Get Ready With Me & First Impression: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Another blog post! I think I already have 2012 and 2013 beat! Haha! If you’d like to know what was used in this tutorial, keep on reading. If you’re interested in seeing what I used to put this look together and my overall opinion on the coveted Naked 3 palette, check out the video at the end of this post!

Face:
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel mixed with MAC Face & Body Foundation – N2
Eyes:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Lid Color: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Burnout
Transition: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Limit
Outer V: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Factory
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Factory
Brow Highlight: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Strange
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Strange
Lips:
Brushes/Tools Used:
Real Techniques – Expert Face Brush (concealer)
EcoTools – Deluxe Fan Brush (all over powder/set concealer)
MAC 228 – Mini Shader Brush (outer V & Lower Lash line)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush (Transition color)
Smashbox Dual ended brush (Typically I would use MAC 227 – Large Fluff Brush) (Brow bone highlight)
One thing I will say that was not included in the video: the color I wasn’t too happy with (Dust) shattered after the palette was dropped once. On carpet. I returned the palette to Ulta in hopes of exchanging it, but all of the Ultas around here are sold out and can’t confirm when they will get more shipment – one of the stores said it would be several months before they get Naked 3 in stock again. What?! Boo! Lucky for me, they’re still in stock online! Hopefully I’ll be able to purchase one with my merchandise credit and see it next week!

Anyone have this palette or planning to get one? What are your opinions?

Click below to see my first impressions with this palette!

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2013 Best of Beauty

Good evening Lovelies!

I didn’t get a chance to finish this blog post when I posted my Best of Beauty video yesterday, but here it is now! Below is a list of the products that I mentioned in my video and links where you can find them!  
I chose products based off of what I used for the majority of the entire year with the exception of a couple of products. Because there are a LOT of products, I’m just going to list them rather than go into in-depth reasons as to why I chose them. Otherwise we will be here FOREVER! If you want to hear my actual opinions on these products, the link to the video will be below! 
Haircare:
Skincare – Face:
Skincare – Body:
* Burt’s Bees Vitamin E Bath & Body Oil (AKA Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Bath & Body Oil)
* Philosophy Snow Angel – Limited Edition found anywhere Philosophy is sold during Holiday season
Makeup – Face:
Makeup – Eyes:
* MAC Eyeshadows – Satin Taupe, Charcoal Brown, Soft Brown
Makeup – Lips:
* Too Faced La Crème Lipsticks – Spice Spice Baby, Cinnamon Kiss
* MAC Lipstick – Plumful
* Chanel Rouge Allure – 99 Pirate
Lip Treatments:
* DIY EVOO & Brown Sugar (DIY video coming soon!)
Misc. Tools:
Fragrances:
If you all have any questions on any of this stuff, please feel free to leave me a comment here or on YouTube!

Click below to see my 2013 Best of Beauty video!

Happy 2014!! New Years Resolution time!

Happy 2014 fellow beauty addicts!

So this is my first attempt at a blog post in 2014! Let’s hope 2014 fares better for my blog AND my YouTube channel than 2013 did!

2013 was a rough, rough year for me. A lot of difficult things happened between family, work and my own personal health.  BUT a huge positive happened in 2013 too. This little cutie came into my life! Meet Lexi Bear!

Lexi is a Chocolate Lab mutt. When I adopted her, the rescue group said she was part Chocolate Lab and part Pointer. She has a lot of characteristics of both breeds, but we also see terrier in her too – Pit bull or Jack Russell. She’s about a year and a half and only about 38 lbs. She’s only gained about 4-5 lbs since I adopted her in May, so I think it’s safe to say she’s full grown. She’s nowhere near the size of what a Chocolate Lab or Pointer should be and she jumps crazy high when she’s going after a toy (or hunting squirrels and birds), which makes me believe she’s got some Jack Russell in her. She’s playful, crazy smart, sweet and a HUGE attention pig. And we love every bit of her. Adopting her brought me out of a very dark place and I’m thankful to have my fur-baby in my life now!

A lot of my 2013 problems will unfortunately carry over into 2014, but I’m hoping to move forward this year rather than feel I’m at a complete standstill with everything. I’m not sure I’m ever going to be comfortable with going into the details of my health issue on the internet, so for now all I’m going to say is that it’s still on ongoing thing. The main part being my knee. Right now I’ve got 3-4 doctors going back and forth about what’s causing the problems and the best way to treat my knee.

Lexi was a great distraction for me in 2013. I was able to take the focus off the negative things and focus my attention on someone that needed me. This year, I plan to take the focus off of the negative things again and throw myself into something I love doing. I had a lot of fun making videos and blog posts when I first started and want to get back there again. So my 2014 New Years resolution is to really focus on my YouTube channel and then focus on my blog when I have that down. Or maybe tackle both at the same time? We’ll see how things turn out. Right now, I’m pumped to get started and have a lot of fun things in store for my viewers and readers!

I hope you are all having a fabulous beginning to your new year!

To see my New Years resolution video and a little bit of Lexi Bear, click below!