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HAUL: URBAN DECAY NAKED, KATE GEL EYESHADOWS, SOAP & GLORY FLAKE AWAY SCRUB and MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME!


Sep18

And this is allllll in a day's work!!!

Helloooo!

So this entire week has been somewhat traumatic in terms of workload for me and I've been cooped up at home since Sunday (with the exception of going to school on Thurs).  So this is a fitting reward? :P

 

So here are the new additions to the family:


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Not that you need to see MORE shots of URBAN DECAY NAKED ... :P

The violet-brown combi that immediately brings Cadbury Chocolates to mind



 

The amount of stalking and frenzy that went into securing this palette ... OMG. And I know I'm not soooo much of a neutral-eyeshadow person but since getting my SLEEK STORM palette and breaking out my UD ALICE IN WONDERLAND palette, I've been using a lot of the goldy-bronzey shades and am really comfortable with them.  Also, since I never really ventured into any neutral or goldy-bronze shades at MAC except for MAC AMBERLIGHTS sometime back, I don't quite have any MAC permanent goldy-neutral eyeshadows.  Perhaps only MAC BUCKWHEAT which is said to be similar to MAC MULCH, which in turn apparently bears some resemblance to UD HUSTLE in NAKED.  So for me, this will be my go-to goldy-neutral palette. 

 

See ... still I refuse to just say NEUTRAL ... must say goldy-neutral :P

 

Speaking of resemblances to MAC eyeshadows, I was blog surfing and came across a review of NAKED on TalkinMakeUp which lists the MAC eyeshadow shades which are similar to those in NAKED.  I can't make any comparisons myself since I currently do not have ANY of the MAC eyeshadows listed (Amberlights is long finished and B2Med!) - but the MAC shades listed are rather popular MAC neutrals.  You can check out the list at the URL below:

http://talkinmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/08/urban-decay-naked-palette.html

 

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And moving on to KATE, I picked up 2 GEL EYESHADOWS in BR2 and GD1, that will complement alll my new neutral shades. When KATE first launched in Watsons, Sophia and I checked these out and I was little tickled by how jelly/mousse-like the gel eyeshadows were.  And after seeing them appear on so many blogs (ahem ... mostly I saw them on Chantana's blog so this is a little of a finger-pointing haul :P), I decided that I should try them too!



 

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And then while at Sephora picking up NAKED, I checked out the SOAP & GLORY counter and this came home with me - a very delicious-smelling body scrub, FLAKE AWAY


Practically everything about it appealed to me - Shea Butter, Sugar, Peach Seed Powder, Sea Salt ... and I tried the texture and I was glad to see it wasn't ooozing with oil (like some sugar scrubs are).  I tried a little on my arms just now and it doesn't leave an oily icky residue - just very smooth and sufficiently moisturised :)  And it smells similar to the GIRLIGO Body Mist that Iris gifted me sometime back; the scent also lingers on for a while.  Another plus point? A very generous 300ml tub at SGD$16 :)



 

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And finally, MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME in PERPETUAL FLAME!!! I didn't quite intend to haul one of these but after spotting them and swatching a couple, I fell for the smooth, satiny finish and the vibrant shades. 



PERPETUAL FLAME is a fuschia-raspberry shade that somehow also manages to lean a little corally-red.  I find its a little bit of this and that and then some more - notice I somehow always end up with at least one thing that's either a little hard to describe or a little hard to photograph.  When I saw it swatched, I thought it reminded me a lot of a lipstick I totally regret not picking up - MAC IMPASSIONED - that was launched in the COLOUR READY Collection.  IMPASSIONED is not available in Singapore and I remember stalking Karla Sugar because I was hoping a chum visiting US might be able to help me get hold of it.  And lo behold, while having coffee and discussing our haul, I checked out Temptalia's review and BAM! she mentioned that PERPETUAL FLAME is somewhat close (minus the fuschia iridescent sheen) to Impassioned! Yaaayyyyyyy!  

