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Hello My Lovelies,
Hope you are all doing well! I have been back from LosAngeles 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 :)
MACcosmetics 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 ShowOrchid. 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
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