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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Thank you so much for reading this week, and I really hope you enjoyed this gift ideas post – it’s a bit of a new type of blog post for PerfectlyPopcorn, so let me know what you think of it down in the comments below. I’d also love to say another great big thank you to Uncommon Goods for partnering up with me for this post, and I really do recommend you go and check out their website.

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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.

I'd love to hear in the comments what your opinion on this palette are, and if you have any requests for future posts here on PerfectlyPopcorn

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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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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

GWA Enchanting Eyeshadow Palette Review



For beauty lovers like myself, Instagram is a wonderful platform that opens our eyes to a tonne of new brands and products to try, and this is how I discovered Girls with Attitude (GWA). I've been meaning to place an order with them for a while now (look out for that in future blog posts!), but I recently managed to find their products in my favourite Primark branch! I was so surprised, as I thought you could only find GWA on the internet, but also totally delighted as it meant that I could try some of their products ASAP, and picked up their Enchanting Eyeshadow Pallete.

When I saw this palette, the shades instantly spoke to me. Being very pale and having blue eyes, I find that pink tones work really well for me when it comes to eyeshadow. The only slight problem I have with the shades is the fact that there are so many mid-toned colours, and it may have been better to have included some specifically lighter shadows and specifically darker shadows.

Nevertheless, this palette works really well when considering its £9.99 price tag. They may not consist of the most pigmented formula, but it lasts all day and the shimmers are especially lovely when applied with a damp brush.

The applicator is the biggest, and only, negative I could find with this palette. It's pants - seriously, just throw it away and use another brush.

Overall I was totally impressed with this palette! Since purchasing it, I've created a tonne of lovely daytime and night-time looks, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering purchasing it! I can't wait to try more products from GWA Beauty in the future!

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Monday, 4 September 2017

My High-End Perfume Collection


Perfume is by far one of the most lovely luxuries to own. There's nothing better than finding the perfect scent for the perfect occasion - there's definitely something about it that makes me feel complete and ready to face the day ahead. 

These five scents form my current high end perfume collection; I apologise in advance if some may have been limited edition, but I shall link an online store to as many as I can. Bottles are listed from left to right.

If you're into dark floral scents (as the name suggests), then this product is a must for you! I love to wear this on a night out, or if I'm going shopping as it's got a lovely 'classy' aroma to it without being too heavy.

This is my most favourite scent ever! It's such a chic floral scent - it's not too overpowering and artificial; it has a dark, musky note to it which makes it really individual and definitely worth a sample!

This is probably my most 'girly' perfume that I own - it's much more of a pure floral scent that's great for everyday use. It's very light and fresh, and the packaging is absolutely stunning!

This scent I can only describe as being quite "green"; it's very fresh and light, but has a slight woody undertone to it too. This I normally wear for a summer party or festival, or if I'm out seeing friends in the day.

Thank you so much for reading this week's post - I really hope you enjoyed seeing my high end perfume collection! Just a quick disclaimer to say that I'm not bragging in any way, and I'm not saying that this is either too many or too little perfumes to own, I just know how much I like to see other people's collections of things, and so I thought I would post mine too. 

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Friday, 25 August 2017

Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum Review & Discount Code



When I used this Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum for the first time, I was really surprised by its thick texture, as all the other serums that I've used have been very watery compared to this. I applied it to my skin, and it instantly had a tightening, plumping sensation, but it wasn't painful or over-powering and made your skin feel really healthy. Overnight, my skin still felt plump and moisturised, and in the morning it looked wonderfully glowy! I did find however that it didn't really help improve my acne by reducing the swelling or redness, but it didn't make it any worse which is always a good thing.

The only problem that I had with this product is the fact that is has a very strong herbal rose smell that lingered on my hands for more than a day, and it really began bothering me. However I tend to prefer other kinds of scents and can be sensitive to herbal smells, so I reckon this point only applies to myself in particular; I personally would not use this product again because of this, but this wouldn't stop me from recommending it to someone who I think would benefit from it, as it definitely does do what it claims to!

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review & Swatches


This release from Urban Decay , the Naked Heat Palette, is by far one of the biggest beauty releases so far this year, and probably one of my most favourite so far too! I sadly missed out on the pre-release, and so this post might be a little bit behind the bandwagon, but I'm so glad I finally got my hands on it as soon as it was officially released so I could share my thoughts on it with you all. 


To begin with, the packaging blew my mind! The palette itself is really sturdy as it's made of plastic which houses the eyeshadows well and keeps them safe. I'm so glad that Urban Decay has moved on from their cardboard packaging that they used for the Naked Palette, as this kind feels so much more luxe, which helps to justify the price tag just that little bit more! The palette also contains a really lovely mirror inside, and comes encased in a beautifully designed cardboard box, below are some pictures of the back and inside of the case, as I thought they were too lovely and had to show them to you.



Now onto the crucial part of the review: the eyeshadows themselves. I kid you not when I say that these are super pigmented, so much so that when I first went to apply them I got a bit overloaded with pigment and had to re-apply with a very light hand. But hey, that's not a bad thing at all, in fact I'm super impressed with the formula as a whole. It's incredibly soft and creamy; there is some kickback and excess powder, but honestly, it's a powder product so that makes total sense to me when it does happen every now and then. I also tried using the shimmer shades in the palette with a damp brush and the results I got were just..... gorgeous! 




As you can see from the pictures above, aren't the shades just dreamy?! They're absolutely perfect for a complete eye look - you have very pale shades for highlighting underneath the brow bone and setting any eye primer, then perfect neutral shades for the crease, and gorgeous dark shades to add some depth to your look or create a dramatic smokey eye.

Overall, I really can't fault this palette; Urban Decay have not only produced a great, and very clever, addition to their Naked Palette line, but also a really brilliant product that is definitely worth the money. A quick pointer for all of you fellow students out there: I was super impressed that Urban Decay - I purchased this straight from their own website and not through another shop -  let me use my student discount on top of another promo offer going on on their site at the same time, as often shops will only let you use one offer per transaction. So yeah, good on you Urban Decay!

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