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5 Winter Eyeshadow Colors For 2015

5 Winter Eyeshadow Colors For 2015

You’ve been standing at the Nars eyeshadow counter for the last twenty minutes trying to decide between pale pink, beige pink, or shimmery pink salmon. Everyone’s been there! Finding the right eyeshadow can sometimes be overwhelming and most definitely a journey of trial and error. Here are some trending options to help narrow your search before you reach the counter this Winter.

    NARS

    Color: Portobello –matte neutral beige/matte warm beige

    $35.00 Duo Eyeshadow

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    If you’ve been keeping up with the current beauty trends, you’ll know this fall it’s all about the bare face and bold dark lip. This gorgeous eyeshadow duo by NARS is truly your one-stop destination this winter. The neutral beige is the perfect color for the inner corners of the eyes while the warm beige blends beautifully from the middle to the outer crease. This beige duo will instantly brighten up your eyes for a fresh face look. This eyeshadow duo is the perfect color combination for your chic, black work suit and bold red lip. Regardless how wild your Thursday night was, you’ll come to work looking, refreshed and wide-eyed with these natural looking shades.

      NARS

      Color: Malacca- iridescent peacock

      $25.00 Single Eyeshadow

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      This iridescent green will have heads turning as it adds just the right amount of pop to your holiday party dress. This mermaid green as I like to call it, works beautifully alongside brown pallets, and pairs especially well with brown eyes. Focus this color in the outer crease of the eyelid, blending into color into a V-shape toward the middle of your lid. If you want a little less pop, use a damp, thin, angled brush and stenciling the color into your top lash line. I see this pairing nicely with that LBD and gold pumps or dare I say a sequined black dress for New Years!

        Make Up For Ever

        Color: Pinky Beige (iridescent)

        $21.00 Artist Shadow

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        If you’re looking for a more natural color, this iridescent pinky beige shadow is your go-to gal! The shimmer brightens the eyes and adds a subtle shade of pink to the lids. I would recommend using this color as an all over base for that “no makeup makeup look” or in the inner corner of the lids to highlight and open up the eyes. This color would look beautiful with black leggings and an oversized, off-the-shoulder cream sweater and brown knee-high boots.

        Urban Decay

          Color: Secret Service- soft cool brown matte

          $19.00 — Eyeshadow

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          It’s no secret; I’m devoted to my brown eyeshadows. This almost taupe-like brown should be a staple in every girl’s eyeshadow collection. It’s so versatile! I see it as the perfect crease color for evening or daytime. If you’re going for the more natural look, this is a great because it doesn’t have any shimmer to it, which can sometimes look more done up. Although this color could easily compliment any outfit, I would pair it with cuffed denim and a chic navy blazer over a white v-neck tee.

            Buxom

            Color: Lingerie Lover- matte mauve

            $12.00 Eye Shadow Bar Single Eyeshadow

            This color is such a beautiful mauve, and truly, a girl can never go wrong with mauve. For those girls who want more pizzazz than the bare eye look, but less bold than the smokey eye, this color falls nicely in the middle. This looks lovely as a base lid color or if you want to add a little definition to a natural eye look, add this to the crease for subtle drama. I envision this with a matching mauve lip, chunky grey scarf and fitted pea coat for those cold, crisp morning walks through Central Park.

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            How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

            How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

            You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

            We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

            The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

            Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

            1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

            Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

            For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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            • (1) Research
            • (2) Deciding the topic
            • (3) Creating the outline
            • (4) Drafting the content
            • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
            • (6) Revision
            • (7) etc.

            Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

            2. Change Your Environment

            Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

            One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

            3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

            Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

            Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

            My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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            Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

            4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

            If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

            Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

            I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

            5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

            I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

            Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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            As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

            6. Get a Buddy

            Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

            I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

            7. Tell Others About Your Goals

            This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

            For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

            8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

            What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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            9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

            If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

            Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

            10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

            Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

            Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

            11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

            At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

            Reality check:

            I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

            Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

            More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

            Featured photo credit: Malvestida Magazine via unsplash.com

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