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Who knew boy bands were so into makeup?! After a successful 2013 launch of “Little Things”, a makeup debut featuring multiple lipstick, lipgloss, and nail polish colors, British boy band, One Direction, has announced the release of a second makeup line called “The Looks Collection.”

Perfect for those IT Girls with teens, or IT Girls that are teens at heart, this collection will consist of “Up All Night.” “Take Me Home,” and “Midnight Memories;” 3 limited edition collectable tins filled with eyeshadow, nail polish, lipstick and lip gloss. and a One Direction doodle stencil.

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Up All Night Kit

  • “Taken” Luquilights Glow Gloss (glitter pink lip gloss that glows neon orange under UV light)
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette (“More Than This”- blushing pink, “Gotta be You”- silvered taupe, “Save You Tonight”- shimmering turquoise blue, “Another World”- royal blue with shimmer, “Up All Night”- sapphire glitter creme)
  • “I Should Have Kissed You” (bubblegum pink lipstick)
  • “Little Black Dress” (volumizing black mascara)
  • “Na Na Na” (metallic aqua-blue chrome nail laquer)
  • “Stand Up” (denim blue eye and body crayon)
  • 5 piece decorator stencil set

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Take Me Home Kit

  • “Kiss You” Liquilights Glow Gloss (orange glitter lip gloss that glows neon yellow under UV light)
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette (“Back For You”- velvet creme, “Change My Mind”- peachy shimmer, “C’mon C’mon”- soft taupe, “Little Things”- smoky brown, “Take Me Home”- golden glitter creme)
  • “Last First Kiss” (sheer nude pink lipstick)
  • “Little Black Dress” (volumizing black mascara)
  • “Live While We’re Young” (multi-dimensional gold glitter polish)
  • “I Wish” (warm brown eye and body crayon)
  • 5 piece decorator stencil set

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Midnight Memories Kit

  • “Through the Dark” Liquilights Glow Gloss (poppy glitter lip gloss that glows neon red-orange under UV light)
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette (“Little White Lies“- pale warm gray, “Don’t Forget Where You Belong”- soft pink shimmer, “Half a Heart”- metal gray, “Strong”- black matte shimmer, “Midnight Memories”- silver glitter creme)
  • “Best Song Ever” (crimson red creme lipstick)
  • “Little Black Dress” (volumizing black mascara)
  • “Right Now” (liquified steel metal nail varnish)
  • “Better than Words” (intense black eye and body crayon
  • 5 piece decorator stencil set

“The Looks Collection” will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. 

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

*International release dates TBD.

You don’t have to wait for August to get you hands on this new release!  CLICK HERE for your chance to win one of 50 limited edition tins by One Direction.

 

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A Day in the Life: SCOPE Fashion & Art Expo

What happens when you mix music, art, and fashion all in one location?  You get the SCOPE Fashion & Art Expo, a Houston based explosion of underground creativity.

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Located at Stereo Live, a young yet booming concert venue, the SCOPE Fashion & Art Expo took on the challenge of awakening creative energy in Houstonians of all ages.   Guests were treated to musical and dance showcases from local performers, live visual art exhibits from the likes of Black Cassidy and Mark Williamson, and plenty of shopping.

Equipped with my comfortable (yet stylish) shoes and my handy Cannon DSLR, I was able to capture some of the best moments of this lively and absolutely colorful event.

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{Amazing style! Houston based hairstylist & makeup artist Shaydra Lovick IG: MyHandsHisGift}

Thank you to the Houston Fashion Bloggers and the media coordinator of SCOPE for the gracious invite.  I had an amazing time covering this artistically stimulating event.

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RECENTLY COPPED: Zara High Heel Ankle Boots with Buckles

You are probably asking me what I  was thinking purchasing boots in the middle of summer. In my defense, summer is one of the best times of year to buy fall and winter styles, and when I got an e-mail notifying me of an epic sail going on at Zara, I jumped out of my bed to buy these high-heel ankle boots with buckles.

