Purple Lids With the UD Prince Let’s Go Crazy Palette | Twist by Ouidad, a New Curly Hair Line at Target | Nail Salon Shenanigans

Purple Lids With the UD Prince Let’s Go Crazy Palette | Twist by Ouidad, a New Curly Hair Line at Target | Nail Salon Shenanigans
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Purple Lids With the UD Prince Let’s Go Crazy Palette | Twist by Ouidad, a New Curly Hair Line at Target | Nail Salon Shenanigans

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I wonder if somewhere doves are crying because they really wanted to love the purple palette from the new UD Prince collection but instead were disappointed by it. ?️?

Speaking of birds…on a completely unrelated note, I was harassed by a goose while we were camping last weekend! Please note the sandals with the socks, ha ha ha!

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Anyway, hi. ? I took the Let’s Go Crazy palette out for a spin yesterday hoping that it would impress me on some level, but I’m still not crazy about it. If you’re going to do a palette from this launch, pick up the one with the black packaging instead (U Got The Look). It’s so much better on every level.

I used three shades from the purple palette — light pink Alphabet Street and two of the purples, Baby I’m a Star and Delirious — and it took a long time to build up the purple on my lids. There was some serious fallout, too… Oh, OK, well I just lifted the palette up to look at it, and half of the pan of Disco Nights (the really soft blue glitter) fell out and into my lap.

Hmm… OFFICIALLY, NOT MY FAVORITE.

*insert doves crying*

There are some other items of note, though, that I wanna call out. Like, I’m wearing the liquid luminizer and the pressed powder as my base… Yup, that’s it. The luminizer has a very soft pearl that doesn’t draw attention to pores, so it just adds a lovely subtle glow, especially when worn all over the face. I added a tiny touch of the powder in the center of my forehead to dial down the pearl a bit, and the overall effect is really natural and beautiful.

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Oh! — I’m also wearing the black pencil liner on my waterline and upper lash line, and, FYI, this formula moves around quite a lot, at least on me, and ends up smudging pretty intensely on my lower lash line. I’m constantly cleaning it up, but hey, if you’re into the whole grungy rockstar thing, this pencil definitely sets you up for success in the smudging department.

If you noticed that my hair looks a little different today, then THANK YA KINDLY! I’m wearing it wavy today because I’m trying out a new curly hair line called Twist by Ouidad. It’s available at Target, and every item in the line is an affordable $9.99 (MSRP). The products are made for all types of textured hair — wavy, curly, coiled, you name it — and their main purpose is to give curly haired guys and gals a customized level of moisture. The idea is to maximize your type of curl pattern with the exact level moisture your hair needs.

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Now, I have naturally wavy hair, and it’s very, very, VERY thirsty, probably even thirstier now that I’ve grown out my grays, so getting enough hydration all up in my strands is a constant struggle. To find out what products would work best for me, I took their handy-dandy hair quiz. Three items that were recommended were Big, Rich & Dreamy Ultra Hydrating Co-Wash, Hype It Up Weightless Refreshing Spray and Rally The Curls Weightless Curl-Defining Primer.

I used the co-wash the other night and loved it. My hair felt clean but didn’t feel stripped. Definitely going to keep this one in the rotation! When I got out of the shower, I worked in the spray and the primer from roots to ends, then gave my curls a good scrunch before air drying overnight. In the morning, I refreshed the curls with more spray and scrunched again.

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The good: I really like the volume and that my curls feel soft and not crunchy. I also like the light definition of my waves.

The not-so-great: I don’t know yet if I like the scent… The products are intensely scented, LIKE, SO, SO STRONG. I mean, the scent is nice, like an expensive Byredo pefume, but it’s all up in my business and everybody else’s business, too. Yesterday morning at dropoff I was standing a few feet away from Connor’s preschool teacher, and the first thing she said to me was, “You smell really good! What perfume are you wearing?”

Nope, not perfume. ‘Twas my mane!

So, yeah, if you see this line at Target, you might want to slyly open a bottle and give it a sniff to make sure you like the scent. Oh, and don’t even pretend you don’t ever open up the shampoo and conditioner bottles to smell them when you’re browsing, either. ? I always catch people doing it, and then I give them the “What’s up” nod because I do it all the time. HA HA HA!

One last thing: I saw this on a friend’s feed last night and just about died laughing. I do my own nails, but I would totally go to this salon!


