Bobbi Brown eyeshadow quad.

Hey my loves.

I was recently gifted a few make up products as part of graduating university. One thing I received was the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow quad. I’ve never really bought much from Bobbi Brown, just because I feel like it is too expensive for myself. Maybe one day when I have my career in check! But anyway, I wanted to review this little beauty for you.

I can’t actually find this on the Bobbi Brown website, so I’m guessing this was part of a collection.

I don’t usually go for pink tones, but I was gifted it and thought I’d try it out just to step out of my comfort zone.

Here are some swatches:

The white and brown shades are matte, I found them to be very chalky and clumpy. There is a shimmery pink shade and a satin pink shade. I wasn’t too keen on the matte shades, the texture didn’t feel nice on the skin. The two pink shades had a better formula.

I use the white shade to sweep all over my lid, to help blend out other eyeshadows I apply on top. I use the brown shade as eyeliner and the shimmery pink and satin pink shade as a normal eyeshadow.

The eyeshadows are really pigmented. They do leave fallout though, so it’s best to start with eyes before your base when using this palette.

The one thing I love about this product is the packaging. O M G, it’s so classy and sophisticated. I like it more than the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad packaging!

I’m not sure how much this palette retails at. I’m not exactly woo’ed by the contents of the palette, but I am woo’ed by the packaging.

Would I repurchase? Maybe, but not this exact palette. I would definitely choose warmer colours to compliment my olive complexion. I would be sure to try before I buy too, as the matte shades in this palette felt chalky.

Charlotte Tilbury – Dolce Vita eyeshadow review.

Hey guys!

I recently bought my first Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad a few weeks ago, I’ve been dying to get this for ages but I couldn’t justify spending £39 on an eyeshadow quad! But I committed the sin and bought the Dolce Vita palette.

That’s the palette without flash and with flash.

I’ve totally fallen in love with this palette. I hate using these words because it’s so cliche, but the eyeshadows are so… BUTTERY AND CREAMY! They glide on like a dream and blend out so well. The eyeshadows are so pigmented and can be used with brushes or fingers. It’s suggested that the copper shimmery shade is applied with the finger for best colour pay off.

The packaging is so glam and chic. It’s elegant, feminine and seductive. It comes with a mirror in the compact.

Here are some swatches without flash and with flash:

Totally worth the money in my opinion. A little goes a long way. I want to purchase Vintage Vamp next, that palette woo’ed me too!

I hope you enjoyed this review. Comment below on what your fave Charlotte Tilbury products are. 💕

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipsticks.

Hey my darlings!

Today I want to share with you a couple of liquid lipsticks I’ve been loving. I’ve wanted them for so long but have held back due to not being able to swatch the products and test them out. I was in London a couple of weeks ago and got the chance to swatch and snatch them from Harrods! They’re the Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks.

These retail at a price of £18.00. I picked up the shades ‘Girlfriend’ and ‘Trendsetter’.

Here are some swatches:

Girlfriend is on the left, and Trendsetter on the right. Girlfriend is a great everyday nude shade. It can be worn with a simple eye look or a bold eye look. Trendsetter has an orangey/brown undertone. It reminds me of MAC spice lipliner and Taupe lipstick. This is great paired with a gold/copper shimmery eye look.

The consistency is liquid, but when it dries it is a matte finish. It’s long wearing, the only downfall is, it can crumble on the lips. I have worn this a few times to work, and by the end of a long shift, it has turned all crumbly. I’m not sure why that is.

Other than than that, this product is highly pigmented and good value for money with the amount of product you get. Be careful not to drop the container though because it will shatter!

Xx

Drugstore dupe for the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer?!?!

Hey my loves.

Today I want to share with you a drugstore dupe for the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I think I’m a bit late finding this out, but better late than never, eh?

The dupe is the Nyx HD Concealer.

This retails at a price of £6 and is widely available from Nyx.co.uk, Boots, Asos, Selfridges and Feelunique.

This concealer has a similar consistency to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, which retails at a price of £23.

Here are some swatches:

With flash:

Without flash:

I picked up the shade 04 beige. The shade is similar to ‘Custard’ from Nars. My shade in the Nars concealer is ‘Ginger,’ so I was worried the Nyx concealer would be too light for my skin tone. I looked at shades 05 and 06 and realised they had pink undertones. By the time I got to shade 07, I was hitting the deeper skin tones. So I thought I’d give 04 a whirl. I’ve made this shade work, by the time it’s blended into my tinted moisturiser and I have bronzer on, it looks amazing. Sometimes I’ll add a touch of bronzer under my eyes just to warm it up if I feel like I’ve applied too much concealer, just to get rid of the light cast under my eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good, highlighted under eye area, but I get paranoid that it looks too light with this concealer! You can also colour correct before applying this concealer, which helps warm up the concealer.

I can definitely say this is an extremely high coverage concealer. A little goes a long way. I’ve noticed that if you slap a whole load of this concealer under your eye area, it will look cakey and will settle into fine lines.

It has a doe foot applicator, which makes life so much more easier!

