Mac Cosmetics “Fruity Juicy” Pearlmatte Face Powder Review

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Hello hello lovies! Welcome to the blog today, I am pre writing blogs, but I am writing this, and dreaming of where I will be in a few days, yep, I will be laying poolside in Las Vegas, I am so excited to be going again so soon, yeah for pool, and Vegas time. It’s only been a month since I was there, but it is calling my name again, so I am pre posting because as this is posted I will be at the pool on Monday morning, yeah! It’s okay really, you can be jealous!! This is the perfect blog post for the moment that’s for sure, but honestly I am not bringing it, I am to scared of it getting broken!! LOL, for real though! Anyone who knows me, knows I will always be a beach girl, I was raised in Florida, now living in Oregon, yep, opposite coast, still a beach girl, always will be. I have always loved hibiscus flowers, have a tattoo on my foot, because I am that in love with them!! I grew up with hibiscus flower bushes in my front, and back yard. I am so excited to see them by the pool at the belliagio, we always stay there, and there is hibiscus bushes by the pool, I am really hoping that they are blooming right now!! Anyways yes, I truly love them, so when I saw sneak peeks, I freaked out, I mean this was MADE for me. I actually a few years ago, bought on eBay the “surf baby” collection highlighter/blush that was brand new in the box, and I was so lucky to have it, as I am definitely a mac collector, I still haven’t ever used it lol, with that collection the gold hibiscus flower is just a spray over sadly, so I haven’t wanted to use it. This powder however, is not a spray over, it’s actually indented product of different colors in the compact, which is awesome! I love the packaging on this as well, it’s so tropical, bright, and beautiful, I also love the shiny black as well, although, I do feel like they could’ve done better, like have bright coral, or pink packaging, but that’s okay, I still love it. This powder is a pearlmatte finish, and is the perfect combination when swirled together, my darn ocd makes it very hard for me to mess up the beautiful hibiscus flower design, so the photo below of the swatch isn’t mine, just to let you know. There are many other products to the collection as well, this was just the only thing that I HAD to have, so it was the only piece from the collection that I purchased from Nordstrom. It retails at $33, which is typical of a normal mac cosmetics facial powder. The pan size is large, and it will last for a long time. The collection is called fruity juicy collection, most of the collection is still available online, and in stores, but it is selling out quickly, so I would act quickly if you want anything! It’s such a fun collection, I am so glad that I have this face powder full of hibiscus flowers in my makeup collection! Thanks for reading, were you able to purchase anything from this collection? 

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What it is: A limited-edition face powder featuring a flirty floral pattern and special packaging with a tropical fruit and floral print.

What it does: A combination of pearlized and satin shades features a rich texture and gives skin a velvety finish. It can be used as a blush and highlighter and is also suitable for use around the eye area.

Swatch:

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Mac Cosmetics “Work It Out” Collection Prep & Prime Setting Spray Fix + Rose & Lavender Review

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Hello there all my lovies!! Thank you for joining me today on the blog! This week has been busy as usual, and am playing a little bit of catch up, but hey, what else is new! I hope you are all having a great day!! Sorry this post is posting late, as I usually post in the morning at 8AM, but just didn’t have time to get the post up early, and I figured better late then never! So on the blog today, I have had these for about a month now unfortunately, and had the post on my “to do” list, and am just now finally getting around to it, I’m sorry, I missed the ball on this one, and they are all sold out now at stores online, and on Mac Cosmetics online. I knew these would be popular, and sell out fast, I am really glad that I snagged 2 when they came out! These are from Mac Cosmetics, one of my absolute favorite makeup up brands, and products, these were part of the work it out collection, and were special edition. Most of the collection is still available online though, just all 3 of these special edition fix+ collection are sold out. I did purchase mine at Nordstrom, so I got lucky before they sold out. When these were released in the full size, they were very popular, and sold out very quick, I actually didn’t purchase them, in hopes that mini’s would come out, okay, let’s be real, it takes me FOREVER to go through a full size of anything especially fix+ since I don’t use it every day, and only use it on special occasions on my brush to make pigment brighter, and as a setting spray when I really want my makeup to stay put, definitely not something I use daily, or even weekly for that matter, so I knew I really just wanted a mini, or 2, and I wanted all 3 scents originally, but settled with just the 2, since I didn’t really like the scent of the coconut scented one. I have been using these two, the rose, and the lavender, and they last forever, so I am glad I got the minis! The spray on these are amazing, I think I am going to save the bottles, and refill them with maybe a toner for my skincare, because the way these spray are absolute perfection, it dispenses the perfect amount needed, I really enjoy them a lot! These both smell amazing, without being over powering, the lavender is my favorite of the two! Fix+ makes any eyeshadow brighter, making any type of pigmented product wet, makes them more intense, and stand out more, I have been using this product, (the regular fix+) for years, it really does make a difference when you are going for more bold eye looks. This product has many uses though, so the uses are endless, and very versatile. 

