Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My First M.A.C Purchase!

Hi!

Remember back in January in My First Mac Experience post when I said that my first Mac purchase was probably going to be a blush in Tenderling?  Well....I did purchase my first Mac item...it is a blush...but it's not Tenderling.  I saw so many pictures and videos of the Archie's Girls collection that just came out and I kept getting drawn to the blush in Cream Soda.  So much that I decided I would go to the counter and see it in person.  The makeup artist even tried it on me - so pretty!! She loved the way it looked, I loved the way it looked, and even a random lady getting her makeup done loved it.  I decided to purchase it but...they were out...(and I think I went either in the evening of the first day it was released or the next day).  That was quite quick.  So the very helpful makeup artist said to check online - and order 2 since it's limited edition.  I checked Macy's site...out.  I checked Mac's site...out.  I managed to remember that Nordstrom also sells M.A.C cosmetics (and limited edition collections) and it was there!  Yay!!
 Yes, I purposefully got 2 of the same - I never wanna be without this color!!
I opened the box of the 2nd (but not the compact itself) just to make sure it wasn't broken, but it back in the box and stuck it in my back-up drawer where it will wait for me.
Cream Soda - satin finish
Such a pretty apricot-peachy shade with a little bit of shimmer!  Love!  I find it's nicely pigmented for my skin tone.  In the lower right corner, you can see where I swiped my finger on my inner arm (left streak) and then to the right I blended it out with my finger.  Ever since this came, this is just about the only blush I've used - I even kicked another similar blush out of my collection entirely (it sucked in comparison).  

Samples that came with my order:
Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream Youth Regenerating Cream with Rare "Resurrection Flower"
Kate Somerville Exfoliate Intensive (I'm hoping this isn't too strong for my skin; I'll have to be careful timing-wise when I go to use this, just in case I turn into red face...don't want to go out like that)
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Toilette (I did spray this and right after I sneezed a few times; I'm hoping that it's just a coincidence/part of an ongoing cold and not an allergy to something in the perfume)

It was a pretty nice experience ordering from Nordstrom's website for the first time.  3 free samples and free shipping (no minimum/no code necessary)?!  Call me happy since I hate paying for outrageous shipping.  The shipping didn't take too long.  Everything was wrapped in brown packing paper with some paper crunched up to provide padding.  I was a bit surprised at how huge the box was in comparison to the size of my order...Kitty can easily sit in it and he's not very small...

Did you purchase anything from Mac's Archie's Girls collection?  What's your favorite Mac product?  Any recommendations?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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