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MAC Lipgelee in Valentine’s and Plushglass in Bountiful: Swatches, Review, and Photos as Promised!

September 2, 2008
I know it’s been FOREVER since I promised swatches and lip shots of my CCO haul, but better late than never I always say! I hope they were worth the wait!

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MAC Lipgelee in Valentine’s

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MAC Lipgelee in Valentine’s as a pink coral with gold pearl, but on the lips it blends into a soft, nearly colorless glossy shine with hints of gold flecks. It’s pretty if you’re looking for a shade to make your lips look a tad rosier and shinier without too much in the pigmentation department, but definitely not what you’d want to purchase if you’re looking for a gloss with much color.

I love the non-tacky feel of the lipgelees, but the tradeoff is that these don’t last too long–I’d say an hour or two at most. But while it does last you have this great, soft cushiony feel to your lips that I love! It’s like jello for your lips!


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MAC Plushglass in Bountiful

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MAC Plushglass in Bountiful is a mid-tone pink with lots of silver pearl. Despite the pearl, it’s neither frosty nor too silvery on the lips, and perfect for pouty lips with a just a hint of glossy pink color. This happens to be a favorite of mine for those days when I want a soft pink lip, but I do need to warn you that it really is a barely-there shade.

I happen to love Plushglasses for the tingly, cooling sensation they leave on your lips. I would’ve say these actually do any plumping (but really, what plumping gloss does?), but I still love them!

So in my original post I promised you a little background info as to why SO got this one for me (click the photos to be taken back to the original post). I’d actually just purchased this before SO’s sister’s wedding and brought it with me to the ceremony, box and all. A few minutes before the ceremony’s schedule to begin, the photographer comes scrambling into the church saying the MUA has misplaced the bride’s lipgloss and needs some ASAP. Of course I happily handed mine over, and it was never seen or heard from again. I wasn’t too sad since it had gone to a good cause, but nobody likes losing a brand new gloss! So fast forward to CCO day, over a year later–I squeal with glee upon coming across this, and SO hands over his credit card! =P

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Swatches: Lipgelee in Valentine’s; Plushglass in Bountiful

Related Posts:
Check out my previous Cosmetics Company Outlet mini hauls here and here.

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Woodbury Common CCO & L’Occitane Haul

August 21, 2008
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I enjoyed my last Cosmetics Company Outlet visit so much (click here to see what I got) that I managed to talk (okay whine-but whining is still talking!) SO into taking me again. Keep reading to see what I got!

You’re just getting photos for today–reviews and swatches to come in a day or two!

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MAC Plushglass in Bountiful
Originally $17.50; CCO price $12.25

SO got the Plushglass for me. There’s a good reason for this, which I’ll tell you when I post the swatches =)

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MAC Lipgelee in Valentine’s
Originally $14; CCO price $10

I also decided to check out the L’Occitane store at Woodbury, just for the heck of it. They had a ton of miniatures that were dirt cheap (especially compared to the online prices), so of course I had to pick up a few!

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Radiance Moisturizing Cream and Ultra Rich Face Cream-$3 each

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Almond Shower Oil-$3

Related Posts:
Don’t forget to enter the August Giveaway here to win a MAC Starflash eyeshadow!!

Check out my last CCO haul (along with some other stuff including the new Lancome Oscillation mascara) here, then click here for swatches of the pigments.

See my Bourjois haul during Sephora’s clearance event here for shimmery liquid shadows and glittery glosses fit for a fairy princess.

If you haven’t noticed already, I’m pretty mascara obsessed. Click here to check out my most recent entry into the mascara series, a review of Chanel new Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume & Curl Mascara, then see how it compares to Chanel’s Inimitable here.

Haven’t heard of Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes Mascara with the cute spiky ball applicator? Click here for a review and some fun photos!

Mini Weekend Haul

August 4, 2008
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I was shopping with SO for a few odds and ends at Sephora, and while we were waiting in line to pay I happened to spy this cute Safari train case that I’d seen online for 50% off. SO offered to get it for me, and who am I to turn him down? So here she is!

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She’s really rather small-perfect for holding my daily essentials but nothing else. The great thing was that organizing my cosmetics on this forced me to take stock of just exactly how much makeup I have. I have 6 drawers dedicated to makeup, and after clearer my vanity to make room for this I realized that my products no longer fit in those 6 drawers-that’s madness!! I’m going to have to do some drastic purging to make room for new stuff, or else just stop shopping altogether!

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I stopped by MAC, Nordstrom, and the Cosmetics Company Outlet this weekend and picked up some great items! I ended up with MAC pigments in Viz a Violet (from the CCO) and Gilded Green (Nordstrom Anniversary exclusive), a MAC Royal Assets lip palette, and MAC blush in Harmony (not for me). Click here to be taken to swatches of the pigments!

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I also visited Bergdorf Goodman on Thursday because I’d heard that Lancome’s new Oscillation mascara would be available, but they told me it sold out in a matter of hours! They were sweet enough to inform that Bloomies still had them in stock so I headed over and purchased it to experiment with. Stay tuned for my review to come sometime within the next few days!

And of course I’ll have swatches of the piggies for you very soon as well.
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