Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BeautyBay haul: Sugarpill Cosmetics & Makeup Geek

Dear readers,

todays article is yet another haul but this one is kind of 'special' since this is my first Sugarpill cosmetics purchase.

The first purchase I made from Sugarpill was the Kim Chi (yes, the drag queen) eyeshadow. She made this eyeshadow in collaboration with Sugarpill. I have to say it's absolutely gorgeous! It's so blue and pigmented. I also used this eyeshadow in my Instagram look yesterday.

I got this eyeshadow for £11.33.

Left to right: Aphrodite, Pan Mai, Rockstar, Castle on the hill & 2AM.

I also decided to buy two Pro pan pressed eyeshadows from Sugarpill & to update my collection with three eyeshadows from Makeup Geek .

The two big eyeshadows above are from Sugarpill. They're in the colours 'Castle on the hill' & '2AM'.

I got these for £8.50 & £8.76. I'm not quite sure why there is a slight price difference.

The eyeshadows from Makeup Geek are 'Aphrodite', 'Pan Mai' & 'Rockstar'. Aphrodite is from the regular collection and Pan Mai & Rockstar are both from the Duo chrome collection.

I got them for £6.18 each.

The last things I got from BeautyBay are two loose eyeshadows by Sugarpill in 'Stella' & 'Countess'. I used these gorgeous loose eyeshadows in my latest Instagram look.

I got them for £11.00 & £11.33.

What eyeshadow from Sugarpill should I get next?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MAC Extra dimension blush in 'Into the pink' & 'Fairly precious'

Hello Sweethearts,

today is going to be a mini MAC haul & with mini I mean that I bought two blushes from the Extra dimension range. I just had to share with you all how gorgeous this blushes are!

I love highlighter and have been using highlighters a lot lately but I actually stop wearing blushes a year ago. The reason I stopped wearing blushes is because I have very rosy cheeks of myself and they come through in even the thickest formula of foundation. This made me feel like putting on a blush is unnecessary. Until I saw these blushes. They look more like coloured highlighters that you wear as a blush because they're super shinny!

MAC about these blush collection:
'A blush delivering a polished look that reflects light and leaves a smooth second-skin finish.'

This gorgeous pink is called 'Into the pink' and MAC describes it as a Soft pastel pink.

This gorgeous more nude pink is called 'Fairly precious' and MAC describes it as a Light pinky champagne.
The left swatch is 'Fairly precious' and the right swatch it 'Into the pink'. In real life they're super sparkly and VERY pigmented.

I got these blushes for €15.30 each.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Unboxing: Styletone April 2017

Dear readers,

today I'm going to unbox the Styletone box of April. I have had this subscription for a few years now and I decided to cancel to try something new. But when I saw the gorgeous pink products inside I couldn't resist to take photos. So I was like why not share it on my little blog.

The first product is the Note ' BB Lip Corrector'.

' This month we introduce to you a new product: the BB lip corrector. Maybe this name sounds a little bit scary and clinical, but this lovely product isn't clinical at all and 'corrects' your lips in a natural way. As the name says; this BB lip corrector lightly colours and makes your lips look fuller. The palmitoyl oligopeptide stimulates collagen synthesis, which results in fuller lips. And don't we all want that? The shea butter and vitamin E moisturize your lips, so they are well cared for ├índ fuller, the perfect combination for your lips in our opinion. And to finish it up, this lip corrector also gives your lips a little bit of a pink colour, because of the light colouring pigments. So forget the cosmetic sugery and embrace this BB lip corrector.'

The store price is €18.

The second product is the 29 cosmetics 'Press finishing powder'.

' We are so excited with another product from 29 cosmetics! This brand was inspired by the extraordinary beauty of California's Napa Valley and takes its name from the picturesque road that runs the length of this world-famous grape growing region - highway 29. But enough about that, let's go on to what really matters here. After receiving so many questions for a foundation or coloured finishing powder, we were able to feature them in this box! The finishing powder comes in 4 colours. With a special formula enriched with rose oil and packed with anti-aging artillery, this long-lasting finished powder smoothes, moisturizes and protects your skin. Use this powder as the literally finishing touch of your look. '

The store price is €45.

The third product is by Figs & Rouge the 'Night detox serum'.

' Figs & Rouge is back with a new product! The idea of "detoxing" may not sound sexy, but this product actually kind of is! This refreshingly lush, yet lightweight night serum helps your skin detox from visible effects that accumulate during the day. It detoxifies the skin, purifies, minimizes and unclogs pores. That sounds promising, doesn't it? The serum is formulated to offer a fast-absorbing elixir which aims to reduce the signs of fatigue, detoxify and oxygenate the skin overnight for a rested, replenishes ad recharged appearance and of course without clog pores. Apply to your cleansed skin in the evening to the T-zone and other congested areas until the serum is fully absorbed. This serum is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. '

The store price is €38.50.

The fourth product is the SBB Beauty 'Silicone beauty blender'.

' Forget the beauty blender. Meet the silicone beauty blender. It may looks like a tiny breast implant, but don't let this scare you. This silicone sponge is designed to blend your makeup seamlessly with zero product absorption into the sponge. Thanks to its non-porous surface, the tool doesn't waste precious foundation, meaning you can use way less. This Silicone beauty blender is ideal not just for its ability to apply product directly to the skin, but it's also easy to clean, you can stop buying disposable blenders, as even a makeup artist can clean it between clients. You can also use it for bronzer, concealer, blush, whatever needs buffing or blending. So to conclude: yes, silicone makeup sponges are worth the hype. It will need some practice but once you're used to it you're going to be hooked!'

