Tutorial: How To Fix Broken Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Eyeshadows + Tamping Technique!


Because the packaging’s really cool, it was never my intention (not so soon, at least) to depot the eyeshadows from the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette. I could live with opening up the gorgeous purple plastic casing and admire the 20 shades in their full glory, but fate had to have it its way.

It was pure accident one fine day that the palette decided to slip from my hand and land on the floor with a sickening crash. The closed lid didn’t spring open, but I could hear the deafening sound of shattered eyeshadows. Okie, I couldn’t, but I knew damage was done.

I tried tamping the shattered crash victim back with my diamond-inspired Tamping Tool but the Vice 2 eyeshadows are much smaller than the tool.

(Full product list at the end of this post!)


So I dug Voodoo out.

For all my depotting projects, I use a nail/manicure tool and it is used specifically for dealing with makeup. I don’t use it to dig dirt from my nails and then proceed to depot eyeshadows with it the next day. Ew!! :( Before I do anything, I make sure to sanitize the tool with Isopropyl Alcohol first.

The eyeshadows in Vice 2 are so loosely glued to the base. All that was needed was a little wiggle at the gap between the pan and plastic and Voodoo popped right out. No need for Isopropyl Alcohol to soften the glue, no need for a flat iron or oven to melt the glue.

There are some tutorials that show how to pry open the entire plastic casing, like how I similarly did for Kat Von D Beethoven Palette, thereby inevitably destroying the aesthetics of the palette. Let me tell you that there’s no need for that. If you just want to depot some eyeshadows from Vice 2, simply drive a wedge (literally) and the pans will pop up easily.


Makeup Tutorial: Easy, Bold Teal


In my previous post on the invaluable hand-made gifts for Mr Mode in celebration of our first and last engagement anniversary, I promised a tutorial on the makeup worn. So here it is! Super easy!


Eye Makeup

A: Use Maybelline Tattoo Eyeshadow Tenacious Teal as base; Sweep Sleek i-Divine Candy over lid

B: Apply Urban Decay Vice 2 Rewind on Outer V, extending upwards


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Yeeks! What have I been doing to cause such a huuuge gap between my first post of the year and this? Oh, you know, nothing much, just: preparing for my Taiwan wedding photoshoot, flying there, being there, coming home, attending a 3-day dance workshop, helping with house-cleaning for Chinese New Year, celebrating Chinese New Year… and KAZAAM!! I haven’t been blogging proper for a few weeks!

On account of my tight-like-my-pants-because-I’ve-been-eating-too-much schedule, excuse me okie? 😀

You can follow me on Instagram (@bunbunmakeuptips) and more recently, Dayre (@bunbunmakeuptips), for more frequent updates, but my blog is a platform I shall never forsake. So stay with me!

Mr Mode and I spent 1 January 2014 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. We haven’t been here for AGES! I don’t think we’ve even been to Botanic Gardens together before. It was just so out of the way for us North-Easteners.

The Circle Line has brought about so much convenience. We alighted at — wait for it — Botanic Gardens station and taa-daa >> Botanic Gardens!



It was a combination of a cool breeze and a slight overcast that made the stroll so peaceful and enjoyable.

Cooling weather = Happy Mr Mode

Hot weather = Super Pek Cek On-Fire JEEBABOOMZ Mr Mode

I’d like to say romantic things like ‘Being together was all that mattered’ and ‘No bad weather could dampen our spirits’, but the reality is that the Mister is a 24/7 angry polar bear. HAHAHA!!


Since when did Botanic Gardens become so beautiful? Should have taken more pictures of the flora and fauna.