17 Best Beauty Picks For 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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

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Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette Review

I just got the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette and I am over the top thrilled with it.

First up the case is amazing. Tt’s a nice heavy purple metal and the palette slides out sideways. I find that it’s super easy to use and it does not stick or slide out on its own.

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As for the palette you get 20 shades with a mirror in the center including:

GROUND (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)
SPANDEX (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)
METALHEAD (metallic deep purple)
MULLET (metallic deep green)
TWISTED (metallic gold)

ALUMINUM (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
DIVE (metallic medium blue)
PUNK ROCK (metallic fuchsia)
AMP (metallic bright teal)
GLAMROCK (metallic silver)

BASS (metallic bronze)
DEMO (metallic bronze-rose)
AFTERPARTY (metallic red)
ROADIE (metallic burgundy)
SCREAM (metallic mauve)

GLORY (metallic golden bronze)
STARFIRE (metallic bright copper)
ANGELFIRE (metallic pale pink)
MAIDEN (metallic beige)
ACOUSTIC (metallic nude)

I am so in love with the metallic shades. I find them to be very pigmented and they look amazing on my over 40 eyes with no creasing or caking. I think this one just moved into my Top 5 palettes of all time!

As of today 12/15 the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is on sale for $39.

 

Urban Decay Nagel Vice Lipstick Palettes

My 14-year-old self is so over the top crazy about the new Urban Decay Nagel Vice Lipstick Palettes. As many of you know Patrick Nagel designed the Duran Duran album cover for Rio with this famous shot and it’s so 80’s.

So being a huge Duran Duran fan and a huge Urban Decay fan this 5 lipstick palette is now on my Christmas list.

There are 3 palettes: Rio (see below), Sunglasses and one called Untitled and they each come with 5 shades of Vice Lipstick. So bring on the big hair, neon clothes and some “Hungry Like The Wolf” on the turntable. They 80’s are back!

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Image Credit: Urban Decay

Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara

The new Urban Decay Trouble Maker Mascara looks amazing! I am a bit of a mascara junkie and this one really interests me because it “contains two different types of black pigments, giving it an intensity that’s blacker”. I love really black, black mascara!

It also has a really neat brush that doesn’t look like a caterpillar! I am finding that smaller brushes work better for me.

Has anyone tried this formula yet? I am hoping a sample size shows up in one of my beauty boxes this Fall.

Bonnie’s August 2017 Beauty Favorites

Fall is finally here and I am so excited but I wanted to give August a last shout out with these favs that I picked up.

Here’s the list of my August Favorites and my video reveal…

Julep Dance in the Darkness Eclipse Set – This set is so pretty!

The shades from left to right are…

Lush Veganese Conditioner – Veganese is a light Vegan conditioner with “a mineral-rich agar agar gel base to soften hair and a herbal rosemary and lavender infusion for a healthy scalp” and it has a lemon juice for shine.

Urban Decay Shadow Box Palette – You get 12 2 3/4″ x 1/2″ shades including Sin, Indo, Bordello, Tornado, Smog, Blackout, Flash, Mushroom, Lost, Freelove, Moonshadow and Baked Cowboy.

    • Tornado is from the Wizard of Oz Glinda Palette.
    • Baked Cowboy, Indo and Moonshadow are new shades.
    • Smog is my favorite stand alone shade.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor – This shade is perfect for Fall!

MAC Upward Lash – The wand on this mascara is amazing!

Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon in Mulberry Cream – A deep red moisturizing lip crayon for Fall!

Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb – This one is a spicy one with black pepper oil, cinnamon leaf oil and Myrrh Resinoid but it smells really woodsy and good.

Lush Dark Arts Jelly Bomb! – Lush UK decided to release a new Bath Bomb called Darks Arts. It’s actually a new bath bomb called a jelly bomb and it looks amazing!

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backdoor Review

I absolutely love the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick and Amulet is one of my all time favorites but it’s getting low. However instead of replacing it I decided to try another Metallized shade for Fall. The shade I chose is called Backdoor and it’s a really nice bronzy shade.

Below is Backdoor on the left and Amulet on the right. Backdoor is a bit more bronzy than Amulet and both have a Metallized finish.

What’s to love?

The Urban Decay Vice Lipstick feels so luxurious to me. It goes on smooth and has amazing lasting power. The pigmentation is also amazing and people always ask me what brand I’m wearing when I go out in it.

I love this shade for Fall, it goes with everything and looks so pretty.

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Is Here!

I absolutely love the the Urban Decay Naked line. I have the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette and it’s one of my favorites. So I’m going nuts over the new release of the Urban Decay Naked Heat which has some gorgeous shades that include:

  • Ounce (ivory shimmer)
  • Chaser (light nude matte)
  • Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
  • Low Blow (brown matte)
  • Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
  • He Devil (burnt red matte)
  • Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
  • Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
  • Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte)
  • En Fuego (burgundy matte)
  • Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte)
  • Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)

The palette is $54 and it’s currently sold out on Ulta and Sephora and it’s supposed to be in stores at Ulta on July 9th.

And if that wasn’t cool enough there’s also the Limited Edition Heat Vice Lipstick Collection which includes:

  • Scorched – Metallized (metallic copper)
  • Heat – Metallized (burnt red w/gold pearl)
  • Fuel – Cream (warm peachy nude)

This entire set looks amazing and it’s calling my name!

Urban Decay Jean-Michael Basquiat Lipstick (and it’s on sale).

If you’ve been wanting to pick up something from the Urban Decay Jean-Michael Basquiat collection now is the time as it’s on sale now.

There are 3 shades of lipstick in the Urban Decay Jean-Michael Basquiat collection and they are now on sale at Sephora for $11.90 and I picked up Exhibition which is a pretty pink shade. The art on the tube is amazing too.

The shades are…

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The “three exclusive shades of Vice Lipstick are based on the colors in Basquiat’s work” and I found the formula to be very pigmented and pretty. These are a cream.

The Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette is also on sale for $23.80

Sephora online only has the 2 lipstick shades and the blush on sale right now so it looks like the collection is going fast!

Ulta online has also has the Jean-Michel Basquiat Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette on sale for $27.30 and the Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil for $14.00.

 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter is Coming Soon!

I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked line so I’m pretty excited that they are coming out with a new Naked Skin Shapeshifter palette that includes five cream and five powder formulas that contour, highlight, and color correct.

They haven’t announced when it will launch but I can’t wait!

5 Beautiful Pink Lipstick Picks For Summer 2017!

I am so excited that Summer is coming and my favorite lipstick for those warm months is pink! So I decided to share 5 amazing pink lipsticks that I can’t wait to wear this Summer.

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The Pinks have it! From Left to Right…

It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstic in Believe – This shade from It is a sheer/shimmer raisiny pink that looks translucent and pretty.

NYC Get It All Lipstick in PINKtastic – I love this creamy bright pink shade for a casual Summer look.

Urban Decay Vice Big Bang Lipstick – Big Bang is my favorite high end glittery pink shade! It reminds me of the 80’s and it looks amazing for day or night.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstic in Berry Light Medium – This lipstick/lip balm hybrid has a light sugar/vanilla scent and looks very sheer.

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx – This drug store pink is perfect for the beach! It’s a pretty cream and only costs $3.

I also swatched these pretty pink shades! From Left to Right…

  • Urban Decay in Big Bang
  • NYC in PINKtastic
  • Almay in Berry Light Medium
  • e.l.f. Moisturizing in Pink Minx
  • It Cosmetics Blurred Lines in Believe

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What is YOUR favorite pink shade for Summer?