Posts tagged ‘Urban Decay’


October Faves

Happy Friday!

It’s time for my monthly faves.

1. Selma Sneaker- hidden wedge hitops. I lived in these this month. They are super comfortable & they look good with pretty much everything (jeans, leggings).

2. Naked 2 palette – I finally gave in & picked this up during Urban Decay’s Friends & Family sale. I must say its been great! I have used it almost every day since I got. It’s just as good as Naked but totally different. ( If that makes sense ).

3.YSL Touché Éclat – This gold pen is pure magic, enough said. Just remember its a highlighter not a concealer.

4. Carmex lip balm – I am just now discovering this drug-store wonder. It moisturizers so well, that it has currently replaced all my other lip balms.

5. My J Crew bracelet – I literally might have worn this every single day of the month. It has been such a staple for me for fall & it is neutral enough to wear with anything.

6. Lush Sympathy for the Skin – this body lotion made with fresh bananas, cocoa butter & vanilla is an extra luxurious body cream. I love it, excellent for these colder months.

October literally flew by and was such a blur. I hope all of you are well. I also wanted to say that my heart goes out to everyone that has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. I live in New Jersey and thankfully we had no damage. However, I know that a lot of people have experienced great losses.

Be Safe, Keep warm & Think positively.


Giveaway Winner

Hello Everyone,

Its giveaway time! As always after my product reviews there is a fabulous giveaway. In order to be automatically entered to win a giveaway all you have to do is be subscribed to the blog.

So I hope you enjoyed my review of  Urban Decay’s Naked palette. I have a very exciting giveaway for you guys! The winner of this giveaway will receive:

* An Urban Decay eyeshadow in Chronic. Chronic is matte spring green eyeshadow.

* ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine in Watermelon 20120222-132204.jpg

The winner of this giveaway is :



I think this combo will be perfect to kick off your spring look. Enjoy!

There is still a few more days to enter my Real Techniques Brush contest. So if you have not done so already, check it out.




Is it worth getting Naked?

Hey Guys,

I hope everyone enjoyed their President’s Day!

Today I am reviewing a product that became an instant classic, Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. I am not going to swatch the Naked Palette or anything, this item has been reviewed everywhere. So I am sure you can find swatches if you have not seen it in person already. This review is mostly to give my thoughts on if it is worth purchasing the Naked Palette.

The Naked Palette contains 12 uniquely beautiful neutral eyeshadows. It’s packaging is very sleek and compact, which is perfect for travel. It comes with an eyeshadow brush as well as a mini eyeshadow primer potion. The Naked Palette currently retails for $50. I purchased mine around Christmas and it was $48. The price increased once  Naked2 was released, so I am glad I gave in and picked it up when I did. So for $50 you get 12 eyeshadows, a brush and the primer potion.

Ok I didn’t care for the eyeshadow brush that it came with. It is very practical that it comes with a brush. However, the brush does not really pick up product well. I have to continue to wipe the brush across the shadow to get a reasonable amount onto the brush. So I don’t really use the brush. The primer potion works well but I am not crazy over it. It does help your eyeshadow last all day and prevents creasing. However, it does not do anything more than my ELF primer that cost $1.

So as for the shadows, I love them. I did not think that I would get excited over neutral colors, but these are just gorgeous. I am very pleased that the palette offers such versatility for a neutral palette. It has a good mix of  matte & shimmery finishes. There is a great spectrum of colors ranging from light highlights to dark smokey colors. The most impressive aspect of this palette is the eyeshadow’s formula. The formula is very soft to touch, which makes it very easy to blend and work with these shadows. The formula feels like a velvety cream texture. I love it.

So I do recommend this palette to all. If you are just getting into makeup and need some eyeshadows, this is definitely a great product to invest in to help you get started. I also think $50 is pretty reasonable considering that one Urban Decay Shadow retails for $17, so this is a good value. I hope this review was helpful. As always after my product reviews I will be doing a giveaway. All you have to do to be automatically entered is be subscribed to my  blog. I will be announcing the giveaway and winner shortly.

If  you haven’t already do not forget to enter my contest for the Real Techniques brushes.

Stay Tuned for the goodies


Zara’s Favorite Things ~ Welcome 2012~

Hello to All,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! We are already 10 days into the New Year and I hope it has been wonderful thus far. I want to wish you all the very best for 2012!

So my little break is over and now its back to business! So let’s get to it. I have tons of exciting things to share with you guys. I did some beauty hauling over the holidays so I have some reviews and giveaways coming up! I picked up the real technique brushes, the Urban Decay Naked Palette, some more pigments from Magnolia Makeup and more! So I have a lot to review and share. 

My next post will be a Product Review & Giveaway for Magnolia Makeup. So if you are not already subscribed remember to subscribe to be automatically entered into the giveaway.