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      09.06.2011 13:37
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      As much as I try to I can't really fault this product.

      Okay so I'm pretty sure that you can't get hold of this from Urban Decay anymore but they have brought out similar pallets since. As soon as I've used up this one I'll be getting another pallet.

      Anyhow, So for those of you who might be eager to get you hands specifically on the Alice in Wonderland edition you may still be able to get this on ebay or some other sites but I'd be wary that you are getting this from a reputable source. Some of the colours in the pallet are available under a different name individually at from Urban Decay. I have been able to find information about this on the internet as I was running out of one of my favorites (Jabbawocky). This may be of use to those of you who are more interested in the colours than the Alice packaging (perhaps you have purchased the pallet and want to get your favorite like me).

      I will be honest I was taken with the packaging as I am a Tim Burton fan, Alice in Wonderland fan and a makeup fan. It was like a dream come true. It contains 16 colours, a black and a blue/green eyeliner and Urban Decays fabulous eye makeup primer (which I strongly recommend) and a mirror in the lid. The mirror was ineffective and I wonder if this was just a nod to Alice through the looking glass. I was amazed by how well the different shades worked together. Even when I was trialing some looks I didn't expect to work the colours seemed to blend effortlessly creating several different looks for me to use. I do believe that this effect was enhanced by the primer. I was a little disappointed that the primer was such a small bottle as its ran out long before my shadows have. The eyeliners where okay. Though I do prefer another brand myself they are very easy to use and difficult to fault. I have not found alot of use for the blue/green pencil and feel that another colour would have suited to the pallet.

      I really adore this product. So much so that I treated it like a prized posession for several months after purchasing until I realised that I bought it so I could use it and not so it could sit pride of place in my bedroom.

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        26.09.2010 16:42

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        Fantastic for a treat or present, looks gorgous and lots of colours to choose from

        Well what can i say about this? Other than this has got to be one of the best things i have ever bought. I am an urban decay fanatic and love it when they release the new book of shadows each year, having purchased every book of shadow they have done i knew i wouldnt be dissapointed.
        I bought this as a treat for myself and as it is a limited edition i have got to say it is stunning, it comes in a small box, with a flip down lid on the front is marked Alice in wonderland in fancy pink writing and then when you open it up, it is magical, it pops up an alice in wonderland theme and has a mirror inside as well, and whats more is when you open the draw there are some gorgeous eyeshadows, 2 eyeliners and some primmer in there as well. This is definately good value for money as some urban decay eyeshadows retail for £10 +, so i would definatley reccomend this, i bought this a few months ago now and i think they have all sold out, however i know that ebay have some one, although i would be carefull as the RRP is £29 but i have looked on ebay and some are retailing @ over £50 which i think is a bit unfair, however if you really are wanting this then i would recomend it, also worth having a look at boots and debenhams as they have the new NYC urban decay which again is fantastic!

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        16.06.2010 08:39
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        Wonderful make up set which anyone would feel great having!

        Ok I admit it when it comes to make up I am very much a high street girl and if I can help it I will go to boots and get things when they are on 3 for 2! I use make up every day and as a single mum cannot afford to be splashing out on all the premium brands so I stick to Bourjois/Maybelline and brands like that.

        In April I turned 30 (weeps!) and a few days before my birthday I received a parcel in the post along with instructions that it was a birthday present but I could open it then. When I opened it I almost wept in amazement! I felt so lucky! One of my very dear friends had sent me the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland limited edition eye make up set!!!

        The set comes with a lift up lid which has a pop up scene of Alice in wonderland and a mirror in the top part. I tend not to use this as it is difficult to get the lid to stay up properly with the pop up sections unless you bend it backwards and then it is at an awkward level to put your make up on.

        The eye make up is in a little pull out drawer underneath the mirror and there are 16 different colours. The colours all have Alice in Wonderland themed names such as "Mad Hatter", "Alice" and "Mushroom" but there is a sheet that comes with the make up that tells you what the colours are in the usual Urban Decay range so when it runs out you are able to replace things. There is a range of colours going from bright purple, blacks, greys, greens and gold!

        You also get a black and a blue eye pencil. I have so far only used the black but I think it is amazing. It glides on really well over your eye make up and stays on all day.

        You also receive a really cute little bottle of eye shadow primer. It is shaped to look like a potion bottle and just adds to the beauty of this set. The primer works well. I have never used eye shadow primer before but I find this really helps to make my eye make up last the day whilst I am at work and I work very long shifts.

        All in all I am totally smitten by this eye make up set! It was an amazing gift and am sure any make up fan would love it!

