Saturday, 8 March 2014

I quit my job, and left my comfort zone

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Last month,  I got rejected for a job I was almost certain I would get. Initially, I took it badly and had a strop. With hindsight I can see that it was for the best, but it doesn't mean that I'm not struggling with every day issues like paying the bills or finding money to buy a new mascara. Don't judge me on that one- mascara is an essential component to maintaining this look I lovingly like to refer to as "not dead in the eyes".

It sounds ignorant and naive to say I didn't think I needed a back up plan. For me, there was only ever Plan A, and there still is. Plan B is a temporary back up for the Summer, but not a valid choice for permanent security.

Review: Urban Decay Naked Ultra Lipgloss in Liar

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In my last review I discussed Native, a pretty and enticing pink shade included in Urban Decay's Revolution lipstick collection. When I wore it on a night out, this was the gloss that I slicked over the top just to give it a little sparkle. I was lucky enough to receive two of the brand new Naked Ultra lip glosses from Urban Decay in Cardiff after the February beauty blogger event, and one of the shades was Liar.

The first thing I would say, is that for the price I would have hoped for them to be slightly more pigmented. I tested this both with and without the base of a lipstick. In all fairness, this shade has a pretty impressive colour pay off and for daytime wear you can just slick it on for a lovely shimmer of pink. The pink itself is a light rosy pink, and isn't too bright or too dusky. This is always a good thing if you like your pink shades to be a balance between pretty and statement.