Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water- Resistant Lip Topcoat “White Lie” Review

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Hello lovies! Happy Saturday, I have been wanting to switch up my posting days, since I don’t really have a strict schedule, I would love to know your thoughts on this, and what you think, I won’t be changing the time that I post them, because I feel like 8 AM PST is a good time for everyone, but who knows, please let me know what you all think, I would appreciate some constructive feedback. Thank you! Okay, let’s get right to the blog post today. As you can already guess, this has been sitting on my “to do” list for a while now. I actually bought it right when it launched. I was super excited about it, because as a lot of you know, I am seriously obsessed with anything translucent, iridescent, shiny, opal like, oh you know, all the pretty things, lol! I thought this was such a cool product, new, innovative, and I had to have it! I at least had to have 1 of the 12 shades, and this shade was the only one that I wanted, funny, I would like a few more, but I knew this one was for me. It is absolutely beautiful!! I mean, just for the glitter alone, the colors, and the effect that it provides is so worth it! The lip topcoats retail for $18, and are available where Urban Decay is sold. I purchased mine at Macy’s! I think the retail price is pretty reasonable for the amount of product you get. I feel like because this is a top coat, that it will last for a long time, because with this product, you don’t need much, and a little goes a long way! By applying this top coat, it completely transforms any lip color, or lipstick, and makes it look totally different, I really think it’s such a fun, and innovative new product! I have seen topcoats before, but this is definitely more glittery, and really changes the look! This is perfect for a night out, from going from a day to night look, and just so fun! IT is shade shifting, and gives a duo chrome effect on the lips, without being over drying, it dries down, and melts perfectly into the lip color that it coats. I do have a complaint though, I don’t like the applicator brush, it makes the product clump together, and get chunky, which does goes away once it is applied to the lips, but it could’ve been more thought out, and designed better, I do however love the packaging, and the product is great, I know other’s haven’t enjoyed it, but I do like it, and think it does exactly what it was intended to do, which is transform your lips, and give a completely different look to them, while maintaining moisture, and smoothness. I think you should give it a try, I think you will love it as much as I do! I always love Urban Decay products, and some of them are my absolute favorite!! Thank you for reading! 

What it is:
A top coat that transforms any lip color for a completely customized look.

What it does:
Go from all-business to a party look in one swipe with Urban Decay’s Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat. It transforms any lip color from beautiful to beyond. Apply this shade-shifting topcoat over cream, metallized and matte shades of UD’s Vice Lipstick or any Vice Liquid Lipstick to create a completely customized look.

Instantly morph your favorite colors and make it look like you spent hours crafting an Instagram-worthy lip look—or wear these shades alone. Available in shimmer, glitter, and metallic finishes, Urban Decay’s innovative, comfortable, gel-cream formula dries down quickly for long-lasting wear that never feels sticky. Vice Special Effects not only lasts, but also creates a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath and prevents it from moving around on your lips.

Vice Special Effects comes in a clear tube (so you can see the shade inside) with gold accents. To set it apart from Vice Liquid Lipstick, Urban Decay gave it an iridescent white cap. The flexible brush applicator helps the formula glide on smoothly, without messing up any lipstick underneath. Marine Filling Spheres™, rich in marine collagen, deliver moisturizing and skin-smoothing properties.





Sephora Favorites “Give Me Some Nude Lip” Set

Hello lovies!! I hope you are all having a great end to your week, boy has this week seriously flown by SO fast!! So much for keeping my goal of posting 3 times a week, man what happened I tell ya! Well, I was with my family all weekend, that’s what, yeah for spending time with my sweet nephews, they are 3 and 5, and we had so much fun, although I brought my computer, and have every intention of blogging, and catching up when they went to bed, that didn’t happen, because this Aunty Nene was exhausted! LOL, so I am still playing a bit of catch up on everything this week, and am just now getting around to posting, so I apologize for that, thank you for checking out this post today! Happy Thursday, and Happy Spring, yeah finally it has sorta stopped raining here in Oregon, well for a few hours at a time anyways before it comes back, and the sun has made his lovely appearance, which I LOVE, my gosh the sun, I remember it! 🙂 Let’s jump right into today’s post! Happy reading, and as always please comment below if you’d like, I always respond 🙂

I seriously am obsessed with all the Sephora Favorites, but the lippy sets always speak to me the most, and I just love them, this one was all nudes, what is better then that? This is a must have for any nude lippy lover like myself! Sephora Favorites give me some nude lip set retails for $28, but it is an $88 value, so these Sephora Favorites kits are always an amazing deal, they do sell out fast, as this one has in the past, but it is restocked now currently online, I am not sure if it is in stores or not though, hopefully they are! Make sure you grab it if you are wanting it, as with any Sephora Favorites, these are always very popular, and will eventually sell out, and be no longer available. This set contains a total of 7 products, 2 full size, 5 deluxe sample size. This set also includes some of my favorite lip products, and brands, so I knew I had to get it! The mini’s are just so cute as well!! This set is perfect for anyone, the packaging alone is SO cute, but the products, and presentation are even better! I am not swatching these, but I am showing  you everything that comes in the set, if you have any questions let me know 🙂 Thanks for reading! 

