Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lime crime Venus XL - The ultimate pinky red palette?

Lime crime isn't a brand I have tried much from however when I saw the first sneak peaks of this palette I knew I had to have it.. If I had to describe this palette in one phrase I would say it's like Modern Renaissance but on steroids. I feel like this really is the perfect palette for anyone who loves pink shades and perfect for people like me with Blue eyes as all the colours make my eye colour pop! 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Anastasia Soft glam - Review, shade breakdown and swatches.

I figured it was about time I reviewed this palette. I have been obsessed with this palette recently and pretty much using it on a daily basis. I feel like this is the first proper neutral palette from Anastasia which I was incredibly excited about, I feel like a lot of people wanted something different but I just think everyone needs a good basic neutral palette. 

I love a good shimmer shade as much as the next person however I do like a palette with more mattes than shimmer shades so the mix of eight mattes to four shimmers is a brilliant one for me. The shimmers are incredibly pigmented and have an almost foiled effect to them. As with the modern renaissance the matte shades are so stunning, blending like a dream. I feel like this palette is so versatile, you can go for a super smokey look, stick with something natural or go super glam and do a metallic on the lid. So onto the shades. 

Tempera - A. very slightly satin cream shade perfect for brow bone and inner corner. 
Glistening - The first of the three gold shades in the palette. This one is much more like a normal shimmer shade than some of the others in the palette, but never the less it is still beautiful. 
Orange soda - For me this shade is the perfect transition shade as its a couple of shades darker than my natural skin tone. 
Rose pink - This is the first of the three more metallic shades. The name is incredibly fitting as it is simply a medium rose pink shade. This one is so beautifully metallic and one I reach for a lot. 
Sultry - A deeper bronzer metallic which looks so incredible on the lid when I do a super smokey eye with this palette. 
Bronze - Bronze is more of a gold shade. It is the deepest of all three golds in the palette and looks so incredible and metallic especially when used wet. 
Mulberry - A super deep matte burgundy shade. I wasn't sure how this would blend however it is so easy to blend and perfect for a super blown out reddy smokey eye. 

Dusty rose - This one is another great transition if you want something a little more purple in the crease. I love the addition of this shade into the palette as it offers a little bit more of a cool tone into the palette. 
Fairy - The third and final gold shade this is the lightest of the three and is more yellow toned than glistening which is more of a champagne. 
Burnt orange - If you have deeper skin this would make an amazing transition. If I blend it well enough it does work as a transition for me however I definitely prefer orange soda for my skin tone. 
Sienna - This for me is the one I reach for to initial start to deepen my crease. It's a very red toned brown. It blends beautifully like all the other mattes and pairs really well with Mulberry. 
Rustic - I feel like this is a standard warm brown shade. It makes a great crease shade and is just a good basic shade to have in a palette. 
Cyprus umber - A deeper brown matte shade, I love to use this one to deepen up any looks. 
Noir - A pure black shade which I have to say is absolutely incredible. Its so deep and doesn't grey out when I blend it which is the main thing I want in a black shadow. 

So that's it for today, I'd love to know what you think about this palette! 

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

This month I loved, 04

I am aware it hasn't been that long since I posted my March favourites however I did promise that I would put up a favourites post for every month this year and I don't want to break my promise. I've been loving a lot of skincare this month as I have been trying to get my skincare into a good routine. If you'd like to see my new skincare routine let me know as I can write a post. 

Friday, May 04, 2018

An open letter to the GP who missed my condition

Since my diagnosis I have always felt resentment towards the GP who missed my condition when I was three years old. After watching the Buzzfeed series about chronic pain I decided that I wanted to write an open letter to the woman who changed my life forever. 

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Posts I loved - April

You guys always seem to really enjoy these posts. I love collecting these posts over the month and I am all about sharing the love for my fellow bloggers. I will pre-warn you this post is a little Erin and Jasmine heavy but I love them and their blogs so sorry ahaha! So without further ado lets get into this months roundup.