Friday, August 5, 2016

Browse My Stash: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Today you get to browse my stash of:
Review:
*Traditional pencil that needs to be sharpened
*Smooth, pigmented formula
*Stays on all day and is waterproof
*Retail Price - $20 each (full size - 1.2g/0.04 oz)
*HUGE array of colors available - 40+
*Favorite and Most Worn Colors:  1999, Bourbon, Demolition, Perversion, Rockstar, Smog, Stash (see swatches with * below) 

*Where to Buy:  Ulta, Sephora, Beauty.com or UrbanDecay.com  

*Summary: I highly recommend these eyeliners.  Their smooth and creamy formula glides easily on the skin without tugging....a necessity in my book when it comes to eye liners! These also work great as a base for eye shadow.  Just be sure to blend them out quickly because once they set, they do not budge! They are pricey so I usually buy these in sets (watch for them around Christmas time).  Also, many times Urban Decay includes a deluxe size with their palettes so that's another way that I've been able to enlarge my collection without breaking the bank.
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Just in case you're shopping online, here are swatches and descriptions of the colors I own to help give you a better idea of what the colors look like.  These photos were taken in natural daylight and swatched on my hand.  Scroll to the end to see swatches grouped by shade.

Individual Swatches (In Alphabetical Order)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - 1999*
Description:  Plum with burgundy sparkle
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Asphyxia
Description:  Vibrant pink/purple duochrome with tiny bits of blue sparkle
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Baked
Description:  Metallic bronze-gold
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Binge
Description:  Metallic denim blue
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Bourbon*
Description:  Warm brown with tiny flecks of gold glitter
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil -Corrupt
Description:  Cool-tone dark brown with tiny flecks of silver glitter
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Demolition*
Description:  Dark matte brown
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Dime
Description:  Metallic silver
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Electric
Description:  Bright turquoise with tiny flecks of silver glitter
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Empire
Description:  Deep dark matte eggplant
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Mainline
Description:  Deep green/blue in matte finish
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Midnight Cowboy
Description:  Metallic golden champagne
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Mildew
Description:  Mid-tone cool, metallic green
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Oil Slick
Description:  Dark charcoal with silver specks of glitter
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Perversion*
Description:  Blackest black in matte finish
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Ransom
Description:  Metallic bright purple with a blue shift
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Rockstar*
Description:  Metallic eggplant
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Smog*
Description:  Metallic coppery brown
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Stag
Description:  Cool-tone blackish-brown (slightly darker than Demolition)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Stash*
Description:  Metallic olive green
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Stray Dog*
Description:  Medium metallic warm gray
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Uzi
Description:  Gunmetal with silver sparkle
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Voodoo
Description:  Vibrant grape with tiny flecks of red glitter
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Whiskey
Description:  Medium warm matte saddle brown
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Zero
Description:  Matte black
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Swatches Grouped By Shade


Monday, August 1, 2016

Styling My Hair: Tips, Products and Video Tutorial

Almost every time I'm out in public, someone comments or asks a question about my hair.  Many people think it looks hard to fix and are surprised when I tell them I style it myself!  I can't tell you how many times I've been in the aisle at the grocery store explaining how I fix it and what products I use.  Several people have suggested I do a hair tutorial so that is just what I've done!

Linked below is the video I posted on YouTube where I show you all the products and tools I use and exactly how I style my hair.   Since posting the video, I've had a few questions that I thought I'd answer here:

1. How often do you get your hair cut?
**Every 4-5 weeks
2. How often do you highlight your hair?
**Every 3 months (due to the way I style my hair, it disguises root growth very well)
3. How often do you wash your hair?
**Pretty much everyday.  It's so easy to fix that it's just easier for me to start from scratch rather than trying to fluff up my "bed head" hair :-)
4. What blow dryer do you use?
**It's a Conair 209NP.  I've had mine for over 1.5 years but you can find the latest version of this cord-keeper model on Amazon here.

So now, without further a-do, let's get to the tutorial.  Click on the pictures below to view the video on YouTube.  If you enjoy this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.  I'm planning to do some makeup tutorials next....stay tuned!
https://youtu.be/9bg76JXHEIo