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  • Tatiana says

    May 27th, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Geese (and swans) are seriously mean. They are better guard dogs than many breeds of dogs. And they make such a racket when anybody is nearby, so you’re aware of any intruders.
    I liked the colors of the purple and blue shadows in the pan. Bummer that they didn’t really work out. I was thinking about the other palette anyway as I’m kinda over bright colored shadows. (At least for the moment)

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    • Karen says

      May 27th, 2021 at 11:12 am

      I’m kinda over bright eyeshadows too. I’ve been slowly chipping away at The Great Makeup Culling of 2021 and the only bright palette I’ve kept so far is the Urban Decay Born to Run palette. It seriously is the best colorful one they did; I wish they didn’t discontinue it!

      If I ever move to a place with a big yard I’m getting a guard goose, hahaha!

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  • Christine says

    May 27th, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Appears we have similar hair texture. If my island Target has the Ouidad line, I’m willing to give it a try, even with the scent. Nice, big sizes, too!
    And my legal brain is just screaming cease-and-desist letter (though it is a brilliant name for a nail salon!). And I’m wondering how UD obtained rights (or how much they paid) to license the Prince brand for the new collection. UD is just coming out with underwhelming products these [years]. Thanks for taking one for the team to let us know what you think of it.

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    • Karen says

      May 27th, 2021 at 11:19 am

      You could probably order it online and have it shipped if you don’t see it. I was just at Targhay (bought some Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm) and saw it on shelves, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it makes it over to you!

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      • Christine says

        May 27th, 2021 at 11:24 am

        Yay! That’s certainly an option.
        How do you like the BB spf lip balm so far?

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        • Karen says

          May 27th, 2021 at 11:31 am

          I haven’t opened it yet, but I’ll let you know. I just bought four new sunscreens to try next: the Banana Boat Lip Balm, Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen Spray (with 15% Zinc Oxide!!!), Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 50 and Hawaiian Tropic AntiOxidant Lotion SPF 50. I also have the Pipette one and the Ilia Sunscreen Serum on my wish list.

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          • Christine says

            May 27th, 2021 at 1:22 pm

            You’re so covered! (Lit. and fig.) hee hee…

          • Karen says

            May 27th, 2021 at 1:36 pm

            No seriously! It’s kind of amazing how when I actually follow the instructions on the bottle (to reapply every two hours), I don’t tan at all! All this time I thought most sunscreens didn’t really work on me… Instead it was user error! Anyway, I’ve been going through a lot of it, to say the least. It’s been a fun beauty adventure. I wish I could go back in time to my younger self and give Baby Karen a good talking to about sun protection!

            P.S. I just put on the Hawaiian Tropic one and it’s lovely!

  • Chelsea says

    May 27th, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I saw that nail salon pic, I would 100% get a Mani there. ?

    I’ll check out those hair products but scent might be a deal breaker. I can use some fragrance on my scalp, but my skin hates me.

    Side note on fragrance in hair care – I bought some Aussie Miracle Waves conditioner without sniffing and god, it smelled like a bad men’s cologne. It worked okay, but I can’t handle the scent.

    My hair is somewhere between straight and wavy and I swear it’s less work to just go to bed with it damp and redampen it in the AM and blow out.

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    • Karen says

      May 27th, 2021 at 11:34 am

      I used Aussie years ago, and yeah, the scents are typically VERY STRONG. I just got back from Ulta and I had to force myself to leave because I wanted to smell all the hair things, haha!

      With my wavy I found that it’s less drama to go to bed with wet hair too. When you find products that your waves like, it can be relatively low maintenance. It’s finding the products that is the challenge.

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  • Sherry says

    May 27th, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    I love the part when you said “no thank you” to the goose. That was great!! I even showed it to my husband. I probably would be running swiftly in the other direction, if that goose approached me. But, then again, I’m a scaredy cat. LOL!!

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    • Karen says

      May 27th, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      I honestly didn’t think it would actually attack, LOL!

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  • CL says

    May 27th, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I remember getting chased by angry geese on somebody’s farm when I was around 8 years old. It was really scary.
    The cemetery where my brother and father are buried used to have swans out there on their man-made winding creek and pond. I once approached one of them, and was rather surprised by how large it was. Fortunately it didn’t attack me, but I got the feeling that it would have if I got too close to it. I haven’t seen them out there in recent years; I suspect they attacked somebody and had to be removed.

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  • Despina says

    May 27th, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Hello Karen!
    Your hair looks very healthy in these pictures!
    Just wanted to let you know that this nail salon is located in Serres, Greece, so it might be a little too far for you! But, since I live in Athens, Greece, if I ever get to Serres I will surely give it a try!

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  • Anne says

    May 28th, 2021 at 11:37 am

    I got harassed by goose when I was small on holiday in France – stayed with me until now! They are mean birds.

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