Eylure – Enchanted Limited Collection – Power Flower

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Wispy, lightweight eye lashes that create a naturally but full look!

These lashes balance volume with length due to the mix of long and short lashes. As they’re spaced out and not compacted into a black block, these are stunning for use with daily outings and events without making you look over done – subtle but noticeable. They’re wispy and very lightweight which makes them comfortable to wear, and the band flexes easy allowing a better fit to your natural lash line.

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As with all Eylure eyelashes – these come with the adhesive included. The thing I love about Eylure’s adhesive is that it comes with an easy to use applicator to allow precise application of the glue due to its flat and tapered end!

These are very easy to apply and remove – I can apply these using my fingers alone or along with a pair of tweezers, or using the Eylure applicator tool.

Bottom Line: These eyelashes are perfect for a daytime event, or for everyday wear as opposed to their more glamorous, fuller luxe collection eye lashes.

Price: £5.95 from False Eyelashes .co.uk

Rating: ****

Saturday Lashes – A Pair for Everyday! 100% Handmade and Cruelty Free lashes! – PR

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A set of lashes for every day, all in one cute, curated collection!

I stumbled upon Saturday Lashes on Instagram one evening, and instantly fell in love with the brands premise – a collection of lashes for every day of the week. Please note these were gifted to me for use and promotional purposes.

These lashes are handmade and assembled in the USA where they use 100% cruelty free mink hairs – they are currently thinking of expanding with a vegan range for my Vegan followers!

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So how did Saturday Lashes come about? Katrina the owner decided that she was done with the status quo and delved right in to create her own natural, pair of eyelashes that wasn’t gaudy, heavy or overbearing for her eyes. She decided to curate a pair for every day of the week to complement our moods.

In the collection you get;

  • Monday Coffee – Doe-eyed Short and Long Lashes “You Woke Up Like This”
  • Tuesday Ease – Strong Clusters Broken Up By Crisscrossing Hairs, “Others Only Wish They Were You.
  • Wednesday Social –  Match lashes with Colourful Shadows, “Followers Beware.”
  • Thursday Blush – Heavy On The End For The Perfect Cat-eye, “Meow.”
  • Friday Night – Blue Lases Blended Into Black Make The Whites Of Eyes Whiter, “Go Boogie On Down.”
  • Saturday Morning – Pair With Dewy Skin and Light Makeup, “Do you hear that? They’re Looking For Their Missing Angel.”
  • Sunday Brunch -Eat Waffles, Drink OJ, and Take It Easy, “P.S.Use These Too!”

 

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The lashes come in different lengths to complement the name and day, allowing for subtle lashes for every day glamour to showstopping lashes to impress in the club. Allowing you to choose the style that best suits what event you’re wearing them for!

The band is very flexible, which allows it to mould easily to your eyelid from the start, but it does make it quite the task to remove them from the plastic tray – although I’d rather have that than have a rigid band stabbing me in the eyelid or pinging off… With the proper care, these lashes can withstand up to 20 uses, making them a very good investment if you’re willing to take care of them compared to ones off the high-street.

Bottom Line: The variety Saturday Lashes have to offer is amazing with a cute set designed for every day!

Price: From $27 a set, at Saturday Lashes.

Rating: *****

Sleek Makeup – i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette – A New Day – ABH Soft Glam Dupe?!?

Firstly, massive THANK YOU! to Sleek Makeup for this huge haul for me to try out and review for my lovely followers!!!

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The first item I will be reviewing from this collection is their A New Day palette which is a stunning array of on-trend blushed neutrals, oranges and browns! Please note, I did receive this item complimentary from Sleek Makeup!

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This palette boasts 12 neutral shades for you to mix and match to create your own subtle, glamorous looks which are on trend. You get warm brown shades to define and smoke out your looks, and beautiful light shimmer shades to help highlight and create halo looks.

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Whilst I was using this palette I wasn’t surprised at the creaminess and the lack of fallout – Sleek Makeup eye shadow are brilliant value and great quality. I’ve always been excited when they release a new i-Divine! These eye shadows are creamy to apply, not dusty, blend well and are very pigmented considering their cost point! They also last a long while without eye shadow primer, so if you’re in a rush to get out the door these will stay put for hours without necessary prep time!

One thing that I did notice is how similar the palette it is to my Anastasia’s Beverly Hill’s Soft Glam palette which my boyfriend bought me. The colours are very similar, apart from the stunning foiled shadows and the brighter orange. The basic shadows are all the same hues, and can be built up to match the vividness of the ABH shadows, but there is a lack of pigmented, foiled shades to complete the Sleek palette.

This palette is perfect for matte, neutral looks but if you want more glamorous, showstopping with glitter on top shadows, then you’ll need to team it up with another palette!

Bottom Line: Lovely pigmented, great colour pay off eye shadows that are worth the price!

