TARTE COSMETICS – Swamp Queen Palette – Grav3yard Girl Collaboration

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Well, well, well, looks like a Queen is reigning! 

I have a few Tarte Cosmetics palettes and products, and I have to say, this has become my favourite to travel with. This palette is the perfect face and eye palette due to the complimenting shades of blusher, bronzer, highlighter and eyeshadows.

This palette is the brainchild of Grav3yardGirl, who hopefully you all know of due to her unique and quirky personality, and pays homage to her home state of Texas. The palette has unique shade names such as ‘dogman’, ‘gator wings’, and ‘does this thing really work?’. If you’re wondering, yes it does really work.

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This palette boasts a beautiful gold highlight, which is the most pigmented highlighter I have ever used – it’s literally like painting my face with gold, and I love it. 

The blusher is a lovely rosy pink with gold reflect shimmer which is perfect as standalone as the shimmer is eye catching enough, or team it up with the gold highlight for ultimate glow!

The bronzer is a lovely warm brown shade, which is sadly slightly orange, so use it sparingly and not as your base contour otherwise you’ll end up a gilded tangerine…

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This palette has nine incredible eye shadow shades, which have been displayed horizontally in complimentary trios. They are made up of two light neutral matte shades and seven shimmering shadows in warm toned plums, browns and oranges. Together they are a lovely selection of base, crease and lid shades to mix and match or use the complimentary shades for your desired look. The palette also comes with a soft, closely packed brown eye shadow brush which is handy for adding the shimmer shadows to your look, as opposed to blending the shades!

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Bottom Line: Lovely, warm toned, highly pigmented eye shadow shades to create a vast array of everyday looks, or darken with the smokey shades for glam nighttime looks when teamed up with the complimentary blusher, bronzer and highligher. This is the ultimate travel palette!

Price: £37 at Tarte Cosmetics(Currently on sale for £22!!!)

Rating: *****

Serenity Candles – Rose Gold Tin – Black Cherry – PR

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I was very lucky to receive this Black Cherry candle from Serenity Candles NI for me to review for my followers – Please note I received this complimentary!

Serenity Candles is a company that prides themselves on being 100% natural, only using the best ingredients in every item they hand-make. They only use Soy wax, which is environmentally friendly and made from vegetable oil. Their packaging oozes pure luxury with their classy rose gold tins that will look beautiful on everyone’s vanity!

Soy wax candles are becoming the new candles of choice due to their eco-friendly aspect and cleaner burning. Due to the soy wax having a lower burning temperature than traditional candle wax, it produces less soot which enhances the aroma and prevents nasty smoke being let off.

This black cherry scent is beautiful, and is reminiscent of a perfectly baked cherry pie. The container is a stunning rose gold tin, which looks amazing on my vanity. This candle burnt for a long, long while and lasted me approximately 60 hours over various days!

Bottom Line: A luxurious, handmade and poured candle that can give Yankee Candle a run for their money!

Price: £10 at Serenity Candles NI.

Rating: *****

Anatomicals – Eye Patches – Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer

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A burst of moisture to perk up your eyes!

I received this product in return for my honest review – so here it is!

These eye patches are a lot like the TonyMoly Panda’s Dream Eye Patches, but the consistency is more like jelly, an its 3 to a pack making them each mask half the price of the Panda Patches! Instead of turning you into a panda, these patches have a nerdy name – loving the Buffy reference!

These patches are a jelly, white semi oval that you place under your eyes. It takes 30 minutes for the moisture to seep in and plump up your under eye area, creating an instant lift. They work on the same principle as the Panda Patches, they’re jammed packed with vitamin B3 to minimise fine lines and wrinkles to keep you looking fresh and youthful.  It’s this intense hydration that helps to ‘plump’ and brighten the delicate skin around the eyes!

Bottom Line: Seriously slays those eye bags!

Price: £6 at Superdrug

Rating: ***** (Cheaper than the TonyMoly and they have the same effect!)

TONYMOLY – PANDA’S DREAM – Eye Patch

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An adorable dose of Korean Skincare to rejuvenate the eyes.

I decided to try out the  Panda’s Dream eye patches after trying the other item from the Panda’s Dream So Cool… Stick and the Moisture Gel Cream, and needed a pick up from my recent late nights!

I’ve ended up with dark circles so wanted to treat myself one night, so I sat down with my glass of Prosecco and popped these two bad boys on! The patches themselves are fibre and black, making you look like a panda! It’s adorable!

The patches are saturated in bamboo shoot extract and vitamin B3 to minimise fine lines and wrinkles to keep you looking fresh and youthful.  It’s this intense hydration that helps to ‘plump’ and brighten the delicate skin around the eyes!

Bottom Line: A lovely burst of freshness, and plumping action to banish dark circles and brighten the under eye area!

