Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Poll Vol. 1 's Karen does these every Monday. And since I'm actually home at a decent time from work and have a little less school load tonight, I'd figure I'd fill one  out too! (MAC Collection swatches up soon!)

1. Mood:
extremely tired. I'm functioning on two hours of sleep; I had a full day of school, work, and now homework! I'm not sure if 'tired' is a mood, but today, it definitely is for me!
2. Are you a red lipstick kinda girl?

I've never worn red lipstick! That's kinda sad. But where I live, not many girls my age like to deck out in makeup. So while I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing it many places around town, I'd definitely wear it out of town. So yes, I believe I am! I love red lipsticks, but it's just a matter of where/when I'd wear them.
3. Do you wear a watch?

Only when it's summertime and I'm working as a counselor out at a summer camp.
4. What was the most cringe-worthy beauty moment of your teenage years?

Thick eyeliner. I think this is a common offense though! Eyeliner must be tasteful in order to be effective!
5. Have you ever purchased a beauty product from a vending machine?

NO! But I really, really, want to! I haven't been to an airport in about five years, but I'll be headed to many this summer! So maybe I can do this then? Hmmm...:)
6. Do you like where you live?

Not at all. It's too small of a town and word/rumors travel fast. I also HATE cold weather! But this is why I'm moving summer of 2012
7. Is there a movie you’ve been wanting to see?

Black Swan, I guess, but I've kinda been turned off from the creepiness that leaks from people's voices when the describe it!
8. Where would you like to visit?
Rome, Israel, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Paris, L.A., NYC, D.C.
9. What’s one thing you love about yourself?

My eyes. They have a tie-dye pattern to them!
10. Weekly goals: 

Go to Chicago, find my dress, get some  MAC products while in town!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Pencil Set, 24/7 Afterglow Cheek Tint, 24/7 Eye Pencil Swatches from Urban Decay 24/7 Spring Collection 2011!

IT'S HERE! I got my UD stuff in the mail recently, and I have to say... I was so excited. One of my favorite beauty brands with ah-ma-za-zing colors. Once I heard on temptalia and makeupandbeautyblog about the spring 2011 collection launch, I knew I had to indulge at least a little bit.

Urban Decay launched two whole new types of products for this special season; 24/7 eyeshadow pencils and the 24/7 Afterglow Glide on Cheek Tint. I was so pumped because, well, I use some of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for bases, but they're just too oily and crease. These eyeshadow pencils definitely will NOT do that! Now, I only ask Urban Decay to make a matte highly-pigmented white one :) I even know what they could call it! Smoke. Or... Powder. Hahah! Either way, that would be a dream come true.

It seems that I wasn't the only one who enjoyed these new Urban Decay goodies showing up at my house. Cleo decided to partake in her own Urban Decay adventure. Take a look...

 Look at all of these goodies, ma!
 These are MINE! Leave me alone!
 Look at my cute faces!
 Caught in the act...

 She wouldn't even let me marvel over the eyeshadow pencils without gnawing on me!
I swear, she hopped in their all on her own! I'm so proud to be raising a cosmetic-conscious kitten. I'm a proud mama:) TOO CUTE! I think she should be the new Urban Decay model... she just looked at me and gave me a 'get-out-of-here' look. (she's my laptop buddy, always lays next to me while typing, or attacks my hands.) She's growing so fast! Almost five months!

ANYWAYS.... enough of my ramblings and on to the swatches!
The white text is the eyeliners. The black is the eyeshadow pencils. And the blue is the cream blush!

It's extra big so you can see as much detail as possible!
I only got two eyeshadow pencils, and one cheek tint. They're kinda pricey! And the only thing that pays me is my part time job, and holiday season is over:(

Now for the individual product swatches...

 I've recently discovered Urban Decay's eyeliners, and I have to say, of the many I have tried, these are the best yet. I LOVE them. They are creamy, blendable, and they last! All. Day. Long. I'm serious! I swatched my first two pencils roughly at 8 am in the morning (ransom and dime) worked an eight hour shift, washed my hands, ate, and nestled myself in bed about 11pm. I was reading my nightly book and saw two marks on my wrist, a silver and a purple. They were still there!!! It was amazing... I've been sold ever since and am actually casting my gel liners aside for these puppies! These are top-notch quality. My only problem with these is when I received Whiskey and I took the cap off, the tip of the pencil came off too... this happened with Stray Dog and Corrupt in this kit... which really disappointed me. I wish that wouldn't be an issue at all.

I love these amazing new eyeshadows. Like I said before, all I could possibly ask for besides this is a matte white with GREAT pigmentation (I feel it's super hard to find a cream shadow that is 1)white and 2)actually looks like it does in the pan when you apply it) I'm really happy with these purchases, and I want to call every one of them my own! They're great for the girl on the go, or the lazy girl (it's okay to be lazy, beauties!). Chunkier and shorter than the liners, they're nice and blendable for about a minute and then they don't budge. Sammy likey!

I picked up one of these in 'Quickie' I love the little 'I-just-worked-out' pinch to your cheeks that it gives. These is probably going to become my favorite cream blush, right before MAC's Posey (which is being discontinued and being replaced by cremeblend blushed, which will also have a Posey but it won't be'll be peach. So pick it up before it's gone!) These are a much creamier formula and not as sticky, and they last all day!

The only thing that is limited edition is the pencil set, everything else is set to stay!
These are available either at sephora or urban decay's personal website.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Icy Eyes Tutorial

Products I used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume III (Uzi, Money, Radium, Perversion)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Zero
Bare Esentuals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara
NARS lip gloss in Turkish Delight
Too Faced eye shadow in Heaven
Unflattering picture... but oh well! if you have any questions, please comment below! I'll definitely answer