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MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday Collection Available Now

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on October 26, 2010

Hey guys.  It’s late, but I just wanted to let you all know that the MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday Collection is available NOW on It’s not supposed to be available at MAC counters until October 28th.  While I love the patterned eye shadows in this collection, nothing else really excites me too much.  A lot of the colors are re-releases that I’m not too interested in.  My wallet is really happy to hear that!

How about you?  Is there anything from the A Tartan Tale collection that you’re dying to get your hands on?


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Update On MAC Venomous Villains Collection

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 28, 2010

Have you picked up the items you wanted from the MAC Venomous Villains collection?  If not, you better hurry up because items are starting to sell out.  I just wanted to give you an update as to the items that are already sold out.  As of right now, Lipstick in Innocence Beware from the Cruella line, Lipstick in Toxic Tale, Lipglass in Strange Potion, and Powder Blush in Bite Of An Apple from the Evil Queen line, Beauty Powder in Briar Rose and Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy from the Maleficent line, and Pigment in Melon from the Dr. Facilier liner are all sold out.  I’m sure more will be sold out as the day continues being as this is the first full day that Venomous Villains has be released on  I’m so glad that I was able to get the Beauty Power in Briar Rose before it sold out.

Updated at 1:00 pm central time – Add Lipglass in Wicked Ways from the Cruella line and Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair from the Evil Queen line as sold out products.

Updated at 9:00 pm central time – Add Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in She Who Dares, Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in My Dark Magic, Lipglass in Revenge Is Sweet, and Nail Lacquer in Formidable from the Maleficent line as sold out products.

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MAC Venomous Villains Available Now!!!

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 27, 2010

Run over to to pick up pieces from their latest collection, Venomous Villains. But be warned, there are a ton of amazing products featuring 4 of Disney’s best known villains (Cruella, The Evil Queen, Maleficent, and Dr. Facilier) that will be beggin to be purchased. Have your credit card ready! Even better, use coupon / promo code CS105LIVECHAT to get free shipping on any order. I thought I had read that the release date for the Venomous Villains collection was September 28th so there’s a good chance that you can avoid the rush of people waiting for tomorrow to place orders. I’m sure a lot of these products will sell out fast.

While I am lusting over several pieces in the Venomous Villain collection, my wallet has limited me to 2 pieces.  I picked up Venemous Villains Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in She Who Dares as well as Venemous Villains Beauty Powder in Briar Rose both from Maleficent’s line.  I couldn’t resist the sparkle and jewel tone colors in that gorgeous eye shadow duo.

This is a little off topic, but as I was looking around the MAC site I realized that they have a spelling error.  In the header at the very, very top of the webpage (above the address bar) Villains is spelled “Villians.”  Just wanted to point out how nuts I am that I notice stuff like that.

Feel free to post what you plan on getting from the new MAC Venemous Villians collection.  Happy Shopping!

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MAC Haute & Naughty Available Online Now!

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on July 1, 2010

MAC Haute & Naughty is available now online!  Plus, use coupon / promo code NAUGHTY to get FREE SHIPPING on any order.

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Top Five Thursdays – Top Five Longwear Lip Color / Lip Stains

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 24, 2010

Happy Thursday!  Just one more day until the weekend.  Thursdays at are Top Five Thursdays.  Every week I’m going to put up a top five list of my favorite beauty products, cosmetics lines, skin care products, eye shadow colors…you get the picture.  These lists are based on my own humble opinion based on my experiences trying tons and tons of beauty products over the years.  So here we go!  I present my Top Five Longwear Lip Color / Lip Stains.

1.  MAC Pro Longwear Lip Colour – This has been my go-to longwear lip color for as long as I can remember.  As with every MAC product, it’s packed full of pigment and has tremendous staying power.  I have never had to reapply the lip color when I’ve used this product.   The lip colour comes with a clear gloss on the other end of the stick.  Slick it on to give your lips some shine and to add some moisture.  The lip colour itself is a little drying, so keep either the clear gloss or some sort of lip balm handy.  This also comes in a lustre version (instead of the clear gloss at the opposite end of the stick, a sparkly lustre gloss has taken its place).  MAC Pro Longwear Lip Colour is available in a wide range of colors so there is something for every skin tone.  Retail Price:  $21.  Added Bonus:  You can find these at The Cosmetic Company Store at many outlet malls across the country at a great price (including Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora for my Chicago girls).

2.  Pixi Lip Blush – This is the only magic marker-esque lip stain on my list.  It is the only one I have tried that can compete with liquid colors.  Applied it has such a light and airy feeling.  It lasts all day.  No need for a touch up, although some Chapstick may be needed.  The only downside is that Pixi Lip Blush is only available in four colors, but the range of colors is wide enough that the colors are not similar to each other and everyone should be able to find one shade that they enjoy.  Retail Price:  $18.  Added Bonus:  It’s available at Target!  Almost everyone has a Target near them.

