Sunday, 18 March 2018

Palettes I'm loving at the moment

I think I've mentioned multiple times on my blog and over Instagram that I am the biggest lover of eyeshadow and all palettes. I don't own like a huge amount of them but I do love looking at them and experimenting with different ones I have. 

I first started off with the Urban Decay "naked" palette and I had a very love/hate relationship with it, I could never see myself using it all of the time but I'm getting my head around it now and wanting to buy so many of their palettes because they're so god damn pretty and vibrant. Then there was the Violet Voss palette which changed my life. I remember being sent it and smiling over it for days, confessing my love for it over Instagram and my old blog; The obsession was real. 

I've always been quite a basic girl and will only ever purchase a palette that is, in my eyes affordable. I've never purchased anything high end on my own simply because I just can't afford it all of the time and I mainly get given high-end palettes for Christmas and birthdays. I own many drugstore palettes such as makeup revolution, Tanya Burr and Primark. Last year was definitely the year I began expanding my palette collection and receiving some of the best palettes yet!

Christmas last year didn't go down very well at all, but I was gifted some of the loveliest things ever. My family and friends know me too well now to know my love for makeup and I will forever ask for makeup when it comes to Christmas and my birthday. It's come to the point where some of them simply ask "what makeup do you want this year?" and I love it. There's nothing better than having family that know exactly what you enjoy and will continue to enjoy for a long long time. 

My Grandparents kindly bought me the Too Faced chocolate bar palette which I have been drooling over for so long now. The chocolate scent of the palette is what drew me in the most and every time I walk past their stand in Debenhams it's just complete heaven for me. Too faced are a brand I really want to try out more, I absolutely LOVE their range of makeup, I think it's amazing. My first ever product from Too Faced that I wanted to buy was their highlighters in heart boxes, so cute! I also love the look of their lipsticks as they look amazing and I've always heard good reviews from them.

This palette is one of those palettes that I turn to everyday because of the colours. I usually go for the browns and the nudes when it comes to everyday makeup however I have been using some of the other colours for experimenting new eye looks. I love the shimmery colours like Marzipan, creme brulee and champagne truffle. I think they look so gorgeous on the eyes and really give the attention of the shimmers. 

I find they go really well onto the lid and there's hardly any fall out either which is really good as I hate fall out when it comes to eyeshadow; It's the worst. Theses last all day long and look great on the eyes and pretty much go with anything. Obviously I use the browns and golds daily but I find they go with any outfit I'm wearing where as shades such as Candied violet and Strawberry bon bon necessarily wouldn't, but they look equally great.

I've never heard of Beauty Glazed before and never really seen anyone rave about this product, but I was given this palette for Christmas by my boyfriends brothers girlfriend and completely fallen in love! I think you can find this on Amazon but little did I know they actually have quite a lot of other products, as I found myself having a little snoop over on their Instagram. I'm all for trying new and different brands so as you can imagine I was pretty hyped over this.

The palette is absolutely gorgeous and has a huge range of different colours to try out. I've always wanted a palette that screams to me "NEW COLOURS" and this was definitely one of those. This palette features blues and purples which I've been dying to experiment with and am still working on creating some makeup looks with those. I can't wait to share those with you soon!

I knew straight away that I was going to love this palette and I was so pleased from the start. The formula is amazing, the pigmentation is incredible and the overall finish is great. These shades are so easy to apply and work as good as most palettes I use anyway. However, I have found that the foiled shades apply so much better when using fingertips as they give such a great finish. You could also apply them using setting spray on a brush to really get the results. Overall though, I would highlt recommend this palette to anyone who's wanting something different and a little bit out of the original. I never heard of this brand before I received this palette and I'm already thinking of purchasing some more to try out in the future!

What's your favourite palettes at the moment?

Kay x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Primark's popular foundation

The foundation that’s been the talk of the town and I thought I’d share my review on this one today.  I’ve never really bought any Primark makeup before up until this year I think it is, i think it was mainly because I worked with Primark for a few months until my boyfriend was involved in a car crash, and I got to know the store so much better and find things I never really knew was there anyway.

Primark offer a HUGE range of beauty products, from face masks to “top quality” makeup. I’m my opinion I never really thought Primark would be the one for makeup and I never would have seen myself wearing their makeup in my daily makeup routine.

I own one palette which is pretty amazing, the quality is fantastic for only £4! So after purchasing that and using it for a while I thought I’d venture in and do something I never would’ve done before. I thought I’d try out one of their foundations. Now I’ve only ever really used a couple of foundations in my life, mainly because if I like something that fits really well with my skin, looks great and does the job, then I don’t feel the need to try out anything else.

This foundation is only £5 which is a massive bargain for anyone who’s looking for a cheap foundation! When I hear the word “cheap makeup” I get worried because I never feel like it’s going to do the job for me or it’s going to look absolutely horrendous on me. I’ve tried many cheap concealers and some of them look like you’ve just wiped a load of air onto your skin and looks the complete same!


Who would’ve thought that a foundation this cheap would be so great? I have normal to combination skin and this just works incredible for my skin. It applies evenly and hides every blemish I have. Sometimes I don’t need to colour correct beforehand because this foundation does the job for me! It’s great.

