Beauty Reviews, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Elements Palette is WOW!

I think one of my favorite eyeshadow palette purchases of 2018 was Urban Decay Elements Palette that’s now $26 but currently out of stock : ( — but Urban Decay been known to restock sale items online.

Elements is like Star Trek, meets Boy George — err, ok that’s a little weird. However, these shades have an 80’s Culture Club feel to me.

My favorite is the shifty Fortune Teller shade (to the right of the bright blue one) that looks grey but is actually “metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift” YES!

I also the brown Moon Rock shade which is “metallic copper with iridescent sparkle”. The greens have a Slytherin quality, unfortunately I’m not much of a green eyeshadow girl but they are pretty!

The case is gorgeous too with a sparkly rainbow cover and huge mirror. I love a good mirror!

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Macy’s Beauty Box – August 2018

The Macy’s Beauty Box costs $15/month and I am loving the August Box! Here’s what I got:


Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask – Full-Sized Price: $34

TonyMoly Master Lab Hyaluronic Sheet Mask – Price: $4

It Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream – Full-Sized Price: $38

Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquer in #378 Be Unique – Full-Sized Price: $34

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – Full-Sized Price: $32

Juicy Couture Our perfume sample. I also got a cool iridescent plastic make-up bag.

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April 2018 Beauty Favorites

Wow April went fast and I have so many favorites this month. Check out my April Beauty Favorites!


I have products from Urban Decay, ColourPop, Elf, Lush, Schmidt’s, Dr. Jart+, VitaBath, and More!

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My Top 3 Wish List Palettes For April

There are so many drool worthy palettes this Spring and I can’t decide which ones to get. Here are my Top 3 wish list picks.

Tarte Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Eyeshadow PaletteI am loving the sparkly colors in this Tarte mermaid palette. The purple Bubbles shade looks amazing.


Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette – I think this is my favorite on the list. I can’t resist unicorns.


Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat – I think this would be an awesome palette for Summer! I like the Strike shade.

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Which palette do you want for Summer?

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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Liquid Lipstick Review

The Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Liquid Lipstick is on sale now at Urban Decay for $9 (originally $18) I received a sample pack and tried 4 shades and they are pretty neat.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Liquid Lipstick comes in 12 shades including:

  • Litter – Silver
  • White Lie -White
  • 3rd Degree – Gold
  • Fever – Orange
  • Copycat – Red/Orange
  • Regulate – Pink/Purple
  • Monarchy – Purple
  • Reverb – Fuscia
  • Ritual – Blue
  • Circuit – Green
  • Bruja – Maroon
  • Seether – Red


What’s to love?

My favorite shade is the White Lie. You can apply these over Vice Lipstick shade to rev them up a bit and give them a special effect. They are the consistency of lipgloss and it’s like adding a shine or glitter to your lips which is pretty cool. You can add a thick or thin coat for different effects.

According to Urban Decay they come in shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes and they are a gel-cream which makes sense. It was not sticky for me and I had good lasting power (4-6 hours).


This is the White Lies shade alone.

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NEW From Urban Decay: The UD X Kristen Leanne Collection

Urban Decay just released the new UD X Kristen Leanne line which includes and it’s so beautiful. She is a is a cruelty-free beauty influencer that uses lots of glitter (yay) and bright colors.

Here are my two favorite products from the line that are going on my wish list.

The UD X Kristen Leanne limited-edition Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette – Price $39

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Image Credit: Urban Decay

 UD X Kristen Leanne Daydream Eyeshadow Palette – Price $26

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Image Credit: Urban Decay

What’s YOUR favorite product?

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Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Review

I love the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick. I just received the Sheer Liar Shade which is a gorgeous glossy muted pinky-brown shade and it’s on sale now for $10 which make it even better.


What’s to love?

The Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick  has a high-shine finish with a creamy texture. I can wear it for abut 3-5 hours between applications and it looks amazing all day. I also like wearing this sheer finish over other Vice shades for a high-gloss finish.

It also has “Maxi-Lip™ (which defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller)” and I have to say my lips do look amazingly full with this product.

This formula gets great reviews and I hope they are not discontinuing it. The sale shades include:

  • Sheer F-Bomb (red)
  • Sheer Ladyflower (rose-pink)
  • Sheer Liar (pinky-brown nude)
  • Sheer Shame (berry)
  • Sheer Slowburn (orange-red)
  • Sheer Streak (coral-pink)

They also have their Revolution Lipstick and Matte Revolution on sale now for $10!

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Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette Review

I went a little Urban Decay crazy over the holidays and ended up with some amazing deals. The Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette is one of mu favorites.


What’s to love?

The Urban Decay Vice lipstick line is an all time favorite of mine so when I saw this palette on sale it was a “must have”.

It’s a neat palette because it has “metallized shades up top, with coordinating matte shades underneath” and my favorite Amulet shade.

You also get a neat brush so that you can layer on the go. I really love the variety of this palette and of course the quality is excellent.


The top also flips over with side hinges so that your lipsticks are protected. How cool is that? And yes — Lipstick is my Vice!


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Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette is currently on sale for $39 and I actually got my for an additional 30% off which was nice.


Afterdark is a 10 color set of  jewel-toned eye shadows. Seven of the shades are new and three are cult favorites. They are shade-shifting duotones and metallized shimmers which I love.


What’s to love?

The iridescent metallic purple case is really nice but does leave finger prints. The mirror is high quality and the case is easy to open.

Inside you get:

  • Alter – yellow
  • Scene – orange
  • Supersonic – rust
  • Sinful – bronze with a hint of gold
  • Off Duty – brown


  • Druggie – purple
  • Backfire – purple/mauve
  • Lounge – greenish teal
  • Fringe – teal
  • Paralyzed – blue



The shades are very pigmented and almost feel like cremes. They are very velvety powders. Alter is the lightest of the bunch and not as pigmented but the rest are nice and dark.

I’m 47 years old and a huge fan of the metallic shades. I find that they actually make my eyes look younger than the matte shades. My favorite colors in this palette are Sinful, Off Duty, Druggie and Backfire. I do have a hard time wearing blue shades with my green eyes but I use them as eyeliners and accents.

I did get all-day wear from the Druggie shade and it looked great after a day of work.

In comparing this the Heavy Metals Palette I find these shades to be more of the shade-shifting duotones and I love both palettes.


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17 Best Beauty Picks For 2017


I’ve compiled my favorite beauty products for 2017 and created a video to celebrate 2018! Thank you to everyone who have watch and read Queen of the Girl Geeks in 2017.

On a side note — these glasses are freaking me out because they remind me a bit of the Cyberman on Dr. Who.

Here’s my 17 favorite beauty picks list for 2017…

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette

Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Clinique Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Set 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor

Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm

Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon

Dirty Springwash Shower Gel

trèStiQue Mini Highlight Stick

Bath & Body Works French Collection

The Eggies Beauty Sponge Case & Jelly

Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Palette Cheek Palette

Bath & Body Works Unicorn Snot

Your Best Friend Dripping Bling Illuminating Creme

Tarte Limited Edition Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer

New It Girl Palette