Monday, 17 October 2016

theBalm Shady Lady Eye Shadow Palette ♡ Special Edition | Swatches & Review

Hi guys,

A few months ago I placed a hugeee order with Feel Unique (most being sale/discounted items lol) and within that order I bought this gorgeous eye shadow palette by theBalm!

It's such a lovely palette - I had to do blog post on it!

The colours are very Autumnal and are perfect for this time of the year!

This is one of the first eye shaodw palettes that I've ever bought from theBalm. I love the names of all of their palettes.

Swatches from top to bottom:
♡ Feisty Felicia
♡ Caught in the Courtney
♡ Shameless Shana
♡ Insane Jane
♡ Mischievous Marissa
♡ Just This Once Jamie
♡ Envious Erin
♡ Devilish Danielle
♡ Luscious Lani

They are all such gorgeous colours and are so wearable. They can be worn any occasion.

Do you own any eye shadow palettes by theBalm? If so which is your fave? I'd love to know! :)

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Mini Nyx Haul | Swatches

Hi guys,

Just a little Nyx haul for you! 

Literally, I'm not even kidding, I went into Boots a few weeks ago to buy some face wipes; and I ended up leaving with half of the makeup on their stalls and £60 down!!

On the bright side - I now have this blog post up because of my little trip to Boots lol!

Here's what I got!

 Eye shadow Base, Skin Tone
 Eye shadow, Girl Talk
 Retractable Lip Liners, Nude and Soft Pink
 Mega Shine Lip Gloss, Gold Pink

I had never tried any of these Nyx products before (I have a Nyx Liquid Suede lippie and that's it!)

The products are all so lovely. The gloss smells amazing!!! It honestly smells so yummy and fruity.

Overall I'm in love with the bits I picked up from Nyx and can not wait to add more of their products to my ever growing make up collection haha.

Do you have any of the products I've mentioned? What's your fave Nyx product? Let me know!

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 3 October 2016

My 3 Favourite Red Lipsticks ♡

Every girl needs at least one super sexy red lipstick, so I thought I'd share my top 3 with you! They are all different shades of red.

These are in no particular order - I love them all equally (I sound like a mum talking about her kids!!)

Chi Chi Viva La Diva - Femme Fatale

I got this lipstick in a beauty box swap with mine and my sister's Australian buddy Aimee! I loveeee the packaging so much - so glam! This is a lovely shade of red and it actually lasts all day. I love it!

Topshop - Infrared

This is the first red lipstick I ever bought (bought my first one around 5 years ago) and it's still one of my all time favourites, so you know it's good! This lipstick has a blue undertone which means it doesn't make your teeth look yellow (all three of the lipsticks I've mentioned do not make your teeth look yellow btw!) This lipstick is an orangey red colour.

Bellápierre Cosmetics - Ruby

I got this lipstick from a Glossybox a few months ago (you can read my blog post here!) It smells so lovely! It's also really creamy which means it glides across your lips. This lipstick probably has the best texture out of the 3!

Top to Bottom:
Chi Chi Viva La Diva, Femme Fatale
Bellápierre Cosmetics, Ruby
Topshop, Infrared

If you're looking for a new red lipstick then I would definitely recommend all 3!

If you have any questions about these lipsticks let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to answer :)

What's your favourite red lipstick? I'm always looking to try more!

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sleek ‘Pink Lemonade’ Blush by 3 Palette | Swatches & Review

I recently bought this blush palette called Pink Lemonade by Sleek. Such a cute name - I love it! ♡
It's such a gorgeous palette and such beautiful colours that I had to share it with you all!

I used to always stick to coral/orange blushes but ever since using Dandelion by Benefit in my Benefit Cheekathon Palette (review & swatches here!) I've become obsessed with pink blushes!

This blush palette has two shimmery powder blushes and one matte velvet cream blush. I haven't used a cream blush before but I'm excited to try!

  • Pink Mint - a sheer baby pink colour with subtle silver shimmer.
  • Macaroon - a dusty pink colour. Very smooth texture when I did the swatches.
  • Icing Sugar - a coral/orange colour with gold shimmer.

