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Spring Break

First of all, Congrats to Lisa for winning the Urban Decay Mariposa palette giveaway!  Also, thank you so much to everyone who participated.  I hope to hold more in the future so stay around for more awesome giveaways (and also my posts!).

I know my posting has been highly erratic and I sincerely apologize, but my life has been pretty crazy recently.  I had my spring break last week and decided to take a last minute flight to visit my grandparents in Japan!  It was pricy but completely worth it!  I hadn’t been to Japan in almost a decade and it was wonderful seeing it again.  Back then, I wasn’t able to fully appreciate the beauty and kindness the country had to offer.  I got to visit Kyoto, which is  the old capital of Japan, and a few other places as well.

Here are some photos:


I’m now trying to get back into the groove of posting and I have some ideas for my upcoming posts, such as a Project 10 update and a small clothing haul.



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A Not so Lazy Sunday

Dear all,

I’m so sorry for not posting in the last few days.  It’s midterms again so I’m going to be focussing on school for the next couple of weeks and maybe posting now and again when I need a little venting.

Also, be sure to enter my Urban Decay Mariposa Palette Giveaway right here.

Urban Decay Giveaway!

Hello all my wonderful followies ❤  I finally have some exciting news!  I am giving away the gorgeous Urban Decay Mariposa Palette.  It comes with 10 amazing shades that are bold and beautiful for a night out.  It also comes in a beautiful tin palette with a butterfly decoration, making it a wonderful piece to add to anyone’s collection!

Urban Decay Mariposa Palette - R$105,00

This contest will run from February 19, 2013 til the end of March.  Here are the rules:

This is a U.S. only giveaway (I hope to do an international one in the future so please stay tuned!)

1. Like me on facebook (mandatory)

2. Follow me on twitter (optional)

3. Tweet about this giveaway (optional)

4. Leave a comment below with a way to contact you either by email, facebook, or twitter. (mandatory)

That’s it!

I will contact the winner within 48 hours, if the winner does not respond within the week I will select a different winner.

This will be hosted by rafflecopter so head to my facebook page to enter! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Material-Detox/126747590835202?sk=app_228910107186452)

May the odds ever be in your favor! (hahah sorry, couldn’t resist!)


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It’s all about the eyes! (Take 2)

To continue with my “makeup collection”, I have all my eyeliners out today!


To continue with the format of the last four parts of my makeup series (Links for the last 4: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) I’m just going to dive in and talk about what I have and what I like/dislike about the product.

Make up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner in Matte Black (0L):


This is a decent eyeliner that has decent staying power, but it’s not that pigmented!  It’s more of a dark grey than a true black.

theBalm Schwing liquid liner:


This has a felt tip applicator, but it’s not a “marker” liner.  It has a matte finish.  This makes for a precise, thin, black line with ease.  The only problem I have with this liner is that it’s a pain to remove because it’s not waterproof, it runs down all over my face.

M.A.C. eye kohl in smolder:


This smudges like crazy and has no staying power.  I’m sure other M.A.C. liners are better but kohls in general tend to be too smudgy for me.

Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Perversion:


My go to liner.  It stays on most of the day with minimal smudging. It glides on easy like

butter.  My only complaint is that it runs out too quickly because I’m constantly sharpening it to get the pointed end to be well, pointy!

Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion:


My favorite liquid liner. This thing has amazing staying power and is not too difficult to apply.

Sephora Glitter Black Liner:


This is such a pretty liner!  It’s a waterproof, retractable liner with some glitter in it.

It has a surprising amount of pigment for a Sephora brand linerand has decent staying power.  Perfect for a night out!

Buxom Insider eyeliner in Black Jasper:


Buxom liners are just awful!  This is no exception.  It’s a pain to apply, has almost zero staying power, and horrible pigmentation.  This is a warning: stay away!

So that’s it! ❤ Thanks for reading!  What are your favorite liners?


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It’s all about the eyes!

I have so much eye makeup, it’s kinda ridiculous.

I have not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR eye shadow palettes (way too much, but way cute).

Original UD’s Naked not pictured (due to being at my boyfriend’s)

1. Urban Decay’s Naked: One of the most hyped up products of all time (okay, maybe in the last 5 years) and for good reason.  I’m pretty sure almost everyone (even guys) know what this is so I won’t try to explain this in detail.  It has 12 neutral shades that range from a satin, matte, frosty and  shimmery finish.  It’s the perfect everyday palette and there is so much product.  If you are a beginner this is the palette for you (or perhaps Naked Basics, but I don’t own that so I wouldn’t know for sure).


2. Urban Decay’s Naked 2: The name says it all.  The much-loved sequel to its predecesor.  It also features 12 neutral shades that also range in finishes.  The difference?  These shades have a cooler tone than the original Naked’s warmer hues.


3. theBalm Nude ‘tude: Yes, another nude palette. This palette is very comparable to UD’s Naked palettes.  It also features 12 beautiful neutral shades that also range from frosty to matte finishes.  I happen to love the quality of theBalm eyeshadows: they are so soft, smooth, and most importantly, pigmented.  They are also very easy to blend and there isn’t too much fall out!


4.theBalm ‘shadyLady’ vol. 2:  Finally, some color in my collection!  These are all the colorful eyeshadows in my collection, however, they are not too bold.  These are wearable colors and keeping up with theBalm’s quality, they are so easy to apply!


So those are all my palettes, I only own two more eyeshadows and they are both from M.A.C. and are pretty for a night out.


1. M.A.C.  electraThis is a pigmented, frosty, shimmery silver eyeshadow.

2. M.A.C. black tie– This is not a true black eyeshadow.  It’s more of a dark grey with silver glitter in it.  It’s very pretty and amazing for a softer smoky eye look.



That concludes my eyeshadow collection reveal.  Next time, I’ll be continuing with eyeliners!


Have you tried any of these?  If so, what do you think about them?


Much love,

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Everyday Makeup For Class

Now that classes have resumed (oh, winter holiday why’d you have to go so soon?), I’m back to my morning routine of pressing the snooze button 7 times in a row before finally waking up, splashing some water on my face, brushing my teeth, quickly putting makeup on while drinking coffee, eating yogurt, and then rushing out the door.  Needless to say, I spend very little time putting on makeup for class.  Still, I try to look decent (allright, decently hygienic) so that I don’t scare people away.

Here are the few products that I have found that are easy to put on and doesn’t smudge everywhere!

1. Dr. Jart+Black Label Detox BB Cream


(See my review here)

2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion


The blackest black pencil eyeliner with minimal smudging ( I would be lying if I said it absolutely doesn’t budge all day, still it comes pretty close to perfection)

3. Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum



Makes my lips smooth and adds color at the same time!


That’s all folks!  Of course, when I do have a bit more time I’d add a bit of loose powder, some eyeshadow, maybe mascara, and blush.


What do you use (or don’t use) when your in a rush?



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