November 2017 - Mommy Life Up North

New Limited Edition Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

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Hey loves, it literally has been forever since I have done a post, and  I thought it would be the perfect time to do a review and swatch post on the all new Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is limited edition and will be sold exclusively at This is such a unique palette since it comes with 10 regular eyeshadows as well as 5 transforming eyeshadows which you can add on top of any shade to give it a duotone look. In the swatches below it is very hard to see the transformer colors, so I also added them on top of Blackout so you can really see how beautiful they are. 

I included tons and tons of photos since I really wanted to show how stunning this palette is. The packaging is beautiful and changes color in the light which you can see from the very first photo, and the second photo posted. Let's go a head and go through all of the different shades:
  • Bleach- gold shift
  • Shifty- green shift
  • Space- blue shift
  • Mind Game- lavender shift
  • Blur- pink shift
  • First Offense- metallic burnt orange
  • Hot Box- deep green satin with green micro glitter
  • 5.0- metallic medium blue
  • Rogue- muted medium purple shimmer
  • Trash Talk- muted medium pink shimmer with a purple shift
  • Territorial- deep metallic bronze
  • Blackout- blackest black matte
  • Old Smoke- smoky metallic medium gray
  • Shag- metallic silver with iridescent micro sparkle
  • Velvet- metallic burgundy with gold micro sparkle
This palette is seriously so so pretty. The formula of the shadows are just as good as the rest of the Urban Decay palettes. I thought every single shade was pigmented and easy to blend. Blackout is seriously the blackest black I have in my whole entire collection. The transformer shades look incredible on top of it. 

This palette also has a really good price point compared to other palettes. It comes with 15 shades and retails for $48.00. Like I said it is limited edition so if you like the look of this palette, I would snag it up quick before it sells out! It can be purchased at

Beauty Lovers Affordable Gift Guide $25 & Under 2017

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Hi loves, with the Holiday's right around the corner, I thought I would do a beauty gift guide. I wanted it to be super affordable so everything I will be sharing is under $25.00. The one thing I love when it comes to beauty gifts this time of year, is that there is so many awesome bundles which turn out to be such amazing deals.

I picked out some gifts that I thought would be perfect for someone who loves beauty products. All of these products can be found at

  • Morphe 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette- this palette is a dream come true for neutral lovers. It has a mix of shimmer and mattes. I feel like it is great everyday palette and works wonderfully with all skin tones. You can never go wrong with a natural eyeshadow palette. It retails for only $18.00 and comes with 25 different shades. 
  • Smashbox Drawn In. Decked Out. Be Legendary Lipstick & Lip Mattifier Set- this set comes with 6 mini lipsticks and a top coat that can be added on top of each lipstick to give it a matte look. If you have a friend that loves beauty but not sure what their style is, this set would be perfect. It comes with a mix of different shades and two different finishes. And this set retails for $25.00. 
  • Peter Thomas Roth Mask Sampler Set- I seriously love getting skin care sets as gifts since I love trying out different products. This set comes with 6 different masks. This set also retails for $25.00. 
  • Real Techniques Flawless Base Set- one thing I find I need all the time is new makeup brushes. You can seriously never have too many makeup brushes! I am a huge fan of Real Technique brushes and this set comes with 4 different brushes and a cup to hold the brushes. It retails for $19.99. 
  • ULTA Ready Set Style Haircare Sampler Kit- this is a great set for hair lovers! It comes with samples of 5 different hair care products from different brands. They have a few different sets depending on what you are looking for in a kit. And the best part? They only retail for $8.99. 
Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite products you would love to receive as a gift this year!