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M.A.C x Mariah Carey Haul

See? No love lost...they're still getting my coppers.

If you're an ole school Mariah Carey fan; if you love all things sparkly, if you love M.A.C collections that feature specialty packaging then this collaboration was hard to pass up. M.A.C did increase the prices but I think the sparkles blinded us and we barely noticed...until it was too late.


As per usual, stock was limited in Barbados but Victoria and I got there early on launch day. Initially, I wanted a lipstick, the 239SE and the body shimmer...because packaging. I don't know how I ended up with the rest of those things 😏


Absolutely stunning packaging; probably the best since Alluring Aquatic. The attention to detail on both the boxes and product packaging itself is just dazzling. Literally. I think the collection truly looks like things Mariah would wear; I wish there were more nude lipsticks that catered to black women but hey...


The lipglasses are sooooooooooooooo pretty 😍 I got that one to put in our next giv…

M.A.C Nutcracker Sweet Launch, Haul and Rant

The first M.A.C collection I really went h.a.m on was A Tartan Tale. Thanks to Temptalia I'm reminded that was released in 2010. 2010In 2013 I expressed a lil frustration wid dem but they still consistently got my money. This is six years steady that M.A.C has been getting coppers from me. Much has changed within that time: staff have come and gone, prices have increased but more to the point of this post, collection launch events tapered off until they completely disappeared.

If you've 'liked' our Facebook page you would have seen numerous photos from these launch events over the years. Regular customers are invited to shop late in the evening prior to the collection being available to the general public. M.A.C Barbados hasn't done something like that for what seemed to be eons...until recently.


Cave Shepherd, Broad Street was still open to the public that evening but invited guests were given identifying sticky M.A.C tags and offered mini cupcakes and non alcoh…

Try This!

Just in time for the Christmas Season...


I'm sure us beauty addicts have a lot of cosmetic bags laying around. How about we fill them up with goodies and pass them on to our other makeup loving friends; or maybe give someone that's just getting their collection started a few of our favourites? I like to add things from value sets that I figure they'd appreciate more than me and then throw in things I think they'd like to try.

#ShamelessPlug Everybody loves lipstick right? Now is the perfect time to get a couple from Moden Cosmetics. For a limited time any two lipsticks are $45. That's a steal! Contact Heidi via 230-0619 to order.

Have you got your Christmas shopping done? Let us know in the comments.

Random Question

Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which one works best for you?


I've already told you how I feel about another acne cream. While I wasn't impressed with the price I do appreciate benzoyl peroxide creams to treat acne on my face. With that in mind, I'm mainly of the opinion that if the maximum strength is 10% for these benzoyl peroxide creams we could just get anyone regardless of price right? I dunno. Since continued use of any topical acne treatments can cause dry flakey skin I'd recommend using these things with caution. Can the inactive ingredients contribute to that dryness? Yes. So if you have dry or sensitive skin beware.


Clearasil Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream:

"Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) (Acne Medication)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-12, Isopropyl Myristate, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben".

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Ge…

Let's Talk Polish | A Rose Gold Comparison

Jodi came up with this great idea for us to do a collab on rose gold polishes. I first had to ask what really is rose gold cause some colours could trick yuh. Her response: "...if it look like pink/mauve and gold made a baby then it's rose gold." I hope I represented that definition.

Essie Luxeffects 'A Cut Above' - $15.55 Collins

Y'all knew this was coming.

Orly 'Rage' - $20 iMart

That too.

And if you really bout that life, layer them:


Zoya 'Faye' - $10USD Zoya.com

While this has in more purple than the ones previously mentioned, it's just as gorgeous.


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel 'Terra-Coppa' - $18.20 Collins

Here it looks more gold but in person you can see the dimension.


Color Club Oil Slick 'Sorry, Not Sorry' - $9.24USDAmazon1

So pretty a still shot alone won't do!


Essie Mirror Metallics 'Penny Talk' - $17.95 iMart

This one has a fast drying formula that can get you into trouble. Chromes are also notorious for showi…

Samples Made Me Buy It

Check out part one here.

REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel

Let this be a testament to the power of value sets / travel kits. I tried this product in 2014 and have repurchased numerous times. I've also recommended it to a few people.

Janelle got hers The Accountant buys them in twos Sultan got his
Bioderma Micellar Water
Beautylish sent two samples of this product when I got the Wayne Goss Collection brushes. I had already seen a lot of beauty vloggers rave about Bioderma but I wasn't really buying into the micellar water hype. Well I tried the sample and then...

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Both Heidi and I have raved about this.


Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

A comparison of spray toners is coming soon. For now, just know that a 1.8 ml sample convinced me to buy a 50 ml bottle in limited edition packaging.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

I don't travel without it.