31 May, 2008

MAC Overrich Release Date Fall 2008

Guess What...Yup,..ANOTHER collection from MAC. This one is caled Overrich and is due to release sometime August/September 2008. I must tell you I am SUPER SUPER excited about this one!!!! :)

Ok,..so first off this collection consists of 8 metallic pigments. Yes,..METALLIC! Ohhhhh I'm in love! There's also a wide range of colors so if you're into the neutral or the bold,..there's def a color or two for you!

So unfortunetly this is the best pic out there right now. I have been searching like crazy to get something else,..but no such luck. I'll be sure to update you when I find a better pic.


Blonde's Gold: Light tan with gold and white pearl

Antique Green: turquoise green with gold pearl

Vintage gold: Tarnished green with green pearl

Museum bronze: Rich taupe with gold pearl

Mauvemnet: Cool taupe with gold pearl

Mega-Rich: Frosty burnt orange with gold pearl

Copperbeam: Rusted brown with red pearl

Heritage Rouge: Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl

Thanks so much to kissandmakeup.tv for pics :)

27 May, 2008

Kat Von D's Make-up Line

Ok Guys,....Sephora has Released Kat Von D's new make-up line in their stores and on their website. The packaging I must admit,...looks AWESOME! You all know how I'm a sucker for packaging,...so I think I may give this one a try. I've been doing some research on this brand and I must say I did find one BIG fault. From what I've gathered,..supposedly this brand is actually just sephora brand make-up with Kat's packaging. I dunno about all that,....but again,...I'm still gonna at least check it out and do some major swatching before making a purchase.

For anyone who doesn't know who Kat Von D is,...she's a tattoo artist based out of LA. Her parlor is called High Voltage Tattoo.She was on the shows Miami Ink and now her own show LA Ink on TLC. She also has a myspace account herehttp://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=554683

I gotta tell you all I'm not a fan of Kat Von D. It's not that I don't like her,.it's just that I don't care. I've only seen the shows a small handful of times,..mainly when nothing else is on and I need some background noise. I do however really like the packaging and the colors her collection has to offer.

Ok,..so I haven't purchased anything from her collection yet,..but we wanna know....

Ok guys..here's so pics of her line and some prices. I don't have all the available colors listed, but you can click on the title of my blog to connect to Sephora's website.

Ok,..so these are her eyeshadow palettes. They look great,..but I'm not sure how pigmented they are. Again,...the packaging is awesome. You can choose from these two options,..or of course GET BOTH!!!

This is her Autograph Eyeliner. There are 6 diff colors to choose from, most having a sparkle or metallic look.

Here's her Painted Love Lipstick, which comes in 4 diff colors. You pretty much have to like red to buy these. There is one color that is on the pink side,..but still dark in my opinion.

This is her Kat Eye Brush Set. Again, here the packaging is continued on the handle of the brushes. The set includes an angled eyeshadow brush, an eyeshadow blending brush, an angled brow brush, a smudge brush, and a flat eyeliner brush. The case is a black vinyl with more of the roses. I dunno about this. I'll def look into it,..but I've never had much luck with Sephora Brush Sets. For the true Kat Von D fan,..IT'S A MUST!!

If you haven't seen these vids yet,..here's some advertising vids that have been up on youtube for quite some time.

Ok so there you go. Let me know what you think of if you guys have tried this stuff out yet! The prices vary to me. For the eyeshadows I think it's pretty cheap,..but $18 on a lipstick,..I dunno... I'll be sure to look further into this brand and let you know what I come up with.

Stay Beautiful :)

23 May, 2008

AMP Cosmetics

Let me start out by saying that I am totally IN LOVE with this brand!!!!! Also Ralph, the creator, is absolutely amazing and I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to him for everything!! I've connected their site to the title of my blog so for anyone that's interested, just click there. Otherwise their website is http://www.ampcosmetics.net/Products.html. If you purchase anything from this brand, please let them know that you heard of them from SASSAFRAXIA!!

Ok so where do I even begin! Let's start with background info.

First off this is a new company. While they may not have as much as a variety as other brands that have been out for years, their options are still def good. They offer bright colored eyeshadows, pretty blushes and intense lipsticks.

Second, they are based out of California and were created by a makeup artist, Ralph Kacy, from that area.

Third, the size of their products is outstanding. Their eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks are all 0.14 oz / 4 grams. I'll use MAC as a comparison since everyone seems to know this brand. MAC eyeshadows are 0.05 oz / 1.5 grams. MAC powder blushes are 0.21 oz / 6 grams. MAC lipsticks are 0.1 oz / 3 grams.

