Sunday, 29 November 2015

Collection Eyes Uncovered - Nude Palette

As you may have seen from last week, I did a review on the W7 - In the Buff Palette. I'm keeping with the palette theme but this will be on the Collection Eyes Uncovered - Nude Palette.

I'd been looking the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 for a while as I wanted a staple palette that can be used by itself to create a simple eye look or as something I would use on a regular basis by choosing certain shades. The one thing that held me back was the fact they are all matte as I like a simmer just to brighten up your eyes as a highlight colour or simply change a day look to something a little more exciting and wakening. This is where Collection comes in...

I was picking up a new concealer and seeing what else was around and this caught my eye. I swatched it on the back of my head and was really pleased. 1. Because there was not a black as this never gets used. 2. There are two options for a highlight shade as there is a matte and a shimmer depending on the look you are creating. The final bonus was the price!

I would high recommend this as it had been it my makeup bag for months and its always something I pull out or find myself using on a regular basis.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 22 November 2015

W7 In The Buff - Natural Nudes Palette Review

If you're a bit of a beauty lover, you will have heard of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I have the Naked 3 and don't get me wrong, it is really good quality and good for the price but it isn't a palette to go for if you're on a budget. This is where this palette comes in!

This palette is the W7 In The Buff - Natural Nudes Palette. It is considered to be the dupe for the Naked 2 palette. I have moved from a pink toned kinda gal to a more golden/bronze/brown kinda gal. I love the colours and ticks all the boxes for me. Its great if you're wanting to experiment with different shades or of you just want something that has all the colours you are wanting altogether. I paid just under £5 for this but look around as certain sites charge more than other for the exact same product.

You're probably thinking, how does it compare? If you look at the swatches, it is great for such an affordable product but it doesn't reach the high standards that the naked palettes have. However, to say how cheap it was, I was really surprised how good it is. 

Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Palettes? Have you tried the W7 dupes?
Are you now tempted?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I picked this up a few weeks ago and have been giving it a test. I have sensitive skin so I was fairly apprehensive as to wether this would bring me out in a rash. Anyway, I decided to take the risk and to actually try it.

I still use my simple wipes to remove my makeup as I prefer to take the majority off first and then go in with a deeper cleanse which is what I use this for. I soak my cotton pad with this and wipe it all across my face and it horrifies me to see what has been left on my face even though I thought I’d ‘taken it all off’.

Where some people may think that a cleanser will take everything out of your skin in order to feel clean, this leaves a fair amount of moisture in my skin and leave it hydrated.

I highly recommend this product and it isn't that expensive which is a great bonus!

Have you tried the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water before? What did you think of it?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Mini Christmas Wish List

Every year once Halloween passes, I go on the countdown to Christmas. (It’s now only 46 days!) I thought I would give you a little insight as to what I have on my list and maybe give you a few ideas if you are a little stuck if people as you.

This watch wasn’t the original one I’d had my eye on. Back in March, I’d seen this watch, still Olivia Burton, on the selfridges website as it was exclusive to them. When I went to check last month if it was still available, it wasn’t. I then had to start looking again and came across this one. Although I still prefer the other one, I thought that this was a very close second.

Each time I go into MAC I end up testing either lipsticks or eyeshadows eyeing up my next purchase. I always seem to pick out the same shades but the most common one is Mehr. Clearly I like this shade and probably should either buy it or keep it on the list.

I’ve heard many people within the beauty blogging community talk about this product and how it is the best ever highlighter. I’ve never had anything from theBalm before so thought this would be the ideal product to try from them to get an idea.

I love Pandora jewellery! I have two bracelets with a variety of charms and two rings. I think that the quality is amazing and I have never been left unsatisfied with any of their products. I saw this ring on their site and instantly fell in love. It is more of a statement piece compared to my other rings which was one of the reasons why I can justify having another ring. It is so simplistic yet adds that extra detail.

I have been on the hunt for a matte brown that doesn't look too dark yet I don't want something that looks as if I haven't done anything when doing my eye makeup. Each time I go into MAC, I always seem to pick this up which clearly shows that I like it and I think will be a staple in my collection.

Are you excited for Christmas? Have you already started to make a list?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Halloween Special Effects Makeup

As it is halloween this weekend, I thought that I would do a related post. I know it has passed but I thought that it would be appropriate this week as it is official this weekend and many halloween themed events have happened or are happening.

This year, I ended up doing mine and Carter’s makeup the same. He’d asked me to do his for a party and follow a tutorial on youtube that he liked. He wanted to create burns as the idea was a zombie police officer. We had a trial to see if I could do it and to see if it looked worth doing. I did it on him arm first as we didn't know if the blood would end up staining the skin and look really daft.

The video said we had to layer on toilet paper with a layer of glue in between, put foundation on top to blend it in with your skin, apply a black eyeshadow to create the burned effect and obviously apply the fake blood over the top to finish it off. 

On Friday night, I did both of our make as Carter was off to a party and I was going to a halloween scare fest. We decided we both wanted it on our face so it would be seen better and I was really pleased with the outcome.

What did you do for halloween?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x