Friday, 8 December 2017

Make Up Revolution - I Heart Make Up Chocolate Rose Gold Bar First Impressions/Review

Hello Beauties, 

I have had this make up revolution - I heart make up chocolate bar in rose gold for a few months but I wanted to put it through its paces and test it out before I spoke about it on the blog . 

Here is what this beautiful palette looks like I will be talking about the swatches a little bit more in further detail a little bit later , 

I have probably got most of the make up revolution. I heart make up chocolate bars that have been released and so far this is my favourite everything is gorgeous down to the foiled eyeshadows to the gorgeous rose gold packaging . 

I just think this packaging is unbelievably pretty and the best packaging that make up revolution and I heart make up have released to date . 

With these palettes I’m really obsessive because they don’t have names on the shadows of the palette I tend to keep the plastic with the palettes so I know the names of the eyeshadows . It’s mainly if I want to talk about the palette on my you tube channel I need to know the name of each shadow 

This palette definitely gives off the vibe that the first Huda Beauty palette does . I don’t have that palette but I have looked at the swatches online and the swatches are so similar . One of the reasons I didn’t get the huda beauty palette is because the reviews on it wasn’t that great and I watched a few you tubers and the pigment didn’t look that great but when I saw this one was identical I had to give this a go . This palette retails at £8.99 which really is worth it just for the foiled eyeshadows alone . 

Here are the swatches of the first 2 rows 

Swatches - 

Hold up - is a nice champagne highlight that is very universal not only can you use it on your brow bone, inner corner of your eye you can also use it as a face highlight . This is a shimmer

Foiled Eye Shadows 

Touch Me - is very unique it’s a green with a hint of a bronze running through it . This is a foiled eye shadow 

Dirty Rich - is just absolutely stunning it’s a red cranberry foiled eye shadow 

Hard work - is another gorgeous foiled eyeshadow the most unique gold . 

Luxe - is a slightly darker cranberry/red foiled eyeshadow just beautiful 

Cheque - is a gorgeous bronze foiled eyeshadow which is right up my street 

Barbie - is a gorgeous gorgeous rose gold foiled eye shadow I just adore this shadow . 

Gold Digga - is a golden bronze foiled eye shadow again I love this one so much . 

So that’s all the foiled eye shadows there are 7 foiled eyeshadows in total . 

Onto the Matte Eyeshadows - 

Girl Boss - A matte chestnut brown which blends out really well. 

Uh-oh - A matte red/brown which again is really smooth and blends out really nice 

Not Yours - I was really surprised with this one as red eyeshadows are normally patchy especially matte ones but this wasn’t at all it blended out really nicely . 

3rd Row -

3rd and last row 

Shy - is a matte dark brown as you can see it is quite patchy but it is very blendable 

Back Up - is a red chestnut brown which again is a little bit patchy but not as patchy as shy . 

Side Chick - is an even redder chestnut colour a little bit patchy but definitely blendable . 

My Own - is a gorgeous transition brown not at all patchy I love this shadow . 

Independent - is supposed to be a matte highlight it just does not work for me as a highlight because it’s too similar to my skin tone but it would definitely work for someone with a darker skintone . I use this as a base shadow to set my Mac paint pot in soft ochre and it works really well. 

What do I think of this palette and is it worth your money ? 

I think this palette is gorgeous the matte eyeshadows are probably nothing special and if you have a lot of palettes like me you will find them in one of your many other palettes but I don’t have hardly any foiled eyeshadows and you can pay £7-8 for one foiled eyeshadow sometimes more so this palette only being £8.99 and you get 7 quality foiled eyeshadows, 2 highlights and 7 matte eyeshadows is definitely worth every penny and also it’s good if your thinking oh I like the look of the huda beauty palette but don’t know if I should invest all that money . I would definitely recommend this one . 

