Don’t you just hate it when brands pull out amazing products and then, suddenly for some reason- poof! Discontinued!! And I hate it even more when these are perfect products that don’t need any tweeking!
The latest one to fall in this has been Urban Decay Electric Palette. I always wanted one and it was permanent so I figured I had time. No, I didn’t!! It has been sadly discontinued and if you are lucky, like me, the Sephora near you may have one or two last pieces they have stowed away.
I love the packaging! It’s such a riot of beautiful colours. Never let it be said that Urban Decay skimps on packaging!!
The inside is also the same and the packaging js a sturdy plastic. It comes with a dual ended brush, standard of Urban Decay. I don’t think it would survive a fall since the eyeshadows are pressed pigments after all.
The pigments are no less beautiful. Rich and buttery and can be built up so well. I have not experienced any fall out. The brush that comes is also nice enough to use and not throw away.
It is such a good palette for accents and pops of colour. It would complement neutral palettes very well. Not only are the colours amazing, I find the finishes to be beautiful too.
If you have it, pull it out and play with it, Summer is here!! If you don’t have it, fear not, Sugarpill is there too!
PS: I have the Sleek Acid and Matte Neon Colour one. That is no dupe for this quality wise.
What can be better than nail polish you ask? A Nail topper ofcourse!!
I hardly wear nailpolish these days. I have no time and I am so stressed I start peeling it off my nails in office. Not good I know, but cannot help it.
When I wore nailpolish the last time, I decided to play it up and use a recent purchase – The Formula X Chaotic Top Coat. It is basically minute black and white chunks in various shapes that are suspended in a clear polish for lack of a better explaination. I put this on a white polish and loved it.
I have used it on different nail polishes I have – particularly pastels, light colours, bright pastels- you get the point. And it looks beautiful every time. It does get a bit hard to remove, but Sephora Glitter Polish removed does get it off easily.
I would recommend you try this, just for fun or to spice up a manicure that may look like it needs a pick-me-up!
Normally I would have stopped at the Marc Jacobs “Up All Night” Mini Lip Creme’s! set that I got from Sephora, but there was no turning back after I swatched the 5 mini velvet lipglides by Nars that come in the Mind Game Holiday set featuring Sarah Moon.
The velvet lip glides were launched in 2016 and for all intents and purposes, they are glossy lipsticks in a liquid lipstick form. They are not long lasting or super matte but they are very comfortable and velvety on the lips. A full size retails for 145 AED on sephora.ae which I am not comfortable spending on a new formula – so this set was an easy way to try new colours as well as how they fare on my lips.
Needless to say, I am in love! By far the only comfortable liquid -lipstick I have are the Jouer ones – I ordered more! So these are a welcome addition to my collection for times when I want to wear something richer than a gloss which is not matte.
The outside packaging is swoon-worthy. I liked it overall – too bad the inside does not have anything except plastic housing the 5 lipglides. The product in each of the tubes is half of what you would get in a full-sized one, which makes it a steal price-wise. The scent is a light vanilla- nothing overpowering or artificial. The colours in this set are all autum/winter suitable- but then the thing is that they can be used lightly to mimic stains and berry looks so for me, they can be used whenever.
I also like the applicator – it’s a doefoot with flat sides which means there is no over deposition of product and its easier to line and swipe at the same time.
I find the texture and colors very flattering and very comfortable. Yes, they do not last long but they fade well and do not bunch up. They don’t accentuate cracks or dry lips and sort of dry down to a velvet finish. They are also easy to apply and layer and even mix up which makes it so so easy to make a custom colours. The reds do seem similar in colour, but then on the lips they do have sutble differences in tone and warmth.
The darker colours do streak a bit and may be patchy, but if you do thin layers, they are beautiful. Overall I find this set lovely and worth it. If you are still debating on it, just go and get it. It will be worth it.
I rarely ever talk about nails or have nailpolish loves- the reason being that I never grow my nails or like anything on them. My nails are very brittle and I can never get them to grow past the nailbed length.
I have been on a purple kick bought on by the jelly shade in the Too Faced PBJ Palette (which I don’t own)– I bought 3 eyeshaows in the color dupe range, and a liner and I found a bright purple shade from Sephora in their Formula X, that I actually like enough to paint my nails with.
The shade is called Indelible (meaning: “Not able to remove/ forget”). Its a beautiful bright purple leaning slightly blue. It stays on well but I do need a basecoat and topcoat with it to make it more resilient and not have it chip in a day as I am prone to scratching my own nails under stress. There is no staining involved and it removes nicely. It’s a one coat polish and two coats do make it a bit darker, which is not an issue for me. The colour is still very pretty.
You can see the blue pigment in the bottle picture above. Its a beautiful shade and I have been getting compliments for that recently. It suits my stubby nails and makes my nails look elegant and bright. I am a fan of the Sephora Formula X nail polishes (not so much the top coat as it goops up too fast for my liking).
My purple obsession, is still strong!