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8Apr/110

I heart MyUS and US Unlocked

Mr. DHL made my day a lot better by calling me up early this morning to tell me he'd stop by later on to deliver a package for me. It wasn't that exciting as I hadn't gone completely overboard this time. It contained my M·A·C Jeanius haul + both blushes in "Overdyed" (bright magenta) and "Pink Cult" (midtone dirty neutral pink), the M·A·C Pink Power MSF from Wonder Woman, M·A·C Gotta Dash! (pale clean coral) from Sheen Supreme, some bottles of PocketBac® and a few drugstore items.

I recently found out that I could order from Drugstore, something I've been wanting to do for a long time, so I ordered the items listed below. It's quite weird that we have most of these brands in Norway, but not these particular products - at least not as I know of, and several of the items on my list are highly praised among my fellow American makeup addicts. I paid a total of $40 or about 217,- NOK with today's exchange rate.

  • Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow
  • L'Oreal HIP Bright Duos Shadow in "224 Showy"
  • L'Oreal HIP Color Rich Cream Eyeliner in "945 Teal"
  • L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner in "960 Carbon Black"
  • Chapstick Classic Lip Balm SPF 4 in "Cherry" and "Spearmint"
  • Chapstick Medicated Skin Protectant/External Analgesic Lip Balm
  • Nivea Lip Care in "Milk & Honey" and "A Kiss of Shimmer"

There won't be a lot of hauling to read about for a while now, I need so save up for our upcoming trip to Paris. I have to have at least a little money to spend in Sephora (where I can use my black membership card), M·A·C, Galeries Lafayette and wherever else I feel the need to splurge a little. Wink

21Mar/110

M·A·C Jeanius

MAC Jeanius: Stovepipe BlackM·A·C is constantly releasing new collections, as we all know, and even though I'm usually all over them, or at least most of them, M·A·C Jeanius totally failed to lure me in.

To be completely honest I was planning to buy all four eyeshadows in this collection, due to their incredibly cool denim pattern. It's no secret that I'm a big jeans lover, I mean.. I have a closet full. Unfortunately the brass button is just the regular spray-on and will go away after swiping it. Even though these shadows look cool, the colors weren't all that special - or rather special enough to add them to my vast collection of eyeshadow - so I decided to skip them all. Well, all but Stovepipe Black, the one shade I thought looked unique enough to justice it.

In addition to the one eyeshadow, I ordered the two nail polishes Frayed to Order and Biker Blue. I know most of the nail polish gurus out there don't think much of M·A·C's nail polishes, but sometimes M·A·C releases some colors that are irresistible - just like these two. Temptalia has some really nice swatches of them both here and here. Grin

As usual after having ordered the items I want from a specific M·A·C collection, I started lemming one last item.. just one more.. I'm sure you know what I mean, so when I suddenly discovered that the Pink Power Mineralized Skin Finish from M·A·C Wonder Woman was back in stock I decided to order it and thereby complete my WW haul. Yet another super-sized item! A regular MSF is 10 grams (0.35 US oz), and Pink Power is 20 grams (0.70 US oz). The main reason why I like this MSF so much is that it's made up of three individual colors: a highlight, a blush and a contour/bronzer, which makes it a bit different than the regular MSF's. I decided on Pink Power as opposed to Golden Lariat, since the latter was too orange for my liking. I might fall in between the two with my medium skin tone, but I'm quite sure that Pink Power will suit me the best. Once again, Temptalia has swatches here.

Photo: M·A·C Cosmetics