Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

MAC Eyeshadow Palettes: My Blues & Teals — Limited Edition

This is kind of a mish-mash of greens, teals, and blues… but I’d say mostly blues.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

MAC Eyeshadow Palettes: My Greens — Limited Edition

Next up, greens! :)

Some clues…

  • All shades are limited edition (I have all permanent shades in separate palettes)
  • 95% of my limited edition eyeshadows are from 2004-2010, with an emphasis on 2009-2010
  • There may be duplicates of some limited edition shades
  • Square-shaped shades are from holiday palettes

What’s inside the palette… Continue reading →

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

MAC Eyeshadow Palettes: My Oranges, Yellows, Golds — Limited Edition

It’s Sunday, so why not have some fun and play guess-the-MAC-eyeshadows?  But in a way more epic way, since MAC has put out a bajillion limited edition shades.  Hey, I can’t even name all of these without cheating, and I’ve owned them for years…

Some clues…

  • All shades are limited edition (I have all permanent shades in separate palettes)
  • 95% of my limited edition eyeshadows are from 2004-2010, with an emphasis on 2009-2010
  • There may be duplicates of some limited edition shades
  • Square-shaped shades are from holiday palettes

What’s inside the palette… Continue reading →

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

MAC Eyeshadow Palettes: My Reds & Pinks — Limited Edition

Can you guess which shade is which? It’s not easy! You’ll find the answers behind the cut, under the second photo of the palette! :)  I took close-ups, but I wasn’t satisfied with the majority of them, so I’ll have to do those at another time.  Consider it on the to-do list but a not-so-urgent item…  We’ll do oranges and golds next!

Some clues…

  • All shades are limited edition (I have all permanent shades in separate palettes)
  • 95% of my limited edition eyeshadows are from 2004-2010, with an emphasis on 2009-2010
  • There may be duplicates of some limited edition shades (but they’ll be next to each other)
  • Square-shaped shades are from holiday palettes

What’s inside the palette… Continue reading →

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Temptalia’s MAC Collection/Stash – July 2009

I know I enjoy peeking into other people’s collections, so here’s mine (just the MAC portion). Happy Friday!

Where to Buy:

For detailed photos and description of the storage solution itself, look here. Lots more storage solutions await you, too. You can see my MAC eyeshadow palettes in detail here. Also, all my MAC products are available with close-ups on the Temptalia Gallery.

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Friday, June 12th, 2009


Newest storage solution!

I’m always on the hunt for a new and improved storage solution for my makeup, and it seems like it is a never-ending quest. Keeping everything in my TV-stand-turned-vanity worked when I didn’t have to keep it in a closet, but for the past year, that’s where it has been. It makes using anything from it a pain in the butt, so stuff often goes unused instead. My bathroom was also starting to look like a Sephora threw up in it, LOL.  (You can see my previous storage solutions here, too, to see the different stages!)

Inspired by Pursebuzz’s 20-Drawer Rolling Cart, I found myself getting two of the 10-Drawer Rolling Carts. The all-black drawer look suited me better, and unfortunately they don’t come in a set of 20, so two it was.

Just a heads up, these drawers do not really fit lipsticks or lipglosses standing up. They’re 2.75″ high, and the only lipsticks that I could fit were MAC — and they had to be on the top drawer only, because there’s a little extra room (heighth-wise) on the top drawer. Trust me, I tried, too. I had visions of all these lipsticks in one drawer dancing in my head, but no luck in realizing that dream. I found that these carts are sturdy enough for my purposes, though they’re not robust or ultra durable. The drawers do have a tendency to slip off their tracks when pulled in and out hurriedly, but it’s not a big deal to pop it back on. They’re small and compact, which makes them perfect for the space I’m in currently. (The second bathroom contains the majority of my stash–and nobody showers in it, so there’s no heat/steam issues.)

I used Shallow Drawers from The Container Store for inside the drawers, as well as black liner (to prevent shifting). Each drawer measures approximately 13.5″ long and 9.5″ wide. The shallow drawers are a pretty good fit, and you can use different sizes to suit what make up you might have. I still have a lot of my skincare and body products elsewhere, plus some stuff scattered in bathroom drawers. Overall, though, I ended up with only four empty drawers. I have just enough room to grow, hopefully!

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