Urban Decay Smoked Palette Swatches

I recently got the UD Smoked palette when it went on sale at ULTA for $29…I mean really?!?  I’ve been planning on buying this for years, and the sudden sale and a 20% off coupon made it right around $23, which is a great value for all you get.

This isn’t a full review for the palette, so watch out for that in the future!  As of now, I can say I’m loving it!

I hope you all had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve celebration , whether it was out on the town or in your PJs watching some Netflix…like I was with the hubby LOL

Here are the Urban Decay Smoked palette swatches!  Enjoy!

Urban Decay Smoked Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Smoked Palette Swatches

Top L to R: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout
Bottom L to R: Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt

 

 

 

 

Want to Try Out John Frieda?

Hey all!  So I just wanted to get on here and do a quick post letting you know about the deal going on at ULTA online today.

All John Frieda haircare is 40% off!  So if you ever wanted to try some stuff, today would be a great day to do that.

Also, if you don’t want to spend $50 to get free shipping, you can get free shipping (any amount) if you buy any Urban Decay product.

Need a New Bag? Kick Butt Closeout Sale!!

Hey all!  Just wanted to pop on here quickly to let you know about a kick butt closeout sale on bags.  The company is Epiphanie Bags, and their bags are mostly used for camera and laptop bags, but let’s be honest, you could use them for anything you wanted.

I would use my for classes since I’m starting back to school and need organization….but I still want an attractive and good quality bag.  These bags are usually pretty expensive, but they are now on sale to get rid of the stock before this year’s styles are released next month.

Wearable Nail Soakers Review

So what are these funny looking things, you may ask?  Well, they are labeled as wearable nail soakers…or as I like to call them my nail things LOL

I had never heard of something like this product until sayanythingbr00ke from YouTube did a video about the easiest way to remove glitter nail polish…and holy moly bologna was she right!

Random off shoot for a second…I really miss her videos.  And if for any reason she is reading this, I hope you are doing well!

Ok, back to the review.  I bought my nail soakers from eBay for only a few dollars with free shipping.  I don’t mind buying items from eBay, I just highly suggest you find a seller who is top rated with many reviews.

Wearable Nail Soakers

I am a lover of the really gawdy glitter manicure which sparkles in all of its beautifulness….but I hate removing it and the waste that results from using SO many cotton wipes.  This would usually lead me to peel it off, which is fun and a habit of mine, but it’s also not so great for the condition of my nails.

Wearable Nail Soakers

The nail soakers are acetone resistant, which makes them a great way to soak nails in acetone to remove glitter nail polish, gel manicures, artificial nails, or AcryGel nails.  I now regularly use these to remove almost any nail polish because it cuts down on the waste of cotton balls or swipes.  I’ve included a picture of a cotton swipe I used to removed a heavily shimmered nail polish from Zoya.  As you can see, I only had to use 1 side, so can use 1 cotton swipe to remove 2 manicures!  Great!

Wearable Nail Soakers Review

The only con I’ve encountered with these is the tendency for the finger opening to split when used for the bigger fingers, such as thumbs, index, or middle fingers.  If you have small fingers, the splitting probably won’t be a problem, but I do have larger fingers.  Since I didn’t want to ruin more than a couple nail soakers due to my large fingers, I would just use the already stretched or split ones for my larger fingers each use.  Eventually I did have to throw out 1 or 2 because the top eventually fell apart, but it’s not like I use all 10 at once.

Wearable Nail Soakers

Wearable Nail Soakers

I commonly use 2 or 3 at a time so I still have other fingers to do things. Most of the time, I fill these about half way of the pod because the level of polish remover will rise once you insert your fingertips.  Three minutes tends to be a good length of time before I remove and wipe off the nail polish.  However, if I’m removing a glitter manicure or AcryGel, I soak the nails for 8-15 minutes.

Other great uses for this would be for any type of nail treatments including oils or whiteners.