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MAC Eye Shadow Collection & Swatches

MAC Eye Shadow Collection and Swatches

Palette #1

MAC Palette 1

MAC Palette 1 Names

Swatches: Daylight – Outside

MAC Palette 1 Row 1

Blanc Type, Shroom, Naked Lunch, All the Glitters, Kid

MAC Palette 1 Row 2

Mole Skin (LE), Soft Brown, Texture, Saddle, Swiss Chocolate

MAC Palette 1 Row 3

Coquette, Espresso, Corduroy, Embark, Brown Script

MAC Palette 1 Shades

Palette #2

MAC Palette 2

MAC Palette 2 Names

Swatches: Daylight – Outside

MAC Palette 2 Row 1

Ricepaper, Woodwinked, Mulch, Sable, Satin Taupe

MAC Palette 2 Row 2

Dear Cupcake (LE), Trax, Stars N’ Rockets, Fig. 1, Moth Brown (LE)

MAC Palette 2 Row 3

Samoa Silk, Ablaze (LE), Paradisco, Expensive Pink, Coppering

MAC Palette 2 Shades

I did a bit of back to school shopping a few days ago and bought the last three eye shadow pans I needed to fill my palettes so I was finally able to do this post which I’ve been wanting to do for months. I really hope you like it! If you have some eye shadows in pot form that you want to put in a palette check out my post on how to de-pot MAC eye shadows here.

What are your favorite MAC eye shadows?! Leave them in a comment below so I can check them out!


Disclaimer: Sorry for my absence! I put my heart and soul into these blog posts which is a blessing and a curse at the same time because it can get very stressful. Sometimes it takes me two days to edit photos and get one post out but I just want the final product to be as perfect as possible for my readers. I love blogging and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. However, I do want to give a fair warning that posts might be sporadic especially with my last year of college starting in about a week and a half. Thank you all for understanding!



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How to De-Pot MAC Eye Shadow (In 7 Easy Steps!)

how to depot mac eye shadow

What you’ll need:

– M.A.C. eye shadow (or blush)
– Xacto or regular knife
– Heat safe glove (optional)
– Hair straightener
– Parchment paper
– Acetone
– Cotton ball

Not pictured:

– Super glue and magnets OR
– Self adhesive magnets

What you'll need

Step 1:

Pre-heat straightener.

Step 1

Step 2:

CAREFULLY wedge the tip of a Xacto or regular knife and wiggle to separate the top and bottom pieces. Some eye shadows will separate more easily than others. If it’s more difficult BE VERY CAREFUL* you don’t cut yourself while trying to separate the pieces.

*If you notice a band-aid on my middle finger in later pictures it’s because I cut myself while taking these picture! Do as I say NOT as I do!

step 2

Step 3:

Take the top piece from the compact and place it on the straightener on top of a small section of parchment paper. Let the piece sit on the heat for about 10-15 seconds. After the initial 10-15 seconds I like to move mine back and forth for a few seconds. I find my curling wand glove (which I never use otherwise) works perfect for this! Next, remove the piece and check if the bottom has melted a bit. If it hasn’t melted place it back on the heat for a few additional seconds.

step 3

Step 4:

Take the Xacto or regular knife and gently press the melted back until the metal eye shadow pan pops forward. Once the entire metal pan has been loosened remove the pan from the black plastic piece.

WARNING: this metal pan has just sat on heat so it WILL be hot… lift with caution (that’s also why I choose to wear the heat safe glove.)

step 4

Step 5:

After the metal pan has cooled you will notice the remaining glue on the back. This can be removed by wiping with an acetone soaked cotton ball.

step 5

Step 6:

Now that you are left with just the pan you no longer have the name and finish of the eye shadow accessible. There are two options for this…

Option 1:

Take the orignal compact and place it on the heat for 10 seconds. This will allow its glue to melt a bit and it then can be lifted and placed onto the back of the metal pan.

step 6

Or Option 2:

If you have OCD like me you might prefer to type out your own label and stick them to the metal pans instead.

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Step 7:

All you have left to do is attach a magnet!

step 7

AND YOU’RE DONE! I always thought de-potting eye shadows would be so difficult but it’s honestly so easy and quicker than I thought too. Oh, and I haven’t broken any shadows while de-potting with this method yet either. *Knocks on wood*

What is your favorite eye shadow brand? Leave it in a comment! I’d have to say mine is definitely MAC but I do reach for a few shades from other brands during my everyday makeup routine as well.

Have a good weekend!


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Michigan City/Weekend Haul

I took 4 days off work last weekend to relax and squeeze in a quick getaway with my mom before school starts back up in September. We went to Michigan City for a few days and naturally did a bit of shopping while we there. Even more naturally (for me) the shopping continued once we were back home. Here’s a collective haul of everything I bought last Friday through Monday. Enjoyyy!


Harry and David

Apparently Friday was national S’mores day so since I wasn’t home to have a proper celebration I decided to improvise by picking this up from Harry and David at the outlet mall.

