Monday, December 26, 2011

Urban Decay: NAKED Palette:Real vs Fake

I hope you all had a great Christmas! I know I did :) This Christmas I received The Urban Decay:Naked Palette from my wonderful mom. I opened it and was happy but having played with the palette before I found it to be a little suspicious. I was missing the primer potion which was advertised on the seller pic and the package was a simple little box. I was a little scarred to let my mother know that she purchased a fake but I did $50 is a lot of money to stay shut about a fake. So just to be sure of my suspicions I took to some research on the internet I found this video

Lucky for us the return was easy plus I got to keep the fake and  mom got a full refund.

(Real on top fake on bottom)

 Things I noticed off the bat:Real vs. Fake
-The packaging of the fake decay palette comes in a small copper gold box, and the picture of the  make up on the back it a little out of focus.
-The fake palette is really light weight compared to the real naked palette
-The texture of the box is not as smooth as the real palette 
-The gold letters look like they are cracked a bit ready to peel off on the fake version 
-On the back of the fake box instead of a sticker there is gold lettering right on the box.  
-The real naked palette color is has more of a red brown tone to it the fake not so much its dark 

(Real on top fake on bottom) 

Comparing Shadows
-Real UD Shadow is much smoother in texture the fake comes off a bit chalky (I got the chance to try the fake before I got my real palette the colors did not last. I hardly noticed I put on shadow in a couple hours)
-Real UD Shadows are much more vibrant compared to the fake especially when compared 
side by side.
-Color pay off on the real is MUCH better way more pigmented than the fake

(Real UD Palettes have a serial number on the side)

Quality of the Brush
-The fake brush is very light weight it feels almost hollow, especially when compared to the real which it a bit weighty
-The color of the fake has a pinkish color tone to it. While the real has a gunmetal looking color 
-The quality of the bristles the real is a lot softer to the touch and sturdy
-From what I have looked up I now know that the "Urban Decay" written on the side of the fake brush scratches of easily and/or rubs off

This is my comparison so far of the imitation palette vs the real Urban Decay Naked Palette. I hope it can help some of you out there who may have been duped. Never be afraid to speak up especially when you are not getting your moneys worth.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Get on Stage and Sing

Total Singer Support Promo from Adventure Pants on Vimeo.

This past August I got the opportunity to be a part of Total Singer Support's Get on Stage and Sing. It is a 7 week class about performance this is the class that gave me the confidence and motivation to step out and it gave me an opportunity to perform at The Bitter End . GSS part two is coming very soon with only 6 more spots left don't miss this opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and encouraging group environment.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pressing forward

Is it possible to be so happy for someone but sad at the same time? Right now, for me it has been a time for friendship and new beginnings. It is time for an even stronger faith than I have ever had before. I need this now... strong friendships and a strong connection with God because without it I am so very weak. I can feel everything in me wanting to fall apart sometimes being held together by the hope that is FAITH.

I want to be a help for somebody I need to be the kind of person that can be strong for others I don't want to be so consumed by my past and by "issues" that I become an issue. I want to be seen as a strong woman as a Godly women no matter what I feel. I know my mind, heart and God will keep me grounded He will keep me faithful to myself as well as to others.

I've been journaling again since November. It helps....I wrote down a list of 10 things I could do in 2012 starting today. I starting making the moves applying movement and trusting God for the rest.

1.Sponsor a Child                                    6.Record an album
2.Become a Volunteer                             7.Open a savings account
3.Get a better paying job                         8.Walk for Breast Cancer 
4.Get better at guitar                                9.Be in a play
5  Write songs for an album                    10. Figure out what to do about Education(back to school?)

A strong message I have been hearing at church and in my podcasts is HAVE A DREAM and follow it even if you don't know what you're doing make a move and trust God to amplify and honor that movement. I have a dream. I am figuring it all out and I am writing all that I can down. Thank you for reading, if you have gotten this far I want to encourage you. What is your dream? Write it down and make a movement even if it's small.

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." 
(Proverbs 13:12)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sunday Recap in Pics

Thankyou to everybody who came out to support us musicians :) It was great.



Friday, November 25, 2011

NOVEMBER 27 @ The Sheraton Hotel in Flushing Queens

PhotoCredit:Andre Rebuquiao

So this is what I've been working on for about two months now. I now have an official guitarist/wingman named Ezra S. I have a "recital" concert with my MXM familia and I have been writing like crazy. This has really churned every last bit of musical yearning inside me to just do it. I want it so bad my heart aches for it. I will be performing four songs. One original,two covers and a duet/medley.Just a short update as to where music has been :) well at least the performance part. Growing everyday



Friday, October 7, 2011

Long time No Post

Catching up is long overdue :)
So I have been away growing. I did a youtube video explaining this so I will post below. I did a little web disappearance trying to figure out how music and all this social media fit into my life. I hope the video fills you in a little I have more to say and pictures to post in this adventure.

The beautiful supportive girls that became like family from The Total Singer Support Get on Stage and Sing 10 Week Class

So after The Bitter End (which I also designed the event posters and flyers to (wink wink)) I performed backup at an event "Called Stairway to the Dream" I was a back up singer along with Hema Nair to the headlining act. The graceful Japanese singerRainybirds(Ryoko Fujimoto). It was so much fun! I got to shake my stuff and had a great opportunity to just learn, grow and network. I met the fastest drummer in the world Jotan Afanador who plays for many amazing artists like bachata group Aventura and Romeo and more. He was great with stories for days and just an overall good person to be around.

What's next? If you didn't know I am a part of a music community here in NYC called the MXM. November 27 we are performing at the Sheraton Hotel in Flushing Queens. This is a big deal for us guys this is our first seriously big event.
For me it's seriously a mess of firsts.
The first time I will be performing more than 1 song live as a solo artist.
The first time I play my guitar live
The first time I will sing any originals live

I would love if you all could join me on this journey. It's a bit surreal I'm practicing my songs till my fingers turn purple. I'm investing in my craft with vocal lessons defiantly going to take on that piano when I can. It's teaching me to go after the things that I want. Not only musically but in my design career I'm going hard no matter what I'm going to make it as something. I don't care what plans fail I'll just make more until one of them wins..

My Facebook & Youtube:



Hema Nair
Listen to the storm amazing song you havent heard it till you've heard it with a live band

Jotan Afanador

Okay Guys this is the update I'm sure I've missed many things. But this will do till I post again hahaha hopefully it will be soon

Monday, May 23, 2011


Come, tell me your trouble
I'm not your answer
But I'm a listening ear

Reality has left you reeling
All facts and no feeling
No faith and all fear

I don't know why a good man will fall
While a wicked one stands
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land

Who's at fault is not important
Good intentions lie dormant
And we're all to blame

While apathy acts like an ally
My enemy and I are one and the same

I don't know why the innocents fall
While the monsters still stand
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land

I don't know why our words are so proud
Yet their promise soothing
And our lives blow about
Like flags in the wind

Oh oh oh oh

You who mourn will be comforted
You who hunger will hunger no more
All the last shall be first
Of this I am sure

You who weep now will laugh again
All you lonely be lonely no more
Yes, the last will be first
Of this I'm sure

I don't know why the innocents fall
While the monsters stand
I don't know why the little ones thirst
But I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Haven't updated you in a while but I did audition for X Factor:) Completly fell apart when audition time came around, BUT it was a great expirience and I'd do it again. The thing is this is my first year where I thought hey I can really do this. I can pursue my love for music even with my massive nerves to work with even if people tell you no. I've never had to perform before but I'm doing so much I never thought I could because of fear. So here's to taking chances and chasing after your hearts desires no matter what even if they aren't the same tomorrow.