Hey Guys and Dolls….

So I jumped on that Rihanna Bajan Bandwagon.. Yep. Yes-siree-bob. Yeezy. Yizzur. Giggedy. I did.

Well, more of I jumped on my usual MAC ‘limited edition’ wagon, I missed out on the ‘Orange Collection‘ and the ‘Archie’s Gals‘, so I felt rather justified in adding my Caribbean Flavoured Bad Gal, to the ‘must have‘ list. Also, as everyone some may know, I am rather competitive in spirit. You should see me on Ebay; Hawk-like in expression, Scavenger-like in technique and Magpie-like in mindset. When a bidding war is on, I get all kinda 50 shades of excited; heart-rate increases, beads of sweat form at my brow, breathing quickens, fingers at the ready… Boom! Got-cha!

GOT IT. GET IT. GOOD.

So obviously, when I got wind of the chaotic web-portal madness the RiRi fans in the USA were subjected to, I was on my A-Game.

Now people, I rarely set an alarm for anything other than work… but as the unemployed status liberated me from the phone-smashingly-irritating chime of the Iphone alarm, I thought I would put it to good use by setting a 11.50am reminder. Ready and set for the 12pm-sharp launch (which was not running on GMT as we know it, but as us folk like to call, “Ghana Maybe Time.” A whole 7 minutes late…. *Cue the “Ain’t Nobody Got Time Fo Dat!” crazy mama* I had like four web windows open on MAC Cosmetics site simultaneously! I was super serious about getting the much anticipated goods…and with minimal struggle I did. I found it strangely easy (much to the bemusement of unlucky bidders), just clicked ‘I Want’ on all three Lipsticks, added to basket, and checked out. Piss easy. So easy I had the audacity to sign in again, and add the muchly-sought-after Heaux Lipstick to my cart again! Score. “I’m Up All Morning To Get Lucky”.

Saturday Morning arrived and with it came my MAC goodies! All packaged sweetly in a lovely black parcel. However, I would have thought MAC would have made their usual fuss with the packaging. I was a little perturbed to find my lipsticks in a ‘basic’ carton – I mean, RiRi herself is always going on about, “Basic Bitches!” So I’m here like, “really?”

Sideward-Frown-Face.

Still, the lipsticks are pretty dang divarish!

Package

Swatches

Lips

The lipsticks are all Matt in finish, a little drier than the usual matt shades from MAC. However the staying power is to MAC‘s usual standard. The shades are a good selection – however, I don’t think they are very “Rihanna” – RiRi Woo? Yes. The other two? No not really.. The lavender hue is very Katy Perry, and the Heaux would have been more dramatic with a darker undertone… but then it would be too similar to the goth-friendly Yung Rapunxel from Miss Banks… I would have also imagined RiRi to have an orange rather than pink/purple, but then again, MAC probably didn’t really want to dilute the impact of their Orange Collection. Other than that, the shades are awesome, I don’t really have anything like Heaux – the fasting selling shade – but I do have Up The Amp, which is a satin finish dupe of RiRi Boy, and of course, like every other lipstick lady out there, I already possess Ruby Woo in my collection. Obviously. RiRi Woo is slightly bluer in tone, which is softer on my skin tone and perhaps on alabaster complexions too.

Can’t wait to showcase these with some outfits… Perhaps even pop some champagne to celebrate… Got a few things to celebrate…

Pour it up pour it up…

Admittedly, Champagne gets me drunk. Fast. I have a liver-damagingly-high-tolerance to alcohol, but Champagne is my Kryptonite.

Still… I be up all night to get lucky. *Cue stupid Pharrell Dance*

Laters,

La Minx

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