This post had been brewing for quite some time. I was finally able to pull it together after semi-purging some beauty items last weekend. I gave my collection a photo shoot last Monday, and I can now present it to you. When introduced to M.A.C. during the time I was in college, I became one among many fans of the brand and tried to stay informed of any new products they had. When I had a steady part time job, I purchased items at least once a month. Then I became interested in certain collections and had to get at least 1 thing from them. Sure enough, everything started adding up, and I had to slow myself down. I didn’t really need all of these products, and sadly, I haven’t used most of them in years. I wanted to document what remains of my collection before I continue with my cosmetics purge (some items had already been disposed of or given away prior to this post). Pardon the overload of photos!
Top (L-R): Viva Glam I, Syrup, Twig, Viva Glam V, Viva Glam VI (Bottom, L-R): Lightly Ripe, Twig-Twig, Modesty, Hot Gossip
(Top, L-R): Bronx, Creme in Your Coffee, Buoy-O-Buoy (Bottom, L-R): Naked to the Core, 4N
(L-R): C-Thru, Underage, Oh Baby
(L-R): Prrr, Ensign (Lustreglass), Nymphette
(L-R): Viva Glam VI, Full On Lust, Viva Glam V, Pop Mode
Other lip products
M.A.C. Collection Products
Holiday 2004 Gem brush set
Colour Forms advanced brush set
That oughtta be enough M.A.C. eye candy for you! Following this post’s publishing, some of this collection will either be trashed, salvaged, and/or used. I’m also considering emptying out some of them to use for Back to M.A.C. I can’t believe I don’t own a single blush from this brand, and I actually have an unused lipstick. I’m interested to see your brand hauls, so feel free to link me to them in the comments.
This month’s bag featured products that would make a great transition to Fall.
What’s in my bag?
City Color Cosmetics City Chic in One Night Stand – This shade is a medium bright pink, which is sorta out of my comfort zone when it comes to lip products. Sure enough, it was exactly that when I put it on. I managed to tone down the color a bit by adding a layer of dark berry gloss over it. The formula isn’t drying and lasts quite a while.
Eau Thermale Avene Soothing Moisture Mask – I wasn’t expecting too much from this mask. It felt like a thick moisturizer going on. After a few minutes, it’s removed with a cotton pad, per the directions. I just hopped in the shower instead. It left my face smooth.
NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio – NYX has yet to stir me wrong with their products. This mini palette of neutral shadows is great to use any time of the day. I used the lightest shade all over the lid, followed by he middle in the crease, then lined my upper lash line with the black.
Temptu S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer – I almost thought I was getting a dupe from a past bag, but noticed it was a different shade and in a larger container. I dabbed a little above my cheeks and in the center of my nose. Not bad!
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted – I was surprised to receive this because I had thought I didn’t request nail polish to be in my bags anymore. Regardless of that, I actually don’t mind the shade.
4 out of 5 items get a thumbs up! I’ve re-taken their product quiz once again to see if I’ll be receiving anything different in future bags.
Found this tag on FunLovintravelers‘ blog and wanted to do it as well. I haven’t been so happy to have fall arrive as I am this year. Summer was great. At times way too hot, but nevertheless great. Glad to finally see cooler temperatures and have an excuse to bring out the light jackets and sweaters.
What is your favorite fall lip product? Most definitely regular lip balm. The cold weather tends to dry up my lips.
What is your favorite fall nail polish (or what nail polish would you like to try)? Don’t have a particular shade in mind, but I may bring out my berry toned ones and use them in addition to my usual neutrals.
What is your favorite fall Starbucks drink? It’s usually been a Pumpkin Spice Latte in past years, but I’m really liking their Salted Caramel Mocha. *edit* Their Toasted Graham Latte is my fall fave!
What’s your favorite fall candle? Anything vanilla.
What’s your favorite fall scarf or accessories? I’ll probably be wearing my black infinity or black and white plaid scarf often.
Haunted house, Haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze? How’s about a good ol’ trip to a pumpkin patch?! I’d settle for that.
What’s your favorite Halloween movie? It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
What’s your favorite candy to eat on Halloween? The same one I like to eat all year round. Kit Kat!
What are you dressing up as on Halloween? I have a possible idea in mind. We’ll see if I can get some of the pieces ordered in time.
What is your favorite thing about fall? Walking through crunchy leaves and the way the air smells during the season.