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Beauty News & Gossip 04/06/16: Jeffree Star / Grav3yard Girl / Christian Louboutin and more.

Posted on June 4, 2016

Hi Guys!

Following on from my Youtuber Collaborations post from a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d follow up with another new and updated beauty news and gossip post – enjoy!


Starting off with the Tarte X Grav3yardgirl collaboration – it’s now been revealed that Bunny is releasing a rather gorgeous looking palette, which includes nine eyeshadows, and a blush, bronzer and highlight. There are also two liquid lipsticks as part of the collection, a mauvey nude and a classic bright Bunny red shade. You can check out her Youtube for more info and swatches of everything, and the collection will be available at Sephora on 06/06/16.


Jeffree Star has also recently launched his first ever eyeshadow palette, called Beauty Killer, as well as four Skin Frost highlighters. There’s been quite a bit of drama on social media surrounding the Skin Frosts as many of them have been arriving smashed – especially shade King Tut shown above. This has also affected the UK availability of the range as UK distributor Cocktail Cosmetics posted on their Facebook page that around a third of their delivery arrived smashed. This post has since been removed but they have added an update on their site here. Jeffree has said he will be offering refunds or replacements to any affected customers that have purchased from his site.


On a more positive note, Jeffree Star has also announced he will be launching five new shades of Velour Liquid Lipstick around mid July, including the above shade, Virginity. I can’t wait to see what the others are like!


You must have heard by now about the beautiful Becca X Jaclyn Hill collection? I snapped up the palette when it was released at Sephora, and it really is beautiful! There’s also an eyeshadow palette with five neutral shadows, and Champagne Pop is now available in liquid form as a Shimmering Skin Perfector, and a cream to powder in the Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Creme too.


L’oreal have also just launched their latest foundation – The Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. Firstly, this is serious hot property at the moment, everyone’s gone crazy for it and it’s literally selling out everywhere it’s stocked. I tried to get my hands on some but wasn’t quick enough. Secondly, the arm swatches above show the full shade range, which is prefect for pale skinned ladies – but what about darker skin tones? This shade selection is severely lacking darker colours – and people have been making it clear that they’re not impressed. It seems that L’Oreal have taken note of what the public have been saying though, and have promised to bring out more darker shades 🙂


Next, one of the latest brands to jump on the highlighter craze is Cover Fx. Their new Custom Enhancer Drops contain four liquid highlighters and two bronzers – and they look amazing! They will be available online at Sephora on 16/06/16.


Here are the swatches – I can’t wait to get my hands on these!


My last post mentioned Nikkie Tutorials’ collaboration with Too Faced, but at that the time there was very little information available. Since then more images have been popping up online, and the Power of Makeup palette looks just fabulous! It contains nine eyeshadow shades, two cute heart shaped blushers and a bronzer and highlight. There’s also a purple mascara, a primer, eyeliner and a little pot of something else, possibly a pigment. The collection will be available at Sephora in August.


I also love the look of Too Faced’s Totally Cute palette which you can customise with Too Faced stickers. I love this idea! This will be available on the Too Faced site on 15/06/16.


And lastly from Too Faced, their Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliners look amazing! They look just like colouring pens and the shade selection is fun and summery. I can’t wait to see what these are like in the flesh – these will be available in the Autumn.


MAC will also shortly be releasing a massive collection of new lipstick shades. We all know MAC are renowned for thinking outside the box and offering a wide selection of shades, but there really are some weird and whacky ones here! I’m not sure when they will be available here in the UK as yet but I’ll try my best to find out.


And the flawless Insta celeb, Amrezy has recently launched a collection of three liquid lipsticks with Lipland Cosmetics. I love the look of these shades – please do let me know you have them, I’d love to hear what they’re like!


I HAD to include this stunning picture too – in case you hadn’t guessed, these are the latest offerings from Christian Louboutin beauty. These stunning products are his brand new Lip Lacquers, coming out in July. You know they’re going to be crazy expensive, but just look how gorgeous they are!!


Next, Anastasia Beverly Hills have recently added to their Glow Kits, with the Sun Dipped palette. This highlighter palette contains four beautiful sun kissed highlighter shades.


And lastly, I couldn’t include Anastasia Beverly Hills without mentioning their other latest launch – the modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette. This looks so beautiful – red, pink and orange eyeshadow shades are really having a moment right now. This is available now along with he Sun Dipped palette on the ABH site. If I hadn’t already picked up the Manny MUA Makeup Geek palette and the Violet Voss Holy Grail, I’d definitely be snapping this up!

So there we have it – please do let me know if you enjoyed my Beauty News and Gossip post and I’ll try to make it a regular feature 🙂 xxx

The Youtuber Beauty Brand Collabs for 2016 You Need To Know About!

Posted on May 15, 2016

Hi Guys!

I just cannot deal with all the exciting new releases that I’ve been hearing about lately – especially from some of my favourite beauty Youtubers! So I thought I’d gather together all the info and gossip I could find on the latest as well as up and coming Youtuber beauty collaborations for you…


Let’s start with Nikkie Tutorials & Too Faced, as both Nikkie and the brand have now confirmed the collaboration. I’ve been scouring the interwebs for info and gossip, and all I can find is that the collaboration is described as an ‘exclusive kit’ and it will be out in the Autumn – how exciting! Nikkie has shared what looks like a close up of the packaging on her Instagram. Keep your eyes peeled on her page for more teasers and details coming up though!


