Monthly Favorites: August 2014


August went by way too fast! I can’t honestly believe it is September 1st today (or September 5th, when I post this). August was a busy month for me, especially with starting a new job. I know I haven’t been blogging much lately, so why not come back with a monthly favorites post!


1) Lorac Pro 2 Palette
When I first saw that Lorac was coming out with a new palette I wasn’t quite sure on if I would want to pick it up or not. I do have the original palette which I do love, but I always forget about using that palette. Well with seeing reviews and some beauty blogger’s creations with this palette, I decided to pick it up with my 20% coupon. I really love the cool tone hues in it and of course the fun colors included. The packaging is the same as the original palette, except this one is gray. The palette is very thin and sleek with a magnetic closure and a mirror as well. The shadows are nice and soft, but powdery. So all you need is a light touch otherwise your palette will be a mess. But, that doesn’t bother me too much because I love how soft they are.


2) Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette
Another palette in my monthly favorites! Well…why not? I do love myself some eye-shadow palettes. Too Faced came out with a couple new palettes for the Fall collection, but I decided on this one. This palette is a Sephora exclusive, whereas the Country and Rock & Roll palettes are Ulta exculsives. There was just something about the colors in this palette that made me grab it off the shelf at Sephora. Too Faced is one of my favorite makeup brands, and I feel like this palette doesn’t disappoint. I do wish that Kitty Glitter was more pigmented, but in reality I think it completes the palette as a nice shimmer shade. I used the pink shades in the palette for a nice pink look and then added kitty glitter for some extra shimmer.  With Too Faced shadows once you get past the first layer the shades become more pigmented, especially with Kitty Glitter. In the picture below I am wearing Kitty Glitter to add some extra shimmer.




3) Glo~Minerals Water Resistant Mascara
I have a love-hate relationship with mascara! I seem to be never satisfied with mascara and end up trying new ones all the time. I don’t understand the hype of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara or Benefit They’re Real mascara. I just hate the application process whether it be too wet, too dry, too clumpy, too sticky, etc. Also, it is hard to find a mascara that keeps my stick straight lashes curled. Also, I like to use more natural nourishing mascaras. A lot of the drug store mascaras and even a lot of the high end mascaras use tar in their formula. I hate the feeling of lashes not feeling like lashes after application. I don’t need my lashes to feel/look like a statue because I decided to coat some tar on them. That is not good for lashes! Sorry end of rant! My salon started carrying this Glo Minerals brand and she recommended that I try this mascara after hearing about my love-hate relationship with mascara. This mascara does not have tar in it so I was happy to hear that. The mascara brush is amazing and so easy to use! I can use the brush vertical and horizontally and coat the lashes. No clumps! No spidery looking lashes either. The formula has the perfect wetness needed. I hate those super wet formulas where it takes 10 millions years to dry! Not for me! Also, my lashes feel like lashes. I have been really impressed with this mascara. I am wearing this mascara in the picture above.


4) Naked 3 Dual Ended Eyeliner Pencil
I love my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette quite a bit! I am always grabbing for it in my makeup collection. When I saw they had a dual sided 24/7 glide on eye pencil dedicated toward the Naked 3, I knew I needed to pick it up. It comes with the shades Darkside and Blackheart. I especially love the Blackheart shade because I love the red shimmer in it. Urban Decay’s eyeliner pencils are my favorite out of all the brands that I have tried. Sure, I have to sharpen them, but no big deal. I just love the creaminess of them and how easy they are to use. I am always grabbing for this eyeliner especially when I use my Naked 3.



5) Glo Minerals Shimmer Brick in Luster and Texture Brush
I also got this shimmer brick and brush at my local salon. I just wanted something that would give me a natural glow during the summer months. I was recommended by the Glo-Minerals rep to try this. I love it! I can just slightly dust it onto my cheeks and it gives me a healthy glow. It comes with 4 shades in the pan, but I just swirl all 4 shades together with the texture brush. This brush is super soft and it works really well with the application process. I have a Sigma brush like this, but I like this one quite a bit more. It is dense, but not too dense. With that being said, it picks up the perfect amount of product.



6) Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Rollerball
I have always wanted a full sized (meaning not a rollerball) Marc Jacobs perfume, but I always say no because of the price tag! I love the packaging on his perfumes! Every single one! Especially his newest ones: Daisy Dream, Honey, and Dot. This is my first rollerball from Marc Jacobs as well. I just loved this scent, but couldn’t reason spending the price tag for the full perfume right now. It is nice because I can take it with me because it is travel friendly. I can’t describe the scent very well, but it is very clean and floral smelling. Just go into Sephora or Ulta and see if you like it because everybody has different opinions. But, I quite like it. 🙂 Also, my cousin was here this weekend and she had a rollerball in Honey and omg…amazing! I think that may be the one I get when I get a full sized perfume because the packaging is ADORABLE!


LIFESTYLE FAVORITES (Movies, Books, Games, and Food)


1) The Amazing Spiderman 2
I ❤ Spiderman. This is honestly my favorite out of all the Spiderman movies (including the originals as well). I think that the cast did an amazing job. The story line kept my attention.

2) The Count of Monte Cristo 
This is not necessarily a monthly favorite, but my all time favorite movie. I just wanted to share it with you all because you NEED to watch it. It is a little slow in the beginning, but believe me it is amazing. There are many themes in the storyline: friendship, love, betrayal, and revenge.  This is based off of a book written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844. Trust me, go watch it.

3) Aladdin 
Aladdin is a good childhood memory of mine. I always loved that movie. I still do! I may be 25, but there is always some room for Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Abu, and of course Rajah in my life. Even before hearing that Robin Williams died, I had watched this a few days prior. Genie is one of my favorite characters in this movie. Robin Williams will be missed.

4) Mario Kart 8 
My niece recently came over and we had fun playing this game. I am a big Nintendo fan and one of my favorite games for any Nintendo game system has been Mario Kart. My niece had so much fun playing this game with me.

5) If I Stay Book and Movie
I started this book and was about halfway through it when my friend and I went to the movie. I finished the book afterwards. It was an easy read. Sure, the movie was a little predictable, but it was still a good movie.  Oh how I wish that I could play the cello like that because that was pretty amazing. This book makes a person think about life and how fast it can be changed. Well, it sure made me think about it. Every second in life is important and it is important not to take that for granted. Right now I am reading the second book, “Where She Went.”

6) Trader Joes Chocolate Covered Powerberries
Usually I hate dark chocolate, but in these I love it! They’re sweetened with natural fruit juices such as: acai, pomegranate, blueberry, and cranberry juices. Then they’re covered with smooth dark chocolate. All I can say is….yum!

7) Young & Hungry

I love love love love this show! It makes me laugh! I love those type of shows. This show is aired on ABC Family. The characters in it are awesome together and I just love it.

That concludes this month’s monthly favorites! Comment and let  me know if you have tried any of the products mentioned or if you watch any of the movies or shows I mention. Also, don’t forget to check out the movie “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Hope you all had a wonderful August and have a wonderful September.

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Just wanted to share with you all my outfit of the day and my face of the day! This is my first time doing a post like this so I am excited about it!


Whole outfit from Maurices

You can get the shirt here





Using the Naked 3




Hope you enjoyed this quick short post! Comment and let me know if you want to see more posts like this!



The Beauty Deputy

January Favorites!

I always feel like January is such a long month, but honestly I can’t believe it is time for February and Valentine’s Day! So here is another monthly favorites post! Hope you enjoy!


1) Naked 3 by Urban Decay

What Urban Decay says, “It’s finally here: the long-awaited follow-up Naked and Naked2 (two of the industry’s all-time bestselling palettes)! And this time around, we’re giving you a dozen NEW ways to get Naked. (Yes, we loaded this palette with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades.)”

I am in love with this palette! I can create beautiful rose gold looks with it! The colors are gorgeous! If you want to see my review on all the Naked palettes check it out here.



2) CabanaBoy Blush by The Balm

What the Balm says, “Nothing is more satisfying than being indulged, and this dusty-rose blush will ensure that you have all the boys attending to you. Its subtle shimmer catches the eye while plum undertones provide a glow that is oh-so-natural whether you are pool-side, beach-side or bed-side. “

I think that this is the perfect Winter blush color. It is a nice berry/rose color and I think it is gorgeous! The thing with The Balm blushes is that they’re super pigmented, so this blush only needs a light brush. The packaging is cute too!



3) They’re Real! Mascara by Benefit

What Benefit says, “They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

I got this sample from my birthday gift from Sephora. So far I really like it. It helps curl my lashes and it also doesn’t smudge as bad as other mascaras that I’ve tried. It is pretty easier to remove when using my Purity 3 in 1 cleanser. Love that stuff!



4) Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stargazer by Stila Cosmetics

What Stila says, “Our bestselling Smudge Sticks are now available in an array of matte, shimmer and pop hues that hold tight. Made with a cocktail of moisturizing ingredients, including vitamin E, color glides on smooth (no tugging or pulling) in a waterproof formula that won’t budge or fade. With 31 gorgeous shades to pick from, discover intense & immediate color payoff in a single swipe! “

I really love this color because it isn’t a straight out black. It is a black and gold with silver pearl. It also stays on all day without any smudging. It is also really easy to apply which is a big pro!


5) Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer  by The Balm

What The Balm says, “This weightless, silky-smooth tinted moisturizer with SPF 18 offers sun protection for everyday drama while helping to improve the look of your skin’s tone and texture, leaving you with a polished complexion.”

I am still loving this product! It gives me a nice coverage and hides the redness that I have. I like to use this on “lazy makeup” days where I don’t feel like using foundation. I think that the color light is perfect for me because it does oxidize a bit over time.


6) Origami Owl Locket Necklace

I’ve been loving my locket that I got for my birthday! I think that Bella (the girl that invented this company) was super creative with this amazing locket idea. They have a new Valentine’s Collection that I think looks lovely!


7) Mirya & Molly’s Monthly Favorites!

Hippo Dog toy from Petco
Mouse Cat toy from Wal-Mart

Mirya has been loving this purple hippo! It makes a fun little squeak that she loves. Molly loves tossing this little mouse around! Well as long as Mirya doesn’t get it in the process!


8) The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

I am a big Nicholas Sparks fan! I have read all of his books and I always read his new ones when they come out. These past few months were crazy busy so I never found time to read this until this month. It was such a cute story! It is a story about 2 different couples. It starts out with a elderly man who got into an accident. As he waits for help he reminisces about his life and his love story with his wife Ruth. The other couple is during present day. These couples end up connecting in the end. I won’t tell you more than that because I think that it is a worth while read if you love Nicholas Sparks or romance novels.


9) Movies 

The only movie I saw in theaters this month was Labor Day.

Check out more information on this movie here.

“Follows a 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.”

I did like it, but I don’t think that it will be a must buy for me when it comes out on DVD/blue-ray. I will rent this movie when it does come out. I do recommend seeing it at least, because it defiantly is a good movie.

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10) TV Shows

This month I have been loving both, “Switched at Birth” and “The Fosters.” I love watching ABC Family shows. I can’t wait until Monday nights when both these shows come on! Switched at Birth is about 2 girls that were well…switched at birth! The Fosters is about a girl named Callie who is in the foster system with her brother and they go to live with this family.

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That concludes this months favorites! I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, read the book, or seen that movie or watched any of the shows I shared.

With that, I hope everybody has a wonderful day!



The Beauty Deputy

The Perfect 3 some: Naked 1, 2, & 3!!!

Yes I know the title does sound a little pervertive. But, I am just going by what Urban Decay calls the collection.

Urban Decay does it again…comes out with another Naked palette! I know this post is a little late. But, better now than never! The Naked 2 palette was one of my first Urban Decay palettes. I didn’t get the Naked palette until recently, because I knew I needed to have the Naked 3 when I saw it come out. Well…with that in mind, I needed to complete the collection! Hopefully they won’t come out with a Naked 4! So this post is going to be a comparison between the 3 of them and I will let you know which one is my favorite at the end. MAKE SURE TO TAKE THE POLL AT THE END!!! 





The original Naked palette’s packaging is different than the others. This one has a velvety feel to the packaging. It also opens up pretty easy, but the palette itself is pretty small and could fit easily in storage or in suitcases for travel.  The velvety feel honestly isn’t my favorite because lint sticks to it, and it doesn’t look as sleek as the others. You can already tell that in the picture there is lint sticking to it, and I got this palette about a month ago, but in reality, I took these pictures before even using it!


Naked 2

When the Naked 2 palette came out they decided to totally change the packaging and made it out of tin. The palette itself is very sturdy and perfect for travel. I do like this better, but for some reason, it bothers me that it doesn’t match the original Naked.


Naked 3

Then comes the Naked 3 palette where they decided to stick with the tin packaging, but they added some design to it with the ruffles. I think that it looks very nice and elegant!





Naked 2 & 3




What Urban Decay says, “Everybody wants to look good NAKED! Far from a group of boring beige shadows, Naked Palette’s long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous bronze-hued neutrals, and includes our pro-quality Good Karma Shadow Brush.” Find out more on the Naked palette here.


Naked 2

What Urban Decay says, “The most anticipated sequel of the decade. Naked2 has 12 pigment-rich, taupe and greige neutral eyeshadows. Our palette proves once again, neutral is anything but boring, (and is downright sexy when worn Naked). Feast your eyes on our shades ranging from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. This collection lets you achieve lots of neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between. Let’s just say there’s a whole new way to get Naked!” You can get more information about this palette here


Naked 3

What Urban Decay says, “Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter.” You can get more information here



I am going to describe the colors at the best of my ability. Since my eye shadow obsession started, I realized that there is a crazy amount of eye shadow colors out there and some of them are really hard to describe.




VIRGIN: shimmery pale beige
SIN: shimmery pink champagne
NAKED: matte medium beige-brown
SIDECAR: shimmery bronze-brown
BUCK: matte medium brown
HALF BAKED: shimmery coppery bronze



SMOG: shimmery dark brown
DARKHORSE: deep brown (chocolate) with sparkle
TOASTED: shimmery pinkish medium brown
HUSTLE: light shimmery dark chocolate brown
CREEP: grayish-black with silver sparkles
GUNMETAL: lightly shimmery blueish-grey

My Thoughts…

Pigmentation is amazing! Especially Sidecar, Half Baked, Smog, & Toasted! Those are the ones that seem to have more of a frostier finish. I love the color selection in this palette. With it, I can create a multitude of looks with the 12 shadows included. I can use the beginning shades for an everyday look or the end shades for a night-out look. Urban Decay is a fan of shimmer, as you can tell! If you’re not a fan of shimmer and only like matte shadows, then I would recommend a different palette. I do love my shimmery colors, but I also like to have some matte shadows. This palette includes both of these!

Naked 2



FOXY: matte light beige
HALF BAKED:  shimmery coppery bronze (also in the Naked…boo for repeat colors!)
BOOTYCALL: lightly shimmery pink beige
CHOPPER: shimmery red-orange toned brown
TEASE: matte medium brown
SNAKEBITE: shimmery medium brown



SUSPECT: shimmery brown champagne
PISTOL: shimmery taupe-grey
VERVE: shimmery grayish champagne
YDK: shimmery copper taupe
BUSTED: shimmery chocolate brown
BLACKOUT: matte dark black

My Thoughts…

Once again the pigmentation is there! This palette works the same way with starting with the lighter shadows and working its way up. I have had this palette the longest out of all 3 of them, so I have used this one more. Foxy is perfect for an everyday below the brow highlighter because it is matte. Half Baked, Chopper, Suspect, Verve, and YDK are the most pigmented of this palette, but they also have more of a frosty finish. Once again, Urban Decay loves shimmer! There are a lot of shimmer colors with the palette, but there is also a matte. I like to use matte colors in my crease, so I always reach for Tease. I love pairing Verve and Pistol together because it makes such a nice eye shadow look.

Naked 3



STRANGE: matte pale pinkish-beige
DUST: shimmery pale pink with micro-glitter
BURNOUT: pinkish-peach satin
LIMIT: matte pinkish rose-beige
BUZZ: shimmery rose with glitter
TRICK: shimmery coppery pink



NOONER: matte pinky-brown
LIAR: shimmery mauve pinkish brown
FACTORY: pinkish brown satin
MUGSHOT: shimmery pinkish taupe
DARKSIDE: deep mauve brown satin
BLACKHEART: purplish black with red micro-glitter

My Thoughts…

I think that this palette is gorgeous! I love the rose gold theme! I love the colors Buzz, Trick, and Mugshot the most. I pretty much like all the colors, except I am not a fan of Dust. The glitter is too chunky in this shadow. I just think that they could have done better. The first time I used it, I put it in my inner corner. It wasn’t too bad using it there, but it is patchy all over the lid. I think that Blackheart is a nice shadow to add dimension to an eye look.



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The first brush is from the original Naked palette. It is only single sided 😦 ! Some people don’t like double sided brushes. I like keeping these brushes in their palettes so it works well for me. Otherwise, I prefer single sided brushes due to storage issues.  The brush itself is just a simple eye shading brush. This brush is perfect for picking up shadow and placing it on the eyelid.

The second brush is from the Naked 2. This brush also has a simple eye shading brush perfect for placing shadow on the eyelid. But, it is shorter and has less bristles. The second side of this brush is what I would consider a crease brush. It is perfect for adding color in the crease, but it can also be used for blending. If I want a more defined crease color, I use a smaller brush that fits my crease better.