3.  LORAC Co-Stars – Remember years ago when everyone was obsessed with those adorable little bottles of LORAC lip polishes?  I was so on that bandwagon.  Good thing because being on that bandwagon lead me to play around with other LORAC products including Co-Stars.  Like the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Colour, this is a double-ended lip stain with the lip color on one end and a shiney top coat on the other.  The color is long-lasting and looks natural.  Like the Pixi Lip Blush, the downside is that this product is only available in five shades.  Retail Price:  $20.  Added Bonus: I can’t think of one…sorry.

4.  Laura Geller Lip Stay – I don’t want to sound repetitive, but the Laura Geller Lip Stay is very similar to the Mac Pro Longwear and LORAC Co-Stars.  Double-ended lip color with a shine top coat on one end.  Long-lasting with nice neutral colors.  Lip Stay is available in six colors, but they are all pretty neutral colors.  If you’re looking for a bright bold color with some pop you’ll have to look elsewhere.  Retail Price: $13 – $14.50 (depending on where you buy it).  Added Bonus:  It’s one of the cheaper non-drugstore brand longwear lip colors out there.

5.  Tarte Rise & Shine Plumping Lip Stain – Tarte is well known for their fabulous Cheek Stains, but a lot of their other products are often overlooked.  I think the Rise & Shine Plumping Lip Stain is one of those overlooked products because when I’ve mentioned it to others no one has ever known what I was talking about.  Here we have another double ended product.  But here’s what makes this duo unique.  Unlike the other double ended products featured in this post, this one does not have your run of the mill clear shiny top coat gloss.  No siree, this one has a complimenting tinted lip gloss on the opposite end of the lip color.  Available in six fun shades, including both bright, bold colors and neutral, natural colors.  Retail Price:  $21.  Added Bonus:  Obviously the matching tinted lip gloss!

A couple of tips on using longwear lip colors / lip stains.  First, lip stains tend to show all of the flaws that your lips may have.  I do not recommend using lip stains on dry or flakey lips because it will only accentuate those issues.  Second, lip stains are designed to sink into your lips.  As a result, bleeding outside of the lip line can occur.  My advice is to pay attention when you’re applying the lip stain and don’t just slather it on like you might with a normal lipgloss.  Lipliners also help.  Third, always let the lip color dry completely before putting a top coat on it.  If you don’t, it may change the texture of the lip stain.  Lastly, don’t smack your lips together after you apply the lip color.  Just put it on and let it be.  No smacking, no blotting, just let it dry.

So there you have it, my top five longwear lip color / lip stains at the moment.  What do you think?  Did I leave out your favorite longwear lip color / lip stain?  Do you hate one of my top fives?  Got an idea for the next Top Five Thursday?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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MAC Eye Shadow x 4 Palette + Free Overnight Shipping

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 22, 2010

Two things from MAC Cosmetics popped up in my inbox today.  First, MAC’s coveted Eye Shadow x 4 Palettes are back.  Choose from over 130 eye shadows and use their drag-and-drop customization tool to create your perfect palette.  If you’re going to create a palette, leave a comment and let us know what shades you chose.

MAC is all about the free shipping lately. Today only, Tuesday June 22nd, get FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING on any purchase from No minimum purchase required. Simply enter coupon / promo code CUSTOM. Happy Shopping!

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MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 16, 2010

I know you’re not supposed to buy beauty products just based on their packaging, but I want this MAC Haute & Naughty Lash mascara just because of the packaging!   I’m a sucker for anything with glitter (really…you should see my house at Christmas time).

If you look closely at the picture, when the purple glitter ring is on the mascara wand, it looks like there are less of the fibers on the head.  Do you see it?  Look at the bottom of the head.  This new mascara is supposed to add volume and define lashes.  The rumor is depending on which cap you use (i.e. just pink or pink and purple) the head will be pulled through one of two tubes.  So one will be for separating and lengthening and the other will be for volume. 

I am so intrigued by this mascara and cannot wait for it to come out.  It is part of the new fall line and is expected to be in stores by the end of the summer.

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Free 2 Day Shipping From MAC Cosmetics

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 9, 2010

If you missed the free overnight shipping from MAC on Monday don’t worry.  Today and tomorrow only, Wednesday June 9th and Thursday June 10th, get FREE TWO DAY SHIPPING on any purchase from No minimum purchase required. Simply enter coupon / promo code 2BUZZ. Happy Shopping!

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Free Overnight Shipping From MAC Cosmetics

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 7, 2010

Have you been eyeing some new MAC Cosmetics products?  Then today’s your lucky day.  Today only, Monday June 7th, get FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING on any purchase from  No minimum purchase required.  Simply enter coupon / promo code MACMONDAY.  Happy Shopping!

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