Bath & Body Works

I was so, so, so excited when I saw my favorite (and discontinued) Bath & Body Works scent, Dancing Waters, at the outlet mall. I did a little stocking up of the Dancing Waters products, as well as two hand sanitizers of my other favorite scent, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.

Under Armour

After months and months of searching I finally found the perfect plain black running/track jacket. Unfortunately it was full price (hate when stores get you with the full price at outlet malls) so I was a bit hesitant to purchase it at first. As we finished walking around/shopping I decided I might as well get it because I loved it and had been looking for one for so long. We walked back over to Under Armour and lucky for me I have the best mom ever; she offered to buy me the jacket. Thanks mom, you’re the best! I can’t wait to wear it!

CCO (The Cosmetics Company Outlet)

I’ve known about the Cosmetic Company Outlets for a while now but hadn’t been around one until we went to Michigan City. I was super excited to finally be able to check it out and it did not disappoint! My first thought was ‘hmm, why haven’t I gone to this place sooner?!’ It was AMAZING! I’ll explain why by trying to make a long story short… Basically, MAC came out with a Disney villain’s collection in 2010 and of course I need to have anything and everything Disney. Sadly, that was wayyy before I got into MAC and/or collecting makeup. I had been longing for it all ever since finding out that such a thing existed. So when I walked into CCO for the first time on Friday I was beyondddd excited to see several pieces from the collection there. I jumped at the chance to buy a few things but I only wanted to choose things I liked and would actually use. From the MAC Disney Venomous Villains collection I got an eye shadow in Sweet Joy and a lipglass in Strange Potion. I also got another eye shadow in Moleskin. I’m not really sure what collection that’s from or why it was at the CCO but I liked it and it was cheap-ish so I got it! I think that CCOs might be my new favorite place! You’ll probably be hearing about it much more in the future.

If you’re not familiar with what a CCO is you can find more information here. Trust me, you’ll want to find out more about it!


They didn’t have any of the fleeces I liked in my size so all I got from Columbia was a new lunch box for school for when I’m observing. Not so fun but I needed a new one and this was perfect.


I had been wanting a few of the newer Essie polishes for a while and since I had a 30% off CVS coupon I thought what a perfect opportunity to pick them up! I also bought another Good to Go top coat since my old one is almost empty (I swear by that stuff!) and a Burt’s Bees cuticle cream I’ve been wanting to try. I can’t wait to use my new metallic polishes for fall!


Believe it or not I didn’t buy anything on Saturday! At least not that I can remember, shocker…



I’ve wanted to build a MAC eye shadow palette for a while now so since I had been saving for the trip and didn’t really buy much over the weekend I decided to treat myself back at home. Unfortunately the MAC I went to didn’t have any 15 pan palettes in stock so I just went with a 4 pan palette to start. But you know what?! For some reason it ends up being cheaper if you build a palette and order it from the MAC website. So I think I’m going to keep the lipstick (Viva Glam Nicki) and empty 4 pan palette but return the actual eye shadow pans then just order a whole 15 pan palette filled from the website. Plus, that way I’ll save money (in the long run) and get what I really wanted anyway. It’s a win-win!


Sneak peak! I needed to get some silicon molds for a future DIY so I stopped at Ikea to pick a few different designs since they were only 99¢ each! What a bargain!



I originally went into Ross with the idea of checking out a Color Club nail polish set I saw everyone on Instagram have but once I got there and actually saw the set I wasn’t impressed. But of course I didn’t let that stop me… I dug through that little makeup/nail polish section and hit the jackpot! I found a set of 6 Essie polishes for only $18! It was a little more than I wanted to spend that trip but I couldn’t pass up the deal. I also bought Paris Hilton Can-Can perfume for $12! I had bought one during high school but it’s almost empty and has been for a few years. I decided to finally get a new one this summer but never got around to it so I was thrilled to see one there for so cheap. My friends, these are the reasons why I love Ross!


Last stop was at my beloved Target. I exchanged a sweater I previously bought for a bigger size because I wanted it to be super big and comfy. I couldn’t resist those cute Chevron socks and the clearance eyebrow pencil since I wanted to buy that EXACT same one anyway! Woohoo! Don’t you just love when that happens?! Oh, and don’t judge my massive amount of crayons. They have a purpose, I promise. You’ll see veryyyyy soon!

So as you can see I might have a teeny, weeny, tiny, small, not-so-small shopping problem. But in my defense, I may spend a lot but I work hard for my money and I also put a lot of it away as well. So it all balances out… kind of.

Since I had such success at the outlet mall in Michigan City I made plans to meet a friend at our local outlet mall tomorrow. If I end up scoring more good deals I might put up another haul next week. Cross your fingers for me!

Everyone have a good and safe weekend! See you next week!

– Katie

Click here to find out what I did all weekend or here to see what beauty
products I took with me to Michigan City.


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