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!
Almost a year after the first instalment, I’m back with another Beauty Profile! In this series I focus in on one brand and discuss what I love about them, what they could improve, which are my ride or die products and what left me feeling a bit disappointed! I’ve been wanting to dedicate a post to one of my favourite brands of all time, Too Faced, for over a year now. But I kept postponing the post as every time I would plan to write it, Too Faced would reveal yet another amazing release on social media. I would fall in love and wait for it to finally be released and in my possession, only to have the cycle happen all over again! I can now safely say that I’m currently in a really good place with my Too Faced wish list at the moment. Nothing has peaked my interest, so I think now is the perfect time to write a Beauty Profile on the brand! So without anymore hesitation, let’s get into the post and if you enjoy it or find it helpful, please give it a “like” so I know!
Personally, in the beauty world, 2016 felt like the year of Kylie Cosmetics and burgundy eyeshadow shades – so it was only a matter of time before Miss Jenner released the ever so popular Kylie Burgundy Kyshadow Palette! Today, I’m finally reviewing it. I asked for this for Christmas and was lucky enough to receive it, so over the past few weeks I’ve been trying it out and I’ve finally settled on an opinion! I have never struggled to review a palette as much as I have with this. I went from wanting it desperately, excitedly using it, having my expectations not exactly matched, then completely loving it again. Below I break down everything from the price to the formula, how I feel about each shade, who I’d recommend this palette to and even mention a few dupes! So, let’s crack on and if you enjoy this review or find it helpful, please give this post a “like” so I know!
A couple weeks ago I picked up a few new bits and pieces from Too Faced and thought I’d finally review them! Too Faced is one of my favourite brands, if not my all time favourite. From their packaging to their concepts to the quality of what they release, to me, they just nail it every time. I was ecstatic when I saw they were finally releasing their own concealers and matte liquid lipsticks, so while I was buying those I also picked up one of their new liquid eyeliners! I hope you enjoy this post and find it helpful and if you do, please give it a “like”!