Posts Tagged‘Urban Decay’

Photos & Swatches: Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette

I vividly remember the first time I saw this eyeshadow palette. I was in Miami on holiday and had let myself loose in Sephora for one last hurrah before flying back to SA. They had a large display of new products just inside the entrance to the store, and, like a moth to the flame, I had been browsing this particular section for a few minutes. My eyes landed on the iridescent purple packaging of the Urban Decay Afterdark palette which had just been unpacked and lit up immediately. Inside were ten shimmering jewel tones in the signature UD formula…

It’s Finally Here: Urban Decay Launches in SA

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the official Urban Decay launch party in Johannesburg, and I also got a sneak preview of the Sandton City store ahead of it’s 9 June 2016 opening. If you follow us on social media, you will have seen a few pictures of the store itself, it’s any makeup lover’s heaven: rows upon rows of the stuff that our dreams are made of… Don’t those images make your soul happy? Ours too! As you can see, the product line is very comprehensive, they even have all 100 VICE lipsticks and 50 lip liners!…

What to buy from Urban Decay

Products shown Naked palette Naked 2 palette Eyeshadow Primer Potion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey, Bourbon and Loaded Naked Skin Concealer All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Revolution Lipstick in “Jilted” Other products mentioned Naked 3 palette Naked Smoky palette Naked Basics palette Naked 2 Basics palette 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray Chill Makeup Setting Spray UD Gwen Stefani Collection Launch details The first store will open in June 2016 in Sandton City, followed by a concession in a department store at Eastgate. They are bringing in the full product range as well as selected forthcoming…

America Haul Part One: The Make-Up

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I’m back, beauties! And whilst I thought I’d done a lot of shopping, when I unpacked everything to blog about it, it turns out I didn’t do nearly as much as I thought I did. Which begs the question…where did all my money go?! I have split my America haul into two parts: make-up first, and everything else second, and what I thought I would do is give you a rundown of everything I bought, together with a brief “first impressions”-type review on all of them. Let’s get started, shall we?

Jules’ Wedding Make-Up Trial

The Bride-To-Be and her Brideslaves

Jules is getting married in less than a month, and given that I (a brideslave) have been given the honour of doing her make-up on the big day, we thought we better get cracking and do a few test runs. As she is getting married in Greece, I need to make sure that the products I use are going to hold up in the heat – I don’t want her face to be slipping down her dress half-way through the ceremony! I have chosen a variety of primers and products with long-wearing formulations to ensure that she stays looking fresh…

Thirty Tips for Thirty Years

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So, I recently survived my 30th birthday (which wasn’t nearly as traumatic as I expected it to be) and I started thinking about all the beauty advice I’ve been given/read about/learnt first hand over the past three decades. With that in mind I decided to put together a piece outlining the 30 best tidbits in celebration of 30 years of beauty love! This is a long post, so maybe go make yourself a cup of tea and get settled in.

Travel Beauty: Essential Make-up Kit

By the time you read this, I will freezing my perfectly pedicured toes off in London while scouring the high street for beauty bargains. I thought you might like to see what make-up I’m taking with me that pretty much comprises all my favourite and most-used products at the moment. I plan to buy more stuff than I can carry when I’m there so I’ve probably packed far more than I really need but at least I know I have all my essentials in case of any beauty emergencies! Products: Skin Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Benefit High Beam Clinique Airbrush…

Shopaholic: BeautyBay.com

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The sad truth about living in this beautiful but ever-so-slightly third world paradise, is that there are plenty of beauty brands that aren’t available here. Luckily, with the massive boom in ecommerce, and in particular the popularity of beauty sites, there are now plenty of great online stores that ship internationally and for FREE! One such website is BeautyBay.com, who stock a massive range of haircare, skincare, make-up and nail products from amazing international brands. Some of the highlights include Too Faced, bareMinerals, Deborah Lippmann, Mario Badescu, Neom , This Works and Urban Decay. Worldwide delivery is free, or you…