The store price €8.95.

The fifth and last product is the Trifle cosmetics 'Liquid glow'.

'We would like to introduce to you a new brand: Trifle cosmetics. To start, the packaging looks really cute but of course as with everything it's more important what's on the inside. And that is an amazing liquid luminizer! Enhance natural radiance with the Trifle cosmetics liquid glow; a liquid highlighter that delivers a long-wearing, lit-from-within make-up look. Just a touch of this liquid luminizer is enough to give your complexion a boom of rosy brilliance. Infused with cocoa extract to soften and hydrate, the blendable formula can be applied to the cheekbones, brow bones and cupid's bow for a luminous, defined and expertly sculpted finish. Your complexion appears smooth and flawless with an ethereal glow. Use your ring finger and dot onto the preferred places. '

The store price is €23.95.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TAM beauty haul

Dear readers,

today my order from TAM beauty arrived and I was so excited! As soon as the Makeup Revolution Renaissance palettes went online I ordered them. Ever since I saw these palettes at the Makeup Revolution event I knew I needed to have them. And of course I couldn't leave the TAM beauty website without ordering some more beauty products.

Luckily, I had saved the discount code for 20% off from the event for this order.

This is the Makeup Revolution Renaissance palette in 'Day'. As you can tell it has gorgeous matt natural colours. I'm just living for the packaging of this gorgeous palette!

TAM beauty about this palette:
' Bringing the Renaissance to makeup, this pretty palette comes with a pouch to keep it clean on the move and with a purse like clasp, you can use this wherever you go. Includes 5 nude eyeshadows perfect for a gorgeous daytime look and a mini brush to apply on the go. '

This palette is €11.21.

This is  the Makeup Revolution Renaissance palette in 'Night'. As you can tell these colours are darker than from the Day palette. They're also more shimmery and playful.

This palette is also €11.21.

I also decided to get the Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix brow kit in 'medium dark'. It's a second time buying this kit because I hit pan on my first kit. I'm using this kit everyday to do my brows, that's how much I love it.

This brow kit is €3.49.

This is another product I decided to repurchase the Makeup Revolution Professional antibacterial brush cleaner.

I use this product to clean my brushes every time I used them.

This product is €7.01.

The last product from the Makeup Revolution range is the Brow Pomade in 'Ash brown'.

TAM beauty about this product:
'Completely smudge proof, the Makeup Revolution Brow Pomade is perfect for long lasting flawless brows. Complete with an eyebrow brush for applying the cream formula with ease the pomade will leave your brows defined with a waterproof and budgeproof finish. '

This Brow Pomade is €8.40.

I decided to try a product from the Katie Price range and I settled for this Baked highlighter in 'Warm'. I think this highlighter is so cute with the white packaging and the hard in the highlighter.

TAM beauty about this highlighter:
'Look healthy and radiant with this highlighter shade. This highlighter will sculpt the contours of your face whilst providing an outstanding glow. Buildable coverage allows you to create the desired effect on any skin tone with the lightweight formula allowing you to blend easily. '

This highlighter is €8.40.

And last but not least I have been eyeing this Freedom Professional Pro Studio Strobe cream ever since it was released. I'm obsessed with the Makeup Revolution Ultra strobe cream and I just new that I also needed to add this one to my collection.

This cream is €11.21.

And that's all I got from TAM beauty. It's not a HUGE haul but I'm soooo happy with everything I got. I might review some of these products in the near future.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Essence Prismatic Rainbow & Blossom Dream

Dear readers,

in todays article I'm going to review the Prismatic Rainbow in 'Be a unicorn' and Blossom Dream in 'Prism of light'. These highlighters are both from Essence. They both caught my attention because they're multi-coloured highlighters.

Essence about the Prismatic Rainbow:
'Wherever you go, be a unicorn over the rainbow. This highlighter loaded with reflecting pigments provides an iridescent, prismatic glow finish on your cheekbones.'

As I said before, in another article, rainbow highlighters are very hot right now. So when I saw that Essence was going to add one to their permanent collection I knew I needed to get it. This highlighter was not easy to get because its practically always sold out. I was just lucky to walk in the store at the right moment.

I first expected this highlighter to be very pigmented, in away that when you apply it the whole rainbow ends up on your cheeks. It surprisingly doesn't do that, well maybe if you apply the colours separately. I tried it with one brush stroke. The colours do show up on the brush in a rainbow but as soon as you apply it it becomes one. For those wondering yes it's a very nice highlighter with lots of shimmers. The small mini shimmers are multi-coloured which makes this highlighter extra nice, if you ask me.

Essence about the Blossom dreams:
'Highlighter powder in rainbow colours. Gives your cheeks an enchanting, but delicate glow. With a wide brush you can apply all colours together, with a smaller brush you can use the different highlighters alone.'

With this highlighter I didn't even know that Essence had it until I walked randomly in the store and saw it. I, of course, needed to have this because it looks like a pastel rainbow. I can look at it for hours its so colourful and soft.

When I came home and I first swatched this highlighter I was amazed that all the colours pop-up as a rainbow, even on the skin. I think this highlighter is a must have for every beauty lover because it's different from all the other rainbow highlighters since it's pastel. And the glow that comes of this highlighter is so so nice.

I'm wondering
what's your favourite highlighter of this moment?