Friday, 20 November 2015

Let's get electric!

Hey guys,

I know it's Autumn, it's the season for warm brown smokey eyes and deep plummy lips but my friends I'm going to share a palette with you that I'm absolutely loving regardless of seasonal colours.

Grab your sunglasses coz it's about to get bright. Neon bright ;)
Cue the fireworks and confetti. I give you the urban decay electric palette! :D

It's so bloody gorgeous! It's bright, it's funky, it's cool and many other adjective words to describe how awesome this set is.

The shadows feel very smooth and velvety. They do blend well, some fallout but just take your time adding more when using. A bright purple eye looks better when it's blended ;)

It's comes with a double ended brush to blend and smudge away. I love that it's got purple bristles :)

Nice chunky shadow brush to pack on pigment. Not the greatest to blend though.

I love the smaller detailed end. Great to add colour to the inner eye or lower lash line :)

Now I know it looks intimidating with it being so in your face but you can use these shadows to add pops of colour to an eye look. Try a navy blue eye with the bright gonzo in the middle or the bright green freak in the inner eye with darker greens and browns to tone it down. You could even make your own eye liners :D

Urban decay made a cracking palette that is electrifying with its pigmentation and quality. Oh and the packaging design doesn't disappoint either ;)

So this palette may have been out a while but it's new to me and I couldn't resist waxing lyrical about its neon awesomeness ;p 

What do you think? Have you got this beauty? 

Much Love,

Bex x

Milani Goodies from Beautycrowd!

Hey lovelies,

Today's post is a one brand wonder brought to you by the awesome guys at Beautycrowd. For those not aware of this store (have you been living under a rock?!) they stock some of those cool American brands you want to try as well as other countries including some great British beauties.

The brand of choice today is Milani. Can we get a whoop whoop. No? Just me then.... ;)

I got a good mixture of bits to try and on the whole was very happy with the quality of this brand.

First up this stunning Rose Powder Blush in the shade 05 Coral Cove which has a stunning embossed rose design. 
It's pretty, the colour payoff is great and it blends like a dream. Want a new blush?! Buy one of these babies! You won't regret it.

Next up is this baked eyeshadow set called Runway Eyes in 03 Couture In Purples and it has six shades in various, well purple tones. Lol.
This was a bit of a flop for me. People wax lyrical about the pigmentation of baked makeup but I never have any luck and this was no different. 
Struggled to get the colours to show, wet or dry and the narrow design of the shadows made it fiddly when loading my brush.

I got this single shadow in 01 bella Ivory which is a satin matte and its a lovely texture and blends well
The perfect skin shade for me which I used to set my primer and help to blend out darker colours. 

I got an anti-feathering lipliner which is invisible, it was ok. I mainly use as a primer when wearing liquid lipsticks as I've yet to find a liner clear or otherwise that can stop my granny lips from bleeding. Such is life.

Speaking of lips I got this fabulous matte lipstick in the shade 71 Matte Flirty

A true winter berry shade, lasts well and the pigmentation is on point! Definitely recommend if you're after a good matte lippie :D

Finally the best of the bunch. It may be baked but this beauty packs a punch (finally a baked shadow that does!) and its in the shade 01 Lily White! 

Guys my shitty photography cannot express how truly gorgeous this shade is. It's the perfect highlight for your inner eyes or brow.
It's pigmented with some glitter but have no fear, you're not going to sparkle like a Christmas tree, it'll just add that perfect amount of glow to any look and make your eyes pop! 

So that's my bits and pieces from Milani at Beautycrowd. I got a good mixture with some good, some bad and some bloody awesome! :D

Have you tried Milani? What do you think of my goodies?

Much Love,

Bex x

PS: Because I'm a shitty blogger who left this post to the last minute, when I was adding links to the products I bought I've realised most were out of stock! #FML but you can always check other places who stock the brand if you see something you want to try :)

*Whilst I did pay for these items myself, I did get a slight discount as I'm part of the beautycrowdpro bloggers group. As always all opinions are my own*

Friday, 13 November 2015

The Kat Von D Edit

Hello beauts,

Today I'm sharing my new Kat Von D goodies. I bought these from Sephora a month or so ago but I've been shite at posting, so here it is. Lol

I bought the Innerstellar palette which was a pricy one and I'm a bit blah about it. Don't get me wrong the colours are beautiful but I found some of the shadows powdery and I had loads of fallout with the shade next to the light purple.

Really is pretty, I just prefer my smoky palette. However I still wanted to share as you may love it :)

I decided to bite the bullet and bought a liquid lipstick. My lips usually don't play well with this formula and end up resembling a dried up old prune but I wanted to try a KVD one.

I decided on Lovesick which is a pinky mauve and I made sure to prep my lips. I actually like this brand for the liquid lippies. It wasn't as drying as others I've tried. So bonus! Lol. Just need to perfect my application now *sigh*

Finally the pièce de résistance is the KVD Mi Vida Loca lipstick set! What a beauty! Featuring a full size limited edition shade plus 7 mini's which include 2 new shades. This set is fabulous for those who want to try KVD studded lipsticks and experiment with different colours. 

Noble - a cute peach nude
Coven - lovely lavender/lilac
Halo - new - awesome orange with a slight metallic tint

Wolvesmouth - gorgeous burgundy with a frosty, metallic tint
Sexer - pretty neon, hot pink
Bachelorette - fabulous red toned pink

NaYeon - new - epic black with silver glitter! 
Gold Blooded - new limited edition festive red with gold glitter 
Lovesick - this is the swatch for the liquid lipstick. I added him at the end as he felt left out with all the lipsticks getting to pose ;) lol

Some shades did vary with pigmentation but I was able to build it up.

So that's my KVD bits and pieces. Whilst I'm on the fence about her shadows, I do think her lip products are beautiful. Oh and I do love her packaging!

What did you think? Have you tried any KVD?

Much Love,

Bex x

Friday, 6 November 2015

Life and all its glory

Hello strangers,

How we all doing? I've missed blogging lately. I can't even say it's bloggers block as I have a ton of beauty shiz to share with you and pictures galore to edit and when I say edit, I basically just crop it down. I have no clue on how to make them look better with lighting or fancy stuff. So yay go me *rolls eyes*

I think the main thing that's got me feeling a bit blah is that my diet has taken a bit of a detour and I feel embarrassed to admit that on here which is silly as this is my place to talk about well me. Haha

I'm not totally falling off the reservation but I've not been 100% and it's safe to assume that it's not going to improve as the season to be jolly will soon be upon us. That probably sounds ridiculous but I'm just being honest.

Whilst I'm still not comfortable with my weight and I really should focus on that rather than food, I want to find the zone again and I feel that taking a step back with help me in the long run.

BUT and I stress that but, I will be back on track before you know it. I'm even thinking of doing a weekly you tube video to show my progress but that's just a thought at this moment in time.

Anyway I hope you stick with me and I'll talk to you soon.

Much Love,

Bex x