Urban Decay launching in South Africa

Right, so by now most of you who are makeup fanatics know that Urban Decay is about to launch in South Africa. I don’t write about makeup too often, but I do enjoy wearing it and my love affair for it has been growing steadily over the past year or so and I love experimenting with it. Blame it on watching too many YouTube tutorials, but one of the brands that I’ve been coveting for a while has been the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a  rose gold toned palette that includes 12 eyeshadows – 3 matte shades, 3 satin shades and 6 shimmer shades. And it’s absolutely stunning.

Eleanor J'adore - Urban Decay launching in South Africa

Eleanor J'adore - Urban Decay launching in South Africa

So when my family from the UK came to visit over the Christmas period, this palette and some of their make up brushes were high up on my gift wish list. I couldn’t have been more elated when I received my goodies, opened the package and saw the beautiful rose gold packaging stare up at me.

Now, the reason I’m so in love with this palette is because all the shades are really pretty and romantic. And what can I say, the rose gold theme really speaks to my femininity. My foray into the world of eye shadows has always been quite reserved but when I realised the ultra prettiness of this palette, I just knew I had to have it.

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The look I created with my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette over the weekend

So now for the good news: Urban Decay is coming to South Africa and from what I’ve been able to gather it looks like it will be available from May, possibly in Edgars or Stuttaford stores. I have no idea what the price point will be, but for the hard-core Naked palette fans, I imagine it won’t be an issue.

There are 3 Naked Eyeshadow palettes in total and I would love to get my hands on the first two as well! Here they are:

Eleanor J'adore - Urban Decay launching in South Africa

 

Eleanor J'adore - Urban Decay launching in South Africa

Aren’t they just stunning? Who ever said neutrals have to be boring?

I see myself trying out loads of different looks with this here beauty. What do you say Girls? Are you a fan of Urban Decay cosmetics and will you making a purchase or 2  (or 10) when they launch in South Africa?

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3 Styles I’d like to rock in 2016

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When it comes to my hair and the styles I wear it in, I keep it pretty simple. It’s usually in one of 3 styles: a wash and go, a braid out or a twist out. But since  I’m keen to switch things up a little this year, I’ve identified 3 other styles I’d like to try out potentially. They are quite unusual for me, but what I like about them is that they are fairly low manipulation and if done correctly one of them also serves as a protective style.

Here are the images that have inspired me to try something new this year.

Extension Braids / Twists

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Aren’t these braids just absolutely stunning on Tamera Mowry? I’ve only ever had braids once before, but that was a long time ago and I’d really like to give this style a go again. For me it has nothing to do with ‘putting my hair away’ or my hair ‘needing a break’ as I usually do protective styles without adding extensions or weave. It is simply rather a case of wanting to sport a gorgeous style that I’ve admired for ages. The fact that it can double up as a protective style is simply a bonus.

Roller Set

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When I say roller set, I’m referring to any types of rollers: curlformers, perms rods, flexi rods or the big yellow and green rollers many of us grew up with here in South Africa. Before going fully natural I used to set my hair often, but haven’t really done it since, and I’d love to revisit it. I follow chocolateblackdoll on Instagram where she always showcases the most beautiful roller sets. What can I say? She’s totally inspired me to give this one a shot.

Fringe

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A couple of weeks ago I posted on my Instagram and Facebook that I’d like to cut a fringe, but that I’m not sure whether to do it. I took a poll by asking my followers what they thought: To cut or not to cut. To my surprise many said yes go ahead and cut it, but many others also said even though it looks great, it’s a hassle to grow out as it can look really awkward. They also said that if I can achieve the look by just pinning up my hair in the front, I shouldn’t lose the length unnecessarily. So no prizes for guessing that I still haven’t made my mind up yet.

Let me know Girls, which style do you think would suit me the most? Which one would you like to see me in first?

Love your curls,

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