No, I’m not referring to the pounding outside my window (this time), which, El Hub informs me, will be ongoing for two weeks.
I predict that by the end of the day I’ll be rocking back and forth in the corner and clutching these two new Urban Decay Duo Shade Eyeshadows to my chest like a security blanket while mumbling, “Safe place, safe place…”
The duos, which just launched online at urbandecay.com, are like eyeshadow comfort food. Each one comes with two of UD’s bestselling shades — familiar, much-loved colors that give lurvies to your lids.
Now, I love Sin (seriously, I’ve been waiting YEARS to type that), but I felt like saving the Sin/Mushroom Duo for an upcoming smokey eye. I have something in mind… I’m going to smudge Mushroom on top of a black liner, pop Sin in the inner corners and poof! — shimmery taupe smokey eyes.
For now, in part because Tabs woke me up at 4 a.m., I went the brightening route today with the bronzy pink X/Half Baked Duo.
♥Love this♥. I’ve worn both of these shadows before (X and Half Baked), but pairing them together in a duo like this was genius. The combination of glistening pink and gold is great for tired eyes. Here I’m wearing pinkish gold X on my lids and bronzy Half Baked in the crease.
To my cheeks I added a subtly iridescent peachy blush, NYX Baked Blush in Wanderlust. Then I slicked peachy golden Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Lush on my lips.
There. (Fairly) perky and polished.
Both new duos are available now for $18 at urbandecay.com (I hear they won’t be available in stores).
New food-ish phase
In other news, smoothies for breakfast! Easy, filled with fiber (hence very filling) and hella nutritious.
Normally, when I have something to eat around 6:30, I’m starved by 11, but not when I have one of these. When I have one of these, I’m good till 2.
The one I made this morning was pretty epic, if I do say so myself… I added a frozen banana (which I cut and stuck in the freezer last night), frozen strawberries and blueberries, a small handful of fresh spinach, one scoop of vanilla protein powder (seriously, this stuff’s actually tasty), one tablespoon of chia seeds, a cup of almond milk and a squeeze of honey.
Om-nommage to the extreme.
Do you juice or make smoothies? What do you like in yours?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,