Sunday, December 2, 2012

Review: theBalm Frat Boy Blush and Mary-Lou Manizer

theBalm was recently on Hautelook and I had to pick up Frat Boy blush and Mary-Lou Manizer. Their products were 50% off and I have the Nude 'Tude palette and Shady Lady volume 1 and 2 palettes. The shadows are so soft and blend beautifully.

Frat Boy is a peach/apricot pink and looks beautiful on pretty much any skin tone. Use a light hand, as a little goes a long way! Regular price is $21, so I paid $10.50 for it through Hautelook.

Mary-Lou Manizer is described as a honey-hued humanizer. I think it is a champagne color and highlights my cheeks beautifully! Regular price is $24, so I paid $12 for it through Hautelook.

Frat Boy Blush, Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter - No Flash
Frat Boy Blush, Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter - With Flash 
Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter - With Flash
Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter - No Flash
Frat Boy Blush - With Flash 
Frat Boy Blush - No Flash
Both Frat Boy and Mary-Lou Manizer can be used on either your cheeks or your eyes. theBalm's packaging is so cute! I love the Frat Boy blush and the compact style of Mary-Lou Manizer.

What products from theBalm have you tried or would recommend? What Hautelook for some great deals!

Until next time XOXO

New Sigma Discount Code for December 2012

New discount code for December, available through December 31st. Shop now for the holidays! Affordable brushes, palettes and accessories that are great quality and long lasting!

My Sigma 2012 Holiday Gift Guide is up next! Let me know what you pick up!

XO Shannon

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Sigma Discount Code for October 2012

New discount code for October, available through October 31st. Shop now for the holidays! Affordable brushes, palettes and accessories that are great quality!

Let me know what you pick up!

XO Shannon

Saturday, September 29, 2012

MAC & Marilyn Monroe Collection for Holiday 2012

"MAC Marilyn Monroe, a colour collection that channels the legend's lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn. Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provides silver-screen allure. The finishing touch, Nail Laquers destined to be a girl's best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.
Availability: Online at on September 27, 2012; North America - all MAC location on October 4th, International - October 2012 

Large Eyeshadow ($21.00 US/$25 CDN) Limited Edition
  • How to Marry Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Preferred Blonde Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silver Screen True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Show Girl Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Powder Blush ($22.00 US/$26.50 CDN) Limited Edition
  • Legendary Pale soft coral (Satin)
  • The Perfect Cheek Neutral pink beige (Matte) (Repromote)
Beauty Powder ($28.00 US/$34.00 CDN) Limited Edition
  • Forever Marilyn Sheer pale peach highlighter
Lipstick ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN) Limited Edition
  • Pure Zen Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange red (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Love Goddess Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
  • Charmed I'm Sure Dark true red (Matte)
  • Deeply Adored Deep scarlet (Matte)
Lip Pencil ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN) 
  • Beet Vivid reddish-pink
  • Redd Clearly red
  • Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red
Dazzleglass ($21.50 US/$26.00 CDN) Limited Edition
  • Phiff! Sheer yellow peach (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Little Rock Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)
False Lashes Mascara ($20.00 US/$23.50)
  • Extremely Black Black
Brow Finisher ($15.00 US/$18.00 CDN)
  • Clear Clear
Eye Kohl ($15.00 US/$18.00 CDN)
  • Fascinating Intense matte white
  • Smolder Intense black
Penultimate Eyeliner ($18.50 US/$21.50 CDN)
  • Rapidblack True black
Penultimate Brow Marker ($18.50 US/$22.00 CDN)

Lashes ($16.00 US/$19.00 CDN) Limited Edition
  • #35 Lashes
Nail Lacquer ($17.50 US/$21.00 CDN) Limited Edition
  • Rich, Rich, Rich Glittery gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich deep retro wine (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Stage Red Dark berry red (Cream)
  • Flamingo Rose True red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Kid Orange Coral (Cream)
More pictures below!

I love the packaging of this collection, however there is not much that really excites me. I like both blushes and will probably pick up one or both. I cannot wear red or any shade of it, it just does not look right, so I will probably pass up the lipsticks and liners. I do like the beauty powder and the eyeshadows, especially Preferred Blonde and How to Marry. Is there anything that captures your eye? Will you be hauling?

Until next time-

XOXO Shannon

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Urban Decay Holiday 2012: 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Urban Decay is releasing some Limited Edition 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil sets, and I must have them! First up is the Ocho Loco set, which includes 8 FULL SIZE, 4 new and 4 permanent, pencils and sharpener all for $59 (get free shipping when ordering)!

