MOTD | MAC A Novel Romance

Friday, August 22, 2014


MAC recently released a very gorgeous, jewel toned, perfect for fall/winter collection...A Novel Romance. Despite it's cheesy inspiration, this collection is romantic all on its own! Today I created a look using some of my haulage from the collection.


Starting out, I used my ol' faithful Urban Decay Eden Primer, then I whipped out the quad An Amorous Adventure. Here is how I achieved this gorgeous jewel toned eye look:

- Apply Sable on the lid, up to the crease
- Apply Brawn in the crease, all the way into the inner corner
-Apply Sex & The Oyster in the crease, up to the inner corner (stopping slightly before the inner corner)
- Apply the Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Blacklit in the outer V
- Apply Black Tied right over Blacklit to set


Now we have come to the eye lining portion of this deal. These Fluidline Eye Pencils are pretty much self explanitory...they are literally a fluidline, in a pencil form...and I am obsessed. The only thing I don't like about these new eyeliners, is the packaging. It is super plastic-y and feels cheap, just like the Stila Smudgesticks.
Enough of the packaging rant...here is how I applied them:

-Apply Black Brilliance to upper lashline, and create a cat eye. Also tightline the upper waterline to ensure a deep smoky look.
-Apply Water Willow (hello gorgeousness!) to the lower lashline, and waterline. Smudge the lower lashline with Sex & They Oyster (such a great pairing with Water Willow)
-False lashes are optional!


Lastly it is time for the lips! I only picked up 3 lippies from this collection, and I love them all! Since I was going for a deep fall look today, I reached for MAC's Hearts A Flame. 

-Apply MAC Lip Pencil in Stone
-Apply MAC Hearts A Flame 

I am so in love with this collection, I am trying to hold the urge back to pick up even more! Definitely check this out at your local counter ladies...or just order some of this gorgeousness IMMEDIATELY!!!

Watch to see my entire haul  HERE

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ZOYA Naturel Deux (2) Collection

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Zoya recently released a GORGEOUS "neutral" collection that followed it's predecessor The Naturel Collection. This new Naturel  Deux Collection is filled with gorgeous fall, neutral colors, that will simply make you crave falling leaves, and hot chocolate.

Here is what  Zoya states about the collection:

It's here!! The NEW Zoya Naturel Deux (2) Collection is here! Available exclusively at 
www.zoya.com and professional salons, spas and beauty supply centers.


The ultimate neutral palette expands the original immensely  popular neutral palette 
of the Zoya Naturel collection with six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues 
that are perfect as every day go-to colors. The Zoya NATUREL DEUX 2 collection bridges 
the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family 
shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!







The collection consists of 6 new colors. 
From Left to Right:
 Spencer, Aubrey, Chanelle, Madeline, Emilia, and Marnie. 
I love how fallish these names seem. Don't they just sound like ladies who are wearing a pea coats and rain boots?

Let's get to swatches! 

All of these pictures were taken in natural sunlight/dreary light, because the sun has not wanted to show itself here in Anchorage lately. I applied two coats of each polish, with no topcoat...these polishes are just THAT shiny! 


Spencer is described as full-coverage, rich camel cream. 


Aubrey can be described as a full coverage, medium mauve cream.


Chanelle can be described as a full coverage, toasted almond cream.


Madeline can be described as a full coverage, muted rose cream.



Emilia can be described as a full coverage, dark chocolate cream.
(Can you tell I struggled with this one :(. I don't know what happened, but it looks like there was an earthquake while I applied this one.)


Marnie can be described as a full coverage, deep warm plum cream.

Each polish in this collection has an amazingly smooth and even application. If I didn't have ridges in my nails from arthritis, my nails would've appeared nearly airbrushed!

 I really love every color in this collection. They each make me feel like I am on my way to a high class coffee shop to warm up from the chill in the Autumn air. So fancy!

Which shades from this collection will you be picking up?

Disclaimer: Zoya polishes are PR samples

Susanna Paliotta's Luscious Long Hair Secrets

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Susanna Paliotta is not only Mrs. Rhode Island United States, but she is a pilot, entrepreneur, author, and most importantly an amazing mom! She is an anti-bullying advocate, not just to add to her list of accomplishments, but has a true passion for it because of her own horrifying experience.
Her daughter Victoria almost lost her life in a teen bullying incident, and had to have reconstructive surgery to repair the damage done. I commend her for being such an amazing role model for women and young girls! Her other daughter, Isabella, is also a super star like her mom! She is a triple threat plus a pageant champion herself!



Now that you have a little background on this pageant beauty, let's talk about the obvious thing she has that most of us want...HER HAIR.

Susanna immediately took my breath away because of her luscious Disney princess locks. I knew I had to know her secrets! She was kind enough to share with me what her tips and tricks were for achieving the feat of growing, and keeping her hair long and healthy!

Here are my 4 simple secrets to having long beautiful hair.

  1. You don’t need to take a ton of vitamins just take a vitamin A everyday and with in a month you will see a huge difference is the strength of your hair.
  2.  Always wear your hair up in a lose bun for sleeping and in windy situations. If you have shorter hair than sleep with a soft cotton head band this prevents breakage on the top and sides of your scalp.
  3. Drink water like you drink alcohol!..lol We all know alcohol dries out you hair and skin so on those days you drink try and drink as much water as you do liquid fun !
  4. Do a once a week conditioning treatment. I love Moroccan Oil products and use their deep conditioner once a week with a twist.
Wash your hair then apply a thick amount of there conditioning treatment. Heat up a towel in the dryer and wrap you head for 30 mins. When you rinse your hair will feel like an Herbal Essence Commercial ..LOL

By Susanna Paliotta

What amazing tips right?! I am definitely gonna get my hands on some vitamin A, water (with my wine), and Morrocan Oil products! You all know I have struggled with growing out this fine, limp head of hair, so maybe in a few months my hair will be whipping in the wind like a Disney princess like the gorgeous Susanna!

Are you in need of some glitz or glam? Check out Susanna's shop The Glitzy Girl!!!

Don't forget to watch Game of Crowns and live tweet with me on Sunday 8/9C!