There’s a couple of new kids on the Colourpop block! After the success of their amazing No Filter Concealer which I adore using, the brand has delved deeper into the world of complexion products and released not just an extensive line of foundations with 42 varied shades to choose from, but also pressed powders and loose versions too. Since I loved their concealer, heard incredible (and credible) reviews on YouTube, and saw I didn’t have much to lose with their products being so easily affordable, I ordered myself some goodies the day they launched! I’ve been testing them out for a couple weeks now, so enjoy my review below to see my true thoughts on this dynamic duo, if I think they’re worth it, and whether you should make an order yourself!
Do not be fooled by the glitter (I was lol) these brushes aren’t gold. In a dramatic turn of events, I am for once publishing a review that isn’t glowing. I’m being very harsh here, they’re brushes, they’re fine, but this write up is a reminder to myself for the next time I see a product online and think “is this too good to be true!?” Yes, it is. Let’s cut to the chase!
But first! My origin story, the one which led me to buying this seven piece set of two toned pink, liquified glitter brushes complete with a matching clutch.
Story time: It all started with Lime Crime, which should have been a warning in itself. A photo of these beautiful ‘Aquamarine‘ glitter filled brushes popped up in my Instagram feed months ago and I fell head of heels for them – until I didn’t.
It’s June! Pride Month! I saw my favourite drag queen Trixie Mattel last week and I’m still thinking about it! A new season of Queer Eye came out yesterday! Much is happening! To celebrate this month, I want to recommend some of my favourite LGBTQ+ films. From important documentaries that will educate you on the trailblazers who sparked the gay rights movement, to iconic cinema which casted a mainstream spotlight on an underground culture, to modern teen rom-coms, here’s some essential viewing to chill out to between pride marches and drag shows. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and let’s get to it.
These days it takes a lot to get me excited by an eyeshadow palette. With brands like Colourpop churning out palettes on a weekly basis and Too Faced continuing to release Chocolate Bars with virtually the same shades as the previous four, a palette has to stop me in my tracks if it wants my dollar – and Anastasia Beverly Hills did just that. I feel like one of the only ‘beauty junkies’ in the world who doesn’t own their best selling, cult favourite Modern Renaissance palette, but that’s only because I already had three heavily burgundy tones palettes and couldn’t justify buying a forth, no matter how pretty it seemed. But then! After the controversy surrounding the ridiculous amount of fallout in their Subculture palette, ABH teased us with revealing their newest addition to their line, a gorgeous, more neutral, everyday friendly palette packed with warm tones and stunning shimmers – I had to have it! I added it to my cart the day it dropped and it was at my door a week later. It’s time to review it, so keep reading if you’d like to know my thoughts on this palette, where I purchased it from, and see swatches of each shade. Don’t forget to give this post a “like” if you enjoy it or find it helpful!
On my 20th birthday earlier this year, I was lucky enough to spend the morning in Paris, then hop on a quick flight and spend the afternoon and next few days celebrating in London. The first stop on my and Natalie‘s checklist was Sketch, an eating spot in Mayfair whose velvet pink interiors we’ve seen for years on Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr have made the location one of the world’s most photographed restaurants. With it’s artwork on the walls, five course meals plated in front of us, and a string quartet providing the backing soundtrack, Sketch became a complete sensory experience like no other. I snapped a couple of pictures to help capture the most memorable dining affair of my life, so I hope you enjoy Afternoon Tea at Sketch, London!
Since I bought two Juvia’s Place palettes at the same time and already reviewed the Magic palette a couple of weeks ago, it’s only right to follow it up with its sequel – my review of the Zulu palette! This little baby is a limited edition palette from the brand which is still available to buy, but for how long, I’m not too sure. Although the 9 shadow palette leans more to the small side when compared to its 16 shadow sisters, its vibrant, bold and unique shades pack just the same punch, if not more. Keep reading to hear my thoughts on the palette, know how much I bought it for, get break downs of each shade and their performance, plus see swatches! If you enjoy this review or find it helpful, please give this post a “like” so I know!
Throughout this year I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect colourful eyeshadow palette! After always double tapping some incredible works of art on Instagram, and pinning all my favourites to my ‘Looks’ Pinterest board for inspiration later, I thought it was time to finally buy something where I could make my own unconventional creations! To me a ‘perfect colourful palette’ is one that’s packed with shades I don’t already own (which is easy, considering I have a bunch of burgundy palettes), has incredible pigmentation and is fairly affordable, because I know I won’t use it every single day like a neutrals palette. For ages I contemplated buying some Sugarpill eyeshadows as their pan sizes are huge, they have the stamp of approval from my favourite drag queens and you can customise your own palette. However, they seem to specialise in matte shades and filling up my own 12 pan palette would have cost over $100! So when Beauty Bay announced they were finally stocking Juvia’s Place, an eyeshadow brand that YouTube beauty guru NikkieTutorials swears by, I jumped at the chance! I bought both the Magic palette and the Zulu palette and was going to review them both today, but I feared I would drown in swatches. I ran a poll on my Instagram and the Magic palette won! If you enjoy this review or find it helpful in any way, give this post a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the review!