Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Giveaway and some more MAC!

I know, it looks delicious.

Indeed, it was (!) but this cheeky little cheesecake has scuppered my blog plans a little.

I was planning to do an outfit post today, I have a couple of little dresses to show you but after a long weekend of overindulgence, I really don't feel like fluttering around in front of the camera. In fact, to be honest, I can hardly move. Yes, I really did eat that much!

So while we are waiting for the great bloat to pass, I thought I would share with you the rest of my MAC haul.

You already know about All That Glitters but I also picked up some other eye shadows specifically, Retrospeck; Bronze and Mystery.

Mystery has been on my wish list for a while now. Tanya Burr has done a couple of tutorials with it and created some gorgeous, smoky eyes. I would love to be able to create eye make up similar to this.

I guess, I'm hoping that merely including Mystery in my own collection will bring me one step closer to Tanya's amazing make up looks and talent. Hmmm, yeah, if only it was that easy!

Still, I don't think I'm going to regret purchasing Mystery. It is such a nice cool toned matt brown which seems a better brown for me. Some of the reddier browns such as Sable can make my eyes look tired and irritated. Mattes also seem to offer a more definite contour.

Bronze was a little bit more of a random purchase. It looked great in the pan and swatched well. When you pair these little points with the fact that gold/peachy shadows seem to bring out the little hazel specks in my green pupils -and oh yes, makes my eyes "pop"!- then really, Bronze was destined to come home with me.

Retrospeck, too, was a random purchase. It looks pretty and swatches well but in reality, online reviews seem a bit blah. Some suggest that the shadow is not particularly pigmented and I do worry that maybe, it will look a bit ashy on me. I guess, time will tell but I think, Retrospeck is most likely to become my new inner eye highlight if I reach for it at all!

I also brought three lipsticks, Angel (a current fave); Hug Me (a newbie for me. I asked for Hue and I guess, the assistant grabbed the wrong one out of the draw. Still, I'm gonna give Hug Me a shot as I haven't really got any wearable browns in my collection) and the one I'm a bit dreamy about at the moment, Creme Cup.

I've heard so much about Creme Cup but still, I can't remember ever trying it. I guess, Creme Cup falls in to that Hue, Patesserie, Angel, 'pink nude' type class and since I kind of lost my heart to Hue, the day I first walked in to MAC, it has took me too long to give the others any attention but yes, indeed, you were all right! Creme Cup is amazing and like Angel, comes in to its own when you give it a chance. I can tell you now, this cremesheen isn't going be far from my lips this week!

Well, I think, that is about all I got from MAC this week. However, I will be returning again soon (I need Hue!) which brings me to my giveaway.


The 50 Follower Giveaway!!!!

Yay, that's right, I am giving you a chance to win either a MAC lipstick or a MAC eye shadow of your choice.

I know, its hardly original but who doesn't want need another piece of MAC?!

So here are the rules!

- This giveaway is open internationally.

- You must be a Google Connect Follower of Mission Me.

-A For one entry: You must leave a comment on this post naming the lipstick or eye shadow you would like, if you win. Please also leave me a contact e-mail or blog address so I can contact you if you win.

-B You will receive two additional entries, if you also tweet about the giveaway. Please remember to mention me @xessjay23x so I can see your tweet. You also need to link back to this post and mention your tweet (and your name on twitter) in your comment here.

-C/D You will receive three additional entries, if you mention the giveaway in your blog post or/and sidebar. You must link to this post. You must also link me to your post/sidebar in the comment below so I can see it. If you mention the giveaway in a post and in the sidebar, you will receive six additional entries.

-Each person can only enter once in A, B, C, D. Basically, nobody is entitled to more then 9 entries.

-This giveaway will end on 0001am, UK time on Wednesday, 1st of February 2012.

- There will be one winner. That winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive a lipstick or eye shadow of their choice from the MAC permanent line as long as I can get hold of it.

- This is my giveaway so my discretion is final!

*Just in case, I've confused you all. Here is a comment similar to one you might leave, if you decide to enter

'Enter me! I follow your blog with GFC. I would like to win ...........! My google name is .................. and my e-mail address is ..........@...........! I have also tweeted about your giveaway. My twitter name is ............! I've also posted about your giveaway here http://.............. and in the sidebar of my blog here http://..........'

I hope this is clearer then mud for you, lovelies! Good luck!! Can't wait to see which lippies and shadows you're yearning for!

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. Details of the winning entry (and a peek at some lovely MAC lippies) can be found here, link.



kym said...

If I win could I please have mac hue lipstick? Would love to try it :)

Fab giveaway :)


Will tweet too xx

Ess-Jay24 said...

Great giveaway, i'm following via GFC.
I like the look of Angel Lipstick, so pretty, so that's my choice if i'm lucky enough to win :)


Essjay23x said...

@Kym Thank you! Great choice, Hue has to be my all time fave. Good luck!!

Essjay23x said...

