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HIGH Maintenance: Let’s Get Naked…Again!

Urban Decay recently debuted their NAKED2 eyeshadow palette, the sequel to the famous NAKED palette! The new palette has 12 GORGEOUS, neutral shades like its predecessor with 5 new ones and a repeat of the shimmery gold shadow, HALF BAKED, except this one comes with the LIP JUNKIE lip gloss. The chic and modern packaging features a gray metal with a hinged top that’s reminiscent of an art school case with NAKED2 in bold, brown, embossed letters compared to the NAKED palette, which features a beautiful chocolate suede case with the word, NAKED, in big, bold gold letters. Both cases have a very luxurious look and feel to them – a bit different from Urban Decay’s “beauty with an edge” aesthetic.

 The NAKED palette contains 12 x 0.05 oz. eyeshadows and a miniature-sized Primer Potion of 0.13 fl. oz. However, the most exciting thing is that Urban Decay provides you with twelve full-size eyeshadows, which are normally sold at $17 and it includes the Good Karma Shadow Brush, which retails at $26, so, excluding the travel size primer potion, this palette has a value of $230!

Both palettes allow you to experiment with varying looks such as the classic “office appropriate”, a seductive, smoky look or sexy, summertime bronze. The shadows look stunning on everyone and you really get a bang for your buck with both palettes. The shades are high quality, highly pigmented and smooth going on the lids. Do you really need both? Not really. But for the makeup junkies out there, you may want to add both to your collection. What say you?

See NAKED here and NAKED2 here.

➟Karissa J. Parker for The HIGH UP. Follow @CurlyRissa for the latest in beauty, fashion and style trends!

S.D. Luxuri LLC Delivers Innovative Beauty to the Modern Woman

Have you ever dreamed to live life with style and substance, follow your own heart, and live life by your 
own rules? Well, Shanai Dominique fulfilled that dream by creating S.D. LUXURI, LLC, which provides
affordable, luxury, mobile beauty services for the modern woman. Beauty is no longer secondary to labor in the household. S.D. LUXURI would like to announce the arrival of a “new woman” where beautiful hair and flawless make-up is just that simple.

Dominique’s passion for the art of hair and make-up began at the tender age of 16. She enrolled in
the cosmetology program offered at the local high school that she attended. After she graduated,
Dominique’s love for the art of beauty, hunger for knowledge, and quest for professional excellence enabled her
to matriculate into Dudley’s Cosmetology University in North Carolina.

In August 2010, Dominique showcased her make-up artistry in the 2010 Bronner Bothers Hair show as the make-up artist for H2Pro Inc. She was the stylist for The Leading Ladies Spectacular 2010 and 2011 and MUA for local companies, such as Omyrah & Posh Boutique and Corporate Environments, Inc. But the most fulfilling work for Dominique is her humanitarian work in which she volunteers her services for a good cause. The
Mo’Nique Show honored her and other top stylists, in 2011, for volunteering at My Sisters Keeper Women’s Shelter.
Shanai Dominique’s accomplishments did not end there. Not only is S.D. Luxuri a West Georgia
preferred vendor for Atlanta Bridal but the company has also been recognized for its quality of work and
excellent customer service in local on-line publications including, Curve Appeal Culture and Gemini Online Magazine. S. D. Luxuri has also been mentioned in publications such as Jet Set and Essence Magazine.

S.D. Luxuri’s 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, continuing education, and inspiration from a diverse
group of sources are obvious in their work. S.D. Luxuri is a firm believer of staying current and certified in
new, cutting edge techniques, procedures, and technologies, which allows the team to provide practical and
personalized solutions to their clients in attempts to positively affect their overall self-image.

Come Out to the Grand Launch Party Event and help celebrate S.D. Luxuri LLC – the cornerstone of Beauty & Innovation!

Who: S.D. Luxuri LLC Beauty Concierge Service

What: Premiere Launch Party

When: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Where: Pizza Bar- Atlanta (1450 Veterans Memorial HWY SE, BLDG 100 STE 110, Mableton, GA 30126 404.505.8200)

S.D. LUXURI, LLC is a professional team built on excellence and innovation. It is Atlanta’s premier Beauty & Spa Concierge Service Company. Services for the modern woman include, but are not limited to, Innovative Hair and Make-Up, Personal Shopping, and Massage Therapy Techniques for Galas, Weddings, Proms, Red Carpet Events, Photo Shoots, Video Shoots, Film, Television Productions, Speaking Engagements, Princess Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Pamper & Sip Gatherings, and much more.

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New Issue of Aspire Online Magazine 1.17.11!

(Due to unforseen delays, the new issue of AOM will be available later this week.)

Check out the new issue of Aspire Online Magazine and The IMPRINT on Monday, January 17th (MLK Day)! Our online mag is always free to our readers. To subscribe to the print version, email It’s only $15 a year for 6 copies! That’s equivalent to 5 tall lattes at Starbucks! 😉