Beauty

Selena Gomez may currently be on everyone’s radar due to her opening up about her chemotherapy to fight lupus, but she’s on mine because her sense of style, more than often than not, is absolutely top notch! One of my favorite Selena off-duty looks included a grey head-to-toe knitwear ensemble which she posted on her Instagram last year. Her getup was probably by Zara and it instantly reminded me of Marc Jacobs head-to-toe cashmere lookls from F/W 2014. I really loved Selena’s cozy meets casual knitwear look, but went to forget about it until very recently when I stumbled upon this awesome look-alike two-piece ensemble by BCBGeneration which looks just like Selena’s version. A few days later, I discovered another great look for less option at Stradivarius and took it as a sign to recreate Selena’s outfit here on this blog. What do you think, did I nail her look or what?

Selena Gomez’ Head-to-Toe Grey Knitwear Look 4 Less

Selena Gomez' Head-to-Toe Grey Knitwear Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Selena Gomez
Where? N/A
When? November 10, 2014
What? Zara (probably)

Image source(s): @selenagomez Instagram, BCBGeneration, Stradivarius, Sephora, Ulta

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Budget Look – Pastel Pink Summer Outfit

by Irina on August 30, 2015

I know many of you are already preparing for the fall season (fashion-wise and mentally), but I’m not quite done with summer yet. Especially not with summer’s soft and fun side: light, pastel color palettes, sleeveless tops, short shorts and naked toes. Oh how I’m gonna miss all that in the next 6-9 months! So before I can dive into fall fashion, I had to kiss summer goodbye with one last imaginary outfit. What do you think? Do you like it?

Budget Look - Pastel Pink Summer Outfit

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Image source(s): Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Ulta, BaubleBar, RevolveClothing, MyHabit

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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 $6.61 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
($6.61, 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 Palette
($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/ Eyeliner
($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 Palette
($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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