Urban Decay Nail Enamel in Sin, swatch

Throwback Thursday! Urban Decay — Sin (Nail Enamel)

Brand: Urban Decay

Finally this week, after posting about my Ipsy bag, doing a rare Award/Tag, and sharing my Sephora sale haul, I’ve got a nail polish for you all!

For Throwback Thursday today, I have quite an oldie! Urban Decay got their start with unusual shades of eyeshadow, lipstick, and nail polish. This particular polish is from their second revamp (c. early 2000s, maybe?) of their nail polish line, and it was simply called Nail Enamel, like the original.

The bottle was pretty similar to the first style, except the cap was changed to look a little less industrial and a little more luxe.

Urban Decay nail polish history: Curfew, Sin, Gash

Urban Decay nail polish history: Curfew, Sin, Gash

I was glad for the change, even though the new polishes contained 50% less product, because the original bottle caps were plain awful. They were awkwardly small to hold while polishing, and they never screwed on tightly enough so all of my original polishes dried out long ago (as you can see with my bottle of Curfew, above).

(Note how the bottles look progressively bigger, but the volume actually decreases! Ah, marketing.)

The new bottle was discontinued some time ago, though Urban Decay have occasionally reintroduced nail polish here and there as special editions. More recently, they’ve introduced more polish in nude (“Naked”) shades to go with their immensely popular Naked eyeshadow palettes, and they reissued some of their original colors, too. Despite the stupidly high Canadian price (C$18, the hell?!) I had to pick up Gash when UD ran a sale, since it’s one of my favorite red shimmers from back in the day! My original bottle, of course, dried out.

Sin is a pretty nude beige with a lot of silvery shimmer. Definitely one of the more conservative Urban Decay shades! It’s also one of UD’s most popular, as it still exists in eyeshadow form.

Urban Decay Nail Enamel in Sin

Urban Decay Nail Enamel in Sin

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Nails Inc. Superfood Nail Fuel Collection

Haulage! Sephora Fall Sale (November 2016)

Time for annual Sephora haulage! It’s hard to pass up 20% off, even when I haven’t been shopping much at Sephora all year.

Ugh, you know it’s winter when everyone starts getting sick! My husband started feeling a little under the weather yesterday, and this morning poor Peanut started feeling badly, too. A couple of barf-ups later, he’s much better—I have a sinking feeling it’s a norovirus-kind of bug. We all got hit with it around December last year, and I hate it. I remember hugging the toilet half the night, yet not actually barfing. I hope I don’t come down with it again (if I do, it’ll probably be tonight! Joy!) and especially that our little infant Olive doesn’t get affected.

Anyway, on to the fun stuff. (Cleaning up barf? Not fun.) I posted my first order here; also, just before the sale ended, I snuck in one extra order! Here are all the goodies from both orders:

  • Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Set (8 color polishes + Hard Rock base & top coat)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses Noir
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in C406
  • Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in Sally
  • Nails Inc. Superfood Nail Fuel Collection (4 color polishes + NailKale Superfood Base Coat)
  • NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey
  • Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Pro Essential Brush Stash


  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser & Rose Face Mask (Sephora Birthday 2016 deluxe samples)
  • Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil Cologne Absolue EDP (sample)
  • Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale Cologne Absolue EDP (sample)
  • Maison Margiela Replica: Lipstick On EDT (sample)
  • Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP (sample)
  • Versace Bright Crystal EDT (sample)they didn’t send this! 😦
  • Versace Eros Pour Femme EDP (sample)

And with this haul, I am VIB for 2017, as well.

Haulage Photos

Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Set
Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Set:
Emperor’s New Clothes, Ever After, King of the Road, Blue Blood, Crown Velvet,
If I Ruled the World, Hard Rock Nail Strengthening Base & Top Coat,
Reign of Love, Queen of the Night (all Deluxe Sizes).

I actually still have a couple Deborah Lippmann sets to go through from previous years (yes, not one but two). I promise to go through them SOON! Aaaack. Also, super excited to try the new Gel Lab Pro line in this set.

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Sephora Fall Sale: My Haulage!

As I’m VIB at Sephora this year, I finally got to place my order with the 20% off 20VIB code today!

I haven’t spent much at Sephora this year, and it was a bit of a struggle to try to get VIB for next year. Part of me wonders if I should have bothered, but Sephora’s semi-annual sale coincides with my birthday month and it gets so tempting to splurge!

Here’s what I ordered (with 4% ebates cashback, as well):

My final shopping cart. (Prices not yet reflecting 20% VIB discount.)

I chose the Fresh skincare birthday gift instead of the Marc Jacobs makeup gift, since I already have the eyeliner in the Marc Jacobs set. The lipstick would have been nice to have, but it’s just a red, and I have enough of those!Read More »

Urban Decay Naked Nail Color winter collection 2016

New Release: Urban Decay — Naked (Plus XX Vintage)

[Images: urbandecay.com]

Collections: Urban Decay 2016 Fall, XX Vintage & 2016 Winter, Naked

Last month, Urban Decay released a vintage collection of some of their classic, long-discontinued nail polish shades. I totally forgot to post about it, so now that they’ve released a new collection of Naked nail shades, I’ll combine them here into one post.

