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Urban Decay Eye Primer, now I know what the fuss is about

Almost 6 weeks ago, I purchased Urban Decay eye primer and after just a few uses, I’ve never looked back. It was recommended to me by another blogger who said she liked it much more than the NARS eye primer. And she was right!

This is the third eye primer I’ve tried. First, it was the Bare Minerals primer in pearl, which has a nice sheen and even coverage primer that was great, but very hard to get out of the container. Plus, a lot of it ended up going to waste because it was too hard to push to the top of the tube.

Next, I went for easy to apply with NARS. One swipe of the wand brush and you have a nice line of primer than just takes a second to smooth on your eyelid. Nothing special, but it gets the job done. Reviews on Sephora.com said it takes a little too long to dry, which I would tend to agree with.

Finally, I tested the cult classic, Urban Decay eye primer. This primer has a skin tone tint to it so you already get skin-evening coverage before applying any color. Basically, it’s a winner. Dries quickly, lasts indefinitely and is silky smooth. Plus, I absolutely love the tip of the tube for easy application.

If you need a new (or want to try the best) eye primer, click here to get Urban Decay from Sephora!

Eyebrow pencil, Bobbi Brown gloss and more in what I bought today

In a recent Sephora purchase (yes, the one that got me to Rouge status if you read the post earlier this week) I re-upped some old stand-bys and also tried some new potential winners.

Here’s a snapshot of my shopping cart:

What I bought today 10-1


1. REN Frankincense revitalising Night Cream. This is on the Perfection List and has earned it’s place in my drawer as the best night cream around.

2. Ouidad Tress Effects. I have naturally wavy hair that I can blow dry with a diffuser and gel to get generally wavy curls. I have tried so many spray gels and texturixers but this Ouidad gel is the all-time best.

3. Anastasia Brow Wiz. This is a new product. I’m still using a brow pencil from about 5 years ago just because it’s not part of my daily routine. It’s drying out and falling apart and is well overdue for an upgrade. This Brow Wiz pencil is one of the highest rated brow tools on Sephora.com. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors.

4. Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Black Ruby. If you’ve checked the Everyday Lipsticks page lately, you’ll know I love the High Shine gloss in Pink Sequin. For a more dramatic look, I’m interested to try Black Ruby!

5. Dr. Brandt Skincare Do Not Age. This was purchased with some Sephora points. I’m interested to give it a try and it could, at the very least, be a great little pot of cream to keep on my desk for dry skin touch ups.

Sephora VIB Rouge: OMG what does this mean?

Hey lovely ladies,

I am so sorry you haven’t heard from me for a few weeks. “Real life”, as opposed to my beauty life, sometimes gets in the way! But I’m back with another post and a revelation from a recent purchase. That revelation is: OMG. I was shopping at Sephora online and during checkout received a notice that I had almost hit “Rouge” status. At first I thought, “Awesome!” And then I thought, “Oh wow, I wonder how much you have to spend to get Rouge status. $1000 in a calendar year, that’s how much. And I got there on exactly October 1 with two months to spare.

Are there any other readers out there who have recently discovered (via Sephora Rouge) how much they actually are spending on beauty products?

If so, let me know in the comments and check back soon for some great reviews from my recent Sephora purchase!