During the summer I like to have a smaller purse just because I don't feel like lugging around a bigger purse. I enjoy being able to quickly grab this purse and be out the door in a jiffy! Also, I feel a like lighter!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I may be a little late on the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, but I got it for my birthday and I find it to be the best "every day" palette. Some people may get tired of neutral palettes, but this is a little gem. It has a satin highlight shade and 5 matte eyeshadows. The palette retails for $28 and can be found at Sephora, Ulta, or any other place that carry Urban Decay.
The packaging of the palette is somewhat rubberized, (think Nars blushes), and has a good-sized mirror. The size of the palette is very compact and travel friendly.
L-R: Venus, Foxy, W.O.S., Naked 2, Faint, Crave
Although these shadows may have cheaper dupes, I like being able to have all these neutrals in one palette. It makes it easier for me to think of a look that I want to do as opposed to looking at single shadows.
Monday, July 14, 2014
This past weekend, my local JCP Sephora had a Benefit They're Real event where they were showcasing the new Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner. The whole place was decorated with orange and black balloons. This was my first Sephora event, so I was pretty stoked!
Brittany, my makeup artist for the event, used various Benefit products on me.
First, she used Porefessional to prime my face. Next she applied the Hello Flawless powder foundation and contoured my face with Hoola and used Rockateur for blush. For my eyes, she used Hoola in the crease and then used the Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bikini-Tini for my lids. She applied Browzings on my eyebrows and applied Hydra Smooth Lip Color in Lip Service. Obviously, the winged liner was applied using the new They're Real Push-Up Liner, and for mascara she applied They're Real mascara.
Just for being a Beauty Insider and getting my complimentary makeup done, I received the Benefit Stay Flawless 15-hour primer as a free gift. If I purchased something (which I did purchase the They're Real Push-Up Liner), then I would get a Benefit mini hand bag (seen above). Brittany also filled in my "face road map" of what I had on.
Overall, I had a great experience and can't wait to go to more events! I'm planning on doing a review of the liner, but I need more time to play with it before I can give you all a thorough review.
Have a great day!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ahoy matey! Today's mani features an anchor and the beautiful navy polish, Zoya Sailor. I searched high and low for a navy polish such as this and am so glad I found one!
Zoya Sailor is a navy creme polish that goes on pretty opaque in one coat, but I tend to put two coats out of habit. In the picture above, it appears more royal blue, but let me tell you, it is very navy in normal lighting.
To create the anchor, I used a dotting tool with two different sized ends, the first being larger, the second being small. To see how I did my nails, watch the video below.