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Let’s get physical! Stimulate your senses with a collection where high-performance colour meets the art of fitness. Pump up your look by sweeping on one of 16 bold-as-you-dare shades of In Extreme Dimension Lash. Warm up or cool down your look with super-charged Lipstick hues and six new shades of Crystal Glaze Gloss. Spritz to finish with a mist of Prep + Prime Fix+ in three scents. Now work it!

An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calming blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber, topped with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of sugi. Adds radiance and finishes makeup.

Thank you so much for reading, and again I apologize that I didn’t get this review post up earlier, that’s what I get for waiting to long, but I am glad that I got it done, and could share my thoughts, and opinions on this amazing product from Mac Cosmetics with all of you, because you can always get the regular one, or the mini, it just doesn’t have a fancy scent, but works the exact same, let me know if you have any other uses for this in the comments, I would love to know more ways to use it! Thanks! 🙂

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Mac Cosmetics Lip Scrubtious Review NEW!

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Hello, hello there lovies! Welcome to the blog today, on this beautiful Tuesday! I hope your start to your week is going good, and you are ready for today’s post, hint, it’s a good one! I was so excited to get this, I am obsessed with lip scrubs, and mac cosmetics, so when I heard about their new launch lip scrubtious, I knew I had to try it!! I also was so curious as to how it would compare to my other lip scrubs. I was lucky because while I was on vacation a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, I went to the fashion show mall, to shop of course, and stopped into Nordstrom, I was glad I did, as I had perfect timing, they were just putting out the display for these babies! Yep, I got super lucky! I snapped a picture, and starting smelling, I literally wanted all of them, lol! I chose just one though, the flavor/scent that I choose was the Fruit of Passion, it was my favorite, although, I may end up buying a few more to add to my collection! Let’s jump right into my review! 

Okay, it smells amazing!!! It’s sweet, like a bright summer day, like your eating some delicious fruit in the sunshine, no really, it’s that good!! I can’t get over it, if this was desert, I would eat it in one bit, it’s literally scrumptious! lol! The consistency is light, and a tad bit oily, not heavy, but all lip scrubs have some oiliness to them to help moisturize. As you can see in the swatch, it really isn’t very gritty, or thick, and melts into your lips. It does a great job at scrubbing, and moisturizing, without being to heavy, or abrasive. I really enjoy it, and recommend it, and I am dying to try the other flavors. I bet you could always go in to get a sample, or try it! The only downfall is that there isn’t very much product, I wish the containers were bigger, for the price point, I expect more product, that’s my only complaint. Packaging is super cute, and it will keep it wet, which is nice! 

To purchase from Mac Cosmetics click here

To purchase from Nordstrom click here

To purchase from Macy’s click here

If you would like to purchase the Mac Cosmetics Lip Scrubtious please use one of the links above, I would greatly appreciate it! 🙂

A little about the product:

Pucker up! Get totally smooth lips with M∙A∙C Lip Scrubtious. This sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flaky skin, with a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners leaving lips soft and oh-so-smoochable. Available in five flavours including Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla.

