Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Electric Palette - Urban Decay


Another day, another look with my new favorite makeup palette. The Electric Palette by Urban Decay is still inspiring me. Today I used Chaos, Freak, and Thrash. 

I started the look by lining my eyes with Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos about a third of the way in from the outer corner on both the top and bottom lids. I then switched to Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Freak. On the upper lid I continued the line another third of the way toward the center. On the bottom lid I took it all the way to the tear duct. Next I pulled out a small angled brush and dipped into the Electric Palette. I started by going over the Chaos liner with Chaos pigment. I then switched to a clean small angled brush and went over the Freak liner with Freak pigment. Without cleaning that brush I used it to blend Chaos in to Freak. I finally grabbed another clean small angled brush and loaded up on Thrash. I started at the inner corner and took the pigment out to meet Freak and blend the two together. As usual, I finished the look by curling my lashes and applying a couple layers of NYX Voluptuous LL04 mascara.

Want more? check out my other Electric Palette looks: HERE & HERE




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Inspiration #2: pretty pastel purple


Happy Easter everyone! This Sunday's inspiration is all about pretty pastel purple. All the hues, and coincidentally flowers, from lavender to lilac to violet to crocus.

Make sure to check out my blogger bff Tulle & Combat Boots Sunday Inspiration too!


White Tiger by Tia Eastwood | Radiant Orchid Redhead* | Yay Cake | Redheaded Girls* | Lilac Clumps in a MugHair by Seiko Irobe | Pretty Pigeon* | Plum Easter Egg | Marimekko Mod Dress*

*I tried my best, but could not find an original source for these images to link to.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saturated Spring

Saturated Spring


Shirt dress
$160 - 20thcenturyfoxy.com


Dolce & Gabbana wedge shoes
$880 - thecorner.com


Heilin flap satchel
yesstyle.com



KENNETH JAY LANE bracelet
$110 - pret-a-beaute.com





Nails Inc nail polish
$37 - theiconic.com.au



An Easter outfit with a bit of kick.... I'm all about mixing up seasons. Pastels in the summer and some saturated citrus for spring. Awwwyissssss

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Urban Decay - Electric Palette


I'm still having a grand time playing with Urban Decay's Electric Palette, so I decided to share a couple looks I created that are a little more subtle than my Rainbow Eyes from last week.


I started first by priming my lid with ud's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I then brushed on a light sweep of Paradisco by MAC* across the lid. Next I lined my eye with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk using a small angle brush. Then using a clean small angle brush I started at the inner corner of the lid with Savage transitioning to Jilted, Urban and finally Chaos. I did not clean my brush between transitions. After that, with a clean small angle brush I went back to the upper inner eyelid and applied a bit of Slowburn. I finished the look with NYX Voluptuous Lush Lash Mascara.


This cherry blossom inspired look started exactly the same as the look above. I started first by priming my lid with ud's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I then brushed on a light sweep of Paradisco by MAC* across the lid. Next I lined my eye with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk using a small angle brush. Then using a clean small angle brush I started at the inner corner of the lid with Slowburn. About halfway across the lid I transitioned to Savage and finally blended a small bit of Jilted in the outer corner. I did not clean my brush between transitions. I finished the look with NYX Voluptuous Lush Lash Mascara.

*MAC products are no longer cruelty free. Until this changes I will no longer purchase their products. Since, however, I have so much of their product still I will be using it until it is depleted.

So tell me, do you have the Electric Palette yet? I wanna know your thoughts! What do you like/dislike about it? 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cherry Blossom Pink - Sunday Inspiration


It's cherry blossom season here in DC and I'm feeling quite inspired by pink! Cherry blossom trees line the streets in my neighborhood, they are truly beautiful. Couldn't be more perfect timing, this winter was a tough one, it's lovely to have a reminder of why DC with all it's faults is actually a nice place to live.

Make sure to check out my blogger bff Tulle & Combat Boots Sunday Inspiration too!
sunday inspiration 01: cherry blossom pink




Monday, April 7, 2014

Electric Palette - Urban Decay


When I turned 18, I got my first credit card at Nordstrom. This was a pretty exciting thing because not only did they carry size 11 shoes, but they also sold Urban Decay and Hard Candy Nail polishes. Be still my alt 90's heart! 

Urban Decay seems to be best known for their Naked Palettes these days, but what I fell in love with them over was rad punk rock polish. Which in fact is why I am SO EXCITED to talk about this return to alternative with the Electric Palette! Sure, sure, they have had some bright colors in their single shadows and 24/7 liners, but this is a serious, in-your-face, crazy-color palette. Plus, ahem, it's CRUELTY FREE! 

Obviously, I'm pretty stoked on this palette and my first go around I emulated VintageOrTacky's Rainbow eye. It's a little different since our eyes are shaped a bit differently, but if you want to give this look a try check out her video embedded below.



To really make these pressed pigments pop I started the look with NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk all over the upper and lower lid. My look included: Chaos in the crease, Urban and Jilted Above the crease in the browbone area, Fringe on the lid. On the lower lid I gradated from Urban to Jilted to Slowburn, Thrash is on the tearduct. I put just a touch of Revolt in the little divot between my nose and lid. The black liner is 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion and the mascara is NYX Voluptuous LL04. For my brows I used MAC Sassy Grass eye shadow. All of the products I used are cruelty free except the MAC shadow*




*I used to be a die hard MAC user, but unfortunately they are no longer cruelty free. Until this changes I will no longer purchase their products. Since, however, I have so much of their product still I will be using it until it is depleted.