How I Would Love a Burger From The Chok’lit Shoppe…

Howdy-do Blogger Friends

Everyone has snippets of their past I think they will never forget.  One of many for me is taking a trip down to the corner store to buy candy and the most recent episode of Betty and Veronica (all for which could be bought for under a dollar…and it was a bill…not a coin)

I was around 7 when I became hooked on the teenage drama that would ensue.  Would Archie stop being a dink to Betty? How many burgers would Jughead eat?  Would Ethel finally get a real kiss out of him?!  And would Reggie and Veronica just hook up already and take Archie out of the picture and leave him for Betty…seriously, I felt Betty’s heartache!!

Fast forward 30 years and I am no longer hooked on the comic (I haven’t actually read it in a VERY long time….I should actually pick up a copy and see what is going on in the modern Riverdale world!)  My obsessions…er…”interests” let’s say…have grown over the years.

As a teenager I never wore make up.

I mean NEVER

Didn’t even own mascara

MAYBE a white lipstick but who didn’t back then?!

I didn’t really bother with it in University either except if I was going to the bar.  It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I started learning about, and really being interested, in the beauty world.

Now…it’s much more than an interest.

I read beauty blogs, watch beauty guru’s on YouTube and stay up-to-date with the most recent advances and trends in the makeup world.  It’s actually a bit ridiculous.  BUT….not when it is combined with a childhood obsession. (um…well maybe to some it makes it even more ridiculous?!)

I am a fan of MAC cosmetics…I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite go to brand but they do, in fact, rock.  They come out with a ridiculous amount of limited edition collections every year and the most recent one made me incredibly happy!  So I picked up some things (I guess I will admit to asking my mom to go and pick up the most requested products first thing so I could have them before they sold out…) and while I was making a purchase the salesperson asked if I had signed up for their official launch…get your makeup done by an official MAC artist, meet MAC’s Betty, Veronica and Archie and listen to some cool old tunes?  So I said no but SIGN ME UP!

And I went.

 It was fun.

My makeup looks great.

 I got a sneaky little pic with the guy they had dressed up as Archie

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The Setup at Mapleview

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Tools…I had my makeup done with the Betty side of the collection (with the exception of a Veronica blush)

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Archie…an inspiration for little ginger boys everywhere!!!

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The before and after….

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My collection

I wonder what the next pop-culture collection will bring?!!

Thanks Beth-from-MAC-at-Limeridge (soon to be at Mapleview for those interested!  She was great!)

Thanks for stopping by!! (and quietly judging my obsession)

Hugs and Love

xox

3 comments

  1. Mirifique Beauty · February 16, 2013

    That face powder has done wonders for your skin colour. Don’t you think. I like that very much and tbh, i wasn’t even contemplating this collection at all. Now i am

    • upsidedowncanuck · February 16, 2013

      Thanks so much! it really did even everything out. There are definitely good things and not so good things with this launch. I definitely like the blushes and face powders…the lipsticks are nice as well…the lipglasses too but I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea! I really feel the whole collection is easy to dupe though (I just don’t have the dupes) *just to note, the mineralized skin finish the artist used is not part of the collection…

  2. Katja · February 20, 2013

    Since I’m terrible at keeping up with beauty anythings, you’ll be my go-to person to keep me on the straight and narrow. That collection looks adorable.

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