MAC Angel Lipstick

My lips of the day are MAC Angel.

Angel is one of MAC's bestselling shades and it's one of the most buzzed-about MAC lipsticks in the beauty community. When I first swatched it on my hand about a year ago I thought, no way, this is too bubblegummy. But everyone kept talking about it and when MAC launched To the Beach and I loved Lazy Day so much, I realized I needed this too (if there is ever such thing as needing a lipstick...).

Angel is a shade that I would call a "milky pink", along the lines of Rimmel's Airy Fairy, YSL's Rouge Volupté no. 1 or Benefit's Mod Squad. Maybe I should do a comparsion swatch to see how they differ.

*edit: find comparison swatch here.

MAC classifies Angel as a frost, but it's not your typical frost, it's very creamy and just... well, not frosty.

If you have missed MAC Lazy Day from the To the Beach Collection, this is a good dupe!

Have a great day!

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Makeup by my Hubby :o))

A real artist's work today! :o))

Cosabeauty created the tag "Makeup by my Hubby" and when I read that I thought, my boyfriend would NEVER EVER agree to do my makeup, not in a million years.

But then I remembered that in 2009 my boyfriend did actually do my makeup once - to make me shut up - because I was whining about how I couldn't figure out how to do a real dark smoky eye. He was fed up with my mood and just took the brush himself.

Aside from the blending and the missing color in the center it's actually not too bad, is it :o))

Products used:
(probably my 88 palette so that he can't ruin anything)

I think I did put on the mascara myself, I didn't want to be poked in the eye... :o)

Now are you ready to see my lips?

Art can sometimes leave you speechless!!!

I am tagging everyone who can get their boyfriend to do their makeup on them!
And if you can, let me know!!


Gosh, I never thought these pictures would end up here...

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Rimmel Sweetie Lipstick

Lips of the Day:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in shade Sweetie.

I feel like wearing vivid colors on my lips lately, must be because it's January and I feel like everyone is sinking into a winter depression. Vienna is covered with high fog all winter long, which can really get to you after a couple of months. I think we all need a vacation at the beach!

Anyway, Sweetie is a fuchsia color, very creamy with a sheen.

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Project 10 Pan - Never Again!

Where shall I begin...

I finished Project 10 Pan/Kill your Cosmetics and I know little but I know one thing:

this is not for me!

I vowed to not buy anything new before I finished 10 specified products from my stash but honestly, I have bought a gazillion things...

I am too much of an impulsive makeup and cosmetics user for it to work, I wake up in the morning and use whatever I feel like that day. I first pick out my clothes according to my mood and then the makeup goes from there. It was soooo hard to keep using the same things over and over again to use them up.

The hardest one was the lipgloss, I am telling you!

Anyway, this was the original picture with all the "candidates":

  1. The Body Shop Grape Seed Dry Oil Mist
  2. The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray
  3. The Body Shop Of a Woman Lait de Parfum
  4. L' Occitane Comfort Cleansing Fluid
  5. Vichy Capital Soleil Autobronzant
  6. Jade FeuchtigkeitsMake-Up in 1 Hell Beige
  7. Essence Multi-Vitamin Nail Hardener
  8. Essence SOS Nail Savers Nail & Cuticle Balm
  9. OPI Tutti Frutti Tonga
  10. L' Oréal Glam Shine in 06 Sand Crystal

I actually used up everything last year already, but I never felt like posting my defeat... :-)

But it wouldn't be me if I didn't think:

well well, now I have some other stuff sitting on my shelf that really needs to be used up...


I'll spare you the details!


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Kryolan Golden Pink Eyeshadow

Hi everybody!

Some of you wanted the Kryolan eyeshadow swatched that I recently got, so here it is... but on my cheeks...

First off, when I went to the Kryolan store I wanted to get an eyeshadow, any eyeshadow that I liked. I looked at the shades and picked out this one, Golden Pink, because it looked pretty in the pan and because a golden pink is always easy to pull off (for me). When I wanted to look at the blushes, the Kryolan lady told me that these eyeshadows could also be worn as blushes. Which I was a bit skeptical about, because I like my eyeshadows to be pigmented and my blushes to be sheer, but that's just a personal preference. I occasionally do divert my makeup from its intended use. The lady did not seem to care further for my wish to see blushes, so I paid and left.

Yesterday I tried to use Golden Pink on my eyelids, but it barely showed up. I then tried using it on top of different bases and I quite liked it on top of MAC's Fresco Rose Paint Pot. But then I thought about the lady's advice to use it as a blush, and that's how I liked it best.

It says on the Kryolan homepage that "the micronized pigments offer the possibility of applying this preparation not only with fashionable transparency, but also with vivid color emphasis".

True, but if you want vivid color emphasis, you really have to pile it on!

Here it is, piled on pretty heavily, I ran my finger over the shadow like five times, with pressure:

And here is a swatch on my NC25 skin:

All in all, I like the eyeshadow as a blush and that's what I'll use it for!

All the best

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MAC Dangerous Cuvee - or how to hide it...

Hi everybody,

I have been trying to find a way to incorporate MAC's Paint Pot Dangerous Cuvee into an eye makeup, I have tried several different combinations but nothing seemed to work really, until I finally came up with something that worked for me.

The only things is that you won't be able to see Dangerous Cuvee anymore, it has disappeared under Vex and Mothbrown... :o)

Products used:
Benefit F.Y.Eye Primer
MAC Paint Pot Dangerous Cuvee (all over lid and slightly above)
MAC eyeshadows:
Vex (all over lid and on lower lashline)
Mothbrown (outer lid and outer lower lashline)
Soft Brown (crease)
Black Tied (to darken up outer corner)
Grain (to blend out Soft Brown)
MAC Plush Lash Mascara
b.pretty transparent eyebrow gel

When my boyfriend saw me he said

"I like your makeup today"


(... silence in the apartment...)

When I recovered I screamed:
"WHAT? What did you say? I didn't hear you!! What??!!"

I couldn't find the replay button but I was cheerleading on my way to work....

A very happy

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MAC Personal Taste Lipglass

Hi Ladies,

I am wearing MAC Personal Taste Lipglass today, which was my favorite lipglass last year.

It came out with the MAC Make-Up Art Collection and it's a really pretty rosy pink with a golden sheen.

I will post the eye makeup that I am wearing with it after this, so you have a FOTD, kind of :-)

All the best

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Italy Haul - Pupa, Kryolan, GOTBeauty

Hi everyone!

While I was at home in Italy I went to "Acqua e Sapone", our local drugstore, to do some haulin'... :o)

From GOTBeauty I got a bronzer, an eyeshadow and a lipstick:

The bronzer is in the shade Malibu Peach and I will use it in the summer, it's too dark for now, the eyeshadow is shade 3 Bronzo and the lipstick is number 4.

We have a Kryolan store in my hometown and I got this eyeshadow already the last time I went there, but I thought I'd show it to you with this haul.

You kind of have to know what you want when you enter the store, because there is nothing on display really, you ask what you are looking for and the lady shows you the product. Anyway this is what I got:

Kryolan Eye Shadow Compact in Golden Pink

From the Pupa Christmas Collection I got these two eyeshadows:

On the left is Pearl Infusion Eyeshadow number 3
on the right Pearl Infusion Eyeshadow number 2

It's always fun to go to the drugstore!!

Have a great day!

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MAC Bubbles Lipstick

Hi Ladies,

it's the icy season!

MAC Lipstick Bubbles is a sheer frosty silvery-white shade. It has a Glaze finish and it's perfect for this time of the year.

It has lastly been launched with the Riveting Collection and before that with the Sugarsweet Collection.

Have a great day!

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