Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Mac Empties & Haul





Before I get into this post I need your help! I'm undecided as to whether I should change my url to just Pretty Little instead of Pretty Little Beauty Blog as I feel like the latter is slightly too long, what do you think? Hmm.

Anyway, on with the post! If you didn't know, Mac run a scheme where you can hand in six empty Mac items into the store and in exchange you get to choose a free lipstick. How generous! You probably already know but I thought I'd recap just in case you didn't! As I had quite a little collection of empty products building up, I thought now was a better time than any to add yet another Mac lipstick to my stash.

I took in two empty bottles of Studio Fix Fluid, which is my favourite foundation as it's got really great coverage and is really long wearing! I also handed over an empty Blot Powder compact which is just the best for oily skin, it gets rid of any unwanted shine and doesn't add any colour or coverage so no matter how much you apply it won't go cakey! Lastly I gave in two Prep + Prime highlighters in Light Boost and the remains of my old Pure Zen lipstick, both of which I spoke about in my 2014 Favourites here if you'd like to read more!

I chose to get Patisserie as my free lipstick which is a really pretty natural pink shade, what a shock another neutral lipstick! I swear I have an absolute ton of the same lipstick colour that only I could tell the difference between haha, I can't help it okay. I did question whether I should get something bright like Ruby Woo or Show Orchid, but I'd probably only use them once in a blue moon so at least with a nude lipstick I know I'm going to get lots of use out of it! Whilst I was there I also purchased another Blot Powder, my third to be exact, would've been rude not to wouldn't it!

What are your favourite Mac products?

xoxo

33 comments :

  1. I love their studio fix foundation too, I also like their pro long wear concealer. Great lipstick pick, you can't have too many pinky nudes :)

    ps. I like the way pretty little beauty blog rolls off for your URL :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Ooh I've not tried that concealer! I know we just need them all don't we haha. Okie doke thanks for the help! xo

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  2. That's the thing about us makeup junkies -- we can never have way too many nude lipsticks. They're the same at the same time they're not the same! :P

    Just a suggestion: how 'bout you do a post on your favorite nude lipsticks? Would LOVE to know your top nude picks. :D

    I for one think that "-beautyblog" in your url is unnecessary and can make your site a tricky one to type, especially since it includes "-". But that's just my opinion. :)

    Love you Cath! xo

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    1. Good idea that's definitely a post I'd love to write! Quite a few of my lipsticks are fairly worn down now so I doubt they'd be very pretty to photograph though haha. Ah thanks for the input, I totally agree I kinda feel as though having beauty blog written in my title is stating the obvious a bit! Only trouble is I think 'prettylittle' is taken so it would probably have to be 'pretty-little' :/ xo

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  3. I've yet to finish 1 Mac product never mind 6

    Danielle Mac

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  4. Beauty blog on top of your name can be a bit too long, but maybe you can just leave out blog?! Up to you I guess. I love the look of that lipstick, such a gorgeosu shade. I wonder if I will ever finish 6 products from MAC haha x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Ahh I don't know what to do haha. It's so lovely! It's only because all of them were products I used almost daily! xo

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  5. Gorgeous lipstick shade, I kind of like your name as it is too :) x

    www.allaboutthatmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's such a lovely shade! Aw okay thank you! xo

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  6. The lipstick shade is gorgeous, I always get more use from nude shades too but you can never have too much lippy!

    Tasha xo
    skinnysandstripes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha definitely! never usually go without lipstick, so my neutrals are a must for me! xo

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  7. I love the look of this lipstick I've not seen this colour before! Loving your blog!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I've not heard too much about it either! Thank you! :) xo

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  8. I love the Back to Mac scheme, and Patisserie is such a gorgeous shade :) My favourite Mac products have to be their lipsticks and MSF :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Same it's such a good idea! Yeah I thin their lipsticks are my fave too, I may have quite a few now haha xo

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  9. I totally understand you when it comes to always getting similar shades (even though it happens to me with the reds) but I've been loving nudes recently and I want to try so many! The one you got looks really pretty!!

    I think changing your blog name is a good idea because it's easier to remember! Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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    1. Haha I just see it in the store and I'm like oo that looks pretty and then I get home and compare it to all my other lipsticks that look pretty much the same haha. Yeah that's what I was thinking, thanks! xo

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  10. I've been saving my MAC products for ages now, so far I have 5 and I've been wondering what shade I should get, Patisserie looks amazing though! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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    1. Yeah it took me a little while to save mine up too! I had the lipstick for almost a year before it ran out! xo

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  11. Great blog post !!! had a great read !!

    love your blog !!


    would love to see you over on my blog http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

    have a nice day

    Jade
    xx

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  12. I love MAC lipsticks because the pigment is so good! x

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    1. I think they may be my favourite! xo

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  13. I recently done back to mac too, first time! The Studio Fix Fluid is also my favourite foundation, last on the skin for so long. x

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    1. This was my first as well! It's such a good idea, but did take me a while to collect up to six products haha xo

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  14. I must get Patisserie asap, looks so gorgeous for everyday!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Oh it is soo perfect as an everyday lipstick! It's such a 'your lips, but better' shade! xo

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  15. I love mac and had no idea that you could give in empties and get a freebie, how lovely! Thanks for letting me know haha. I love the mac lipstick in shade Creme Cup. Its a nice pinky nude shade too xx

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    1. Ah no problem, be sure not to throw away your used up items! Yes I love that shade! It was the first Mac lipstick I ever bought :) xo

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  16. for such a prominent brand, i dont have a lot of products from MAC. just one lipstick and i liked their careblend powder...there's more than a handful of their eyeshadows in my stash but that's really about it.
    the back2mac program is great though even if i haven't finished enough to really utilze it.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  17. Great post, I love MAC products :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!.

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I adore Studio Fix, and this has reminded me to actually repurchase it!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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