Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have A Very Merry Giveaway Winner!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays lovelies!! Can you believe that Christmas is finally here? December has positively FLOWN by and I cannot believe that the new year will be here in just a week. Seriously, where did the time go? Now, before I announce the winner, I want to take a moment to apologize for not posting this days ago like I was supposed to; I got caught up in the hubbub of doing last minute things and time was just utterly lost.

I know you've all been waiting and so without further ado, the winner of my holiday giveaway is.....

Erica of Diary Of A Trendaholic!

I want to thank every single one of you who entered, this giveaway had the largest number of entries yet at twenty-three! I guess you all really love hot cocoa huh? Everyone who entered left beautiful comments and they were all wonderful but, Erica's really stood out to me and touched my heart because I'm currently dealing with a loss of my own. Earlier in the year, as you may have seen, I lost one of my furbabies, Papa. This is the first Christmas in eleven years that he's not here and for me it is extremely bittersweet. That's why I would like to give a hug to everyone reading this right now, if you've dealt with a loss or are currently going through it, I know how it is, some days I barely feel like myself but, just build a support system and surround yourself with your loved ones and before you know it, you'll be back to yourself again.

Much love xo

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

I know I'm posting this extremely late and we've all opened presents, eaten, and gotten ready for bed but I still wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for all the support that you've given me throughout the year. This year has flown by so fast but through it all, you've been amazing and your comments, emails, and feedback are what keep this blog alive. I hope that you all had a wonderful day!

I will be announcing the winner of my holiday giveaway directly after this so, if you would like to see if you've won, stay tuned and if you want to see a post on what I received for Christmas, comment below and I will have that up in a couple of days.

Much love xo

Monday, December 16, 2013

MAC Heroine Lipstick Available Now Online!

If you follow MAC via social media, chances are you've heard the news by now but, for those that haven't, one of MAC's most famous lipsticks is not only making a much needed and wanted comeback, it is now slated to join the permanent line! I'm talking about the gorgeous, in your face violet known as Heroine. This lipstick made its first debut with MAC's Reel Sexy collection last year and made another appearance in April of this year with Fashion Sets. I think I can speak for most of us when I say, we definitely haven't gotten our fill of this shade yet! Luckily, she's back just in time for the holidays.

As of this morning, Heroine is now available on the website! Get yours before it sells out!

Use code FAST for free second day shipping

Available online December 16th. In stores January 2nd. (US)
 Arriving in stores March 2014 (International)

Much love xo

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ulta Under $30 Holiday Gift Guide

The countdown officially begins and we now have less than two weeks before Christmas (is it just me or does December 1st seem like it was just yesterday?) but, if you're anything like myself, you're still in the midst of holiday hubbub and shopping. We all know that sometimes curve balls can be thrown our way so what happens when you've picked out the ultimate gift for someone and it sells out? Or maybe you just have that one person in your life that is almost impossible to shop for, yet you want to give them more than a gift card? While gift cards are wonderful and they are the safest route, I'm sure we all enjoy personally picking out gifts and watching our loved ones faces light up.

To ease the mountain of stress that is holiday shopping, I've created two gift guides (Ulta & Sephora) for the beauty lover in your giftee (and yourself!). My goal was to not only provide a list that was wallet friendly but to also find products that provided a lot of options and that's why 90% of this list are sets, that way not only does this usually mean greater savings but this way, your giftee is bound to find something that they love.

As always, before giving any gifts, especially food items, make sure that the person receiving your present isn't allergic to certain ingredients. We all want to surprise our loved ones but not at the cost of a hospital visit, when in doubt, always ask!

Keep in mind that A LOT of the items on this list are on sale right now but I've listed the non sale prices.

Ulta $5.00 off $10.00 coupon
(Valid now until December 24th)

Happy gift hunting!

Real Techniques Brush Sets
$17.99 - $19.99

Smashbox Wondervision Travel Brush Set

Japonesque Complexion Trio

Stila Tools Of The Trade

The Body Shop Perfumes
$12.00 - $22.00

Philosophy Mini Purse Sprays
$15.00 ea.

