Monday, October 11, 2010

MAC Venoumous Villians Collection- Mini Haul w/ swatches

I was excited to hear about this collection when I first heard it was coming out...Venomous just sounded so dark and I knew the colors would be amazing! I am not a huge Disney fan, but it was still cool to see the MAC collection featuring some classic Disney movie Villians we all know. The collection consist of four mini collections: The Evil Queen from Snow White, Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, and Dr. Facilier from The Princess and The Frog.

So my initial shopping list for this collection shorten when I realized I either had similar colors or the item was easily dupeable. I  would rather buy something unique and/or something I don't have a close match for. Initially, I got from the Evil Queen collection Bite of an Apple blush, from the Maleficent collection My Dark Magic mineralize eyeshadow, and Violetta lipstick.

Bite of an Apple is a very pretty matte coral pinkish color. Very pigmented and buildable. My Dark Magic is defnitely a more pigmented mineralize eyeshadow than most. Very pretty dark purple color. Violetta is just love! More bold than I usually go for, but I love purple anything lol. It is a very pretty purple, magenta color. It looks good with Revenge is Sweet lipglass from the collection, but I knew at first sight this would be perfect with my Milani 3D gloss in Fashion Diva. This combo is the bomb! :)YES...just three items at first....BUT because of the addict that I am I went back to my MAC counter and picked up the LAST Toxic Tale lipstick and Briar Rose Beauty powder.

I had been originally interested in the Briar Rose beauty powder but after seeing and swatching it in person for the first time it seemed too sheer and looked extremely similar to MAC's Coygirl blush...IMO. But then I started to see more swatches on WOC and I just had to have it. It is definitely a buildable color and very pretty. So it was not love at first sight but I am definitely in love now!

Toxic Tale was a different story. This is definitely a bold and bright color. I had not even considered it before I saw swatches online. I am a more neutral, brown lipstick wearing kind of girl. But because I saw so many pretty looks with the color, I decided to be daring! It is definitely unique and going out for the night worthy...

I am OK with what I did get. I do love MAC...I have just been learning to control myself when it comes to buying their products....they're not the most least expensive. I do have a weakness for their paint pots, blushes, and that is what I mostly buy. Also love their Mineralize Skinfinish Natural...use that everyday.

So the collection to me was really nice. There are definitely some amazing colors and products to choose from. For the die hard Disney fan this collection is a dream come true. Definitely check out worthy!

So what items did you pick up from the collection? Let me know :)

BTW Sorry for the not so great pics...I just wanted to give you a general idea of how the colors look on skin :)

Bite of an Apple blush

Bite of an Apple swatch

Briar Rose swatch

Briar Rose, My Dark Magic, Toxic Tale, Violetta swatches

My Dark Magic, Briar Rose, Toxix Tale, Violetta packaging

Friday, October 1, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!!

I am extremely happy to have received this beautiful award from Krystal of Glamour Girl Reviews !! I was pleasantly surprised and really more so honored! So in my acceptance of this award I must tell five secrets about myself or my blog. Here goes...

1) I LOVE butterflies! Hence, the name of my I have for as far back as I can remember loved butterflies. I just love the beauty and colors of them. I have two butterfly tattoos also (hmmm..guess thats another secret).

2) I am a complete and utter S-H-O-P-O-H-O-L-I-C! So bad I think I need a group :(... I visit a store every day. And no matter how big or small or whether its makeup or clothes or if I need it or not ....I always end up buying something! Sad I know....

3) I Looove seafood! My favorite being from the South..crawfish! Crawdaddys, mudbugs..whatever you want to call 'em..I just love 'em! Also love snow crab legs! And it is all about the 'n spicy....don't get it

4) I secretly stare out of the window at my "9-5" job and dream of a different life! A more exciting life doing what I love! I have always loved everything beauty and fashion related ...I just have not figured out where I fit in that world....hence...

5) I am typically a quiet and shy person..I mean once I get to know someone and they know me I definitely open up....but I have always been a shy girl! Dunno why but...this blog really allows me to open up about one of my biggest passions, to connect, and share with the world... Love it!

And now I must pass this beautiful award on to some other Stylish blogs...

Beauty Thesis
Addicted to All Things Pretty
Diary of a Chic Mommy
Bronzed Beauty
Aquahearts Obssessions