Hi Ladies! I am back from my wilderness trip. Fully rested in my mind and soul, and thoroughly tired out in my muscles and body from all the fresh air and activities we did. It was amazing. I thought I would share a few pictures of my trip, plus just one of the goodies that was waiting on my doorstep when I got home….making coming back that much easier (other than missing modern technology and all my lovely blogger/twitter friends and awesome readers). πŸ™‚

The roads were so windy and rolling. I loved the drive, albeit a long one! At least the view was stunning!

The pretty changing leaves against the ones that were still green was so captivating to me. I snapped several photos with the same contrast. Anyone who thinks you need to go to Vermont to see beautiful color has never been to the Midwest in early October πŸ˜‰

Of course, all of the dogs couldn’t wait to swim. Note the crystal clear water. We used this spring fed water to bathe in and my hair has never been softer. I want to import this water to my house.

This Loon kept following us around. It was so cute. It swam back and forth underneath our raft. I feel like it was taunting the dogs, daring them to try and chase it. The loons calls during the day and at dusk were so chilling and haunting, yet serene at the same time. It was probably one of my favorite parts of the trip. Google Loon calls if you have never heard one. They have several different calls and all are equally lovely.

Again, the contrast is what struck me here. Simple mug against green moss (of which there was plenty around).

Brinkley decided to try climbing out on this log….

…and quickly fell off. Luckily, the sandy bottom was gentle on his paws. πŸ˜‰ Of course, being the stubborn boy he is, he promptly decided to try climbing on the log again.

I look forward to this SO much. Plain marshmallows do nothing for me. But roast them over a fire and I’m a total addict. I consumed more than my fair share. xD

It’s views like this that make me never want to leave a place. It made taking a break from everything that much more special and worth it. πŸ™‚

This is quite possibly my favorite photo of the trip. I already have a frame that this picture is going in. The water was like glass, making such cool reflections. It looked particularly beautiful at dusk *cue loons calling*


On to the special treat and giveaway. I went ahead and ordered MAC’s MSF in Lightscapade after hearing so much about this ethereal glowing highlighter. Once I found out it was being repromoted in the MAC Fall Colour Collection (out this week) I knew I wanted to test it out. It didn’t disappoint.

MAC Lightscapade MSF

It’s so hard to capture the different reflects in this MSF. But, suffice it to say that my version (all are different due to the unique veining) shines peach, pink, gold and opal/iridescent.

MAC MSF Lightscapade Swatch

In this picture you can kind of see the pink and gold flashes. It depends on which angle you view and the lighting. What I really like about this MSF compared to others is that it isn’t frosty. It isn’t chunky or gritty. It is smooth and silky and adds a gorgeous glow. I could see this being a great winter highlighter too.

AND, because I always want to give back to you lovely ladies, one of you lucky gals is going to win one too! It hasn’t arrived yet, but when it does I will add the picture of the veining you will be receiving. I wanted to get this post up ASAP because it looks like the collection went live online tonight.

The Rules:

Extra Entries:

I loved being away, but I also loved coming back. A good time was had by all, and I can’t wait to do it again soon. And again, thanks for making blogging so much fun ladies! πŸ™‚

This Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to lovely Canadian blogger Arianne of Glitter Geek! I use random.org for my giveaways at present. You don’t have to be a blogger to win. Thanks to everyone who entered!

56 responses to “I’m Back! New Treat & A Special Giveaway *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*”

  1. sweettea says:

    i want them to bring back the barbie collection

  2. Jessica says:

    OH my goodness Danielle your photographs are stunning! I’m so happy you had a wonderful time, it looks so zen. (And your pups look like they were thrilled to be along with you!).

    I would jump for joy if MAC brought back Perfect Topping MSF. I missed out on it and I’ve been hunting it down for ages. GFC: Getting Cheeky.
    β™₯ Jessica

  3. Romzs says:

    I just want Viva Glam Cyndi back πŸ™ I don’t really care for both Viva Glam Gagas!
    GFC: Romzs/Norwegianelephant

  4. Katherine says:

    I agree with Romzs, I want Viva Glam Cyndi back.

    GFC: Katherine
    Email: kchorn at gmail (dot) com

    I also commented on your Facebook page.

  5. Tammy OHagan says:

    Cutie Eye Shadow x4, love the colors!

