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 
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 527-0065

  Thursday, August 29
11AM - 2PM 
Chicago-State Street
114 S State Street 
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 279-5081

3PM - 6PM 
Clybourn Square
2754 N Clybourn Ave 
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-6720

More info @ Butter LONDON

Much love xo

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.

Much love xo

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Butter London Rock Your Colour Collection - Available Now

Wink Mascara: $20

Pistol Pink
Union Jack Black
Inky Six
Brown Sugar
Jaded Jack
Indigo Punk

Wink Cream Eye Shadow: $18

Alabaster Gaze
Pistol Pink
Sun Kiss
Inky Six
Jaded Jack
Indigo Punk

Cheeky Cream Blusher: $20

Naughty Biscuit
Pistol Pink
Honey Pie
Abbey Rose

Eye Pencil: $18

Union Jack Black
Indigo Punk
Pistol Pink
Inky Six
Jaded Jack
Brown Sugar

Lippy Tinted Balm: $20

Apricot Sunray
Abbey Rose
Axis Kiss
Black Cherry
Strawberry Field
Toasted Marshmallow

Sheer Gloss: $20

Berry Whipped
Dandy Bubbles
Hot Totty
Coconut Frock
Secret Door

Lacquer: $15

Union Jack Black
Jaded Jack
Brown Sugar
Indigo Punk
Pistol Pink
Inky Six

Available Now
This collection is exclusive to Ulta stores,, &

Much love xo

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mally Beauty Now Available At Ulta Stores!

Good news for all you Mally fans! Mally Beauty is now available in Ulta Stores!

From the Ulta Facebook page:

"#‎Mallynistas‬: the wait is finally over! Mally Beauty is now available at select ULTA stores. It's easy to find out which stores near you carry it ~ just use our store locator!"

Mally Beauty Store Locator

Okay, the Ulta store locator is NOT accurate (at least it wasn't for me). None of the stores within 25 miles appeared to offer Mally, lo and behold, upon trying the store locator via Mally's website, EVERY store near me carries the brand. So for this reason, I'm going to link the MB locator and not Ulta's.

Mally Beauty @

Much love & Happy Shopping! xo

Thursday, August 15, 2013

MAC Indulge Collection - Online NOW

 "Fall colour is a surreal feast for the senses where no taste is too extravagant and no behavior beyond limits. On the menu: Cremeblend blush flushes skin with buildable glow as eye shadow defines eyes for the ultimate in temptation, intensified by Fluidline. Haute & Naughty Too Black lash darkens and lengthens lashes."

Gilty Morsel (Lustre)
Sex & The Oyster (Veluxe Pearl)
Three Ring Yellow (Veluxe Pearl/Re-promote)
Divine Decadence (Veluxe)
Beluga (Veluxe)
Eat, Love (Satin)
Deep Cravings (Veluxe Pearl)
Palace Pedigreed (Satin/Re-promote)

Gilt Gourmet
Deliciously Rich
Blacktrack (Re-promote)

Tease Your Tastes
Glamour Feast

"Revel in a magnificent banquet of colour for lips and nails. Lipstick in deep plum, frosted beige and sheer, golden sparkle get layered with Lipglass, ranging from blackened berry to shimmering taupe. Lacquered nails for that opulent touch, rich in jewel tones and molten metallics."

Smash Hit (Dazzle/Re-promote)
By Design (Frost)
Feed The Senses (Lustre)
Just A Bite (Satin)
Sweet Succulence (Lustre)

Ultimate Dish
Fashion Punch
Liqueur (Re-promote)
Lust For Life
Utterly Tart

Sinfully Sweet (Frost)
Magnificent Feast (Frost)
Discotheque (Frost)
Impassioned (Cream/Re-promote)
Screening Room (Cream/Re-promote)
Rebel (Cream/Re-promote)

What shades are YOU most excited about? Personally, I cannot wait to test out Sweet Succulence and Just A Bite, they both seem to be GORGEOUS lipsticks and you know how I feel about my lipstick!

MAC Indulge - Available NOW online. Launches in stores August 22nd

Free second day shipping online - use offer code INDULGE

Much love xo

Where Have I Been?!

Hello lovelies! I know, I know, it has been weeks since my last blog post and you may be wondering just where the hell I've been! Well, the past couple of weeks have been an amazing adventure, that's for the newest addition to my family, Boba! A few weeks ago, I walked out of my house for the day to find a chocolate brown kitten mewing on my nightfall, he was fast asleep on my couch with a belly full of food.

First Day
Admittedly, I was not sure if I was even ready for another furbaby in my life. As you have probably read, my beloved Papa passed away a few months ago and the atmosphere has not been the same since. Not only that but would my other kitties accept him? I had millions of questions and only one thing that I was certain of, he was not going to be left on the streets. After only a few hours, okay INSTANTLY he had a place in my heart and I decided to take a chance. So, after double checking with my neighbors to make sure he didn't belong to anyone and spending a day at the vet, Boba was welcomed into the family.

Fortunately, all of my furbabies have welcomed the little guy with open arms! Him and 2.0 love to cuddle and wrestle (not necessarily in that order). Believe me, nothing is more fright inducing than seeing a twelve pound cat full on tackle a kitten only to realize they are perfectly fine and just playing (who knew a tiny five pound kitten would decide he wanted to be king of the castle?) His weight has even bumped up from five pounds to over seven since being here!

For the first time since May, our home has felt complete again. Thank you Boba, for bringing the joy that we all desperately needed and for making the days without my baby here a bit more bearable. You've only been in the family for a few weeks but I already love you with all my heart.

Much love xo