Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NYX 'Love In' Palettes

NYX 'Love In' PalettesNYX 'Love In' Palettes

NYX 'Love In' Palettes Swatches
R-L: Love in Paris, Love In Florence

NYX is a whole new brand to me and I have been road testing some of their products lately. Today I have 2 of their 'In Love' palettes to show you so lets begin. First off we have to talk packaging, you know I am obsessed with packaging. The shadows come in this cute dainty looking palette with a freakin bow that clasps open and adorable. The palette itself is sturdy so overall in the packaging  department its a thumbs up.

Now onto the product itself. 'Love In Paris' comes with 9 shadows ranging from creams, browns, purples and the odd green thrown in at the end. This is a perfect little palette to create a day and nightime look. The quality of the shadows are great, the first shadow however is a little chalky but the rest are good. They are very pigmented and last a decent amount of time on the eye which can be prolonged with the use of a primer. 'Love In Florence' comes with 5 shadows this is a little different from the previous palette. It comes with 3 square sized shadows are 2 thin rectangular shadows, which sometimes can be annoying to fit your brush in. This palette comes with more matte shades and a bloody gorgeous metallic green that will have you standing out in no time. I actually prefer this palette over the Paris one as I love the combination of colours, again pigmentation is great and longevity is reasonable. The majority of the shadows in both palettes are creamy and buttery with the exception of one or two that are very chalky. 

Overall, they are nice palettes to have in your collection but not something I would recommend to rush out and buy, they didn't blow me away, don't get me wrong I liked them but didn't love them. However if I had to recommend just one it would be 'Love In Florence' as I love the shade selection and you can never have enough matte shades.

Have you tried these 'Love In' Palettes?

Gifted PR Item

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Christmas Tag

The Christmas Tag

I Love Christmas so when I was tagged by Zoe from My Stepping Stone to do this tag I was so thank you Zoe! Lets get started.

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
For years I have loved the Grinch. Its defiantly one I watch every year without fail. Jim Carey is a legend and plays the part so well. I also love ELF but thats a new fave so The Grinch is my all time fave. 

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
I have always opened them in the morning ever since I was a little wee girl.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Not really, I think my favourite memories of Christmas are when I was a child and I lived in Wales and all the family got together, granted there would be an argument over a game board come 7 o'clock but it was Christmas. I do remember one year we got my Grandad super drunk by giving him vodka jelly. He slid straight off the chair...priceless. I think Christmas is way more exciting as a child, when you are too excited to go asleep. 

4. Favourite festive food?
Defiantly the big Turkey & Ham roast dinner, every single vegetable you could ever need and yummy gravy. Only problem is who was going to do all those dishes...eek! 

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
That is a tough one, maybe as a child it would have to be a doll that I got that I think was called 'Baby Expressions' she was called that as she cried and wiggled her arms around and pulled the ugliest face. I named her Courtney. Thinking about her now she was one ugly doll (google it) but I loved her. Picking one from these days is way too hard. 

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Candy canes or anything spicy and cinnamon.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
We usually go out to collect the turkey from the Butcher and then go to the pub, have lunch and a few drinks then when we get home I usually watch all the Christmas Family Guys and American Dads, the Grinch and then to finish off the night it has to be Fr Ted Christmas Special. Oh and did I mention a Baileys...but that stopped when I became lactose intolerant *wipes away a tear

8. What tops your tree?
A gold star. 

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I always wanted a horse, never got one and then I always wanted a goat never got one of those either. Probably for the best haha. 

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
The whole day spent with the family and having a laugh. I also love giving people gifts, not sure why but I love watching people unwrap them. 

I tag the following bloggers to do this post:

Dee & SinĂ©ad:

Berry Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

Berry Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

Berry Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

Berry Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

So the festive season is upon us and I thought I would create a berry inspired makeup look to get you sorted for a Christmas party. I also wanted to do a tutorial with my current fave lipstick. So to see how I create the look watch the video above. 

Products Used:
Revlon Colourstay Foundation
Nars Light Reflecting Powder
Nars Radiant Concealer
Nars Deep Throat Blush
Bourjois Bronze & Highlight
Stila In The Light Palette- Bliss, Sandstorm, Bubbly
Sleek Oh So Special Palette- Celebrate
Kiko colour sphere shade 12
Urban Decay Naked Basics- Foxy
Soap & Glory Brow Archery 
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Revlon Berry Couture Lipstick