Beauty Bits & Bobs

First Impressions: MAC Style Warriors Review, First Impressions, Product Photos

Here’s a quickie sneaky peek at MAC Style Warriors which officially releases May 28th. It’s pretty much widely available everywhere at the moment since it was available for pre-order and MAC had parties and such going on for it’s launch! MAC Pro had it weeks in advance too although I didn’t hope over for a gander, shame on the Muse.

The Muse is hauling more of what was released shortly but this is what she has so far to show you. Just a bit of makeup porn to tide you over until I do my full review!


One thing I love about MAC Style Warriors is that beautiful bronze look but the touches of popping color scattered throughout that break up all that tanned skin. Quite nice!

Two shadows from the collection, Vibrant Grape and Bright Future, are definately just the pop I’m talking about. Bright Future is a loud, buttery yellow and Vibrant Grape is a stunning purple.


Heavy on the bronze cheeks chicas! MAC Style Warriors Bronzing Powder in Solar Riche is a deep, dark bronze shade sure to give a crispy look to skin! As for the Muse she tames it with a little cheek stain thrown under it or sometimes on top so it looks like an interesting bronze, flushed look!


Plenty more bronze where that came from with MAC Blush in Eversun. This one is a little orange, a little brown, and plenty of bronze all mixed in tight. Again, I find it’s best and most flattering for my medium fair skin when I use a touch of cheek stain under suck a bronze color.


For the lips a Brave New Bronze lipstick looks slightly boring but built up it’s a flattering nude peach lip shade.


Not everyone can rightfully pull of purple but Purple Rite may be making a special appearance on your MAC Style Warriors wish list!


Loving MAC Lipglass in Gold Rebel! Such a gorgeous sparkling peachy gold creation. Not so sure about Style Warrior though…whoa…it’s nearly black! Eep!


Now for my favorite part, MAC Lustre Drops! Three colors are available and so far I have one, Bronze Hero. Love, love this product. Great for multitasking as cheek color or mixing with shadow and pigments. Really an interesting product and looking forward to hauling the other two shades!


That’s all for now folks! More hauling ahead from MAC Style Warriors so this one is to be continued! What I have tried from the collection I am loving. Quite a few items in the collection are keepers. I’m looking forward to doing some looks with the items I do have and heading to MAC to haul the rest of the collection.

What do you think so far?

Have you hauled Style Warriors yet?

What did you get?

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Sneak Peek: MAC Naked Honey Collection Review, Swatches, and First Impressions

As June quickly approaches so does the release of MAC Naked Honey, an exciting new, buzz worthy (get it? buzz! I’m such a damn comedian aren’t I?) collection. I’m always quite the little fan girl for MAC Summer Collections and so far I am loving
all I have seen from both MAC Naked Honey and MAC Style Warriors.


I’ll be giving you a very brief sneaky peek from MAC Naked Honey after the jump!

With plenty of golds and bronze on the menu MAC Naked Honey is most definitely Summer-worthy cosmetic goodness. It is a small amount of color in this collection thought and most of the release concentrating on plenty of interesting body care items such as shower gels, lotions, potions, etc….

I did a quickie look yesterday using three items from the MAC Naked Honey launch that I got to test out. So far I like what I see. I tried out MAC High-light Powder in Golden Nectar, MAC Lipglass in Buzz, and MAC Eye Shadow in Creme de Miel.

Two MAC High-Light Powders are being released, Golden Nectar being the darker shade of the two. Regardless if it’s dark or not it was flattering on me. You can easily double this up as a contouring tool if you desire and even a bronzer if you want. It’s a deep, bronze shade with a hint of golden shimmer. Sadly thought the golden shimmer is only an over spray and for the most part the powder did apply matte to my cheeks. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing as I did like the way it looked on. I used it as a blush/bronzer combo on my cheeks in the below picture.


Three MAC Lipglasses shades will release with MAC Naked Honey one of which I tried was Buzz. Another fine Summer shade as it’s a dark copper that hints at being almost brown, very nice when paired up with Golden Nectar.


And finally I tried out MAC Eyeshadow in Creme De Miel which is a velvety gold shade. This applies a tad chalky but for the most part it blends out nicely and can be paired with fabulous coppery, bronze looks. Below I used it on it’s own on my lids.


Overall, I like what I’ve seen so far from MAC Naked Honey and I look forward to testing out the rest to see what I’ll haul from this collection.


What do you think so far of MAC Naked Honey?

Wanting Naked Honey?

Maybe you’re lemming Style Warriors more?

Tell the Muse!

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Drugstore DriveBy May 24th to May 30th


Tis a long weekend ahead for anyone that’s in the US. To start our weekends right have a sneaky peek at the upcoming steals and deals at your local drugstore!

Click it to here about the salez!


Maybelline Nail Polish
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
2 for $7

L’Oreal Face and Eye Cosmeticds
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

L’Oreal HIP
Buy 1, Get 1 Free


Physicians Formula
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Revlon Eye Makeup
40% Off

Almay Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Neutrogena Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Revlon Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Wet n’ Wild Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

All Maybelline Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free


Maybelline Cosmetics
$2 Off

Sally Hansen Cosmetics
$2 Off

Revlon DoubleTwist, 3D, Revlon Beyond Natural or Fantastic Lash Mascara
$5.99


Maybelline Mascara
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

N.Y.C. New York Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Revlon Nail Polish
$3.99 (Get back $3 in CVS Bonus Bucks with each polish purchase)

L’Oreal True Match Makeup
$12.99 (Get back $2 in CVS Bonus Bucks with each purchase)

Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
$12.99

L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
$7.99

Maybelline Mascara
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Neutrogena Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

L’Oreal Bare Naturals Mascara, Eye, and Lip Products
$5.99

L’OReal Bare Naturals Foundation, Blush or Concealer
$9.99

Lumene Skin Care
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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Beauty News: Soap and Glory Skincare Now At Target


I blogged about Soap & Glory Skincare in January being widely available in Boots, across the pond, in the far UK. I recall ranting a tad bit about how it would take two years and a mule to get it over to our side of the pond. I’m happy to report that it’s now available at Target. I was at Target last Sunday and happened across it. Joy! I picked up a few bits to review for you but if you can’t wait you can snag it for yourself at your local Target as it’s widely available as of now in the US, bless be to the Soap & Glory gods!

Anyone see it at their Target yet?

Wanting to indulge?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News From Abroad: Stila Go Buh-Bye


One of my favorite bloggers, BritishBeautyBlogger, has reported that Stila is officially pulling out of the UK. Seems Stila has been pulling the plug on most of the European markets and Asian ones for now. I imagine as they rebuild you may see them pop up again on your shores but for now it seems it’s become more and more exclusive to US shores.

How do you feel about Stila possibly not being available in your country?

Will you miss it?

Tell the Muse!

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