Friday, 15 December 2017

My Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Collection & Swatches


I've been dying to try out the eyeshadow pans from Makeup Geek for the longest time now, and so when they went on sale for around £3.50 each on Beauty Bay  for Black Friday, I simply couldn't resist them any longer! 

Obviously, being eyeshadow pans, they don't have any substantial packaging that would allow them to be kept loose without damaging the product, and so I went on a mission to buy a magnetic palette to keep them in after I purchased them. Due to the huge Z-Palette controversy, I decided instantly that I didn't want to support the brand at all, and so I went searching for an alternative. I did find a couple on eBay that seemed like really good products, but in the end I eventually settled on buying the Freedom Makeup Pro Artist Mega Pro HD Empty Eyeshadow Palette from Superdrug, which can also be found on Tam Beauty's site. To give a brief review, it's wonderful! It's extremely high quality for the £6 price tag, and I definitely plan on buying some more in the future if needs be... or more like when needs be.

And now onto the main part of the post: my Makeup Geek eyeshadow collection. Below are pictures of all of them close up with swatches of each one, and there's a mini review of them all at the end too!
































Overall I'm super happy with the shades that I chose; I've been wanting to get into more bright colours instead of just typical neutrals, and I think some of these shades would work well for that. The quality of these shadows really does live up to its hype - they're super creamy and very easy to blend on the eyes. Some may be more pigmented than others, but I found that the slightly less-pigmented ones build up nicely and don't go patchy. If you're after some affordable eyeshadows this party season, I would definitely suggest giving Makeup Geek ones a try!



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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sophdoesnails X Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette Review


I've been watching Sophdoesnails over on YouTube for a while now, and when I heard that she was releasing a palette in collaboration with one of my favourite makeup brands ever, Makeup Revolution, I was super intrigued as to what it would be like. I'll admit, I don't often fall for 'collaboration' types of products, but when I saw the first promo pictures on Instagram of this palette I instantly knew I had to have it!


As you can see, the shade range is too die for! There's such a diverse range of shades here, from bright bolds to neutrals. I also love how she incorporated the classic warm toned matte shades that everyone seems to be raving about recently, as well as the typical crease shades, with some more outgoing colours, such as the bright purple metallic shade and the pretty khaki green. If you're a long-term makeup lover like myself, or a newcomer to the makeup world, I reckon this palette will be right up your street. 


Now onto the most critical part of the review: how does this palette perform?
The bold and light toned mattes are wonderfully pigmented - in fact all of the shadows are really, but these ones stood out for me the most - and are really easy to blend on the lid. The darker mattes have to be built up a bit, but honestly I prefer that, as being very pale skinned means that I often end up having a huge dark blob at the end of my eye, but luckily this solves that issue. The only issue I had was when I tried to use the metallic shades with a damp brush; I found that instead of making the pigment 'pop' like it usually does, it actually just made the whole eye look blend into a murky mess.

In terms of longevity, these shadows last forever! Whether I use an eye primer (my go to one being the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow in Creme de Nude ) or not they stay in place and don't fade all throughout the day, which is lovely when the last thing you need to worry about is whether your eye look still looks cute or not!

So yeah, overall I would 100% recommend this palette, as it's super affordable and performs like an eyeshadow palette that's way above it's price bracket. You can find it on TAM Beauty or at selected Superdrug Stores or Online

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Grace & Stella Health and Beauty Product Reviews


Grace & Stella is an American beauty brand (it's available on Amazon for us UK dwellers) that specialises in creating luxurious skincare products that brings the spa atmosphere into your own home. I tried a couple of their most intriguing products and my reviews for each are down below...


All Natural Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder


I was very nervous when I first tried this, as I'd never tried anything like it before. My nerves eased a little due to the clear instructions on how to use it, which is always useful, and that it smelled really nice and fresh which is also a bonus when it comes to products that you use on your teeth. The packaging didn't quite feel as luxurious as the packaging for other Grace & Stella products did as the pot felt like it was made of very cheap plastic, but nevertheless it's great that the design of it as a whole is consistent throughout all of there products, as that makes it seem very luxe.

I instantly fell in love with the fact that it doesn't taste gross at all, seeing as an unpleasant taste when using this was the thing that I was most anxious about. Once I finished brushing my teeth with this, I did notice that my teeth seemed whiter than before, but it definitely isn't a full-proof quick fix product that will leave you with pearly white teeth instantly. It did, however, instantly make my teeth feel incredibly clean - cleaner than if I were to just use normal toothpaste - which felt amazing!