Clinique Mini's
$15.00 - $30.00

Calvin Klein Mini's
$17.00 - $20.00

Coach Rollerballs
$22.00 - $25.00

Estee Lauder Mini's
$24.00 - $30.00

Dolce & Gabbana Rollerballs
$25.00 - $27.00

NYX Love In Rio Eyeshadow Trio

NYX Love In Paris Eyeshadow Palette

NYX Enchanted Kiss Butter Gloss Set

Ahava Bright & Merry

BareMinerals 4 Pc Gift For Lips & Eyes

Ulta 13 Piece Makeup Bag

Stila Portrait Of A Perfect Cheek

Stila Portrait Of A Perfect Lip

Urban Decay Travel Trio

Smashbox Try It Kit

Tarte Thoughtful Treasures Best Sellers Kit

NYX Haute Jersey Leopard Couture Palette

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings

Ulta Fabulous Favorites Collection

BareMinerals Smokey & Sultry

Smashbox Wondervision Lip Gloss Set

Lorac Rockin Red Hot Mini Lip Gloss Collection

Ulta Just In Case Blockbuster

NYX Butt Naked Eye Color Kit

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Benefit The Sizzlin Six

NYX Makeup Artist Kit

Ulta Get Ready For The Party Color Collection

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Have A Very Merry Giveaway! (CLOSED)

It seems like only yesterday that the warm weather was here and in the blink of an eye, we've gone from enjoying the sun to clutching our coats, digging our boots out of the closet, and watching the first flakes of snow fall. It's that time of year again lovelies! A time for warmth, family, delicious food, lights, and all things peppermint. It's holiday time!

As a thank you to all of my readers, I have decided to host my first ever holiday giveaway! It is the least I can do for all of you who take the time to visit my blog, read my ramblings, leave comments and give me feedback. Your support means the absolute world to me! And let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy an extra little treat under the tree? So to all of my readers I say Good Luck, Happy Holidays, and don't fret if you don't win; I will be having plenty of giveaways in the coming new year!

The Goodies

One reader will receive:

One full size MAC Fix + Spray

One Starbucks Hot Cocoa + Travel Thermos Set

+ One mystery prize!

Since this is a beauty blog, I picked one of my favorite makeup sprays. This stuff is a great multi-purpose product for me; I use it to do everything from spraying on brushes to use my shadows in wet form to refreshing my skin on a hot day.

Also, since it is wintertime and most of us are craving hot drinks; I've included a neat little Starbucks set with hot cocoa and a thermos, perfect for cuddling up on the couch or taking your drink on the go. (That sounded incredibly commercial like but, you get what I mean).

What is the mystery prize you ask? It's a mystery, why would I tell you? If you win, you'll have to wait and see!

The Rules

*You must be following Dollface Disaster Beauty via GFC or Bloglovin' to enter

*This giveaway is open internationally

*This giveaway will run for 10 days! I will announce the winner December 22nd

*All prizes have been purchased by me

*If you are under 18 years of age, please make sure you have a parent or guardian's permission before entering

Leave one comment below stating:

What you're thankful for this year & what your goal is for 2014!

(Please leave a method of contact along with your comment whether it be blog link, twitter page, email, etc.)

Much love & Happy Holidays!

This giveaway is now closed; thank you to everyone who entered!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

20,000 Page Views!

After a majorly long hiatus (I apologize for not posting and saying that I was on hiatus). I log in for the first time since October to see that Dollface Beauty has officially reached over 20,000 page views! You all are absolutely amazing and I cannot thank you enough! Even with me being completely MIA for months, you all have continued to support my blog and that means the world to me.

As for when I will return to the blogging world, I will be back, well, NOW! I have tons of content and even a holiday giveaway just waiting to be posted so be on the lookout!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday filled with amazing food and even more amazing people!

Much love xo

Friday, October 4, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Collection Swatches

"Inspired by Ruby Woo's overwhelming popularity and one-of-a-kind texture, MAC introduces new bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that's fiercely feminine. MAC also premieres Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover."

As you lovelies know, I am a complete and utter sucker for a good matte lip so, for MAC to release an entire matte collection is seriously one of the best things I could ask for! I ventured to my local MAC the day of release (September 12th) to get my paws on a couple of new lipsticks as well as to get swatches of everything; I ended up purchasing a few goodies by the names of, Fixed On Drama, All Fired Up, and the iconic Ruby Woo. 

