Project Pan!

Hey guys!

As I said in my last post, I’m looking to downsize my collection and work through my non-cruelty-free items. While I’ve been on my cruelty-free journey, I’ve stopped buying so much makeup because I’m overwhelmed by what I have and cruelty-free stuff is just less readily available, honestly. I’ve been watching a lot of project pan, declutter and minimalism videos so I’ve been really inspired to go through my makeup, get rid of what I don’t like and use up what I need to use up before it goes bad. I’ve decided that I’m going to do my first project pan and this is going to be the introduction post where I show you the products and why I want to work through them!

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Review: MAC Evening Rendezvous (LE)

Hey guys!

Today, for my birthday, I wanted to share with you a piece from the Magic of the Night collection that is in stores today! I picked up the limited edition lipstick in Evening Rendezvous and I am so thrilled that I was able to pick it up online. You are still able to pick it up online, as far as I know, or you can brave the shops today and pick it up. I know it might be a bit of a bloodbath though because everyone and their dog wants the highlighter, Oh Darling! haha. And side note, this collection always makes me think of the Phantom of the Opera song Music of the Night, which is one of my favourite songs from the musical 🙂

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As soon as I’d seen this colour in teaser photos, I knew that I needed it. As you are all well aware, I looooooove purple lipsticks. I was so pleased when someone shared the link to the collection on the MAC website, because as we all know, MAC don’t ever announce when they’re going to release a collection, which means people miss out on items that they want. I was so worried that I’d miss out on this lipstick like I missed out on the MAC Cinderella lipstick in Royal Ball.

Here is a swatch of Evening Rendezvous next to my other new lipstick, Blankety!

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I really love the colour and I also love that it is matte, so it’ll stay on and it will stay in place. I am honestly so happy with it and if you manage to get your hands on it, I know that you’ll love it too.

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I hope that you are having a really lovely day. On Wednesday I’ll be sharing my birthday post of everything that I did today and a few things from Saturday’s party with my family.

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Au revoir xxx

200 Follower Giveaway!!!

Hey Guys!

I’m so excited to announce that this week I hit 200 Followers! I honestly cannot believe that that many people want to actively read my blog posts! My boyfriend always made me think of the amount of followers that I have like students in a classroom. If there were 25 students (followers) in a class, I’d be teaching 8 classes. That’s pretty crazy haha. I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support that you’ve all shown me so I thought that as a little thank you, I would hold a give-away!

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The give-away is being held on my instagram. If you do not have an instagram account, please message me and I will sort something out 🙂
Also, anyone following me via WordPress or Bloglovin‘ will receive a bonus entry because this giveaway is really to say thank you to my blog followers.

Pastelsparkles Giveaway

Prize:

I am giving away one M.A.C lipstick of your choice. You can pick any shade but it must be a permanent shade because I cannot guarantee that I can purchase a limited edition shade. I am also limiting this to their regular lipstick line, including the Viva Glam lipsticks.

Rules:

  1. Must be following me via instagram (message me, if this is not a possibility)
  2. Must repost the above image with the hashtag #Pastelsparklesgiveaway
  3. One instagram entry per person, extra reposts will not better your chance at winning.
  4. It shouldn’t be a problem on WordPress, I don’t think, but there are no give-away accounts allowed, I will disqualify any give-away accounts.
  5. An additional entry will be rewarded to those who follow this blog via wordpress or bloglovin‘, this giveaway is, after all, for my followers.
  6. An additional entry will be rewarded to those who follow me via facebook.
  7. This giveaway is international!

If you participate in an additional entry, please comment on this post and let me know! To claim the additional entries, you must do the two mandatory mentioned in rule 1 and 2, unless otherwise stated.

This giveaway will start from 9AM Australian Central Standard Time (when this is posted) and run until 9PM Australian Central Standard Time on October the 8th, 2015.

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I hope that you’re all having a fantastic day !

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Review: MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

I am one exam away from finishing my second year of university and I thought I would get myself a present for getting to this point haha. I really struggled with the last essay that I had to write and I know a lot of others who took the same course were overwhelmed and it was just one big mess but I feel confident about what I wrote and I’m just glad that it’s over.

Originally this was going to be my one luxury product thing that I was going to buy with my birthday money and I originally had a Chanel lipstick in mind but I’d been wanting this MAC lipstick for a while and the colours are actually really similar and the money that I spend on the MAC lipstick all goes to the MAC AIDS Fund.

I was initially worried that this would be way too brown for my skin. Especially when I saw it in the bullet. But because this is a lustre finish, its quite sheer and there are some pinky tones in the lipstick that are really flattering on my skin tone.

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So, here are some crazy pictures of me wearing the lipstick:

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and here are some swatches on my hand so that you can see it more clearly:

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There are little specks of gold in the lipstick and that’s something that I never see in swatches but you also can’t really see it in my picture either. You’ll definitely notice it as its fading because the little golden specks will be the only thing left on your lips. I found myself reapplying this a lot but that comes with this kind of finish.

I’m really happy that I got this lipstick and that’s why I wanted to share this with you all. I know that these have been available for a really long time but I thought I’d share it anyway because I think the money goes to a good cause and I’ve been loving this lipstick. I also feel like this lipstick would work for a lot of different styles of makeup and it could make a really good staple lipstick.

The only thing that I wish they would do with this line is have more variety with the permanent colours. I know that they have collections with different celebrities and there are many different colours in those separate collections but they’re permanent viva glam section is mostly reds and then this colour.

Hope you’re all having a good day~

ArrivederLa xxx