Thursday, 29 September 2016

Lush Haul || Halloween Releases

Lush Haul || Halloween Releases
So it's that time of year again when the whole world descends into Lush stores world wide. They have just released their Halloween collection and word on the grape vine is that the Christmas launches will be hitting shops on 1st October. Naturally, I had to go and check out the collection and couldn't leave without causing a bit of damage - it's for the blog, right!?
I did pick up a few of the newest releases but because I haven't been in forever (who wants to lay in a bath in the summer!?) I also picked up a few of the permanent collection. Rub Rub Rub is one of my favourite products ever, it's an amazing, blue skin exfoliater. I actually first bought this at a Hull Bloggers meet (you can see the post here) and decided to go for the huge tub (£14.95) as it's 100% worth it. My boyfriend also picked up the medium shower gel in Lord of Misrule (£9.95) but he had stolen it before I could get a picture.
Butterball (£2.75) is a product I've heard so much about but haven't actually tried. I suffer with eczema quite badly and this is supposed to soothe the skin so i'm looking forward to giving this a try. Also, I had to pick up Sex Bomb (£3.50) it is hands down my favourite bath bomb of all time. I love everything about it, the smell, the way it looks and how it makes my skin feel. I will forever repurchases this!
Moving on to the more themed purchases and the first I picked up is Autumn Leaves (£3.75) which is beautiful autumn themed bath bomb. This smells incredible and I've also seen sneaky demos of what this looks like in the bath - hello colour! The only real Halloween product I picked was the Pumpkin (£3.50) bath bomb which is too cute. It smells just like lemon sherbets! I then moved on to the Bubble Bars and picked up A French Kiss (£4.25) which has an amazing lavender scent. This will be perfect for a bed time bath after a particularly stressful day. I then picked up a Luxury Bath Oil in Melting Marshmellow Moment (£2.00), I've never tried any of these but this has the classic Comforter smell so it's going to be a winner in my eyes.
xo
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial

Urban Decay Moondust Palette || Review, Swatches and Tutorial
Say hello to my newest best friend! The Urban Decay Moondust Palette (£35) is one of the most beautiful palettes I own. It is completely different to any eyeshadow palette I already have (you can see my palette collection here) and I absolutely love it.
You get 8 shadows for £35, this is less than the 12 shadows featured in the Naked palettes but when you consider the glitter and pigmentation of these eyeshadows then it's totally worth it. At first I worried that I wouldn't wear several shades but I've owned this for around 2 weeks and I've managed to wear most of them. For me, I tend to wear the glitter shades on top of other less glittery shadows for a more subtle look but then when I really want to make an impact I go all out and rock a couple of glitter shades together.
Specter is a baby pink glitter with silver speckles. I worried I wouldn't wear this but it looks beautiful on the inner corner as a highlight. Moving on to Element which is a burgurndy, burnt reddy orange shade. This looks duochrome and has brown and gold specks running through, this looks nice paired with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. Magnetic is the only shade I haven't yet used and it's a deep purple colour, again it has a duochrome finish with blue specks, i'm thinking this will be a good winter shade. The last shade on the top row is lightyear a beautiful green colour. It literally looks like the colour of Buzz Lightyear so the name is very fitting. I love this shade with an orange lipstick, it looks amazing!
The second row starts with Granite which is a silver, grey shade with black undertones. This is a good shade for smoking out an eye look. It's also lovely in the middle of the eye to attract the light. Lithium is a golden glitter with brown and red specks. This is the shade on the outer corner of the eye look above, teamed with Element in the inner corner. Another shade I haven't managed to wear is Vega, it is the most amazing deep blue. I think I need to watch some Youtube tutorials on how to wear this shade as it is very bright for me. The last shade is Galaxy which is a light turquoise colour, probably my favourite from the palette. This has goldy specks running through it and looks amazing when applied wet.
To get the best out of these shadows I tend to apply an eyeshadow primer, a matte transition colour and then a glitter primer (you can see which one I use here). I've tried them both dry and wet and I definitely prefer them wet, they apply better and there is much less fall out. I simply spray my brush with Mac Fix+ and then dab them onto the lids. They last all day and you don't get any irritating fall out as the shadows wear.
xo



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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil || Perfume Review


Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Tom Ford Orchid Soleil
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil
Ah my first Tom Ford perfume, isn't it beautiful!?Now I'm going to start this review slightly controversial and say I'm not a massive fan of Tom Ford scents. I just find them too woody or manly and none of them really suit me until now. Orchid Soleil is part of the Black Orchid range but on me it doesn't smell familar to the Orchid family.
The packaging is similar, the standard Orchid bottle but this time it has been dipped in Rose Gold which makes it look 100% instagrammable. The 30ml is the perfect size for travelling and retails for £54. I managed to pick mine up in Sephora (you can see the haul here) whilst on holiday but it didn't actually work out any cheaper.
The scent reminds me of sun and bronze skin, it lasts all day and night on the skin. Every time I wear it I always get compliments, it smells beyond anything I've worn before. The top notes are Bigarade, Pink Peppercorn and Fresh Cypress definitely not notes you would assume would smell delicious but trust me they do.
If you're not a big Tom Ford scent fan like me then I definitely think you should give it a whirl, it's definitely much more grown up and sophisticated yet womanly and seductive. It kind of reminds me of YSL Black Opium, it just lasts longer on the skin.
xo
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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Beauty Haul - Kiko, Charlotte Tilbury, YSL and Clinique

Beauty Haul - Kiko, Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Haul - Kiko, Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Haul - Kiko, Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Haul - YSL and Clinique
As I mentioned in my NYX haul I've done a lot of shopping lately. I go through stages of not buying any makeup and then buying tonnes and August is definitely one of these months. I've done a mixture of drug store and high end shops over the month and I have to say i'm in love with everything I've bought. I've had a couple of weeks to try all the products and I'm super pleased!
I'm having a love affair with Kiko at the minute, their products are amazing and so so cheap. I picked up the Kiko Pure Clean Scrub & Peel Wipes (£5.90), these are supposedly loved by Kim Kardashian West so obviously I had to pick them up. THEY ARE AMAZING!! They have two sides, one is a harsh scrub side that really exfoliates the skin. At first it really hurt but once you get used to it then the feeling is really nice. I am definitely stocking up one these when I next visit a Kiko shop. I also picked up a Bright Duo Baked Eyeshadow in the shade 03 (£8.90) this shade is beautiful. I love that this can just be worn on its own, perfect for travelling! These are super pigmented and last for hours on the eyes.
The last thing I picked up from Kiko was the Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in Tangerine (£5.90) and this is hands down one of the best lip liners I own (you can see my previous top 5 lip liners here), It's so creamy and pigmented; it lasts for hours like literally hours. I've since been back and bought 2 more shades! I then moved on to higher end make up but something that matched the lip liner. Charlotte Tilbury has recently released the Hot Lips Collection, I wanted to try the Kim K West lipstick but it turned out too pale so I went for Hot Emily (£23) - a bright orange!
When I went on holiday (you can see my post here, here and a Sephora haul here) I hit up the Duty Free Beauty shop! I knew I wanted the YSL Le Taint Touche Eclat Foundation (£26 at Duty Free) because it is hands down my favourite foundation. I can't believe I haven't mentioned this on my blog but I absolutely love it, I haven't used any other foundation since I got this. I also picked up the Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips (£14 at Duty Free). I haven't used this much yet but I love the concept, it feels lovely on the skin and does a good job at removing makeup. I'll update this when I've given it a good old try!
xo

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