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Sugarpill Palette and Loose Eyeshadow Pigment Review and Swatches!

Posted on February 28, 2013

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Sugarpill are a US based niche makeup company offering a cruelty-free line of vibrant, richly pigmented cosmetics. At the moment they specialise in eye makeup only. I hope one day will start selling lipsticks and glosses too!

I love bright colours so as soon as I saw these Sugarpill palettes I had to get them, I’ve never before seen eyeshadows in such bright vibrant colours. I have to say, they really do live up to the hype!

This is the outer packaging: The palette comes in a box with a cute design on it, and the palette itself has a black satiny finish with the Sugarpill logo, it feels sturdy, quite heavy and of good quality.

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When you open the palette there is a good sized mirror on the inside which is always a plus, I hate when you get a palette without a mirror. There are no brushes included, which I think is a good thing, it’s always disappointing when you buy a good quality palette to find they have included naff sponge ended applicators! The eyeshadow pans are also generously sized, about 3cm across which is a great useable size.

 I have the Sweetheart and Burning Heart palettes. The colours are for Sweetheart: Dollipop (matte pink), Afterparty (metallic blue), Midori (metalic green) and Taco (matte white), and for Burning heart: Flamepoint (matte orange), Buttercupcake (matte yellow), Love+ (slight metallic red) and Poison Plum (slight metallic purple).

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I used my fingers to take some swatches on the back of my hand, but I seem to have lost the photos somehow! So I just have the photos of the swatches on my finger tips! The finger tip photos actually really give you an idea of the true colour of the shadows. You can really see how richly pigmented the colours are. The colours are easy to blend and you can easily add layers to build up the depth colour. I can’t find any fault with these shadows!

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Here are the loose eyeshadows I have: Goldilux, (Brilliant, highly-reflective metallic gold with breathtaking shine, the brightest gold you’ve ever seen) Magpie (Dramatic silky black with metallic blue sheen and turquoise sparkles) Junebug (Luxurious forest green with a burst of diamonds) Lumi (Snow white with turquoise sheen and flashing bursts of blue and green.) The loose pigments all have a metallic finish, they are also very finely milled which means they are a joy to apply and easily manipulated.

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I absolutely love Goldilux, it really is the brightest gold! And Lumi is another favourite, it gives a sheer turquoise sparkle, similar to MAC’s Reflects Transparent Teal. You can use this on its own to give a sheer veil of metallic sparkle, or over another shadow to create your own look.

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More loose eyeshadows: Starling (Vibrant, metallic turquoise with intense sheen.) Darling (Stunning teal loaded with iridescent turquoise star bursts.) Royal Sugar (Striking bright blue with a heavenly burst of turquoise diamonds.)

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I have some photos of a look I did with the loose eyeshadows but the pictures came out very dark and you really can’t see very well unfortunately. So I’ve found a picture from Halloween when I originally bought the palettes, I used Dollipop and Taco from the Sweetheart palette, spooky hey!

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If you are in the UK you can purchase Sugarpill Cosmetics from Love Make Up and Cocktail Cosmetics xx

Rockett St George

Posted on February 27, 2013

I currently have a wish list as long as my arm of items I want to decorate my home with. I keep mentally adding to it all the gorgeous things that I come across on my internet travels. There is one shop that I keep coming back to though, if I could afford it I would actually buy one of everything this store has to offer. Rockett St George has the most fabulous mix of contemporary homewares and gifts. I want my house to look like Rockett St George has exploded in it. Do you need a faux budgie to accessorise your living room? Or maybe tattoo print kitchen towel? No, you probably don’t. But they look totally awesome, and if eccentric and eclectic is your style, then you’d better check out their site!

Here are some of my favourite items –

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www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Dirty Thirty and OOTD

Posted on February 24, 2013

Yesterday I went to Biddy’s Tea Room  with some friends for a surprise gathering of afternoon tea for my good friend Brookie’s 30th birthday!

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Biddy’s is a beautiful vintage themed tea room in the centre of Norwich, they sell fabulous homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches. You can even have a mad hatters tea party and Biddy’s will provide you with vintage hats to dress up in!

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Apart from the cake (of course) my favourite thing was the Norfolk ham, brie and chilli jam sandwiches, it was a taste sensation! 😀

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My outfit: ASOS Neon Aztec Snood (now out of stock), H&M Vest, Next Bootcut Jeans, Zara Leather Jacket (last season) Schuh Pluto Ankle Boots, Balenciaga Giant Gold Velo Bag.

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We then took Claire for a look round the shops, while two of the others crept back to her house to decorate it before we came back 🙂

I bought these lovely Aztec Mocassin Flats from Schuh for £28

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And this awesome acid wash denim shirt with silver studs and spikes from Primark for £13, what a bargain!!

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So I decided to wear it for our night out (with Lime Crime Centrifuchsia Lipstick and a vintage necklace)

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We hit the town in our party outfits, sporting Dame Edna style wacky shades, we couldn’t see a thing and drank way too much, it was a great night!!

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Happy birthday Brookie! xxxxx

(Don’t forget I’m also running a giveaway on my facebook page to win a silver necklace!)

Today’s Charity Shop Finds…

Posted on February 21, 2013

Sometimes there are good points about living in a small town in the middle of nowhere. One of them being CHARITY SHOPS!! I love them, my town is full of them. Currently we have Oxfam, British Heart Foundation, PDSA, EACH, British Red Cross and Sue Ryder. Plenty to keep me busy. I love nothing more than taking a stroll around to see if I can find any gems.

Here are today’s finds:

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Vintage lemon yellow jumper with bead detail.

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Vintage gold tone necklace with pearls and clear stones.

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Vintage silvertone necklace with blue enamel detail.

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Not bad for £10 hey! 😀