Thursday, 4 April 2019

Urban Decay Naked 3 On The Chopping Block - Should It Stay Or Go ?

Hello Lovelies,

Last month when I did my shop my stash I pulled my Urban Decay Naked 3 out of my chopping block items to use through the month March .

I wanted to see if I could declutter this palette from my eyeshadow collection as the amount of eyeshadow palettes that I have in my collection is insane .

I hadn't used this palette in such a long time and I really thought that it would be getting decluttered from my eyeshadow palette collection but I wanted to try it before I made that final decision as it's not a cheap palette it cost me £38 when I bought it and I have barely used it . 

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Day Cream Review

Hello Lovelies,

Hope your all well,  awhile ago I did a review on the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Pads, I said at the time that I was using the Naturally Radiant Day Cream and I would be doing a review on that.

I've finally finished using the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Day Cream and I have to say I really enjoyed using it .

Thus Day Cream lasted me so long over 6 months which I was surprised at although I did enjoy it I am glad that it is out of my skincare collection and I can use another day cream now . 
I was using this Day Cream day in day out for a good 6 months and you get fed up of using the same skin care and want to switch things up . 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Renew You Platinum & Retinol Pure Radiance Face Mask First Impression / Review

Hello Lovelies,

Last night I decided to have a little pamper session and I have quite a few face masks in my collection that I want to use up this face mask was on top with about 4 others .

The face mask claims to illuminate and perfect skin texture this face mask is good if your skin needs a boost and lets be honest from time to time it's very hydrating which is what I liked about it .

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Technic Pro Finish Hidden Treasures Review/ First Impressions

Hello Lovelies,

Hop your all well it's been a hot minute since I posted anything here so today I thought I would share my thoughts on this beautiful Technic Pro Finish Hidden Treasures Palette.
I used this palette so much through the month of February to be able to give you my thoughts on this palette.

Just look how beautiful this palette is I know Technic do a few eyeshadow palettes in the Pro Finish line but I have never tried any of these products until now . 

When I saw this in TK Maxx I was curious about the palette and when I saw the price £4.99 I just knew I had to try it for the metallic in the top row if not for anything else they looked so nice . I had some Christmas money left over and hadn't bought anything for quite awhile as I am on my no buy so I thought why not get this and try it out . 

Regarding the rules of my no buy I always said I wouldn't purchase anything new but if family and friends wanted to buy me make up for my birthday or Christmas or if I saw anything and I was given money I would treat myself as it's not me technically buying it . 

Anyway back to the review of this gorgeous palette I remember when I first used it I wasn't expecting the palette to be anything amazing I remember buying Technic make up when I was a teenager and the pigmentation of the eyeshadows were sub par at the very least so I didn't have high hopes for this palette although it looked beautiful …. Boy was I wrong . 

Lets start with the metallic in the top row you get 6 highly pigmented metallic eyeshadows that just look amazing all over the eyelid 

Let me show you some swatches of the metallic eyeshadows first just so you can see how pigmented they are ….

So here are all the shimmery metallic eyeshadows just look how pigmented they are for the price of this eyeshadow palette it's worth just buying for the 6 metallics that you get in the palette …. 
There are some very nice mattes in the palette as well which I will swatch soon I just wanted to talk about these gorgeous metallic shimmer eyeshadows first . 

One of the critics I have with this eyeshadow palette is that Technic haven't named the eyeshadows they have just gave each eyeshadow a number from 1-16  . 
I personally would have preferred the eyeshadows to have names rather then numbers . 
If you have been reading the blog for awhile or even tuned into my you tube channel you will know how picky I am about this . 

Swatches - 

Number 1 -  is a gorgeous metallic khaki this eyeshadow gives a really nice smokey eye

Number 2 - is a gorgeous unique gold which really reminds me of the colourpop supershock eyeshadow in Telepathy 

Number 3 is a copper with red undertones it's truly beautiful 

Number 4 - Is a gorgeous bronze another stunning eyeshadow in the palette 

Number 5 - has probably got to be my favourite eyeshadow In the palette it's so unique and different . its a gorgeous peach eyeshadow with gold reflects running through it . 
It reminds me so much of Nars Orgasm but in eyeshadow form .

