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My favorite thing to do is to try out weird or bold eye looks, and when I just so happen to find a ‘new’ palette to play with, plus some other colors on the side, I won’t say no. I have spent many hours of my life playing with make up, creating strange eye looks and just wiping it off soon after if I’m not happy with it. A few years ago I used to have a gold and green duo shadow from H&M that I absolutely loved, and the green shade was so dark and suit my eyes so well but I have never found any shades to recreate it ever since, until now. Well, it’s not an exact duplicate of it, but it is close enough!

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A bit chunky, but still a good gold shade.

Swatches 

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Top row

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Bottom row

The purple look

First I wanted to just see how crazy I could get with the colors, having purple and gold as my other favorite gold combo, i decided to try to make a look from it too. For some reason gold and purple makes me think of the fictional nation of Orlais, from the Dragon Age universe. Their style is really posh and over the top and that is how the gold/purple combo is making me feel. I first tried to use the purple shade that came with the palette but it just showed up slightly brown, so i guess its taupe? Instead I ended up using a purple eye shadow from H&M that was on sale for 10 NOK (around a dollar). I used a wet brush and it showed up pretty good! It took a few layers to make it as intense as I wanted but it layered well so that was no problem. The gold shade from the palette didn’t layer as well though, Maybelline is pretty notorious for having chalky eye shadows and this was no exception. It gave it some texture, not necessarily what I like in an eye shadow, but at least it had somewhat of a metallic shimmer.

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I focused on making the outer edge more opaque so it looks a tiny bit patch in the crease in the picture below, but it wasn’t noticeable when i had my eyes open so I didn’t really care. I also noticed it’s pretty easy to see that my hair is two different colors now too, I’m growing out the black color so almost half of my hair is a lighter brown color now. All in all I’m pretty happy with how the eye look turned out. Maybe I could have smoked out/blended the edges better but it doesn’t really matter to me if it has a harsh edge.

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The green look

As for the green look, I took a lighter metallic ish shade and layered on top of the gold to mute it a bit, then using a mix of the green shade in the Maybelline palette and a green H&M shade. I was a little bit disappointed since the green shade in the palette wasn’t as pigmented, but I’m sure they were going for a more subtle shade, letting the gold dominate the whole palette. The H&M shade was a whole lot brighter but more sheer so it didn’t do much apart from adding a slight sheen on top of it all. Doing dual colors like this was my favorite thing to do in high school, and I rarely went a day without it in some kind of variety. This look isn’t bold compared to the other so it was way easier to wear it casually, and it still is to this day.

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Being able to find something similar to what I used before has rekindled my love for make up a little bit, and I feel myself wanting to sit down in front of the mirror and play with the colors. Maybe I can end up with a blue and purple eye look too, or blue and gold.. or.. well, time will show! For now I’m just going to replicate this look over and over until i tire from it completely.

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Do you have a go-to look? Or did you use to have one that you would love to recreate? Tell me all about it!

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In Love With Succulents.

February 6, 2017 — 13 Comments

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Throughout my life i have been surrounded with plants. From my grandmothers garden to our window sill, there has always been flowers and green shrubs and god knows what. However it turned out that I’m allergic to pollen and i react to strongly scented flowers so I couldn’t really fill my own window sills with fragrant and beautiful plants.

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In addition to that, I have three cats who love to chew on things so the few flowers i did try out got eaten. That was when i thought that “Hm, maybe i should go for something green that doesn’t look appetizing?” So I went to the local flower shop, saw the succulents there and instantly fell in love.

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Whenever they take in a new type of succulent, i will be there to purchase it and it is honestly becoming a problem at this point because I’m running out of space. Succulents are kind of like Cacti, you don’t need to water them that often. At the flower shop they said that it is more common for it to die from being watered too often than for it to die of dehydration. One would also have to keep in mind to not pour water directly onto it because the stem will rot if you soak it in water. So just making sure the soil is moist is enough to keep it alive. It wouldn’t hurt it to be dry for a little while either, you can squeeze gently on its petals to see if it needs water or not. If it’s kinda hard it has enough, if it is starting to soften then you should probably give it some more water.

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This one on the bottom was the first i ever purchased and oh boy has it grown! It used to be in the small pot on the first picture but it has quickly outgrown everything i owned so i had to purchase a fancy basket for it instead. But nothing will stop me from caring about my plant babies!

Do you have any kind of plants you just have to have in your home? 

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