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: *****

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: *****

SPECTRUM COLLECTIONS – Mean Girls – False Eyelashes – Karen Smith

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Like, Spectrum just made Fetch happen!

So after the amazing Mean Girls collection debuted with the Burn Book and adorable pink brushes, Spectrum have released new Mean Girls faux eye lashes in tribute to each of the Plastics. And they’re so FETCH!

These eye lashes are made from faux silk, keeping in with Spectrum’s vegan and cruelty free ethos. The Karen Smith design is a light and wispy for a more natural finish these lashes will add length and curl, compared to their fuller volume, more intense Regina George design. They come in the cutest packaging, with the eyelashes contained in a clear, sturdy plastic container with the classic quote “You’re like really pretty”  on it to just boost your confident a little bit more!

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These lashes sadly do not come with glue – so make sure you have your trusty brand nearby!

Bottom Line:  Extremely soft, wispy eyelashes which give a natural finish to your eye makeup!

Price: £9.99 at Spectrum Collections (Use this link for 15% off your order!)

Rating: **** (Other eye-lashes in this price range, or cheaper come with glue!) 

Ramer Sponges – Ultra Soft Sponges

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A super soft sponge for babies, and your skincare routine!

I decided to buy some ‘Baby Soft’ sponges for taking off my dried mud masks as I felt using a flannel was sometimes too dry and I’d end up scratching and making my skin red taking them off. I decided to try these Ramer sponges, as they’re recommended for babies – so I thought “hey, they must be soft!”.

These are so unbelievably soft – they hold a nice amount of water to get the product off, without drenching myself in the process, and they’re easy to clean. These sponges dry to be rock hard, so its handy for travelling and storage. When they’re submerged in warm water again, they spring to life and become super soft again!

Bottom Line:  This has made taking my masks off easier, and left my skin clean and not irritated!

Price: £2.09 at Boots.com (Their own brand but just as good!)

Rating: *****