Monday, March 30, 2015

Makeup Monday: Urban Decay Naked Palette Tutorial

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Products we'll be using: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Naked palette, Urban Decay "Lush" 24/7 Velvet Glide On Pencil, MAC "Blacktrack" Fluidline,  Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (additional products in "Shop The Post" section at the bottom of the post - but FYI the lipstick is blotted Marc Jacobs Le Marc Le Creme "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang").

Even though Urban Decay still makes me think of brights, glitter and overall bold makeup, the Naked palettes are probably the most well known and loved products that they make. In the past, I made tutorials for my two most used Naked palettes (Naked 3 and Naked2 Basics), but realized I never made one with the original palette that started it all. Follow the step by step instructions for how to create this look, below!

1.  Apply primer potion.

2. Sweep "Naked" (shadow 1) in/above crease.

3. Line the crease and outer v with "Darkhorse" (shadow 2).

4. Soften the lines with "Smog" (shadow 3).

5. Pack "Half Baked" in the rest of the lid (shadow 4).

6. Darken the outer corners with "Creep" (shadow 5).

7. Blend, blend blend!

8. Line with "Lush" 24/7 Velvet Glide On Pencil.

9. Soften the liner with a sweep of "Smog" shadow (shadow 3).

10. Highlight the inners corners and browbone with "Sin" (shadow 6).

11. Line upper lashline with MAC Blacktrack Fluidline.

12. Finish with mascara.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Earth Hour

Outfit Details:
thrifted denim shirt
vintage bow tie
Trina Turk skirt (c/o)
Timex weekender watch (c/o)

On March 28th, 2015 at 8:30pm, I’m joining Timex in my pledge to shut off electronics (including my iphone) and swap lights for candlelight. Why? I’m participating in Earth Hour, a lights-off, worldwide movement with a mission to unite people in protecting the planet. For one person, it may seem like such a small task - and it is - but since its inception in 2007, the impact has been incredible (check out the outcome of 2014). But participation is just a small part - the real impact comes in spreading the awareness and getting others to participate, as well. Timex is donating $1 to the Earth Hour Movement for every #TimetoGLO pledge shared through social media (up to $50,000 total), so please make your pledge, here!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Festival Style

(Mural by Momo Show Palace)

Outfit Details:

Flora Borealis dress (c/o ModCloth - 15% off all dresses right now with code SPRINGITON)
Mint Cambridge Satchel Company bag (c/o ModCloth)
My Sunny Valentine heart sunglasses (c/o ModCloth)
Swedish Hasbeens heels 
(I bought the hat in Nashville, last year)

Festival season is here, so it’s time for me to break out my flower crowns and flowy dresses, cut off shorts and vintage tees. JK that’s me all day, every day. So, it wasn’t a stretch when ModCloth asked me to put together a festival season inspired outfit; I’m a long-time, loyal ModCloth customer (I mean, where else am I going to get all of my novelty ice-cream purses and cat sweaters?!) and I’m all about that shapeless dress and heart sunglasses life. But if you're looking for a helping hand, ModCloth has an entire section of festival-ready clothing and accessories to give you some inspiration - or you can shop some of my favorites, below!