Urban Decay: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Glitter
Oh hai, folks! Been a while, thanks largely to the fact that I’ve been breaking my back at work. Retail during the holiday season? Get out of town, man. Now that all that madness is over, I have a stack of items to get swatched and reviewed for this here bloggity-diddlyo. But first, a tale of love, loss, and glitter!
It begins at Ulta, where I am returning a single eyeshadow of which I have multiple duplicates in palettes. I receive a nice chunk of store credit, so I amble over to the Urban Decay aisle to have a quick look before work. Here is where I meet a lovely Urban Decay artist, Andrew. He asks what sort of thing I’m looking for, to which I quite honestly say that I’m open for anything, as I’ll wear just about anything. He then has me park up on his little chair, and he goes to work demonstrating some of Urban Decay’s line. While I’m no stranger to the line – it is, after all, my favourite – there are still quite a few products I haven’t tried. Especially their brushes, which after getting that work-over, I am absolutely in love with. So soft, they are.
We get finished up, and I have to rush off to work. I was three minutes late, but it was worth it – everyone raved about the work he did. As soon as I walk in the door, however, I realize that things look… odd. A split second later, I realize I left my glasses at Ulta. I go back into the back room, grab a phone book, squinting with crossed eyes trying to find the number for Ulta, only finding the number for the old store and not the new store. Well, crap. I’ll just have to hope that someone finds them and puts them back so I can pick them up the next day, right? Well, no. Andrew found my glasses, and hoofed it all the way down to my store to drop them off for me. Give that man hugs and cookies!
End point? Urban Decay, and their people, are awesome. I really wish I could post a picture of his work, but by the time I got home, it was a bit jacked. Floorsets aren’t the best activities for full makeup, unless you’re wearing some serious sweat-proof products. I did snap a shot to keep for myself, but I don’t want to misrepresent his work. It was quite lovely, though, I can tell you!
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Now, while we’re on the subject of Urban Decay, it might serve you well to know that the Book of Shadows IV is on sale at Ulta ($44) and the official Urban Decay website ($44 with free shipping). Sound good? It can get better: enter code MYGLAM11 at checkout, and your BOS4 drops another $15 (as of this writing). This cancels out the free shipping, but it does save you nine more bucks in the long run (or, you can buy six bucks worth of extra product, and get your free shipping back – Santa Tanita, anyone?). Either way you slice it, that’s a pretty great deal. I picked mine up at Ulta today with my store credit. Mmhm!