As always thank you so much for reading 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

First Impressions On Deck Of Scarlet and Amy Rose Walker Collaboration Palette 05

Hello Beauties, 

I was a little bit late getting this palette as I wasn’t sure whether to skip this months palette but when I saw the beautiful shade Gold Digga I had to have it , it’s perfect for this time of year and although I have got a few gold eyeshadows in my collection this is a very unique gold. 

I only received this palette a few days ago and haven’t used it yet which is very unlike me but my mum is very ill in hospital and that’s one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging so much lately and also why I haven’t been wearing make up . I have so many reviews and looks I want to show you all. 

Again the palette comes in this nice sturdy box very sleek and well protected and I’m glad it does because whoever delivered it just shoved it through my letter box . They could have completely ruined the make up luckily it was ok but I’m not impressed with the courier . 

On one side of the card you get a brief intro to who Deck Of Scarlet are . 

Then on the reverse side of the card you get an introduction to the you tuber who helped collaborate that months palette and this months palette Is December/January I believe , 

This is it how it comes in the packaging as you can see it is well protected which really did save all the powder products from crumbling . 

You also get 2 liners products in this palette there is a eye liner which I’m so glad about as I’m nearly out of my cult favourite which is my Avon super shock gel eye liner I believe this is a brown eyeliner called twilight and a lovely nude lip liner called Belle. 

I do really love the packaging my only gripe well I have 2 really and one of them I have had to put in a complaint with to Deck Of Scarlet I’ll talk about that first . For some reason they have changed the packaging and what I mean by that the 3 palettes I have had before this had a flap that went over the lip products so the powder products would not get into the lip creams and ruin them yet this month they haven’t done that so the more you use the palette the more the fallout of the powders is going to get into the lip creams and they will become un-usable which is very disappointing. I’m going to have to cut the plastic off that comes to protect the make up and make it so that no powders can leak in but it’s a huge inconvenience and if this is going to be their regular packaging then as much as I love getting these palettes I won’t buy anymore as half the product is wasted.  Anyway rant over I didn’t mean to go on for as long as that . The other thing I dont really like is the palette is white I understand why it’s been done because it looks pleasing to the eye but eventually it is just going to get covered in make up which is not so pleasing to the eye . That I can live with though the complete change of packaging although Deck Of Scarlet have put in a bigger mirror I much prefer the way the packaging was previously. 

The palette looks amazing itself like i said earlier in the post I love that gold digga shade it really is unique and so festive. I definitely want to do a look with that soon . I love the fact that there is a nice cream base to put all over the lid and then you have a nice purple to smoke it out it’s different to the typical grey or black that is put in a palette . The highlight is very pink I’m not sure that will work for my skin tone but I’ll certainly give it a try and the bronzer might be a bit dark but I believe that will make a great transition shade for me so will definitely get used . The lip products I definitively love the nude shade that will get used the most with the lip liner I’m really not sure I will use the hot pink as they don’t suit me at all . Maybe I can try and mix the 2 lipsticks and customise them see how that looks. 

These are the 2 liners you can’t really see them they are quite thin but I’m looking forward to seeing how they perform . 

So onto the good stuff I can’t show you any looks as I’ve not done any yet what I can do is show you how they swatch and what the pigmentation is like and my overall thoughts first impression wise then give you more a review later on . 

Swatches - 

The first 2 swatches are of the lip liner in the shade Belle which is a gorgeous nude shade which will go beautifully with the lip cream then we have the brown eyeliner in twilight as you can probably see from the swatch it’s very creamy so I’m not sure how that will go onto the waterline and lash line whether it will smudge . 

Eyeshadows - 

The first shadow I thought was a cream as that is how it looks in the pan but it’s more of a yellow toned cream which is nice I would only be using it to set my mac paint pot and make sure the rest of the eyeshadows go on seamlessly anyway and this is in the shade Dream. 

Next is my favourite that is the shade Gold Digger it just swatches beautifully I can see me wearing this a lot especially through Christmas with a nice red lip. 

