Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FOTD: Naked Palette

Urban Decay's Naked Palette has been all the rage for quite some time now. After months of seeing several reviews and tutorials with this palette I finally decided to get one. {Full product review to follow}. Until recently I really wasn't the biggest fan of neutral, earthy tones but I have grown to appreciate the versatility of this color palette. So, when my Naked Palette arrived in the mail, I just had to give it a go. I decided to create a look using just my Naked Palette for my Face of the Day, FOTD. 

Below are some pictures of my FOTD along with a list of products used...

Face Products:

  • Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream
  • MAC Prep + Prime Skin
  • MAC Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation in NC30
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark
  • Benefit Hervana Blush
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
Eye Products:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
    • Sin - all over lower lid
    • Virgin - brow bone and inner tear duct highlight
    • Darkhorse - outer corner and crease
    • Naked - inner corner blended into Darkhouse
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Espresso - used to fill in eyebrows
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero - used in my waterline
  • Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion in Very Black
  • L'Oreal Paris Carbon Black Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner
Lip Products:
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip
  • MAC Lip Liner in Dervish
  • MAC Lip Stick in Out Minxed (Glaze)
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass in Fashion Scoop

Do you have the Naked Palette? What's your favorite Naked look?


Disclaimer: The above thoughts and recommendations are based on my own personal opinion. Results are not guaranteed. The products mentioned above have been purchased by me. This post has not been sponsored.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yes to...

For those of you on the look out for great beauty deals, do I have the scoop for you. A few months ago I was introduced to and I am so glad that I was. FBE offers information on beauty events in your area. In addition to the inside scoop on the beauty happenings in your area, FBE provides product reviews and monthly contests. Check out my original post on {FBE Scoop}

Each month FBE offers a contest for their readers. This is by far one of my favorite parts of their website. They always have great products to giveaway that anyone would want to win. For the month of January, they're giving away 10 prizes. Each prize consists of Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Pre-Moistened Facial Towelette, Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Deep Cleansing Facial Pads, Yes to Carrots Nourishing Body Butter, and Yes to Blueberries Yes to Refresh Eye Firming Treatment. The contest ends on January 31st, 2012 so make sure to visit FreeBeautyEvents to enter for this amazing prize package. 

Which of the Yes to... products would you want to try? I personally have been loving the Yes to Cucumbers Wipes this past month. 

Good luck to everyone who enters the contests!


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos are from FreeBeautyEvents. com

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mani Mondays: Toff

For this week's Mani Mondays, I decided I wanted a colorful, yet muted nail color. With this color scheme in mind I decided to go with a gorgeous purple/rose color. I chose Butter London's Toff, which is described as a darker, dustier, brownish variation on a rose pink. Toff is a great color for any occasion, all year long. It adds color without being too bright or too neutral. Toff will definitely become one of my go-to colors in my nail polish stash.

Below are some pictures of Butter London Toff...

Butter London Toff (source:

What is your go-to color this season?


Disclaimer: The above thoughts and recommendations are based on my own personal opinion. The above mentioned products have been purchased by me. This post has not been sponsored.

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year, New Look

Happy New Year!!!

As a way to start off the new year, I decided to start it off with a new look. It wasn’t just the about a new look, it was about doing something for a great cause. For the majority of my life, part of how I’ve identified myself has been the girl with the long hair. I have been very lucky that my hair is healthy and grows very quickly. With all this in mind, I decided I was going to cut my hair and donate it to a great cause.

After some research on different hair donation charities I decided to go with Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981.
Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. "Children shouldn't have to worry about how they look, especially when they're in the middle of a health crisis," says Jeffrey Paul (Founder of Wigs for Kids). "We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again."
Some facts on hair donations and Wigs for Kids:
  • The minimum donation length is 12 inches
  • It takes about 20-30 donated ponytails to create one hair piece
  • The cost of a hair piece can range $1,500 – $3,000
  • They provide complimentary hair pieces to children who qualify
  • You can sponsor a child to receive a hair piece
  • Not only do they accept hair donations, they accept monetary donations (monetary donations help with the costs of creating the custom-fitted wigs)
There are so many children out suffering from hair loss for various health reasons. Losing their hair is not just a physical change but an emotional one as well. I truly believe that taking the time to donate your hair for such a great cause is something so little and easy to do to help change the life of an innocent child. Your hair eventually grows back and what you have given will make such a difference.

Below are some pictures of my hair donation process including before and after…

Have you donated your hair for charity? Would you consider donating your hair?


Disclaimer: The above thoughts and recommendations are based on my own personal opinion. I am not affiliated with Wigs for Kids This post has not been sponsored.
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