Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Hello Lovelies!

Ok, I was very on the fence about getting Urban Decay's new limited-edition 15th Anniversary Palette. When I first saw it blowing up on the blogsphere, I had to get it! The perfect blend of neutrals and colors in super sexy packaging!

But then I thought to myself, I never wear colors. I'll probably only really use the neutrals. But that had me thinking, I NEED COLOR! And then my logic went like this:

One UD Shadow = $17
These are full size shadows so thats $17 x 15 = $255 value
$55 = 3.23 UD Shadows (I went there, decimals, I went there)
So thats like buying 3 UD shadows and getting 12 for free!

And I'm so happy I splurged! The colors are perfectly balanced, the first column being perfect every day neutral, the middle column having the brighter colors and the last column holding colors that are amazeballs for smoking everything out!

AND DID I MENTION THAT THESE ARE 15 BRAND-SPANKING-NEW SHADOWS?! YES! 15 brand new shadows that are exclusive to this jeweled-mirrored beauty!

I'll let Urban Decay do a run-down on the shadows!
♥ Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown)
♥ M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown)
♥ Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer)
♥ Blackout (darkest, most saturated black)
♥ Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple)
♥ Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer)
♥ Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift)
♥ Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift)
♥ Evidence (deep metallic blue)
♥ Deep End (bright teal shimmer)
♥ Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter)
♥ Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter)
♥ Vanilla (shimmery white gold)
♥ Flow (soft peach shimmer)
♥ Chase (metallic bright bronze)
**Lovely descriptions courtsey of

As far as shadow quality goes, all the shadows are super pigmented and the same high-quality from Urban Decay! I'd have to admit that Midnight Rodeo has some of their infamous glitter-fallout but that seems to be the only problem shadow! All of the shadows are shimmery, with the exception of Blackout which is a matte black! I kinda wish they had a matte highlight color but its not a necessity!

Ok, I'll shut up now, picture time!

The whole container is shiny and mirrored, its gorgeous but attracts fingerprint! The Urban Decay "UD" logo is a pretty purple gem!

The color lineup on the back.

A simple, intricate detail on the sides, reminds me of the Lip Junkie gloss caps!

Lift the palette up and there lies a little velvet box to hold goodies! Perfect for little things like liners and tweezers when traveling!

Full mirror inside the lid, awesome!

15 brand new shades!

(L-R) Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase, Tainted and Junkshow

(L-R) Omen, Evidence, Deep End, Deeper, M.I.A., Ace, Blackout and Half-Truth

And a quick look! :)

Anybody planning on picking this up? If so, hop on it! This beauty is limited edition and available at Sephora,, Ulta,, select Macy*s stores, and and retails for $55.

♥ Chelsea

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Revolution for Your Eyelashes?!

Hello Lovelies!

I rarely follow makeup collections, for me its "Oh, I like this! I shall buy it!". But when Urban Decay released all their new products for Fall, my interest peaked. Its their 15th Anniversary and they're releasing some pretty awesome products!

But one of them just confused me enough that I ordered it. And it was their "The Revolution" eyelash curler. Its a "cageless" curler that is supposed to be pinch-free and curl your lashes.

Now, Urban Decay, I love you. I really do, you're one of my favorite brands, but SERIOUSLY?!


I just don't even know. I wanted to love it. Its a freaking eyelash curler that costs $19 that looks like something that belongs in MoMA.

The first thing I noticed was how small it is compared to other curlers. Smaller in both length and little curling bed.

The next thing I noticed? The fact that its mechanics were a simple coil. A little stupid coil. Now, the problem with this is that it provides more resistance, meaning its not going to curl as well.

Or in my case, it didn't curl my lashes at all. I squeezed and squeezed and squeezed until my fingers cried. No curl. I applied mascara and tried again and alas, nothing. And not to mention that the curler is too small to curl all my lashes at once. I would have to do my outer lashes and then my inner.

Now, this could be good. But like I said, it didn't curl AT ALL.

The "cageless" aspect? I never felt like it was those little side bars that pinched my lashes, but the concept is interesting. Then again, maybe there is a reason why we have never seen a curler like this before.

Final verdict? HUGE MISS! Its a pretty piece for your vanity with its polished gunmetal frame and sleek design, but completely impractical for curling your lashes. You're better off getting E.L.F'.s $1 curler.

Traditional curler on the left against the Revolution on right.

What is your favorite eyelash curler? Or do you skip curling? Let me know!

♥ Chelsea

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Mid-Summer Night's Favorites!

Hello Lovelies!

So I was going to do a monthly favorites but I decided that I would do some of my favorites of the summer! Because since its scorching, I've been keeping things simple and light. Cream products, waterproof makeup and lots of gloss!

All together now!

I have been loving MAC's Fix+ with my beauty blender! Seriously, its the best way to set my makeup. Just a few spritz on the blender and bounce on top of my foundation so it looks in place, fresh and not powdery!

Ok, even though I haven't been a fan of powder, I have wearing pretty much only a dab of concealer and a quick swirl of MSF Natural. And the Sigma F30 does an amazeballs job of covering!

Urban Decay's shadow pencils and their new liquid liner = staple. They're waterproof, last all day and don't smudge! Left swatch is "Midnight Cowboy" and "Sin". My only problem is that you kinda have to get their ten dollar sharpener. I'm too afraid to butcher the pencils!

Cream shadows! With a primer, these last all day, and look fresh. Swatches from left to right are MAC's "Rubenesque" , "Bare Study" and Makeup Forever's "016". I gotta admit, I prefer MAC's paintpots to MUFE's Aqua Shadows, the MUFE shadows have the WORST chemical odor. It reminds me of acetone, not a fan. And paint pots are much easier to blend!

Yup, creams and stains are my new loves. From left to right, Benefit's "Coralista", Urban Decay's "Crush" and "Quickie" and Benefit's "Benetint". "Coralista" is the only powder blush that I have been really wearing, and the UD cheek tints last all day and stain the cheeks! "Benetint" is a hardcore stain, and it looks scary in the bottle but gives you a sexy flush! All about that flush!

I have not picked up a lipstick all summer. All glossy goodness! From left to right are Urban Decay's Lip Junkie in "Crush", MAC lipglasses in "Pink Poodle" and "Pink Lemonade", YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in "04" and "06" and Buxom gloss in "Kanani".

In a nutshell, keeping it light and simple, pink and coral, and neutral/bronzey lids (hey, I can't get naturally bronze on my face!)

Any summer must haves for you? Of course SPF, but I work inside all day ;)

Aaaaaaaaaand Max is watching some trashy Jersey shows with me! Real Housewives of New Jersey and Jerseylicious! He knows his mama is a New Yorker!

♥ Chelsea