  6. Rachel Villanueva says:

    Enter me, please! Thank you! πŸ™‚
    I’d love the MAC matte lipstick in Bronx back. πŸ™‚

    Name/GFC: Rachel Villanueva
    Email: racheltvillanueva at yahoo dot com
    Twitter: outdoor_kitty
    Link: http://twitter.com/#!/outdoor_kitty/status/118168495656665088
    FB: Rachel Villanueva
    Link: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=173851389360527&id=125947130817620

  7. Yaaaay! So happy ure back! Sounds like you had an amaaazing time! *hugs* We’ve missed ya girlie!

  8. Holly says:

    I actually never tried a MAC product before in my life… I know, right? Shocking! But I would love for Lightscapade to be my first one!


  9. ShannoninBC says:

    I so wish I was there…the water, the marshmallows, the dogs…my dogs would love that too! Glad you had a good time, fall is my fave time of the year and your pics sure do show why.

    The I Get No Kick eyeliner from the Cham-pale collection, love it and it’s over half gone already πŸ™ would buy 2 or 3 in a heartbeat if it was repromoted.

    Follow on twitter and fb already as shannoninbc, http://twitter.com/#!/ShannoninBC/status/118175979096117248

    What a great giveaway, thanks! πŸ˜€

  10. kelly says:

    your trip looked so peaceful and serene πŸ™‚ i would want mac to make stereo rose…or just more msf colors for that matter, permanent . how did you get lighscapade so early?! lucky girl.

    kellyyes on gfc. kellyyesblog@gmail.com for email.

  11. Destinee says:

    GFC: Destinee
    Email: lovedestineeblog@gmail.com

    I wish back would bring back Warmth of Coral Mineralize blush from the last collection because I didnt get a chance to pick it up before it was gone. =(

    Liked FB page via: Destinee Lowman
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/LoveDestinee11/status/118178102533832704

  12. emmabovary says:

    I would bring brand Viva Glam Cyndi! It is so beautiful and wearable, I’m dreading the day I use mine up!
    Following via GFC as emmabovary
    email is emma.m.brooks@gmail.com

  13. Lisi says:

    So glad, you had a good time πŸ™‚

    I’d bring back the starflash e/s! I follow as “Lisi” and I’ve retweeted here:

    <3 Lisi (liisilu@web.de)

  14. princesselfy says:

    It looks absolutely stunning where you went. I’m not a camping fan but places like that for walks are amazing. Glad you had a good time!

    I’d love for MAC to bring back Stereo Rose. I’ve lusted after it for so long πŸ™

    I follow via GFC: princesselfy
    Follow on Twitter and am off to tweet!

  15. fatima says:

    i wish they bring the barbie collections back, i really loved it!

    GFC: fatema

    email: fatimagill@live.com

    Twitter name: @FatemaGill

    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/FatemaGill/status/118271226501283840

  16. Summer says:

    I follow via GFC (Summer Loren/slhxbeauty) & Also twitter (slhxbeauty) I tweeted too: http://twitter.com/#!/slhxbeauty/status/118281815688613888.
    I would love for MAC to introduce the lipstick “Ever hip” to the permanent line as it looks so beautiful and every time it’s released I miss out on it!

  17. Ana says:

    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

    I wish MAC makes Viva Glam lipsticks permanent!

    GFC name: spider girl

    techiespidergurl at gmail dot com

  18. Aseya says:

    You have the cutest dog ever!!! these pictures are amazing, the colors are just gorgeous!

    That MSF looks gorgeous, I’d love to win one πŸ™‚ It’s funny with the MSFs. I tried another one the other day and it was too glittery. This one looks like it has very finely milled shimmer so it’s much more wearable.

    I’m kinda new to MAC (I only got back into them at the end of last year) but my favorite LE product was the Pink Power MSF from Wonder Woman. SO if they could bring that back by the time I finish mine, that would be great! πŸ™‚

  19. femputer says:

    Awesome! I wish they’d bring back the mega metal eyeshadows, those looked great and I didn’t get a chance at them.

    darceyparrott at gmail dot com

    I did both the facebook & twitter extras, I’m @femputer1 on twitter. πŸ™‚

  20. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh! this is so generous of you! I was really excited they brought back porcelain pink and lightscapade for this collection, but I also wish they would bring back the blushes from the Hello Kitty Collection! email: ktcourington (@) gmail.com I follow you on GFC as Kelly, and on twitter as @kellybelly04!

