Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Two new highlighters.



Look what happens when I'm left unsupervised in Selfridges. Look. 

I obviously didn't need any highlighters - case in point here - but oh well. At least I'll never get lost, because my skin will be like a beacon always. 

To the untrained eye, the two highlighters might look almost identical. Don't worry - they're not :) 

I was really excited about both of these - the Illamasqua beyond powder in OMG is just so gorgeous. It's a huge pan, and the product is all baked so it's silky soft - this is one of those highlighters that melts into the skin and gives a really ethereal finish. It's not too strong and obnoxiously in your face, but it makes your cheekbones look all polished. Uhhh, it's gorgeous and you need it. I also grabbed the Urban Decay afterglow highlighter in Sin, which is another champagne highlighter but gives a stronger glow to the skin. The finish is not as soft as the Illamasqua, but the sheen is stronger. OMG is swatched on the left, and is a soft champagne with the prettiest golden sheen in that catches the light beautifully. Sin is on the right, and is much icier in tone - it's cooler, and almost has a slightly silver finish that works perfect in the inner corner as well. 

Are you as highlighter-obsessed as me? 

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Some more Makeup Geek.




Makeup Geek has quickly become one of my favourite ever eyeshadow brands, and so basically it was inevitable that my collection was going to expand. The shadows are all so good, and I like building my own collection filled with shades I'll use - basically, warm and shimmery is good. 

This time I picked up a new bigger Z palette, and a few more additions to go nicely inside it. From left to right in the swatch above I got In the spotlight, Anarchy, Morocco, Wild West, Tiki Hut, Flamethrower and Chickadee. 

I got two foiled shadows - In the Spotlight and Flamethrower. In the spotlight reminds me of All that glitters from MAC, but the foiled formula is insanely good to work with, and so pigmented. Flamethrower is a repurchase - this is a delicious copper, that is so soft and buttery that I dropped it last time and it exploded everywhere... RIP carpet. 

Then, I got five from the regular range. Some of them are new spring shades, and looked gorgeous - Tiki Hut is a matte sandy shade that is perfect for adding definition. Wild West is absolutely gorgeous, and I have used this everyday since I got in in the crease and as a liner. It's a matte mid-brown with almost some purple undertones but it's not cool toned at all. Very pretty. Anarchy reminds me of MAC Cranberry, but I couldn't resist because it gave me visions of a warm sunset finish on the eyes. Two matte shades finally - Morocco and Chickadee are both two matte orange shades that are all kinds of amazing for blending out coppery shades.

What's your favourite shadow from Makeup Geek?

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Birthday in Brighton.


Hello from the other side... I'm all moved in, and the lack of wifi started to make me cry so Chris and I are camping out in Joe & the Juice for a few hours to catch up. 

It's official - I can no longer use Taylor Swift's 22 as my anthem, because on Saturday I turned 23... We had breakfast at Duck & Waffle, which is my favourite place to eat in London - mainly for the views. On the 40th floor, you can see everything in London - it's such a cool view. It comes with the added bonus of providing me with waffles, so it's pretty much the best. 

Then after breakfast, Chris and my mum surprised me with a trip to Brighton - I die. The weather managed to keep it together, and we spent the day strolling around - we did the pier, we did the lanes, we did fish and chips and we did rainbow cake. Pretty much the best day, and a very nice way to spend my birthday. 

Yesterday we spent the day exploring our new digs - we officially live in Hampstead now, and I am within walking distance of Space NK. This afternoon we're going to hopefully get a lot more unpacking done, and then we're off to the theatre to see Kit Harrington - so happy it's a bank holiday! Hope all of you have had a lovely three days off - normal blogging service will resume tomorrow hopefully :) 

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