DAISY

Hi beauties :)
I've been a bad blogger. Oh well. I'm not going to make any excuses about the lack of updates here because things have been busy, but I promise that I'm going to post more often starting with a new nail design.

This morning I had the idea to do a nail design inspired by marc jacobs daisy perfume. So I used a shimmery nude nail polish as my base and added white daisies and dots with a dotting tool. To make it a little bit more interesting I added silver studs to the flowers.

 

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette


Hi beauties :)
I have resisted and resisted and resisted jumping on the Urban Decay Naked band wagon, but I finally caved. I wanted the Naked Palette when it first came out, but I wasn't sure if I really needed it because I already had many neutral eyeshadows. Then the Naked 2 Palette came out, and I was torn between which one to invest in. When the Naked Basics Palette came out, I was even more torn between the three of them. But as you can see by the title I bought the Urban Decay Naked Basics first, and I don't regret it at all. It's so amazing that I already bought the Urban Decay Naked 1 and I can't wait until it arrives. But now lets get to the review...


 Urban Decay's Naked Basics shadows come in a small, rubber-like palette, that opens via a small plastic clip. Once opened, the palette contains six full sized shadows (0.05oz) and a nice sized mirror that allows you to get a close up view of your eyes when applying your makeup. Urban Decay's 'Naked Basics' palette is lightweight, compact and fits easily into a small purse, making it perfect for both travel, and daily on-the-go touchups.

Venus, Foxy, W.O.S. (Walk of Shame), Naked 2, Faint, Crave
 While the palette is advertised as matte, only 5 of the shades have a matte finish. Venus,the lightest color, has a satin finish. I think the color selection is pretty great in this. You have an extra light highlight, two nudes, a light brown, medium brown, and black.  Nevertheless, all of the shadows are buttery smooth, extremely well pigmented, easy to blend, and apply like a dream.
 
Venus, Foxy, W.O.S. (Walk of Shame), Naked 2, Faint, Crave
  
 The Urban Decay 'Naked Basics' palette retails for $27 USD and can be found at places like Sephora and the Urban Decay website. 

Overall, I am really impressed with the quality of this palette. With the exception of Foxy, all of the shadows in this palette are brand new colours that work nicely in a variety of everyday neutral looks. All of the shadows in this palette have a smooth, buttery consistency, are highly pigmented, and are easy to blend. If you have been looking for an everyday neutral palette be sure to check this one out.
 
 Have you tried Urban Decay's new Naked Basics palette?

A Pretty Little Office

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Hi Beauties :)
I'm all about making mood boards when I'm dreaming up a new design project. My  bedroom currently does not have a desk, and I really want to create a cozy place for me to sit and blog or for doing my homework. I have put this picture together of pieces that I want to pick up for my new office space. Just looking at it makes me happy!

P.S. I'm actually going to spray paint the legs of the desk silver so they match better with everything else.

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat

 Hi beauties :)
 I'm generally pretty anti-textured polishes, but when I saw this one  recently, I felt like I needed it in my life. The new Sally Hansen textured polishes are hard to come by in my area, and I just happened to find this while I was grocery shopping the other day. It was the last one left. This polish reached full opacity in two coats. I used no top coat. The wear time is amazing, and it was surprisingly easy to clean up my cuticles. I highly recommend! I like this one so much I think I'm going to pick up the black and mint green too.

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 200 Sugar Fix