Friday, November 21, 2014

REVIEW + SWATCHES : URBAN DECAY VICE 3 PALETTE



Hi Guys!! TGIF!
I have an exciting new post for y'all. I got the U.D Vice 3 palette a few  weeks ago and i couldn't wait to review it.

The Vice3  is the latest  palette from Urban decay and in some ways it is similar to Vice 1&2. I don't own the other ones but i'm super glad i got this. EEEEEEEK!! :D.. This palette is every makeup lover's dream! The shadows are set in a sleek , slim and compact case that houses 20 beautifully pigmented shades . It also boasts of a huge mirror for perfect makeup application.Also, can i state that U.D is probably the only makeup brand that

puts in work when it comes to the brushes they include in their palettes. I love the double ended brush included. Both sides are fantastic.

U.D was sweet enough to throw in a matching makeup purse that also doubles as an ipad mini case. HOW SWEET!! It's a decent size and can hold a great number of products.Urban Decay says they spent a long time deciding the shadows for this palette. They developed 50 shades and chose the top 20.. The shades are arranged in columns, with neutrals on the left, jewel tones in the middle, and smokey shades on the right, so I will be organizing my swatches from top to bottom instead of left to right to go with that idea. 

There are noticeably more shimmer shades in this palette than matte. No transition colors which i think every palette should have.(i mean come on throw in a warm brown in the corner) but overall a very colorful palette.You get a green, blue,pink,purple,navy blue and others.

Brief description of all 20 shades:

Truth is described as a “pale pink-nude matte
Dragon is described as a “bright metallic green shimmer.” 
Vanity is described as a “smoky metallic eggplant with multidimensional micro-glitter.” 
Alien is described as a “pink-peach with golden shimmer.”
Last Sin is described as a “champagne shimmer with silver micro-glitter.”
Undone is described as a “pink-beige matte-satin with subtle floating tonal pearl.” 
Freeze is described as a “metallic medium blue with multidimensional micro-glitter.”
Lucky is described as a “metallic bronze.” 
Alchemy is described as a “deep fuchsia satin.”
Angel is described as a “light taupe with silver micro-glitter.”
Downfall is described as a “warm light brown matte.” I
Heroine is described as a “deep navy blue with subtle floating tonal pearl.”
Reign is described as a “rich brown satin.”
Bondage is described as a “deep, smoky burgundy shimmer.”
Defy is described as a “smoky taupe satin.”
DTF is described as a “taupe matte with subtle floating pearl.”
Brokedown is described as a “metallic golden brown shimmer with gold micro-glitter.”
Bobby Dazzle is described as a “metallic white with pale gold micro-glitter.”
Sonic is described as a “metallic red-copper.” 
Revolver is described as a “soft black satin with subtle floating iridescent pearl.”

This palette is a great buy. It is very versatile and a great all in one palette.I was stuck between this and the lorac pro palette but i eventually settled for this and i do not regret it. All the colors are highly pigmented with or without a primer. They blend well too. There are different textures to the shadows as well. You get shimmers, satins and some matte colors that aren't dull. Permit me to call them semi matte as i'm guessing U.D threw in just a tiny bit of sparkle in them to keep them from looking boring.(I.M.O).

Looking through the palette i realized that i don't have a ton of colors in there in my stash. The colors seem really fresh, new and different from anything i have. Overall, i am in love with this palette and if  you have been contemplating on this purhase go ahead on do it!LOL. Its  great to have as a makeup lover or a professional makeup artist

My favorite colors are: ALCHEMY,BONDAGE,VANITY,DRAGON and....... SONIC!!!! What are yours? Does anyone have Vice 1&2? What do you think of them in comparison to 3? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

WHERE TO BUY: BEAUTYREVNG
PRICE:N12,000

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

DAZZLE BEAUTIE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

Hi Guys,

I had been contemplating this for the longest time. I knew i wanted to do it but i never thought i would find the time to. Makeup has always been a big part of me and i'm glad to let you all know that i have decided to pursue this professionally on the side.

I will offer makeup services for weddings, parties and all kinds of events. If you want to book me ,kindly contact me through any of the available mediums above.

I can't wait to receive your calls and emails and meet wonderful people along this new journey! Thank you to all the people(friends /family/strangers) who have motivated, supported and encouraged me even when i didn't believe in myself.

LET ME BEAT THAT FACE!!!:D

Friday, November 14, 2014

REVIEW: L.A GIRL GLAZED LIP PAINTS


Hi Guys,

Remember i said i wanted to try a lot more shades of the L.A girl Lip glaze paints? Well the Makeup gawds whispered into the ears of the sweethearts at TheBeautyBoon and they included these in my lastest order from them. THANKS GUYS!!!

