ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – The Complete Daytime Collection– Limited Edition PR Mailer Kit

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I was over the moon when I found that Anastasia Beverly Hills were selling their PR mailer kit on their website due to having limited quantities left – that I just had to get it!

IMG_1495This mailer kit had the entire Daytime collection included for £51 – an absolute bargain when the palette alone is £33, and their liquid lipsticks are £20 a pop! Plus you get these cute Hailie Barber style sunglasses, so it was love at first sight for me!

They also sold the Sunset collection in the complete mailer kit for £49 – so you could grab the entire lot for £100! I decided to stick with just the Daytime collection as I prefer the shade selection and found I would have more use with it!

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The eye shadow quad contains the shades; Sunny, Sand Castle, Rose Quartz and Papaya (clockwise from top left), in the usual Anastasia single eye shadow format. Sunny and Rose Quartz are metallic shades with delicious pigmentation, low fallout, whereas Sand Castle and Papaya are matte which are wonderful as a base or adding dimension.

The palette is reusable as the single shade format means you can mix and match and customise the quad for travel needs or for an easy to carry compact for a night out. The palette is a pale pastel pink with a clear lid so you can clearly see the shades in the palette, as well as a stunning palm tree decor.

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The liquid lipsticks are both metallic and come in the shades Bellini,, a golden peach shade, and Sunset Punch, a dusty mauve.

Their packaging is different to the usual black and rose gold liquid lipsticks, with the lids being the same pale pink as the palette. Although the packaging is different, the lipstick applicator is the same as their other ones so its very easy to use.

I generally stick to matte lips – but these metallic shades are so delicious to layer on top of a nude A.B.H matte such as Crush or Pure Hollywood to add a bit of metal glamour. The formula isn’t clumpy or bitty which is often the case with anything metallic, these instead are as smooth as their matte shades.

Bottom Line: If you’re an A.B.H fan who is into peachy, golden sunny vibes – these are for you!

Price: Various @ BeautyBay.com
Various @ CultBeauty.com

Rating: *****

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Lip Gloss – Moon Jelly

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A galactic shimmer with a delicious, silky texture.

I decided to splurge on a few new lip glosses for the summer months where matte lips feel too drying, so I picked this one up when I got my ABH Prism palette.

This gloss is a clear base with a blue/violet shimmer, it’s not that subtle as you can see the colour reflect in low direct light – but it is lovely to add a bit of colour to your makeup looks whether worn alone, or on top of a colour. I like to use this when I have done a nude, soft every day makeup look as it adds a pop of colour which isn’t as over the top as full matte colours have – just a quirky extra!

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The formulas of Anastasia lip glosses has to be, hands down, one of my favourite. For a start they all smell like vanilla/cake – yummmmy! The silkiness of their application is as delicious as the scent. These lip glosses are non-sticky, smooth and sleek on the lips. Although they smell delicious – thankfully they don’t have the same taste otherwise I’d be licking my lips constantly. This gloss lasts a long time without re-application, unlike other glosses I’ve used which wear out in an hour.

I generally stick to matte lips – but this lip gloss has been a godsend in this heat in providing my lips some added moisture and protection from dry prune, lips I usually get!

Bottom Line: Add a bit of galactic coolness to your looks this summer with this non-sticky, silky lip gloss!

Price: £17 @ BeautyBay.com
£17.00 @ CultBeauty.com

Rating: *****

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 & Cult Beauty.

Rating: *****

 

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Eye Shadow Palette – Subculture

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Anastasia’s grungiest, rock chick themed eye shadow palette.

After the critically acclaimed Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, they’ve decided to create an on trend Grunge-esque palette called Subculture! I instantly fell in love with Modern Renaissance so knew immediately I had to get my hands on Subculture!

The palette is an on-trend look at the alternative colours that are taking the makeup world by storm, boasting an eclectic collection of duo-chromatic shades, shimmer and matte. The shade Cube is a white base with pink reflect which is absolutely stunning on top of All Star! It has a beautiful golden shade called Adorn, and a wonderfully bright yellow shade New Wave.

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But, the colours might be beautiful but my God, the blend-ability of these shadows is atrocious! One of my favourite points about the Modern Renaissance is how easily the creamy shadows blend – which Subculture has sadly not replicated. The shadows are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way – but to blend that colour out takes AGES! Honestly, it takes a couple of minutes just to basically blend it out.

