Hi loves, I have recently ben vey very good when it comes to splurging and shopping beauty products, I have actually been restrained for once and not been tempted by every shiny new thing that comes up. However a £30 Debenhams gift card was burning a hole in my pocket and I just had to spend it. The only think that irks me is that I spent it before the 15% Debenhams beauty discount! How annoying, however that feeling always fades when I look at my pretty purchases. This was an Urban Decay only kinda haul.
Let’s be honest, £30 doesn’t really get you too far in Urban Decay world, and as I didn’t want to spend too much on top of the gift card so I decided to only opt for two products that were on my must have list. Firstly I needed to pick up UD Primer Potion in Eden. I’ve been meaning to pick this up for a while, the product has a nude base which helps bright colour show up even better than they do on the original Primer Potion. I’ve been using this product quite a bit recently for the majority of my looks, the only time I reach for the original is when I am doing more ‘naked’ look where I don’t want a base that doesn’t blend invisibly, and also if I am creating a smokey look as then I use a black base (like gel eyeliner). I have to say it is pretty satisfying when you tick a product off your ‘must buy’ list, and you are pretty pleased with yourself for choosing it. I picked it up here for £16.00
My next purchase I really did not need in the slightest, but I think I’ve accepted the fact that more often than not I end up purchasing things I think I ‘need’ but really it is a simple case of just greedy ‘wanting’. I introduce you to the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette, a palette I knew I was going to buy the minute I found out it was being released. Yes I ooh-ed and umm-ed about whether I need it, will I even use it, but at the end of the day if I was being honest with myself I was going to get it regardless. I went through the same process with the other two Vice palettes so this time I gave into it quicker than I did with the previous two. Do I even use the previous two palettes? Rarely. Did that deter me from purchasing this one? Don’t be silly. However that aside, I am really happy with it, and think this could be my favourite of the three. I haven’t actually done anything with this other than swatch it so I can’t be 100% sure but this one does seem like it would be more suited to me. It has matte nudes which is always a plus for me and I was happy to see the warm gold and berry tones in this palette also. As with all Vice palettes it comes with a massive mirror on the lid, and this one also came with a handy dust/makeup bag. Initially I thought the bag would fit my iPad but alas, it didn’t! Debenhams don’t seem to stock this anymore, however Urban Decay still do with free P&P. You can pick it up here for £42.00
I thought I would also share some swatches with you all, as I always like seeing how colours translate on people’s skin tones. I tried adding in the actually shade from the palette next to the swatch so you can get a better idea of how the colour shows up. I hope that helps!
I feel like I haven’t done a proper swatch post in a while (expect from the recent Anastasia Amrezy palette one) and it felt rather good creating one, feels like the old blogging days where it was all about swatches. It’s crazy how everything has evolved from when I first started blogging, hey it was one of my ‘goals’ to blog from an Apple Mac book and I am finally doing it. Over the next year I do want to evolve the blog further, make it prettier and more ‘grown up’ but we shall see. My plans don’t always follow their intended path. Thank you for taking time out to read my blog post, and if you get the chance remember to follow me on Bloglovin’ by clicking the button below! Love, Tanzina x