Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Haul: Part 1

Hiyeeee!  Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!  I know I did.  Lots of eating, drinking, being merry, and being gifted with beautiful things by loved ones who know me all too well:

- Bobbi Brown Atomic Pink Palette
- MAC blush in Mocha
- Urban Decay Naked foundation in 5.0
- Urban Decay original Naked palette
- Make Up For Ever lipstick in #34
- mini Philosophy Grace fragrance trio

Technically, the Grace To Go by Philosophy was a gift from Sephora. :)  I was really excited to try out UD's Naked palette.  Sure, it's been around for awhile so it's nothing new.  I'm late in the game getting on this bandwagon, but, to be honest, I probably wouldn't have purchased it anyway due to lack of funds, so I'm sooooooooooo thankful to have received it as a very thoughtful gift! ^_^

 For me, neutrals are anything but boring.  They're just so versatile, whether you're going to class, or  getting ready for a hot night on the town.  As always, Urban Decay doesn't disappoint.  Each silky shade is richly pigmented and they all compliment one another so there are endless ways to layer and combine them.  Here's my first look!  These are the colors I used and how I used them:

- Buck: allover upper eyelid as a base
- Creep: to darken outer corners of upper and lower lash lines
- Smog: to blend and soften Creep into Buck, as well as outer corner of lower lash line
- Virgin: to highlight brow arch

The only shadow color that did not come from the palette was my UD Eyeshadow Pencil in Sin, which I used to line the inner corner of my lower lash line.

I also decided to use a new product to enhance my lip...a glittery gloss sample I received from Bobbi Brown called Bellini:

Bellini is a warm, peachy-pink that is sheer with subtle glitter particles.  The color reminds me of pretty!  The texture is on the tackier side, but I prefer it because it means the gloss will last longer.  I thought it complimented my eyes very well.  Here is the overall look:

 Hope you all enjoyed the little reveal of my holiday haul!  Stay tuned for additional looks including other products that I received! :)



  1. ...that is the cutest lipgloss EVER :D

    1. IKR? Hopefully I can get a couple more applications out of it, lol.

  2. Nice stuff! you're lucky to get all those awesome gifts! Great look as well, it's perfect for every day! :)

  3. wow, lovely!

    I got the naked palette for my bday and I already adore it :)

  4. How did you get the grace to go by philosophy from sephora

    1. Lol, apparently, I "earned" enough Beauty Insider points that they sent me a mini gift box by Philosophy. They just want to bribe me to continue spending! Haha.