Monday, February 11, 2019

The liquid glitter eyeshadows.


It's been a while, but I'm hoping I'm back for good this time. I've managed to get two youtube videos up and I have one ready to edit and I have plenty off photos pre taken for posts so hopefully I'll be around a bit more. Today I thought I would talk about my favourite thing which is glitter. So without further ado lets get into it. 

Barry M glitter goals - Queen and Bling bling. 

Out of every product I'm mentioning today these have the least base pigment especially the lighter gold shade. These are a fairly chunky glitter in a clear base, Bling bling is a cool toned gold shade with a completely clear base where as Queen is a deeper copper shade. This has more pigment in the base than the gold but is still pretty sheer. These are best used as eyeshadow toppers rather than a sole shadow but are super beautiful especially for the price. 

Essence Metal shock shadows - Stars and stories and Solar explosions. 

These are so affordable and such incredible quality as with the majority of Essence products. These are the least glittery out of all the shadows I have to mention today but still beautiful. Stars and stories is a cool toned pink with a silver metallic through it. This is one of those products that I reach for when I want a pretty eye look but I can be bothered blending for hours. Solar explosions is a very light more cool toned light gold shade. This one isn't quite as metallic as the pink one so one I reach for regularly on an everyday basis. 

Barry M Glitter goals Bling bling and Queen, Essence metal shock Stars and stories and solar explosions, Stila Glitter and glow Smoky storm and Rose gold retro, NYX glitter goals Metropical, Barry M Asteroid. 
Stila Glitter and glow shadows - Smoky storm and Rose gold retro. 

These are the original liquid glitters and the ones that made me fall in love with this kind of product. I  am seriously proud of myself for only owning two of these as I would happily spend my entire student loan on them. They have more of a base shade to them than the Barry M ones and are definitely more glittery than the Essence ones. Smoky storm has a slight bit more glitter than Rose gold retro but in terms of the actual shade the rose gold one is definitely my favourite. 

NYX Glitter goals - Metropical.

These are a new release and definitely the closest I've found to the Stila ones so far. In the swatch it looks more like a simple metallic shadow however once on the eyes the glitter is much more obvious. There are a couple of brighter shades in the range however the range is no way near the Stila one. That being said if you can't get your hands on the Stila ones I'd definitely give these a go.

Barry M Holographic eyeshadow topper - Asteroid. 

This one is a little different from the rest but I wanted to mention it as they're so pretty. There is a little glitter in this however it's more focused on the duo chrome side of things. The range is mostly focused on blues and greens and I do wish they had some different shades as they look amazing on halo eyes. Out of all of the products I've mentioned today I really hope they expand this range. 

So that's it for today, I'd love to know what your favourite glitter shadows are. 



Monday, December 24, 2018

A festive lush haul


I  figured I really ought to get this post up before Tuesday. I've had this stuff for a couple of weeks now but just never got round to sitting down and writing up the post. Working in hospitality I've spent   the entire of December and plenty of November working, going to uni and sleeping hence the lack of posts over here, on my insta and on my youtube channel. I'm hoping to organise my time a little better next year but I'm not going to promise anything. 

Anyway getting on with the post, I went a little crazy with the Christmas collection but with them rereleasing some old favourites and bringing out some incredible sounding and smelling new products I couldn't resist. Obviously it had to be a snow fairy heavy haul too! 


Snow Fairy Body Spray - My life goal is to smell like Snow fairy all the time and I have to say this pretty much gets me to my goal. It smells exactly like the shower gel and is something I've been reaching for all the time. It isn't the cheapest coming in at £20 for 200ml but if you are a massive snow fairy fan you need this in your life without a doubt. 


Cinders Shower Gel - This one is a warm and spicy scent and really reminds me of Christmas. It's just one of those scents that makes you feel so warm and toasty.

Sleepy Shower Gel - I use the body cream all the time so when I saw that they had bought out a shower gel to match I had to have it in my life. 

Snow fairy Shower Gel - Obviously I had to buy a bottle of snow fairy but I was very restrained and only bought the 260g bottle rather than the huge bottle. 


Butterbear Shower Jelly - Shower jelly's are one of my favourite lush products. Butterbear smells so beautiful and soft. I feel like its just really soothing and is a scent perfect for bedtime.

Santas Belly Shower Jelly - This one is much sweeter and fruitier than butterbear. I've had this one before and I love it, it's amazing frozen when you want something nice and cooling but obviously not at this time of year! 


Rudolph Jelly Face Mask - This is something I picked up because of a recommendation from Make over Erin, I have to admit I'm yet to try it but I am super excited too as I love the jelly mask formula. 

Buche de Noel Cleanser - This stuff is the best on my super dry skin. It feels super soothing on my skin and really adds a boost of hydration. 


Luxury Lush Pud - A classic, this is one I go back to every year. 

Naughty Elf - A new one for this year, with this being a bubble bar I'm pretty sure I'll get at least two uses out of it.

Candy Mountain - A snow fairy smelling bubble bar, yes please! This looks different this year but I have to say I like the new shape even if it is small. 

Star Light, Star bright - Lets face it Christmas wouldn't be complete without a little sparkle and as much as this one makes a horrible mess I can't resist it. 


Yog Nog - This stuff smells insane, like vanilla cake and spices. 

Perle De Sel - A super simple one, the smell almost reminds me of butterbear if you amped up the scent. 

