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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Eyeshadow Collection

Hi everyone, for today's post I thought I would share with you all my ABH eyeshadow collection. I have been planning to do this post for a while now as i thought you might like to see it after I did my Makeup Geek eyeshadow collection (let me know if you'd like an updated one as I have 2 extra large z palettes full). 
Anyway, i'm going to keep this post short and sweet although I will begin by telling you how I got my hands on them. As you know, ABH eyeshadows are not readily available in the UK however my boss luckily travels to the states quite regularly so he ever so kindly picked them up for me. I did send him with quite the list so he did well to return with exactly what I asked for! All 26 eyeshadows cost me around £300 so by all means they are NOT the cheapest nonetheless I'd heard great things about them which obviously made me want to try them out for myself. 
I've had this palette for about 4 months now and I reach for these eyeshadows daily. They are highly pigmented, buttery in texture, soft and blendable. I chose a variety of warm, natural and cool shades, so I can create a world of looks with this one palette. 

From left to right: 
Soft peach 
China Rose 
Pink Champagne 

Row 2:
Warm Taupe
Warm Taupe (YES I HAVE 2)
Burnt Orange 

Row 3:
Red earth 

Row 4:
Ash Brown
Dark chocolate shimmer 

My current favourite shades are, red earth, deep plum, fudge and dark chocolate shimmer, as they are shades that I dont already have in my collection. So if i could recommend only 4 shades to you, those would be my top picks. I hope you enjoyed this little post on my Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows and you found it somewhat helpful. Like i said, if you'd like to see an updated Makeup Geek eyeshadow collection let me know. And, comment below if you've tried ABH eyeshadows and what are your opinions? Thanks for reading :)

With love,

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Liquid Lipsticks | My Top Picks

Like the rest of the world, I too am a liquid lipstick lover so I figured I would dedicate a blog post to my current favourites. I have a mix of drugstore and higher end lippies here but bear in mind these are very much all nudes as they are my go-to. 

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip 'Beeper'
When I heard colour pop were now shipping to the UK I had to order myself some goodies and this particular shade of their ultra matte lip colours is my favourite. 'Beeper' is described as a warm mid-toned taupe shade which I find looks beautiful on my pale complexion. The colour is vibrant, long wearing, easy to apply and doesnt flake off. Its extremely well priced, applies smoothly without being streaky or patching and lasts for hours on the lips. If you're looking to try a cheap drugstore liquid lipstick I would most definitely recommend this one. 

Nyx Lip Lingerie 'Push Up'
Staying on the drugstore front this is another one of my favourite cheaper liquid lipsticks. Again, when I discovered you could get NYX products in the UK I was very excited to say the least. This was the first liquid lipstick I'd ever purchased and it basically began the whole obsession. I purchased several shades however 'Push Up' has proven to be my most worn. It's moussy texture is comfortable and doesn't dry out my lips, although it must be said that these lipsticks are not the longest wearing however I can get a couple of hours out of them. They are opaque, lightweight and easy to apply. I for sure recommend this lipstick as they have a great selection of shades to suit everyone. 

Kat Von D 'Everlasting' liquid lipstick 'Lolita' 
The shade 'Lolita' by Kat Von D is probably their best seller which meant I had to stalk the sephora website for weeks to ensure that I got myself a tube of this lipstick goodness. When I finally got my hands on one I was not disappointed. It's described as a dusty rose shade that can be quite drying on the lips however It's still comfortable. These do not transfer, last absolutely hours and fade evenly. Kat Von D is now stocked at Debenhams in the UK so if you havent tried these lipstick before then I suggest you do! 

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick 'Im Nude' 
Out of all my liquid lipsticks this shade has to be my ultimate favourite. Ever since I bought 2 weeks ago i I dont think I've reached for any other liquid lipstick. It's a light tan shade nude that goes with every makeup look. It's opaque, dries completely matte and I love the packaging and applicator. This lipstick is my most long wearing out of all that I've tried and even stays put after eating. 

I hope you enjoyed this blogpost, let me know in the comments below your favourite liquid lipstick. 

With Love,

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Artis Oval 8 | First Impression

I've been crushing on the Artis oval brushes for the longest time and I finally bite the bullet and purchased one. It was a tough decision choosing which brush to select however I decided to buy the oval 8 as i wanted to use it specifically for foundation application. I ordered my brush from Space N K for £52 which I thought was outrageously expensive however I've heard that this brush allows you to use less foundation as the bristles dont absorb product therefore I'm saving money in the long run (I'll use any excuse to justify my makeup splurges). 

I used this brush alongside the YSL touche eclat foundation and applied 2 small pumps straight onto the brush. My first instinct was to buff the foundation in however they recommend to use it in a swiping motion. The overall appearance and feel of the brush is very luxurious and its bristles are dense yet extremely soft. I found that it distributes foundation very easily and I don't need to go in with my beauty blender to remove any brush strokes. The brush is the perfect size for applying foundation and it makes the process exceptionally fast. I can most definitely see this brush taking over my love for the beauty blender. As of yet I've only found there to be one tiny downside which is that the rubber handle can get dirty so you must ensure to wipe it down to prevent any staining. Other than that I absolutely love this brush and cannot wait to continue using it. 

I hope you enjoyed this short but sweet first impression on the Artis Oval 8 brush. Have you tried any Artis brushes, let me know in the comments below?

With love,