Hello My Lovelies,
Hope you are all doing well! I have been back from Los Angeles now for 2 days and i am missing America so much. It is one of my all time favourite places to visit and i can't wait until we go back! In true blogger style I did go on a shopping spree and you can see a sneak peek of it over on my Instagram (@SophiaMeola). I have decided to go through and post my hauls in categories as i literally have so much to show you i think a full haul post would be quite overwhelming to write up and read haha. This way each product gets it's own little lime light :)
MAC is my guilty pleasure and i have accumulated a lovely little collection including losts of Limited Edition items from past collections. Whilst i was in LA i posted about a new lipstick i picked up in a MAC Pro Store (Robertson Blv) which was MAC Show Orchid which you can see HERE. I mentioned how the exchange rate was so amazing that you could pick up a lipstick for £10 - yes you heard that right £10! So i had to go back and pick up some more goodies to bring back home with me. As it was a Pro Store I even managed to pick up something i had never seen before...a Travel Brush Holder!! I really hope you enjoy the first instalment to my LA haul, i will make sure to review everything individually really soon too, so let me know if ther is anything you would like to see first.
MAC | Show Orchid
MAC describe Show Orchid as a 'vivid hot pink' with an amplified finish and i think that is pretty spot on. It is very much a bright and fun colour which almost leaves a duo-chrome effect to the lips after application. I have already done a full review of this lipstick which you can see HERE but i am absolutely obsessed with this lipstick. It is a little outside my usual comfort zone but as you all know by now i am a sucker for pink lipsticks and this falls within that category. After seeing Tanya Burr use this lipstick in many of her tutorials i was so determined to take a look at it and i really fell for it as you might be able to tell as i actually purchased two of them - i wanted to make sure i had a backup as they are a little more harder to get hold of in the UK and i do not have a Pro Store readily near me, booo!
MAC | Pink Pearl Pop
MAC's Pink Pearl Pop is a lipstick i was not really familiar with which i have no idea why as it is a perfect pinky shade which is right up my street. After doing some research i discovered that this beautiful lipstick is part of the 'Cremesheen & Pearl' collection which actually has become a permanent line to MAC which i am super excited about as i think his is going to be an all time favourite of mine. After talking with the sales assistant and swatching a few lipsticks this one instantly stood out to me. Again, MAC describe this shade as a 'frosted midtonal pink' however, i would say this is not a frosted pink at all, as it is a cremesheen finish i feel it definitely leaves a true creamy Barbie like esk finish to the lips. It is a very buildable shade which could be worn for a more subtle everyday look or layered up for an evening occasion.
MAC | Costa Chic
MAC Costa Chic is described a 'frosted light coral' and i have really been loving coral esk shades during the summer. Putting my hands up - Frost is not my most favoured finish that MAC has within their line, however this is such a beautiful shade and it is not too overpowered by the frost that is within the formula. When i swatched this shade i fell in love with it instantly, the way it looks especially with my tan it was just shouting buy me haha. Like most of MAC lipsticks i feel this is a very buildable shade, i very much enjoy wearing lipstick lighter during the day depending on the occasion or outfit and then more opaque during the evening. Compared to MAC's Coral Bliss this is definitely more pigmented and bright, it has a slight pinky undertone which i really like as i feel it warms up my skin.
MAC | Large Brush Holder
This might not be something new to some of you guys but i was literally so excited when i saw Brush Holder at MAC. I don't know about you but it is the hardest task ever traveling with makeup brushes. As i was bringing more brushes that usual for my vacation in LA i wanted to make sure they were not going to get damaged - i literally cherish my MAC brushes as some of them are pretty pricy haha - although you wouldn't think so considering they are really dirty in the picture - pretty please excuse that haha trust me to pick the first three which need a deep clean - well done Sophia! Last year i purchased some Sigma brushes during the Black Friday sale and i purchased a holder for them which is used for travel and storage, so i used this as i had no idea what else to use - a nice little battle of the makeup brush brands! Big round of applause to my Dad to actually found this in the store, they were hiding on a top shelf and as myself and my Mum were browsing the makeup he was having a little browse around bless him - thats what you get when you have 3 women in the house (including my doggy Bella). I purchased it in the largest size which i preferred as i felt it would hold a lot more. As you can see the little notches along the front of the holder, they adjust the holder depending on how large your brushes are that are inside - pretty nifty!
I really hope you enjoyed the first instalment to my LA haul, i have plenty more on the way so make sure to keep checking back - not only did i pick up a load of goodies for myself i also picked up some goodie for a giveaway! I have created a little USA themed goodie bag for one of my followers to win really soon! I would love to know what you think of the goodies i picked up and of any MAC goodies you have your eyes on - almost need an excuse to stop by my local MAC counter haha. I did purchased quite a few lipstick but i really love how they can really change the way you look and feel, they can really help with pulling a look together. Like always lovelies, if you have an questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day!
Lots of Love