Price: £8.99 at Boots.com.

Rating: ****

Eylure – Luxe Collection False Eyelashes – Trinket

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A beautifully, wispy, full length lashes!

As you know I am a huge fan of the Eylure and Fleur De Force collaboration eyelashes, so I decided to try some others from the Eylure range as I wanted to have a bit of variety with my falsies to suit a wide range of my makeup looks.

The first thing I noticed about the Luxe range, is that they’re advertised as their more premium lashes, with faux mink effect, to add a dash of cruelty free glamour! As they’re premium, they come with a higher price tag – but so does everything else so no surprise there. The one thing I noticed about these eyelashes is that the range is a lot more thin and wispy than the others which I found to be thick and cumbersome.

This style I feel is the best for a light glam look where you’re worried your lashes will hide in your eyeliner in photos, as they look false, yet not overly so that you look like you’ve just attached two black caterpillars to your eyes…

I also picked up their Luxe Bumble eyelashes which are a lot more va, va, voom than these – so keep your eyes peeled for my review on them! In the meantime, you can catch all my false eyelashes reviews here!

Bottom Line: These eyelashes are easy to apply, and the adhesive included in the package is so simple to use. Gives a wonderful, premium wispy look!

Price: £9.95 from Boots

Rating: *****

LILY ENGLAND – Makeup Brushes – 4 Piece Face Makeup Brush Set Marble and Rose Gold – PR

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A beautifully soft brush set that is on trend with the rose gold and marble hype!

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

As you know, I am obsessed with anything rose gold, and even splurged out on the huge Holy Grail Marbleous Brushes from Spectrum Collections, so I was very eager to try these out and see if they’re as good as they look!

In this set you get four brushes they’ve called the ‘Complete Face Set’. The four brushes you get are:

  • F1 – Powder Brush
    Large and fluffy, a great all rounder for powder, bronzer, blusher or loose powder foundations
  • F2 – Complexion Foundation Brush
    Domed brush for buffing and blending liquid, powder or stick foundations for an air-brushed finish
  • C1 – Contour Brush
    Designed to create the perfect contours with powder or cream products
  • C2 – Sculpt & Glow Brush
    Tapered brush head perfect for highlighting, setting powder or use in the hollows of your cheek to contour for facial sculpting

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of these brushes – these are on par with my Spectrum brushes! They’re soft, and high quality – with no bristles falling out on a deep clean – which I always use as a sign of brushes quality as you want something that won’t fall apart after deep cleans! Oh, and they’re VEGAN!

These brushes blended out my foundation, concealer and contour with minimum ease, which is hard to find with certain brushes as I use a mix of liquid, cream and powder formulas! Same goes for the blusher brush – it worked with my Zoeva blusher as well as my cream M.A.C. blushers.

They’ve preformed as well as my usual Spectrum Brushes, and out-preformed my Eco Tool’s brushes – so if you’re on a budget – these are your ultimate tools! Or if you want a set for travel, these are unbelievable to have in your on the go bag!

Bottom Line:  Sturdy, budget friendly, stylish vegan brushes that can tackle any makeup formula with ease to create blended contour on point!

Price: £24.95 at Lily England.

Rating: *****

Latest Beauty Bay Haul – Anastasia Beverly Hills & Gerard Cosmetics – Exclusive April Offers and Discounts details!

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My latest Beauty Bay haul using their latest April discounts and offers! 

Beauty Bay have some amazing offers this month including such brands as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jeffree Starr, and Gerard Cosmetics!

Therefore, I decided to do a mini haul and grab the ABH Modern Renaissance eye shadow palette, the ABH Brow Wow Tint pen and two Gerard Cosmetics liquid matte lipsticks. I will be using these lipsticks over the next few days and posting my reviews on their stay power and quality – so stay tuned!

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Here is the complete list of offers and discounts available for Beauty Bay during April 2017;

JEFFREE STAR
Offer: Free Dark Horse Skin Frost when you spend £30 on Jeffree Star
Details: Free gift added at checkout
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 15/4/17
Shop Jeffree Star here!

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS
Offer: Buy any two items and get mini brow gel for free
Details: free gift added when two ABH products added to basket
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 19/4/17
Shop Anastasia Beverly Hills here!

GERARD COSMETICS
Offers: Buy any Gerard Cosmetic item and get something half price
Details: Discount applied at checkout
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 15/4/17
Shop Gerard Cosmetics Here!

SIGMA
Offer: Cashmere Classic Brush Set for £20
Details: Discount already applied
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 27/4/17
Shop SIGMA here!

PARLUX
Offer: Buy any Parlux hairdryer and get a Head Jog Detangling Brush free
Details: free gift added at checkout
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 21/5/17
Shop PARLUX Here!