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Mac Cosmetics Mariah Carey Collection Haul

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Hello lovies!! Merry Christmas!! I hope your all having a wonderful Christmas so far, and santa treated you all well!! I wanted to save this special post for Christmas, to finish up my goal of posting 5 days a week until Christmas! So, here it is at 11 pm Christmas Eve, and I am sitting in bed with my kitty Pumpkin literally sitting right by me, and the computer (I will insert a pic, so cute) I am determined to meet my goal! Yeah, I can’t believe that I have done it, I am so proud of myself, even if I was late to dinner tonight because I couldn’t get these pictures right, these beauties are so damn reflective, it was doing all kinds of crazy things to my lighting, so sorry if the pictures aren’t the best, it was so difficult, I tried, I really did. 

Let me introduce, okay it needs no introduction, to the beautiful Mariah Carey collection from Mac Cosmetics. I literally was dying when I first saw pictures of this collection, not only am I a huge Mariah Carey fan, always have been, but I am also a total Mac junkie, I have been since high school, one of these days, I will share my mac collection with you all. Mac has been one of my all time favorite brands for over 20 years, and they still amaze me, especially with all of their new collections lately. They have been so impressive, and am so in love I tell ya, still all these years later! Anyways, sorry I got distracted lol, I lost my train of thought, it’s late, okay, so yes I love mac! Everything is always high quality, highly pigmented, and absolutely beautiful. I first saw this collection months ago, and waited so patiently for it to release. This collection had my name all over it!! I was dying, literally dying for this lipstick, I mean come on, it has a butterfly stamped on it!! OMG!! Oh, and the gold, and sparkles, can it get any prettier, and girly? My gosh!! I knew that I wanted a lot from the collection, okay, maybe not as much as I ended up purchasing, but I had to go a little overboard because this collection was selling out SO fast. They are doing restocks though periodically, so you just have to keep checking, I ordered some from Nordstrom, and some from Macy’s, but it’s also available at Mac stores, and online. I just happened to get lucky and order everything I wanted before the restock, and before some products were selling out. I wish I was lucky enough to get the pr package that mac sent out, OMG I would have literally died, maybe someday, I will be lucky enough to be on Mac cosmetics pr list, we can all dream right? 🙂 I hope you enjoy this post, and have a wonderful Christmas. I have got to get my booty in bed! If you are looking for swatches, there are several, I just didn’t have time to do them, sorry 😦 and part of me is afraid to swatch this collection, and actually use them lol, I know it sounds ridiculous, but you know how it is! Let me know what you picked up from this collection, and how you are liking everything! I am in love!!! Here is everything that I purchased, enjoy, and thanks for reading, Merry Christmas, goodnight! Oh, and my favorite from this collection is both of the powders, absolutely stunning!! 

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Mac Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review “Soft frost”

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Hello there all my beautiful lovies! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I can’t wait for family time, and delicious food! Let the memories begin! I hope all of you are are just as excited as I am for Thanksgiving! I am posting a special black Friday post tomorrow, so please come back to check that out tomorrow at 9 AM PST, so you can be all prepared for shopping on black Friday! 

These gorgeous highlighters from mac cosmetics were on my wish list since I saw the very first pictures of them on instagram. I love the extra dimension skinfinish formula, and this color in particular I knew I had to have, it was right up my alley, and SO beautiful, clearly so I can channel my inner mermaid 🙂 I will admit, I am obsessed with anything luminous, and pearly, especially makeup! Are you with me on that? Or do you not really care about it? It’s the holographic feel that attracts me every time, I just am a fan of shimmer, opalescence, and prismatic most likely because the little mermaid was my favorite movie growing up, well duh! Anyways, I knew I had to have at least this one, the other colors are very pretty as well, but this one is my favorite! P.S. the pictures don’t do justice,  you really have to see the reflection in person, and swatch it for yourself, you will be like, “throw it in the bag”, or I like to say….. “done and done” LOL! The pigmentation, and lasting power is superb, just what you would expect from a mac cosmetics product. It’s smooth, and very buttery, and applies beautifully to the cheeks. It has definitely become one of my favorite highlighters, besides becca’s champagne pop of course! I love it, definitely highly suggest at least purchasing one! 