 

However, the thing is this - I realised only at that point, that Temptalia's review of the Pro Longwear Lipcremes featured way more than 8 shades that were on sale in our MAC stores (we checked them out in both ION and Tangs).  Maybe the others will come later? *shrugs*  At any rate, there's another shade I'm interested in (as always) - UNLIMITED (a medium pink). 

What I was fascinated with was that initially, the Lipcremes apply really creamy (some with a little slip even!) but as the minutes went by, they sort of "set" and took on a smooth, satiny finish. As to how these wear on the lips, I'll be only able to tell much later.  Of course, I'm never without my lipbalm :)

 

You can check out Temptalia's detailed reviews of the PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME Collection HERE (Part 1) and HERE (PART 2)

 

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So that's all for today - I'm totally exhausted but super-pleased with the haul and I hope to be trying these out soon :)

 

Did you get caught up in the frenzy that's URBAN DECAY NAKED? And what have you hauled (or will be hauling) this week?

 

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DISCLAIMER: All products featured were purchased with my own money. 


posted by
9/18/10

Wow, the Pro Longwear! I can say that I've never been excited by any M.A.C. releases before this, but do you know if they've brought in the lip markers and base range from the line? Great (colourful) haul as usual. ;)


posted by
9/18/10

You got "KATE" I love BR2... and also BR1(which have a hint of pink/red tone to it).

Naked.. I'm so tempted to get it.. but I didn't! Donno why(I guess only me la) I have major creasing when I use the Alice book of shadows :( try it with TFSI and paintpot as base :( What base you normally use when you use UD??


posted by
9/18/10

AB... I wanna comment in your entries.. but whenever I pop I try to leave a comment.. onsugar keep asking me to login :(


posted by
9/18/10

Chantana: Oh my that happened to me too on MariAsh's blog! I've been wanting to 'follow' her and comment of some of her entries but I can't because of the very same reason. :( Thanks for always having something nice to contribute in the comments though hun! :D


posted by
9/18/10

The naked palette is so gorgeous! I've ordered one too and can't wait to receive it. Do show us some of the looks you'll be creating with it if you can. :)


posted by
9/18/10

hehe i got the naked palette today too!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D


posted by
9/18/10

Ooooo, someone was a-hauling today! I'm so surprised that Soap & Glory made it to Singapore and it's great that they priced it quite affordably as well.

Hey Chantana,
I use UD Primer Potion with the Alice palette, and it works superbly!


posted by
9/18/10

I wasn't aware that the longwear lippies were already in Sg! I really want Good to Go... do you know if it's available here?


posted by
9/18/10

I love the Soap and Glory haul! Nice! It looks really smooth and is so wallet-friendly!


9/18/10

I like the scents of the soap and glory stuff, and at $35 for that perfume, it's kinda tempting me to eventually get it~ sweet and musky, I like!

And thanks again for getting all the palettes for me! lol you rock!


posted by
9/18/10

The Prowear color you got is so Kas! haha. I've tried the KATE eyeshadows and while the texture is really fun I'm not a big fan of the glitter and sparkle (but I know you are~) so I'll probably just dab at the testers because it's so fun to 'tap' it. haha!


posted by
9/18/10

Love the closeups of the Naked palette. I like that Kate gel es too, but after I got Jill Stuart eye jelly, I stop using them. JS ver are bling bling sparkly...I like!


posted by
9/18/10

Its finally yours! So i bet you would be wearing neutrals almost everyday right? (:


posted by
9/18/10

i bought that gel shadow frm KATE some time back n its brilliant! stays on n doesnt crease!! n subtle shimmers! SO PRETTY :)


posted by
9/18/10

Gosh! Everyone is tempting me with the naked palette! But I should be discipline and wait for my book of shadow to come to singapore=)


posted by
9/19/10

Yup yup yup I got NAKED too! LOL. Naughty! 8-P As for d MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme, I'm eyeing both Love Forever! and Unlimited (tho I got Overtime in d end =.=). Till Tomorrow looks good for a MLBB look doncha think? Aw man this is baaaad...bad for my wallet. Sigh.


