Well do we have a treat for you today! In conjunction with the amazing Urban Decay, we’re delighted to offer a free foundation match of the new “Naked Skin” foundation at your local Urban Decay counter. Myself and Rachelle popped down to our local at Debenhams Newbridge to test the service, and had a lovely consultation with Aoife who gave us a fab makeover absolutely free. We promise you won’t regret it, as Naked Skin foundation is a winner – providing weightless medium buildable coverage which feels and looks like your best skin day EVER. Why not bring mum along too for a Mother’s Day treat! Be sure to check out the limited edition Glinda and Theodora palettes while you’re at it, they’re stunning.
ON TOP of that, we have a Naked Basics eyeshadow palette to giveaway to one lucky reader! Check out Kat’s review of this very handy workhorse product here.
What’s the catch you say? Well you just need to like and share below! Read on »
…undressing me with your eyes! You make me feel NAKED. Oooh hypnotised. (If you remember those lyrics go ahead and give yourself a gold star. And maybe an anti-ageing facial…)
Hypnotised is right. I passed on the first two Urban Decay Naked palettes as, having an abundance of neutral UD shimmer shadows depotted from their Book of Shadows, they were redundant. So when I heard the news that Urban Decay were releasing a matte palette I rejoiced. Finally a neutral palette I could buy with a clear conscience! I happened to be near an Urban Decay counter earlier today, so I rocked up and enquired. “Oh we haven’t seen them yet, but they’re due any day now,” the lovely saleswoman said. I must have looked crestfallen, as she very kindly offered to check the stockroom to see if they’d arrived. Two minutes later she bounded back with a huge smile on her face and proclaimed, “They’re here!” We proceeded to fawn over the dinky palettes and chat excitedly while she rang up my purchase.
I was very, very tempted to let the pics do the talking for this post, as they have a lot to say. Unfortunately so do I! Ladies may I present Clarins’ Christmas limited edition collection, Odyssey, consisting of a face palette and an eye quartet. Odyssey by name, odyssey by nature, this collection is designed to see you through your journey from office, to shopping, to bar, to party this silly season. More on that to come.
The packaging is luxe, gold and embossed (which we have come to expect of Clarins) and very, very gift-worthy. I can see many a mam/sister/friend swooning over it and displaying it proudly on their dressing table. Read on »
I have major grá for Urban Decay eyeshadows. Everytime a Book of Shadows is released, I can’t help but buy it, regardless of how many untouched “Midnight Cowboy Rides Again” shadows I collect (four at the last count I think). Each UD Book of Shadows is a thing of beauty, and with 16 fantastic quality eyeshadows for less than 50 quid, it’s a no-brainer. However lately I’ve been looking at them a little differently. Ya see, they’re really just not practical. They’re big, bulky boxes with the shadows hidden away in drawers, and it takes way too much space and coordination to incorporate them into my daily routine. As a result they’ve been unloved and neglected.
Enter, the Z Palette. When I heard that Beauty Emporium was stocking these babies I knew exactly what I had to do.
I have a budgetastic buy for you today ladies. Can you believe it, NYC Individual Eyes eyeshadow quads, complete with illuminator and primer are only €3.99! Great price, but is it a great product? Read on for my review of the Central Park palette, including swatches and an EOTD. Read on »
It feels like only yesterday that we tiptoed out into the blogging world, unsure of the reception we’d get and whether we could keep it going after the novelty and excitement wore off. Well we’re still here, going strong more than 100 posts later. We couldn’t keep going without all our wonderful readers, commenters and promoters. So to say thanks to all you lovely ladies, we’re hosting a mega Christmas Giveaway Spectacular with prizes worth over €100! And not one of these items has been provided by a PR company, each and every prize has been paid for from our own pockets. That’s how much we love you ladies! Read on »
I’ve been trying to pick up an Inglot Palette for a long time, but each time I browsed the store I was so overwhelmed by the massive choice of colours and textures available, I always left empty handed. Has that ever happened to anyone else or am I just mental? Well recently I decided that I would simply go in, turn the brain off and pick out 5 colours for testing, without pressuring myself to find the (subjective) best of the lot. This is what I came home with. Read on »
Now I realise why I kept swatching and leaving the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It didn’t have enough matte shades, they were nearly all spectacularly shimmery. Don’t get me wrong, the shades in the UD Naked Palette were FABULOUS. But if I’m going for a neutral look, it’s for the office (I’m all about the colour at the weekend) where I can’t really be blinding people every time I blink IYKWIM. Even so, the UD Naked Palette kept luring me in with its siren song and I’d nearly convinced myself to go back for it for the fourth and final time. Luckily, along came the Sleek Au Naturel i-Divine Palette to save me.
Eponymously sleek packaging *drool*
Isn’t that a pretty palette? And oooh look! Mattes! /happy Kat