Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette: Los Angeles haul? 

Hello lovely peeps! 

How are you all doing? 😊

Just thought I’d give a little update on where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, yada yada..

Last week I was in Los Angeles visiting family, and having a mini vacation with my boyfriend. It was so lovely, and I sort of used it an an opportunity to have a ‘social media break’. However I’m sure lots of you are thinking “wait a second Missy, you’ve been radio silent much longer than a week”, that is true! I’ve recently come to a point in my life where I have much more free time, and granted the first week and a bit of that was spent relaxing and re-gathering some creativity. 

I’ll get on to what you’re here for now :p 

I was in Los Angeles, and as you do in a new city, there was a bit of a….haul. 

My Aunty took me to a fabulous store called Nordstrom Rack, which is basically where ‘out of season’ discounted items (high end) go to be sold out. When I was there, I saw the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette knocked down to an insane price, and had to get it. I thought it was to good to be true. I checked that it wasn’t damaged or anything, but it was in fact, in beautiful mint condition. 

So here I am, roughly 8 months late to the party. (yet again) 

BUT, I’ve always been a bargain hunter, what can I say? 

Ahh, beautiful packaging, nothing too busy, but still pleasing to the eye with the gold trim and simple design. 

Upon opening it I could have shed a tear for the colour selections, they were so perfect.

Upon first swatch I was loving the pigmentation of all the colours. It’s a perfect mix of mattes and shimmers, with 2 of them almost being more of a glitter texture to them. 

I do admit the two I was most excited about (Harajuku and Pop) are not as pigmented as I was hoping. The glitter is a bit more chunky in them and makes them less vibrant when applied. However, I may just need a better shadow primer for applying. 

There’s a bit of fallout when using this palette so I would suggest doing your eyes first. I was slightly disappointed by the fallout I will admit, since I have other (drugstore) eye shadows that have much less. I’m going to wear it again today with a different primer, and see if that affects it at all. 

Here are a few of my favourite swatches:

I make sure not to use a filter because I want the picture to look exactly like the real colours. 👍🏻

I have much more experimenting to do with this palette, and I can’t wait to create more looks. So far I have worn Zone on my lids, and Stark in my crease/brow bone area. It has lasted me all day, no fade or smudging. 

Originally I wanted Harajuku on my lids but the color didn’t show up as vibrant as I’d liked it to, thus bringing me to a glittery conclusion.

A haul post may be up soon if anyone is interested in some of the fashion goodies I picked up in L.A and on my way home. 

If you ever have a chance to check out Nordstrom Rack I would totally suggest it. 

It had lots of high end goodies I would usually only dream of buying, knocked down to a more obtainable price.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! ❤️ Happy Saturday! 

Eco Indulgence!

Recently I felt the need to do a little snoop through the cosmetics isle at the local drug store in town. I had no particular item in mind I was looking for, though a stray thought wandered that I was recently in need of a new foundation brush.

Not much scavenging was needed as I came across these ecoTool brushes and instantly loved what I saw:


They are some of the softest brushes, and so lovely to feel on my face.
The best thing is that they are 100% cruelty free and the bristles are made of synthetic materials. The cherry on top is the use of recycled aluminum for the ferrules, and the beautiful bamboo handles!

I bought the blush and powder brush, but the blusher brush does such an amazing job blending in concealer as well. It is a wonderful multi tool! They are stylish and Eco friendly so I couldn’t help but share my discovery. I’ve had so much fun with them creating new fall looks. They blend with no lines and make any foundation feel so light.

That’s my little excitement for the day! Thanks for your time!