Have you gotten Naked?

Today Urban Decay launched it’s Naked 2 palette and beauty bloggers around the blogosphere are going crazy with it’s amazingness. I couldn’t resist the madness and decided that I had to get my grubby little paws on one too. The only downsize is that it’s many much mula :( so start saving or tell the big man with the red suit!

It makes me wish I was a certified makeup artist. I’ve been practicing a lot though and I’ve got over a handful of tardy days at work to show for it. Oh my I am so excited to get my own! If I get good enough I think I might talk myself into a tutorial
What do you think of the new colors?

Oh my goodness I love this hairstlye. I do it all the time so I hope you like it too!
Let me know if you have questions or comments!

*Hey I’m also guest posting over on My Yellow Sandbox! Abby lives just down the street from me and has an awesome blog with tons of cool hairstyles. So go see it and say hello to Abby while you’re there (: She’s awesome!


My lovely friend Melina at Only A Flight Away tagged me to answer these questions.
#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?
AJ recently told me that when I take a drink of water I always make an “ahhh” sound afterwards
#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
Sometimes I think cars are following me.
When AJ lays on top of the bed when I’m under the covers it sends me into sheer panic mode.
#4. What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?
Recently it’s been Adele’s “Someone Like You” though it’s not really a secret; I sing it to my dog Gucci cuz he loves AJ more than me
#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
 People riding the left lane going 65, yeah! I roll down my window and yell “slow down!”
#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?
nail biting 
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
My left
#8. What was your first stuffed animal & it’s name?
I once had a yellow Carebear cuz it was the cool thing to do; he was a famous tv personality called “Sunshine”
#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
Peppermint hot chocolate with a little spice ;)
#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
Wearing sunscreen, it’s for sissies
#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
Out, away from the water
#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
I can shake my eye balls
#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Caramel Popcorn !!
#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
“Know what I mean” I actually start to annoy myself when I say it
#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
Sweat pants and my leopard print snuggie

I’ve got curling irons on the brain.
I decided to start experimenting with different curling irons because quite frankly I’m a little bored of my straightener. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely could not live without it, sad I know, but I want to broaden my scope and see what I can get out of curling irons. I own a 1″ and 1 1/2″ curling iron and a 3/4″ flat iron. I love them all but I’m wondering if I should try for a 1 1/4″ curling iron because my curls are too tight in a 1″ and too loose with a 1 1/2″. I’m just curious what sort of curl I can get with the in-between.

Here’s a chart I found that gives a relatively good idea of what you can get with each barrel size.

3/8 Barrel Size
Very Short hair styles and very small tight curls
1/2 Barrel Size
Short hair styles and very small tight curls
5/8 Barrel Size
Short to medium hair lengths and small curls
3/4 Barrel Size
Medium hair lengths and medium loose curls
1 Barrel Size
Medium to long hair and large or loose curls
1 1/4 Barrel Size
Medium to long hair and big loose curls. 
Also great for adding volume and lift at the roots
1 1/2 Barrel Size
Medium to long hair and big loose curls. 
Also great for adding volume and lift at the roots
2 Barrel Size
Medium or long hair and extra large loose curls and waves. 
Also great for adding volume and lift at the roots

Here’s a tip for great organizing when it comes to your curling irons. Use hook-and-loop tape to attach 5-in. lengths of 2-in.- diameter PVC pipe to the vanity door to hold the curling irons. Do the same thing with 3-in. pieces of 1-1/2-in.-diameter pipe to hold the cords. Just measure your curling irons to see how long your “holsters” need to be. Let your curling irons cool before you stow them away.

What size curling iron do you use? What’s your favorite brand?
Anyone prefer the “wands?” I’ve never tried one but I’ve heard they’re amazing.

Confession: I wear and own a lot of black. A lot of black. Of course I used to wear it a lot more often. It was my go-to color for a long time. I think at one point I owned like 20 black shirts. I know, it’s a problem. They weren’t just straight up black tee shirts though they were each their own. I’m trying to go towards the navy and gray sides now. So, I promise I’m wearing blue jeans and my blazer just so happens to be black. So there wasn’t much I could do there. Her scarf is knitted so my scarf is knitted though in all honesty I would wear this outfit outside but with a different scarf. Maybe a more cotton-y one.  I didn’t wear my glasses because A. My glasses are not as cute and B. The ones that were most similar have been lost.
What do you think? Would you wear your own rendition of this outfit?