Beauty Bits & Bobs
Unbelievable. I just read about this on Risser’s blog and I was absolutely gobsmacked. It appears that a few fake Jill Stuart Palettes have popped up on a yahoo auction. The seller appears to be in Hong Kong.
One of my original Jill Stuart Palettes:
Amazing how alike these look right? Even down to the plastic cover sheet! Wow. Just wow. It was pointed out that the only thing missing from the fakes is the Jill Stuart logo on the bottom right hand corner of the open palette! If you see my photo and compare it to the fakes you’ll notice the logo is missing! Interesting.
I’m absolutely astounded.
Can you believe this?
I can’t help but look at the palettes and think how great the color combos are though hehe! I’m awful aren’t I?
Honestly, the boxes and compact looks freaking awesome for a fake don’t they!?
You can read some rants about this seller by clicking here.
But seriously this is just fascinating. The things people do!
So beware kiddies when bidding on auctions from another country! I bid on abroad auctions all the time so this might be an eye opener for me!
Thanks to Risser for keeping us in the know! Risser explains in her post that it’s common for MAC and Bobbi Brown to pop up with counterfeit items but it’s not everyday you see Jill Stuart being duped like this!
This is rather sad for people who are new to the brand, not knowing the color selection and buying these blindfolded and being screwed over! Very sad!
Looking rough today. Sorry! Bit tired but really wanted to share a DazzleGlass FOTD!
P.S. Click the image for a larger view of the picture so you can see the beauty that is DazzleGlass (and excuse my brows they are a mess and need a pluck *blush*)!
What I Used:
MAC Pigment in Lovely Lily
MAC Pigment in Lark About
MAC Eyeshadow in Illegal Cargo
MAC Dual Ended Eye Pencil in Fab Orchid/Dash Lily
MAC DazzleGlass in Date Night
MAC Pro Blush in Full Fuschia
I know people warned me. I know people ranted at me. I know people even bitched at me to stay away from MAC Dazzleglass but sorry guys all your ranting, bitching and warnings went in one ear and out through the other when I was presented with the display of DazzleGlass at the MAC counter. I truly value your opinions and hold them in high esteem but this time I beg to differ with those of you who shouted dismayed warnings about how bad DazzleGlass was.
It’s simply awesome.
Sorry. But it is.
I lurve it.
I got myself 6 of the 16 colors and I’ve convinced myself I must have them all (in order to be master of the universe you see)! They are gorgeous glosses!
Glittery, Shimmery, Pigmented! What more could a girl want or need in a gloss?
The photos you’ll find below are all taken in soft white light, no flash was used so you can see the true colors of the products! Hope this helps when making your selections!
Many rantings of sticky and tacky have arose and I’ve decided to make my peace with MAC Lipglass and MAC glosses in general. I’ve realized that since it’s so sticky and tacky it lasts longer on my lips than the everyday average gloss. It doesn’t slide off, it doesn’t smudge, it stays right where I want it for long periods of time minus touch ups! I can’t believe I’m saying this but CHEERS to sticky, tacky gloss!
DazzleGlass is no exception to the rule. It’s sticky and it’s tacky but it lasts all freaky day and gives your lips a gorgeous, healthy dose of glitter! I’m a glitter freak so I couldn’t be more excited about this collection!
And the colors?
The colors are insanely pretty. There’s a little something for everyone in this collection but if you’re honest with yourself you’re going to be like me and just want every single color!
I get tons of questions about the taste and scent of various MAC lip items and to answer before I get the question, yes it’s vanilla tasting and scented. Not the greatest taste in the world I agree but the color variety and beauty of these forgives the terrible taste. Please MAC can it be minty fresh time now and kick the vanilla out? Thanks the Muse Hearts you!
DazzleGlasses appear larger in size but are actually smaller with a bigger price tag. I mentioned this in a prior post but once you see the collection for yourself price and size won’t matter much since you’ll be blinded by the gorgeous array of shimmery glosses on display!
