Neon Lights + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

Today is such an exciting day for me because this post is my 100th post on Spotted.Chic.  This blog was created entirely on a whim in the middle of my PSYCH101 class and I can’t begin to thank all my readers and friends who have supported me through this journey.  To show my appreciation, I wanted to have a little giveaway, so keep reading or scroll to the bottom of this post to see what I am giving away and how to enter.

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I have been wearing this neon chartreuse jacket any chance I get because it’s starting to get to that point where I feel uncomfortable wearing such a loud color in public.  To tone down the brightness of the jacket, I paired it with a simple grey chiffon tank with some cutouts in the shoulder/collarbone area and a pair of my favorite ripped boyfriend jeans.

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I know I said that I loved my jacket, but I also LOVE these booties! If you read my August Hits and Misses post, you will know that I recently purchased these lovely booties and that I am in love with them.  They are so comfortable and so versatile.  The foundation of the outfit is pretty simple, but I think the jacket and shoes really pull it together and make it the outfit a lot more interesting.

Outfit Details

Jacket: Zara (Similar one here and here)

Shirt: Stacy Chang (I like this one too)

Jeans: American Eagle

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Necklace: Madewell (Similar here)

*Special thanks to Marissa Cui for taking these awesome photos for me!

Now onto the GIVEAWAY!

What you will be winning:

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Photo courtesy of anthropologie.com 

Rules/Guidelines

  • There will be ONE winner (open only to the U.S)
  • Open until October 2nd
  • Winners will be selected AND contacted by me AFTER 10/03/2014 and will also be responsible for verifying their account and identity to ensure the prize goes to the lawful winner.
  • ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

In order to enter, you must:

  1. Subscribe to my blog (there is a space on the sidebar to enter your email. This will help me contact the winner)
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite makeup product or clothing item is!

Good luck to everyone!

Giveaway Winner: Jenny Gaona

Stay Chic!

The Balm’s Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches

This has been the year of nude palettes, and let me tell you, I could not be happier.  Today’s post features The Balm’s Nude’tude Eyeshadow Palette.  I have been using this palette to create an everyday natural eye look as well as nighttime looks.

At first glance, I have to hand it to The Balm: they have the cutest, not to mention sleekest, packaging.  This palette is very straightforward.   It has a total of twelve shadows, a dual-sided eyeshadow brush, and a huge mirror, and that’s it.  I hate when companies have different compartments for a brush and a mirror–it just makes the product bulky and difficult to travel with.  This nude palette closes magnetically and comes with a sleeve so that the product will not accidentally open when traveling.  Although this palette is very simple, The Balm added a nice touch of artistry with 6 “naked” ladies that are covered up by the eyeshadows.

Moving on to the product itself, this palette consists of a nice mixture of light, medium, and dark shades, as well as a variety of shimmer and matte shades.  The quality of these shadows are on par with high end brands, such as Urban Decay.  They are extremely silky and super pigmented!  I think that the color selection in this palette is better than Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. The range of colors as well as the finish makes this the only palette you need if you want to create an everyday natural eye or even a smoky night time look.

Swatches (from left to right): Sassy, Snobby, Stubborn, Stand-ofish

Swatches: Selfish, Sultry, Sophisticated, Seductive, Sexy

Swatches: Silly, Serious, Sleek

Sassy: A white shimmery shade that is a great highlight for the brow bone as well as an inner corner color

Snobby: A shimmery golden, champagne color

Stubborn: A shimmery medium pink

Stand-offish: A pinky-peach shimmery shade.  A great all-over-the-lid shade or a highlight for the brow bone

Selfish: A medium shimmery taupe shade

Sultry: The perfect matte brown

Sophisticated: A medium brown with flecks of gold shimmer.  This is great for a crease color.  Use with Selfish and you’ll have a gorgeous everyday combo

Schizo: A shimmery gold-brown shade

Sexy: A matte plum color

Silly: Sparkly deep plum.  Has flecks of silver and pink shimmer.  Great crease color

Serious: A matte black

Sleek: A matte dark brown

The light and medium colors are great for daytime wear and the darker colors, Sexy, Serious, and Sleek, are all matte and double as an eyeliner.  Not all eyeshadows make appropriate eyeliners, but because these eyeshadows are so silky, they work beautifully.  These eyeshadows have a great color payoff.  For this palette, a little goes a long way.

This palette retails for $36 dollars, but I got mine on sale for $18 at Hautelook.  (You can order it here or wait for a sale on Hautelook)

What are your favorite nude palettes? Comment below, and maybe I’ll do a review on it.

Stay Chic!