Monthly Archives: December 2013

Gift Guide

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2013

‘Tis the season to be merry! If you’re stumped over what to get your best gals, this luxe list will have you looking like everyone’s personal Oprah! SPOILER ALERT: friends and family, stop reading now, unless you prefer not to be surprised on Christmas morning… ;)

Holiday Gift Guide



Go Buy Now: Lorac Pro Palette

December 2, 2013

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never been very interested in eyeshadow. Since my usual makeup routine includes a bold lip, I tend to keep my eye makeup very basic with a couple coats of mascara and a tiny bit of eyeliner. However, with all the hype surrounding eyeshadow palettes lately (Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, specifically), I figured I’d give it a whirl and I picked up the Lorac Pro Palette. You guys, it’s safe to say: I’m obsessed.


The palette comes with 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades for a total of 16 shades. The colors are beautiful and highly pigmented; the texture of the shadow is soft and buttery. You can easily create soft, neutral looks for daytime or dark and dramatic looks for nighttime. The array of colors complement every skin tone. Trust me when I say that this is the only eyeshadow palette you’ll ever need.

I had held off on buying the UD Naked palettes because, honestly, the colors were too shimmery and strangely similar. With the Lorac Pro Palette you get more bang for your buck: the palette comes with 8 matte shades (versus 3 with Naked), 16 total colors (versus 12 with Naked), ringing in at $10 cheaper than any of UD’s Naked palettes.

Do you own the Lorac Pro Palette? Love it? Hate it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!


P.S. I haven’t completely forgotten about my beloved lipstick… but I am enjoying mixing up my usual routine!