Top to bottom: Icing Sugar, Macaroon and Pink Mint

As you can see, the swatches are gorgeous and so pigmented! Definitely one of my fave blush palettes.

Do you have this blush palette? What colour blush do you tend to wear? :)

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Illuminator | Review ♡

Hi guys!

A couple of weeks ago I purchased this Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Illuminator from Boots as I'd heard a lot of positive things about it, so of course I had to try it!

This can be used alone as a highlighter or it can be blended into your foundation. I haven't used it as a highlighter yet but I've been using it for the past two/three weeks to blend into my foundation and oh. my. god. it's amazing!

It gives your skin such a gorgeous glow! At first I was a bit worried and thought it might have made my skin glow like a sparkly mermaid/enchanted unicorn (not that there's anything wrong with that look!) but it didn't. It gives a lovely glowy effect and makes skin look radiant.

It also smells delightful! It smells just like their fragrance mist Original Pink - btw if you haven't smelt this, it smells incredible! I own several bottles haha.

The Illuminator is very lightweight and easy to blend. It gives a lovely dewy-looking finish. I can imagine this to be amazing as a highlighter on cheek bones - I need to try!

I highly recommend this product to anyone who loves having radiant, glowy, dewy-looking skin. It really is amazing. I will definitely be repurchasing this once my bottle runs out.

At £11 some people may see this as being a little steep because you can get a foundation for under £11 but I can not fault this product in any way; so in my opinion it is definitely definitely worth every penny!

Let me know if you've tried this Illuminator? Do you like Soap & Glory products? I'd love to know what your fave Soap & Glory products are :)

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Nude Lip Combo | Perfect for Autumn ♡

Hi guys,

I recently went to Boots and bought a few things a lot of makeup that I probably didn't need but hey ho! I will be doing a blog post on the things I bought at the Nyx stall - so keep your eyes peeled lol.

Amongst all the makeup I bought, I bought these three lip products and they're quickly becoming my every day go-to lip combo! See my face of the day post here!

Nyx Lip Liner, Nude

Maybelline Coloursens, Honey Beige

Maybelline Baby Lips Gloss, Taupe With Me

Top to bottom: Nyx Lip Liner, Nude, Maybelline ColourSens, Honey Beige & Maybelline Baby Lips Gloss, Taupe With Me

I was a bit hesitant when buying the Baby Lips Gloss only because I had some of the Baby Lips balms. The balms were ok - they weren't bad but I wouldn't buy them again, if that makes sense lol - but the Baby Lips Gloss is 100% better in my opinion. Super glossy and really pigmented!

This nude lip combo will literally go with any colour eye shadow - which is probably why it's now my go-to lip combo!

Weird mouth poses lol
Let me know if you have any of the three products mentioned? What do you think of them? :)

Also - what is your fave go-to nude lippie? Please let me know, I'm always on the lookout for more nude lipsticks haha!

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Purple Autumn Eyes & Nude Lips | fotd ♡

Hi guys,

I thought my makeup today was very Autumnal - mainly because of the purple shades I used; so I thought I'd do a quick face of the day!

As much as I loveee the sun - I do love Autumn. The crunchy leaves, the spiced candles, chunky knit jumpers, the crisp air - I could blab all day about why I love Autumn haha!

However, on to the post! Makeup and outfit details below!

♡ Top: River Island
♡ Necklace: River Island
♡ Hair Extensions: Irresistible Me

♡ Various shades from the Morphe 35P palette to create my eye makeup
♡ Seventeen High Drama Liquid Eyeliner
Red Cherry Lashes #43

♡ Foundation - L'Oreal True Match, Rose Ivory
♡ Concealer - L'Oreal Lumimagique, 1 Light
♡ Eyebrows - Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1, Brownie Points
♡ Bronzer - Benefit's Hoola
♡ Blusher - Benefit, Coralista
♡ Highlight - Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, Crushed Pearl
♡ Lip liner - Nyx, Nude
♡ Lipstick Maybelline Coloursens, Honey Beige
Lip Gloss - Maybelline Baby Lips Gloss, Taupe With Me

Do you wear different shades during different seasons? Let me know!

Also, let me know what your fave things are about Autumn (if you have any lol!)

Thanks for reading,