@Ess-Jay24 I've been wearing Angel a lot lately mainly with Underage. Very pretty and easy to wear. Good luck!

Juliana said...

I would love MAC Girl About Town lipstick

Great giveaway :)


Laura said...

Hi lovely! Congrats on 50 followers, you deserve them (and more!)
I follow via GFC
I'd love to win Sable eyeshadow
I have tweeted here as @beautylovenotes



Essjay23x said...

@Juliana @Laura Thank you both! Good luck :))

Joan said...

Hello, thank u for your comment and for following my blog!
enter me please!! i would love to win the ''a perfect day'' mac lipstick.
thanx for the chance! ;)
Also,i wrote about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog http://umakefashion.blogspot.com/
check it out!

Joan said...

oh i forgot my email! umakefashion@yahoo.com

Essjay23x said...

@Joan Thank you, Hun x Good luck, I'm not sure I've heard of Perfect Day. I'm curious, nice name, will have to see what that one looks like ;)

Ciara said...

GFC: Ciara M
Email: Ciara-leanne@live.ie
Lipstick shade: Angel! :D
On sidebar of my blog: Artdesignandbeauty.blogspot.com

Thank you so much for the chance(:

Essjay23x said...

@Ciara No problem. Good luck!:)

Kat said...

That's true, everybody needs more MAC! :)

So if I win, i pick either MAC perfect day, hue, angel or vegas volt! (lots of choices, i know) ;)

GFC: Kat
email: katch05 at gmail dot com

soccermom1 said...

* gfc: soccermom1
* I'd choose Palladium
* tweet @rjs682

email: rjs682 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the chance!!

Essjay23x said...

@Kat Hee hee, I never know which one to choose in these giveaways either. Good luck!:)
@soccermum1 No problem. Thank you for following and entering. Good luck!x

tmc480 said...

I am following via gfc- tmc480
If I win I think I'd like to try bronze.

email- tmc480 at yahoo dot com

Essjay23x said...

@tmc480 Ooh, I just got that one myself. It's lovely, good luck!:)

Ugly Duckling said...

As I said, can't pass up the chance to enter this so here I am!

I follow your blog with GFC. If I won I think I'd like Cockney or Lady bug!

I am tweeting about this giveaway right now for the extra entries :) I will include you in the tweet of course!

I'm sure you know where to find me but just in case...


Crossing all my fingers now.



Olga said...

Enter me!
I follow your blog with GFC. I would like to win Creme Cup!
My google name is Olga and my e-mail address is olgaliki77@gmail.com
I have also tweeted about your giveaway. My twitter name is @olgap77
I've also posted about your giveaway here http://leavemeonthecatwalk.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html and in the sidebar of my blog here http://leavemeonthecatwalk.blogspot.com

stefanie gladden said...

Enter me! I follow your blog with GFC. I would like to win MAC eyeshadow in Woodwinked! My google name is Stefanie Gladdenand my e-mail address is stefanie.gladden@gmail.com

I have also tweeted about your giveaway. My twitter name is @steffers516
and I tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/steffers516/status/163834812744998913

Essjay23x said...

@Olga Fantastic choice, good luck x
@Stefanie Ooh, Tanya burr did a nice look with that one recently. Good luck x
@Amelia Thank you for all your support! Good luck x

ryanac32 said...

I would love to win Howzat
I am following and I tweeted


ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

Essjay23x said...

@ryanac32 Thank you for entering and tweeting. Good luck!:)x

Lipstick Fridays said...

Lipstick in angel x following through GFC and tweeted x lipstick-fridays@hotmail.co.uk

Essjay23x said...

@Lipstick Fridays Fantastic choice :) Good luck!!

C.S.I Beauty Blog said...

Have to enter this, eyeing up my first mac purchase at the moment. Following on GFC

I'd love the creme cup one, if I won please x


Essjay23x said...

@C.S.I Beauty Blog
Awh Sweetie, I am so, soo sorry but the giveaway ended at 0001 this am. I have kind of got to keep to the rules I set in the post.:(
I'm so sorry, Hun. It would have been amazing if your first MAC product was a win (and the lovely Creme Cup too). Sorry again xxx

C.S.I Beauty Blog said...

Ahh not a problem, don't worry at all =)

FrangiePani said...

If I win, I would like lip stick shade, Blankety, and eye shadow shade, moleskin.
GFC: smurfette.
email: jslbrown_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

FrangiePani said...

Entry #1 for tweeting giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/LuLu_Brown24/status/166206453877710848
email: jslbrown_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

FrangiePani said...

Entry #2 for tweeting giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/LuLu_Brown24/status/166206453877710848
my twitter name: @lulu_brown24

Essjay23x said...

Thank you for following!:)I hope you enjoy my posts.
However, sorry, this giveaway has closed. I announced the winner in a recent post last week.
Sorry for the confusion, I have now edited this post to link to the winners reveal!!!
Hope you get Blankety and Moleskin soon! :)


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