Things I’m Loving #3

Things I'm Loving 3

1. Breaking Bad – I’m never one to watch a TV series when it actually airs and I’ve had to coerce myself into watching this (don’t judge me). But, I’m now into series two and I have to say I’m loving it – I have no idea what happens throughout its entirety but I’m intrigued – no spoilers please!

2. Ciate Fit for a Queen – this nail varnish has made me fall in love with painting my toes all over again. It came with my Mini Mani Month advent calendar and I adore it. It’s exceptionally metallic and two coats does the job easily – sparkly silver nails are mine.

3. Fifty Shades of Grey OST – last week I ventured to the cinema with the girls to watch the eagerly anticipated film. In a screen full of women, I endured the two-hour romp fest and came out feeling a little uninterested in the whole shebang. But what I did enjoy was the pretty amazing soundtrack which accompanies the movie, especially Beyonce’s Crazy in Love.

4. Primark’s Instagram – I’m very  much a Primark princess, but it pains me that the retailer still doesn’t have a website where I can buy, well, everything. Instead I have to make do with pouring over its Instagram account, which is brilliant. The outfit collections, interior mock-ups and jewellery posts make me drool – just let me buy online, please!

5. Urban Decay Oz The Great & Powerful Palettes – these were released a couple of years ago and I received them for my birthday. Coming in two varieties Glinda and Theodora, the palettes are my absolute favourite Urban Decay items. Granted I don’t morph into Michelle Williams or Mila Kunis, but a girl can dream.

6. Flares – I heart flares. Always have done and always will do. I’ve owned several pairs over the years and I’m extremely happy that they are actually now in fashion. My current pair are from Next and they scream 70s, which makes me very happy. They also require platform heels, which is another reason to love them.

7. The Devil’s Rejects – horror films are my movie go-to, and I stumbled upon Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses by chance. It wasn’t the best film I’d ever sat through, but what it does do is introduce you to a family of sadistic killers who go on to star in the sequel, The Devil’s Rejects. Normally sequels are terrible but this is so much better than the first. It leaves you kind of feeling for the murderous sods, plus the soundtrack is amazing and you’ll definitely end up with a girl crush on Sheri Moon Zombie.

– love Stef x

Being Mia Wallace: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction

 “I’ll be there in three shakes of a lamb’s tail.” – Mia Wallace

Mia Wallace
It’s been 20 years since Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction hit the silver screen and the iconic Mia Wallace sashayed barefoot to You Never Can Tell.

Last month my favourite makeup brand, Urban Decay, released its limited edition Pulp Fiction palette dedicated to Mrs Wallace herself – and I want need it.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction

Containing five eyeshadow shades (three of which are new) and a double-ended brush, the palette is to die for, however, the collection also includes an eyeliner, nail varnish, lip pencil and lipstick.

BUT (and this is a big but), all the pieces are sold separately. And I am half furious, half gutted.

Completely unlike the fantastic Oz the Great and Powerful palettes, which held eight eyeshadows, an eyeliner and a lip crayon in one set. So, in my fury I haven’t gone out and bought any of the Pulp Fiction collection.

I’m cutting my nose off to spite my face, but in all honesty, I can’t justify spending in excess of £50 – Mrs Mia Wallace, I want to be you, but not that much…

Have you bought any of the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction collection? More importantly, can I borrow it?

– love Stef x

Urban Decay Naked3: Beauty Review

Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands – I love its creative palettes and high quality products, but I really love its Naked collection.

The much anticipated Naked3 graced us UK folk with its presence on December 16th and I was first in line to collect, and boy am I glad I did.

Urban Decay Naked Collection

Coming in a rose gold tin with an almost ruched effect (to differentiate from the Naked2 packaging), the shadows inside Naked3 are 12 never before seen shades, and who doesn’t love new ways to get Naked?

Okay smutty comments aside, Urban Decay have taken a slight risk with its third instalment of its best-selling palettes. Pink-toned eyeshadows have the somewhat potential to become unwearable as there’s a fine line between complimenting your colouring, and making you look like you’ve been crying your heart out for hours.

The previous Naked shadows were a mixture of warm browns and beiges in a variety of matte, satin and shimmer finishes, but this time, each shade has a rose gold/pink and taupe tone.

Urban Decay Naked Collection Shadows

So what have we got?

There’s a mixture of glitters, shimmers, matte and satin so that a variety of looks can be created as well as offering something for everyone.

If I’m honest, I was dubious as these are colours I’ve never considered wearing. It was more about wanting to own the coveted palette – yes I’m a pathetic person. But I have to say the contents surprised me:

Urban Decay Naked3

Strange – a pale neutral pink matte-satin

Dust – a pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter

Burnout – light pinky-peach satin

Limit – light dusty rose matte

Buzz – metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter

Trick – light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle

Urban Decay Naked3

Nooner – medium pinky-brown matte

Liar – medium metallic mauve shimmer

Factory – a pinky-brown satin

Mugshot – metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift

Darkside – deep taupe-mauve satin

Blackheart – smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle

Despite my pathetic need to own this palette regardless of whether its offerings are for me, I have to say I really love it. Limit and Nooner are brilliant crease colours and Liar adds a nice bit of sparkle to the lid.

Overall Urban Decay have struck (rose) gold with its latest Naked addition and it’s nice to see the same amazing quality continued without needless repetition.

Urban Decay Naked3 is £37 and available here.

– Love Stef x