Number 6 -  is a really pretty bronze eyeshadow . 

All of those metallics look absolutely beautiful all over the eyelid I would definitely recommend this eyeshadow palette for the metallics alone if you see it in your local TK MAXX or TJ MAXX it's definitely worth the £4.99 that I paid for it . 

Lets move onto the matte swatches - 

Ok so some of these mattes are very hit and miss there not as creamy as the metallic eyeshadows which is a shame . 

Number 07 - Number 07 is brick red matte eyeshadow it's lovely but you really need to have to work with it to blend it . 

Number 08  - is probably my favourite matte in this palette I use it as a transition eyeshadow as it is soft and creamy blends out really well and goes with all the metallic eyeshadows . 

Number 09 - is another soft creamy matte eyeshadow it's a nice cream ivory eyeshadow to set your concealer or base and if you have medium to dark skin it would make a lovely matte highlight for your browbone

Number 10 - Number 10 is another metallic shimmer that I forgot to swatch in the previous picture as it's on the bottom row with the matte eyeshadows . 
Number 10 is the worst metallic out of the entire palette it's really powdery I thought it would make a great innercorner highlight when I first bought this palette but sadly it's not the case so this is one of the eyeshadows that won't be getting used . 

Number 11 - Number 11 is a matte black and it looks like it is a really pigmented black but it comes across more grey/black as you can probably see from the swatch so I would not use this matte black not that I use black eyeshadow unless I want to do a smokey eye and if I did I wouldn't choose this black . 

Number 12 - Number 12 is a matte cool brown almost like what you would use to contour with I wish Technic would have put a light brown in the palette to use as a transition eyeshadow it's not that much of a big deal as I use Number 08 as my transition eyeshadow but it would be nice to have a light brown in here too . The cool brown is nice though it's nice and creamy and blends out really well . 

Right so now we are getting to the point in the eyeshadow palette where I am going to be criticizing it a little … I hate doing this but I just need to give my honest thoughts and opinions I still think it's a really good eyeshadow palette and definitely worth the £4.99 I paid for it but like with most eyeshadow palettes I don't like every eyeshadow in the palette and with the mattes especially the texture of the mattes aren't consistent so there really difficult to work with and blend out . 

Number 13 - Number 13 is a gorgeous matte cranberry eyeshadow but it's really stiff the texture is not the same as the other mattes in the eyeshadow palette . It's useable it just takes forever to blend out and no-one has time for that right ? 

Number 14 - Number 14 is even worse then Number 13 it's so gritty I think the reason for this is because there are fine particles of glitters in Number 14 so it's a matte with glitter which is just not a very nice look and again it's so hard to blend which is a shame as its a gorgeous berry eyeshadow . 

Number 15 - Number 15 is a dark brown matte and is a little bit creamier then Number 13 and Number 14 and is really nice on the lower lash line 

Number 16 - again is another darker brown like the berry eyeshadow had glitters in it so does this one and makes it really stiff to use so even though I used it for the review there are quite a lot of mattes that I just won't use when I am using this palette . 

Numbers 10, 13, 14, & 16 so there are 4 eyeshadows out of the 16 that I won't use it's not too bad but it's not great either and if I had paid full price for this palette I might be a bit more upset about it . 

As I said earlier if you can buy this eyeshadow palette on sale or see it at TK MAXX or  TJ Maxx and you want to try a new eyeshadow palette I would definitely say grab it but just be aware as not all the mattes are blendable especially the darker eyeshadows but it's not a bad little palette . 

Some people might say the packaging is cheap and yes you would be right in thinking that but Technic would have had to cut corners somewhere to make a profit and really what more can you ask for at the price point that it's being sold for . 

Even though some of the eyeshadows didn't work out for me I still think this eyeshadow palette is a really good palette and recommend it . 

Does anyone have this eyeshadow palettes if so what are your thoughts …. 