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        16.05.2010 14:44
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        A must for Urban Decay/Disney lovers!

        I am a massive Alice in Wonderland fan and had been looking forward to the Tim Burton version since I found out about it. The release of this book of shadows coincided with the release date of the film which made it even more exciting. I had never used Urban Decay before but had only heard brilliant things about it, especially the primer potion which I was desperate to try. I debated about buying for a while but they were quickly selling out and I had to have one! I bought this Book of Shadows at Debenhams for £28 which I thought was rather a lot but it contains 16 eye shadows, 2 eyeliners and a small bottle of primer so it isn't really a bad price.

        The box itself is beautiful. It has the Disney Alice in Wonderland logo from the Tim Burton film on the front in gold letters and it has Urban Decay above this, also in gold writing. The box is black and grey and is decorated with teapots, teacups and swallows with diamonds of ivy. It really is beautiful but not garish in any way, just lovely and sophisticated. The top is held down by a magnet and can be opened to show a gorgeous pop up of wonderland including a small Alice walking down a path surrounded by mushrooms and trees. There is also a large "drink me" bottle and the caterpillar. On the lid, in-between mushrooms and trees there is a small mirror. The scene may sound childish but it is sophisticated and adult with lovely colours that are not bright enough to make it garish.

        There is a pull out tray underneath his scene which contains the makeup. The primer potion is amazing and has lasted me a long time for such a small bottle. A little goes a long way and it stops my eye-shadow from budging all day. It comes with a foam applicator which is bent to get into the corners of the bottle and minimise wastage. The primer itself is a liquid which blends perfectly into your eyelid and covers any blemishes as well as being a perfect base for the eye-shadow. I will probably invest in a large bottle of this when my small bottle runs out.

        The two eyeliners I thought were amazing. There is a black one and a gorgeous turquoise coloured one and they glide on effortlessly. They can be smudged when they have first been put on but then they dry and won't budge without make up remover. They are also really good for the waterline but I only ever use the black one for this as personally I think it looks better. The problem with these eyeliners arose when they went blunt and I tried to sharpen them. The middle of the pencils are so soft they just crumbled and the outside of the pencil is really tough and hard to sharpen. I have found that one of my sharpeners works on them but not very well. I won't be buying these again.

        The eye-shadows are amazing and pigmented. They seem like they will last a long time. I will try and explain the colours:

        Underland - this is a gorgeous bright purple colour. It is extremely bright and so I usually blend it with either White Rabbit or Curiouser. My favourite way of using it is to put White Rabbit all over the eyelid and Curiouser just along the bottom of the eyelid. I then use Underland in the corners to brighten it up. I am not brave enough to use this shadow on its own.

        Alice - this is a lovely bright blue colour. Again I usually blend this with White Rabbit and use it in the corners of my eyelids. It goes really well with the turquoise eyeliner.

        Oraculum - a shimmery golden colour which goes really well with most of the brown/white/gold colours in the palette. I like this colour as it goes well with my hair colour (red) and eye colour (brown).

        Queen - a dark pink/purple/red colour which I usually wear with Curiouser.

        Chessur - a nice nude gold colour with sparkles in. I use this as a base for other shadows if I am going out and want to be glittery.

        White Rabbit - this is a white shadow which is extremely glittery. It has more glitter in it than white in my opinion. I use this if I don't want much of a colour under my eyeliner or as a base for any of the other colours in the palette.

        Wonderland - a gold colour which is stronger than Chessur but not as strong as Oraculum. It is light enough to be used as a base while being dark enough to see. This also contains glitter.

        Curiouser - one of my most used colours. This is a pastel pink which has glitter in. I use it in the look I described above but I also use it with White Rabbit for lots of glitter.

        Muchness - this is a orange/gold colour that is quite nude in my opinion. I wear it a lot with brown eyeliner.

        Mushroom - a brown/grey colour that I often use in the corners of my eyelids with gold/brown colours such as Chessur, Wonderland, Drink Me Eat Me and Midnight Tea Party.

        Vorpal - a grey colour that I haven't used yet but would probably be good for a smokey eye look.

        Absolem - a gorgeous green colour that I often wear with the turquoise eyeliner.

        Drink Me, Eat Me - a wonderful nude colour that I use as a base

        Mad Hatter - a dark brown chocolatey colour that I often use in the corners of my eyelids with other brown/nude colours like Drink Me, Eat Me

        Jabberwocky - a jet black colour with large pieces of silver glitter. I haven't been brave enough to try this one yet but I might try a look with it using Vorpal.

