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    Mini Sephora Haul⎪NARS, URBAN DECAY, KAT VON D

    I caved. I went and got a Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade “Custard”, after trying to make “Vanilla” work. Though “Vanilla” does a great job in instant brightening, it sometimes feels a bit too much, like I’ve overdone my makeup. I prefer the more subtle, less Kim-K, highlighting. Hence, I went for custard which is a more yellow-tone shade. I love their concealer because they do not budge! Sometimes it almost feels waterproof in how it maintains its grip all throughout the day, in the summer too!  Read more

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    THE NAKED 3.


    I finally got around to trying the Urban Decay‘s famous Naked 3 palette out. I have the first and second palette, so I expected just as amazing things from their third palette. I was happy to know the palette would be full of shades never seen before. It’s also new in that it is full of these feminine rosy shades. I always loved the idea of trying out rosy pink shades on the eyes, but was scared to. With the hopes that Urban Decay would do it right again, I invested in this beautiful palette.

    So, here is what I think about this palette. It definitely is full of beautiful shades, shades that I previously didn’t have. They are all creamy, pigmented, and dimensional. Especially the darker shades, when you swatch them you can see pearls of different colors reflecting. The first six shades are much obviously pinky than the next six shades. I personally have been loving the shades: burnout, dust, limit, buzz, and liar. They have been most versatile to work with on an everyday basis. 
    However, the palette is less “everyday” for me than the other two Naked palettes. Out in the sunlight, the pink really comes through and sometimes I don’t feel as comfortable in them as I would if I were wearing the more neutral brown-taupe kinds of shades you find in the other palettes. In general, these shades don’t complement my skin tone very well. 

    I won’t say that this palette is necessarily a must-have kind of palette. But if you want a palette that is feminine and new, then this would be a great palette to invest in. You are getting twelve shades, mixed with matte and glitter shades. Like the other Naked palettes, you can play around with the colors so much.

    Here are the swatches of the first six shades from the lightest to the right. I love that the lightest shade is a matte shade, so that you can use it on the brow bone without looking too overdone. From left to right: strange, dust, burnout, limit, buzz, and trick.

    Here are the next six shades, the darker ones. Names are Nooner, Liar, Factor, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart. Let me just say that the darkest shade looks really beautiful! It is the brown with almost purple-pink specks, mixed with golden specks all in one!

    So here are all twelve shades decorating my two forearms! How do you love them? I would personally love to see a neutrals palette from Urban Decay that works with green/emerald shades! I do hope Urban Decay continues with these successful Naked palettes. What do you say UD, how about a green-tone Naked palette for the fourth edition? 🙂
    In general, it’s a cool and new palette but if you’re looking to save money and wanting a more workable palette, I’d suggest the Naked 1 palette instead. I still haven’t really found a way to make the combinations of colors work perfectly for my skin tone. 
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    THE NAKED 3.


    I finally got around to trying the Urban Decay‘s famous Naked 3 palette out. I have the first and second palette, so I expected just as amazing things from their third palette. I was happy to know the palette would be full of shades never seen before. It’s also new in that it is full of these feminine rosy shades. I always loved the idea of trying out rosy pink shades on the eyes, but was scared to. With the hopes that Urban Decay would do it right again, I invested in this beautiful palette.

    So, here is what I think about this palette. It definitely is full of beautiful shades, shades that I previously didn’t have. They are all creamy, pigmented, and dimensional. Especially the darker shades, when you swatch them you can see pearls of different colors reflecting. The first six shades are much obviously pinky than the next six shades. I personally have been loving the shades: burnout, dust, limit, buzz, and liar. They have been most versatile to work with on an everyday basis. 
    However, the palette is less “everyday” for me than the other two Naked palettes. Out in the sunlight, the pink really comes through and sometimes I don’t feel as comfortable in them as I would if I were wearing the more neutral brown-taupe kinds of shades you find in the other palettes. In general, these shades don’t complement my skin tone very well. 

    I won’t say that this palette is necessarily a must-have kind of palette. But if you want a palette that is feminine and new, then this would be a great palette to invest in. You are getting twelve shades, mixed with matte and glitter shades. Like the other Naked palettes, you can play around with the colors so much.

