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Battle of the Lash Curlers: Shu Uemura vs Urban Decay

Here's a post I've been wanting to write about for awhile.  A comparison between the cult favorite Shu Uemura eye lash curler and the significantly different Urban Decay The Revolution.  The Urban Decay curler is no longer available for purchase (previously priced at US$20) at the moment but I figured I'll give my opinion on the products anyways.

The Curl

Left: Shu UemuraRight: Urban Decay
(Both eyes without mascara)

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Sigma Palettes Repackaged!

Mid last year Sigma came out with 3 eyeshadow palettes -- Flare, Bare and Dare.

Admittedly I found the packaging to be quite bulky before and am happy to share that the palettes have been repackaged and are now significantly slimmer!

Photo source: SigmaBeauty.com

The thickness is down by about 50% (woo hoo!) and should be of similar size to the famous Urban Decay Naked Palette.  This new thickness makes the palettes much more portable and won't take up unnecessary space.

Birchbox & Glam Bag: December 2011

My latest package arrived and it came with more goodies (of course).  If you're wondering why my Birchbox and Glam Bag are here a month late, it's because it takes awhile to get it shipped to me here.  Nonetheless, I'm always excited to see what I've received!

Birchbox | Frolic & Fancy
December 2011

For the past holiday season, Birchbox had teamed with Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization that supplies needy families in the US with essential goods for their children.  100% of profit from full size sales was donated to the organization on top of a generous US$25,000.

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Mineral Veil To Go

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Mineral Veil has been a popular finishing powder in the beauty world especially amongst mineral make up lovers.  Since the original version is in loose powder form, it can be a tad of a hassle for on the go application.  With that in mind, Bare Escentuals are offering 2 options for their fans.

The original Mineral Veil loose powders come in 0.3oz and 0.21oz (with SPF) respectively and priced at US$20 each.  The Mineral Veil without SPF is available in 4 variations -- Illuminating, Hydrating, Regular and Tinted which can be used to refill the Buffing Brush to easily throw in your purse for easy access while you're on the move.  If you prefer compacts, the latter option should entice you.

In terms of price to product value, both options above are considerably more expensive than the full size product possibly due to packaging variations.  However, between the two products, the Buffing Brush has 60% more product per US$ compared to it's compact alternative.

Both products are available at Bare Escentuals retailers.

Product photo source: Sephora.com

Sampling with Birchbox

Happy New Year everyone!  I posted a video at the beginning of last month to update on what's coming up this year and yes, I am super excited with this new chapter of Beauty Moments.  Not only will there be more posts, stay tuned for complementing videos as well as tons of giveaways.

I'm sure a lot of you (if not all) are familiar with Birchbox.  There's been so much hype going on about this service in the past year and the concept of it is quite appealing.  Each box shipped out every month contains 4-5 deluxe samples (and sometimes full size products too!) at a monthly subscription fee of US$10 or you can opt for a yearly subscription of US$110.

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