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Tuesday
Dec102013

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

The Urban Decay NAKED3 Palette was released a few weeks ago, and I finally got my hands on one yesterday! I was so excited to share that I took some photos and have my thoughts for you already. In one word, this romantic rose-based eyeshadow palette is stunning.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

You are going to want to grab this palette when you can. The shadows are very long wearing, glide on with ease and blend very well. They are made with Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

The shade line up:

STRANGE – pale neutral pink matte-satin
DUST – pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
BURNOUT – light pinky-peach satin
LIMIT – light dusty rose matte
BUZZ – metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
TRICK – light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
NOONER – medium pinky-brown matte
LIAR – medium metallic mauve shimmer
FACTORY – pinky-brown satin
MUGSHOT – metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
DARKSIDE – deep taupe-mauve satin
BLACKHEART – smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle

Urban Decay NAKED3 Swatches

NAKED3 also includes a NEW double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Blending Brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and NEW anti-aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of primer!

Overall I am a fan of the NAKED3 palette and the rose hued shades. I can see myself using most of the shades except Blackheart because the red glitter scares me, (though I might try it as a liner) the rest of the shades are really stunning. The majority of these shades really will be flattering on most, if not all skin tones. I can see an endless amount of looks being created with these shades. The five lighter shades that I have pictured below are my definite favorite, and I will be using them the most, I am sure. The darker shades like Factory, Mugshot and Darkside are amazing in the crease and Liar is going to be my new go to lid color.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

NAKED3 sells for $52.00 and is available at Urbandecay.com, Sephora, ULTA, beauty.com and select Macy’s.

Monday
Dec092013

Get Holiday Pretty with Kardashian Beauty.

Looking for some new makeup for a holiday look that will turn heads? Well, of course you want to look your holiday best. Kardashian Beauty has a host of beautiful products -- all under $12.00 -- that will have you holiday pretty in a flash. Look at all the pretty new products to choose from to create your new holiday look.

Get Holiday Pretty with Kardashian Beauty

Kardashian Beauty Touch Tones Gradient Eyeshadow - $9.99
These stunning ombre compact eye shadow palettes create the perfect smoky eye with a selection of highly pigmented shades. Available in three distinct color schemes, their names reflect the phenomena which inspire the selection of hues in each palette:

  • Silhouette
  • Echo
  • Mirage

Kardashian Beauty Gleam Club Cream Shadow Sticks - $9.99
These metallic shadow sticks have a long-lasting, creamy formula which is highly pigmented, smudge and crease-proof, for a soft, yet brilliant glow. They can be worn as traditional shadows or applied close to the lashes as a subtle substitute for eyeliner. 

  • Emboss
  • Reflect
  • Smolder

Kardashian Beauty LionEyezer - $9.99
The Lioneyezer eye shadow has two flattering neutral shades in one chic package; Nude for a subtle hint of color and Lioness for a bolder, smoky look. The double-ended mini brush allows you to apply the shadows traditionally, or as a liner.

Kardashian Beauty Film Noir Drama Liner - $8.99
A gel-water liner that allows you to embrace the role of the femme fatale with expertly lined eyes. Its long wearing formula glides on smoothly and lasts all day without smudging. The pencil’s slim tip allows for precise application close to the lash line that even the biggest novice can apply for professional looking results.

  • Raven Jet
  • Starry Brunette

Kardashian Beauty Deeply Felt Liquid Eyeliner - $11.99
This covetable liquid liner has an acute black tip that allows for flawless application; perfect for creating an understated precise line or dramatic cat eye. This concentrated, long-wearing and quick-drying formula glides on smoothly to create a crease-free line.

Kardashian Beauty Out to There Mascara - $11.99
Out to There Mascara’s exclusive formula and specialized brush maximizes volume and the appearance of length, separates each lash and leaves a jet black pigment for show-stopping Kardashian eyes. The Out to There formula is lightweight, dries without flaking and has a brush that ensures a clump-free application.

