Naked Eyes (Neutral Eyeshadow Guide)

How to achieve the perfect neutral eyeshadow look? Tools + inspiration + eyeshadow guide = the perfect neutral eyeshadow look. I have a few occasions coming and I have been looking to update my eyeshadow look. I’m a big fan of neutral makeup because it manages to look beautiful without being over the top. I also think it’s a forgiving look for those of us who are not extremely precise. My favorite neutral eyeshadow palette is the original UD Naked palette. I think the warm tones are very flattering on my skin color, but I listed the most popular neutral eyeshadow palettes.

Eyeshadow Palettes:

UD NAKED PALETTEUrban Decay Naked 1 Palette

Contains: 12 Neural Eyeshadow colors and a brush
UD NAKED PALETTE 2

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Contains: 12 Neutral Eyeshadow and a brush

UD NAKED BASICS

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Contains: 6 Neutral Eyeshadow colors

Too Faced Cosmetics, Naked Eye Palette,

Too Faced Naked Eye Palette 

Contains: 9 Neutral Eyeshadow Colors

Too Faced Cosmetics, Natural Eye, Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette 

Contains: 9 Neutral Eyeshadow colors

theBalm Nude'Tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

The Balm Nude’tude Palette 

Contains: 12 Neutral Eyeshadow colors

Eyeshadow Look Inspiration:

Neutral eyeshadow look winged linear

Natural eyeshadow look

Neautral Eyeshadow Look

gold and brown eyeshadow look

Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow look

How To Guide:

Apply eyeshadow guide

A Little Too Pin Happy (Pinterest)

I created a pinterest account last week.  1,000+ pins and 21 boards later and I’m currently looking for a rehab center. Know a fancy center with no pins in sight? I am having way too much fun creating a pinterest world. My house is getting cozy, my kitchen is well stocked, my walk-in closet holds beautiful clothes, and I have a pretty impressive workout routine down. Some boards I’m thinking of adding are: a boyfriend board – the wedding is already planned, a closet for him – he will be very well dressed, a baby board, and a DIY board – for the extension we are going add outback.

My profile:

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My Boards:

My Pinterest Workout

My Pinterest Hair

My Pinterest Foods

My Pinterest Heels

My Pinterest House

My Pinterest Closet

My Pinterest Clothes

My Pinterest Wedding

My Pinterest Library

My Pinterest Travel Itinerary

My Pinterest Stripes Corner

My Pinterest Floral Corner

My Pinterest Nautical Corner

My Pinterest Polka Dots Corner

My Pinterest Inspiration

My Pinterest Makeup

My Pinterest Knowledge Base

My Pinterest Random Pretty Things CornerMy Pinterest Humor

My Pinterest Training Center

My Pinterest Shopping List

If you have a pinterest account link it below, I need to get my hands on more pins.

Quotes in Picture Frames

I have a few oddly sized picture frames in my room with no photos to place in them. I decided to find a few quotes that speak to me and place them in the picture frames, so I’ll  have inspirational pretty quotes in my room and the photo frames will not stay empty. A few quotes and sayings I am currently considering using are:

Finding yourself and being happy photo frame quotes:

Get lost and find yourself quote

“Get lost and find your self”

You deserve to be happy

“You deserve to be happy”

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself quote

“You are confined only by the wall you build yourself”

Anchor yourself to something special quote photo frame

“Anchor yourself to something special”

Free your mind quote photo frame

“Free your mind”The only way to succed is not to worry about what anyone else is doing quote photo frame

“The only way to succeed is to not worry about what anyone else is doing”

I decided to be happy beacuse its goof for my health quote photo frame

“I have decided to be happy, because it is good for my health”Go confidently in the direction of your dreams quote photo frame

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams”A library is a hospital for the mindquote photo frame

“A library is a hospital for the mind”

Being good and kind photo frame quotes:

Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see Mark Twain Quote

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain

Be so good they can't ignore you

“Be so good they can’t ignore you” – Steve Martin

Style photo frame quotes:

Those might be cute near a vanity or in a dressing room.

style is way to say who you are with out having to speak quote

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” – Rachel ZoeAlways dress like you will see an enemy

“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy” – Kimora Lee Simmons

The future and what it holds photo frame quotes:

There are far better things ahead than we leave behone c.s. lewis quote

“There are far better things ahead than any we have left behind” – C. S. Lewis

Wake up and be awesome

“Wake up and be awesome”

Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow with no mistakes in it yet quote

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

Start each day like its your birthday quote photo frame

“Start each day like it’s your birthday”Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm quote photo frame

“Rise up and attach each day with enthusiasm”

Dreams and making them come true photo frame quotes:

If your dreams don't scare you they are not big enough quote

“If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough”

Good things happen to those that wait but the best things happen to those that do quote

“Good things come to those that wait but the best things come to those who do”

List The Ways in Which You Can Love Others

I can call people more often

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Courtesy of xtomatolove

I can respond others when they reach out to me

I can hug my friends

I can smile at my loved ones

I can my best around them

I can forgive

I can ask for forgiveness

I can offer to help a friends out

I can tell them ‘i love you’

I can spend my time with them

I cam make what matters to them important to me

Apple Store Games I am Currently Enjoying

I spent quite a bit of time this month in waiting rooms and what better way to pass the time than with games? Thought i would share the games i have been enjoying recently. I enjoy puzzles, adventure, and run type games usually. I play on my ipad, but i do think that they also work on the iphone.