Finally in the eyeshadows is Luna and I have to admit I didn’t think I was going to like it because traditionally I avoid dark shadows like this but I can’t wait to try this shadow out . 

Highlighter -

As I thought earlier I think this is way too dark for my skin tone I could mix it with one of my paler highlighters and get a customisable highlight but that defeats the purpose your supposed to be able to work from just the one palette . I will try it and see how it looks if I don’t like the look of it I’ll use it as an eyeshadow so it won’t go wasted . I think it will look really nice as an eyeshadow. The highlighter is called prosecco . 

Bronzer - 

The bronzer is called dusk and originally I thought it might be too muddy for my skin tone as I’m so fair but I think it will work . It’s going to make a lovely transition eyeshadow also which is good as I like to have that in the palette and won’t have to get that from another palette . 

Lip products - 

Pinky Promise  - I love this nude pink that is in the palette this will be definitely be worn the most . 

Sass Queen - as I’ve talked about in previous Deck Of Scarlet palettes I’m not a fan of hot pinks this looks much darker in the pan so I might be able to mix Pinky Promise and Sass Queen just to make it a little bit lighter . 

Overall thoughts - 

As I mentioned earlier I’m really not happy with the packaging I only did the swatches and the fall out from the powder we’re falling into the lip products until I covered it with the sheet of plastic so I’m going to have to do this every time I use the palette which I’m not happy about. 

Suggestions for further Deck Of Scarlet Palettes . 

I would like them to put that flap back in so the lip creams and powder products don’t mix and I would love the next you tuber to be more adventurous with the lip creams it’s been all nudes the last 4 palettes I would love a red and maybe a dark berry to be in the palette . We are in winter after all there are only so many nudes you can have in your collection . 

Other then the faults that I have pointed out and there is more this month then ever before I’m really happy with the shadows there really creamy, the bronzer is really nice , the highlight is nice but it may be for darker skin tones then me as a highlight . The lip products as always are really nice and creamy and I love the liners . I do definitely think this is worth the money you get a lot of product I just think Deck Of Scarlet made a mistake by not sticking to the original packaging . 

Thanks for reading as always 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Deck Of Scarlet and Melly Sanchez Collaboration Review and First Impressions 

Hello Beauties, 

I am a bit late in the day posting about this palette . Deck of Scarlet a company that collaborate with you tubers every second month it’s a subscription service and this palette was collaborated with Melly Sanchez in September/October it’s palette 04 . 

So your palette and this months palette came with a chubby lip crayon as well which is a gorgeous plum shade perfect for autumn it comes in this well packaged black sleek box . 

Even before you get to the palette you feel like your part of this exclusive club as when you open the box the first thing you see is your in so it’s like your invited to a make up club. 

Every single palette that I have had from Deck of Scarlet and I have 4 out of the 5 of them I’ve really liked . Love the packaging on all of them and this is no exception. Melly and Deck of Scarlet have done an amazing job with it . I love the black and white theme with the black flower . 

What I really like about this months palette is that you got a chubby lip crayon I love these kind of lip crayons and it’s in the most gorgeous shade for autumn . 

I also like that the lip products have been separated from the powders . When there is fall out from the powders they will fall into the lip products if it wasn’t for that flap . 

I love the silver eyeshadow in this palette it’s called Diamond Dust and it’s one of those eyeshadows that is just perfect for the holiday season . Then there is Sagittarius which is a gorgeous aubergine shade I normally use the adorable blush as a transition shade then deepen it out with Sagittarius . Lastly is the shade New York which is a beautiful grey black with glitter in it another great shade for the festive season . I don’t normally wear black or grey eyeshadows and I haven’t tried this shade out yet but I think it would look good in the outer corner and also in the lash line . Last in the powder products is the highlight which is a gorgeous pale highlight which is just perfect for fair skin such as myself . 

Lip products -  The chubby lip crayon Deck Of Scarlet are calling it a lip liner but it’s definitely a lip crayon in my opinion it’s in the shade tease. 

There is a beautiful nude pink called sasha which is just beautiful then a plum shade called Maria which I haven’t used yet . I think that would look amazing paired with the chubby lip crayon . 

Onto the swatches now - 

The eyeshadows are just so pigmented especially Diamond Dust (silver) it just glides on I tend to pat this on with my finger to get the best payoff. 

Sagittarius because it’s a red brown can be a bit choppy but blends out really well. 

New York New York is more of a brown with gold reflective glitters so I’ll be trying this shadow out on the eye lid and seeing how it looks as I think it will make a really nice festive look . 

Face products - 

The highlight is more of a champagne shade but perfect for my skin tone the consistency I would have liked to be a bit creamier as I am used to my high end highlighters that just glide on but I really like this highlight compared to other highlights from the Deck Of Scarlet palettes . 

The blush is universal I don’t personally use it as blush much as it’s too dark for my skintone and I tend to go for lighter blushers I’ve been using it as a transition shade which works really well. 

The 2 lip creams on the end Sasha the nude I love there both really creamy like the other lip creams have been in the other palettes . I thought the shade Maria was more of a berry shade as it looks quite dark in the palette but it’s more hot pink so it wouldn’t really go with that chubby crayon and I’m not sure if I would wear Maria as I don’t like hot pink lipsticks . I may try and customise it by adding some of Sasha or adding a little bit to the tease lip crayon . I’ll bring you further updates on what I decide to do there and hopefully show you some looks I have created with this palette . 

This is the lip crayon in the shade tease it’s very autumnal and glossy really works well with the eye shadows in the palette . 

A bit of info about Deck Of Scarlet - Deck Of Scarlet are an American based subscription service that ship to America, Canada and the UK . The price for every 2 months is $29.95 they collaborate with a different you tuber ever second month . I live in the UK I think the last time I checked it worked out at just under £24 which is pretty good for an entire eye, face and lip palette and you will get extras like lip liners, eye liners, this month there was the chubby lip crayon it all depends what the you tuber likes to use the most I think . 

I think it’s very worthwhile and haven’t bought any new make up in 8 months because I’ve been collecting these palettes . What I like about this subscribtion service it’s like no other . If you don’t like the look of a palette you can say you want to skip that months palette and they will send you out another in 2 months time . I would definitely recommend it to anyone who was thinking about subscribing . 

This palette has been bought with my own money all thoughts and opinions are my own . 

Thanks for reading as always 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Review and First Impression on Shaaanxo Eye and Lip Palette

Hello Beauties, 

I’ve not written in awhile because of one thing and another and I do tend to give more of an explanation of that in later posts but for now I’m really keen to give you my thoughts on the shaaanxo eye and lip palette, I’ve had this awhile and wasn’t sure about buying it then it popped up on a Facebook selling group I’m in and the price was too good to turn down really . 

The packaging is just stunning if you have watched any of shaaanxo video it’s so typical of her with the pink and white it’s completely her aesthetic. 

What I like about the packaging which I’ve only just noticed after having it months the eyeshadow side of the palette is lighter and it is clearly marked eyeshadow just as the lipsticks are clearly marked lipsticks . I love the fact that the powder products have been separated from the lip products there is nothing worse then having eye shadow and lip products together and the fall out gets into the lipstick and completely ruins them so I think that’s been well thought out .

The eyeshadows are amazing in fact the whole palette is really . I am yet to show you some looks with it that I have created keep an eye out for that in the near future . I love this palette because if you was going on holiday or away for the weekend all you would need to  take for your eyeshadow and lipstick is in here rather then lots of little bits and pieces . 

