I’ll be honest. I fully intended to return my Fantasy of Flowers lipsticks because I had such high hopes for Snapdragon and it turned out to be really sheer. But trying on Heavenly Hybrid definitely won me over! It may look like a typical berry lipstick but I just can’t get over how much I love it!
When it comes to sheer lipsticks you either love em or hate em. Color me confused because I’m stuck in the middle! Snapdragon is such a lovely color for spring but it’s very sheer. I’m not typically a fan of sheer lipsticks but Snapdragon is starting to grow on me. Just a little!
Online shopping is like the best thing since sliced bread!That is until you start waiting on your package. Then you’re pacing the floor. Checking the tracking number few hours. Or maybe that’s just me! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on my Fantasy of Flowers haul because I was dying to try the lipsticks. Take a look!
When it comes to lippies I’m completely obsessed! Like, if there was a raging fire my oversized Hello Kitty mugs filled with my MAC lipsticks would be on my “to grab” list. It’s that serious! It’s extremely rare for me to find a lippie I don’t love so I can’t even begin to explain how disappointed I was the first time I tried this lipstick. I’m such a huge fan of Marc Jacobs’ perfume line so I was over the moon when I heard he was releasing a makeup line. Unfortunately, Dizzy Spell Lip Gel just didn’t live up to my expectations. Take a look!
I searched high and low for this lipstick because I’ve heard it’s a dupe for my beloved limited edition MAC Daddy’s Little Girl lipstick. I hate that I fell so head over heels for a color that is so hard to find! Unfortunately, Maybelline Vivids Hot Plum lipstick isn’t a spot on dupe for me but I’m still glad I tried it! I’ve been becoming a MAC snob but there’s seriously better lippies out there. Maybelline Hot Plum is one of them!
Can you believe it’s February already?? l feel like I blinked and January was over! While the days were passing me by l noticed I’ve been reaching for the same products everyday. Here’s what I’ve been obsessing over in January:
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara This mascara is such an excellent multitasker! It features two wands to really play up the drama and grab every lash. I like the bigger wand as it’s great to add lots of volume but the smaller wand really has my heart. The smaller, thinner bristles provide a smudge free application and grips my short lashes perfectly. It makes my bottom lashes look so long and lush!
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Clis Babydoll Mascara Babydoll is hands down my all time favorite mascara. Just wow! The plastic spiky applicator catches every single lash and gives such an incredible curl and lots of luscious length. I mean lots! My lashes are barely noticeable bare but you can spot them from a mile away with Babydoll! I actually love to pair it with Haute & Naughty to make my bottom lashes look like falsies!
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask I just told you guys how much I love this stuff but I’ll tell you again! It’s the best lip treatment I’ve tried yet! It has really helped soothe my dry, cracked lips during this extremely harsh winter. I was exfoliating at least twice a day to keep my lipsticks from looking all gross. But this beauty has really cut down on the peeling on icky-ness!
Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil I’ve been a huge fan of this oil for a long time now! I started off using it as a moisturizer (which I still do) but now I’m also using it on my hair and nails. It’s great for everything! It makes my ends feel super soft and helps to seal in moisture preventing damage and split ends. And it makes a great cuticle oil too! Everything looks so healthy with a few drops of argan oil!
MAC Magnetic Appeal Extra Dimension Skinfinish I’m still over the moon for Magnetic Appeal! This is the only highlighter that literally melts into my skin. It looks that good! Usually Extra Dimension Skinfinish powders are super metallic but this has the right amount of shimmer to look “no makeup” natural but still utterly gorgeous. I just can’t stop smothering it on my face!
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum I’m definitely going to need another bottle of this perfume before the year is over! I’ve put such a serious dent in my current bottle because I use it literally everyday! Prada Candy smells so sweet and seductive I just can’t bring myself to wear anything else right now. Plus I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it!
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cream Trying out samples is a good way to get yourself hooked on new products! I took home a sample of the Nurture Me cream and now I can’t live without it! It’s so lightweight and incredibly hydrating. And it smells SO good!! Applying it every morning is like a beauty treat for my face. So yummy!
MAC Heroine Lipstick I couldn’t be happier MAC decided to make Heroine permanent because it is SO my color! I’ve always liked purple lipsticks but Heroine is like the love of my life purple. It’s such an eye catching lipstick! Girls are always asking me what’s on my lips when I wear it out. Heroine has quickly become one of my all time favorite lippies!
Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Lust for Lacquer Sheer glosses aren’t typically my thing but Heart Shaped has the perfect subtle wash of color and shimmer that’s so pretty! I neglected all of my glosses for this little beauty because it’s so versatile and feels so good on my lips. It has a slight cooling effect and adds a bit of moisture so I love throwing it on top of my drier lippies. The sheer wash of pink looks great with anything!
MAC Pleasure Model Extra Dimension Blush Of course Pleasure Model would make it to my faves because I’ve been raving about it all month! I’ve been trying to toss some of my other blushes in rotation but I can’t stop reaching for Pleasure Model. It’s so natural looking and easy to apply! My cheeks always look naturally flushed and never overdone when I wear it. Surprisingly, it’s still available online at Nordstrom so I totally recommend snapping it up!
What were some of your favorite beauty products this month?
I’ve tried so many different balms and scrubs to help heal my super dry lips but only two products have worked. This brand new lip mask from Bite and my Hourglass treatment. I adore my Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil but it is so pricey! Luckily Bite Beauty released the Agave Lip Mask because it’s a joy on my lips and Wallet! But of course it doesn’t come without Its flaws.
There are a lot of signs people use to signal the end of days but a limited edition MAC compact still being available weeks after launch is the most blaring one for me! Can you believe Superb is still available?? I sure can’t! It’s such a pleasant surprise though because limited edition MAC products have been SO difficult to catch lately. The moment I spotted it on Nordies I knew I had to post a review as soon as possible!
Have you ever had a beauty aha moment? Like, “Wow I can’t believe I’m just now trying this”? The first time I tried MAC Prep + Prime Lip I was so amazed. My lips felt smooth and soft. My lippies went on beautifully and wore much better. It really made me realize how important lip primers are! I know it’s a little tough throwing in another step to toss on a lipstick or gloss but Prep + Prime is more than worth it!
It’s here ladies! The Fantasy of Flowers collection is now available online at MAC. Everything seems to still be in stock except for Snapdragon lipstick. Thankfully, it’ll be available online at Nordstrom on February 3rd and at all MAC locations on February 6th! Please note that the collection is divided into two sections on the site! There’s a pink side and green side where you’ll be able to haul your picks. I was a little confused at first lol. I’m still on the fence but my list looks like Sassy Moss and Phlox Garden fluidlines, Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish and two Snapdragon lipsticks. Are you picking any blossoms from the Fantasy of Flowers collection?