Urban Decay Black Palette

Urban Decay Black Palette

Now available @ Sephora! It is an eyeshadow palette with six black-based eyeshadows (0.04 oz. each) and one travel-sized Zero 24/7 Liner (0.03 oz.). It also includes a miniature-sized Eden Primer Potion. The palette retails for $36.

This glittery black compact with mirror features a daring palette of five black-based, glimmering, jewel-toned eyeshadows, and Urban Decay’s darkest matte black eyeshadow, Black Dog, for adding dimension like never before. The set comes complete with a travel-size 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero and a mini genie bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion, so your color stays deep, dark and alluring all day and night.

  • Black Dog Richest matte black
  • Barracuda Black with silver sparkly shift
  • Jet Black with purple sparkly shift
  • Sabbath Black with blue sparkly shift
  • Cobra Black with golden sparkly shift
  • Libertine Black with emerald sparkly shift

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CoverFX International Treasure Hunt!


CoverFX International Treasure Hunt!

For the next couple of days, CoverFX will be posting hints for locations on their Facebook.  I think it’s a very cute, interesting idea that gets fans involved in a way that I haven’t really see a beauty brand do before.   Happy hunting!

Open Letters: Write Your Own


Open Letters:  Write Your Own

Yesterday’s post asking “How limited edition is TOO limited edition?” really showed how often times our favorite beauty brands do things we may love or may find really frustrating. I think it felt good to talk about it together; to express our thoughts and just know that we’re not alone.

I encourage you to use this post to write an open letter (or two or three) to your favorite beauty brands, whether they’re positive or negative (but in a constructive way, of course!). If you’re not familiar with the concept of an open letter, it’s exactly as it sounds: a letter to a person/company that’s public. They can consist of anything; sometimes it’s merely a thank you, often times it’s more critical, and occasionally, very, very funny.

Open letters can be very cathartic; if it’s a critical letter, it can help you release pent-up frustration, if it’s positive, it can be rewarding to know you’ve made your appreciation known.

I’ve written three…

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Philosophy Cookies ‘n Creme Shower Gel Review

Who doesn’t love Cookies ‘n Creme? What, you don’t? Are you serious? Can you make me not like Cookies ‘n Creme, ’cause my waistline would appreciate it? :)  I will probably do a regular review write-up for this, though I’ve reviewed so many shower gels before, and this one smells as the name describes, so there’s really nothing to report… but anyway, video!  I can’t believe I spent five minutes talking about shower gel, sigh!

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RECOMMENDATION: If you like sweet scents, you might like Cookies ‘n Creme!

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Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.07 oz.) looks so full of beautiful blue promise, but it really falls flat.  This was the worst shade that I tried out of the six (there are twelve in total, so I don’t know how it compares against the six I haven’t tried)–it’s just so sheer.  It’s even ridiculously sheer when used wet.  The color practically disappears, and instead of a brightened medium blue, you get this sheered navy blue with flashes of lighter blue sheen.  I think the swatches speak for themselves, to be honest!

Check out my original review for my thoughts on the packaging.

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RECOMMENDATION: Pass. Skip.  Run away!

AVAILABILITY: Cherry Culture

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