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MAC Shadescents My Heroine

MAC Shadescents My Heroine

MAC Shadescents My Heroine

I was first introduced to MAC Heroine lipstick when it was part of the MAC Wonder Woman collection back in 2011 when the shade was actually a universal flattering bronze. Not really the power color you’d expect of the name. When the name Heroine was recycled as part of the MAC Reel Sexy collection, it was a completely different hue. The iconic bold purple you see here is Heroine 2.0, and the limited-edition shade was so popular it eventually made it’s way into the permanent MAC lipstick collection in 2014.

MAC Shadescents Heroine Swatch

MAC Shadescents My Heroine Lipstick Swatch

MAC Shadescents My Heroine Lipstick Swatch

Heroine lipstick is an extremely vivid purple that has with cool undertones and a matte finish. The color is not for the bashful, and the coordinating MAC Shadescents in My Heroine is similarly powerful. To me the scent conjures up the image of a flapper at a speakeasy during the roaring 20s. The scent is woodsy with a touch of leather and tobacco.  It’s the scent of a woman who is in charge, likes to play with the boys, and embraces modernity.

MAC Shadescents fragrance retails for $57, and the coordinating lipsticks retail for $17.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

While writing a post about a bath and body line back in 2008, I experienced a unique feeling that crossed my sense of sight with my sense of smell.  The fragrance I was sampling was quite clearly how the color pink would smellMAC has challenged themselves to do the same with their new line Shadescents.  Each fragrance from the six-scent strong lineup was inspired by a best-selling lipstick shade.

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Review

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Swatch

MAC Shadescents Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Swatch

The collection contains a total of six scents, and six lipsticks.  The namesake lipstick of each Shadescent is also offered for sale in a limited-edition tube design featuring the color.  Candy Yum Yum is a delightfully sweet treat, with sugary fruit notes that are as playful and girlie as the lipstick color.   The key note in this fragrance is Exotic Pink Guava, so if you are a lover of tropical fruit you will likely enjoy this scent.  Candy Yum Yum lipstick is a bright matte pink.

MAC Shadescents fragrance retails for $57, and lipsticks retail for $17.  What a great way to spend those GCs you scored during the holidays!

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Popsugar Must Have Box December 2016

Popsugar Must Have Box December 2016

Popsugar Must Have Box December 2016

If you’re scrambling for a last-minute gift, skip the mall and buy online!  Anyone on your list would love to receive a monthly gift from you, filled with gorgeous little treasures.  On the other hand, this box also makes a superb gift for yourself!  The Popsugar Must Have box is a carefully curated subscription box that is filled with adorable little treasures.  Popsugar sent me their December box so you can get a closer look at this subscription.  Enjoy!

Popsugar Must Have December Box

Popsugar Must Have Box December 2016

Popsugar Must Have Box December 2016

Items included in the Popsugar Must Have December 2016 subscription box:

  • Odeme Catchall and Ring Dish– Suggested retail $67
  • Baublebar Snowfall Pendant– Suggested retail $28
  • Mane Message Date Night Bobby Pins– Suggested retail $10
  • Winky Lux Lip Pill in Bunny– Suggested retail $14
  • Sisters’ Gourmet Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix– Suggested retail $6.99
  • Dessange Professional Hair Luxury Serum– Suggested retail $11.99

Click HERE to add the Pop Sugar Must Have Subscription to your cart!  A subscription to the Popsugar standard subscription box is $39.95 per month.  The retail value of the items in the December box is almost $140.

Right now you can also score a $5 discount off of your first box with the promo code MUSTHAVE5.  Don’t forget there are also “mini” and “Neiman Marcus” options available.  A subscription makes such a great gift for anyone on your list, or just for yourself!

The products featured above were press samples. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Toy Swatch

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Toy Swatch

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Toy Swatch

press-samplePlum is scorchingly hot this season.  This dark eggplant shade is hopelessly hip and perfect for winter 2016.  NARS Velvet Lip Glide glosses are like a liquid lipstick.  High pigment, smooth amazing color… this product is for gloss lovers who long for the intensity of a lipstick with the easy application of a gloss.  If you’re looking for an amazing shade of plum this season, do check out NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Toy.  This juicy plum won my heart the first time I tried it, and continues to be a favorite!

For more shades check out the entire NARS Velvet Lip Glide collection here!

Retail price is $26 per gloss.

Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Smashbox Metallic Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Metallic Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Metallic Cover Shot Eye Palette

press-sampleIf you’re shopping for eye makeup to wear to all of your holiday parties this season, the Smashbox Metallic Cover Shot Eye Palette has you covered!  This palette features eight sexy shades of shadows with metallic finishes that can’t be ignored!  The shade range is from pale youthful peaches and pinks to deep graphite grays.  This palette can handle an office holiday party, New Year’s Eve, and everything in between!

Smashbox Metallic Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Metallic Swatches, Cover Shot Eye Palette

Smashbox Metallic Swatches, Cover Shot Eye Palette

Base shades at top (left to right): Inside Scoop (metallic peach), and Straight Up (metallic warm pink).

Palette colors at bottom (left to right): Let’s Rage (bold gold), Liquid Fire (metallic rust), Party Time (metallic pink  brown), Booty Call (metallic medium pink), Rock Candy (metallic taupe), and Metal Work (metallic deep gray).

Retail price is $29! Retailers include Smashbox.comSephora, Macys.com, Nordstrom, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.