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Beauty: The Beauty Bay Colour Cosmetics Box #BBDaretoShare

Posted on October 9, 2016

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Hi Guys!

As a complete beauty fanatic – with a special place in my heart for makeup in particular, there’s nothing like discovering and trying out new beauty brands – whether they’re actually new on the market, or just new to me.

So I was very excited indeed, when Beauty Bay sent over an amazing box including some of their top selling products for me to try out and share with you – I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

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Starting with the Spectrum A01 Large Domed Powder Brush (£9.00) – Spectrum really do make the prettiest, most colourful brushes – and they’ve been on my wish list for a while so I was really pleased to find one in my box. The Large Domed Powder Brush is a generously sized brush, perfect for buffing powder-based products into the skin. It has a fun baby pink handle and purple and blue bristles – this is definitely a brush that stands out from the crowd! I’ve been using it with the Artdeco Fixing Powder (coming up next) and it does a fab job of applying the powder and buffing it in to the skin.

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The Artdeco Fixing Powder Box (£11.75) – is basically a translucent setting powder. It was originally designed to set and waterproof the Artdeco Camouflage Cream but it’s also great as an all round setting powder for any skin type. The powder is super finely milled, and though it looks white, it applies translucent whilst giving makeup a waterproof finish to ‘lock in’ your look.

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I was also pleased to find a couple of pen style eyeliners in the box – the Eye of Horus Liquid Define Liner (£15.00) was the first I tried – it has a firm, long pointed nib, that’s great for creating sharp, thick lines, and it gives highly pigmented colour that boasts longevity and refuses to smudge. And the LA Splash Art-Ki-Tekt Waterproof Slim Eyeliner Pen (£11.25) is basically the opposite of the EOH liner – this one has a small, fine, flexible tip, that’s perfect for creating slim, feline flicks with precision. It’s also waterproof, budge proof and lasts all day.

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There were also a couple of Nailberry L’Oxygene Oxygenated Nail Lacquers (£14.50) in the box – these polishes are ‘free from five’, vegan friendly and cruelty free, and come in generous sized 15ml bottles. Shade Elegance (shown above) is a sheer baby pink shade, perfect for a tint of colour and to give the nails shine. And I also have shade Simplicity which I love! This is a light nude beige – perfect for fairer skin tones like mine, and only takes a couple of coats for full opacity.

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Next I have the Ga-De Basics Matte Eyeshadow Palette (£19.00) – now this is a brand that I haven’t tried or let alone even heard of before! The GA-DE Basics Matte Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition product containing a collection of sophisticated matte eye shadows – and I have to say I absolutely love it!

This palette contains a selection of eight neutral matte shades, which are all easy to wear and perfect for daily use. The compact is basic but sturdy and has a mirror in the lid, and the shadows are just so amazingly soft and fantastically well pigmented – this is going straight in my makeup bag and will definitely give my Urban Decay Naked Basics a run for its money!

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I also have the Ga-De True Color Satin Lipstick (£11.00) – another lovely product from Ga-De, this True Color Satin Lipstick in shade 232 Plum Noir is a lovely deep plum colour that’s perfect for autumn. The formula feels creamy and moisturising, and leaves a highly pigmented satin finish that is long wearing and feels lightweight and non-drying on the lips.

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Next I have the Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara (£16.50) – which is said to be perfect for fine, brittle lashes (this is basically my eyelashes) – so I had high hopes for this product!

The Goddess Mascara has been formulated with Natural Waxes and Oils, Antioxidants, Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins to protect and nourish lashes whilst lengthening and volumising. It has a silicon brush with short, dense bristles that work really well on my short lashes. The finish isn’t  an out there ‘false lashes’ look as such, but it nice, non-clumpy and natural enough for every day wear.

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I was also really excited to try the Stila Stay All Day Matte’Ificent Lipstick (£15.00) – again, Stila is another brand that I haven’t used for a very long time – I think their Eyes are the Windows palette was the last item I used actually. The Stay All Day Matte’Ificent Lipstick is a lightweight, long wearing matte finish lipstick, utilising a Flexible Film Long-Wear Complex which delivers a soft, gel like film that hydrates and protects the lips whilst ensuring maximum adhesion of colour.

Shade Coquille is beautiful muted, dusky pink, which I completely love. The formula feels comfortable and creamy to wear, and even though the finish is matte, it’s not drying on the lips, and lasts for hours on end.

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And lastly the LA Splash Lip Couture Waterproof Matte Lipstick (£9.95) – I LOVE LA Splash Matte Lipsticks, and this one in shade Ghoulish is the perfect partner for my Stila lipstick – the shades are almost identical!

If you’re looking for a matte liquid lipstick that literally lasts all day, then look no further. LA Splash’s Lip Couture lipsticks offer amazing pigmentation, with a super lightweight formula that feels velvety matte and smooth once it’s dried – and it won’t budge at all throughout the day.

