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 – Eye Shadow Palette – Prism

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I am in love with this palette – it makes me feel like a part of a Coven!

Can I firstly just point out how amazing the gold on black velvet looks? It’s an edgy twist on their usual softer palette colour schemes, and I am living for it! Every time I pick it up it reminds me of witches coven, giving me total American Horror Story vibes which I simply adore.

This palette boasts a stunning array of colours from matte pale peach, to stunning gold foil, and then a deep black. My favourite colours from this palette are Lucid, a white gold duo chrome that gleams pink in the light, Osiris – a glittering deep violet with red reflect, and Dimension- a silver grey with pink reflect.

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I’m constantly in awe of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ ability to create such striking shades with vivid pigmentation. This palette is in the same creamy formula, as their Soft Glam and Modern Renaissance, rather than the widely criticised, chalky palette Subculture.

These shades blend as you’d expect- easily, with a creamy texture and minimal fall out. I love the range of finishes – matte, shimmer and foils – you get in this palette, allowing a multitude of different colour and texture combinations. This really adds to the value as you can mix and match with their previous palettes to create so many looks.

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Bottom Line: The vividness of the colours, along with the different textures and classic Modern Renaissance buttery formula makes this one a keeper!

Price: £30.09 (On Sale ATM!) Usually £43 @ BeautyBay.com
£43.00 @ CultBeauty.com

Rating: *****

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Eye Shadow Palette – Soft Glam

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Anastasia’s return to the softer side of the palette.

After the critically acclaimed Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, they decided to create an on trend Grunge-esque palette called Subculture which was received to mixed reviews. People complained about fallout, the terrible blendability and left generally bad reviews regarding the formula but raved about the colours. So hearing the negative press, ABH decided to revert back to their Modern Renaissance formula and with that Soft Glam was born!

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Taking a selections of pinks, blushes, browns, and oranges, and some favourites from Modern Renaissance such as Tempera, Burnt Orange and Sienna, this is by far one of my favourite palettes which has sadly pushed aside Modern Renaissance. This is my go to palette for formal events and weddings as I enjoy the soft, glittery looks I can create.

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After how much I disliked the formula of Subculture, I am so glad they returned to the original formula from Modern Renaissance palette. The shadows are creamy, simple to blend and apply, which makes creating stunning and pigmented eye looks so quick and easy.

Bottom Line: The colours are rich, highly pigmented and silky to the touch! So glad they brought back the old, good formula!

Price: £43.00 @ BeautyBay.com
£43.00 @ CultBeauty.com

Rating: *****

Click here for my other Anastasia Beverly Hills reviews! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Palette – Modern Renaissance – A Holy Grail!

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There is a reason why this is on everyone’s Instagram!

I’ve been eyeing up this palette for around 8 months now, and first got to experience it during my trip to the Sephora store on the Champs-Élysées, during my Paris vacation.

There is a reason why everyone is obsessed with this palette – and that is because it is insanely good. The eye shadows are extremely pigmented – which means a little goes a long way! They’re also extremely blend-able and silky, which makes them a joy to use.

So far I have created two looks with this palette from layering the different shades, these looks will be covered in future #MOTD looks. For a cosy date night I created a light, rose gold pink look, and for a night out with friends I created a deep burgundy smokey look;

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My favourite shades from this beautiful palette have to be;

  • Vermeer – a shimmering, light dusty pink.
  • Buon Fresco – A light, purple mauve matte.
  • Burnt Orange – A fair, light brown-orange, which is perfect for contouring your crease.

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Bottom Line: An unbelievable palette. The colours are rich, highly pigmented and silky to the touch! Ultimate blend-ability, which means you can create soft ‘pretty-in-pink’ looks or fierce, valentine-esque smokey eyes.

Price: £41.00 @ BeautyBay.com
Beauty Bay currently have an offer on Anastasia Beverly Hills! You can find all of Beauty Bay’s April Offers here.

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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