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Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

Too Faced – Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Too Faced – Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

When I first spotted this ‘Natural Eye’ Neutral Eye Shadow Collection from cult beauty brand Too Faced I was bowled over by how fab it looked. The lace patterned cardboard palette and the stunningly beautiful shimmery shadows won me over immediately! Too Faced are a US make-up brand founded in the late 90s by Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson (check out their photos on the Too Faced website, they are SO perfectly groomed!), but their products are available in the UK and are starting to make their way into some larger Boots stores. The beautiful array of neutral coloured shadows all have naughty names, including Sexspresso and Nude Beach, and they sit beautifully in the pale pink palette (the cardboard palette reminds me a bit of Benefit’s palettes and sets). You can see from the image above that 3 of the paler shadows are larger in size, and the remaining 6 are slightly smaller, I like to use the larger ones as a colour wash all over the eye...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Beautiful Movements – Lip Gloss in Nude

Beautiful Movements – Lip Gloss in Nude

I’m already a big fan of natural make-up brand Beautiful Movements, so when I received this Nude Mineral Lip Gloss in my December Glossybox I was over the moon! Beautiful Movements used to be known as BM Beauty and one of their co-founders is stunning ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt. Beautiful Movements are a natural cosmetic brand and their products are free from parabens, animal products, synthetic dyes & fragrances, neither are they tested on animals. Kimberley explains in the December Glossybox magazine that this is her favourite lip gloss, the Nude colour can be worn with any make-up look and suits all skin types… and she isn’t wrong! You can see from the swatch image above that this Nude Mineral Lip Gloss from Beautiful Movements is an orangey-based neutral coloured gloss. It is fairly glossy, but not too shiny that it looks unnatural on your lips. I have been wearing it on its own, but it would also be really useful to add a bit of gloss over the...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

MUA – Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette

MUA – Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette

I know that all the beauty blogs are full of reviews of this Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette from MUA. I have tried to make this review a bit different from everyone else’s by actually creating 3 different looks using the palette. I think the reason that this palette has been reviewed so much is firstly because it is just such great value and everyone can afford to buy it, and secondly because it contains such a great array of neutral colours. The Undress Me Too palette contains 12 round eyeshadows in a range of nude beiges and browns with a mixture of shimmery and matt finishes, and a small double ended sponge applicator (in general I don’t mind sponge applicators although I do find this one a bit hard). The shadows have actually been named which I think is great, so often MUA just gives its colours number references of ‘Shade 1, Shade 2….’ etc which is a trait that I’m not keen on. The base of the...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Makeup | 1 comment

MUA – Undressed Eyeshadow Palette

MUA – Undressed Eyeshadow Palette

I know what you’re thinking… ‘Not another review of MUA’s Undressed Eyeshadow Palette…’. Well yes, apologies, it is another review of MUA’s bestselling Undressed Eyeshadow Palette, but I’ve tried to make this review a bit different from everyone else’s by actually creating 3 different looks using the palette. I think the reason that this palette has been reviewed so much is firstly because it is just such great value and everyone can afford to buy it, and secondly because it contains such a great array of neutral colours. The Undressed palette contains 12 round eyeshadows in a range of nude beiges, browns and greys with a mixture of shimmery and matt finishes, and a small double ended sponge applicator (I know some people don’t like sponge applicators, but I don’t mind them and I find you get less powder ‘drop off’ with a sponge applicator than you do with a brush). The shadows are all named ‘Shade 1, Shade 2….’ etc which is an MUA trait that I’m not...

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Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Barry M – Lychee Gelly Nail Paint

Barry M – Lychee Gelly Nail Paint

I am currently wearing this Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee and I think it is just so classy! I bought it in my Barry M Nail Paint Haul a few weeks ago, but this is the first time I have tried it out. I chose Lychee as I thought it looked like the perfect base for nail art, but now that I have applied it I love it on its own too. The Gelly nail paint applies fairly well – in the image above I have applied two quite thick coats. It is also really glossy as it is in the Gelly collection and doesn’t really need a top coat, although you could apply one if you wanted extra shine and protection. The colour is a really creamy neutral beige colour – and it looks great with a tan. I think it will still look really nice and classy in Winter too, so not just a Summer colour. I also find that Barry M nail paints are...

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