Recently, Robyn from Lipstickonthelake started self-hosting her blog, and she hosted a giveaway as a celebration. I was so pleased and surprised when she emailed me saying that I was the giveaway winner! Go check out Robyn’s blog if you aren’t already following it – not only is her blog now self-hosted, but she also just reached her one year blogging anniversary. Thank you for the generous giveaway, Robyn, and a big congratulations to you!
The prize for the giveaway was an Urban Decay Naked Palette of my choice. I already own the Naked 1 palette, which I absolutely love and is my fall-back palette on days I don’t know what to use. I was trying to decide between Naked 2 and 3, and ended up choosing Naked 2. As much as I love the pink/rosy shades in Naked 3, I have a feeling I’ll get more use out of the taupey shades in Naked 2, plus Robyn said that one was her favourite.
Anyways, today I just wanted to share some quick pics of what came in the mail! Swatches will come in a separate post at a later date 🙂
Robyn sent the palette directly from her online Sephora order. I am not entirely sure why, but my fiancé was rather eager to open the package, so I let him do so and watched as he ooohed over the contents – LOL. All of the items inside came in a black Sephora dustbag, which I’ve never seen before in any of my previous Sephora orders before – fancy!
Ahold, the beauty that is the Naked 2 palette:
All of these colours look stunning, but I’m especially excited to use Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, and Busted.
As with the other Naked palettes, it also comes with a nice dual-ended brush. This one is different from the one in the original Naked palette:
There were also a few samples that were included with the order:
- A pan of the Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Fireball – this is a peach-pink duochrome. The pan looks a bit scary – the colour looks straight-up pink, which I try to avoid. I looked up swatches online and it looks like an awesome shade, though. I’m so excited to use it!
- Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – This is apparently a gel cream that can intensely moisturize and calm dehydrated, irritated skin.
- Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – I’ve used some of this brand’s products before when I’ve gotten a facial and I really liked it, but I’ve never owned anything by Laneige or used their products for an extended period of time. This is an overnight revitalizing gel mask.
- Laneige Water Bank Serum – This claims to be a 24-hour ultra-hydrating serum. I love serums, especially ones designed to be very hydrating.I’m eager to give all of these a try and start digging into the Naked 2 palette! A big thanks again to Robyn for the wonderful giveaway!