Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Urban Decay 15 year anniversary eyeshadow palette

     I have been so excited about this palette ever since I heard they were releasing it! Before I had seen it I thought it would be full of bright, daring colours, because Urban Decay do like their brights, but to my surprise most of the shades are very wearable & the palette would be perfect for all natural eye/smokey eye looks! There are a few more daring shades if you fancy a pop of colour, making the palette more versatile & enabling you the freedom to play around & create some adventurous looks! This palette is simply gorgeous! Each shade is brand new for this palette, offering a perfect mix of lights & darks, neutrals & brights, satisfying every possible eyeshadow need. 

All in all I am so impressed by this palette, it's so versatile & would be perfect for just about anyone! Every shadow is really pigmented, offering amazing colour pay-off. Some shadows are ridiculously shimmery, such as Midnight Rodeo, so you have to be really careful about fall-out, but that's no surprise when you're dealing with Urban Decay shadows. As long as you can handle the shimmery fall-out, you'll love this palette! The packing is simply sensational, it looks like every penny of the £39 went to good use! The velvet-lined compartment that holds the palette gives it that extra touch of glamour, & the shiny gun-metal box has beautiful detailing giving it an ornate look, making it a perfect dressing table feature!
Midnight rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase

                                            Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence, Deep End

                                                 Deeper, M.I.A, Ace, Blackout, Half Truth

    You can buy the palette from House of Fraser or Debenhams for £39 which seems steep but for 15 shadows that's only £2.60 per shadow, which is a dream compared to Mac's shadows that are a whopping £11.50 each! At least have a look in store & go see for yourself. If any of you have already picked up this palette, let me know what you think. Does it give the Naked palette a run for it's money? Any thoughts girls?


Friday, 26 August 2011

OOTD: polka dots & studded shorts

     Today I was messing about with my DSLR & I found my fisheye lens, so I thought I'd have a bit of fun & make an outfit of the day with it. Today I'm just off to the shops so I'm keeping it casual, & no surprise it's pouring here in London so I'll definitely be needing the leather jacket! I haven't posted one of these before, which is strange seeing as I have more clothes than sense, so this is the first of many!

Polka dot blouse: H&M

Studded denim shorts: Topshop

Leather Jacket: River Island

Necklace: H&M

Lipstick: Mac's Costa Chic


Thursday, 25 August 2011

What's inside my Glossybox: August 2011

    It's that time of month again! Yes, once again it's Glossybox time. I was so excited to open this one after how amazing last months one was, & to be perfectly honest I wasn't as impressed, but still pretty pleased with my goodies. Enough with the chit chat, let's take a look inside...

1) Murad time release blemish cleanser:
     Salicylic acid is the hero ingredient in this dual action, extra gentle cleanser. Clinically proven to increase cell turnover, it reduces blemishes while diminishing wrinkles and keeps your skin smooth and glowing!
     I'm almost out of my Liz Earle cleanse & polish so this was perfect for me! Plus my recent unexplained break-out needs sorting out so it looks like help is on its way! Maybe it'll give my c&p a run for it's money...

My deluxe sample: 30ml
Retail price: £29 for 200ml

2) Ahava mineral body lotion:
     Part of Ahava's new My Skin Reborn range, this quickly absorbed richly moisturizing lotion draws on the properties of dead Sea minerals to effectively hydrate, nourish and protect the skin.
    It's not the most exciting product ever, but who doesn't love a good body lotion, ay? It's a perfect size for when you're on the go & I'll probably end up taking this away with me to Egypt in a few weeks. Perfect!

My deluxe sample: 40ml
Retail price: £18 for 250ml

3) Daniel Sandler jumbo jet mascara:   
Jumbo jet is the only mascara a woman needs when she wants high-performance, luscious lashes. After one stroke of the brush, lashes can appear thicker and longer.
     Now that's what I'm talking about! After seeing the wand I was so impressed, it's definitely one I'd pick out for myself! I'm expecting amazing things from this mascara...

MY deluxe sample: full size
Retail price: £14.75


4)KMS California hairstay style boost:
      Primer for your hair! The foam-to-liquid crackle formula enhances natural movement and bounce while boosting the performance of styling products, for a style that lasts up to 3x longer.
     I'm not really a hairspray kind of girl, & generally I just stick to what I know so maybe this product will break me out of my comfort zone. Fingers crossed!

My deluxe sample: full size
Retail price: £10

5)Rebel nails nail wraps:
     Welcome to the nail revolution! Rebel nails' nail wraps are easy to apply, long lasting and kind to nails. No chipping, fading or wear. Amazing professional finishes and designs are now available at your finger (or toe) tips!
    Disappointing. I suppose I've always been intrigued by nail stickers & have never actually tried them so this is an opportunity to see what they're all about. I just wish they weren't a paper bag colour & for my toes. I've spotted some snakeskin print ones on their website so I might buy some if these turn out to be worth it. Who knows, maybe I'll be converted!

My deluxe sample: full size
Retail price: £7.99

So that's it, overall I'm pretty happy, it's only the nail stickers that have let the whole box down. It's definitely still worth the £10 so I can't complain really. What did you get in your Glossybox this month?



I know it's been a while since my last post, but I'm still quite new to Youtube so I've been focusing on that & neglecting my poor blog. But now I've written a huge list of ideas for my blog & I'm making myself a schedule so that I do a few posts a week, so basically... I'm back!
   It probably hasn't helped that my mum has taken my camera on holiday with her, so the next few posts might have quite horrific quality but I'm sure you'll all forgive me! If you have any requests or ideas for me then please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear them!