What it is:
A mulitbranded nude-hued lip set.

What it does:
Get our nude-ist edition to Give Me Some Lip™! This neutral set features six must-haves to create the perfect nude lip look. This set includes two full-size and four deluxe-size nude lip essentials: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb to Too Faced’s Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B. Find the perfect nude shade for your lips and explore different nude lip colors.

This set contains:
– 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude)
– 0.07 oz/ 1.55 g Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude)
– 0.009 oz/ 0.25 g Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude) FULL SIZE
– 0.05 oz/ 1.7 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose)
– 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve)
– 0.11 oz/ 3.4 g Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown) FULL SIZE





Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


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Hello lovies, and welcome to the blog today!! I hope you are all doing well, and happy for a new start to your week!! Happy Monday, oh Monday’s I tell ya, are never any fun, especially after a holiday weekend, who’s with me on that?? 🙂 I have a fun, bright, excited eyeshadow for you today, it’s the afterdark palette from Urban Decay! My gosh, it was a must have for me, I HAD to have it, even though I own some of the colors individually, lol, I love these bold jewel tones, they were right up my alley!! The packaging also drew me, it is STUNNING!! I am a package junkie for sure, especially when it’s holographic, or iridescent! I seriously can’t help myself! I knew this was more of a collectors piece then practical, but that’s okay, a reason why I love it! I was able to find this in store at Sephora inside JCPenny, I feel like my local store has a lot of sold out, or almost sold out items for some reason or another, so that’s awesome, I guess I just got lucky! Let me tell you, I am glad that I got it, the colors, and pigmentation are beautiful, as you can see in the swatches! My favorite color in the palette is LOUNGE, which I already own the full size individual of, so now I just have a back up! It is so versatile, and can be used alone, as a topper, or blended with other colors, to give a sultry look. Every shade in this palette, the formula is exactly what is expected of urban decay, highly pigmented, rich in pigment, smooth, buttery, and very easily blendable! Urban decay eyeshadows are my favorite, they have been for years, I have a lot of their eyeshadows, both palettes, and individuals, and can’t get enough for my collection. They are simply the best! The consistency of the quality of their shadows is unsurpassed!! I definitely think that if you can get your hands on this, you should give it a try. Try looking inside sephora JCPenny stores. This is also sold on the urban decay website, Buy @UrbanDecay Here I’m not sure if it will be back in stock elsewhere. Get it while you can, you won’t be disappointed!! 

With late-night rendezvous in mind, we created the Afterdark Palette, the perfect shadow collection for night owls. This jewel-toned collection contains 10 sultry shades of Eyeshadow—seven NEW and three cult favorites no UD junkie should be without.

Amp up your look with shade-shifting duotones and metallized shimmers in a range of hues. From iconic UD colors to new shades, this palette has it all.

Once the sun goes down, anything goes. That’s the inspiration behind our Afterdark Palette. It’s got everything you need to create a range of after-hours-inspired looks. Loaded with a diverse range of metallic jewel tones (including several that seem to change colors depending on how the light hits them), this palette is full of possibilities.

Housed in an iridescent metallic purple case, this palette makes the perfect late-night accessory, equipped with a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush. Line, blend and smudge with the compact precision brush, and use the small eyeshadow brush to apply color all over the lid or in the crease.

Every Eyeshadow shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts.

Fill Weight: 10 x 1.7 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 10 x 0.06 oz





New Makeup At Sephora & Life Update 1/29/16



Hello there my loves!! I hope you all have been good, and life has been treating you well! I know I decided to take some  time off, I went to Las Vegas for a work trip, and fun, and just needed some time to deal with some things I have been dealing with in my life, so I really appreciate your patience, and keep me in your thoughts please, thank you so much, I am hoping things will start to get better, and become normal again. I am hoping to find more time for things that I enjoy again, and not be so exhausted all the time, and get back to life, a happy life. So ya, I will try and do my best, and get back into blogging, and vlogging, thank you for sticking with me, and showing my blog, and youtube channel continued love! I can’t believe January is already said, and done, that went by so incredibly fast!!! Happy makeup shopping everyone, remember to make someone smile today, because you never know what they are struggling with 🙂


Nars: Narsissist Cheek Studio Palette


Make Up For Ever: Artist Palette Vol. 3- Florals


Kevyn Aucoin: Essential Starter Kit


Anastasia Beverly Hills: Brow Definer


Stila: Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

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Clinique: Lid Pop

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YSL: Touche Eclat Neutralizers


