Friday, December 27, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches + Happy Holidays!

Hey cuties! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. This time of year always makes me very grateful for what I have and the people around me. And I'm so grateful for my wonderful followers! If you guys weren't here, then I don't know if I would still be blogging.

Okay, done with the sappy stuff. What is it with Christmas that makes me emotional? Anyway, in my last post I mentioned that I asked my dad for the Naked 3 palette and you guys told me that it was on their Christmas list, too. My dad's girlfriend pulled through this year and got me a gift card to Ulta (along with some other cool goodies), and my mom also got me a gift card to Ulta (also, with some other stuff), and then this happened! I got the Naked 3! The day after Christmas I dragged my sisters along with me to get it.

All of these colors are freaking gorgeous and I will be getting a ton of use out of this palette. This is actually my first big palette I've ever bought. I have the Naked Basics palette but this is my first big palette. I might have to save up and get the other ones, but that might take a while because each one is over $50! And when you are a student, you don't have that kind of money to spare. 

Is it worth it? It's basically all personal preference. To me, this is worth the big bucks because I know I will use every single color in this palette and the quality is amazing. The other Naked palette have a few colors that I know that I won't use because they don't go well with my skin tone, but this one is just perfect. That was why I was a little hesitant to get any of them in the first place.

Overall: Love love love this palette! Won't be coughing up the dough to buy and other palettes soon, though. I'm kind of broke after buying everyone presents. ;D

What did you guys get for Christmas? What do you think of the Naked 3? Or any other palettes I should check out? See you next time! XD

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winterlicous Tag!

Hey cuties! I was tagged by the lovely Romana to do the Winterlicous Tag! Go check out her blog because she's just amazing. Great timing, too, because I was just thinking it was time for a new blog post. Thank you so much for tagging me!

1. Favorite Nail Polish
-There was a sale going on at Target and being me, I can't help myself and I bought three Sally Hanson polishes from the Diamond line. All of them remind me of snow and ice and they are just beautiful. And as for the Essie polish, I just thought that it matched the blue theme that's been on my nails and it's icy enough be a winter color.

2. Favorite Winter Lip Products
-I did a whole post about all of the lip products I've bought in the last couple months, but the ones I've been wearing the most have been the L'Oreal Fairest Nude, despite the horrible smell, and the NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu on top. It adds shine and helps mask the smell. And Romana mentioned Vaseline in her post as well, but I'm going to take it from her because I've been loving it, too. Especially the rose kind and it's just so freaking cute that my sister had to buy two, too.

3. Most Worn Winter Piece?
-That will definitely have to go to these black jeggings I got at Deb, they are so comfy and they make my legs look thinner. It's like wearing pajama pants all day. And I wear this burgundy hoodie from H&M to death, I just love it.

4. Most Worn Winter Acessory
-I got this Marilyn Monroe scarf for my birthday from a friend and it was the reason why I bought the burgundy hoodie. I think it's just the perfect combination. Plus I love Marilyn Monroe.

5. Favorite Winter Scent/Candle
-Since I burned all of my candles, I don't have any to share with you guys. But I did get the Amber Blush line from Bath and Body works for Christmas from a friend (the same friend that gave me the scarf) and it smells like a gummy bear. It's not something I would pick for myself, but now that I have it, I love it. Plus, the packaging is absolutely beautiful. 

6. Favorite Winter Beverage?
-I'm not a big Starbucks drinker, and I've been steering away from coffee in general lately. But I have to have my green tea every day. I have the regular green tea, green tea with jasmine, green tea with mango, it just has to be green tea.

7. All Time Favorite Xmas/Holiday Movie?
-The Nutcracker! I love The Nutcracker!

9. Favorite Holiday Food/Treat?
-I'm not sure because we don't really make any seasonal foods in my family. But I do eat a lot of chicken and dumpling soup in the winter, especially if you put a little bit of Sriracha in it. On my goodness, it's so good.

10. Favorite Christmas Decoration This Year
-We got this itty bitty Christmas tree this year because they were almost sold out. It's shorter than me and I'm 5'2" and it was $5, but it's still cute.

