For a while now I’ve been really intruiged by Huda Beauty’s lip strobes and I managed to get my hands on the shade Angelic.
The lip strobes come in 12 strobing metallic shades and each are packed with a unique combination of iridescent shimmer glistening glitter 😍💜.
For UK customers you can purchase the lip strobes from Cult Beauty and they retail for £17 each.
The shade Angelic is a light peach rosé with gold reflections, here is my lip swatch:
I done two lip swatches as I really wanted you guys to see how pretty the lip strobe is when the natural light hits. As you can see it’s so pretty and although it’s not a matte lipstick you actually mattify it by blotting your lips with a tissue.
I’m so obsessed with the lip strobes I feel like I need to expand my collection already! The lip strobes are great as you can wear them alone or partner them with your favourite lipstick which I’m sure they will compliment any shade 😍👌🏼.
I’m so excited to share my latest purchase from Juvia’s Place which is the Nubian 2 palette 😍.
I already own Nubian (which I’ve done a post about, so check it out) and I absolutely loved the palette it’s literally my favourite eyeshadow palette of all time.
I purchased the palette from Beauty Bay but I think it’s sold out at the moment but you can purchase the palettes direct from Juvia’s Place but just be aware of costly international fees
Nubian 2 pans are double the size compared to a Nubian and the palette consists of four matte and eight metallic shades.
Here are my swatches:
Yet again for me Juvia’s Place has nailed the formula as the shades are super pigmented and so easy to blend as well too!
I’m so obsessed with the metallic shades as they look so pretty when the natural light hits them and I love the fact you don’t need primer to enhance the shades.
Finally I’ve taken the plunge and purchased my first Anastasia Beverly Hills palette! I purchased the Modern Renaissance from Beautylish which was about $42 and I picked up a few other bits which I will be posting up about shortly :).
I’ve heard so much about this palette and there has been so much hype about it from YouTube bloggers so I was really keen to get my hands on one.
The Modern Renaissance features eleven matte shades and three metallic shades. The packaging is super nice and I love the super soft velvet case.
At first look I think the shades are super pretty and I couldn’t wait to swatch them!
Here are my swatches:
The first seven shades are:
- Tempera is velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
- Golden Ochre is earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
- Vermeer is iridescent shell with a metallic finish
- Buon Fresco is antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
- Antique Bronze is metallic sable with a satin finish
- Love Letter is raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
- Cyprus Umber is dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
The last seven shades are:
- Realgar is brick with an ultra-matte finish
- Warm Taupe is earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
- Venetian Red is crimson with an ultra-matte finish
- Red Ochre is sienna with an ultra-matte finish
- Primavera is shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
- Burnt Orange is deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
- Raw Sienna is neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish
To be honest as much as I love the shades I don’t feel like they are very pigmented as I struggled to get decent swatches. Also, I felt some shades were a bit chalky and there was some that had a bit of fallout too.
However the brush I received with the palette is good and I would go as far to say it’s one of the best eyeshadow brushes I’ve ever used!
I think I have found my new favourite eyeshadow palette and it’s The Nubian by Juvia’s Place. This gorgeous palette contains the ultimate collection of neutral colours with four matte and eight shimmering shades.
As this was Juvia’s first palette the shades don’t have names like the others do, you can now buy this in the UK from Beauty Bay and it retails at £30.
Aren’t these shades just gorgeous 😍?! They are so pigmented and literally when you see my swatches you’ll stop reading this and you’ll be ordering yourself the palette 😂!
Here are my swatches:
I can’t get over the pigmentation and how pretty these shades look 😍, I’ve just recently ordered myself Nubian 2 and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!
Yet again I’ve seen another advert on Facebook and this time it was for magnetic eyelashes 😱.
Seriously how cool do these sound and after watching a number of Yourube videos I hopped onto eBay and managed to get a pair for £5.
Originally I thought becuase they were so small there was no way these were going to work! But the whole idea is that you place one part of the eyelashes on top of your own lashes then you place the second part underneath and viola the magnet clamps the eyelashes in place! Check out my results:
It’s very important to make sure both parts of the magnet lines up properly otherwise it won’t secure and don’t give up straight away it took me a few attempts to get the placing right. I really love the look so much and it’s so easy once you get the hang of the eyelashes!
For £5 you can’t really go wrong but I would like to buy a more expensive pair of magnetic eyelashes from a known brand to see if you get more quality and fuller lashes rather then just the corners.
On Facebook I saw an advert pop up about an electric makeup brush cleaner which in my opinion (at the time) looked epic! The machine retailed for £50 but I managed to get one off eBay which was completely identical for £10!
Who wouldn’t want their makeup brushes cleaned and dried in seconds?!
The kit contains:
- Brush Spinner
- Attachment spindle
- Brush Spinner Bowl
- Silicone seal and splash guard’neck’
- 8 Brush Collars(different sizes)
When using this little gizmo it was pretty self explanatory and stupidly I decided to use one of my best blending brushes to clean first 😩🙈. First I put some cleanser into the bowl and then I attached my brush to the spinner and off I went! I held the brush into the cleanser for ten seconds and then I lifted it slightly above the cleanser and spun it again for another ten seconds to dry it.
When I took my brush out of the bowl I was mortified as you can see for yourself why:
For starters the machine barely cleaned my brush but I will admit it did completely dry, but look at the state of it :(! All the bristles are now sparse and I have one ducked up blending brush 😖.
I think the whole concept of this idea was epic but when it came down to using the machine it was a complete pile of crap, please anyone who reads this post avoid this machine at all costs!
Recently I received some mini samples of body & face coffee scrub from Coffee Scrub Sydney. The company is based in Sydney (Australia) and with their products being freshly handcrafted in their workshop, each full sized pack retails at $24.95.
I’m a huge lover of coffee scrubs as they are so good for your skin it’s unreal and I loved the variety of scents I received too!
The first scent I sampled was the coconut oil and it simply smelt divine. Once my skin was wet I applied the scrub in circular motions to get rid of all those dead skin cells, then I rinsed it off and my skin was super soft.
Another positive about this scrub is that it doesn’t stain your skin and after using this for a week I’ve noticed a serious reduction in my stretch marks as well as an overall improvement on the appearance of my skin!
I can’t recommend this scrub enough and I really believe coffee scrubs are the way forward, seriously think of all the money we spend on different products to give us great results but why do that when you can get all these great benefits from one product?!