Haul: Hourglass, Urban Decay, Drugstore & More

It has been a few weeks since I filmed a haul video but don’t think I have not been shopping lol. I will say I have been doing better and researching before going crazy and picking up, for example, Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blush in every color (confession: I have barely had a chance to play with the two I mentioned in the video and I already want to add Luminous Flush to the collection). Click here to check out my latest purchases that I am so excited about.

Coming Soon: Riri <3 MAC

Riri Hearts MAC

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!  In case you gave up social media for Lent you may have missed the big news:  Riri <3 MAC! MAC teamed up with Rihanna for a collaboration that yielded a total of 31 items to be released over a series of collections throughout the year. Head over to WWD for all of the tea.

I am so excited for this!  Rihanna’s makeup is always on point and I have recreated a few of her looks in the past.  Can’t wait to see the results of one of my beauty icons collaborating with one of my favorite brands.  What are your thoughts?

P.S. Can somebody hook me up?  The impending pandemonium is killing me already lol.

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MAC Call Me Bubbles Makeup Tutorial

Thanks to all of the requests to film a tutorial on the makeup I wore in my Shop MAC, Cook MAC haul video!  It is a very simple look and I used a few items from the collection to put it together.  If you have any suggestions for similar eye shadows that can be used for when the Call Me Bubbles quad is long gone let us know in the comments below.

Product list


  • tarte amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation (c/o tarte) – Tan
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer – Medium
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium


  • MAC Cremeblend Blush – Optimistic Orange (limited edition)


  • MAC Eye Shadow quad – Call Me Bubbles (limited edition)
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Sketch
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Perversion
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – Black
  • CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara
  • Ardell Lashes – Wispies


  • MAC Kissable Lipcolour – So Vain (limited edition)

Shop MAC Cook MAC Haul & Swatches

MAC’s Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection is a “treat” for lovers of bright colored makeup like myself.  I was most excited about the return of their Tendertones since the one I got during their previous launch fell into a sewer one night in NYC.  I appreciate having full lips but their dryness is a plague.  Tendertones provide a slick layer of gloss to protect them from the elements that is not sticky and smells like candy.  Yum!  I was surprised that I ended up getting so many other lip products.  My picks are the coral Watch Me Simmer and the vibrant pink Quick Sizzle lipsticks.  You can’t go wrong with the Kissable Lipcolours either, I love all three colors in my stash and Woo Me has been a staple in my bag for the past few weeks.  It is like 2N lipglass sans stickyness and you better believe I bought a backup.  The eye shadow quads are nothing to write home about when you have a freakish collection of eye shadows.  I ended up getting Call Me Bubbles anyway, which is gorgeous, but I am pretty sure I could come up with similar colors somewhere in my stash (the frosty rust color called Brash was part of the Spice Chocolate quad released a few years ago).

What I hauled (or already had):


  • Innocence, Beware!
  • Watch Me Simmer
  • Quick Sizzle

Kissable Lipcolour

  • So Vain
  • Woo Me
  • Enchantee

Cremeblend Blush

  • Optimistic Orange
  • Florida
  • Restores Dazzle!

Eyeshadow Quad

  • Call Me Bubbles


  • Hush, Hush

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