Saturday, May 26, 2012

Settling Abroad with Hey Sailor!

I really did try to think of an interesting title. :(

Do you like my Photoshopped-in hat?

Okay so I know these have been released overseas for quite some time already, and I've been spending my free time reading blog reviews, and swatches while waiting patiently for these to arrive in Canada on May 24th!!

What am I talking about?

The new MAC Summer Collection, Hey Sailor! 

I've always loved anything and  e v e r y t h  i n g  nautical. It is a reoccurring trend that basically comes back every damn year. (Does it even leave?) It's definitely a theme that never gets old. The navy, red, and white combination is absolutely fantastic so you can bet on it that I am completely in love with the MAC Hey Sailor! Collection's packaging.

The official launch date took place on a Thursday which I had school, and work back-to-back. I did manage to take a sneak peek during my break. (Thank goodness I work in a mall!!) I swatched everything that was in sight which only ceased to fuel my excitement as every product was highly pigmented and colourful. But then, what DID I expect from MAC?

Forward to the next day, I knew I needed to stop by and spend time with the collection right away. I was so thankful I finally had a day off, and that it was also PAY DAY. Which means I could afford to splurge on a lipstick, or two... ;) (Foreshadowing!!)

I already had the day planned out; weather was amazing as well which always make going out alot better. Before I hit the MAC counters down town, I went to the mall to locate this bandeau shirt that I have been lusting for almost a month at Garage! I assumed it has arrived in stores since they finally stocked it on their website.

And it was there!!!

It comes in two colours, and I snagged the one in my size. I preferred the other colour but there was only Medium and Large left. So happy that Garage has a free shipping service if you order at the store!! So convenient since my shirt was only $12, and if I wanted to buy it online at home, I would have needed an order over $75. -.-" No thanks la!

I'll write a post about them another time since I don't want to take away the spotlight of my MAC haul. :)

Before stepping into the MAC store, I had limited myself to two products. The plan was a lipstick, and a blush/bronzer.

I tried on basically everything in the collection. Except for the eye shadows which I knew I did not need any more no matter how pretty the colours are!!

So in this collection of 40 or so items, I stuck with my budget and only bought two lipsticks. The bronzer and blush didn't 'wow' me enough to consider a purchase. But I might go back for the bronzer just because of the packaging! I don't really own any bronzers anyway. ;)

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." - Gwyneth Paltrow

So which colours did I pick out from the collection?

 Been on the search for the perfect anchored necklace for quite a while. I think I will resume the search. :) The anchor is my own pin that came from a clothing article.

Red Racer & Sail La Vie

*Squeals The packaging is SOO freaking cute !!! I prefer holding onto these than my Chanel lipsticks. I'm in love! 

Here is the Red Racer, which is a hot red lipstick. From what I heard, this has been the most popular pick from the batch of lipsticks! And I can see why, this colour is incredibly sexy. 

Sail La Vie is a more orange type of shade. I used to stay away from anything orange, and orange lips sounded like the ugliest thing back then. But it's summer, and I've been finding different bright shades to have fun with this season! 

Side by side comparison.

I tried doing some swatches, and take some pictures of the items in action, but it failed!! I couldn't properly angle my lips in a way that would make the picture look flattering. Or that I realize my lips don't really have a defined shape which makes it boring. -_- I even googled how to 'take good pictures of your lips."  Wtf.

FOTD/OOTD ! I been wearing alot of purple lately..

I wish I was into MAC make up last year, or whichever year held the Wonder Woman collection. Looking back on the pictures, the packaging is AHH-MAZING. So jelly at all the females that gotten their hands on them!!!

I'm not really into reviews cause I'm not an expert on these things.. but I'll keep you posted how I like these lipsticks and how it looks on me!!! ;)

Did you get anything from this collection?

Tifa Mai

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At May 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM , Blogger mizzsandychau said...

love the lipstick packaging, and i'm obsessed with orange lipstick! current favourite orange-coral is the tutti frutti shade by revlon lip butters =)

At May 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Thanks Sandy!!! OMG Thanks for the suggesting, I was just thinking that this lipstick isn't orange enough for me ! -_-

At May 30, 2012 at 2:31 PM , Blogger mimika said...

I love this look! The packaging is cute too! Btw I thought your sailor head was real until I saw your comment lolz :)

At May 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Jo said...

Oh, when I first saw your blog header picture, I thought that you look a little like one of our local celebrity. You look adorable with the sailor's hat!

At May 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Yeahh the packaging is amazing. <3

Thanks! It means my Photoshop skills are improving. :D

At May 31, 2012 at 4:02 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

:$:$ Aww shucks! Thanks for the compliment. :)

At June 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Pop Champagne said...

you are so cute and the sailor collection looks adorable!!

At June 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Aw thanks! :) You're quite the cutie yourself. ;)

At June 3, 2012 at 1:07 AM , Blogger kerker said...

I need to stop by Mac to see if we have this in australia yet! The colors you picked looks really lovely on you!

At June 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger PinkOrchids said...

Gosh the packaging is so cute! The colour looks really pretty!

At June 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Yeah I smile whenever I look at it, :) It's just amazing... ! The colours are fantastic as well. Very good buy :D

At June 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

YEAH YOU DO GIRL!!!! The packaging are sooo cute, and beautiful wearable colours. :)!!!! Let me know if you get any! And tyty! <3

At June 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM , Blogger Jo said...

Thank you for leaving me a sweet note and for following dear. I just followed you too! =)

At June 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Thanks Jo!! :) Looking forward to knowing you more. Xo

At June 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Aqua said...

this line has such cute packaging :) theyre really getting more creative with their stuff :D

At June 8, 2012 at 2:59 AM , Blogger Melina said...

i loved the sailor collection soooooooooo much, I'm the biggest sailor fan ;D

At June 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Yeahh I love it!!! I wish I was into MAC when the Wonder Woman collection came out. Now THOSE packaging were the bomb. <3

At June 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

!!!! ME TOOO!!! :) I just got the cutest anchor ring. Sailorrrr sailorrr everyday!

At June 10, 2012 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Wendy said...

yes!! the wonderwoman collection was definitely one of my favourites!! my favourite lipstick from that collection (marquise' d) is almost all used up :'( :'( :'(

At June 10, 2012 at 6:08 AM , Blogger whimsicalityindisguise said...

omgoodness the packaging is absolutely cute!!! the colour looks so good on you!!! thank you for this post, you have such a cute blog~!!


At June 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM , Blogger suki pooki said...

I was really anticipating for this collection too and was scared that it was going to come out when I was gone on my trip but luckily it didn't! I only got one lip stick, Sail La Vie but I'm soooo tempted to get one of the blushes because it reminds me of Nars orgasm but more peachy! You look sooo cute and pretty as usual!

At June 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM , Blogger Chaitea said...

Red Racer is my favorite color
I can see why it's so popular :D
I just love the theme of this new collection
and your photoshopped hat of course

At July 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM , Blogger KyandiiCandy said...

Wow love this ! xx

At July 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Ahhhh I'm so jelly you have it!! The packaging is gorgeouss. Would love to own something from it. :(

At July 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Aww thanks for the comment hun!!

At July 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Sail La Vie is a great colour! :)

And thanks hun :D

At July 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Hahah thank you!!! Red Racer is a beautiful shade of red. And you can't go wrong with a sailor theme!!

At July 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Tifa said...

Thankss!!! :D


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