I hate Urban Decay. (Actually I LOVE Urban Decay) but the reason why I hate it is because they keep coming up with these gorgeous new palettes and products that we can’t resist buying! I mean, I’m still recovering from the Naked Basics high (I just got mine like a few weeks ago) and my Naked 2 and some other palettes haven’t even arrived yet and now Urban Decay goes on and releases this:

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They are the Oz Palettes, and they are limited edition palettes inspired by the two witches in Disney’s movie Oz, The Great and Powerful.

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The first palette is the Glinda Palette. It has the most gorgeous and magical looking cover!

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The eye shadow colors inside look so pretty too, I love that two of the circles have duo colors! so instead of six different colors, you get eight!

The Second palette, which is called the Theodora Palette is a darker, more smokey and natural palette.

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They are both soooo super gorgeous and I want, want, WANT them! Unfortunately we do not have  a Sephora nor an Urban Decay from where I’m from😦 I have already told my cousin who is coming to visit from the States to buy for me but right now it’s unclear to me if she was able to get her hands on them. She’s arriving this Thursday so we shall see!! wheeee! The suspense is killing me. I really hope she’s bringing it! If not, then well, I’ll just continue to stare at them. Le sigh.

What do you guys think of them? Would you buy them? Or have any of  you purchased them already?

You can find these palettes at the Sephora or Urban Decay websites.

The other day, I made a really simple spaghetti dish. I actually make this dish quite often as the ingredients and steps to make this are super easy. You can just really use ingredients that you have in the house and this makes for a tasty quick dish.

I first made this with my sister a few years ago because we were hungry and there was nothing to eat in the house. We just basically fried up some garlic and onions with tomatoes, added a dash of milk and melted some cheese in the mixture and threw in a few dried herbs. It turned out really good!

Here is the one that I made recently:

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First the ingredients: You will need finely chopped garlic and onions, chopped tomatoes, milk, grated cheddar cheese, dried thyme, basil and oregano (you can of course use fresh ones if you have), cooked spaghetti and parmesan cheese.

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Fry the onions and garlic in olive oil.

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Add in the tomatoes and let it stew or soften for awhile. You may crush the tomatoes as you stir and then cover it for awhile for a few minutes.

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Pour in the milk and stir for a bit (you can use cream in the place of milk if you want)

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Add in the cheese and stir it so it will melt and mix with the mixture well.

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Throw in the dried herbs and add some pepper as well. I feel like i don’t really need to add salt because the cheese is pretty salty already. I also really looooove the taste of dried thyme with pasta dishes so I tend to throw in more of that compared to the other herbs. Add in the cooked spaghetti last. (you can use any type of pasta, I actually prefer angel hair but spaghetti was all we had at home at the time)

And voila! Here is the final dish! Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on top and serve.

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It’s really easy right? and it’s so tasty especially if you add in a looooot of the cheese.

Extra tip: it is soooooooooo good to eat this with salami or cured ham (like jamon serrano or prosciutto) on the side. Just don’t cook it with the pasta because that would be sacrilege (to cook cured ham). Eat it with this pasta, I swear the combination is so, sooooooo good!

Note: All photos in this post are personal photos of curlypurplepig. Please email me (curlypurplepig@yahoo.com) if you want to use them in any way. Thanks!

Since before, I wasn’t really into eye shadows and make-up in general. Gasp, I know, sacrilege for  a girly girly such as me. I was really just happy to wear blush and lip gloss or lipstick everyday. For nights, I would just swipe on some random eye shadow and liner, whatever I had lying around the house.

All that changed when I succumbed to the lure of Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. I have been hearing about it since before and a lot of my friends were raving about it. I only bought it last October and my gosh, seriously if you guys have not tried/bought this then I suggest you go out and buy yourself one right now.

OK I am by no means a make-up expert/”guru” so i’m not going to be giving any full blown review or tutorial. I’m just here to rave about it.

As mentioned above,I first got the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I loooove all the colors and I love how you only have to use so little and it immediately stamps a color across your lids. I also love how, when you use one color, they complement with everything else in the palette. I really think that once you go Urban Decay, you never go back! I don’t even feel like trying on any other kind of eye shadows anymore! Of course since UD has other palettes (most especially, other Naked versions, I just HAD to get them all.)

The latest version is the Naked Basics. It’s a palette that also has all neutral colors, but all in matte. It also only comes in 6 colors. I just got mine a few days ago, I have not used it yet but I just wanted to show you guys a comparison of the shades from the Naked Palette. (I wanted to put both palettes side by side so y’all can see the colors all together)

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Here is a close-up of just the Naked Basics.

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Hmmm, I would have wanted to put all three naked palettes side by side and all in this post, but my Naked 2 is still arriving next month. (yes, I know, I know, I just HAD to get all three!) I will definitely write another post on all three nakeds (if you guys aren’t tired of them yet! teehee!)

SO what do you guys think of the Naked Palettes? Do you have either one or all of them? Which one is your favorite? Would love to hear from you!

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This Reminds me of sitting in the banks at the Seine, but no, this is not Paris.

Clarke Quay, Singapore. September 2012

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