Okay so i am really excited because these shades are righ tup my alley. Blushing is like my everyday shade and Pin Up is just so bright and popping on the lips.

I already gave some gist about the lip glaze in an earlier post. To view that post kindly click HERE. I'l just go straight into the colors and how they wear on me.


BLUSHING: This is a mauve rosey tone lip color. This color is so pretty and very wearable on a lot of skintones. I like how easy it is to work with. It will look great with a simple eye or a smokey eye or even with no makeup on. Seriously! I love colors that are very easy to use. 


PIN UP: Now pin up is a bright true red color. I always wanted a red lip color that wasn't matte and i applied lip gloss untop when i want to achieve that effect. Well now i dont need that because this is great. It isn't drying and lasts a good three/four hours before wearing off.

WHERE TO BUY:THE BEAUTY BOON
PRICE:N950(cheapest i have seen so far, grab it when you can guys)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

REVIEW:BLACK UP FULL COVERAGE CREAM FOUNDATION HC05

Hey Guys,

I've been on a major foundation kick recently. I have always used my trusty studio fix from MAC (NC45) and my Black UP fluid foundation(FL04). I recently decided to expand my foundation collection and see what other brands have to offer my skin.

Honestly, when it comes to foundation i like to spend my money on the good stuff. I'm not big on the drug store foundations and i always have problems with shade matching. Its either too dark or too ashy or the staying power is just wrong. I realized the high end brands cater to a wider variety and shade of skin tones. Now this gives me comfort because i don't have to mix two foundations to get my perfect shade.

I had earlier  reviewed the mattifying fluid foundation which i loved as well. To read my review on that, kindly click  HERE.I was introduced to this foundation by my sister. She swore by it and i just had to get one after trying her's out.

What Black UP says:Dark spots, scars, flaws and blemishes… This new foundation hides the most severe imperfections to create a flawless complexion without caking. Its innovative formula and creamy texture perfectly conceals flaws and blemishes for a totally smooth looking skin. Enriched in extremely fine, micronized pigments, the Full Coverage Cream Foundation offers an even make up in extremely pure and vibrant colors. 
15 new shades. Oil Free and Fragrance Free. 

DazzleBeautie: Now when i say Black Up does not play with their foundations, i mean that with all seriousness. This foundation is the best foundation i have ever used. I have been using this for over three months now and the coverage is fantastic and it is surprisingly lightweight for a full coverage cream product. With this ,you do not need a lot. Start with little amounts and build as desired. If you know how to work this well into your skin, you may even skip your concealer by applying more products over the areas where you may have a lot of acne and dark spots.

This baby slides on like a dream and it COVERS! Now... if you do not like full coverage you may have to check out the fluid mattifying one because this is the business. It will not let your skin peek out a little like a medium coverage will. I personally love a full coverage when i go out at night or go to weddings and parties so i have no issues with this. This product also matches perfectly!  There are 15 shades to choose from with this line so there is a shade for every one.

This product did not break me out and it is not as oily as i expected it to be being that it is a cream formula. 

PRICE:N7030
WHERE TO BUY: BLACK UP STORE IKEJA/ MONTAIGNE PLACE

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

L.A GIRL COLOR POP NAIL POLISH IN TEMPTING


Hey Guys,

I don't do a ton of nail polish reviews because i'm not  a big nail polish buyer. I do oogle at a couple O.P.I glitter polishes when i see them but i never really buy any. I do have a few sally hansen ones that i haven't even used in a while. Boohoo!!

I was sent this and i did like the color at first sight. I have seen the L.A girl polish stand at the poise store and i eyed a few colors so i was as smiles when i got this.


What L.A Girl says: Add a pop of color to your style with bold shades that delivers rich coverage and intense shine. This collection of a trend-based colors, themed to compliment your mood and style.


DazzleBeautie: I like the dark color of this. You need a good two to three coats to get great color pay off. Now let me go off on this polish. The formula of this nail polish is horrible. It left little bumps on my nails and it just looked terrible. I thought i had forgotten how to apply nail polish(i mean is that even possible?? Even a five year old can work the brush) but nope it wasn't me. I don't know if it was this bottle or it is a general problem with the L.A color polishes.

If you look at the nail swatch you can see the surface of my nail is rough. That was right after a fresh application. I searched up some reviews of this product and i didn't find any complaints. Hmmmmm, anyway i will try another color and review it to make sure it wasn't just a bad batch.

Did anyone experience something similar? Let me know what you think.

Thanks for Stopping by!

WHERE TO BUY: YANGABEAUTY/ POISE IKEJA
PRICE: N1050