Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Trying Makeup Geek

Hi lovelies,

After talking to the lovely Sarah from sarahinwonderland about wanting to try makeup geek but not sure on international shipping and uk customs (I thought I'd get charged a fortune) I decided to just go for it!

For my first order I just got a few bits and pieces, to try them out and also see what delivery/customs is like. I'm pleased to say it was fine. I was panicking for no reason. 

Ta-Dar! Fabulous packaging and fast service. Makeup geek were impressive. For those not familiar with this brand the shadows come in pans do you will need a z-palette to store them.

I bought six regular shades in a mixture of matte, shimmer and sparkle. I only bought one foiled shadow as I have hooded lids so I wanted to see how they work before I go crazy for metallic.

Lastly I bought a pencil brush which is so tiny and just perfect! The pointed tip makes smudging under the eye a breeze and it's small enough to get some detail work in on the lid. Love it. 

So the shadows. Soft texture and I only had fall out with the darker shades, I'm a shadow beast so that could be me being too heavy handed. Lol

On to swatches!

How pretty? As you can see I have some transition shades plus some darker lid or crease shades. The pigmentation is just what I expected after so many rave reviews and videos.

Top row:

Peach smoothie: a matte peach which is a fabulous transition shade and the colour can be built up. I'm in love with this colour. Compared to other peach shadows this one can be seen on the lid.

Crème brûlée: a matte pale brown. Another great transition shade which can also be built up.

Barcelona beach: matte mauve type ashy grey shade. This is great to build up the transition shade and for paler people or those with cooler undertones (pink) this works as a good contour shade. 

Bottom row:

Caitlin Rose: foil shadow in a beautiful cool purple. This looks awesome on but I did have transfer with my lids again. I'm playing around with primers and application as I do dig this colour. Best part about buying this shade, is that Marlena (mug creator) donates to the Caitlin Rose foundation for every purchase of this foil beauty.

Bitten: matte burgundy. Beautiful outer corner/crease shade. This is perfect to darken a smokey eye if you don't want to keep using browns. It's a firm favourite of mine.

Razzleberry: this colour is amazing! Bright red with gold glitter. It's fun, edgy and perfect for Christmas. Love it! 

Last dance: shimmer shade in a red wine colour with flecks of red. Great colour. I found I needed a base to stop transfer from my stupid hooded lids. Cry me a river lol

So that's my mini makeup geek haul. I did get charged customs but it wasn't too bad and I will be definitely be buying more of these babies and the brushes, plus the new duo chromes look awesome! :D

I love this personal touch. So cute. Want to try mug, go check them out here www.makeupgeek.com

What do you think of my purchases? Good colour choices? 

Much Love,

Bex x

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Pink Parcel is back!

Hello peeps,

As you can tell I've started my period. Haha. At 28 I hope so, no I've restarted my Pink Parcel box again. I cancelled my box before as due to being erm fat, my periods stopped (kinda scary on a reproductive standpoint but fantastic in a 'I don't have to worry about aunt flow visiting' lol) 

Anyway Pink Parcel are a monthly subscription for your monthly. Full of everything you'll need for that time and some treats to make you smile because let's be honest it's not called monster week for nothing!

With a choice of tampons and pads from leading brands like Always, Bodyform and Tampax you're sure to find what you're looking for with the added bonus of choosing the ones that suit your flow. 

Since my last box, pink parcel have had a make over. Still full to the brim but now you get extras like a feminine hygiene product each month as well as your beauty and food treats. Winner.

Look at those goodies! Excuse the glare/blur my camera decided to be difficult and I didn't notice till editing the size *woe is me*

So this months PH (personal hygiene) product is a full size Sass intimate purifying cleanser to keep you feeling fresh in your nether region. 

The cool pink pot of gooey goodness is the bubble t bath/body jelly. This stuff smells awesome and looks like jelly (no Bex you can't eat it) ;)
Very fun item and will certainly make you smile through period pains and crazy hormones.

This months beauty bits were nice. A pack of halo eye make up remover wipes. Already a fan of this brand (I have the face wipes in my bag because you just never know when you'll need them) and fitting because the guys at pink parcel also included a mascara!

Dark Kohl mascara by Bourjois this looks super black. Has the funkiest wand, like the givenchy ball one on top of each other. Lol

Now no monthly prep would be complete without some chocolate and a hot brew. I'm more of a coffee girl myself but it's nice to try new things. 