Anyway back to the eyeshadows you get 4 matters which is a nice base cream shade the first on the left , like a orangey yellow the second shade on that left , A deep brown/burgundy at the end of the 2nd row . Last but not least is the black at the end of the 3rd row and every palette should have a matte black so I’m glad this has been included even though I don’t really use black eyeshadow. I would probably only use this for my lash line.  The eyeshadows are really great quality there so creamy . Like with any matte eyeshadows on first swatch they might not appear as pigmented or swatch patchy but they are completely blendable . The only matte shadow that swatched patchy in my opinion was the yellow/orange shade but it is completely blendable and you can build the intense of the colour up too. 

The shimmers in this palette are just define Shannon and Bh Cosmetics have chosen so well . I love all the shimmer shadows . Love the fact that there are a couple light eyeshadow colours and a few darker shimmer eyeshadows and even a duo chrome eyeshadow on the 3rd row the 2nd eyeshadow thrown in for good measure . 

Swatches - 

A couple of these shadows I have had to swatch a couple of times just to get them to show up on my arm like the light cream shade because it’s practically the same shade as my skin you can barely make it out on on the one swatch . I think I had to do the same thing with the next shade up which is the shimmery highlight shade and the yellow based orange shade which is the fourth eyeshadow swatched. All the other eyeshadows have been swatched only once . You can just see how pigmented they are. 

Onto the lip product swatches 

I will be honest right off the bat not all the lip colours in this palette are for me but again at some point I will be doing some lip swatches on my blog and talking about them there in more detail . I have used I would say probably 90% of the lip colours in this palette . The nudes, reds and the berry lipsticks when it comes to the bright pinks and the fuscia/hot pink shades these are just lipsticks I tend to stay away from because with my complexion I just don’t suit them . I love how creamy the lipstick is though and it’s glossy but does not feel sticky at all . There are only 2 lip colours in this palette that I can’t really see me wearing and that is the 2 hot pink shades but I am going to try to mix them with other shades so I get more of a customisable colour . 

This is what the 9 lipsticks look like up close some really pretty shades in here no matter what look your going for your pretty much covered . 

This concludes the end of my Review and First Impressions on the palette . I do want to do some looks and post them as I said in a future post but for now I just thought I would give you my opinion on the palette. 

Overall thoughts - As I said earlier shaaanxo and bh cosmetics have done a fabulous job with this palette . I have got a few palettes now from bh cosmetics and the pigmentation has been so good I’ve not been disappointed at all but this palette is definitely a favourite . 

My only gripe if I was being extremely picky because I love this palette so much I’m a sucker for my shadows having names and it would have been nice for the lip products to have names too but that is just me being picky and it really is something I can live without . Besides I don’t think any of the palettes that bh cosmetics have made they don’t tend to name the eyeshadows . 

Thanks for reading as always 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Comic Con

but Hello Lovelies,

This is a different post to what I am used too doing it's not a make up related post .
I went to Comic Con a few weeks ago with my niece I thought I would do a blog post about the days events .

 It was the first time I had been to Comic Con I wanted to go to Comic Con last year but never went for one reason and another. There was some talks by the likes of the power rangers and Nicholas Brendan who played Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer which still to this day is still one of my favourite shows to this date . I have just started watching it again.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

First Impression/ Review On Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe

Hello Lovelies,

In December I bought this from a make-up group on my  Facebook selling group, I love Too Faced Make Up especially eye shadows and I like the fact that you get 3 little palettes and as well as eye shadows you get blushers and a bronzer

The packaging of Too faced Make - Up never lets you down I'm sure you will all agree this is by far the cutest packaging that I have come across I did buy another one of the holiday sets by Too Faced but this one is much nicer it sit really nicely on the top of my shelf. I have only started using these eye shadow palettes recently and wanted to give you as much of a review as I could and let you know what I thought of the individual palettes .

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Oh No Worst Haircut Of My Life Dilema/ Quick Fix Clip Hair Extension Review/ My Thoughts

Hello Lovelies,

I thought I would talk about something very different for me which is Hair a couple of years ago I wanted my hair cut short for the summer but they cut far too much off and I absolutely detested it, it was too short and thin.