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Sunday, December 30, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection

Hi Angels! 
I wanted to follow up with you on the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection I had notified you about, and show some swatches of the new collection.  I have also included some pictures of the play by play of my experience picking up the lastest colors.

This was the display that was setup on both sides of the store. As I got in line, I learned that the lipsticks were almost all sold out. While on line, the lipsticks that were left, Pure Zen and Love Goddess, sold out as well.   I was disappointed to say the least!

A lot of the other items were repromotes such as the lipliners, eyeliners, and the mascara so I didn't bother with swatching them.


Here is another pic that we snapped outside of the store at 7:50pm. We were being served different appetizers while waiting.   At this point I decided my game plan was to purchase my desired items and review/swatch the others later.

Here are the items I swatched:
Top Row: From left to right: Legendary Blush and The Perfect Cheek

Bottom Row (eyeshadows): How to Marry, Preferred Blond, Showgirl and Silver Screen.

The blushes were a no for me and I was underwhelmed by the eyeshadows. Thank God I called my favorite MAC artist and she set aside Deeply Adored, Love Goddess and Preferred Blond.

The five lipsticks, Scarlet Ibis, Deeply Adored, Love Goddess, Charmed I'm Sure and Pure Zen sold out when they were released at each site. By October 4th Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom's all over were selling out their lipsticks within minutes!!


I managed to swatch all the lipsticks except Scarlet Ibis.
From left to right: Deeply Adored(dark red matte), Love Goddess(pinky-red satin), Pure Zen(warm pink frost) and Charmed I'm sure(blue-based red matte).

The lipsticks, blushes and Beauty Powder are all in black shiny cases with limited, rarely seen pics of Marilyn Monroe.
Be sure to check out whatever you can especially if you are a pale skinned beauty. This collection is made for you.
Try your local department stores and MAC.

Happy Haulin'

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My new fave faux fur vest!

Hello Angels! I found this sweet little deal at Ann Taylor LOFT in midtown Manhattan and just had to share! It's a super soft black faux fur vest with a graphic knit detailing on the back that makes it super unique and easy to dress up or down. It's lightweight but warm, making keeping up with this season's layering trend easy. And with the current 50% off winter sale going on at it's quite a steal! Happy shopping!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Classic Pumps

I wanted to share these shoes I am eyeing at the moment.  I have slowly gotten tired of the platform shoe trend and now have an appetite for a more feminine and sophisticated look.  I saw these shoes, called Romelia, at Aldo, and think they are just perfect!  They are only $90, but look like Christian Louboutin's I have been seeing everywhere.  These are classic pumps to add to your collection.  They come in suede or pony hair, so although they have a classic overall design, they still have a little funk to them!  Happy Shopping!

Studded Gloves

While at H&M, I also spotted these leather gloves.  I have been into the studded trend, but did not think it was worthwhile to spend $100+ on leather gloves with studs.  H&M to the rescue!!  These gloves are genuine leather, and only going for $34.95- now that is worth it!  I didn't even believe these were real leather until I found the label stating they are, in fact leather, see below :) These also make a great gift for a trendsetter.  Happy Shopping!!

Embellished Jackets!

I recently stopped by H&M to see if they had any cute New Year's Eve looks- instead of looking at dresses, I was completely distracted by this embellished jacket. I love the pattern, and the mixture of elements, metallics and pearls.  This is great with jeans, leggings, or a simple fitted short dress to add an instant wow factor.  Love it!

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Candy Yum Yum Is Back!

Hello Angels,
After painstakingly stalking the site during the BY REQUEST launch, I have just learned that Candy yum yum has now been made permanent. I reviewed the newer version in an earlier post right here.
Here is what MAC had to say about it:

The Lipstick dreams were made of is back so you can get your fix of the vibrant, matte pink of Candy Yum-Yum. The colour most coveted by Makeup Artists and enthusiasts alike in M∙A∙C By Request is now available to you permanently. Enjoy!

Now if they would only bring back Heroine.......

Good bye for now Angels!  Happy Haulin'

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Viva Glam Alert!!

Hello Angels!

Be on the lookout for the New Viva Glam lipstick by Nicki Minaj!!  It is currently expected to be released on February 9th 2013.  You have been warned!!  It will sell out fast!

We also wanted to let everyone know that the Marilyn Monroe Collection is sold out at stores.  

Happy Haulin' 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sparkle for the Holidays

I spotted these shoes on a recent walk in to Zara, and I think these would be the perfect shoes to wear to a holiday party or New Year's Eve for that extra sparkle.  You can choose between black or beige, depending on your preference and what you plan to wear them with.  The best part is, they are under $100!  I love the little peep toe as well, which can be carried into the Spring. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

One for you and three for me

So guess who went shopping today? That would be moi! I got most of my Christmas list done and even squeezed in some personal shopping. I love Banana Republic and Gap. I've been stalking some of their jewelry, jeans, and blazers. All of these items were forty percent off. The sale ends at midnight. Happy shopping.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I was out Christmas shopping today and came across these fabulous dresses from H&M. The dresses are stretchy, have a cute zipper in the back and only cost ten dollars. What a score!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Is this for real?

As you know, I love my accessories.  You can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this website, offering beautiful statement jewelry pieces at affordable prices.  I initially thought it may be too good to be true, but I was mistaken.  BaubleBar has some gorgeous pieces that would instantly upgrade an outfit, mostly for under $100.  Check it out here.  I especially like their Disco Cone Cuff, so adorable and stackable!  Happy shopping!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

This is clutch

I have to admit that I simply love the clutches that Bottega Veneta and Alexander McQueen have designed this year, but at over $1,000 a pop, I couldn't justify such a splurge. 

Alexander McQueen

Bottega Veneta

Well, I turned that frown upside down when I went into Zara and found a similar clutch, for one tenth of the price!  I think it would make the perfect accessory to a simple black dress.  No need for too much jewelry, this clutch is ornate enough to hold it's own weight.

Zara Clutch - Front View
Zara Clutch - Open View

Zara Clutch - Back View