Archie’s Girls by MAC

I adore Archie comics and MAC Cosmetics. So, imagine my surprise when the makeup company released Archie-inspired lip glosses, mascaras, and nail polishes around Valentine’s Day. My heart nearly stopped. Did I mention I’m also a sucker for limited edition lines? I usually want to buy up everything – classic compulsive spender, I suppose. But you know what, I am really pleased with these particular purchases. I love, love the “Pep Pep Pep” nail colour, and I also bought two lip glosses (Betty’s Summer Sweetheart and Veronica’s Feelin’ So Good), and the little coin purse.

One thing I will say about MAC, despite their high prices, it’s actually really great quality. Archie’s Girls by MAC has been my favourite limited edition line from MAC (so far), and I really hope they rerelease some of these products again – which they probably won’t.

NOTE: This post was first published in May 2013. It has since been updated with new photos. 

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I love MAC. And Archie comics.

Archie Mac Cosmetics

Welcome, March!

Happy March 1st, everyone!

I hope you had a great February — your Valentine’s Day was filled with love, family,  friends and chocolate (and more chocolate). Here’s to another month, hopefully complete with some milder temperatures and an exciting (or relaxing) MarchBreak.

“Turn over a new leaf.” – Kate Spade

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SWAK for Heart

Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall is asking you to pucker up, kiss something, and hashtag it #SWAKForHeart.

The Sealed with a Kiss (SWAK) campaign runs from now until Valentine’s Day, and for every post shared to Twitter or Instagram, Upper Canada will donate $1 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

February is Heart Month. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease and stroke takes one life every seven minutes and 90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor.

If you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s colour, Upper Canada suggests: Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Lady Danger or Viva Glam by Miley Cyrus — you can find those at your local MAC Cosmetics store.

Personally, my favourites are Lady Danger (a classic, matte, retro orange-red), and Viva Glam by Miley Cyrus (bright, amplified creme, gloss-like pink).

Any other suggestions?

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Brightening a “Blue Monday”

Today is generally referred to as “Blue Monday” – a name given to the Monday of the last full week of January, purported to be the most depressing day of the year.

Let’s be honest, it’s probably not the most exciting day of the year; Christmas is over, the holiday bills are tapering off, and it’s extremely cold outside!

But in an attempt to battle the “Blue Monday” blahs, I headed out to Greenwood Park in Ajax – one of my favourite parks in the town – to snap some golden hour photos with my best friend, and to warm up, we enjoyed tea at Maraschino Cafe & Italian Bakery in Pickering Village.

Hopefully you found today’s bright spot, like I did. =)

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Happy Christmas

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. I have been having some technical difficulties with my camera. The ISO keeps automatically changing, even on Manual setting. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I’ve also been having trouble with “banding” on my photos. Both of these issues cause major “grain” in my images. Advice?

Nevertheless, still a great day — despite the camera problems. We had two turkey meals, a great time opening gifts, and some well-deserved time with my cousins.

How was everyone else’s Christmas? I hope Santa was good to you!

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