Monday, September 29, 2014

Urban Decay Vice 3 Review

I purchased this palette last week and have spent a few days trying it out. This thing is beautiful. The shades are the usual UD quality. The mattes are a bit too soft but very pigmented and blendable. The other shades are super smooth and buttery and have excellent pigmentation. I feel like I am going to get a lot of use out of all of the shades as opposed to the Vice 2 that had a few shadows that I probably will never touch. The great thing about the Vice 3 is that it is definitely an all in one palette. You can easily travel with it and not have to take along an extra neutral palette. If I had to choose between all of the Vice palettes I would pick this one in a heartbeat.











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What do you think of the new Vice palette? How do you think this one compares to the 1 and 2?


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Urban Decay Vice 3 Soon to Launch

Urban Decay is teasing us again! Like I needed to see this right now... Ugh! I'm obsessed. From what I have seen, this looks like it may just top the Vice 2! I can't wait to see it up close. I am sure it is going to be amazing as usual. However, I really wish these companies would spread out their palette launches a bit more. You're killin' me, Smalls! 


Photo By Urban Decay

Here are some extra pics for you to check out from the pretaeloira.com blog post that has been circulating.


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Will you be picking up the Vice 3 this holiday season? Do you own 1 & 2? How do you think this one compares?


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Product Return Shaming

When I plan to buy any makeup or skincare product I am diligent in my research before purchasing. I scour the internet for reviews, swatches,YouTube videos, etc. I will spend days making  a decision because I absolutely despise having to return a product. Maybe it's my own tendency toward wallowing in guilt or maybe it's the stigma behind the act of returning something. There is a big black cloud lingering around the subject. If you do a search online you will find an infinite number of opinions but I think for the most part people are very much against it. I definitely feel judged every time I walk into Sephora with a return, whether it be used or unused. Where in the hell did this negativity begin? Snooty rich bitches who can afford to throw a $50 foundation in a drawer and never use it?! Honey, I ain't got money falling out of my ass. I have to be ecstatic over my high-end foundation in order to keep it. Come to think of it, I even returned a drug store foundation because it looked horrendous... I seem to have a pretty tumultuous relationship with foundation, but I digress...

In my opinion, if you are not abusing the privileged of returning products then you should, by all means, return something that does not work for you. If I get "color matched" for a foundation in the horrid lighting of Sephora and get home to find that I look like an Oompa Loompa you bet your ass I will be taking that shit back. You are not doing anything wrong and you are not hurting anyone by taking a product back. These are very large companies that we are talking about - they anticipate (and budget) for this exact thing. I know the idea of all that makeup being tossed out and wasted is hard to bear but, according to a Sephora rep, if they can sanitize it they will use it as a tester and if the product is not sanitary it will then be "destroyed". I think most products these days fall under the "sanitary" or "can be sanitized" category. I personally refrain from purchasing products in pot form as I don't like to constantly put my hands into something I put on my face every day - because... eww.

Now, all that being said, I by no means agree with someone taking back old, half empty products you've had lying around for years just to get some free makeup. I had seen a blog post a while back outlining how to screw over Sephora with their return policy. That's just down right shitty and well.. Karma is a bitch. If you do this, I hope your new makeup gives you crater face.

Anyway, I have some things to go return now and I'm going to try to not feel guilty about it! Don't judge. This Clinique concealer has got to go!


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What is your stance on returning products? Do you feel guilty about returning makeup?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MAC Is Ruining My Life!

The same day I received my MAC Simpsons Collection splurge I find out that they will be launching a Rocky Horror Picture Show collection at the end of the month. Seriously? I just peed a little.

Listen, MAC, we've been together for a long time but I strongly believe we need to take a break for a while. It's not me - it's you. My bank account just can't take this kind of stress. I CAIN'T HANTLE IT!  There's only so much overtime I can work in order to afford to keep you in my life. Two must-have collections within a month is just too much!

I guess I'll be eating tuna fish and ramen noodles for a while...

If you want to be a sweet transvestite like I do, then jump on over to Temptalia's in depth post about the new collection. It's astounding...





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What's your take on the new collection? Which upcoming Fall collections make you shiver with antici.......pation?