FIRST IMPRESSIONS | Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Urban Decay’s Vice2 Palette… all I can really say is HOLY PIGMENT! This was my first Urban Decay palette and honestly, I never understood what the hype was about until I swatched it.

Check out my first impression / swatches here:

Overall, the plastic packaging looks somewhat tacky but it is definitely sturdy and could withstand travel. The eye shadow colors themselves are incredibly pigmented and varied enough that you could wear this palette from day to night.

Here are two looks I’ve worn recently using only the Vice 2 Palette.



Even though the palette is a bit pricey, you get 20 eyeshadows so it comes out to about $3 each. Not bad. Overall I’d definitely recommend this palette if you aren’t afraid to go beyond neutrals.

Do you have the Vice 2 palette? What did you think of it?


DIY | How to De-pot Makeup, Reduce Clutter!

Getting organized and clutter free is a constant focus of mine. As my makeup collection grew, I realized that I needed to reduce the space it took up. One of the ways I accomplished this was de-potting many of my eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers, to create my own palettes.

So de-potting saved me this much clutter:




Now, neatly organized:IMG_4319


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • sharp metal object (I used a sewing needle)
  • Z palette (or other empty palette)
  • magnetic circles to attach the makeup pot to the palette
  • rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • q-tips
  • wax paper
  • hair iron

Watch me do it:

Did you try de-potting? What method did you use? Leave your comments below. 🙂

DIY | Marble Nail Art

If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of easy nail art. When I say easy, I mean, DIY, at home, no crazy contraptions needed. This time around, it’s marble nails. I love this technique because the outcome is stunning and chances are, you have all the supplies you need.

Here’s what you need:

  • clear base coat/top coat
  • dark nail polish color
  • lighter nail polish color
  • pair of scissors
  • saran wrap
  • drying drops (optional)

Check out how easy it is:

Let me know if you tried it and what colors you used!