Win MAC Cremesheen Glass from In the Groove!

Win MAC Cremesheen Glass from In the Groove!

One (1) lucky winner will receive the limited edition MAC Cremesheen Glass in Chillin’ and Going Casual from MAC’s In the Groove Collection! (Retail value $36.00!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by August 8th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

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1.) Leave a comment on this blog post tell me what’s the best part about your Friday!

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Congratulations to @BountyHunter338!

Philosophy Supernatural Superbeautiful SPF 20 Review, Photos

Philosophy Supernatural Superbeautiful

The texture is very creamy and almost gel-like, though it is a water-based foundation with the first inactive ingredient being water. It’s easily applied with fingertips (again, like a tinted moisturizer) or with a foundation sponge/brush. I found it wore very well, without any fading, settling, or migration over an eight hour period. I have warm undertones and a light medium skin tone (NC25), and I found Beige to be a good color match for me. I think the semi-matte finish of the foundation helps it stay natural-looking, and the creaminess of the product (without being heavy or thick) also helps to keep it from accentuating dryness.

I so rarely think of Philosophy for anything but skincare and bodycare, but the foundation was a definite–pleasant–surprise.  I forgot to take photos of the packaging, and I’ve literally had that on my to-do list for three months along with a bajillion other things, so instead of waiting around for that to happen, I said on with the review!   The packaging is a flat, slim squeeze-tube that’s easy to control–it really looks exactly as it is pictured in retailer product photos.

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

RECOMMENDATION: If you like the feel of tinted moisturizer but need more coverage than they often offer, Philosophy’s Superbeautiful might be the best of both worlds.


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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #039

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Everything from MAC Dare to Wear!

Excited for: Hopefully catching up on some much-needed sleep.  And not doing anything – since I’ve felt like there’s been something to do every day for the past two weeks!

Friday plans: Maybe catch a movie, have lunch with my sister.

This week’s Mellan photo…

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Burberry Lipstick in Hibiscus (20)

Burberry Hibiscus Lipstick

Burberry has created a solid lipstick formula–it’s creamy without being thick or slippery, and it’s moisturizing without sliding off in an hour. I picked only bold shades by chance, and Hibiscus was very rich and looked nearly opaque on my lips. It applied smoothly, evenly, and didn’t bleed on my lips (but very few lipsticks do). Being such a deep shade, it wore well–four hours and then left a stain behind.

Each lipstick has an embellished check pattern on the lipstick itself, as well as the same gunmetal, check-covered packaging that the other Burberry Bauty products have. The lipstick has a magnetic closure, and I was rather amused by how the lipstick would spin into place, no matter how you slipped the lid back on–just drop the lid on and it will swivel into place!

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

RECOMMENDATION: If you like your reds blue-based, a smidgen pinky and touch ruby, you may like Hibiscus.


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