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Beauty News & Gossip 11/01/17: Jeffree Star, Huda Beauty, Too Faced & More!

Posted on January 11, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s been quite a while since I published my last Beauty News & Gossip post, but you guys have told me that you like them, so I thought I’d start up the series again. I’m aiming to post on a weekly basis covering all the latest hot beauty news, influencer gossip and exciting new releases – enjoy!

Ok so I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw on my social feeds is that Jeffree Star has destroyed a $5.5k Chanel bag on his Youtube channel. Him and his BFF Manny MUA got together to cut up some makeup products with hot knives (as you do) just for LOLs, and Jeffree decided to take it one step further and mutilate a Chanel Boy bag from his collection. By the looks of things this has been one of his most viewed videos in such a short space of time since publishing, and comments have been falling in one of two very distinct camps – Jeffree fans are saying (very rightly so) that ‘it’s his money he can do what he likes with it’ but people are also saying (again very rightly so) comments along the lines of ‘people are starving in this world, and he chooses to do this..’. I totally agree that he can do what he likes with his own things, but he might as well be burning a $5k wad of cash for the sake of gaining views, which in my opinion is in very poor taste – but then would we expect anything else from Jeffree Star?? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

In other Jeffree Star news, he’s also recently announced that his much anticipated Androgyny Palette will be launching in March. The teasers above shows his second palette has a deep pink textured casing with gold lettering, and the eyeshadows look like they’re going to be a big hit with fans – there appears to be a range of intensely coloured warm matte shades included (judging by the colours Jeffree is wearing above) and I think it will be a total sell out.

You may have also noticed recently that Manny MUA is collaborating with Maybelline on their Big Shot Mascara campaign. I noticed this on Twitter when the ad first launched and didn’t really give it too much thought. Then it popped up again on Facebook via a BBC news article, I noticed there were thousands and thousands of comments, so thought I’d take a moment to look through. Oh my gosh, the public has had such a strong reaction to this, I really was quite shocked. It was very divided, with a disturbing amount of people being absolutely horrified that a man is wearing makeup (I mean, really?), but luckily there were plenty of positive comments too which appeared to outnumber the negative. It really does worry me how people can be so close minded – we’re in 2017 for Christ’s sake! I think it’s a great collab, and Manny is the perfect influencer to team up with Maybelline – maybe this just seems obvious to me though because I’m part of the beauty community? I don’t know, I think attitudes are changing, but we still have definitely a long way to go. I also think it’s a very clever marketing move on Maybelline’s part – what better way to get your beauty brand talked about across every media channel than to do something ‘controversial’ like having a male in full makeup as the star of the campaign – what do you think?

What would a news and gossip post be without Jaclyn Hill!? It looks like Jaclyn is coming out with another new collaboration within the next two months. She’s not giving away much at the moment but we know it’s an eyeshadow palette, and it’s in collaboration with a brand – maybe Becca again? Or maybe someone new?

I never managed to get my hands on the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow palette – though it looks stunning I just couldn’t justify the expense. She’s now teasing fans with the outer packaging of her upcoming Highlighter Palette – I can’t wait to see what’s inside, I bet it’s going to be stunning!

And lastly when it comes to influencers, it looks like Too Faced’s lasted collab will be with Youtuber Kandee Johnson. As a big Too faced fan I can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with together 😀

On to new products now, and you may have noticed that Too Faced is busting out new products like there’s no tomorrow right now, and I’ve just caught wind of yet another gorgeous looking launch – their beautiful Lovelight Highlighters will be coming in March this year – don’t they look gorgeous!

Anastasia has also just launched their first Lip Palette, which is perfect for those that like to experiment with lip shades and change their look frequently. This palette contains a large selection of lipsticks as well as primary colours and black and white shades, so you can pretty much come up with any colour imaginable! This is available now on the Anastasia US site but not yet on the Anastasia UK site.

After visiting New York last year on a press trip, and spending rather a lot of time in Sephora, I discovered Milk Makeup. I have their Cooling Water and Holographic Stick, both of which I love. And I recently heard about their brand new Blur Stick – it’s just now launched at Sephora, and it promised to blur skin’s imperfections to give you a ‘real life filter effect’. I really love the sound of this.

The brand that only a few months ago brought us the original Unicorn Makeup brushes (I have them but can’t bring myself to use them!) has recently announced an upcoming collection of Mermaid makeup brushes! Above you can see the original artist sketches for the brushes, it also says they’re now going into production, so watch this space for news of the launch date.

And oh my gosh, the Lancome Rose Collection is EVERYTHING. The highlighter is shaped like an actual rose and it’s just so beautiful! There’s also a limited edition brush to go with it, as well as a palette and a few other products in the collection. These are all available now on the Lancome US site. I can’t wait till it’s available in the UK!

