Thursday, July 29, 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette Review!!!

I know most people in the makeup world have heard by now about Urban Decay's newest addition the Naked Palette. I was finally able to snag this on Sephora's website!! This palette first appealed to me when I heard it was full of neutral colors. Typically, I am a neutral eyeshadow kinda girl. Although, I don't discriminate against some color now and then...

First, I must say that I LOVE Urban Decay eyeshadows. Yes, they can be on the higher end in terms of cost, but they are for sure quality products. They are soft and blendable, which is extremely important to me. This palette is no exception! The palette, which is wrapped in a lovely velvet chocolate cover, includes 12 eyeshadows, a double-sided 24/7 eye pencil in Zero (black) and a new shade named Whiskey (brown), and a mini eyeshadow primer potion, which is great for travel. Some of the eyeshadows in the palette are Urban Decay's most loved shades such as: Smog, Half-baked and Toasted. Also, there are some new ones such as Hustle, Darkhorse, and Creep.

The colors offer good versatility for many different eye looks from a toned down neutral to a highly dramatic look. This has been my go to palette for my rushed mornings before work. I Looove this palette! I know many people will love this because it is convenient and easy solution for an everyday or work look. For $44 retail, this is a great deal because you are getting a nice assortment of quality eyeshadows from a great brand like Urban Decay. So for ladies that have been wanting to try Urban Decay, but have shied away from their usual colorful palettes this is a must have!! Go out ..I mean RUN out and get it! So worth it IMO...

Happy Shopping!

Search for Urban Decay Naked Palette

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Elf Cosmetics BeautyBooks Haul/ Review

So on a regular trip to Target ( I LOVE Target! :) I came upon these  Elf BeautyBooks. I must say these are just wonderful!! They are basically palettes of eyeshadows consisting of 12 beautifully pigmented colors. I was rather surprised by how pigmented and nice they are. The eyeshadows are very soft and easy to blend. I have a lot of MAC veluxe pearl eye shadows, which are known to be extremely soft and blendable, and these Elf eye shadows are truly a rival IMO!

The BeautyBooks come in three different editions: the Neutral Eye edition, Smoky Eye edition, and Eye Brights edition. Of course I got all three!! Did I mention they were only $5?? Insane price for such good quality shadows. They also come with a black eyeliner and eyeshadow applicator, which I won't be using...but the eyeshadows are so worth it! So for all the gals looking for some good quality eyeshadows on a budget....these BeautyBooks are definitely worth a try! I didn't find the exact ones on Elf's website. However, they do carry a similar, if not the same product, the Beauty Encyclopedias. These BeautyBooks may just be exclusively in stores....

Elf BeautyBooks
Eye Brights Edition
Smoky Eye Edition
Neutral Eye Edition

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Review: Maybelline Volum' Express the Falsies Mascara

So recently on one of my weekly (yes, I said WEEKLY) trips to Target, something caught my eye while browsing the makeup aisle...A beautiful purple colored little tube! I LOVE purple, so naturally anything purple or close to it draws my attention.

Well it was the new Maybelline Volum' Express the Falsies mascara in Very Black...I had heard a little bit about it before but for some reason wasn't that interested...A mascara that gives you a false lash effect..yeah right! I have a ton of mascaras and they hardly ever live up to the claims. My HG has been L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black..yeah that stuff is great for a dramatic lash effect..BUT I needed a good everyday work mascara...

So of course I HAD to buy the Falsies mascara..took it home...sat for about a week..Then I finally tried it one morning and OMG..yes it is all that in a bag of chips (lol I know... how corny of me)...I LOVE this mascara! I can honestly say that it makes my eyelashes look False! I mean a good kind of false (is there a such thing? yes)..They look natural but the way it darkens, thickens, separates, and elongates my lashes....anyone would suspect they could possibly be false....

Well any who I love it no matter what anyone suspects or thinks..I have pretty sparse for me this is GREAT! On Maybelline's website it claims the mascara's "Patented Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume". ..and I can testify to that because it really makes my lashes fuller..The wand is nice and flexible but not too filmsy..Just enough hardness (is that a word?) to get a good grip on lashes.

To all that have yet to out and get it now! You can purchase it at any of your local drugstores for about $6-8 bucks..

MAYBELLINE Blk Blk Vol Expr Falsies - .34

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm back!

Long time no blogging..ughh!! Unbelievable how life can be sooo hectic and busy! I have really been wanting to update sooner and continue what I started. However, I just have not had the time..or more so made the time..But I will give this a try again! Lately, I have been buying so much makeup that I have wanted to share! I am a junkie and I am addicted to makeup. Half the fun is buying but sharing is even better..Not to just show off but to let others know the great products out there..I love to read and see what other beauty addicts are "hauling"..Gives me ideas and a list to shop with. Well I just wanted to finally update my blog with this randomness! Some things to watch out for from me.....Stay Tuned! :)