My Picks: RiRi Heart MAC Collection

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MAC recently launched RiRi Heart MAC collection that was exclusively online, and those were my picks from the collection.

I got RiRi Woo lipstick (red) from the first launch of RiRi’s collaboration with MAC that was around 2 months ago, and it was also included in the second collection. It is an almost exact color as MAC’s Ruby Woo which is a permanent lipstick.

The purple lipstick which is called RiRi Boy (btw i love the names!) is a retro matte as they described it, ive seen online comparison to Up The Amp which is almost the exact color but its creamy.

As for the powder blush, it has two shades, the bronzer and the blush, it can be used each separately or both mixed together.

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Oz The Great and Powerful Theodora Palette

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This is not a new palette, it was launched before the movie Oz the Great and Powerful showed in theaters. The idea of this palette is to suit the witch Theodora which she had an amazing makeup in the movie (not when she turned green :-D). She was wearing a smokey brown on her eyes and red lips.

Now this palette (Theodora) has all those beautiful brown shades which i mostly use along with the ivory color, i rarely use the duo colors, only when needed. Those eyeshadows are removable, and i believe those are the same as the recently launched empty palettes also by Urban Decay and you can fill them with the eyeshadows you choose.

The palette also contain a black liner and a lip/gloss pen in red (not shown in picture).

The palette is a Limited Edition, and there is another one named after the other good witch which is called Glinda.

NARS Pierre Hardy Blush

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NARS recently launched a Limited Edition collection by Pierre Hardy, i only got one blush which is called Rotonde.

The blush size is bigger than normal NARS blushes, it is like the bronzer’s size. The color i picked is orange with gold lines, at first couple of uses it gave me a shimmery effect but later on the gold lines disappeared and all i got is the orange color.

It is highly pigmented so a light dip of the brush is more than enough.

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Olay BB Cream

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Just saw this ad in a magazine, Olay recently launched a BB Cream and as described “with a touch of MAX FACTOR Foundation”.

My skin doesnt go well with OLAY products so i am skipping this one. Throughout the years i tried many products and everytime i use one it breaks out my skin, even when i heard about their “award winning” Regenerist anti aging line i went and bought it but i never learned from my lesson and it broke out my skin really bad.

Revlon ColorStay Foundation

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Lately ive been purchasing alot from drugstores, i used to be against it but now drugstore products started to compete the expensive lines.

Ive been really enjoying this foundation from Revlon, it took me a while to pick my shade because as you know not all testers are available for the drugstore brands. I dont know if this happens globally but it is very frustrating in here, most drugstore brands dont have testers for all their products, so this foundation was one of them, until one day more testers were brought and i had the chance to try them.

ColorStay foundation comes in two kinds one for oily/combination skin and one for normal/dry skin, since my skin is oily i picked the oily/combination foundation.

So far ive been loving it, it didnt break out my skin, it didnt change color, it stays all day even with ablution which amazed me because mostly such “unmoving” foundations tend to be a bit drying but not this one, my skin stays healthy and radiant all day.

Regarding coverage it is light to medium which i prefer for a daily use, and the thing i love about it that it doesn’t settle in the corner of the mouth which happens with most foundations.

Frozen Yogurt, Healthy Addiction

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Now beat the heat with a healthy cup of frozen yogurt, and dont forget to add a daily doze of fresh fruits, this is a healthy way to beat the ice cream and sweet cravings. I am well known for my sweet cravings, especially midnights i always die for an ice cream, but right now i always die for a frozen yogurt!! I didnt excpect not for a second in my life that i will love it, i dont really like yogurt and i hate fruits but this thing is so yummy i cant stop having it.

The good thing that i dont feel guilty after having it, first of all it is made of a non-fat/skimmed milk/yogurt in addition to a healthy yogurt you can add your toppings, try to skip the chocolate and sugary stuff and add more of the fresh fruits.

My favorite order is an original yogurt, and i usually add those yummy toppings (Raspberry, Mango, Granola and Oreo) I try not to have Oreo all the time and replace it with Granola.

My top favorite is Pinkberry mainly because their toppings are fresh, Yogoday is my second choice because there is a branch closer to my residence.

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My Pick: MAC All About Orange Collection

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Recently, MAC launched a collection called All About Orange, most of the collection are of orange-y shades, i didnt pick much, i only got one lipstick called Tart n Trendy and it has a Lustre finish and one blush called Royal Sunset.

I have ordered them from Nordstrom, as you know MAC launches the collections pretty late in the Middle East comparing to US and Europe, i believe around 2 months later or so.

 

Euthymol, the best toothpaste?

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I have read and heard about this toothpaste so much that i had to try it myself, alot of people are raving about it, how good and healthy it is. To be honest i still don’t understand what the hype is all about because i just started using it.

Now this toothpaste is well known for its strong antiseptic smell and taste, it is very “hot” that i can barely leave the paste in my mouth, i feel the instant urge of rinsing my mouth, this only happened to me on the first use but then i got used to it. As a matter of fact i loved this stinging feeling, i am well known if loving strong minty hot toothpastes and this thing does it all. Since it is very strong in taste and smell i stopped using my regular mouthwash, as i said this thing does it all!!

Another thing, Euthymol is Fluoride free, i still dont understand why is it better, i always thought that having Fluoride in a toothpaste is good, but i have read that some people with gum problems are somehow allergic to Fluoride, I am still new to this toothpaste and i will dig and read more about it.

The tube is smaller than a regular toothpaste tube, the ones we mostly use are 120ml but this one is only 75ml. In addition, the toothpaste is in pink color, how cool is this!! I believe the pink tone will make teeth brighter in time, or so i hope!!

Now let me tell you that Euthymol is not available in the UAE or anywhere close, most people buy it from the UK and i have ordered it from Amazon UK website, it even costs less that the US Amazon.