MASSIVE Holiday Makeup Palettes Smackdown: 2013

Hi Makeup Geeks! As you all know, every year around the holidays I go on my search for the best makeup palettes released by the big cosmetics companies, then I review each of them individually for you and at the end pick my favorite one of the year. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it…:-)

In this video I am going to briefly show you all the palettes  I purchased this year and some quick pros and cons of each one, then at the end of the video I will let you know which one of these I chose as the best holiday palette for 2013.

Urban Decay “Vice 2″

The packaging on this is top quality. It is very sturdy and has a top that opens once you press the black button on the front. The lid of the palette has a large mirror and unlike other palettes, the top stays open so it’s great for sitting on your desk and applying your makeup. The palette contains 20 eye shadows with a mixture shimmers finishes along with a few matte. As always, the quality of the Urban Decay eye shadows is amazing. The only downside is that there is a lot of brighter shades in here so it makes it hard to do a complete look without adding extra shades. I also feel the brighter shades are best suited for a much younger crowd. I also wish there were some more matte shades in here that you could use for blending and as transition colors. It also comes with a dual ended brush that I feel is to soft for actually blending or adding shades. (Check out my full review of this palette here)

Price: $59.00

Where to Buy: Sephora, Ulta, eBay

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Get Print on Tap

Get Print on Tap – Just tap to print with the new NFC printer from Samsung – Smartphone, meet smart printer. Watch this short video to see how one printer can change everything. Live smart and work effortlessly with the Samsung Printer Xpress C410/460 Series.

My Cardiff Hair Soirée – Join Me!

colab extreme volume dry shampoo

For those who missed the December Favourites video: I have a new product launching into the Colab Dry Shampoo Range called Extreme Volume. You may have seen it creeping into stores this week and it’ll be online very soon indeed. The feedback on the original Sheer & Invisible formula has been absolutely incredible and I can’t thank you all enough for your support, those who have sent great feedback and who have blogged or tweeted about it have honestly made my day, every time.

The Sheer & Invisible dry shampoo has become one of my staple beauty products – I use it liberally in between hair-washes to give my roots a bit of a revamp. But the new Extreme Volume has even more of a root-boosting effect; it’s a souped-up version that adds volume and texture and it reminds me a lot of those styling “root boost” powders that you can buy. Except that you don’t have to shake it all over your head like a weird dandruff snowstorm – just shake the can and spray it on. It has a little bit of residue, unlike the sheer version, but that’s a necessary addition to give that extra bit of oomph. For those who like a more hardcore dry shampoo, this will be right up your alley!

I’ll be doing a full review when the new product goes online, and I’ll make sure that I do a little how-to as well, but today’s post was actually to tell you about the meet-up I’m having in Cardiff to celebrate the Extreme Volume launch. It’ll be on the 22nd January at the Superdrug Beauty Studio store in St David’s Centre and I will be there from 7-9pm. There are thirty pairs of tickets available but they are only being given away through Superdrug’s online competition, so if you’d like to come to my little hair soirée then please do fill in the entry form here. I really enjoy meeting readers – past meet-ups have always been a great success with plenty of chatter (I usually lose my voice the next day) and lots of laughing, and this time there will be canapés and bubbly as well as a Colab Hair Masterclass. It will be a brilliant evening and so if you’re from that neck of the woods, or planning a visit, then please do register for a ticket. It would be lovely to see you.

Entry form for Cardiff Meet-Up

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Shadow Shields

Being hailed as “The Best New Find of 2009” and as the “Red Carpet Secret Beauty Product,” Shadow Shields are the only product of its kind to truly eliminate messy “raccoon eyes” caused by applying eye makeup! While perfect for eye shadow fallout, Shadow Shields are also ideal for applying lipstick, lash tinting, extensions and airbrush.

Protects under eye area from eye shadow fallout Creates a straight edge for shadow Helps perfect the winged cat eye Aids in perfecting lipstick application Self Adhesive Saves Time Eliminates Mess Hands Free