In contrast to yesterday’s very natural Fafinette FOTD I decided to get loud and bold! Missed it? Click!
I’m stuck up at my office still and it’s gone on 6.30…sigh…I wanna go home rather badly as I am bone tired today but I have so much to get through that I really must stay and get it done! The good news is I can take a tiny, baby break to slap my Face of the Day Up really quick!
Today I didn’t use any Fafi on my eyes but I definately accented my lips and cheeks with some of the collection!
I don’t entirely like the way this came out as it may be a bit TOO much but it’s funky I guess! Sometimes I think I may be getting a little too old to pull these looks off 😉
I fear that leaving the house in neon oranges and pinks is chalked up as “Old enough to know better and young enough not to give a crumb!” teehee!
What I Used:
Eyes MAC Eyeshadow in Firespot MAC Eyeshadow in Fab and Flashy Make Up For Ever Star Powder in Iridescent Fuschia 951 KISS Volumizing Mascara
Face MAC Blush in Fashion Frenzy (Fafi) MAC Beauty Powder in Sassed Up (Fafi)
Lips MAC Lipstick in Fun n’ Sexy (Fafi) MAC Lipglass in Totally It (Fafi)
Minor depression as my boyfriend lives in the UK but we did spend a rather awesome evening talking, being goofy, etc…!
I kinda sorta think V-Day is somewhat a bit too commercial for my likes. I don’t think I need a particular day of the year to tell someone I love them! Heck I do that everyday anyway 😉
But I did want to take a sec to say Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you and your loved ones! It’s not all about lovers! My parents get me a V-Day pressie every year and I give them one! Same for my sis! 😉 And some special friends too!
So even if you’re single you can make it about someone else that holds a near and dear place in your heart.
Single, Married, or In a Relationship the Muse wishes you only the happiest feelings in the world on Valentine’s Day!
If I could I’d give each and every one of you a big squishy hug and some hershey kisses too (because fat content is important on Valentine’s Day!)!
I hope your day is special whatever you do!
And hey what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then with great pick up lines from the Captain right?
You’ve been officially Shatnerized with this post! And yes the Muse believes even back then it was a hair piece! For shame William, for shame!
Dear oh Dear Spock you cheeky little monkey! Naughty! Naughty!
The Muse is in geeky heaven watching the preview for the new Indiana Jones movie! I nearly wet my pants, nearly, very nearly.
Although if possible there may be just a bit too much CGI for me. I know, I know but we’re talking old school Indy here…a little less CGI would give it that vintage feel!
By the very way Mr Spielberg maybe just maybe we could have done without Shai Lebeouf. Bloody hell I had to deal with him in Transformers and that was like root canal surgery now Indiana Jones?
You’re ruining my geeky childhood here (and geeky adulthood)….! Sinseriously…I did not need Shai Lebeouf mucking up my Transformer experience!
Aside from those minor rants…this has the potential to be awesome. Cross your fingers we don’t have a lemon on our hands here a la Lucas’s money grubbying Episode 1, Episode 2, etc…….that had dollar signs written all over it!
I was playing with Fafi this morning! I couldn’t resist so you’re about to get picture overload as I love, love, love the natural look I created with super bold lips!
It came out kinda nice in my humble opinion!
I must say that I did my fair share of ranting yesterday but the colors are truly outstanding on this collection! The blush is amazing for my skintone and the lipstick I used totally popped for me! It’s honestly the most exciting selection I’ve seen in a while!
Ok enough babbling on to the pics!
What I Used:
Face Sassed Up Beauty Powder Hipness Blush
Lips Flash n’ Dance Sony CP Lip Silicon
Eyes Fafi Eyes 2 Beaute de Kose Mascara
New geeky sneaks!
AHHH! I picked these up at the Disney Store, so kawaii! I’m a huge Jack fan! Couldn’t help myself! Total Goth Chic! Dontcha just love ’em!? I Heart Jack!
If anyone has any Fafi FOTDs to share do send ’em to me at email@example.com
Ok. I came, I saw, and I conquered Fafi today. I picked up my bits just a little while ago from Nordies and it’s a nice haul of MAC that has some ups and downs which I’ll of course share you with you fine folk!
So if you live under a rock or you just haven’t heard MAC’s latest collection is designed by French artist Fafi!
The collection consists of an array of vibrant, bold shades that’ll sure to please the make up adventurer. It’s generally a super collection because some of the colors are truly outstanding however as with all MAC collections you’ll run into one or two items that seem to be a complete rerun!
I’ve been collecting MAC for about…mmmm maybe a year and a half? Maybe more but I’m not entirely sure to be honest. Some of you have fell off the MAC bandwagon a long, long, long time ago but I’m still riding my MAC high and for some reason I haven’t quite come down from my trip as of yet. I’m hoping I’ll come down soon because boy I’ll be richer that’s for sure but the fact is I love MAC. It’s high quality with a low price tag. Sincerely who doesn’t like that cocktail? I’m far from a diehard considering I cheat with so many other brands but I still do have a special place in my heart for MAC. Those of you who long fell off the train or just never boarded it I definately give props too because I sincerely find it difficult to just say no to MAC!
Fafi has a good few flaws so I’d best lay them out before getting to the good stuff! The biggest flaw, biggest BOO!, and biggest rant goes to the fact that the cute Fafinettes displayed on the packaging are labels and by the very way not only are they sticky labels but they are peeling off right out of the bloody box! I’m looking through BRAND NEW, IN THE BOX lippies that I purchased and I’m noticing tears on the label already! What the hell MAC?
