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MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil Swatches & Review

By on April 18, 2014
in MAC, Makeup, Summer 2014 with 8 Comments

MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil

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In general, I’m a pretty casual person. As much as I savor the opportunity to get dressed up, my work-from-home life means I spend the majority of my time in yoga pants. When we go out in the evening, it’s usually low-key so my everyday makeup routine is pretty minimal; see my 5-Minute Face.

Which is why these new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils are perfect for my lifestyle. They combine the lightweight coverage and ease of application of a lip gloss with the creaminess and subtle sheen of a MAC Lustre Lipstick (my fave formulation). Since its arrival a couple weeks ago, Patentpolish has taken up permanent residence in my bag.
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Travel Beauty Essentials – Makeup, Hair and Body Products for Your Next Trip

Travel Beauty Essentials - Hair, Skin, Makeup and Nails

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When it comes to travel, I’m not what you would call a “light packer.” In fact, I bring a travel scale to make sure my bag doesn’t go over the weight limit when flying. I just figure, if the airline allows you 50 pounds, may as well be prepared.

However, when it comes to packing my beauty products, I pretty much have that process streamlined. I always have my travel beauty kit, with the exception of my makeup bag, stowed in my carry-on, ready for the next getaway.

As you may recall, I went on a cruise in January so today, as I open up my kit to share my Travel Beauty Essentials, I’m using pics from the ship and our stops in Cozumel, Honduras and Belize as the backdrop.
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Top 10 Radiant Orchid Beauty Products for Spring 2014

Radiant Orchid Makeup and Beauty Products

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Every year when Pantone announces the Color of the Year, I get excited to see all the new beauty products and accessories start rolling out. Obviously, this green lover hit the mother lode when Emerald was selected last year.

For 2014, the color is Radiant Orchid, a warm, pink-y purple. Even though we’re barely into 2014, there are a number of great makeup options to help you adopt the trend. Now, warm purples aren’t usually my jam so I loved the challenge of finding ten wearable items, in the it color of 2014, for the latest edition of Top Ten Tuesday.
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Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Red Lipsticks

Top 10 Best Red Lipsticks

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Even though I’m known for my general distaste for red nail polish, I adore a red lip. It takes a lot of effort to create a perfect red pout but it’s so worth it. When done right, it can light up your whole face.

Since my eyes are not perfectly almond nor round, they’re somewhere in between, I tend to play up my rather voluminous lips when it comes to my makeup routine. And nothing makes me feel more glamorous than a strong, red lip. So in this edition of Top Ten Tuesday I bring you my Favorite Red Lipsticks

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Best of 2013 – Top 30 Nail Polishes of the Year

Best Nail Polishes of 2013

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It’s been a pretty stellar year for nail polish. In 2013, we’ve seen new technologies, new finishes and tons of new colors. So you can imagine what a task it’s been trying to narrow down my favorites.

The new textured polishes really helped invigorate my passion for polish. Unlike other fad-type finishes of the past few years (crackle, matte, magnetic, etc), I’m so not tired of texture and I don’t see my love waning anytime soon.

After an unexpectedly long break from ALU, I came back this year with a vengeance and I’ve been loving every second of it. A huge part of that is you. Your comments, emails, tweets, etc. mean so much and encourage me to share my love of nail color. So without further ado, I give you my Top 30 Nail Polish Colors of 2013.
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