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Oh the ShaaaDes!

We were lucky enough to receive the ShaanXO 9 color eyeshadow & 9 color lip palette for Christmas from our beauty obsessed friends! So of course we had to try it out and share with you just how we feel about it! 

It was brought for me as the shadows match my complexion and i tend to do nudier smoked looks day to day and on nights out! Best used with a good primer to make the pigments really pop, we created the look above with and all over base to brow line of top left nude shade, then all over the lid in the centre top nude shimmer. We then use the right middle shade in the outer crease and the underneath outer eye to give the darker berry / maroon smoke, blending over the top and onto the brow bone the gorgeously shimmery top right shade, finishing off with out trusty maybelline eyeliner and a dash of mascara!

We found the shades just blend so effortlessly together and are soo buildable – don’t panic on looking that the orangey shade is that bright – its buildable – we use it softly as more of a peach with no primer! As being ginger I cant carry off orange looks to save my life!! 

If you want to get your hands on this, Shaaanxo 18 Colour Eyeshadow and Lipstick Palette, £18, head online to Beauty Bay to buy ♥

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The ugly beauty of Halloween!

Once a year, we get the chance to play in the dreamiest of beauty products to get us to the ugliest pretty we can be in preparation for One, yes just one night! The big fright night, Halloween!

Beauty can be as diverse as that luscious lip look, and amazingly showstopping eye looks. That we all dream to be, with the perfect brow and look for you. Yet it can create stunningly ugly beauty looks, that of Halloween, of vampires, skulls, animals and ‘dead’ people. Here we have found the perfect palette from SEVENTEEN Easy on the Eye Palette in the Big Smoke, £7.99.
Full of perfect purples for subtle to striking shading, and deep blues plus marvellous metallic eyeshadow creams which provide a primer and a blending base as well as a shadow colour to form new and exciting looks, this is provides the diversity for a trick or treat look.

Here we have used this palette and NYX The Curve liner in Jet Black, £12 to put together two completely different looks for fright night! (Please excuse the skull (image on Social media channels) look it started out fantastically and then I got tired 😂 so didn’t end up so well!) 


The ‘Treat’ look consists of the lighter purple blended into the entire eye and into the crease, delicately and softly. The light natural shade across the brow line, then using the deeper sparkly purple shade top left I added a smoke on the outer eye and into the edge of the crease. Then layered on top from the inner eye and across the lid I blended the silver eyeshadow cream across, bright and pigmented in metallic sheen so much more than I expected, I then reblended the dark purple on the outer crease into the wing, the silver creating a deeper denser purple pigment with spectacular sheen. I then lined from the centre of the eye out into a small win from the top and bottom lid. The curve liner being dark and densely charcoal and perfect for any Halloween look.

The Trick look (not the best is it 😂 however this gave us the perfect playtime to test the depth, blendability and pigment strengths of the

SEVENTEEN Easy on the Eye Palette in the Big Smoke, £7.99. Finding that the light purple is the perfect shadow play from the palettes with the three other purple shades being perfect to add depth and shadow to any look you try.

Alternatively give the gorgeous Sleek Box of Tricks (£45.00), available exclusively at Boots UK filled with four palettes and other beauty goodies – the ultimate makeup haul!

Go on, get spooky, and play with the beauty you own. Play with SEVENTEEN NYZ & SLEEK this Halloween!

NYX, SLEEK and SEVENTEEN, both available from select Boots (SEVENTEEN in stores nationwide) and Boots.com

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It’s Time to #REGLAM

Lord & Berry bring you backstage glamour in the blink of an eye with #new #REGLAM Crayon eyeshadows, £14, Lord & Berry 

These crayons provide easy a long wearing, intense, blendable application for girls on the go. Its creamy texture delivers a smooth and velvety finish that is easy to blend and, once set, the color is bright and doesn’t crease or dry out. These wonder crayons have dual functionality, making them the perfect product for night’s out, holidays and as an everyday handbag essential. Take a peek at my video over on TWITTER & INSTAGRAM, where you see the gorgeous metallic colour shining through, – a look that I’m certainly not used to [as i wear nudes and have never dared a heavier smoky look – like EVER!] plus this look lasted all night long. The only thing i’d add alongside a basic base, highlighter [this is a must for me *highlighter queen* ] and nude lippie would be a pair of falsies just to make my lashes stand out more among the deep colouring as they’re so pale! 