I’m wondering was this to save money or just pure dumb laziness! I read about this before and was a tad worried but convinced myself it’d be fine. Wrong. Not only does this make the compacts, quads, and lipstick tubes look cheap but also totally ruins my day that they are peeling freaking off right in front of my eyes.
Fact is you aren’t going to be towing any of it around ladies. Granted these are items we’ll probably keep the boxes for and place them in the beauty vault but some people do like to tote these things around for the cute factor and honestly it’s now pretty bloody impractical since you have to worry about the labels peeling off if they rub against other bits in your makeup case.
I’m puzzling and wondering what the hell MAC was thinking!?
MAC redeems itself by actually printing the emblem on the beauty powders but the quads, lipglasses, and lipsticks are all stickers!
Another rant from your Muse. I’m simply hating the fact that they have decided it was ok to do the same exact image on ever Beauty Powder, lipstick tube, etc…..So we got three incredible beauty powders couldn’t they do a different image on each powder? A little rotation couldn’t hurt anyone could it? I’m now the proud owner of four of the six lipsticks released with again, the same image. Rotate? Variety? Please? It would have been super cute to have at least two images on the lipsticks and maybe three separate images on the Beauty Powders! The quads I guess I could forgive. Minor rant but seriously hello? It’s variety calling.
The streets of New York are lined with slushy snow and little droplets of icy rain are pelting away since this afternoon thus the Muse wasn’t too inspired to head to her freestanding store so she got lazy and went to Nordies for her lot of goods which means she missed out on the tote bag and dolls! But hey I guess it’s good as it’s money saved? Or maybe not as I’m sure I’ll be tempted to head in and grab them shortly. Either way I did luck out because my gorgeous MA had waited for me as her shift ends at 6and I was running late at work so she waited PLUS treated me to dinner after I shopped Fafi! I felt special!
I’m possibly through with my ranting as of now so I guess I can settle in on the raving!
The lippies is the collection are solid gold for me. Really bright, bold shades that I wouldn’t normally pick up but I was feeling daring so they most definately ended up in my bag! I got 4 of the 6 released.
I got Utterly Frivolous which is a pretty matte coral with a bit of pink to it. I also got Strawbaby which is my favorite of the lot! It’s a pretty deep rose, gorgeous in my book. Flash-n-Dash also ended up in my bag. This is pretty bold and falls into the neon pinky orange category, it’s very un-Musey but I couldn’t resist! Fun n’ Sexy passed under my radar as well and it is absolutely shockingly pink with a fuschia edge if ever I did see one!
Utterly Frivolously , Strawbaby, Fun n’ Sexy, and Flash-n-Dash
Lipglasses I only got two and I left the other two. Squeeze It quite reminded me of the color Happening Gal that was released with the Barbie Loves MAC Collection so I safely skipped it. I did end up with Totally It and Cult Fave. Totally It is a bit similar to Malibu Barbie but it’s a bit more vibrant and will go well with the Fun n’ Sexy lippie! Cult Fave is a rather natural shimmering pink shade.
Totally It and Cult Fave
Both blushes TOTALLY ended up in my cart. Real winners in my opinion! Fashion Frenzy is a blushing pink while Hipness is a kicking peach!
Hipness and Fashion Frenzy
Beauty Powders that were released with this collection are definately worth your cash! I got all three as they are most definately too difficult to pass up! Sassed-Up is a peach with gold sparkles while Verve-Acious is a beautiful beige with gold sparkle. Now the problem is I got all three of the powders but my MA stuck two of Sassed-Up in my bag! Duh! I have to go back for Belightful! I’ll be sure to post pics when I have it!
Last but never least our quads. From what I understand only two of the colors in both quads are repromotes but don’t quote me. I loved the colors and even though I have similar shades you know I can’t say no! Fafi 2 is my favorite and very Spring! The palette is perfect aside from one shade which is Prankster. Prankster is navy blue and just not as beautiful nor as complimenting as the other shades in the palette. Gold, Coral, and Light Green all shimmer and wink at me in this quad! Love, Love, Love it! Definitely worth picking up! Fafi 1 has some very nice colors as well but another weird bluish black awaits us in the quad. Mmm oh well! Pink, Cream, and Beige are colors found in Fafi 1.
I picked up the small makeup case and the LE bag with brush as well which are both very cute!
Overall, it’s a nice collection as I said with some minor flaws.
Items that are definately worth picking up:
Beauty Powders Fafi 2 Blushes Strawbaby Lipstick
Paint Pots didn’t call to me. I find them difficult to work with so I skipped all of them! Everything else is repromoted such as mascara and such! Nail Varnish…well…we all know the drama of my nails so a skip for me.
I can’t stick a Muse Approved sticker on this. It’s VERY nice but it just can’t get the Muse’s approval with the shabby design! It really disappointed me in that aspect and it’s a bit unforgivable! I expect more from MAC! Let’s hope the same mistakes aren’t made with Heatherette! If so, we’ll all have to go on strike from MAC!
So how about you my pretties?
What did you get?
What did you love?
Just not a MAC girl?
Tell me allllllllllll about it! Or send me your haul pics and reviews at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d love to see and post ’em for others to see if you’re so inclined to share 😉