been hearing a lot of good reviews about Burt's Bees lip balm so i checked it out first. i was a bit turned off with the price - S$9.90. imagine only a lip balm for that amount *sheesh*. but alright, i thought, "i'll bite." and here i am very satisfied with it hehe. i tried the Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil.
i love it! even my son does hehe. it glides on easily and quickly moisturizes even the flakiest/driest lips (thus i mentioned my son liking it). it has a hint of sweet smell and taste but not overpowering. it does not feel oily as well, just really conditioning. i also have been meaning to come back to tube lip balms because applying lip balm with a lip brush is a bit inconvenient. so that sums up why i love it. ~_^
moving on to the other item i purchased, i've been checking on and off Urban Decay's counter and since am not a fan of Naked Palette, which seems to be very popular, i was almost gonna miss this gorgeous palette - good thing i still bothered to look hehe. lo and behold, there is Black Palette.
i'm aware most girls are not fond of very dark eye makeup especially when placed in a single palette but i'm definitely attracted to it. i love how my eyes look with deep, vampy colors and easily i am lured by this palette.
it even comes with a mini e/s primer potion!
this shade is Eden. look how tiny and cute it is!
Black Dog is pretty much what the names suggest - it's black. :P
Sabbath is a deep blue navy - i heart blue e/s.
Barracuda is a smokey gray but a bit charcoal-y for my taste.
Cobra is a dark golden hue - haven't captured that properly here. :-/
Jet is a very sexy purple hue - am head over heels with this color.
Libertine is a dark emerald.
Also comes with a 24/7 Zero liner!
from the swatches you could see that only two colors stand out when looking from a distance - Sabbath and Jet. the rest seems like black bases with hints of other colors - gray, gold, green. it is a li'l disappointing at first but the pigmentation on these e/s are very good so that made it up for me. anyway, i love dark colors i will be using it still so there's no waste there for me. i love the idea of additional items - liner and e/s primer - because it says, "here, you'll need this too. i've thought of it for you." it kinda is sweet. :D damage is S$63 - higher than US retail but at least i got ahold of it here, no need to wait for delivery if getting from online store. i will showcase a look from this palette soon, watch out for it.
do you have impulse beauty buys you really loved??