Sunday, 24 April 2016

Haul | Crowd Colour Personalised Palette

You may have seen all over Twitter about Crowd Colour and their new venture into personalised palettes. Straight away I was on it and helped with their fundraising and soon enough it came the time to design my palette. I knew I wanted it to be linked to my blog, so thought what better than to have my blog logo (which I must say a big thank you to Laura from Lolaandbehold for designing it for me). It's exactly what I've been looking for as I could never bring myself to purchase a Z Palette. Now that they have got their foot in the door, as well as offering the option to create your own palette they also have pre-made collections you can choose from. My personal favourites have to be (although I love them all) the Glitter Glam Collection and the Pastel Marble Collection. Prices start from £11 for a small palette, £14 for a medium palette and £16 for the large which I think is very reasonable.

All in all I love the idea!

Have you got a Crowd Colour Palette?

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Beauty | My Favourite Beauty Items

I always find it hard to choose what my favourite beauty products are as I love too many. But I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to the same products for a couple of week, so I thought I would share with you what I've been loving lately.

First off lets talk about my new makeup bag and how perfectly it suits my life! It's by Lola & Gilbert and I picked it up from Boots for £12.99. They had quite a few to choose from and also have wash bags too. I love the funny sayings on them and I'm sure there's definitely one to suit everyone. I've been using the original Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for the longest time and love it as a pre-cleansing product and then I saw they released the new Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water. Normally I hate the bi-phase oil cleansers as I find a lot of them leave a greasy film even though they claim not to. But as this was on offer I threw caution to the wind and purchased it. I'm so glad I did as I absolutely love it. I love the way it leaves my skin feeling, soft and smooth but not greasy, and I feel it takes less product to remove my makeup than the original one does. The next two products work wonders together, L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation and L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Powder. I've mentioned the foundation on my blog before (read that post here) and mentioned how it's my absolute holy grail foundation, well that plus the powder is a force to be reckoned with. My makeup lasts all day and keeps my oil at bay, what more could you want! For concealer I've recently been trying out the bareMinerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer and it works great alongside my foundation. It stays put all day and the name rings true, it really is a complete coverage concealer. My new everyday lip product has been the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Obsession which I was a bit wary of as I had heard a lot of mixed reviews about them not being very matte. I'm glad I tried it out for myself because I have fallen in love with it. It does take some time to dry down matte but once it has it literally doesn't budge, even after eating and drinking. I was kindly sent the So Eco Bronzer Brush* to try out and after only a couple of uses I think I'm going to love it. The bristles are so soft and it's not too dense so you don't get too harsh of a look. Last but not least is my favourite eye combo which is the Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in the shade 06-Golden Brown with L'Oreal Color Riche Mono Eyeshadow in the shade 200-Over The Taupe. It's such a quick and simple eye look which is great for me when I have to get up at 2.30am for work.

Have you used any of my favourite beauty products before? What do you think of them?

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

GIVEAWAY | Urban Decay Naked Palette Of Your Choice *CLOSED*

Exciting post alert!! I'm giving away a Urban Decay Naked Palette of your choice to two lucky people!! I'm always 100% truthful on my blog so the reason for this giveaway is a couple of things. I've neglected my little blog and haven't been the best at being consistent with posts. So I'm hoping that this giveaway with give me a little boost and maybe will attract some new readers to my blog. But as well as that, it is a little thank you for all my current followers who have stuck by me and my blog whilst I've not been the best blogger! A few T&Cs...

The giveaway will run from the 00:00 on the 12/04/16 to 00:00 on the 27/04/16.
There will be two winners, each receiving a Urban Decay Naked Palette of the winners choosing.
Once the winners are picked they will have 28 days to contact me to organize their prize.
The giveaway is UK only.
The prize is a Urban Decay Naked Palette of the winners choosing (Options are Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3 and Naked Smoky.

If the winners first choice is unavailable, they will have to choose another.

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Good Luck!!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Wishlist | Kiko Wanderlust Collection

This morning I woke up to an exciting email. Kiko has released another amazing new collection called Wanderlust and since they have become my favourite brand of course I want everything. But I thought I would run through a few of my most wanted products from the collection.

Desert Dunes Trio Baked Blush £16.90
A baked blush that combines three different shades in a single product yes please! Available in three different shades - 01 Lust Coral, 02 Gypsy Pink and 03 Impulsive Mauve I feel like I'll be picking up all three. The shades can be used individually or swirled together, but I always think it's a tad difficult to pick up each individual colour. None the less these look gorgeous.

Desert Dunes Baked Bronzer £22.90
First off, how pretty are these! That alone makes me want to buy them. Two shades combine to give you a natural, tanned look. I'm a sucker for baked products and alongside the pretty packaging I'm definitely sold. Available in two shades: 200 Warm Melange and 201 Sienna Melange.

Sunshine DD Cream SPF 30 £12.90
Seriously Kiko, you are killing it with the rose gold packaging. Although I am a full coverage girl at heart, I do like the odd light coverage product for my days off or when I just don't want to go all out. This DD cream boasts to provide lightweight coverage and feel like a second skin. Sounds good to me plus the bonus of an SPF. Available in 4 shades.

Out Of Bounds Eyeliner Pen £8.90
Liquid eyeliner pens are my favourite type of eyeliner. I find them so easy to use and definitely the best way in my opinion to get that perfect wing. So I'm always game to try out new ones. This claims to be jet black, adheres well to the eyelid without fading and is easy to remove.

Desert Moon Highlighter £19.90
I've never tried a highlighter in the loose ball type. I've always been tempted by the Guerlain Meteorites but if I can try out the same type of product at a fraction of the price, I will definitely opt for Kiko! Being only available in one shade, I hope it's more of a golden/champagne sheen rather than pink.

Heatwave Lip Oil £10.90
Lip Oils are the new thing but so far I believe only high end brands have brought them out. I really want to see what they are all about so will definitely pick these up. They are a nourishing, coloured lip oil with either a coconut, vanilla or grapefruit scent. I'm leaning more towards coconut and vanilla as these are my favourite type of smells.

Have you seen the new collection? What are your favourite items?