Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Urban Decay Vice 3

This palette was one I had my eyes on for a while. I've never purchased any of the Vice palettes before and usually ended up regretting it but not enough to pay $200 on ebay for one. So this year after seeing the eyeshadow "Sonic" (a gorgeous cranberry copper color) I knew I really wanted this for my collection. After still not being able to decide for probably a month, I finally just caved. Let me say, I'm happy I did. Granted there are some shadows in this collection I probably won't use (the bright pinks) but I felt that there were more that I would use rather than not. 

I like the range of colors and the fact that there are a variety of finishes included here. You have a few really nice highlighting shades (Last Sin - which is my favorite, Bobby Dazzle, & Truth) and a couple darker colors (Revolver & Defy) too that could also work great as liners. I love when palettes have you covered like that. It makes it a top contender for traveling. This palette also offered me new shades to try out, like Dragon an iridescent kelly green which I would probably never have bought on its own.

Overall it is a great well rounded set and I do not regret the purchase one bit. You can find it here at Sephora for $60 but it is also available at Ulta, Macy's, and Urban Decay's website as well as other fine retailers. 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

50 Shades of OPI

Coming January 1st 2015 to all salons (including Ulta), OPI is releasing a Fifty Shades of Grey nail polish collection. It includes what looks like six colors in silver, grey (duh), and a gorgeous crimson. I can't wait to get my hands on Christian Grey these nail polishes. I love grey to begin with and add in names like "My Silk Tie" and "Cement the Deal" I'm all in. ;)


Monday, December 15, 2014

50 Shades of Makeup

The time has come for all the 50 Shades movie inspired beauty collections to be released. The first up is by Make Up For Ever. I love the look of this collection and find myself drawn to the two lip sets and the above eye and lip set. Prices range from $32 for either of the two lip sets to $79 for the set above. The prices are actually really good deals considering just the cost of one of the aqua rouges included is $24 itself. Does anything interest you guys? They are available now (early release) for VIB Rouge members. 

Find them here!

Mr. Grey will see you now.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Lime Crime Velvetine - Cashmere

I've been waiting impatiently for this little box to arrive and it finally did today! Lime Crime's new Velvetine in Cashmere is everything I'd hoped for and more in a long wearing, matte, lip product. The greige color is perfectly neutral but with the addition of something different other than the usual nude. I will definitely be making this a staple in my vanity drawer.

My lighting wasn't the best to bring out the grey tones but it does show more grey than in these photos. I would say it's a softer shade of Mac's Stone lip pencil, maybe even some slight mauve added in as well. Definitely worth checking out Stone if you like the look of this lip color. 

If you've never used the Velvetines before, they are a liquid lipstick that dries to a perfectly nondrying matte finish. Lime Crime has 9 beautiful and unique shades. You can find them here for $20.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mac's Red Red Red Collection!

Feeling festive as the holidays approach? Try anything crimson! Mac's new limited edition Red Red Red collection is just that, red! From lips to eyes they have you saturated in the seductive hue.

As if having the new Pantone Color of the Year be a rich burgundy brown wasn't enough, I am super excited to try these red themed eyeshadows from Mac. I've been really into the red/burgundy/rust eyeshadow trend lately and this just adds to my fire. How about you guys, will you be trying out this daring red look?

Find it here!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Favorite!

After trying different body lotions/moisturizers and not being completely happy I went to the internet in search of something to help heal, repair, and moisturizer my dry skin (plus eczema). After reading about a variety of options, I came across Amlactin. I had seen it in the drugstore but never considered purchasing. Well, boy was I missing out on an amazing lotion! My skin has never felt so soft and smooth. It helps keep my eczema at bay, no dry itchy skin, my skin tone even looks better, plus it helps with breakouts too! It's really an all around fabulous product. 

The one thing I would say I don't like is the "scent". It's technically not scented but it does have a "naturally" occurring odor that kind of smells like ammonia when first applied. It does go away and it hasn't stopped me from using it. I just apply at bedtime and by morning it's gone. It might be from the lactic acid (12%) that is in the product, I don't know. 

It is pricey at about $15 dollars a bottle but I really do think it's worth every penny. 

Find it here or your local drugstore!