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Saturday

Happy New Year!

I know that I have been MIA lately in the blogging department.  It has been a crazy end to 2011 with Christmas and New Years.  I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR.  This past year for me has been so rewarding.  I am able to get on the blog and talk about things that make me happy.  What I especially like is that people actually read what I write because it makes them happy as well.  My new years resolution is that I am going to continue to blog about makeup, skincare, fragrance, and everything else in between.  I want to thank you for reading and for your wonderful comments.  Blogging is truly something that I enjoy doing.  I finally found a place where I can go on and on about things that I enjoy.  I hope that you truly enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing. 

Well I am off to get ready for my night out with Detective Lynn and our boys!  Just a peek into the new year for blogging - I am looking forward to blogging about all my makeup gifts that I received this year for Christmas.  I also already bought tickets for IMATS NYC in April.  I just found out that someone I met on Twitter is going to be there and I couldn't be more excited to meet her in person! I see YouTube tutorials and vlogs in our future! Please continue reading to see whats to come, and what cases the Makeup Detectives are going to solve in 2012! 

Again, thank you to everyone who enjoys reading our blog.  Please have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve!  As for the coming year, may it be filled with love, happiness, and peace.  May all your glammy wishes and dreams come true! Oh and may you buy at least one limited edition piece of Chanel!  ; )

As for ending the year on a glamorous note - This chapter is CLOSED! 

Detective Kathy

Tuesday

Santa came early today!

So on my way home from work I happened to hear one of my all time favorite Christmas songs - "Dominick the Donkey" hee haw hee haw hee haw, just when I thought my day couldn't get any better I pulled into my driveway and spotted a big box!  There was a package there waiting for me with NYX in big letters!! To my surprise I had forgotten that I won a contest on Twitter that NYX Cosmetics was having.  Ok so if you dont know I will tell you that I tweet like its my job! You had to be one of the first few people to tweet your favorite NYX product.  My little paws can type mighty fast and of course, I was a winner!  They told me that they would send me out my prize. 

Today in the mail I received some fabulous goodies from NYX!  I think NYX products are awesome and a lot of fun to work with.  For being a less expensive brand, the quality of NYX can hold its own against any of the more expensive products on the market!   If you look at some of my past posts you can see that I actually have quite a few NYX products.  So here is what they sent me, all FULL SIZE!  Doll Eyes Mascara, Peach Blush, Jumbo Pencil in French Fries, Black Eyeliner Pencil, Mega Shine Gloss in Desert, Lip Liner in Citrine, Eyeshadow Base in SkinTone, and Triple Eye Shadow Palette in Rock & Roll.  Can you believe all of those goodies, all for me, for free!  It was like Santa had come early to my house!  I currently use the Eye Base, Jumbo Pencils, glosses and lip & eye pencils and LOVE THEM!  The colors that they sent me are so gorgeous!  I am most excited to try the Doll Eye Mascara.  This was such a generous gift I am so lucky!  Here is a photo of my goodies -

Aren't they GORGEOUS?  I would like to thank NYX Cosmetics for sending me all of these wonderful products.  As I said, I love their products and have used everything before accept for the mascara.  I will be investigating this tomorrow.  I will let you know what my discovery is.  I am sure it will be ahmazing just like all the other NYX products on the market! 

In the case of Santa NYX coming early with some cosmetics for me to open - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

P.S. Before Ulta rolled into town I would stock up on my NYX products at http://cherryculture.com/index.php  This is the perfect place to get all your NYX goodies and they usually have a discount.  Check them out! 

** I assure you that I am in no way affiliated with CherryCulture.com, NYX Cosmetics, or Dominick the Donkey in any way, shape, or form.  The products were sent to me as a result of winning a contest.  All of the opinions expressed above are my own.**

Saturday

The Holiday Tag

Well its that time again.  Time for me to do a tag!  I love YouTube, as all of you know and I love tag videos.  Here is a tag that I found while I was watching MakeupByMel on Youtube.  She is one of my favs!  I will put a link to her video below. The holiday that I celebrate is Christmas.  So here are the questions along with my answers -

Questions:

