Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Review & Photos

Today I have a review to share with you on the New Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette.

I placed an order for it as soon as it became available on the Urban Decay website and now that I’ve had a few days to play with it I wanted to share my thoughts.


Before we get into that though can we talk about the packaging?


This palette is gorgeous and probably my favorite packaging from any Urban Decay palette ever.

Like seriously!


I mean just look at it!

I love the gold and black so very Gwen.


Okay so the packaging is gorgeous, but how’s the palette you ask?


It’s amazing as well.

This palette is everything I love about the Naked Basics Palettes, but dare I say better?

A must have for any neutral shadow fan for sure.

The only negative thing I have to say is the shade pop is a bit glittery and has some fall out, but every other shade is seriously a dream.

I would have done swatches, but because this palette has a lot of natural matte shades they didn’t swatch well at all.

Trust me they are gorgeous shadows though.


Oh and how cute is the quote on the mirror.

It says Magic’s in the Makeup which is one of Gwen’s songs.

Makeup’s all off
Who am I?
Magic’s in the makeup
Who am I?

Enough singing now though, but seriously ladies this is one palette you don’t wanna miss out on so in the words of Gwen….What Ya Waiting For?

Run (don’t walk) on over to the Urban Decay website and pick this one up.


I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as much as I do.

So tell me what do you think of the palette?

Will you be picking it up?



Inside my November 2015 IPSY Bag

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My November IPSY bag is finally here and I thought I’d take a moment and share with you what I received this month.

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Inside this months bag I got….

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1. A Luxie Beauty Shadow in the shade No.290.

2. Model Co Highlighting Trio Champagne, Peach Bellini & Bronze.

3. Coolway Strong Hold Spray.

4. Trestique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Florence Fig.

5. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara.

It was a decent bag this month, but if I’m being 100% honest I feel like the bags just haven’t been that good for the last several months.

I may cancel it or maybe not we’ll see.

What do you think of my bag this month?

What did you get if you subscribe?



Sephora Favorites Perfect Ten Beauty Sampler Set


As most of you know the Sephora VIB sales happened recently so I decided to swing by the Sephora in JcPenney to pick up a few Christmas presents and while I was there I picked up a few things for myself as well.

So what did I pick up?


I was very good this year and only picked up two things for myself.

The one I’ll be talking about today though is the Sephora Favorites Perfect 10 Beauty Sampler.


For only $49.00 you get 10 of Sephoras’ fave items.

They include: Sephora X Nail Polish in Astronomical, Beauty Blender Sponge, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Kat Von D Ink Liner, Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, Make Up For Ever Step 1 Hydrating Primer, Tarte the Sculptor in Park Ave Princess, Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia, Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume & Smashbox Lipstick in Magenta Matte.


It was an amazing deal with the 20% off, but even full price at $49.00 I still highly recommend you pick it up.

I mean it’s a $171.00 value!


The set it exclusive to JcPenney though so be sure you head there to pick it up before it’s gone.

What do you think of this set?

What did you pick up during the sale?



Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor HD Devotion & HD Love Review, Swatches, Photos

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Devotion & Love Review, Swatches, Photos

On a recent Target run I saw these new Matte Lip-colors from Revlon and picked up two of the six shades.

The two shades I chose were HD Devotion & HD Love.

The reason I picked them up originally was just because I loved the packaging.

Is that bad?

Please tell me there are other beauty addicts out there who buy things based on aesthetics.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor HD Devotion & HD Love Review, Swatches, Photos

I’m glad I picked them up though because now after trying them out for about two weeks I can now honestly say I love them.

Describing them as matte is misleading as they don’t dry a true matte, but I don’t think that takes away from these at all.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor HD Devotion & HD Love Review, Swatches, Photos

They wear well and without drying out my lips like most matte lip products do so I actually prefer these to a true matte product.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor HD Devotion & HD Love Review, Swatches, Photos

The top pink shade is Devotion & the red shade is Love.

Oh and they smell and taste like cherries which I love!

If you’re in the market for some great new drugstore lipsticks/glosses check these out for sure.

Have you tried the HD Matte Lipcolor products yet?




Bare Minerals Crowning Jewel Deluxe Original Foundation Review


In 2016 this blog will be 10 years old.


Can you believe that?

It’s crazy and one of my first few blog posts that I did was on an amazing new (to me) foundation I was loving called Bare Minerals and now almost 10 years later its still a favorite.


I probably have 15 foundations laying around my vanity, but if I ever start getting low on Bare Minerals I always run out and repurchase it.


So a few weeks ago when I started getting low I headed off to Sephora to pick up a new one and that’s when I spotted this.

It’s the LE Bare Minerals Deluxe Original Foundation and when I spotted it I knew that the original packaging just wouldn’t do and that I MUST have this LE beauty.


It’s the same amazing foundation that you know and love, but in the gorgeous crowning jewel packaging.


The packaging adds so much glamour to my vanity I just love it.

Oh and after trying every new foundation that’s been mentioned as a must have in the past few months I started wearing this one again and I wonder why I ever strayed.

I heart you Bare Minerals Original Foundation and I probably always will.


So tell me are you a Bare Minerals fan?

Are you a fan of the packaging?

Crowning Jewel is $42.00 and can be purchased at Sephora.