Weddings & video games are the theme for the year, no? We also do some foodie things. (Remember this?) So, an average weekend.
Weekend vlogs are back on schedule! I didn’t know if I was going to post this today, because it’s actually a very special day. We got engaged one year ago today! Instead of rushing a post for that, I’ll talk more about the engagement so far soon!
For now, I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL ULTRA SUN & MOON TOMORROW.
My improved make-up skills go hand-in-hand with learning what suits me. For eye shadow, it’s always been warmth. With my blue eyes and light skin, nothing lights me up like a warm shadow look. When I heard about the Naked Heat palette, I knew it would be the best one for me yet.
In truth, I don’t reach much for my Naked palettes much any more. The neutral shades were great when I was apprehensive about eye shadow, but they lack the golden, bronze, and orange shades I’m drawn to. I love reddish shades and golden-flecked pinks. Naked Heat swept in and saved the day.
Last weekend’s vlog features a lot of shopping, eating, and pokémon cards!
I’m a big fan of Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea line– the water-based foundation is still my go-to! The original Rainforest of the Sea palette called to me with it’s wearable, ocean-inspired shades. I knew I’d have to pick up Rainforest of the Sea volume II (And hi, I just saw vol. 3 in stores, but let’s focus here.)
Volume II blows volume I out of the water for me. The shades are slightly warmer, which makes it more appealing to me.
The palette itself features a coral design in purples, blue, and gold– very similar color scheme to volume 1, while still being noticeably different.
Inside, it’s gorgeous!
It features shades:
- pearl (white shimmer, perfect for the inner corner of your eye)
- conch (a perfect beige base for your shadow look)
- sunset (yellow gold, quite shimmery!)
- marina (my favorite warm brown!)
- seaside (a medium brown, great for the outer corner)
- siren (dark brown, for a more dramatic look)
- breezy (shimmer slate)
- riptide (called “steel blue” by Tarte, but really it’s an off-black)
See it on me:
I used this palette in my last weekend vlog to create a pretty casual summer look, and I was SO HAPPY with the results. I started with conch, worked marina through my crease, brushed sunset across my lids, did a little shading with seaside, and added pearl to the inner corners of my eyes.
I’m officially obsessed with this palette. Have you tried it out yet?!
A trip to Amazon Books and a little update about what I’ve been reading lately!
I’m a self-confessed eyeshadow palette-addict. I’m leaving for a wedding weekend trip tomorrow and am planning on packing at least three. I’ve got so many new ones to share with you too!
This one is not-so-new. Urban Decay Naked 2 was the first palette I got and I’ve been building my Naked collection ever since. Smoky gave me pause, though. I don’t often do very dramatic eyeshadow looks. Naked has always provided super wearable shades, and frankly I was a bit intimidated by Naked Smoky. I picked up Naked Smoky because it was on sale randomly at Sephora and I had a VIB Rouge discount. It sat unused for a while because I never had an occasion to try it out. Once I finally took the plunge, I found these shades to be incredibly wearable– even for day-looks!