Oh my goodness, not only is Urban Decay nowhere to be found in Japan, they also make it impossible to have their stuff shipped here. I tried ordering the Naked 3 Palette from a few different sites, but none of them would ship internationally… I see how it is.
The palette had to be sent to my mom, and then she had to send it to me… I paid for the shipping—it wasn’t cute.
The colors and included brush are shown on the back of the box.
Naked 3 palette colors.
I think the brush is decent, and I like that it’s double ended. Might have to eventually invest in some quality eye brushes, even though I’m still making it with what very few brushes I have.
The colors look soooo pretty. I wanted this palette for everyday work looks and it is doing that job well. After a bit of use though, I’ve realized that some of the colors are a little too similar. Oops. I feel like I can just wing it and kind of get the same look even if I wasn’t planning on it—this might not be a bad thing. I really like the Blackheart, the black color with specs of red all the way on the right. Lining my waterline always ends in disaster, but if I use Blackheart to outline my eyes, it sort of gives a similar smokey effect effortlessly. I like the matte colors, and find that the shadows blend fine.
A few of the colors don’t really pick up well, and when they do they just seem to be glitter? I’m mostly talking about the glittery pinkish colors like Dust. I’m also not sure if I’ll ever use Trick, the coppery color.
+Pink n girly
+Good color payoff
+Comes with brush
-A couple colors don’t pick up well
Would repurchase/recommend? Mostly, yes.
Basically, this palette is good if you want a certain type of everyday look. I’d say my biggest complaint is the $54 price tag. The best part about it is you can get a super natural look all the way to a nighttime smokey look. None of the colors really pop, but I’m sure you can tell just by looking at them—that’s not the point of this palette.
So, yeah, I’m just going to leave it at that and be a terrible blogger by not including my face.💦
FINALLY DID SOME DECLUTTERING! I’ve been holding on to sooo much makeup that I never use…mostly out of guilt. Throwing away stuff that’s hardly used is actually pretty tough. There’s always that lingering “what if I need it one day?” thought. It felt good to finally part with some of it. Doing the same to clothes and shoes is my next step.
*forgot to include the shu uemura shupette palette
Lips… So much Colourpop…
So, I still have a ton of lip products, but it’s more manageable than before. Besides the items I never reached for, there were some old and suspicious smelling items in there that just needed to be thrown out anyway. I feel like all of these items have served their purpose in my makeup collection… Now I have more of an idea of what not to get.
And I’m not saying that these products were bad! Most of them were perfectly fine—they just got beat out by other products or I didn’t like how the color looked on me. I’d say everything except the lip tints and Jill Stuart foundation/green base was average to great.
Some of the items, like the lip pencils, will be sold/passed on.
I took a video while sorting through the stuff and it turned out to be pretty long, so I don’t know if I should even bother. Hmmm…
Oh yes, I’ve been thinking about proper skin care a lot lately. My God, so this is what happens to some people around 30… It’s not even like my skin is that much different than it was five years ago, I still have almost the same issues. I’m thinking it’s more of a preventative kind of thing. My idea is to find the perfect gentle cleanser (pH balancing), a toner (acid), and a super lux face oil (on its way).
Another super awesome way to help your skin: water, water, water.
You’d think I’d take my own advice.
So tempted to sneak in another ramen picture for my next blog post. Why not. I love tonkotsu ramen.
Aww yeah. See you again around Christmas time? Maybe? =)
Muji was always a store I was kind of meh about Probably because when I needed something for the apartment it’d be really pricey. Simplistic and clean, but overly pricey for me. Then I went back one day and discovered that some things they have are actually quite affordable. You can buy a little muji coffee table for 50,000 yen and muji eyeshadow for 750.
Nice little flow chart.
I’m always on the look out for anything to help my skin to not deteriorate any faster than it’s already doing. Surely the answer to my skin woes.. to anyone’s skin woes, can be attributed to properly cleansing in the morning and at night followed by moisturizing. (Even that has been called into question… some say you should only wash once…)
Either way, I’m less inclined to spend big bucks on toners/moisturizers since there are so many out there that are tried and tested for under 1,000 yen.
I also just wanted to try something different. Who knows, could have been a miracle worker.
I’ve used them on my face for a couple months earlier in the year. First I’d use the toner followed by the moisture lotion. At night I just put on more product. My skin improved slightly. There was less redness and I didn’t get as oily as usual. The fact that my skin was doing slightly better could have really been because I switched to a different method of removing makeup at the time.
Doesn’t seem to be a miracle worker, but it does an okay job of moisturizing.
There are usually two versions to these lotions. I got the “super” type which has a more dense feeling to it. Looks and shakes like oil compared to the normal version.
+leaves skin moisturized
+simple yet stylish packaging
+can also be found in certain convenience stores
-opening for moisturising milk is not the best
Repurchase? Probably not, will try other products
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