11. What's On Top Of Your Christmas List?
-Romana must read my mind because I asked for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, too. I went to Ulta to shop for family and it was just sitting there, taunting me, but we'll see if my dad listened. ;)

12. What Are Your Plans For The Holidays This Year?
-Spending time with my family! Can't beat that!

That's the end of the tag! I hope you all have a happy holidays!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Catching Up: I Bought A Lot of Lipstick

Hey cuties! I've been gone from the blogging world for a while, and it's time to play catch up. In that time, I've collected 10 lip products! That's ridiculous! But to be fair, this is a few months worth a purchases and almost all of them (with the exception of one) are from the drugstore drugstore. Does that justify it? I might have a problem. But, these are all the products that I haven't reviewed or I was just too excited and started to use them without taking pictures first. Bad beauty blogger, I know. But, hey! Better late than never!

Let's start out with Revlon! My entire lipstick collection is probably 80% Revlon. That just says how much I love them. I reviewed the Revlon Lip Butters a super long time ago and they still are fantastic. Hence why I bought three more shades. :P Since it was November, I wanted some darker colors that would be fall-appropriate. (You'll see swatches and names below). For the next two, I had a $2 off coupon, so I bought the lip gloss. I love Revlon's lip glosses as well as their lipsticks. They aren't too think or sticky, and they have decent pigmentation. They came out with two new lines, The Matte Balm and the Laquer Balms. Sadly, I only got one of the Matte Balms.

I just can't resist NYX lately. I've never tried any of their products until they came to Target, and now I want to buy everything. So many people rave about their lip glosses and they are so right, because they are awesome. What I like is that they don't just have one formula of lip gloss, they have like three different lines you can choose from. (I'm not sure, don't quote me on that). I got the Butter Gloss, which is thicker and a tiny bit sticky, but the color is amazing. And the Xtreme Lip Cream which is very light and crazy pigmented and really long wearing. And as for the actual lipstick I already did a review for you guys.

Only two more! Bare with me. My birthday was is late November and my friend bought me the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lipstick that I've been wanting for the longest time. Everything about it is just adorable. But I did find that the formula accents dry patches on my lips but if you exfoliate and use a lip balm beforehand, then you'll be fine. My friend also had the L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude and she let me swatch it and it was so pretty! And she said that she loved it so I, naturally, had to get it. The color is amazing and I love the formula, but it smells horrible! I mean, it's bad. I'm hoping that it's going to fade a bit over time, but it's kind of steering me away from using it. Does anyone else have that problem?

That's all 10 lipsticks! Can you believe it? Let me know if you have any of these lipsticks or if you liked these little baby reviews. See you next time! XD

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Product Review: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Tea Rose

Hey cuties! So if you follow me on twitter then you'll know about my technical difficulties with my computer. I don't like to be away from my readers for a long time. :( But! I'm back with another lippy! I don't know about you guys, but my lipstick collection is growing rapidly. My family says I have a problem, but they don't know the joy a new lipstick brings. XD

NYX lip products generally cost around $5, this one was actually a little less than that at Target. $5 is a good price in my book, especially if it works well.

The shade I ended up getting was Tea Rose because it looked like a neutral pink color, but on my lips it's a full on pink. I'm not complaining, but it wasn't what I expected.

I like the packaging because it's simple and black, yet it stands among my lipstick collection. What really drew me in was the sneak peak of the product on the bottom. I hate it when I can't see the actual color of the bullet of the lipstick before I buy it because the sticker is not always the same color. And if you don't have internet to look up a swatch, you're kind of left in the dark.

The bullet is curved and I found that it was easier to apply because it fit into the natural curves of my lips. It was interesting, but I'm curious to how it's going look after I use it up for a while.

When I first applied this, I was really impressed by the texture. It's just so velvety and it feels amazing on your lips. And it's so pigmented. The color payoff is amazing for a drugstore product and it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. You barely feel anything at all. Plus, it's moisturizing. And in Minnesota winters, you want all the moisture you can get.

The lasting power is a little bit better than a standard lipstick. The color lasted after drinking and faded nicely. But it did not last during a workout, though. But nothing lasts during a workout.

-Long wearing
-Nice packaging

-Not the color I expected

Overall- I'm planning on going back and getting more shades ASAP! As soon as I get paid. ;) The shade is not what I wanted, but maybe someone else will get more use out of it and I'll get more shades that I like a lot more. But based on the formula, I love it. Definitely recommend that you go and get some.

What do you guys think? Have you tired any NYX lipsticks? See you next time! XD