Friday, 29 September 2017

Shadow Switch : What is it & do you need it?

Shadow Switch Makeup Brush Cleaner

Applying eyeshadow has never been quite the same since discovering Shadow Switch. We all have  brushes that we use more than others, which for some of us can often result in buying several of the same brush, just so there's always a clean one ready to go. But not everyone has the budget to buy a second or a third, nor have the patience to wait several hours for them to dry after we've washed them.

Those of you who may have heard of Vera Mona's Color Switch Sponge, you'll know it's a tool that allows you to switch eyeshadows without having to change brushes. Unfortunately, the price tag was a little off putting for just a sponge in a tin, (although I'm sure it's probably more than just that). So I began hunting around for a cheaper alternative. 

Intrigued? Then read on... 


Monday, 25 September 2017

Post Summer Glow with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

As my regular readers will know, the bronzer and I go back a long way. For me, it's an essential everyday product for warming up my neutral hue so it prevents me from looking tired and ill. All through summer, I have been loving the finish, the colour, the glow, everything from the marvel that came in the Ambient Lighting Surreal Palette. But after experiencing the frustration of having to squish the brush together in order to apply from the tiny pan of the bronzer (which I think resulted in hitting pan far sooner than I'd planned), I decided it was time I bought the full size.


Monday, 18 September 2017

Primark PS Beauty! Is it any good?

Primark PS Beauty Review

Primark PS Beauty Review

It seems times are changing when it comes to make-up sold in fashion stores. What with Top Shop, H&M, Next, New Look and even M&S's Autograph range, all at some point producing some gems, it seems we've entered a new era when it comes make-up sold alongside your smalls, unlike in my younger days when they was deemed pretty rubbish and worse than drugstore. 

Lately, Primark has been another name that's cropped up a lot on the radar, as their range continues to grow and expand by the minute resulting with buyers bringing in a lot of hype. I became intrigued to see what all the fuss was about, and started to pick up some bits and pieces during the course of this year. I thought it would be a good idea to share these buys and translate my thoughts onto you good people....So, is Primark Beauty really all that? 


Friday, 15 September 2017

I Finally Gave In! Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette By Anastasia Beverly Hills: Review & Swatches

Anastalia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Review

After deciding to pass on what now seems to have become "Subculture gate" (oh the dramas!) I finally bought the "the other Sister"Modern Renaissance by ABH. Ever since its release just a little over a year ago, I convinced myself time and time again that I didn't need this palette. Why? To be honest, I have no idea. Although I initially shared some feeling over the higher price tag which is far more expensive than her other releases. Even the promise of a major upgrade to a more pro-formulation had failed to entice me. I was quite happy with the shadows from her past releases which I didn't think were that bad. I have some very old palettes. "She Wears It Well" was one of them (for those of you who are really hard core fans!) and remembered really enjoying  that one.


Monday, 11 September 2017

Capturing Ruth Mastenbroek's Latest Release - Firedance

Ruth Mastenbroek Firedance Fragrance
Photo above from Ruth Mastenbroek

Ruth Mastenbroek Firedance Fragrance

I've discovered some super fragrances during the course of this Summer, and have managed to gain some vials either through online or whilst shopping at the dept store. But it's always particularly lovely when you discover a niche brand as they tend to bring something a little different to the table. One that I've particularly enjoyed recently is Ruth Mastenbroek's Firedance.* 

Unless you're a real fragrance connoisseur or share a love of niche brands, Ruth Mastenbroek may not be a familiar name to you. However, after starting her long career in perfume as an assistant manager in London's prestigious department store Selfridges, she then became the nose behind the many scents created for big names such as Kenneth Turner, fashion brand Jigsaw and of course, not forgetting the highly successful Jo Malone Grapefruit, which was loved so much by Jennifer Lopez, she ordered 300 candles for her hotel room. Ruth is also a former president for the British Perfumers Society, and if that wasn't enough under her belt, she has now created her her own signature line. 


Friday, 8 September 2017

Nivea Launches #Loveitforlonger Campaign with Fashion Designer Matthew Williamson

Nivea Invisible Back & White Deoderant

Nivea have teamed up with renowned British Fashion Designer, Matthew Williamson, to launch their #loveitforlonger campaign to help extend the life of our clothes. Nivea felt it was a natural partnership as  Matthew is loved for creating timeless garments that can be worn time and time again.

For this limited edition, fans of Nivea's Invisible  Black & White deodorant will see a change to its original monochrome look to a Blue/Pink floral theme that features Matthew's stunning butterfly iconography (which I think looks absolutely beautiful!)

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