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M.A.C Snow Ball Collection Haul

Who love off a M.A.C Christmas Collection? *raises hand*

Seems like I could be vex wid M.A.C six thousand times but I gine still look to see what they're releasing. This year, I feel dem #updeting

Gorgeous packaging. Improved eyeshadow formulas. Improved special edition brush quality. Did I mention the packaging? The only thing I could complain about is the ridiculously low stock sent of certain items.

I was able to see the collection in Miami before it reached local counters. This was a great opportunity since M.A.C never sends the entire collection to the Caribbean. Being a M.A.C head, I already knew what I wanted that wouldn't be available locally.

The hot ticket items this year were the single eyeshadows. 'Stylishly Merry' in particular; all now I kicking myself for not ordering one. The next big thing was that M.A.C re-released Whisper of Gilt. This time though in a set that also contained a cosmetic bag and a short handled brush. 
#StoryTime: One early morning wh…

Pure Source Barbados Has A New Website

I love going into Pure Source Barbados. Y'all already knew that but I just had to say it again. Superior customer service, an excellent range of products, lovely ambiance...what's not to love? Kim knows that I've been raving - to anyone that would listen - about lots of products over the years so when she asked me to collaborate on a blog post for the store's new site I quickly agreed 😍

Read the post here.
Additionally, check out the reviews on the product mentioned below:

rms beauty lip & skin balm 'simply vanilla'
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Schmidt's Natural Deodorant
REN Clean Skincare Micro Polish Cleanser
thisworks Sleep+ Pillow Spray

Pure Source is now offering shipping regional/international shipping! I'd encourage any of our Caribbean readers to take advantage. Thanks again to Kim for the opportunity and the entire Pure Source Barbados staff for their continued excellent customer service.

Mask Monday | Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask

Back at it 😊

I gotta be honest wid y'all, so far I like I ain't too fussy wid sheet masks yuh.

Anyho, details from the website:


Product Information

Deeply hydrates, illuminates and enhances skin's radiance

This water-based hydrating sheet mask with Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient naturally found in skin, floods skin with intense weightless hydration. Free of mineral oil and parabens, this non-greasy, intense glow-boosting formula, with Sakura extract, hydrates, illuminates and enhances skin's radiance.

Half a bottle of hydrating serum in 1 Garnier sheet mask

Delivers 24 hour long-lasting hydration

Helps prevent moisture loss throughout the day

Gives skin a luminous complexion and healthy looking radiance
Results: After 1 use -- skin is smoother and more luminous, complexion appears even and fresh
How To Use
1. Start with clean skin. Gently press the sheet mask on to the face with the blue side on top.

2. Peel off the blue film. …

#FlashbackFriday | The Makeup Show Atlanta Pop Up Shop 2016 [Re-Upload]

Heyyyyyaaaa Mavenz

All is well? Good, lots to say about this one so here we go!

What I love about the show is the vibe. There is a vast amount of makeup, brands of all sorts. But let’s start at the beginning shall we?

Why I Went

This trip came about out of a necessity for product and information. It was impossible for me to attend the New York (NY) edition of The Makeup Show (TMS) because of Aniyah, she was still quite young at the time and frankly, the expense was too great. So, when the offer was extended to accompany a friend of mine to the show in June, I jumped at the chance. For two reasons: 1) I had never been to Atlanta and, 2) I wanted to experience a Pop Up Shop to see if it was just as intimate and in depth as the regular Makeup Show.

Where Was The Show And Where Did I Stay?

The show was held at the Westin, Buckhead which was also the hotel we stayed at. For convenience and also because we were in unfamiliar territory. It was swanky, ritzy and apparently very popular for …

Lip Product Declutter

This is just your ever-so-often reminder to go through your collection and get rid of anything that smells off or whatever you know you're not going to use. I'd encourage you to also have a little swatch party to remind yourself of what's in your collection. #LipSwatchWeek, while costly, forces me to go through products and at the end I determine what I trash or pass on 😊

Here's what left the fold recently:

'Lolita II', 'Mother' and 'Roxy' from the Kat Von D'Strange Obsession' and 'Untouchable' from Lonely Planet Cosmetics (now called Atomic Makeup NYC)'Ribbon' from Colour Pop'Envious', 'Infamous' and 'Irresistible' from Estee Lauder and 'Ex-girlfriend', 'Whirl' and '5C' lip liners (They're in #TheMarketplace if you're interested 😉). 'Irresistible' was the only thing I had to throw away from the list above. Additionally...

Totally sad to see my beloved Butter…

Mask Monday | Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

How great are those lil coupons that Sephora has? Well this is how I happened upon this sample.

From their website -

"What it is:
A creamy anti-aging mask packed with Japanese beautyberry, 2 types of Vitamin C and AHAs from 7 fruits that unveils softer, glowing skin.

Why it's different:
This creamy rinse-off treatment mask features two types of Vitamin C: a water-soluble vitamin C derivative that absorbs quickly for an immediate glow and an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative that remains in skin longer, providing antioxidant protection from UV damage for brighter, more even toned skin over time.

The mask is also powered by the Japanese beautyberry, a glossy purple superfruit rich in antioxidants that was found to stabilize Vitamin C, maximizing its effectiveness.

A gentle 10 percent AHA complex of seven fruits removes debris and the buildup of dead skin cells to visibly improve skin texture and support the production of new skin cells.

Tatcha's signature trio of Japanese anti-agi…