When I think about Urban Decay I think about shimmer, glitter and sparkle. Thats why I was so skeptical to try the matte eye shadow colors from this brand. I first tried out Naked in the original Naked palette. I'm very picky with my matte colors considering good quality ones are so difficult to find. I must say Urban Decay by far makes the best matte eye shadow colors. The pigmentation is superb at simply one swipe. The consistency is so soft, almost creamy. They blend like a dream. Naked is a nude-beige color. I use this paired with Buck and these two colors are the perfect colors to blend out any eye look. Its an absolutely perfect shadow, I have no complaints. I purchased a full size shadow just so when I run out of Naked in my palette I'll still have my precious Naked shadow.
Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (tube)
Themonsunxxx 6/2/2012 10:23:00 PM
A good quality tinted moisturizer is so hard to find. We all have heard about the Laura Mercier take on this product, but at $42 for a just a mediocre amount I wanted to look for a better option. I had heard great things about this tinted moisturized so I had to try it. I must say this is one of the best product I have ever tried. It gives a nice, natural coverage. It moisturizes well without getting me oily. There is a variety of colors. It has SPF. I just adore this product.
This is officially my new favorite mascara. Trust me, this is a hard title to earn. I have semi-long thin lashes. Not much volume at all. I've always found it hard to find a mascara that lengthens and also adds some bulk to my lashes without making them look ugly and clumpy. I'd heard plenty of mixed reviews on this product. Mascara depends on each person just because we all have different types of lashes, just like how we all have different hair types. For me thin lashes, this mascara helped bulk up my lashes and made them look more separated and doll like. This does wonders for my lashes. Love, love, LOVE!
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
Themonsunxxx 5/28/2012 10:57:00 AM
This makeup remover pads have been super hyped up in the beauty community. I've been on the search for the perfect eye makeup remover. I have super sensitive eyes so its hard to find a remover that doesn't hurt my eyes. There is 80 eye makeup remover pads, which I think is a great amount for what you pay. Each pad is fairly thin, but VERY saturated with the makeup remover. I love how a pad is a never dry or doesn't have enough remover on it. This does not hurt my eyes, make them irritated at all. I will definitely be using this from now on!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Themonsunxxx 5/27/2012 12:25:00 PM
Since its basically summer finding a good moisturizer with SPF is essential. With my oily skin, its hard to find a daily lotion that doesn't increase my oiliness. Often face lotions with SPF are extra greasy and make my oily face look extra shiny. I picked this lotion up hoping it wouldn't do what I was dreading to my face. Unfortunately, for my oily skin this does not work for me. It simply makes my face looks like a greaseball. This just did not work for my skin type.
I'm a huge lover of perfumes and I'm always on the search for a new scent. I love LUSH already and I liked the idea of a solid perfume, so I always craved one of these babies. My friend got it for me as a present and I was thrilled. She picked up the solid perfume in Lust. It comes with 12g of product, which is fair amount. Its a push up tube, which can at times be troublesome can push back down. I wish the packaging was manufactured a bit better. Also the solid perfume itself is a red color. It does not show redness on our skin at all, but you do have to blend it out. Now to the scent. Oh my goodness, this is seriously one of my favorite scents of all time. Lust has a beautifully strong scent of jasmine flower. Jasmine is one of my favorite scents, probably because its such a unique floral scent in my opinion. It smells so sexy and floral, but not in the typical annoying generic floral way. This scent is very unique, I've never smelled a perfume similiar to it. It has a lovely woody-base to it. Plus the wear of this is AMAZING. This lasts 10+ hours on me. Most scents fade off within two hours or so. This scent LASTS. I adore this product.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Romantic
Themonsunxxx 5/26/2012 11:07:00 AM
I was so excited to see these on display at my target. I loathed their orginal stains, but since these resemble the Tarte lipstains I was fairly excited. I love the idea of a balm+stain. I picked up the color Romantic because I love reds. This balm has a minty sensation, which I love. Its similiar to the Tarte Lip Stains and also Clinique Chubby Sticks because the product twists up. Romantic is a beautiful subtle berry red. Good for an everyday red. The wear is about 3+. It feels great on the lips, not drying at all. Even when the initial layer wears off there still is a subtle tint of color. I think this product is great! Go out and try it!
