My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: March 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Glow with OLEHENRIKSEN | Balance Collection Review*

'REJUVENATED.  VIBRANT.  YOUTHFUL.   Since 1975, skincare expert Ole Henriksen has been transforming complexions and indulging the senses by expertly blending the power of nature and science to reveal glowing, healthy beauty. Inspired by his Scandinavian upbringing, Ole brings his cheerful personality to his line of skincare that delights consumers with powerful performance ingredients and glowing results.'



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A few weeks ago (almost a month now), I tweeted about starting the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine. Not too long after, Influenster kindly sent me OLEHENRIKSEN Balance products to try and so I incorporated these new gems into my skincare routine. I plan to write a separate post covering my take on the entire routine so stay tune!

OLEHENRIKSEN did a whole new brand relaunch with an updated minimalist design. Each product line is color-coded and clearly features each product benefits so you can easily identify the right product for your skin concern.

'Why shine when you can glow?'

The Balance Collection is green and it feels so zen to me! This collection addresses those like myself who deals with oily/combination skin. Having such skin concerns, I want products that will prevent me from looking like a greasy frying pan! OLEHENRIKSEN states that the Balance products
  • Controls oil
  • Mattifes
  • Refines pores
All three products we're going to get into below contains a special green fusion complex (a blend of green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp), and Irish moss extracts) and neem seed oil (oil pressed from the seed kernals of the need tree which is a tropical, evergreen tree in India).


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MAC SPRING 2017 | Eyes On MAC


'Four new Eyes x 9 palettes join our favourites in rich smoky browns, frosty metallics, red-hot shades and lush tropical-inspired hues. The new In The Flesh Eye Shadow x 15 features iconic neutral shadows, perfect for a classic nude look. Textures range from matte to satin to frost. What’s more, Eyes x 9 is packaged in pocket-sized compacts for easy portability.'





Above shown is the Eye Shadow X 15: Warm Neutral which I refer to as the sister palette of the new In the Flesh X 15 palette.

MAC Red Hot Times 9 Palette


MAC Eye Shadow X 15: Warm Neutral


EYE SHADOW X 9 ($32 USD)

Semi-Sweet Times Nine | smoky brown hues
Solar Glow Times Nine | frosty metallic hues
Red Hot Times Nine | red-toned hues
Tropic Cool Times Nine | tropical-inspired hues

EYE SHADOW X 15: IN THE FLESH ($65 USD)
A carefully edited palette of 15 iconic neutral shades, perfect for a classic nude look.



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*Samples were sent to me courtesy of MAC Cosmetics for editorial and review purposes. Any opinions are my own.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MAC SPRING 2017 | Work It Out Collection*


'Stimulate your senses with a collection where high-performance colour meets the art of fitness.'




Last week, MAC launched Work It Out - a playful and fun collection featuring electric shades for Spring 2017! Everything from packaging to product shades are bright and eccentric - it's definitely screaming 80's vibes! 


  • Abs of Steel | fuchsia pink
  • Cool Down | bright violet purple
  • Energized | bright yellow
  • Feel My Pulse | blackened blue red
  • Gym Dandy | rich denim blue
  • Heart Rate's Rising | rich red
  • Hold for 10 | bright cobalt blue
  • Hottie with a Body | bright lime green
  • Muscle Tee | pure white
  • No Pain, No Gain | green with slight blue undertone
  • Sky is the Limit | pastel bright blue sky
  • Spin & Twist | forest green
  • Squat It Sugar | rich cool brown
  • Sweaty Betty | bluish green
  • Warm Up | orange with reddish undertone
  • Well Toned | rich plum purple




  • Flex Appeal | deep violet
  • Ripped | red cherry
  • Sixxx Pack | bubble gum pink
  • Nice Cheeks | soft peach
  • Oh My Lunge | sheer cool baby pink
  • Love Your Body | coral pink



  • Here You Go/All Aflush | berry/rose with copper sparkle
  • Soft Side/A Latte Sheen | coral/gold
  • Whiff of Pink/Softly Does It | pink/silver

LIPSTICK ($17 USD)

  • Bi-ceptual | nude beige (lustre)
  • Relentlessly Red | bright pinkish coral matte (retro matte)
  • Muscu-linity | soft brown (lustre)
  • Testosterone | mid-tone rose (lustre)

  • Primary Yellow | bright, clean yellow
  • Genuine Orange | bright orange
  • Process Magenta | matte magenta
  • Rich Purple | dense purple
  • Marine Ultra | bright naval blue
  • Landscape Green | lush, bright green

  • Coconut
  • Rose
  • Lavender

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*Samples were sent to me courtesy of MAC Cosmetics for editorial and review purposes. Any opinions are my own.