Which Naked Palette is Best For You? (Quiz!)

A few years ago on my former blog I created a quiz called “Which Naked Palette is Best For You?” and the post, to my surprise, came out to be quite popular. Although this isn’t something I’d normally post on this blog, I do think it’s a fun little quiz, although I wouldn’t take the results too seriously. I also still use all of my Naked palettes to this day and probably will forever, even though I do believe you probably don’t need all of them. If you’re interested to see which Naked palette out of 1, 2, and 3 is best for you, take this quiz!

1. What color are your eyes?
A. Brown
B. Blue
C. Green

2. Do you tan easily, or do you burn?
A. Tan- I get super dark!
B. Burn- I’m like a lobster in the summer!
C. Neither

3. Do you prefer shimmer or matte shades?
A. Shimmer all the way!
B. Who cares?
C. Matte

4. Are you a messy person?
A. I’m a neat freak
B. I’m pretty messy
C. I can be messy, but I do my best to keep things clean!

5. Are you more into eye makeup or lip colors?
A. Eyes I guess
B. Lips
C. I LOVE experimenting with eye makeup

6. What is your hair color?
A. Brunette
B. Blonde
C. Redhead

7. Would you say your skin is fair, medium, or deep?
A. Medium-Dark
B. Very fair!
C. Fair-Medium

8.What is your eye color?
A. Blue or brown
B. Hazel or grey
C. Green

RESULTS

Mostly A’s- The Naked palette is best for you!
The brown-gold shades with look excellent with your warm undertones! Packaged in velvet and including a flat sided brush and Urban Decay primer potion, this palette is exactly what you need! Don’t worry, the palette looks good with a wide range of eye and hair colors but the darkness of the shades will best compliment your deep tan.

Mostly B’s- The Naked 2 is best for you!
The Naked 2 is best for your cool undertones. The taupe colors will pop against your fair skin. The Naked 2 comes in shiny, tin packaging and also consists of an awesome dual sided eye shadow brush and lip gloss.

Mostly C’s- The Naked 3 is best for you!
The Naked 3 palette consists of a variety of rosy shades suitable for almost any skin tone. Just like the Naked 2, the Naked 3 is packaged in tin and comes with that amazing dual sided brush. The Naked 3 also comes with eyeshadow primer in a variety of different shades! This palette is incredible!

Hope you enjoyed this quiz! In case you were wondering, I got mostly B’s! Looks like I’ll really be enjoying my Naked 2 palette!

A Week Without Washing My Hair

Whenever I tell people I wash my hair every day, I always get a lot of reactions like “you’re not supposed to do that” or “that’s really bad for your hair.” I understand why hair isn’t supposed to be washed everyday. It is recommended to take breaks with hair washes to allow your hair to produce its own natural oils. Sadly, this lifestyle doesn’t work for me. My hair gets greasy and it gets greasy fast. Of course, this is likely because I am in the habit of washing my hair daily, but it sure is a hard habit to break. I hate having greasy hair and I’m not sure how long I can withhold from washing my hair to fix this issue. This little personal problem of mine inspired me with a new experiment. I challenged myself to go a full week without washing my hair. Let’s see how this worked out for me.

Sunday

I washed my hair Saturday night, leaving my hair fresh and clean for Sunday. Unfortunately, I made the poor decision to go to the beach today which afterwards, left my hair salty and knotty. Overall, I’m off to a rough start.

Monday

If I could go back, I would have straightened my hair from the jump. Still, my hair actually came out pretty well despite the second day after a windy beach day. My hair remained sleek and surprisingly, not greasy.


Tuesday

By Tuesday my hair was starting to feel slightly greasy. I dabbed at my roots with some Witch Hazel in hopes to dry it out and pulled my straightened locks into a half-up/half-down pony. Surprisingly, I didn’t need to touch up my hair with a straightening iron at all, as my straight hair had mostly stayed in tact.