Tarte: Tartelette Tease


Guerlain: Rose Aux Joues Blush


Urban Decay: UD Gwen Stefani Blush Palette


Becca: Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation


Hourglass: Ambient Strobe Lightening Powder


Kat Von D: Shade + Light Two Tone Blush


Givenchy: Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick


Dinoplatz: Triceratops Multi-Face Palette


Givenchy: Le Prisme Blush Powder Blush


Urban Decay: UD Gwen Stefani Brow Box


Urban Decay: UD Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide- On Lip Pencil


Urban Decay: UD Gwen Stefani Lipstick


Clinique: Kiss, Boom, Pop! Lip Set

Thanks for reading, let me know if you picked up anything new lately, or any of these new at sephora items! I just picked up the blush palette, I will be doing a full review on it, the colors, and pigmentation are amazing, the colors are so unique, and beautiful! I think I am also going to get one of the urban decay’s Gwen Stefani lipsticks, the packaging is absolutely beautiful, me, and gold just go so perfectly together, I need it in my life!! 🙂

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New Makeup At Sephora 12/18/15


Hello there lovies!!! Wow, December is FLYING by for me, work has been non stop, not much time for work, eat, sleep, repeat lately that’s for sure. As always, it’s hard to keep up, but I am trying, December is the busiest time of the year for me with work, so thank you for understanding, I appreciate it! Sorry this post is a bit late, I’m on my 16th hour straight working, so please bare with me! Oh, and I am sitting snuggled up under a warm blanket watching the polar express, yep I am a lucky lady that I get paid for this 🙂 I hope you all had a wonderful week, and OMG how is it 6 more days until Christmas? What? I need to do a new makeup at sephora holiday gift guide huh, or at least a stocking stuffer post, if you have any special requests, or ideas of what I should include please let me know, I would be happy to include it! Happy last weekend before Christmas, I hope this post may help some things get added to your Christmas list, I know I want some for sure! Have a wonderful weekend, and stay warm! Alrighty, it’s time for all new makeup at sephora, yeah, bring it on! There is definitely some new fun stuff out, and as always the direct link is directly below the picture to make it easy for you! I also urge you to keep watching, and checking the sale section, they are adding things (random things) almost daily, and as you can imagine are going very fast, I was able to get some great deals lately! 

Oh, and before I forget use promo code “MERRYMINI” at checkout to choose a mini with your +$25 order online at sephora.com! I have gotten some AMAZING minis! 


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What’s new in makeup at sephora & holiday collections 2015 week of 9/25/2015


Omg!!! Can we let the holiday craziness begin? It’s September, I knew the holiday collections were coming, but I didn’t know it was this soon, how exciting!!! I definitely have had my eyes on a lot of things from holiday collections that’s for sure. I am so sorry this is late, and I have been gone for a while, I guess I needed a little break, good things are happening, and just wanted to focus on other things, so thank you for hanging with me, I truly appreciate each and every one of you! This morning (it’s Tuesday when I start writing this, but won’t post it until Friday) so many new stuff has launched wow, yes, yes please!!! I have a feeling a lot of these are going to go very, very fast!! I definitely will be putting my order in soon! I hope you are all able to grab some as well, there are some amazing palettes coming out, I am such a palette junkie, I can’t help it! A girl can never have to many palettes, for some reason eyeshadow has always been my thing, ever since high school, it’s an obsession I will admit lol, especially palettes, I love the huge variety that they offer, and it’s a great way to save money instead of purchasing individuals! Holiday’s are sure not easy on the wallet, ha ha! There is a ton of new makeup this week at sephora obviously, so kick back, and enjoy checking out the post this week, I think I may just include pictures with what each product is, and what it is instead this week, or maybe include the links as well, so you can go directly to them to purchase, just trying to make it easier for you to grab them before they are gone, so get them while you can 🙂 SO MUCH makeup, so little money, makeup lover/ addict problems! Let me know in the comments below, what your most looking forward to, or eyeing from the holiday collections! 

Marc Jacobs: The Sky Liner -Petite High Liner Gel Eye Crayon Collection >>>>$48



Marc Jacobs Beauty: Style Eye-Con No. 20 – Plush Eyeshadow >>>>$99



Marc Jacobs Beauty: The Sofia – Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection >>>>$45



Kat Von D: Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette >>>>$59


 Kat Von D: Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lip Set >>>>$42



Sephora: Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette >>>>$49.50



Tarte: Light Of The Party Collection >>>>$59



Tarte: Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette >>>>$44



Tarte: Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set >>>>$21



Tarte: Lips For Daze Lipsurgence Set >>>>$34



Tarte: Nocturnal Nudes Beauty Essentials Set >>>>$59



Tarte: Shine Bright Statement Lash Essentials >>>>$20



Tarte: Stroke Of Midnight Brush Set >>>>$44



Bobbi Brown: Highlight Powder >>>>$46


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Lancome: Audacity In Paris >>>> $68



Bobbi Brown: Greige Eye Palette >>>>$70



Urban DecayVice4 >>>>$60



Urban Decay: Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body >>>>$29



Urban Decay: Total Perversion Set >>>>$24



Benefit Cosmetics: Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer >>>>$29



Urban Decay: Spectrum palette is currently sold out, so I wasn’t going to post it, maybe next week if it comes back in stock 🙂

Also, obviously there is a ton more releasing, but I hope I got most of them, happy shopping! 