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EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH

A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish. Extra Dimension Skinfinish adds the perfect glow to skin. The liquid-powder highlighter, with prismatic reflections, is designed to sculpt and highlight your face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish. The creamy powder formula lasts up to ten hours.

Thanks for your continued support as always, and please come back tomorrow! See you then! 

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Mac Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection Haul!

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Hello, hello my lovies! Happy Sunday!! I am just a busy bee, and working away, getting pretty pictures taken, and blogs wrote, yeah for meeting goals, and getting stuff done off my to do list! This blog I have been wanting to do for a few weeks now, but wanted the perfect pictures to show off this beautiful collection from Mac cosmetics! This is the new holiday 2016 collection and boy, oh boy is it amazingly beautiful!! So beautiful that honestly I didn’t want to swatch anything or use anything yet! I know, I know, I should, but I am sure I will soon, I just wanted to take the pictures first, and honestly I am afraid to touch anything, well mostly the face palette, for obvious reasons, it’s sold out, and VERY hard to find! Anyways, I will get over it I am sure lol 😉 I also want to mention that I only purchased 4 of the products from the holiday collection, because I wanted to get a variety of products, and I am a huge mac junkie, so sometimes I am just not attracted to some of the collections only because I already have a lot of mac products in my makeup collection. I also try and at least get 1 item from the new collections, especially the holiday collections, because let’s be real the packaging gets me every damn time, especially this collection, yes please, and the popularity of it as well get’s me feeling like I REALLY need it, are you with me on that? Let’s dive right into what I purchased from the Mac Cosmetics nutcracker sweet holiday 2016 collection!! 

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What I purchased from the Nutcracker Sweet Collection:

Magic Dust Eye Shadow: Forward March

Magic Dust Powder: Sweet Vision

Bronze Pigments & Glitter Kit

Face Compact: Cooper

 Please let me know what you were able to pick up from this beautiful collection, and let me know your thoughts, if you have purchased anything, have you used it yet?? Thank you so much for reading, and your continued support on my blog, if you haven’t already, please follow me on instagram @bflyrenee I post daily, and continue to grow, so thank you so much!! 

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Mac Cosmetics Selena Collection Review

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Hello there lovies! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. It’s raining here today, and well just chilly outside, so I decided it was about due time to take some fun pictures, and get some blogs up that have been on my to do list! I know that the mac Selena collection was SUPER popular, and sold out within hours. I really had to search for the items, and have them shipped to me, luckily, I found what I wanted from the collection, (yeah). I do have great news though, if you haven’t heard already, they are rereleasing the collection sometime in January, I hear! I also heard that this collection was the most popular collection they have ever had!!! Yeah for Selena fans, I think that’s so awesome!

So, I know this blog post is a little late on the ball, but wanted to share it anyways, because the collection is SO stunning, and beautiful, I just had to, and I really enjoyed taking pictures 🙂 I hope you enjoy as well. If you were able to get anything from this collection, please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear how your liking them!

My favorite item from the collection is the eyeshadow in Selena, the purple is simply beautiful, I have always been a huge purple color fan, it’s been my favorite color since I was a child, you know, purple, and pink, so not only do I love the packaging of this collection, but that eyeshadow called out to me, I knew I just had to have it! Any fellow mac junkies out there??? Everything in the collection is beautiful, the lipstick that I was able to get in the color amor prohibido  is also just as beautiful, it’s the perfect nude shade, right up my alley!! I have loved, and been using mac since I was in high school, so around 20 years, the pigmentation can’t be beat, and the colors are always stunning!! I have about 100 eyeshadows in my collection from mac, maybe I shouldn’t admit that lol, but so true! I can’t help but love them! 

I do want to mention that these swatches are not mine, they are from makeupbeautyblog. She did an amazing job on these swatches, and I highly recommend you checking out her blog! 

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