And lastly, I also wanted to mention that that Kat Von D Pastel Goth Palette is available now at Sephora – as with all of Kat’s products this palette looks pretty awesome, it’s going on my wish list right now 🙂

I’d love to hear what you think about the latest news and gossip? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty News & Gossip 01/07/16: Jaclyn Hill SUED, Urban Decay, Jeffree Star & More!

Posted on July 1, 2016

Hi Guys!

Sorry for the late post, this should have been published earlier last week – I hope you enjoy!

Ok so the biggest beauty goss of the last couple of weeks has to be that Jaclyn Hill is being SUED – OMG! Things are not looking too good for the Youtube star after the Becca Eyeshadow palette controversy, and now it’s emerged that a former close friend is suing her over copyright infringement. I won’t go into too much detail as you can easily Google it and take a look yourself  – and I’m not going to speculate who’s in the right and who’s in the wrong here, I just hope it gets sorted fast.

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In better news for Jaclyn, a whole new load of products have now been added to Becca’s Champagne collection, including four Champagne Split compacts which contain one half Shimmering Skin Perfector and one half Blush, as well as Shimmering Skin Perfectors in highlighter pen form – the Slimlight pens will be available in shades Topaz, Champagne Pop and Pearl. These are a must have for fans of the Champagne Pop range, and I’ll hopefully have more news on availability in the UK soon.

urban-decay-autumn-launches Urban Decay are always coming up with amazing products, and just look at all the awesome goodies they’re bringing out for A/W! Apart from the highly anticipated Moondust palette, there’s also an Allnighter full coverage, long wearing and water proof foundation range, Perversion is now launching in an Eye Pen, and the Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners look AMAZING – 20 vibrant shades of water resistant long wear liquid eyeliners. I can’t wait for all of these products to launch!

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Jumping back across the pond again, Anastasia Beverley Hills are also launching a brand new twist up stick foundation, in a massive range of shades to suit all skin tones. I’m really loving the look of these!

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And Jeffree Star – again. This time a BLACK HIGHLIGHTER. How even is this supposed to work? I have no idea but I’m looking forward to finding out!

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Too Faced are great with their sneak peeks on Instagram – and now we finally know what the Too Faced X Nikki Tutorials palette will look like, and though I think it looks nice, I must admit I’m not overly wowed by it. What do you think?

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And while I’m on the subject of Too Faced, Jerrod Blandino, owner of Too Faced has been teasing a lot lately with some super close up product shots on his Instagram, the latest being this close up of what looks like a multi-toned blush…

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Fans of NARS’ Dual Intensity formulas will be very pleased indeed with the news of a new Dual Intensity Blush Palette. How gorgeous is this!? It includes a highlighter, two blushers and a contour shade. I can’t wait to see swatches!

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And I’m also pretty excited that Colourpop are adding to their already extensive liquid lipstick range with four new Ultra Metallic Lips. These shades are way more ‘Autumnal’ than what I was expecting, but I think they look lovely none the less. I’ll definitely be snapping at least a couple of these up on my next US order 🙂

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I’m trying REALLY hard not to buy any more palettes, but as soon as I heard Viseart were launching a new palette in the Autumn, I absolutely must have to have it. The shades look beautiful, and this is now top of my wish list!

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And lastly Laura Geller have just launched their Easy Illuminating Sticks… their Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators were to die for, and these Illuminating Sticks come in two of the the same shades: Ballerina and Gilded Honey, and Ehereal is very similar to the Charming Pink Gilded Highlighter. These are available in the US now and will be coming to the UK very soon.

I’d love to hear which new launches you’re excited about?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty News & Gossip 14/06/16: Jaclyn Hill SCANDAL, Urban Decay, Colourpop, Lime Crime & More!

Posted on June 14, 2016

Hi Guys!

After last week’s first ever Beauty News & Gossip post I’ve decided to make it a (roughly) weekly feature  – enjoy! 😀

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So first up this week – I have to address the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette SCANDAL!

After the very exciting and hyped up release of Becca and Jaclyn’s range of collaboration products, including a face palette and an eyeshadow palette, all hell has broken loose. For those who haven’t heard, basically an eagle eyed beauty fanatic who’s particularly fond of Becca eyeshadows noticed that the shadows in the Jaclyn Eyeshadow palette just weren’t up to Becca’s usual high standards.

She then looked into it further and found that the Jaclyn Eyeshadow Palette was made in China, unlike other Becca eyeshadows, and also that it used very different (and significantly inferior) ingredients compared to other Becca shadows. You can see her YT vid here –

Customers then started to come forward and complain about the poor quality of the eyeshadows. Becca then admitted that there was in fact issues with the palette and stopped all sales, and Sephora have also been refunding customers that had already purchased it.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, Jaclyn then proceeded to throw Becca under the bus, so to speak, by saying on Snapchat (so I’ve heard) that she didn’t want to make the eyeshadow palette in the first place, and she didn’t really have much to do with the creation process – completely contradicting a previous YT video where she announced the collaboration products and told viewers that she was hands on from start to finish, and that this was an even collaboration between herself and Becca. Jaclyn has now deleted this video, and I have to say it all seems pretty dodgy to me.

