It's time for me to share with you all my favorite eyeshadow palette! I first heard about NYX Caviar and Bubbles from Glitter Gloss & Glaze when she compared it to the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (see her post here). I almost immediately picked it up after seeing her review.
As you can see from this photo some colors are well loved:
Why do I love this palette? Caviar and Bubbles has every nude shade needed for a simple eye look. This my go to eye palette for neutral eyes. The palette includes a combination of shimmer and matte shades. The shimmer shades are airy, not frosty. The pigmentation is fantastc, too. In conjunction with a primer these colors will last all day long.
I also appreciate the combination of colors. I can do a light barely there look to a deep smoky eye. All of these shades blend beautifully. The palette has every color you would need from base to highlight, plus a bonus black.
I recently did a tutorial with this palette that you can see here. Beauty Broadcast talked up this palette in her HD News Makeup Tutorial. This is also the palette I used on my wedding day and often the one I chose when I do bridal makeup. At $10.99 it's worth picking up and far exceeded my expectations. I actually prefer this palette to my Urban Decay Naked.
I have another exciting giveaway to share with you all. This time I have teamed up with the Beauty Blogazons for a Holiday Giveaway. Five of you could win a $100 (USD) Visa Gift Card! This giveaway is open until December 20, 2012 and is open internationally. To enter, follow rafflecopter below:
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Here are all of the wonderful bloggers who are participating:
Beauty and Fashion Tech
Beauty By Arielle
The Plastic Diaries
Karine's Vernis Club
Beauty Info Zone
Sincerely Stephanie Nails
Ishah x Beauty
Beauty Think Tank
Beauty by Miss L
Lisa's Nail Obsession
Beauty With a Twist
The Passenger Element
Beyond Beauty Lounge
In The Red Nails
I'm excited to share another guest post with you this month! Today's blogger is Tawny of Beauty by T. She and I are actually doing a blog swap today. You can check out my post on her blog here.
I discovered Tawny's blog in the past couple of months and have quickly become a big fan. She is quite talented! Her blog has an emphasis on beauty products and she does some fantastic reviews.
Today, Tawny will be blogging about mascara. Take it away!
This has been a favourite of mine for a awhile now, it is probably one of the most lengthening mascaras I have ever tried. I find the formula to be the perfect medium between a natural look and a very dramatic look. It coats your lashes so evenly and you never have to worry about it looking clumpy as well as giving your lashes a lot of definition.
Cover Girl Lash Blast
This mascara is always my go to. It's cheap, holds a curl really well, and makes your lashes look so long and full. You'll never have to worry about this flaking or smudging. I will keep repurchasing this again and again!
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
I have such a love hate relationship with this mascara, the reason why I'm including it in my Top 3 is because when using this with the Cover Girl Lash Blast it seriously makes your lashes look amazing! First I'll apply the lash blast and then immediately go over it with the voluminous. It makes it look like you have false eyelashes on because of how thick and full this combo makes them look. The one thing I dislike about the Voluminous is how much product comes out on the brush, but just make sure you wipe it off first and you'll be good to go!
Some other favourites- Tarte lights camera lashes
- Revlon 3D
- MUFE Smokey Lash
Thanks so much Arielle for blog swapping with me today! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I'd love for you to stop by my blog and say hi! You can follow me here on twitter or Instagram @beautybyt2
Thank you for swapping with me today, Tawny!
Miranda has been a long time blogging friend. She has always been very supportive of me and my blogging adventures. I appreciate her a lot!
Today, Miranda is guest blogging about her favorite nail polishes for Fall and Winter.
With Fall and Winter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to show the polishes I love and think are perfect for this time of year. I think as the seasons change so does my polish, which is fun! I tend to go for darker polishes during Fall and Winter yet I like to throw in some lighter and some even brighter polishes to just for fun, mainly the darker shades are my go to this time of year. So, instead of me rambling away I will show you 5 of the shades I am currently loving.
This is such a gorgeous shade. It has that darkness I like but with a pop of deep red in it. It changes in the sun vs the shade and is just a great color.
Not a typical Fall shade I would think but it is a deeper purple so it is perfect for me. I love the unique shimmer to it. Makes it a unique polish that I will wear over and over.
China Glaze, I herd that: Have to have a glitter in the mix and this is perfect. The glitter reminds me of crunched up leaves and I love that you can get away with wearing this glitter alone if you want to.
This is so unique and my first type of polish like this. It is from Novembers Julep Maven box and it is all about suede finishes. I didn't expect to like it as much as I do, but it is so fun!
OPI, Parlez-Vous OPI?:
Another great fall purple color. I think I love this because its such a creamy pretty color with no added shimmer or glitter. I love glitter but sometimes I just want a basic polish with just the color and this totally works for me. I like that its a bit darker and really can be worn any time of the year but perfect for some color during Fall/Winter.
I really could go on and on with different polishes I am switching on and of but these really sum it up. I go for darker, deeper colors. I think once It gets closer to Christmas I will be going more for jewel toned polishes as well as some fun glitters. Polish is just so fun to change up even every month. There is always a theme or something going on to where you can match your polish. I hope you love my picks and would love to hear what your gravitate towards this time of year!
- In my daily life where are the negative sources? If you are having trouble with the identification step, the next time you are in a situation, stop for a second and identify the thoughts and body reactions your are having. If it is negative, this is probably a problem in your life.
- What are my thoughts about these negative sources?
- What are my body reactions to these negative sources?
- What does this bring to my life?
- What can I do to change it?
Here is how I practiced these steps in my own life: