Friday, October 4, 2013

...and the days go by (a personal blog)

I can't believe that it is already October! That odd thing is that here in Virginia, the weather today is in the 80s. Ugh. I am not a fan of hot weather.

With the days going by so quickly, it brings me to the topic of Christmas! So I have decided to cut back financially on things in order to be comfortable around Christmastime. I have given up $100 worth of monthly subscriptions. Since I already paid $30 of them, that basically leaves $270 of extra money I will have that can be put towards gifts for others. I am slightly freaking out about money, but I will make it work.

I am not one to talk about politics or current world events that are not related to entertainment...however, I feel that there are a LOT of people that are going through some financial difficulties. I am fortunate to have a job that pays me good, as well as a supportive partner and a place I can call home. I have got to come up with other ways to cut back and make money at the same time. Any ideas??

Oh, and I am on a NO MAKEUP BUYING fast for the rest of 2013. This does NOT include the essentials that I use every day, but nothing new. Nothing limited editions *cries hysterically*. And sadly, no swaps and no hauls. I have about $5000 worth of makeup (not trying to brag) that needs to be used up. So here it is, and you all can hold me to it!

I would love to see more and more people cut back on the little things. If you want to form a little support group with me and we can whine and complain about not being able to buy makeup, I am totally down. Email me too if you need to vent. But mainly, just check out my facebook page (

Until the next blog...


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case!

Whenever a new Urban Decay product comes out, I start to go into this whole excited, jump up and down, crazy mood...and... I HAVE TO HAVE IT ALL! (especially if it is Limited Edition) So when they announced the new Holiday 2013 collection, I immediately wanted it. And I got it. (gifted though, so thank you)

I wanted to give you guys my interpretation of the pallet, thoughts, and swatches. Also, I filmed a tutorial using the pallet too.

I am in love with this pallet because it literally has everything you need for a complete look...except a mascara. I don't own an Urban Decay mascara (I know, right?), so I guess it's not that bad living without one in the actual Face Case.

The outside of the case is shiny and has a "shattered" mirror look to it.

The top of the palette is the 5 eye shadows, the "zero" liner, and access to the lip pencil.

The pallet comes with 2 blushes and a highlighter.

Here are swatches of the 5 eye shadows without any base at all.
Overall, I think it is definitely worth the cost! So go out and order yours today!!!
And now for your viewing pleasure....