Updated Review on Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation!

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Hi!! How are you today? If you have followed my blog or my Youtube channel for any real length of time you know that I am a makeup hoarder. Now, I am no where near some of the big time Youtuber-hoarder status, but I have plenty to keep me pretty busy! Having so much makeup it can be easy to forget to update you guys!

That is what today’s blog is all about! It is time to update you all on the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation!

Pros-

  1. Very pigmented!!
  2. It is matte and really works well with my oily skin!
  3. It is matte, but still has a skin like radiance!

Cons-

  1. I don’t think to reach for it often…lets dive into this a little further!

Okay, I really have nothing bad to say about this product. It does what it claims to do and is a really nice product. My one “con” is that I just don’t reach for it. I can not give you an exact reason why. The only thing that really comes to mind is that I have been enjoying light wearing foundations.

Over the last year or so I have witnessed some changes in my skin a.k.a. aging! Freaky, I know! I think that the lighter the foundation feels the younger I look. I used to love the heavy foundations like Kat Von D, but now I am really enjoying the easy breezy vibe! Now, this foundation is much lighter on the skin than Kat Von D, but still heavier than some of my other foundations.

I hardly reach for the All Nighter Foundation and when I do it is because I make myself. I even reach for my drugstore foundations more often!! That is pretty crazy. I must say the drugstore is really stepping up their game, but that is for a whole other blog!

XoXo! Talk soon!

VIB Sale is Now Upon Us! YES!!

I love this time of year! I love shopping! I love a discount! I love Sephora! If you can’t tell I am a little excited! Take a minute to see what is on my wish list this year!

What goodies are you snagging at this year’s Sephora VIB sale? Xoxo, talk soon!

Was Santa good to you this year?

Hi! I hope you had an awesome Holiday season! I had a blessed Christmas season! I was able to have lots of family time, which I am incredibly thankful for! My hubby spoiled me this Christmas….so many new beauty additions that I am really excited to try out on my channel!! What did you get for Christmas? Xoxo. Talk soon!

Antique Bridal!

In honor of my one year wedding anniversary I made a new video!! One thing I will never forget about wedding planning is the stress. I did my best to keep it stress free, but there is always road bumps. This video will help give you a few tips and tricks to make your special day as easy as possible. It also includes a super easy bridal tutorial! You want to look flawless on your special day while all eyes are on you!

I just want to say I am so blessed and thankful to have spent the last year with my WONDERFUL husband! I will leave it at that so I don’t get to mooshy. I hope you enjoy this video! If so give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

Latest Video: URBAN DECAY NAKED SMOKEY PALETTE!

Hello! How are you guys? I hope you are fabulous! I recently received my Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette. This is the latest in their Naked line. I have played with all of the Naked palettes at Sephora, but only own Naked 3, so this is a nice addition. I am absolutely crazy about the Naked 3, but know that this is not a lot of peoples favorite. Will Smokey be?

I think YES! This palette has four matte, four low shimmer/metallic, and four shimmery shades. The range in finishes makes this palette versatile and the colors can be paired with just about anything. The packaging is amazing like always. This one actually is visually better than others due to a smoke effect on the outside and on the brush. The only thing I have had trouble with is the depth of the brush holder. It makes it tricky to get out. This is easily fixed by tilting the palette until the brush falls into your hand.

The texture and pigment of the colors is again spot on. They are easy to use and bendable. This weekend I used it for a full smokey eye…and it was AWESOME. It was smokey, bold, and beautiful! Below is a simple little video with my swatches, so check it out!

Sephora Haul 2.5..well 25.

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You may be wondering what the heck my title to this blog means. It is simple. I. turned. twenty-five. I know, I know, that isn’t old, but something about being twenty-five feels different. I am now closer to thirty than twenty. You could say I am going through an extra mini life crisis. Basically, my age isn’t going to stop going up, so dammit I am going to look good doing it!

Before starting this blog I had kind of hit a plateau. I wasn’t not trying to look good each day, but I wasn’t trying very hard either. When I decided to start this blog and start (re)exploring makeup, skincare, and beauty in general I felt GOOD. I mean REALLY GOOD. Ladies, we are all beautiful with or without makeup, but there is something about throwing on a little extra concealer, eyeshadow, lipstick, or whatever that does the heart good.

I do not have a lot of extra money to spend. I really don’t, but for my birthday my treat to myself was slowly spicing up my makeup bag! Over the last month of I have added things here and there so it doesn’t hurt as much. Every couple years I like to purge old makeup and start fresh, but before I did that at Walmart (THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT), but hence the extra mini life crisis, I decided this year I am going to buy higher quality products. And I want to share this journey with you all!

When I started this blog the goal was to be REAL. There is so much fake that goes on in the beauty world that I did not want that to be a part of this thing I am creating. I’m as real as it gets. A twenty-five year old that graduated college, didn’t find a career to fit that degree or it’s cost, who is juggling that new world called marriage. Yup, that is all pretty real. Anyways, here is my latest Sephora Haul, which was  accomplished over a weeks time and two birthday presents from my awesome family.

1. Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette:

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Pros: Love the colors! The browns are not too warm! The texture is so smooth and easy to apply. I also love that it comes with a brush. Ooh and it really smells like Chocolate, but if you hate Chocolate than this wouldn’t be a plus.

Cons: The powder is so soft that is kind of flys everywhere when you are trying to coat the brush. The pop of light is a little too glittery for everyday use.

2. Cover FX Concealer:

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Pros: So much pigment! I also like that it is in a push tube, which makes it easier to apply with a brush.

Cons: None thus far, but I haven’t actually used this yet. I am a little nervous to see how it matches to my skin. I was a little in between two colors so I went with N X-Light.

3. Urban Decay Moon Dust in Solstice:

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Pros: This color is AMAZING. It looks like a purple with shiny turquoise in the container, but goes on with a bit of a brown hue. Basically, this color is like magic because it changes so much depending on how the light hits it (O.M.G. SO COOL).

Cons: The word dust is spot on. Definetly use a primer so that shadow sticks and the color really pops. Beware that it will sprinkle all over your face. I really hate when this happens. I am hoping the more I use it the better I will get at controlling this issue.

4. POREfessional by benefit:

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Pros: Not really sure yet. I have used it one time and I really did not see any difference in my pore size. Cons: It might not do anything, at least I only bought the travel size if that is the case.

5. Sephora’s New Masks: Rose and Pearl.

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Pros: You get a good laugh at looking at yourself in the mirror. You may feel like trying out for Phantom of the Opera. Okay, now both of those statements are true, but I really do like these masks. Instead, I should say I really Iike the Pearl Mask, because that is the only one I have tried. It was very easy to use! It wasn’t messy! The price was fair and I really saw a difference. Afterwards my skin did look brighter. I used it right before bed and than applied my usual night cream. When I woke up today my skin looked so nice and I felt like my pores looked way smaller. I didn’t realize that was supposed to happen with the Pearl mask, but to me that is a big awesome positive! Cons: Nothing really! Holla!

Let me know what you think! Have you tried any of these products? Stay beautiful and real! XoXo