So you can already see that their eyeshadows are WAY bigger then MAC's, which I'll show you pics of a little later. Their lipsticks are also a little bigger and their blushes are actually a little smaller.

Ok, so now it's time for pricing! You won't believe this, everything on their site is $13. Yup,.. let me say this again,...EVERYTHING ON THEIR SITE IS $13!!! There are a few exceptions which I'll get to.

How amazing is that! So not only are their products bigger but their cheaper! LOVE IT!!

Ok so I'm sure you're wondering about the color pay off and if you're actually getting a good product. Well you are! The colors are highly pigmented with a very smooth application. The eyeshadows and the blushes are soft, so you don't need to press or rub very hard to get the product to come off. In other words, DON'T DIG INTO THESE PRODUCTS. The lipsticks also have a very good color payoff. To be honest I like this brand much more for their eyeshadows and their blushes(which you can also use as an eyeshadow), rather than their lipsticks. Then again I don't really wear lipstick all that much :)

So here's some more info on pricing. Again, everything on their site is $13 with these exceptions: Their Power Trios, which include 3 eyeshadow colors are $25 and they offer three different options. They also just added their Empty Playlist Palette which holds 8 of their eyeshadows or blushes which costs $20. The refillable eyeshadow or blush pans cost $7 each. ONLY $7!!!!

This is just the beginning of what all this brand has to offer. They also donate part of the sales to a charity and help musicians. Be sure to check out their site for more info.

Ok time for PICS!!!:

Ok so here's what their blushes look like. This is of course if you were to order them un-depotted from their website. It's def much better to purchase these already de-potted for $7 and then buy an empty palette.

Here's a look at their lipsticks. These are also $13. Oh by the way, do you see the color in the pic,..that's what it comes out like on your lips. There's no guessing around with these colors. What you see is what you get!

Here's a look at their empty Playlist Palette. These will run you $20 and as you can see it comes with a mirror. It also comes with a brush, which I failed to put in this pic. Sorry :(

So here's what their Playlist Palette and their Power Trio's look like. The one to the left is their Playlist Palette which I showed you a pic of an empty one earlier. The one to the right is their Power Trio. This one happens to be "Just Can't Get Enough", but they do offer 2 other options. These will run you $25.

Here's the colors that I currently have in my palette. The names of the colors are listed on the pic. Again,...LOVE THIS BRAND!!!!

This is a comparison in sizes between AMP's and MAC's eyeshadow. AMP is WAY bigger, oh and not to mention CHEAPER!!!

And,...the best part,.....SWATCHES! These colors are VERY VERY pigmented! All I have on my hand is some foundation and I applied everything dry.

Ok so I hope you like this brand as much as I do. If you purchase anything from them, let them know you heard oabout their brand from SASSAFRAXIA!!!

MAC Sonic Chic Release Date Summer 2008

Yop! It's MAC again! Anyone who's a fan of mineralized blushes will go gaa-gaa over this collection. It's called Sonic Chic. It only features mineralized blushes and a brush,..but the colors look beautiful!

Check it out!:

Mineralize Blush
Dainty Yellow pink with gold pearl
Warm Soul Mid-tone beige with gold
Nuance Mid-tone peach with gold pearl
Gentle Raspberry with Gold Pearl
Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl
Merrily Dirty burned red with gold pearl
Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl
Love Joy Mid-tone brown with gold pearl
Pleasantry Intense mid tone blue pink with gold pearl

181 Small Buffer Brush Ultra-soft natural, rounded dome tip brush for application of Blush and Powder. Smaller version of existing 182 Buffer Brush

thanks so much to temptalia.com for pics and info! :)

MAC Starflash Release Date Fall 2008

Can you believe it?! I mean honestly,..does MAC ever not have a collection coming out? Well this one isn't due till sometime this fall and it's called Starflash. I'll be sure to update you with new release date info and pics if they become available. These colors look AMAZING!!! Yes,..yet another large purchase from me.

