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May 5, 2013

MAC haul and Giveaway!

Purchased by Me

 I have been hoarding my MAC empties for a loooong time. I kept forgetting to take them with me on trips to the mall. This time I planned ahead. I had twelve empty containers that qualified for the MAC recycling program, Back-2-MAC.

With Back-2-MAC you give 6 empty primary packaging containers and get one free lipstick. Since I had twelve eligible items, I was able to pick 2 free lipsticks. The first was a no-brainer: Angel. Angel is my favorite lipstick from MAC and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that pick. It's is a popular pink frost  lipstick.

Angel lipstick

My second pick was not as simple. I wanted to try a brighter, bolder color. I opted for Lickable but the counter I was at didn't have any in stock, so I was pointed to a similar shade, Rebel. In the tube, Rebel looks like a dark vampy purple that I would totally shy away from. When applied, it looks more like a wearable burgundy. It can be applied in a sheer layer and built up for more intensity. If I dab it on my lips, it looks like I just ate a popsicle - a burgundy berry popsicle. It has a satin finish.

Rebel lipstick

Aside from lipsticks, I really wanted to peek at the eyeshadows. I can't leave the MAC counter without at least one. There are tons of beautiful shades. Since I already have plenty of nudes and neutrals (thank you UD Naked 1 & 2!), I wanted more color!

Heroine from the Fashion Sets collection grabbed me and pulled me in. I saw it while contemplating my lipstick choices. It's a bluish purple shadow with a satin finish. It's just completely gorgeous!


For the second shade, the MAC artist that was helping me suggested Rule. It's a medium orange shade with a matte finish. She said it was a great color for the crease. I don't have any shades like this so she totally sold me on it. I'm excited to use it!


Yes, this was a fairly small haul. I wish I could just fill my arms with MAC goodies, but the best decision for me is to just pick a few items at a time. Luckily, the lipsticks were free, but even then, I paid over $30 (after tax) for the two shadows.

So, now the giveaway details! You're probably wondering what it is that I'm giving away. I mentioned earlier that Angel was my favorite lipstick and I wanted to keep it for myself, but I thought it would be much more fun to give it away to one of you!


  • One winner will get MAC's Angel lipstick
  • Open to all ages (If under 18, please get parent permission to enter).
  • Open internationally!
  • Winner will be chosen randomly and notified with the email used to sign into the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will have 48 hours to reply, otherwise a new winner will be chosen
  • You can enter however you want with the options provided by the rafflecopter form, but make sure you complete each task you choose because I will be validating entries!
  • Good luck!
  • Giveaway runs 5/5/13 - 5/13/13

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Disclaimer: These products were purchased by me. This is not a sponsored post.

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