Monday, 29 September 2014

B E A U T Y | Urban Decay Naked Three Palette.

This post is long overdue. I have been wanting to finish my collection of the Naked palettes for a while now (check out my others here and here, like what I did there haha). I have had this one since it was first released I just never actually got around to doing it, so here it is. 

I have to firstly say, this definitely is my least favourite of the three, while the rose gold packaging and the colours are lovely, they just don't seem to appeal to me as much as the other two do. Whereas it is my friend Kat's favorite of the three, so it all depends on preference I think. One thing I do love about this palette though is that there are no repeats of the other two palettes in here, all of the shades are completely new.

As I mentioned in my review of the second palette, I really don't love the metal packaging, I much prefer the first ones suade effect packaging, it just seems much more sturdy, I always worry with these that the pans will fall out, touch wood so far mine haven't ha. However, I do love the brushes in the second and third in comparison to the first, I find the fluffy end great for blending for the perfect smokey eye and the flat end for packing on the colour for ultimate pigmentation. 

Again with the third palette I have to say again that the pigmentation and the quality of the shadows are fantastic. For the price I just think it is fantastic, it is a high end product but you are getting twelve shadows for £37. 

My favourite shades are  Burnout, Buzz, Trick, Noomer, Mugshot and Blackheart.

From left to right;





Take a look here for yourself, I recommend every girl should have at least one of the three.

Have you tried any of the Naked palettes? Which is your favourite?

Sunday, 28 September 2014

B E A U T Y | Benefit 'Watt's Up?' Review

Okay, so firstly I apologise yet again for my long absence, life has been absolutely crazy over the last month, and quite honestly well and truly horrible, but not to dwell on that! 

For months and months I have been lusting over this little beauty, and finally I took the jump and bought it. It is on the pricey side at £24.50, but I've found that when I'm using it, hardly any seems to get used, so I can see it lasting a long time, so really it's a bit of an investment, I've been trying to justify it to myself haha. I am a bit of a sucker for a good highlighter, I just think that they can completely change and brighten up the face, even on the worst of days, which recently I seem to be having a lot of. 

I just use this on my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, (lightly, I don't want it to look like a beacon, ha), and on my cupids bow. It's got such a rich and creamy consistency that you can tell it is of a high quality. The pigmentation is fantastic, although if you do use too much you run the risk of looking like a disco ball. 

I would reccomend this to everyone, it is totally worth the price.
Have a look at it for yourself here.


Monday, 1 September 2014

L I F E S T Y L E | My Art Work.

This is a bit of a random one for me to put on my blog, and while I am aware that some of you might not be interested in the slightest, I just thought it would be nice for me to share something that I absolutely love doing, and have done since I was a little girl. 

I love doing art work. I did art throughout school and even carried it through to my A-Levels. If it didn't have such an unclear career path I would have taken a degree in it too, without a doubt! I think it's always important for someone to have some form of a hobby that can just relax you and take your mind off of all of the other problems that might be going on in your life, and for me that is art. I enjoy sitting for hours on end just painting, drawing whatever it might be. 

Personally I love painting in oils, sometimes acrylics but not as much, I love oil pastels and most of all graphite pencils. I haven't really done any in what seems like a while but I am currently working on quite a big piece for me to have framed and put in my room at uni, I shall reveal when I finally finish it, it's a long process haha!

Anyway before I ramble any more, here is some of my work from over the last three years. A lot of it was for my A-Levels so excuse the running theme haha.

Hope this was slightly interesting 

B E A U T Y | Urban Decay Perversion and Subversion Mascara Review.

I'm back!! Apologies for my absence for however long it has been, life has just taken over recently, but never the less, here I am!

I have recently been doing quite a lot of shopping, and I'm loving it, my bank balance... not so much, woops. So I took a trip to Meadowhall with my mother dearest, and I had heard such amazing things about this mascara. Now I'm really not the kinda girl that enjoys spending a lot of money on things such as mascaras just because they're not as pretty as lipsticks and blushers and all that. However, the woman at the Urban Decay stand was like would you like to try the new mascara out, it would have been rude to say no. Right? Well anyway, I fell in love.

This is quite honestly one of the best mascaras I have ever tried, and I have been through a lot! Mainly drugstore ones but I have also recently tried the 'Benefit They're Real' mascara and honestly, I wasn't a lover of it, especially for the price, I found it dried out really fast. 

It comes with two separate parts, which as an introductory offer they did a full size mascara and a tester primer for £17 which isn't bad. Normally though they are going to be £15 each.. I think? 

So firstly you put the Subversion primer on, which looks terrifying, honestly I look like I have conjunctivitis when I put it on haha. But this claims to make your lashes 'longer, thicker and stronger', which honestly I think it lives up to! Compared to just wearing a regular mascara it just seems to make such a difference, it separates your lashes and just makes the application of the mascara so much better.

So once you have applied the primer, you go on with some of the Perversion mascara. I recommend doing this when the primer is still a bit wet. The photo above is just with one coat of the mascara. Considering I have small lashes to start with the difference is great. The mascara claims to make your lashes 'bigger, blacker and badder', which it really really does. The formula of the mascara is really wet, which I tend to love in a mascara, I've had this for a couple of weeks now and it still has no signs of drying out which is fantastic!

And here is the final outcome! I can't stress how much I love this product. I 100% recommend you go purchase one for yourself and give it a try. Have a look for yourself here.

Have any of you tried it? What do you think?