The packaging is my fave, the glass bottle makes it feel more up market and classy.

Would I repurchase it? Maybe, I’m still 50/50 about it.

So yeah, here’s the dupe! Super affordable, great coverage and can be used to highlight areas of the face. There isn’t a wide shade range to choose from, so many people might not be lucky enough to find their shade.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Comment below on what your fave concealers are. 💕

Internships.

Hey my darlings!

I know I’ve been gone for a while again, but I’ve been busy with life. 😭

I had my graduation yesterday, I have been working and am currently doing two internships.

So today’s blog post is going to be short and snappy. I want to share with you guys a fabulous article I’ve produced for Asian World News! I was so chuffed when I received it today. It makes me certain that magazine editing is something I want to go into. I’ve wanted to go into editing for quite some years now. It’s just hoping somebody gives me a chance! 

I’ll be blogging about my graduation near the end of the week, with images. I can’t believe it’s all over! I’m a graduate and am so happy with the grade I have received. I’m going to miss uni 😭

I hope you enjoy this article!

Thanks for the support. 💕

Eucerine: Skincare products that have changed my life forever.

Hey my loves!

I hope you’ve all had a brilliant start to the week. I guess the weather could be a bit better, eh? It goes from one extreme to the next!

In today’s post, I want to share with you some skincare products from Eucerine that have honestly changed my life. Anyone that has followed my blog over the years will know that I’ve always suffered from oily and acne prone skin. I’ve been following a new skincare regime, morning and night, with this new (new for me anyway) brand. My mum has used Eucerine for a few years and it has showed promising results, so that is what swayed me to this specific brand.

These are the skin care products I have been loving. The cleanser, toner and hydrating cream came in a set of 3. (It works out cheaper than buying them individually, the price of the set is £26.50, individually all 3 items come up to around £30). I purchased the active concentrate and even brighter spot correcting concentrate as extras.

Starting off with the 3 step kit. I use this every morning and night. I have seen visible results in just 4 weeks (sorry I don’t mean to sound like an advert), but it’s true! I’ve never seen such fantastic results on my skin before. I remembered when I started univeristy, I used the La Roche Posay 3 step anti blemish kit for a year. Don’t get me wrong, it worked, but then after a while it just didn’t do anything for my acne prone face. I’m hoping my skin doesn’t get too used to the Eucerine 3 step kit, because this stuff is like magic!

The products are pretty straight forward. The cleanser is a face wash, it doesn’t dry your skin out. It leaves it fresh and super smooth.

The toner removes any dirt and surface oils from the face. Leaving you with a pure fresh feeling.

The hydrating cream is a light formula that hydrates without leaving the skin oily. It doesn’t have an SPF in it, so I follow with my Eucerine sun cream.

The next product is the active concentrate. This solution is supposed to help eliminate blemishes and prevent further breakouts. I brought this as an extra item after reading reviews about it. I havent really noticed if it’s doing anything for my skin or not, but I still use it twice a day to complete my skin care regime. The only downfall to this product (it’s either this one or the hydrating cream) is I notice I get flaky bits of the product on my face if I rub it in too much. It’s slightly annoying because I have to stipple over it just to get rid of the bits, so my face is ready for tinted moisturiser. The active concentrate is around £9.50, depending on where you purchase it from.

Last but not least, is the Eucerine even brighter pigmentation spot correcting stick. This is great for any pigmentation that is left from previous breakouts. I use this twice a day and have seen amazing results. My skin is almost pigmentation free and I only have to wear a light foundation powder on my skin now instead of my usual tinted moisturiser! The price is £14.50, a bit on the pricey side but it works wonders.

I want to make another addition to my skin care set soon, which is the blackheads scrub. My blackheads are as stubborn as anything, so I want to give the facial scrub a whirl. I will be posting a ‘how to get rid of blackheads’ post on my blog soon, showing you the products and tools I use to get rid of those horrible lil thangssss.

I feel like these skincare products are now my holy grail staples. I can’t be without them, especially from the results I have seen. If you buy all the products I have mentioned, it can be pricey. But make sure you shop around! You can be sure to find these items cheaper elsewhere. For example, the 3 step anti blemish kit is now £19.49 at Superdrug, instead of the normal price, £26. Be sure to use websites where student discount is accepted too! This is where you can find the active concentrate and pigmentation spot corrector for cheaper.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Comment below on what your favourite skin care products are. 💕

Poetry.

The mention of your name still lights a fire in my heart. The flame never really burnt out, it’s always flickered dimly. I think about you every day. I know I need to let go, but I’m not ready. I’m uncertain if I’ll ever be ready. You taught me how to smile on the darkest of days and taught me how to love with all my heart. I wish I could speak to you and hear your voice. I want to be the one asking how your day was and the one you come home to. But now I guess I have to watch you from afar. I hope she makes you smile in ways I never did, I hope she touches your heart and heals your soul. You’ll make her the luckiest woman in the world. There are days when I feel invincible, and other days I feel buried in a pile of rubble. I keep telling myself it’s okay to miss you, but not forever. I’ll be okay one day, just not today.