I was also really impressed with the fact that despite the crazy black colouring, there were no leftover black marks and the product was very easy to rinse off. It did leave me with incredibly dry lips, but that's nothing a bit of lip balm can't solve!


Anti-Wrinkle & Energising Collagen Face Mask


If you're after a face mask that moisturises and plumps your skin, this one is perfect!

When I first applied this, I loved the cool, calming sensation that it leaves on the skin. I was a little worried that it would feel slimy as it has a 'jelly' texture, but it didn't at all.After using it, my skin looked gorgeously glowly and healthy. I didn't even need to use moisturiser before I went to bed, which is super rare as I normally have really tight and dry areas towards the outer part of  my face that constantly need moisturiser; this was definitely a huge bonus for me!

However I do have a couple of negatives about this product, but really they're very biased towards myself personally, so I wouldn't take them too seriously if they aren't things that bother you. The first thing is that it is quite messy to open - the individual packages that contain each mask are filled with the skincare serum and it does go everywhere if you aren't careful. Secondly it was quite annoying that the mask doesn't actually adhere to your face like other face masks that are similar to this do. I mean, it did allow me to have an extra half an hour nap, which isn't all that bad, but it's sort of not helpful if you're someone who has a lot of things to do. Lastly the product claims that it helps relieve dark circles under the eyes, and I found that it didn't do that at all, but then I do have some pretty potent ones so that could be the reason why!

2-in-1 Body Exfoliating Brush & Massager



I loved this product! Honestly, I didn't think I would as it's not something that I would typically buy, but I'm so glad I did decide to try it out!

One thing that I immediately loved was the stylish but simple packaging, and the fact that this product is entirely made out of recycled materials, which is great for the environment. The accessories that the body brush and body lotion also came with are really considerate, as the bag is great quality and perfect for storage in drawers, and the hanger is great for storage in the shower.
The product itself is super soft and not at all scratchy - you can still get a really nice exfoliating effect with it without the bristles being too coarse and damaging your skin (which is something that I've had a real problem with when using other exfoliating products in the past). It also makes your skin feel really lovely, soft and healthy after using it.

The body lotion is also great; it's not the best I've ever used but it absorbs into the skin really quickly and isn't at all sticky which is wonderful! The smell (lavender) is absolutely gorgeous and not at all overpowering. It also leaves a cooling effect on the skin which is an awesome added bonus that really makes this product feel very luxurious.

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Beauty Gift Ideas feat. Uncommon Goods.com



It’s not often that you find a store on the internet nowadays that really makes you go “wow!” But I can honestly tell you that the first thing I said when looking at Uncommon Goods.com was exactly that!

What I love most about this store is the fact that there are so many inventive and unique products available to buy. Not only that, but they pride themselves in friendly and ethical business, as well as working with creative people from all over the world.


I’ve been doing a bit of snooping on Uncommon Goods recently, and below are a couple of stand-out items that I’ve spotted that would be perfect Christmas gifts or any beauty lovers you may know…

Floral Therapy Coconut Sheet Mask Variety 8 Pack

Sheet masks are every lazy-girl’s dream skincare product, and a variety pack full of them is an instant hit! These have such a great range of benefits too; from Complexion Clearing to Stress Relief there’s pretty much no skin problem that these couldn’t fix, and they’re bound to go down a treat.

Cocoa Butter Truffles Bathtub Soaks


How gorgeous are these?! They almost look too good to use! The idea of having a wonderful bath that smells like chocolate is honestly heaven to me, and so this is something that would complete anyone’s wintery evenings. 

Solar System Bath Bombs Set

These are just too cool to resist; I love the creativity of these as bath bombs do indeed make wonderful miniature planets, and I’d love to test them out to see how they smell and how great they make bathwater look once they’ve dissolved. These would be perfect for anyone who loves to experiment with cool new ideas, or for someone who loves to take pictures of beautifully coloured bath water for Instagram.

Birthstone Mineral Soap

These soaps are stunning! To be honest, I’d probably just keep them on display in my room or something because they’re just too cute to use! They’d make a gorgeous addition to any room, whether they are intended to be used or not, and the fact that you can choose from a range of personalised birthstones gives the gift as a whole that extra touch of care and thought being put into it. 

Lip Shimmer Wine Flight Gift Sets

Wine, and lipstick. Need I say more?! The idea of having lip colours that taste of my favourite alcoholic beverages sounds absolutely delightful! This would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves that added bit of luxury in their life, as well as those who love to splurge on the occasional lipstick now and then.