Here's what I've got so far:

Dreammaker Frosty yellow gold (frost)
Grand Entrance Frosty neutral peach beige
Bold & Brazen Frosty light copper (frost)
Sunset B. Frosty clean mid-tone pink (frost)
Lotusland Frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl (frost)
Talent Pool Frosty blue green with gold pearl (frost)
Mink & Sable Frosty olive green (frost)
Smoke & Diamonds Frosty dirty taupe (frost)
Go Frosted bronze (frost)
Glamour Check! Frosty reddish brown
Top Hat Frosty dirty indigo (frost)
Star By Night Frosty mid-tone blue (frost)
Kohl Powers
Raven Intense black with red pearl
Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
Mystery Rich black with green and teal pearl
Feline Rich black

thanks so much to emptalia.com for pics and info :)

22 May, 2008

MAC Electroflash Release Date August,2008

Ok so these colors look CRAZY! These shadows are mineralized, which is the IN THING now. I can't wait to try these out in the stores. I've had bad luck in the past with shadows like these coming out crazy dark,...but who knows with these! Oh it'll be fun.


Mineralized Eye Shadow Duos (LE) Price TBD
Play on Plums Mélange/Mono - Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono
Sea & Sky Mélange/Mono - Silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining / Bright blue mono
Hot Contrast Mélange/Mono - Dirty red with silver and black veining / Black mono
Love Connection Mélange/Mono - Pale beige with gold and blue veining / Warm gold mono
Two to Glow Mélange/Mono - Dirty bronze with pink and orange veining / Orange mono
Odd Couple Mélange/Mono - Warm gold with lavender and bronze veining / Purple mono
Polar Opposites Mélange/Mono - Dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining / True silver mono
Fresh Green Mix Mélange/Mono - Golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining / Lime mono
Pink Split Mélange/Mono - Dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining / Pink with gold pearl mono

Lipsticks: $14.00USD
Vanity’s Child - Sheer pale beige with pearl (Lustre) (LE)
Fast Thrill - Frosty clean mid-tone pink with pearl (Frost) (LE)
Mellow Mood - Glossy mid-tone dirty pink with pearl (Lustre) (LE)
Dangerously Hot - Creamy deep brown red (Amplified) (LE)

Lipglass $14.00USD
Culture Clash - Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost) (LE)
Major Minor - Frosty mid-tone beige with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost) (LE)
Sonic Vibe - Frosty mid-tone pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost) (LE)
Lil’ Hot Pepper - Frosty burnt red with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost) (LE)
Brush: $30.00USD
#227 Large Fluff Brush -An extra large paddle-shaped brush with fluffed, rounded tip. Of soft natural fibre, this brush is versatile in function and can be used on either the face or eye. Use for applying, blending or highlighting any powder-based products.
Thanks to pursebuzz.com for pics and info!!! :)

MAC Tendertones Release Date May 29,2008

MAC has re-released their tendertones! I know quite a few of you missed out on this the last time, so here's your chance. I just did a purchase on one of these and will be posting a review later. They remind me ALOT of Urban Decay's XXX Slick, which is way cheaper.
Keep a look out for the review!

Also,..there are some real cute makeup bags to go along with these. BRIGHT, BOLD, AMAZING!!

Here ya go!!:

Tendertone Lip Balm SPF12 ($14.50)
Tread Gently
Take a Hint
E-Z Baby
Hush, Hush
Honey Bare
Sweet Tooth
Hot ’n Saucy
Sweet & Nice
Deep Sigh

thanks to temptalia.com for pics and info! :)

MAC Cool Heat Release Date June 12, 2008

MAC's next collection is Cool Heat. I'm so in lov with these colors!! This will DEF be a big purchase while I'm on vaca! I'll prob end up getting all the shadows and maybe a slimshine or 2.
These colors are def not neutral but they are soft enough to where I think a variety of people would wear them. So whether you're bland or bold,... you may still wanna have a look!

Here we go!!:

Slimshines ($14USD)
Tropic Glow Blue-pink with silver pearlized pigments (frost)
By Degrees Neutral brown-pink (frost)
Gentle Simmer Light clean yellow-pink with white pearlized pigments (frost)
High 90s Pink-orange (frost)
Swelter Sheer red (frost)

Eyeshadow ($14USD)
Solar White Frosty muted white-gold (frost)
Climate Blue Midtone violet-blue with pink pearlized pigments (velvet)
Warming Trend Frosty light taupe (veluxe pearl)
Blue Flame Metallic navy-blue (veluxe pearl)
Warm Chill Frosty seafoam green with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
Cool Heat Frosty teal with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (frost)
Gulf Stream Frosty mid-tone blue-green with green pearlized pigments (frost)

Creations ($22.50USD)
Hue: Turquatic Crisp, spa-inspired playful scent
Hue: Turquatic Heat Warm, floral, wood scent
Thanks to temptalia.com for pics and info!! :)

MAC Future Earth

Yup,... another collection released today. Although I'm not sure I would really call this a "collection" as it's only 2 items. Nonetheless, there is a chace that these items will be a permanent line. GOOD! What sense would it have made to spend your money of an exfoliator that you come to love and then never be able to to buy it again. Anyway so this is a "rumor" that I've been hearing and I'll be sure to gather hard info tomorrow at my local MAC store.

