Mac Flamingo Park Collection – Spring 2016 

Can we please have a moment of silence to appreciate the sheer beauty of this collection?

If you’re like me and go crazy for anything pink and über girly this collection is for you.

Prices range from $14(CAD) for the nail polish to $48(CAD) for the eyeshadow palette.

Eyeshadow Palette:

* Bird’s Eye View, a hot magenta (Satin)

* Flock & Roll, a light pastel pink (Matte)

* Sushi Flower, a pinkish coral with pink shimmer (Satin)

* Elegant Friend, a dirty lavender (Veluxe Pearl)

* Weirdly Wonderful, a royal blue with light blue pearl (Veluxe)

* Naturally Fabulous, a warm mid-tone brown (Matte)

* Flounce, a chalky white pink (Matte)

* Glamour Light, a soft lemon yellow (Satin)

* Floridazzle, a soft lime green (Satin)

Beauty Powder:

* Pearl Blossom, a light pink with silver pearlized pigments

* Sunny Surprise, a soft peach
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Powder Blushes:

* Life’s a Picnic, a hot reddish pink (Matte)

* Pink Swoon, a soft yellowish baby pink (Satin)

* Let’s Be Friends, a blueish hot pink (Satin)

* What I Fancy, a soft bright apricot (Satin)

* This Could Be Fun, a soft violet-purple (Matte)

* Spring Flock, a light bright coral (Matte)

* Oh, My!, a reddish mid-tone coral (Satin, online exclusive)
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Studio Nail Lacquer:

* Miami, a warm pinkish coral

* Spoonful of Sugar, a soft pink glitter with pink pearl
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Pigments:

* Rose, a rose with copper sparkle (Frost)

* Golden Olive, a high frosted greenish gold (Frost)

* Tan, a muted pinkish brown-bronze (Frost)
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Mascara: * Haute & Naughty Black, black (repromote)

Technakohl Liners:

* Raisinette, a brown purple (repromote)

* Purple Dash, an intense aubergine (repromote)

Brush: * 129SH Powder/Blush

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Lip Pencils:

* Chic Trick, an amped-up fuchsia

* Embrace Me, a vivid pinkish fuchsia

* In Synch, a bright yellowish pink

Lipsticks:

* Flocking Fabulous, a bright coral-red (Cremesheen + Pearl)

* Please Me, a muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte, repromote)

* Nice to Meet You, a deep pinkish red (Cremesheen)

* Be Silly, a hot fuchsia pink (Matte)

* Long Legged & Fabulous, a soft baby pink (Cremesheen + Pearl)

* Silly, a bright white-pink (Matte)

* Saint Germain, a clean pastel pink (Amplified, repromote)

* Have Your Cake, a bright magenta (Matte)

* The Fashion Flock, a bright pink-coral (Matte, online exclusive)
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Cremesheen Glasses:

* Such Sweeties, a pastel baby pink

* Look Who’s Here!, a soft pink with blue pearl

* Sweet Tooth, a warm mid-tone pink

* Petite Indulgence, a bright blueish pink

* Playful Petal, an electric magenta

❤️❤️❤️

This amazing collection is available online January 28; in-store February 4 through March 19. *Subject to change*

So, now that you’ve seen the new collection who’s down for a shopping spree??

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Hair Do’s & Don’ts

My hair and I have a love/hate relationship.

When I was younger I had no clue how to take care of my hair and damaged it pretty bad. Too much heat, loads of dye & constantly pulling it up in tight ponytails left it in pretty rough shape. Which resulted in many a short haircut, not that I minded…I can rock some short hair😃

Now that I’m older and wiser, I’ve figured out what hair do’s and don’ts I need to stick to in order to keep my hair healthy.

  1. Don’t wash your hair everyday – I wash my hair twice a week, once with shampoo (sulphate free) & once with conditioner (co-washing – for added moisture)
  2. Do deep condition!! Every week, non negotiable. This keeps my hair from breaking.
  3. Do keep heat to a minimum – I blow dry & flat iron my hair once a week, keeping my flat iron under 375 degrees. Most importantly, I use a heat protectant.
  4. Don’t wait too long between trims. I used to think if I didn’t cut my hair it would grow longer. Truth is, the more I trim it, the more length I retain.
  5. Do stretch relaxers – I relax my hair every 3/4 months. Also, avoid over-processing by waiting at least 2 weeks after relaxing to dye your hair.

Dying relaxed hair can cause serious breakage if you’re not careful. Making sure to wait sufficient time after other chemical processes and choosing the right dye is important.

Nowadays there are better dyes on the market that are less harsh on your hair during the coloring process.

Madison Reed is a brand in the hair color industry that is developing radically innovative and technology-enabled hair care and color products. Their color formula is enhanced with a Triple Care Complex of Argan Oil, Keratin, and Ginseng Root to strengthen, repair, and bring out your hair’s natural shine.

They have this really cool online Color Advisor that guides you through a few simple questions to present you with the shades that will be perfect for you, your hair, and your skin tone.

Where was this type of technology back when I was a teenager? It could’ve saved me a world of grief. Maybe I would have thought twice about going blonde…

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her


I love Valentine’s Day. The fact that there’s a day dedicated to relationships and making sure your other half knows just how special you are to them.

To be fair, it shouldn’t take a holiday to make your significant other feel loved/special…but hey, this is an excuse to go a little overboard.

I put together a wishlist of some lovely gifts any girl would love to have. Some of them are definitely luxury items – a girl can dream!

 

Diptyque ‘Rosaviola’ Candle – Diptyque Paris – $67

Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Ingénue Lip Kit’ – Charlotte Tilbury – $85

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil – Jo Malone London – $65

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles – Saks Fifth Avenue – $24

Michael Kors Rose Gold-Tone Stud Earring Set – Michael Kors – $150

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum – Sephora – $88

Agent Provocateur Xiah Bra & Panties – Agent Provocateur – $1080

Givenchy Antigona Medium Sugar Satchel Bag in Light Pink – FarFetch – $2600

Agent Provocateur Amelea Camisole & Panties – Agent Provocateur – $475

 

When in doubt, a gorgeous bouquet of roses is always perfect.

Which is your favourite? I’m lusting after that Givenchy bag the most, oh the pain!

 

xoxo💋

love, dee

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