Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why I'm NOT excited about Urban Decay: Naked 3 debut.

Hey Loves,

This post is strictly MY opinion and as a customer/beauty addict/shopping addict/target audience I reserve the right to comment.

I'm not excited about the new release of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette for a number of reasons

1: It's tag line is "12  NEVER BEFORE SEEN COLORS!"Of course they are. Urban Decay has unique, highly pigmented, crazy colors! They have never really had a lot of  "soft rosey, nude" colors before.
2: It's way overpriced for the amount of "NEW" colors you get.#myopinion
3: I was expecting different packaging. The already Naked palettes are extremely hard to put in a makeup bag or travel with.
4: I've seen them up close and they are in fact NAKED!. The pigments are too NUDE. I get the idea of Naked and why they wanted this one to be more, IN FACT, Naked but there is such a thing as too nude.

I am in the same skin color family as one of my all time FAVORITE beauty bloggers Temptalia  . She swatched the colors on her skin and most of the colors hardly showed up. You can see her compare and contrast in full detail (#amazingdetail) each color to both NAKED and NAKED 2.

If you follow my blog at ALL you would know that my style is very pretty and bridal. My main goal in life is to look like a bride EVERY SINGLE DAY! ( Yea, I'm a little nuts..hense the name Goddess In Glasses). I DO LOVE the COLORS. They are right up my alley and under any other BRAND I would purchase.

I'm not saying that I wont end up buying it but as a customer I am not that impressed. It DOES look like an awesome palette for makeup artist and budding beauties to have in their collections. I think that it is in FACT a very BRIDAL, GODDESS-esque , palette and with any OTHER brand or under any OTHER name I would be excited, BUT for URBAN DECAY I am not. I love that they called it NAKED because as I already stated, it does blend in, but I am not that impressed. Maybe I'm comparing this to the first two palatts too much because they are SO DIFFERENT , and I know that they spent a LONG time specifically picking each color and naming them accordingly. I'm not denouncing their reserach, I am just not HYPED about this DEBUT. I am not clammoring to the stores or adding this to my christmas list because I am not as impressed as I thought it would be.

Maybe I am living in the past. Maybe I am so used to Urban Decay's overly glittery and insane colors that I'm not moving in the new brands direction. They are going from GLAM PUNK ROCK to MINIMAL,SOFT, NAKED PRETTY. They are taking their NAKED line all the way:BB Cream, Foundation, Lip Gloss, Eyeliner, Face Powder, NAKED BASICS, Pressed Foundation. Maybe I'm not used to the NEW, NAKED direction but I'm just not that HYPED about it.
I'm not denouncing them as a brand and in fact I love their products, but I loved them for their awesome pigments and crazy colors. I feel like the amazing SUCCESS the original NAKED palette attracted made them shift and forge a new direction with their brand. Originality is key to this business because there are so many competitors and options for consumers to choose from that you MUST create a new path way.

I'm all for expanding and forming new & fresh ideas but they trampled over their already amazing brand. " If it aint broke dont fix it." At the end of the day it's all bout Money and what sells. The NAKED brand is SO successful and  SO profitable, that at a business point of view,  I know exactly why they would want to create a Trilogy of eyeshadows, however as a consumer, I don't have to buy it just because it has the URBAN DECAY name on it.

As I've been writing this post I've been wondering if I'm going to put this on my Christmas list. Will I ask someone to spend $52.00  on a makeup palatte simply because it's "Pretty" or just to say that I own it? Is OWNING it and not using it better than NOT OWNING it and rehashing reasons why I wont buy it? I will probably make a guy buy it for me ( guys always buy girls stuff to impress them..especially glam chicks that DEMAND this sort of ). I will eventually own it at some point in 2014 because it is so PRETTY but I'm not caught up in the DEMAND or EXCITEMENT to BUY it RIGHT NOW.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday in RED!

Hey loves 

Today I donned a hot red sweater from New York and company paired with my favorite red lipstick on EARTH: MAC Retro Matte in Ruby Woo! I posted a review of this and swatched it so you can check that out in the archives!  There aren't enough words to describe my live for this .. If you have it then you know ! Enjoy!  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Too Faced Tuesday

Hey loves,
It's Tuesday and of course I'm featuring my favorite brand of eyeshadow Too Faced. I used the Natural Eye palette : Goldrush and Espresso. I used a lot of the Goldrush in the corners of my eyes to  make them pop! Love this look ! Enjoy!  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Lipstick Day!

Hey Loves, 

It's National Lipstick Day everyone! To celebrate I'm posting my favorite Summer lipsticks! Both are from Maybelline!  The top is Colorsensational In Mauvilous Shine - 820. The bottom is Color Whisper in Mad for Magenta -95..

