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Saturday, October 10, 2015

MAC Hue vs. YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige | Dupe

Hey everyone!!
I just wanted to do a quick post here about a very very popular shade of lipstick. I know that a while ago this was all the rage but I think the color is so classic and timeless that it will always be a staple in every beauty lovers makeup bag.

So in the past I have expressed my extreme distaste for MAC Hue, not due to the color, but due to the formulation. I know that not everyone feels this way or has this problem (and yes I tried literally everything to fix the problem even using MAC's own Prep + Prime for lips to stop this from happening), but every time I applied MAC Hue it looked amazing, beautiful and I loved the color. Then about 15-30 minutes in it would start to separate on my lips and it looked horrible. It made my lips look like I had the worst case of chapped lips ever (and I know it wasn't the formula because since I couldn't use this lipstick and it had barely any use out of it I mailed it to one of my blogging friends Nicole from Sleek-Chic since she had used up her whole tube and she said it was just fine).

I think that the MAC "Glaze" lipstick formulation just doesn't agree with my lips for some odd reason that I cannot place my finger on. However, I was determined to find a lipstick the same color because I really adored the color- it looks so beautiful on pale or tan skin and after talking on twitter FOREVER about this I know I'm not the only one who has experienced this issue.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Si? Just Say Yes Already...

This fragrance holds a very special place in my heart, my brother bought it for me as he was going through Charles de Gaulle airport in France (the best airport in the world by the way it smells straight up like perfume and I adore France as a country).

Regardless of the memory this perfume holds for me I absolutely ADORE it. You know how there are those few perfumes where every time you wear it you get compliments on it? EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. There must be some kind of magic in this bottle because I get so many compliments on this it's ridiculous. Compliments aside, the only way to describe it to you (before I give you all the top notes, base notes etc.) is that it smells womanly, but cozy, but also sophisticated. I feel like it's something Serena van der Woodsen would wear - does that make sense? Like it envelops you with such a beautiful smell that stays around for SUCH a long time (I wouldn't expect anything less from Armani) that it is well worth the investment. I like perfumes that are vanilla based, like Dior Hypnotic Poison for example, or I like rose based perfumes (or perfumes that have something to do with beach scents). This one is definitely along the lines of vanilla and warm, but there are a few floral undertones in there that kind of give it some depth, like it's not just a flat vanilla scent.