This Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash limited edition set was one of my favorite Christmas gifts. It’s a set of 5 mini sized Urban Decay glide on eye shadows. They’re like fun, colorful crayons for your eyes and you can take them anywhere. They’re small enough to toss in any handbag or makeup kit.
These Urban Decay 24/7 shadow sticks are perfect for a lazy makeup day. You can just “color” one of them onto your eyelids and go. You can even use them as liner.
Here’s what you get:
Delinquent – a dark purple sparkle
Rehab – a deep shimmery taupe
Juju – a lighter frosted taupe
Sin – champagne shimmer
Clash – bold turquoise with silver sparkle
I love the colors in this set. Clash is quite bold and a little much for an eye shadow color but it could be fun as a liner. I like how these apply too, they are nice and creamy. Once they set, they’re actually very smudge-proof and long wearing.
The Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash originally sold for $34 at Sephora and Ulta but…you can now get it marked down on both sites for only $19! That’s a deal, go get yours before they sell out! It’s a limited edition set and won’t be around for much longer.
Balance and Brighten Foundation (0.32oz) – mine is in Porcelain
Blush -n- Brighten in Pink Grapefruit (0.176oz)
Baked Marble Eyeshadow in Starburst and Amethyst (0.06oz)
Spackle Tinted Primer in Champagne (2oz)
Waterproof Eye Spackle (0.074oz)
I do really like Laura Geller’s Balance n Brighten powder foundation. It’s my go to foundation for days when I don’t want to or don’t have time to fuss with liquid foundation. Or if I’m just running to the store, I can quickly brush some on and go.
Balance n Brighten starts its life as a liquid foundation then they bake it into a solid compact shape. It gives nice coverage and evens out any redness. I usually use Balance n Brighten in Fair but was thinking about getting some of the Porcelain now that winter is here and I’m not getting any sun. When I saw this collection come up on QVC, I decided it was the perfect time to do that.
Laura Geller is probably best known for her Spackle. Spackle is her own brand of oil-free facial primer. This kit comes with Spackle in the tinted shade Champagne. It’s a very pale skin tone shade that leaves a subtle glow on your skin.
What I love most about Laura Geller is that she makes everything so pretty. Her baked eye shadows and blush are absolutely beautiful just to look at. They’re always a blend of a few pretty colors swirled around just like this blush. Pink Grapefruit is her most popular blush color and I can see why. It’s a blend of beige, mauve and pink colors along with a bit of shimmer. Once swirled together, they give your cheeks a pretty peach pink glow. Love it!
The baked eye shadow duo is just as pretty. One half is in the color Starburst and the other half is in Amethyst. Starburst is a marbled blend of brown, pink and gold. Once blended, it’s a light chocolate brown with hints of pink and gold shimmer. The Amethyst is marbled in light pink and lavender. It ends up as a light frosty purple.
Last but not least, is the Waterproof Eye Spackle. This is Laura Geller’s lightly tinted eye shadow primer in an easy brush tipped pen form. A little goes a very long way. I just brush on a dab and it keeps my shadows in place all day. It’s definitely right up there with Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
This was an awesome buy! I’d recommend this kit to anyone. It comes in a cloth makeup bag that is printed with customer quotes about her products. If it had only came with a lip product though, it could have been a full face collection. But that’s no biggie to me, I’ll just add my own gloss to the bag and go.
I’m loving Benefit’s newest boxed blush, Hervana ($28). This blush consists of four shades; lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose and berry delight. Once swirled together those shades produce a soft pink color.
If you’re a fan of bolder blush, this may not be for you. It doesn’t give off a load of color which I like. For my fair skin color, I like just a kiss of color. Plus it has only a bit of shimmer and no glitter. The shimmer just gives you a nice subtle glow.
To me this is the perfect blush for spring and summer. Yes, I know there’s snow on the ground here but I gotta give myself something to look forward to. So here’s to summer sun with a side of Hervana.
It may only be the beginning of January but cosmetics companies are already releasing products for Spring 2012. One such item is L’Oreal 24hr Infallible eye shadow ($7.95). The shades are definitely bold and highly pigmented.
Iced Latte #888
Amber Rush #892
Golden Sage #333
A lot of people where under the impression that these were cream eye shadow but they are not. However, they aren’t exactly powder either. I consider them a hybrid between the two. Yes, they are powder that’s pressed into the container but they are slightly damp which makes them super easy to work with.
As I said earlier, they are extremely pigmented. A little goes a long way and a bold, vibrant look would be easily achievable with this eye shadow. As long as 24 hour wear, I didn’t keep them on for that long to test. I really didn’t want to wear them to bed. However, they are long lasting. I’m able to get a full days wear (8hrs) out of them with no creasing or fading.
I’m impressed. I think the L’Oreal 24hr Infallible eye shadow are worth buying. They’re offered in a nice variety of colors. For the price point, you get great color payoff and easy application.
Many people are comparing these to the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill, which I have not tried. The Armani eye shadows retail for a whopping $32.00 each though. So if these are pretty similar, you’re getting a steal in the L’Oreal version!
If you like Cool Mint Oreos and chocolate, you’ll love these! Basically they are Oreo crumbs mixed with a bit of cream cheese and dipped in white chocolate. And they are yummy!
The centers end up moist, minty and fudge like. And the white chocolate on the outside is nice and creamy without being too sweet or sugary. So much fun to eat, just pop them in your mouth and go.
Mint Oreo Truffle Pops
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Recipe Type: dessert
1 whole package of Mint Creme Oreos
4 – 6oz cream cheese
11oz bag Ghiradelli white chocolate chips
lollipop sticks (I buy mine at Michaels)
In a food processor, grind all of the Oreos into fine crumbs. Add 4oz cream cheese and blend until crumbs become dough like consistency. You want to be able to roll into balls but you don’t want them too loose. I only used 4 oz of the cream cheese but you can add more if you prefer.
Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Roll into 1″ balls, push lollipop sticks in and place on parchment lined baking pan. Chill for another 30 minutes.
Microwave chocolate chips just until melted. You can thin it out with vegetable oil if you prefer. Gently dip chilled truffle pops into melted chocolate to cover completely. Let excess drip off and place back onto parchment lined pan.
Let chocolate set completely before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.