This was the lip color that I wore to prom and I loved it. Speed Dial is in the Creme Sheen finish. Its a beautifully bright candy pink with a very subtle gold shimmer. Its fairly moisturizing and looks glossy, but with a very high saturation of color. The Cremesheen formula is very nice and soft on the lips. The color does cling to my lips well, it lasts for 2+ hours through drinks. Its beautiful and for any lipstick lover, this is necessary. It makes my green eyes and dark brown hair look gorgeous! Its an essential summer color. I would absolutely repurchase.
We'll Always Have Paris is a beautiful eggplant color. Its in a matte finish. I bought it to wear in the winter, but it looks nice if I don't want to go for a straight up black nail. Its a beautifully unique color, I do not have a color similar to this in my collection.
Lotions/ Creams -Pacifica - Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter
Themonsunxxx 5/21/2012 5:29:00 PM
For prom I was searching for a lotion with subtle shimmer to make my skin look glowy and dewy. This lotion does just that. I haven't tried too many Pacifica products, but the ones I have tried I have enjoyed. They are pricey, but I snagged this little baby up at Marshalls for $3.99 This lotion moisturizes well while it also gives my skin a beautiful glow I cannot find with any other lotion. It emphasizes my tan skin in the best way possible. It has a very subtle sweet scent. LOVE!
I've been looking for a good, quick drying top coat. OPI makes a good base coat for nails so I figured I should try their top coat. Ugh, this product does the exact opposite. I found that this top coat makes my nails take LONGER to dry that with no top coat at all. I tested a nail with no top coat and another with the OPI Rapi Dri top coat. My nail with no top coat dried in ten minutes and I could touch my nail with no smudges. My nail with OPI top coat smudged and did not dry fast at all. Horrible, horrible product.
I love Katy Perry so when I heard she was coming out with a OPI collection I was quick to check them out. Back then I didn't have as much cash so I didn't purchase any of the polishes. Now that I have the money I went back and purchased the one color I was really crazy about: Last Friday Night. In the bottle its a beautiful mid-toned blue with lavender, light blue and silver shimmer. Now that I've tried it I've realized a few things. This is a topcoat color, definitely not a color on its own. Also the glitter/shimmer is way too chunky for my liking. Don't get me wrong, its a pretty topcoat, just not my style at all. I will be giving this away to a friend.
Sunscreen -Bliss Labs - Best of Skintentions Daily Moisturizer
Themonsunxxx 5/20/2012 9:26:00 PM
I love Bliss products even though they are on the pricier side. I've been on the search for a good moisturizer with SPF, that doesn't smell funny or leave my face horribly greasy and oily. This moisturizer claims: -it suits all skin types -non greasy formula -illuminates skin -delivers vitamins, minerals and omega -has SPF 15 -paraben free I like that the SPF is just 15 because I think thats a nice enough amount without it smelling weird. This moisturizer has a subtle citrusy scent, nothing too overpowering. The scent didn't bother my sensitive skin. I found that this moisturizer reduced the redness that plagued my skin in the sun. It moisturized my super oily skin just enough. I will be repurchasing this baby!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
Themonsunxxx 5/20/2012 9:17:00 PM
Philosophy's Purity is very well known in the beauty community. Its raved about for its ability to take off makeup and how it cleanses the skin. I have mixed feelings on this product. I like the consistency of it, a good in between of thick and thin. Its not too much of either. I found that this cleanser did not remove my makeup as nicely as I expected. I enjoy the Purity in a bar soap form so much better and I find that it removes my makeup a lot better. Also with the liquid cleanser it leaves a slight film on my skin, which I don't like, especially since my skin is oily. I think this cleanser is a bit overhyped.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Hibiscus
Themonsunxxx 5/20/2012 1:10:00 PM
Let me start off by saying I do enjoy Burt's Bees products. I love their lip balms, cleansers, glosses. So when I heard about this tinted lip balm I was pretty excited. I saw photos everywhere and was so excited to pick one up for myself. I picked the color Hibiscus. It comes in a big cardboard tube. I opened it up happily only to realize the lip balm was not the size of the tube, but of a normal Burt's Bees lipbalm. I feel like the packaging was really deceiving. It made the product seem a lot bigger than what it actually was. Now I find the packaging clunky and unnecessary. Its an okay product but I enjoy the Revlon lip butters more.