In case you haven’t already noticed, I have a weakness for whenever Crown Brush is on HauteLook. As far as affordable makeup brushes go, Crown Brush is at the top of my list. HauteLook always offers special deals and sets when they feature Crown Brush.
What I purchased was the Crown Brush – HauteLook Exclusive – 3-Piece Studio Pro Eye Kit. This brush set consisted of:
Chisel Shader Brush I like using to highlight under my browbone or inner corner of my eyes. I will also use this brush to smudge eyeliner under my lower lash line.
Precision Detail Brush I like using in the crease or the outer V. I also use to brush to smudge my eyeliner.
Blending Brush I like using in the crease to add color or to blend away harsh lines. I also use a blending brush whenever I apply a blending color during my eye makeup application.
I also took advantage of the sale Sephora was offering the Urban Decay Vintage 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. The eyeliners are currently on sale for $6.00 each.
These are the colors I purchased:
- Graffiti – bright green with silver sparkle
- Flipside – bright teal
- Deviant – electric blue
(L-R) Graffiti, Flipside, Deviant
I actually purchased this kit for my youngest daughter. She wanted to flat iron her hair. I wanted something that would condition her hair really well. The Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection 3 Piece Starter Kit smells wonderful. It retails for $24.00 at Sephora.
The Ralph Lauren Big Pony Rollerball Set for women was on sale for $25.00 at Sephora. For that price I figured it was a good way to try out these fragrances.
The last thing I purchased was the Pierre hardy for NARS Collection nail polish set in Vertebra. This collection was inspired by Pierre Hardy’s Summer 2013 shoe collection. The nail polish set retails for $29.00 at Sephora.
When Urban Decay first released the Naked Basics Palette, I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy it. I already have the original Naked Palette and Naked 2 Palette. I didn’t see the point in purchasing the Naked Basics Palette. I did think about this palette having more matte colors though. My opinion changed once I visited my local ULTA and swatched the colors. Great color payoff and the shadows blend so nicely. The compact case with mirror is an extra bonus.
Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint, Crave
Whether you have the original Naked Palette or the Naked 2 Palette, the Naked Basics is a great addition. The matte eyeshadows work great with both palettes. The Naked Basics Palette retails for $27 and can be purchased at ULTA, Sephora, and the Urban Decay website
When Urban Decay first released the Naked Skin foundation, I was glad they included shades for women of color. My local ULTA store didn’t have the darker shades initially. I didn’t want to buy the foundation online either without finding my match. I tried the Naked Skin Foundation once the darker shades came in at ULTA. I was truly amazed at how the foundation blended into my skin. I could tell my complexion was even and the makeup looked really natural on me. More often than not I skip wearing concealer since the coverage of Naked Skin is buildable. To be honest I almost didn’t buy the Naked Skin Foundation because of the price but I am so glad I did.
My shade is 12.0
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup retails for $38.00 at ULTA, Sephora and the Urban Decay website.
This is what I got myself for Christmas.
When I saw Sephora marked down the Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set to $24 I had to have it.
The Stila Lip Glaze trios were marked down to $7.99 at ULTA.
The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette was definitely an impulse purchase for me at ULTA. 😉
My oldest daughter wanted her turn to do my nails. This is her contribution.
Here is what she used:
Natural Nail Base Coat
Crackle Glaze Cracked Medallion
Crackle Glaze Latticed Lilac
Dress Me Up
Sephora by OPI
It’s Bouquet With Me
Nicole by OPI
Top Coat Plus
Wet N’ Wild Fast Dry
Ebony Hates Chris
Managed to visit Sephora during Black Friday. This is what I purchased.
- Sephora Gloss Lab Set
- Sephora Mini Glitter Liner Set
Sephora Gloss Lab lip gloss set comes with seven lip glosses and three top coats. This is actually the third year I have purchased a Sephora Holiday lip gloss set. The lip glosses are affordable and very pigmented. The Sephora Gloss Lab set retails for $25.00.
I also bought the Sephora Mini Glitter Liner set. I’ve used Sephora’s glitter eyeliners in the past. I recommend using them on top of an eyeliner pencil. The glitter liner shows up better that way for me. The Sephora Mini Glitter Liner set retails for $15.00.