Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Naked 3 Palette review + eye look

                                          Today I am going to review a product that I am deeply in love with right now.  That product is the one and only Urban decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette! Also, as a bonus I am going to show you how I created an eye look using only colors from the palette!  You can buy the Naked 3 pallet at any Sephora or online for $52.  In addition to the eyeshadow the palette also comes with a brush that matches the packaging and samples of urban decay's new eyeshadow primers.  The palette is made of an aluminum material and easy to use.  It doesn't stain from makeup around it, and is pretty sturdy. But, my favorite part is the rose gold coloring of the packaging which gives you a feel for the eyeshadow colors inside.
There are 12 colors in the Naked 3 palette; 4 matte colors, 4 pearl finishes and 4 shimmer colors.  The shades are well pigmented and wear well. But, the shimmer shades do tend to have a bit of fallout as the day progresses.  All the shades in the palette have tones of pink and rose gold which gives it a feminine feel and wonderful addition to any makeup collection.

The Colors

Left to right: 
Strange~ Matte off white color with a pink undertone, I use it as a base color sometimes and often in the inner corner of my eye
Dust~ Light pink shimmer color, creates the most fallout of all the colors but I really like the coloring so I use it over a cream base so it will stay
Burnout~ Pearl finish blush pink color, looks nice really anywhere but I use it mostly just under the crease because it blends dark and light colors nicely 
Limit~ Matte rose pink color, out of all the colors I use limit the most because it is my favorite shade of pink makeup wise and it works well with other colors giving a more natural look that I use as a base, all over the lid, or right under the eye

Left to right: 
Buzz~ Deep rose shimmer color, very pretty, sophisticated shade I wear mostly in the crease and sometimes in the inner corner of my eye 
Trick~ A true rose gold shimmer color, in my opinion the most beautiful shade in the entire palette, when worn all over the lid it looks stunning but maybe a bit much for an everyday look so I wear it mostly in the inner corner of my eye or sometimes right under the eye
Nooner~ Matte mauve color with tones of light brown, looks pretty and adds a dramatic effect when blended under the crease to transition from a dark to lighter color
Liar~ A color blend of both brown and gold with a pearl finish, my favorite shade to use to define the crease or add right under the crease gliding on smoothly and adding a hint of gold to an eye look 

Left to right:
Factory~ Pearl finish light chocolate color, Nice, basic, but still pretty, brown shade that I usually use as a crease color
Mugshot~ Shimmer dark brown color with tones of grays and golds, Mugshot is the most unique color in the palette with the gray and gold tones, deep, sophisticated, looks beautiful as a crease color or can be blended out to create a stunning smoky eye
Darkside~ Matte dark chocolate color, It does a fine job defining the crease of the eye with its deep but blend able tone and can create a beautiful smokey eye
Blackheart~ A brown pearl finish color so deep it can sometimes appear black, with specks of loose red glitter, The only shade in the palette that I have tried to wear and just couldn't pull off, the color is very unique and just did not look right on me but may be wearable for others
The swatches 

 Photo 1 Left to right: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz

Photo 2: Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot

 Photo 3: Darkside, Blackheart 

The Eye look

 I started by taking Limit and used it as my lid color.  Then I took Liar and blended it in to my crease.   

 To make the crease and lid colors blend nicely I used Nooner and blended it under the crease to the lid.  

 Last I finished off with Trick and used it as a color for the inner corner of my eye. 

In conclusion, Urban decay's Naked 3 palette is a favorite of mine I use daily.  I adore the shades of pink and rose gold that make the eye look beautifully stunning. Above is only one of many looks you can create with these shadows.  The colors,  pigmentation, the shimmers, the mattes, the pearls were on point and I couldn't recommend this product enough.  I hope that my review was helpful.  The link for the palette will be linked below.



Monday, January 13, 2014

Style in the Snow; How to keep warm and look great

Snow is cold and wet, but that doesn't mean that you have to abandon wearing something you like.  It just means you have to find cold weather wear that you love! Today I am going to show you how I stay warm and in style while out in the snow.   

To start you need a warm, waterproof, winter coat that also has some shape to it. The coat that I am wearing is the Sherpa lined Cami Parka from Abercrombie kids, (All the clothing pictured that is still available will be linked below).  My coat has all the qualities of a good winter coat. 

 First, it is lined with the softest fur to keep me warm, which is important in 10 degree weather.  Second, it cinches in at the waist with a belt to tie and achieve a nice shape so that the coat is not overwhelmingly puffy.  Third, the outside of the coat is made of a waterproof easy to wash material, which is important.  This reason being that if it happens to get some snow on it, it will be easy to wash and not become ruined.  Last, by personal preference, the color of the coat is white, which is my favorite color for winter coats because it is going to be worn with many different outfits and the color white compliments almost every color it is paired with.  When buying a winter coat I look for all the qualities I described above.

Another crucial piece to wear in the snow is a warm scarf. The scarf that I am wearing is a pastel pink knit infinity scarf from Claire's.  I especially like infinity scarves because they don't dangle out of the bottom of your jacket and more of the scarf can be shown when wearing your jacket because it covers more of your neckline then regular scarves. I like that  the scarf is pastel pink because it gives the outfit a pop of color and adds a warm winter look when worn with a winter coat.

You can't walk in the snow without boots!  In the snow you need to wear boots that are warm and not made of a material where water can be absorbed or leave stains.  The boots that I am wearing are the Women's Uggs Classic Cardy in black.  This specific style of Uggs are made of a cotton material so water dries just as it would on a shirt or a pair of jeans, which means that it is not a big deal if they get wet.  On the inside the boots are fur lined to keep your feet warm, and on the outside the knit material adds a cozy look to the outfit.

When in the snow jeans are the best choice of pants because they are warm, thick, and water does not stain them. So, you can wear your favorite jeans worry free!  They are much warmer and thicker then sweatpants or leggings, easy to wash, and make the outfit look pulled together.  The jeans that I am wearing are light wash jeans from Abercrombie kids.  

Those are my tips on how to dress your best in cold weather wear.   Now, the next time you venture out into the snow it will be in style!  Until next time, stay warm! 


Sherpa lined Cami Parka from Abercrombie kids:

Pastel pink knit infinity scarf from Claire's:

Women's Uggs Classic Cardy in black:

Light wash jeans from Abercrombie kids:

Pink Double Sketch Heart