In other news, Too faced also have a load of new launches coming up – there’s the Born This Way Concealers, a limited edition ‘Totally Cute‘ palette, where you can customise the case with Too Faced stickers, as well as Japanese inspired Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliners in a massive range of shades, Brow Quickies, Lip Injection Glossies, and also a brand new Chocolate Chip Palette coming out in Spring 2017. I can’t wait!!


I couldn’t get through this post without including my love, Jeffree Star. Jeffree is one of my favourite Youtubers, and apart from his own amazingly successful makeup range, Jeffree has recently announced his collaboration with Morphe later this year. He’s bringing out a range of barbie pink metallic makeup brushes – don’t they look awesome!



I also wanted to mention Jeffree’s own line, as he’s just launched some gorgeous new shades of Velour Liquid Lipsticks, in Gemini, Scropio and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. There’s also some brand new products coming out on May 25th – there will be four shades of Skinfrost Highlighters, as well as Jeffree’s very first eyeshadow palette – Beauty Killer, including ten amazing looking shades. Get this date in your diary now!



Next, the latest hot gossip from Grav3yard Girl, aka Bunny is that she’s collaborating with Tarte! Bunny is keeping this on the down low at the moment, I can only find a picture of what is possibly some product packaging, and another of Bunny holding two products which are possibly liquid lipsticks or lip glosses. Both are in black and white so we have no idea what the shades are – I’d advise to keep an eye on Bunny’s Instagram account for more teasers and news!


Next, after the massive success of Champagne Pop last year, Jaclyn Hill is teaming up with Becca again to launch the brand new Champagne Glow Face Palette. It includes three blushers in shimmer, matte and satin finishes, and two large golden highlighters – her original Champagne Pop, as well as a brand new shade called Prosecco Pop. This will be available at Sephora on May 26th.


There are also reports, and now images coming up online of a Jaclyn X Becca eyeshadow palette too – doesn’t it look beautiful! Neither Jaclyn nor Becca have confirmed it yet, but beauty goss reporter Trendmood1 has shared this on Instagram, so I’m hoping it’s the real deal as I NEED IT!


And lastly, another of my favourite Youtubers, Manny MUA. Everyone and their dog went crazy for his Manny MUA X Makeup Geek palette which recently launched and sold out in seconds – I have it and it really is gorgeous!


Manny has also recently launched three Liquid Lipsticks with Ofra Cosmetics too, in shades Aries, Charmed and Hypno – these are top of my wish list!

So I think that’s just about it! Are you excited about any of these launches? Please also let me know in the comments if I’ve missed anything out!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

There’s a New Beauty Box on the Scene: Look Incredible

Posted on February 13, 2016


Hi Guys!

The last couple of years has seen a massive increase in the variety as well as sheer amount of beauty boxes hitting the market – I can think of about eight off the top of my head. And now yet another brand new box has just landed. New beauty site Look Incredible have recently launched their own monthly subscription box, including a mixture of high end and high street brands, for £18.99 per month.

So what’s so special about this box? Why would you be interested in this above any others? Well the Look Incredible box promises five full sized products every month – you’ll find no sample or travel sizes here! For £18.99 a month (plus £2.50 shipping) this sounds very reasonable.

I believe this is the second beauty box that Look Increible have released (with their first being in January) and here’s what’s included –

  • Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Concealer – worth £16.50
  • Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick – worth £21.99
  • Essie Millionails Nail Treatment – worth £9.99
  • Tarte Maracuja Cheek Tint – worth £20.00
  • NARS Single Matte Eyeshadow in Grenadines – worth £18.00

Total value of box  = £86.48. Now that is pretty impressive for an £18.99 box!

On first glance, I’m really impressed with the product selection, and I love that there’s a good mix of brands too, with an emphasis toward higher end. So let’s take a look at the products –

Starting with the one brand out of the five that I hadn’t heard of – the Fusion Beauty IllumiCover Concealer. This is a Touche Eclat style pen, combining the effects of a concealer with a light reflecting product. This didn’t give quite as much coverage as I’d like, but then I do have particularly dark circles. It’s a nice product though that gave a natural finish, and most importantly didn’t settle into my fine lines.

The NARS Eyeshadow in Grenadines is probably my favourite item out of this box. It’s a beautiful deep warm reddish terracotta shade. This colour may not be to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love it! I think red toned eyeshadows can look great on blue eyes so I’m looking forward to wearing this out!

The Essie Millionails Nail treatment is also a product I’ll definitely get use out of. My nails haven’t been in the best condition of late so I’m pleased to find this strengthening treatment in the box.

And lastly the products I’m probably least excited about – the Tarte Cheek Tint and Estee Lauder Lipstick. There’s not actually anything wrong with these products at all, I just prefer a powder blush personally, and the lipstick shade isn’t really for me.

Overall I think this box is fantastic value for money. It seems to have slipped nicely into a gap in the beauty box market now Cohorted’s boxes are £35 each, and the cheaper boxes such as Glossybox include mosty trial size products. Though I think this is a great box, there are still a couple of improvements I can think of – I would love to see a bit more effort put into the product information leaflet, this was a single sheet leaflet that wasn’t the best print quality. I’d also advise Look Incredible to be wary of including base products such as foundation and concealer as there will always be customers that are disappointed with the shade they receive. Overall though, this is a very promising box indeed, and I’m looking forward to seeing which products will be included next month!

I’d love to hear what you think of this box – would you buy it?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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