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Graded by Grace MAC LIPSTICKS

Graded by Grace MAC LIPSTICKS

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blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts

I started to use MAC lipsticks about a half year ago. I heard so many good things about them so I decided to give it a try. If you are familiar with my blog, you probably already know I love bold colors! So the first one I picked is called MORANGE. As the name hints, it is an orange red shade, and to me seems more like tangerine. This shade was certainly my favorite one for a long time! I use it every time when I get ready for a new photo shoot. I love this color on me and it has a magical power that makes my skin very smooth and healthy looking. 😉 Here are some recent photos where I used this lip stick.

SPRING BREAK CANCUN GENERAL TIPS
SPRING BREAK CANCUN GENERAL TIPS
SPRING BREAK CANCUN TIPS---Grand Bahia Principe Coba Resort Review
SPRING BREAK CANCUN TIPS—Grand Bahia Principe Coba Resort Review
how to wear a crop top in your 30
how to wear a crop top in your 30

About January this year, I started to receive some interesting comments about this lipstick. Normally they would say it is a such great color on me but one of my followers on Google + asked:” Do you only have one lipstick?” LOL!Oh well, I have a LOT of lipsticks but this is my favorite one. Anyway, this comment got me thinking. Probably I should look into more color options. So I added two new bold colors to my MAC collection. One is called HEROINE, Which is a purple toned color. Although it sounds weird, it is a very stunning shade with an edgy vibe. Here are a few recent looks while using this lipstick:

Petite fashion---crop top, miniskirt and long jacket
Petite fashion—crop top, miniskirt and long jacket
Chambray shirt and short skirt
Chambray shirt and short skirt
How to style a floral shirt with jeans
How to style a floral shirt with jeans

As you can see, it is quite a statement color. Everytime when I want to put on my tough girl look, it will be my first choice. If I would like to create a sweetheart or elegant look, the go to choice would be the MORANGE. Now the 3rd color I picked is for everything else between those two moods. This one is very obvious in it’s name as it’s called Relentlessly Red. Here are a few looks:

black crop top and maxi skirt
black crop top and maxi skirt
Weekend brunch casual look
Weekend brunch casual look
Fringe fashion trend 2015---Real life version
Fringe fashion trend 2015—Real life version

After comparing all three MAC lipsticks, here are the pros and cons:

PROS:
Long lasting. It is no kidding they are very strong lip sticks and they can stay on my lips for the whole day. It can survive while eating and drinking. They are even tougher than that, when I was in Mexico for my vacation, they stayed put on my lips after sweating and swimming.

CONS:
1. some of them are difficult to apply on my lips. The Relentlessly Red gives me a lot of trouble to use. I apply many times but I just don’t see much color on my lips. Usually after my lips are a little bit dry it becomes easier to use.
2. Speaking of dry, MAC lipsticks make my lips a little bit dry. Morange is the best among these three but after 5 or 6 hours, my lips are very dry. When I asked the staff at my local MAC counter, they told me:” You want long lasting, then they are usually dry. They are MAC, of course they are dry.” Lol! Great answers.

Overall, I will give MAC an A. I will recommend it and I will buy more too until I find something even better than MAC. 😉 What do you use? Could you please share with us about your experience and help us find the best lip sticks?

Here are my new looks for today. 🙂

blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts
blue off shoulder top and white lace shorts

SHOP MY LOOK:
White hat @Meijer
Blue off shoulder top @local boutique
White lace Shorts @Nordstrom Rack
White sandals @Lord & Taylor
Bracelet @My Arm Charms

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Grace

Fashion Chinese Take-Out what modern China offers to world fashion #1

Fashion Chinese Take-Out what modern China offers to world fashion #1

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Monday – Fashion 101
Tuesday – Fashion Chinese Take-Out
Wednesday – Graded by Grace
Throwback Thursday
Friday – They Got It Right!
Saturday – Fashion Gossip
Sunday – Gone Fishing! Or shopping. Or gardening. But not blogging!

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all black outfit
all black outfit

If you read my previous Fashion Chinese Take-Out post last Tuesday here, you may have already gotten some idea of how much Chinese traditional culture has offered to world fashion. But sadly, until very recently, modern China has not been an active part of the world. There is no original world famous brand from China, there is no widely know fashion icon, or even fashion magazine. China is pretty behind in this creative fashion world. It seems strange to a lot of people including myself. I mean they’ve got the most people and the largest economy, you’d think they would be naturals for leading the fashion world. By far, most of the designer items you drool over are manufactured there. And it’s not that they aren’t interested either. With the booming economy comes lots of disposable income and this has helped China to become the biggest luxury market in the world.

So China certainly has the means, the market and the skill. But it just seems that it doesn’t have the drive. It is simply not sure what it wants to do.

There are exceptions of course. In the last few years, some Chinese brands attracted the world’s attention. And that attention surprised most of the Chinese since they have been looking outside of their own country and loving the western brands so much.

Here is one of the examples:

Feiyue Sport Shoes!

Feiyue is a sneaker brand originally produced in Shanghai, China, in the 1920s. But it barely survived and became a cheap shoe brand for the lower income customers in China. It only cost about 2 dollars in China to purchase a pair of them. Since 2006, Feiyue is also a French owned company, separate from the original Chinese company. Now if you would like to buy a pair, you need to pay at least $60.

Here is the look of the original Feiyue.

Feiyue_White original
Feiyue_White original

Here are a few celebrity examples who adore Feiyue.

feiyue

I had a few pair of these classics when I was in my elementary and middle school. Back then, the fashion was to keep your shoes bright, crisp white. Kids in China aren’t all that different from kids anywhere so you can imagine how hard that was with all the running, jumping, ball kicking and other general abuse kid’s shoes go through. But we had a few tricks of our own! During break time you would see a lot of kids use chalk to cover up any yellow or dusty spots on their Feiyues! Even at a young age we knew how important your accessories can be!

Here are my new looks for today! Have a great day! 🙂

all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit
all black outfit

SHOP MY LOOK:
Black hat @Saks Off 5th Avenue
Mirror sunglasses @TJ Maxx
Black dress @Old from China
Black leather skinny @Nordstrom Rack
Black leather wedges @Nordstrom Rack
Leopard bag @Express
Necklace @Vintage
Bracelets @My Arm Charms @Rocksbox Use code colorandgracexoxo to get your first month free at ROCKSBOX!

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Grace

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