Friday, August 9, 2013

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box

Here's one for my girls.. make up is like a confusing world sometimes. A million things to prettify your face, but where to start and how much to spend? I know the consensus is you have to spend a lot to get quality make up. And although I do agree spending on better quality make up makes a difference, you don't always have to break the bank.

For example, I recently bought this palette from Urban Decay. I am one for bright colors on eyes, and this one was a perfect choice. Many bright eye shadows tend to look dull and flat once applied on the eyelid, but this palette remained true to color. Just a few strokes with the applicator and my eyes were bright and sparkly. The sand and dessert colors are great for shiny smokey eyes and blue and purple are vivacious and beautiful.

I stick with the browns and golds for my usual day to day getup, and the bright green/purple/blues for weekend gatherings and social outings. I always get compliments on this eye make up when I wear it out, and even without primer, it lasts a good 8 hours.

An experiment with the peace and ransom colors
The best part is this pallette is on sale at and only $10! Grab 'em while the getting's good.

For the price, practicality and quality
I give this palette 5 stars!!

Mio Lemonade Liquid Water

I love drinking water. But I understand that not everyone is the same. Hence, a variety of flavored waters are very popular because you basically have the goodness of water and a little taste to savor. One of these new and popular drink flavors is Mio. You may have seen them at the store and wondered what this little bottle is. It advertises flavor shots for 24 bottles.

I bought two for one at my local grocery store and eagerly squirted it in my water bottle the next day at lunchtime. I watched the water turn into a light tint of green. First sip and.. it was okay. I added another two squirts, and then it was perfect. If you closed your eyes and sipped it, you'd really think it was lemonade you're drinking.

So if you're tired of the taste of plain water and want to add some spice in your drink.. give MiO lemonade a shot. I will bestow 4 stars on this little package of goodness. I'd add a fifth one if it really only required one squirt to make it delicious. But that's just my two cents.