If you’d like to view more gift ideas for Christmas or any other occasion, then I’d recommend clicking on any of these following links to collections within Uncommon Goods:





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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Lime Crime Opals Hi-Lite Palette Review & Swatches

Lime Crime has been one of the brands that I've been dying to try properly for a long while now, and one thing that social media had got me obsessed over is their Opals Hi-Lite Highlighter Palette. It contains a cool toned, almost lilac, pink, a soft gold and a peach highlighter; this range of colour gives you a perfect selection if you're new to highlighting or if, like me, you just love to expand your collection and try out different formulations.



Each pan is 4cm in height and width, which does seem a little small considering that each highlighter would be £11 (as the price for the palette is £33 on Cult Beauty ), but the palette has a really nice weight to it, and its thickness suggests that you do get a good amount of product for the price. The packaging the highlighters are in is flawless! It such a pretty holographic pink, and is made of a very thick cardboard with a strong magnetic clasp. 


As you can see by these finger swatches (from top to bottom: peach, gold, and pink), these shades are super pigmented! The skin swatches below aren't very prominent in the picture, but I can assure you they give the most gorgeous glow - they're honestly blinding! What I really love most about the shades is that they're all very different from each other. Some highlighting palettes I've tried or seen before have very similar colours that don't have much variation between them, and so it's really great to see that this one doesn't fit that description. 


When I applied these to my skin they were very smooth and didn't exaggerate any texture on my face, which is quite something considering I'm very prone to acne. The only bad thing I noticed about the formula was that it doesn't last all day; I definitely had to re-apply at least once to maintain the glow throughout the day. Therefore, those of you who need a glow that doesn't budge might want to try an alternative to this palette. The formula is also silky smooth and doesn't contain chunks of glitter, which I wouldn't mind honestly as I can't get enough of glitter, but I know that most people don't particularly like that sort of thing.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette to those of you who love to play around and experiment with makeup, or who just want to start trying out high end highlighters due to the great range of colours. However, I probably wouldn't suggest that this is a great option for those of you who need your makeup to last a long time. Probably due to this, and my particularly oily skin, I wouldn't repurchase this or buy another of the Hi-Lite Palettes, as I need my makeup to stay on my face all day, and not fade.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

High End Haul

Recently, my pay cheques have been eaten up by a couple of hauls over this past month, and I thought that I would share with you all what items I picked up as most of them are things that I've been dying to test out for ages. Just a quick disclaimer: I'm not at all bragging about what I've bought, I just enjoy finding out what other beauty lovers have bought and why, and so I thought I'd share my recent purchases too. 

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Colour in Ashton


I've been wanting to try the Lips & Boys collection from Tom Ford for ages, and this deep pink-red is the perfect transitional shade for this random in-between season that England is in at the moment. I also adore this packaging; I really think that Tom Ford does some of the best lipstick packaging that you can get!




MAC Lip Liner in Stone


I kid you not, I've been meaning to buy this pencil forever! I bought the lipstick a while back and found that without any lip liner it would feather around the outer parts of my lips really badly, and look quite odd. I did try to find a dupe from the drugstore for this shade but I haven't been successful (if you know of one then please let me know in the comments!) and so decided to give in and buy the original.

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I Like to Chai Chai, Louvre Palace & Gingersnap


How pretty are these?! Just the packaging alone totally had me adding them to my cart! Cult Beauty recently did a special offer where you got a free full sized Lip Whip if you spent £30 on Beauty Bakerie, and so I decided to treat myself!

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines in Cashmere & Riot


The Limecrime Velvetines are another line of products that I've been dying to try! The line has sooo many gorgeous colours to pick from; I had a real dilemma choosing which ones to buy! In the end though, I went for a cool toned nude (Cashmere) and a muted pink/red (Riot). If I like these then I will definitely be buying more in the future - please let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a review of these in particular.

Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palette in Opals & Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit



Being a fan of all of the most outrageous makeup trends, the coloured highlighter one has got me hook, line and sinker! I can't wait to get testing these out and creating some beautiful and unique looks with these; keep your eyes peeled for reviews of them soon

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette




And last, but certainly not least, is this beaut of a palette! I was tempted by Huda Beauty's Textured Rose Gold Palette when that launched, however if I'm honest, I really don't think the shade range is for me. However, when I saw the previews of this palette on Huda's snapchat, I knew I had to buy it! The gorgeous warm tones are to die for, and I think that they'll suit my blue eyes well

Thank you so much for reading this post, don't forget to let me know what you've all been buying recently in the comments!

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