Urban Decay Naked3 Palette: Part 1

November 25, 2013 | Beauty, Urban Decay | 6 Comments »


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


NEW double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Blending Brush


Swatches (Left to Right): Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick


Swatches (Left to Right): Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

Oh, Urban Decay! You made me break my no-buy, but you made it SO VERY worth it! I mean with all the hard work I’ve been putting in I figure I deserve a little something something. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Where to begin? For starters, this palette photographed so beautifully that I couldn’t decide which photos to keep and which to toss. So I kept them all and thought I’d break this review up into 2 parts. This way it isn’t so photo heavy. This part will focus on the photos and swatches. Part 2 will feature the review along with a few looks.

This package arrived early this afternoon and was definitely packaged with care. It was surrounded in bubble wrap and the prettiest purple tissue paper. Which I ended up using for the photo shoot. The palette itself is gorgeous. It’s easy to open (I felt the need to mention this given the amount of palettes I have trouble opening as of lately) and even stayed open throughout photographing and swatching. The shadows felt SO soft and smooth that I had to stop for a moment to see if there was a film covering them and maybe I just missed it. There wasn’t. The shadows are just that silky smooth. I absolutely LOVE how they swatched and can’t wait to break this baby in. Stay tuned for part 2!

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box

November 15, 2013 | Beauty, Urban Decay | 12 Comments »


Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box


Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box


Swatches (Left to Right): Fishnet, Honey, Ransom, Graffiti, Zero


Swatches (Left to Right): Peace, Shag, Scratch, Underground

Aren’t these swatches amazing? I picked up this Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago for about $10.00! I walked into Nordstrom Rack looking for the LORAC Downtown Drama and Uptown Allure palettes and then spotted this gem. How could I walk away from such a deal?

I’ve used this palette several times since purchasing it, but haven’t taken any photos yet. I’ll post some looks later on in the week.

And I’m still anxiously awaiting the Naked3 Palette! I just might do a victory run through the house once that palette reaches my hands.

November 2013 Wishlist

November 1, 2013 | Beauty, Wishlist | 4 Comments »


1. Kat Von D Spellbinding Eye Shadow Book – $55.00
A mesmerizing 24-pan eye shadow book of rich, spellbinding shades that harmoniously pair to create endless looks. Each set of shades can be paired together to create perfectly layered looks reminiscent of old school shade-shifters. The shadows glide on effortlessly to blend and layer seamlessly. Each of the rich, creamy colors is formulated with a high-pigment load for incredible payoff with just one swipe. Experience incredibly long-lasting crease-free color with shades won’t budge or flake—this is the same great formula that Kat Von D is known for. Together, they’re the perfect mix of neutral shades and bold pops of color in a beautiful box featuring Kat’s original artwork. This palette is the perfect gift for any makeup lover or yourself.

2. Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set – $39.00
A spellbinding set of 10 mini, long-wear lipsticks in neutral, bright, matte, and foil shades. These rich lipsticks deliver long-lasting color and wearability with the same great formula that Kat Von D is known for. Ten gorgeous, rich shades featuring flattering, full-bodied colors and both matte and metallic finishes mean there’s a shade for every occasion and all skintones. The moisturizing formula goes on smoothly and effortlessly and is enriched with vitamin A, C, and E to keep lips hydrated. This perfect mix of neutral shades and bold pops of color comes in a beautiful box that features Kat’s original artwork. It makes a great gift as a set or separated into mini lipstick stocking stuffers.

3. Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower Gel 24 oz – $32.00
Indulge hair and body in the clean, refreshing scent of Pure Grace. The soft soap and water scent will have you craving your next shower.

4. Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet – $42.00
A limited-edition, exclusive blush set with an eco-chic bow bracelet. The perfect gift for the spontaneous blush enthusiast, this palette comes with a range of five full-size shades and a wearable eco-chic bow cuff that’s sure to be the season’s hottest accessory. This limited-edition set complements all skin types and is infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay that lasts up to 12 hours for fade-free, flawless wear.

5. Philosophy Pure Grace Perfumed Body Lotion 24 oz – $42.00
A perfumed body lotion for anyone who wants to feel soap-and-water fresh. Inspired by Philosophy’s ultra-fresh, soap and water fragrance, Pure Grace, this antioxidant-rich formula uses a unique, synergistic blend of vitamin E, aloe, and natural extracts to moisturize and soothe the skin leaving it feeling velvety soft. Your skin will truly feel and smell like you just stepped out of the shower.


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