricot Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Cash Flow p/p
Bare Canvas paint
Rose Gold p/m
MUFE #92 e/s - gorgeous purple
Graphology e/s
Blanc Type e/s
Solar White e/s
UD 24/7 pencil liner in Baked
Stila Black Smudge Pot

Lips
Pomposity l/s
Steppin' Out dazzleglass

1-11/1/9

2-11/1/9

3-11/1/9

4-11/1/9

This is the look I wore yesterday to go see a movie with the hubby. The movie was called Slumdog Millionair. It's based in India and really a great movie in every sense. Afterward I swang by MAC again to cash in my empties. I ended up B2M'ing for Poste Haste e/s and also got the 226 from BBR. I can't wait to use this brush. It looks like the perfect deep-crease brush to me. Anyway here's the look.

Face
Same as usual
Soft Flame loose bp

Eyes
Bare Canvas paint
Conrflower p/m
Copperplate e/s
NYX Black e/s
Solar White e/s
Blanc Type e/s
Lise Watier Black Teal e/l - I cannot get over how pretty this is

Lips
Gladioala l/s
Snowscene l/g - I seem to be layering this over all my lipsticks!

1-10/19

3-10/1/9

4-10/1/9

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So here's my first look using two of the goodies I got yesterday. Hope you enjoy it. I decided to include a lip picture as I decided my lips look good up close ;) I'm modest!

Face
Same as usual
Love thing mb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Stilife paint
Pink Opal p/m
Fuchsia p/m
Climate Blue e/s
Lise Watier e/l in Marin

Lips
All's Fair l/s
Strawberry Blonde l/g

1-8/1/9

2-8/1/9

3-8/1/9

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4-8/1/9

Hey girls,

I stopped by my counter on my way back to work from a meeting to check this collection out. The girls at my counter had just finished putting up the display so I was the first person there pretty much :) I always go to the MAC collection launches with a list based on swatches I see beforehand so I don't get tempted by more stuff. It works pretty well for me

General Thoughts on the Collection

Eyeshadows
I had already decided to pass on the eyeshadows. Based on many swatches I had seen beforehand, the eyeshadows are all dupable or are colours I'm not a big fan of (warm colours in chalky textures). Therefore they were an easy pass for me.

MSF
The standout for me was the Redhead MSF. The texture in all three is divine; they're much smoother and less glittery on all previousely released MSF's. The Brunette is sorta like a bronzer on me and the Blonde one I don't think I need as I already have Petticoat MSF and Pearl Blossom bp both of which are pink highlight powders. I was very tempted by Redhead though, beautiful peachy and pigmented enough to be worn alone. I maye go back for this one tomorrow.

Brushes
I was not interested in 165 but I really liked the other two. The 214 is a very cute smudge brush that I can see myself using a lot as I do a lot of smokey looks. This one is perm at all MAC stores so I can pick it up later. The 226 is a small blending brush that looks a lot like 224. I'm still deciding which one is best for me.

Lip Products
I was impressed by the lipsticks in this collection and that's saying a lot, as I don't really like lustres and frosts. I guess I have so many pigmented and bright lipsticks that I thought the lustres were a nice change. The lipglasses were hit and miss for me. Here's review on the colours I tried:

All's Fair l/s - beautiful light rasberry colour. Very flattering with my skin tone. I picked this up
B-Babe l/s - This is light frosty pink. In fact I thought this was too frosty and not very unique
Peroxide l/g - this was a very light pink colour. I liked it, but didn't think it ws unique
Strawberry Blonde l/g - I LOVED this. It's pigmented enough to be worn on it's own
Marquise D' l/s - This is an excellent nude lip colour with peach tones. I picked this up as well
Blow Dry l/s - I wanted to get this, but it's way too coral for my skintone. It swatched beautifully on my hand though
Live and Dye l/g - this look gorgeous over Marquise D'. Get it now!
Red Devil l/g - another one I really wanted to like. But it clashed horribly against my skin :(

A couple of swatches on my hand and lips.

Marquise D' l/s
Marquise D'

Marquise D' l/s + Live and Dye
Marquise D   Live and Dye

All's Fair l/s
All's Fair

Strawberry l/g
Strawberry Blonde

From left to right:
Live and Dye, Strawberry Blonde, All's Fair, Marquise D'
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Hi everyone,
I used my Rose pigment today. I think this is one of the best MAC pigments even though I don't really like the texture. The colour is so beautiful it's worth it for me to have a full jar.

Face
Same as usual
Eversun bpb
BB Apricot Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Stilife paint
Solar White e/s
Rose p/m - with mixing medium
Bronze e/s
Blanc Type e/s - Cannot believe I didn't get this till last week
UD 24/7 in Bourbon

Lips
Lollipop Lovin l/s
Sock Hop l/g