Thanks for reading as always … 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

First Impressions On Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads

Hello Beauties,

It's been a hot minute since I last posted here on the blog hope your all well .

Today I thought I would talk about skincare which for me I very rarely do a few months back I needed a new day cream I want to say at least 6 months ago now maybe even longer and I came across these Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads they were from the same brand as the day cream and I am sure at the time it was buy one get one for half price .

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Primark PS Exotica Eyeshadow Palette Review and Looks Created

Hello Lovelies,

I know it's been a hot minute since I posted I've just been so busy with Christmas and New year .
Happy New Year hope your all well and that you all had an AMAZING Christmas ….

Today I thought I would do a review on this palette that I bought last summer from Primark I've got that many eyeshadow palettes it's just took me forever to get through them there is going to be lots of reviews in 2019 as this for me is the year of the no buy.

The outer packaging of the palette just screams summer and holidays  to me and yes I have been using it in autumn but I have never been one for using make up for seasons and besides it's good to mix things up . right ??

Monday, 3 December 2018

My No Buy Year From November 2018 - November 2019

Hello Lovelies, 

Hope your all well and have had a lovely weekend this weekend I went out for a meal with my mum and it was lovely and then went to her house to watch the x-factor final then on Sunday my mum made me my favourite meal shepherds pie she is such a legend ….

Anyway onto what is making me write this in November I was doing a de-clutter as some of you may already know I knew I had a lot of make-up but I didn't realise just how out of control my make-up collection had got especially eyeshadow palettes they are a big weakness for me just because there are so many nice eyeshadow palettes but that doesn't mean that I have to try to buy every single eyeshadow palette out there and to be honest you can find dupes for them in your collection so you don't have to buy every new release ….

Another reason I want to go on a no buy year is that I wasn't showing my make up collection any love it was all just sitting there and I wasn't using any of it just buying new make -up which eventually all the other make-up is just going to go bad isn't it so it makes no sense to keep buying more and more make-up . 

Not when I have so much make up to use up and also test and review here for you guys just because I won't be buying make-up for the next year doesn't mean I won't be reviewing products that are already in my collection enough is enough now I physically don't have anywhere to store it . 

So How Have You Done In Your First Month You May Be Thinking ….

So I didn't think the best time to start my No Buy Year I will say that with all the Black Friday Sales but I did really well I bought one thing in December more on that a little later . 
I didn't buy any new make up in November for me that is such a big deal as I like a good splurge if I haven't shopped in awhile so nothing in November at all . 

I wanted to start the No Buy in November because there is no time like the present right ? 
My mum  always said don't put off what you can do today till tomorrow so that's what I did …

I wouldn't say I broke the No Buy part of the rules of the No Buy are that you can replace items that are essential to your make up routine and at the moment I am using the revolution x imogentation highlight to the moon palette which has your face powders and contour powders in it but I am hitting pan on quite a few of them and wanted to get a contour palette and came across a revolution one in the shade fair (I probably should have got light really with my skintone ) anyway it was just £4 from £8 so I thought I would give it a try so this is the only item that I did get for myself which I don't think is too bad …

I am really proud of myself but there are still 11 months to go and I don't expect every month to be as easy as this every month I will be updating you on my progress and tell you how I have gotten on , 
Who else is going on a no buy or doing a no buy in 2019 maybe we can show some support to one another . 

Shopping My Make Up Collection / Shop My Stash 

what I have been doing through November is shopping my make up collection/shop my stash and honestly every week when I have pulled new make up it has actually felt like all the items was new to my collection which is just proof that you can get enjoyment from the make up that you have in your collection so that is what I have been doing this past month I've been using a few different eyeshadow palettes that I want to do reviews on for you and maybe show you some looks that I created using them . 

Project Panning For 2019 

I have set 10 items aside that I am hoping to pan by the end of February that I will talk about in another blog post as I want to talk about all the items in more detail a lot of the items are older items in my make up collection that I have already hit pan on and I am now wanting to show them some love and get them out of my collection and focus on new projects from March onwards . 

So I do have quite a few things that I want to talk about with you guys going forward...

Thanks for reading as always means so so so much to me