Urban Decay Afterdark

urban decay afterdark
When I first heard about the Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette I told myself I wasn’t going to buy it right away. It was coming out right before Christmas and I had already bought myself a few gifts for under the tree… but it was just too pretty to resist.

The UD Afterdark Palette features 10 beautiful jewel-toned shades – seven brand new, and three existing. It’s definitely not a stand alone palette for me. Every time I use it I have also used either my UDxGwen Palette or my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette to blend out my crease. Not a negative as I love using multiple palettes for a look, just thought it was worth mentioning!

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kat von d tattoo liner in trooper

kat von d tattoo liner in trooperKat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper is a product I’ve been using for a long time, and for some reason have never dedicated a post to… so here it is!

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

The pics below are of both the regular version, and the anniversary edition that was out last year because the packaging was just so darn pretty I just had to include them. The felt tip is perfect for precise lines, and it stays in place all day without smudging or running. There have even been nights where I was too lazy to remove my eye makeup and in the morning my eyeliner still looked amazing. I’ve never had a problem with the felt tip losing shape, and it lasts me about 2-3 months of everyday use before it starts to dry out. It can dry out while you are applying, but I find a couple quick swipes on the back of my hand or putting the cap on and giving it a shake will get the liquid flowing again.

It does have a bit of a shine to it, and I would love to find an eyeliner that performs as well as this but is completely matte – so if you have a suggestion I would love to hear it!

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner is completely free of animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals.

Water, Ammonium Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene, Glycol, Alcohol, Beheneth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Methylparaben, Polygylceryl-3 Disiloxane Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Carbon Black.

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#cbbcustomblend demeter foolproof blending

#cbbcustomblend demeter foolproof blendingI received this set while I was on my hiatus and didn’t get a chance to break in to it until this past weekend. I’ve reviewed Demeter Fragrances in the past and am constantly impressed by the scents. They make it so easy to create your signature scent with their foolproof blending trios, or you can mix and match with individual scents.

For this I did a bit of both… I received three scents, a foolproof blending toolkit, and some fun items to decorate my bottle. The 3 scents I received were Pure Soap, Wet Garden, and Salt Air.

Pure Soap: Feel fresh from the shower clean… anytime… Anywhere There is nothing quite like the clean smell of freshly showered skin, especially when a pure, unscented soap is used. Demeter’s Pure Soap is inspired by the scent of skin freshly scrubbed with Ivory Soap… clean skin with just a faint trace remaining of pure soap smell… almost like a memory of the soap, rather than the soap itself. Demeter’s Pure Soap is a subtle yet powerful scent, the kind of fragrance that is Pure Demeter.

Wet Garden: Not perhaps the original Wet Garden, but . . . very popular! Just as all Dirt is not created equal, so too, all Wet Gardens are not created equal. In the case of our Demeter Wet Garden, time is as important as place. Our Wet Garden takes place at Easter, full of early spring flowers, including young shoots and buds, after a hard April rain. It is the combinations of those flowers, the rain and the oils from the rich spring soil that comprise this fragrance, one of the most complex in the Library, but one that remains accessible, understandable and eminently wearable.

Salt Air: Imagine a perfect sea breeze on the perfect beach at your favorite tropical island. Now you have the perfect description of Demeter’s Salt Air. There’s just no denying it… Demeter’s Salt Air will have you thinking of that last vacation and much needed new one. Take off to the land of tranquility where the scent of the sea breeze wakes you up each day and sends you off to dreamland at night. But don’t forget to book your airfare early!

I played around with the test strips and loved the combination of the three, but I didn’t think it would be something I’d wear regularly… so instead for my blend I went with equal parts of Salt Air and Pure Soap, and then added in an equal part of Sunshine and some Lavender because it’s one of my favourites. I called my blend ‘bright sunshiny day’ and with winter basically here it will be a great combo to remind me of summer!

This is always such a fun experience and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work with Demeter, provided through the Canadian Beauty Blogger network. ♥

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