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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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Let eyes enjoy the beauty

Rouge Bunny Rouge, bring us this little beauty – the limited edition, ‘Phanes’ palette.

Aptly named after the primeval Orphic deity of light and goodness, the ‘Phanes’ limited palette comes to you with five surprise shades of RBR Long-lasting Eye Shadow Refills in individual RBR envelopes, one limited edition black quintet keeper with a large mirror and a double-sided applicator brush. Expect five shimmering treasures including: One stunning highlighter shade, three smoky iridescent neutrals, and one best-selling frosted shimmer that enhances any eye colour.

The empty magnetic palette is very easy to fill with the eye shadow pans and looks perfectly luxurious in black lacquer design with exquisite floral patterns on the lid. Enjoy deep, dynamic iridescence and the silky-soft second skin effect. With its extended 8-hour wear, the eye shadow formula is made to stay put and to look freshly applied all day long.

We love how these RBR shadows melt into each other, blending like butter and toast, its magical, and beauty at its best! Grab the refill pans online at beauty bay for just £15, alternatively find the palette which is 50 Euros with a spend of 150 Euros from their online store…

https://en.rougebunnyrouge.com/make-up/eyes/eye-shadows/surprise-eye-shadow-palette.html

Plus can you see that gorgeously shimmery look? This we did with The RBR ‘Fire Drops’ Loose glitter pigment in Wishing for wings, £20, Alyaka.com Soft beautiful pigment in a pretty little dip tube, for you to smother yourself in to your hearts content…. now dont go lookng like the child that has nicked mummys makeup in all the excitement… but do enjoy thats what beauty if all about! We barely needed any, and just added a simple face with tarte highlighter and blush to top it off a treat!

Find out more at https://en.rougebunnyrouge.com/

And Buy this beautiful makeup at http://www.alyaka.com/brands/rouge-bunny-rouge/

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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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Present & correct

Every year No7 are renowned for bringing us some of the best beauty gifts with something for everyone in their festive collections. This year they don’t disappoint, so we grabbed the chance to try them out!

First up we tried the No7 Winter Nudes Nail Collection, £12.

This No7 Limited Edition Nail Collection is the perfect winter nail palette. The exquisite gift set includes glossy shades from barely-there and beige through to berry and is completed with a shimmering burnished gold top coat, ready to transform your nails from daytime to playtime this Christmas!

The gold shade makes for a perfect accent colour on a ring finger worn with any of the collections shades!

(see our video above of the shimmer! ) Our fave shade is the brilliantly berry red, classic and perfect for any party or to warm up your chilly winter days! 

We then got stuck in to trying out the No7 Glamorous Nudes Eye Palette, £10

This glamorous compact contains eight No7 Limited Edition Nude Eye Shadow shades to highlight, enhance and define your eyes. A gift set that’s perfect for everyday wear or for creating an understated Christmas party look. The shades are lighter than they look when applying, so make sure you use a good primer as a base to hold these pretty pastels to their fullest potential! They’re full of shimmer and will have you perfectly done up with your party feet on ready to hit the dance floor! A perfect stocking gift!

Make sure you make the most of Boots 3for2 on gifts, and make everyones Christmas gorgeous and glittery! 

Available now online and instore – Boots.com 

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Alluring for Autumn

As the Autumn leaves beg to fall and the berry wardrobe begins to burst off its rails, Boutique at Sainsbury’s bring us their Autumn launches from their ultimate penny saving yet quality make-up range. Be thoroughly spoilt with highly pigmented lipsticks, polishes and shadows across the entire range.


We tried out Lipstick in Gift of the Gab, £7. Blended subtly with a base of Brown as a Berry, £7 (as shown above) used with Boutique liner too which helped the lipstick stay where I left it with its lovely nude brown shade!
To continue the Autumn theme I also tried their Smokey Eye Quad, £8 – and I was surprised to say how well these blended and how strong the pigment came through for such a cost-effective quad! It even lasted a long ole’ night too – infact it was refusing to come off!

The final touches to this autumnal look were a single YES I SAID IT single coat colour nails, of Boutique nail polish in Wild Goose Chase and Under the Thumb, £4.

This beauty line is worth every penny, plus it will take your creative ways to a place they’ve never been before! Cost effective, highly pigmented, long lasting beauty! Available now at all larger Sainsbury’s stores nationwide! From £4

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Be Totally Cute ♥

Too Faced, the mother of the gorgeous Chocolate Bar palette range (our fave is chocolate BonBons, has just launched this Totally Cute mini Palette, £32, Debenhams.

