Haul of Shame: Urban Decay Goodies, Nail Polishes & Eye Shadows

Urban Decay Haul of Shame Nail Polishes & Eye ShadowsSorry for this blog post being published a few hours later than usual. But it’s up now…woo hoo! Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!

Lately I’ve been very good about limiting my purchases on beauty products, however this time, I splurged and did some retail therapy.

I didn’t go ballistic, but I plunked down a good amount of change. Also, all of the items were available at great prices, so it would be crazy not to snatch them up. 😉 Hehe, that’s how I’m justifying it…

I ended up with some makeup by Urban Decay, Prolana nail polish (which is a brand that’s new to me), and some Wet n Wild eye shadows.

Come take a closer look at the goodies! And if there’s a specific item that you’d like to see a review on first, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

Urban Decay Haul of Shame Nail Polishes & Eye ShadowsLet’s start off with the eye liners, since they’re the things I’m most excited about! My love for the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils is no secret.

When the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil 15th Anniversary Collection came out last year, I bought 2, because for the price, it was an incredible value-packed set. (You can view my review and swatches of the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Set here.)

This year, they’re offering a limited-time, online-only holiday set called the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Set.

For $70 CAD, you get 8 full-size eye pencils and a double-barrel pencil sharpener featuring a hole for these standard-sized pencils and one for larger pencils such as the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils.

These are the colours included: Mushroom, Hustle, Rockstar, Psychedelic Sister, Perversion, LSD, Junkie, and Stash. Of those shades, 4 of them are new.

Considering that each pencil retails for upwards of $18 CAD, this set is value-packed! Plus I used up my 2 Rockstar eye liners (my favourite purple these days), so this set came out at the perfect time!

I purchased 2 of these sets, which is excessive, but just in case I liked the new colours a lot, it’s a good idea to have a back-up. Haha, and I know that I’ll burn through Rockstar really fast anyway…Urban-Decay-Ocho-Loco-24-7-Glide-on-Eye-Pencil-Set-Holiday-2012

The next item is the Urban Decay Breathless Customizable Palette!

It’s a square 4-pan palette that comes with one exclusive, full-size shadow, Breathless. Breathless is a soft neutral, which is an eye-shadow colour I don’t have a lot of.

This was a great value, too, because Urban Decay single shadows cost exactly the same amount as this entire palette that includes a free shadow – $22 CAD.

If you have any single Urban Decay shadows, you can pop them out of the packaging and put them in this palette so all your most-used shades are together in one place.

Since I already have the Rockstar eye shadow, I figured this would be a good place to put it. I can see myself buying 2 more to fill this palette up. (You can see my Urban Decay Rockstar Eye Shadow review and swatches here.)

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The Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadows have been around for a long time, but since I rarely shop at Wal-Mart (and these shadows are mainly sold there), I never really got to see these in person.

I’ve tried the 3-pan shadows from them before, thanks to a sweet friend who picked some up for me. (You can see my review and swatches of the On Cloud Nine Palette here.)

One day while grocery shopping at Loblaws, I was surprised to find the end of an aisle with a full Wet n Wild display!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you saw that I posted a photo of the display. 🙂

I came home with the Blue Had Me at Hello and the Petal Pusher palettes. Each was only $3.99 CAD!

The odd thing was that the smaller 3-pan palettes cost more – $4.99 CAD each! It was too bad because I wanted to get Walking on Eggshells (again because I don’t have many neutrals), but paying more for less seemed like a rip-off that would make me feel guilty.

(I know that’s a bit ridiculous…Here I am spending $70 CAD for each of those Urban Decay eye-liner sets, and I don’t feel guilty. Yet if I were to buy the $4.99 CAD Walking on Eggshells, I’d feel guilty. Hahaha, I’m not very logical…but my illogical nature is logical to me. Haha, did I confuse you?) 😉

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Here’s Petal Pusher up close:

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And here’s Blue Had Me At Hello saying, “Hello!”:

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I also found some Prolana Nail Lacquers on clearance for just $1.95 CAD each!

Since this is a new-to-me nail-polish brand, and since I’ve never seen these in stores before, I had to pick up 3.

(Well, I picked up 4, but didn’t include that last one since I’m going to be giving it to a friend as a just-because gift. She reads my blog, and I didn’t want to spoil the colour surprise.)

These polishes don’t contain any Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP.

The 3 shades I got for myself are: Wild Orchid, Con Artist, and Cold Hearted.

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Here’s Wild Orchid:

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But this was the real reason why I bought a pink polish – BOOOOOOM!

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Con Artist looked a bit like Chanel Paradoxal in the store…

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BOOM!

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Finally, here’s Cold Hearted, which actually is my favourite in the bottle. For some reason, when I photographed it, you can’t see how pretty it is. There’s pink and golden microshimmer! (When I wear it as a manicure, hopefully it translates onto the nail and also can be captured on camera.)

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Although it looks like just a purple chrome, it’s not! (Funny how I like a lot of polishes that tend to play hard to get with the camera…)

NO BOOM! 😉 Haha…

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So…there you have it – that’s the damage I did to my wallet! 😉

Which item(s) would you like to see a review on first? What are your recent beauty splurges?

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8 thoughts on “Haul of Shame: Urban Decay Goodies, Nail Polishes & Eye Shadows

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Naomi!

      I’m looking forward to trying them out, and they’ll surely be reviewed on here. Not sure yet if I’ll review them as a collective or individually yet.

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  1. Kay

    Hey Mary!

    I can totally understand why you wouldn’t go for the smaller Wet n Wild palette – It’s a ripoff due to the fact that you’re paying more for less colors, whereas for the UD pencils, even though they’re more expensive, you get bang for your buck!

    So I can totally understand your logic 😉

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gelic’ nail art!

      How’s the powder and foundation from The Body Shop? I’ve never tried any of their makeup, and I don’t hear many people talking about it, either, so I’m curious now.

      Reply

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