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Obsession of the Day – Blush Beauty

by Irina on June 14, 2015

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with soft, flesh-toned colors such as blush pink. There’s something so quintessentially feminine about that color that makes me want to turn my wardrobe into an altar for everything blush. So when I happened to come across this gorgeous nude-colored draped jersey skirt by Rachel Pally, I simply had to create a blush-toned look around it. I went full on matchy-matchy with this outfit which might be a bit too much for some, but I totally love it. Do you?

Obsession of the Day - Blush Beauty

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Image source(s): Shopbop, Ulta, bebe, Macy’s, BaubleBar, BagInc

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Can you believe half of the year has almost already gone by? Time flies, my friends, and summer has officially arrived – at least in our calendars! In order to celebrate the seasonal change, I created my first 2015 summer budget look to properly welcome the season of pool parties, BBQs, tan lines and cool drinks. For this look I took to the summer sky as my source of inspiration: baby blue with a little bit of cloudy white here and there and splashes of summery yellow everywhere in between.

Budget Look - Cloudy with a Chance of Yellow

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Image source(s): Zappos, Nordstrom, Ulta, BaubleBar, Macy’s, Lulu’s

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 27, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Woohoo, so this will be our first official Beauty Real vs. Steal feature. And we’ll start with a biggie: Urban Decay‘s “Naked” Eyeshadow Palette is to the beauty community what Acne’s Pistol boots are to the fashion world. It is the eyeshadow palette for a natural eye makeup! This palette received thousands of raving customer reviews and quickly achieved iconic status among all kinds of beauty professionals.

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
($54, ULTA)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Sephora, Beauty.comls, Macy’s, House of Fraser, Selfridges, HQHair & Douglas.

W7 “In The Buff: Lightly Toasted” Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette

UPDATE (03/27/2015): Accidentally stumbled upon this spot-on and super budget-friendly Urban Decay Naked dupe eyeshadow palette by W7. Absolute steal deal alert here! Only $7.45 including free shipping! Yay!

W7 "In The Buff: Lightly Toasted" Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

W7 “In The Buff: Lightly Toasted” Natural Nudes Eye Colour Paletteamazon
($7.45, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at eBayeBay, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Physicians Formula “Nude” Eyeshadow Palette

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Just stumbled upon another great alternative to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Check out this natural eyeshadow collection by Physicians Formula for only $11.99! Available in various color variations: natural nude, warm nude, classic nude & smoky nude.

Physicians Formula "Nude" Eyeshadow Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Physicians Formula “Nude” Eyeshadow Palette
($11.99, ULTA)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette

UPDATE (06/22/2013): And here’s yet another UD Naked dupe by Love & Beauty available at Forever 21! And it’s super cheap as well!

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palettels
($7.90, Forever 21)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette w/ Eyeliner

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Here you go: another Urban Decay Naked inspired eyeshadow palette by Love & Beauty. Only $6.80 at Forever 21!

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette w/ Eyeliner (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette w/ Eyelinerls
($6.80, Forever 21)

Love & Beauty Natural Eye Palette

Shelling out $50 for a beauty item might not sound like the best idea if you’re new to the makeup world or are just starting out to experiment with makeup. Luckily, Love & Beauty has a super similar eyeshadow palette for a steal price of $6.80 that is obviously inspired by Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. This palette has only 10 eyeshadows instead of 12 like the original, but the design is almost identical and the colors seems to be quite close as well. Also available in cold neutrals.

Love & Beauty Natural Eye Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Love & Beauty Natural Eye Palettels
($6.80, Forever 21)

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette

NYX‘ Natural Eyeshadow Palette is another great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly neutral eyeshadow palette. It has only 6 eyeshadows, but they’re very similar to these found in the UD palette and those 6 eyeshadows will create a lot of varied natural eye looks already, so makeup newbies might be better off with this steal-worthy palette.

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette
($7.49, ULTA)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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You can love or hate Kim Kardashian all you want, but there’s no denying that some of her outfits are absolutely superb! I’m not quite sure if this is mainly due to Kim having a really good stylist, but whatever it is, it works, so please don’t stop, Kimmy! Case in point: Kim’s body-con getup at Teyana Taylor’s VII Listening Party which consisted of a creamy white high-waist pencil skirt, a matching tight turtleneck sweater, taupe heels, soft waves and understated makeup. Doesn’t she look just perfect here? The sex appeal of this outfit lies within the curvaceous silhouette while the high-necked top and midi-length skirt bring some much needed elegance and class to Kim’s look. The minute I spotted this gorgeous outfit of Kim, I knew I would have to do a look 4 less of it. Soooo, what do you think? Is my budget-friendly take on Kim’s look on point or not so much?

Kim Kardashian’s Body-Con White High Waist Pencil Skirt Look 4 Less

Kim Kardashian's Body-Con White High Waist Pencil Skirt Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Kim Kardashian
Where?Teyana Taylor’s VII Listening Party in Hollywood, California
When?October 20, 2014
What?N/A

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Whenever I find myself getting bored with fashion (and let’s be honest: after 6 years of fashion blogging this is something that is inevitably going to happen from time to time), I either load up Pinterest or Instagram to combat the fashion blue and where I then spend countless hours browsing one image after another in order to reignite my love for all things fashion and recharge me with new ideas and fresh inspiration. Oh, the pitfalls of social media! To cut a long story short: during my last time hunting on Pinterest for new content ideas, I stumbled upon a pinned image featuring a woman wearing a gorgeous taupe tulle skirt and it was love at first sight. My research regarding obtaining said gorgeous taupe tulle skirt revealed that it was a handmade, long sold-out tulle skirt someone once had listed on Etsy. Yeah, story of my life. So I carried on with my life and had almost forgotten about that tulle skirt already when suddenly, yesterday I happened to browse Chicwish‘s newest arrivals and there it was: a fluffy, taupe tulle skirt looking almost exactly like the one shown in the pin. And it was available! For only $50! Needless to say I just *had* to recreate the whole look in the picture with that gorgeous new tulle skirt I so newly discovered. You like it?

Pinspiration - Taupe Tulle Skirt Look 4 Less

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Image source(s): Pinterest, Chicwish, H&M, ASOS, Amazon, BaubleBar, ULTA

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