Kardashian Beauty Light Stroke Highlighter - $9.99
The Light Stroke can be applied to various areas of the face for a touch of illumination that accentuates your best features. Apply this double-sided brush to the corners of eyes, the center of your lip, eyelids, cupids’ bow, brow bones or get creative; the possibilities are endless.

  • Illusion
  • Fantasy

Kardashian Beauty Glisten Up Shimmer Spray - $9.99
Get the Kardashian glow with this unique, honey scented shimmer spray designed for both the hair and body. Simply apply to hair, legs, décolleté, shoulders, or any other area you wish to highlight for an irresistible sun-kissed look that you can rock all year round.

Kardashian Beauty Lip Plumper Shimmering Lip Gloss - $8.99
Unleash your inner goddess with irresistibly full, glossy lips. The Lip Plumper subtly increases the fullness of your pout for a flattering bee-stung effect. In true Kardashian form, it leaves a touch of bronze iridescent color to create the sisters’ iconic sun-kissed glow.  The Lip Plumper has a hydrating, long-wearing formula that glides on easily and leaves lips feeling smooth and utterly kissable. The best part? It leaves your lips tasting like honey.

  • Boosted Beige Nude
  • Fluffed French Toast
  • Magnified Mauve
  • Revved Up Rose Gold
  • Supercharged Strawberry
  • Amplified Amber
  • Pumped Up Pink

Kardashian Beauty Sheer Joy - $9.99
This compact set is ideal if you’re looking for a gorgeous touch of lip color without the heavier feel of traditional lip glosses or lipsticks. The formula is moisturizing, with emollient ingredients that nourish lips leaving them feeling silky and smooth.

Kardashian Beauty A Week of Kisses Lip Gloss Set - $9.99
Perfect for stashing in your pocket or purse, this set of seven deliciously flavored mini glosses are available in shades ranging from the subtle to the sultry to keep you glam from day to night. Their  formula is ultra-hydrating and leaves lips smooth, never sticky. 

Kardashian Beauty See You in Sequins - $9.99
The See You in Sequins matching lip and nail sets are the perfect stocking stuffer for girls looking to spruce-up their party outfits or add a touch of sparkle to their everyday look.

  • Starlight
  • Crystal
  • Sparkler

Kardashian Beauty products are available at ULTA, CVS, Duane Reade, and Ricky’s NYC.

Friday
Dec062013

10 Products to Help You Get Holiday Beautiful!

The holidays will be here before we know it. I know that I want my skin, body, hair and even my teeth looking their best. With all the parties and visiting of friends and family through the holidays and at the end of the year, there are things that we can being doing now that will have us looking our best in no time. Here are 8 great products that will do just that.

10 Products to Help You Get Holiday Beautiful

To get my skin looking it's best, I am using both a day and night serum from Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum ($24.99) is brightening, firming and making my skin look more even. I've only been using it for a few weeks, but the results are already noticeable. To target my brown spots, I am using SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector ($90.00). This daily treatment helps to reduce stubborn discolorations while preventing reoccurrences, which is such a good thing. For my eyes, I have been using Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair ($175.00). If your eyes need help, start using this now to see your eyes more firm and bright in just weeks. I love the gel like formula that immediately sinks into skin and firms the entire eye area.

To keep the rest of my body looking its best, I am using Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy ($39.99) to improve the appearance of stretch marks. In just four weeks time, this cream will help to reduce the appearance and smooth the texture of stretch marks, with optimal improvement seen in 12 weeks. To keep skin soft and smooth, I am using St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion ($5.99). This lotion is very light and sprays with an innovative 360 degree nozzle.

For my hair, I am keeping my color fresh and extending the time between my salon appointments by using products from the Redken Color Extend Magnetics line. These products attract to the hair fiber to extend hair color and make it last longer, all while making it look more vibrant and beautiful so you have the best holiday hair ever. For touching up roots in between, try Color Wow Root Cover Up ($34.50). I brush this compact powder onto roots, temples or just where I need it.

Finally, to get my teeth their whitest, I am using Whitening Lightning Super Booster Pen ($79.00). I just paint the gel formula on my teeth and let dry for 60 seconds. The formula whitens and fights stains while I sleep by up to seven to ten shades in just two weeks.