Fashion

TK Maxx Haul πŸ˜€

Recently I’ve been seeing so many posts all over the internet of people’s TK Maxx hauls. After seeing people snagging Huda Beauty’s makeup at a knock down price I knew I needed to make a quick bee line there πŸ˜‚.

I went to my local TK Maxx store at Bury St Edmunds and to be honest I wasn’t too impressed at the makeup section until my boyfriend stumbled across the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette! The palette retails for Β£22 and TK Maxx we’re selling it for just Β£16.99.

As you can see the palette is in prestige condition and hadn’t even been swatched as sometimes people swatch the makeup and ruin it πŸ™„. The palette contains 11 eyeshadows that are a combination of matte and shimmers shades. Also the palette contains a very strong cocoa/chocolate scent which at first I thought it was lush but after a while it did become quite sickly πŸ™ˆ.

Anyway here is my swatch:

I love the shimmer shades as they are so pigmented and really really glittery. However I don’t really rate the matte shades as I found that they were quite chalky and it was difficult to get a decent swatch.

My next bargain from Tk Maxx was the Glow-y Powder by Pixi Beauty which normally retails at Β£14 but I got it for Β£5.99.

The Glow-y powder is for those who like a natural soft shimmery glow. The subtle rose pink powder feels so soft to touch and it’s very buildable for those who like to really glow.

Here is my swatch:

I love love the glow powder it’s so pretty and I love the gold shining through the pink when the light hits it.

So that’s it for my TK Maxx haul for now but keep your eyes peeled as I’m hoping to snag some more bargains to share with you guys 😘.

Seldane

Fashion

πŸ’“ Mario Badescu Skin Routine πŸ’“

Recently my skin has been all over the place and it’s been driving me mad! My younger sister is obsessed with skincare products and religiously sticks to a routine of face washing, cleansing, using toners, serums etc. I’m sure by now you’ve got my drift.

So I decided to invest in some decent skincare products to see if I could clear up my face.

I purchased the following products:

  • Acne Facial Cleanser 117ml RRP Β£14 – this is a daily cleanser for oily acne-prone skin which is perfect for my skin type as I do suffer with the odd breakout and oiliness. What I love about the cleanser is that it’s very gentle on the skin and you only need such a small amount on your face so I can see this product lasting for ages!
  • Glycolic Acid Toner 236ml RRP Β£15- this is a toner which is used on the face after cleansing as it’s the last step when removing any trace of makeup left on your face. However this toner was great for exfoliating my skin but after cleansing I found that my skin was a bit sensitive and at times when using the toner.

Lavender Mask & Mist Duo Set RRP Β£16- this duo is brilliant value for your money! I’m obsessed with the lavender mist as it really makes your skin feel so refreshed and hydrated. I liked the mask as it had a nice floral scent and I appreciated how gentle it was on the skin as some face masks literally are so strong you feel like it taken a layer of skin off your face πŸ˜‚.

I’m so shocked how my skin has dramatically changed over this last week and a half! My face is so clear and overall my complexion looks brighter .

I finally understand why my sister is so strict with her skincare regime as the results are so worth it. I’m determined no matter how busy I am to keep up this routine and I’m looking forward to trying other products from Mario Badescu’s skincare range!

Seldane

Fashion

✨ PS…Glow Palette βœ¨

Finally I’m back! After nearly two and a half weeks I’ve finally had my broadband installed so I’m ready to start chucking out a lot of reviews πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ!

I’m so excited to be reviewing another product from Primark’s beauty range.

The Glow palette contains four highlighting shades that are super pretty and it retails for just £5 😱!

I love the outer packaging as it’s so glittery and I like the fact the palette doesn’t feel cheap. However I think it would’ve been more creative if the shades had names.

Anyway before I talk about how the shades performed check out my swatch below:

I honestly cannot believe how pigmented these shades are, I’m honestly shook 😍! I can’t get over that each swatch was

The formula feel slightly creamy but overall has more of a powdery finish.

I can’t recommend the Glow palette enough for Β£5 you get a palette that is probably more pigmented then a high end one which can set you back Β£40 or more! Also, the shades are so pretty this palette is a definite must have.

Seldane

Fashion

✨Soft Glam ✨

First off I want to apologise for the lack of reviews the past two weeks! I’ve moved house with my boyfriend so it’s been a bit hectic but now I’m all settled in I’ve got some pretty epic reviews coming up :).

Anyway we all know housewarming presents are the best and I literally nearly cried when my sister brought me the Soft Glam Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills as well as some other bits 😍.

Soft Glam was the most anticipated eyeshadow palette since Modern Renaissance due to ABH dedicating a palette to neutral shades.

Soft Glam retails for Β£43 and the palette contains 14 shades that look so beautiful!

The 14 shades in the palette are:

  • Tempera: Ultra-matte velvety beige
  • Glistening: Iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect
  • Orange Soda: Ultra-matte pastel peach
  • Rose Pink: Rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue
  • Sultry: A hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown
  • Bronze: Metallic gold bronze
  • Mulberry: Ultra-matte mulberry
  • Dusty Rose: Ultra-matte dusty lilac
  • Fairy: Multi-imensional light gold
  • Burnt Orange: Ultra-matte deep orange
  • Sienna: Ultra-matte earthy brown
  • Rustic: Ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown
  • Cyprus Umber: Ultra-matte dark coffee
  • Noir: Ultra-matte deep carbon black

Here is my swatch:

I’m so obsessed with this palette! I can’t express how thrilled I am with the shades as they are so pigmented.