And one final note on the matter… What about all the Youtubers and ‘Influencers’ (I really hate that word) that were sent these products to try before the public launch – there wasn’t one negative review of Jaclyn’s eyeshadow palette! They all said how amazing, how pigmented, how buttery soft and smooth the shadows were – so were they possibly telling fibs to keep the brand happy??

There’s some food for thought anyway – please do let me know what you think about this!

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Though I’m personally not really interested in Kylie Jenner’s makeup range, I know it’s incredibly popular, so fans will be excited to hear about the new shade Majesty which is a metallic black with blue undertones. It will be available to purchase on 16/06/16.

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And yes it’s Jeffree Star again! Even though he’s just launched a bunch of products, his Lip Ammunition Lipsticks – in satin and glitter finishes and a brand new Highlighter shade, Lavender Snow will also be available very soon.

And while I’m on the subject of Jeffree Star, one of my favourite Youtubers who will always call a spade a spade, Stephanie Nicole has recently posted a product and brand review on Jeffree – it’s a long video but it’s definitely worth a watch.

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Favourite US budget beauty brand Colourpop also has some pretty awesome new products coming out. So far they’ve been all about the colour cosmetics, but they’re now launching a range of highlighter and contour sticks. At only $5.00 each they’re a complete bargain!

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Controversial beauty brand Lime Crime have also just launched their Superfoil Water Activated Metallic Eyeshadow Duos, which look pretty amazing! These duos contain a brand new eyeshadow formulation that just requires a spritz of water to activate it. The result is a super high shine foil finish. This product is available in six different duos, which are £12.71 each from Lime Crime.

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And lastly, Urban Decay is launching yet another new palette! Forget about the Naked palettes, this time it’s all about the metallics, the Moondust Palette will include eight new Moondust eyeshadows – I really can’t wait for this one! I don’t know when it will be available as yet, but I’ll let you guys know as soon as I find out.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

A Few High End Beauty Treats…

Posted on January 18, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Now I love nothing more than snapping up some amazing sale bargains over the Chrismtas period – 75% off you say? I’ll take 12 of them, thanks. But last years sales seemed to be bit underwhelming really, there was nothing with as much as 30% off to catch my eye. So what did I do? Well I did the obvious thing and bought a Tom Ford palette for full price at £64.00, that’s what I did. Of course Tom Ford products never come up in any sales, so I just took the plunge and picked up Nude Dip, which is possibly the most gorgeous eyeshadow palette I’ve ever seen. And while I was in the mood for spending, I may have purchased a few other bits and pieces too…

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All totally necessary of course. I went on a bit of a spending spree in my BBloggers Beauty Swaps and Sales Facebook Group, first picking up the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter, which is just beautiful. I then got my mitts on the beautiful Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Highlighter Trio too, YESSS! And while I was there I also bought a couple of mini Lorac palettes from the same seller. When in Rome and all that.

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I also wanted to include the most gorgeous perfume that I received for Christmas. This is Neroli Blanc Intense, and It. Is. Amazing. I first discovered this in my first ever Bloom Perfumery subscription packet, and I knew I’d have to get my mitts on it sooner or later!

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I’ve had my eye on Tom Ford’s Nude Dip palette for quite a while. If my memory serves me correctly, this was originally a limited edition product, which was then added to the main line. And I’m SO glad it was. It’s just the most stunning palette. The shades are to die for, they’re just gorgeous every-day colours that would suit pretty much everyone. As you know, this did cost a purse-clenching £64, but I have no regrets!

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Next the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter (shown in top image only) and the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Trio. Becca’s collaboration with Jaclyn Hill really has done everything for the brand. People are going highlighter crazy – including myself. I was so excited when I saw somebody was selling the Champagne Pop highlighter (lightly used) in my beauty swaps and sales group, I snapped it up straight away. Then, by some stroke of luck the Champagne Glow Trio Palette came up too, this time brand new and unused. This palette was a limited edition over the Christmas period, and available in the US only, so I’m beyond happy that I grabbed this too!

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I also picked up the Lorac Matte and Metallic mini palettes from the same seller. Lorac palettes have been on my wish list for a while so I thought this was the perfect chance to try a couple of them out – at a very reasonable price too.

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And lastly, I also treated myself to a Sigma Lip Switch in Pink Lotus. This is an amazing light-weight lip gloss with the most intense holographic finish – it’s right up my street!

I’ll be putting together full review posts for these products over the next couple of weeks, I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of them? xxx