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Charlotte Tilbury Face in 5 Minutes

I've been using the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in the Natural Beauty shade range for a little over a week now and I really love it. It's quick, easy and natural looking, just as the name suggests. However, I did not care for any of the sample sachets I received at all. The creams and foundation just didn't feel good on my skin and the fragrance was sort of chemical and just ick. The Cleanser and Mask samples didn't perform well for me either. So I've been using the Palette with my other products as pictured that I'm loving at the moment along with my MAC brushes and it all seems to be coming together to give me a nice, natural face. #charlottetilbury #guerlain #maccosmetics #dior #beauty #cosmetics #naturalbeauty

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Spring Cleaning

I’ve returned from my most recent hiatus from this blog.

I have a new blog name to match up with my Instagram name, I’ve been spending time on there whilst on my blog hiatus.

I’ve also just completed a major clean out of my Cosmetics stash, mainly for the purpose of purging out all of my older products.  I plan on writing a post with some of my new products but in the meantime I’ll just leave you with my Instagram from the Spring Cleaning task completed…


I’m now pinkpeonypower on Instagram, please feel free to find me there and say “Hi!”

The Year of the Rooster

Soon it will be the Chinese New Year and, as usual, MAC has a campaign to for it.

Last year for the Year of the Monkey MAC curated a Chinese Theatre themed selection of products from their permanent collection and when you purchased one if those products you received a lovely Gold envelope.  For the Year of the Rooster they have again selected products from the permanent collection to feature but they are enclosed in special red and black velveteen embossed packaging. 


The only product that I purchased from this promotion is the Year of the Rooster x9 Eye Shadow Palette.

It’s all permanent collection shades in the usual x9 sized palette.  The shades from the top left to right are:

Sweet Lust, Wedge, Mulch

Honey Lust, Girlie, Shale

Idol Eyes, Copperplate, Print

They’re all nice, wearable, every day shades.

Although the special packaging is quite nice I can’t say I feel any overwhelming urge to purchase anything else from this promotion since they are all permanent collection items.

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MAC Lipscrubtious


Earlier this week I got the new Lip Scrubtious in “Sweet Vanilla” and it smells sooo yummy!!!

I’ve started using it in the mornings in my pre-makeup prep and so far it’s working really well form me.  I had been using the Bite Beauty Lip scrub because MAC didn’t have one so I was a happy camper when I saw MAC was coming out with their own.  I just hope this product stays in the MAC Collection and doesn’t get discontinued like so many MAC products tend to do.

Resplendent Reds!

​I received my first order for 2017 from MAC yesterday!

One of the items I had ordered was the 6 Editorial Reds Palette.

The shades included in this Palette starting at the top left are:

Lady Danger, On Hold

Russian Red, MAC Red

Ruby Woo, Dare You

This are all my favorite Reds in one clean and easy palette.

The Lip Brush in the photo is my 316 brush.  I live this brush because the handle twists off and becomes a cap for the brush.  This design seems to work better for me than the 318 Lip Brush, which has a retractable tube that slides up to cap the brush.

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2017

I saw this Instagram from Golden Cougar on a Facebook Makeup Group page and it really resonated how I’ve been feeling after I spent a lot of money on Morphe Palettes a few months ago…


Goldencougar nailed it.  She is my Hero.  This is exactly how I feel.  

I feel like I really fell into a lot of YouTuber hype surrounding the Morphe/Morphe Brushes brand.  I wasted a lot of money on these palettes. A lot.  

Do the math.  They are about $20 a palette.

Yeh.  Crazy, right?  That pic doesn’t even include the Brushes I bought.  

I ended up giving all of these palettes to one of my daughter’s friends who aspires in Makeup Artistry.  Every single palette.  Every single brush.  I am over it!

I’m not going to spend a lot of time bashing the Morphe “Brand” (which isn’t really a brand since they are in fact Private Label products that are mass produced in China) or their method of affiliate marketing through YouTubers.  I’m just going to say, for me, I have had enough of the hype.  

My New Year’s Resolution is…I will no longer buy over hyped, limited edition, collaboration, special packaging, bullsh!T promoted, discount coded Cosmetics and the like wise.

I am officially done.

Happy New Year!!!