Wednesday

I knew putting my hair down this late into the week was a risky move, but I went with it. No regrets quite yet either, after curling my hair, my hair had lots of texture and volume that I quite liked.

Thursday

I regretted my choice to wear my hair down because I woke up with extremely greasy hair. Again, I dabbed at my roots with some Witch Hazel, and put my hair up into another half-up/half-down pony. This time, I touched up my curls and although a bit frizzy, I thought my hair looked cute and fun.

Friday

It is a rare occasion that I wear my hair up, but the grease began to get out of hand and to be too much for even Witch Hazel to fix, so I opted for a pony. I found the ponytail to be great for unwashed hair because my hair didn’t look, nor feel greasy. It stayed out of my face and I don’t think my hair looked all that bad.

Saturday

Sorry for the shade over my face, but by Saturday I was completely over this. My hair felt disgusting and I was left with no choice but to throw it in a bun because it looked terrible. Saturday after work, I went home and washed my hair, and it was the best I felt in a week.

After taking this challenge, I decided I will never go a week without washing my hair again. However, I realized that I do not have to wash my hair everyday. Since this challenge, I’ve begun to wash my hair every other day. Although I don’t notice any specific changes regarding the health of my hair, I have found that my hair doesn’t get greasy quite as fast, allowing me to skip even two days of washing here and there. Not to mention, I’m saving lots of time and money, so that’s definitely a plus!

Green Tea Facial (Using Just 3 Ingredients!)

When you’re feeling stressed or worn down, it is a good idea to take out some time to care for yourself. One of the ways I like to do this is by giving myself a soothing, DIY facial. There is just something about a sweet smelling facial and soft skin that instantly boosts my mood and makes me calmer. Over the years, I’ve experimented with different face masks to see what works best with my acne prone skin. After doing a lot of research, I decided to start DIY’ing my own face masks with ingredients that moisturize and brighten my skin, but that still fight against acne. I have found that green tea, my favorite drink, is even more beneficial than I had thought. You might be aware of the health benefits that come with drinking green tea, but what you might not know is that a green tea face mask can prevent acne and lighten dark spots. Although we are all born with different skin types, I wanted to share what my steps are to my favorite green tea facial.

Ingredients:
Sugar
Green Tea
Honey

Step 1: Remove Makeup

Before applying anything to your face, it is essential to remove all traces of makeup to prevent clogging your pores. I recommend using a little bit of coconut oil to remove all makeup and dirt, but feel free to use whichever product you think works best for you.

Step 2: Apply Warm Compress to Face

Next, lay a warm wash cloth over your face. The warmth will open up your pores. You could also purchase a face steamer, which is especially effective in opening up clogged pores.

Step 3: Make and Apply Mask

The most exciting step: making the mask. You can make this mask in under 5 minutes after acquiring the ingredients listed. Begin by adding 3 teaspoons of sugar into a bowl. Next, add 2 tablespoons of honey. Finally, add two tablespoons of green tea. Mix the ingredients together and chill for 10 minutes. Then, apply to face using brush or fingers. Keep on the mask for about 10-15 minutes before washing off gently.

Step 4: Moisturize

The last and final step is to apply your favorite moisturizer to keep your skin soft and glowing!

Benefits

Sugar- Sugar is a great way to exfoliate your skin- however, it is important to not scrub too hard, or use to often, as this can cause irritation. Using a sugar scrub a few times a week will remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Green tea- There are many benefits that come along with green tea, whether consuming it, or using it as a face/hair mask. Green tea can brighten your skin, making it especially effective for treating dark spots or puffiness. Green tea is a great way to reduce scarring, and to prevent acne.

Honey- Honey is antibacterial, making it a perfect ingredient to hydrate the skin while still fighting against acne. Honey is full of antioxidants and will help prevent aging. Not to mention, honey is very moisturizing and will help brighten your complexion.

Overall, this is a great face mask that you can make in the comfort of your own home with everyday ingredients. Next time you’re brewing yourself a cup of tea with honey/sugar, try giving yourself a nice facial as well.