Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mac Cosmetics Lipstick || New Favorites + Unexpected Colors



{Apron by Bettie Von Sweetz - Find a link HERE}

Hi beauties!  It has been too long since my last makeup post, and I've been trying out a lot of beautiful new products recently.  Today is all about lipstick - new favorites, and some unexpected shades you might not know that I love.  

First, I am so excited to share the new Mac Cosmetics Love Me Lipstick!  I had the pleasure of trying on all of the reds in the collection, so I want to share some stand-out favorites with you.  First, I'll say that I am really really loving the this collection.  The texture and color pay-off resembles what I would imagine true vintage lipstick to be like.  I used to prefer only matte because of the "sheer" tint to non-matte and of course the lack of staying power.  This collection however has a moist yet thick and buttery, which results in a very vivid pigment.  I've also noticed that it is pretty long-wearing for a satin-finish lip!  Here are my favorites so far, and a few that I love from the previously released "Powder Kiss Collection."

New Favorites // Mac Love Me Lipstick

1. Give Me Fever - Red 
Description is true red. I absolutely love it!  It's one of my new go-to shades.



2. E For Effortless - Dark Red 
It is a deep red, which I love for Fall/Winter and 30's inspired looks!



3. Maison Rouge - Even Deeper and Darker!


Unexpected Colors 

1. Mandarin O (Powder Kiss Collection) - Coral Peach
Bright salmon pink, and on me looks like a toned down red when paired with cherry red pencil.  I love this shade for more casual daytime outings or meetings!





2. Scattered Petals (Powder Kiss Collection) - Light Pink
This is my go-to pink.  Pink, you say?  Yes!  Admittedly I do wear pink occasionally and I love it.  Pinks were common in the 1950's and of course the 1960's.  Think Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief, Marilyn in HTMAM, etc!







3. Shamelessly Vain - Bright Orange - especially love this for fall!


Finally, on the subject of makeup, just wanted to share a few products I've been loving from my recent Boxycharm packages!

* Tarte eye face palette
* Ace Beaute pink eye shadow
* Modabrush grip eye kit
* Becca hydra mist powder




 Love from New York City 
Rachel

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Robe in the Garden || Secrets in Lace Tropical Kimono


From the beach in summer to the garden in fall, the new Tropical Kimono from Secrets in Lace satisfies all glam lounging needs!  This stunning robe would be perfect for mid-century 1960's vibes, but I can just as easily envision Joan Blondell wrapping this luxurious silky piece over her little silk tap pants, like in the boudoir seen in Gold Diggers of 1933!  For our setting today, I chose Central Park's formal Garden: Conservatory Garden, which was designed in 1935 after the previously placed 1898 Conservatory was taken down.


Sponsored by Secrets in Lace

{Mac Cosmetics 'Love Me' lipstick in give me fever // Niccoco Creations flowers // Platinum Parlour earrings}









 Love from New York City 
Rachel

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Happy September || Burgundy in Heart My Closet




Happy September!  The feeling of Fall is in the air.  I'm already transitioning to darker colors, beginning with the newly released vibrant crimson shade of one of my favorite Heart My Closet dresses.  You might remember my post from one cold winter day in the gray version of this design!  That was over a year ago, which shows just how timeless it is - really all of Heart My Closet dresses are just that: timeless.

Sponsored by Heart My Closet
Deborah Pleated Burgundy Dress 

{Lady Jane Vintage earrings & gloves // Secrets in Lace stockings // Abigail Aldridge couture hat // Mac Cosmetics lipstick in 'give me fever'}






 Love from New York City 
Rachel