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Lip of the day: MAC Cosmetics Toledo Collection in Victoriana

Love this lip! It’s my first bright lip of spring! I’m so glad that winter is over, although it is trying its best to stick around long past its welcome!

Outer sleeve. How pretty is this??

 

Box

I picked this up recently and it is part of the Isabel and Ruben Toledo collaboration with M.A.C. Don’t forget that Isabel Toledo made the green embroidered Inaugural dress suit that First Lady Michelle Obama wore in 2009. This is a full, artsy collection that includes eye shadow palettes, lipsticks, nails, makeup bag and coloured mascara.  I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, so I picked up just one lipstick.

 

How cute is this video and how adorable are they! (Video by M.A.C. Cosmetics)

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Ready for some high fashion?….Presenting Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection 2012

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International fashion designer and Thailand-born Thakoon has teamed up with NARS to bring out a vibrant, nail polish collection, inspired by  Indian spice markets, that is right on trend.

Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection 2012

Fashion and beauty have always gone hand in hand. Now, those hands have the nail polish to match. Introducing the Thakoon for NARS Nail Collection, the brand’s first collaboration with a fashion designer in the nail category.
Already frequent collaborators at New York Fashion Week, founder and creative director Francois Nars has partnered with Thakoon Panichgul to develop a limited edition, six-shade nail collection.
In conceptualizing the shade range, Thakoon was inspired by the vibrant colors found in Indian spice markets. The highly saturated, high-shine shades come in an opaque finish, perfect for spring. Formula is long-wearing, chip-resistant and toluene-, formaldehyde- and DBP-free.
Since his first collection in 2004, the Thailand-born, Nebraska-raised designer’s clothes have graced chic, modern women around the globe, including Jessica Alba, Marion Cotillard, Rachel Bilson, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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IMATS, IMATS, IMATS NYC!!

That’s pretty much what I said when I heard that the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow (IMATS) was finally coming to NYC in 2011.  In L.A. and Toronto, it is usually a must-go event and I was excited! I love going to these shows for a number of reasons,

  1. I get shop a lot of different makeup brands, especially those that are usually online only, at a discount.
  2. I get to meet fellow bloggers and vloggers that I ‘stalk’ on a daily basis
  3. And…I get to take classes taught by some of my favourite celebrity makeup masters.

So I attended last Sunday, which ended up being a great idea as I heard that it was just chaos on Saturday.  I got to SoHo early so I was able to browse the booths with ease.  Even though the show was hosted on multiple levels, there were less vendors than I expected.  There were many of the most popular brands that were not there like M.A.C. and Make Up For Ever.  I think that the organizers played it conservatively and limited the number of attendees and vendors.

I had a short shopping list and as soon as I get there, I headed to those specific booths.  Here’s my mini haul!

Haul!

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