June Favorites

Hope you all have been having a wonderful start to your summer! Mine has definitely been a roller coaster ride. Check out my June Favorites video to find out where I have been all month and what I have been loving during that time. I talk about my updated foundation routine for the summer and rediscovering my love of playing with color.

P.S. My blog has been hella dry because I am working on a new one. Follow me on my social media outlets or subscribe to this blog to receive an email update when I switch over to my new site.

Haul: Hourglass, Urban Decay, Drugstore & More

It has been a few weeks since I filmed a haul video but don’t think I have not been shopping lol. I will say I have been doing better and researching before going crazy and picking up, for example, Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blush in every color (confession: I have barely had a chance to play with the two I mentioned in the video and I already want to add Luminous Flush to the collection). Click here to check out my latest purchases that I am so excited about.

Haul: Marc Jacobs Beauty, Benefit, Stila & More

Sephora Haul

Hauled some new makeup over the summer with my birthday as an excuse (not that I need one lol). Click here to check out my video featuring picks from Marc Jacobs Beauty, Benefit, Stila and more.

Beauty Obsessions: January 2013 Edition

It’s been eons since my last favorites video.  I’m back with some new additions to my beauty staples.  Any new additions to your must haves?  Let me know in a comment below.

Haul: Sephora VIB Sale

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  Above is my Sephora haul from this year’s VIB sale.  Many of the items I got would make great gifts for the beauty lover on your list so check it out for some inspiration.  What are your picks?

-DRB

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review & Swatches

Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay

I am loving the Naked 2 Palette!  Although not as different as I expected, the palette has different variations on the colors contained in its predecessor:

Naked 2 Palette (top), Naked Palette (bottom)

The colors aren’t identical (except for including Half Baked in both palettes), however they both evoke the same feeling.  This means you don’t need both but if you loved the first one (or are just plain crazy like me) you will feel the same the second time around.  In terms of the eye shadow selection, I would have liked to have seen another matte brown color for the crease.  That extra matte color could have easily replaced Half-Baked.  In terms of looks, I prefer the metal packaging of the Naked2 Palette.  It is sleek and fells more secure since it snaps shut.  I didn’t have any issues with the Naked Palette’s packaging but the Naked 2 Palette feels like an upgrade.  The dual sided brush included is a lot more genius than the dual-sided 24/7 liner I got with my Naked Palette.  Again I am not trying to knock the original, which is still great, but a brush is a lot more convenient.  Especially a dual sided one with a shader brush on one side to pack on that taupey goodness on the lids and a blending brush on the opposite end to work those crease colors.  I wish they would have included a mini Primer Potion again to toss in my makeup bag since the color of the Lip Junkie gloss didn’t really do much for my highly pigmented lips.  The bottom line is you don’t need it but you know you want it.

Swatches and comparisons: Continue reading

I Hope You Are Sitting Down For This

Urban Decay is coming out with a new Naked Palette!!!  My friend cutiegingerbread did a blog post on the upcoming Naked 2 Palette and it pretty much made my day.  Can you tell that we are excited? There are already pictures floating around the internet and some of the colors look similar to the original palette but that is not stopping me.

If you visit the Urban Decay site there is a picture that says NAKED Something NEW is coming…  Click the link to sign up for their mailing list and the page that comes up says that the big news is coming on December 1st, 2011.  Could this be the launch date?  If so, Merry Christmas to me!

P.S. If you cannot wait, Urban Decay has been posting teasers today on Twitter.