Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Broken Hearted In Vegas EOTD

I have been dying to try out my new eyeshadows from Kiss My Sass Cosmetics, find my haul here. I used Vegas on the lid, Broken Hearted in the crease and underneath the bottom lashes, and Drama Queen on the inner eye.

There's not really a need for a tutorial because it's pretty easy.


Monday, 26 March 2012

MUA Immaculate Palette: Swatches & Review

Hiya, I know I'm a bit late posting this, as the palette has been out since October '11, but it's worth a review none the less, as some people are a bit wary of buying cheaper brands.  

Here is a photo of the back of the palette, it has a great little 'Mini Master Class' for a Green Smoulder look. I thought this was a great little add on.
All the colours have been named by numbers, which is unlike the smaller palettes they do.

Here are the the pans with the shade numbers that I think you can just about make out. I couldn't take a good enough picture so had to do a bit of a bodge job on photoshop, that's why the pans are different sizes, woops!
Row one: Shades 1 - 8.
All colours were highly pigmented except for the matte black (shade 4) which as you can see isn't as pigmented and would need some building up to achieve a dark black.

Row 2: Shades 9 - 16.
 All colours had great pigmentation except shade 9, I found this colour a little weak, however with a primer it might improve. It's also quite close to my skin tone which doesn't help.

Row 3: Shades 17 - 24.
 Again, all shades had great pigmentation, except for shade 23, which I really had to try hard with to get some colour out of it. The white, shade 20, also wasn't great and you can't really notice it on my skin tone.

1)Most colours have good, if not great colour pay off and pigmentation
2)Packaging feels quite sturdy and not so cheap looking
3)There's a mix between matte & shimmer shades, which is great for day or night looks, and a good variety of colour.
4)Price is excellent for the quality of the palette.

Matte shades are definitely not as pigmented as the shimmery shades.
Staying power isn't fab, some sort of primer or base is needed.

So overall, this is a great palette, for the price it's worth having. There are so many beautiful shades, with numerous colour combinations you can't go wrong! 

RRP: £8 found at superdrug and MUA online.



Friday, 23 March 2012

Freebie Friday: 16/3/12 - 22/3/12

1) Free St Ives Mini Scrub

Like the St Ives facebook page, and click on the 'St Ives Sampler' tab and enter your postage details. 1 per person & be quick! There's only 30,000 available.

2) Free Elizabeth Arden Lip Pencil & Nina Ricci Concealer
Add the Nina Ricci concealer and Elizabeth Arden Lip Pencil Duo to your basket on the Beauty Outlet Direct website and enter the code WOW at the checkout. You can choose whether to have the lip pencil in pink or coral. Postage is £2.95 but the they're worth £18 (according the website) so it's still a great saving! 

3)Free Clinique Make up Duo
You get to choose a free make up duo with a minimum purchase of £40.
Enter the offer code GLOSS at the checkout if you want the High Impact Mascara (5ml) and Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss (3.6g)
And enter the code SMOOTHIE for the High Lengths Mascara in Black (5ml) and the Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Pink Me Up (1ml). 1 per person.

4) Free £10 Benefit Gift Card To Be Won

Enter here.

5) Free Full Size Sample of Melvita Organic Eye Makeup Remover
There are quite a few terms for being able to win this. There are 12 available for reviewing and it also comes with discount vouchers. Click here to find out more.

*pictures taken from various websites.* 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

GOSH: Purple Heart Swatches & Mini Review

 I'm starting to go through another nail varnish buying faze again! When I saw this I just had to pick it up.

At first this looks like a beautiful duochrome with purple and green running through a black base, however when swatched it's rather disappointing.

I couldn't get a photo to show both the purple and green shades, but I hope you can tell between the nails and the bottle. When swatched you can mainly see it as a blacky purple, with rare sightings of the green. 
Overall, application is great it's easily opaque in 2 coats, but I used 3 just to be on the safe side. The polish applies thick yet dries relatively quickly. It's a great polish if you fancy wearing an interesting sort of blackish polish, or think that a black polish is too strong for you. This really is a good polish, because of how it looks in the bottle, I had really high expectations, so it's my fault that I sound so disheartened, I guess! It's a good little buy and I would recommend it.
RRP: £5 (however, they often have offers on at Superdrug)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Kiss My Sass Cosmetics: Haul & Mini Review

Hiya :) I placed an order from an american Indie cosmetics brand called Kiss My Sass Cosmetics, you can find them here. Their eyeshadows are so beautiful, seriously, it was so hard not to buy everything on there! I bought 12 eyeshadows, 1 blush, and 1 matte eye primer sample.
This was in the envelope, including the two free samples because my order was over $15! Love the idea of the thank you card. :)

Here are all of the samples.

Drama Queen, in natural light (above) and with flash (below) 
A beautiful pinky nude with gold microglitter.

Cocoa, in natural light (above) and with flash (below)
A matte medium brown, really looks like cocoa powder! 

Broken Hearted, in natural light (above), and with flash (below)
A hot pink with gold micro glitter. One of my favourites!

Fall Harvest, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
a deep burgundy purple with red shimmer.

Firestarter, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
A gorgeous mustard yellow, with copper sparkles.

Forest Nymph, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
An emerald green with light green sparkles, this one was on offer at the time so I got it half price ;)

Ice Queen, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
White with absolutely tonnes of sparkley microglitter.

Naughty Dog, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Cobalt blue with pink microglitter. Has to be one of my favs!

Purple Poppy, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Purple with pink and purple microglitter.

Nutmeg, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Matte warm brown that really does look like nutmeg :)

Sailors Kiss, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Cobalt-sea blue, with gold sparkles. So beautiful!

Satin Snow, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
A nearly matte white.

Vegas, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Sparkly Gold

Violetta (blush) in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Violet with a slight sheen.

Matte White Primer, that's nearly translucent when applied. 

My two free samples that came with my order. Flip Flops & Get Your Freak On, in natural light (above) and with flash (below).
Flip Flops: Green with slight purple sheen and aqua microglitter.
Get Your Freak On: Deep Bluey Green, with turquoise shimmer.

Time for swatches.
Broken Hearted, Coca, Drama Queen, Fall Harvest, Firestarter, and Forest Nymph. In natural light (above) and with flash (below).

Ice Queen, Naughty Dog, Nutmeg, Purple Poppy, Sailors Kiss, Satin Snow & Vegas. In natural light (above) and with flash (below).

Violetta (Blush) and the two free samples, Get Your Freak On, & Flip Flops. In natural light (above) and with flash (below).

As you can see, there's so much variety in colours, I'm already planning out what I want to buy next! They also sell lip glosses, lip tints, lip balms highlighters, bronzers, as well as the matte eye primers, eyeshadows and blushers, which I bought. I'm so pleased with the quality and pigmentation considering the price. I can't wait to have a play around with these! I really recommend getting some, even if it's just sample sizes because you get so much product. Postage was super quick considering that they're based in the US and I'm in England, which took under a month.

Find the website here, or click the image on the left at the top of the page.