The formula for the metallic shades Rose Pink, Sultry and Bronze is one of the best I’ve ever used. I can’t get over how easy the shades are to blend and there is such little kick back too.

I can’t recommend this palette enough and I personally think this is ABH’s best palette to date!

Seldane

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πŸ’™LunaπŸ’™

Recently Barry M launched four new holographic eye toppers retailing at only Β£4.99. The four new shades are:

  • Asteroid
  • Supernova
  • Stardust
  • Luna

I only purchased one shade as I didn’t want to be stuck with a product I didn’t like.

Just to warn you the bottle is quite small but I do have high hopes for the eye topper as it’s literally sparkling in the bottle πŸ’™.

The shade Luna is a mix of purple and with a holographic effect. Here is my swatch:

As you can see the eye topper is very sheer but this is just with one layer so perhaps if I added another one it could’ve become more opaque?

There is no fragrance to this product which I don’t mind at all but I found that Luna was more of a duo chrome then actually a holographic shade.

Don’t get me wrong I do think the shade is cute but unfortunately after half an hour the product really faded and left me with an icky colour on my arm πŸ™„.

If I’m going to be honest I don’t really recommend purchasing the eye toppers as yes they are cheap but you don’t get your money’s worth.

There are so many better brands out there that deliver brilliant products for less money for example Makeup Revolution’s eye foils are insanely pigmented and they are only Β£5.

Seldane

Fashion

Amore πŸ’‹πŸ’—

So we’re here again reviewing another creme lipstick by Kylie Cosmetics. It’s taken ages for Kylie to restock all the shades and I’m literally obsessed with them 😍.

I purchased two shades this time round but I’m going to be reviewing them separately as I feel they deserve there own limelight πŸ˜‚. The first shade I will be reviewing is Amore and it retails for $17 (plus it’s still available on Kylie’s website so be sure to snap it up fast).

The shade Amore is a bright pink coral and as you can see in the photo above this shade will defiantly pack a punch.

Here is my swatch:

I love this shade so much it’s soooo stunning 😍! The lipstick is so pigmented and I love the high shine finish too. The formula for Kylie’s creme lipsticks is one of the best on the market and I love they feel on your lips too.

I defiantly recommend the creme lipsticks from Kylie Cosmetics and I love how versatile the shade range is too.

Seldane

Fashion

β›ˆ The Calm Before The Storm β›ˆ

I think the world stopped when Kylie Jenner finally announced she had a baby girl after months of speculation and what a way to introduce her by creating a whole makeup range around baby Stormi.

The Weather Collection consisted of:

  • The Calm Before The Storm Eyeshadow Palette RRP $40
  • Eye Of The Storm Eyeshadow Palette RRP $40
  • Highlighter Palette $44
  • Three new lipsticks (matte formula) which are called Cosmic, Nova and Nightfall RRP $18 each
  • Flash (lipgloss) RRP $16
  • Lightening Bolt Ultra Glow RRP $14
  • Yellow Eyeliner Pot RRP $14

*NEW PRODUCT* Glitter Eyes in two sets called Violet Moon & Destiny and Twinkle Twinkle & Superstar . Each set RRP $40

First off I think Kylie’s price point is all over the place as I personally think $40 for two glitter eye shades is insane and I don’t get why the highlighting palette is so pricey too πŸ™„.

I only ended up purchasing The Calm Before The Storm palette as I can honestly say I don’t own shades like these in other palettes so I thought it would make a nice change in my collection.

Right off the bat I think the outer packaging is pretty cool and I love how you got a matte shade and then a matching shimmer to go with each shade.

There are 10 pastel shades in the palette and they are called:

  • True Love- this is a matte peach rose
  • Sweet Sweet- this is a metallic baby pink with hints of multicoloured pearl
  • Sunshine- this is a satin warm yellow
  • Little Wonder- this is a metallic light gold
  • Northern Light- this is a matte pastel green
  • Rockabye- this is a metallic muted sea foam green
  • Angel- this is a matte baby blue
  • Starbaby- this is a metallic icy gold
  • Aquarius- this is a matte pastel lavender
  • Heaven Sent- this is a satin pastel lavender with hints of blue

Before I dive into how the product performed check out my swatch below:

To be honest I think the photo above speaks for itself as you can see the shades have zero pigment! I really struggled swatching the shades as the formula felt so chalky which is unusual considering in Kylie’s other palettes they feel so creamy.

Also be warned as the palette is quite small and I don’t think it should’ve been priced at $40 as you get more value for your money with her other palettes that contains more product.

I cannot recommend this palette at all as in my opinion it’s crap! Don’t get me wrong I love the whole inspiration behind this collection as I think that it’s so sentimental and original but I feel for products that are overpriced they could’ve been a lot better quality!

Seldane