I am still shaking myself silly for only walking away from the counter with six of these! I needs more I tell you!
I’m quite confused as I read on a few reviews that this had a gritty texture but I haven’t experienced that. The glitter is very finely milled and you can’t feel it at all on your lips so where the feeling of grittiness comes into play is beyond me! I haven’t had a problem with residue glitter either once the gloss has worn off. Once the gloss is gone, chewed off, smudged off, etc…so is the glitter. No residue glitter left over!
As I mentioned the color selection is outstanding and these are quite happily pigmented enough to wear on their own or over your favorite lipstain or lipstick!
The colors I got were:
- Glamour O.D.-This is bright pink with hints of coral!
- Get Rich Quick-This is probably my favorite of the bunch! I’m picturing how great it’ll go with peach blushes! It’s a warm brown that’s very flattering on my skin tone!
- Spanking Rich-This is a deeper pink with hints of mauve to it.
- Love Alert-This reminds me of watermelon! It’s a bright pinky red with hints of fuschia!
- Steppin’ Out-A true pink.
- Date Night-A purple pink that has a bit of a blue undertone!
If you love glitter, if you love shimmer, if you just love glosses DazzleGlass most definately be for you!
The Muse gives the MAC DazzleGlass Collection a big seal of approval for purchase!
Well done on this one MAC!
The Muse likey alot!
Stay Tuned for FOTD’s using MAC Dazzleglass!
Absolutely need to have ‘em?
Tell the Muse!
Click here to check out my first FOTD using MAC DazzleGlass in Date Night!
Click here to check out my FOTD using Glamour O.D.!
Click here to see my FOTD using Love Alert!
Here’s a Steal and a Deal for you guy!
Fashion Designer, Lela Rose, has teamed up with Beauty.com and designed a cute little makeup bag filled with awesome goodies.
The bag and the samples (some full size) are yours completely free with your $100 USD Beauty.com purchase! The bag and included goodies are valued at $120 USD wahooooo!
I wants one as it looks like an adorable little tote for for stashing my makeup in instead of tossing it into the bottom of my purse as I’ve been known to do!
The bag includes all of the following goodies which tempts me further:
Arcona Cranberry Toner
Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo with Seasilk
Urban Decay Primer Potion
L’occitane Verbena Harvest Shower Gel
L’occitane Verbena Harvest Body Lotion
Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita Lashes
Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara
Freeze 24/7 IceShield Facial Cleanser with Sunscreen SPF 15
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
Wowser this is obviously packed full of good stuff! I seriously want to do an order just to get the bag! Is that terrible?
Might I recommend a few of the following to rake that total up to $100:
Elizabeth Arden Bronzing Story $35 USD
I seen this in person at my local Arden counter and fell absolutely in lust with it! My sister picked it up for herself and I must say I’m incredibly jealous! Even though I’m not much of a bronze lover this palette strikes me as a love!
Tarte Trust Fund Baby $28 USD
Tarte’s newest and cutest lipgloss trio tucked into a credit card wallet. A place for your gloss and a place for your credit cards and cash! Perfect right?
Aquolina Mousse Corpo $10 USD
Aquolina spreading it’s wings within the US with this awesome set of Body Mousse. Cherry, Vanilla, Pineapple, and Apricots await you with this adorable and affordable set!
Clarisonic Skin Care Brush $195 USD
You know you want it! And it’s freaking pink too!
Click here to check out what’s currently on sale at Beauty.com!
Click here to nab yourself some cool freebies with your purchase (aside from the gorgeous Lela Rose makeup valise).
Since MAC Mutiny Pigment is my current obsession I’ve been looking through my collection for various items to pair up with it!
Since it’s so beautiful I did decide that it would be best to try it all by itself when I finally get around to doing an FOTD with it!
However, while seeking colors to match up with it, right under my nose, happened to be MAC’s Pop Blue/Black Funk Dual Ended Eye Pencil from the Heatherette Collection!
Ahhh a marriage most wonderful!
How about you?
What are you pairing up with it?
Tell the Muse!