        Overall I think that this Book of Shadows is amazing, especially for people who are not very experienced. It really got me blending colours and being much braver with my eye-shadows. It is an amazing collectors piece for Disney/Tim Burton fans as well.

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          08.05.2010 20:03
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          well worth it!

          I bought this for around £28.99(ish) from Debenhams.

          I first saw it in Look magazine and it stated it was a limited edition item. I googled it and it had sold out in the USA, i checked house of fraiser, debenhams and Urban Decay all sold out! I was gutted.

          I then found a forum of people dicussing the product and a girl had stated that if you call debenhams you may get lucky as the site states sold out but she got one over the phone. I gave it a try and I got one!

          The box has 12 shades of eye shadow. All different and magical. The colours are ones i wouldn't generally buy, but you know what... I'm wearing them! Amazing, girly and magaical! You can blend them or mix them up for some great looks.

          Queen goes perfect with a summer floral look.

          Underland and Alice are great for nights out.

          The eye liners are great, good and thick, long laster for those who put eyeliner o the bottom lid!

          The primer works extremely well, it really does create a hold on the shadows, making the shadow last without mess on a very drunken night out.

          For any eyeshadow that lasts one of my drunken nights out, its got to be good!

          Definately worth the money. The shades are great, and long lasting. The open up pop up is magically and beautiful. Something to out you inner child (Alice).

          A great gift!

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            14.04.2010 01:51
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            Great Book of Shadows

            Urban Decay is a brand that I always see everywhere but never really tried many of their products. I had owned a few bits and bobs but had never really thought much of it. Not that they werent good, but just that they were pretty average.

            When I came across what looked like a little box of magic, I just had to take a closer look. This little Urban Decay eyeshadow box mixes chic and cool trendy style with Alice in Wonderland. When you open the box you get a 3d display of the ´Wonderland´. Pretty special I think! As part of the display at the back is the mirror, which of course you can use for applying the shadows. However with all the disctractions around it can be a little hard. You can tell the packaging took alot of thought and it certainly paid off. I look showing this product to my friends, even though Im not the biggest Alice in Wonderland fan.

            Each pallette has 12 different magical colours all with very cute fairytale type names. A few of my favourites are: white rabbit, midnight tea party, drink me - eat me, underland, queen and of course alice! The colours are all absolutely gorgeous and have a slight shimmer to them. The ones I use the most are Jabberwocky and Muchness.

            Jabberwocky - this is a very dark black shadow with alot of glitter and shimmer. This applies really well and gives a stunning sultry look to your eyes. What I really like about this is that it goes on dry and doesnt clump up into lines on your lids, leaving you with a very undesired look. This eye shadow gives a very nice finish and lasts long too.

            Whats more with this you get 2 eye liners - in zero and in flipside (one is black and other is aqua. Both apply very well onto your eyes. You also get a primer which helps with the application of the shadow and helps it to stay, however I find the shadows to be good already and that they dont really need this.

            I love this little book of shadows. I even love the name. The range of eyeshadows are all colours I would use and the packaging is something I always look for especially in make up - something different. I love the integration of Urban Decay and Alice in Wonderland.

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              28.03.2010 17:38
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              a super gift for a 'girly' girl

              It was my younger daughter's 19th birthday last Friday & amongst the presents she got form us was the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows.

              She loves her make-up & I wish you could have seen the look on her face when she opened it - pure joy! It comes beautifully packaged in a stylish & sturdy box which has has both the UD & Disney logos.

              When you open the top part it reveals a good sized mirror plus pop-up features from the film & a purple ribbon to keep it open. The colours are somewhat paler than shown in the picture but I think they look better in real life.

              The bottom part has a drawer which pulls out & inside there are 16 eye shadows which are named after all-things Alice - eg jabberwocky (black) Alice (blue) Mad Hatter (brown) Underland (purple) etc. They're good quality shadows & my daughter found them easy to apply & I must say her eyes 'popped'. The staying power is good too yet they are easy to remove with eye make-up remover.

              Also included are 2 eyeliner pencils ( 1x black plus 1 x turquoisey blue) which don't drag when applied & once again last for hours without needing to be touched up. I wouldn't have thought the blue would have suited my daughter as she has dark brown eyes but the effect was quite dramatic.

              Last but not least there's a small eyeshadow primer which comes in a cute lilac potion-style container - again linked with the Alice in Wonderland theme. The primer did a good job in making the eye shadows stay on longer & I'd have to say it's a well-designed box of goodies.

