Supernova

01:44

I'm gonna be straight up and honest about why I bought this palette back in the summer. It's purely because I love space. No, really. BH Cosmetics have 3 palettes like this based on space and although I do want the other 2, I can't find them available to the UK yet, I could only find Supernova on Beauty Bay.
Anyways, I really do love the colours in this palette and they really do represent space and the galaxy and all that jazz. BH Cosmetics are an inexpensive brand in my opinion, I found that these shadows swatched lovely and they were pigmented without too much fall out, too. 
Isn't it pretty!?

I think I'd have to say that my favourite shades would be 'Aries, Pisces and Nebula'. Maybe 'Celestial' too! When I eventually get my paws on the other two palettes, I'll write about those too but in the meantime, if anyone knows where I can find them in the UK, let me know and I'll keep my hunt going. 
Has anyone used BH Cosmetics before? Drop me a comment!

xoxo

September Box

07:09

Glossybox time again!
This box actually arrived about a week ago or so but I haven't had a chance to write about it until now.
So this month's box is back to the original box packaging and is mostly full of skincare this time, which I can't complain about because we all wanna have great skin. I even got some fancy toothpaste! I'm actually looking forward to next month's box already because on the info card, there's something about a Mermaid box or Unicorn box, how I'm gonna chose is beyond me.
This month's box contained the following:
1 - Kinder Bueno - This didn't last long, I ate it :)
2 - Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer - I love a brow tamer, I'm one of those people that is skilled enough to wake up in the morning with my eyebrows in a right pickle, all messed up and pointing in every direction going. It's also paraben and fragrance free and isn't tested on animals.
3 - Monu Skin firming Fiji facial oil - I've not use this yet and I'm not sure if I will as it states it's for dry/sensitive skin and although my skin is sensitive, it's not dry. In fact my skin is fairly oily so I may have to try this out on my mothers skin instead.
4 - Cetaphil healthy skin routine - I love a good cleanser, nothing makes my skin feel cleaner than a cleanser and a good moisturising afterwards. I've never used this brand before so I'll have to be careful with my skin but I'm gonna try it out!
5 - Taylor's 32 natural whitening toothpaste - I'm excited to use this, I've already had a sniff of the tube and it smells so minty fresh, I'm wondering if perhaps there will be a touch of a grapefruit taste to it? Who knows, I'll find out soon. What I love about this is that it states it's free from 'SLS & artificial preservatives, sweeteners and abrasives' and it's also whitening which is something I've been looking to find a good toothpaste for. On top of that, it's stating that it's also 'protecting & strengthening  formula with Vitamin E' which is something I need!
6 - Stylondon Siligel Blender - Now I already have one of these that I ordered a while ago from Molly Cosmetics but I'll never say no to something extra for my make-up kit and besides, I like the way they apply make-up too and they definitely save you wasting so much product (I'll never give up my brushes though).

All in all, it's not a bad box, I definitely prefer the boxes with more make-up products but hey, need to look after the skin if we're wearing make-up so it all fits. I think I'm going to be wanting some more of that toothpaste soon too.

Have you used any of the products in this months box?
I have some Halloween looks to share with you in the upcoming weeks.

xoxo

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

12:28

I never really celebrate my birthday in any way, it's usually just family members and we have a meal out somewhere nice but this year, I decided I wanted to spend it differently and I've always had a love for Disney so Alice in Wonderland came about, in particularly the Mad Hatter. Not the cartoon version but the live action version played by Johnny Depp.
I've always wanted to re-create the look on myself and thought it would always end up being a Halloween look but alas, we held a Mad Hatter's Tea Party in my parents back garden.
Due to the bipolar weather that we had throughout August, we had to put up a big gazebo in the garden and thank goodness we did because the weather was once again unpredictable, something we should actually be used to in Wales.
Most of my family and a couple of friends showed up to celebrate and luckily, it was a great success, we dressed up, we had fun and stuffed ourselves full of food.
The characters we had were; The Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, Dodo, Mad March Hare, White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, Playing Cards and of course, the Mad Hatter. I didn't limit anyone to which version of the characters they wanted to be, we had a mix of the cartoon versions and the live action movie versions, which added a little twist to it. I of course was the Mad Hatter and I'll list the products used to create my make-up below the photos.