Admittedly, I was a complete retro matte noob before this date, I had never tried the formula before but I must say it is to die for! It. does. not. budge. and coupled with my trusty Prep + Prime makes for some seriously bulletproof lip wear. If you enjoy a super matte lip, definitely do not hesitate to give this finish a try.

I will be posting full reviews of my new lipsticks very soon but, until then, enjoy the swatches!

L to R lipsticks: All Fired Up, Flat Out Fabulous, Dangerous, Fixed On Drama, Relentlessly Red, Runway Hit, & Ruby Woo (Steady Going was missing from the display).

T to B pencils: More To Love, High Energy, Fashion Boost, In Anticipation, Dynamo, Trust In Red, Shock Value, Kiss Me Quick

Even though I didn't purchase any of the lip pencils, I can already see that these babies are FANTASTIC; I put a bit of elbow grease into removing the swatches and some of the shades still left a faint stain.

September 12th was also the release date for the new Viva Glam 1 lipglass so I ended up swatching it as well.

Now, as I said in my Retro Matte press release post, there is still a huge discrepancy over what is limited edition and what's permanent in this collection. I've heard everything from nothing being limited and everything being permanent to only certain shades being limited and back again. Even MAC officials are giving conflicting information depending on who you ask, but as of right now, the MAC website has listed Steady Going, Runway Hit, Fixed On Drama, and Fashion Boost as being limited edition.

Check out the collections here & here

Lipsticks: $15.00 US/ $18.00 CDN

Pro Longwear Pencils: $19.50 US/ $23.00 CDN

Much love xo

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Update & Giveaway Winner!

Happy October my lovelies! Some of you may be wondering just where the hell I've been as I have been absent from my blog for almost an entire month. Time really flies doesn't it? If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know the cause for my absence but, for those that do not, as luck would have it, the fan in my laptop utterly gave up and I had to mail it out for repair (awesome right?). This could not have happened at a more unfortunate time with my giveaway, multiple collections releasing, and #BlogYourSocksOffSeptember but honestly what can you do? Even though this incident was out of my control, I still would like to sincerely apologize to all of you. I know that with my giveaway you all have been wondering why I wasn't announcing the winner. So, without further delay, the winner of my 100th blog post giveaway is.....

*Drumroll* please.....

Congratulations Cheryl! You didn't leave an email in your comment, please contact me so that I can mail your prizes asap!

 And thank you so much to everyone else that entered! 

Much love xo

Sunday, September 8, 2013

MAC Viva Glam I - The Original Collection

From the MAC Website:

"The original VIVA GLAM girl is back! Fabulous, chic and utterly outrageous. The electric RuPaul, first face of VIVA GLAM in 1994, now returns with her sexy signature burgundy red Lipstick and a new Lipglass, universal in glamour and appeal."

If you're a fan of MAC, then chances are you've heard of their famous Viva Glam series. Since 1994, MAC has created ten Viva Glam additions. Nineteen years and a plethora of celebrities like Cindi Lauper, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Boy George, and currently Nicki Minaj; it seems that Viva Glam is going strong and here to stay. Now, if you haven't heard of the line, you may be wondering just what the difference is between this and any other MAC release. Well, Viva Glam is more than just pretty shades of lipstick and lipglass; along with the line comes the MAC Aids Fund. With every Viva Glam purchase, 100% of the sale price goes to helping those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. You can find out more about this cause here.

Even though I am a sucker for a red lip, I never got around to trying VG 1 (or any other VG for that matter) outside of a hand swatch on one of my MAC adventures, so the most I can say is that it is a gorgeous satiny red.

I like that MAC is bringing back one of their "originals" as whether you are a new MAC lover or you and the brand go way back, this is a way for the company to not only introduce a new product but it is also giving one of their most iconic products a much needed reboot. With the steady stream of collections and products that MAC releases every year, it can be hard to keep up with the classics.

