Kat Von D Ladybird Palette | A Clothes Look

So here is the other palette I picked up during the Sephora VIB sale, the Kat Von D Ladybird Palette.  I know this is an older palette of hers, but I absolutely fell in love with eyeshadows after her holiday palette last year.  The Ladybird Palette comes with 8 eyeshadows with a small eyeliner pencil all incased in a plastic-metal-ish tin.  The mirror is not hinged so it does go flat when you open the palette but the mirror is the size of the palette.  All shadows are matte.

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Fur Elise, Verspertine, Renholder, Siouxsie-Sioux, Unrequited, Harlow, Wolf, Cleopatra

The eyeliner is in the color Immortal Love and it is the first swatch on the left below.

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All of these colors are gorgeous and smooth, they are all a little bit dry but that is expected with most matte formulas.  The only color I was slightly disappointed in is Fur Elise it is a bit spotty.

 

Do you own this palette or want this palette?

Urban Decay Electric Palette | A Clothes Look

I’m sure most of you have already seen this palette from one blog or another, however I had to put my two cents in about the Urban Decay Electric Palette.  The first thing I thought, and probably said out loud when I saw this was “where was this when I was a teenager?!”.  This palette is 10 pressed pigments (not eyeshadows), this is what allows them to be as vibrant as they are and a dual-ended brush.  The big problem is four of the pigments are not intended for immediate eye area because they are not FDA approved.  This is because the amount of red dye in the pigments, and some people tend to be allergic to. I did not have a problem with it, however you may want to use caution.  These four pigments are Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban. 

 

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The packaging of the Urban Decay Electric Palette, is a hard plastic, with a full size mirror and a hinged top so the mirror is useable if the palette is set on a table. 

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Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, Fringe

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Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak, Thrash

 

This palette, is very versatile whether you want to believe it or not and can be worked into a million in a half different looks.  I really am glad I picked up the Urban Decay Electric Palette.

 

Revolt- a shimmery silver. Honestly, it’s a very pretty color but I feel like it really fits into this palette. 

Gonzo – a neon, turquoise with a turquoise pearl.  This color is a bit dry and not as pigmented as I would like

Slowburn – a neon red-orange with silver pearl.  I love this color

Savage – a neon pink that’s matte.  Another wonderful color

Fringe – bright teal with a metallic sort of finish. Beautiful

Chaos – a bright, true blue.  This color is a repeat, I would have like another color and one that wasn’t blue.

Jilted – a metallic pink with a purple shift.  Beautiful color

Urban – a metallic purple.  This is the perfect purple color to be called Urban much like their signature color, I don’t know how they haven’t released this color before. 

Freak – a bright green with a old gold sort of shift. Very beautiful.

Thrash – a chartreuse color with a gold shimmer.  Amazing color

 

This palette costs $49.00 and is available at Sephora, Urban Decay and Ulta.

 

So would you buy the Urban Decay Electric Palette? 

 

 

April Ipsy Bag 2014 | A Clothes Look

I received my April Ipsy Glam Bag this month and as always I can say I’m not disappointed in the least!  Ipsy is a subscription service that costs $10 a month and every month you get a small, hot pink, envelope like package in the mail with a make up bag full of sample, deluxe sample size or full size products.  If you would like to sign up, here is my referral link

Every Ipsy bag has a theme, this month the theme is “Beauty Rocks”.  The bag is a little corny this month, but as a record collector I kind of enjoy it.  This bag does have a tiny odor to it of plastic.

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Now to the goodies inside of April’s Ipsy Bag 2014…

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Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet- travel size around $12.00

Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil in Jasmine – FULL SIZE ITEM – $10.00

Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm, with brush in the color Apple Pink – FULL SIZE – $19.00

Pop! Goes the Eyeshadow in the color Champagne – FULL SIZE – $13.00

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant – sample size $9.75

 

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Swatch of the eyeliner, eyeshadow and lip balm

So my April Ipsy bag adds up to about $64.00 worth of products not to shabby! If you would like to see a detailed review on any of the products from my April Ipsy bag leave a comment down below and also if you want to sign up for one, here is a link to do so!

SIGN ME UP!

 

My small contest is still going on for another week, if you are interested in checking that out go to my March Favorites post for my details!

 

Sephora VIB Sale Haul! | A Clothes Look

This is my Sephora VIB Sale Haul.  I went back numerous times, and I still have two things coming in the mail.  Just a heads up this is shameful.  Did you buy anything from the Sephora VIB Sale? 

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1. Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector

2. Nest Eau de Parfum Coffret  (Nest sampler)

3. Nest White Sandalwood

4. Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish – Kensington High Street Street 

5. Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

6. Nars The NARSissist Cheek Kit

7. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu  

8. Nars Satin Lip Pencil – Luxembourg 

9. Nars Blush – Satellite of Love 

10. Kat Von D – Lady Bird Palette  (sorry I couldn’t link it, it’s not on Sephora.com anymore.)

11. Urban Decay – Electric Palette

12. Dior Overcurl Mascara 

13. Kat Von D Lock n Load Setting Spray

14.  Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic 

15. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

16. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish 

17. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light 

 

So, I bought a lot, but a lot I’ve had my eye on for a while and this will give me a few more things to review and play with on here for all of you to see.  So, I still have a few things coming in from the sale so I could post a photo of those if you would like!  What would you like to see a review on first?