With a pretty and hands on customisable palette (with two provided sticker sheets covered in hearts, stars, lips, bunnies, chicks, ice creams and much more!) this palette is fun and fabulous and full of highly pigmented colours which You can utilise with the help of the included how to, three looks booklet! We love ‘LUCKY GIRL’ the green look featured above, which makes use of ‘Shooting star’ a nude shimmer, ‘Clover’ a beautiful bright green and ‘Storm Cloud’ a deep ivy green. The colours are powerfully pigmented and you only need a little to go a long way! We do recommend using a setting spray though to prevent any long nights turning you into the incredible hulk though! 

We are sure that with this palette you’ll be heading out looking #TotallyCute in many popping party looks! ♥

BUY THE TOTALLY CUTE PALETTE, £32, DEBENHAMS,HERE

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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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Chocolate cravings curbed with TooFaced beauty! 

For my birthday I got to discover a candy-coated confection of heart-shaped delights with 16 matte and shimmer shades in cool pops of colour, sugary brights, and beautiful go-to neutrals—all infused with the TooFaced chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula.

Like a lucky beauty obsessed girl, I received the Chocolate Bon Bons, £39, Too Faced palette – the third in the TooFaced bestselling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (and some might say the cutest! 😍 The looks are limitless!

As you can see I tried out two looks for you to try if you wish, the pigments are amazing and I use this palette both wet and dry with the shadows as you pick up two types of effect this way!

Look 1: I swept Divinity across my kid right to my brow line, followed by the lid in cashew chew, I then blended a wet (using only one half of the heart so I have wet and dry possibilities available) cafe au lair on the outer of my eye and into the crease – wetting this makes for a beautiful molten neutral look, and I must say, strolling out into the natural light, the shimmer from the glitter is amazing and the looks last all night! Once dry they are blend able like powder again too! I finished with a tad of mocha right
In the crease (only a tad) and a nice thin sweep of liner and of course the all important mascara!

Look 2: Satin sheets over the entire lid, divinity across my brow line to highlight and a blend of pecan praline into the rich and gorgeous blacker than where the pigment is fruity and shimmer rich! I even used blackcurrant wet to line with additional black liner and a touch of mascara! This one needed no liner though and you could easily find a shade to use instead of a traditional black liquid liner!

Totally in love, and I have since made so many combinations that work so well together! Including just using divinity as a highlighter and cafe au lait for a subtle metallic simple one colour look!
Just try not to walk around sniffing at your eyelids… Just get a bar of chocolate to curb those cravings instead!!

Too Faced Chocolate Bonbons palette, £39 available from debenhams, debenhams.com and TooFaced.com!

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Picture perfect beauty

ILLAMASQUA LAUNCH VANITAS, AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE DARK ROMANCE OF 17TH CENTURY STILL-LIFE PAINTING. WASHED-OUT ROSE TONES BLENDED WITH HEAVY PURPLE HUES AND BURNT WARM BROWNS ALLOW YOU TO CREATE A PAIRING OF BOTH DELICATE AND DRAMATIC MAKE-UP LOOKS. DIPPED IN
ROSE GOLD, THIS CAPSULE COLLECTION INCLUDES A NEUTRAL EYESHADOW PALETTE ALONGSIDE A SELECTION OF ROMANTIC LIPSTICK SHADES.

ROSE GOLD PALETTE, RRP £44.00
An essential nude palette that offers a variety of champagne hues to deep purples and browns. Including 12 of our best-selling shades while introducing a new plum and black coffee shade to the Illamasqua offering. The Rose Gold Palette includes both matte and shimmer powder shadows designed to work beautifully with all skin tones.

Shades: Slink (Champagne), Stealth (Buttermilk), Servant (Eggshell),
Vernau (Yellow Ochre), Bronx (Bronze Gold), Wolf (Chocolate
Brown), Forgiveness (Chocolate Plum), Fist (Deep Plum), Rim (Black
Coffee), Tango (Rich Copper Bronze), Terra (Earth Clay Red),
Obsidian (Rich Black)

ILLAMASQUA ART TEAM TIP:
‘Mix Illamasqua Sealing Gel into any of the dark shades to create a deep liquid liner that will enhance the lash line and define the eye shape. Follow this by mixing Illamasqua Sealing Gel with any of the shimmer eyeshadows to create a high-shine metallic liner and apply above the first liner for a contrasting double line finish’ – Charlotte Savoury, Illamasqua Brand Ambassador

MATTE LIPSTICK, RRP £22.50
A dreamy collection of nude, rose, plum and brown lip shades that deliver immediate colour pay off. The creamy texture laces lips in moisture while providing a smooth matte finish that lasts all day.

Shades: Wanton (Lilac Rose), Resist (Dusky Rose), Born (Nude),
Shard (Red Violet), Moth (Chocolate Brown)


ILLAMASQUA ART TEAM TIP:
‘To create a definite lip shape, apply Illamasqua Matte Lipstick with an Angled Eye Liner Brush for a super sharp cupid’s bow’ – Charlotte Savoury, Illamasqua Brand Ambassador

Available instore & online: WWW.ILLAMASQUA.COM

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