"If you’re a fan of our 24/7 Eye Pencils, you’re going to go nuts over this collection. It features an incredible lineup of eight full-size pencils in a rainbow of intoxicating shades—four that are totally new, one that was previously only available in another set and three dark, sexy best-sellers, PLUS a Grindhouse Sharpener. We HARDLY EVER do a set with full-size Eye Pencils, so this set is sure to sell out fast, especially at this price—$59 for eight full-sized pencils (a $152 value)!"
 The Ocho Loco set includes:

  • Mushroom taupe-pewter metallic (New and Exclusive)
  • Hustle medium brown metallic (New and Exclusive)
  • Psychedelic Sister bright purple shimmer (New and Exclusive)
  • LSD navy with bright turquoise shimmer (New and Exclusive)
  • Junkie teal with bright gold shimmer
  • Rockstar darkest eggplant
  • Stash dark green/gold
  • Perversion (blackest-black matte)
Next up is a 24/7 Double-Ended Glide-On Pencil in Whiskey and Zero, you may remember this from the original launch of the famous Naked Palette. It is back by popular demand for only $12!

  • Whiskey rich brown
  • Zero zealous black
Finally we have a 24/7 Double-Ended Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, which include four shades in two full-size pencils. This is the second double-ended set, each contain Zero and Corrupt. The duo sets are $28 each and each come with a Grind House sharpener (a $10 value).

Duo Set includes:
  • Zero zealous black
  • Corrupt rich dar brown with gold shimmer (Exclusive)
  • Sabbath matte navy blue (New and Exclusive)
  • Stash dark green/gold
I am really excited about all of these products! They are all available online only now at and will be available ONLINE ONLY at,, and September 2012. What are you most excited about?

Until next time XOXO

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

As usual MAC launches a summer collection that is beach or summer inspired, this year is a nautical theme with nautical blue and striped packaging. Get ready to set sail with MAC Hey, Sailor! Summer Collection: Available May 24, 2012 (North America), May 2012 (International).  All items are Limited Edition unless noted.

Lipstick ($14.50 US/$16.50 CDN)
  • Salute! - Neutral peach (Amplified)
  • To Catch a Sailor - Highly frosted tan (Frost)
  • Red Racer - Bright yellow red (Satin)
  • Sail La Vie - Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)
Lipglass ($14.50 US/$16.50 CDN)
  • Cut Loose - White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera - Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Blessedly - Rich pale coral
  • Riviera Life - Bright tangerine
  • Send Me Sailing - Bright yellow red
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.00 US/$22.00 CDN)
  • Saunter - Pale nude beige
  • Throw Me a Line - Bright, true red
  • Shore Leave - Light vibrant coral
Eye Shadow ($16.00 US/$20.00 CDN)
  • Crystal Avalanche - White with reflect (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot - Tarnished gold (Frost)
  • Jaunty - Light yellow beige (Frost)
  • Feeling Fresh - Bright green (Frost)
  • Nautical - Navy Blue (Satin)
Bronzing Powder ($23.00 US/$$27.50 CDN)
  • Soft Sand - Golden bronze with fine golden pearl
  • Refined Golden - Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
Blush ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)
  • Launch Away! - True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast - Pinky, golden coral (Satin)
Nail Lacquer ($17.00 US/$21.00 CDN)
  • Vestral White - Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red - Bright yellow red (Cream)
  • Gold Knot - Brass gold (Frost)
MAC To the Beach Body Oil ($22.50 US/$26.50 CDN)
  • Seaside - Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
  • Man Rays - Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
Suntints SPF 20 ($16.00 US/$20.00 CDN)
  • Sea Mist - Peachy nude with multidimensional nude
  • Abalone - See through hot pink with no pearl
  • Au Rose - Poppy coral pink with gold pearl
Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00 US/$19.00 CDN)
  • Handforged - Metallic yellow gold
  • Emerald Sea - Kelly green
  • Blue Stripe - Dark navy
Pigment ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)
  • Old Gold - High frosted tarnished gold (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue - Deep smoky blue (Frost) (Permanent at Pro)
Brush ($34.00 US/$39.00 CDN)

  • 167SH - Face blender

  • Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set ($35.00 US/$40.00 CDN)
  • Gone Sailing Tote ($45.00 US/$50.00 CDN)
More photos below!

I see few items that have caught my eye, I will definitely be checking these out in store. See anything you like?

Until next time, thanks for reading!

XO Shannon