Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Mail Haul

Hey Everyone,

In the last 3 weeks or so I have been lucky enough to receive some awesome presents and prizes in the mail. I am not usually someone who gets a lot of mail, so I was so excited every time I saw one of these packages in my mailbox.

The first package I received was from my friend Kim. I gave her a ticket to the M.A.C warehouse sale and she sent me a little package to say thank you (so sweet of her!). I was so excited when I opened her package and found:

1) Urban Decay Smoke Out Eyeliner in 'Black': As I posted in September favourites post, this has quickly become my favourite eyeliner. I have never been very good at applying eyeliner, but this pencil is so soft and creamy, making it super easy to apply.

2) Urban Decay Brow Beater in 'Brilliant Blonde': This eyebrow pencil has two sides. One side has a light brown pencil (perfect for my brow colour) and the other side has a wax tip and a small brush to help tame unruly brows.

3) Philosophy Kiss Me Lip Balm: This extremely moisturizing lipgloss gives my lips a lot of shine and a little bit of colour. This gloss has a minty scent and when applied it makes my lips feel tingly and cool.

The second package I received in the mail was from Marie of Confessions of a Make Up Addict. Marie is one of the first people I met through my blog and we have quickly become good friends. I was so excited when I found out I won her 50 subscribers giveaway. As my prize, I was able to pick out one M.A.C eyeshadow and one M.A.C lipstick. Here is what I chose:

1) M.A.C Eyeshadow in Mythology: This eyeshadow is the perfect shade for fall as it somehow manages to combine copper, gold and plum colours into one amazing shade. I don't know how I missed buying this colour in the past, but thanks to Marie I now have what I am sure will be an October favourite.

2) M.A.C Lipstick in "Chatterbox": M.A.C's Chatterbox lipstick is a warm toned hot pink (it is red based rather than blue). As one of M.A.C's amplified lipsticks not only is it super creamy, it is also extremely opaque which is perfect for my heavily pigmented lips.

The final package I received in the mail was from Ellie of Ellie Loves... . Ellie has a giveaway every Friday (amazing!) and I was lucky enough to win one of them. As my prize I received:

1) Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in 'Light': Lately, my skin has been so oily. I apply powder so many times a day and still end up looking shiny most of the day. This powder claims to "create an ultra-fine finish that wear for 16 hours". I am so excited to try this powder out and to let you know if it really does control my shine all day.

Top: Smoke Out Pencil, Brow Beater
Bottom: Kiss Me Lip Balm, Mythology and Chatterbox

I absolutely love getting mail (especially if it contains makeup) so I owe a huge thank you to Kim, Marie and Ellie for the awesome presents and prizes I received! If you haven't already checked out Marie or Ellie's blogs please do! They are both super talented and super sweet.



  1. I love getting goodies in the mail too!

  2. I second the love getting mail part! Especially when you don't know something's coming!
    Lovely prizes & awesome choices. Mythology looks divine!
    Chrissy xx

  3. I love getting goodies in the mail too! Congrats on winning! :)

  4. I'm so glad you like the goodies I sent you, :) ( and now I really want to buy mythology to! AHAH :) )
    You got some amazing gift too, never forget that you have amazing followers because you're amazing too :)


  5. Lucky you! :) the mythology looks really pretty

  6. Aww...tht's so nice! I love getting packages in the mail as well. It's such a pleasant feeling.


  7. It's super nice of your friend to send a care package. Congrats on winning the giveaways.

  8. Awww soo lucky! I love the lipgloss! It really gives your lips the best minty feeling!


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  9. Luckkyyy! I love getting stuff from the mail too! and yes,especially cosmetics! LOL

  10. Wow, lucky! That lipstick looks gorgeous!

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  11. Congrats on those wins!! Who doesnt ♥ getting makeup!! LOL..makeup makes me happy =)

  12. I love getting mail like this! :p It all looks wonderful..I actually wasn't a fan of the UD smokeout pencils but I'm going to give them another try. Mythology looks gorgeous!

  13. congrats! these prizes are great :)

  14. I had a very nice experience with that particular Revlon powder in the past. I hope you are as pleased with it as I was :D


  15. Lucky you!

    I'd love if you reviewed the philosophy gloss.

    thanks a bunch


    xoxo stay fabulous

  16. Nice goodies! There's nothing like free makeup! ;)

  17. waaw you've bought nice stuff :)

  18. Glad you liked the stuff Alicia. I appreciated you sending me the Mac warehouse sale ticket!!


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