My Makeup Vanity

The furniture was purchased from Ikea over the summer.  I went in with my heart set on the Malm Dressing Table in Brown/Black to go with the rest of my Bedroom furniture.  Unfortunately, that color was discontinued.  So walking around, I found the Besta Desk which closely resembled the Malm Dressing Table but with out the drawer for storage.  The Besta Desk was $99.  The mirror though very chic looking resulted to be not so practical.  The Ung Drill Mirror was $39.99.  I love the "Mirror Mirror On the Wall" feel it gives to the look of my vanity but doesn't help at all with my makeup application.  For makeup application I rely on my Conair Lighted Makeup Mirror.  For the Chair I decided to go with the Stefan Chair for $25 with the Justina Chair Pad in Natural for $5.99.  One of my favorite purchases from Ikea were the Rektangle Vase for $1.99 each and the Kulort Crushed Glass as Vase Fillers for $2.99 each.  For additional storage, I went Target and purchased a Sterilite 3 Drawer Storage Cart in Black.

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UD Spring Collection :: Naked Lip Gloss and Skin

I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay "Naked" Collection and I am super excited to see the Naked Lip Gloss  Spring 2014 Collection is now available for purchase online at  These gorgeous glosses promise to deliver a very creamy texture and high gloss finish in a beautiful variation of nude colors.  And best of all .... they the benefits to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, volume and hydration.  Ingredients include Hyaluronic Filing Spheres, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and Shea Butter to help hydrate and condition lips.  

There are 9 gorgeous shades with some very cute names at $20 a pop (US):
Besos :: Deep Pink Mauve
Freestyle :: Brown Nude w/ subtle micro shimmer
Liar :: Soft Pink Mauve
Love Child :: Medium Pink
Naked :: Nude Pink w/ pearly pink shift
Nooner :: Light Neutral Nude
Streak :: Coral Peach
Rule 34 :: Medium Brown Nude
Walk of Shame :: Pale Nude Pink w/ subtle micro shimmer

I also have me eyes on the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder!!!

This Loose Finishing Powder also now available on as part of the Spring 2014 Collection.  This product is described as a Silky and Weightless Formula which is designed to blur out any imperfections, set makeup and decrease shine while giving a luminous demi matte finish.  It retails for $34 on the site.

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Rave :: GHD Classic 1" Styler

So as I was doing some last minute shopping on Christmas Eve.  I decided to splurge on myself just a little bit.  I was in the market for a new flat iron since the one I had at home just was doing it for me anymore.  I was frustrated with my Chi Iron because I found that it was drying out my hair and causing ALOT of split ends.  After reading the reviews on the Sephora website, I decided to go with the GHD Classic 1" Styler ... and I am soooooo glad I did!!!  I was very hesitant because of the price but its well worth it.  Not only can I straighten my hair but I can also create gorgeous long lasting curls and best of all my hair looks shiny and healthy!

Here's a curly look I created using my new GHD Classic 1" Styler:

The GHD Classic 1" Styler retails for $185 on
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Rave :: Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay

The long awaited Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay was on my Christmas list this year.  It was love at first sight.  Taking advantage of my Sephora VIB Reward Card ... I waited for the in-store release date to run a pick up my very own palette plus one for my mother as a Christmas gift.  I was excited to save $20 off the $52 retail price.  What a great buy!!!

This is my favorite so far of the "Naked"eyeshadow palette collection.  All of the colors are not only gorgeous but also very pigmented and easily blendable.  Here's a look I created using the Naked 3 Palette.

What I used to create this look:
UD Naked 3 Palette:
Burnout e/s
Limit e/s
Nooner e/s
Strange e/s
UD Naked Basics Palette
Crave NB e/s

UD 24/7 Perversion e/l
Makeup Forever Aqua Liner #13
Anastasia Brow Wiz Brunette

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Happy New Year!!!!

2013 was a great year.  I am grateful for all the learning experiences and I am ready and excited for 2014.  #IDeclare 2014 will be an Awesome Year.  With that being said... this year I resolve to further expand my knowledge in Makeup Art and all things Beauty ... I will take advantage of Workshops and Pro classes available to me.  I'm looking forward to attending The Makeup Show and IMATS NYC this year.  I also resolve to become more active with my beauty blog.
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