This journal has more pages in it than I expected, making its 'height' when sitting on a table about 1cm. So there's plenty of pages to write things down.
The binding is good quality; it feels like a paperback novel, not a flimsy journal. There is also a flat pocket inside the back cover. I find those helpful in folders and notebooks so I think it's a nice addition. The artwork scattered throughout ('from designs from the past 10 years' according to the description) is from past palettes and deluxe eyeshadow cases, for the most part. Some examples would be the cover designs of the Book of Shadows Volumes 3 and 4, the cover of the Vegan Palette, the cover of the Show Pony palette, etc. The quotes on the inside pages are generically inspiring; cute though. The eyeshadows pictured on the cover appear to be the ones from the 15th anniversary palette, probably my favorite palette they've made, so I really like that. I wish they'd gone back even farther in UD history and perhaps included promotional photos or makeup looks - oh well!
I also really like that the front and back covers are made from paper of a significantly higher weight and thickness than the pages you write on, so it feels like a real book. Overall really great quality.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Violent Orchid Tote
Elevate your daily schlep with our limited-edition tote bag. It’s cool, functional and roomy enough to stash all your stuff.
This bag is exactly what I hoped it would be. Actually it is larger than I expected so I suppose it exceeded my expectations. When the description said you could use it as a gym bag I was skeptical, but now that I have the bag in my hands I don't think that would be a difficult task at all. It would definitely fit a gym towel and a change of clothes (though maybe not also a hair dryer or a pair of shoes, depending on the size of those items of course). I think it would also work as an overnight bag, depending on where you're going (jammies and a toothbrush, definitely). This bag definitely toes the line of oversized and I think comes out on the "suitable for everyday use" end of the spectrum.
The one detail it seems they did not think of was a small interior pocket for tampons and whatnot. I appreciate an inner pocket because I keep extra meds and a travel phone charger in there too. Unfortunately this bag is just a pit with no options for further organization. Fortunately it is large enough that you can root around without getting too frustrated.
The only other bad thing I have to say about this bag is that the inner lining (which is a fabulous lime green, I might add) isn't really sewn down at the bottom, so there is a lot of give and movement to it. I wish it were a bit more secure as I am concerned of my keys damaging it. It seems very thin (but it's oh so silky!)
I would add that one design detail I really like it that the zipper pulls are thick and have "UD" imprinted in them - just like the zippers on the 15th anniversary quinceañera makeup bags from a couple years ago, except this time they are gunmetal pewter colored. So badass.
I'm disappointed with this shirt, plain and simple.
First, with the good: the color is a really nice light lavender; the photo is true to the actual color of the shirt. The material is super soft and light. The shape of shirt falls well.
Now with the cons. First of all, the cut made in the shirt are ridiculous, like someone just went at it with scissors (which is what I'm pretty sure happened). As someone who loves hardcore punk and was into the music scene for many years, there are ways to cut a shirt so it looks good/edgy/whatever, and there are ways to cut a shirt so it looks.. like you cut up a perfectly good shirt. This shirt falls into the latter category, I am heartbroken to say. I was expecting it to be hand-cut, but honestly the cuts that were made are careless. Mine actually has little, I-don't-know-how-you-say, "hesitation marks" - as if the shirt was not flat while it was being cut. The holes in the top of the sleeves are gigantic and unflattering. On the model the cuts in the sleeves look like either simple slits or diamond shapes; in reality, they are gaping ovals. The "straps" of the shirt created by the ovals are not even, although not glaringly so - they are about 1cm off. I really wish the shirt was left intact; I would have preferred it that way.
The design on the shirt isn't really true to the photo. The colors are darker (it's not a "vintage look" as the photo sort of suggests) and the "metallic ink" the description mentions is kind of an afterthought. The print looks and feels like the heavy print applied to a t-shirt for a sports team - it's kind of thick (sorry I don't know how else to describe that). The print looks like eye shadow in only your most liberal definition. The innocent bystander who sees your shirt will not know it's supposed to be eye shadow unless you tell them.
I haven't made up my mind whether I'm going to keep this shirt or send it back. I want to see if the appearance improves after washing it; if it does, I will update this review. It may be one of those cases were it looks better after many many washes. I'm disappointed but optimistic, I suppose.
