May 10, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick 7

As you know Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17) (0.11 oz) will be launching in 100 shades with 20 Sephora exclusive shades on June 5th for a whooping total of 120 lipsticks. This solves the mystery about why all of the original Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick formulas are now on sale for $11.

This is obviously a very, very exciting release for both lipstick and Urban Decay fans alike. For the Vice Lipstick launch, Urban Decay tapped Ruby Rose as the face for the launch. This is the second time, Gwen Stefani being the first, that the brand has teamed up with a celebrity face.

This is one of the biggest launches in history for the brand. I mean, think about it, 120 shades of lipstick! That’s crazy! And of course, since it is UD, there are plenty of bold bright shades as well as new shades and even cult favorites that making a return! The lipsticks are formulated with Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and abassu oils to soften lips and Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) to provide long-lasting moisture as well as Vitamin C and vitamin E. What is it they say? Go big or go home! UD went big for this launch!

The biggest change here though is the packaging as Urban Decay has done away with the heavier, gunmetal barrels they used for the Revolution Lipstick range and replaced it with a lighter barrel with gunmetal and gold accents. This packaging is reminiscent of the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks as well as the Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks.

Vice Lipstick

This packaging change could make or break your relationship with the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Collection. On one hand the new packaging makes things a heck of a lot cheaper as the Vice Lipstick line is $17 and holds 0.11 oz of product where as the Revolution Lipstick line were $22 and 0.09 oz in size. So, in reality you were paying a lot more for the packaging and also getting less product. But if you’re a packaging junkie you might not necessarily appreciate the newer, lighter packaging which is essentially plastic. I love I’m getting more for less but I’m not in love with the newer packaging. I don’t mind the plastic nor the lightness of the barrels at all! I do, however, dislike the mismatch of shades they went with. The barrel is a gunmetal where as the bottom portion is gold. It just doesn’t quite go well together for me and isn’t as slick or as edge-y as Urban Decay has gone with their packaging in the past.

None the less, love or hate the new packaging you have to agree that 120 shades and a cheaper price tag with more lipstick is pretty darn awesome.

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May 10, 2016

Pucker Up! Chapstick Key Lime is On The Way for Summer 2016

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Pucker up! The tart, zesty taste of lime is on the way from Chapstick! Chapstick Key Lime joins the Tropical Paradise Collection which also includes flavors like Watermelon Splash, Mango Sunrise, and Aloha Coconut that launched last Summer with this new, delicious flavor!

Chapstick Key Lime will be available at mass retailers shortly!

I’m eager to try this one out!

What about you?

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May 10, 2016

New! Julep Bare Face Cleansing Balm Stick

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Julep Bare Face Cleansing Balm Stick

Stick cleansers have arrived! I never thought I’d say that. Julep Bare Face Cleansing Balm Stick is a new (and exciting?!) way to clean your face. Julep’s cleansing stick removes dirt, oil, and other impurities while gently exfoliating your face with a formula that contains rose hip seed oil, rice bran oil, grapefruit peel oil, camellia japonica seed oil, and pomegranate fruit enzyme.

Simply wet your hands, swipe the stick across a few times, and massage over your face!

Interesting right?

Aside from curiosity I’m not really sure how to feel about a cleansing stick! Although the idea isn’t necessarily new since we were recently introduced to Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment.

I find myself mentally curling my nose up because it feels somehow messy to use a stick to cleanse your face. It also seems like a breeding ground for bacteria. But hey, I’m still sitting here being all curious about a stick cleanser.

What do you think?

The Julep Bare Face Cleansing Balm Stick is packed up with a Kaolin Clay Konjac Sponge for $32 on qvc.com.

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May 10, 2016

Lush Skin’s Shangri La for the Dry Skin Ladies and Lads

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I used to be a hardcore Lush skin care fan girl. I admit I’ve cheated a lot in recent years. But I always come back to my favorites and one of those favs is most definitely Lush Skin’s Shangri La Moisturizer which appeared in on my Best of Lush list from way back in 2010.

It’s a funny thing as I recall when Lush Skin’s Shangri La was $29.95 but it is now $50 bucks. But the formula still remains great so I continue to buy it! Although meant for mature skin I’ve always found it the perfect formulation for my dry, tired skin.

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May 10, 2016

Pixi Invisible Smudge-Stopper Lip Contour Liner for Road Tripping Lipsticks

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Pixi Invisible Smudge-Stopper Lip Contour Liner

Whenever I wear red lipstick it pretty much takes a road trip around my face. I’ve seriously discovered red lipstick not only in the usual suspect places like my upper lip line but also on weird places like my forehead, my cheek, and my chin. I dunno how this happens but red lipstick does so like to take a road trip around my face when I wear it.

The worst part is that sometimes no one tells me that I have red lipstick smeared on my forehead so I’m waiting around like that all damn day! I’d ever so appreciate it if you saw me on the street and I had lipstick anywhere on my face aside from my lips please stop me and tell me? Thanks!

In cases like this you need a little handy tool like Pixi Invisible Smudge-Stopper Lip Contour Liner.

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