Monday, March 24, 2014

OPI Shorts Story

OPI Shorts Story

Shorts Story is a ver blue based pink, in person it looks WAY bluer than it comes off in the photo. This color kind of reminds me of Nicki Minaj, it is very vibrant. It is the all around perfect Barbie pink color perfect for anytime. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Palette Review

Urban Decay's Original Naked Palette

The Naked palette, is the only palette from the Naked line to have the cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. Personally I love this packaging and wish all the other palettes had this same packaging. It is very travel safe, and has not dented or broken in any way, despite several drops. The packaging however is velvet, and it can get very dirty. I have owned mine for over a year and it is not dirty, but it does have some lint pieces and a few hairs from my animals on it. The gold writing on the palette will chip or come off with wear and use, since I keep mine clean and am careful with it mine has not started to chip or wear off at all. The mirror on this palette is a good size, not a full faced size, but enough to see the eyes.

The colors in this palette are amazing, and all great quality, like most Urban Decay shadows are. The 12 shades are warm toned neutrals.
 From L-R the shades are; Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Dakhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gunmetal.
 All of the shades are great, and I have used all of them countless times to create various looks. Though I love all of the shades so much, my favorite shadows are Sin, Sidecar, and Hustle

If you bought this palette when it first came out, it came with a double ended 24/7 liner pencil, and then it came with the brush I have pictured.  Now it comes with a standard Urban Decay, double ended, synthetic shadow brush. I love this brush, and all Urban Decay brushes I have tried. However, if you do not like these brushes for applying shadow, try them as a concealer brush, they are amazing for both!
Overall, this palette is a necessity in my makeup collection. I use it all the time and can create dozens of looks with it. It withstands traveling and being dropped with no damage. When I start to hit pan on these shadows I will definitely be repurchasing, but I do not see that happening for at least a year and a half.  You can purchase this palette at Sephora, Ulta, and the Urban Decay website for $54. 


Monday, March 17, 2014

OPI Crown Me Already!

 OPI Crown Me Already!

When I wear silver nail polish I want it to be very glittery and opaque, and this shade is exactly that. However, I do apply a base coat when I wear glitter polishes to prevent the glitter from cracking and to help remove it faster when the time comes. Please excuse the blurry picture, my camera was not cooperating, and this was the best I could get with this one.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette

The Catwalk palette was limited edition for fall 2013, but I purchased mine the first week of March this year, so if you are interested check all of the Ulta stores near you, or check their website, or visit Anastasia Beverly Hills website. The packaging for this palette is to die for!!! The box alone has gold leopard rings with emerald green eyes on it (I am going to keep mine!). The actual palette is gold with a pink embossed border, and black velvet leopard print, it is adorable! On the inside of the palette, the leopard theme continues, and it has a good sized mirror. Personally I love the cardboard, magnetic closure palettes, so naturally I love this palette. It feels and looks luxurious. 

The eyeshadows in the Catwalk palette are amazing, they are easy to apply and blend. It comes with 3 matte shades and 7 shimmery shades, none of the shades have had fall out. This palette also comes with a double sided brush, I really like this brush and think it is great quality. Now, there is one down side to this palette, the eyeshadow names are not listed on the palette, they are only on the box. These eyeshadows are warm toned, because the palette was limited edition for fall, but of course the shadows can be worn anytime. 

The top row shades are (L-R); Call Back, Strut, Scout, Beauty Mark, and LBD.
The bottom row shades are (L-R); Day Rate, Couture, RTW, 10K, and Pose. 
My favorite shades are Scout, which reminds me of an eyeshadow version of Orgasm by Nars, and 10K, which reminds me of an eyeshadow version of Albatross also by Nars.  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Minty Minty

Maybelline 616 Minty Minty

Minty Minty is the perfect pastel, especially for spring! I apply 2 coats to get the true mint color, one coat is a bit streaky. The polish does dry quickly, not in 50 seconds as the bottle suggests, but quicker than some other polishes that I have. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review

A rose-gold palette from Urban Decay, finally!

Naked 3 has the same metal packaging as Naked 2, as well as a rippled effect under the gold lettering. Personally I prefer the packaging of the original Naked palette, to me the metal packaging feels a little cheap. I am terrified to drop this baby and have the eyeshadows shatter or the packaging break.

The colors in all of the Naked palettes are very different, Naked has warmer neutral shades, Naked 2 has taupey cool toned neutral shades, and Naked 3 has very rosey shadows. Each palette comes with 12 shades. 

From L-R the shades are; Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart. I love all the shades, and do not have a favorite, they are all equally amazing!
 The brush that comes with Naked 3 is synthetic and double sided. It has the same great quality that all Urban Decay brushes have. I love the brush and use it all the time!

Overall, I love this palette and have used it a ton over the past few months. To me this palette was worth the price, considering you are getting full sized eyeshadows, which are normally $18 each! For $54 you get 12 full sized brand new eyeshadows, a double ended brush, and Primer Potion samples. This palette is perfect for spring, but of course you can use it all the time! You can purchase this palette at Sephora, Ulta, and the Urban Decay website.

Monday, March 3, 2014

OPI Gift of Gold

OPI Gift of Gold 

Gift of Gold is a beautiful glitter filled polish, the camera is not picking up its true beauty! This polish has tons of gold sparkle, as well as some red glitter pieces. The camera is also not picking up the tiny bits of red in there, but in person it truly is amazing.
When I wore this polish last, I wore it as a french manicure just to change it up. I love wearing it this way!