The overall thickness of the foundation is quite thick and can feel a little too thick in a sticky sort of way. It doesn’t feel sticky on your face at all but I think it’s because this dries and sets so quickly on your skin and can leave a sticky feeling whilst applying. Don’t get me wrong compared to what it does I’m not complaining over this, it’s just sometimes the stickiness can be a little over-bearing. A little definitely goes a long way with this foundation and it’s lasted me so long, longer than I ever thought it would do because it’s such a small bottle but I’m overly impressed. I love the design of the bottle it’s amazing, but I really wish it had a pump! The product comes out so quickly that sometimes I waste product because I’ve over-used it! I’m getting my hands over the whole balancing it out though, I suppose having no pump means more foundation, right?!

What’s your thoughts on this foundation? Are you part of the love it club or the hate it club? I give it a 10/10!

Kay x

Friday, 16 February 2018

3 things that have made me happy this week

I thought I’d bring some positivity to my blog seeing as my the last couple of posts seem to be quite daunting and sad. I always say to my friends or anyone in fact, always look for the good in the bad. You may be having the crappiest week of your life and feel like there is no light whatsoever but good things are coming. You just have to look for them yourself to really achieve any positivity in your life. Here’s 3 things that have really made me smile this week.

1. Valentine’s Day was such a beautiful day for me. It was my first ever valentine’s with someone I love, and I got treated like a princess and gifted the most beautiful bunch of roses. My boyfriend took me out for a meal later that evening where enjoyed a lovely curry, finished off by some cake and ice-cream, heaven! It felt so nice to feel loved for one day. Pregnancy can make you feel a little low at times and my boyfriend was so lovely to me.

2. I’m seriously loving coating up in bed or the sofa and putting a film on. Everyone loves a good film every so often and my best picks this week are girly, chick flick films. If you’ve never watched “bring it on” then you should! It kind of reminds me of a cross between mean girls and step up! It’s a classic girly film and it’s definitely one that made me chuckle and smile.

3. Blogging has been something I’ve always wanted to do but do some annoying reason something always gets in the way for me. I’m not a sit at home girl, but recently I have been and i love looking through people’s blog posts now. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages now and I’m so happy I can finally do it! I really want to make something of this blog, I just really need to get my neck into it.

What’s made you happy this week?

Monday, 12 February 2018

New beauty buys I'm loving

I've done a bit of makeup shopping recently as I've found my love for makeup again! I've been watching so many beauty bloggers and makeup Instagram accounts and completely fallen in love with trying out new products and creating new makeup looks, especially for the eyes!

I recently purchased a few makeup bits as I wanted to try out some new products that I hadn't before. Some of them are completely new in choice of branding but some are brands I'm aware of and have been so amazed at reviews and swatches.

Primark is a place I only ever go to for clothes and clothes only. I've never even properly looked in their beauty section before. I worked in Primark last year for a bit and got to know a lot of their stock and different products they have to offer and I must say that there is a lot of beauty products in Primark than you think. They offer skincare, hair care, makeup, nail care, bath and shower stuff, makeup bags, the whole lot. I will just say here and now that it's really good. The quality is amazing and the pricing is just the icing on the cake. I never thought that their makeup would actually be any use to me or would I even have some of it in my makeup bag or my favourites in my blog post. Never!

I purchased the "my perfect colour" foundation a couple of weeks ago and I haven't use another foundation since. The coverage is surprisingly thick and it's definitely long-wearing. Going to be a bit gross here but the other day I was wearing this foundation as we went out to a family party, the foundation lasted the WHOLE day. I got so tired that I actually slept in my makeup because I'm so lazy and gross. The foundation was still on my face the next day, I was in genuine shock because usually I wake up looking like Mr.Blobby because my foundation has gone crazy. This foundation only costs £5 and is cheaper than all my other foundations yet so much better! It's like a beauty miracle!

Something I've never tried out with makeup before are highlighting drops that you can mix in with your foundation to get that glow. I've seen so many people use them in makeup videos, I've always thought they look kind of cool. I love the way the bottle looks and how perfect they go with foundation. I use a highlighter cream underneath my foundation anyway as I love a healthy glow to my makeup as my skin is so dull-looking at the moment. These drops are actually pretty good, they leave such a pretty glow onto your skin which genuinely makes you look healthy. It has no weight to it which is also really handy as I hate my face feeling like it has tonnes of product on. The glow on it's own is also enough to use as just a highlighter in itself as it's so pigmented.

I love colour correcting and have done for over a year now. I learnt more about colour correction in college and have been using it myself ever since. I never thought that it would actually help out and cancel out certain areas that really bug me, such as under my eyes, my redness and yellowness. I usually use the NYX colour correction palette and a cheap one from Just essentials. I bought the collection lasting perfection concealers in green and purple, the other colours were sold out but I usually only use these colours anyway. these ones are just like the original concealer but obviously do different things. I think they work really well and do the job well, it covers everything up so well too.

I've heard SO many reviews on this concealer. I first heard about it on their Instagram page and then from Rachel Leary. It's supposed to be the cheaper alternative to the Tarte shape tape concealer. I couldn't agree more. I've only ever used the collection lasting perfection concealer as that's the only concealer that's ever amazed me personally, but after using this I don't think I can go back now. The quality of this concealer is AMAZING. It definitely conceals really well as my face looks so flawless after using this concealer. It's amazing. I knew that after watching Rachel's video that I was instantly going to get it because it looked awesome on her skin and the coverage is great too!

Kay x
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