Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Here in Australia we are one step behind in the release of new collections...
So, the long-awaited Venomous Villains was released on Monday 4th of October (which is actually quite quick since normally it takes about 2-3 weeks or so). Viva Glam Cyndi and Gaga lipglasses were also only released on the same day (like a month after it was released in the US)!
My original list of items for VV consisted of Bite of an Apple blush, Her Own Devices beauty powder, Wicked ways lipglass, Revenge is Sweet lipglass and Strange Potion lipglass. Also I wanted to get the Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass. The lipsticks and eyeshadows in VV are too in-your-face for me to wear :S
After countless hours of staring at blogs however, I decided to remove Bite of an Apple and Strange Potion off my list. Bite of an Apple is too red for my already reddish cheeks, and Strange Potion is too similar to Jazzed lipstick which I own.
I called up the MAC counter on Sunday and asked to put Cyndi, HOD, WW and RIS on hold, which they did but I was told it would only be until Monday night. I couldn't make my way there yesterday, so I called up today to see whether they were still holding them for me - luckily they were!
So today I rocked up to my "local" MAC counter - by "local" I mean its actually 45 minute train ride away (come on what do you expect in Australia) - tonight to pick up my pretties :)
When I got there and swatched away like a madwoman, Bite of an Apple was indeed too red for me and Strange Potion was too similar to Jazzed which I happened to be wearing tonight. WW, although looks like a lovely cherry red in the tube (and on everyone else), screams fuchsia on my lips. Although a pretty colour on its own right I was after a red gloss so I restrained myself from getting WW. I only tried one brush stroke of HOD on my cheek, and it seemed like with a few more sweeps it would be a good natural blush. RIS is such a gorgeous colour, I didn't even try it on my lips!
The sold-out items when I got there: Bite of an Apple, Heartless and all the nail lacquers. I was surprised to see Strange Potion and Violetta were still there, because I thought they would be gone quickly - since they are such gorgeous colours.
There is my rant for the day - out of this huge collection, I managed to only purchase Revenge is Sweet and Her Own Devices + Cyndi lipglass. But with the crazy marked-up prices here, I bet I spent about the same money as most other girls in the US/Canada.