Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

Mac Melba Blush [Holy Grail]

Hello dear readers ♥ Ah it's that lovely time of the year. Christmas is and will probably for ever be my favourite holiday. Not only is it so nice to spend time with one's family but it is also the perfect excuse to eat a lot and laze around a little bit. I have exams coming up right at the beginning of January so I can't do so much of the latter. Still, I am sure that I will spend some wonderful days with my family and friends.

I have planned to post some new year resolutions but I will probably do that in January.
Now onto the topic of this post.
The other day I tidied up (boring introduction I know!) and I realized that I have way too much cosmetic products. I know, I know, I guess I have said that many times before, but this time I was totally shocked and I don't think that spending too much money on cosmetics is really worth it. The thing is, that I am constantly looking for the one. With the one I am not referring to a guy :D
What I am talking about are holy grail products as they are frequently called on Youtube. The one lipstick, the one eyeliner, the one Mascara and so on. I have already found some "ones" [uh-oh can you still follow me?] but others I haven't. You might remember my Let's talk about Beauty posts but I really want to limit myself to appointing one product in each category that I love.

Some British Youtubers such as beautycrush and FleurdeForce have talked about their absolute favourite products. Even if you are not too interested in cosmetics, I recommend having a look at their videos because these two cuties are gorgeous inside and out! Fleur de Force is probably gonna make a 2013 favourites video as well. Or at least I hope so! I have to check. There are also lots and lots of German Youtubers who are doing the same thing but they don't seem to label their videos properly. All I could find where "Jahresfavoriten" (annual favourites) but the term Holy Grail/Heiliger Gral is not used so much. However, Daarum made a funny video about her 2011 favourites BUT she is referring to everything in her life like decoration and so on.

Here is my first Holy Grail Product. Care to meet Melba? ♥

(Personal) Information

- Melba weights 6g and costs 24 € at Douglas - A friend (Danielle ♥) told me that Mac Products are cheaper in the US
- Melba has 36 sisters so I think there is a shade for everyone.
- Another friend who uses the very same blush told me that she bought it two years ago and she still has a lot of product left. (It's obviously important to clean it once in a while)
- Melba lasts on your cheeks all day ♥
- Melba gets jealous at other Blushes, it's very dominant haha. I used to use a Blush by Sleek but this baby here totally replaced it! Mainly because it's matte and I prefer matte products.
- You shouldn't carry it around too much though. I once owned a Mac Powder and I let it drop. 24 € is just too much for a broken product. So handle with care ♥

I'm sorry that it is already a little bit dusty on the back. I like it so much that yupp, I did carry it around with me but I try not to as I am so scared to break it :D ♥

Additionally, yes I do know that it is in a way absurd to spend 24 quit on a blush but I regret nothing.

Do you have a Holy Grail blush? If not, Melba or one of her sisters are worth a shot.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Ps: Speaking of introductions- You might also want to meet Minou. If you follow me on Instagram you know this photo. She is a cute kitten and we picked her up at the animal shelter when our other cat died. She is 6 months old and she likes to play a lot ♥


  1. Your cat is so adorable! I'm glad you found the lovely blush of your dreams! xoxoxo

  2. I also got a blush by MAC. I really like the product itself and I also have a lot of it left, though I've owned it for over a year now, but I think I should've gotten a more intense color. yours looks really nice:3

  3. Aww your cat is so cute!

    I think I buy make up once a year during this time when everything is on sale. My shopping addiction is at an all time high when I see those 50% off signs. However, I rarely wear make up and so they just sit around and get forgotten. Maybe this year I'll get into it. I like the idea of having few "holy grail" products over many cheap products (which is what I have currently).

  4. Love your cat and happy you posted again! The blush looks lovely *__*

  5. Hello Keki! Thanks for telling me Fur Elise is a music piece, I had no idea! (I don't play any musical instruments and I envy you for playing piano) That blush is lovely and looks really similar to the blush I wear on daily too! I don't know if it's my hg blush but I love blush in general so probably won't ever have an hg =P I also spent lots of $$$ on blush before so no shame there hahaha

    Minou is such a cutie! I love her pattern and she looks so angelic (but is she really?).

    P.S I'm so excited for your new bag! I want one too but I have all these other things I "need" to buy more hahaha Which bag are you thinking of? ;) (also I'm honored you come to me for advice on your bag but I'm really not too knowledgeable =P)

    I hope you're having a very Merry Christmas too!

  6. hi süsse! ich hoffe es geht dir gut?!:) vielen dank noch für deinen commi auf meinem blog! ich hatte schon länger vor wieder mal bei dir vorbei zu gucken, aber hab's irgendwie immer wieder vergessen. aber hier bin ich:D ich kann es kaum glauben, dass wir schon bald weihnachten feiern! und 2014 steht auch schon vor der tür... wünsch dir schon jetzt mal ganz tolle festtage und einen guten rutsch<3

    ich liebe youtube beauty gurus lol. ich könnte stunden damit verbringen deren videos zu gucken. meine favoritin ist thatsheart, asiaten eben lol:P

    liebste grüsse xx

  7. omg Minou is so adorable ♥

    That blush looks really nice too <:
    i use some blush from kiko right now, but am looking for one in a red shade?....which is nearly impossible to find between all those pink and orange ones.
    maybe i should check out mac :) many ppl say their blushes are really good ♥

    i actually ran out of make-up lately (i already ordered my missha perfect cover #13 again, but till it will arrive here..UH)
    so i went to dm and took a look around, taking the catrice all matt plus foundation in 010 light beige.... (the tester was nowhere to be found, but the second lightest color seemed ok even, so i figured the lightest would be...bright enough)
    UH. I looked so ugly. can directly throw that out again :(
    Guess my holy grail will stay missha haha :(
    what a pain, that i always have to import it now :(

    i also didn't find a holy grail for mascaras yet....
    my grandma gave me a dior one at my brithday. right now i am trying that out, and so far it's the best one i used. but many recommended me the annayake one, and i really wanna try that one after i used up the dior one :)

    did you find a good mascara yet? i also didn't manage to replace my curler yet haha :/

  8. OMG, du bist ja süß :) Vielen Dank für deine lieben Kommentare, ich hab mich echt gefreut :) Ist ja cool, dass du in Schottland studiert hast :) Ich würde ja auch mal gerne ein Semester woanders hingehen :) einfach mal, um ein bisschen was von der Welt zu sehen :) Zum Glück gibts in Geographie Exkursionen. Mal sehen, wo es mich da hinzieht :)

    Klar, ein Amu ist geplant, das wird Teil meines Silvesterspecials sein und da werde ich die Sleekpalette verwenden :)

    Liebste Grüße

  9. Wow, die Farbe ist unglaublich schön :) Ich hab mich verliebt ♥

  10. Late but merry christmas and happy new year to you Keki!! I do agree when it comes to a really good blush, you should get it no matter how pricey it is cos you don't need to get many blushes but only one or two :)

  11. This blush looks so nice~ I want see it on ur cheeks soon. :D Your cat is adorable !!