 It wouldn't be a proper collection unless we got to see a new product so with the re-promote of the VG 1 lipstick comes the new VG 1 lipglass. I have yet to try one myself but from what I've heard of the MAC Lipglasses, they are rich, pigmented, glosses that can be opaque on their own or used to add an extra pop to a lipstick. Whether you love red lips or you just love the fabulous RuPaul, these two products definitely might be worth purchasing, and the best part is, all the while you will have helped a great cause.

Lipstick - Brownish Cool Red (Matte) (Re-promote/Permanent)

Lipglass - Brownish Cool Red

Available in stores September 12th

Much love xo

Friday, September 6, 2013

My One Hundredth Post Giveaway! - CLOSED

Hello lovelies! I honestly cannot believe it but, just a few days ago I officially published my 100th post on this little blog of mine! How amazing is that? Making it to 100 posts is a huge milestone for me, one that I wouldn't have reached had it not been for all of you. To everyone that has ever visited this blog, commented on a post, and even liked my ramblings enough to click the follow button, THANK YOU!

The Goodies:
One reader will receive

Stila's Not So Nude Palette

+ Two mystery prizes!

(Who doesn't like surprises!?)

The Info:

*You must be following Dollface Beauty via GFC or Bloglovin' to enter

*This giveaway is open internationally

*This giveaway will run for 14 days! I will announce the winner first thing September 21st

*All prizes have been purchased by me

*If you are under 18, please make sure you have a parent or guardian's permission before entering

How To Enter:

Simply leave one comment below including the sentence "I love surprises!"

(Please leave a method of contact along with your comment whether it be blog link, twitter page, email, etc.)


This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Much love xo

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Confessions Of A Beauty Blogger Tag!

The Questions:

1. How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts? I try to write and edit every day but like every blogger, I do get massive writers block at times and so sometimes it may take me days to complete a post.

2. Are you a spender or a saver? I'm a bit of both actually. I do try to save as much as possible but we all know at times there are those products that you need to have so I end up splurging every once in a while.

3. When is it easiest for you to blog? It is actually easiest for me to blog at night once I've gotten home and changed into comfy clothing, I can relax, have a few snacks and think better.

4. What makes writing behind a computer comfortable for you? I love writing and I love reading, these are two of my all time favorite hobbies. I am not by any means "more" comfortable being a behind computer screen, as I am passionate about the things that I write and blog about.

5. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit? I would have to say, my worst makeup habit is using the same pencil for my eyeliner as I do for my brows (absolutely horrible I know! Pretend you don't know this) As for my hair, I would have to say not clipping my hair as much as my hair stylist would like, she can be a bit scissor happy at times! (Hey, what can I say? I like to keep my length!)

6. One quote that you wish the world would live by? Even though it might be cliche I have always believed in being yourself, not being afraid to be who you are and letting your personality shine through no matter how quirky it may be. I think the world would benefit greatly from a lot more honesty and self love.

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday? It honestly depends on my plans for that day, I can take anywhere from a half hour to 2+ if I really want to get dolled up.

8. Who is your favorite blogger? Ah no! Don't make me answer this! I have SO many favorite bloggers. A couple of my favorites are: ArchedEyebrow, TheCharmingCheshire, Hippopotamuslee, Le PrettyStellar, The Nearsighted Owl, The Plus Side Of Me, and so many more.

9. Who is a blogger that you read who deserves more subscribers than they have? This is a question that I honestly have no interest in answering. We are all hard working, fantastic bloggers with a common goal and we all blog about so many different and amazing things, as for the readers that we have, I prefer to appreciate the ones that I already have and not the ones that I could have.

10. One thing your excited about in the upcoming year? I'm excited about the new year as a whole. It's a new year, a new start, and new adventures! If I had to choose something I would say my big venture to California next Summer.

11. Your most awkward blogging moment? I haven't had one yet (at least I don't think) *phew*

12. How long does it take you to prep for a post? It honestly depends, some blog posts I will write and edit for days or even weeks but others can be very spur of the moment, if an idea strikes my fancy or I see that a new makeup collection is coming out, I can have it done within a few hours.

13. Are you wearing pants(jeans/skirt) right now or are you actually wearing pajama bottoms? Well, considering it is almost midnight, I have absolutely no problem admitting that I am in a ratty tee shirt and pajama shorts

14. What are you most proud of in your life? Oh man, I hate to "toot my own horn" so to speak but thankfully in life I have been a very lucky person and have a lot to be proud of: overcoming major illnesses, adopting my furbabies, starting my blog, etc. It's hard to pick just one thing because I have been fortunate to experience so many wonderful things.

