Thursday, April 23, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Basics vs Naked Basics 2

urban decay naked basics and naked basic 2 palette

urban decay naked basics and naked basic 2 palette

I'm a big fan of the original

Urban Decay Naked Basics

eyeshadow palette and I've even featured it in my everyday makeup staples post here. recently I got my hands on the

Naked Basics 2

palette and I was super excited to compare it to its predecessor.

I've used my Naked Basics palette quite a lot and I think it's super versatile but what I thought the palette lacked was more medium-toned shades. this is where the Naked Basics 2 palette comes in.

the Naked Basics 2 is grey and taupe based and I think it's possible to tell right away that it's more cool-toned compared to the original Naked Basics palette. I love using the Naked Basics 2 for its darker shades and I must say these two palettes are absolutely perfect together, the quality of these eyeshadows is simply amazing.

urban decay naked basics and naked basic 2 palette


if I could only keep one of those palettes, I'd probably stick to my beloved original Naked Basics. as much as I like the Naked Basics 2, I prefer the warm-toned shades of the original Naked Basics palette. it is more versatile as I can create both subtle and dark eyeshadow looks with it whereas Naked Basics 2 can only be used to create a softer look. 

that being said, everyone has their own preferences and I know a lot of people who prefer the Naked Basics 2 and its cool-toned shades. which palette do you prefer?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quiet Company

zara burgundy biker coat, mango black structured top, zara trf black denim jeans and michael kors watch outfit

zara burgundy biker coat, mango black structured top, zara trf black denim jeans and michael kors watch outfit

two quick snaps from a super lovely and sunny day I had last week that involved a lot of coffee drinking, wine sipping and life planning. there's a big change coming and as excited as I am, I couldn't be more scared. so until then, I'm taking life one day at a time and just enjoying the familiarity and calmness of my daily routine. 

also, I'm wearing jeans in these photos. can you believe it? I never ever wear jeans so this is truly groundreaking. but these ones from Zara are so comfy and perfectly fitting that I couldn't resist. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A DRESSLINK WISHLIST





crop top here / rings here / makeup brushes here / striped shirt here

I've put together a little wishlist from Dresslink website. the pieces I've chosen are perfect for everyday looks and can be styled in many different ways. my absolute favourite is the striped shirt, the baggy fit is perfect! also, the makeup brushes are such a bargain - one can never have too many brushes!

Friday, April 10, 2015

WHITE AND GOLD / SUDIO EARPHONES

Sudio Två white and gold earphones



let me introduce these Sudio T earphones to you, where functionality meets style. Sudio is a Swedish brand that makes earphones that not only offer studio quality sound but also double as a stylish accessory. 

Sudio Två white and gold earphones
I'm in love with the aesthetically pleasing design of these earphones and the colour combination of white and gold couldn't be more perfect. great sound, stylish design and luxurious feel - what more could I want? visit their website here and don't forget you can get 15% off using the code Elza15 !