Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette: Pictures, Swatches, and Reviews

If you can recall from around two months ago, I posted a photo of my Guerlain and MAC haul, which mostly contained items from Guerlain’s Crazy Paris Holiday 2013 collection. I never really got to doing reviews on the individual items from there (and of the rest of my makeup supposedly within the scope of my Holiday Haul 2013 blog segment), but it’s better late than never, isn’t it? 🙂

To kick off the continuation of the much-delayed blog segment, here’s a review post on the Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette followed by an EOTD I did with it from a couple months back!

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Click to read the rest of my review and to see my EOTD! →

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Wish List Items Granted: MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag in Violet and Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Three days ago, my aunt and cousin arrived from New York to celebrate my other aunt’s first death anniversary and New Year’s Eve with the rest of the family. I was really glad that they were coming home and all, of course, but the makeup junkie in me was most excited to get the MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag in violet, which was a gift from my aunt, and the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, which I got shipped over to their place.

…I have yet to try them out, though, because I still haven’t taken photos of the items to post here on my blog! Here’s a photo I took from the day I got them, anyway. 😆

MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag in Violet and Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

In the Philippines and interested in getting these goodies for yourself?
Read the rest of this post to find out how!

Holiday Haul #3: MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag in Pink

Wow, I am lagging waaayyy behind schedule with my Holiday Haul blog segment! It’ll be Christmas in less than 3 days (here in Manila, at least) and I’m not even halfway done with the haul posts, let alone the swatches and reviews. Oh, and my aunt and cousin from the US will also be arriving 2 days after Christmas, bringing with them two of the items on my wish list—yet additional products to write about! To top it off, those do not even include the pending posts outside of this blog segment! OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO OVERWHELMED. 😯

Anyway, before I go into a complete psychotic meltdown, here’s Holiday Haul #3 for you all, and it’s (obviously) about the lovely MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag in Pink!

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Click to see the rest of my third holiday makeup haul! →

Holiday Haul #2: MAC Stroke of Midnight Viva Glamorous Lip Bag

The MAC Viva Glam collection is a usual favorite of longtime MAC fans, not just because of its showcase of the most timeless and glamorous lipstick shades (it isn’t called Viva Glam for nothing!), but also due to the funding it provides for one of the world’s pioneering charities dedicated to HIV and AIDS patients—the renowned MAC AIDS fund. It’s been around since 1994 (that’s the year I was born!) and has raised a staggering 270 MILLION USD to date by donating 100% of every Viva Glam lipstick and lip glass proceeds to charity. If that’s still not admirable (and a cause worth splurging for), I don’t know what is! 😉

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Click to see the rest of my second holiday makeup haul! →

Wish List Item Granted: Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes

Surprise, surprise! Feels like it was just yesterday when I blogged about how down I felt for not being able to snag the Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes on Sephora before it went out of stock… oh, wait. That really was just yesterday! 😆

Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes: CHECK!

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Holiday Haul #1: MAC Divine Night Collection

I may have been MIA from blogging about makeup, but I most definitely haven’t been MIA from my most favorite place at the mall: yep, nowhere else but the MAC Cosmetics boutique! They released the Divine Night and Stroke of Midnight collections last Sunday (November 10, 2013), so I got a notification text from one of their lovely makeup artists the night before! Thankfully I frequent their store enough that I get first dibs on stocks, plus they take reservation requests from me even though they’re not supposed to (it’s a secret, shh!)…

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Click to see the rest of my first holiday makeup haul! →

New Blog Segment: Holiday Haul 2013

As usual, I’ve been MIA again for most of the school week. What else was I expecting from starting this blog on my thesis term, right? Of course that’s going to eat up most of my time! Which reminds me, I have an interview to conduct later in addition to a review of related literature to polish. There’s also so much grocery shopping to be done! To think I’ve barely recovered from my recurrent slight fever, cold, cough, and sore throat (I missed two school days this week + I didn’t get to attend our thesis meeting yesterday)… 😥

…anyway, I better get back on track before this post turns into a full-scale rant about my overly stressful second-to-the-last (hopefully) term in college. 😆

Holiday Haul 2013 is a series of blog posts on my acquisitions of limited edition cosmetics released this holiday season. There will be sneak peek product photo posts, along with swatch and review posts to follow.

Posts included within this segment will be restricted to holiday collections ONLY—other makeup purchases will simply be under the general Makeup Haul category accessible from the main navigation menu or the sidebar, although everything else from Holiday Haul 2013 may be found through that category as well.

I already have a bunch of posts pending from my horribly busy week last week, so stay tuned!

P.S. Oh my goodness my anal-retentiveness is bordering on psychotic…