#Reglam Eyeshadow Crayons … • Long wearing formula • Smooth and creamy • Does not crease or dry out • Easily blendable • Easy to apply • Intense colour • Paraben free • Fragrance free • Never tested on anaimals

#REGLAM Crayon Eyeshadows, £14.00, www.lordandberry.com

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Reload your Vice

Urban decay the brand well known for its beautiful, well made and pigment rich palettes alongside all of their other makeup wonders is bringing us yet another Vice Palette, XX Vice RELOADED palette, £43, is currently sold out everywhere *sad face* but we’ve managed to get our hands on a palette so as soon as it’s restocked you can head to get one ASAP!

The new box is bejewelled in the UD logo, and is packed full with shades so shimmery, pigment rich and long lasting like all UD palettes are reknowned for!
We love the versatility of the palette, and the range of colours available! We adore midnight cowboy (pink champagne shimmer w/ silver glitter) and the pearl of Acid rain (pale yellow-green shimmer w/green). With a carefully crafted mix of new shades and old favorites, Vice Ltd Reloaded is the perfect representation of 20 years of UD. They’ve included three totally NEW shades, five vintage shades, five exclusives from past palettes (like Vice, Vice Ltd and Book of Shadows Vol II), and seven bestsellers from the collection of singles.

UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded (RRP £43) is available exclusively at Debenhams and online at urbandecay.co.uk.

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A stylish and striking glasses case that folds flat when not in use so as not to take up unnecessary space in your handbag. Every girl needs one of these!. £14, http://ow.ly/6sB9302Jto6
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Marvelous matte colour wear from Maybelline

Color Tattoo Creamy Mattes from Maybelline, £4.99, are perfect to use on their own for a maintained matte look, or to wear underneath shimmer shades as a primer. We teamed these up with the Maybelline blushed nudes palette to create an all night wearing nudey pink smokey look.

Creamy mattes last f-o-r-e-v-e-r…. and are so well pigmented they cover the eye with ease, and you only need a little bit! We love these, and have added them to our everyday pool of must wear beauty… we just dont have a bag big enough to carry it around with us! 

The use of innovative pigment technology for a super-saturated colour, is used for these beautiful creams, that now come in a matte finish.
Smooth cream-gel formula. Up to 24hr staying power.
The new collection is available in 4 beautiful Matte shades.

For Best Results

1) Dot on lid
2) Smooth across end to outer corner

Available now, from Boots, Superdrug and all other good retailers.

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#Exposeyoureyes Smashbox style

Smashbox bring you a palette of awesome, 14 must-have neutral shades, from nudes to blacks, including long wearing shimmer and velveteen mattes. 

Featuring warm to cool shimmers along the top row, and mattes along the bottom, its easy to turn up or turn down the lustre. With a double-ended brush (fluffy for blending mattes and flat to lay sown shimmer and colour well.) Each end is double sided too, black and white to make mixing up colours a no go! 

Since our lovely Paige brought this palette, she’s been besotted. It’s been a love story right from the off, and she’s not stopped using it! 

Full Exposure Palette, £38.50, – get it HERE

Follow Smashbox on Facebook @SmashboxcosmeticsUK & Twitter @Smashboxcosmetics 

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The Maybelline face

We all want to make our make-up go far, wear it well and stand out from the crowd with the flawless face. We’ve put Maybelline’s new SS16 products to the test, and we really love their offering. 

Our face is made up of The New Blushed Nudes palette,£9.99 on our eyes, featuring 12 universally flattering shades from provocative plums, to bloder blushes and risque roses. We would have loved for the palette to feature a brush, but who really minds when we have that gorgeous glow giving palette that works from day to night? Not Us! 

We used the wonderful New Dream Velvet foundation in Ivory,£7.99 a matte hydrating formula giving us a smooth well covered face, applied with the Dream Velvet Blender, £4.99 for smooth even coverage and flawless application. 

For our fine flinks we used the new innovative Master Ink Liner, just £4.99, Coming in both Matte and Satin finishes these are a must have! We wear the Satin all the time, and to top it all off, this is a non budge extremely waterproof liner! An excellent tip makes for easy application, and non moving beautiful eyes!.

Finish your face off with the perfect budget, The SuperStay 24 Setting spray,£6.99. We wore this and our face lasted through sleeping and tears! One happy lady! 

Next week we have our lips and soon to follow, new Maybelline Matte Nails! 

All available from Boots and other selected stores nationwide!