A teabag from novus in Persian pomegranate and a bar of daisy & dam while chocolate with lemon, poppy seed and baobab. Yummy.

Finally my favourite part of a pretty impressive box is this amazing teapot pendant from the guys at This Material Culture.

I love this necklace and I feel it only fair to say that my name is now Jasmine because clearly this is real life Aladdin, right?? :D

Overall I'm stoked with my return to pink parcel box. The make over has only added to an already impressive box. It makes that time of the month not so blah, with essentials, beauty, food and jewellery to put a smile on your face.

Want your own box? Check out www.pinkparcel.co.ukYour first box is only £7.95!

Much Love,

Bex x

Monday, 19 October 2015

When life gives you lemons...

Punch it in the nuts and go buy a lipstick ;p

Hey guys,

Long time no speak, had some shiz to sort out and haven't had the time or pizazz? Motivation? Brains? to post on the old blog here. 

Weight loss wise I'm a fucking failure. Pardon my French (sorry mum) but dieting is hard and when you have your hormonal, manic depressive brain telling you to give up its not worth it, things get tough.

Not going to lie, I've been eating shit and haven't exercised (erm its cold?) oops. Factor in feeling like a loser and you can sort of understand why I've hidden under the covers and played dead. Right? 

Anyway this post has got seriously depressing so I thought I'd mention how I'm working on new ways to snap out of my 'black moods' as they've now been christened and start getting myself in gear and on track (hmm why do I sound like a rally driver?) lol

On a positive side my beauty collection is getting enormous! At least my lipstick looks hot when I'm feeling blah ;) haha

Stay strong people and send positive vibes my way!

Much Love,

Bex x 

Ps got some cracking products to share with you all. Coming soooooon :) x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Great British Bath Off

Hello lovelies,

Today I'm excited as it's the final of the Great British Bake Off and for those like me who love a good cake but alas need to abstain, I have something to share that will tickle your senses like a perfectly risen sponge!

People, it's the Great British Bath Off!! Haha. 

These fabulous lil products from Rose & Co are bath beauties. At first I wanted to take a bite but I managed to restrain myself ;)

With the age old rose scent from days gone by, this soap is visually appealing, smells like the Chelsea flower show and will keep you clean after use. No crumbs ;)

Next we have these mini bath bomb beauts to tickle your fizz switch. Set like mini tartlettes, it's a cute twist on the current bath bomb trend. Run a bath, choose a tart and relax with another floral masterpiece for the senses.

The great thing about Rose & Co is that everything is handmade. You can see the attention to detail and the glitter! Who doesnt love glitter? :D

So for all my fellow dieters, the gluten free peeps or those who just like cute bath products, go check out www.rose-apothecary.co.uk and have fun choosing some new bath babies to try!

You might not be able to eat these tasty treats but you'll have a fabulous time relaxing in the bath or washing your hands, maybe after making a cake? Lol

What do you think of these handmade pretties? 

Much Love,

Bex x

Monday, 5 October 2015

Glossybox Style Edition

Hey guys,

It's Glossybox time again. Although I am a bit late. Oops!

Anyway this months box was kinda cool. The guys at Glossybox HQ have created a box with a mixture of hair, nails and eye make up items.

A pigment from the brand bellapierre, in a off grey shade which the glossy crew dubbed 'greigh' this is a lovely pigment, blends beautifully and looks great.

I was happy to see a brush to apply the pigment. By the brand marsk, another brand I like (I have some pigments by them too :D) this eye brush made applying product a doddle.

Next Glossybox hooked us up with some invisibles. Cool concept, I'm happy with the knot ties at the mo but it's a cute box.

The nail inc polish in Battersea Park which ties in with the greigh colour theme. It's not my cup of tea shade wise (I really wanted the pink one) but my sister in law likes it so it's not a total waste ;)

Finally I got a beasty tub of Maria Nila luminous colour masque which is said have ingredients which will nourish, strengthen and protect with the added bonus of enhancing both coloured and natural hair. Who doesn't like glossy locks? 

So not a bad box this month. I'm so hit and miss with beauty boxes that I get super excited if I like a box. Lol. What do you think?

Much Love,

Bex x