Health, Beauty & Travel


August 2015

Urban Decay Smoky Palette Review

I’m such a huge fan of Urban Decay. The new Urban Decay Smoky Palette is the bomb! It has every piece you need for the perfect smoky eye. This palette is set up as the other three naked palettes. Naked Smoky comes in plastic packaging, looks sexier in person.

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Inside there is a full sized mirror and twelve eyeshadows. The first four shades are shimmery glittery finishes, next four are Urban Decay’s version of satin and the last four are buttery mattes. It also comes with a dual-ended brush. One side is the blending fluffy brush and the other end is a compact pencil brush.

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The palette is $54 and it’s available at Sephora, Ulta and selected Macy’s store. The wear time is excellent. My eyelids are really oily and eyeshadows creases easily. I wore it for 12 hours, no creasing at all!

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Overall I love this product. There’s such a wide range of colors you can use, you can definitely create a day-to-night look with just this one palette. The warmer colors are perfect for an everyday look, giving a softer appearance. You can then amp up your look for the night time using the darker, cooler shadows. Let me know your thoughts below 🙂

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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette & NYX Wonder stick review

I finally got the NYX Wonder Stick and NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette. I ordered it from I went to Ulta couple of times to purchase it, but they were sold out every time. It comes in four shades: Light, Medium, Deep and Universal.

NYX Wonder Stick:

I heard a lot of mixed reviews about this product. It’s a double ended stick. One side has the highlight shade and the other side has the contouring shade. My NYX Wonder stick is in the shade medium. This product is extremely creamy! You have to set it with a setting powder. Otherwise your skin will look cakey, especially if you have oily skin. I like this product, but not super impressed with it. It’s very easy to use, especially for beginners.It didn’t give me the result I wanted, but I’m happy with it. This product cost $12 on

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NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette:

Now, let me tell you about this palette, I love it! I’ve been using it for past couple of weeks and I’m really impressed. All eight powders are highly pigmented and easily blendable. The pans are removable and refillable and perfect for building your own customized pro palette. Apply the deepest shades to contour and define shades, next apply the lighter colors to areas you want to highlight and add luminosity too! It’s worth giving a shot for $25.

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H=Highlight; C=Contour
h1- pearl/white toned powder (shimmer)
h2- nude toned powder (matte)
h3- banana toned powder (matte)
h4- peach toned powder (shimmer)

c1-soft brown with red undertone powder (satin)
c2-neutral brown (satin)
c3-true taupe (matte)
c4-deep brown (matte)

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You can grab the NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette & NYX Wonder stick at:

Get Dirty with Frank

Do you want to get dirty and want your skin to feel baby soft? Then Frank is your guy. Relax! I’m just talking about body scrub. The site shows two types of Frank. Original body scrub and coconut body scrub.

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I bought the original therefor I can’t tell you about the coconut scrub. So, let me tell you about the original. It’s for “dry, flakey skin, targets cellulite, stretch marks, eczema and psoriasis.” I use it for stretch marks and acne scars.


Hop in the shower. Scoop a handful out, apply to damp skin and start scrubbing. I usually use it on my whole body and face. The instruction says 5-10 minutes. I wait full 10 minutes before rinsing off.

I’ve been using Frank for little over 6 months now. Honestly, I love it! It’s only $14.95 and lasts for a long time. I’m still using the first one I bought. I do see my stretch marks and acne scars are fading away. Ladies, who are trying to minimize stretch marks after pregnancy, must try this! Now, you’re not going to see a result overnight. Be patient and let Frank do the magic :-).

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Try using frank at the end of your shower after washing your body so the hydrating film it leaves behind doesn’t wash off. Go messy, get dirty! It’s all worth it ;-).

I’m attaching the link with this blog. It’ll take you straight to Frank Body Scrub website. Enjoy!

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