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So there we have it! You can probably guess that my favourite item from the box was the Ga-De Matte Palette! Though it’s not much to look at – and I mean that in the nicest way possible – there are no frills, no shiny sparkly designs or packaging with this palette – but it doesn’t matter, this is a fantastic every day matte palette that’s very likely to become my go-to from now on.

And as far as Beauty Bay goes as a whole, I love that offer such a fantastic range of brands – many of which you can’t find anywhere else in the UK. I don’t expect I’d have ever come across the likes of Ga-De especially if it wasn’t for this box. They also stock brands such as Makeup Geek, Coloured Raine, Jeffree Star, Violet Voss and Dose of Colours to name but a few.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and is sponsored by Beauty Bay

The Autumn Beauty Edit

Posted on November 17, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’m not sure where the year has gone but somehow it’s already mid November. We’re in the full swing of autumn, and over recent weeks I’ve noticed the makeup products I’ve been reaching for have gradually been changing. This wasn’t a conscious decision at all. I’ve just recently noticed the colours in my makeup bag have definitely changed with the season.

So I thought I’d gather together some of my current favourite seasonal shades to show you, some are old favourites, and some are brand new discoveries which I love. Enjoy!

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Firstly, let’s look at the lipsticks! I just love autumnal browns, pinks and mauves. These shades of lipstick can easily take your look from summer to autumn with just one product. Here are some of my favourites –

  • Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Kin. This beautiful shade is from the Earth collection, it’s an intense burnt red shade that reminds me of autumn leaves. I really need to pick up more Illamasqua lipsticks because the formula really is excellent, you get fantastic pigmentation with a long-lasting smooth satin finish.
  • Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Guillermo – Ahh Tom Ford, the king of lipsticks. Guillermo is one of the shades I picked up when the Lips & Boys collection first launched, and it’s just beautiful. I love wearing this with a full on smokey eye for an evening vampy look.
  • MAC Lipstick in Fast Play – I love this shade so much, it’s completely underrated in my opinion. I actually discovered it when I was searching for the perfect lip shade to wear to my wedding. You can see my original post here for more pics.
  • Clarins Jolie Rouge Lipstick in 751 Tea Rose – Clarins’ Jolie Rouge lipsticks have a beatufilly creamy and silky formula, with a semi sheer finish. Tea Rose is a pretty light pink that’s really easy to wear. This is a fantastic go-to everyday lipstick.

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Next I have a selection of pencils, including three eyeliners and a lipliner…

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Smoke – I actually received this mini eyeliner free with a Sephora order a while ago, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. Grey is a fantastic alternative to black eyeliner for a softer look, and Urban Decay’s Glide on Pencils are some of the best around.
  • Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen in Deep Plum – Ever since visiting the Pixi store in London for an event a few months ago, I’ve been loving their products and picked up a few more of their amazing Silky Eye Pens. The shade Deep Plum is a lovely shade that catches the light beautifully giving a hint of metallic purple.
  • Kiko Colour Definition Eyeliner in 02 – If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I love Kiko products, and this beautiful and unusual shade of eyeliner is from the Rebel Romantic collection. Shade 02 is a deep warm brown, with the tiniest hint of reddish purple. It’s a creamy matte shade that’s perfect for wearing every day.
  • NARS Lipliner in BorneoBorneo is a lovely warm lipliner which I’ve found myself reaching for lately. It has creamy formula that perfectly defines the lips while preventing lipstick from bleeding and feathering throughout the day.

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And a couple more beautiful lip colours…

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita – This is my first and only Kat Von D product, and I’m a little bit in love. Lolita is a stunning mauve that’s perfect for the 90’s lip trend that’s so popular at the moment, and it really is ever lasting! Make sure your lips are well prepared before application and this will literally last all day.
  • Urban Decay Revolution High Colour Lipgloss in Liar – Another recent discovery, the Urban Decay High Colour Lipglosses really give fantastic intense pigmentation for a gloss. The shade Liar is a gorgeous muted mid pink. It’s currently living in my bag as I wear it all the time!

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And lastly the beautiful Eye of Horus Sheba Mystical Goddess Eye Shadow Palette –

I haven’t used Eye of Horus products for a while, but I have a few of their eyeliner pencils which are fantastic, so I was excited to see what their brand new eyeshadow palettes were like. And as expected, I wasn’t disappointed!

The gorgeous Mystical Goddess Eyeshadow Palette contains three intense metallic shades in a slimline cardboard palette with a double ended brush. The shades are: Artifact – ivory with golden nude undertones, Enchantress – bronzed shimmering nude and Royal Abyss – a deep royal plum.

They all have a stunning high metallic finish, and are soft, blendable and easy to work with. They can also be applied wet if you wish for a more intense look. I really am very impressed with this palette, I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it over the coming months no doubt!

