Sunday, December 14, 2014

A book for the MAC Cosmetics lover

If you have someone on your gift list who loves MAC cosmetics, this book might be the perfect gift. Miles of MAC is a new "coffee table" book for the cosmetics lover, especially for the MAC lover.  Specifically, it's photos from photo shoots that were conceived by Miles Aldridge and MAC, along with some narrative by various people associated with MAC.
Now I don't have to feel bad about throwing away some of the postcards that I got from MAC with promo pictures from the campaigns.  This book doesn't have all of the campaigns, but most of the more recent ones are here.
Miles of MAC is available at Amazon and BN.com, approximately 31.00.

My favorite image from MAC campaigns

Miles of MAC book cover
Forgot to rotate the photo, oops

Friday, December 12, 2014

Swatches from the MAC x Nasty Gal collaboration

As I mentioned last week, MAC and Nasty Gal collaborated on a small collection of 3 lipsticks and 1 nail polish.  I couldn't pass up Gunner, a rare blue-based purple lipstick in the matte formula.  Once I saw some friends swatches of Runner, I decided to give it a try as well.  It's described as a burgundy, and I have enough of those, but I find it's actually more red than most of my burgundies.  It's gorgeous.  Some other blogs said it was patchy after it was applied but I put it on my somewhat chapped lips and it went on smoothly and looked fine to me.  It did leave a stain on my lips after I drank and ate.  Last, even though Stunner is a pink-based red, and I do have a few of those already (Glam, MAC Red) I went ahead and ordered it last night, just to have all 3.  I'll post swatches of that one when I get it.
I have to say, this is my favorite release from MAC since the Matte Lip Collection in September.  They're beautiful colors, and Gunner is truly unique.  Gunner is, of course, already sold out, but Runner and Stunner are still available on MAC's web site and probably are still on Nasty Gal's site as well.  I expect Runner to be the next one to sell out, probably sometime in the next week, so if you want it, get it soon!

Gunner, left, and Runner, right

Gunner

Gunner on my lips (no primer or lip pencil)


Runner

Runner, no primer or lip pencil

If you look close there are a few darker patches, but if I exfoliated, used primer, or used a lip pencil that wouldn't be an issue

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Shop my closet and my vanity

Since I've been into fashion and make-up for most of my life, and since my weight has swung from low to high a few times in recent years, I find myself with A LOT of clothes that no longer fit and more make-up than I will likely ever use.  I also have an urge to purge. Therefore I'm trying to sell clothes and make-up on E bay.  I've always taken good care of my things so all of the clothes that I'm listing are in good shape. Most of them were work clothes (for office work), but I also have some never worn jeans and evening clothes and eventually I'll get some of my barely worn shoes listed.  The make up is mostly limited edition things that I bought a "back up" of so they're brand new.

If you're interested in checking anything out, my E bay shop is named A_Unique_Style.  Have you ever bought or sold clothes or make-up on E bay or another site? I'm curious how sites like Poshmark and Threadflip are for selling clothes.