Favorite Christmas Movie? - Home Alone 2 Lost in NY
Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list? - It depends who you ask!
Have you ever had a White Christmas? - Every year since I was born.  I live in Upstate NY!
Where do you usually spend your holiday? - At my house with my family
Play or Sing your favorite Christmas Song! - Well since I cannot play or sing, I will tell you that it is "Last Christmas" By George Michael
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? - YES only one from my husband.  We each open one, my husband and son open only one too.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? - Vixen, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen, Rudolph, Donner, that's all I think!
What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year? - Seeing what is in my stocking on Christmas morning- MY FAVORITE! Santa brings me LOTS of Chanel! My dad and sister also come over because Santa comes for them as well! 
Is your Christmas tree real or fake? - Fake, it was real all of my life but the past few years we got a fake one. Its gorgeous! There is a picture below!
Hands down, what's your all-time favorite holiday food and holiday sweet treat? - I love all the fish that we eat on Christmas Eve.  I love all the different Christmas cookies, especially since I don't bake.
Be Honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better? - Giving, I like to make people happy!
What would be your favorite place to visit for the holiday season? - I absolutely LOVE NYC at Christmas time! 
Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make? - UM no, I really don't like to cook or bake at all so I don't help with that.
Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably? Fail miserably for sure.  You can ask the customers who would come to the Lancome, Clinique, or Estee Lauder counter and want their gifts wrapped.  Yup they were better off paying that stand in the middle of the mall to wrap them!
Most memorable Holiday moment? - My son's first Christmas and the year my husband gave me my engagement ring.
What made you realize the truth about Santa? - I heard my dad downstairs filling the stockings.
Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them? - I make them, and NEVER stick to them. Maybe this year!
What makes the Holidays special for you? - Spending time with my family and friends makes the holiday special for me.  I love listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, and seeing all the beautiful decorations.  Here is a picture of my Christmas tree which makes me happy every time I look at it -


Well this was a little peek into my life and what I like about Christmas.  I would like to take this time to extend holiday wishes to each and everyone of you reading.  I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family.  Please comment below and tell me what holiday you celebrate and what you love about it. 

Here is the link to Mel's video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKHDHtglXtM

In the case of giving you a little peek into my holiday world - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

Urban Decay - Naked 2

So the word on the street was that Urban Decay was creating a Naked 2 palette.  As all of you makeup mavens know by now, that is totally true.  The website had a sign up to be notified once this product was available to be sold.  The sale date was 12-1-11.  I was planning on a midnight shopping experience but Urban Decay's facebook page said to go catch some ZZZ's because it would not be available at the stroke of midnight.  I woke up early that morning and still no Naked 2.  So the day went on and I clicked the Urban Decay website like it was my job.  The only time I couldn't click was when I went to lunch.  No worries, my friend Emmalee who is equally as obsessed as I am clicked for us.  Our goal was to get our greedy little paws on 2 of the Naked 2.  One for me and one for her!  After lunch I continued on with my clicking obsession until all of a sudden...it was available.....AHHHHHHH it was like the Heaven's had opened up and the Angels were singing.....BUY ME hurry up GET ME IN YOUR CART AND CHECKOUT AS FAST AS YOU CAN.  My heart was racing and my fingers could barely put in the numbers to my credit card.  Then there was one last CONFIRM ORDER and it was DONE!! Emmalee and I had our wish fulfilled.  We were proud owners of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.  Ok so this took place on Thursday mid afternoon.  How about a few minutes ago it was at my door.  I have one thing to say - URBAN DECAY YOU ROCK MY WORLD with you super duper fast FREE shipping.  I am so excited I can hardly stand myself.  I have this palette in all its gorgeousness in my greedy little paws right now as we speak, or as I write.  So without further ado, here it is -

These colors are ahmazaballs!! Really just when I thought Urban Decay couldn't possibly create anything prettier than the original Naked Palette, they did it.  I will be rocking these colors today for sure! I actually have to run to Ulta for some self tanner so I just might put this bad boy in my purse for a little show and tell. 

If you have any questions about this palette please let me know in the comments below.  I can't wait to use it.  The brush that it comes with looks equally as amazing as the colors.  It also came with a little lipgloss. This was $50.00 and TOTALLY worth the price of admission.  The shipping was FREE and if you sign up for the Urban Decay website, they give you 10% off your first order.  Really it doesn't get any better than that! 

Ok have to hurry so I can start playing with these beauties!!

In the case of finding something even more gorgeous than the original Urban Decay Naked Palette - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy