Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value)

Have you ever wanted to try out NARS cosmetics before, but you did not want to spend a lot of cash to try it? I know NARS is expensive, but this is another brand that I truly love when it comes to there foundation, blushes and eye shadows. You trully get what you pay for with this brand.

Well, if you don't know I love when the holidays hit Sephora. During this time of the year Sephora unleashes the most amazing gifts sets at a value prices for all of the beauty and makeup junkies out there that want to get a taste of some of the amazing highend brands out there. The first value set I would like to share with you all is by NARS.

At Sephora online you can find this beautiful treat called NARS Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value) Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie for only $69. This set contains some of NARS top sellers like: the laguna bronzer, orgasm multiple and much more. I love this set for many reasons:

One, it  gives a person a chance to try out this amazing brand with out breaking the bank, secondly you are given a beautiful palette of eyeshadows which gives the wearer an ability to create looks that are appropriate for day or night, and lastly, you are able to try NARS best sellers like: the laguna bronzer, the multiple in Orgasm and a beatiful lipgloss. You essentially will have makeup for your eyes, lips and cheeks, love it!!

I currently own a few things from NARS such as the casino bronzer, orgasm, love joy and taos blush, few eye duos Sheer Glow foundation in Cadiz, a canes multiple and the orgasm lipgloss and I love them all! I feel that NARS products last such a long time due to the fact that there is so much product you get in each compact.  Now what exactly is in this beautiful beauty in a box?

 

Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value)
What it is:
A limited-edition kit featuring a handpicked collection of our favorites from NARS, plus a how-to guide.

What it does:
Sephora has teamed up with NARS to bring you this exclusive "Beauty in a Box" set featuring our latest product fixations, plus a step-by-step tutorial. Available for a limited time only.

This set contains:
– Essential Eye Palette – 5 x 0.05 oz Eyeshadow in Night Star (sheer peach with gold pearls), Galapagos (rich bronze with gold flecks), Nepal (rose with shimmer), Ondine (plum with gold shimmer), Thunderball (midnight gray) plus 0.03 oz Cream Shadow in Unconditional Love (peach beige shimmer)
– 0.28 oz Lip Gloss in Ophelia (strawberry nectar)
– 0.14 oz mini Multiple in Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)
– 0.08 oz mini Bronzer in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)

What else you need to know:
This set of NARS signature shades can be combined to create an endless array of looks, whether you're off to work or prepping for a party. To help get you started, the kit includes illustrated, step-by-step guides for creating three distinct looks: "Bronzed Glow, Sparkling Eye," "Romantic and Radiant," and "A Sophisticated, Smoldering Eye."

I am liking this kit a bit more because it includes a set by step tutorial which is great for someone that is new to makeup or for someone that just needs some new tips in applying their makeup for a flawless look. Overall, if you are a fan or NARS or a new fan of NARS I totally would recommend trying the NARS Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie ($121 Value) Beauty In A Box: NARS Junkie for yourself or gift it to someone special for the holidays.

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Urban Decay Book Of Shadows 3 Review

Hey my beauty chameleons! As you all know Urban Decay Cosmetics released their limited edition Book of Shadows 3 on their website on September 7th (labor day) at 12:00 CST. I am so glad I was close to my computer around that time because within ten minutes of my purchase the Book of Shadows 3 was sold out! Yes, I am not kidding in 10 minutes! That is crazy for a new launch for any brand. However rest assure this palette will come back at Urban Decay online and I know for sure Sephora.com and ULTA Beauty will launch this wonderful palette this Holiday season and will be in store sometime in October. So, if you did not get you hands on it this time around definitely stay tuned and check your local Sephoras and Ulta's in-store and online closer to that time.

Anyway, earlier this week I came home from work and my hubby said that there was a package waiting for me on my desk and when I got to it I saw my Urban Decay Books of Shadows 3 package. So, like any makeup junkie and place everything down and rushed to open my package. Everything was packaged very nicely from Urban Decay and I also found a sample of some cream shadows too! Here is what the Book of Shadows look like in person. It is super cute ๐Ÿ™‚

The packaging as you can see is so cute and a bit thicker than the previous book of shadows. I think that is mainly due to the fact that this beautiful book has lighting as you see in the picture above. I had to test the lighting out in the dark and it worked. hee hee ๐Ÿ™‚ Not that this is functional in anyway, I think this was made just for aesthetics, Right? The inside appears to resemble the city of NYC and all this fashion and beauty that comes along with it to me. Inside the Book of Shadows 3 you will find a mix of brights, neutrals and dark shades that will give you the variety to create some every day looks and fun after 5 looks too. This palette includes the following:

Book of Shadows 3 includes 16 shadows, two 24/7 glide liners (Zero & Ransom), and a Mini Primer Potion. Colors in order:

  • Perversion (Matte Black)
  • Uzi (White Satin with lots of Micro glitters)
  • Loaded
  • Kush (micro glitters)
  • Midnight Cowboy Rides Again**
  • Last Call**
  • Rockstar
  • Money
  • Haight
  • Maui Wowie**
  • Smog**
  • Bordello
  • Radium
  • Snatch (micro glitters)
  • Suspect
  • Psychedelic

**Notes shadows are available and can be purchased separately.

All of the shadows are very pigmented and glide on the eye with ease of blending and that is one characteristic I love about urban decay's eye shadows. I love that there are brights to work with and neutrals because I know a lot of people would be afraid of this palette if it only contained bold colors. The only too shadows that I was not 100% in love with was Uzi and I believe snatch because of the glitter fall out, but I guess it would be full for a holiday party or Halloweens looks. The primer is always awesome and the 24/7 glide pencils I love because both are waterproof and can also be used as a shadow base too. A shadow base? Yes, if you are wanting to create a bold look on this eye area. Here is a closer look of the palette and swatches:

Like I said before the shadows are beautiful. Now is this worth purchasing? Well, if were not able to get your hands on the book of Shadows volume 1 or 2 this would definitely be a great palette to go for. Now, if you own the prequels to these if it worth the purchase? Yes and no. I do own the prequels and I have to say that there were only a few repeats and I will explain this in this video below:

 

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Overall, if you are a collector of these palettes definitely check this beautiful Book of Shadows. I think this again would be a great gift for a fellow makeup junkie or Christmas gift for someone that has been trying to get this for some time. Questions for you? Did you get this palette? What are your thoughts? Was it worth it to you? Please share. Also is you would like to see a certain looks created  with this palette please post your ideas below because you all know that I will be creating some tutorials on my youtube channel for sure.

Anyway, stay tuned, for all of my youtube subbies there will be an official youtube video review coming up for this palette too. In the meantime have a fabulous day and I will chat with you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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