With them I would research application trends and style myself before it was my bedtime. My favourite collection of all was the Viva Glam lipsticks. Even at 12, I was impressed that every penny (not a portion) or the sale from my pretty new lipstick colour went to help the MAC AIDS Fund.
Now, well over a decade later, I'm still smitten with each new addition to the collection, even if they are temporary. I know it's already been out for a couple of months now, it was actually my first beauty purchase in my new hometown after moving February, but I think MAC Cosmetics needs a special shout out for its continued excellence and for Viva Glam Nicki and Ricky.
Viva Glam Ricky ($15)
Viva Glam has now released a really awesome lip conditioner. I am very loyal to my Jo Malone, but this is a touch second. It goes on smooth and moisturizes my perpetually dry lips. It reminds me of the Jack Black lip conditioner that The Mr. loves so much. I love it because it smoothes out my lips so lipstick always looks nice and even. I'm also glad to see Ricky Martin out and about again. I was wondering what he's been up to lately, aside from a cameo on Glee.
Viva Glam Nicki ($14.50)
I mentioned on twitter (@MakeupansMaitai) that I have a soft spot for all things Nicki Minaj. Viva Glam + Nicki = One Happy Dee. I truly love this bright pink. I've been trying to more and more bold with my lip colours, and this was a nice way to add a shade of pink that I normally wouldn't touch into my favourites.