Well, that's it for me lovelies, my beauty blogger confessions! I'm headed off to bed now but here comes the best part of all, tagging all of you so that I can happily read yours! If you want to do this tag, by all means, take it, have fun, and be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments below!

I Tag:

Much love xo

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Collection - Available Now

From the MAC Website:

"Inspired by Ruby Woo's overwhelming popularity and one-of-a-kind texture, MAC introduces new bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that's fiercely feminine. MAC also premieres Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover."

Steady Going - Light Pink (Retro Matte)

Runway Hit - Light Nude (Retro Matte)

Dangerous - Orange-y Red (Retro Matte)

Relentlessly Red - Bright Pinkish Coral (Retro Matte)

All Fired Up - Bright Fuchsia (Retro Matte)

Flat Out Fabulous - Bright Plum (Retro Matte)

Ruby Woo - Vivid Blue Red (Retro Matte) (Re-promote/Permanent)

Fixed on Drama - Rich Wine (Retro Matte)

In Anticipation - Soft Yellow Pink

Staunchly Stylish - Pink Beige

Shock Value - Bright Pink Cream

Dynamo - Bright Peony

High Energy - Bright Orange Red Cream

Trust in Red - Bright Cool Red Cream

More to Love - Intense Bluish Pink

Fashion Boost - Bright Purple Cream

Long gone are the days of breaking out the ole' makeup pouch to constantly reapply...and reapply...and ahem, reapply your lipstick after the tiniest sip of water to the biggest meal. Finally, after waiting for what seems like forever, MAC is releasing an all matte lip collection with new shades that have me officially jumping up and down (and no, I am not kidding...okay maybe I didn't quite JUMP but I did produce a very odd squeal of delight). How GORGEOUS are these shades? As a matte lip girl at heart, you KNOW that I am ALL over this collection. I personally have my eyes fixed on, Fixed On Drama (see what I did there? Okay, you're right..that was terrible) which from the swatches I've seen is an absolutely stunning deep brownish wine shade. Dangerous is quite the gorgeous shade as well but reminds me too much of Lady Danger and Scarlet Ibis, both of which I already own. Can one really own too many orange-y red lipsticks? I plead the fifth.

If you're not sure of the difference in formula, retro mattes have a much drier texture compared to the regular matte lipsticks which have a slight sheen, in turn this makes them incredibly long lasting. While I personally have never tried the retro matte texture before, a la the famous Ruby Woo (shocker right?) I know from reviews that these little bullets pack an amazing punch.

Now unfortunately, there seems to be a huge discrepancy on whether this entire collection is permanent or whether some items are limited edition. MAC officials, those with sources close to MAC, as well as MAC employees are all giving conflicting information. It is because of this that I advise anyone that plans on making a purchase from this collection to treat it as limited edition until we know more. 
Available in stores September 12th

Huge thank you to the Specktra forum for the info!

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

Monday, September 2, 2013

New MAC Pro Longwear Shades - Available Now

From the MAC Website:

"Introducing new shades of Pro Longwear for eyes and face. Ranging from light to dark to perfectly match any skin tone, Pro Longwear Foundation and Concealer keep skin fresh and flawless in formulas lasting up to 15 hours. Pro Longwear Paint Pots deliver highly dimensional colour with a luxurious finish while Pro Longwear Eye Liner defines eyes with a dense, water-resistant formula that glides on comfortably and stays for 12 hours, in seven new shades from eggplant to brilliant sheer gold."

Paint Pot: $20.00

Chrome Angel - Platinum Silver
Let's Skate -  Pale Pink w/Pearl (Pearl)
Perky - Creamy Coral w/White Pearl
Rubenesque - Golden Peach w/ Gold Pearl (Frost)
Layin' Low - Creamy Beige
Clearwater - Seafoam
Antique Diamond - Frosted Olive Silver (Pearl)
Camel Coat - Muted Beige
Tailor Grey - Muted Grey
Stormy Pink - Muted Purple Grey
Constructivist - Metallic Brown w/ Red Pearl (Frost)
Blackground - Black Grey w/ Multi Color (Frost)

Powerline - Muted Gold
Devotion - Deep Army Green
Strong Willed - Deep Eggplant
Definitely Black - Deep Black




242 Shader Brush - $25.00
195 Concealer Brush - $24.00
193 Angled Foundation Brush - $34.00

Available now online
In stores September 5th

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

Sunday, September 1, 2013

IT Cosmetics Now Available At Ulta!