              I wouldn't give this to a young girl (partly because I don't like to see children in make up) & partly because the pop-up card figures etc could get ruined but I'm sure any teenager - mid-30s would love to have this treasure box.

              Unfortunately I see this is a limited edition of 2000 & as Debenhams are the sole sellers - it cost £25- £28 from there but I see eBayers are bidding up to £100 or more for the box!

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                19.03.2010 19:49
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                good for someone who is new to Urban Decay or an Alice fan

                Urban Decay meets Alice in wonderland. What could be better?
                If you are new to the world of urban decay then this palette is a good starter. It features shades very similar urban decay favourites but just renamed to fit the Alice in wonderland theme. If you already are familiar with urban decay and have bought a number of their products such as their other palettes then, I would say pass on this one. The reason I say this is because as I already stated - many of their 'famous' colours already are present (or similar) in this palette.

                The Alice in wonderland palette consists of:
                (Colours to the right are the colours i would say are very similar in the UD range)

                Underland = flash
                Alice = Painkiller
                Oraculum = Baked
                Queen = Last Call
                Chessur = copper or shag
                White rabbit = polyester bride
                Wonderland = Maui wowie
                Curiouser = Grifter
                Muchness
                Mushroom
                Midnight tea party = midnight cowboy rides again
                Vorpal = S&M
                Absolem = homegrown
                Drink me, eat me = sin
                Mad hatter = Twice baked
                Jabberwocky = Oil slick or zero

                Not only do you get 16 colours you also get a little bottle of primer potion and 2 eyeliners in Zero and Flipside. These liners are great as they can be blended to make a soft edge or left as blunt liners. Primer potion is a handy little product. when placed on the eyelid it stops eyeshadows from creasing and their staying power increases.

                Urban decays products are really good for their money. This particular palette comes in at around £28/£30 and if you look at the amount of product you are getting i would say it was worth the price. Only a little bit of product is needed when doing your make-up as the eye shadows are highly pigmented and with the added help of the primer potion - their colour staying power is one to be applauded.

                the packaging is very quirky too. with the pop-up alice theme surrounding the mirror it adds a nice touch and will amuse many an Alice fan.

                overall, i'd say this palette is a good buy, especially for those who don't own much urban decay products but, for those who do. I would maybe sway towards buying individual colours.

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                10.03.2010 16:52
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                Perfect collaboration and a wonderfull book of shadows, in my opinion the best so far.

                The urban decay Alice in Wonderland book of shodows is the result of a collaboration between Urban Decay and Disneys Alice in wonderland. None of the clours are unique to the book of shadows which is slightly disapointing. However all of the colours seem to fit very well with the theme of the film, the names of each shade are imaginative and related to the film. The kit includes 16 shades of eyeshadow, two trivel sized 24/7 eye pencils and a travel sized primer potion. Urban decays primer potion is well known in the professional field and has a high reputation.
                i have listed the products in the kit and a colour for reference.

                Eyeshadows:
                Underland-(electric purple)
                Alice-(shimmering blue)
                Oraculum-(bronzed orange)
                Queen-(plum/Wine)
                Chessur-(shimmering orange/brown)
                White rabbit-(shimmering cream/white)
                Wonderland-(earthy gold)
                Curiouser-(glittered lilac)
                Muchness-(gold with orange undertone)
                Mushroom-(taupe)
                Midnight tea party-(lightbrown with gliter)
                Vorpal-(metallic silver)
                Absolem-(earthy green)
                Drink me Eat me-(champaigne)
                Mad hatter-(warm brown with glitter)
                Jabberwocky-(blackest black with glitter)

                24/7 eyepencils:
                Zero-(blsckest black)
                Flipside-(teal)

                Sizes:
                Eyeshadows: 16 x 0.8 g e 16 x 0.03 US oz
                Eyeshadow Primer Potion: 3.7ml e 0.13 US fl oz
                24/7 Eye Pencils: 2 x 0.8g e 2 x 0.03 US oz

                The eyeshadows and pencils are really vibrant and strong, even the softer colours. The primer potion helps keep the eyeshadows looking new and fresh all day long. the texture of the shadows is great, they glide on perfectly and dont look creamy or powdery nor do they stick into the creases of the eye like some eye shadows can do. The 24/7 eye pencils stay on all day and do not smudge, they are creamy and soft for easy application. the metalic sheen on some of the eyeshadows is beautiful and the glittered ones can create a dynamic look.
                everything about this kit screans disney right down to the packaging. the beautiful pop up display around the mirror gives the kit a magical feel and an extra quirky look. the tea party pattern and metalic writing also give a very 'disney feel' the kit is definately all about alice in wonderland.

