[Review] Maybelline NY – The Nudes eyeshadow palette

Happy Monday everyone,

today I have a quick review about Maybelline New York’s The Nudes palette.

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I recently bought the palette for around 10 euro, because I love brown eye shadows and because I wanted to see how well pigmented they are.

The package is super sleek and simple, which I love. I don’t use the applicator though, I always use eye shadow brushes from Shiseido.

In general I gotta say I don’t wear make-up on a regular basis anymore, so I only tried only a few looks within the past 3 weeks, but I am very happy with this palette.

It has a great concept, which arranged the 12 colors in particular order so that you can apply them as followed:

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I always use a primer, which is what I recommend for using these shadows as well, but as you can see on the picture with the swatches, they mostly work well without an eye base as well.

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At the top you see the colors with primer, on the bottom I applied without a primer.

The light tones are perfect for me since I have very pale skin. I also love that there is a mix of nudes, matte, shimmers and slight glitters. I can’t even pick a favorite because I really like the bronze tones, the dark browns and the light nudes. Only the black could be of a better quality if you ask me. I am not sure how it will turn out on the lid, but while swatching it seemed a bit chalky.

What do you say? Would you buy the palette? Could this be a good alternative to the NAKED palettes by Urban Decay? I couldn’t say, because I don’t own them^^

I would love to read you opinion. Please let me know in the comments below.

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HAULy friday – eighteen – my first ever O.P.I. polishes

Hey lovelies,

for today’s HAULy friday I want to show you what I got two days ago :)

If you follow me on Instagram or have liked my Facebook page you probably seen this picture.

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To not spoiler today’s post I put a filter on it so you won’t be able to see the colors :)

Now the reveal….tadaaaaaa~~

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To my O.P.I. fanatics, can you name them all?

From their “25th Happy Anniversary Collection” I bought Birthday Babe

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From the “San Francisco Collection” I bought Muir Muir on the wall and Dining Al Frisco

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and from their “India Collection” I bought Yoga-ta get this blue

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Here are the swatches, but of course I will review them separately late on this month.

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Here the close-up

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Aren’t these lovely?
I picked those because because I think I don’t have a color like Birthday Babe or Dining Al Frisco. Muir Muir on the wall looked like a nice dupe to the Rival de Loop polish I love so much. After applying it on the nail wheel I realized it is a bit more liquid and therefor not as opaque, but that is ok because even three coats dry pretty fast. Last but not least Yoga-ta get this blue is just such a pretty dark blue, I am so happy I bought this.

Oh and the best thing I haven’t told you yet, THEY WERE ALL 50% OFF!!!!
So I got 4 polishes for the price of 2, SCORE!

How do you like these?

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

Sunday Mani – sixteen – dotticure – beige

Hello everyone,

I hope you are doing well and enjoy you Sunday.

I personally can’t stand this heat, we currently have 33 degrees in Berlin and it’s getting hotter over the next few days.
I definitely struggle, so I won’t leave the house until Tuesday, when I really have to for work.

How do you cope with such heat?
Any tips for me?

Anyways, it is time for my Sunday Mani and after I reviewed the first few KIKO polishes I wanted to do a nail design with them.

These are the polishes I used:

KIKO 508 – base color

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I applied 2 coats.

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After the base color was dry I used KIKO’s 511 for the dots and Wet n Wild’s E435G sparked for the accent ring finger nail.

KIKO 511 – dots

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E435G sparked – accent ring finger nail

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On the pictures you can see how I arranged the dots. The thumb was covered completely, the other nails only with french tips.

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I liked this manicure and found it to be cute. It was also very easy. So maybe a nice try for beginners :)

What do you think?

Mara

☆『マラ』☆