Good news IT Cosmetics fans! Like Mally Beauty, yet another QVC brand can now be found gracing Ulta's shelves! The brand has officially made the move and is now available both online and in select stores as of today September 1st

I have heard great things about IT and I'm happy to see that Ulta is finally expanding their lineup, especially to those that were previously only available online. I know that I'm not the only one to prefer purchasing cosmetics in actual brick and mortar stores as you're able to swatch and at the very least see in person before taking the plunge and making a purchase. (Let's not even go into the pain in the ass that is physically shipping back returns and exchanges). Unfortunately though, for some of you, online ordering will still be the only option as IT and Mally are only available in select stores. Is it a step up? Yes. Is the limited availability still a bummer for some? Absolutely. Hopefully one day Ulta can expand to at least carry the basics in all stores.

If any of my local Ulta stores are carrying the brand, I will be going in the next few days to take photos and swatches!

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

#BlogYourSocksOffSeptember & My 100th Blog Post!

During the month of September I will be blogging every single day (& more if I feel I can) to kickstart my blog into Autumn! The idea is to post on your blog every single day of the month, whether it is beauty, lifestyle, fashion, food or whatever YOU want to blog about. We can all get stuck at some point, perhaps you get writer's block - but 'Blog your socks of September' is going to hopefully bring back your blogging mojo, bring along new blog readers and let you interact with other bloggers taking part in the challenge! 

* Blog every day in the month of September - you can even blog more if you're up to it! 

* Include the hashtag #BlogYourSocksOffSeptember in any tweets you want other bloggers taking part in the challenge to see 

* You can also add this snazzy button to your blog to let your readers know that you are taking part in this challenge, and to spread the word to other bloggers too. 

*Feel free to comment on this page leaving a link to your blog and/or twitter handle (mine is @MsDollfaceD) if you are going to be taking part in this challenge

On a side note, I have now hit my 100th blog post! How amazing is that? To celebrate and as a thank you to all of you lovely readers, I have decided to host my biggest giveaway yet! And nope, I will not be giving away any hints until said post, you will just have to stay tuned!

Much love xo

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New OCC Collections Available Now!

Oh OCC, why must you do this to me? (Hey that rhymed!). As you might have read awhile back, lip tars hold a special place in my heart as it was back in February that I found my very first, perfect, holy grail, STOP! Look at my lips! red by the name of NSFW. I have not purchased any lip tars since then but it is certainly not because I haven't felt the itch, it is simply "Hey lady use up some of those lipsticks that you already own!". Now, OCC is back with two new collections, ModernCraft & Fragmented Alice and true to form, both collections are keeping tradition alive with the odd and oh so fabulous shades that OCC is known for. 

My favorite shade by far is Sebastian, which is a matte lilac tinted grey/taupe that I am absolutely coveting! You know a color looks amazing when it makes me completely bypass the reds! Since I am a matte lip girl at heart, I cannot wait to see how the new matte texture compares to the satiny texture of NSFW. Unfortunately, it seems that none of the Sephora's in my area will be carrying this collection so I will have to wait just a little bit longer to get my hands on Sebastian!

As for Fragmented Alice, while I personally don't think I could pull it off, Fragmented is positively gorgeous! I expect all of the new shades to look even more amazing in person and I cannot wait to see more photographs and swatches of both collections.

ModernCraft Lip Tar Collection:

"OCC's Fall 2013 Colour Collection, Moderncraft, was inspired primarily by cabarets and the art scene born out of 1920s Weimar, Berlin. Rather than revisit makeup trends of the past, Moderncraft reinterprets and revitalizes this iconic look through a veritable artists' paint box of Lip Tar, in a variety of textures and colors. The Moderncraft Collection marks the first time OCC has launched new shades in all three texture categories: matte, metallic, and stained gloss. Whether you're moved by the transparent neutrality of 'Mein Herr' Lip Tar: Stained Gloss or driven by the seductively dark and industrial 'Black Metal Dahlia' Lip Tar: Metallic, a world of makeup expressionism awaits."

