Friday, 14 April 2017

FeelUnique.com Haul #1

I went a little crazy last weekend and purchased quite a bit from FeelUnique! I buy stuff from there all of the time, but I don’t usually buy this much in one go.
I accidentally made my first ever NARS purchase. It popped up on the homepage and I just clicked it. It is the NARS NARSISSIST Unfiltered 2 Cheek Palette. It has six shades of pink toned shades for your cheeks and I am very excited to test them out. Plus the packaging is so sleek! I got two Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Mildew and Maui Wowie. I picked up three products from NYX; NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base and two NYX Slide On Pencils in Purple Blaze and Tropical Green. I also got The Vintage Cosmetic Company Slanted Tweezers in Rose Gold, because they are rose gold! Lastly, because I spent a certain amount of money I could get two free samples. I chose the Benefit they’re Real! Push-Up Liner and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom EDT.

I can’t wait to start using everything. Hopefully, nothing too appealing will be released beauty wise. I definitely don’t need to buy more!

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Friday, 7 April 2017

e.l.f Haul #9

I wanted to share with you what I recently purchased from e.l.f. I kind of wanted to buy a lot more, but the products just don’t excite me the way they used to. Perhaps because I bought so many in the past! I got a couple of products I actually wanted and then chose the others to try.
Everything I purchased is from their Studio range. I got the Nude Rose Gold Palette, which has ten shades of rose gold toned/inspired colours. Flawless Finish Foundation in Natural, which I believe is the lightest shade. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer in Sheer, which I have had twice before but I needed to pick up another tube as the one I had, dried out and I am working on a big eye primer review. Slant Tweezer which I have purchased many times before. And because I spent over £25.00 I got FREE shipping as well as a FREE pastel gift. The gift includes three products from the Studio range; Illuminating Palette, Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Blushing Rose and Powder Brush. I bought the powder brush a few years ago and I remember it being a good brush. I haven’t seen the other two products before though. If I had bought the three separately it would have cost £17.50. Lastly, I received two FREE sachet samples of the Skincare Illuminating Eye Cream and Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer.
I can’t wait to start testing these products out.  As you can see, I have included a swatch of the Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Blushing Rose. It has a doe-foot sponge applicator and it has a concealer sort of consistency and then it dries matte. It is a mauve shade. I haven’t included swatches of the eyeshadow palette because I will be reviewing it; also I am not interested in the highlighter palette so I will probably give this away untouched.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

MAC Lipstick in Brave

I recently decided to purchase this lipstick as it looked similar to Syrup, which is a shade I already own and love. It is very similar but there is a slight difference as well as Syrup being in a lustre finish.
NAME: Brave
COLOUR: Pink-beige with white pearl
FINISH: Satin
PRICE: £16.50
AVAILABLE: Any MAC store or MACcosmetics.co.uk

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Perfume Power! - Christina Aguilera 'Touch Of Seduction'

This perfume was also on my test list on Fragrantica and I bought it at the same time as Christina Aguilera ‘Woman’.

I got the 30ml bottle in the eau de parfum. The bottle is made of glass and is a sort of rounded hourglass shape. It has pink velvet rose design part way down the bottom of the bottle and Christina’s name is printed in hot pink and the perfume name is also printed in hot pink at the top of the bottle. It has rose gold banding around the neck for the cap to sit on. The cap is clear plastic and kind of diamond shaped. It has a rose gold spritzer to dispense the scent. On the outer cardboard box it had this description; “Stirs inner passion like the velvety petals of a rose bouquet”.

The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Raspberry, Litchi & Freesia
Middle Notes: Rose, Honeysuckle & Iris
Base Notes: Musk, Vanilla & Sandalwood

I like the bottle design, it is simple but pretty. It is a very light scent and the strongest note is definitely rose, but you can detect the hints of raspberry. It is most definitely a floral scent and probably would appeal to anyone. It does last a few hours on the skin too. Rose isn’t a favourite note of mine but I do quite like this scent, although I wouldn’t re-purchase it.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA TOUCH OF SEDUCTION EDP
Price - £20.50   Rating - 4.5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - No
Available at - AllBeauty.com

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Violet Voss Laura Lee Palette

After being blown away by the Holy Grail Palette, I just couldn’t pass on this one! The shade selection doesn’t appeal to me as much, but I know the quality will be there. Also, this palette is limited edition so I wouldn’t recommend hesitating if you are interested in it.
I believe this palette is a collaboration with a YouTuber called Laura Lee. I don’t know anything about Laura, but from what I gather she makes beauty videos.
The palette design is similar to the Holy Grail Palette but the colour scheme is different, but it still has the holographic effect on the packaging. It has a rectangular shape to it and it is slightly bulky and has a little weight to it. It has a magnetic closing and when you lift the lid it reveals the eyeshadow pans and a mirror. The packaging colour scheme is black and silver.
You get twenty 36g eyeshadows in a variety of shades and finishes.

BASIC - matte creamy ivory
SUGAH - champagne shimmer
PRISS POT - matte peach
MAMA BIRD - matte burnt orange
RAGA MUFFIN - rich matte terracotta
LARLEE - pearlescent peach
TICKLED PINK - metallic rose gold
HISSY FIT - metallic bronze
BITTY - rich metallic rust
1988 - metallic cranberry
FLEEKY - bright metallic yellow gold
BRITCHES - soft sand
 FRIED - mustard brown
YOSHI - duo chrome purple
RAMMER JAMMER - metallic raspberry
ALABAMA - red toned brown
WISKERS - rich chocolate brown
BUBS - matte espresso brown
SMASHLEE - metallic moss green
LOU - matte black

The eyeshadows should all be highly pigmented and enable smooth blending to create flawless looks.

I do like the shade selection and the quality is just as exquisite as the Holy Grail Palette. The eyeshadows are soft, buttery, highly and extremely pigmented as well as being effortless to blend. You can use them wet, but like I said last time, you really don’t need too (just primer is fine). I am just in love with the metallic finishes! I do prefer the Holy Grail Palette overall, but I am just in love with Violet Voss’ formula so I am glad that I picked this up. Violet Voss has also come out with another palette, but it is mostly colours and I prefer the warm browns, rose golds, berries and neutral tones. Although this palette is limited edition, you can however still pick it up (BeautyBay), I just don’t know how much longer it will be available. I know I only own two, but I think I am addicted! They are so pretty to get out and just look at!

Price - £43.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - BeautyBay.com, shopvioletvoss.com