MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief

Hello everyone,
I went to the MAC holiday collection preview party yesterday and barely got in the door! :-) It was packed with people, everyone trying to catch a glimpse of the new products and you had to be careful not to be knocked over! There was a gorgeous model styled like the model in the promotion image, with an awesome dress made of metallic foils. You can go to Lilly's Blog to see pictures of the event she took with her camera!

I had made up a mental shopping list in order to know which way to run ;-) and this was it:
Eyeshadow Palette Smoke and Mirrors (which I got)
Eyeshadow Palette Devil May Dare (which I also got)
Mineralize Eyeshadow Devil-May-Care (which I passed on)
Dazzleglass She-Zam (I got Jingle Jangle instead)
Eye Pencil Iris Accents (which I didn't get)

All in all, there is something for everyone for sure!

I passed on the Mineralize Eyeshadows altogether because I didn't like the glitter part in them. It was very chunky and generally glitter is something I don't ever wear. Same goes for the eyepencils, they had silver glitter in them and I just didn't see myself wearing them. The Cremesheen Glasses looked very promising in the packaging, but when swatched showed almost no pigmentation, which is too bad because I like these milky pastel shades! I also liked the face kits with the blushes and powders in them, these will be hard to walk by next time I visit the MAC store!

As for the prices:
The eyeshadow palettes cost 42 Euro each and the Dazzleglass 19 Euro.

I am looking forward to see what you guys got from "Magic, Mirth, and Mischief"!
Take care!

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Movie Tip: "Couples Retreat"

Hello everyone,
something completely beauty unrelated today:

I went to the sneak preview yesterday and, as always in the sneak preview, my boyfriend hopes for a horror movie and I hope for a comedy. Well, I was lucky yesterday!

They showed "Couples Retreat" and we all laughed our heads off!

The plot: Four couples embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resort's couples therapy is not optional...

The film also stars Jean Reno and he is hilarious, but so is the rest of the cast!

Here is the official website:

I really recommend this movie, go see it in the original version (English) if possible, because I am not sure how much of the fun is lost in translation!

Take care!
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Online Shopping - Store Links

Here is a list of online shops that I have shopped at and that I have had good experience with!

It is meant as an information source and I am aware that other people might not have had good experience with them. In other words: there is always a risk involved when buying online and one person might be lucky and the next person might not be. What I want to say: Ordering at these stores is at your own risk. But I have ordered there and would order again.

Please be aware that you need to check for yourself if the store ships to your country and what the custom laws of your country are.

Make-Up (European based) (European based) (for Germany, Austria and Poland)

Nail Polish and Supply (does not sell China Glaze outside of the U.S. anymore) (European based)

I will update this post as I discover other online shops so check back!

Take care!

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The Body Shop Metallic Eye Definers

Here are some swatches of the new Body Shop Metallic Eye Definers.
I swatched everything but the grey color, which is called Shimmering Steel.
It was gorgeous as well but I didn't get it.
They cost 9,50 Euro each.

(Image taken from Body Shop site)

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As Dark as it Gets - or - No MAC Style Black for me

So I went to the MAC store yesterday to check out the new collections "Style Black" and "DSquared2" and I left with...


Can you believe it? Nothing, Nada, Niente!

OK, to be honest, I wasn't feeling it in the first place, but you never know, sometimes items don't look promising and then, when you try them out, they are fantastic. So I wanted to give it a shot, but, as expected, it just wasn't for me. Black is not a color I use often, not to say never. I use black mascara, but that's about it! I find it too harsh for me, too hard. I feel like a domina when I put on black :-)

But to follow the vogue of the hour and to be trendy and up to date ;-) I decided on a dark look this morning. This is as dark as it gets for me. It's dark brown with a tiny little black on the outer lid.
And here is the finished look:

Products used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

MAC Fluidline in Rich Ground (all over lid)

Aromaleigh Mineral Opulent Lustre eyeshadow in shade Ginger (all over lid)

MAC eyeshadow Satin Taupe (inner lid)

MAC eyeshadow Black Tied (outer lid and V)

One coat of Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in black

One coat of MAC Plush Lash Mascara in black

I hope you liked it!

Take care


P.S. I am still pondering whether I should get the Sculpt and Shape powder or the purple Greasepaint Stick from the DSquared2 collection... but maybe I should be a good girl and save my money for once...

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Sparkly Copper Eyes

Products used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (primer)
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in shade Pre-Nup (all over lid and on brow bone)
MAC eyeshadow Skintone 2 (all over lid and on brow bone)
MAC eyeshadow Grand Entrance (highlight)
One coat of Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in black
One coat of MAC Plush Lash Mascara in black
The Body Shop Brow and Lash Gel

Take care!

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