Hey pretty loves!
Those of you who’ve followed my YouTube and blog for awhile will know I am a lover of matte shadows, but I’ve struggled with finding an all-matte palette I truly enjoy. The Naked Basics palettes were a total miss for me (though I love the other Naked palettes by UD) and I didn’t think the color scheme of the Tartlette palette would work for my personal tastes. Cue Too Faced’s response to the matte shadow craze, the Natural Matte Palette.
This beauty comes complete with nine matte colors that are pigmented, creamy and play well together. Primarily the shadows lean on the warmer side of things. You can watch my review in action, or join me after the jump for product photos & more!
Wait a minute… I have a blog?!
Well, hi Curvy Diaries readers! Sorry I’ve all but disappeared from you. January was frantic, but too wonderful to even begin to explain. I’ll be doing a post to talk about everything and show you a TON of photos, but for now I want to share two new goodies I bought on my trip home. Ulta had their brand name nail polishes on sale for $2 apiece and I couldn’t resist. The colors I’ve tried from this line have been absolutely phenomenal, and so I grabbed two new ones.
The first shade is called Peach Parfait and it is a lovely, milky peach. It’s soft and pastel while still having that true peach color to it, and I love that it’s a cream finish. A lot of the times with more neon shades you get a matte finish that you HAVE to put a topcoat over, but this one remains shiny and beautiful. I used three coats to get it fully opaque. Then to coordinate with it I picked up Boogie Nights, a gold glitter sprinkled with flecks of pink and blue. It looks like a freakin’ party on your nails! This was opaque in two coats and doesn’t feel chunky or clumpy, though I put a top coat over mine.
Final verdict? You NEED the Ulta brand polishes. Several colors of them, actually. Do I think they’re worth the $6 they retail for? Probably. But I’d much rather wait until they go on sale for $2, which happens quite frequently. I highly recommend both of these shades for Spring. Do you love this range as well? Let me know any colors you’ve tried in the comments below!