Urban Decay’s current nail color product is just called Nail Color:

Each full-size bottle of Naked Nail Colour features our custom-designed cap topped with a skull (complete with roses for the eyes). There’s 10 ml of polish in each bottle—plenty of Colour to last all season long. And wait until you try the high-performance, 400-strand brush. The fine strands in this dense brush pick up more product than other brushes, grabbing on to Colour to give you a clean, even and controlled laydown of polish. Incredibly precise, this brush even makes painting the outer corners of your nails easy.

Long-wearing and chip-resistant, our formula has a high-gloss finish that’s tough and durable, yet flexible. And each shade is 3-free—formulated without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP.

Naked (Winter 2016)

Naked consists of 8 limited edition shades.

From Urban Decay:

Now there’s a whole new way to strip down: Naked Nail Colour. Get Naked all the way down to your toes with the cult-favorite shades that make you want to go commando again and again.

Like the shades in the must-have palettes they’re inspired by, these aren’t your average neutrals. Ultra sophisticated and extremely limited-edition, these gorgeous, decadent (and very UD) Colours feature complex shade work, super-rich pigments and dynamic micro-sparkle. But get them quick, because once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

In 2011, we released our limited-edition Naked Nail Kit, a travel-size set of six neutral polishes based on fan-favorite shades from our original Naked palette. This time around, we’re delving into new Naked territory with shades based on cult-favorite shadows from Naked2, Naked Basics and even the just-launched Naked Ultimate Basics.

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Ipsy — June 2016 Glam Bag “Rebel Rebel”

Whew, finally a proper makeup post! My June 2016 Ipsy (referral link) bag arrived a while ago—obviously, it’s a week into July already!—but I haven’t been able to get this posted until now.

Ipsy Glam Bag, June 2016, Rebel Rebel
Image: ipsy.com

What I Received

  • Be a Bombshell Pout Potion in Famous (0.28 oz; USD$14)
  • ColourPop Crème Gel Liner in Get Paid (1 oz full size; USD$5)
  • Peter Lamas Youth Revival 5 Oil Hair Treatment Mask (0.75 fl oz; 198 mL full size for USD$30)
  • Rodial Stem Cell Cleansing Cream (1 oz sample; full size 200 mL for USD$40)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Lounge (0.85 g deluxe size / full size 1.5 g USD$19)
  • Ipsy makeup bag

Ipsy Coupon Codes

  • Be a Bombshell: 25% off any purchase with code IPSY25 (through 7/31, US only)
  • Peter Lamas: 20% off any purchase with code IPSYJ16 (through 7/15)
  • Rodial: 20% off any purchase with code IPSY20 (through 8/15)

Here are some more detailed product shots:

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Haulage! Urban Decay — Vice Lipsticks (June 2016)

My second UD haul in two months…maybe I need to unsubscribe from Urban Decay Canada’s website!

After splurging on some clearance lipsticks in April, I then realized why the UD Revolution (all finishes) were being marked down: the new Vice Lipsticks are being launched in June!

Sure enough, last week, UD.ca sent out an email with a link to order the new lipsticks, and I could not resist getting:

  • Vice Lipstick in Backdoor (CA$21)
  • Vice Lipstick in Cruel (CA$21)
  • Revolution Lipstick in Lovelight (CA$13, marked down from $26)

I love that the new Vice Lipsticks are priced lower than the previous Revolution Lipsticks, and that they’ve gone back to my preferred classic lipstick bullet shape.

Shipping was free with a CA$50 purchase, plus eBates.ca was giving 4% cashback (not entirely sure it works with sale items, though). And, UD.ca gives out nice samples!

  • Perversion Mascara (free sample)
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion (free sample)
  • Vice Lipstick 24-shade sampler (free sample)

Guys, the lipstick sampler! It’s awesome. I am going to try to swatch them all as soon as I can. I think I will need to eventually get Gash, just for old times’ sake. I’ll even get to pull out my new lip brush that I haven’t used yet.

I’m most keen on trying Firebird, Disturbed, Manic, and Amulet. I already have—in Revolution form—the shades Rock Steady (mini) and Rapture, and I had Gash way back in the day (it does look a li’l different now—the old one was shimmery and looked deeper). How lucky that the two Vice lipsticks I ordered are not in this set of 24! I guess Backdoor and Cruel aren’t UD faves, huh?

Here’s the rest of the (actual) haul:

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Teaser: Urban Decay — Vice Lipstick (100 Shades)

Just got this email from Urban Decay.

SpongeBob excited
Image: urbandecay.com

100 shades of lipstick in 6 finishes. $21. June 6.

SpongeBob excited

Suddenly, my last UD haul feels a little lackluster…