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NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar (inside the box)

Here are the complete contents of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar. This was a great way for me to try the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and decide which shades to buy in the full sizes.

Lip Lingerie

nyx-goodies(L-R) Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll, Corset, Exotic, Push-Up, Embellishment, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Lace Detail, Teddy, Honeymoon, Satin Ribbonnyx-lippie-swatches

Limited Edition Eye Shadow


nyx-goodies3(L-R top row) Exotic, Embellishment, Corset, Push-Up, Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll

(L-R bottom row) Satin Ribbon, Lace Detail, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Teddy, Honeymoon


Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette

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I received a $25.00 Sephora Gift Card from my Secret Santa at work. I’ve had my eye on the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette since its release. It made sense for me to use the gift card in purchasing this palette.




This is one eyeshadow palette I know I will use every shade. I was blown away when I swatched the shade Lethal. Blackout is the perfect black. All of the eyeshadows in this palette work great together. If you need to splurge on an eyeshadow palette in 2017, the Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette is my pick. This palette is definitely worth the $54.00 price.



Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

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When I saw Urban Decay release the Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette last Fall I knew this was going to be my Holiday treat. I waited for the Sephora email that comes during the Holiday season with the $15.oo off coupon. I visited my local Sephora soon after.


This palette is absolutely beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice.



The Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette is currently marked down to $39.00 on the Urban Decay website as well as Sephora and ULTA.




NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar

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I will admit this purchase was an impulse buy. I was at ULTA getting a few last minute gifts for my youngest. ULTA had marked down NYX gift boxes by 40%. When I saw the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar I had to have it. I didn’t want to go home and regret not buying it.


The Advent Calendar contains 12 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and 12 Limited Edition Eye Shadows. These are deluxe sizes.



The regular price of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar was $49.99. With the 40% off  NYX and 20% off coupon from ULTA, this purchase was $23.99.

nyx-swatch Swatch of the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Ruffle Trim and Limited Edition Eyeshadow in Exotic.

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2

Lorac.jpgEach Holiday Season I make it a point to treat myself. For the past few years I have splurged on an eyeshadow palette. Initially I really wanted to purchase the Vice 4 Palette from Urban Decay. I got my money’s worth out of the Vice 2 and Vice 3 Palettes. I didn’t see myself being able to pull off many of the colors from the Vice 4 Palette. Maybe if I was a little younger. It’s still a beautiful palette though. When you spend more than $50 on a palette that splurge is also an investment. I really wanted to use the 20% off coupon from ULTA especially since it could be used on prestige makeup.



I saw the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2. All I can say is WOW! This palette is 32 shades of eyeshadow goodness! The Mega Pro Palette 2 consists of 16 matte eyeshadows and 16 shimmer eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and go on smoothly. Now this is an investment. I can’t wait to play. 🙂


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A Closer Look: Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics

Em Shade Play.jpgIt was such a surprise to see a Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics with my ipsy bag. I received the Dublin Khakis Palette. I already knew this would be a quality palette. I already own the Life Palette Moment Holiday Life: New Year’s Countdown.

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The colors in the Dublin Khakis Palette are very pigmented and blend nicely. I used the Pacifica Power of Love Lipstick in Sweet One (from my December ipsy Bag) to complete this look.

Em Makeup

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Urban Decay Purchase from Sephora

When I received my Sephora Beauty Insider Reward Card, I had an idea of what I was going to purchase. Urban Decay released the Vice 3 Palette early Fall. I was already leaning towards buying it. I still looked at other eyeshadow palettes. I wanted to be sure I was making the right decision on purchasing a palette considering the high price. Fifteen dollars off of a purchase of fifty dollars or more is not to be taken lightly.

Vice 3 Palette

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Urban Decay does an excellent job of marketing their products. I would have kicked myself if I didn’t purchase the Vice 3 Palette. LOL!

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Vice 3 Brush

Vice 3 Row 1

Vice 3 first row(left-right) Truth, Dragon, Vanity, Alien, Last Sin

Vice 3 Row 2

Vice 3 second row(left-right)  Undone, Freeze, Lucky, Alchemy, Angel

Vice 3 Row 3

Vice 3 third row(left-right)  Downfall, Heroine, Reign, Bondage, Defy

Vice 3 Row 4

Vice 3 fourth row(left-right)  DTF, Brokedown, Bobby Dazzle, Sonic, Revolver

A Closer Look: Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Nudes Palette

Maybelline released the Nudes Palette this past Summer. I didn’t immediately jump at the opportunity to purchase this palette. I already have nude eyeshadow palettes: Naked, Naked2, Naked Basics, Nude’tude. I bought this palette when it was 40% off at Rite Aid. I also used a $2.00 off coupon.

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The Nudes Palette comes with twelve eyeshadows. I think it’s clever how the eyeshadows in this palette are grouped together. When you look at the palette there are three quads, four trios, and six duos. Thirteen looks can easily be created just by how the eyeshadows are grouped together. The Maybelline website does explain how to create thirteen different looks. This is great for beginners. Those of us who are more experienced the possibilities are endless.

Maybelline Nudes SwatchTop row

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The Nudes Palette has a nice balance of matte and shimmer eyeshadows. Two of the colors came across really sheer on me when I swatched them. My skin tone is darker though. I can’t wait to play with this palette. 🙂

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #10

Here is my tenth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 10

Lips and Cheeks

Pink Look 10 lips and cheeks

  • Sephora Lip Gloss – Pin-Up Pink
  • BH Cosmetics Blush Duo – Iris


theBalm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Rest of Eye shadow Pink Look 10 Colors used

  • Sleek – used on outer half of the crease
  • Sultry – used as a blending color for crease and brow bone

BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Pink Look 10 Eyeshadow

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 10 Eye Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eye Liner (applied to upper lash line) – Onyx
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • NYX Cosmetics Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner (used on waterline) – Silky Cashmere

Face Makeup

Pink Look 10 Face Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Pink Look 10 Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #5

Here is my fifth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 5

Pink Makeup for Look 5  Lips & Cheeks

  • MAC Lipglass – Girl About Town
  • Be a Bombshell Blush – Beach Please


Eye Shadow for Pink Look 5  Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette

Eye Makeup for Pink Look5

  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero
  • Sephora Retractable Waterproof Brow Pencil – Midnight Brown
  • NYX Cosmetics Eye Liner – Silky Cashmere

Face Makeup for Pink Look5  Face

  • Cover Girl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – Spicy Brown
  • Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl Luminizer for Face
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5

Pink Look 5 Again