    Here are the swatches of the first six shades from the lightest to the right. I love that the lightest shade is a matte shade, so that you can use it on the brow bone without looking too overdone. From left to right: strange, dust, burnout, limit, buzz, and trick.

    Here are the next six shades, the darker ones. Names are Nooner, Liar, Factor, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart. Let me just say that the darkest shade looks really beautiful! It is the brown with almost purple-pink specks, mixed with golden specks all in one!

    So here are all twelve shades decorating my two forearms! How do you love them? I would personally love to see a neutrals palette from Urban Decay that works with green/emerald shades! I do hope Urban Decay continues with these successful Naked palettes. What do you say UD, how about a green-tone Naked palette for the fourth edition? 🙂
    In general, it’s a cool and new palette but if you’re looking to save money and wanting a more workable palette, I’d suggest the Naked 1 palette instead. I still haven’t really found a way to make the combinations of colors work perfectly for my skin tone. 
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    Best of 2013.

    I am spending the day before New Years at home, relaxing and cleaning my room. I thought I’d spend a few hours in the morning to film my Best of 2013 Beauty Favorites video while I could, so that I can post the video by tonight. Filming a video takes longer than one would think, and editing it is just a whole heck of a chore! But now that I’ve got it done, I feel I can concentrate more on finishing this day with a more reflective note.

    As always, it’s pretty difficult to pick and choose “the favorites” of the entire year. I am one of those people that buy something after much research and review-reading. Once I decide to keep it in my collection, that means I love it. To choose the best from all the ones I love is seriously difficult. So, I just gravitated towards picking the ones I “used” the most instead.

    I divided it up between skincare and makeup bits. Watch the entire video here:

    I realize that there are so many products that I love but couldn’t mention. I also realized that in the video, I forget to talk about two things that are actually right there! That’s what happens, I guess, when you just wing things through. The first one is a hand cream: Rose of Bulgaria Hand Cream and the other is Nars Laguna Bronzer.

    I also want to do a special mention to NEOM Candles because I enjoyed them so much this year. Although I wanted to stock up when I went to London, I just couldn’t find them anywhere in the department stores I visited. I may have to just order it online! But really, NEOM candles have been just amazing and I highly recommend them as well.

    On a final note, I wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2013 has been one heck of a year. Thank you to all my subscribers, readers, and followers. I truly appreciate all of your feedback! I hope to continue blogging next year with better content and format on both my blogs and Youtube channel.

    I hope all of you the best in 2014 🙂

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    Best of 2013.

    I am spending the day before New Years at home, relaxing and cleaning my room. I thought I’d spend a few hours in the morning to film my Best of 2013 Beauty Favorites video while I could, so that I can post the video by tonight. Filming a video takes longer than one would think, and editing it is just a whole heck of a chore! But now that I’ve got it done, I feel I can concentrate more on finishing this day with a more reflective note.

    As always, it’s pretty difficult to pick and choose “the favorites” of the entire year. I am one of those people that buy something after much research and review-reading. Once I decide to keep it in my collection, that means I love it. To choose the best from all the ones I love is seriously difficult. So, I just gravitated towards picking the ones I “used” the most instead.

    I divided it up between skincare and makeup bits. Watch the entire video here:

    I realize that there are so many products that I love but couldn’t mention. I also realized that in the video, I forget to talk about two things that are actually right there! That’s what happens, I guess, when you just wing things through. The first one is a hand cream: Rose of Bulgaria Hand Cream and the other is Nars Laguna Bronzer.

    I also want to do a special mention to NEOM Candles because I enjoyed them so much this year. Although I wanted to stock up when I went to London, I just couldn’t find them anywhere in the department stores I visited. I may have to just order it online! But really, NEOM candles have been just amazing and I highly recommend them as well.

    On a final note, I wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2013 has been one heck of a year. Thank you to all my subscribers, readers, and followers. I truly appreciate all of your feedback! I hope to continue blogging next year with better content and format on both my blogs and Youtube channel.

    I hope all of you the best in 2014 🙂

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