Holiday Gift Guide 2013

The holiday season is here which means it’s time for holiday gift sets. This is the perfect time to try new products or get additional products for the price of one. The most important rule I follow is to make … Continue reading

MAC Cosmetics & Rihanna: RiRi Hearts MAC Collection

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Last week I woke up to some very cool news in my Instagram news feed, Rihanna and MAC cosmetics have collaborated for a RiRi Hearts Mac Collection. Now, I’m not a ride or die Rihanna fan, but I appreciate her fabulousness whenever she steps out the door. She rarely disappoints on the fashion front which is why I’m excited about this collection.

There will be a total of 31 products between 4 different collections released throughout 2013 with the first beginning May 4th and May 5th at Rihanna’s Brooklyn concerts with MAC pop-up shops. So far, the one color makeup enthusiasts like myself are going crazy over is RiRi Woo;  Rihanna’s version of MAC’s Ruby Woo. This color will be in all 4 collections. I’m interested to see how this color because a lot of times the color looks completely different online than in person. Aside from the colors, I’m totally loving the gold packaging. If you want Raychl to buy your item, wrap it in gold lol. That’s how MAC got me a few summer collections ago when Refined Golden Bronzer was first released. I’m all for #AllGoldEverything (Word to Mr. Trinidad James lol)

Honestly, I can’t think of a better MAC/celebrity collaboration for an entire collection than Rihanna. She’s fierce, fabulous, and just doesn’t care!

When this collection goes on sale, I highly advise you to order as soon as you see it and don’t think twice because it will sell out in record time.

Here’s a link to a more in-depth article about the MAC Cosmetics and Rihanna collaboration. http://www.wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/color-cosmetics/mac-joins-forces-with-rihanna-6780854

5 Cool Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Guy

Ladies- Have you decided what to buy the love of your life/man in your life/boo thang for Valentine’s Day? If not, let me help you.

Now, I know most of the Valentine’s Day commercials cater to buying gifts for us ladies (ooh I love a good gift!), but our men need to feel loved/liked/lusted after too. Check out some of the items that I think (and my male friends agree) would make cool gifts for your guy.

#1. iPod– for the guy who needs an iPod or and iPod upgrade, this would make a great gift. But, don’t just buy any iPod and gift it to him, take the time to engrave it with a cute saying, nickname or something sweet and I’m pretty sure engraving is free. Last but not least, add a special playlist to the iPod. Include 10 or so of your favorite cute love songs. iPods range between $49-$299

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#2. Tickets to his favorite event(sports, concert etc.) Please choose a team event that you KNOW he is interested in and if it’s a basketball game, don’t be mad when he wants to take his homie instead of you (unless you’re just as into sports as he is).

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#3. Birch Box– boxes similar to this have been extemely popular lately. Basically Birch Box is a monthly service that will send trial size products that men love. The good thing is The Birch Box service is for men and women, so while your ordering a box for your man snag one for yourself. It’s the gift that keeps on giving until you cancel. Birch Box membership is $20/month.

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#4. The Art of Shaving– For the man who shaves this is a great store with awesome shaving products. If you visit the site they even have Valentine’s day gift suggestions. You can buy him the perfect midsize shaving kit for $60 like the one below.

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#5. A Handmade card- this gift can be combined with other gifts or given as a separate gift with his favorite candy. If you’re not the arts & crafts type, buy one of the old school Valentine’s Day cards (the ones we gave out in elementary school) and give it to him. I’m sure he’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness, cuteness and cheesiness of the card.

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I hope this post gave you some cool ideas that you hadn’t already thought of. I hope he likes whatever you get for him!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

-TheMakeupRebel

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