Monday, February 28, 2011

[NOW CLOSED] Giveaway for anyone in the Los Angeles area!

Hi guys!

I have a quick giveaway for anyone that's in the Los Angeles area!! I have 2 VIP tickets ($90 value) to give out for the TruckIt Fest! It's THIS Sunday (March 6th) from 11am-5pm at Union Station.

It'll have 40 yummy food trucks... as well as a bunch of cool things you can buy! You can read more about it here: TruckIt Fest

VIP tickets each include: Valet Parking, 10am admission, Private Lounge, No Waiting in Lines, & $10 food voucher.

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. However, if you're in the area, please still come out! It's only $5 to get in! :)


There are TWO ways of entering (YES, you can do both if you want!).

1) Leave a comment here on this blog entry.

2) Tweet the following (including the link at the end!): Win 2 VIP tickets for LA's TruckIt Fest for this Sunday. RT & follow @macNC40 to enter. More info:

**Remember, if your Twitter is PRIVATE/LOCKED I won't be able to see your tweet! & of course you have to be a follower ;)

Honestly, this is SO last minute.... so since the timeframe is SO short, there won't be many people entering (BETTER NEWS FOR YOU lol). Contest will close THURSDAY 11PM.

Here's the flyer about it!

Good luck! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Swatches: OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) products for Spring 2011!

Hi guys!

Hope all is well with everyone! I'm back with a post about OCC's (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) new line for Spring 2011! I actually have a few other products I want to post about, but I HAAAAD to put those on the back burner to show you guys these new goodies!! I really can't contain myself when I get OCC products in the mail. Right when I get their package, I rip it open & immediately start swatching/taking pictures. ;)

This spring line will be debuting at The Makeup Show here in Los Angeles on February 26-27th, 2011 and include 6 new shades of lip tars, 6 loose colour concentrates, and 6 new shades of nail lacquer! The new line includes colors that can be used by those who like a more of a 'work friendly' type of look, as well as those who eat/live/breathe bold intense colors!

Here is a bit of background on the inspiration for this spring line:
"A reaction to the HD makeup craze, OCC encourages makeup artists and enthusiasts alike to bring their palette back to hi-res basics, with a series of resolute shades that bring back focus to the wearer. ...The collection capitalizes on runway trends that feature either sharply defined eyes and neutral lips, or bold, bright lips and barely-there washes of colour on the eyes."

*You can click on the pictures to enlarge.**

LIP TAR: $13.00 USD

Bold peachy neutral
TONE: Slightly greyed mauvey pink
BETA: Vivid, almost neon orange
Blood orange red

ANALOG: Golden tobacco leaf brown
LO-FI: Mint green – a mixing must


ARTIFACT: Deep bronze with a subtle red shimmer
NOISE: Deep plum with pink/fuchsia shimmer
FLAWED: True old gold shimmer
HUM: Vibrant peach with strong pink shimmer
BITMAP: Hemp leaf green with subtle golden shimmer
DISTORTION: Deep, blackened navy shimmer

NAIL LACQUER: $8.00 (not pictured)

AV: Pale grey with multi-coloured glitter
BETA: Vibrant nearly neon orange
ECHO: Deep sea teal
FLAWED: T anorexic gold shimmer
RADIATE: Intense neon red
RX: Vivid primary blue

Unfortunately I do not have the nail lacquers to show you, but based on the description, I feel like I'd be a fan of them all!

I apologize for not having any actual skin swatches for the loose colours. I'll try to take some soon (I did take some, but I didn't like how they turned out-- they weren't really true to color).


LIP TAR: Interlace. Depending on your skin tone, Interlace (or Tone) lip tar would be a good fit for a plain lip while you really play up the eyes. On me, I like how Interlace looks! Another favorite is Beta. This color isn't for the timid! It's a wham-bam in your face kind of color and I LOVE it.

LOOSE COLOUR: I've noticed when it comes to loose shadows/pigments-- I duochromes catch my eye the most. This is no different! I love HUM! It is a gorgeous/intense peach that flashes with pink... ahhh so so pretty! It reminds me a bit of MAC's Motif eyeshadow, but of course-- MUCH better. Unfortunately I don't have that color (Motif) anymore to compare, so I'm just basing it on memory. I also really like Distortion. For some reason I don't wear navy colors too much-- but I think that'll get cut short now that I have this color. I can't wait to come up with looks combining both Hum & Distortion.

You can check out OCC's website at target="new"! Another OCC post will be coming up soon! I've been playing with the OCC Brushes for a quite some time now (both on myself and as well as clients) so I'll be sharing pictures of these & along with my comments.

These products were sent for consideration. Please know I will never EVER rave to you guys about a product I didn't love or wouldn't spend the money on! If you have any questions, please let me know!

xox, suzy.