The shadows have a high levels of fallout, and just by gently touching the shadows – there is already a massive dent in them – so I have a feeling with daily use, I will be hitting pan quicker than expected! BUT – a little goes a long way, its just a shame the shadows lose all integrity the moment you lightly touch it and start falling everywhere.

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Bottom Line: The colours are gorgeous but the formula has made these incredibly hard to work with – which is very disappointing considering the commercial success for Modern Renaissance!

Price: £43 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ***

 

 

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – GLOW KIT – SUGAR

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Sugary sweet glow! This is a gorgeously cute highlighter palette.

As you know, I have an obsession with Anastasia Beverly  Hills glow kits, so as soon as this became available I had to get my hands on it – and I am so glad that I did.

These highlighters are a cute collection of pale pink, white pearl, duo-chrome lilac and honey golden glows. As with the other Anastasia Beverly Hills, these highlighters are highly pigmented, and can achieve build-able glow allowing you to go from subtle glow to “I’m a sugar coated unicorn” whenever you want!

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They apply easily wet or dry, and can achieve beautiful finishes either way with unique intensities. I’m honestly in awe of how adorable this palette is!

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Bottom Line: If you’re in to pale pink highlights – this is one that you will need!

Price: £41 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****

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My 5K Instagram Followers Anastasia Beverly Hills Giveaway! *Win a Subculture Eye-shadow Palette!!*

Hi Guys!

As some of you may have seen, I hit 5000 followers on Instagram! So, in celebration I hosted a Poll on my Instagram story to choose what brand to theme my giveaway. Did you want Spectrum Collections or Anastasia Beverly Hills?!

You guys chose Anastasia Beverly Hills!

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One of the most seen and wanted Anastasia Beverly Hills palette I have noticed on Instagram is the Subculture eyeshadow palette, so I’ve decided to give one away! You will be able to find my review on this palette on my website soon!

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This giveaway is open internationally as always, and you can enter by following me on Instagram (if you already haven’t), and the reposting my give away post with the hashtag ‘#RosemaryHelenXO5K‘ ! 🙂

You can gain up to 10 extra entries by completing the following, each one you complete is another entry:

If you already follow me on Facebook/Tumblr/Snapchat – you’ve already got those extra entries – so Reblog and hashtag my Instagram post and that’s 6 entries!

Thank you for your ongoing support and good luck!

Small Print:
  • This competition will end on the 30th November at 12am GMT, and the winner will be picked at random shortly after from all the eligible primary entries (Instagram repost and hashtag) and extra entries.
  • The winner will be notified via Instagram Direct Message, and the account needs to be set as Public.
  • If the entrant is under 16 years old your parent or guardian will need to approve your entry, and approve providing your postal address.
  • Open Internationally – all welcome to enter!
  • This giveaway is no way affiliated with or endorsed by Anastasia  Beverly Hills, Tumblr,  Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or WordPress. I have bought this palette with my own funds!

BEAUTY DEALS – OCTOBER 2017 – BEAUTYBAY.COM – UP TO 30% OFF SITE WIDE – Includes Anastasia Beverly Hills, Dose of Colors and Morphe!

So, Beauty Bay have decided for this weekend to host a Buy More, Save More sale over this weekend, where you can save up to 30%!

NO CODE NECESSARY FOR THIS DEAL!  JUST ADD THEM TO THE BASKET!

All you need to do is shop to get the discount, and the more you buy, the more you save! They’re currently offering the following discounts:

20% Off when you spend £50!
25% Off when you spend £80!
30% Off when you spend £120!

There are a few exceptions to what brands this discount counts towards which are; Babyliss, Babyliss Pro, Jouer Cosmetics, Living Proof, Tan Luxe. BUT! This means the offer is working on Anastasia Beverly Hills, Dose of Colors, Farasli, Morphe and Ofra!  I have already indulged on £150 worth of Anastasia…. Whoops!

Click here or the image below to get your Beauty Bay Haul on!
Offer ends at 9am Monday 30th  October!

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Glow Kit – Moonchild

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Amazing quality and value – a little highlight goes a long way!

I decided to get this palette as I’m a huge ABH Glow Kit fan, ever since I glanced at one in Sephora! This one is the same high quality, and high pigmented that is standard for ABH cosmetics.

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The colours are all pastel, with some duo-chromatic shades such as Blue Ice. They’re amazing to use as highlights or as some light, shimmery eye-shadows. The shades are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and can create unique galactic looks.

Bottom Line: An amazing glow kit for out of this world highlight – but sadly I’m still obsessed with my Nicole G kit and prefer that for day-to-day glow!

Price: £39 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ****

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