Run Sheldon

Run Sheldon Game App

Jewel Mania

Jewel Mania Game App

Worm Run

Worm Run Game App

CrazyBill

CeazyBill Game App

BeaverKarts

beaverkarts game app

Summer 2013

It is extremely early, but i was day dreaming about the end of the semester the other and started thinking about the summer. I think i would like to spend summer 2013 learning a new skill. I think i’m going to spend July writing a novel, but i would like to be productive in August as well. Different things i have been thinking of:

  • Learn a new language, maybe Korean or Chinese
  • Learn how to code
  • Learn how to bake and cook
  • Learn how to sew
  • Learn to play an instrument

Or maybe i should dedicate my summer learning about a particular topic. I feel like i know very little about many things. Could be interesting to spend time really learning about a topic and understanding it.

List The Things You Should Be Proud Of

ProudThe prompt for week 3 of project 52 is to list the things i should be proud of.

  1. Graduating HighSchool 
  2. Working on my undergraduate degree
  3. Being part of national conference
  4. Pursuing my goals
  5. Learning who i am and who i want to be
  6. Being compassionate and understanding
  7. Being a daughter, sister, and a friend
  8. Standing up for what i think
  9. Cutting out people that don’t belong in my life
  10. Forgiving who have hurt me and moving on

Playlist Shuffle

Music playlistPut your music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play. Result:

  1. California Gurls – Katy Perry
  2. Titanium – David Guetta – ft. Sia
  3. He Won’t Go – Adele
  4. Last One You Love – GoldHouse
  5. Rolling In The Deep – Adele 
  6. Who Says – Selena Gomez and The Scene
  7. Tonight the Night – Pink
  8. Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
  9. Start of Something Good – Daughtry
  10. Glamorous – Fergie

If My Fears Became Phobias

Courtesy of Jordan Robin

I recently stumbled upon Phobialist.com and decided to look up my fears. If my fears where phobias they would be:

Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.

Entomophobia- Fear of insects.

Ligyrophobia- Fear of loud noises.

Ochlophobia- Fear of crowds or mobs.

Ophthalmophobia- Fear of being stared at.

Zoophobia- Fear of animals.

Random Thoughts on The Treadmill

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Courtesy of Jazmincat

I have been working out a lot more recently as part of my Good Habits Challenge and 2013 fitness goals. I usually follow along to a work-out video or follow the instructions on an app, but some days i’m really just not feeling it at all. On those days i make my way to the treadmill. It is one of the most boring exercise machines, but sometimes that is exactly what i need. It frees my mind to contemplate life . On one side of my treadmill there is a cup-holder and on the other side there is a bigger oddly shaped compartment that i never figured out what it was supposed to accommodate.  I never discovered its real purpose, but  i found something that fits perfectly. My new ipad mini fits the mysterious compartment so well you would think it was made for it – it wasn’t, the treadmill is years old.  I like to watch movies while i’m walking on the treadmill. Most of the shows i watch i mentioned in my top tv shows post plus a few more recent ones. TV shows are a great distraction, by the end of the episode i enjoyed some tv and had a workout.

List Your Greatest Comforts

The prompt for week 2 of project 52 is to list my greatest comforts.

Greatest Comforts

  1. My bed
  2. Talking to my mother
  3. Reading a book, any book
  4. Wearing my pjs and fuzzy slippers
  5. Hot drinks
  6. The sound of rain on a cold night
  7. The smell of fresh grass on sunny day
  8. Oversized sweaters
  9. Late night talks
  10. Organising my room and knowing where everything is
  11. Being completely wrapped up in a movie or book that the characters seem so real
  12. Fridays
  13. Taking my shoes off at the end of the day
  14. Not setting the alarm
  15. Long hugs

Are you seeking contentment or excitement?

I think i’m currently seeking contentment in my life. I am content with how my life is right now. Even small changes scare me. I have a very inflexible comfort zone. How do i start seeking excitement in my life? I want to step outside my comfort zone. I want to push my limits. As i wrote previously i want to be stronger in 2013. There are a few opportunities headed my way and all i want to do is to say no and go on my merry way. I am trying to push my self. To think about how it would feel after, being able to say “yes, i did that”. I don’t want to look back and have a life filled with what ifs and regrets.

