Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I have been playing with the zillion eye shadows that I own and learned that L'Oreal owns Urban Decay. I own these palettes - La Palette Nude 1 and La Palette Nude 2 so I would not pay the extra difference in price between UD = $54.
The design of the palettes are so similar and since I rarely finish a product it would not make sense for me to spend the extra for the name & I find UD has too much glitter for me.  But Ulta has a version of this type of palette & here are some of the colors:
The Ulta palette:
Very similar and I am all about back ups!

I bought this bright eye shadow palette for spring & summer and never used it!
 I bought this palette for just a couple of colors ~
So with your permission, I will wait and review it next year!!
I am in love with lavender & plum shades this time of year.

I have not been a fan of the eye pencils (crayons) but this color "Strawberry Milk"
 from NYX has a nice sheen without shimmer - makes it easy to reach the inside corner  of the eyes.
I love these earrings but forgot I had them - the little pearls are the color of the above eye pencil! I love wearing pink with gray which is great for this time of year.

In the post below I shared some of the colors of nail polish I am using & someone wanted to know if they are 'my' nails.  Yes, they are - I broke my back last year and got out of the habit of going to the nail salon -it was just too painful to sit for over an hour to do gel nails.  But if I could find a great salon I could be enticed to return!!

Sept 1 for me is officially time to put out the fall wreath;
I am definitely doing a larger bow next year.  But since I am creating a new design for this year's Christmas tree I have to get started - I realize it seems early to most people but as a daily migraineur I lose a lot of days where nothing gets done.  Luckily most of my family & friends understand when they see a dozen projects scattered around but it just can't be helped.  But honestly I would clean up if you were coming over!!!!!

The leaves are changing in the NC mountains so come and enjoy if you can!

Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here


  1. It's interesting to compare the two palettes!

  2. Love the first color eye shadow. The wreath is so beautiful! :)

  3. These palettes are so pretty! I rep a company called Younique and we just came out with some pretty eyeshadows. I just got mine untidy and can't wait to play with it.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  4. Thanks for a fun visit via The Grand Social. Have a great week with the grandkids. :)


  5. I smile because my makeup fits in a little round tin. Gorgeous colors that's for sure! The leaves are turning here in UT as well, and what a glorious site. In Oct. hubby and I are taking a fall trip to New England. I just can't wait! Your wreath is perfect to welcome Fall. Terrible that you broke your back. Had to be very painful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. I have no idea what to do with a double ended brush, but a good thing to find out. All of these products look fun to try.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers WHo Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  7. I always enjoy seeing the colors you show us and the information on the beauty products. Our leaves are starting to turn here in WV also.

  8. What a great idea to use pearls for storing and holding up makeup brushes. Stealing this idea.

  9. I love the colors of fall in my home and in fashion too! Your wreath is beautiful! Stopping by from the Favorite Things party!