So here you go!!:

Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask ($19.00)
Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($19.00)
Volcanic Ash Exfoliator contains natural Volcanic Ash and sugar crystals to cleanse and exfoliate the skin while adding moisture. It glides over the skin effortlessly and allows time for application before the product sets. Volcanic Ash is made from finely ground volcanic rock. The resulting clay is mineral rich and helps to absorb excess oils from the skin. This cleanser contains Volcanic Ash from Vanuatu, which contains sulfur that comes from deep within the earth. This sulfur has been used for centuries as a treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions. Sucrose, another one of the key ingredients, has fine crystals that act as a natural exfoliant. This dermatologist-tested formula adds moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is non-acnegenic and suitable for all skin types.

Prep & Prime Microfine Lip Refinisher ($14.50)
Prep + Prime Microfine Lip Refinisher is a dual-sided stick that combines a lip exfoliator and a lip conditioner that provides the perfect, smooth base for any lip colour product.
Huge thanks to temptalia.com for info and pics!! :)

MAC Solar Field

Yet another MAC collection is out in stores today! This one goes great with their Neo Sci-Fi collection. Again, not a collection I myself am interested in,.. although I do plan on checking out the Black Ore Solar Bits. There may be a purchase coming up! Anyway,.... lots of metallic with these solar bits *cough* i.e. "pigments" but 1/2 the size in a diff container *cough* There's also a couple bronzers and some brushes.


Solar Bits ($19.50)
Sunpower Light metallic tan with gold pearlized pigments
Scatterrays Soft metallic peach with gold pearlized pigments
Black Ore RIch black with gold pearlized pigments
Bronzescape Yellow brown with gold pearlized pigments
Solar Bits combines concentrated amounts of powder pigments and pearlized particles to deliver vivid colour and intense shimmer with a soft, smooth, velvety finish.

Bronzing Powder ($20.00)
Solar Riche Midtone deep orange brown
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearlized finish
Thanks so much to temptalia.com for the awesome pics and info! :)

Ok everyone, so MAC Neo Sci-Fi has offically hit the stores today. I must admit I'm not to big on this collection, being that it's all neutrals. If you're the kinda girl that loves her neutral shades though,...CHECK IT OUT!!

Also,...the packaging is ORANGE!!! For some amazing, but I worked at Home Depot for 4 years so anytime I see orange I run the other way! haha

Here's some pics on the collection:

Lipsticks ($14USD)
Sunsonic White gold (frost)
Pleasureseeker Creamy peach (glaze)
Electro Bright orange (lustre)
Sci-fi-delity Burnt red with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
Astral Mid-tone brown with red pearlized pigments (lustre)

Lipglass ($14USD)
Naked Space Creamy midtone nude peach (frost)
Pink Grapefruit Orange with gold pearlized pigments (frost)
Soft & Slow Midtone creamy plum (frost)
Supreme Bronzed brown with white pearlized pigments (frost)

Eyeshadows ($14USD)
Femme-fi Frosty golden cream (veluxe pearl)
Evening Aura Frosty golden peach (veluxe pearl)
Expensive Pink Pink with gold duochrome (veluxe pearl)
Time & Space Frosty copper (frost)
Magnetic Fields Black brown with silver pearlized pigments (veluxe pearl)

Sheertone Shimmer Blush ($17.50USD)
Spaced Out Shimmery peach
X-Rocks Shimmery mauve

Nail Lacquer ($10USD)
Phosphor Bumble bee yellow (frost)
Metalist Neutral coppertone with white pearlized pigments (frost)
Neon 8 Bright orange with matching pearlized pigments (frost)
Plasma Blue Turquoise blue with matching pearlized pigments (frost)

Cremestick Liner ($14USD)
80% Deep, deep cocoa
Beurre Plum
Summerfruit Pale coral

Mascara ($11USD)
Plushlash in Plushblack - A mascara formulated to instantly plump up lashes for extreme voluptuous effect. Volumizing, lengthening, curling, lifting. (Repromote)
Thanks so much to temptalia.com for the lovely pics and info. :)