Pros light fabric, nice color, soft
Cons cuts are sloppy, print design is 'thick', cuts are not symmetrical
I used NAKED2 more than the original Naked Palette. I just love the flattering griege shades! The case is tin but it's not obnoxious and the brush is high quality and works well. The Lip Junkie sample is to die for. Overall definitely worth the money. I love this palette!!
The variety and quality of the polish is outstanding - the glittery shades are opaque and the shiny shades are buttery smooth. My one complaint is that even the glittery shades chip easily. Well worth the coin spent overall :)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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24/7 Travel-Size Set of 5
Our creamy, skip-proof, waterproof pencils are the best EVER, EVER, EVER! Finally try those shades you’ve been lusting after… or give them away as gifts.
The value in these sets is excellent, I highly recommend getting your hands on one or both! They glide on easily, last all day, resist smudging and fading, and come in all these great colors. The formula is a bit tricky to remove, especially with the darker shades, but overall it's easily the best liner on the market. And you really can't go wrong when they're packaged in thick, squishy trays!
I already had one or two of these colors, but at this value it was still worth it to get the other 3 nearly-full-sized pencils. They come in a sturdy, keepsake worthy tray (I haven't decided if I want to keep yet). They glide on like silk and last all day and night - I'm serious, try sleeping in them! Your makeup still looks good in the morning!
The only thing keeping this from being a 5-star product is the gimmicky nature of the technology features. I don't have any use for it - why watch the videos on your phone when you could watch them on your laptop? And how many times could you possibly view each video - maybe 2 or 3 times apiece? For that I removed one star overall and one star from ease of use -- I'm not into the drawer setup in general. The products though are incredible, as UD products almost always are. I collect UD palettes so although I wasn't blown away by how the colors in the palette looked online, I knew I'd buy it anyway. Once I had the palette in my hands and swatched the colors myself though, I was smitten. They really are fabulous! One or two are on the powdery side, but I found the vast majority to be the same buttery texture I've come to expect from UD, unlike some of the online reviews. The 24/7 liner was my first time trying that set, and it's really smudge and flake-proof. I was very impressed. Photos really don't do it justice - order it and see it in the daylight for yourself!
Pros Highly Pigmented, beautiful colors, good selection
Cons bulky, gimmicky, heavy
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Vibrant, silky, and luscious to-the-touch, Deluxe Shadows feature couture quality, a larger fill, and the richest, most brilliant color imaginable.
I have the Deluxe eyeshadows in Ruthless (a sandy taupe) and Heat (a fiery red, which I think is discontinued), in addition to the Deluxe palette (not swatched). Although UD's regular formula shadows are superb, they used a different formula with these Deluxe shadows, hence a different product. The texture of the deluxe shades is rich and shimmery and they feel dense and buttery when you're using them. I feel like UD could sell only this formula of eyeshadow and making a killing; they're that nice. I highly recommend Ruthless as an everyday light neutral, whereas Heat makes green eyes pop for the occasional fierce look. I did blend these out slightly in the photo. That's about as dark as Ruthless gets but Heat can be much, much darker when applied more heavily or wet. The packaging! Oh, the packaging. Each shade has a different fun illustration, and the pots themselves are big and have rounded lids. That makes them a pain to store in some cases but these shadows do not want to be stored away - they want to be on your vanity and admired! I adore the Deluxe shadows. Highly recommended.
At first I was put off a bit by the increased price of The Black Palette compared with Preen, Vegan, Show Pony, etc., but when you look at how much product you're getting (0.04 oz) it's actually a very good value. For comparison, normally in these size palettes Urban Decay gives you 0.03 oz and full-size pots at 0.05. All the shadows are definitely shades of black despite how they look in the palette. My favorite is Jet, the purple black shade! Black Dog is also amazing Photo: I swatched four shades of Urban Decay's black shadows. On the left is Perversion (matte black, in the permanent line), second from the left is BLACK DOG from this palette, second from the right is Deluxe Eyeshadow in Zero (from the Deluxe Palette), and on the right is Blackout (from the 15th Anniversary Palette). As you can see, Black Dog is the easy winner as far as being most strongly pigmented, although Blackout is a close second. If you want the blackest black shadow, the Black Palette is a must for you. I can't say I use this palette too often, honestly just when I know I'll be hitting a dive bar that night, but if you wear a dark eye on a regular basis you will find the Black Palette very useful.