  21. Christine says:


    I would love to see them bring back Devil blush from the Manish Collection:)

  22. Danielle says:

    I would bring brand Viva Glam Cyndi.

    GFC: Sweet As Honey Blog
    Email: sweetashoneyblog@gmail.com
    Twitter: @FrenchGirl20
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/FrenchGirl20/status/118347627321499648
    FB Name: Sweet As Honey Blog
    FB Post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=161500863936593&id=226008530747124

  23. rabia akhter says:

    Twitter: cutegirlsaid
    tweet this link:http://twitter.com/#!/cutegirlsaid/status/118364576399106048
    Facebook: Rabia Akhter
    i want them to bring back “Mac 16 pcs brushes, MAC eyeliner gel hello kitty black,Discount Mac Cosmetics Mascara 3colors” i love them AwsOme “MAC Cosmetics”
    Hope i win thank u:)

  24. Alex says:

    Probably going to be a popular one, but I want Stereo Rose and Porcelain Pink permanent! Maybe a huge range of perm MSFs in general!

    GFC: 6ftinheels
    & I retweeted on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/6ftinheels/status/118372036765691904)

  25. Laura says:

    Those picture are gorgeous. Love your dog, my St. Bernard is afraid of water no idea why.
    Wish MAC would bring out collections from the last few years, this years have been awful. I wish the eyeshadow moth brown from the Barbie loves MAC collection was permanent, i’ve completely hit pan and have hardy anything left.

    Email: laurasaraevans@gmail.com

  26. Arianne says:

    OMG! Look at Brinkleface. πŸ˜€ So cute. And I love the serene nature shots. You are quite the photog, eh?

    Thanks for the giveaway. This looks so much better than the shimmerbomb that is Stereo Rose. I wish MAC would make Pearglides permanent. I love those things!

    GFC: Arianne, and I tweeted and commented on FB. πŸ™‚

  27. Diane says:

    Danielle you really are so kind and generous.first you granted my wish of the mac swatches post and now you’re having a give away and it’s a MAC product.i would love love to win this since it’s still a couple of months away beofre i can finally grab hold of some MAC blushes for my birthday.i would love this mac product to be myfirst mac product and for it to come from you well i will treasure and love it even more.it looks so gorgeous i need it in my life like ASAP.

    I followed you on google friend connect atleast i think so anyway.my name is Diane or diane joaquin or Diane11792 not sure which on can you just check for me danielle?i’m pretty sure i follow you on google friend connect because i adore your blog it’s just than i’m not good with the internet so i would appreciate it if you can chech for me if im already a follower by replying to this comment.

    i also follow you on twitter my twitter name is dianejoaquin so just searched for me and yes i retweeted the tweet about this giveaway but i suck at retweeting but i did it.just check again i suppose.let me know if i did everything right ok?i don’t want to miss the opportunity of entering this fabulous giveaway held by my personal beauty fairygodmother.
    my email Diane 11792@yahoo.com *now hoping and praying you’ll have reason to use this email to tell me i won.and ask for my shipping adress* lol. ;P have a nice day danielle.

  28. Nikita Nacht says:

    Great giveaway!!

    I would love it if MAC would make the Blogger’s Obsessions line permanent because all of those colours were so gorgeous!

    I follow via GFC: NikitaNacht

  29. pearl says:

    wow!! such a beautiful place……

    I’d love the MAC MSF in Petticoat back.

    GFC: preciouspearl
    Twitter: pearlmakeup
    Link: https://twitter.com/#!/pearlmakeup/status/118459264086978560
    FB: Precious Pearl
    Commented on FB page.

  30. Ashley says:

    I wish MAC would bring back Marine Life! I’d celebrate with roasted marshmallows if it really happened.

    GFC: Ashley / Email: ashwaffle@gmail.com

  31. Torie says:

    I definitely follow you on GFC, and I wish MAC would bring their Hibiscus lippie from the Surfer Baby collection back and make it permanent because I never got to get my hands on it!

  32. It looks *so* beautiful there, I’m truly jealous. πŸ™‚

    I’d love them to bring back the Stereo Rose MSF, just so I can see what everyone raves about! Failing that, the cheek powders from To The Beach and Surf, Baby with the seahorse and flower on them. πŸ™‚

    I was following via Bloglovin’ because I’m an idiot and couldn’t find the GFC button but I’ve found it now! But my GFC name is SilhouetteScreams and my email is silhouettescreamsblog at gmail dot com

    I’ve also liked your FB and commented as Janelle Dazzlepants, and tweeted as @jerryfetus

  33. Polarbelle says:

    I wish Mac would bring back Love Nectar gloss.

