(Re-Upload) Collective Vacation Haul: Illamasqua Vanitas Rose Gold Collection.

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For some reason I don’t see a lot of people reviewing Illamasqua. It’s probably because it’s super expensive and there’s no place to buy in the states. But I think I mentioned before if you buy something from Illamasqua.com and it hits a hundred dollars, (which ain’t hard in the least) you get your order in two days cause they ship it express. I didn’t however, purchase this from the Illamasqua site cause I dithered around so much that Beauty Bay finally got it in stock, and the deal was too good to pass up despite the fact that unless you spend like $400 on BB you’re gonna get your stuff in 13 days the end, unless you pay thirty dollars for express.

But this was too good a deal. The palette is $59 but BB has it for $42. The lipsticks are $30 but BB has them for $21.40, because of that I was only able to get two colours cause the rest were sold out, but the two colours that I got were the ones that I really wanted anyway.

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(REUPLOAD) The Year in Makeup Favourites 2016.

Happy freaking new year ya’ll!! I promise in 2017, I’m gonna get my blogging life together. Maybe. Ok, probably not but I’m gonna try real hard. This year was just a complete a-hole that you wanted to throat punch constantly, and it ended with George Michael dying on frikkin CHRISTMAS DAY!!! Like, what the actual F%$K 2016?!

I drove to my sisters house jamming to Last Christmas (best Christmas song EVER), and came home to Twitter on fire. I always snicker when I hear people upset about celebrities that die, like what the hell, do you even know them? Can I just say though?

This one hurt, really badly. I’m sure he’d never remember me, but not only have I been absolutely in love with George Michael since I was ten, but I’ve met him a few times when I was working for a magazine and wound up repeatedly at NYFW much to my dismay.

He was friends with the original super models and a slew of the designers so he could usually be seen in the tents in the early 90’s. Talk about a ridiculously kind, humble, personable individual that always seemed slightly uncomfortable with the adulation he received. Beyond that, there was just some indefinable quality about his music, post Faith after he found his own voice, that’s simultaneously uplifting and despairing. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. I is still my favourite album. So really, is anyone reealllyy sad to see 2016 go?

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My First Time Trying Illamasqua!

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Illamasqua is one of those brands that have a massive cult following, and I so desperately wanted to be one of the masses. But for me, things that confuse me get chucked rather quickly, and Illamasqua confuzzled me. Since I’m a foundation hoarder, that’s the thing that I gravitate towards first. Second come blush, but that relatively easy. Shade and undertone, bright or subtle, easily worked with. Their foundations though, take some figuring, reading the descriptions convinced me that they didn’t have an undertone in their huge collection of shades to suit me. The undertones that seemed promising, all were in shades obviously too dark or too light. This is not a new phenomenon to me, as a brown girl that falls squarely in the middle of brown girl things, finding a golden or peachy undertone from anything but luxury brands is feat not to be taken lightly. A few weeks ago, because I fell in love with Wayne Goss’ swatch of the Beyond Powder in Epic, I decided to suck it up, put my big girl drawers on, get a consultation and get to shopping. Lemme tell you, the results were frikkin phenomenal.

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