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Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Swatches – Midnight Emergency, Nail Kit, Stardust Lipgloss (Sneak Peek)

Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil Set

Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Swatches – Midnight Emergency, Nail Kit, Stardust Lipgloss (Sneak Peek)

Full review, photos, and swatches coming soon — please hold all questions until then. Thank you in advance for your patience!

Urban Decay Stardust Sparkling Lipgloss ($19.00) will be available in-stores at ULTA and select Macy’s as well as online at ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com, and urbandecay.com (no Sephora). I do not believe these are limited edition. This gloss is supposed to be multi-faceted with microscopic, ultra-reflective sparkle for a luminous effect on lips without the glitter grit. It includes vitamin E and jojoba oil. The texture is supposed to be buttery, non-sticky, and have a transparent but scintillating texture with a cushiony formula to give lips a fuller look without the bee-stung feeling. There will be three shades available.

Urban Decay Holiday Nail Kit ($28.00) will only be available at select Macy’s in-store and online at urbandecay.com. It is limited edition and contains six miniature-sized nail polishes.

Midnight Emergency Kit ($39.00) is a limited edition kit that features four eyeshadows, one Lip Junkie Lipgloss, and a small eyeshadow brush. It will be available at ULTA and select Macy’s in-stores as well as online at ulta.com and urbandecay.com.

I do not have specific launch dates at this time but imagine these products should arrive at retailers around October.

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Urban Decay Holiday 2011 24/7 Pencil Sets & 24/7 Shadow Stash Swatches (Sneak Peek)

Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil Set
Perversion, Ransom, Woodstock, Radium, Junkie

Urban Decay Holiday 2011 24/7 Pencil Sets & 24/7 Shadow Stash Swatches (Sneak Peek)

Full review, photos, and swatches coming soon — please hold all questions until then. Thank you in advance for your patience! Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil Sets ($32.00 each) come in two varieties: Electric and Naked. Each set contains five travel-sized eyeliners (0.03 oz. vs. 0.04 oz. for full-sized eyeliners) and will be available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, as well as online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com, and urbandecay.com around October 2011. Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash ($34.00) includes five travel-sized pencils and will be available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, as well as online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com, and urbandecay.com around October 2011. All three sets are limited edition.

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Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Sneak Peek)

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Sneak Peek)

Full review, photos, and swatches coming soon — please hold all questions until then. Thank you in advance for your patience! Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00) is a Sephora exclusive (available both in-store and online), and while I don’t have an exact date for launch, I would expect late September or early October. It is limited edition.

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bareMinerals The Elements Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Elements Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Elements Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Elements Eyeshadow Quad

Coming in October, bareMinerals The Elements Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) will debut, and it features four shades: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water. bareMinerals’ pressed eyeshadow formula contains SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that gives the shadow a “creamy, silky smooth” texture with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color.” It’s supposed to be long-wearing whether worn alone or with primer–you shouldn’t see any creasing or fading. I’ve tested various combinations of shades from the duos and quads, and I’ve happily achieved ten hours of solid wear without a primer underneath. For a review of the packaging, please read my original review.

Air is a grayish beige with a frosted finish. The color is very similar to Urban Decay Ruthless. Air has good color payoff and a really soft, smooth texture that’s dense and buttery.

Fire is a burnt orange with a satiny sheen. The color is much browner compared to MAC Rule, though it’s the closest shade I could think of. I was surprisd by how smooth and pigmented Fire was, because it almost has a matte-like finish so I was expecting a drier texture. Instead, it’s very workable and blendable.

Earth is a gray-tinted green with a pearly sheen. It has more of a sheen than Fire but not as much as a traditional frost does. I love the uniqueness of this color, but the texture is on the drier side so the color payoff is uneven in places and not as dense as I would like. It seems like what MAC Evil Eye should have been, though Earth is lighter.

Water is muted navy blue with an edging of teal. The finish has a lot of sheen to it but less shimmer. It’s bluer and less silvery compared to theBalm Sensational. I think MAC Bold Babe is closer, but it’s a lot less blue. Water had a really soft, silky texture and applied easily onto the lid.

bareMinerals The Elements Eyeshadow Quad

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #096

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Blister bandages and remedies and foot soles aplenty! I am determined NOT to get blisters this trip!
  • Weekend plans:  Lots and lots of writing!
  • Scent you’re wearing right now:   Tom Ford Santal Blush

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Sometimes, I swear, it’s like he’s attempting to speak.  His lower chin always wobbles!

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