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March 15, 2017

R E V I E W | Bodyshop Matte Lip Liquid


Okay so let's do a quick review on these bad boys that I've had sitting on my desk for quite a while now. I think aside eyeshadows, lipsticks are my next favourite things to play with. I love trying new colours, different formulas and also new brands. I have two sets of 4 drawer Acrylic makeup organisers filled with lip products to the brim. I can never grow tired of them. So about a few months a go, I went to Bodyshop to do a re-stock of my usual skincare products. Now when it comes to skincare, Bodyshop is my number one go to stop. If you read My Current Morning Skincare Routine post from last year, you would know that majority of my skincare products are from Bodyshop but I never really give their makeup a second look. 

I know they dabble in Makeup but for some reason, I've just never been enticed to it. I do own a few makeup products from them but not a lot. I own probably about 3 makeup products from Bodyshop and this is from about 3 or 4 years ago when I started to 'invest' in more makeup but on a budget, so I was hunting more for cheap/affordable brands. This new lip range however, has made me rethink the way I look at Bodyshop makeup forever.
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January 31, 2017

R E V I E W | Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills

I'm not sure if there's any need to bother with an intro for this palette. This was one of the most hyped product of 2016. Every YouTuber and Instagramer owned this and it was such a massive craze I'm sure everyone and their mother know about it. So without rambling on for ages, here's my Review on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (in my opinion, one of the best palettes of 2016....just saying).

This palette retails at £41 from beautybay and cultbeauty. It is so popular that it's always out of stock. So if you really want to get your hands on one, you have to be really quick. It's literally taken me about 4 months to get my hands on one.

The palette comes with 14 eyeshadows; 11 mattes and 3 satin with a mixture of neutral, highlighting and a lot of reds, berries and orangey shades. It comes with a mirror and a double-ended eyeshadow brush, which serves as a perfect crease, applicator and blending brush. I actually really, really like the brush. I don't own any Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup brush, but if they are all as good as this, I may just invest in some.

The biggest thing I dislike about the palette is the velvet cover that the palette is made out of. It collects dust and stains very easily and it becomes quiet hard to clean. When I'm doing my makeup, my entire room becomes a warzone and it's normal for things to get makeup residue on them but usually a simple swipe of makeup removal does the trick. This palette on the other hand is not as easy to clean and that can be quiet frustrating (for me anyway). Other than that, this palette is really great. So on to the formula.
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January 24, 2017

R E V I E W | NYX WARM NEUTRAL PALETTE

Sylvia Forjoe
I wish you could hear me squeal at how excited I am to review this palette. I don't know what it is about warm neutral tones that make me fall so madly in love with them. Maybe it's because I enjoy natural looking makeup over super glamorous looks. I'm more of a 'No-Makeup-Makeup' look kinda girl, so I guess that explains it. 

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I tend to do a lot of research on a product before I purchase it for a review. I look at hand swatches as well as makeup looks on different skin tones on YouTube, Instagram and sometimes on Pinterest. I also sometimes read other blog reviews before making up my mind. But I didn’t go through all that hassle with this palette. I just came across it at boots and I instantly knew that I would love it. The kind of quality you get from this palette is what I would expect from some high end brands and I don’t mean this in a negative or condescending way towards NYX or the high end brands. I mean this as a compliment to NYX. 


Makeup is expensive (I know, because I have a ton of it) and the majority of high pigmented, long lasting eyeshadow palettes are usually in the £40+ range and not everyone can afford that price tag, regardless of how amazing the palette is. Even though I’m a blogger and it is my job to purchase and review these products, I still cry when I have to click the ‘Buy Now’ button. Ooh yes! Believe that! So to find a palette that is equally comparable to high end brands at a much cheaper price is more than a bargain.
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