Price: £4.00 at Beauty Bay

Rating: ****

LILY ENGLAND – Hair Brushes – Marble Hair Brush Set – PR

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A wonderful, rose gold and marble hair brush set!

I received this case complimentary from the amazing folks at Lily England to try out and review for you lovelies!

This set is the ultimate hair brush set! You have everything in here to style your hair from a large paddle brush, a barrel brush, a rose gold comb with pin tail, and two rose gold hair clips.

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This set is luxurious and beautiful, as well as the ultimate hair brush set. For the price it is incredible quality, as each item is sturdy, and hard wearing. The brushes do not make my hair static when I use them, and do not tear or rip my hair when wet!

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Bottom Line:  Sturdy, budget friendly, ultimate hair brush set!

Price: £20.00 at Lily England.

Rating: ****

Serenity Candles – Handmade Candles and Wax Melts! – PR

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I was very lucky to receive these products from Serenity Candles NI for me to review for my followers – Please note I received these complimentary!

Serenity Candles is a company that prides themselves on being 100% natural, only using the best ingredients in every item they hand-make. They only use Soy wax, which is environmentally friendly and made from vegetable oil. Their packaging is luxurious with rose gold tins and accented glass jars. They create small batches of their products to ensure the quality is high and that the product meets their high standards.

I received the following items, which I will individually review for you to look at and go into more depth regarding the ingredients of the products;

  • Pomegranate Noir Soy Wax Melts.
  • Christmas Spice 9cl Candle.
  • Black Cherry 27cl  Rose Gold Tin Candle.

These scents have helped add a warm feel to my apartment, allowing me to escape from the cold, blistery winter outside.

Keep checking out my blog to get the individual item reviews!

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Blush Kit Palette – Radiant

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Anastasia’s beautiful foursome of stunning blusher shades.

After falling in love with Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Modern Renaissance and their contour palette, I decided to snap this palette up when I bought their Sugar Glow Kit. I’m so glad I did! I was umm-ing and arr-ing about which one to get seeings as they have a large amount of shades of blush to choose from in their triplet sets, but I decided to grab this Blush Kit to get the quad of colours.

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This kit boasts an array of pink and coral hues with added shimmer! The best thing about these shades is the fact you can mix them together to create your own peachy summer glow, or your own Barbie Pink blush.

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The powdered blush are so easy to blend and apply, you can really customise your shade by layering the different blushes or use them stand-alone. They’re also very pigmented, as with most of the Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics!

Bottom Line: The colours are gorgeous and the powder formula is so easy to use and blend!

Price: £31 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****

 

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Caudalie – Face Mask – Moisturising Mask

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A moisturising mask that can also be used as an overnight intense treatment!

I love trying new items, and was eager to try this moisturising mask! As you all know, I suffer from dry skin, and this weather is not helping! This Moisturising Mask rehydrates and soothes dry skin leaving the skin is soft and hydrated thanks to a formula rich in grape-seed oil, Vinolevure® (their patented grape extract that moisturises and protects), and plant glycerine. It’s an intense shot of moisture that can be used as a standard mask, or overnight for the ultimate treatment.

Using overnight, I woke up and the blemishes I had had become less angry and red, and I didn’t break out! It’s even recommended for the most sensitive skin!!

Bottom Line: A cure for sensitive skin that breaks out easily but needs an intense dose of moisture!

Price: £22.00 at Caudalie

Rating: ****

LILY ENGLAND – MAKEUP BRUSHES – Rose Gold Makeup/Wash Bag – PR

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Amazing design, spacious and brilliant quality!

I received this case complimentary from the amazing folks at Lily England to try out and review for you lovelies!

It has a very large zip bag section which I put my palettes, cosmetics and foundation in. I like using the separate sections to organise my face and eye brushes to make my make up on the go easier!

I also love the hook feature as I can hang it from hotel doors to save on space on the bathroom counters. You can also use this bag for toiletries and the separated sections are handy for bits and bobs!

Bottom Line: Brilliant design and quality! Also how cute is the rose gold?!

Price: £15 at Lily England.

Rating: *****

Luvenesco – Retinol Hydrating Cream – Complete Care – PR

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A beautiful facial cream, that settles on the skin ensuring it is delivering deep moisture with a lovely. non-overpowering scent.

I’ve noticed that my skin is a lot more plumped and hydrated – which is much needed in this cold, wintery weather! It also contains a plethora of vitamins so it can help repair any damages whilst hydrating.

The active retinol is used to fight signs of ageing & ripens pores, leaving your silky smooth, supple and vivid. The reason why retinol is becoming a beauty product staple is because of its age-fighting capabilities which can help diminish most signs of ageing.

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Bottom Line:  Deep moisturising cream with a lovely scent!

Price: £19.99 at Amazon 

Rating: **** (Expected a bigger pack for the price, but a little bit does goes a long way!)