Friday, September 20, 2019

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette - Review, Swatches & Tutorial

Being a HUGE eyeshadow palette fanatic, I always get really excited when I learn Urban Decay will be releasing a new "Naked" palette.  So, when I heard about the new Naked Honey Palette, you can be sure I was at the nearest Sephora on the first day it was released for sale.

Here's what the palette looks like....

The color story is super warm and definitely "honey" inspired....

You will notice in the swatches that there is a good mix of finishes in the palette ~ 6 mattes, 5 shimmers and 1 pearl/satin....

Retail Price:  $49

Where to Buy:
✨Sephora (available now) ~
✨Ulta (available Sept 22 online) ~

For a full-face tutorial and review of this palette, check out this video:

๐ŸŒŸProducts Mentioned:
*Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette ~
*Juvia’s Place The Warrior Palette ~
*Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer ~
*Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation (Golden Beige) ~
*EX1 Foundation (4.0) ~
*Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Stash) ~
*Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner (Mad Max Brown) ~
*Almond Oil (used to clean up fall-out under the eyes) ~
*Benefit Boi-ing Concealer (No. 3) YAY! Found it on QVC! ~
*Estee Lauder Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer (Light Warm) ~
*Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (Golden Beige or Vanilla?) ~
*Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder (Translucent Peach) ~
*Tarte Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette ~
*BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush (Let’s Go Nude) ~
*Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter (Exposed) ~
*IT Cosmetics Brow PowerFull ~
*Origins Underwear for Lashes ~
*IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara ~
*L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara (lower lashes) ~
*MAC Paint Pot (Soft Ochre) ~
Merle Norman Lip Pencil Plus (Chocolate Mousse) ~
*Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick (Nude Kate) ~

๐ŸŒŸBrushes/Tools Used:
*Sigma (E50, E60, E30, F80, F05) ~
*Morphe (M504, M432, E4) ~
Sedona Lace (904, 919, 376, 313) ~
*e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Smudge Brush ~
*MAC Cosmetics 140 Fan Brush ~
*Tweezerman Eyelash Curler (Round Eyes) ~

DISCLAIMER: This blog/video are NOT SPONSORED. All opinions are my own, honest opinions and all products were purchased by me. Links denoted with a ✨ denotes a referral and/or affiliate link, meaning I earn a small commission if a purchase is made through that link. If you choose to use these links (no pressure whatsoever!), you are helping to support my channel but it in no way changes the cost to YOU, the consumer.

#UrbanDecay #NakedHoneyPalette

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Easy Spring Makeup Tutorial - Soft Pink Monochromatic Look

Despite the weather still feeling very "winter-y", I felt inspired to create this fresh pink look to remind me that spring is just around the corner!๐ŸŒธ Maybe this will inspire you to pull out some of those spring-time shades and give this look a try. Hope you enjoy!

๐ŸŒธ PRODUCTS USED: *First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer ~ *UD Primer Potion (Fix) ~ *Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette ~ *Lottie London AM to PM Eyeliner (Velvet) ~ *Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Highlighter ~ *Origins Underwear for Lashes ~ *Lancรดme Monsieur Big Mascara ~ Thrive Lash Extensions Mascara ~ *IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact (Light) ~ *Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer (No. 3) ~ *IT Bye Bye Undereye Concealer (Light Amber) ~ *Fenty Beauty Match Stix (Amber) ~ *ColourPop SuperShock Cheek (Cruel Intentions) ~ *Too Faced Peach Perfect Loos Setting Powder (Translucent Peach) ~ Thrive Causemetics Sun Chaser Blur + Sculpt Bronzer (Rhea) ~ Thrive Causemetics Cosmo Power Multi-Dimensioinal Strobing Blush (Rosie) ~ *Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (Highlight 01) ~ *Gerard Cosmetics Lip Pencil (Melrose Place) ~ *Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip (Hippy Shake) ~ ๐ŸŒธ BRUSHES/TOOLS USED: *Morphe (M208, M504, M433, M432, M439, E4) ~ Sedona Lace (904, 376, 313, 919) ~ *Sigma E30 ~ Aesthetica Angled Liner Anastasia Highlighting Brush ~ Firma 103 *Tweezerman Eyelash Curler for Round Eyes ~ ๐ŸŒธ What I'm Wearing: Top: Bass Earrings: Design by Sharalee Interchangeable Jewelry Nails: Zoya "Dot"

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Don't Be Scammed!! I am NOT wearing a wig!

A few weeks ago, I had a subscriber alert me to the fact that a wig company was using my picture and a portion of my video to advertise for a wig.  Imagine my shock when I clicked over to their website and saw this....
When I clicked on the information page, it had a brief video.....yep, you guessed it, the video was taken from a portion of one of my hair tutorials!

The portion they chose to show was at the end of my video where I'm just using my fingers to finish styling my hair.  They muted out my voice, added music and made it appear like I was demonstrating how this wig looked.  

Needless to say, I was shocked!  Once I recovered enough to put some coherent thoughts together, I clicked on their contact page and sent them a very nice email requesting that they take down my picture and video as they are false and misleading. The only response I received was one that said, "We are shocked to hear that our model is similar to your video. Please sent us your video or photos, so we can check if it the case."

Of course I wasn't about to send them the video file or my picture but I did give them the link to my YouTube video that was copied......haven't heard back.  And, since the company is not in the U.S., there's very little recourse that I have.  

Since then, I've received a couple other notices from my wonderful subscribers saying they are seeing an ad pop up for this "wig" on Facebook.  So, I wanted to state plainly that I did NOT partner with this wig company to create a wig of my hairstyle.  I really don't care that they created a wig of my they say, copying is the highest form of a compliment, right?  But, I hate that they are showing me styling my REAL hair and making you as the consumer THINK it's a wig.  

Ironically, just 2 days after discovering this, another one of my favorite YouTubers did a video saying that a different company had falsely used a portion of one of her videos to try and promote their product.  It was similar to one she had reviewed but a different brand.  Several of her subscribers had purchased the product, assuming it had her endorsement because they saw her in their ad.  

So, buyer beware!  If you see any of your favorite YouTubers advertising a product but they are not actually speaking and do not show the brand of the product in their video, don't be deceived into buying that product!!