Products
Base - Illamasqua skin base foundation in '01'
Eyes/Brows - Kat Von D 'Pastel Goth' palette & Nyx Cosmetics white liquid eyeliner
Contour - Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette using 'Flamingo'
Lips - Mermaid Salon liquid lipstick in 'Heart of Glass'

You see the hat I'm wearing in the last photo? I actually made that, out of cereal boxes and now I don't have the guts to throw it away as I spent so much time making it, the rest of my outfit consisted of mostly things from my wardrobe, luckily. I sprayed my hair orange with some fancy dress hairspray and luckily it all washed out, getting rid of the straw like feel that my hair had from the spray. I also had a really hard time finding white mascara to complete the make-up so in the end, I just used the white liquid eyeliner from NYX and brushed it along my lashes.
Overall, the tea party was fun and I'm glad I went ahead with it :)

xoxo

Red Lip

15:46

So, I posted before about the 'Bay of Dragons' eyeshadow collection from Strobe Cosmetics and I may have mentioned that I was going to create a look with them. I happened to create a look using all three of the shades with a dramatic red lip.
I loved working with the shadows, they were super pigmented and creamy without being too creamy, if you follow what I mean by that and they didn't crease either.
I'm not usually one to opt for a green colour when I do my eye make-up, I'm partial to the warm colours, hence my love for the Naked Heat palette BUT I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it actually looked when I used 'Rhaegal' the most. I applied 'Drogon' more along the lash line to create a little bit of depth and blended it out towards the outer edge of my eyes and 'Viserion' on the inner corner of my eye for that extra pop and the rest of the look just flowed with it, even the red lip!


Products
Base - Illamasqua skin base foundation in '6'
Highlight - Jeffree Star Cosmetics in 'Lavender Snow'
Eyes - Strobe Cosmetics 'Bay of Dragons' in all 3 shades
Lips - MAC Lady Danger 
Brows - Eylure brow mascara in 'Dark Brown'

So this is the look I created, what do you think? 
I have a new Glossy Box to upload and discuss as well as some photos from my birthday celebrations last weekend and some more looks I've created. 
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xoxo

Goth Up For Sophie

09:20


Sophie Lancaster was brutally attacked 10 years ago whilst out and about with her boyfriend, who was also attacked. She later died as a result of the injuries she endured from the attack, all because her style was different.
Illamasqua are a make-up brand that strongly support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, which was set up after her death. To honour Sophie on the tenth anniversary of her death, they've started a hashtag on Instagram where you can get involved to make a difference. All you need to do is post a seflie of your 'Goth' make-up and use the hashtag '#GothUpForSophie' to show your support on the matter.
Here's my look!
Products
Base - Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation & cream pigment in hollow to contour
Highlight - Iconic London illuminator in 'Shine'
Eyes - Illamasqua Masquara and Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette
Lips - Kat Von D liquid lipstick in 'Witches', Nyx Cosmetics liquid suede in 'Amethyst' and Lime Crime Diamond Crusher in 'Trip'

xoxo

The Bay Of Dragons

14:19

I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan, like millions of others, so of course I couldn't resist but purchase these eyeshadows from Strobe Cosmetics, which you can order from here. These little beauties are inspired by Daenerys and her dragons.
The pigments are a lovely formula, creamy and very pigmented with little fall out. They also arrive in the cutest little velvet bag, which really fits the theme. I'm excited to create some looks with all three shades really soon but in the mean time, I have a lot of preparation to get done for my birthday next week, with costume, make-up and props to be completed.

Each of the shadows are named after a dragon from the show, so from left to right, we have Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal. Drogon is a rich redish brown colour, while Viserion is a very pale but pigmented creamy white and Rhaegal is a goldy green colour which shows off several tones in different lighting, all of them have a slight shimmer to them. I've swatched the colours below for you to admire. I'm personally admiring all three and will be getting plenty of use out of these, despite that they're almost too perfect to use!
 
Whilst we're on the topic of Game of Thrones inspired things in the make-up world, there's some GOT make-up brushes that have surface online by The Catch 96 and I'm hoping I can get my hands on them before they're sold out. They're truly beautiful!

xoxo

Dose Of Colors

09:27

So here we have my first product from Dose of Colors (doesn't feel right spelling the American way) and I'm pretty much in love with the colour that I got, 'Berry Me'.
 I'm a right sucker for the deep, berry like colour to wear on the lips, you know the colours that are ideal for Autumn? I have so many different shades that it actually becomes a challenge to decide which one to wear. 
Moving on, I found the formula lovely, it didn't feel like it was drying my lips out or that it was going to crumble off. Instead it felt like it was going to last hours for me and my lips felt moisturised underneath the product. Going to have to treat myself to some more of their products. 
Really liking the packaging for this brand too, very classy.
Which shades would you recommend for me to get? 


Xoxo

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