By the way the contest to win the small Tarte duo is still going on, if you want a chance to win you MUST leave a comment on a post you want to see on this blog, on this post

Want an Ipsy Glam Bag? | A Clothes Look

Want a Glam Bag? Glam up your 2014 starting with the May Glam Bag! For a limited time we’re making it easier than ever to hop off the Waitlist and start enjoying a Glam Bag each month. Existing Waitlisters: FIRST sign in to ipsy.com and THEN click here: http://mygl.am/SkipTheWaitlist. There are very limited spots still available… Hurry!

 

Taken from Ipsy Facebook Page. 

March Favorites – Baby Giveaway | A Clothes Look

So it is that time of the again, for me to reveal all of my previous months favorites!  I have tried out a lot of new skin care this previous month and fell in love with a lot. 

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At the end of February beginning of March I found my skin looking extremely dull and no matter what I did I couldn’t fix it. So I rummaged through my samples and found the Tarte Maracuja Oil and the Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment and the results were amazing. My dark circles underneath my eyes disappeared in less than a weeks time and my skin was smooth, and bright.  Well, about a week in a half into using it I noticed how horrible my acne was getting, it was acting up before I started using the Tarte products so I was guessing that my skin was becoming immune to my beloved Murad acne cleanser, so I went to Sephora looked at the products and picked up the Peter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy Acid 2 percent Acne Wash. This product is extremely drying to the skin and actually the directions suggest only using it once a day for a few weeks until your skin gets used to it, I will also be doing a review later this month on the Peter Thomas Roth items I have picked up and tried recently.  My cheek combination of the month has been Nars Luster (pictured below, I will also be showing in a post later this month how to fix the horrible brokeness of a product), and the Maybelline Master Hi-Light in Natural, (featured in this blog post). Lastly, Lush’s It’s Raining Men shower gel, it just smells so good and leaves my skin so smooth. I just hate purchasing it because of the price tag. 

 

Nars Luster - 

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Now for the giveaway! I bought a tiny set of the Tarte Maracuja Oil and C-Brighter Eye Treatment. This is exactly like the one I tried and there is plenty of product for a good two week try.  Since this is such a tiny prize, the contest is only open to United States residents ( I promise I will do an international giveaway soon). 

How to enter: 
1. Be a subscriber to my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post, about a post you would like to see (can be beauty, fashion, lifestyle)

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Laura Mercier | A Clothes Look

I’m sure most of you have already heard about the Spring 2014 Laura Mercier Artist Palette, so I won’t say too much but I caved and bought it as well as the Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc.  So I am here to tell you, whether this palette is worth it or not in my opinion and to show you the Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc.

We will start with the Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc, this is a beautiful quad that can be used for a number of things. This  retails for $40.00

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Each specific color does not have a name but I did swatch them by themselves (down below), so you could see them. You can use this quad for things such as: highlighter, bronzing powder or  eyeshadow and you can use them separately or by themselves.

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Now for the big ticket item, the Laura Mercier Spring 2014 Artist Palette.  This is a Nordstrom exclusive so you can find it either in store or online and the representative at my Nordstrom told me this palette is selling fast, much like their holiday palette (which I love). Now, this palette is $80.00 and also comes with a mini-mascara and a mini-caviar stick in Cocoa.  That is at least a $30.00 jump from the holiday palette, however in comparison to another palette that came out recently the Nars eyeshadow palette I find this palette to be well worth the price tag.

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This palette contains two of the same colors from the Christmas 2013 Artist Palette Guava and African Violet.  This palette contains 12 eyeshadows at .03 grams, while a full size is .09 and retails for $23.00 each.  This palette has 6 mattes (which are smooth and buttery also top row) and 6 shimmers (complete bottom row).

 

Top Row, the only shade I had a bit of trouble with was Deep Night, the royal blue (second color from the left), it was a bit dry but still went on lovely and pigmented.

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From left to right: Noir, Deep Night, Coffee Ground, Cafe Au Lait, Ginger, Buttercream

 

With the bottom row I only had a bit of trouble with Sable, it’s not so much it was dry like Deep Night, it just went on a little patchy but it is workable.

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From left to right: Diamond Pink, Guava, Sable, African Violet, Violet Steel, Rich Cocoa

 

My overall opinion of this palette, is it a must have? Honestly, no… I’m sure you can find a good amount of dupes for these colors. The quality is worth it, but if you don’t have an extra $80.00 around I wouldn’t fret too much. I would however buy the Laura Mercier Spring Artist 2014 over the Narcissistic palette by Nars if you were looking to splurge on a palette.  My other thing about this palette is it is suppose to be for Spring, I find this colors all quite dark for Spring. Personally, when I think of Spring I think of light colors especially nudes and even though they are greatly pigmented I don’t correlate these colors with Spring.

 

What do you think? Are you going to purchase or pass on  the Laura Mercier Spring Artist 2014 palette?

Would you like to see a comparison of the Laura Mercier Artist 2013 Holiday Palette and this one?