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Tester Tuesday Review Too Faced & Urban Decay

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Urban Decay

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Hey there, welcome to another tester Tuesday! I hope your weekend went great, I was busy as usual, but did find some time for some relaxing, even though I continue to feel like I am never ahead, and always playing catch up with everything, but that’s okay, I hope September will be better that’s for sure, oh the stresses of life, and trying to keep up! I love watching movies while blogging, right now I am watching, “the eye” with Jessica Alba, oh it’s a good one if you haven’t seen it, anyways lol, helps me pass the time while catching up on my blogging, what do you guys do while blogging? I also like to listen to music too. 

I picked some good products to test out this week from 2 of my favorite brands, yes we all know a few of my favorite brands, these two are definitely some of them because everything I have owned, or tried has been amazing from these 2 brands. I picked too faced better than sex mascara, and a new matte lipstick (it’s SO red, but beautiful) by urban decay. Both of these are very popular, and the mascara is a cult favorite of many others. I was excited when got a free sample of the new matte lipstick which is very red, but has an amazing formula, with long lasting staying power, perfect right? I also have only tried the better than sex mascara once, I know it seems crazy, but I haven’t. I do know that everyone loves it though! 

Urban Decay: Revolution Lipstick Matte~ $22



What it is:
A super-creamy, non-drying matte lipstick in an array of intensely-pigmented shades.

What it does:
Urban Decay’s creamy, non-drying Matte Revolution Lipstick is as rich and buttery as the original formula. With a range of never-before-seen shades—from neutrals to brights to deep-dark colors—lips get bold color with a matte finish and velvety feel.

Matte Revolution Lipstick is enriched by Urban Decay’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System, giving it an ultra-creamy texture, high-pigmentation, and optimum color pay off. Shea butter and a nourishing blend of avocado, olive, and babassu oils deeply condition lips while illipe butter—sourced from Malaysian illipe trees—provides long-lasting hydration. Lastly, vitamin C and E deliver a dose of antioxidants to lips.

My review: 

Even though this is a color I wouldn’t normally wear, I did want to give it a try, so I decided to give it a try, this is very red for me, and don’t love the matte look, although I am trying to be more experimental with lip colors, I have just always been a gloss girl, its my comfort, and my go to. This lipstick was very easy to apply, although I do want to mention that I did line my lips with a clear liner (the one from urban decay) to prevent bleeding. It worked perfectly, I tell ya that liner was a great invention, and love how you can use it with any color, it’s perfect. I really wanted to test the formula so I applied it just over the liner, no gloss over to keep the matte look, and feel. I ate, and drank as normal, and low and behold it stayed, I couldn’t believe it! I do think I still don’t love the drying effects of a matte lipstick, although I think it’s pretty, it just doesn’t seem to work well with my lips, I kept feeling like I should put gloss over, I know that seems funny. Although it was a matte lipstick it was very moisturizing just like I would expect from an urban decay lipstick, I have always loved the formula of urban decay lipsticks. The lipsticks are always so buttery, and the colors are beautiful, I do own a couple of neutral nude shades which I love! I definitely recommend urban decay in general for anything, and do think this is a great lipstick. 

Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara~ 


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What it is:
An intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.

What it does:
Inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, the hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats help you achieve the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible.

My review: 

OMG this mascara is fantastic, no joke, now I know why this is such a cult favorite! I couldn’t believe how glamorous it made my eyelashes look. My lashes were full, separated, and curled. They actually looked fake, I am not a huge fake lashes fan, only because I am paranoid about my eyes, but I can get the look with mascara, especially this mascara! I really love full lashes, and they make me feel beautiful, because my eyes are one of my favorite features, so anything that makes them pop, and stand out I love, so this was perfect. I like the formula as well, it’s not to wet, and applies easily without clumping, which is a big deal to me, I hate clumps, especially when applying the second layer, it drives me nuts! I also like the brush, I didn’t think I would, so I was happy with it, because without the brush they wouldn’t be as separated, and beautiful looking. The brush is a pretty basic one so I was surprised. I definitely recommend this, and will be buying the full size for sure, and the packaging is pink, and lovely! 

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