Cheery Christmas - Fruity and delicious, I'm going to be honest the colour is definitely what drew me towards it. 

So that's everything I picked up, I'd love to know your seasonal lush favourites. 


Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Autumn edit - Eyes


I am fully aware it has been forever since I wrote a post and the fact I'm a terrible blogger but I'm back and I'm really gonna try my post to post at least semi consistently. I'm so tempted to do blogmas again but really don't want to fail so keep your eyes peeled. Today I thought I'd do a very late autumn edit post. if you are a regular reader you will know I love warm tones and berry shades so when it comes to my favourite season for makeup it's 100% autumn. 

First off lets talk eyeshadow palettes.. 

Soph X Revolution extra spice - 

Soph killed it with her first palette but this second one is by far the best in my opinion. As with most of the Revolution eyeshadow palettes the formula is absolutely gorgeous. The mattes blend beautifully and the metallics are incredibly intense. I love the fact that this palette as a whole is not just warmer but is deeper in tone than her previous palette making it so perfect for this time of year. Also the yellow is what dreams are made of. 

Urban decay Naked heat - 

When I first got this I just didn't love it as much as I thought I would being a warm eyeshadow lover. However over the past month or two I've been trying to use it more and I have to say I have really grown to love it. It's definitely a more basic warm neutral palette, and one that I reach for when I just want to do a quick and basic eye look. I wish the shade range was a little more diverse but when you think about it in terms of the Naked palettes are meant to be the basics it really is a gorgeous palette.

Jeffree Star Blood sugar - 

This is definitely my favourite out of the three palettes I've mentioned today. Ever since I picked this one up I have been well and truly obsessed with it. It has every warm toned shade a gal could ask for as well as a few pops of brighter colour to add a little something more to a look. The formula is absolutely incredible and is just so easy to work with on the eyes. I would definitely say that this is now one of my holy grail palettes. 


Illamasqua Powder eyeshadow in Vapour -

This shadow has been one of my go to shades for a transition which is on the deeper side for such a long time now. It's a gorgeous Mac and cheese orange shade which just looks beautiful in the crease to blend out a look. The Illamasqua powder shadows are such high quality and are definitely on the more expensive side of things. However they are definitely worth the splurge if you find a colour you love. 

Essence Melted chrome eyeshadow in Copper me -

The Essence chrome shadows are fairly new to the range however I have completely fallen in love with copper me. It's a stunning deep red metallic with an almost wet formula making it super intense and foiled on the lids especially when used with a little setting spray. I would honestly say this formula compares to a lot of high end metallics I've tried so if you love metallics you need these in your life. 

Barry M Glitter bomb glitter shadow in Queen - 

Finally I had to include a little glitter. Liquid glitter shadows have been everywhere this year and I really like the Barry M ones as a drugstore pick. They aren't quite as smooth as the likes of Stila however they are still a much easier way to apply glitter. Queen is the perfect autumnal copper and one I find myself reaching for again and again. 

So that's it for the eye version of this post, I'd love to know what you've been loving this autumn. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New in - Budget foundations



The drugstore are on a roll with foundation releases at the moment. Today I thought I would go through all of the recent releases I've picked up and tell you how I feel.

Barry M - All night long full coverage foundation.

I really loved the stick version of this so I was excited when I saw they'd released a liquid. I have to admit this is a little too drying for my skin unless I go in with a super moisturiser and a moisturising primer on top of that. It does tend to collect around my nose a little but it does offer an incredibly high coverage. The range is quite small in terms of shades but it does cover a good range, I have the palest shade and that is more than pale enough for me.

Maybelline - Superstay full coverage foundation stick.

Another one where I loved the other products in the range so decided to give this one a go and I'm so glad I did. This has amazing coverage like it's liquid counterpart, even so it doesn't look heavy or cakey on my dry skin. The only thing I will say is that you really don't get a lot of product but a little does go a long way. The shade range isn't great and even though I have the lightest shade I can seem to get my hands on I still can only wear this when I have fake tan on.

Sleek - Lifeproof foundation.

This is another super full coverage product, and oh boy is this one full coverage. The first time I applied this I actually considered going out without concealer on - I didn't I'm not a mad woman. It does look a little teeny bit dry around my nose but as long as I prep the skin well it's okay. The shade range is pretty good and the palest fits my casper the ghost skin.

NYX - Can't stop, won't stop foundation.

I was very excited to give this one a go but I have to say I was disappointed. I just found it looked really dry even over a very hydrating primer. I'm going to give it another couple of go's and see if I can get it to work for me. The shade range is absolutely fantastic and for a change I was able to buy the second from lightest shade. I'd love to know if any of you have any tips for using this one with dry skin.

Maxfactor - Radiant lift foundation.

This is my favourite out of the bunch, it looks beautiful and radiant on the skin. For my drier skin I do tend to lean towards a more dewy looking foundation. This just looks so healthy on the skin and a medium coverage making it one I reach for on a daily basis. The shade range isn't great as with most max factor foundations which is super disappointing.

Revolution - Conceal and define foundation.

This one is everywhere at the moment, again this is one I've only tried once at the moment. Again this one looked super dewy and healthy on my skin. I've seen a few people have a few problems with this foundation as it's been too dewy or not good at dealing with oiler skins for them but I honestly love the way it looks on the skin! As a bonus this has a huge shade range too. 
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