                This wonderfull book of shadows is definately worth the money, one you consider the price of each indiviual item and you get the collectable case too. The retail price for this kit is £28.00 which to me seems like a BARGAIN! I simply cannot fault this pallet.

                The book of shadows is limited eddition and exclusive to Debenhams. Only 2000 are available and as they came out on the 1st march 2010 i suggest you get one quick. This book of shadows is bound to become a collectors item because of its beauty and quality so get yours now before they run out! You wont regret it.

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                  Buy one before they sell out !!!

                  The Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is one of my favourite new things. Originally released in the USA, the product is exclusive to Debenhams in the UK and became available online last weekend and will go on sale, in-store on 1st March 2010. The Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is limited edition and only 2000 will be available to purchase so I suggest if you want one, don't hang around as it's bound to be a sell out.

                  What is it ... the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is the result of a collaboration between Tim Burton, Disney, Alice in Wonderland Urban Decay and the result is just amazing, it's almost too good to use and no doubt will become highly collectable.

                  Urban Decay describe themselves as 'beauty with an edge. it is feminine, dangerous, and fun...appealing to celebrities, rock stars and anyone who relishes her individuality and dares to express it.' Additionally, their products are not tested on animals.

                  The following description is courtesy of the Urban Decay website:

                  Open the palette to reveal a pop-up scene of Alice in the mushroom forest. Her "drink me" bottle discarded, she staggers past towering mushrooms, only to cross paths with a very peculiar, hookah-smoking caterpillar. A large mirror rests behind the scene - you feel as if you are transported into the film itself.

                  Hidden inside a secret drawer are 16 best-selling Eyeshadows, given topsy-turvy names like White Rabbit, Jabberwocky and Oraculum. Alongside them lie travel sizes of Eyeshadow Primer Potion and two 24/7 Eye Pencils. From smoky neutral eyes to flashes of hallucinogenic green and purple, the looks you can create are as endless as the rabbit hole itself. Anyone who loves Urban Decay, Tim Burton, Disney, or Alice in Wonderland absolutely MUST have this palette. Even the Mad Hatter would say this Book of Shadows delivers it all.

                  The Review:

                  The Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is contained in a curious box which is just like a book and is perfectly themed. The top of the box pops up to reveal a vanity mirror and a 3d scene direct from the film while the shadows are contained within a hidden drawer. The Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows contains 16 eye shadows, 2 travel size eyeliners and a travel size eyeshadow primer potion which will help keep your eyeshadow in place. The shadows contained within the book are listed below. I have listed the Alice in Wonderland Shade as well as the original shade name for reference purposes and an indication of the colour:

                  Underland - Flash (electric purple)
                  Alice - Painkiller (shimmering turquoise)
                  Oraculum - Baked (copper)
                  Queen - Last Call (plum/burgundy)
                  Chessur - Chopper (coppery brown colour, lighter than Oraculum)
                  White Rabbit - Polyester Bride (very pale and very glittery, kind of silver)
                  Wonderland - Maui Wowie (gold with silver glitter)
                  Curiouser - Grifter (light purple)
                  Muchness - X (peachy/orangey colour)
                  Mushroom - Mushroom (taupe)
                  Midnight Tea Party - Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (light brown)
                  Vorpal - S&M (silver metallic)
                  Absolem - Homegrown (green)
                  Drink Me Eat Me - Sin (champagne)
                  Mad Hatter - Twice Baked (deep brown with glitter)
                  Jabberwocky - Oil Slick (black with glitter)
                  Travel Size Eye Pencil - Zero (black) and Flipside (bright teal)
                  Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin

                  It is slightly disappointing that none of the eyeshadows contained within the collection are exclusive to the Book; however, I love the thought which has gone into renaming the shades and how the whole set appears to complement the theme and 'colouring' of the film. As well as being highly collectable the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is excellent value for money when you compare the cost of each product when purchased individually. As with all Urban Decay eyeshadows the colours are highly pigmented. Combined use of the primer potion with your chosen colour of eyeshadow means a little goes a long way and the eyeshadow lasts all day without any signs of creasing on the eye. The book contains an excellent selection of shades. When I originally opened my little book of wonder I did think that some of the shades contained a little too much glitter; however, you can control this dependent on how much of the shade you choose to use which just adds to the versatility of the book. The Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows has something for everyone, something for everyday wear as well as more vibrant colours for a night out. The only thing missing from the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is a little label saying 'Use Me' !!

                  Whether you're an Urban Decay fan, a fan of Alice in Wonderland or you just love Make-up grab yours before they sell out.

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