Review: Urban Decay Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Today’s post is a review on Urban Decay’s Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. UD’s newest foundation, the All-Nighter foundation, has been getting a lot of coverage amongst the beauty community since it was released last year, but I had never heard much about this foundation even before the new one was even out.

I don’t use foundation regularly, and had been on a kick where I was only using BB cream for two or three years. However, at the beginning of last year, I was interested in finding a foundation that would be suitable for dry skin. This one was a recommendation from a friend, who also has dry skin and thought it might be a good fit for me.

The Urban Decay Weightless Ultra Definition foundation retails at $47 CAD for 30 mL. The bottle comes with a pump, and the range carries 24 shades. The friend who recommended this formula to me has dark skin, and said that she’s always had issues finding formula collections that have a dark enough shade for her, so she was impressed with the selection.

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Wedding Planning Series: DIY Glitter Table Numbers

Today’s post is on a wedding DIY project that I’ve been working on for the past few months – DIY glitter table numbers. They actually don’t take very much time; I made 15 of them and would say they can be finished in 3-4 days. I just kept abandoning the project and going back to it!

We thought about doing watercolour table numbers, but ultimately decided to do these glitter table numbers instead. These sell for around $15-$20 each on Etsy – which means I would’ve had to spend around $300 on table numbers. I’m not a particularly crafty person, but knew I could spend only a fraction of that if I made them myself.

This is a fairly self-explanatory DIY. You can pretty much tell how it’s made just by looking at it! Spread glue, glitter, repeat. However, in this post, I hope to offer a few tips and tricks I picked up while making these.

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Best of the Best: 2016 Favourites

Although we’re already into the middle of January, today’s post is on my favourite products of 2016. This post focuses on my favourites in each makeup category, although there are a few categories that I did not include because I either did not try anything new in that category, or I didn’t find anything I loved during the year. A few of these products you will have also seen in my two bi-annual favourites posts.

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FACE PRODUCTS

Foundation Primer: Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer

I discovered this primer in early 2016, and although I’ve only used up sample after sample of this primer, I’ve fallen in love with it. It goes onto the skin feeling like a moisturizer, and applies smoothly without giving that typical silicone feeling that a lot of primers do. It feels very hydrating on my dry skin, and I’m really glad I still have a few tubes of samples left of this before I need to start purchasing it!

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October-December Empties

Today’s post is on all of the items I used up from October to December, as well as a summary of my empties for the year. I was shocked at how few products I used up in the last last three months of the year, even compared to the usual small amount I tend to finish on a quarterly basis! I think it was because I was busy trying out so much new stuff, particularly in November and December, that I didn’t really end up using much 😛 I’ve been continuing to try using up my Shiseido samples, so you’ll see a lot of those in this post. My Q4 empties is pretty BORING, but I think my 2016 empties summary may be a little more interesting.

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The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel and Grapefruit Body Butter

There’s not much to say about this except that as always, the Body Shop shower gels and body butters are constants in my empties. Satsuma and Grapefruit are two of my favourite scents from The Body Shop, too, so I will definitely pick up more of these as my collection of body care goes down (maybe in 2020).

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Late 2016 Favourites

Today’s post is on the products I loved in the last half of 2016. Although most of these were not new releases in 2016, they were all products that came into my collection during the last half of the year. In case you’re interested, I did a 2016 mid-year favourites post here.

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

I received this palette in a giveaway from dear Robyn of Lipstick on the Lake in August, and I have been absolutely loving it since. It’s a very versatile palette, and is in constant rotation in my makeup routine. My review of the palette can be found here.

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2017 Beauty Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone, and welcome to 2017!

As per new year traditions, a lot of people make resolutions to have a happier, healthier new year. I am generally not one to make resolutions, cause…

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Hah, just kidding! I usually don’t make resolutions because I know I won’t be able to keep them longer than a month. However, I thought it would be fun to make some beauty resolutions for the coming year. These are pretty much my beauty goals or challenges for the year, and I will check back at the end of 2017 to see if I kept any of my resolutions!

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