These babies normally retailing at $99.00 entered my closet for a mere $59.00 and have now been marked down even more.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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Share your recent purchases! Leave a comment and lets discuss.

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Dreams of Becoming My Own #Girlboss

When I find myself marveled by different people, companies, and bloggers, especially those in the beauty and fashion world, I tend to research the heck out of them and learn everything I can about how they became who they are today.   I draw inspiration from those who are where I eventually want to be so finally getting my hands on a copy of #Girlboss, the self told story of Sophia Amoruso, the owner of Nastygal.com, I started to truly envision my dream job.

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For me, starting That IT Girl, was (and still is) about starting a movement.  It was (is) about encouraging women to be their best feminine selves and in my constant brainstorming on how to make That IT Girl bigger, better, and more resourceful for my readers, I have discovered other areas that I eventually want to excel in.

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..Each and every one of us have dreams of grandeur, dreams of turning our true passions into a living, and parts of those dreams for me were accomplished when I became a Registered Nurse.      Now, almost 10 years after passing my state boards, and after taking notes from Sophia, my dreams of becoming my own #Girlboss are more important then ever.

What are you doing to make your #Girlboss dreams come true? Leave a comment and lets discuss.

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Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Review + Swatches

IT Girls…I am just going to be honest with you.  I love makeup (duh) and am easily distracted by and attracted to bright vibrant colors.  Neutral eyeshadow palettes have been on trend these last few years with every major makeup brand but Urban Decay, the company behind the holy grail Naked Palette, has decided to do a complete 180° with the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.

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Product Overview

The Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, released in March 2014, is an eyeshadow palette filled with 10 brilliant hues all new to the Urban Decay family.  Each shade, sized at 0.04oz each, uses the Urban Decay’s brand new Pigment Infusion System™, and are formulated to ensure blendability and soft even application.

“Chaos-inducing color—in ten VELVETY shades. Inspired by Chaos (a brilliant matte blue from The Vice Palette), we created the ultimate fix for color addicts—packed with ten of the brightest, most amazing shades you’ve ever laid eyes on, plus a double-ended brush. In addition to Chaos (yes, it’s back!), this palette marks the return of Revolt (a silver standout from our Anarchy Face Case). All the other shades are NEW!” — Urban Decay

Included in this palette is a double-ended cruelty-free pressed pigment brush with a precision brush on one end and a small shader brush on the other.

Price & Availability

$49.00, available on UrbanDecay.com, Ulta & Sephora.  This is a permanent product.

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Packaging

This palette is housed in a colorful magnetic plastic case reminiscent of the neon colored eyeshadows inside and comes complete with a large mirror bearing the Urban Decay insignia.

Colors & Swatches

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  • Revolt: Bright metallic silver shimmer with silver glitter
  • Gonzo: Bright matte turquoise
  • Slowburn: Bright matte red-orange
  • Savage: Bright matte hot pink
  • Fringe: Bright metallic teal
  • Chaos: Bright matte blue
  • Jilted: Bright metallic fuchsia
  • Urban: Bright metallic purple
  • Freak: Bright green and gold duo chrome
  • Thrash: Bright matte lime green

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The Good

Urban Decay truly delivered on their promise of highly pigmented neon colors with this palette making the necessity of a white or cream colored eyeshadow base under these pigments  nonexistent. The color payoff is one of the best that I’ve seen amongst colors in this category.  Most of the colors in this pallet applied very smooth and even during swatching.

The Bad

The biggest drawback with this palette is the fact that Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban contain a colorant that is not approved for the eye area in the US.  I don’t understand why colors that are not FDA approved for usage around the eyes would be included in an eyeshadow palette.

Many of these colors will stain the skin, even when used with a good eyeshadow primer.  This staining can be very noticeable especially on lighter skin tones.

  • Revolt has a very grainy texture with a lot of fallout.
  • Chaos is one of my favorite colors but becomes muddy with a lot of manipulation and blending.

The Verdict: ★★★★☆ 

Will you be purchasing the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette?  Leave a comment and lets discuss.

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