Word of the Year (2013): Strong

 

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Courtesy of Vibrant Colors

I recently discovered a new blog that i enjoy visiting. The blog is called Analyfe and on it Erin recently discussed her word for 2013 being connect.   Which reminded me that i haven’t posted about my word for 2013 yet. My word for 2013 is strong.

I was on holiday in Malaysia for the new years. I remember sitting in the hotel a few hours before midnight hearing the crowds gather around the Petronas Towers to watch the fire workers. I wanted to finish writing what 2013 is going to be all about for me. Somehow it does not count unless i plan it all out before midnight. I wanted to chose a word to focus on, a word that wil help me reach my goals. For 2013 i want stronger relationships, beliefs, dreams. I want to be stronger. To stand up for my thoughts, to pursue my dreams, to my push my limit. To be stronger than the fear of failing. I want to be strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. I want to be forgiving, accepting, and loving.

List the Words That Touch Your Soul

I decided to participate in Moorea Seal‘s Project 52. I’m a little late to the party, but hopefully I will catch up. I loved her description of the project and how it works:

“I love lists!  So I thought it would be fun to start a series on my blog for 2013 that focuses on List making, lists for fun, lists for self discovery, you name it.  And it’s all about participation!  Each week I’ll have a new list prompt for you to download.  I think it could be really fun to print out a page each week, collect them through the year and then bind them together at the end of the year as a little memento of 2013.”

The first prompt is:  List the Words That Touch Your Soul

Words that Touch My Soul

Words that Touch My Soul

I used ABCya! to create the word cloud. I think it showcases the words i chose in a more artistic form.

The words i chose revolved around:

  • The people i love and my relationship with them: Family, love, trust, loyalty
  • The things i love: Reading, writing, music
  • How i see the future: Edge, horizon, purpose, lost, hope, light, chances
  • Gentle reminders: Memories, relaxation, care, live, pray, breath

Good Habits Challenge

Apparently it takes 28 days to form a habit. I’m going creating a list of good habits i would like to form and i’m challenging myself to do them everyday for from the 5th of Feb till the 4th of March.

Daily Habits:

1.Waking up early 

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Courtesy of Verónica

I would like to wake up at 6AM when i have university and at 8AM on my days off. I notice that when i’m early my day starts out on a much better note. I am less stressed, i can take them time to walk through the motions with out rushing out the door.

2.Make my bed first thing when i wake up

Something about a made bed really makes the room look more organised and makes me feel like a i have it all under control. Who doesn’t love jumping into a nicely made bed?!

 

3.Exercising for 15mins

Exercising for a longer time a few times a week works for some people, but it never works for me. Working out for a short time everyday creates a habit and seems less daunting than longer stretches of time.
4.Reaching out to a friend 

I am absolutely bad at keeping in touch with friends and reaching out to them. I get so caught up in my do list i tend to withdraw from the outside world. I would like to somehow reach out to one friend everyday.

5.Reading for at least an hour

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Courtesy of Passion Lecture

I absolutely love reading. Once i start i can just keep on reading till i’m done. The challenge is making the time to open a book. Things can get very hectic and reading for an hour will give my brain a much needed break from reality.

6.Check new headlines

I would like to take a few minutes everyday to know what is going on out in the world. It is very comfortable here in my bubble , but it will be good to at least know what everyone else is talking about.
7.Take my vitamins

I just need to remember to take them!
8.Develop good study habit

I start of the semester being the best student out there until the work actually starts and then i feel like i’m constantly trying to catch up.
9.Tidy up at the end of the day

Picking up a little bit before bed will go along way in preventing an apocalypse sized mess in my room.
10.Write one sentence describing my day before going to sleep.

I would like to take a few minutes at the end of the day to to reflect on my day. I think that would give me a fresh start for the next day.

An Imperfect Perfectionist

Most people around me assume that a perfectionist is someone that does everything perfectly. I’d say that would be a dream come true. In reality there are very few things i can do “perfectly”. Being a perfectionist places impossibly highe expectations on my self. If i know that i would never be able to meet my personal standards i would rather not even try. I create impossible expectations that set myself up for failure and frustration. I want to be strong enough to try anyway. I want to be forgiving to myself when i come short of my expectations. Being terrified of even trying is probably the biggest obstacle standing between me and my goals.

This year i want to:

  • Say yes to opportunities offered to me
  • Stop second guessing my self every step of the way
  • Realize that i am more than capable of accomplishing anything i set my mind to
  • Never regret when things go wrong

Game Plan 2013

Hopefully 2013 will be the year my resolutions will not just sit on pretty paper in the back of my cupboard. Keeping a blog might make me more accountable..or maybe not, but we will find out soon enough! A bit ironic that i’m already a month behind 🙂

List of predictable new year resolutions:

  • Be happier with your decisions
  • Take care of your body
  • Write and read more
  • Work towards your life goals