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Too Faced Tuesday!

Hey Loves!
Its Tuesday! I wanted to do something different today by featuring one my FAVORITE brands : TOO FACED! They have amazingly pretty colors that are highly pigmented and full of sparkle! Love them! I featured The Romantic Eye Collection! I used these colors : Soulmates (Base) , Honeymoon (Base) , Ever After (Crease), then I smoked it out by blending with my fluffy powder brush! I used the Cat Eye Kit to top it off , then I used Glamour Gloss in Flirt and POOF! MAGIC!!! So Pretty! Love this look! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Manicure Monday!!!

Hey Loves, 

You know what time it is.... Mani Monday! I was listening to Dance For You    By  Beyonce and I felt so sexy and seductive that I searched my collection to find the sexiest color I could find  and I ended up with this HOT HOT HOT sultry red delight by ILLMASQUA  in VICE. And what a VICE it is!! It's so smoky and gorgeous; on a side note : it goes awesome with my tan!!!! Love it! My new favorite date color! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Manicure Monday!!!!

Hey loves,

I was looking for a new polish and I found this awesome Butter London Color! It's called This Old Bill. I got it in my Beauty Bar Sample Society beauty box!  It's a brown gold with a shiny sparkly finish! I really love it especially now that its summer wedding season. It's the perfect neutral color to go with any wedding outfit! Love it! Enjoy! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Beyonce "Kitty Kat" Eyes!

Hey Loves,

                  As you know I'm a BEYONCEHOLIC! and One of my favorite songs from Bday is Kitty Kat! I loved the cheetah printed eyes so I decided to re-create the look. I made a video but I haven't edited it yet so I'm posting the pics and products I used so you at home can get HOT cheetah printed eyes! Products I used : Lorac 3D Lustre in Gold, ELF Gold eyeshadow, Sephora Brown Eyeliner, Lorac Walk The Line Eyeliner, BUXOM Mascara! Keep a lookout for the Tutorial!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy One Year Anniversary GoddessInGlasses!!!!!

Hey Loves,

     It's my ONE YEAR Blog ANNIVERSARY!!! I'm soo excited and happy that I made it one year! I do admit that because of juggling school and Max ( who is now 14 months!) I haven't been posting every week as I once wanted however I'm Back and ready to BLOG for you guys! I am now all moved out into an apartment and I have plenty of room and space to let my makeup breathe! I also have an AWESOME walk in closet and tons of mirrors! I'm definitely doing a room and vanity tutorial soon! Happy Happy Anniversary Blog ! I'm soo proud to have lasted this long and that I stuck with it. Thank You to all of my youtube subscribers and viewers! I cant wait to show you more! Love Ya!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sephora Sample Bag

Hey Loves,

I got a nice little surprise when I went to Sephora inside JcPenny. If you applied for a store card you got a tote filled with deluxe samples! Of course I applied for it and got denied but I dont care.. I got a nice GOODIE Bag! Inside Contains:

Murad Line Tamer -  Time Release Retinol Concentrate: For Deep Wrinkles

Murad Sun Undone- Essential-C Day Moisturiser SPF 30

ALGENIST - Triple Action Micropolish & Peel

Lavanilla Fragrance - Vanilla Blackberry

NARS - Pro Prime : Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 Sunscreen

What a fun little SURPRISE!! This totally made my DAY!

Hair Growth Journey : Month 2

Hey Loves

My Hair Growth journey is now at month 2 and I've seen a lot of improvement. I have to admit though that I haven't been as diligent with my routine and i frequently forget to wrap my hair at night so I've seen some breakage in my ends. They are very "crispy" and I might have to trim them. So My growth is now stunted because of my dead ends. I'm not very happy with how it's been going to be honest. I've been super stressed and non committal  I stopped my weight watchers and have been eating crap. My life is a little messy right now which is why my hair has taken a beating. I need to take control of my life and it starts with getting back on my routine with both my hair and diet. Following my diet and eating right will jumpstart my hair growth back to where it needs to be....Below are my pics ...  trying to get better.....

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Touch Up Tuesday!

