Urban Decay – Vice 3 Palette (Swatches)

vice3This is the first Vice palette I bought from Urban Decay, I totally skipped on the first two Vice palettes and really wanted to get one this time around. I bought this from Ulta for $60. The palette itself has a mirror, a double-sided eyeshadow brush, and 20 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows itself are buttery smooth and super pigmented!

Below are some swatches of the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette.

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Review: Projectwrap – It Works! Body Wraps

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*This is a sponsored post by It Works Body Wraps. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine, and this review is my complete honest opinion on my own personal experience with the product.

I am finally getting around to posting my review on my experience with the Project It Body Wrap that Jerilee sent me to try. Let me start off by explaining these wraps. These body contouring applicators as they are called, offer a natural solution to tighten, tone, and firm the desired area; helping reduce the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening. With the continued use of more wraps, diet and exercise, you can see results that are reflective of weight loss (inches lost), or body contouring. They are non-woven, cloth wraps that are infused with a natural, powerful, botanically based formula (full list of ingredients are printed in the brochure and wrap packaging).

You can use these body wraps anywhere, anytime. Some areas for suggested use: chin & neck, tummy, upper legs, sides, back, and arms. The wrap itself once applied, feels like a tingling, cool sensation (similar to an icy hot but without the warmth) which lets you know that it is working.

How often can you use these wraps? Applicators can be applied once every 72 hours. The ingredients continue to work for 72 hours after application, so you may see progressive results over this time period. Each applicator is only to be used once.

How long should you wear the wrap? Each wrap should be worn for at least 45 minutes. Because it’s a naturally based product, it is relatively safe to wear longer than 45 minutes if desired. If it’s your first time using the body wrap, they suggest that you only leave it for the recommended 45 minutes to test your skin’s sensitivity to the wrap’s ingredients. You also need to drink LOTS OF WATER! Half of your body weight in ounces.

My experience: I unfortunately had a severe allergic reaction using the wrap, in all fairness my skin in general is very sensitive and reacts to lots of things which should not be indicative of how the wrap performs for everyone. I checked on the wrap and my skin after the suggested 45 minutes however didn’t notice or feel anything that was off-putting, however I had a delayed reaction and hours later my entire stomach was bright red and itchy and the redness was the outline of where the wrap was.

Because of my allergic reaction, I had to wait about a week before I could take any after pictures and unfortunately didn’t take any pics right after the wrap was removed. In the pictures below, I wore the same clothes to deter any skewed results or illusions of the wrap. What I IMMEDIATELY noticed upon removal of the wrap however, was that my skin looked smoother and firmer, however I did not notice any significant “weight loss” but then again I only was sent one wrap to try, and many women see noticeable results after using 4 or more wraps. My inches around my waist was 29.5″ before and after. I think the after pic looks a bit slimmer and firmer because I also lot the water weight.

CONCLUSION: With ANY body contouring system, wrap, pills, diet regimens, etc. please proceed with caution. Despite my allergic reaction to this product, I still suggest you give body wraps/contouring a try as my personal experience was just my own and products work differently for everyone.

I currently do not have any pricing info as these are independently sold and distributed by a rep, if you would like more info or would like to purchase one, please contact Jerilee Melo at http://projectwrap.myitworks.com and follow her on IG and Facebook: @ProjectWrap.

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MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show (Preliminary Info)

RockyHorror-Ambient-72Available online September 29, 2014

Available in store October 2, 2014 through October 30, 2014 (M∙A∙C STORES ONLY)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in
wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues
and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters
from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist,
heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff,
with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.

LIPSTICK $17.50 US/$21.00 CDN
Strange Journey yellowish brick red (matte)
Oblivion vivid bluish-red (amplified)
Sin deep dark blue red (matte)
Frank-N-Furter deep raspberry wine (matte)

LIP PENCIL $17.50 US/$21.00 CDN
Vino intense violet purple

RIFF-RAFF $44.00 US/$53.00 CDN
Graphic Style deep silver (veluxe pearl)
Oh, Rocky!!! soft muted white with pearl ( frost)
Carbon Black intense black (matte)
Heavy, Black and Pendulous grayish blue
with pearl (frost)
Blackberry muted burgundy-plum brown (matte)
Crystal violet duo-chrome with pearl ( frost)

GLITTER $23.00 US/$28.00 CDN
Gold sparkling chunky gold
3D Black black with silver holographic effect

PIGMENT $23.00 US/$28.00 CDN
It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time (sparkling burgundy)

CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL $17.50 US/$21.00 CDN
Black Black (black)
Basic Red (primary red)

GREASEPAINT STICK $21.00 US/$25.00 CDN
B (bright yellow blue)
Black (Intense black)

SUPERSLICK LIQUID EYE LINER  $20.00 US/$24.00 CDN
On The Hunt (true black)

ZOOM FAST BLACK LASH $17.00 US/$20.00 CDN
Deepest black

POWER BLUSH $24.00 US/$28.50 CDN
Crazed Imagination muted plum with a
hint of pink pearl

SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER $27.50 US/$33.00 CDN
Bone Beige/Emphasize palest cream/tan

SET POWDER $35.00 US/$40.00 CDN
Invisible

NAIL LACQUER $13.50 US/$16.00 CAD
Bad Fairy (red with red multi-changing pearl)
Formidable (teal green with pink multi-changing pearl)

LASHES $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN
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MAC Studio Sculpt 2014 (Preliminary Info)

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Two new Studio Sculpt products feature innovative formulas for eyes and face, providing expert definition with a runway-worthy finish. Studio Sculpt Defining Powder provides sheer coverage with a barely-there finish, immediately correcting uneven tones, leaving skin smooth and sculpted without looking powdery or cakey. Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash achieves the ultimate in sculpted lashes, now in a deep, rich shade of carbon black.