Role Play - Deep Maroon w/ Red Pearl (Metallic)

Anita - Browned Burgundy (Matte)

Black Metal Dahlia - Blackened Burgundy w/ Red Pearl (Metallic)

Dekadent - Translucent Crushed Blueberry (Stained Gloss)

Sebastian - Plum-toned Taupe (Matte)

Mein Herr - Creme Fraiche Beige (Stained Gloss)

$18.00 // 0.33 oz

Available NOW at & select Sephora locations. Available September 6th at

Fragmented Alice Collection

"Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics journeys into the depths of Wonderland with renowned Symbolist painter Gail Potocki for a truly psychedelic color collection. Inspired by Potocki's uniquely macabre take on the Alice in Wonderland™ mythology, OCC conjures up a limited edition collection full of curious colors inspired by the world of 'Fragmented Alice'. Attendees to the world's largest pop culture event San Diego Comic Con were granted a preview of the collection via 'Fragmented' Lip Tar, a first-of-its-kind acid-green glaze that marries two of our favorite textures together: Metallic and Stained Gloss!"

Fragmented - Golden Acid Green Metallic (Stained Gloss)

Gryphon - Cement Grey (Satin)

Severed - Bright Crimson (Satin)

Curved Sky - Icy White/Iridescent Blue-Violet

Infliction - Patinaed Pink Opal

Nevar - Dirty Golden Olive

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Butter LONDON 2013 Rock Over Tour - Ending Dates

To properly welcome the new collection of Rock Your Colour Cosmetics, butter LONDON is giving ULTA shoppers a FREE 20 minute consultation and Rock Over with butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, Katie Hughes, and her team of makeup artists.

With a $25 purchase of butter LONDON product, customers will receive a full size Nail Lacquer in Chancer, while supplies last.

To book appointments: Call your local ULTA location and speak to a representative.

Saturday, August 24
11AM - 5PM 
Park Lane
8160 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 363-0638

Sunday, August 25
11AM - 2PM 
MacArthur Park Shopping Center
7757 N MacArthur Blvd 
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 409-6831

4PM - 6PM 
Robertson’s Creek
5801 Long Prarie Road 
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 539-3762

 Tuesday, August 27
3PM - 6PM 
West Ridge Court
2707 Aurora Avenue 
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Shame on you, Torrid

As a tall plus size woman, I know all too well the plight of trying to find a quality, form fitting, not too short, and dare I say budget friendly costume year, after year, after year. Despite my usual love for Torrid's costume offerings, I am sure we can all raise our hands and agree that the selection from last year was positively atrocious as it featured nothing but outrageously priced plastic kits that in no way helped us fat babes out when it came to finding an actual costume. Many of us thought that 2013 would be the year that Torrid would surely redeem themselves. Unfortunately, how wrong we were. Take a gander below...

Gypsy Princess - $56 (Only available in size 1/2)
Cop - $50
Tantalizing Tabby - $54 (Only available in size 1/2)

Firefighter - $40 (Only available in size 1/2)
Disney's Ursula - $90 (Only available in size 1/2)
Roaring 20's - $65 (Only available in size 1/2)

Arresting Officer - $55 (Only available in size 1/2)
Tux & Tails - $50 (Only available in size 1/2)

Skulls & Roses - $55 (Only available in size 1/2)

Prom Queen Zombie - $65 (Only available in size 1/2)
Classic Flight Attendant - $55
Captain Swashbuckler - $70
Thief Of Hearts - $65

Bavarian Beauty - $50 (Only available in size 1/2)
Sultry Swat Officer - $45
Gretchen Bavarian Barmaid - $50
Combat Cutie - $50 (Only available in size 1/2)

Red Riding Wolf - $52 (Only available in size 1/2)
Miss Wonderland - $60
Daisy Bee - $46
Ladybug - $50

At first glance, one would think that Torrid has come out with a cute (albeit recycled) array of costumes this year. Upon second glance, this is far from the case.

