Sunday, 17 July 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette: Haul, Review, Photos and Swatches

Hey everyone!

Sorry there's been a lack of posts and videos recently, been really busy, but I only have 4 days left of school before the summer holidays so hopefully I'll be getting lots done then :)

So when I went to see the last Harry Potter film on Friday (which was incredible, by the way!) I swung by my nearest House of Fraser and picked up the Urban Decay Naked Palette which I have wanted since it first came out! I am sooo excited and couldn't wait to review/haul/swatch it for you so I decided to combine everything into this post.

I bought it for £32 which is really good value as that would make each eyeshadow roughly £2.70, and that's a bargain for their amazing quality! The newer edition comes with an eyeshadow brush and mini Primer Potion instead of their duo eyeliner in Zero/Bourbon. I think this is better because it means you can do your eyeshadow on the go.

(L-R)Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal
Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar
 Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse
 Toasted, Hustle Creep, Gunmetal
 Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar
Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse
Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Good points:
Nice, sleek packaging - good for travel
Beautiful, versatile, pigmented colours
Brush and Primer Potion included
Great value
Magnetic lid

Bad points:
No slot for Primer Potion in palette
Only 2 matte colours (but I prefer shimmery, so it's a matter of opinion)
Hard to find - out of stock a lot

I hope this was useful to you guys, and if you want to see the video that accompanies this review thing, click here. Please follow this blog and subscribe to my channel! x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Makeup Collection & Storage

Hi everyone!

I recently got some new storage stuff and moved my room around so I thought I'd do a little collection and storage video for you. Of course I'm not bragging or anything, as you can see my collection is quite modest, but I think it's quite impressive for someone who only started collecting at the beginning of this year.

Overview of my setup
 All of my brushes in a cute pink pot from Paperchase
 My palettes in a matching letter rack from Paperchase
 My drawer unit from IKEA
Top drawer - Tools, lashes, hair stuff, nail files/clippers
 Second drawer - Eyeshadow of all sorts
 Third drawer - Pencil liners, liquid liners, glitter liners, mascaras
 Fourth drawer - Foundations, concealers, eye cream and primer
 Fifth drawer - Lipsticks, lip tars, lip glosses and balms
 Bottom drawer - Blush and face powders
Overview of shelves
 Top shelf - Nail Polishes
 Second shelf - Moisturisers, nail polish remover, face stuff
 Third Shelf - Hair sprays, body creams, jewellery (in pots)
 Bottom Shelf - Sprays and perfumes

So that's everything I have; the shelves, drawers and desk are from IKEA and the light-up mirror is from No7. To film, I use a hand made camera stand out of my moisturisers and stuff and I use my normal bedroom light as well as the mirror light and sometimes natural light from my window if required (I live next to a main road so I don't like opening the curtains that much). To see the video tour, click here. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, on the video or e-mail me :) Hope this was helpful x