STUDIO SCULPT DEFINING POWDER  $32.00 US/$37.00 CAD

  • Light
  • Light Plus
  • Medium
  • Medium Plus
  • Medium Dark
  • Medium Deep
  • Dark
  • Dark Deep

 

STUDIO SCULPT SUPERBLACK LASH  $17.00 US/$20.00 CAD

127 Split Fibre Face  $35.00 US/$42.00 CAD

STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-LIGHT-300STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-LIGHT PLUS-300 STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-MEDIUM-300 STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-MEDIUM PLUS-300 STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-MEDIUM DARK-300 STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-DARK-300 STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-MEDIUM DEEP-300 STUDIO SCULPT-POWDER-DARK DEEP-300 STUDIO SCULPT-MASCARA-Superblack Lash-300 STUDIO SCULPT-BRUSH-127 Split Fibre Face-300

 

Review: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

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I had the amazing opportunity to test out the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara by Younique (http://www.lashesbykristen.com) ($29). And pictured above are the amazing results!

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Total grade: A+

My thoughts: I have stick straight lashes, they never curl right and no matter what I do I can never get it to look decent. Even the most expensive mascaras and heated eyelash curlers never seem to do the trick. The moment I tried this I was in love! I could totally tell a difference and it made my boring lashes look fuller and longer.

Even after I curled it with an eye curler it really made my eyes pop! $29 is sorta steep for any mascara, however I have bought mascaras from Sephora that were $22 and up and never even came close to how well this one worked, so to me it was worth it! I also loved that the fibers itself were black instead of the white fibers you see in other mascaras, this eliminated me having to try the cover up the white with mascara and really made it look natural. The packaging is also amazing, both the fibers and the transplanting gel come in a cute quilted hard case.

What they say: Our simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. Try it! It will quickly become your favorite makeup must-have!

How to use it?

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  • Step 1: To prepare your eyelashes for optimal results, first apply one thin coat of your own regular favorite mascara and let it dry. Then, apply Moodstruck Transplanting Gel to your lashes.
  • Step 2: Immediately following, and while the gel is still wet, apply the Moodstruck Natural Fibers.
  • Step 3: Reapply the Transplanting Gel a second time to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes.
  • The directions say you can also add the fibers as many times as you want, just make sure that you use the transplanting gel each time.

20140826_064537Ingredients:

Transplanting Gel Ingredients: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian palm glue), Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. .23 FL OZ / 7 ml

Natural Fibers Ingredients: 100% Natural Fibers taken from Green Tea. Net WT .02 OZ/ .5g.

Have any of you tried this? Want to try this? What are your thoughts? Sound off on the comments below!

New Silver Screen Collection from Lipstick Queen

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Hot on the heels of Velvet Rope comes Silver Screen, the sexiest, sassiest lipstick to date from Lipstick Queen. Each shade derives its name from an iconic line in a classic movie.

Founder Poppy King explains “While Velvet Rope paid homage to Hollywood glamour with its rich velvet finish, Silver Screen pays homage to its sassiness. Its rich yet wet feel is inspired by the slinky ladies of the silver screen. If this lipstick could walk it would sashay. My most vixen lipstick to date!”
The term ‘silver screen’ comes from the actual silver content embedded into the material that was used in the early days of the motion picture industry. The screens had a highly reflective surface that was extremely flattering to the women up there on the screen. The texture of the new Silver Screen lipsticks has been designed to have this exact same effect on each and every woman wearing it; enshrine her look with a flirty and sultry finish.

This glossy, wet-look effect is achieved with a high percentage of an innovative new active ingredient Pomegranate Sterols. This 100% natural active, derived from the pomegranate fruit, improves the barrier-function of the lips, keeping them soft and hydrated for longer, whilst also ensuring the intensely glossy look and feel of the lipstick. The formulation is further enhanced with anti-oxidant vitamin E, moisturizing plant oils, beeswax and skin-perfecting vitamin A, which ensure lips stay nourished and comfortable all day long. And just as with Velvet Rope, Silver Screen contains a high quality peppermint oil which releases its invigorating natural scent upon application.

The palate is a kaleidoscope of slinky siren shades ranging from a magnetic deep purple to sexy watermelon, to flirty nudes and a seductive wine. Each shade derives its name from an iconic line in a classic movie. Encased in the same stunning packaging as Velvet Rope but this time in silver, Silver Screen is an extraordinary object to own and it feels equally extraordinary to wear. Poppy says “Pulling this out of your handbag feels like pulling out a piece of the Manhattan skyline and the endless possibilities that come with it.”

COME UP – Chic, vibrant baby rose

MADE IT – Mouth-watering deep wine

PLAY IT – Exotically glamorous hot pink

SEE ME – Head-turning, playful peach

STELLA! – Show-stopping purple with a flash of shimmering turquoise

HAVE PARIS – Iconic pillar box red

YOU KID – Understated yet eye-catching nude

$50 each, available here: http://www.lipstickqueen.com/

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