Wednesday, August 27, 2014

mark. Go Royal Bag

I am always happy with and love all my accessories picks from mark.  They have beautiful jewelry and stylish shoes, but one item I hadn't tried, until now, was a handbag.

The rich purple color along with the studding caught my eye in the Go Royal Bag. When it arrived I was totally impressed with how nice and expensive looking it is. Truth- I tend to stick to leather bags  and usually designer ones. Go Royal however will take it's place in my bag collection and I am ready to rock it this Fall and Winter.

There are a lot of nice details here. There are two straps options, a long one, or the two short handles. I love this in a bag.  Along the bottom and sides are goldtone studs and zippers. Also, hard to see as it's not the best picture, in the front folds there are zippered pockets on each side.

Inside has loads of room along with two cell pockets and a zippered one. The closure is magnetic.

The Mom, who acted as my model  in the one image, is in love with it as well and is making noises about borrowing it. The Mom does not do stuffy , boring bags, bless her. I might need to get her  one of her own.

mark. Go Royal Bag measures 12 1/2 L x 16 " W x 2" D . Strap is 36 " max and removeable and is $65 at

MAC The Simpsons Sideshow You Blush

The first thing to know about MAC's The Simpson's collection is that it's all very wearable . I'm not a Simpsons fan, but I am makeup one , and I love all the colors.  Even the yellow Lipglass goes on more  of creamy pale golden yellow. Maybe not the best color but not as bold or odd as we may have first thought it would be.

One of the new blushes is the very pretty Sideshow You. Sideshow is a bright  warm peachy coral. It instantly brightens and can be blended down . It does go on bright , at least on my pale skin, but it looked nice . It works especially well with my favorite Lipglass from the collection- Grand Pumpkin which is more coral orange than pumpkin.

Sideshow You is a satin finish and available online only for $ 24.

MAC The Simpsons is on counter September 4th.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder

Light, Medium Plus, Dark Deep

An addition to MAC"s Studio Sculpt line , Defining Powder arrives next month.

I'm a  big powder fan , some aren't , but my love for it is unabashed. When you have oily skin it's a must as it just sets and perfects so well.  I always notice the difference.

MAC's new Studio Sculpt is meant to help define the face.  There is a wide shade range so you can grab one for contour but they work as an all over powder really well.

I picked up the  Light shade, dusted it all over and loved what it did. My skin looked soft focused, smoothed and brighter. It just gave me  finish and a little lift.

If you look closely you'll see just the slightest iridescence in the cake. That little bit just lights up your skin, gives dimension but isn't noticeable on.

 These  are very sheer and lightweight.  Even the darkest shade I have , Dark Deep doesn't look that dark on me. More like a bronzer .

If you need a new powder, I highly rec trying  Studio Sculpt.

MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder is $ 32 and comes in eight shades from Light to Dark Deep.

Monday, August 25, 2014

MAC Artificially Wild - Stony & Artificial Earth Eyeshadows

 A bit of a 90's redux is taking place in makeup for Fall. It's just a dip into  the recent past and these shades often  have more dimension . Brown lips, neutral eyes.

I began wearing MAC in 1993 and these new shadows  from Artificially Wild remind me of some of my all time favorites from then like Era, Coquette and Form.

Two out of the four new eyeshadows are Stony , a muddied grey with hints of Olive  and  Artificial Earth, a warm peachy nude .  Both are Satin finishes  and easy to wear anytime .

'90s MAC- Coquette, Era, Form 

MAC Artificially Wild is on counter Sept. 4th.