    I follow on GFC as Polarbelle
    Retweeted the giveaway as polarbelle123
    Commented on facebook as Shelley Plummer

    I think that was everything, right? Oh man, they need to bring back Goldbit eyeshadow!

  34. Sabrina says:

    The fact that I thought you were actually talking about a looney person for a half a second is really sad! Welcome back and glad you had a great time.

    Wishing MAC would bring back Marine Life just because I want that shiny seahorse again πŸ™‚

  35. Erin says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love MAC to bring back the Starflash shadows! I wasn’t into MAC yet, when they were out :/.

    GFC: Erin El Issa
    Email: elissa.erin17@gmail.com
    Twitter: I already follow (@toblushornot17) and I tweeted – http://twitter.com/#!/toblushornot17/status/118694397675192320
    Facebook: I already like (Erin Lindsay Al Essa) and I commented

    Thanks again!

  36. Kelsey says:

    I’d really love to see the Beige-ing Shadestick again! Thanks for the great giveaway πŸ™‚

    GFC: KelseyA

    Followed and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/kelsey_alford/status/118732524154400768

  37. scrapgalgr says:

    I would like to see a come back in the permanent line of the 184 duo fibre fan brush.
    GFC: scrapgalgr

  38. Rinny says:

    Viva Glam Cyndi for sure!!!

    GFC: Rinny
    email: erinpiker@gmail.com

  39. Selena says:

    Nude Rose lipstick or the kissable lipcolors!

  40. Ruth Gistelinck says:

    I wish they would bring back Bad Fairy (nail polish)!

    GFC: Ruth

    I like your FB page and commented about my fav make-up item (as Ruth Gistelink)
    Following you on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/RuthGBCN/status/118984747350368256

    Thanks!! xx

  41. Tania says:

    I wish MAC would bring back Lollipop Loving lipstick!!! I love it sooo much!



  42. Justine says:

    Hi Danielle! I would without a doubt wish they would bring back Ripe Peach Ombre!

    Justine theproductrater@gmail.com
    I follow on twitter and have retweeted

  43. Ana BelΓ©n says:

    Enter me please! I want them to bring back the Hello Kitty collection.
    GFC name: fisiwoman
    Email: fisiwoman at hotmail dot com
    Following on FB (Ana BelΓ©n R M)
    Following on twitter (@Fisigiawa) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/119415221306671104

  44. Maribel F. says:

    Enter me please ^^
    I love a lipstick from mac: Lazy day. I have it, and I don’t want to use because I don’t want to finish it :_
    Nick GFC: Maribel F,
    Email: mfuentes1987@gmail.com
    I liked your facebook page, as Maribel Fuentes.
    I follow you on twitter as makeupmb, and I retweet
    Thank you for the giveaway! xoxo

  45. Sarah S. says:

    GFC: Sarah S.
    smsolomo at hotmail dot com
    I wish they’d bring back Mellow Mood lipstick! It’s like Hue with a perfect amount of shimmer πŸ™‚

  46. Annette says:

    Viva Glam Cyndi! It is one of my favorite lipsticks. πŸ™‚

    My GFC name is Annette M.

  47. bambaki83 says:

    Hi from Spain!!

    IΒ΄d want the pigment melon back.

    GFC name: bambaki83
    Email: mimica69(at)hotmail(dot)com

    I follow u on twitter as @bambaki83 and I tweeted about your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/bambaki83/status/119780090849673217


  48. malkatz says:

    I wish they’d bring back Pink Frost blush- I may be wrong about the name, but it was a great blush they discontinued. Le sigh.

    GFC: malkatz


  49. malkatz says:

    Left a comment on FB!


  50. Patricia Colucci says:

    GFC Name: Patricia Colucci
    I wish they would bring back “Tint Frost” Cream Blush.

    You are quite the photographer!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

  51. Patricia Colucci says:

    I liked your page on FB as “For the sake of giveaways”.

    I also left a comment on your wall: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=176296032449396&id=125947130817620

  52. Patricia Colucci says:

    I followed you on Twitter as “AletaColucci”.
    I also tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/AletaColucci/status/120316598388133889

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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