Friday, March 30, 2012

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

One of my newer purchases is the Urban Decay NAKED 2 palette ($50). I picked it up at Ulta with a gift card that I got for Christmas. I debated over and over again whether or not to get this palette because I already own the original NAKED palette. After reading some mixed reviews on various other blogs,  I had to see the palette in person for myself to decide if I needed to add this to my makeup collection.  As soon as I laid eyes on it, I new I had to have it!
The palette comes with 12 eyeshadow shades in various finishes; matte, satin, shimmer & shimmer with glitter.  The majority of the colors in this palette are cooler compared with the original palette which is much warmer.  All the shades are different from the original with the exception of Half Baked.  The palette also comes with a travel size Lip Junkie in Naked, a sheer neutral pink with a slight shimmer and the Good Karma shadow/crease brush.

Here is a rundown of the shades in the palette:
Foxy - pale yellow beige (matte)
Half Baked - golden bronze (shimmer) 
Booty Call - peachy beige (satin)
Chopper - copper (shimmer w-glitter)
Tease - deep mauve brown (matte)
Snakebite - dark bronze (shimmer)
Suspect - pale golden beige (shimmer)
Pistol - gray brown (shimmer)
Verve - pale greige (shimmer)
YDK - cool mocha bronze (shimmer w-glitter)
Busted - deep brown with purple undertones (shimmer)
Blackout - deep black (matte)
All the shades are buttery and soft with amazing color payoff.  Here are swatches of all the shades on NC 20 skin:
Foxy, Half Baked, Booty Call, Chopper

Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Here is a pic of the mini Lip Junkie in Naked. I love the minty smell and taste of this gloss. It's a very easy gloss to just throw on when your on the go.  The double ended brush is ok, not my favorite.  Probably won't get much use out of it.  Wish this palette came with a double liner like the original did, I used that up pretty quickly.
Overall, I really have enjoyed using this palette to create several different eye looks, some basic and others more dramatic. I would have to say that my favorite colors in the palette are Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK & Snakebite.  I have definitely used those colors the most.  If you don't have either of the Urban Decay palette, I would suggest you go out and get a least one of them. I am really love the NAKED 2 palette right now over the original but who knows, that could change!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss in French Lace

 I have a new favorite lip gloss in my life, French Lace Deep Shine Lip gloss by Edward Bess ($30). One of the most beautiful colors I have seen in a long time, this gorgeous neutral creamy pink enhances my natural lip color perfectly.  I love all my Deep Shine lip glosses but this has to be my favorite by far.  I have been wearing it pretty much everyday since I bought it, the tube is almost half gone!  I can't think of one thing I don't like about this gloss.  I love the fig scent and the shine it gives my lips is just perfection.  It can be a little on the sticky side but I think that's what helps it last on my lips. Overall a great gloss to have in your collection if your a neutral chick like me.

You can find Edward Bess at , or  And recently Edward Bess products can be found on!!  I was super excited when I heard that news.  I have some gift cards burning a hole in my pocket that I can spend on some new EB products.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


After a long hiatus, I am back with reviews of my favorite products!  Just in case you have wondered where the heck I have been, well.....I had a baby!  My sweet Cooper came in to my husband and I life in December.  It was a crazy 9 months with planning for his arrival, plus being a little sick and tired in the beginning and end.  I am glad to be back blogging about my favorite beauty products and will be adding more skin and hair products as well as cosmetics.  Here's are some pics of my baby boy.

Isn't he sweet! New posts to come very soon......stay tuned!