Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liners Jackpot Set. Was it Worth Getting it?

I wrote about the Urban Decay Jackpot 24/7 eye liner set a looong time ago, back in September 201o. Since than I knew that I had to get it.

What for and why?

Well, it was only $39 and I though it was a great value for so many colours. And no, I don’t really need this set for my personal use, as most of the days I would just use my brown Lancome or Daniel Sandler  eye pencil.

I have to say that it was so hard to find it. I was misinformed that this set won’t be available in the UK and EU. As it turned out, it WAS available in the EU but when I found that out, the set was almost sold out. I was trying to track it down for ages and, unfortunately, the brand wasn’t very helpful when I was asking several times where I could buy it.

Finally I’ve made up my mind to get it from the US. So  my friend got it for me this May. I got it because I was getting other things, not on its own.

Excuse me for such a long introduction but I just had to share.

Here is how the mini-pencils look like compared with the travel and

Want It: Jo Malone Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne

I’ve started using perfumes only several years ago because I used to hate anything on myself. Now, after experimenting for some time I can say that I like the notes of vanilla and rose in my perfume.

One of my favourite perfume is (and I can already see how people who DO know perfumery think that it’s such a mainstream) is Paco Rabanne Black XS.

This Christmas I’ve got myself this set from Jo Malone and my favourite colognes turned to be Red Rose and Vanilla & Anise. I love them on their own and mixed together.

This all made me thinking that  Jo Malone Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne would be something I’d really love.

Here is how it is described:

Benefit ChaCha Tint Review, Photos and Swatches

After playing with my new ChaCha Tint for some time I can finally write my thoughts about the product.

It should be available here very soon now, but it’s already available in the US for $29 (for 12.5 ml). I’ve asked my friend to get me this set which was an amazing deal in May.

To tell the truth, I didn’t even plan to get the ChaCha Tint, as I  want to get try the Posie Tint finally but I couldn’t miss such a great deal since I was getting some products from the US back then anyway.

I have to say that I really regret that I never ordered this set, I have no idea what I was thinking about.

But back to the ChaCha Tint… I really like the  design and the package, it is so Benefit and looks great for summer.

It is described as a mango-tinted stain for lips and cheeks and  I agree with the description. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t smell like mango, too.

I know that that the formula is compared to the Posie Tint and according to swatches I can also see some similarities. But, as I have only Benetint, I can say that ChaCha has a thicker and more gel-like consistency.

The colour looks really intense in the bottle and it really is, so you have to blend it out really well, especially if you have a fair skin like I do. I assume that it would look great on the  dark skin tones and I can’t wait to try it on tanned and dark skin tones.

How to apply it?

As it is a stain, I would recommend

Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Makeup Collection for Fall 2011

So here is the promised Tortoise  Shell collection from Bobbi Brown which I think is very pretty.

There will be two gorgeous palettes:

Sand Tortoise Shell Bronze Eye  Shadow Palette

  • Ivory Eye Shadow
  • Gold Bar Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Desert Sand Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Terracotta Eye Shadow
  • Antique Rose Eye Shadow
  • Hot Stone Eye Shadow
  • Sandy Rose Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Black Chocolate Eye Shadow

Bronze Tortoise Shell Sand Eye Shadow Palette

  • Banana Eye Shadow
  • Gold Nugget Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Amber Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Tiger Eye Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Olive Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Espresso Eye Shadow

There is also a  beautiful

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy Review, Photos and Swatches

When I first wrote about the lipstick/balm trend back in February I just knew that I had to try Dior Addict and YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstciks/Lip Balms.

You can find my review and swatches of Dior Addict here and today I will tell you my opinion about the YSL.

First of all I have to say that I really love the design. To tell the truth, I used to dislike the golden design  of YSL or D&G but now, although I already like it,  I have to say that I love this silver design much more.

Volupte Sheer Candy has a classic YSL lipstick design which looks chic  and feels heavy. I personally like it.

The second thing that you notice is the delicious mango scent.  I can also say that it tastes nice, it is sweet and light, but don’t ask me how do I know that 😉

As you can see I have three shades and they are:

  • 02 Dewy Papaya, sheer fresh peach
  • 04 Succulent Pomegranate, sheer bright pink with red undertones
  • 06 Luscious Cherry, sheer cherry red with golden shimmer

So what about the application? I find that these lip balms go on smoothly and I personally find them really moisturising and hydrating. They are not gloopy or waxy in any way. I already see you wondering