I’d love to hear if you have any of these products? And what your go-to beauty products are for autumn?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and products I bought myself

Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Eyeliner | Review

Posted on November 14, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today I’ve got a brand new shade of eyeliner from one of my favourite brands, Eye of Horus! This time they’ve released the Scarab Sapphire Eyeliner – a gorgeous deep blue colour with a hint of shimmer.

(If you’re interested you can check out my previous reviews of the Lazuli Blue PencilEmerald Tabula Pencil and Nubian Brown Pencil too!)

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The best thing abut Eye of Horus eyeliners is they’re super soft and easy to apply, they last all day, and did you know they can be removed with only water? How amazing is that! Eye of Horus sell a special Microfibre Cloth Pack that you just add warm water to and remove your eyeliner and mascara, it’s like magic!

Eye of Horus eyeliners are waterproof, smudge-proof, long wearing pencils that glide on to the lid and last all day. Made with a combination of waxes Bees Wax, Carnauba Wax and Candelilla Wax, the creamy rich metallic formula is easy to apply and yet easily removed. These pencils are non-irritating, nourishing, perfect for sensitive skin and pararben free.

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I know it’s not the best picture but I think it captures the true colour of the eyeliner. It really is a beautiful blue! I can’t recommend these eyeliners enough, they’re a fantastic all round product!

The Scarab Sapphire pencil will be available shortly from Cocktail Cosmetics for £17.00.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Eye of Horus Lazuli Blue Eye Pencil Review

Posted on February 27, 2014

Hi Guys!

I hope you’re all well!? Today’s post is on the Lazuli Blue Goddess Pencil by Eye of Horus. If you saw my previous Eye of Horus reviews of the Emerald Eye Pencil and Nubian Brown Eye Pencil, you’ll know I’m a big fan of their products!

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The Lazuli Blue eye pencil is one of the newest additions to their eye makeup range. Eye of Horus pencils boast a long list of plus points – they are waterproof, smudge proof, paraben free, made with natural ingredients and not tested on animals. And one of the best bits… you can remove this eyeliner simply with a cloth and warm water!

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How pretty is this colour! I find it’s not quite dark enough for me to wear on my eyelid above my upper lashes – I always wear eyeliner on the top lid with a flick – so I use this in my waterline instead. This pencil, just like the others I’ve tried is fabulous to use, it glides on easily as the wax in the ingredients softens when it touches your skin.

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You may have seen the above image before in my Lime Crime Eyeliner post, I thought I’d share it again here as I’m wearing the Eye of Horus Lazuli Eyeliner in my waterline 🙂

Have you tried any Eye of Horus products? I’d love to hear if you have!

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Eye of Horus Nubian Brown Goddess Eyeliner Pencil Review

Posted on July 3, 2013

When it comes to makeup, eyeliner is definitely the one item I cannot live without. I use it pretty much every day and I’m always on the quest to find the perfect eyeliner! Eye of Horus are a new eye makeup brand stocked by Cocktail Cosmetics, the *Eye of Horus Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil caught my eye with it’s interesting brand theme –

‘Representing regeneration, health and protection the Ancient Egyptian symbol of the Eye of Horus ensures healing, wisdom and prosperity for it’s bearer. Ancient Egyptians wore cosmetics for their magical powers and to ward off evil spirits. The Almond shaped eye resembles a Falcon Eye of the God of Horus who had magical protective powers.’

This eyeliner sounds perfect for me as I tend to suffer with sensitive skin and eyes –

‘Suffering from sensitive eyes and fine, brittle lashes we researched how the Aincent Egyptians used natural waxes and oils in their iconic beauty products. We used this aincent formula as a basis for our eye makeup range to provide products that are naturally based, non irritating, nourishing and great for sensitivities.’

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The pencils are waterproof, smudge proof, paraben free, made with natural ingredients and not tested on animals. Here’s what I thought!

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The Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil comes in a black box with metallic gold lettering, it looks and feels expensive. The product itself is double ended with the pencil at one end and a handy smudger at the other. The colour I have is a deep matte brown, I usually use black eyeliners so I’m looking forward to trying a different colour! The pencil draws nicely on the back of my hand, it feels smooth, there is no dragging of the skin, and the colour is deep and rich. The wax in the ingredients helps the pencil soften when it touches your skin so it glides easily. Interestingly enough this product can be removed simply with a clean cloth and warm water (the brand also offers a Microfibre Cloth Pack for removing their wax based products)

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Overall I am very impressed with this product! It was easy to apply and remove, and was a lovely solid deep colour. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to test it on my eyes yet as I’m suffering badly with hayfever at the moment!

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You can purchase Eye of Horus products from Cocktail Cosmetics – the range includes eye liner, pencils, liquid eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow and accessories xx