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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

MAC Alluring Aqua Lipsticks Review

Friday, 6 June 2014

A wise friend once told me, whenever you break up with a guy buy a new lipstick. I didn't follow the rules, but hey.. I got a new lipstick...

MAC recently came out with a new collection called the Alluring Aqua Collection. While the whole collection has been reviewed by numerous bloggers and vloggers alike, I thought I would add my two cents about the lipsticks.

While shopping for a bathing suit, and feeling slightly down about it, my sister was in The Bay obviously checking out the MAC counter. It's the only one in Barrie, therefore the most important stop on a shopping trip. When we met up again, she showed me the two lipsticks she had somehow managed to find herself having bought them. One look in my down mood, and I knew the solution- I have to buy a lipstick.

Needless to say, the packaging, the limited edition colours and the beauty of a new MAC collection made me buy one.

I purchased one of the same as my sister, a lovely "my lips but better" shade called Mystical. I would describe this colour as a slightly darker version of the Viva Glam V. I actually wore this colour on my Graduation day. I love it, and since it is a cremesheen it is a lot softer and more wearable on a daily occasion.

My sister bought one more colour, she's into darker bold lips, especially in the winter. She had been checking out the upcoming Lorde collection with MAC and loved the colour, but when she saw this one called Goddess of the Sea she liked it a little more because it was a slightly lighter option. This colour is also a cremesheen.

I love both of the colours but Mystical is more my style. I do enjoy the colour of Goddess of the Sea, but I don't think I would ever wear it, so I spared myself the agony of never wearing an expensive lipstick and skipped buying it.
Right: Mystical   Left: Goddess of the Sea
The packaging is completely amazing. It's very tricky. When you look at pictures of it online it looks like the drops of water that appear on the packaging and smooth and not actually 3D... well they are. It's such a cool feeling and truly unique. I love the colour and the texture of the packaging and love that it still maintains the signature MAC bullet style lipstick.

For the price of $17.50 US, it cost me $21 CAD to purchase the lipstick- and like other MAC lipsticks it was money well spent.

Have you tried any of MAC's other recent collections? What other favourites from the Alluring Aqua's collection do you like?

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At 7 June 2014 at 04:17 , Anonymous Diana Pant said...

Perfect shades! The first one looks a little like Brick o La and the second one is on the berry side! :)


At 9 August 2014 at 15:55 , Anonymous Grace said...

I'm canadian too and I thought mac lipsticks were 17.50$? I haven't bought one before but that's what I thought the price was...and I thought US is $14.50 :P

Every Day In Grace

At 10 August 2014 at 00:08 , Anonymous Mikayla Sheard said...

The price is usually 17.50 when it is a permanent collection piece, when it is a limited edition it's a little more expensive. Totally worth it either way, by the far the best for the money in my opinion


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