Notice anything strange? Out of a total of twenty-nine costumes, not one of these are available to be purchased in store. I know that some of you might be thinking, "what is the big deal? Torrid has online exclusives all the time!" and while you may be absolutely right, this is a completely different ballgame. You see, not only are all of these costumes restricted to the website, Torrid has also put up a ridiculous "no in-store return" policy to go along with it. I for one, find it absurd to have to take a chance with ordering an already expensive costume (dare I say, overpriced) and if something is wrong, to then have to pay to send it back. And we all know that when dealing with costumes, anything can easily be too short, too long, or just ill-fitting as a whole. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the time frame from ordering, receiving your item, sending it back, Torrid receiving it, and THEN crediting your money back could take up to three weeks! (Or heavens forbid, even longer). I can already see this turning out to be a grave inconvenience to those that order their costume closer to Halloween. I don't expect Torrid to carry all of the costumes in store (although they could) but I certainly don't expect for the entire selection to be exclusively online.

In addition to a non existent in-store selection, all of these costumes are produced by the Leg Avenue brand, whose plus size offerings are notorious for running entirely too small. Whereas Torrid's past costumes offerings ran up to a 24 (the material could easily stretch to 26/28) Leg Avenue seems to just hit an 18 at its largest size.

The measurements for a size 20 on Torrid's website are: Bust: 47/Waist: 40 while Leg Avenue's measurements are: Bust: 40-44/Waist: 31-35. Leg Avenue's size 20 is the equivalent of Torrid's 12/14.

The measurements for a size 26 on Torrid's website are: Bust: 53/Waist: 46 while Leg Avenue's measurements are: Bust: 46-50/Waist: 35-39. Leg Avenue's 26 is the equivalent of Torrid's 16/18.
While our smaller plus size lovelies are still covered by this fiasco. I ask Torrid, why would you completely eliminate your size 20+ fat babes from purchasing a costume?

To add insult to injury with the sizing issues, twelve of these costumes are only available in the smallest size. Let me repeat that, twelve out of twenty-nine of these costumes are only available in size 1/2; I find this absolutely appalling. It is already hard enough for us fat babes to find nice fitting clothing, let alone costumes and lingerie. But, for a plus size company to eliminate and disregard a huge portion of customers by taking it's already size restricted costumes and making them even more restricted is just too much. I ask you why, Torrid? Why would you do this to your customers?

What kind of message does this send? Furthermore, what does this say to our larger fat babes? For a company to blatantly disregard its larger customers is not only rude, it is hypocritical. How can a plus size company boast a body loving philosophy while simultaneously offering size restricted items? The last thing that anyone needs is to be made to feel as though they are not worthy enough to wear a certain item of clothing whether it be a crop top, skinny jeans, leggings, or Torrid's idea of a sexy costume. I for one, am thoroughly pissed at Torrid for pulling something like this. This is telling us that despite all the money that we have given to this company, despite Torrid being one of the very few brick and mortar stores to offer trendy plus clothing, despite Torrid masquerading as a body positive corporation, those of us at the larger end of the spectrum are still not valued enough to have our sizes in stock.

Where does one draw the line?

Which brings me to my next thought, why would anyone, especially a corporation think that it is okay to market something culturally offensive such as their "skull and roses" also known as, Dia De Los Muertos costume. This is blatant culture appropriation and for them to take a sacred holiday and make it a mockery by turning it into a costume was a very, very poor decision. Whether you agree with cultural appropriation or not, things like this are crossing lines that are best left uncrossed.

For a brand that has been around for 12 years and counting, Torrid absolutely should have known better. As it stands, I can only hope that they take notice of the numerous complaints and do better from now on.

With all this being said, please do not take this post as bashing, I love Torrid but in my loving the brand, I am also able to call out when they've done something negative and unprofessional, and in my opinion for Torrid to do something like this was exactly that.

Let me know what you all think! How do you feel about the Dia De Los Muertos costume? Do you feel that it is (along with others like it) disrespectful? Leave a comment below.

If you're not familiar with cultural appropriation or want more insight on it, check out this article.

This post was edited on 9/8 to include new information.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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