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Showing posts from February, 2019

M.A.C Techniques Are Back!

Much like last year's demo , last night's was Carnival inspired. M.A.C Pro Artist, Tutti Serrano , completed a gorgeous look on our very own Miss Universe Barbados 2018 . In true Professional form, Tutti's techniques were focused on building light layers, taking the time to blend products into the skin and using brushes for multiple purposes. She shared tips for eyelash application, creating a cut-crease and pro-longing the wear of eyeshadow.  She totally sold me on the new 240S; she used it to diffuse concealer, apply setting powder as well as highlighter. Affectionately called the "Big Momma" brush, it's a larger (synthetic) version of the 224 . M.A.C has changed all their brushes to synthetic...and kept the prices the same 😒 It's great to see M.A.C Techniques are back and I've been told they will be occurring more often. After the demo, you get personal recommendations from your M.A.C Artist.

Sampled Out

While my 2019 Low Buy is off to a rocky start my goal to use up samples is going strong 💪 NARS Skin Luminous Moisture Cream 2 ml I wouldn't spend $64 USD (1.7 oz / 50 ml) on it but it was moisturizing. A little went a long way so this foil packet actually lasted for more than two uses. Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist 'Scent to Sleep / Tranquility' 5 ml Neom claims this is the 'Tranquility' scent but it doesn't smell like the original . That said, I was very happy to receive this in a Christmas set from Victoria . The Neom Organics line is available locally from Pure Source . 30 ml retails for $32 USD . Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner for Combination to Oily Skin 50 ml I purchased the Laneige Pore Care Trial Kit whilst in Orlando because I needed a toner. The Laneige line is an affordable K Beauty brand available form Sephora. 200 ml retails for $28 USD ; I would repurchase. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster 9.76 m

Beautylish Lucky Bag 2019

Another year, another Beautylish Lucky Bag . Yet again this is the $75 USD (plus shipping) medium/deep bag. I completely forgot to check the site at the launch time so I missed out on the XL bag. If I can't get one of those next year (well, December 26) I might not bother. That said, I got less repeat products than I did last time. Breakdown Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum - $12 USD By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick '25. Dark Purple' - $32 USD Wayne Goss The Brow Set - $55 USD Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette 'The Dolce Vita' - $53 USD Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Sheet Mask - $6 USD Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush ' Rougeur' - $32 USD Total - $190 USD While my value was a little less than last year's and year before , I only got one repeat product. A little while ago Surratt Beauty was on 50% sale from Sephora so I got two blushes and a highlighter. I do have another Rouge-Expert Click Stick but thankf