Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm a featured blogger on

Hey guys. I know I haven't been posting in a while but I've been really busy with school and recently had to deal with two family deaths. Tonight I just want to share with you guys some positive news, today while going through my email I realized that there was an number of emails notifications from Then I read a comment congratulating me on being feature. I was like...what? me?featured? 
Turns out today my blog was chosen as one of the editor's picks of the day. I am so excited and thankful for any experience such as this. You can find the post here  and here's a quick screen shot too. Eeeep!!! :D 

Forever grateful,


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mac Impassioned Lipstick Review and Swatches

Funny story about this lipstick. When I went into Mac and was so surprised to see this the recent Mac Fashion Sets collection. In this collection Mac took all the best selling lipsticks from different regions and made matching lipglosses and nail polishes. The first thing I grabbed was the Pink Nouveau lipglass then I saw something neon and pink next to it, I immediately swatched it and fell in love. It turned out to be Impassioned lipstick. My first thought was to get it but then I remembered that its a permanent shade that I could pick up anytime. I went to cash out and one of the mua's asked if I saw Impassioned and he thought that I would love it. So I told him did and I'll get it another time since its perm. He almost screamed at me that its not perm in Trinidad and that I need it. I love that they know me so well! I love this lipstick!

This lipstick comes in the traditional black Mac bullet packaging which I think looks so sleek and modern. Like all Mac lipsticks it also has a yummy vanilla scent which is undetectable when on the lips. 

Mac describes this lipstick as an amped up fuchsia. In my opinion this is a neon red-pink shade with some orange/coral thrown into the mix. It literally is like a watermelon pink. When I said earlier I spotted something neon I really meant it. This lipstick is bright!! Perfect for hot weather especially here in the Caribbean where its always hot! This lipstick imo will also look great on a variety of skintones.

It really does look like watermelon right?

Mac's Impassioned lipstick is an Amplified finish. Amplified lipsticks are notorious for long wear, high pigmentation and for being extremely moisturizing. Impassioned does not disappoint. It literally glides onto the lips leaving it feeling incredibly moisturized with a semi-glossy finish. I cannot get over how pigmented this product is. I love how opaque the coverage is. This lipstick also lasts an incredibly long time. I got close to about six hours wear with Impassioned.  It does leave a stain though as most highly pigmented bright lipsticks do.


The red-pink stain left behind

Here are some photos of me wearing this lipstick

Brand: M.A.C
Shade: Impassioned
Color: Watermelon red/pink
Finish: Amplified
Cost: TT$130/ USD 14.50


I really recommend going out and getting this one. It is permanent in the US but is unfortunately not here in Trinidad although it is currently here as part of the Fashion Sets collection. 

That watermelon photo has me craving. Think I'm going to go out and get me a big ole watermelon! What about you. 

Love and watermelon

Friday, May 25, 2012

Manicure of the Moment: Tribal High

Hello lovelies, today I want to quickly share some photos of my first attempt at tribal nails. I really love the tribal trend and love all the manicures I’ve seen sporting the look. Its all free hand and a little messy (I can't draw straight lines to save my life). It was also really time consuming attempting such an intricate pattern, hence the reason I only did my accent finger. For my base I used China Glaze’s Sugar High and the black and white are striper polishes. The yellow is neon yellow from Kleancolor and the teal/blue shade is China Glaze's For Audrey. 

 Are you loving Tribal? How do you wear it? On your nails like me? Let me know in the comments!

Tribal Love

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coral Fever OOTN

Hey dolls this is the first time that I'm doing an outfit post on my blog and I'm super excited. I recently purchased this cute coral top and decided to wear it to the movies last Saturday night. I really love coral and I think that it just looks good with my skintone. The cool thing about this top is how it opens down the back letting a little skin peek through.(Business in the front and party in the back!) I paired it with regular light blue jeans and I'm also wearing my favorite necklace. Its a heart with wings which I think is really cool, plus I paid like $15TT which makes it even better. My shoes are regular glitter ballet flats in gold. I love these (my favorite color is glitter) and I got them at Payless for TT$150. If you've seen me recently I have been wearing these. Amazing! 

The makeup I'm wearing is actually the same eyes from my Sail-ing the Samoa Silk Look except that I switched the lips up. Here I'm wearing Mac's Viva Glam Nicki lipstick. 

I wore this outfit to see the new Battleship movie and let me just say I was actually impressed more than I though i was going to be by this movie and really like it. I highly recommend seeing if you haven't. For those of you who have seen it, what did you think?? 

