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Have the happiest of Christmases!

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I hope  you all have had a wonderful Christmas!  We are living in some trying times, but I hope that you guys had a chance to celebrate with friends and family or at least have a little joy today.    Let us please remember the less fortunate  and as rough as I sometimes think that things are, I am grateful for what I have.

Anyway, I had an amazing time with the family and I even tried my hand at making pumpkin pie!!! (actually it was a joint effort between myself and my sister)

Pumpkin Pie!

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Chanukah!

INGLOT adds more mattes for me to buy!

INGLOT Cosmetics has extended their matte eye shadow offerings! Truth be told, I have very few mattes in my collection, so I am super excited to see what the texture is like.  The colours look amaze!! Everytime I go to a trade show with the intention of getting some INGLOT products, the chaos at the booth makes it almost impossible.  I love me some shimmer products, but mattes are a great way to turn up the drama by using a different texture.  I need to check out their greys and some of their corals and teals for summer. And with the new 40-pan Freedom palettes, this would be great to have!

INGLOT Cosmetics is excited to announce the launch of the new extended matte eyeshadow collection.  This highly pigmented eyeshadow is now available in 71 matte shades and can be applied individually or mixed with other colours to create an infinite number of eye-catching hues!

This extensive range of shadows was designed to provide a more comprehensive shade range for all consumers and professional makeup artists.  The line contains a vast assortment of vibrant colors from pinks, blues, and greens, to softer shades of nudes and vanilla to help women everywhere find the shade that suits them best.  After selecting your perfect matte eyeshadows, create a customized Freedom System palette full of colours personalized to your very own taste.

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Upcoming M.A.C. collection: Primed for Perfection

All info courtesy of Specktra

Debuts April 7 in the U.S. and Canada and later on in April internationally.  Ususally appears the Tuesday before the official launch online at

Imaage courtesy of Specktra


M∙A∙C owns the primers category. Now we’re taking Prep + Prime further than ever. Use it under, over, during, after makeup application, and marvel at the ease with which it can accept concealer, cooperate with colour. And now, with NEW PREP + PRIME VIBRANCY EYE, Prep + Prime advances eyes, focuses potential. A lightweight, quick fix AND long-term solution for puffy, tired-looking creases and bags that targets the three main causes for dark under eye circles – pigmentation, visibly weakened capillaries and shadowing – while illuminating the eye area with optical effects for instant luminosity. Vibrancy Eye provides pick-me-up power and moisturization. One step and you’re prepped for makeup magic. A wonderful NEW shaded highlighter debuts with this collection – PREP + PRIME HIGHLIGHTER is lush and cushiony, yet lightweight – in wonderful hues that provide a sheer wash of colour to highlight, brighten and perfect. The click “pen” allows for exact application.

M.A.C. and DC Comics come the to rescue!

Bloggers and M.A.C. addicts alike have been buzzing over the next major collection being released by M.A.C. They have paired up with DC Comics in a tribute to the first female superhero, Wonder Woman.

M.A.C. Wonder Woman collection. Image courtesy of

The Wonder Woman collection comes in special packaging and is of course limited edition.  The collection debuts in stores on February 10 in North America, online about February 8th, and internationally in March.  This is a massive collection and includes makeup bags, mirrors, LE brushes and I have even heard of a t-shirt (which would be super cool to get!!).  One thing to note:  The prices of these products are slightly elevated and probably is due to paying for the licensing of the Wonder Woman character.   Many M.A.C. stores are having unveiling parties next week, so check your local store to get on the list.  Some colours are part of the permanent collection, so you can save some money if you don’t care for the packaging.

As a kid, I was a fan of the comic books and the TV series featuring Lynda Carter.  Most of the chatter surrounds the packaging, some folks love, some folks don’t.  I have to wait to see what it looks like in person.  All information and photos courtesy of Specktra.

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