Hey Loves,

It's my Touch Up Tuesday , I did my brows and Eye Makeup! Enjoy!!!  Its a simple light golden smokey with some lashes to make my eyes pop!!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hair Growth Journey! Week 1

Hey Loves,

For the Past week I've been researching how to grow my hair longer and stronger. When I was PREGNANT with my now 1 year old Maxwell I cut all of my HAIR OFF! I decided I didn't have time to take care of my hair so I did the BIG  CHOP. I just wanted a new fresh start! I had died my hair blonde then jet black and put in purple extensions with glue which totally messed up my hair... It was really thin and brittle ... not good. So anyway my hair grew back to its original length but I got ahead of myself and put a relaxer in sometime in November and my hair hasn't been the same... It got worse and worse... Then I started using clip in extensions without braiding my hair .. then to top it all off ... I didn't wrap my hair at night so it got dry and matted in the back. yea... it was BAD! So on Thursday for whatever reason I decided to cut it all off in the back. I left the front long.... I know its weird but I know it'll take a really long time to grow the front and it I wear a 3/4 wig I can protect the back and have a little left out in the front. I'm gonna post pics of it and every week my progress.

My Regimen: 7500 mg  1 pill a day
                     1 Prenatal Vitamin daily
                      Deep Condition once a week.
                      Macadamia Nut Oil to seal my ends for the front
                     Extra Virgin Olive oil to moisturize all over
I'm going to set my goal for the next 20 weeks until my birthday in July! I'm excited! I can't wait to see results!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Collection Nail Polish - Pink Yet Lavender

Hey Loves,

I recently bought the Mariah Carey Nail Polish in Pink Yet Lavender ... I'm not sure about the name but Mariah is "AMMMAAAAZZINNGGG DAAAALIIINNNGGG!!!!" If you're a true fan you'll know what that means. They have a lot of pretty colors but I wanted to try a top coat and I must say I dont need a base coat with this! I can put on 3 layers of this ultra sparkly color and I'm set! It's really thick and chunky so You dont need to put a lot of layers on like I do with cheaper brands. Die for this! It was only 8 bucks... some things are worth it!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wondertwins! Me and Jordin Sparks

Hey Loves,

I've often heard that I look a lot like Jordin Sparks! I finally looked up pictures and noticed that we really really do look alike! I found one where we are both dressed in blue and have the same hair.. but I wont keep blabbing on about it! take a look for yourself! Let me know what you think!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sexy Winged Eye Look!

Hey Loves,

 I filmed two different tutorials for this eye look but they kind of morphed into my one Rita Ora tutorial... the eye look was complex and I don't think you got to see what it really looked like because of the blond hair and bright red lips. They eye was very pretty and sexy.. I wish I would've done each one separately but as I said they mixed together... anyway I found some close up pics so you can see what I did ! Check out the video to recreate it!!!! Love YA!

Trend Alert! : Chocolate Cherry Lips!

Hey Loves,

I was looking through Cosmopolitan Magazine and of course I saw a TREND ALERT! I've done a few video's on this amazing color so in honor of this Trend alert ...I'm reposting my favorite Products for this classic red lip!


OPI Nicki Minaj Nail Polish !!

Hey Loves!

I've been kind of obsessed with Nail polish lately.... like super obsessed.. anywho... This is one of my FAV FAV FAV  colors from the new Nicki Minaj Collection! It's FLY ! Its a turquoise blue. I love this color is different. I'm more of a pink ,red, gold kind of girl but when I saw this color I HAD to have it! This is an awesome spring/summer color so I'm excited to use it on my toes! This is also the perfect color to multicolor your nails with! As with all OPI nailpolish its thick and highly pigmented. It wont chip or peel so you know what you're paying the 8 dollars for. I could also match my eyeliner with my nails to make them both POP!! So Pretty!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wet N Wild Nail Polish!

Hey Loves,

 My newest obsession is Wet N Wild Nail Polish in  Sunny Side Up! It's A pale orange! I put 3 coats on and it lasts. This polish is absolutely perfect for my skin color! I wanted something to perk up my hands... all winter I wore reds , pinks, silvers, glitters... ect. So I just decided to be DIFFERENT and It payed off! I got sooooo many complements on the color! It's not a Pumpkin Halloween orange so it can be pulled of in January!! It was only 99 cents!! What a bargain! I love all Wet N Wild products so this polish adds to the love!

p.s. Max was trying to grab my nail polish as I was painting so it's not perfect!! Be nice!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rita Ora Makeup Tutorial

Hey Loves,

 I had so much fun with my new MAKEUP VANITY!!! I This new year inspired me to go out of the box with my videos and just have fun! I started to do a hot red lip look and then I noticed that I looked a little like RITA ORA , So i grabbed my blond wig and went a little crazy.... I had so many funny scenes in the video that I had to cut out so you could see the makeup application .. I might post on here the crazy stuff.. such as me breaking out into song.. anyway I hope you guys enjoy and comment...


Daily Makeup Tutorial !

Hey Loves,

I did a new video ... my daily makeup with a little more GLAM.... It's great holiday makeup so It's easy to do... check it out loves.

 I labeled all of the makeup !