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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Review

L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream: This product gives the sheer coverage needed to create a natural bare skin finish, while delivering built-in skincare benefits. With four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smoothes, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturization.
The L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream is available in four shades – Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. The shade that works the best with my skin tone is Light which would be equal to a MAC NC20 shade. I wanted to buy a BB cream so that I could have glowing, radiant skin. I've tried several BB creams, both foreign and domestic, and, by far, I think this is the tube of stuff I'll be reaching for every time. This didn't cause me to break out either which is an added bonus! I want a more natural look and you can use this product alone and not worry about applying foundation with it. That is a great time saver! It was lightweight and not heavy on my skin like most of the other BB creams I have tried in the past. The coverage is light, but it really does improve the evenness and look of your skin.

Have you tried this BB cream out yet? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Until Next Time,
XOXO
Miss Make Up Fairy

I received a complimentary product from SheSpeaks/L’Oréal to facilitate this review, all opinions are honest and in no way influenced by either brand.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

MAC Archie’s Girls Collection for Spring 2013

 
Betty and Veronica- the names alone are a vivid four-colour flashback to an era of sweet, comic book innocence. Their eternal love triangle, with all-American freckle-faced Archie, is legendary in its teen tension, tight sweaters and two-toned saddle shoe charm. Girl-next door blonde Betty vs. vivacious, spoiled rich-girl, brunette Veronica, an epic rivalry, now in two contrasting MAC Colour Collections, packaged in exclusively designed cases. ALL LIMITED EDITION!!

Available February 7, 2013 (North America)

I am so excited for this collection! I haven't been this excited about any MAC collection in a while. I feel like I almost HAVE to buy the entire collection. I mean I grew up reading these comics!! This is my childhood!!
Let's dive into Betty first! (I secretly always liked her better:) )

 LIPSTICK— Betty ($16.50 U.S.)

  • Girl Next Door Vivid blue pink (Lustre)
  • Betty Bright Light vibrant peach (Satin)
  • Oh, Oh, Oh Sheer brown plum (Lustre) (Re promote)

Lipglass ($16.50 USD)

  • Summer Sweetheart: Light peach
  • Stay Sweet: Light lavender pink
  • Kiss & Don’t Tell: Bright coral

Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner ($16.50 USD)

  • Lord It Up: Bronze with pearl
  • Black Swan: Black with gold pearl

Opulash Mascara ($17.50 USD)

  • Optimum Black: Saturated intense black

Pigment ($23 USD)

  • Cheers My Dear: Light lavender (Frost)
  • Lucky In Love: Shimmering light blue green (Frost)

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 USD)

  • Pep Pep Pep: Light peach nude
  • Comic Cute: Bright coral

 Powder Blush ($22 USD)

  • Cream Soda: Light neutral coral (Satin)

 Pearlmatte Face Powder ($29 USD)

  • Flatter Me: Golden peach base (Shell Pearl Beauty Powder) with coral hearts (Foolish Me Powder Blush)

 Eye Shadow X4 in Caramel Sundae ($44 USD)

  • Caramel Sundae: Mid-tone warm tan (Satin)
  • Cheryl Chic: Light coral pink (Frost)
  • Dreammaker: Pale frosty yellow (Frost)
  • Showstopper: Dark, cool-toned brown (Matte)

Now let's see what they dark any mysterious Veronica is bringing to the table.


 Lipstick ($16.50 USD)

  • Daddy’s Little Girl: Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)
  • Ronnie Red: Bright red (Matte)
  • Boyfriend Stealer: Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)

 Lipglass ($16.50 USD)

  • Mall Madness: Mid-tone pink violet
  • Strawberry Malt: Bright red
  • Feelin’ So Good: Deep blackened plum

 Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner ($16.50 USD)

  • Petrol Blue: Deep navy with pearl
  • Designer Purple: violet with pearl

Opulash Mascara ($17.50 USD)

  • Bad, Bad Black: Saturated intense black with extra volume

Pigment ($23 USD)

  • Black Poodle: Blackened pink (Frost)

 Nail Lacquer ($17.50 USD)

  • Past Curfew: Deep berry
  • Double Trouble: Deep navy

 Powder Blush ($22 USD)

  • Prom Princess: Mid-tone violet pink (Satin)

 Pearlmatte Face Powder ($29 USD)

  • Veronica’s Blush: Silvery pink base (Frankly Scarlet Powder Blush) with deep pink hearts (Play It Proper Beauty Powder)

 Eye Shadow X4 in Spoiled Rich ($44 USD)

  • Spoiled Rich: Rich purple (Frost)
  • Ron Ron Run: Deep navy (Satin)
  • Pin-up Purple: Mid-tone orchid (Frost)
  • Gravel: Charcoal (Matte)

 Archie’s Girls Brush Kit ($49.50 USD)

  • 266SE Small Angle Brush
  • 226SE Small Tapered Blending Brush
  • 242SE Shader Brush
  • 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush
  • 167SE Bronzer Brush

 Jingle Jangle Coin Purse ($32 USD)

Young Hearts Mirror (Online Only – $25 USD)

Just A Flirt Makeup Bag ($38 USD)

Yours Forever Tote (Online Only – $49.50 USD)

I am so excited for this collection! I can't wait until it hits stores! What are you going to get? Please leave me a note in the comments below! Until next time!

XOXO

Miss Make Up Fairy

***Thank you to Temptalia & the Makeupandbeautyblog.com for images***

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurrican Sandy & NYC

As most of you know NYC was hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy. I am a true "native New Yorker" born and raised on the UWS of Manhattan and I have never seen or experienced a natural disaster so intense. I was one of the lucky ones, I didn't lose power, but I was a block away from the evacuation zone so my whole apartment building lobby was flooding. Luckily, my super was able to stop the flooding so we didn't have to turn off the power. Words can't express how horrible I feel for everyone that has lost their homes, or a loved one in this tragic disaster. However, New Yorkers are strong and I have faith that we will rebuild this city better then before! I was able to gather pictures from different outlets and wanted to post what was happening. This is Hurricane Sandy through my eyes.
This was what 1st Avenue looked like. You could canoe down it.
A under water Subway Station
Flooding on the West Side Highway
 The flooding at the World Trade Center Build Site
All of the ambulances that were lined up outside of  NYU Hospital when their back up generator gave out.
Flooding on and around the FDR
 
Sty Town under water. I used to live here.
The East Village were one of the worst areas hit.
The carousel in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Taxi's underwater 

And then there is the power loss. All of Manhattan below 42nd St. is still out of power. They will probably be out of power until the end of the week. I was able to find some photos that captured this Erie darkness. For the city that never sleeps it looks pretty tired.
Soho NY
The left side is BK the right side is Manhattan
The West Village with no Power
Left Side: Manhattan Before Sandy Right Side: Manhattan After Sandy
The Flatiron District
Totally dark Union Square.

But there seems to be some hope for a rainbow emerged after the storm over the Gowanus Canal. 

XOXO
Miss Make Up Fairy

Below are a list of ways to help:

One way to help is by donating to the Red Cross. All donations will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the storm. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 800-Red-Cross or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

The Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas. Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to donate.  

Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm's victims. To donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 800-910-5524. 

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.americares.org.

World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org.
 
Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit www.savethechildren.org to donate. 

Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help storm victims. To volunteer, visit their website. 

The Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association have teams working to save the lives of animals caught in the storm.