PETER THOMAS ROTH
Offer: Buy any 3 Peter Thomas Roth items and get 3 items free (Mini Blushing Buffing Beads, Mini Max Anti Shine Mattifying Gel  and Premier Anti-Ageing Cleansing Gel)
Details: Free gift added at checkout
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 15/4/17
Shop Peter Thomas Roth here!

ALPHA H
Offer: Spend £45 on Alpha H and get a free mini balancing moisturiser
Details: Free gift added at checkout
Start Date: LIVE NOW
End Date: 15/4/17
Shop Alpha H Here!

VELOUR LASHES
Offer: Buy any Velour Lashes and get a Two Easy Lash Applicator Free
Details: Free gift added at checkout
Start Date: 3/4/17
End Date: 19/4/17
Shop Velour Lashes Here!

 

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Clionadh Cosmetics – Retina Highlighter

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This highlighter is like Unicorn essence! I’m in love with it!

The ladies at Clionadh Cosmetics have done it again with their Raidiants highlighter collection. I decided to snap them all up on Black Friday and I am loving them!

This one is called Retina, it is in a bigger pan (57mm) than their usual highlighters – and I am so glad about that! It is a beautiful mix of yellow, pink, green, blue and purple with multicoloured small shimmer.  As with their other highlighters, this one is vegan and cruelty free!

It creates a light base in the glow that reflects all the colours in the shimmer. You can find a swatch of this on my Instagram. This highlighter reflects beautifully in natural and artificial light. Below is a photo of it in natural sun light.

It makes me feel like a unicorn when I wear it!

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Bottom Line: Holy Moly it makes me feel like a unicorn! This is one of the best highlighters I have used – and I have used a lot!

Price: £15 @ Clionadh Cosmetics.

Rating: *****

Selfie Ring Light – Improve Your Insta Worthy Shots!

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This is a handy selfie light, which can also double us as a light for makeup application on the go!

So, for my flat lays and selfies I decided to buy a ‘Selfie Light’. This is a clip on LED light that has three different settings; Low, Medium, and Holy Moly It’s Like The Sun!

The third level of this light is insanely bright, so bright I rarely use it for my selfies but rather my makeup application or reading in bed – its clip on so very, very versatile! It can fit pretty much every phone due to this clip on ability – I use it clipped on to my smaller mirror on my vanity to turn it into a LED Mirror on the cheap.

This light achieves that halo eye effect, which makes your eyes pop in selfies as well as activating your glow. As you know I love my glow so anything to show it off I’m more than happy to use!

I bought this one from Amazon, but there are numerous models advertised and for sale -and they all seem to be the same one!

Bottom Line:  A handy light for improving lighting in dark spaces or for creating a DIY LED Makeup mirror!

Price: £5.50 at Amazon
(This is the one I got, as I use Prime and wanted the next day delivery!)

Rating: ****

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Lush – Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub

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Why does this beauty have to be a Christmas exclusive?! It’s so unbelievably good!

With all of Lush’s lip scrubs, they are so devilishly tasty, and this Sugar Plum Fairy is no exception! This lip scrub is the most prettiest shade of purple, and has a lovely fruity/berry taste. It’s quite hard to use as I keep on trying to lick it off my lips- like a devilish doughnut.

It’s perfect for using before a matte/liquid lipstick as it scrubs away all your dead skin and conditions and hydrates your lips all in one -allowing a flawless application of the lipstick. It’s made up of sugar and salt – allowing natural and soft exfoliation. It isn’t harsh, and I even used it on my cut lip and it didn’t hurt or make it worse – it’s very gentle!

This lip scrub is self preserving and vegan! So it is perfect for using for a long while. I’ve been using it twice daily (in the morning and before bed) and I still have loads left!

Bottom Line:  The most tastiest lip scrub I have ever had – and it’s an unbelievable soft exfolaiter!

Price: £5.75 at Lush
(Sadly a Xmas exclusive, but I’ve linked their equally tasty standard ones)

Rating: *****

theBalm – The Manizer Sisters – Luminizing Collection Palette

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A beautiful highlight and contouring palette for luscious glow and deep bronzing.

Wow! This palette is insane! That Mary-Lou highlight, the pretty pink blush of Cindy-Lou and the deep bronzer of Betty-Lou – what’s not to love?!

Mary-Lou Manizer is a beautiful gold shimmering highlighter which is perfect for accentuating your eyebrow and cheek bones. Cindy-Lou Manizer is the perfect blusher with a lovely, soft pink shade and slight hint of shimmer to create a beautiful natural glow! Betty-Lou Manizer bronzer is a lovely, not too dark, shade that gives a subtle contour which is perfect for daily contouring goals!

This palette is travel friendly, and the ultimate trio for daily, natural looks!

Bottom Line:  The cutest, trio of contour/highlighting/blush shades in one travel size palette!

Price: £24.00 at Debenhams 

Rating: *****

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