Till next time

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mac Reel Sexy Lipstick Swatches

Hey guys I just want to share some quick photo swatches of the lipsticks from the recent Mac Reel Sexy Collection. There were 4 lipsticks total in this collection. They were Reel Sexy (light coral), Watch me simmer (Bright coral), Pink Popcorn (pink-lilac) and Heroine (purple). I feel like Mac has been on point with their new lipsticks these days and this collection really showcased that. Unfortunately I was unable to get 2 of the shades that I wanted Reel Sexy and Watch Me Simmer but I did come home with Heroine. I really recommend checking out these lipsticks if you get a chance. Here are some swatches I took at the store. I hope you enjoy. 

From left to right: Watch me Simmer, Pink Popcorn, Reel Sexy, Heroine

Did you pick up anything from this collection? What do you think about these lipsticks? 

Mac Hey Sailor: Feeling Fresh Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

I actually bought a bright colored eyeshadow! Can you believe it? Me, the neutral eye girl! Honestly I could not resist, Feeling Fresh e/s is probably the only one that really interested me from this collection. This green shade just pops among the pretty neutrals from this collection and I had to have it. 

I am obsessed with the packaging of this lipstick (yes i always say that about special packaging but it really is amazing) This Summer's big collection, Hey Sailor! is decked out with a nautical theme that could not be cuter. A blue and white nautic stripe pattern surround the traditional eyeshadow pot and with the Mac logo emblazed in an antique gold. The actual product box comes in the same stripe packaging with a red inner lining. 

Mac describes this as a bright green and I think that is a really close description. Feeling Fresh is a bright true grass green shade with a frost finish. This color is what I wanted Mac’s Jealousy Wakes e/s (which I do not own) to be...GREEN! I think that this is an amazing and unique color especially from Mac.

This eye-shadow is listed as a frost finish but it doesn't feel like regular frosts. In fact the texture of this eyeshadow feels quite similar to Mac's Veluxe Pearl finishes. The texture of this shadow is drier than the Veluxe Pearl finish only when I got pass the initial layer did I really encounter this dryness. This is an amazing shadow to work with. It swatched amazingly smooth and pigmented with only a little product required. I love the pigmentation of this eyeshadow, what you see is what you get with this one. I was very impressed by the color payoff without a primer. I can only anticipate how gorgeous the color payoff will be with a primer, since I haven't worn this on the eyes yet. I will also have to get back to you on performance since I have not found the time to test this yet. But Mac shadows in my opinion tend to wear very good with little to no fade and creasing. 


Though this shadow feels very dry to the touch. It did apply well to the lids. I used Mac's Painterly paintpot and the color payoff was superb when I applied to the lid using the Mac 239. Blending took a little more effort but I was able to blend well. 

Swatches on Dark Skin (Nc45)
These swatches don't do justice to this shadow.

What do you think about this shadow? Are you feeling
 "Feeling Fresh"? 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mac's Pink Nouveau Lipstick: Review and Swatches

Hey dolls, what are your plans this weekend? I hope to get a chance to see the new Avengers movie. So excited to see the return of Thor. Anyways back to the blogging.  I never considered myself a “pink girl” but I’ve recently noticed a trend in my lipstick loves…pink! Today I bring you another pink mac lipstick and this one is by far my favorite pink lipstick ever…yes I said ever! From the title of this post I’m sure you know by now that its Mac’s Pink Nouveau lipstick. I've had Pink Nouveau for about a year now and have never really got around to doing a full review on it. So when I saw that i was being promoted with the new Mac Fashion Sets Collection, I decided this was a good a time as ever to share my love of Pink Nouveau. 

Pink Nouveau is the perfect blue toned bright pink. This is a true Barbie pink. Although its very cool toned I feel like this lipstick works well on a variety of skintones and looks lovely on brown-skinned beauties. Girls with really yellow undertones will notice that this lipstick will pull a little purple/lilac on them. For those of you who aren't comfy wearing this lipstick alone I suggest a lipliner to help make this shade more wearable. Try a bright pink or magenta liner or for those of you more daring a plum or purple lipliner looks amazing paired with this. Adding a gloss also helps not make your bright pink lips stand out too much.  

This lipstick is a Satin finish so its a bit semi matte and tends to be a little drying on my lips like most satins from Mac. To combat the crustly lip look be sure to prep you lips well before applying this lipstick. I recommend exfoliating you lips and using a lip balm or primer for added moisture. 


Here are a few photos of me wearing Pink Nouveau

Note: This is a look at me type of lipstick. So yes you will get looks. To avoid looking over-done I suggest keeping your other makeup fairly simple. Perfect skin, natural blush and neutral eyes or even cat eyeliner looks perfect with this lipstick. And finally lipliner is your friend ladies


Brand: MAC
Shade: Bright Barbie Pink
Finish: Satin
Status: Permanent
Price: TT$ 130.00 US $14.50

What do you think of this shade? Do you own this lipstick? 

Barbie Pink Kisses


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