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.