The third brush is from the Naked 3. This brush has the same type of simple eye shading brush for placing shadow on the eyelid just like the other 2, but the other side is a bit different. It is flatter so this works more for a blending brush.



Each of the palettes came with a little extra something!

The Naked came with an Urban Decay eye shadow primer.
The Naked 2 came with a travel size Lip Junkie lip gloss in the color Naked.
The Naked 3 came with 4 samples of eye shadow primer potion.


Urban Decay has 4 different eye shadow primers and they included sample sized portions of each. At first I wasn’t excited about this, because it’s a small sample and it probably would dry out between uses. But, then I decided that it is cool to be able to try all the primer potions.


I have not used these yet and I don’t want to open them all at once, so I went off of Urban Decay’s website on the description of these colors.

  1. Original : nude (dries invisibly) This is the same primer potion that came with the original Naked.
  2. Sin: champagne shimmer
  3. Eden: nude matte finish
  4. Anti-Aging: minimizes the appearance of wrinkles in 8 weeks




  • Warm toned
  • Bronze hued

Naked 2

  • Cool toned
  • Taupe hued

Naked 3

  • Rose Gold hued


How do you know if you should wear cool toned or warm toned makeup?

That is a good question. It is honestly based on personal preferences. I think that the Naked 3 is totally different from the other 2, and took a whole new take on neutrals. The Naked and Naked 2 are very similar, but yet different. If you like more bronze toned or brown neutrals, then I recommend the Naked. But if you like the taupe grayish colors, I recommend the Naked 2. All the palettes have the same high quality Urban Decay shadow formula, with only 1 repeat shadow between Naked and Naked 2. Darkhorse in the Naked palette is a stand out shadow that I use a lot to make my eye look more brown hued, whereas in the Naked 2, I think that Pistol is a stand out shadow that makes my look more grayish taupe. In the Naked palette, Virgin is more shimmery and in the Naked 2, Foxy is matte. Working with both the palettes I would have to say that the original Naked is more shimmery, so if you don’t want all that, but still want a Naked palette, I would get the Naked 2. I mean, there are still a lot of shimmery shadows, but not as much. If you want a simple palette with some basic colors, check out Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palette. I don’t have that palette and I don’t plan on getting it either. It is a nice palette, but I don’t need it. If you’re interested on a review about that palette check out a fellow blogger’s review on it. Her name is Jacquelyn from The Little Scottish Corner and her link for that review is here.



The price is steep, but it is Urban Decay. They know that people love these palettes so I’m sure they make bank on these, but I don’t think that it is an outrageous price if you compare it to other cosmetic companies and their palettes.  It has gone up in price since I got my Naked 2, because I’m pretty sure it was only $50. All three palettes come with 12 x 1.3 g or 12 x 0.05 US oz.


  • Pigmentation is amazing!
  • Wide variety of neutral colors
  • Shimmery and matte shades included (some may look at that as a con depending on if you like shimmery shadows or not)
  • High quality brushes
  • Can build numerous looks with just 1 palette since there is a highlight shade, crease shades, all over lid shades, and many more in each palette.


  • Price
  • Different packaging (here is where my OCD comes in)
  • Poor quality glue! When I got the Naked 2 some of the eye shadow pans fell out. It was very annoying because I had to pull up a photo of the palette and place them back in the correct spot and re-glue them. It was annoying because it wasn’t that old! I haven’t had any problems since then with any of my palettes. But, one of my Too Faced palettes did the same thing! Come on cosmetic companies, for how much we pay for these palettes, they could at least have better glue! Like this post if you agree!


Number three goes to….


Sorry Naked 2, my original Naked palette! I feel bad for this little guy because I was at Sephora and The Naked and Naked 3 were sold out and they had about 5 of these left!

Number 2 goes to…


I love creating bronze/brown hued looks with this palette. There are so many amazing shadows! I like my shimmery shadows so I like this one a lot. The pigmentation is amazing, especially the ones I listed above! I just wish it had a double sided brush, but oh well!!!



I mean, look at the amazing shadows again!


Since I love rose gold looks this palette is a must for me! I really love creating the eye looks with it! This palette also has the best packaging! I love the texture and the look of it!



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Naked 2 (FYI, I am wearing the lip gloss that came with the Naked 2)

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Naked 3

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So that concludes this lengthy post! I hope you enjoyed it! Comment if you made it to the end! Also comment if you have any of the Naked palettes! I love hearing from my followers!



The Beauty Deputy