Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Black Market 247 Glide One Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay has unleashed an army of awesome products in their holiday collection, and this is one of them—the Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set. With six gorgeous shades of their famous eyeliners (five are new and exclusive to this set), these mini pencils pack a punch of color in a tiny package.

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Desperation, West, Riot, Ink, Black Market, Apathy

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RiRi Hearts MAC Collection Fall 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches

riri hearts mac collection fall 2013

Today is the day! You can officially purchase the new RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection at North America MAC stores, then it’s launching at other locations and online on October 3rd. It’s a comprehensive collection, with eyeshadow palettes, new lipsticks, a RiRi Woo Lipglass, and more.

riri hearts mac fall 2013 collection

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection 2013

From MAC:

Rihanna premieres her perfect palette of lavish fall colour – a range of decidedly daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin highlighted with Diamonds Cream Colour Base and Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good.

Let’s check out what I tried a little closer! This is a comprehensive review, so get settled in… [Read more…]

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

opi pink of hearts collection 2013


Every October, OPI does something special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I bring you this year’s Pink of Hearts Collection.

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2013, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Susan G. Komen®. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. Let’s take a closer look!

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More than a Glimmer, Pink-ing of You

Inside Pink of Hearts 2013, you’ll receive two shades; More than a Glimmer (limited edition shade with both micro and macro matte glitters in a rainbow of colors), and Pink-ing of You (soft pink creme). Additionally, there are 10 pink ribbon decals, and 10 decorative crystal decals to help you create your own special look.   [Read more…]

MAC Indulge Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

mac indulge collection

I know this review is a little behind on the collection release date, and I’m so sorry! I like to really try things out, and sometimes it takes me a little longer than others to get through certain collections, especially when they’re larger. I thank you in advance for your patience, and let’s get on with it!

Decadence is the name of the game with the MAC Indulge Collection, where “no taste is too extravagant”. With smoldering eyeshadows, Cremeblend Blushes that just flush the skin, come-hither Lipglass and Lipsticks, and gilded and bright nail colors—here we go.


mac by design feed the senses sweet succulence lipstick

By Design, Feed the Senses, Sweet Succulence

Of the five lipsticks available, I have three of them; Feed the Senses, By Design, and Sweet Succulence. The three could not be any more different! ($15 each)

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Beauty Quickies: Boscia Clear Complexion Blotting Linens

boscia clear complexion blotting linens

For years, I’ve carried around a pack of Boscia Blotting Linens in my purse to touch up without really “touching up”. It’s not so much that I need to add more powder to my face, but I just need to remove some of the oil in my T-zone. Sound familiar?

boscia linens

Boscia recently released a new pack of naturally antiseptic blotting linens to their existing line-up, the Clear Complexion Blotting Linens with Bamboo and Willow Bark Extract. These babies allow you to mop up excess oil without disturbing your pretty face when you gently press them where excess oil has gathered throughout the day. For me, they are a God-send. The willow bark extract is actually a form of salicylic acid, which can help prevent future breakouts. I’m not saying this will take the place of your acne-fighting skincare products, but every little bit helps! These sheets are made from finely-woven leaf fibers of the exotic Abaca Tree Plant and infused with complexion-clearing bamboo, which naturally smells incredible. I can’t stop sniffing them. Need proof? I tweeted about it a few days ago!

Find these at Sephora & sephora.com at $10 a pack for 100 sheets.

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Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case Review, Photos, Swatches

urban decay anarchy face case

The Anarchy Face Case is the second installment of Urban Decay’s new collection of Face Cases, and it sure is a beauty. The first one, Shattered seems a little more girlie than sassy like Anarchy. Another difference is that this one will be a Sephora exclusive for holiday and it’s limited. If you like what you see, try not to wait too long!

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Anarchy Face Case

Like Shattered, Anarchy is the ultimate all-in-one palette. It’s bi-level, and on the top you have five eyeshadows, a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion (aka, best black eyeliner pencil ever), and a Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Pencil in Scandal (which is a limited edition shade). On the bottom level, there are two blushes, a highlighter, and the gloss pencil peeks through so you can access it from the bottom too. The top of the white case is adorned with a pretty baroque-inspired design and a silver embossed UD logo. [Read more…]

FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” Collection by All Lacquered Up Review, Photos, Swatches


I’m elated about this collection! New at Sally Beauty this month, you’ll find the FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” Collection by All Lacquered Up in stores for a limited time. Does All Lacquered Up sound familiar? It should! The brains behind this gorgeous collection is who I consider the original nail polish blogger, Michelle Mismas.

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FingerPaints A Pair Affair Collection by All Lacquered Up

For years, I’ve looked to Michelle as my resource for the ins & outs of every nail polish she reviews, as she’s super meticulous and doesn’t miss a single detail. And wouldn’t you know? Her keen eye for detail also plays out with her very own collection with FingerPaints! Not only am I happy to support one of my own, but it makes me even happier that this is a solid quality collection, which Michelle developed with FingerPaints personally. A Pair Affair is ALL Michelle, from the shade names, the colors themselves, and even the display it’s sitting on at Sally stores. I know how discerning Michelle is, so I don’t doubt she put her heart and soul in this, and it shows. Major kudos, Michelle! Let’s take a closer look at the shades.

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (Relaunch) Review, Photos, Swatches

urban decay heavy metal glitter eyeliner collection

Bring out your inner glam rocker with the relaunch of Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners! These originally launched years ago with five shades, but in addition to new packaging with this relaunch, you’ll find two new shades in the Heavy Metal lineup. I have to admit, even if glitter isn’t my thing, these are pretty sweet.

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

This revamped collection of seven shades features the same signature Heavy Metal formula—super ultra-fine glitter in a transparent gel base fortified with peach and cucumber extract to condition the skin, and carrot extract to smooth and soften. The packaging is a little different though. The revamped packaging has a decorative lightning bolt on the front of the tube, and the top is a shiny gunmetal cap with the UD logo embossed on the top. [Read more…]

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Review, Photos, Swatches

urban decay face case 1

In the past week, I’ve had a lot of fun with the new Urban Decay holiday collection, but this product has had me coming back for more—the Shattered Face Case. This all-in-one palette has everything for eyes, lips, and cheeks, and is limited edition—go get it while you can! Let’s take a closer look…

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Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Urban Decay’s first palette ever was a Face Case, but that was over 10 years ago, so I’m totally stoked to see the return of these multi-tasking wonders. There’s a second one, the Anarchy Face Case (Sephora exclusive), and my review for it will be coming soon (update: review is here). But in the meantime, see what makes this one my fave! Currently, these are all exclusive shades you won’t find anywhere else—with the exception of the eye liner and lip gloss pencils. [Read more…]