posted by
9/19/10

AB: The base range will reportedly hit our stores next September. As for the markers, we didn't hear anything about those for now. When I was at MAC yesterday, I asked if there are more lipsticks in this range (since Temptalia reviewed a good deal more shades), I was told that this is it; I was also told that these are LE for now. Thanks :)

Chantana: I've no issues with my UD shadows actually - I usually use either MAC Paintpot and sometimes I use TFSI (but mostly MAC Paintpot). Have you tried a thinner layer of Paintpot? or could it be the paintpot is getting dry? My DELFT (that I hit-jar) - it was drying up but I used it anyways and my eyeshadow creased before I left the house! I recently got myself a new one.


posted by
9/19/10

Shandelsam: LOL! I remember asking you in a different post if I had to fight with you over a UD palette! When will yours arrive? I will play with it soon!

Annalim: Yaayyy! Was the store crowded when you went? I went to Sephora Ngee Ann City at 2pm and it was strangely quiet. So anti-climax! LOL!


posted by
9/19/10

Iris: Yah lah ... all it takes is one week being cooped up at home and then I go wild in the stores! LOL! But I'm glad I picked up whatever I did .. was actually tempted to pick up another Pro Longwear lippy yesterday but decided to hold out. Waiting to check out Toxic Tale from Venomous Villains

Charlene: Good To Go is the super bright orange right - its in the displayer but there is a SOLD OUT sticker on it (both in MAC TANGS and MAC SEPHORA ION) - I just called MAC TANGS to check and they said they don't have stock of it at all. Am unsure about the other counters. If its any consolation, Temptalia's review indicates NEON ORANGE and MORANGE (which I'm pretty sure is available in the permanent lineup) is very similar to Good To Go :)


posted by
9/19/10

Iris and Beadsandends: Yes, the Soap & Glory counter is a definitely Yay for me - a lot of nice smelling stuff and really affordable. And I like that the tubes and tubs are big - I don't feel like I'm being extravagant ... which is important given all the mega-hauling done hitherto


posted by
9/19/10

Sophia: The perfume really lasted quite long on me! I wiped it away with the baby wipe but long after I got home, I could still detect it! And it was actually quite fun doing all the stalking and the kanchiong-ing over the palettes! For you (and me), anytime!!! :D


posted by
9/19/10

Sara: Noooo - i can't remember but it might be Chantana's blog entry - she mentioned that dabbing at it with your finger gets you a very sheer glittery payoff, but with a brush, you actually get smooth colour. I tried it at home with both my brush and fingers - its definitely way more opaque with a brush. I have no idea why but it just is! Will show shots of brush vs finger swatches when I get around to posting an EOTD with it :D

SaraH: the moment I saw the gold, I wanted it! LOL! I have MAC Paintpot in Cashflow which is much too pale and cool for the deeper gold shades


posted by
9/19/10

Chocfull: thank you! Ahh, you're a sparkle-fiend like me!

Michelle and Kate: LOL! Kas finally has a goldy-neutral palette! No lah, won't use everyday! I think Sephora will restock but Sephora Ion seems to have run out of it as of yesterday?


posted by
9/19/10

Jerlaine: I was (and am still! eyeing Unlimited! I keep swatching it but telling myself I shouldnt. Love Forever is not in the current lineup :( but Temptalia's review indicates Pink Noveau (from permanent lineup) is very similar. I swatched Till Tomorow and on me, its got this nude pink with almost a touch of gray; I prefer Unlimited on me :D


posted by
9/19/10

Ooh yeah, that's true, I haven't tried it with a brush yet. Noo, I'm afraid your comparison might just tempt me into getting it.... Lol


posted by
9/19/10

Sara: Ok, then AM DEFINITELY gonna show the comparison pics! LOL! :P


posted by
9/20/10

*finger points at kas* for making me fall in love with the soap & glory body scrub :p


posted by
9/20/10

Amy: LOL!!! But nice things like this are meant to be shared! I'm soooo happy you love it! I tried the foamy scrub this morning and "LOVE!" :flower:



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